[r51] Rep. Dodge Raises Money for Indiana Lions Clubs International (5/21/2010)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Start Date: 5/21/2010 All Day
End Date: 5/21/2010
STATEHOUSE - State Rep. Dick Dodge (R-Pleasant Lake) spent Friday selling Indianapolis 500 practice tickets to raise money for the Indiana Lions Clubs International.

Hoosier Lions Clubs International members will volunteer selling tickets at the Indianapolis 500, until the end of the race on May 30. Club members also volunteer for ticket sales at the Brickyard 400 and the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Wages that would normally be paid to ticket sale employees will be donated to the Indiana Lions Clubs International.

"We have been doing this for years," said Rep. Dodge in reference to his Lions Clubs International members. "It has been very successful and we are pleased that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been so generous to our organization."

This money will be used for grants for local district Lions Clubs in the state. 

Rep. Dodge has been a Lions Clubs International member for 60 years. Rep. Dodge's local district, Pleasant Lake Lions Clubs International, recently celebrated its 80th year of operation on Tuesday, May 18.

Recently, Auburn Lions member Wayne Madden was selected to run for the Lions Clubs International 2nd Ranking Vice President. The election will be in Sydney, Australia in July during the organization's annual convention.

"This may be the first time in 70 years that a Hoosier has held an executive position in the Lions Clubs International," said Rep. Dodge. "This is a huge organization. There are over 44,500 clubs and more than 1.3 million members in 203 countries around the world. This is an amazing accomplishment for Wayne and I am proud of his accomplishments as a good Samaritan. Wayne is a great Hoosier and a great friend. I am honored to know him."