Lion John Hoos:
Our Club lost an active a well liked member when John Hoos passed away on Friday, Februray 10th at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Services will be held on the 25th, and more details will follow. A fitting tribute to Lion John will be included in next months newsletter.
Our speaker on January 23rd was Darlene Ike, Executive Director of Chemung County Meals on Wheels. With 216 active volunteers, Meals on Wheels has been in Chemung County since 1970, and the average age of volunteers is 80!. King Lion Bill presented Darlene with a check for $230, which included a contribution from the club and individual member donations.
Let's keep Lion Dean Zimmerman in our thoughts as he continues to make his recovery, and make sure to attend our regular meeting on the 13th as it will be our largest 50/50 drawing for the year!
A few Lions have not yet paid dues for 2011-2012. Board members volunteered to contact them.
o Camp Badger needs to replace fire extinguishers-asking Big Flats Lions to donate two-action tabled until we receive a financial report - secretary to request this information.
o Letter from Tioga-Nichols Lions asking us to send cards to an active member who will turn 102 in February - secretary asked to send e-mail to members with her address.
o Request from Meals On Wheels for donation-check will be presented next Monday to our speaker.
o Contributions from individual members may be made in addition to club's contribution.
Finished Service Projects:
o Community Kitchen - 7 Lions and 2 guests served 140 meals for total of 30 hours.
o 5 Lions worked Food Bank of ST for Martin Luther Day of Service.
Upcoming Service Projects:
o Blood Drive Jan. 17th.
o Food Bank repacking Jan. 20th.
o Provide snacks for the Lions Zone meeting on Jan 27th.
Fund Raising Activities:
o No info on Rest Stops for this summer. Motion made by Lion MaryAnn and seconded by Lion Gene to request another 2 day weekend not to be too close to any of our other ones. Approved
Around the Room:
o Need Committee named for Lion of Year and Citizen of Year.
o Nominations Committee - Lion Dave and Lion Rita.
o Sunshine Committee - Card should be sent to Ann Ormiston.
o Lion Dave will serve as co-ordinate for visitations to Lion John Hoos as well as assistance that may be needed for Dotty.
o Suggestion made to put an article in the Big Flats Times regarding Lions Club in Big Flats-encouraging membership and in Neighbors column of Star Gazette.
o There is a definite need for new member orientation-should get moving on this......
Birthdays in February:
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Lions Jane King, 2/12, and Nicole Burt, 2/23. Note: Please contact Lion John Farr if this is your birthday month and your name is missing.
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.