The Pittsburg Lions Club has been facing the same challenges as many service clubs during the COVID-19 pandemic — how do they serve the community when they cannot even hold a meeting?


The club itself is quickly approaching its 100th birthday and is always looking to the future of service so it has decided to embrace the technology that many businesses have been using to hold virtual meetings.


The first one was held on May 12 and had a modest attendance of 16 members and guests, but it was important to club members to see faces and laugh with fellow members that had not been together since early February. The annual Spring fundraising event had to be cancelled and members were feeling a little disconnected, so enter the Zoom app! Without a doubt, this was the first meeting ever held with members at work, on the treadmill, doing chores and physically being in at least three different cities.


The next virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 26 at 6 p.m. will be open to all in the community to attend. This can be done with a smartphone, computer or tablet. All the information and links those interested in attending will need can be sent via email. Contact the club at PittsburgLionsClub@gmail.com or find them on Facebook for details.