Lions Club Bulletin
Big Flats, New York


Lion Pat McKenzie -- 734-1975

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

February, 2008
Events Calendar:
  Feb 9th Blood Drive at the Community Center from 8:00AM - 10:30AM.
Feb 11th @ 6:30PM
Dinner meeting at the Crystal House. Marge Tremaine will speak to us about Big Flats Youth programs..
  Feb 18th @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Community Center.
  Feb 25th @ 6:30PM Dinner meeting at the Crystal House. We will have a speaker from Tanglewood..

Club News:
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.

Board Action:
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:


Youth Services:
* Boy Scouts - 4 hrs.
Community Services:
* 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.
Fundraising Projects:
* Received $186.17 for Eyeglass Recycling and $90.70 was sent to District Special Fund
Club Activities:
* Two Dinner Meetings
* Eyeglass/Exams - (2) $298.00
* Maintained at 39
* Lion Pat McKenzie attended Zone Meeting


Sue Brinthaupt, Club Secretary

Editor’s Note:
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Published: 02/07/2008
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