LAST MEETING Tuesday, July 3, 2018 – There were 38 LaVale Lions and one guest for our first picnic meeting at the pavilion on the park.  Lion President Gary Llewellyn gaveled the meeting to an open and pointed out the new National Flag on the pole near the storage building path. The flag pole set at the park entrance is getting obscured by the trees and this new flag is easy to see. Thank you for the improvement. This meeting started at 6:30 pm and was over at 7:08 pm!

No Tip Boards were sold, and Lucky Lion Jerry Noel was the 50/50 winner.

NEXT MEETING – Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 6:30 pm –Regular dinner meeting at 6:30 PM at LAVALE FIRE HALL catered by Orchid Owls.  Committee chairs will select committee members and their chief goal for the year.  All LaVale Lions should attend.

FOLLOWING MEETINGTuesday, August 7, 2018, 6:30 pm. ANNUAL FAMILY PICNIC - LaVale District Park, Georges Creek BLVD, LaVale, MD. This is our annual family picnic meeting at the park. Come out and enjoy the casual atmosphere. Catering by Orchid Owls. Corn-on-the cob by the Picnic Crew and Higson’s Farm. Cost is $1.00 for LaVale Lions, no cost for guests and family.


Annual Dues Notice - 2018-2019 - Lion Secretary Charles Croft - Dues and Dinner Fees are due starting    July 1, 2018 – Club members are notified that 2017-2018 Dues and Dinner Fees are due. They are: Regular members, $65.00 a quarter, and ($130.00 for six months or $260 for the Lions Year.)  At-Large Members, Associate, and Affiliate Members are $50.00 a year and pay $11.00 for each dinner meal, $11.00 for picnics. Life and Privileged Members are billed $12.00 a year and pay for dinners at the same rate as At-Large Members.  Regular members pay $1.00 for picnics.

Budget and Finance Committee – Lion Stephen Finger - All Committee Chairpersons requiring a budget are requested to submit your budget request proposal to the July 17, 2018 club meeting. 

The Finance Committee meeting to reconcile the 2017-2018 financial statements (financial review) is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 6:30 pm, at the LaVale Rescue Squad.  The committee will meet on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 6:30 pm at the LaVale Rescue Squad to assemble the 2018-2019 club Administrative and Activity/Service account budgets.

Communication and Marketing Committee – Lion Stephen Finger – The Public Affairs and Lions Information, and the Publicity Committees were reorganized as the Communications Marketing Committee.  The committee produces two mailed and two e-Edition newsletters every month. The committee is also administrator the two websites and and the club Facebook page   The committee writes press releases, produces advertisements, maintains the newsletter mailing list, and the e-mail list for official communications, and other rosters and lists. The committee also maintains the message for the club answer line, 301-729-4166, takes all messages and routes them to the proper chairman or Lion. The committee also assists in the production of slideshows and sometimes photography. The committee needs your help.

Convalescent Equipment Committee – Lion Stephen Finger – The committee needs two more Lions to sign on as committee members who can assist in the operations at the building. You will be part of a team that can lend out and take in borrowed equipment. Sign up on Tuesday, at the July 17th meeting. Also need a commitment from Lions to help move and deliver larger items when necessary.

LIONETTES NEWS - The Lionettes Picnic on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the Lions Pavilion, LaVale District Park was a very nice, delicious affair, with 32 Lionettes and guests enjoying the summer breeze and shooting the breeze at the same time.

CARE AND CONCERN  Please keep the following Lions and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week: Pat and Ethel Goss and family, Daryl and Janey Smith and Family, Lee and Nancy Capper and family, Marty and Janis Tichnell and family, James Bukovec and family, Frank and Carol Ways and family, Sam and Judy Reckley and family, Stan and Shirley Perdew and family, John and Kathy Burkey and family, John and Eileen Engel and family, Ed and Holly Schewe and family, Tom B. Wiles and family, George Schoenadel, and Ron Clites.


July 17, 2018 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm –Regular dinner meeting at 6:30 PM at LAVALE FIRE HALL catered by Orchid Owls.  Committee chairs will select committee members and their chief goal for the year.  All LaVale Lions should attend.

July 24, 2918 - Tuesday, 7:00 pm - Board of Directors Meeting, LaVale Rescue Squad, Second Floor

July 28, 2018 – Saturday, 6:15 pm – District 22-W Awards Presentations and Change of Banner Dinner, Myersville Vol. Fire Dept., 301 Main ST., Myersville MD 21773. Turkey dinner, $20 per person.

August 7, 2018 – Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Annual Family Picnic at Lions Pavilion, LaVale District Park.

August 21, 2018 – Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Volunteer Appreciation Picnic, Lions Pavilion, LaVale District Park.

August 28, 2018 - Tuesday, 7:00 pm - Board of Directors Meeting, LaVale Rescue Squad


LaVale Lion Stan Perdew is notable, among many accomplishments, for being the first Lion to join our club after the Club’s Charter was signed.  The Charter Night closed on December 10, 1955. Lion Stanley joined on January 1, 1956. He has 62.5 years as a LaVale Lion, making Lion Stan our ‘Patriarchal Lion.’

Lion Stanley will be 87 years old on July 15th.  Lionette Shirley asks that we send Lion Stanley a Shower of Birthday Cards, wishing him well. It could lift his spirits. Lion Stan is suffering from several aging related issues and is currently living at the: Lions Center for Rehabilitation and Extended Care, 901 Seton DR, Cumberland, MD 21502.

Lion Stanley’s home address is: 1024 Weirs AVE   LaVale MD 21502.  Either address will do.

Let’s do this for Lion Stanley!

NEXT NEWSLETTERNext publish date August 7, 2018.  Articles are due to the editor by 8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Stephen Finger, Newsletter Editor   301.697.0424

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