Lions Club Bulletin


Big Flats, New York




Bill Powell -- 739-4509


Norval Johnston -- 562-3290


John Farr -- 562-7621


November, 2000


Events Calendar:

Nov 3rd & 4th

32nd Annual Historical Society Antique Show & Sale

Nov 11th

Adopt a Highway

Nov 10th & 11th

Fall Conference at the Holiday Inn, Painted Post

Nov 13th @ 6:30 PM

Dinner Meeting at Jennifer's Restaurant. District Governor Jim Killam will attend, and a new Eagle Scout will be honored.

Nov 18th

Scouting for food

Nov 20th @ 7:00 PM

Board of Directors meeting at the Senior Citizen's Center

Nov 27th @ 6:30 PM

Dinner Meeting at Jennifer's Restaurant. Our speaker this evening will be Sam David of Chemung County Office of Aging. Topic: Services available from Office.


Club News:

Many thanks to the Lions who participated in October work parties at Camp Gorton and Camp Badger. It is reported that 9 Lions built 6 picnic tables in record time at the Boy Scout Camp, headed up by Lion John Hoos, and existing tables were refurbished by the Camp Badger work party, headed up by Lion Gary Bernhardt. Thanks are also in order for Lion Jim Ormiston and all the Club Members who purchased food items in support of the Local Food Pantry. This year's effort provided 47 1/2 cases of food totaling $504.75 -- a 13% increase over last year. Recent eyeglass collections have yielded 224 pairs of plastic frame glasses for the Lions Distribution Center, and 258 pairs of metal frames for metal recovery. Community Service Hours in October totaled 352.


Please try to attend our Club meeting on November 13th. DG Jim Killam will be in attendance, and we'll also have honors for a recently appointed Eagle Scout.


Board Action:

King Lion offered encouragement for Club Sponsors to work more closely with new members. The next two Zone Meetings will be January 10th in Elmira, and March 27th at Southern Tier Retired / El Monte. It was announced that Journey for Sight will no longer be an International event, but it could still be done at the local level. Under the new rules, 100% of the proceeds from a Journey for Sight event would be managed at the local level, whereas 50% used to go to the District. New suggestions for fundraising efforts included a Community Calendar with advertisements, and adding 50 tickets to next year's 50/50 raffle. Manning for the Antique Show was discussed with an eye towards recruiting help from local youth organizations. The Big Flats sign is in place along Rte 17, and the two Lions emblems are first among local service organizations to appear on it. There was also discussion about replacing the Lions emblems in front of the airport terminal. If possible we'll opt for the low-cost alternative of placing fresh decals over the faded signs.


District News:

Due to popularity of the program, the board has extended the entrance fee waiver for Lionesses and spouses of Lions who join a new or existing Lions Club. The waiver has been extended to June 30, 2001. Are there any blind or visually impaired Lions in the District who wish to receive the MD-20 Lion Magazine on audio cassette? If so, please send your name and address to DG Jim Killam.


Lions Apparel:

The following items are in stock and available: Lions cap for Spring (mesh back), $8; Lions Cap for Winter, $9; Women's visor (generic Lions emblem), $7; Glider pins, $2; XL SS Shirts, $14.75, and one 2XL SS Shirt, $16.50. Personalized name tags may also be ordered for $6. For more information please contact Lion Norval Johnston.


Web Happenings:

Just a reminder that "LionsMall" is up and running on our web site, and Christmas is coming soon!



Published: 11/07/00 -- Revised 11/08/00

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