I had the privilege of speaking to the Durham Lions Club a few weeks back. I was welcomed with open arms and, in a grand Lions tradition, with a few so-bad-they're-good jokes.
I also was lucky to find out that the Durham chapter is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. It's an amazing accomplishment - the club started just five years after the original - that has been honored by the City Council, County Commissioners and many others.
On Wednesday night, the club took time to do its own celebration with a banquet at the Judea Reform Congregation's social hall.
It's been a pleasure getting to know the hard-working, fun-loving and charitable folks at the Lions Club. The primary focus of the club is helping the visually impaired by sponsoring camps and other services for blind children and raising money for people who can't afford eyeglasses.
The club has branched out into food drives as well as supporting youth organizations like the Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Check out our slideshow from the night's festivities, and click HERE to learn more about the club.