Lions Club Bulletin

 

Big Flats, New York

 

President

Secretary/Treasurer

Editor

 

Lion Marshall Updike -- 562-8843

Lion Suzanne Brinthaupt -- 562-3241

Lion John Farr -- 562-7621

July/August, 2004

 

Events Calendar:  

Aug 8th

District Cabinet Meeting at Cohocton. Lions Sue Brinthaupt, Pat McKenzie, Steve Connors, and King Lion Marshall are planning to attend.
Aug 16th @ 6:00PM Picnic at the Cooper Pavilion. Bring a friend! Donation is $2/person.
Aug 23rd @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center.
 Aug 27-29 225th Anniversary of The Battle of Newtown at PDG Fred Daniels' farm.


Club News:
Hope your summer finds you well and dry. July was a productive month for King Lion, the Officers, and Board, as our vision for the upcoming year has been largely hammered out. We hope to emphasize Community Service on a personal level, through many smaller projects in which more of our members can be involved. This type of interaction should help get the word out on what Lionism is all about, even as it fosters a greater sense of fulfillment for our members. Lion Al Redner has stepped up to the plate to chair our new Community Service Committee, and we're all encouraged to forward our community service ideas to him along with any thoughts on how we could help individuals in need. 

We'd also like to get the word out by conducting a "Show off the Club Night" for new and prospective members at the October 11th meeting. This event should help us to focus our recruiting efforts. In other words, if there's somebody you're thinking of asking, we've got the perfect date for it!

Do you remember PDG Fred Daniels' visit in January where he spoke to us about Diabetes awareness? He also mentioned the 225th Anniversary of The Battle of Newtown, to be hosted on his farm this summer. It's coming up on August 27th through the 29th and according to their website the Chemung Valley Living History Center is still looking for volunteers. If you've ever been to one of their annual events you'll know that the re-enactors are highly dedicated and rather convincing! You can check it out at http://chemungvalley.org/Volunteers.html

Message from King Lion (8/2/04):
Our thoughts & prayers should be with Lion Bryan Foster & family this week especially. As many of you know their son (2 yr old) is on a wait list for a liver transplant. I talked with Bryan tonight and they will receive results of further testing this Wed. and hopefully will find out that the transplant will be unnecessary. Also, mother-in-law is still fighting cancer. 


Picnic:
Our annual Picnic will be at the Cooper pavilion on August 16th at 6PM. Hamburgers & hot dogs will be provided and there will be a $2/person donation to defray expenses. Lion Al Redner is organizing the 'dishes to pass' portion of the picnic, and the original signup sheet is listed below. Bring a friend!

 

Salad: 
Grace and Mike Yanak 
Bill PowellDon and Jean Williams 
Mary Ann Balland 
Sue & Mark Brinthaupt
Dick Wardell

Casserole: 
Pat McKenzie 
Linda and Al Redner 
Don Roe & guest
Lance Muir
Veggie Dish: 
Lucile & Charles Easterbrook 
Lydia & Merrill Lynn
Gary Bernhardt
John Hoos
Skip Smith

Dessert: 
Bim & Jini Van Etten 
Rita Dery 
John & Sylvie Farr
Marshall Updike
Jim Ormiston
 

2004-5 Calendar of Events:  (or click here for the online version)

July 2004

12th @ 7:15PM  Club Officer's meeting at King Lion Marshall Updike's house. 

19th @ 7:00PM  Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center. 

 

August 2004

16th   Picnic at the Cooper Pavilion.  Bring a friend!  Donation is $2/person  

23rd @ 7:00PM  Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center. 

 

September 2004

3.4.5.6  Coffee Stop. 

13th @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting at the Crystal House. 

20th  Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center. 

27th  Club Meeting at the Crystal House. 

 

October 2004

2/3  Adopt-A-Highway 

9th  Journey for Sight 

11th @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting at the Crystal House. 

18th @ 7:00PM  Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center. 

23rd  Camp Badger Work Day. 

25th @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting at the Crystal House. 

 

November 2004

8th @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting at the Crystal House. 

??  District Conference at Painted Post 

13th  Scouting for Food. 

15th @ 7:00 PM  Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center. 

22nd @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting at the Crystal House. 

 

December 2004

13th @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting / Christmas Dinner at the Crystal House. 

20th @ 7:00PM  Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center. 

??  Bell Ringing. 

