Lions Club Bulletin
Big Flats, New York

Membership Chair

Lion Bill Powell -- 739-4509

Lion Mary Ann Balland -- 562-3106
Lion John Farr -- 562-7621

September, 2011
Events Calendar:
Sep 12th @ 6:30PM
  Sep 19th @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Big Flats Community Center.
  Sep 24th 60th Charter Anniversary Celebration of the Campbell and the Avoca Wallace Lions Clubs. Contact CS Lion Gary Boisseau for details.
  Sep 26th @ 6:30pm Regular Club Meeting at the CRYSTAL HOUSE. DG Visitation.
  Sep 27th Blood Drive
  Oct 2nd Costas Fly-In - to provide BBQ grill on October 2nd. (no labor)
  Oct 7th - 10th Coffee Rest Stop at Kanona - Columbus Day

Club News:
Our annual Club picnic was enjoyable and entertaining. Many thanks to all who planned, set up, grilled, and cleaned up. And don't forget those 50/50 tickets! Coming up we have our DG Visitation scheduled for September 26th, a Blood Drive on the 27th, and another rest stop at Kanona on Oct 10th.

Board Action:
The 2011-2012 Budgets were presented and discussed. Lion Bob made a motion to accept with the caveat
that a * item (Comm Serv) must be approved as they occur. Second - Lion Judy. Approved. Motion made by Lion Bob and seconded by Lion MaryAnn to approve $200 for Community Kitchen. Approved. The club will need to consider fund raisers to make up the money for *items.
   o Certificate received from Wings of Eagles.
   o LCI notification of dues increase next club year..$2 for each of the next 2 years ($4 total). Matter tabled until April to discuss for next year's budget. Suggested DG be asked at visitation the reason for increase.
Service Projects:
   o Ramp - 6 Lions worked 79 hours on the project for a BF family.
   o Request from Lion Connie for some Lions to help load her moving truck in September.
   o Costas Fly-In - to provide BBQ grill on October 2nd. (no labor).
Fund Raising Activities:
   o August Reststop - time slots filled except for Friday evening. Need monetary donations for snacks.
Standing Committees:
   o Membership - several possible candidates mentioned.
New Business:
   o Lion Lance suggested buying our own tables for picnic/BBQ's/rest stops-he will look into cost.
   o Horseshoe Pits - reviewed possible design.

Birthdays in September:
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Lions Marshall Updike, 9/1, Grace Yanak, 9/18, and David Marks, 9/29. Note: Please contact Lion John Farr if this is your birthday month and your name is missing.

Editor's Note:
As King Lion Bill stated in an email earlier this month, I'd like to move on to other activities and pass along my duties as the newsletter editor. It has been a great opportunity to get to know the club! To whoever takes this on, I will be glad to provide any technical support as required. The content is the easy part -- it almost writes itself.

Published: 09/10/2011
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