Lions Club Bulletin

 

Big Flats, New York

 

President

 

Bill Powell -- 739-4509

Secretary/Treasurer

Norval Johnston -- 562-3290

Editor

John Farr -- 562-7621

 

June, 2001

Events Calendar:

Jun 10th Antique Car Show BBQ.  Lion Lance Muir is in charge.
Jun 11th @ 6:30 PM Dinner Meeting at Jennifer’s Restaurant.  Our speaker this evening will be Jim Caywood from Southport.  He’ll tell us about the walking track around Chapel Park that he helped develop as a community project.
June 16th Community Days BBQ and 5K Race.  Note:  The race starts at 10AM this year, not 11.
Jun 18th @ 7:00 PM Board of Directors meeting at the Senior Citizen’s Center.
Jun 25th @ 6:30 PM Dinner Meeting at Jennifer’s Restaurant.  Awards and Installation of Officers.

Club News:

May was a busy month, and with two BBQ’s and a 5K Race, June promises to be busier yet.  Five Lions worked 35 hours at Camp Badger, six Lions contributed 13 hours to Adopt-A-Highway, and six Lions donated 23 hours transporting food to the Council for Aging Nutrition Site.  We also had some very productive fundraisers:  Fifteen Lions served coffee at the Camp Bell rest stop and collected over $417 in donations, printer cartridges garnered $26, and eight Lions walked the Journey for Sight collecting at least $347 for the Community Service Fund (!).  They were Lions Donna Barto, Mary Ann Balland, Stephan Connors, Jim Ormiston, Al Redner, Gary Bernhardt, Grace Yanak, and Mike Yanak.  Lions Gary Bernhardt and Norval Johnston also provided some beautification by replacing the decals on the Lions signs at the airport entrance.

Board Action:

King Lion Bill reported that PDG Art Peck and Lion Donna would be our guests at the Awards Banquet and PDG Art would be the installer of the new officers.  A Chinese Auction of 10-12 items was suggested for the event.  A motion was adopted to have Lion Bim VanEtten present a Certificate of Appreciation to Betsy Stierly of the Leader and Kelly Quinn of the Star Gazette for publicity this year.  Lion Jane King reported that the United Day of Caring would be on Thursday, June 7.  Our project is to do yard work and plantings at the Salvation Army in Elmira.  Lion Jane will request 3 volunteers to help with the project.

District News (from an article by Art Hofstetter):

The Testimonial Dinner for DG Jim Killam at the Painted Post Holiday Inn, May 5th was enjoyed by all who attended. Many appreciative comments were made by and about our “soon-to-be” Past District Governor.  Soon-to-be District Governor Bob Mizzoni was welcomed to his new post very enthusiastically by the crowd, who warmed to his sincerity, and gentle sense of humor. Apparently, there is a long-standing tradition of passing a gift-wrapped book from the outgoing DG to the incoming DG.  DG Jim explained this, and passed the book to VDG Bob with the traditional admonishment not to open the gift. Bob set the tone for his new administration. He said that he wanted to gain our attention. Ignoring Jim’s advice (Jim did NOT open the present during HIS administration, though many previous DG’s did), Bob opened the present, a joke book, and read a joke about astronauts. It was a protracted “groaner”, but there was sense of warm appreciation, anyway.

Invitation:

Tri-County Housing Council is extending an open invitation to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on June 28th from 3 to 7PM.  As you may recall, they made a presentation at our meeting on Feb. 26th regarding their services and their new building on Hibbard Road.

Birthdays in May:

Happy birthday wishes go out this month to Lions Rita Dery, June 11th, and Gene Herber, June 17th.

 

Big Flats Community Days Chicken Barbeque:

Date: Saturday, June 16th,  2001    Location:  Big Flats Community Park
 

 

Pit Crews:  7:00 AM

 

11:00 AM

 

3:00 PM

 

DON WILLIAMS               
MERRILL LYNN
DICK WARDELL
AL REDNER  
BILL POWELL
RAY CONKLIN
 
AL DRAHT      
BRYAN FOSTER  
JOHN FARR     
TOM ABBOTT    
BILL POWELL   
DAVE MANCHESTER
 
LANCE MUIR   
JOHN HOOS     
GARY BERNHARDT
LARRY KOTASKA
STEVE CONNORS
JIM DUBOIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set Up:  9:30 – 11:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

NORVAL JOHNSTON
PAT JOHNSTON  
DAVE MANCHESTER
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serving Crews:  11:00  - 2:00

 

2:00 – 5:00

 

5:00 – 8:00

 

NORVAL JOHNSTON (Cshr)
PAT JOHNSTON  
MARYANN BALLARD
SUE BRINTHAUPT
JIM ORMISTON  
JANE KING     
GUY HENDRICKSON
 
RITA DERY (Cshr)
NEAL GUMMOE
HARRY KING
HERB COX  
JIM ADAMY 

  
 
BIM VAN ETTEN (Cshr)
LOIS LOVE    
GENE HERBER  
ED FAIRBROTHER
GRACE YANAK  
MIKE YANAK   
DON ROE
SKIP SMITH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean Up / Teardown:  7:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

CHARLES EASTERBROOK
SKIP SMITH        
MARSHALL UPDIKE   
DON ROE
 
 
 
 

5K Race - Starts at 10:00 am

No. Needed Intersection Course Marshalls
1 (2) Rte 352 - Winters Rd Bryon Foster, John Farr
2 (1) Winters Rd - Registro Way Grace Yanak
3 (1) 1 mile mark (give times) Community Days Staff
4 (2) Winters Rd - Maple Street Bill Powell, Charles Easterbrook
5 (1) 2 mile mark (give times) Community Days Staff
6 (1) Maple St - Olcott Rd Neal Gummoe
7 (3) Olcott Rd - Main St Skip Smith, Gary Bernhardt, John Hoos
8 (1) Main St - River Street Steve Connors
9 (2) Winters Rd - Main St Al Draht, Marshall Updike
10 (2) Maple St - Canal St Mary Ann Balland, Sue Brinthaupt
11 (1) Bridge St - Maple St Lance Muir
12 (2) Winters Rd - RR Trestle Ed Fairbrother, Mike Yanak
13 (1) Maple St - Hammond St Lois Love
14 (1) Olcott Rd - Kelly Dr Harry King

 These positions are coordinated with the BBQ schedule.  If there are any conflicts please let me know.

