President’s Message: Greeting everyone.
Oct. 6 & 7 we have candy day. We need ALL Lions for this to be a successful event. Oct. 8th is the District 1-M cabinet meeting at 2 p.m. at the Arthur community building and everyone is invited to attend. Oct. 28th is the 1-M District Convention at Effingham. Lion Elmer has the application forms. Lions Club International at the 100th anniversary in Chicago made diabetes a fifth main focus for the next five to ten years. Do you know the first four main focuses? Sept. 30th was our highway cleanup for 2017. We had three Lions plus one visitor.. We got the job done. Remember – “Power in Service”, “We Serve Better Together”
Lion Jim Arnholt, President
November: Meeting dates:
Nov. 2 (6 p.m.), Nov. 19 (noon)
Nov. 6th – RSVP for Zone 5 mtg @ Kansas
Christian Church to LB
Nov. 13th – Zone 5 Mtg @ Kansas 6:30 p.m
$10.00 for meal
December: Meeting dates:
Dec. 7 (6 p.m.), Dec.21 (noon)
Dec. ___ Peterson Park Lights ??
Dec. ____ Santa Visitation Prog.??
November Prog. Coord: Lion Alex Kyle
Nov. 2nd –
Nov. 16th –
Eyeglass/Hearing Aids Committee:
Lions Arnholt & M. Fox reported the following:
Req Appr. P. Req Appr P Collected
Glasses H.Aids Glasses H.Aids
July 0 0 2 0 0 2 132 2
Aug. 1 0 3 0 0 2 244 0
Sept. 8 11 0 0 0 2 236 3
YTD Tot 11 0 0 0 2 612 5
MINT SALES (Deposits):
July – no deposit, Aug. $135.54, Sept. 124.07
BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSAR CELEBRATIONS:
October: Khin Laij, Larry Bales, Leann Brackney, Kathy Cavitt, Nancy Ross, Myrna Voudrie; Bruce & Kathy Cavitt, Gary & Renee Witt
Doing the Highway Clean-up 9-30-2017
LB’s sister, Theresa Stevens, with tape and snake skin… check LB facebook for more.
MCFC Receives $ 3,000.00 Sweet Corn $$
- Voudrie, B. Clark, J. Clark, J. Arnholt
Janet Clark is holding the $3,000.00 check from the Lions club which represents the proceeds from the sweet corn sales in July & August. This is the 15th year the Lions Club has sponsored this fund raiser for the Food Bank. Rev. Bob Clark is one of the group who started the current food center when churches in the community had their own food pantry and the group formed the MCFC to replace the food pantries in the churches. He has been hands and feet for the food center. His wife, Janet now carries on the task of helping keep the center running with NO PAID staff. Shown in the background are the boxes of commodities for their clients on distribution days (M-W-F afternoons and Thursday evening). These boxes are pre-packed by volunteer youth groups in the community churches and scouts. The empty boxes on the top shelf are gifts from the various businesses that sell bananas, waiting to be pre-packed. The sweet corn is planted by Lion John Doty and gives it to the club for the project. When the corn matures, it is pulled by the club and brought to Logan & Broadway for the sales to local customers. Corn not sold at the end of the day goes to the food center for distribution to their clients. The Lions THANK all who helped in this fundraiser.
Zone 5 Meeting @ Oakland
Mattoon Lions in front row (seated)
Speaker, Tina Huston, told the lions to find what fits best (things you enjoy doing) and do it well. She also said to do things that advertise your club while SERVING your community.
Lions SERVING our community
- Brackney, E. Voudrie, J. Arnholt
and LB’s sister, Theresa Stevens
Doing the Highway cleanup Saturday @ 7 a.m. were THREE LIONS and a guest. Yes, we did a 2 mile walk picking up trash etc. You never know what you will find. Check out LB’s facebook for more pictures, etc.