Lions Club Bulletin


Big Flats, New York




Gary Bernhardt Ė 562-3471


Norval Johnston -- 562-3290


John Farr -- 562-7621


October, 2001

Events Calendar:

Oct 6th Lions Mints sale at Samís Club
Oct 8th @ 6:30PM Dinner Meeting at Jenniferís Restaurant.  Our speaker is with the Red Cross, and will discuss first-hand experiences during the NYC disaster.
Oct 14th Ithaca Lions Club 50th Anniversary Celebration
Oct 15th @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Jay House (trailer next to Town Hall)
Oct 20th @ 7:30AM Camp Badger Work Party
Oct 22nd @ 6:30PM Dinner Meeting at Jenniferís Restaurant.  Speaker to be announced.

Club News:
There was a high level of member participation at our Labor Day coffee rest-stop, and it netted $495! September's Adopt-A-Highway was also a success, and next time we'll tackle the territory west of Exit 49. Members were quick to respond to the LCIF/District request for WTC disaster relief, resulting in a donation of $800 through a combination of existing funds and member contributions. In an effort to further stimulate sales of Lions Mints, Lion Mike Yanak has announced that these mints will be available at future Club Meetings. A copy of the World Service Project order form is enclosed with this bulletin. Please give generously and return completed form with payment (checks preferred) to Lion Jim Ormiston. There will be a Camp Badger work party on October 20th.

Board Action:
Lion Don Williams discussed potential fundraisers, "Rose for A Day", grocery raffle, and flag rental. $1,250 has been received to date for the Community Service 50/50 raffle. 34 of 40 members have paid their dues, and second notices were sent after the September 24th meeting. Lion Rita Dery reported that $495 profit was made on Labor Day weekend for the coffee reststops, and Lion Lance Muir has drafted a report on procedures for future coffee reststops. Lion Al Draht reported that he had modified the Big Flats Lions sign with longer legs and an area to attach the "free coffee" sign. Lion Al Draht presented the information he had obtained on running an advertisement in the Easy Shopper for used hearing aids and glasses. Lion Bryan Foster offered to pay for the advertisement for the next four months at a rate of once per month. Lion Bim VanEtten made motion, seconded by Lion Bill Powell, to run the advertisement once per month for the next four months. Motion carried. Lion Rita Dery requested that Club brochures be available for mint sales at Sam's Club.

Activity Report:
Six Lions worked 14 hours on Adopt-A-Highway; five Lions donated 15 hours delivering food to the Big Flats Senior Nutrition Site; two Lions worked 42 hours at the Big Flats Community Food Pantry; two Lions donated 46 hours to Steele Memorial Library; and one Lion donated 28 hours to the Boy Scouts. Lions also contributed 188 hours to nine other causes/organizations in September. President, Director, and Secretary met with Senator Kuhl regarding sales tax requirements for Club. No response as yet.

District News:

The 2001-2002 District Directory is now on-line and can be viewed at http://www.20e2lions.com Please take a couple of minutes to access the Directory and ensure the information for your club is correct. It is reported that, to date, the Lions Clubs International Foundation has extended over $350,000 toward the Disaster Relief Fund! DG Bob and VDG Rich extend thanks to all who contributed.

DG Bob's Visitation Schedule:

Club Name Visit Date
Penn Yan 10/08
Union Springs 10/09
Rushville 10/15
Phelps 10/17
Waterloo 10/18
Trumansburg 10/22
Victor 10/23
Newark 10/24
Cato-Meridian 10/24
Odessa 11/01
Geneva 11/04
Caroline 11/05
Wolcott 11/07
Owego 11/08
Ithaca 11/13
Apalachin 11/14
Twin Cities 11/15
Avoca-Wallace 11/20
Nichols-Tioga 11/21
Waverly 11/27


Birthdays in October:
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Lions Walt Jacobus, Oct 6th, and Bill Powell, Oct 26th.


Published: 10/07/01 - Last modified: 10/07/01
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