What a Busy August!

I have attempted to keep everyone informed since we returned from International Convention in Toronto.  If you are not getting emails from me, please let me know.  We have held the business meeting, approved a new project as part of the Centennial Challenge (Engaging Youth), attended District 21A Kick-off, had a goal setting meeting, and had our social meeting with a presentation from Reta LaBreqcue from Schwan’s Cares and an orientation by the Membership committee.  We collected the items for the Engaging Youth project.  WOW you are all really Outstanding Wonderful Working Lions!  THANK YOU!!!  Please see the individual articles on what happened and what is coming up.

I want to wish Lion Joan Williamson a quick recovery from knee replacement surgery.  Please keep her in your prayers and if you are cooking, I am sure she and Lion Ralph will be happy for a meal.  While she is recovering Director Arlene will be our temporary tail-twister.  We have enjoyed having our cub member Brianna with Lion Carol and we will miss her smiling face when she returns to school.


Engaging Children to Help Others

The project decided upon was children collecting cards, puzzles, books, and games for children being cared for at Benevilla ( Inter-generational Day Care. Helping out the attendees there was to bring these materials that could be used to increase their awareness by learning new things, enjoying reading and being read to, learning through having fun with others, and getting to know each other at the center.

A committee of four was formed that included Dave Cedarholm, Rachelle Barrett, Arlene Vallon, and Jan Milhizer. We were looking for school children to help us out with our project. We presented our project to Sundance Elementary and Desert Harbor Elementary; both schools are in the Peoria Unified School District. The principals at both schools were very cooperative, let us talk to the students about our project over the intercom, and got our flyers out to the children in their classrooms in time to take them home.

The children did an excellent job of bringing back to their school their donated items that we requested. We gathered up the collected treasures and believe me there are not enough grandiose words we can say about those students, and what a successful project it is/was, and a special thanks to the students!!!

September Business Meeting

The next meeting will be held at Brother’s Family Restaurant ( on Wednesday September 10 at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will be run by 1st VP Lion Linda Finley.  If you are in town please plan to attend.

Friends of the Peoria Library

We have many activities coming up in support of the Peoria Libraries.  We are sponsors of the November book sale at the Sunrise Mountain branch.  We will match up to $250 in donations.  We also have the opportunity to help at the Main library on October 4 from 9:30 – 12:30.  The program is outside with the Saquaro Skippers, Peoria’s own Jump Rope Team.  We will assist with crowd control and handing out jump ropes.  A minimum of 4 Lions are needed that morning.  On October 25 there are three (3) different Halloween activities that they would like 3 Lions at each time.  The morning is “Decorate Your Own Pumpkin” 9:30 – noon. We will put out supplies and tables, cleanup, hand out plastic pumpkins and take pictures. The afternoon is “How to paint your face for Halloween” from 1 pm – 2pm and 3pm – 4pm.  To assist in the afternoon we will hand out tickets take pictures, help kids during class and help cleanup.  Please sign up at the meeting or on our website

Schwan’s Cares Fundraising

Starting on September 24th and going through November 8 we will run our fundraising campaign to replace the money lost by many of us not working PIR this November.  This is a great opportunity for our club, but will only work if we all participate.  Post on your Facebook and email to friends! Here is the link is what we need to know/do:


1)Familiarize yourself with the website

2)Create your ID and Fundraising page so you can share it with all your friends.  If you don’t create your own ID you can use my fundraising page

3)Encourage everyone to purchase a $25 e-certificate.  The club will earn $10 off each $25 e-certificate and you are only allowed to purchase one (1).

4)Order through the 45 day campaign.  The club will earn 20% off all purchases of product (not gift certificates) from September 24 through November 8.  After November 8 the club will receive 5% of all orders until Sept 23, 2015.

5)Deliveries are every two (2) weeks so you could order 3 times during the campaign.

6)There are coupons for discounts

7)If you are new to Schwan’s or have not used them in over a year you can use the new customer coupons. 

8)Order online or through your phone app or by calling 1-888-724-9267

9)Catalogs are available if you didn’t get one at the meeting, call Gwen 623-815-3581 for a personal delivery

10)You can call Reta Labrecque 480-276-8510.  Identify yourself with the Peoria Sunset Lions campaign 13272.  She will help you out and has some coupons for you.




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