Lions Club Bulletin

 

Big Flats, New York

 

President

 

Gary Bernhardt – 562-3471

Secretary/Treasurer

Norval Johnston -- 562-3290

Editor

John Farr -- 562-7621

 

May, 2002

Events Calendar:

May 13th @ 5:30PM Journey for Sight.
May 13th @ 7:00PM Dinner Meeting at Jennifer’s Restaurant.  Our speaker this evening will be Justice Charles Wood.
May 18th Adopt-A-Highway.  Lion Gene Herber is in charge.
May 20th @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Jay House.
May 25, 26 & 28 Coffee Reststop at Campbell.  Lion Rita Dery is in charge

Club News:
The main attraction at our first meeting in April was an extremely well-behaved guide dog in training, presented by Allen and Patricia Caldwell from Guiding Eyes for the Blind. It costs $25,000 to breed, raise and train each dog, yet there is no charge to the blind partner for the dog, the training, or the follow-up support. Lions Marshall Updike and Jim Adamy were also presented their 15-year pins at this meeting. Congratulations Lions! PID Ed Cordes and Lion Gail Cordes were present at our second meeting, and they showed slides and described their recent trip to Nicaragua to dispense eyeglasses. Lions Don Williams, Merrill Lynn, Bill Powell, and Al Draht painted the west side roof on the Cooper Pavilion in Big Flats Community Park on April 16th. Eighteen hours of labor and $70 of material were donated to this cause. Lion Don's goal is to get the east side painted in the next several weeks.

Membership Chair Lion Rita Dery had a creative exercise for us at the first meeting in April: Suggested member applications were distributed after the regular meeting, and members were given 10 or 15 minutes to write as many names as they could think of. There was an element of competition to it, and the effort yeilded 40 to 45 prospects! Individuals and spouses will receive invitaions for our Summer Picnic as guests of the Club. These invitations will by signed by the referring Lion.

Members are reminded of the Mint Sale at Sam's Club on June 1st, and the Memorial Weekend Coffee Reststops at Cambell on May 25, 26, and 28. King Lion Gary Bernhardt would also like to remind members of the MD-20 Convention in Binghamton on May 3 - 5. Lions Rita Dery and Donna Barto are delegates to the Convention. Please note that the May 13th meeting will begin at 7PM instead of 6:30 due to Journey for Sight. We have some busy months ahead!

Board Action:
Our Club received several Thank You notes in April for various donations. These included the Big Flats Branch Library, Boy Scout Troop 3097, Big Flats Little League, Finger Lakes Region Lions Hearing Foundation, Leader Dogs Foundation, and LCIF, Dr. Jean Behar, for $800 donation for September 11 Disaster Relief. Lion Gene Herber reported that Adopt-A-Highway turnout was poor on March 30th due to Easter Holiday Weekend. Three members donated 14 hours. Lion Merrill Lynn suggested that future pick-ups be scheduled on weekdays and possibly in the evenings to get better participation. Sales Tax Update - Lion Gary reported that he had spoken with Attorney Charles Becraft's office and had been referred to the Dobromil Accounting firm for input. The secretary has not applied for a vendor tax number at this time.

Phone and Email Changes:
Lion Al Draht's Email address is abdraht@Juno.com
Lion Dave Manchester's Email address is dlman@localnet.com
Lion Don Williams' Email address is dwilliam@localnet.com

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

Memorial Day Coffee Stop Schedule:

Friday May 24 Set-up & serve
Lance Muir
Pat Johnston
Norval Johnston
Gary Bernhardt
Neal Gummoe (truck)

Saturday May 25 - 8-11
Lois Love
Dick Wardell
Merrill Lynn
Mary Ann Balland

11-2
Grace Yanak 
Mike Yanak

2-5
Gary Bernhardt
Adrienne Bernhardt

5-dark
Jim Adamy
Marshall Updike (store materials for Monday)

Monday May 27 - 8-11 
Don Williams
Jean Williams
Rita Dery

11-2
Dick Wardell
Merrill Lynn

2-5
Gary Bernhardt
Adrienne Bernhardt
C. Esterbrook

5-dark
Bill Powell
Donna Barto

Tear-down
Lance Muir
Neal Gummoe

The custodian from DOT will be around from 6 AM on. Materials can be stored in a shed. Remember to bring a chair.

