Lions Club Bulletin


Big Flats, New York




Gary Bernhardt Ė 562-3471


Norval Johnston -- 562-3290


John Farr -- 562-7621


February, 2002

Events Calendar:

Feb 10th @ Noon Wineglass Running Club 5K Race.  Sign-up is attached.
Feb 11th @ 6:30PM Dinner Meeting at Jenniferís Restaurant.  Richard Pucher will be our speaker this evening.  He is the Executive Director of Camp Badger.  Also, Eagle Scout recognition for Michael Mullen & Parents.
Feb 18th @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Jay House (trailer next to Town Hall).
Feb 25th @ 6:30PM Dinner Meeting at Jenniferís Restaurant.  Our speaker this evening will be a representative from CASA.

Lion Herb Cox:
Our Club experienced a great loss in January with the passing of Lion Herb Cox, aged 86. For many years he was self employed with Herb's Home Repair Service, and he was a member of the Local Carpenter's Union and Horseheads First United Methodist Church. A veteran of WWII, serving in the US Air Force, Herb was also a member of the American Legion Bently Trumble Post #442 in Horseheads. Lion Herb joined our Club in 1971, and during his tenure he secured the perfect attendance award 14 times, and actively lead or participated in at least 10 different offices or committees. Most notable among these posts were Lion Tamer(3), Director(7), Empire Speech & Hearing(6), and Sight(2). Through sponsorship, Lion Herb also introduced two new members to Lionism. Those of us who are relatively new members, or have perhaps visited our Club within the last few years, will best remember Lion Herb for his after dinner jokes. Through his levity and years of hard work, Lion Herb left us with a 
great legacy. He will be missed by all.

Club News:
DG Bob visited our Club in January and convened a brief Board meeting after the dinner. He was very enthusiastic about the money raised by Lions in New York State for disaster relief. Major Marie Harris of the Salvation Army was our speaker at the second meeting. She gave us a broad overview of community services offered by the S.A., and also provided a gripping, first-hand account of work at "Ground Zero" shortly after the 11th. Lion Al Draht reported that he had collected 18 used hearing aids and sent them to the Finger Lakes Region Lions Hearing Foundation. Lion Donna Barto reported that over 50% of the club had signed up for Red Cross Disaster training (more details below). The Camp Badger 2002 Wish List was also distributed at the first meeting, and King Lion Gary will collect items as available. Lion Donna Barto reported that made a Visitation to the Elmira Lions regular & Zone Meeting on Jan. 23rd. They were Lions Gary Bernhardt, Norval Johnston, Pat Johnston, Rita Dery, Bim VanEtten, and Donna Barto. 

Congratulations are in order for Lion Bryan Foster and his wife Nikki on the recent birth of their third Child. His name is Cameron, and he weighed in at 7 Ĺ pounds!

Our thoughts are with Lion Lance Muir on the loss of his wife of 40 years, Geraldine, on January 24th. "Gerry" was a Registered Nurse at Planned Parenthood in Elmira for several years prior to her retirement, and was a highly active member of The First United Methodist Church of Horseheads.

From Lion Donna, Re: Disaster Courses:
For the Lions who are interested in taking Disaster courses on a Saturday, we have a choice of March 9th or the 23rd. Please let me know as soon as possible how many can make one or the other of these dates. The Red Cross is booked up with other dates. I suggest car-pooling to the Chapter house on Walnut St, in Elmira. There is no fee for the classes. Once the classes are completed, the Red Cross would like you to fill out an application for their files, and ask that you make yourself available at least once a year. I will also check into April dates as well. Thanks.

From Lion Rita, Re: Membership:
One of King Lion's goals for the year is to increase membership. We all know that adding new
members means a livelier club and more people to work on all the new service and other projects we have added. To this end King Lion Gary will pass out forms for proposed new members on Feb. 11 which I will collect from you at Feb. 25 meeting. If we can come up with a working list of possibilities that will be a good first step in meeting the goal. I'll be thinking of you while sunning in Las Vegas! Lion Rita --

Board Action:
On a motion by Lion Bim VanEtten, the Club has donated $25 in memory of Lion Herbert Cox to the First United Methodist Living Memorial Endowment Fund. King Lion Gary announced that the 3rd Cabinet meeting would be on February 23rd at Lefty's in Waverly rather than the 24th as previously announced.

