April 2019                                          

SUB SALE: We will hold our regular Friday and Saturday sub sale in April.  In April: April 5 & April 6 and for May:  May 3 & May 4.   We need help on Saturdays. Hopefully, it’s getting warmer.       

2018-2019 DUES: Dues for FY2018-2019 are past due, and 10 members are still delinquent. All delinquent members will be receiving a call from a club officer regarding prompt payment of your past due dues. 
CHARTER NIGHT DINNER: Our 2019 Charter Night dinner was held on Saturday, March 30, at DeNunzio’s Restaurant at the Arnold Palmer Airport.  Our guest speaker, Karen Newill Brown, gave a very informative presentation on her double lung transplant in 2013 since she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 15.  Karen is doing very well in her life, and has doubled her life expectancy of 21 if she hadn’t received a transplant.  There were 62 Lions and guests in attendance.  Our club distributed over $8000 in donations that evening.  Pictures from the dinner will soon be posted on our website. 
AWARDS: We are pleased to report that Don Nicoll received the 2019 Melvin Jones Award by our club at the Charter Night dinner.  Ron Firment received a Beacon Lodge Carl Shoemaker Award and Shirley Rusinko and her family received a Carl Shoemaker Award for her late husband, Michael.  Jordan Bradley of the Viking Pride Leo Club was recognized as District 14E’s Leo of the Year.  Jordan will be honored at the 14-E convention luncheon on April 13. 
DONATION: We are pleased to report that our club has received a very generous donation at the Charter Night dinner from Michael and Aimee Kakos in memory of Michael Rusinko, Aimee’s brother.  Aimee has requested that the money be used in the future in Mt Pleasant Township for those with special needs. 
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Our semi-annual breakfast was at Roosevelt Hall on Sunday, March 17.  We had a great response with approximately 315 breakfasts being served to adults and children.  Our Leos assisted as servers, and we had 24 members volunteer.  Thanks to all who worked and their families who attended.  Great to see many families and senior citizens attend. 
WHITE CANE COLLECTION: Our next collection will be on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13, at Mt Pleasant Shop N Save. Signup sheets will be at the April meetings.  Hope for 2 collectors for all shifts. 
YOUTH TALENT SHOW: The 2019 talent show will be held on Friday, April 12, at 7:00 PM in the auditorium of the MPAHS.  Volunteers are needed that evening.  Please support the kids with your attendance. 
DINNER IN THE DARK: The Viking Pride Leo Club in the MPAHS will hold a “Dinner in the Dark” on Friday, May 10, at 5:30 PM in the MPAHS cafeteria benefitting the Leeder Dogs for the Blind.  Cost is $20 per person.  Reservation deadline is May 3.  Reservation forms will be available at both April meetings.  Please consider attending and supporting our LEO Club.   
WCBA GOLF OUTING: Their 2019 outing is a scramble event on Friday, June 7, at the Greensburg CC.  Entry fee is $100.  We had three foursomes play in 2018.  See Ed for more information if you plan to play in the event. 
OUR GOLF OUTING: Our club’s outing will be held on Friday, July 19, at the Donegal Highlands GC. Cost is $90 per golfer.  Registration is at 7:00 AM with a shotgun start for the scramble at 8:00.  All process benefit the WCBA and the Beacon Lodge Camp.  Flyers are available from Ed or at the monthly meetings.  Golfers and their friends are needed. 
GOOD HEALTH: Please remember in your prayers several of our members and their family members who have and are currently experiencing health issues.  Good health and a recovery to all in 2019 and in the future.   
BEACON LODGE 500 CLUB: Sam Snively is currently accepting donations of $5.00 or more for the Beacon Lodge Camp for 2019.  Current donations total $100.  We are again sponsoring two campers to the camp. 
14-E CONVENTION: Saturday, April 13, at the Greensburg Ramada Inn.  See April 14-E newsletter for dinner information. 
NEW MEMBERS: Our current membership is 64 with 28 being 70 or older by the end of 2019.  Hopefully, members will begin to recruit new members, especially younger ones.  Please note that women are most welcome and needed. 

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