Lions Club Bulletin
Big Flats, New York


Lion Mary Ann Balland -- 24 Cayuga Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845 -- 562-3106

Lion Suzanne Brinthaupt -- 20 Cayuga Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845 -- 562-3241
Lion John Farr -- 16 Winters Road, Elmira NY 14903 -- 562-7621

June, 2007
Events Calendar:
  Jun 9th 8-10:30AM Blood Drive at the Community Center. Lion Al Draht is in charge.
  Jun 10th Vintage Car Show BBQ. Lion Lance Muir is in charge.
  Jun 11th @ 6:30PM Dinner meeting at the Crystal House.
  Jun 16th Community Days BBQ. King Lion Mary Ann Balland is in charge.
  Jun 18th @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Community Center.
  Jun 25th @ 6:30PM Dinner Meeting and Installation of Officers.

Club News:
The weather cooperated for the most part over the four days of our Memorial Day rest stop, and while the final results are not available yet, it seemed to be a good success. Thanks to all who participated! Participation at Journey for Sight on May 19th was a little sparse, however. Lions Tom Rhodes, Ed Rhodes, Grace Yanak and Mike Yanak participated at the Community Park, and Lion Bim Van Etten gave both moral and financial support by his presence. If anyone would like to contribute to this event, please give your donation to Lion Sue at the next meeting.

Also in May we inducted a new member, Lion Connie Lambert. Welcome to our Club!

Once again we have a busy month of June, starting with the Blood Drive on the Saturday the 9th, the Vintage Car Show BBQ the following Sunday on the 10th, and the Community Days BBQ on the following Saturday. Thanks to Lions Al Draht, Lance Muir, and Mary Ann Balland for coordinating these respective events.

Board Action:
Ink cartridges - Lion Don Williams reported a significant drop in profit from cartridge collection and the Board decided to discontinue the project. Thanks Lion Don for your years of service in this project. There was a general discussion regarding Blood Drives, leading to a decision to continue sponsoring them. Summer Concerts - Lion Lance reported these will be held at the Community Park on August 13th and 27th. Antique Car Show BBQ - Decision made to change the wording on signs from ½ chicken to "chicken only" to avoid confusion. Cost will be $4.00 for chicken only and $7:00 for full dinner (no children's dinners). Community Project - easement is done and will be given to Lion John Farr, and rules for use of the sign have been discussed. Use of the sign will be first come basis, sign information to be dropped off at the Community Center. Lion Pat will do more research on the actual sign regarding various costs. Calendar Sale - Decision made that the club is over committed for 2007-2008. Suggestion made to do 2 raffles at Miniers instead.

Activity Report for May:


Youth Services:
* Boy Scouts - 2 hrs.
Sight Services:
* Eyeglass Collection - 5 hrs.
Eyeglass collection for 2006-2007:
* Total of 952 pairs of glasses delivered to Canandaigua Lions Club. About 200 metal frames that will be recyled as scrap metal.
Community Services:
* Church - 16 hrs.
* FLUPA(Finger Lakes Underwater Preservation Associaton) - 7 hrs.
* Food Banks/Pantries (9) 34 hrs.
* Meals on Wheels - 4 hrs.
* Historical Society - 8 hrs.
* Nutrition Site-Office for the Aging - 15 hrs.
* Senior Citizens - 2 hrs.
* Steele Library - 27 hrs.
* Town Committees - 4 hrs.
* Tour Guide-CGW - 12 hrs.
* Tanglewood Nature Center - 64 hrs.
* Environmental Emergency Services - 3 hrs.
* Chemical Hazard Team - 3 hrs.
* Red Cross - 5 hrs.
Fundraising Projects:
* Mints - 12 hrs.
Club Activities:
* One dinner meeting/one Board meeting
* Camp Badger Work Party - 3 Lions, 45 hours
* Memorial Day RestStop- family/friends - 25 Lions 192 hours
* Highway Clean-Up - 6 Lions 15 hours
* New member - Connie Lambert

Sue Brinthaupt, Club Secretary

Photos from May:

Induction for Lion Connie Lambert.
Sponsor: Lion Bill Powell (left)
MC: Lion Don Williams (right)

We were not lacking for signage!

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.

Published: 06/06/2007
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