Lions Club Bulletin


Big Flats, New York




Bill Powell -- 739-4509


Norval Johnston -- 562-3290


John Farr -- 562-7621


May, 2001

Events Calendar:

May 5 @ 7:30AM

Camp Badger Work Party.  Meet at Minierís parking lot; Lion Gary Bernhardt is in charge.

May 14

Journey for sight.  Lion Mary Ann Balland is in charge.

May 14 @ 7:00 PM

Dinner Meeting at Jenniferís Restaurant.

May 19


May 21 @ 7:00 PM

Board of Directors meeting at the Senior Citizenís Center.

May 26 & 28

Kanona Reststop.  Lion Rita Dery is in charge.


Club News:

Our speakers in April were Brian McConnell, Emergency Services Coordinator of the Schuyler/Chemung County Red Cross, who spoke about Red Cross Disaster Services, and Ms. Patricia Chappell, Director of the Corning Community College Center at Airport Corporate Park, who gave the Club a tour of their new facility after the regular meeting. Thank-you speakers! Sign-up sheets were circulated for the Coffee rest-stop at Kanona on May 26th & 28th (chaired by Lion Rita Dery), and the Work Party for Camp Badger on May 5th (chaired by Lion Gary Bernhardt). Lions Harry and Jane King voluntered to drive for the Nutrition Site on Mondays for the balance of April. Thanks Lions! At the second meeting, Lion Neal Gummoe reported that Lion Jim Dubois was recuperating from foot surgery at home. Congratulations go out to Lion Mike Yanak, who was recently presented his 10-year Service Chevron, and Lion Herb Cox, for his 30 year Service Chevron!

Lions contributed much time to projects and other worthy causes in April: Six Lions donating 21 hours delivering food to the Big Flats Senior Nutrition Site, Two Lions donated 50 hours to the Big Flats Community Food Pantry, and one Lion donated 2 hours collecting eyeglasses. A total of 218 hours were donated to other organizations, the top 3 of which were Steele Memorial Library, Big Flats Historical Society, and TICE Project.

Kanona RestStop / Saturday May 26th and May 28th:  

Lion Rita Dery reports that the site looks good; there will be a tent on a lawn complete with electrical hook-up. Shifts will be 3 hours in duration, 2 people per shift, and the daily hours will be 9AM - 9PM. The reststop is 30 minutes from exit 49 in Big Flats, and you should bring a lawn chair. There are still vacancies in the schedule, and additional volunteers are needed.

Board Action:

Lion Lance Muir, Chairperson of the Vintage Car Show Chicken Barbecue, reported that plans were proceeding for the event. It is OK for Lions to sell drinks in addition to the chicken dinners. Lion Gary Bernhardt is still soliciting donations for the Camp Badger "wish list". A motion was adopted to approve use of advertising sign by the First Presbyterian Church from April 12th through April 28th, and May 14th through the 19th. It was also decided to discontinue giving Big Flats pins to meeting speakers. Orientation for new members, to be conducted by Lion Bim VanEtten, is scheduled for May 21st immediately following the Board Meeting.

District News:

The Ovid-Willard club received the most new member percentage increase award for the entire MD 20. There were 622 clubs in this contest, and our own Ovid-Willard won this category. PCC John Rabideau received the endorsement of MD 20 to be a candidate for International Director. He sends his thanks to all who campaigned for him, all who voted for him, and thanks to the workers at his MD 20 hospitality

Birthdays in May:

Happy birthday wishes go out this month to Lions Charles Easterbrook, May 8th, and Al Draht, May 20th.


Our Club received an invitation and two Thank-You notes in April:






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