Lions Club Bulletin
Big Flats, New York


Lion John Farr -- 562-7621

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

April, 2006
Events Calendar:
Apr 10th @ 6:30 PM
Club meeting at the Crystal House. Our guest speaker will be Marty Metzger, co-owner and President of Silicon Carbide Products speaking on their operations at Airport Corporate Park.
  Apr 15th @ 7:30AM Camp Badger Work Party. Meet at Minier's parking lot. Lion Gary Bernhardt is in charge.
  Apr 17th @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center.
  Apr 24th @ 6:30PM Club meeting at the Crystal House. Our guest speaker will be Todd Mervus, coordinator of Yates, Ontario, & Steuben Counties operations of Camp Good Days & Special Times speaking on activities for families touched by cancer.
  Apr 29th @ 8:00AM Adopt-A-Highway. Bring gloves and your Orang-U-Tong or stick, vest, and hat. Meet at the old Grossman's parking lot.

Club News:
Our Club started the month with a dinner program featuring Mr. Michael Fuller of P4P (Pipeline for Progress). Mike is chief of staff for state Assemblyman Thomas O'Mara. P4P is trying to create an environment in Chemung County where talented people feel welcome. He said the group wants to prevent talented young people from leaving the area, and to lure back those who have already left. The dinner speaker for our second meeting, Dave Retsher, Senior Field Supervisor of Erway Ambulance. Dave mentioned the rigorous training that goes into an Emergency Medical Technician. In an emergency situation they may be more prepared to handle the case than a nurse or a physician. The Erway Ambulance operations has recently moved to a new location on College Ave. in Elmira Heights.

Board Action:
Camp Badger Service Day will be July 30, 2006. The nominations for our Club officers for 2006-2007 were read by Lion Bill Powell. President-Lion Maryann Balland, 1st Vice President - Lion Pat McKenzie, 2nd Vice President - Lion Chris Friend, 3rd Vice President - Open, Tail Twister - Lion Lance Muir, Lion Tamer - Lion Tom Rhodes, 1 Year Directors - Lions Al Draht and John Hoos, 2 Year Directors - Lions Rita Dery and Tom Rhodes, Immediate Past President - Lion John Farr. Our Signature Project will be an "Entering Big Flats" sign. Lion Merrill Lynn will coordinate. Columbus Day is being considered for the third rest stop effort. Additional service projects were suggested, namely, clean-up projects for the old trolley bridges, and the Big Flats sign on Rte 86. Lions Don Williams and Tom Rhodes will respectively chair these projects. Election Day coffee and assistance chaired by Lions Maryann Balland and Sue Brinthaupt, and a Camp Badger Family Day co-chaired by Lions John Farr and Pat McKenzie.

Activity Report for March:


Community Services:
* Corning Museum-Guide - 1 Lion, 8 hours.
* Food Banks/Pantries - 4 Lions, 21 hours.
* Gold Card News - 1 Lion, 10 hours.
* Historical Society - 1 Lion, 12 hours.
* Steele Memorial Library - 1 Lion, 33 hours.
* Town Committees - 3 Lions, 18 hours.
* Tanglewood Nature Center - 1 Lion, 58 hours.
* Environmental Emgr Service - 1 Lion, 3 hours.
Fundraising Projects:
* Mints - 1 Lion, 3 hours.
Club Activities:
* Slate of officers for 2006-2007 presented at the Board meeting and at the 2nd dinner meeting.
* Held 2 dinner meetings and 1 board meeting
* Several new service projects discussed ? preliminary plans being made at this time.
* All Community Service donations were sent as budgeted
* King Lion John Farr and his wife attended the 80th anniversary of the Corning club.


Sue Brinthaupt, Club Secretary

Blind Bowling on April 2nd:

There were 8 visually impaired bowlers and numerous family members, and a good time was had by all!
Thank you, Lion Donna Peck!

Published: 04/02/2006 - Web Version: 04/03/2006
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