Lions Club Bulletin


Big Flats, New York




Rita Dery -- 739-3806


Norval Johnston -- 562-3290


John Farr -- 562-7621

October, 2002


Events Calendar:  

Oct 14th @ 6:30PM

Dinner meeting at Jenniferís Restaurant.  Our speaker will be Annette Martin regarding Cargill Salt.
Oct 19th

-- Mint Sale at Samís Club Ė Lion Mike Yanak in charge.

-- Camp Badger work party Ė Lion Gary Bernhardt in charge.
Oct 21st @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Jay House.
Oct 28th @ 6:30 PM Dinner meeting at Jenniferís Restaurant.  Mike Griffen will speak to us about the Kahler Road Interchange.

Club News:
Ticket sales are going swiftly for our largest fundraiser, the Community Service 50/50 Raffle, and over half of the receipts have been collected. Let's keep up the good work! Our Club has received a letter of thanks from the Department of Environmental Conservation for conducting a utilization survey of Chemung River boat launches in August. Lions Mike Yanak, Charles Easterbrook, and Gary Bernhardt donated twenty-one hours to this effort. Our Memorial Day Coffee Reststop was also very successful, with 20 members participating with assistance from spouses. Please note that two different work parties are scheduled for October 19th: They are Camp Badger, and a Lions Mints sale at Sam's Club. 


Lion Charles Easterbrook's contribution to the utilization survey of Chemung River boat launches was mistakenly omitted from the District newsletter as well as the printed version of this newsletter.

Special Election
As announced at the second meeting in September, a special election will be held on October 14th to fill the position of Second Vice President. The Nominating Committee has tapped Lion Marshal Updike for this post, so please come and show your support.

Board Action:
The Board has agreed to purchase a park bench for the walking trail in Community Park at a cost of $325, and also discussed the possibility of sponsoring larger park projects in the future, such as a gazebo. Lion Gary Bernhardt has noted that some barbeque racks were in need of repair, and he has located a company that would donate the welding if the Club purchased the sheet steel. Lion Gary will review with Lions Don Williams and Lance Muir. The Board has granted use of our portable sign to the Presbyterian Church for their October rummage sale. Discussions with the restaurant have produced an agreement that the meal price will remain at $8.75 until January 1st. Board members are researching our options

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World Service Project

Lion Neal Gummoe, Chairman of the World Service Project, is urging every member to participate in the project t
his year. Attached to this newsletter is the list of items that members can purchase to benefit the Big Flats Community Food Pantry (click here, or on thumbnail picture, to view the list of items) . One food item always needed by the food pantry is cereal. Although cereal is not on the attached list, if anyone would like to make a donation for the purchase of cereal instead of a case of food, this would be acceptable. Order deadline is October 19th and Lions are urged to bring their order to the meeting on October 14th.


Activity Report for September, 2002:

∑ Purchased park bench for walking trail in Big Flats Community Park at cost of $325.
∑ Donated $200 to Canine Helpers for the Handicapped.
∑ Two Lions donated 36 hours to the Big Flats Community Food Pantry.
∑ Two Lions donated 47 hours to the Steele Memorial Library.
∑ Other Lions donated their services to the following organizations:
Lions Low Vision Center -- 4 hours
Tanglewood Nature Center -- 16 hours
Gold Card News -- 10 hours
North Presbyterian Food Pantry -- 9 hours
Big Flats Historical Society -- 9 hours
Clemens Center -- 6 hours
Horseheads Food Pantry -- 3 hours
Boy Scouts -- 3 hours
Tioga Development Corporation -- 3 hours
Pennsylvania Corridor 49 -- 2 hours
Red Cross -- 1 hour
TOTAL -- 149 hours

∑ Completed Labor Day Weekend Coffee Reststop at Campbell Rest Area on I-86. Twenty members and six spouses raised $778 for Community Service.
∑ President, Secretary/Treasurer and Membership Chairman attended Zone Meeting in Corning on September 24th.
∑ New Membership Chairman is Stephan Connors, 121 Empire Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845; 607-796-9312;
∑ Held two Dinner meetings with 67% attendance and one Board meeting.

Norval G. Johnston II

 Birthdays in August:

Happy Birthday Lion Bill Powell!  - Oct. 26th.


Published: 10/05/2002    Revised 10/06/2002
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