TVDG Noni Krom visited our Club in January, along with ZC Gail Cordes who was accompanied by her husband, PID Dr. Ed Cordes. Our guest speaker at that meeting was Jerry Wright of Mattress Ministries, sponsored by the First Methodist Church of Corning. Jerry gave a gripping slideshow and presentation, detailing some of the services they provide, and generally throwing light on circumstances and living conditions that most of us do not often consider. It is difficult and important work; covering a large area (Steuben County alone is larger than the State of Rhode Island!).
Bob Thorborg spoke to us at our second meeting regarding his work volunteer work with CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA is "…dedicated to providing every abused and neglected child in the court system with a consistent and caring advocate - a court appointed special advocate (CASA) for every child who needs one!" Bob is currently handling three cases in this area, and he is also following up with a case where the child has left the area. Bob presented the topic in very moving terms, and we can only hope that the 38 CASA volunteers will be enough to keep up with the volume of cases.
A check was received from Canandaigua Lions Club for eye glasses for $186.17 which represents 1701 framed glasses; 692 usable plastic-framed glasses. $91.70 was sent to the District Special Fund on our club's behalf. Thank you-Lion Bill Powell!! We received a patch for Membership Growth - suggestion made to have a bulletin board or case to display these items that we receive. It was mentioned that we already have something that could be used.
Community Sign - appears the hold-up is now the location. Library Classy Collectibles is scheduled for March 29th -- Lion Lance Muir has no other information. Lion Don Williams has contacted DOT regarding the Rest Stops. Retired Telephone Operators have expressed an interest in helping at Camp Badger-they will be advised that they need to contact Gary Bernhardt.
.Activity Report for January:
* Boy Scouts - 4 hrs.
* Church - 20 hrs.
* CC Office for aging-Nutrition Site - 12 hrs.
* Food Banks/Pantries - 6 hrs.
* Historical Society - 10 hrs.
* Town Committees - 12 hrs.
* Meals on Wheels - 4 hrs.
* Sr Citizen Bus Trip Planning - 4 hrs.
* Tanglewood - 36 hrs.
* Environmental Emergency Services - 3 hrs.
* Red Cross - 5 hrs.
* Received $186.17 for Eyeglass Recycling and $90.70 was sent to District Special Fund
* Two Dinner Meetings
* Eyeglass/Exams - (2) $298.00
* Maintained at 39
* Lion Pat McKenzie attended Zone Meeting
TOTAL HOURS 116
Sue Brinthaupt, Club Secretary
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