January 2005

10th @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting.  Location to be announced. 

17th @ 7:00PM  Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center. 

24th @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting.  Location to be announced. 

 

February 2005

14th @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting.  Location to be announced. 

21st @ 7:00PM  Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center. 

28th @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting.  Location to be announced. 

 

March 2005

14th @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting.  Location to be announced. 

21st @ 7:00PM  Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center. 

28th @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting.  Location to be announced. 

 

April 2005

11th @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting.  Location to be announced. 

16th  Camp Badger Work Day. 

18th @ 7:00PM  Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center. 

25th @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting.  Location to be announced. 

30th  Adopt-A-Highway. 

 

May 2005

9th @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting.  Location to be announced. 

16th @ 7:00PM  Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center. 

21st  Journey for Sight. 

23rd @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting.  Location to be announced. 

27-30  Coffee Stop. 

 

June 2005

5th  Antique Car Show BBQ. 

13th @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting.  Location to be announced. 

18th  Community Days BBQ. 

20th @ 7:00PM  Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center. 

27th @ 6:30PM  Club Meeting and Installation of Officers.  Location to be announced.
 

Board Action:
Our Club received a nice thank you note from Gary Nelson, our most recent Citizen of the Year. The 2004-2005 budget will be ready for discussion at the 8/23 Board meeting and will be submitted for approval by the general membership at the first meeting in September. The possibility of donating a piano for the Big Flats Community Center was discussed and Lion Gary Bernhardt estimated the cost at $3,000 - $4,000. King Lion Marshall asked for a definite cost proposal before a vote could be taken, and Lion Gary will also look into a leasing option. Lion Steve Connors proposed we sponsor a grant for NYS Bermuda Project for opening a Low Vision Center in Chemung County. This is of no cost to the Club, and merely shows our local support of the project. A motion was made by Lion Merrill Lynn to sponsor this grant. It was seconded by Lion Mary Ann Balland and passed unanimously.

Crystal House:
Please note that we are planning to continue our meetings at the Crystal House though 12/13 at least.

Address Change:
Lion Rita's email address has changed. Her new one is ritadery@sg23.com

Birthdays in July/August:
Happy birthday wishes go out to Lions Sue Brinthaupt, Jul 9th; Dave Manchester, Jul 9th; Ed Fairbrother, Jul 15th; Larry Kotacska, Aug 2nd; Jim Adamy, Jul 28th; Aug 2nd; Dick Wardell, Aug 30th; Tom Abbott, Aug 31st; and Lance Muir, Aug 31st.


Activity Report for July 2004:

* Big Flats Historical Society - 1 Lion, 14 hours
* Big Flats Town Committees - 3 Lions, 10 hours
* Community Kitchen - 1 Lion, 4 hours 
* Eyeglass Collection - 1 Lion, 2 hours 
* Food Bank - 1 Lion, 5.5 hours
* Food Pantry - 1 Lion, 4 hours
* Gold Card News - 1 Lion, 10 hours
* Mints - 1 Lion, 21 hours (catch-up)
* Meals on Wheels - 1 Lion, 2.5 hours
* Red Cross - 1 Lion, 4 hours
* Tanglewood - 2 Lions, 76.5 hours
* Steele Memorial Library - 1 Lion, 53 hours
TOTAL HOURS: 206.5

Club Activities:
* Two dinner meetings held - one at the Hilton Garden Inn (24 members and 1 guest) and one at the Crystal House (21 members + 14 guests).
* Installation at the Crystal House with Dr. Cordes installing the new officers.
* Lion of the Year presented to Lance Muir and the Citizen of the Year awarded to Gary Nelson.
* One Board meeting held.
* Memorial Day Rest Stop held May 29-31 - 22 Lions + 6 for 160 hours.
* Vintage Car Show Barbeque - June 6th - 24 Lions for 138.5 hours.
* Community Days Barbeque - June 19th - 22 Lions + 4 for 99 hours.
* Historical Society Barbeque - June27th - 13 Lions for 39.5 hours.
* Four Lions attended the New Officer Training in Ithaca on June13th.
* $75.00 donation sent to Seven Lakes Girl Scout Council to cover cost of badges for a Daisy troop that meets at Big Flats Elementary School.

TOTAL HOURS FOR JUNE: 643.50

Lion Sue Brinthaupt, Secretary

 


Published: 08/04/2004 -- Revised: 08/11/2004
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