Meetings

LAST MEETING Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – There were 35 Lions and 5 guests, and our guest speaker was Jenny Knauff, daughter of guests District Governor Gerry and Lion Sue Beachy. Ms. Knauff gave a great presentation on the diabetes summer camp offered at Lions Camp Merrick in Nanjemoy, MD. Our club has sponsored a deaf camp scholarship for Camp Merrick for 15-20 years or so.

Nominations for club and foundation officers and directors for next year were presented. Meeting for next year’s officers and directors. Revised draft of the Club Constitution and By-Laws available for review. Lion Tom Wiles was presented with an LCI Diamond level Centennial Sponsor Pin.

Tip board winners were Lion Ed Schewe, Jerry Chambers, and Brad Duffy. The Honest Drawing went to Lion Jerry Chambers. The 50/50 drawing was won by Lion Jerry Chambers! That’s a trifecta or Triple Crown and no one remembers that ever happening!

The Tail Twister reports that some Loin paid his fine by placing a Hampshire County, West Virginia 1996 dog tag. When questioning the room someone piped up that the dog had died; and now we know where THAT came from…

NEXT MEETING – Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 6:30 pm – LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. No 1. – Regular dinner/program meeting. –  Our guest speaker will be Dr. Rebekah Taylor, Ph.D., professor of biology at Frostburg State University.  Dr. Taylor’s presentation will be, “Lyme Disease and Tick Safety in Western Maryland.” Second reading of nomination of officers and directors for the LaVale Lions Club and LaVale Lions Club Foundation, Inc. for Lions Year 2019-2020. Revised draft of the Club Constitution and By-Laws available for review.

FOLLOWING MEETING Tuesday, April 5, 2019 6:30 pm – LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. No. 1 – Regular dinner/program meeting. – This meeting will be devoted to the club and foundation officers and directors election and the approval of the revised LaVale Lions Club Constitution and By-Laws.

LIONS NEWS

FIRST VICE DISTRICT GOVERNOR EVAN GILLETT’S SERVICE CHALLENGE- SUPPORT THE MARYLAND BOOK BANK – Saturday, March 30th – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Bring gently used books in good condition (NO TEXTBOOKS) to Lions Den. They will be transported to the Maryland Book Bank. The Lions Club with the most books get a prize. The club gets credit for supporting reading programs.

Constitution and By-Laws Committee – Lion Michael Wallinger – Copies of the revised Constitution and By-Law Draft are available for review during March, with a vote by the membership on April 2, 2019.  Copies of the draft C & BL are attached to both March 2019 e-Edition Newsletters.  Copies are available at both March regular meetings for those who want a copy, and you can also request one from the C&BL Committee or the Club Secretary.

The Annual Lions Field Clean-Up the Park Day is set for Saturday, April 13, 2019. Lion John Lewis, our club second vice-president, is coordinating the event this year.

Scholarship Committee – Lion Mark Kyle received notification of two scholarship awards at Allegany College for Fall semester 2019 and Spring semester 2020. They are Ms. Cierra L. Walch, Frostburg, Maryland and Mr. Austin C. Blank, Mount Savage, Maryland.

Special Events – Lion Terry Hostetler – Upcoming Events: March 30-31 and April 6-7 Salisbury PA Lions Pancake and Sausage Breakfast.  April 8, 2019: Somerset PA Lions Shrimp and Oyster Fest Leave 4:30 pm.  June 18, 2019: LaVale Lions Installation of Officers Dinner. LaVale Lions $15.00. Guests and Visiting Lions: $25.00LaVale Lions Installation of Officers Dinner.

LIONETTES NEWS - The April 9, 2019, Lionettes Meeting will be the annual donation awards meeting with recipients of organizations receiving financial support this year present. It’s a wonderful meeting to attend and see our hard-earned funds being turned into programs for the betterment of our community,

CARE AND CONCERN Lions Art Kalcher, Rick Stewart, Sam Reckley and George Schoenadel were all in attendance at the March 5th meeting. It was nice to see them back in the swing of things! Please remember Lion John Engel and family and keep these Lions and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week: Lee and Nancy Capper and family, Marty and Janis Tichnell and family, Frank and Carol Ways and family, Ed and Holly Schewe and family, Stanley and Shirley Perdew, and Ron Clites.

DATES TO REMEMBER

March 19, 2019 – Tuesday, 6:30 pm - LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. No. 1 Hall, Regular Dinner Meeting

March 26, 2019 - Tuesday, 7:00 pm – LaVale Rescue Squad, Board of Directors Meeting

March 30, 2019 –9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Used Book Collection at Lions Den, Lions Field. Service Project

 

April 2, 2019 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm - LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. No. 1 Hall, Regular Dinner Meeting

April 13, 2019 – Saturday, 9:00 am – Lions Field, Annual Park Clean-Up Day

April 13, 2019 – Saturday – 10:00 am – 22-W Cabinet Meeting, Region 4

April 16, 2019 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm - LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. No. 1 Hall, Regular Dinner Meeting

April 23, 2019 - Tuesday, 7:00 pm – LaVale Rescue Squad, Board of Directors Meeting

 

May 1, 2019 – Wednesday, 8:00 am – Lions Den – BBQ Clean Up Day

May 3, 4, 5, 2019 – Friday – Sunday, Lions Den – Spring BBQ

May 7, 2019 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm - LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. No. 1 Hall, Regular Dinner Meeting

May 13-16, 2019 – Monday – Thursday Multiple District 22 Convention, Ocean City, MD

May 21, 2019 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm - LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. No. 1 Hall, Regular Dinner Meeting

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

 

WORDS OF WISDOM, QUIPS & QUOTES – Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. Robert H. Schuller - (born October 7, 1954) is an American author, televangelist and pastor

Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!' Robin Williams - (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Born in Chicago, Williams began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s and is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. After rising to fame playing the alien Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy (spun off from the notorious Happy Days), Williams established a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. He was known for his improvisation skills and the wide variety of memorable character voices he created. Williams has been called the funniest person of all time.

NEXT NEWSLETTERNext publish date April 2, 2019.  Articles are due to the editor by 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.  Stephen Finger, Newsletter Editor   301.697.0424     sfinger@atlanticbb.net

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