The Athens Lions Club collection day for Toys for Angels was held on Saturday, December 3. It was perfect weather for the day. The Lions collected over $2700 and a pick up load of toys in the 4 hour time. Because of the generosity of the Athens Community, 113 children, ages birth to 12, will be able to have toys for Christmas. Thank you all for your donations and kindness.
Peace Poster Winners 2016
Canday Day 2016
Mattoon Food Bank Donations
President’s Msg: Greetings….
As I walked down the basement steps this morning, Wintergreen fillled the stairway. It is time to move those Mints! Work Candy Day Oct. 7th & 8th. I implore you to work at least 3 hours or more during this event. This is a AHOD event! Be there or be FINED.
Later in October, let your Lions Mane down (hair) at our Hotdog Roast on the evening of Oct. 29th, 5-8 p.m. The tail twister will provide drinks, hotdogs, buns and marshmallows for roasting. I encourage you to bring a tasty covered dish to share. Come enjoy sitting around the campfire.
Once again, Mattoon Light works is approaching. Our week this year to spread Holiday cheer is Nov. 21st – Nov. 27th. Sign up to enjoy a 2 hour shift. You will be blessed by the visitors and the bright lights!
I will leave with this: Well done is better than well said. “We Serve Better Together”
Lion John Doty, President
Aug – Oct. – Lions Peace Poster Contest
Oct. 7th-8th – Candy Day Sales – AHOD
Oct 22nd – MD1 Fall Rally-East Peoria, IL
Oct. 29th– Club Fall Cook Out @ Doty Ranch
Nov. 7th – Zone 5 meeting @ Kansas, KCC
BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSAR CELEBRATIONS:
Oct. – Khin Laij, Larry Bales, Leann Brackney, Kathy Cavitt, Nancy Ross, Myrna Voudrie; Mac & Sharon Fox, Steve & Marianna Hayes
Oct. Program Coordinator: Lion Sid Guill
Oct. 6th – Lion Steve Ferguson, MD1 –
Oct. 20th Mrs. Janet Clark, Exec Dir, MCFC
Nov. Program Coordinator: Jim Arnholt
Eyeglass/Hearing Aids Committee:
Lions Arnholt & M. Fox reported the following:
Apps Rec Appr. Pend. Collected
July 2 2 0 155 4
Aug. 4 2 2 154 6
Sept. 3 3 0 208 2
YTD Tot. 9 7 0 517 12
LINKS and WEB page information:
Information provided by Lion Brad Cash
Lions clubs International: www.lionsclubs.org
Lions of Illinois MD1: www.illinoislionsmd1.org
Lions of Illinois Foundation: www.lionsofillinoisfoundation.org
Dist. 1M Editor is Lion Crystal Trotter, Paris email@example.com
District 1M Facebook is: 1M LIONS
Zone 5 Chairperson: Leann Brackney Mattoon
Zone 5 Meeting: Mattoon Lions received a Centennial Service Challenge award with 4 diamonds. Congratulations Lions.
The East Central Walk for Sight has hosted local groups and individuals to play Beep Baseball during their Walk for Sight events. The Champaign Lions and Mattoon Lions stepped up to the “plate” and everyone enjoyed playing or watching them play blindfolded!
WITT LIONESS: 4th Annual Witt Labor Day Run/Walk September 4, 2016 (No Rain Date) Sponsored by Witt Lioness. Pre-register by August 1, 2016 to guarantee T-shirt. Where: Grandstand on Broadway @9:00 a.m. $20.00 per person. On-site registration begins @ 8:00 a.m. (no guarantee for a t-shirt). Run/Walk starts at 9:00 a.m.
WESTVILLE LIONS: Annual Labor Day weekend event held over 100 years at Westville and organized by the Westville Lions will have a variety of activities, plus the raffle. Raffle information is listed on attached poster.