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The regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 4th, has been cancelled.

 

 

 

The Valentines Party, scheduled for Friday, February 7th, has been cancelled.

 

The Special Needs Party that is sceduled for today, December 20th, has been cancelled due to the predicted ice storm for the OKC area.

The next Party will be in February. Please have a safe holiday. Merry Christmas!!

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL NEEDS PARTY CANCELLED!!

The Christmas Party scheduled for December 6th has been cancelled because of the predicted weather.

We will let you know when it is rescheduled!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 4, 2013

MEETING CANCELLED

Power is out at meeting location.

Speaker Sean Cummings will be rescheduled!!

 

 

 

OKC Downtown Lions Club May 2013 Tornadoes
Disaster Relief Information

UPDATE 5-29-13

 
Hello all,
 
FYI -
I know that this will be news to a lot of you but I wanted to get out the information as soon as I could and
to as many Lions that I could.  If you know of someone that would be interested in helping, please do not
hesitate to pass this along to them.
 
The Chairperson of LCIF, Dr. WingKun Tam, will be arriving in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, May 29th
At 2:00 pm and will be here until Friday morning, May 31, at 6:00 am. (Dr. Tam is the Immediate Past
International President of Lions Clubs International and this year is the Chairman of LCIF).
 
In visiting with Troy Jenkins, chairperson of the 3-H Disaster Committee, we are planning to work Thursday In the Moore clean-up.  If you would like to help please wear/bring  your Lions vest, wear work clothes, jeans, shirts, work boots, gloves and show up at South 19th & Telephone Road in Moore around 8-8:30am.  I have not been on site so I have no idea what the parking situation will be, we will each have to figure out that when we get there. The MHSU is parked at 19th & Telephone Road and is the Lions Headquarters on site. There is a film crew flying in from Chicago around noon to film various segments of Dr. Tams visit with the intent to produce a video for LCIF.
 
He is coming to see the damage that is a result of the Tornadoes last week and to help the Lions in our clean up effort.  If you would like to either show up at the airport to meet Dr. Tam or to the work site Thursday morning – please know that you are more than welcome.  The more Lions that are there the more hands we will have to serve those in our community.
 
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me.
 
Regards,
PID Pat Shurley                                                                 T E A M – Together Everyone Achieves More
Cell 405-650-3417
Off 405-475-3352
Home 405-341-8293
 
p.s., if you are receiving this multiple times I apologize, but with the short notice that I received about all this
I’m just picking up mailing lists as I run across them.  Please do not feel bad if you are not available – this is
short notice so we will just work with what we have.
 
Pat Shurley
Sales Assistant
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        9000 N Broadway
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
tel: 405 475-3259
fax: 405 475-3420
pshurley@opubco.com
 
The Oklahoman   NewsOK.com      The Oklahoman Direct
 
 
 
 
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UPDATE 5-27-13

From Lion Troy Jenkins, 3-H Disaster Relief (Lions Alert) Committee Chair, Sunday, May 26:

We wanted to shoot out a quick note to bring everybody up to speed.

Carney/Fallis:
We spent two days in Carney earlier this week, and also spent some time running through Fallis (the little community just to the north of Wellston).  The Carney Lions are continuing to run point for both of these areas.  We have a voucher system set up through the east-side Wal-Mart in Stillwater; Lion Joni Nettles is the primary contact in getting these distributed.

Little Axe/Stella:
The Norman Lions Club is running point in these efforts.  Lion Brad Hawkins is determining where we will set up tomorrow to distribute vouchers, and is working with a Wal-Mart in Norman to handle them.  He will have a check and vouchers ready in the morning.

Moore:
We will have the MHSU set up at the Wal-Mart on 19th and Telephone Road, which is also where we are setting up our vouchers.  We will be out on site by 9 am tomorrow morning.  As we did in Carney, we will use the unit as a Command Station where we can hand out vouchers, etc.  We do still have a few items left to distribute as well.

