Lions Club Bulletin
Big Flats, New York

Membership Chair

Lion Mary Ann Balland -- 562-3106

Lion Gene Herber -- 562-3168
Lion Rita Dery -- 739-3806

May, 2013

We had a VERY busy month in April and May looks even better.

Upcoming meetings and service projects:

May 4
Adopt-a Highway
  May 10 Repack at the Food Bank
  May 10 Community Kitchen
  May 13 Dinner Meeting at Community Center
  May 16 Community Dinner at BF Pres
  May 20 Board Meeting
  May 24-May 27 Coffee Rest Stop at Campbell

Officers for 2013-2014:

  Past President Mary Ann Balland
  President Bob Byland
  1st VP Audrey Manchester
  2nd VP Nicole Burt
  3rd VP Aaron Manchester
  Secretary John Farr
  Treasurer Dave Marks
  Tail Twister Lance Muir
  Lion Tamer Amanda Manchester
  1 year Director Ed Rhodes
  1 year Director Donna Barto
  2 year Director Bill Powell
  2 year Director Tom Rhodes

The first dinner meeting on April 8 had no speaker but several items of business were discussed. Past District Governor was at the meeting and he presented Lion Bob Byland with a Certificate of Thanks for his work on the District newsletter for the year 2011-2012.

The slate of officers for next year had a first reading.

After some discussion it was decided to hold a free Community Dinner on May 16 at the Big Flats Presbyterian Church. If this is successful it may become an ongoing program. Lion Tom Rhodes is in charge.

Lion Lance has cut the hours and volunteer times at the rest stop. Hours will be from 9-6 and each shift will be 3 hrs.

A committee will look in to other dinner meeting places for next year.

Lion Sue Brinthaupt is in ICU at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, as of 4/27 she was making gradual improvmnet. Lion Merrill Lynn reported that his wife Lydia has broken her shoulder.

April 15 Board Meeting There was no Treasurer’s Report as Lion Dave is not feeing well.

All is set for the Campbell Rest Stop, Lance is taking donations to buy the snacks and supplies.

Lion Tom says the date for Community Dinner at Presbyterian Church is confirmed, a spaghetti dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6:00. This project will need the participation of the entire Club.

Lion Bob Byland has organized a second Scouting for Food Drive to be held on April 27 involving the troops in Big Flats to benefit the BF Food Pantry. Volunteers needed to count and sort.

April 22 Dinner Meeting was held at the Crystal House. Ongoing projects were discussed. The slate of officers had it’s third reading and was approved by the membership.

The program was presented by two doctors from the Southern Tier Neurological group located in Minier’s Plaza. Dr. Linda Wells discussed balance, gait and falling. Dr. Karen Woolway, an audiologist spoke on how ear problems can contribute to falling.

Lion Gary reported on Camp Badger work on Cabin 4, which replaced the cabin roof, patched the porch and back steps. He also reported on the Red Cross Blood Drive on 4/23. 23 pints were collected.

The Scouting for Food Drive went well with 2 troops and 2 Cub Packs taking part. Additional information from the Presbyterian Churches Red Door newsletter: "Scouts from Big Flats area troops and packs conducted a Spring Food Drive to benefit the Big Flats Community Food Pantry, which is housed in our church. The scouts collected food from Big Flats area residents and brought the donated cans, boxes, and jars to our church for processing. There they were aided in their efforts by volunteers from the Big Flats Lions Club and other willing workers who unpacked, sorted, and shelved the donated items. The drive resulted in the donation of 1,439 items for the benefit of Food Pantry patrons. Thanks go to all who donated, to the scouts for their energy and commitment, and to the Lions Club and all others who worked to make this such a successful drive!"

Birthday in May Lion Al Draht 4/20

Written by Lion Rita: 04/29/2013 - Published: 05/09/2013
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