Big Flats Lions Club

-= November 1999 Newsletter =-

District News

The Fall Conference should be entertaining as well as informative. It's too late for room reservations. A day trip on Saturday is still possible. Call King Lions if interested. The deadline for Luncheon and Dinner reservations is November 5th.


Financial Report

Community Service Fund $4,925.58

Administrative Fund $1,192.50


Board Action

A letter "Thank You", from D.G. Lion John Sobotka was received. He mentioned there will be a call at the Fall Conference to endorse Dr. Ed Cordes for the high position of Vice President of Lions International. There was also a request for LCIF funds for disaster relief to Turkey. The Board agreed to aid in disaster relief but felt charity begins at home. Instead of a donation to Turkey the Board voted to aid the residents of North Carolina. A check for $500 will be sent through LCIF. We are two tickets shy of selling 250 raffle tickets for our 50/50 drawing. Our 30th Anniversary Celebration will be held on February 12th at Jennifer's Restaurant.


Club News

Six Lions worked 51 hours at Camp Badger bat proofing (yes, bat proofing) a cabin. Lion Gary Bernhardt was in charge. Incidentally, it costs $2,400 to support one student for the six-week program at Camp Badger. There were 56 students last year. The State has cut back on our funding. This is making it difficult to support a larger group.

Our Lions Health Fair booth was well staffed. Unfortunately most of the business went to the Guthrie Clinic booth.

The Club is still Collecting Campbells Soup Labels. King Lion Donna is the designated collector for our Club. Lion Pat Johnston is also collecting Tops register tapes for the Food Pantry. 85% of our Club has contributed to the World Service Project. You can still give your contribution to Lion Jim Orminston if you have forgotten.

Happy birthday to Lions Neal Gummoe, 11/7; Stephan Connors, 11/13; Merrill Lynn, 11/20; and John Farr, 11/26.


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