It's been awhile since our whirlwind of activity in June, and hopefully this summer finds you well and able to stay cool! Our installation dinner was well attended in spite of the brief deluge that struck around 6:20 as many Lions were arriving. Many thanks to those Lions who grabbed their umbrellas and performed escort duty! In recognition of her strong, quiet, and longstanding service to the Club, Lion Grace Yanak was our Lion of the Year for 2005-2006. Congratulations Lion Grace!! Congratulations are also in order for our Citizen of the Year, Bob Byland, for his many years of dedicated service to Boy Scouts Troop #87. Bob graciously accepted the award, and with some persuasion from the crowd he also gave us a most entertaining account of how he met his wife!
August 14th --ANNUAL LIONS PICNIC...mark your calendar!!!!!! Cooper Pavilion at the Community Park--6:30pm. GUEST ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!!! Note from Lion Sue:
Hot dogs, and hamburgers (expertly prepared by Chef Lance and his able assistant Chef Mark B) rolls, lemonade, iced tea, - will be provided at the extremely low cost of $2 each. Please bring table service - we will have cups for beverage. If you forget don't worry--there will be extras.
A dish to pass would be appreciated-----a favorite crowd pleaser, great-aunt Emma's "handed down through the ages" recipe (prepared for our enjoyment of course) or something you just want to make --dessert, salad, snack for before supper, hot dish, whatever... Grace will not be in town so please let me know at 562-3241 or firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Town Hall or Mary Ann at 562-3106 or at the Town Hall.
We will need to know by Thursday, August 10th what you are "bringing to pass" so we can purchase (or make) anything that might be lacking. If you find after Thursday that you can attend--just come--we always have a lot of food...
HOPE TO SEE MANY OF YOU ON THE 14TH--it's a great time to "catch up" with Lions friends and spend some time just chatting.
As of June, Lion Sue is sending the full text of the Board minutes to the membership at large. This section will continue to appear in the Bulletin, containing summaries of action items that are of general interest. Going forward, the Financial report in the Bulletin will also contain more detail on the fund balances.
Of particular note this month, our Club has agreed to donate $100 toward pavers for the Trooper Sperr memorial park. The Board has also agreed to hold a joint meeting with Horseheads Lions Club on October 9th in order to help combine two DG visitations.
Community Service 50/50 Raffle (Lion Rita):
I am preparing to distribute this year's 50/50 tickets at the picnic on 8/14. If you want more tickets than you had last year let me know by e-mail or call 739-3806. If I don't hear from you I will go with last year's numbers. Thanks and I hope to see you at the picnic.
Activity Report for July:
* Eyeglass Collection - 1 Lion, 5 hours.
* Low Vision Center - 1 Lion, 4 hours.
* Corning Museum-Guide - 1 Lion, 2 hours.
* Food Banks/Pantries - 4 Lions, 40 hours.
* Meals on Wheels - 1 Lion, 4 hours.
* Steele Memorial Library - 1 Lion, 10 hours.
* Town Committees - 2 Lions, 5 hours.
* Tanglewood Nature Center - 1 Lion, 15 hours.
* Mints - 1 Lion, 3 hours.
* Held 1 board meeting
Donations: $100 to Trooper Andrew Sperr Memorial Park
TOTAL HOURS: 88
Sue Brinthaupt, Club Secretary
Installation of Officers: June, 2006