Lions Club Bulletin
Big Flats, New York


Lion Mary Ann Balland -- 562-3106

Lion Suzanne Brinthaupt -- 562-3241
Lion John Farr -- 562-7621

April, 2007
Events Calendar:
Apr 9th @ 6:30PM
Dinner meeting. Speaker to be announced.
  Apr 13-15 Coffee Reststop at Kanona. Lion Lance Muir is in charge.
  Apr 14th Blood Drive at the Fire Hall. Lion Al Draht is in charge.
  Apr 14th Camp Badger Work Party. Lion Gary Bernhardt is in charge.
  Apr 16th @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Community Center.
  Apr 23rd @ 6:30PM Dinner meeting. Speaker to be announced.

Club News:
Gary Emerson gave us a great presentation in March regarding the Chemung Canal, and this Editor has been noticing fragments of the canal around Big Flats ever since. For more information, please visit Gary's website at

Lion Bill Powell announced an honor that our Club received recently from the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. In his year as President, King Lion Marshall Updike challenged the members of our Club to help the Food Bank repackage food on a weekly basis. Several Lions answered the call and have been working there ever since. According to the Food Bank, they have packaged over 45,000 pounds to date!

April is shaping up to be a busy month with 3 major projects, two of them being new projects! Our Rest Stop this month at Kanona will be the first time we've attempted one of these in April, and while our April Blood Drive will actually be our second one, the Blood Drive itself is a new initiative this year. Finally, there will be a work party at Camp Badger on the 14th, and this is a continuation of one of our longstanding service projects. Thanks to the organizers of these activities: Lion Lance Muir for the Rest Stop; Lion Al Draht for the Blood Drive, and Lion Gary Bernhardt for the Camp Badger project.

Slate of Officers for 2007-2008:

  Lion Pat McKenzie
Lion Tamer:
  Lion Ed Rhodes
1st VP:
  Lion Mike Yanak
2yr Dir:
  Lion Don Williams
2nd VP:
  Lion Judy Zimmerman
2yr Dir:
  Lion John Hoos
3rd VP:
  Lion Bob Byland
1yr Dir:
  Lion Rita Dery
  Lion Sue Brinthaupt
1yr Dir:
  Lion Tom Rhodes
Tail Twister:
  Lion Lance Muir
Past President:
  Lion Mary Ann Balland

Board Action:
The Board did not meet in March. Our Club has been approached by Community Days to assist in building a gazebo, and this will be discussed at the April Board meeting.

Activity Report for March:


Youth Services:
* Boy Scouts - 25 hours.
Sight Services:
* Eyeglass Collection - 2 hours.
Community Services:
* Big Flats Historical Society - 4 hours.
* Church - 38 hours.
* Corning Museum Guide - 16 hours.
* Food Banks/Pantries - (8) 29 hours.
* Meals on Wheels - 3 hours.
* Nutrition Site-Office for the Aging - 12 hours.
* Town Committees - 2 hours.
* Steele Memorial Library/Horseheads - 3 hours.
* Tanglewood Nature Center - 125 hours.
* Red Cross - 28 hours.
Club Activities:
* Two dinner meetings
* 2007-2008 slate of officers presented
* Daisy Girl Scouts - $100; Food Bank/Pantry-$200
Transfer from Hunter-Tannersville Lions Club - Ralph Marino, new Horseheads Superintendent of Schools.

(we are resting up for Club Projects-April-June!!

Sue Brinthaupt, Club Secretary

Editor's Note:
News items and other submissions from Club members are always welcome! Please feel free to send any announcements or other items of humor or interest.

Award from Food Bank of the Southern Tier:
"In Recognition of your dedicated volunteer work at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. In 2006, the Big Flats Lions Club repackaged over 45,000 pounds of bulk food for our neighbors in need. The Food Bank could not repack and distribute bulk food to our network of over 180 hunger-relief agency partners in a timely manner without your help. Thank you, Paul A. Hesler, President & CEO, Food Bank of the Southern Tier."

Published: 04/06/2007 - Modified: 04/09/2007
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