CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

LAST MEETING Tuesday, January 2, 2017 –There were 42 LaVale Lions and 2 guests present meeting.  Our guest speaker, Dr. Roy Chisolm a surgeon at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, gave a graphically accurate presentation of the daVinci® surgical robot in action in three different surgery procedures. It was hard to look at and hard to look away at the same time! Seriously, this was an excellent presentation by an excellent presenter.  It is amazing the advanced medical technology and science that is at our finger tips in the 21st century.

Lions Clubs International Gold Centennial Sponsor Pins were presented to Lions Ed Dawson and Scott Yonce. Here is how you can earn a Gold Centennial Sponsor Pin: Sponsor one new Lion or one new club and earn the Gold Centennial Lion award once the new member or new club remains in good standing for 2 years and a day.

Tip board winners were Lions Billie Redmond and Jay George. The Honest Drawing went to Lion George Breza and the 50/50 winner was Lion John Burkey.  Chance ticket books for the Lions Multiple District 22 Convention Raffle in May are for sale at every meeting until we meet our goal.

NEXT MEETING –  Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 6:30 pm - Regular Dinner Meeting at the LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall. Guest speaker will be Dr. James Jones, Ophthalmologist, Oakland -Mt. Park Lion, and Low Vision participant with the Lions Low Vision Rehabilitation Network (LoVRNet).  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 MEETINGTuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:30 pm –Regular Dinner Meeting at the LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall.  The guest speaker will be Lion and local historian Andrew Sparber speaking on, "Cumberland's Homecoming Celebration, September 1-7, 1912."  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 – 

Christmas Tree Committee – Lion Cole Brown thanked all the Lions, friends, and family who participated, the set up and take down crews, the team captains and the Explorer Post 52 scouts and leaders who all contributed to the success of the Christmas Tree sale.  Lion Cole reports that the net income was just north of $7,000.00.

Note from a Christmas Tree Customer - “Lion Steve, Bill and I were the 1st tree buyers on Dec 1st.

I just wanted to let your club know that when we took our tree down on New Year’s Day, we had lost very few needles all month. We have been getting our tree from you for quite a few years and are always happy with it. Thank you and Happy New Year!”  

Foundation – Foundation President Gary Llewellyn and Directors met to plan clean-up and building assessments for the park pavilion storage building and the Den.                   

Membership – Lion Mark Kyle -  Lion Mark continued with the Club Quality Initiative by giving out the club raring survey forms to Lions who were not at the December 5th meeting.  The next Friendship Night Dinner is scheduled for March 6, 2018. The Membership Committee asks that you have your prospects to the committee by February 20, 2018.  Lion Duane Boyd was added to the Membership Committee.  Thank you, Lion Duane, for helping the club with membership and retention!

Lion Mark thanks Lions who have stepped up to schedule home visitations to shut in Lions, be it at home or at the nursing homes in the area. It’s important to stay connected and they appreciate the time together. You can get involved by contacting the Membership team.

LIONETTES NEWS -  The January 9th meeting speaker was Ms. Candy Canan, principal of the Center for Career and Technical Education (CCTE).  She gave an excellent overview of the programs offered there.  The next meeting will be February 13, 2018, at Park Place Methodist Church.  Christy Clark of the Allegany County Teachers FCU will give a talk on Identity Theft.

CARE AND CONCERN Former longtime LaVale Lion George Schoenadel, now a member of the Zephyrhills, Florida Lions Club suffered a second stroke at his winter home in Florida and has now been transferred to the Frostburg Village Nursing and Rehab Center located at One Kaylor Circle, Frostburg, MD 21532. Lion George is in Room 202 and visitations are limited to 15-20 minutes due to the prevalence of flu.

Lion Stan Perdew is also at Frostburg Village, Room 103. Lionette Shirley asks that visiting be very limited because the flu is catching in the 100 and 200 wings there.

Please keep the following Lions in your thoughts and prayers this week:  James Bukovec, John Burkey, Carol Ways, Stan Perdew, John Burkey, John Engel, Ed Schewe, Ron Clites, Ron Chaney, and Tom B. Wiles.

DATES TO REMEMBER -

January 16, 2018 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Regular Dinner Program Meeting, LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall

January 23, 2018 -  Tuesday, 7:00 pm -Board of Directors Meeting, LaVale Rescue Squad, Second Floor

January 27, 2018 – Saturday, 10:00 am – District 22-W Cabinet Meeting – Myersville Fire Hall

 

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

February 20, 2018 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Regular Dinner Program Meeting, LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall

February 27, 2018 -  Tuesday, 7:00 pm - Board of Directors Meeting, LaVale Rescue Squad, Second Floor

 

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

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

 

WORDS OF WISDOM, QUIPS AND QUOTES –  LCI Monthly Focus - Relieving the Hunger Centennial Service Challenge

January 15, 1870 - The first use of a donkey to symbolize the Democratic Party in America appeared in a cartoon in Harper's Weekly, criticizing former secretary of war Edwin Stanton with the caption, "A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion."

January 16, 1979 - The Shah of Iran departed his country amid mass demonstrations and the revolt of Islamic fundamentalists led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The Shah had ruled Iran since 1941 and had unsuccessfully attempted to westernize its culture.

January 17, 1773 - The ship HMS Resolution, sailing under Captain James Cook, became the first vessel to cross the Antarctic Circle.

January 21, 1954 - The USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear powered submarine, was launched at Groton, Connecticut.

NEXT NEWSLETTERNext publish date February 6, 2018.  Articles are due to the editor by 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Stephen Finger, Newsletter Editor   301.697.0424     sfinger@atlanticbb.net