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Upcoming Dexter Lions Club Events

Updated June 5, 2024


Upcoming Events



June 6th- Membership Meeting- DAPCO- 6:45 p.m. Board Meeting after

June 13th- Board Meeting- DAPCO- 7:00 p.m.- Cancelled due to Faith In Action Dinner

June 15th- Eversight Golf for Good Luncheon- Washtenaw Golf Club- 11:00 a.m.

June 20th- NO MEMBERSHIP MEETING  because of the Installation Banquet.

June 21st- Ice Cream Social- Dexter Historical Museum- Inverness St.- 3-7 p.m.

June 21st-25th- Lions International Convention, Melbourne, Australia

June 22nd- Bicentennial Parade- 10:00 a.m.

June 30th- Installation Banquet- American Legion- 5:00 p.m.- $ 22.00 per person


July 11th- Board Meeting- DAPCO- 7:00 p.m.


July 25th- Deadline for Ads for the Fall Sports Program.

August 1st- Membership Meeting- DAPCO- 6:45 p.m.

August 8th- Board Meeting- Monument Park- 6:00 p.m.

August 9th & 10th- Dexter Summer Festival (Dexter Daze)

August 15th- DEXTER LIONS ANNUAL FAMILY PICNIC – at Chuck Hughes & Patty Dobbs-6 p.m.


These are some of the activities but not all times have been determined. It is indicated where the Dexter Lions have been asked to assist or participate and that means we will need the help of Dexter Lions members. The Dexter Lions will also be selling new Bicentennial shirts on June 20th, 21st and 22nd.


JUNE 20, 2024 :   8:30 A.M.- Golf Outing

                               4:00 P.M.- Hamburger event

                               6:00 P.M.- OPENING CEREMONY


JUNE 21, 2024 :    12:30 P.M.–DEXTER COMMUNITY CHOIR

                                3:00P.M.-7:00 P.M.- Time Capsule at Dexter Area Hist. Museum

  • Ice Cream Social- Dexter Lions

                                6:30 P.M.- Jean Wilson & Friends

                                7:00 P.M. – KARAOKE


JUNE 22, 2024 :   8:00 A.M.- FARMERS MARKET

                              10:00 A.M. BICENTENNIAL PARADE

                              11:00 A.M. – CAR SHOW   

                              1:00 p.m.-Dexter Family Wedding-Tea & Period Fashion Show

                              2:00 P.M. – HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT

                              6:00 P.M.- BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION- GORDON HALL

                                                    Dinner, dancing- Billy Mack & Juke Joint Johnies-


JUNE 23, 2024  :  10:00 A.M. - Katherine Dexter McCormick



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The Bicentennial pins are in and are ready to sell. The pins are $ 5.00 and you can purchase them at a meeting or in some of the local Dexter businesses. The following businesses have the Bicentennial pins: Pub, Lilly’s Place, 3 Birds, Turchin’s, Reeds Barber Shop , Aubree’s, Dexter Print & Graphics, Hearts and Flowers, and Sarah’s Barber shop. We hope that each Dexter Lion member will promote the sale of the pins!  The Dexter Historical Society is counting on the Dexter Lions to do an Ice Cream Social when the time capsule is dug up in June. The Dexter Lions are also looking at having a wagon in the Bicentennial Parade.  Congratulations to Lion Rex Reeve and Lion Jerry Black who received special pins from Lions Club International for their active support of Lions


The Dexter Lions have been working for the past six months to replace the community sign that is at Bates on Baker Road as you enter town. The old sign was rusting and needed repair. The Dexter Lions and the Dexter Community Schools shared in the cost of having a new sign done. Lion Dave Steptoe was in charge and worked to contact other churches and organizations that were on the sign as you come into town. He also did a lot of the prep work getting ready for the sign and Dexter Schools Maintenance staff put the sign up. Each Church donated to have their name printed on the sign. It was finally installed on December 21st. Take time to look at the sign when you come into Dexter.  Thank you to everyone who helped with the community sign. Good work, Lion Dave!


One of the projects of the Dexter Lions is to collect used eyeglasses and sunglasses. We usually get 2000-3000 eyeglasses each year to be recycled so that others may get glasses that need them but cannot afford them. The glasses are collected in Dexter at even various locations. We deliver  them to Michigan Center where they are taken to Grand Rapids and the glasses are cleaned and repaired and inventoried. They then go to various areas in the USA and other countries by way of Eyeglass Mission trips where the poor and needy are fitted with the appropriate glasses. We appreciate all the support we get from the Dexter Community. The drop off locations in 

Dexter are : 1. Dexter City Offices
                      2. Huron River Methodist Church
                     3. St. Joes Country Church
                     4. Main Street Optometry
                     5. Dexter Family Optometry
                     6. Old National Bank
                     7. Chelsea State Bank
                     8. U of M Family Practice( 7300 Dexter AA Rd.)

Dexter Lions Participate in Peace Poster Contest

The Dexter Lions participated in the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest. Lion Chairman, John Gochis worked with the Art Teacher, Amara Karapas at Mill Creek Middle School She had over 80 students participate in drawing a Peace Poster. There were three finalists. The first Place poster was done by Anya Dazzo. Second place went to Delia Smaby and third place went to Mary Hobbs. The Dexter Lions furnished cider and donuts for all the students who participated. The Lions club gave a cash award to the top three Peace Poster
students. Anya attended the Dexter Lions meeting with her  parents and art teacher to receive her award. Her poster was sent on for District and State judging.

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