Meetings

LAST MEETING Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – There were 48 Lions and two guests at this meeting. Steve Brown, retired Navy Seal, was a guest of his dad, Lion Cole Brown. Our guest speaker was Dr. Robert Carpenter, MD. Dr. Carpenter gave a history and update on the medical mission to the Philippines in which he and area doctors continue to participate. Located in a mountainous region, the clinic has improved over the years and there is now a decent road that replaced the winding trails that used to make travel difficult.  Wesaw a picture of the patient monitoring device used during surgery that the club donated five years ago to the medical mission.

The Honest Drawing went to Lion John Engel and the 50/50 was won by Lion Jerry Noel.

NEXT MEETING –  Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 6:30 pm – Regular Dinner Meeting at the LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall.   Regular dinner program meeting.  Program speaker will be Lion Francis “Champ” Zumbrun, co-author of, “Cresap’s Rifles; The Untold Story pf the Riflemen Who Helped Save George Washington’s Army.” The Meeting dinner costs are $11.00 for At-Large, Affiliate, Associate, Privileged, and Life members, and visiting Lions. Regular members dinner costs are included in your dues/dinner bill.

FOLLOWING MEETING – Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 6:00 pm – Annual Installation of Officers Dinner Meeting at Cumberland Country Club, 10200 Country Club Rd NE, Cumberland, MD 21502. We dress up for this shining night that includes installation of Lions Club and Lionettes officers, introduction of the LaVale Lions Club Foundation, Inc. Directors, Lion of the Year and other awards. Dinner entrée choices are 6 oz Filet Mignon, Chicken Marsala or Vegetarian Plate plus salad, roasted red potatoes, steamed mixed vegetables, rolls and butter, coffee and tea, assorted pies for dessert. District Governor-Elect Gerry Beachy, Grantsville Lions Club will be the installing officer.

Cost is $15.00 for LaVale Lions and $ 25.00 for visiting Lions and guests. Entertainment by Charles Rice of Hagerstown - Live Variety Music of the 40's, 50's & 60's. The Vice Presidents will be calling the membership or reservations can be made by calling Lion Elwood Glass, no later than Thursday, June 14, 2018.

LIONS NEWS –  Chicken BBQ Committee – Lion John Warnick – Sales of dinners was down from expectations mostly due to the rainy weather over the weekend. The were 10,800 dinners sold. Several organizations who help make the BBQ go were approved for donations. They include the LaVale Vol. Fire Sept., the FSU Echostars, the Allegany High School Band Boosters and the North Branch Lions Club.

Convalescent Equipment Committee – Lion Steve Finger – For this report, thee were 8 Lions volunteering 46 hours assisting 65 residents with equipment.

Foundation – Lion Jerry Chambers - The motors on the smoke evacuation systems were lubricated and had their belts replaced and adjusted.  This increased the air flow by a good amount and should help at the BBQ. The service company recommended that the motors be serviced each year prior to the spring BBQ. They also recommended proceeding with installation of an apron system to create a better chimney effect in the pit area.

 

Hearing and Speech Action – Lion George Breza -  For this report three people received hearing tests and two hearing aids were provided to one person.

Membership and Retention – Lion Mark Kyle – One application was approved. The newest member is David Caporale, sponsored by Lion Patrick Goss. Membership status change to Affiliate status was approved for Lions Amy Conner, Chef Mines, and Robby May.

Scholarship – Lion Mark Kyle – Lion Mark remarked on the great publicity the Tri-State Math Contest at Allegany College, with 80 participants for 8 high schools, brought the club.  Lions Cindy Zumbrun and Shakil Rahman represented the club at the awards ceremony.

The committee proposed, and the board approved our first ever scholarships at Allegany College to underwrite workforce development certification exams. Categories of award will be divided equally between certification and non-certification exams or certificates.

Sight Conservation – Lion Elwood Glass – Since the last board meeting, exams, frames and lenses were provided for eight persons.

JUNE LIONS BIRTHDAYS –

Art Kalcher                  

Al Feldstein                 

Jerry Chambers          

Frank Ways                 

Larry Brock                 

James Holwager         

Chef C. E. Mines        

Duane Boyd               

Ed Schewe                 

Cynthia Zumbrun        

Steven James             

 

LIONS CLUB JUNE ANNIVERSARIES –

Samuel E. “Sam” Reckley                  2003

Neal W. Blizzard, Jr.                           2006

Steven A.  “Steve” James                  2006

George E. “Ed” Weaver, Jr.                2006

Dennis K. Bensavage                         2007

Jerry C. Chambers                             2009

 

LIONETTES JUNE BIRTHDAYS –

Mary Hostetler                        

Cathy Gilmore                        

Laverne May                         

June Krimm                          

 

LIONETTES NEWSThe Lionettes Officers for the 2018-2019 year are President Shirley Perdew, Vice President Judy Hamilton, Secretary Janet Glass, Treasurer Ina Warnick, Tail Twister Rosalie Peck, and Sunshine Lionette Debby Mohler. The installation of officers dinner is at the Cumberland Country Club on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm.  See related article for details.

CARE AND CONCERN  Please keep the following Lions and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week:  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, 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.

DATES TO REMEMBER -

June 5, 2018 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Regular Dinner Program Meeting, LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Hall

June 19, 2018 – Tuesday, 6:00 pm – Installation of Officers Dinner, Cumberland Country Club, 10200 Country Club Rd NE, Cumberland, MD. Social Hour at 6:00 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm.

June 26, 2018 – Tuesday, 7:00 pm - Board of Directors Meeting, LaVale Rescue Squad, Second Floor.

July 3, 2018 – Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Lions Pavilion, LaVale District Park, Georges Creek BLVD, LaVale, MD. This is our first 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.

July 17, 2018 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Lions Pavilion, LaVale District Park, Georges Creek BLVD, LaVale, MD. This is our second 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.

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. RSVP due by July 18th.

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, Second Floor

WORDS OF WISDOM, QUIPS & QUOTES –  

June 1: Helen Keller Day

June 5: World Environment Day

June 7: Lions Clubs International Birthday

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. Helen Keller

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller

Life is either a great adventure or nothing. Helen Keller

Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained. Helen Keller

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. Helen Keller

NEXT NEWSLETTERNext publish date June 19, 2018.  Articles are due to the editor by 8:00 pm on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Stephen Finger, Newsletter Editor   301.697.0424     sfinger@atlanticbb.net

 

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