LAST MEETING Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – There were 45 Lions present for the meeting. The “How Are Your Ratings,” member survey results were presented by Lion Mark Kyle. The results were very informative about personal satisfaction, membership, activities, and meetings; both where we excel and where we need attention. Lion John Warnick gave updates on the September BBQ expectations. Tail Twister Ray Ross was in good form, with membership birthdays, years of service, and the 20-30 Club.

The 50/50 drawing was won by Lion Ray Ross and one tip board was won by Lion John Mullan.

NEXT MEETING – Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:30 pm – LaVale Vol. Fire Dept - Regular Dinner. Our speaker will be Mr. Steve Shaw.  He is a retired educator whose hobby has been metal detection.  He will share his equipment, interesting finds, and insights into his unique hobby.  You will want to see and hear this one!

FOLLOWING MEETINGTuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:30 pm. – LaVale Vol. Fire Dept Hall – Regular Dinner Meeting – Our speaker will be Lion Scott Shipe from the Williamsport Lions Club.  Lion Scott will present an Historical Analysis of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Lion Scott has been active in the water industry for 41 years.

SPECIAL PROGRAM MEETING NIGHT- Tuesday, October 16, 2018 – 6:30 pm.- LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall - The October 16, 2018 meeting of LaVale Lions will include our first presentation on the opioid problems in our communities.  Two speakers will present opposing sides of the legal system as States’ Attorney Michael Twigg and Public Defender James Elliott speak about their roles in the prosecution and defense of people on trial for drug charges.  The new Drug Court will also be one of their topics. 

Because of the interest and importance of this topic, LaVale Lions are encouraged to invite spouses/significant others to this dinner meeting at the LaVale Fire Hall.  Third Vice Presidents will be calling the membership to confirm reservations.  All reservations are due to Lion Charles Croft by Oct. 10.  Members with up to date dues have their dinners paid for, while guest dinners will be $11.00, which can be paid at the door.  We are looking forward to a good attendance at this dinner.  Plan to be there.


BBQ News – Lion John Warnick – The weather didn’t help our BBQ this time. The final BBQ is Friday-Sunday, October 19-21, 2018. (More information o the September BBQ to follow. Newsletter Editor)

BBQ News – Lion John Burkey - Please bring September BBQ advance ticket news in at this meeting, your BBQ ticket money and any unsold tickets as well. Put all in a sealed envelope with your name clearly on the outside. If you prefer you can drop it off at Burkey’s Furniture, Monday - Thursday 10 am to 8 pm. Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am till 5pm. Thanks in advance.

October BBQ NEWS - Advance sale tickets and posters for our October BBQ October 19-21, will be given out at this next meeting.

Convalescent Equipment Committee – Lion Steve Finger – I will not be available for the Convalescent Equipment September 17-22, 2018. Lion Jim Castle and other committee members will be covering.

 PLEASE – For service, call 301-729-4166 and leave message. Do not give out the private residence phone number of committee volunteers. Do not encourage people to dump used equipment at the Den; refer to the phone number and let the committee talk to the donors first. We are getting lots of moldy, parts missing, and broken items left there on weekends.

LIONETTES NEWS - The next meeting is Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6:30 pm, at Park Place United Methodist Church.  The guest speaker is retired Maryland State Police Major James Pyles. More recently Major Pyles was appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to a newly created Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force and Inter-Agency Coordinating Council. The mission is to tackle the state's #1 threat: heroin.

Lionettes are reminded that we will be baking Apple Dumplings at 7:00 am on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. kitchen.  Remember to sign up for a shift for the October BBQ and make desserts.

CARE AND CONCERNPlease keep these Lions and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week: Lee and Nancy Capper and family, Marty and Janis Tichnell and family, Frank and Carol Ways and family, Sam and Judy Reckley and family, John and Kathy Burkey and family, John and Eileen Engel and family, Ed and Holly Schewe and family, Stanley and Shirley Perdew, George Schoenadel, and Ron Clites.


September 18, 2018 – Tuesday – 6:30 pm – LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall – Regular Dinner Program Meeting.

September 25, 2018 – Tuesday, 7:00 pm – Board of Directors Meeting – LaVale Rescue Squad

October 2, 1018 – Tuesday, 6:30 pm – LaVale Vol. Fire Dept Hall - Regular Dinner Program Meeting

October 16, 1018 – Tuesday, 6:30 pm – LaVale Vol. Fire Dept Hall – Special Program Meeting – Significant Others/spouses are invited to attend.  

October 17, 2018 – Wednesday, 9:00 am – BBQ Clean Up Day, Lions Den, Lions Field.

October 19, 20, 21, 2018 – Friday 9:00 am to Sunday 2:00 pm – Final Fall Chicken BBQ

October 23, 2018 – Tuesday, 7:00 pm – Board of Directors Meeting – LaVale Rescue Squad

November 6, 2018 – Tuesday, 6:30 pm - LaVale Vol. Fire Dept Hall – District Governor’s Official Visit* - Election Day.

November 20, 2018 – Tuesday – 6:00 pm – Cumberland Country Club Annual Charter Night Dinner and Celebration.

November 27, 2018 - Tuesday, 7:00 pm – Board of Directors Meeting – LaVale Rescue Squad


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller

NEXT NEWSLETTERNext publish date October 2, 2018.  Articles are due to the editor by 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Stephen Finger, Newsletter Editor   301.697.0424