Lions Club Bulletin

 

Big Flats, New York

 

President

Secretary/Treasurer

Editor

 

Lion Stephan Connors -- 796-9312

Lion Suzanne Brinthaupt -- 562-3241

Lion John Farr -- 562-7621

June, 2004

 

Events Calendar:  

Jun 13th

Antique Car Show BBQ. Lion Lance Muir is in charge.
Jun 14th @ 6:30PM Club Meeting at the HILTON GARDEN INN. Menu: Southern Fried Chicken w/Cole Slaw. Our speaker will be Michael Hastrich, Executive Director of Cornell Co-Operative Extension, whose topic will be new directions for Co-Operative Extension in Chemung County.
Jun 19th Community Days BBQ. King Lion Stephan Connors is in charge.
Jun 21st @ 7:00PM Board of Directors Meeting at the Post Office building.
Jun 27th Historical Society Open House BBQ. Lion Lance Muir is in charge.
Jun 28th @ 6:30PM Club Meeting and Installation of Officers at the CRYSTAL HOUSE.
 

Club News:
We ended May with a Coffee Rest Stop spanning four days over the Memorial Day weekend, and in June we have three barbeques planned along with Course Marshalling for a 5K race and our Installation of Officers dinner meeting. First there's the Antique Car Show BBQ on the 13th, followed by Big Flats Community Days on the 19th and the Big Flats Historical Society's Open House BBQ on the 27th. The 5K Race is on the same day as the Community Days BBQ, so this usually qualifies as our busiest day of the year! Many thanks to Lion Lance Muir for either coordinating or providing critical expertise to most of our May/June events.

As always we like to extend gratitude to the speakers who add so much to our dinner meetings, and we had some good ones in May. First there was Elaine Spacher, Education Curator of Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum, who spoke to us about education programs of Tanglewood. Halfway through it she retrieved a cloth bag from among her things and pulled out a snake! It was harmless enough, and it seemed quite used to being among people. Later in the month we had Andrew Zepp, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT), speak to us about development of FLLT properties in Big Flats and Southport, and conservation easements. Their goal is to preserve the environment and scenery that attracted many of us here in the first place, and make more lands available to the public.

 
Activity Report for May, 2004:

Big Flats Historical Society - 1 Lion, 16 hours
Big Flats Town Committees - 4 Lions, 21 hours
Boy Scouts - 1 Lion, 12 hours 
Clemens Center - 1 Lion, 5 hours
Elmira Correctional Facility - 1 Lion, 3 hours 
Eyeglass Collection - 1 Lion, 6 hours 
Food Bank - 1 Lion, 5.75 hours
Food Pantry - 1 Lion, 3 hours
Gold Card News - 1 Lion, 10 hours
Low Vision Center - 1 Lion, 4 hours
Meals on Wheels - 1 Lion, 4.75 hours
Tanglewood - 2 Lions, 59.5 hours
Steele Memorial Library - 2 Lions, 41 hours
TOTAL HOURS 191 hours

Club Activities:
Two dinner meetings held - one at the Hilton Garden Inn and one at the Crystal House. 
One Board meeting held.
Memorial Day Rest Stop held May 29-31 - hours to be reported in June.
Journey for Sight - May 1st with 9 Lions participating at the Walking Trail in the new Community Park.

 Lion Suzanne Brinthaupt, Secretary

 

Vintage Car Show Chicken BBQ - Sunday, June 13, 2004, National Warplane Museum
The following is taken from the tentative manning schedule sent by Lion Lance Muir to all members on Wed. the 9th. Please contact Lion Lance directly if any changes are required.

 

SATURDAY JUNE 12 8:45 AM - PIT SETUP
SKIP SMITH, LANCE MUIR, STEVE CONNORS 

SUNDAY JUNE 13 - PICKUP CHICKENS AT MINIERS 7:00 AM
AL DRAHT / DONNA B.

PIT CREW: LIGHT FIRES BY 7:00 - DON WILLIAMS 
1st CHICKENS ON GRILL BY 8:00 AM.
MERRILL LYNN, AL REDNER, AL DRAHT, GENE HERBER, BILL POWELL, LANCE MUIR, TOM RHODES

SETUP: SERVING TENT. PICK-UP FROM PRESBYTERIAN 8:00-10:30 AM - 
MARSH UPDIKE, JOHN FARR, JIM ADAMY, LARRY KOTACSKA

CASHIER(S) 10:45 AM
BIM VAN ETTEN, DICK WARDELL

SERVING CREW
10:30 - 12:30
GRACE YANAK, SUE BRINTHAUPT, MARY ANN BALLAND, NEAL GUMMOE, JOHN HOOS, PAT MCKENZIE 

12:30 - END
RITA DERY, SUE BRINTHAUPT, MARYANN BALLAND, DONNA BARTO, JOHN HOOS, LOIS LOVE 

TEARDOWN / CLEANUP CREW:
MARSH UPDIKE, JOHN FARR, C. EASTERBROOK, GARY BERNHARDT, SKIP SMITH, LANCE MUIR 

 

Community Days Bar-B-Que Work Schedule - June 19, 2004
(This will be presented to members for revision at the first regular meeting)

To contact Lion Steve: 734-1554 (Work) 796-9312 (Home)
 

Pit Crew
7 am-11am 
Lance Muir 
Al Redner 
Bryan Foster 
Ed Fairbrother
11am-3pm 
Merrill Lynn 
Steve Connors 
Bill Powell 
Jeff Powell 
3pm -7:30pm 
Don Williams 
John Farr 
Bill Powell 
Jeff Powell 
Skip Smith
Set-Up 
9:30 - 11am 
Rita Dery 
Lois Love 
Pat McKenzie
Tom Rhodes 
 
