I am happy to be home from Florida and back in the saddle again. Thank you 1st VP Lion Diane for your help this past week. We have a very busy month coming up. August 1st, we will need several more Lions club members to help with the picnic we are having for the ARC Teen Camp. As you saw in my emails, we will be doing a vision screening at their building on Chestnut St in the morning, then the teens will be bused to Stainbrook Park at Woodcock Dam for games and KFC. We will be handing out goodie bags also for them. If anyone else could help from 10:15 to 2:30 that would be great. You could even come in at 11:30 until 2:30. We will be serving food and playing games with them. PDG Tom Owen may be there with his Leader Puppy, Carol. Should be a fun day and it looks as though the weather will be good. Next is the soup kitchen, which we have enough help for on Friday the 5th. REC parking is on Saturday, August 6th at the fairgrounds for which a good number have signed up for. Please contact Lion Cindy if you would like to help. The board of directors has approved spending money to buy high chairs, pack and plays, and diapers for MMC’s Safe Kids Program. These will be loaned out to families that are not able to afford them, then will be cleaned and given out to someone else, except for the diapers, of course. These projects this month are in keeping with the International President Bob Corlew’s Centennial Challenge of Engaging our Youth where we have been asked to do projects to interact and help our young people.
August 14th is the cabinet meeting hosted by the Farrell Lions Club. It should be a good meeting and lunch. We could carpool if anyone wants to go. And of course, the Crawford County Fair is coming up quickly this month. This is one of our biggest fundraising projects and we need lots of help to man the fair booth. Please see Lion Judy, Lion Barb Lucas, Lion Carol Coon, Lion Robert Gilson, PDG Dave and Lion Larry to sign up for a day and times.
We are doing pretty good with pre-selling raffle tickets but still need to sell a lot more. We have plenty of tickets, so if you need more, get in touch with PDG Dave.
I appreciate each and every one of you for all your help with these projects. This is what keeps our club going strong and hopefully growing.
The months of August, November and December are our busiest times when we will be asking for your help often. Please continue to help as much or whenever you can. See you at the first meeting in August on the 4th. There will be raffle prizes! Please remember to bring some items for the CFS Book Bag program. King Lion Sharon