The common theme in all three areas is that they are fairly saturated with donated items right now, so we don’t need to bring anything else at the moment (though we will keep our ear to the ground in case any new needs arise).

What they do need in all areas is help with clean-up. Please spread the word to your clubs and friends. To help in Carney/Fallis, please contact Lion Joni at 405-240-0965. To help in Little Axe/Stella, please contact Lion Brad Hawkins at 405-317-0684. He is working on identifying areas where we can get in and help. For those of you that would like to help in Moore, you can meet tomorrow (Monday) morning at 8:30 at Covenant Life; 207 S. Howard.  There you can help clean up the Central Park area of Moore. In all cases, please wear appropriate work wear (jeans, sturdy shoes) and your Lions shirt or vest. If you have work gloves, please bring them. If not, we have a pretty large stock in the trailer. If you can, please take some pictures for us to share and document the area and the efforts.

We will continue to scout opportunities for clean-up, and will keep everybody in the loop.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me (my cell phone is in my signature below) or Lion Dawn Miller (405-517-4550). I am also attaching a contact list that Dawn put together. You may have received this already.

Because We Serve!

Troy Jenkins, Executive Director
Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation
4123 NW 10th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73107
exdir@oklionsfoundation.org
O: 405-947-6540
C: 405-641-2077

 

 

UPDATE: 5-26-13

Fellow Downtown Lions,

I have been in contact with key participants of the state Lions disaster committee and want to pass along this information in case you would like to help out.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

LCIF has approved a $10,000 emergency grant to provide vouchers to storm victims. These vouchers, up to $100 each, will be distributed through the mobile health screening unit at a location TBD in Moore on Monday morning 5-27. They will be used for victims to purchase items at Moore Walmart for immediate needs such as medicine, food, water and clothing. They are for victims of:  

Tornado #1, Edmond, Luther, Wellston, Carney, and on toward Prague, Tornado #2, Norman to Little Axe /Stella area; and Tornado #3, Newcastle, Southwest Oklahoma City, Moore. Some district funds will be available for gasoline, not included in the parameters for the emergency grant.

As soon as I hear anything I will forward it to be posted on our Facebook page, to your emails and on our web page:

A  $100,000 grant has been approved after we spend the first grant, to be distributed by LCIF trustees. The disaster committee is considering  recommending it be used for purchasing books, computers and other contents that were destroyed inside the two Moore elementary schools.

At this point, any volunteer cleanup efforts are being left to individual clubs to decide on their own. There seem to be plenty of opportunities, including one suggested by Lion Dawn Miller for tomorrow, Monday, at 8:30am at Covenant Life, 207 S. Howard, Moore,  to help clean-up the Central Park area of Moore.  If you can and want to work, please wear your Lions shirts, dress for the occasion in jeans, sturdy boots, hat, and work gloves. At the very least please report your volunteer work to your Lions Club Secretary.

Also, Past International President Tan will be arriving Wednesday evening for a full day visit on Thursday. Lions are needed for a show of support and other needs to be determined when times and locations are announced.

Again, we will post latest info on our club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OklahomaCityDowntownLionsClub?fref=ts,via email and on our website.

 

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The Oklahoma City Downtown Lions Club
Why "We Serve"
 
Two-year-old Brock Hart, a leukemia survivor, plays at the handicapped-accessible Oklahoma Lions Children’s Park on the east shore of OKC’s Lake Hefner. Our OKC Downtown Lions Club led the effort to re-build the 15-year-old park. It now contains playground equipment for all ages (It has a rubberized “floor”), two picnic pavilions with new tables and benches, two drinking fountains and restrooms – all family-oriented. Everything is handicapped accessible.
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Downtown Lions are a friendly group of business and community professionals. We are always looking for interested, civic-minded people who desire to serve. Come have lunch with us on Tuesdays, you are welcome! Click Here for details.
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