Hard to believe September is here and summer is coming to an end. It looks like we still have some nice warm days coming, though.
I would like to thank everyone for all the work and time you each put in at the fair booth this year. I would say it was very successful! First prize of the lawnmower went to Jen Kliber who bought the ticket from Darby, second prize went to our own Bonnie VanNort and third prize to Nicole Graham. We even had two very small children draw the tickets and they were stirred up very well. The total gross profit including presold tickets, Save Around books, broom money and tickets actually sold at the fair was $6,441.00! Great job everyone!
Our after fair picnic will be held September 11 at Roche Park, shelter #3. Meat, plates, napkins, cups and silverware will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass. Let me know if you can come. We worked hard on the fair and we deserve some fun.
August was a busy month with REC parking, ARC Teen Camp picnic, and the fair! Thank you to all who helped. September we will start to plan for White Cane Day in October.
We have been asked to do eye screenings at Union City Pancake breakfast. This will be Sunday, Oct 2nd. I do not have times as yet but will be sending out an email asking for help on that day. Please be thinking of it. PDG Scott and Lion Joyce will be with PDG Dave and I in Omaha, Nebraska from Sept 15-17. The Ladners will be leaving on Monday Sept 12 and Dave and I will be leaving Wednesday Sept 14. If anyone needs me I have my cellphone. I also plan to schedule some preschool screenings this month so I will be asking for your help with that.
Lions Mary Lynne Peters and Herb Lucas have been doing a fantastic job working with Chuck Larson on the Christmas Lights. Currently they are now looking at strands of lights and bulbs, deciding which ones will work better. They are also looking at garland. The refurbishing from Newell’s Welding is close to being done, then we will need the lights. Thanks to everyone who is helping with stripping the old lights and garland off. It is a messy job, but goes fairly quick with lots of hands to help.
Did anyone read their Lions magazine that came out in August? They had an article on IU5 and the eye tracker computer we bought them. Lion Judy was quoted in the article. Please take a minute and read it if you haven’t already.
Please continue to let me know no later than the Wednesday morning before our meetings if you are coming or not and if you would like a salad. Most of you have been doing pretty well with that.
If you have any ideas for the club where we can be of service to our community, please let me or one of the board members know. Remember, “We Serve”.