LAST MEETING – Tuesday, February 20, 2018 –There were 49 LaVale Lions present for this meeting. Our guest speaker was local journalist and sports writer, Stephen Luse. Mr. Luse enjoyed a long career as a sports writer, and editor for the Cumberland Times News. He was editor of the Sports Magazine, retired twice, and still contributes featured articles to this day. He had many stories of sports figures he has interviewed including Sonny Jorgensen and Darrell Green, recalled the World Kayaking Championships led along the Savage River, met Lefty Grove, and revealed Lion Bob Harbaugh’s sports nickname.
A Centennial Sponsor Silver Pin was awarded to Lion Tom Wiles. Tip board winners were Lions Flip Mohler and Glen Roberts. The Honest Drawing went to Lion Ed Dawson and the 50/50 winner was Lion Mark Redmond.
NEXT MEETING – Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 6:30 pm – This is our Friendship Night Dinner. LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall. There are currently six community members who are invited as our guests to dinner and to learn about our Lions Club. If you are bringing a guest, make sure you are in attendance to introduce them to our members. Dinner costs are $11.00 for At-Large, Affiliate, Associate, Privileged, and Life members, and visiting Lions. Regular members dinner costs are included in your dues/dinner bill.
FOLLOWING MEETING – Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 6:30 pm –Regular Dinner Meeting at the LaVale Vol. Fire
Dept. Hall. Dinner costs are $11.00 for At-Large, Affiliate, Associate,
Privileged, and Life members, and visiting Lions. Regular members dinner costs
are included in your dues/dinner bill.
LIONS NEWS –
96th Annual Multiple District 22 Convention – May 7-10, 2018, Princess Royale Resort and Conference Center Hotel, 9100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
SPECIAL DUES/DINNER FEE REMINDER NOTICE - Annual Dues Notice - 2017-2018 - Lion Secretary Charles Croft - Dues and Dinner Fees Are Due starting July 1, 2017 – Club members are notified that 2017-2018 Dues and Dinner Fees are due. They are: Regular members, $65.00 a quarter, and ($130.00 for six months or $260 for the Lions Year.) At-Large Members, Associate, and Affiliate Members are $50.00 a year and pay $11.00 for each dinner meal, $11.00 for picnics. Life and Privileged Members are billed $12.00 a year and pay for dinners at the same rate as At-Large Members. Regular members pay $1.00 for picnics.
Board Action – A donation
to the LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. in memory of Assistant Chief Chris Pryor was
approved. Firefighter Chris passed away on Sunday, February 25th
after responding to an auto accident. Chris was an anchor on the loading team
at our BBQs for many years. A donation
to Emma’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to relieving the suffering of
childhood cancer victims, was approved. Saturday,
April 21, 2018, was approved for the Annual Lions Field Community Park
BBQ Committee – Lion John Warnick – The dinner order for the May BBQ will be 11,600. The Early Bird Ticket sponsor is Yoder and Sons Construction Company. The BBQ Committee and Foundation are working to make needed repairs on equipment and the need to look at a maintenance budget was discussed.
Budget and Finance Committee – Lion Steve Finger – The committee completed a mid-year review of income and expenses, focused on administrative expenses, and made some clarifications to sub-account reporting procedures.
Christmas Trees – Lion George Gilmore - There are Christmas Trees available for next year, only different growers. If you know of a source for Douglas Fir trees, please let Lion George know.
Constitution and By-Laws Committee – Lion
Steve Finger – The usually sleepy C&BL Committee was
energized by Lion President Mike Wallinger and charged with reviewing the
recent LCI Standard
Club C&BL changes regarding the new model Club Structure. The committee will look at all aspects and make some recommendations. Lions Gary Llewellyn, Elwood Glass and Terry Hostetler were added to the current committee that includes Lions Charles Croft, George Gilmore, Ken May, Sam Reckley, Ed Schewe, and Michael Wallinger.
Convalescent Equipment Committee – Lion Steve Finger - For the February report there were six Lions and one Lionette volunteering 57 hours assisting 71 residents with convalescent equipment needs.
Environmental Concerns – George Gilmore – A spring road clean-up along National Highway will be planned. Also, Earth Day is Sunday, April 22nd this year.
Foundation – Lion Gary Llewellyn – Planning a clean out the buildings day, a Saturday in April. Also, they are working to replace the frame that supports the large steel soaking tank for cleaning racks. It was rusted through and couldn’t be repaired. Liberty Fire Systems completed the semi-annual fire suppression equipment inspection and maintenance.
