Our Club started the month with a dinner program featuring Ray Defendorf, founder of Southern Tier Health Ministries. Mr. Defendorf spoke to us on STHM's operations in Corning and the surrounding community. The program assists those requiring health services but lack the financial resources. The dinner speaker for our second meeting was Elaine Walker, Executive Director of the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA Animal Shelter. Ms. Walker stressed the Shelter is a "no kill" facility. Animals brought to the Shelter are cared for and found homes. The fee for adoption is nominal compared to a pet store. Lion Harry King had emergency by pass surgery. Everything went well and Lion Harry is back home being cared for by Lion Jane. Lion Pat McKenzie has mended sufficiently to return to us after surviving an automobile accident near her home. Good to have you back Lion Pat. The Club manned the Memorial Day rest stop at Campbell for four days. Results are not yet in. Twenty-three Lions and ten guests put in 120 hours of service. Lion Lance Muir was in charge. The turn out for Journey for Sight was light.
Activity Report for May:
There will be a Lions Day at Camp Badger on July 30th. Lion Pat McKenzie needs a co-chair. Various possibilities for our Signature Project are still being discussed. Lion Al Draht reported on a 2 foot diameter clock to be mounted on a building. Cost would be round $3000. Lion John Hoos reported on a monument. Cost, $3000-$3500. No word on the Road Signs. Lion Merrill was not in attendance. A cap of $4000 was placed on the spending. The Club needs a volunteer to act as liaison for Campaign Sight First II. Two members were dropped from the Club due to lack of participation. Club dues to be raised to $55 per year. The Horseheads Club meets at the same time as we do. A Club merger for the speaker portion of the meeting would eliminate conflicting noise.
* Eyeglass Collection - 1 Lion, 2 hours.
* Community Center - 1 Lion, 5 hours.
* Corning Museum-Guide - 1 Lion, 10 hours.
* Food Banks/Pantries - 6 Lions, 32.5 hours.
* Historical Society - 2 Lions, 13 hours.
* Meals on Wheels - 1 Lion, 2 hours.
* Steele Memorial Library - 1 Lion, 39 hours.
* Town Committees - 3 Lions, 19.25 hours.
* Tanglewood Nature Center - 2 Lions, 76 hours.
* Health: Race for The Cure - 1 Lion, 4 hours.
* Mints - 1 Lion, 3 hours.
* Held 2 dinner meetings and 1 board meeting
* Adopt a Highway - 7 Lions, 23 hours.
* Journey for Sight - 5 Lions, 5 hours.
* Rest Stop-Memorial Day Weekend - 23 Lions, 120 hours
(and 10 "guests").
Sue Brinthaupt, Club Secretary