Lions Club Bulletin
Big Flats, New York


Lion John Farr -- 562-7621

Lion Suzanne Brinthaupt -- 562-3241
Lion Gene Herber -- 562-3168

October, 2005
Events Calendar:
Oct 8 &9 @ 8:00AM
Adopt-A-Highway Meet at the old Grossmans parking lot on Hibbard Rd, 8:00 am. Lion Gene Herber is in charge.
  Oct 10th @ 6:30PM Dinner meeting at the Crystal House. Our speaker will be Dr. Joydeep Lahiri, Corning Inc. Science and Technology Division. His topic: "Enabling Drug Discovery."
  Oct 15th Journey for Sight. Meet on the walk path in Big Flats Community Park. Lion Mike Yanak is in charge.
  Oct 17th @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center.
  Oct 22nd @ 8:00AM Camp Badger Work Party Meet at Miniers parking lot at 8:00 am. Lion Gary Bernhardt is in charge.
  Oct 24th @ 6:30PM Dinner meeting at the Crystal House. Our Speaker will be Amy Miller of CASA.
Club News:
Our first meeting of September was attended by 26 members and 2 guests. Our guest speakers were Dr. Robert Lions and Sue Hamlin. Dr. Lyons represented the Carousel Rebirth Project at Eldridge Park. The restoration was started in 2002. The goal is to restore the area back to the flavor of the 1800's for people to reminisce about the past, embrace the the present and look forward to the future. The park will open to the public the day after Memorial Day 2006. Their web site is: Lion Marshall Updike reported the Labor Day rest stop project netted $1103. The Clubs signature project is still in gestation. Lion Al Draht is collecting information on a possible clock donation to the town. A 10 year chevron was presented to Lion Jane King and a 15 year chevron to Lion Harry King. The 50/50 raffle was won by Lion Mary Ann Balland and donated to the Lions Fund Raiser for Katrina.

Our second meeting for September had as a guest speaker District Governor Phyllis Ludwig. Also in attendance was her husband PDG Bruce. The district governor presented perfect attendance pins to 22 members.

Board Action:
One new member was presented to the board for approval. Gordon Gardner Jr. will attend the 1st meeting in October. Lion Gary Bernhardt is his sponsor. Thanks to Lion Donna Barto for attending the Cabinet Meeting. Lion Lance suggested the membership should be kept "in tune" more with respect to what is needed for each Lions event. He suggested starting a note book with directions and what is needed for projects. King Lion John will coordinate this effort. Lion Bill Powell moved that the Club donate $750 to LCIF for Katrina Relief. The motion was seconded and approved. It should be noted that individual Club members donated an additional $700 to the Fund. Lion Bill Powell presented the name of a prospective new member to the Club.

Activity Report for September:

Youth Services:
* Boy Scouts - 1 Lion, 25 hours.
Community Sevvices:
* Corning Museum Guide - 1 Lion, 4 hours.
* Food Bank/Pantries - 4 Lions, 27 hours.
* Historical Society - 2 Lions, 15 hours.
* Meals on Wheels - 1 Lion, 4 hours.
* Nutrition Site - 1 Lion, 3 hours.
* Prison Hospitality - 1 Lion, 3 hours.
* Steel Memorial Library - 1 Lion, 15 hours.
* Town Committees - 1 Lion, 14 hours.
* Wine Glass Marathon - 1 Lion, 2 hours.
* Tanglewood Nature Center - 2 Lions, 132 hours.
* Red Cross - 1 Lion, 10 hours.
Fundraiser Projects .
* Mints - 1 Lion, 3 hours.
* Labor Day Rest Stop - 22+ helpers 132 hours.

Sue Brinthaupt, Club Secretary


Published: 10/11/2005
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