It doesn’t seem possible this Lions year is almost done. I am sorry I had to miss those three months, but I really appreciate all the help from Lion Diane and the help that everyone in the club gave her. You are all amazing Lions and I know you will give incoming King Lion Barb Lucas as much help as you can. Saturday June 17, we will be at the Albion Fire Hall to help the Albion Lions Club with a health fair. We will be doing the vision screenings from 10 to 2. I have Lion Jean Mottillo, Lion Joyce Ladner, myself and PDG Dave signed up to help. We should be OK with that number but if someone else would like to come and help that would be great.
Remember to get out there and sell kayak tickets. We will be cutting back on Terri Lynn nuts over the holiday season. Lion Chad donated the tickets to sell at this own expense. Thank you, Lion Chad. That was a great help!
The nut sales will be pre-orders only. We will not be setting up at Valesky’s and Tractor Supply this year.
Dinner in the Dark will be Saturday June 24th at the Country Club. You are still able to get tickets if you haven’t yet. This is a dinner that should be experienced at least once. Invite your family and friends, also. It will be a fun and informative evening.
Installation dinner is July 8th. If you haven’t signed up with Lion Barb Lucas yet, please do that. This goes especially for the officers and board of directors being installed for this coming year. It will be at Smith’s Country Gardens again this year. The food is always delicious there! I
n case you hadn’t heard yet, we will be having a raffle at each general meeting. Our convention funds are low and with all that are going to the International at the end of this month, we need to replenish it. We are accepting donations of items to raffle off, so if you have something nice and would like to bring it in, we will add that to the raffle. This includes any baked goods you might want to bake! Jamestown Lions Club has asked us to bring in any used, empty prescription bottles that you might have lying around. Be sure to take the label off so no one gets your information. These will be sent to Africa to be used in filling prescriptions for those in need.
We continue to need to help the Food Pantry in packing and distributing food to the underprivileged. They need the assistance on Mondays and Thursdays. Anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. They can really use someone in the mornings from 9-12. The pantry is closed from 12-1. This allows them the ability to let a person leave to make the run to pick up food.
I am having a paint and sip party on June 5th. We will be painting an evening scene on a beach with the moon shining on the water. It does not look too difficult and the proceeds will go to the club. This will be at Post 52, starting at 6 and is usually done by 8 or 8:30. I have been to 3 of these and it is always a fun time. Cost is $35 and includes all your supplies. Please consider coming to this fun event. Just let me know by June 3.
Guess that is all for now. If anyone has a favorite recipe to send in to the newsletter, please send it to Nicole before the deadline each month. We are also selecting a lion member to write a one page bio of themselves each month. This month is Lion Pam Leap-Jarrell and next month is Lion Jeannine Tye.