Lions Club Bulletin
Big Flats, New York


Lion Pat McKenzie -- 734-1975

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

November, 2007
Events Calendar:
Nov 10th @ 9:00AM
Scouting for Food. Lion John Hoos is in charge.
  Nov 11th @ 6:30PM Dinner meeting at the Crystal House.
  Nov 18th @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Community Center.
  Nov 25th @ 6:30PM Dinner meeting at the Crystal House.
  Dec 8th Blood Drive at the Community Center.

Club News:
At our first October meeting, Southport Town Supervisor David Sheen and guests gave us a stirring presentation on Breast Cancer and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. We were also provided with kits to serve as reminders for ourselves or the women in our lives to perform regular self exams. We thank our guests for such an educational and worthwhile evening. District Governor Bob Jenson performed his visitation at our second October meeting, and he seems well on his way to visiting all Clubs in record time! Attending with DG Bob were ZC Mike Eisenhart and Lion Pet Sylvester from Apalachin.

In other news, congratulations are in order for several Lions. Lion Al Draht got married, Lion Jim Ormiston received his 10 year pin, and Lion Mary Ann Balland received a Diamond pin for her significant contribution to membership growth within the district. Thanks are also in order for Lions who contributed to the Blood Drive, the Fall Festival, and other service projects in October, including Lions Gary Bernhardt, Pat McKenzie, Ed Rhodes, Don Williams, and Gene Herber for installing ceilings in cabins 1 & 8, and Lions Gene Herber, Don Williams, Ed Rhodes, Dick Seely, and Mike Yanak for Adopt-A-Highway.

DG Bob Jensen’s Visitation:
When working at a coffee rest stop, or some other service project, have you ever been asked, “What do the Lions do”? It’s easy to be caught unprepared for this, and DG Bob suggested that our answer should focus on our spending rather than our Fundraising efforts. Good advice! DG Bob also went over his goals for the year, including a net gain of 60 members (that’s only 1.5 per club), one new Lions club and one new Leo Club, continued support for Camp Badger and Campaign Sight First II, and that all Clubs participate in the Club Contest, and mingle more with each other.

Board Action – October 15th:
Camp Badger work parties are scheduled for Oct. 20th and Apr. 19th. Blood Drives are scheduled for Oct 13th and Dec. 8th. Journey for Sight was held Oct 13th at the new Community Park with about 5 walkers.

Activity Report for October:

Youth Services:
* Boy Scouts - 18 hrs.
Community Services:
* Church - 47 hrs.
* Chemung Ct. Office for the Aging - 12 hrs.
* Fall Festival - Town Sponsored (16) - 48 hrs.
* Food Banks/Pantries (7) - 40 hrs.
* Meals on Wheels - 4 hrs.
* Historical Society(2) - 25 hrs.
* Sr. Bus Trips-organizing - 9 hrs.
* Steele Library - 44 hrs.
* Town Committees(2) - 21 hrs.
* Tour Guide-CGW - 8 hrs.
* Tanglewood Nature Center (2) - 9 hrs.
* Red Cross (5) - 10 hrs.
Club Activities:
* Two dinner meetings/one board meeting
* Blood Drive (above)
* Adopt-a-Highway (5) - 21 hrs.
* Camp Badger (5) - 35 hrs.
* Visit from District Governor

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.

From the Scrapbook:

Lions serving Hot Dogs at the Big Flats Fall Festival

Published: 11/07/2007
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