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

June, 2005
 
Events Calendar:
 
Jun 12th
Antique Car Show BBQ. Lion Lance Muir is in charge.
 
Jun 13th @ 6:30PM
Club Meeting at the Crystal House. Our speaker will be Ron Lerner of Synthes USA. Menu: Baked Ham, Scallop Potatoes, Green Beans, Penne Pasta w/Sauce.
 
Jun 18th
Community Days BBQ. King Lion Marshall Updike is in charge.
  Jun 18th @ 10AM Community Days 5K Race. Lion Gene Herber is in charge.
  Jun 20th @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center.
 
Jun 27th @ 6:30PM
Club Meeting and Installation of Officers. Menu: Italian Baked Chicken Fillets, Salt Potatoes w/Butter, Rigatoni w/Sauce.
     

Club News:
May was a busy and productive month with Journey for Sight and Adopt-A-Highway, and of course our Memorial Day Coffee Reststop. The weather cooperated, more or less, and the generosity of our workers and patrons was undiminished. We also had some wonderful speakers, starting with the Reverend Earl Barfoot from the Senior Notebook program, followed by Maureen Farrell or the Horseheads Free Library. Rev. Barfoot put on a really good show, complete with humor and wisdom. His gems included that "age is not a penalty", and also the scientific finding that "...if your parents didn't have children, it is unlikely that you will either"! Lion Nancy Zito was a guest at that meeting, and she also contributed some good information about the Senior Notebook program. And speaking of guests, Lion Don Roe's granddaughter held the lucky ticket in the evening's 50/50 drawing!

At our second meeting, Maureen Farrell gave us a fine presentation of the Chemung County Library District proposal which will go to referendum in November. In short, the County and municipal portions of the library funding budget would be transferred to a county-wide library district, and this funding would become a seperate line-item on the property tax bill. Advantages include an equitibable distribution of these expenses, an elected body to oversee the Library District, and an independence from the other funding pressures experienced by County government. Maureen also made the point that Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli has publicly pledged to take the existing library apportionment of $1.6 million out of the county budget if the District is approved.

Activity Report for May:
 

Youth Services:
* Boy Scouts 1 lion, 6 hours
Sight Services:
* Bowling with Blind 1 lion, 3 hours
Community Services:
* Chem Hazard Team 1 lion, 3 hours
* Gold Card News 1 lion, 4 hours
* Food Bank/Pantries 2 lions, 5.5 hours
* Historical Society 2 lions, 12.5 hours
* Meals on Wheels 1 lion, 4 hours
* Nutrition Site 1 lion, 2 hours
* Steele Memorial Library 1 lion, 25 hours
* Town Committees 3 lions, 16 hours
Environment:
* Tanglewood Nature Center 2 lions, 109 hours
TOTAL HOURS: 190 hours
Fundraising Projects:
* Mints 3
Club Activities:
* Adopt-A-Highway 9 lions, 29 hours
* Journey for Sight 7 lions, 5 hours
* Memorial Day RestStop-to be reported in June
* Held 1 Board Meeting and 2 Dinner Meetings
Community Service Donations:
* Daisy Girl Scout Troop
TOTAL VOLUNTEER HOURS: 227

 
Sue Brinthaupt, Club Secretary

Vintage Car Show Chicken BBQ - Sunday, June 12, 2005, National Warplane Museum
The following is taken from the tentative manning schedule sent by Lion Lance Muir to all members on Fri. the 3rd. Please contact Lion Lance directly if any changes are required.

 

SATURDAY JUNE 11 8:30 AM - PIT SETUP
SKIP SMITH, LANCE MUIR, STEVE CONNORS

SUNDAY JUNE 13 - PICKUP CHICKENS AT MINIERS 7:00 AM
AL DRAHT

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, BRYAN FOSTER, STEVE CONNORS, NEAL GUMMOE
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. LOIS LOVE

12:30 - END
RITA DERY, MARYANN BALLAND, DONNA BARTO, JOHN HOOS, BRYAN FOSTER, DAVE MANCHESTER, LOIS LOVE(Partial), ED FAIRBROTHER(maybe)

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

Community Days Bar-B-Que Work Schedule - June 18, 2005

 

7 am - 11 am

11 am - 3 pm

3 pm - 7:30 pm

Ed Fairbrother

Don Williams

Don Williams

Lance Muir

Lance Muir

Gene Herber

Al Redner

Al Redner

Gary Bernhardt

Merrill Lynn

Merrill Lynn

John Farr

Bill Powell

Bill Powell

Dick Wardell

Dick Wardell

Set-Up: 9:30 – 11AM

Mike Yanak

Grace Yanak

Lois Love

Serving Crew

11 am - 2 pm

2 pm - 5 pm

5 pm - 8 pm

Bim VanEtten - Cashier

Suzie Brinthaupt - Cashier

Tom Rhodes - Cashier

Pat McKenzie

Pat McKenzie

Al Draht

Mary Ann Balland

Mary Ann Balland

Chris Friend

Mike Yanak

Jane King

Marshall Updike

Grace Yanak

Harry King

Larry Kotaska

Don Roe

John Hoos

Donna Barto

Neal Gummo

Cleanup/Tear-down: 7:30 - ?

