Lions Club Bulletin
Big Flats, New York
Gary Bernhardt -- 562-3471
Norval Johnston -- 562-3290
John Farr -- 562-7621
|Sep 1st – Sep 3rd||Labor Day Coffee Rest Stop - Kanona|
|Sep 10th @ 6:30PM||Dinner Meeting at Jennifer’s Restaurant. Brainstorming session.|
|Sep 22nd||Adopt-A-Highway. Note: This was rolled back one week from the 15th|
|Sep 17th @ 7:00PM||Board of Directors meeting at the Senior Citizen’s Center.|
|Sep 24th @ 6:30PM||Dinner Meeting at Jennifer’s Restaurant. Speaker to be announced.|
coffee rest-stop at Kanona was our first event in September, and
it's reported that Lion Don Williams has secured the Campbell
rest-stop for next Memorial Day.
The program at our first meeting in September will
consist of a brainstorming session for all members regarding
projects and programs. King
Lion Gary has provided a primer for this session, and it’s
included below. On a sad note, the Historical Society will not be conducting
an Antique Show & Sale this year due to low vendor turnout.
This has been a major project for the Lions for many
years, and its loss will be one of the topics at our
King Lion Gary reported that 36 adults and 3 children attended our summer picnic, and a good time was had by all. He thanked Lions Pat Johnston, Norval Johnston, and Al Redner for their help on the event.
Lion Al Draht reported that he had audited the Treasurer’s records for 200-2001 and found them to be in excellent shape.
King Lion Gary reported that plans were being made to move the Lions’ storage facility to the rear of Minier’s Market in the near future. He will coordinate with Lion Merrill Lynn.
Sales Tax Vendor Status: A decision was made to seek a review with State Assemblyman Winner and possibly with Senator Kuhl. Participants in the review are to be Lions Williams, Bernhardt, and N. Johnston. Pre-meeting to be held.
Adopt-A-Highway: Lion Gene Herber to investigate participation with Maranatha Bible Church to reduce our responsibility. Also to survey Club Members for interest in project.
Mint Sales: Lion Mike Yanak has arranged for Mint sales at Sam’s Club on October 6th, 9AM to 9PM.
Community Service 50/50 Raffle: Secretary/Treasurer reported that $570 had been received for sales to date, and also that 75% of members have paid their dues.
King Lion Gary informed Board members that the Finger Lakes Region Lion Hearing Foundation was only interested in the collection of hearing aides, not batteries for hearing aides. Lion Norval Johnston suggested that we obtain publicity on collection of used hearing aides, and Lion Al Draht will investigate cost to run advertisement in the Pennysaver.
Lion Bim VanEtten made motion to table Nickelnews fundraising proposal. The motion was seconded by Lion Gene Herber and was carried.
Lion Don Williams stated that he had paint suitable for painting pavilion roofs at Community Park. Lion Sue Brinthaupt is to have Tom Tokar to contact Lion Don.
Lion Norval Johnston questioned whether there was a possibility of community service work on the new trail on the old railroad bed in Big Flats. Lion Sue Brinthaupt stated that the Parks Commission was developing a new walking trail in Community Park and Lions could possibly help with the project.
Norval Johnston made motion that collected eyeglasses be
sent to Canandaigua Lions for recycling which will save
sorting and the shipping expense. Lion Don Williams seconded the motion, and it carried.
August, One Lion donated 48 hours at the Camp Badger Infirmary,
three Lions donated 17 hours transporting food for the Big Flats
Senior Nutrition Center. Two
Lions donated 38 hours to the Big Flats Community Food Pantry,
two Lions donated 51 hours to the Steele Memorial Library, and
one Lion worked 4 hours at the A. P. Darling Low Vision Center.
Also in August, Lions contributed 195 hours to other
Letter from Pamela Farr
/ Big Flats Historical Society:
you please express my sincere appreciation to the Big
Flats Lions Club for all their many years of volunteer
work moving tables and helping dealers at our annual
Antique Show & Sale.
Their help, support and enthusiasm has always been
a contributing factor in our success.
is with sincere regret that our 2001 show is cancelled.
Birthday wishes go out to Lions Herb Cox, Sep 2nd,
Marshall Updike, Sep 1st, and Grace Yanak, Sep 18th.
from King Lion Gary:
ON SEPTEMBER 10th, 2001
Session on Program and Project Ideas
will conduct a brainstorming session during our meeting on
September 10th, 2001 to obtain ideas for future
projects and programs from our membership.
Please bring your ideas and this sheet to the
We will discuss ideas only, no details
There is no such thing as a bad idea
of Past Programs:
Brian McConnell – Red Cross Disaster Services
Brian Little – National Soaring Museum
Kirk House – Curtiss Museum
Richard Price – Blindness, Diabetes, Diabetic
Lion George Prentice – Lions Hearing and Speech
Bob Siebold – Batavia School for the Blind
Leonard Kaner – Big Flats Fire Department
Lion Bim VanEtten – Geneology
Ms. Jan Mecham-Powell – County Child Protection
Lion Donna Barto – L.C.I.F.
of existing projects:
Journey for Sight
Antique Car Club BBQ
Highway Rest Stop (2 times/year)
Mint Sales (ongoing through year)
Adopt-A-Highway (4 times/year)
Camp Badger Work Party (2 times/year)
Xmas Bell Ringing (Food Pantry)
Boy Scouts Food Collection (Food Pantry)
World Service Day (Food Pantry)
World Day of caring
Community Days BBQ