District News:
DG Bob visited our Club on January 14th, and he reminded members of the upcoming Cabinet meetings at Waverly on February 23 and Auburn/Weedsport on May 18; MD-20 Convention in Binghamton in May; and DG Testimonial at the Corning Radisson on June 2.

From the Activity Report:
∑ Two Lions donated 50 hours to the Big Flats Community Food Pantry.
∑ Three Lions donated 12 hours transporting food to the Big Flats Senior Nutrition Site.
∑ Two Lions donated 56 hours to the Steele Memorial Library.
∑ Two Lions donated 10 hours to the Boy Scouts.
∑ An additional 74 hours were donated to other causes.

From Lion Gene, Re: Valentine's Day 5K Race:
The Club has again consented to help the Wineglass Running Club with this event. We will be the course marshals pointing the runners in the right direction and directing traffic. During the New Year's Day race I had to provide a runner with a lift back to the finish line because of a cramp. This is another service you may have to provide. Let him or her sit in your car until you finish your duties. Below is a list of the Lions who volunteered.

1. Canal and Maple St. intersection.  Marshall Updike
2. Exit 49 exit ramp heading East  John Farr
3. Exit 49 exit ramp heading West  Brian Foster
4. Miniers Exit onto Maple St  Norval Johnston
5. The turn at Bridge St. and Daniel Zenker Dr. Larry Kotacska
6. The turn at Hibbard Rd. and Daniel Zenker Dr. Sue Brinthaupt & Maryann Balland. 
7. The turn at Maple St. and Hibbard Rd.  Bill Powell
8. Hillview at Daniel Zenker (traffic control).  Don Williams

Wear your Lions hat and Adopt A Highway vest for visibility. Vests will be available at the Legion for those needing one.

Birthdays in February:
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Lions Loisann Love, Feb 9th, and Jane King, Feb 12th.

Big Flats Lions Community Service 50/50 Winners:
Oct. 22: The first drawing was conducted and the winners were: $20 - Gerry Muir and Virginia VanEtten; $10 - Gail Hall, Grace Jones, Lydia Lynn, and John Lane; and $5 - Aaron Manchester, Phyllis Rogan, and Ms. Louis Devillers. 
Nov. 12: Winners were: $20 - Lydia Lynn and D. Mullen; $10 - Pat Johnston, Judi Bohrer, Ann Brouse, and Mary Lee Fairbrother; and $5 - Virginia VanEtten, Linda Redner, and Ms. Louis Devillers.
Nov. 19: Winners were: $20 - Paul Fetcie and Charles Easterbrook; $10 - Tina Brown, Ann Ormiston, Pat Williams, and Gene Herber; and $5 - Jim Lynch, Gene Herber, and Dona Cincebox.
Nov. 26: Winners were: $20 - Merrill Lynn and Jim Adamy; $10 - Mary Ann Guiliano, Charles Easterbrook, Henry Farr, and Grace Yanak; and $5 - Janice Updike, Tom Makowiec, and Jennifer O'Brien.
Dec. 10: Winners were: $20 - Mary Lee Fairbrother and Deb Roe; $10 - Charles Easterbrook, Mary Ann Balland, Ed Fairbrother, and Jim Griffin; and $5 - DJ Rossi and Eileen Pariso.
Dec. 17: Winners were: $20 - Chelle Fairbrother and William Haner; $10 - Mary Ann Balland, Gene Barcomb, Mike Yanak, and Anthony Palmeri; and $5 - Bill Powell, Mary Ann Guiliano, and Dona Cincebox.
Jan. 14: Winners were: $20 - Deb Roe and Gerry Donohue(donation); $10 - Mary Jane Abbott, Christopher Muir, Gerry Youmans, and Grace Yanak; and $5 - Bud Putnam, Phil Moshier, and Karen Edwards. 
Jan. 21: Winners were: $20 - Bob Sawyer and Virginia VanEtten; $10 - Lydia Lynn, Chris Thorborg, Chelle Fairbrother, and Gene Herber; and $5 - Owen Frank, Teresa Dean, and Helen Sawyer. 
Jan. 28: Winners were: $20 - Dona Bennett and Sabrina Grover; $10 - Carl Carson, Phil Myers, Randy Strope and Helen Sawyer; and $5 - Scott Ammerman, Jessica Luff, and Andrew McIntosh. 


Published: 2/04/2002
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