Charles Easterbrook

Gary Bernhardt

Chris Friend

Larry Kotaska

Tentative schedule for the 5K Race - Starts at 10:00 am
This is the latest Schedule update. Two positions still open. Please volunteer if you can. If you haven't picked up your Course Marshal T shirt please pick it up at registration on race day.

 

No. needed Intersection Course Marshals
1 (1) Rte 352 - Winters Rd Charles Easterbrook
2 (1) Winters Rd - Registro Way Donna Barto
3 (1) 1 mile mark (give times) Boy Scouts
4 (2) Winters Rd - Maple Street Bill Powell, Harry King
5 (1) 2 mile mark (give times) Boy Scouts
6 (1) Maple St - Olcott Rd Jane King
7 (2) Olcott Rd - Main Street Skip Smith, Priscilla Smith
8 (1) Main St - River Street Pat McKensey
9 (2) Winters Rd - Main St Marshall Updike, Janice Updike
10 (2) Maple St - Canal Street Mary Ann Balland
11 (1) Bridge Street - Maple St John Farr
12 (2) Winters Rd - RR Trestle Don Williams, Larry Kotacska
12 (1) Maple St - Hammond St Lynda Redner
13 (1) Olcott Rd - Kelly Dr Al Redner

These positions are coordinated with the BBQ schedule. There shouldn't be any conflicts.

Board Action:
There was no quorum at May’s Board meeting but several issues were discussed. The Big Flats Parks Commission is asking for volunteer help in erecting a pavilion in the new park this June. More information will be forwarded as it becomes available in case individuals would like to contribute to this effort. Eagle Scout Program: Lion John Hoos recommended that the club recognize Eagle Scouts with a certificate rather than a plaque at a time other than the Eagle Scout Ceremony. It was also suggested that this be done retroactive from March 2003. Tabled until June. Lion Don Williams suggested that we promote our collection of cartridges on Sr. Notebook. Committee named; Lions Don, Al Draht, and Pat McKenzie. Lion Bim raised the question as to what happened to the Lions part of the Adopt-A-Highway sign on Rte 17/86 westbound. Lion Sue wrote a letter several years ago with no response. Lion Merrill will contact the DOT Regional Director.

Big Flats Lions Club History, Part 3 – Lion Merrill Lynn
(Originally presented by Lion Merrill Lynn at our 35 th Anniversary dinner. Portions to be reproduced monthly)

Our first work at the Ithaca Speech and Hearing Clinic - in what is now Camp Badger - was in April 1975. We helped build the Marjorie Wright Pavilion that spring. Since then we have worked on many projects - maintaining two cabins, replaced the roof on the Lakeside building, installed a roof on the wash house, put insulation and paneling in the lakeside house, worked on the infirmary and the bath house, installed flooring in the dining area, helped clear the woods - and the work continues.

In 1975 and 1976 there were major projects cleaning streams in the Town. We cleared trees, debris and dams in Gardner creek in the stretch from Main Street to Tag's, and removed a large dam from Owen Hollow Creek near Fawn Acres.

The Lion's Club Community Service Award was started in 1976, with Lion Clare Narsh as the first recipient. Lion Clare was 77 at the time, and still very active in Club projects. The first Lion of the Year Award was given to Don Williams in 1982.

The Club became involved in building projects in the late '70's and early'80's. From 1977 to 1979 we worked at the Southern Tier Association for the Blind in Elmira; painting, installing insulation, fixing plumbing, and doing general repairs.

We worked on two houses simultaneously in 1978 - the Hertl house in Owen Hollow and the house across from the airport. In 1980 there was a major project in Elmira, installing 12-foot sections of insulation board and plaster board on the walls in the old Carpetbagger building on Walnut Street for Family Services. In addition we painted the Big Flats Senior Citizens Center and rebuilt the Ochab house in Breed Hollow, which had been severely damaged by fire.

To be continued!

Memorial Day Coffee Rest Stop, 2005 (photos by Lions Mike and Grace Yanak)

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


Published: 06/08/2005
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