Boy Scout Troop 87 is manning the two water stops.  One at the Fire Hall and one at the finish line.

The New York State Police will be doing traffic control on State Route 352.  The Chemung County Sheriff's Department will provide a police escort for the lead runners around the course.  The State Department of Transportation will loan us four "Be Prepared to Stop" signs for the event.  I will place them at the Maple St - Winters Rd turn, at the Bridge St - Maple St intersection, and on Rte 352.

The race will start at the south end of River St.  River St will act as a chute taking the runners onto Rte 352.  They will run on the left side of Rte 352.  The lead runners benefiting from the police escort will then turn onto Winters Rd and follow the normal traffic flow around the remainder of the course.  Runners who fall behind and all walkers will remain on the left side of the road facing traffic.  They will remain on the left side of the road until they make the fourth left hand turn which will take them onto Main St.  Once on Main St they will cross over to the right side of the road.  This will set them up for the right hand turn at River St. to the finish line.

Course Marshals do the best you can.  If the runners cannot cross Main St immediately tell them to work their way to the right side as traffic permits.  This holds true especially for the walkers.  This will also be mentioned to them at the beginning of the race.

The Police escort may not make the final turn onto the north end of River St.  Course Marshal at this turn be prepared to allow him to go either way at his discretion.

The runners will show their race number to the cashier for their chicken dinner.  The cashier may want to make some kind of discernable mark on the number for validation.  Runners drink lots of liquids after a race.  Be prepared for refills!  Hopefully, there will be a functioning water fountain by the pavilion.

You will be loaned a Course Marshal T shirt for the race.  (I want them back for next year!)  You will look "official".  Point the runners in the right direction if you are not busy directing traffic.

Lion Gene

 


 

EVENT: 

VINTAGE CAR SHOW CHICKEN BARBEQUE

 

 

 

 

 

DATE:   SUNDAY -  JUNE 10,  2001

 

 

 

 

   LOCATION:    NATIONAL WAR PLANE MUSEUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY JUNE 9

 

 

 

9:00 AM

 

SKIP SMITH

PIT SET-UP - PICKUP GRILL FROM TRAILER BEHIND TOWN

1

LANCE MUIR

HALL.  NEED A SLEDGE HAMMER.  NOTE - ENSURE MEMBER

2

 

 

WITH KEY TO TRAILER IS AVAILABLE.

 

 

3

STEVE CONNORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

RAY CONKLIN

SUNDAY  JUNE 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PICKUP CHICKENS AT WEGMAN'S-ELMIRA

6:30 AM

 

AL DRAHT / DONNA B.

PIT CREW:  LIGHT FIRES BY 7:00;  BRUSH AND FIRE OFF RACKS.

7:00 AM

 

DON WILLIAMS

1st CHICKENS ON GRILL BY 8:00 AM.

 

 

1

MERRILL LYNN

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

DICK WARDELL

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

AL REDNER

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

ED FAIRBROTHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

LANCE MUIR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETUP:  SERVING TENT.  PICK-UP FROM PRESBYTERIAN

8:00-10:30 AM

MARSH UPDIKE

CHURCH:  9 TABLES AND 35 CHAIRS;  PICKUP FROM LION'S

1

JOHN FARR

CLUB TRAILER:  TENT FLYS, SERVING CONTAINERS,

2

DAVE MANCHESTER

UTENSILS, ETC.  NOTE - ENSURE MEMBER WITH KEY ACCESS

3

 

 

TO CHURCH IS AVAILABLE.

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASHIER(S)

 

 

 

10:45 AM

 

NORVAL JOHNSTON

SECY/TRSR TO PROVIDE CHANGE BOX AND CHANGE

 

BIM VAN ETTEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       10:30 - 12:30

 

     12:30 - END

SERVING CREW

 

 

PAT JOHNSTON

1

RITA DERY

-MIX DRINKS

 

 

GRACE YANAK

2

JOHN HOOS

-ARRANGE SERVING LINE

 

MIKE YANAK

3

GARY BERNHARDT

-FINALIZE ALL CUSTOMER NEEDS

MARY ANN BALLAND

4

JIM ORMISTON

-ENSURE MALE HELP AVAILABLE TO

JANE KING

5

DONNA BARTO

 ASSIST IN SERVING CHICKENS

HARRY KING

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLEAN UP / TEARDOWN

 

 

2:00-4:00 PM

 

 

REMOVE ALL ITEMS FROM SERVING AREA AND RETURN

1

GENE HERBER

TO POINT OF ORIGIN UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED.

2

JOHN HOOS

NOTE - WASH POTS AND UTENSILS AT PRESBYTERIAN CHUCH.

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STORE AT CHURCH FOR COMMUNITY DAYS.

 

4

 

 

RETURN GRILL HARDWARE TO POINT OF ORIGIN.

 

5

MARSH UPDIKE

REMEMBER:

 

 

 

 

6

SKIP SMITH

ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR TRAFFIC

 

 

7

LANCE MUIR

 


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