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Brevard Lions Club

Brevard, North Carolina       Chartered 1938

Halloween Fest Broom Salesmen

 

THE BREVARD LIONS ROAR

January 2019

MEETING INFORMATION

January 3 - Regular 6 PM dinner meeting at the Brevard College cafeteria

January 17 - Regular 6 PM dinner meeting at the Brevard College cafeteria

January 24 - 7 PM Board Meeting at the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church

NOTE:  Remember - it's time for your quarterly dues!  $100 includes meals... 

 

COMING ATTRACTIONS -

Wine Tasting early in the new year

 

RECENT BREVARD LIONS CLUB ACTIVITIES -

Through December of our 2018/19 Lions Year which began July 1, 2018, $4683 has been approved for assisting 31 people with new glasses and 12 with glasses and exams.

For the 2017/18 Lions Year - $11,413 assisting 106 people

For the 2016/17 Lions Year - $9305 for assisting 91 people

For the 2015/16 Lions Year - $10,151 for assisting 111 people  

For the 2014/15 Lions Year -  $11,045 for assisting 132 people

For the 2013/14 Lions Year -  $9495 for assisting 120 people

For the 2012/13 Lions Year - $8348 for assisting 81 people

Half is paid by the Brevard Lions Club and half by matching funds from NC Lions Inc.

 

At the October 27 downtown Brevard Halloween Fest broom sale, we sold $331 worth of brooms.  Not bad, considering we had a poor location to sell from. Thanks to the workers.

At a recent September 1st White Cane drive we received $377 in donations in 4 hours at Brevard Hardware and Food Lion.  Thanks to all the workers for a record collection!

We have initiated the transfer of new member Scott Kuba from his old club in Illinois.  Welcome Scott!!  We look forward to taking advantage of your years as a Lion.

At the recent July 4th Street Festival we sold $776 worth of brooms - a new record!

17 people had vision screenings (6 referred for medical follow-up) and 13 had hearing screenings at the recent visit of the Mobile Screening Unit.  Over 1200 pair of used eyeglasses were turned over at this event also.

Over $2000 has been received for broom sales to businesses, individuals, and summer camps during this spring.  Our profit level was about 52%.

$200 was raised at the recent Wine Tasting at Brevard Wines.  Thanks to Lion Dick for coordinating this event.

Lion President Rick Laws presented a $1000 scholarship to Brevard High Senior Madison Allen. Madison is visually impaired after a rare eye cancer as a baby but has excelled scholastically and has been accepted to attend the University of Tennesse in the field of nuclear engineering.  An accomplished saxophonist, Madison will minor in music.

A $1500 donation was approved to refurbish a room at Camp Dogwood.  There will be a plaque honoring 58-year member Lion Jack Hudson.

We collected over $600 in donations during our Fall Brighter Visions campaign.  This will be sent to help support Camp Dogwood and the other state-wide vision projects.  Excellent work and surely a new record for our club!

We made over $4000 selling 3,250 pairs of eclipse glasses at 20 locations in the county.  This will be used to help fund our club-level vision projects in Transylvania county.

In December a grant of $2500 was received for our glasses assistance project from the Outreach Committee of the Episcopal Church Women of St. Philips Episcopal Church.  This will be a great help in meeting the ever-increasing need for our assistance.A $2500 donation from the Lake Toxaway Charities organization was received in May, which will allow our club to continue to provide glasses for the needy of Transylvania County, through requests from over 25 aid organizations in WNC.

Thanks to Lion Joe Workman for his work posting club meeting notices in the local newspaper.  Very well-written and informative.  He has also created a Facebook page for the Brevard Lions Club at http://www.facebook.com/brevardlionsclub. 

Congratulations to Lion Jake for 43 years of membership,  Lion Ed for 37 years, Lion Tony for 36 years, Lion Gary for 31 years, and Lion Harvey for 26 years! 

 

MEETING ATTENDANCE -

December 13 - 10 members & 6 spouses/guests

November 15 - 11 members & 1 guest

November Board Meeting - 6 members

 

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