Membership – Lion Mark Kyle - March 6, 2018 is our next Friendship Night dinner. Lion John Fetchero was approved for affiliate member status. Lion Gary Llewellyn attended a Lions Clubs International Webinar and reported that it was interesting information. Our club membership, recruiting, and retention program already operates in many of the ways described by LCI.
Scholarship Committee – Lion Mark Kyle – The committee will meet at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room at the LaVale Rescue Squad. Committee members please mark the date on your calendar and plan to attend. David Jones from Allegany College of Maryland will be in attendance to update the committee on insights into the Workforce Development program at ACM. Interested members are welcome to attend.
Sight Conservation – Lion Elwood Glass – For February, there were 4 Lions volunteering 9 hours assisting 9 residents with eye exams, frames and lenses. That makes 11 for 2018 and 38 for Lions Year 2017-18.
MARCH LIONS BIRTHDAYS –
Andrew Sparber 03-07
James Steinly 03-13
Mike Wallinger 03-14
Cole Brown 03-16
Don Peck 03-17
Robert May 03-19
Charles Croft 03-22
Billy Smith 03-25
MARCH LIONS CLUB ANNIVERSARIES –
George E. “Doc” Breza 1983
Charles J. “Chuck” Schwab 1988
Terry A. Hostetler 1991
Michael Kueberth 2017
MARCH LIONETTES BIRTHDAYS -
Jacqueline Ward 03-16
Mary Ann Schry 03-18
Val Llewellyn 03-18
LIONETTES NEWS - The February 13th meeting featured Christie Clark and Sarah Unkefer from ACT 1st Federal Credit Union speaking on identity. St. Patrick’s Dinner is 6:00 pm on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Oscar’s Restaurant, 1103 E Oldtown Rd, Cumberland, MD 21502, with husbands/guests. Cost is $20.00 per person. Menu: Buffet – chicken cordon blue, glazed ham, au gratin potatoes, green beans, and garden salad.
CARE AND CONCERN – Lion John Engel is up and around after his surgery and may attend the next regular meeting. It will be good to see Lion John again.
Please keep the following Lions and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week: Lee and Nancy Capper and family, Marty and Janis Tichnell and family, James Bukovec and family, Frank and Carol Ways and family, Stan and Shirley Perdew and family, John and Kathy Burkey and family, John and Eileen Engel and family, Ed and Holly Schewe and family, Tom B. Wiles and family, George Schoenadel, and Ron Clites.
DATES TO REMEMBER -
March 10, 2018 – Saturday, 9:00 am – 12 Noon, Western Maryland Food Pantry, 816 Frederick ST
March 19, 2018 – Monday, 5:30 pm – Kitzmiller Lions Shrimp and Cabin Stew – Kitzmiller Library
March 20, 2018 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Regular Dinner Program Meeting, LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall
March 27, 2018 - Tuesday, 7:00pm - Board of Directors Meeting, LaVale Rescue Squad, Second Floor
April 3, 2018 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Regular Dinner Program Meeting, LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall
April 16, 2018 – Monday, 5:30 pm – Somerset Lions Club Shrimp and Oyster Fest, Oakhurst Tea Room,
$35.00 – See Lion Terry Hostetler
April 17, 2018 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Regular Dinner Program Meeting, LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall
April 21, 2018 – Saturday, 9:00 am – Lions Field Annual Community Park Clean-Up Day. -
April 24, 2018 – Tuesday, 7:00 pm - Board of Directors Meeting, LaVale Rescue Squad, Second Floor
April 29, 2018 – Sunday, 3:00 pm - Region One Strides Diabetes Awareness Walk and Health Fair
3:00 pm- 5:00pm FSU CORDTS PE Center hosted by the FSU Campus Club.
May 1, 2018 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Regular Dinner Program Meeting, LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall
May 2, 2018 – Wednesday, 8:00 am - Chicken BBQ prep and cleanup day at Lions Den
May 4-6, 2018 – Friday-Sunday – Spring Chicken BBQ – Mark your calendar now and be there!
May 7-10, 2018 – 96th Lions Multiple District 22 Convention, Princess Royale Hotel, Resort and
Conference Center – Ocean City
May 15, 2018 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Regular Dinner Program Meeting, LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall
May 22, 2018 – Tuesday, 7:00 pm - Board of Directors Meeting, LaVale Rescue Squad, Second Floor
WORDS OF WISDOM, QUIPS AND QUOTES – Eye Donor Awareness Month
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. Helen Keller
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. Helen Keller
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