Lions Club Bulletin

 

Big Flats, New York

 

President

 

Lion Rita Dery -- 739-3806

Secretary/Treasurer

Lion Suzanne Brinthaupt - 562-3241

Editor

Lion John Farr -- 562-7621

June, 2003

 

Events Calendar:  

Jun 8th

Antique Car Show BBQ. Lion Lance Muir is in charge.
Jun 9th @ 6:30PM Dinner meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn. Lion Rodney Dutton will speak to us about Eyeglass Reclamation.
Jun 14th Community Days BBQ. King Lion Rita is in charge.
Jun 16th @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Post Office Building.
Jun 22nd Historical Society Open House. Lions Don Williams and Mary Ann Balland are in charge.
Jun 23rd @ 6:30PM Club Meeting & Installation of Officers.  Significant others are welcome - Please RSVP to Lion Grace Yanak no later than Thursday the 19th.  See menu below.
 

Club News:
We stayed busy in May with three consecutive weekends of Adopt-A-Highway, followed by coffee service over the Memorial Day weekend at the Campbell rest stop. We were also fortunate to have Lion Art Elliot as a speaker at our May meeting. Lion Art gave a heartfelt account of the services offered by the Finger Lakes Region Lions Hearing Foundation, and sprinkled it with good humor.


Without a doubt, June is the busiest month of the year for our Club. Work begins on June 8th with the Vintage Car Show Chicken BBQ, followed by the Community Days BBQ on the 14th and the Historical Society Open House BBQ on the 22nd. We'll round out the month with the Awards Dinner and Installation of Officers on June 23rd.

Menu for Awards & Installation of Officers Meeting on the 23rd:

  *  Cucumber and Dill Bisque
  *  Tossed Caesar Salad with Croutons
  *  Grilled Chicken with Tropical Fruit Salsa
  *  Rice Pilaf
  *  Fresh Summer Medley of Vegetables
  *  Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

 

Board Action:
We received a note from Art Elliott, speaker at the last dinner meeting, thanking the Club for inviting him and sharing how much he enjoyed his visit. We also received thank you notes from LCIF and Boy Scout Troops 3097 and 87 for recent donations, and Empire State Speech and Hearing Clinic for participating in their raffle. Lion Donna Barto attended the Testimonial Dinner for DG Rich Shaff. She reports that our Club received a first place award for Lions participation and that Lion John Farr received the Chuck Koman Award. Lions Mike and Grace Yanak hosted Cancer Trekker Polly Letofsky for a Saturday night, and Lion Donna Barto took her to Elmira. Lion Donna also joined her for the 5K walk and then took her back to Ithaca. Installation Dinner - It was suggested last fall that widows be invited as our guests to this function. Lion Sue will peruse the membership records and provide Lion Rita with a list. Finally, the menu for the School Reunion Dinner has been changed to chicken!

Farewell to the Johnstons:
In May we bid farewell to two faithful and long-time members, Lions Pat and Norval Johnston, who are moving to West Virginia. Lion Pat joined our Club in 1995 and had perfect attendance ever since. She chaired or served on a number of directorships and committees, but she's probably best known as Lion Tamer, and for her six years leadership of the Big Flats Food Pantry. Whether it was a picnic, BBQ, or the Pantry, if it had to do with food, Pat was your Lion. Lion Norval served in all capacities of Vice President and President, as well as a variety of leadership roles in committees and directorships. With 15 consecutive years of perfect attendance, Lion Norval is a double recipient of the Lion Of The Year award. Notably, Lion Norval served as Secretary/Treasurer for five years and is a three time recipient of the 100% Secretary Award. Together they sponsored ten new Lions, and this is perhaps their greatest contribution to our Club, our District, and Lionism in general.

