Lions Club Bulletin
Big Flats, New York

Membership Chair

Lion Mike Yanak -- 562-7433

Lion Judy Zimmerman -- 562-3461
Lion John Farr -- 562-7621

October, 2008
Events Calendar:
  Oct 11th Camp Badger Work Party. Lion Gary Bernhardt is in charge.
  Oct 13th @ 6:30PM Dinner meeting at the Crystal House.
  Oct 18th @ 8:30AM Adopt-A-Highway. Meet at old Grossman's Parking lot at 8:30AM. Lion Gene Herber is in charge.
  Oct 20th @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Community Center.
  Oct 22nd @ 6:15PM First ACM or Zone Meeting to be held. Hosted by the Elmira Lions at the Elmira Holiday Inn on Water Street.
  Oct 25th Fall Festival at the Community Center.
  Oct 27th @ 6:30PM Dinner meeting at the Crystal House.

Club News:
King Lion Mike handed out two service awards at our first meeting in September, the first going to Lion Dick Wardell for 30 years, and Lion Rita Dery for 10 years. He is also planning to make a trip to the Bath VA to present Lion Ray Conklin with his 30 year pin. Congratulations Lions! Another award came from ZC Mike Eisenhardt, who presented us with a plaque for winning the 2007-2008 Club Contest. King Lion Mike turned the award over to IPP Lion Pat McKenzie. Well done! Our speakers in September were Diane Fiorentino, Chemung County Storm Water Commission Education Outreach Coordinator, speaking on her office and activities, and Millie Kilmartin and Nancy Simpson who presented on Hospice and palliative care. Wonderful presentations all!

Please note that the Camp Badger work party has been moved to October 11th from its original date which conflicted with the Fall Festival. Tasks for cabin #2 will include installation of hand rails, porch extension, and swing reversal of screen door. Please note also that Adopt-A-Highway has been rescheduled for October 18th. There were only 5 volunteers for the original date in September, and Lion Gene will be recirculating the sign-up sheet at our first October meeting. Lion Grace Yanak forwarded regards from Lion Don Roe. Lion Al Redner mentioned that these are tough times for Lion Don now, and also that we should visit Lion Ray Conklin. Finally, Lion Al Draht reports that the Club provided $120 for a pair of glasses for a lady this summer, and Lion Bill Powell also reminds members that he collects used glasses.

Board Action:
Blood Drives - Lion Judy Zimmerman reported that 4 or 5 more of these were scheduled and are already booked at the Community Center. Signature Project - Finance Committee will consist of Lions Don Williams (Chr), Bob Byland, and John Hoos. Members Attendance Committee - The committee report and recommendations will be sent to members with explanation listing activities and how to achieve satisfactory attendance. Budgets - Administrative budget was passed without amendments. Community Service budget was passed after an amendment to reinstate the Turkey Raffle. Equipment Loans - Lion Lance Muir reported that Lion Bill Powell helped create the documents, including how-to sheets and informal loan agreements. Lion Don will help the Rotary Club with the equipment at their event on Oct 5th. Profit for this event will go to Corning / Painted Post Food Pantries. Turkey Raffle - Lion Judy Zimmerman will print tickets, drawing to be held at the November 17th Board meeting. Lion Ray Conklin - King Lion Mike Yanak reported that he will visit Lion Ray to present him with his 30 year pin, and invited anyone who wished to join him on the Tuesday or Wednesday following the Board Meeting. Invitation - Lion Judy Zimmerman reported that Lion Ralph Marino, Superintendent of the Horseheads School District, has invited us to see the High School auditorium now that renovations have been made. The Board expressed interest in this idea. We could do this in lieu of a program following a regular club meeting.

Activity Report for September:

Youth Services:

* Boy Scouts - 10 hrs.
Sight Services:
* Eyeglass Recycling - 2 hrs.
* Low Vision Center - 4 hrs.
Community Services:
* Church - 36 hrs.
* CC Office for Aging=Nutrition Site - 21 hrs.
* Food Banks/Pantries - 30 hrs.
* CG Museum Guide - 4 hrs.
* Town Committees - 22 hrs.
* Senior Bus Trip-organizing - 24 hrs.
* Historical Society - 18 hrs.
* Steele Library - 31 hrs.
* Tanglewood - 64 hrs.
* Maintained at 39


John Farr , Club Secretary

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Published: 10/08/2008 - Revised: 10/09/2008
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