Lions Club Bulletin
Big Flats, New York

Membership Chair

Lion Bob Byland -- 562-3414

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

November, 2013
Events Calendar:
Nov 8th - 9 to 12
Repack at FBST. To help call Lion Bill Powell
  Nov 8th Serve lunch at Community Kitchen to help call Lion Dave Marks
  Nov 9th @ 9:00AM Count and sort Scouting for Food. All Lions able should come 9-12
  Nov 11th VETERANS DAY no dinner meeting
  Nov 18th @ 7:00PM Board Meeting
  Nov 22nd - 9 to 12 Repack at FBST. To help call Lion Bill Powell
  Nov 25th @ 6:30PM Dinner meeting at American Legion
  Dec 3rd Red Cross Blood Drive
  Dec 6th - 9 to 12 Repack at FBST. To help call Lion Bill Powell
  Dec 9th @ 6:30PM Christmas dinner meeting

Board Action:
The Board Meeting on 10/21 covered many events of interest to the members. The Coffee Stop over the Columbus Day weekend had a profit of $1120.24. Thanks to Lance, the set up crew and all who took part.

The blood drive on 10/8 collected 139 pints of blood. No ramps have been constructed recently but at least one is being considered.

A Camp Badger Work Party is scheduled for 10/26. Lion Lance will be in charge of planning the Christmas meeting. Lion Judy will be coordinating the bell ringing for the BF Food Pantry on Dec. 14th.

An active discussion was held as to setting up an investment fund for the benefit of both members and club programs. It was approved by the Board and it will be known as AIF.

Club News:
The dinner meeting on Oct. 28 had two speakers. District Governor Rick Allabaugh spoke about the importance of member attendance at state and international conventions as a way to be informed of what is happening in Lionism outside our own area. The next international convention will be in Toronto next year. He also presented Chevron awards to the following Lions: Gene Herber, 25 years, Ed Fairbrother and Bill Powell, 20 years, and John Farr and Neal Gummoe, 15 years.

Chemung County Library District Ron Shaw told us a little of his background and his vision of a Library as an integral part of a strong and healthy community.

He sees the Central Library, AKA Steele Memorial, as a lynch pin for the whole community.

We had the first drawing for the 50/50 raffle. It was good to see Lion Suzie with us again.

Card and donation from Dottie Hoos:
Back in October, Dottie sent us a wonderful thank you card and a $500 donation. Her message and our reply are reprinted below:


Dottie Hoos
168 Miller Street
Apartment B 307
Horseheads, NY 14845

Dear Lions,

Thank you so much for arranging Lions help with my houshold sale. I don't know what I would have done without you, Don, Tom, Bill, and Neal. Please give them a "big" thank you.

I know John would want me to give money for Lions projects so I am enclosing a check to be used for that purpose.

I moved into Appleridge after the household sale and have been busy getting organized.
My phone number is 398-6779 and I am in Apartment B 307 which has a beautiful view.
Thanks again for all your help.


October 25
Dear Dottie,

Thank you so much for the card and the donation in memory of John, we miss him greatly. The Board has decided to allocate half of your donation to our Community Service fund, for direct support of the projects that John held dear, and the other half will go towards a newly created investment fund that will support and promote the growth of our membership well into the future. Please accept our heart-felt thanks, and do not hesitate to ask if you ever need assistance.

The Big Flats Lions Club



Published: 11/06/2013
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