Meetings

LAST MEETING Tuesday, July 16, 2019 – There were 42 LaVale Lions and 1 Lionette, Mary Hostetler, for the second of four picnic meetings at the pavilion. Lion President Ken Ward welcomed everyone and thanked the Picnic Committee for another outstanding effort.

Lion John Warnick presented Lion Scott Yonce with his official Lion of the Year plaque.  PDG Steve Finger presented Gold Centennial Member Sponsor Pins to Lions Ed Weaver and Charles Croft. 

Lion President Ken announced that there is a vacancy for someone to Chair the Visitations Committee for this year.  The 50/50 was won by the caterer, Pat Ingram, who donated the money back to the club.

NEXT MEETING -  Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – 6:30 pm, Lions Pavilion at LaVale District Park. This is our Annual Family picnic. Plan and let the vice presidents know how many you will be bringing.

FOLLOWING MEETING – Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 6:30 pm, Lions Pavilion at LaVale District Park. This is our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. Plan to invite those community volunteers who help us with our service projects and fund raisers without organizational recompense.

LIONS NEWS – Lion President Ken Ward – Club Focus for the New Year -

1. We will continue with the Club Excellence Process by following up on the remainder of recommendations from the Club How are Your Ratings Survey and conducting a Community Needs Assessment. From there a strategic plan is developed for our future.

2. The club will place an emphasis on District Governor Evan Gillett’s “20-20 Vision” theme regarding membership.  In order to reach a District Membership of 2,020 by the end of June 2020, we must do our part.

3. The club must increase interaction with newer members by listening to their impressions of being a LaVale Lion and preparing them to be our Lions of tomorrow.

NOTICE: The dues/dinner fee for the first quarter of Lions year 2019-2020 was due July 1, 2019. The dues/fees are as follows: Regular Member: $65/quarter or $130 semiannually, or $260 yearly. This includes dinners and picnics. All other types of membership are $80/year and dinner is $11/meal payable at the meeting or picnic.  Picnics are $1 for regular members and $11 for all.

BBQ Committee – Lion John Warnick - We have ordered 11,040 chicken halves (345 cases) for Sept BBQ. Lion Scott is hard at work on the schedule so be sure to sign up for a shift on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Early Bird tickets are done and will be available at the picnic and then at Burkey’s Furniture Store.

Convalescent Equipment Committee – Lion Steve Finger - For the July report, 4 Lions volunteered 69.5 hours assisting 62 residents.

Convalescent Committee 2018-2019 Yearly Report – An average of 7 Lions a month volunteered a total of 595 hours assisting 855 area residents with convalescent equipment.

Finance Committee – Lion Steve Finger - The Finance Committee will meet at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Second Floor Meeting room, LaVale Rescue Squad.  We will finalize the draft budget for Lions Year 2019-2020 and present it to the Board of Directors on August 27, 2019, for approval.

Membership Committee – Lion Jim Castle – Lions Ron Clites and Charlie Lewis requested change to Affiliate Membership Status.  Requests approved by the Board of Directors.

Sight Conservation Committee – Lion Elwood Glass – For this report exams, frames and lens were provided to 9 area residents. The Calendar Year total for 2019 is 34 residents helped. Eyeglass recycling boxes were serviced. For the month, 4 Lions volunteered 10 hours.

Vision Screening – Lion Gary Llewellyn – Refresher training for vision screeners is scheduled for 9:30 am on Monday, August 19, 2019, at Christ Lutheran Church, Vocke Road.

LIONS AUGUST BIRTHDAYS –

Gary Llewellyn            

Terry Hostetler            

Ken May                     

Daniel Blackburn        

Steve Finger               

LeRoy Capper             

Ron Clites                  

Ron Martin                  

Thomas R. Wiles        

 

LIONS CLUB ANNIVERSARIES –

Philip G. “Flip” Mohler                         1985

John Engel                                          1991

Bradley J. “Brad” Duffy                      2009

Francis O. “Champ” Zumbrun            2010

William J. “Bill” Byers                          2012

Shakil M. Rahman                              2016

 

 

LIONETTES BIRTHDAYS –

Janet Glass                 

Norma Sterne             

Holley Schewe           

Barbara Wiles             

Debbie Mohler            

June Walburn             

 

LIONETTES NEWSThe Lionettes are invited to the Volunteer Appreciation Picnic at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at the Pavilion at LaVale District Park. Lionettes are asked to plan for the September 6-7-8, 2019, Chicken BBQ by signing up for a shift and baking desserts to sell.  The next Lionettes meeting will be at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at Park Place United Methodist Church.

