At our first meeting in February, Frank Steber spoke to us about John Dow and the history of Reading Center, and mentioned that he had known Lion Bim since 1946. Many thanks to Lion Bim for arranging this talk, and thanks also to Lion Lance for introducing Frank. Zone Chair Gail Cordes also visited us at that meeting. The Horseheads Lions visited us at our second meeting, and with several additional guests it was a great opportunity to get to know each other.
In terms of service in February, our Club provided course marshals for the Wineglass Running Club / Valentine's Day 5K race, and we also sponsored a Blood Drive at the Community Center. Many thanks to Lion Al Draht for heading up that effort. Our next opportunity for service is the Blind Bowling event at Paramount Bowling Alley (across from Ponderosa), Saturday, March 10, at Noon. Lion Donna Peck informed this editor that she's all set for drivers, but would still like to see some representation & helpers from all Clubs. Come and see what it's all about!
Please remember to keep all Lions in your thoughts, especially those who we haven't seen for awhile due to difficulties they are experiencing.
Activity Report for February:
Eyeglasses: Lion Al Draht has been in contact with the social worker at Big Flats Elementary; he has also made arrangements for an eye exam and glasses for a youngster from Big Flats. Lion Al Draht also reported that 32 units were collected at the Blood Drive, and another one is tentatively planned for April 21st. Community Sign Committee: Lion John has spoken with Fritz Meyers as to possible placement of the sign. It was suggested that the committee find out if a traffic study has ever been done for that corner - to help determine best placement.
* Boy Scouts - 8 hours.
* Eyeglass Collection - 3 hours.
* Glasses/Exam/making contact with school - 5 hours.
* Aid to Lions member - 7 hours.
* Big Flats Historical Society - 4 hours.
* Church - 20 hours.
* Corning Museum Guide - 14 hours.
* Food Banks/Pantries - (11) 39 hours.
* Meals on Wheels - 1 hour.
* Town Committees - 4 hours.
* Steele Memorial Library/Horseheads - 3 hours.
* Tanglewood Nature Center - 62 hours.
* Blood Drive - 16 hours.
* Two dinner meetings/1 Board Meeting
* Worked on 5K Race - marshaling along the course
* Blood Drive was a new activity for our club (another one is scheduled for April 21st)
* Youth: $850;
* Sight Services: $1350 ($500 of this went to LCIF earmarked for Sight First II);
* Hearing Services: $500;
* Community Service: $400
TOTAL HOURS 187
Sue Brinthaupt, Club Secretary
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