Serving Crew
11am-2pm 
Cashier-Bim VanEtten 
Jane King 
Harry King 
Mary Ann Ballard 
Sue Brinthaupt 
Neal Gummoe 
2pm-5pm 
Cashier-Rita Dery 
Grace Yanak 
Mike Yanak 
Al Draht 
Pat McKenzie 
Gene Herber
5pm-8pm 
Cashier-Steve Connors
John Hoos 
Gary Bernardt 
Donna Barto 
Don Roe 
Dick Wardell
 
Cleanup/Teardown 7:30-?
Gary Bernhardt 
Charles Esterbrook 
Skip Smith 
Marshall Updike 
 

 

Community Days 5K Race - June 19th @ 10AM

The schedule below is the same as last year. If you can't make it let me (Lion Gene Herber) know as soon as possible so I can find a replacement. 
 

No. Needed Intersection Course Marshals 









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Rte 352 - Winters Rd 
Winters Rd - Registro Way 
1 mile mark (give times) 
Winters Rd - Maple Street 
2 mile mark (give times) 
Maple St - Olcott Rd 
Olcott Rd - Main Street 
Main St - River Street 
Winters Rd - Main St 
Maple St - Canal Street 
Bridge Street - Maple St 
Winters Rd - RR Trestle 
Maple St - Hammond St 
Olcott Rd - Kelly Dr 
Ed Fairbrother 
Charles Easterbrook 
Boy Scouts 
Bill Powell, Harry King 
Boy Scouts 
Jane King 
Skip Smith, Pricilla Smith 
Tom Rhodes 
Marshall Updike, Janice Updike 
Mary Ann Balland, Sue Brinthaupt
John Farr 
John Hoos, Larry Kotacska 
Lynda Redner 
Pat McKensey 
  • These positions are coordinated with the BBQ schedule. There shouldn't be any conflicts.

  • Boy Scout Troop 87 is manning the two water stops. One at the Fire Hall and one at the finish line.

  • The New York State Police will be doing traffic control on State Route 352.

  • The Chemung County Sheriff's Department will provide a police escort for the lead runners around the course.

  • The State Department of Transportation will loan us four "Be Prepared to Stop" signs for the event. I will place them at the Maple St - Winters Rd turn, at the Bridge St -Maple St intersection, and on Rte 352.

  • The race will start at the south end of River St. River St will act as a chute taking the runners onto Rte 352. They will run on the left side of Rte 352. The lead runners benefiting from the police escort will then turn left onto Winters Rd and follow the normal traffic flow around the remainder of the course. Runners who fall behind and all walkers will remain on the left side of the road facing traffic. They will remain on the left side of the road until they make the fourth left hand turn which will take them onto Main St. Once on Main St they will cross over to the right side of the road. This will set them up for the right hand turn at River St. to the finish line.

  • Course Marshals do the best you can. If the runners cannot cross Main St immediately tell them to work their way to the right side as traffic permits. This holds true especially for the walkers. This will also be mentioned to them at the beginning of the race. 

  • The Police escort may not make the final turn onto the north end of River St. Course Marshal at this turn be prepared to allow him to go either way at his discretion.

  • The runners will show their race number to the cashier for their chicken dinner. The cashier may want to make some kind of discernable mark on the number for validation. Runners drink lots of liquids after a race. Be prepared for refills! We will borrow some 6 gallon containers from the Wineglass Running Club for water and Gatoraid under the south end of the serving tent. 

  • You will be loaned a Course Marshal T shirt for the race. (I want them back for next year!) You will look "official." Point the runners in the right direction if you are not busy directing traffic. 

    Thanks,
    Lion Gene

Start of Race - Welcome to the Community Days 5K race:

The course comprises four left hand turns around Big Flats and a final right hand turn to the finish line. You will be running on the left side of Rte 352. Once onto Winters Road you will follow the normal flow of traffic. Runners who fall behind and no longer have the benefit of the police escort and all walkers will stay on the left side of the course facing traffic. After the fourth left hand turn you will cross over the road and run on the right hand side to set up for the final right hand turn to the finish line. The slower runners and walkers will work their way to the right side of the road as traffic permits.

Thank you, to Boy Scout Troop 87 for manning the water stops located at the midpoint and the finish line. And thank you to the Big Flats Lions Club for being the Course Marshals and preparing the chicken barbecue. The chicken dinner is part of registration, just show your race number to the cashier at the tent.

Runners take your Mark, Get set, (starter pistol fires!)

 

Awards Presentation:
The Wineglass Running Club staff will call out the overall winners, then the winners by category. The race coordinator will give the appropriate medal to the Community Days Chairman, who will present the award. This should probably be done on the stage.

 

Key People for the Community Days 5K, 2004

Wineglass Running Club 
Bill Taylor 
Lorraine Shapiro 
Norm Ward 
Joe Kelly 
Les Rosenbloom 
Nancy Golomb 
Dave Weiss 

Community Days Staff 
Mike Nicolo 
Sue Balland 
Lisa Balland 
Gene Herber 

Big Flats Lions Club 
Steve Connors 
Sue Brinthaupt

Club President 
VP 
Treasurer 
Staff 
Staff 
Staff 
Staff 


Chairman 
Secretary 
Treasurer 
Race Coordinator 


President 
Secretary/Treasurer

  

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 Scrap Book:

King Lion Steve, Lion Bryan Foster, and Cub Benjamin at the Rest Stop, Lion Sue Brinthaupt, Lion Pat McKenzie, Lion John Farr, and Lion Marshall Updike at Leadership Training in Ithaca. 


 



Published: 06/11/2004
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