As you may recall, Lion Don Williams was the well-deserving recipient of our Lion of the Year Award in June, but the Citizen of the Year award was not presented at that meeting. Well, former King Lion Pat McKenzie finally caught up to Lion Lance Muir at the Club Picnic in August, and Lion Lance is the well-deserving recipient of the Citizen of the Year award for 2007-2008. Congratulations Lion Lance!
Our picnic was well attended and well enjoyed, but unlike past years it was not our only event in August. The two community concerts were a success by any measure, and our Lions provided strong support by serving the food at these events. Thanks go out to Lion Lance Muir for coordinating these events, and to all Lions and non-Lions who participated.
Dues are Due:
Just a friendly reminder from your Club Secretary, that the 2008-2009 dues are due. Most of you have already paid (thanks!), and I'll get your membership cards to you as soon as possible.
* Summer Picnic - Lion Lance Muir reported that all went well and that he bought the leftover meat for the lake.
Signature Project - Lion Bob provided the Board with a detailed four point summary document from the Committee (on file) and these were discussed. Three of the four points were ideas for projects, and the fourth was a recommendation to form a permanent finance committee. Committee will be formed to review the budget and each annual donation made by the club. King Lion Mike said that the board will expedite if the committee narrows the list to one project by next month.
* Camp Badger - Lion Gary Bernhardt reported that the work party dates for the upcoming year will be October 25th and April 25th, and tasks will include hand rails for Cabin #2.
* Rules Committee - Lion John Hoos reported that there was only one change in the final policy, which is a stipulation that members would need to attend at least 25% of Club functions, and that a total of 25 possible functions have been identified (for a typical year). Lion Don Williams suggested that the committee should produce a simple, summary statement of this policy that could be published on the website.
* Request for eyeglass repair - King Lion Mike referred a request from Elmira to Lion Al Draht.
* Equipment loans by club - Lion Lance Muir has received a request from the Ecumenical Council of Churches to borrow our portable BBQ. Lion Lance will coordinate this activity this time, and will start a draft contract for future equipment loans. Case by case judgments will be applied in the meantime.
* Club brochures - King Lion Mike would like to have some new brochures and Lion Donna volunteered to help with this.
* Youth - Lion Bob Byland suggested the need to put on our thinking caps with respect to getting youth involved. We need to get the word out.
* Budget - Lion John Farr requested that $35 be added to the expenses in the Administrative budget to cover our Web hosting services through Zehr.net per the May '08 board meeting.
Community Service 50/50 Raffle - Message from Lion Rita Dery:
I have the 50/50 tickets ready for distribution at first dinner meeting in September. If you want to get started before then please call me and I will mail to you. I am currently unable to open e-mail at home so please don't e-mail.
Activity Report for July & August:
* Boy Scouts - 4 hrs.
* Eyeglass Recyling - 1 hrs.
* Church - 55
* CC Office for Aging=Nutrition Site - 30 hrs.
* Food Banks/Pantries - 88 hrs.
* Meals on Wheels - 8 hrs.
* CG Museum Guide - 6 hrs.
* Town Committees - 13 hrs.
* Senior Bus Trip-organizing - 16 hrs.
* Historical Society - 14 hrs.
* Steele Library - 21 hrs.
* Tanglewood 66 hrs.
* Environment Emergency Services - 6 hrs.
* Concerts in the Park - 131 hrs.
* Blood Drive - 1 hr.
* Board Meetings (2)
* Maintained at 39
TOTAL HOURS: 460
John Farr, Club Secretary
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