 
King Lion Rita adds the following: "Others in Big Flats have known Norval and Pat much longer than I but their friendship and example have taught me what Lionism truly is. As a fairly recent membaer, I knew that they would willingly help. All throughout this past year as President I have depended on Norval to keep me organized and on track and making my job easier. With the Johnstons on my speed dial help was only a phone call away. Others in the Club can give you all the statistics on their impact on the Big Flats Lions Club but for me they are shining examples of what "We Serve" means both to the community, the Club and its members. They will be missed! Rita Dery"
We'll miss their friendship and service, and we wish them all the best.

 

Hilton Garden Inn Agreement:
As was reported in the May Bulletin, the Board approved the proposal from Hilton Garden Inn for the upcoming year, and this includes an increase in dinner price to $12. Members present at the April Board meeting filled out an evaluation form on the services provided by the Hilton and requested that the menu be known prior to the meetings.


Birthdays in June:
Happy birthday wishes go out to Lions Rita Dery, June 11th, Gene Herber, June 17th, and Bryan Foster, June 22nd.
 

From the Scrapbook - A Rainy Memorial Day Coffee Reststop at Campbell:

Lions Gary Bernhardt, Grace Yanak, Mike Yanak, and Charles Easterbrook 

 

Activity Report for May 2003:

Big Flats Planning Board - 5 hours
Boy Scouts - 67.5 hours
Clemens Center - 10 hours
Community Days - 7 hours
Corridor 49 - 4 hours
Eyeglass Recycling - 7 hours
Food Bank of Southern Tier - 9.5 hours
Gold Card News - 20 hours
Historical Society - 17 hours
Horseheads Food Pantry - 3 hours
Little League - 15 hours
Meals on Wheels - 5 hours
Race for the Cure - 4 hours
Steele Memorial Library - 54 hours
Tanglewood - 15 hours
Town of Big Flats Committees - 7 hours
Youth Talent Showcase - 6 hours

In addition:
Adopt-A-Highway (Rte 17) - 7 Lions worked 18 hours.
Memorial Day Coffee Rest Stop - 21 members and 6 spouses and friends volunteered a total of 134 hours.
One dinner meeting and one board meeting were held this month.
Lion Dick Wardell received his 25-year chevron.
50 various Lions pins were sent to Lion Yance for the annual auction.
Lions Grace Yanak, Mike Yanak and Donna Barto hosted /transported Polly Letofsky during the weekend that she was in the area for the Breast Cancer Walk.

Sue Brinthaupt, Secretary

 

 

 

Event:

 

VINTAGE CAR SHOW CHICKEN BARBEQUE

 

Date:

 

SUNDAY - JUNE 08, 2003

 

Location:

 

NATIONAL WAR PLANE MUSEUM

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday June 7 @ 8:00 AM

 

SKIP SMITH

 

 

Pit set-up / Pickup grill from trailer behind town hall.  need sledge hammer.  

1

Lance Muir

 

 

NOTE - Ensure member with key to trailer is available.  Meet at War Plane

2

Steve Connors

 

 

Museum @ 9AM (Skip and Lance to deliver pit to site on Thursday)

3

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

Sunday June 8

 

 

 

 

PICKUP CHICKENS AT WEGMAN'S ELMIRA 6:30AM

 

AL DRAHT / DONNA B.

 

 

PIT CREW:  Light fires by 7:00; Brush and fire off racks

1

Don Williams

 

 

1st Chickens on grill by 8:00 AM.

2

Merrill Lynn

 

 

 

3

Al Redner

 

 

 

4

Al Draht

 

 

 

5

Gene Herber

 

 

 

6

Bill Powell

 

 

 

7

Lance Muir

 

 

 

8

Tom Rhodes

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

SETUP - Serving Tent.  -  8:00 - 10:30 AM

 

MARSH UPDIKE

 

 

Pick-up from Presbyterian Church: 9 tables and 35 chairs; Pick-up from

1

John Farr

 

 

Lions Club trailer: Tent flys, serving containers, utensils, etc.  Note: Ensure

2

Jim Adamy

 

 

member with key access to church is available.

