Our Club stayed busy in October with two work parties and ticket sales for our major fundraiser, the Community Service 50/50 raffle. Lion Gary Bernhardt led a "rain soaked" work party at Camp Badger, where six Lions contributed 42 hours and installed new stairs for cabin #8. Our Club extends a special thank-you to those who made this trek with Lion Gary: Lions Rita Dery, Pat McKenzie, Tom and Ed Rhodes, and Don Williams. Journey for Sight was held at the Big Flats Community Park on October 15th. Twelve Lions participated raising $291. Lions Mike & Grace Yanak were in charge. On October 29th six Lions put in 25 hours cleaning up Rte 17 through Big Flats for our Adopt-A-Highway effort. Thanks to Lions Tom & Ed Rhodes, Don Williams, Gary Bernhardt, and King Lion John Farr. Lion Gene Herber was in charge.
In October we were also fortunate to have had visitations from VDG Rena Haigh and ZC Gail Cordes, and we also had some excellent local speakers. Dr. Joydeep Lahiri of Corning Inc spoke on Enabling Drug Discovery. Ms Amy Miller of CASA spoke on helping children caught in the court system. Our concerns this month go out to Lion Don Roe, who has been in great pain and will undergo back surgery in late October or early November. Lion Don is in good spirits and appreciates cards and letters. We also inducted a new member into our Club. Welcome aboard Lion Gordon Gardner Jr. Lion Gary Bernhardt was his sponsor.
Signature projects were a topic of discussion. Lion Pat McKenzie suggested we have a meeting dedicated just for signature projects. Written recommendations to be prepared and distributed for each project suggested. Signature Project Committee #3 will be organized for this purpose. Our Sign Trailer will be stored in the Smith barn on Rte 352. This was okayed by Lion Skip Smith. A digital projector is needed for some of our speakers at dinner meetings. Lion Mary Ann Balland said we could borrow the town's providing the request is made in a timely manner. A get well card was sent to Lion Don Roe.
Activity Report for October
* Boy Scouts - 2 Lions, 37
* Eyeglass Collection - 1 Lion, 2 hours.
* Corning Museum-Guide - 1 Lion, 5 hours.
* Gold Card News - 1 Lion, 10 hours.
* Food Bank/Pantries - 6 Lions, 33 hours.
* Historical Society - 1 Lion, 13 hours.
* Steele Memorial Library - 1 Lion, 43.5 hours.
* Town Committees - 2 Lions, 9 hours.
* Wine Glass Marathon - 1 Lion, 20 hours.
* Tanglewood Nature Center - 1 Lion, 91 hours.
* Health:Red Cross - 1 Lion, 10 hours.
* Mints - 1 Lion, 3 hours.
* Journey for Sight - 12 Lions.
* Held 2 dinner meetings and 1 board meeting
* Visitations from Vice District Governor and the Zone Chair during October
* Camp Badger Work Party - working on Cabin 8642
* First 50/50 drawing
* Journey for Sight - raised $291.00
* Adopt-A-Highway scheduled for Oct. 29th
* 4 Eagle Scout Presentations made to Troop #87 - October 26th (Text of presentation)
* October 24, 2005 - new member - Gordon Gardner
Sue Brinthaupt, Club Secretary
Pictures from October:
ZC Gail Cordes, Lion Gary Bernhardt, and new inductee Lion Gordon Gardner!
Lions Gary Bernhart, Don Williams (foreground), and Lion Gene Herber (background) at October's Adopt-A-Highway.