DG Rena Haigh visited our Club in October, expanding on her vision that "Together We Make A Difference". She announced the availability of Lions ties for $20, district directories for $2, and the Galloping Governor contest, where we were invited to guess how many miles she will travel as she visits 45 Lions and 6 Lioness Clubs this year. She admonished us to seek publicity, and also explained how she was against "outsourcing". This is when Clubs give most of their money to other organizations rather than using it directly in service to their community. DG Rena also presented certificates of appreciation to Lions Ed Rhodes and Chris Friend.
Vicie Rollins, representing the Chemung County Office for the Aging, spoke to us at our second October meeting about "LTCIEOP". This stands for Long Term Care Insurance Education and Outreach Program, and she provided each of us with high quality packages of information including a planning kit. Vicie made it clear that there was a lot to consider, and provided a great deal of food for thought on the subject.
Lion Sue Brinthaupt represented our Club at the recent Zone meeting and reported the following: Blind Bowling activity will be on March 10th, Fall Conference in Geneva Nov. 3-5, family Lions membership will be available starting in 2007. Lion John Farr reported on Signature projects stating that Larry Wagner has been contacted as to regulations etc. for signs to entrance of town. Lion John will have a meeting to continue discussion of clock, scholarship or community sign and to bring recommendations to the next Board meeting. Lion Bim reported on Lion Jim Adamy as he was in St. Joeseph's at the time. Lion John Hoos reported that Scouting for Food was scheduled for Nov 11th,, and Lion Lance reported that he will have a completed "Project in Progress" sign at the next meeting.
Lion Lance is checking on available power at the rest stop for a proposed additional Bunn coffee maker, and he and Lion Chris will be adding Lions graphic decals to our yellow aprons. The Big Flats Historical Society will not need us for their summer event in 2007 so we need to replace that revenue source. Lion Jane, Lion Ed and Lion Lance will be our new Fund Raising Committee. Lion Al Draht suggested we hold a Blood Drive during this year. He will report back with more information at the next meeting.
Community Sign - Lion Mary Ann suggested we look into purchasing a large community sign for the Maple St/Canal Street corner to help eliminate signs on telephone poles, etc. It would say "donated by BF Lions Club" (or something similar to that) and would be used by Town organizations to publicize events. Could be considered with other ideas for "signature" project or have separate financial drives to raise the necessary funds.
Activity Report for October:
* Boy Scouts - 20 hours.
* Low Vision - 3 hours.
* Big Flats Historical Society - 4 hours.
* Food Banks/Pantries - (3) 10 hours.
* Meals on Wheels - 4 hours.
* Nutrition Site- Office for the Aging - (3) 14 hours.
* Senior Citizen Bus Trips - 10 hours.
* Town Committees - (3) 8 hours.
* Wineglass Marathon - 8 hours.
* Tanglewood Nature Center - 66 hours.
* American Red Cross - 2 hours.
* Mints - 6 hours.
* Held 1 board meeting
* 2 Dinner Meetings
* Camp Badger - (5) 30 hours.
* Journey for Sight - (7) 12 hours.
* Sec/Treas attended District Zone Meeting at Big Flats Community Center.
TOTAL HOURS 197
Sue Brinthaupt, Club Secretary
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DG Rena Haigh's Visitation in October:
DG Rena makes a point about the empty chair / missing member.