Lions Club Bulletin
Big Flats, New York

Membership Chair

Lion Bob Byland -- 562-3414

Lion Audrey Manchester -- 739-1915
Lion Rita Dery -- 739-3806

July/August, 2013
Events Calendar:
  Aug 12th Lions Picnic
  Aug 17th Chicken BBQ for BF School Reunion
  Aug 23-25 Rest Stop at Kanona
  Sep 9th @ 6:30PM Dinner / Regular club meeting at Big Flats Community Center
  Sep 13th Serve lunch at Community Kitchen
  Sep 16th @ 7:00PM Board of Directors meeting at the Community Center
  Sep 23rd @ 6:30PM Dinner / Regular club meeting at the American Legion
  Oct 11-14 Rest Stop at Kanona

Club News:
We finished the 2012-2013 year at the June 17th dinner meeting with the installation of officers for the coming year. Officiating at installation was PDG Fred Daniels from the Apalachin Club. Awards were presented to Al Draht as Lion of the Year and Paul Minier as Citizen of the Year.

New 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

Board Action in July:
   o Reports on June Projects: Lion Mary Ann reported 121 lunches were served at the Community Lunch on July 12. The next lunch will be served on September 13.
   o Lion Al Draht reported 2 more ramps built , one in West Elmira and a second for Lion Bill Powell.
   o Lion Donna reported on the vision screening of 21 children in Horseheads and Big Flats schools. No deficits were found.
   o Please remember to inform Lion Nicole of any ongoing health problems of a Lion or Lion’s family.
   o Under New Business Lion Bob B has the name of the advisor for the Leo Club at Elmira College. It is hoped this group would be willing to help with service projects such as highway clean-up.
   o Lion Mary Ann will contact Mark Gould about the planned tree planting in September.
   o Remember that our 2nd dinner meeting on September 23rd will be held at the American Legion Post on Olcott Rd.
   o Check your e-mail for messages and sign-ups about Rest Stops from Lance. If you are physically able and are not on a cruise somewhere it’s important that you take part in these two events so no one has to do double or triple shifts.

Happy birthday wishes this month go out to Lions Dick Wardell - 8/30, Lance Muir - 8/31, Marshall Updike - 9/1, and Grace Yanak - 9/18.

Published: 08/07/2013
Don't forget to visit our Web Page at