Lions Club Bulletin


Big Flats, New York






Lion Marshall Updike -- 562-8843

Lion Suzanne Brinthaupt -- 562-3241

Lion John Farr -- 562-7621

September, 2004


Events Calendar:  

Sep 3,4,5,6

Coffee Stop.
Sep 13th @ 5:30PM Crystal House: Wine Tasting by Jim Ormiston, followed by a regular Club Meeting. Wine tasting will begin at 5:30, Crystal House. Suggested donation: $2 for a Signature Project.
Sep 20th @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center.
Sep 27th @ 6:30PM Club Meeting at the Crystal House. IPP Lion Stephan Connors will speak to use about the Low Vision Center.

Club News:
It's been a nice summer in spite of the rain, and our Lions were able to fit in some fellowship and small projects amongst the myriad of vacation plans. DG Wayne Wagner was a distinguished guest at our annual picnic on August 16th, and a good time was had by all. Small projects included volunteers at the local Food Bank, and work on the restoration of a welcome sign to the Town of Big Flats. We're also off to a running start in September with our Labor Day Coffee Rest Stop on I-86 (9/3-9/6) and our monthly meetings will resume at the Crystal House beginning on the 13th with a wine tasting hosted by Lion Jim Ormiston. Hope to see you there!

Wine Tasting - Don't Miss This!
Representing Standing Stone Vineyards, Lion Jim Ormiston will delight us with a wine tasting beginning at 5:30PM on Monday the 13th, prior to our Club meeting at the Crystal House. On the East side of Seneca Lake, Standing Stone is one of the premium wineries in the region. They are noted for the classical European-style wines, characterized as vibrant, dry, and fruit-intensive. The wines are available at GCP and Bottles & Corks in Corning, and you can try them Monday night!

Board Action:
Lion Marshall expressed thanks to Lion Al Redner for his initiative in "reclamation" of the Big Flats sign at the four corners. It is to be noted that Don Davis donated the chips/mulch for the project. Lion Al was also recognized for his effort in mobilizing the troops to help at the Food Bank. Further ideas for Community Projects should be directed to Lion Al in writing.

Our Clubs 35th Anniversary is 2/9/05 (really!), and Lion Don Williams will organize, with Lion Merrill Lynn, a program for the dinner meeting on 2/14/05. Pursuant to recent budget discussions, Lion Don is also forming a committee for "Community Publicity Projects". This is an effort to do more for the town with our Community Service monies in order to raise our visibility. Please contact Lion Don if you'd like to help out with this Committee.

Address Change:
Lion Don Williams' email address has changed. His new address is

Please keep Pat and Lion Jim Adamy in your thoughts as Pat is battling cancer. On a recommendation from Lion Mary Ann Balland, we're also looking to have a sign up sheet to send cards each week to Lion Ray Conklin at the Bath VA. On the lighter side, Lion Bryan Foster's son is doing just fine and it has been determined that he will not need a liver transplant.

Donations for PDG John Palmer:
Our Club has received an appeal from Lion Jim Adams of the Corning Lions on behalf of PDG (and Horseheads IPP) John Palmer. Lion John has had some health problems this year resulting in the necessity for a ramp at his home. Lion Jim is asking local Clubs to defray the $892 cost of materials, and the Southern Tier Retired Lions have already donated $200 to that end. Our Board has decided to donate $100, and we have matching donations of $25 each from Lions Lance Muir, Merrill Lynn, and Stephan Connors. Won't you help? Please forward your individual contributions to Lion Suzanne.

Birthdays in September:
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Lions Marshall Updike, Sep 1st, and Grace Yanak, Sep 18th.


Activity Report:

Youth Services:
Cub Scouts; 1 Lion, 30 hours.
Community Services:
Meals on Wheels; 1 Lion, 3.25 hours.
Food Banks (3); 15 Lions, 60.5 hours.
Historical Society; 2 Lions, 10 hours.
Gold Card News; 1 Lion, 10 hours.
Food Pantry; 2 Lions, 7 hours.
Prison Ministry; 1 Lion, 3 hours.
Town Committees; 1 Lion, 6.5 hours.
Steele Memorial Library; 1 Lion, 51 hours.
Tanglewood Nature Center; 1 Lion, 3 hours.
Corning Red Cross; 2 Lions, 4 hours.

Fundraising Projects:
Mints; 1 Lion, 2 hours.
Labor Day Rest Stop ? to be reported in September
Club Activities:
Annual Club Picnic with DG Wayne Wagner as our guest for the evening making his official visit. 
One Board Meeting
District Activities:
Attended Zone Meeting in Cohocton ? 3 Lions (President, 3rd VP and Sec/Treas)
Community Service Donations:
LCIF - $500 ?requested that this donation be earmarked for a Florida Disaster Relief Fund

 Sue Brinthaupt, Club Secretary


Rest Stop:

Henry ringing up donations

Benjamin and Lion Tom


Published: 09/09/2004
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