Dover Lions Club
The newly re-established Dover Lions Club has been busy over the past year working to improve the community. Activities have included renovations to the Community Building, hosting dinners, landscaping efforts at the Dover Cemetery, raising the flags for special holidays, coordinating the annual Dover Days – Blazin’ the Trail event, donating to local events and much more.
If you are interested in joining the Dover Lions Club, they meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm in the Dover Community Building.
Below is a list of accomplishments for the Dover Lions Club:
Epoxy coating for the Dover Community Building floors
New kitchen cabinets in the Dover Community Building
Rewired major portions of the Dover Community Building
Donated and installed the heater in the Community Building Kitchen
Donations to the Leader Dog Foundation that raise guide dogs for the blind
Donation towards new playground equipment for the Dover City Park
New shelter building for the Dover City Park
Helped construct the Helicopter Pad in Dover City Park
Painted the Helicopter Pad in the Dover City Park
Installed marker balls on the electrical lines near the Helicopter Pad
Donated money for the smoker/bbq grill used for town events
Donated $500 dollars to the Orrick tornado victims
Helped raise money for the Dover/Corder Fire Department to replace damaged equipment
Donated and installed new ceiling tiles and light fixtures in the Dover Community Building
Donated flags for the Dover Cemetery
Donated money for softball teams, wrestling clubs, tractor clubs, ROTC Honor Guard and more
Purchased new cookers and coolers for the Dover Community Building. Donated microwave and stove.
Received memorial funds from Mark Dysarts funeral. Used portion of funds to erect a bench in the Dover City Park with the inscription “In memory of our departed members.”
Annual donations to the Dover Easter Egg Hunt
Annual participation with the Dover Days/Blazin’ the Trail Event
Continuous work cleaning brush in the Dover Cemetery
Tree and bush maintenance in the Dover City Park
Installed Lions Club sign in Dover City Park
Dover Lions Club Cemetery Restoration
One future service activity will be repairing the fallen or broken monuments at the Dover Cemetery. The club see’s this town feature as a representation of the local history and culture. The condition of these broken and fallen monuments must be improved to preserve that history. This service provides a unique opportunity to serve past, present and future town citizens. Dover Lions would like for you to send them repair requests so that an orderly task list can be created. The request should be a simple one page family relationship, description of the monument, reason for repair, permission to proceed, and perhaps a little history if you could. Email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to Dover Lions Club, PO Box 43, Dover, Missouri, 64022. If you have a family member whose monument could use repair, please contact the Dover Lions Club.
The club has already begun work in this area and would like to continue following your input. The community input and involvement is greatly appreciated.
Picture Below: Brush Clean-up in Cemetery
Picture Below: Brush Clean-up in the cemetery
Picture below: This is an antique Lions Club metal sign that was found in the community building still in its original package from the older generation’s Lions Club. It was framed in walnut and put on display in the community building. Lions Club members from left to right Aaron Mais, Scott Hamblen, Bro Cramer, and Nick Zeller.
Picture below: Lions Club members trim trees at the Dover Cemetery.
Picture below: Lions Club members trim back the brush at the Dover Cemetery edge.
Picture below: Lions Club members pulling brush to be removed.
Picture below: Dover Lions Club members sharpening chainsaw during brush clean-up.
Picture below: Dover Lions Club member picking up trimmed limbs.
Picture below: Dover Lions Club members trimming and loading brush along cemetery edge for removal.
Picture below: Dover Lions Club members placing flag poles for Memorial Day in Dover Cemetery.
Picture below: Flags flying in Dover Cemetery for Memorial Day.
Picture below: Raising flags for Memorial Day in Dover Cemetery.
Picture below: Loading poles to be used for the flags in Dover Cemetery.