Baked goods individually wrapped should be given to a Lion going up to Campbell to serve if you are not serving yourself. Only 3 Lion's have signed up to donate food so I expect others will give so we can have snacks for visitors. This is a major money maker so we need to make it as welcoming as possible. Have Fun!! Rita 

 

BBQ Work Schedules:

BIG FLATS COMMUNITY DAYS CHICKEN BBQ - JUNE 15, 2002 

 

Pit Crew: 7am – 11am

 

Pit Crew: 11am – 3pm

 

Pit Crew: 3pm – 7:30pm

 

 

Merrill Lynn

 

Al Draht

 

Don Williams

 

 

Dick Wardell

 

Al Redner

 

Gary Bernhardt

 

 

Al Redner

 

John Farr

 

Steve Connors

 

 

Gary Bernhardt

 

Bill Powell

 

Bill Powell

 

 

Ed Fairbrother

 

Don Williams

 

Skip Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SetUp: 9:30am–11:00 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norval Johnston

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Johnston

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loisann Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Ormiston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serving Crew: 11am – 2pm

 

Serving Crew: 2pm – 5pm

 

Serving Crew: 5pm – 8pm

 

 

Norval Johnston (Cashier)

 

Rita Dery (Cashier)

 

Bim VanEtten (Cashier)

 

 

Pat Johnston

 

Neal Gummoe

 

Gene Herber

 

 

Mary Ann Balland

 

Grace Yanak

 

Don Roe

 

 

Sue Brinthaupt

 

Mike Yanak

 

John Hoos

 

 

Jane King

 

Ray Conklin

 

Larry Kotacska

 

 

Harry King

 

 

 

Bryan Foster

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donna Barto

 

 

CleanUp/Teardown: 7:30pm - ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Easterbrook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skip Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marshall Updike

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Bernhardt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Adamy

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE CONTACT KING LION GARY AT 562-3471 IF YOU HAVE A CONFLICT WITH YOUR ASSIGNMENT!!!!

 

 

 

 

BIG FLATS HISTORICAL SOCIETY BBQ - JUNE 23, 2002 

 

SetUp – Sat., 6/22 @ 4:00 p.m.

 

Pit Crew – Sun., 6/23 @ 8:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Don Williams

 

Don Williams

 

 

 

 

Gary Bernhardt

 

Merrill Lynn

 

 

 

 

Lance Muir

 

Lance Muir

 

 

 

 

Charles Easterbrook

 

Gary Bernhardt

 

 

 

 

Bryan Foster

 

Larry Kotacska

 

 

 

 

 

Serving Crew Set-up & Serve– Sunday, 6/23 @ 10:30 - 12:00

 

 

 

 

Pat Johnston

 

 

 

Gene Herber
Ray Conklin
Norval Johnston (Cashier)
Merrill Lynn
Dick Wardell

Serving Crew Set-up & Serve– Sunday, 6/23 @ 12:00 - 1:30

Bill Powell
Norval Johnston (Cashier)
Pat Johnston
Rita Dery
Mary Ann Balland
Sue Brinthaupt

 

Tear Down/Clean Up – 6/23 @2:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Don Williams

 

 

 

 

Gary Bernhardt

 

 

 

 

Lance Muir

 

 

 

 

Charles Easterbrook

 

 

 

 

Decals:
Water slide-off decals are available to members for $1.25 each. These are good for application to car windows:

 

 



Published: 5/05/2002 - Revised: 5/19/2002
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