As I write these words it is two days after Christmas about 10:00 AM. I sit in my
recliner by the fire with my puppy at my feet contemplating what we have done this
year and where we might go in 2015.
A number of our club members attended the International Convention in Toronto. It
was a great trip and I dare say we had the most club members attending of any club
in our District.
It was all hands on deck for our two largest service projects “Wesbury Parking and
REC Parking”. Both were accomplished with precision and again no casualties this
Our Fair Fund Raiser Project was completed this year successfully selling more Harley
and Fair Raffle Tickets then the previous two years. In November and December we
sold nuts and candy till the “nuts were coming out of my ears”.
As for service projects there are beautifully lighted trees in DeArment Park courtesy
of the Meadville Lions. We rang the bell for the
Salvation Army again this year and will help over 40 area families through donations
of gift cards to the Center for Family Services and the Salvation Army
It makes you rethink your own problems at Christmas and put them into prospective.
Our Lions family also went through problems this year with Lion Herb, Lion Elaine,
Lion Dee Dee and Brian Weber all having surgery within the last 6 months. My prayers
go out to all for a speedy recovery.
I have reached my ½ year mark as your President. I want you to know what a pleasure
it has been and how proud I am of the Lions this year. I hope you are pleased with
the job I am doing for you.
Moving into January of 2015 our first service project will be a food drive for the
Center for Family Services.
There is a flyer in this newsletter. It will culminate with the donation of food
on the 15th of January after our club meeting. Let’s make this a family and friends
project. I have already checked with Ainsworth and will be promoting it at work.
I bet there are Lions out there that can do the same thing. Lets be generous as the
need in the community is still great.
I would also like to focus on membership in the first quarter of the year. Consider
bringing a potential member to a club meeting and let them see what a fun group we
Be safe and have a Happy New Years. Welcome to 2105!!