Lions Club Bulletin
Big Flats, New York

Membership Chair

Lion Bob Byland -- 562-3414

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

September, 2013
Events Calendar:
Sept. 9th, 6:30 PM
Dinner meeting at the BF Community Center Come early to help Mary Ann set-up
  Sept 13th 9-12 Repack at Food Bank. Call Bill Powell to help
  Sept 13th Serve lunch at Community Kitchen, Call Lion Dave Marks to help
  Sept 16th 7:00 PM Board of Directors meeting at BF Community Center, Every member welcome to attend.
  Sept 23rd 6:30 PM Regular Club meeting at the American Legion. (Note new location!)
  Sept 27th 9-12 Repack at the Food Bank
  Oct. 11-14 Rest Stop at Kanona
  Oct. 26 Camp Badger work party
  Nov. 9th Scouting for Food at Big Flats Food Pantry in the Presbyterian Church

Every Lion should sell their 50/50 tickets ASAP and return money and ticket stubs to Lion Marshall, best by first dinner meeting 9/9.

August board meeting:

  • The ramp builders finished their 21st construction on the 19th. Woody & Bunny sent a thank you note.
  • We received donation thank you notes from LCI (Wayne Wagner), Leader Dogs for the Blind, and STAVI.
  • Scouting for Food - King Lion Bob reported Nov 2nd drop off and Nov 9th pickup. Bob can't be there on the 9th and is looking for a coordinator for that date.
  • Big Flats Sign / Mowing & Trim - Lion Tom Rhodes reports problems with day lilies and surrounding grass, asked for ideas.
  • Dinner Setup helpers - Lion Mary Ann Balland needs backup for coverage purposes.
  • Meetings: 1st Dinner meeting each month is still at Community Center, 2nd will be at American Legion.
  • Lion Don Williams presented an idea for a new Administrative fund. Dues, initiation fees, 50/50's, hit the young. We should set up a Lions Admin Fund which is paid for by Lions and invested. 50% of income should go to offset dues, or even meals, but never more than 50% of these costs. It should be called the Administrative Memorial Fund, and it should be spread evenly among members. King Lion Bob researched the LCI guidelines, which are quite strict regarding where the money needs to originate for an Administrative fund (from Lions only). The Board agreed to move forward with this idea.
  • Food Bank brick - On a motion by Lions Bill Powell and Tom Rhodes, the Board approved the purchase of a $100 brick to benefit the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. This will be matched by $400 from the Food Bank Board.
  • Administrative and Community Service budgets were passed for the upcoming year.
  • Important Note Regarding Dues: As part of the budgeting process, the Board agreed that we should raise dues to $61 for individuals and $100.50 for couples.

Club News:
King Lion reports that a calendar of Club activities is now available on the web-site. Lion Bill reported 629 glasses were collected over the past year. Lion Bill also suggested the the Club buy a $100.00 paving brick to be installed at the volunteer gardens at the Food Bank. All donations are met with matching grants. Motion to approve passed.

Treasurer Dave Marks reports financial news from the Aug. Rest Stop

  • Gross income $715.13
  • Expenses $290.26
  • Net income $424.87

Editor’s Note:
Your editor, Lion Rita, has received an invitation form the Chemung County Library District to join in a kick off for the Geek the Library Week (Sept.15-21) with a breakfast reception to be held at the Central Library (Steele) at 8:30am.

Special guest will be Mayor Susan Skidmore. This is recognition of National Library Sign-up Month.

I will be attending but hope some other Lions will join me to represent the Club. I will have more information by the 9th.

Birthdays in September:
Our birthday Lion this month is Lion Grace Yanak

Published: 09/04/2013
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