Persons interested in becoming charter members of a new Lions Club forming in Carbon County are invited to attend an organizational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, at the home of Robert and Gail Maholick, 576 Main Road, Lehighton.

The informal meeting will be a covered dish social so everyone attending is asked to bring a covered dish.

As the world's largest service organization, Lions' members take an active role in their respective communities, supporting such programs as eyeglasses for needy individuals, the blind community, youth activities and helping their fire and police departments. Ideas on a direction for the new club in Carbon County will be discussed at the July 11 meeting. The new club plans to meet every second and fourth Monday of each month at a selected location.

For those who would like more information on becoming involved in any way with the new club, please contact Bob and Gail at (610) 377-5559 or (610) 533-9311 or by email to Carey@ptd.net. Anyone interested in helping at fundraisers or have a fundraiser idea should also call one of the numbers listed.

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with nearly 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions Clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.

For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at www.lionsclubs.org.