Lions Club Bulletin
Big Flats, New York


Lion John Farr -- 562-7621

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

May, 2006
Events Calendar:
May 8th @ 6:30 PM
Club meeting at the Crystal House. Our guest speaker will be Ray Defendorf, founder of Southern Tier Health Ministries. Topic will be STHM's operations in Corning and community activities for those needing health services but lack the financial recourses.
  May 15th @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center.
  May 20th Journey for Sight. Lions Mike and Grace Yanak are in charge.
  May 22nd @ 6:30PM Club meeting at the Crystal House. Our guest speaker will be Elaine Walker, Executive Director of Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA Animal Shelter. Topic: Society & Shelter operations in Big Flats and community programs.
  May 26th - 29th Memorial Day Coffee Rest Stop. Lion Lance Muir is in charge.

Club News:
Our Club started the month with a dinner program featuring Marty Metzger, co-owner & President of Silicon Carbide Products. This company is a fall out of the "Ceramics Corridor." The products manufactured are formed like clay and then fired at atmospheric pressure. The result is a very hard and durable substance which can withstand high temperatures. The company recently expanded and is considering expanding again to an off site location. The dinner speaker for our second meeting was Todd Mervis, Coordinator of Camp Good Days & Special Times. The camp serves children and their families who have been struck by cancer. Todd's sister was the inspiration for starting the camp so she could be surrounded by peers fighting the same disease. She past away the following year but the Camp lives on supported by volunteers. Lion Pat McKenzie is on the mend after an automobile accident near her home. She sustained a broken sternum and several very sore ribs. Her car was totaled but not her spirit. Get well Lion Pat.

Board Action:
King Lion John reported the Blind Bowling event went well. Officer training will take place June 4th & 11th. Flowers were sent to Lion Pat. She replied with a thank you note. Camp Badger work party had 4 Lions and one guest put in 65 hours putting a new roof on Walt Jacobus's cabin. Lions Tom and Ed Rhodes, Gene Herber, and Gary Bernhardt along with Lion Gary's son-in-law worked this project. The cost was $600 in materials which we will help reimburse with a $250 contribution. Our Signature Project of a clock or memorial was presented to the Community Center Board. Several Lions who have not been active will be contacted.

Activity Report for April:

Sight Services
* Eyeglass Collection: 1 Lion, 2 hours
Community Services
* Corning Museum Guide: 1 Lion, 7 hours
* Food Banks/Pantries: 7 Lions, 42.5 hours
* Gold Card News: 1 Lion, 10 hours
* Historical Society: 1 Lion, 12 hours
* Steel Memorial Library: 1 Lion, 38 hours
* Town Committees: 2 Lions, 10.5 hours
* Community Center: 2 Lions, 6 hours
* Meals on Wheels: 1 Lion, 3 hours
* Nutrition Site: 1 Lion, 20 hours
* Tanglewood Nature Center: 3 Lions, 87.25 hours
Fundraiser Projects
* Mints: 1 Lions, 3 hours
Club Activities
* 5K Preparation: 1 Lions, 2 hours
* Camp Badger: 4 Lions, 65 hours
* Adopt-A-Highway: 6 Lions, 23 hours

Sue Brinthaupt, Club Secretary


Published: 05/02/2006 (hardcopy) - 05/05/2006 (Web)
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