Lions Club Bulletin
Big Flats, New York


Lion Pat McKenzie -- 734-1975

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

March, 2008
Events Calendar:
  Mar 10th @ 6:30PM Dinner meeting at the Crystal House. Joe Ponzi of STAVI will update us on their activities.
Mar 17th @ 7:00PM
Board of Directors meeting at the Community Center.
  Mar 24th @ 6:30PM Dinner meeting at the Crystal House.
  Mar 29th Community Center Library Day - 4 hours - profits to benefit Library Committee.

Club News:
Marge Tremaine gave us a wonderful talk in February about the many youth activities she’s been coordinating at the Big Flats Community Center. Some of her favorites have been the intergenerational activities such as the Euchre tournament on the Keuka Maid and the Fall Festival. She also mentioned some of her “lessons learned”, like attempting to snowshoe through 18 holes at Willow Creek! Marge also had high praise for the Lions and Lion Lance in particular, for his organizational skills at the Fall Festival. Lion Al Draht also provided some organizational talent at the recent Blood Drive where they collected 27 units!

At our second meeting in February we were privileged to hear from Emily Jack and Bob Thorborg from Tanglewood, whose furry/feathery/scaly guests included a possum, a horned owl, and a gecko, respectively! Emily is the Coordinator of Volunteers and Education at the Nature Center, and she also discussed their recent activities and relayed some funny stories with much enthusiasm. Also at that meeting we had the last of our Community Service 50/50 drawings for the year, and our Club thanks Lion Rita Dery for running this important project!

Our Lions in the News!
March is an exciting month for our Club as some of our members are featured in Lion magazine, under the lead article no less! The article is “Hunger: The Hidden Epidemic”, and our members were featured because of their work as a “repack” crew at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. They are Lions Rita Dery, Grace Yanak, Tom Rhodes, Ed Rhodes, and Bill Powell along with wife Barb Powell. Lion Bill is collecting extra copies for family records and the Food Bank, so if you have one please pass it along.

Board Action:
Community Sign - still a work in progress. Classy Collectibles - Menu for the cafe is still to be determined. Lion Lance reported that the Lions will be hauling items to the CC and back into storage. Lion Tom Rhodes will put up the portable sign advertising the sale. Retired Telephone Operators - no contact with Lion Gary Bernhardt to date. Lion Gary will suggest that they might help out on March 26th at the camp and/or get in touch with Horseheads as they need help with their cabin at the camp. Lion of the Year/Citizen-committee yet to be named.

.Activity Report for February:


Youth Services:
* Boy Scouts - 26 hrs.
Sight Services:
* Vision Screening - 4 hrs.
* Eyeglass Recyling - 3 hrs.
Community Services:
* Church - 5 hrs.
* CC Office for aging-Nutrition Site - 17 hrs.
* Food Banks/Pantries - 41 hrs.
* Library-Texas 9 Meals on Wheels - 2 hrs.
* Sr Citizen Bus Trip Planning - 5 hrs.
* CG Museum Guide - 4 hrs.
* Tanglewood - 29 hrs.
* Blood Drive - 5 hrs.
Club Activities:
Two Dinner Meetings
* Maintained at 39


Sue Brinthaupt, Club Secretary

From the Scrapbook:

Tanglewood Presents! Clockwise from top left: Emily Jack with gecko, King Lion Pat McKenzie with possum, and Bob Thorborg with horned owl.

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: 03/05/2008
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