CARE AND CONCERN  Lion Clyde Norris is scheduled for surgery,  Lion Ed Dawson suffered a fall, and Lion Lee Capper is coping  with Nancy’s illness Please keep these Lions and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week: Lee and Nancy Capper and family, Ed and Holly Schewe and family, Charles and Dianna Schwab and family, Lion Ed Dawson and family, Lion John Engel, and family, Lion Clyde Norris, and Lion Ron Clites.

DATES TO REMEMBER

August 6, 2019 – Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Annual Family Picnic - Lions Pavilion at LaVale District Park, Georges Creek BLVD, LaVale

August 10, 2019 – Saturday, 6:00 pm, District 22-W Change of Banner Dinner, Myersville Vol. Fire Dept., Main St., Myersville.

August 20, 2019 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Volunteer Appreciation Picnic - Lions Pavilion at LaVale District Park, Georges Creek BLVD, LaVale.  Last picnic meeting of the summer.

August 27, 2019 - Tuesday, 7:00 pm – LaVale Rescue Squad, Board of Directors Meeting

 

September 3, 2019 – Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Regular Dinner/Program Meeting LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall, 421 National Highway, LaVale, MD

September 4, 2019 – Wednesday, 7:30 am – BBQ Preparation and Clean Up day at Lions Den.

September 6-8, 2019 – Friday – Sunday – Fall Chicken BBQ at Lions Den, Lions Field.

September 7, 2019 – Saturday, 11:00 am – District 22-W Cabinet meeting hosted by LaVale Lions Club at LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall, 421 National Highway, LaVale, MD. Orchid Owls will cater the lunch that will feature LaVale Lions BBQ chicken and a roll and Lionettes Baked Beans.

September 17, 2019 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Regular Dinner/Program Meeting LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall, 421 National Highway, LaVale, MD

September 24, 2019 - Tuesday, 7:00 pm – LaVale Rescue Squad, Board of Directors Meeting

 

October 1, 2019 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Regular Dinner/Program Meeting LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall, 421 National Highway, LaVale, MD

October 15, 2019 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Regular Dinner/Program Meeting LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall, 421 National Highway, LaVale, MD

October 16, 2019 - Wednesday, 7:30 am – BBQ Preparation and Clean Up day at Lions Den.

October 18, 19, 20, 2019 – Friday - Sunday – Final Fall Chicken BBQ, Lions Den, Lions Field.

October 22, 2019 - Tuesday, 7:00 pm – LaVale Rescue Squad, Board of Directors Meeting.

WORDS OF WISDOM, QUIPS AND QUOTES –   

August 1, 1838 - Slavery was abolished in Jamaica. It had been introduced by Spanish settlers 300 years earlier in 1509.

August 1, 1779 - Star-Spangled Banner author Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) was born in Frederick County, Maryland. After witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry on the night of September 13-14, 1814, he was enthralled to see the American flag still flying over the fort at daybreak. He then wrote the poem originally entitled Defense of Fort McHenry which became the U.S. National Anthem in 1931.

August 2, 1776 - In Philadelphia, most of the 55 members of the Continental Congress signed the parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence.

August 3, 1492 - Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, with three ships, Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. Seeking a westerly route to the Far East, he instead landed on October 12th in the Bahamas, thinking it was an outlying Japanese island.

August 5, 1861 - President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the first Federal income tax, a 3 percent tax on incomes over $800, as an emergency wartime measure during the Civil War. However, the tax was never actually put into effect.

August 7, 1964 - Following an attack on two U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin off North Vietnam, the U.S. Congress approved the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, granting President Lyndon B. Johnson authority "to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression."

NEXT NEWSLETTERNext publish date August 20, 2019. Articles are due to the editor by 8:00 pm on Monday, August 12, 2019.  Stephen Finger, Newsletter Editor   301.697.0424     sfinger@atlanticbb.net

 

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