3

Larry Kotacska

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

CASHIER(S)  -  10:45 AM

 

BIM VAN ETTEN

 

Secy/Trsr to provide change box and change

 

 

 

SERVING CREW

10:30 - 12:30

 

12:30 - END

 

 

- Mix Drinks

Grace Yanak

1

Rita Dery

 

 

- Arrange Serving Line

Mike Yanak

2

John Hoos

 

 

- Finalize all customer needs

Mary Ann Balland

3

Mary Ann Balland

 

 

- Ensure male help available to

Neal Gummoe

4

Sue Brinthaupt

 

 

    assist in serving chickens.

 

5

Loisann Love

 

 

- Maintain County hygiene requirements.

 

6

 

 

 

- Ensure availability of hand washing facilities & gloves

 

7

 

 

 

 

CLEAN UP / TEARDOWN

 

 

 

 

Remove all items from serving area and return to point

1

Marsh Updike

 

 

of origin unless otherwise directed.

2

John Farr

 

 

NOTE 2 people to wash pots and utensils at Presbyterian Church.

3

Charles Easterbrook

 

 

Store at Church for Community Days.

4

Gary Bernhardt

 

 

Deliver racks to Community Park

5

Skip Smith

 

 

 

6

Lance Muir

 

 

REMEMBER:  ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR TRAFFIC  

7

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

Big Flats Community Days Chicken BBQ June 14th, 2003

 

 

Pit Crew: 7am 11am

 

Pit Crew: 11am 3pm

 

Pit Crew: 3pm 7:30pm

 

 

Lance Muir

 

Al Redner

 

Gary Bernhardt

 

 

Al Redner

 

John Farr

 

Steve Connors

 

 

Bryan Foster

 

Bill Powell

 

Bill Powell

 

 

Ed Fairbrother

 

 

 

Skip Smith

 

 

 

 

 

Jef Powell 

 

 

SetUp: 9:30am11:00 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rita Dery

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loisann Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grace Yanak

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Yanak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serving Crew: 11am 2pm

 

Serving Crew: 2pm 5pm

 

Serving Crew: 5pm 8pm

 

 

Dick Wardell (Cashier)

 

Bim VanEtten (Cashier)

 

Rita Dery (Cashier)

 

 

Mary Ann Balland

 

Tom Rhodes

 

Don Roe

 

 

Jane King  

 

Rita Dery

 

John Hoos  

 

 

Harry King

 

Gene Herber

 

Donna Barto  

 

 

Sue Brinthaupt

 

 

 

Larry Kotacska  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CleanUp/Teardown: 7:30pm-?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Easterbrook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skip Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marshall Updike

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Bernhardt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historical Society Chicken Barbeque - June 22nd

 

 

Pit Crew: Don Williams

 

Serving Crew: 111:30

 

Brownies (unfrosted)

 

 

1.  Ed Fairbrother

 

1.  Harry King

 

Please make 2 dozen

 

 

2.  Lance Muir

 

2.  Jane King

 

1.  Mary Ann Balland

 

 

3.  Gene Herber

 

3.  Mary Ann Balland

 

2.  Rita Dery -  4 doz

 

4.  Gary Bernhardt

 

4.  Rita Dery - Cashier

3.  Donna Barto
5.  Bill Powell 5.  Donna Barto 4.  Neal Gummoe
6.  Tom Rhodes 6.  Lois Love 5.  Linda Redner
7.  (Chicken purch & delivery) 7.  John Hoos 6.  Mary Lee Fairbrother
7.  Lois Lane
Clean Up 8.  Mrs. Hoos
1.  Gary Bernhardt
2.  Al Redner
3.  Charles Easterbrook

 

NOTE: These BBQ schedules are as of Tuesday the 10th.  Please call Lion Lance Muir for questions about the Vintage Car Show, King Lion Rita Dery for questions about Community Days, or Lion Mary Ann Balland for questions about the Historical Society BBQ. 

 

 


Published: 6/04/2003
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