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2019 Michigan Lions District 11-B1
Winter Camp for the Blind
ADVANCE NOTICE

Winter Camp for the Blind, a Michigan Lions District 11-B1 project, is provided for blind and/or
visually impaired adults. Winter Camp will be held February 1-3, 2019. The individual fee for attending is
$45.00. The camp is not wheel chair friendly/accessible. The camp has upper and lower bunk beds for
sleeping. Bunks are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Accompanying companions of campers may
be assigned an upper bunk. Campers who have a ‘guide’ or ‘leader’ dog must provide their own personal
bedding for their animal. When the application form arrives, it is important that you understand and provide all
the information that is applicable to you. Note: the application is printed on 2 sides. If someone, other than
you (the camper) reads and prepares the form, they should provide their name and a contact phone number in
case we have questions. No camper will be admitted without a complete written application.
Application forms will be mailed in early November. They must be completed and mailed to arrive not
later than Friday, January 11, 2019 to the address provided on the form. Payment must be in advance and
accompany the registration form by the due date. No camper application or fees will be accepted at
camp. Registration by phone will not be accepted.
For planning purposes, please note that Winter Camp does not open before 4 pm on Friday. The
evening meal on Friday begins at 6 pm. All campers must be picked-up by 12 PM on Sunday. Transportation
will be provided from/to the Transportation Center in Battle Creek, MI. If you are coming by commercial bus
or train, you must provide your arrival and departure times on your application. This will aid us in providing
transportation to and from camp. PLEASE VERIFY YOUR TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS
PRIOR TO FRIDAY FEB 1. Check for and use any discounts offered by AMTRAK/Bus service for age
and disability. If you need help arranging transportation, please contact the administrator.

Directions to the camp

Winter Camp is held at the Battle Creek Public Schools Outdoor Education Center located on Clear
Lake approximately eleven miles north of Battle Creek on M-37. The address is 10160 South M37, Dowling,
MI 49050. (Your GPS may not take you to this exact location). This is between Battle Creek and
Hastings and one mile south of the community of Dowling. From Battle Creek, the camp is on the west side of
the highway. The entrance is identifiable by its rustic stone and wood constructed sign. If you miss the sign and
see signage for “Clear Lake Public Access”, or “Dowling”, turn around – you went too far.
Follow the drive into the camp. It is about one-half mile to the parking area. The main camp buildings
are just beyond this point down a single lane road. Drive down the road to unload campers and baggage at the
main building. Vehicles must be returned to the parking lot when unloading is complete. There is NO
PARKING in the vicinity of the camp buildings.

If you want more information, or an application to attend, please contact one of the individuals listecd below.

For Questions, contact Roger Bosse, 269-964-8695 or C: 269-578-3684 RogerBosse@att.net, or

DG Roger Spriggs, 269-282-0292 GBRoger@aol.com
CC/PDG Barry Allen, 734-428-7034 or C: 734-904-4695 BarryRAllen@aol.com

 

                            

JUST AS A REMINDER FOR EVERYONE THAT WE WILL ONCE AGAIN WORK WITH THE
SALVATION ARMY TO RING BELLS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THOSE WHO NEED ASSISTANCE.
WE WILL BE RINGING ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 AND SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 FROM
10:00am - 4:00pm AT WALMART (ONE HOUR EACH RINGER).
AS OF NOW WE HAVE A FULL GROUP – IF SOMETHING COMES UP AND YOU CAN’T WORK –
PLEASE TRY TO GET A SUBSTITUTE OR CONTACT SANDY AT 269-962-3348 OR 269-589-9629.

                       

Christmas Basket Project Update - 2018 November 28, 2018

The Christmas Baskets Committee made up of: Co-chairs Bob Ward and Dave Buresh, Jerry Mackey,
Larry Yarger, De Davis, Sandy Determann, and Mike Guzak have been meeting and planning for the
collection, packing and distribution of food to 25 needy families this year. Turkeys have been requested
from FoodBank of South Central Michigan and family applications from Darlene Williams of Santa’s Secret
Helper.
Meijers and Walmart have been contacted to support our project again this year, and we are awaiting
confirmation of their support.
We have contracted with Santa’s Secret Helper to pack the food this year in their warehouse. Those
supplies will be supplemented with food that can be ordered after 12/7 from FoodBank, and last minute
supplies like dairy and produce that we purchase locally. We will pick up the packed supplies from the
Santa’s Secret Helper warehouse and FoodBank on Friday 12/21 and hope to store it overnight at First
Congregational Church. Freezer space for frozen food is still being sought.
On Saturday, 12/22 we will add our frozen foods, dairy and produce. We can then begin delivery at 9:30
am. The signup sheet to deliver has been passed around at the last three meetings. Additional help with
delivery is still needed!
We have received the list of families we will serve from Darlene Williams. The committee members are
making calls to let them know we will deliver their baskets on Saturday, 12/22 between 9:30 am and noon.
A letter from our President, Pat Stiff will be added to our baskets.
Note: all plans are subject to change as situations warrant!
THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE CEREAL CITY LIONS FOR AGAIN SUPPORTING THIS IMPORTANT
PROJECT THIS YEAR!!

 

                            

CEREAL CITY LIONS CHRISTMAS BASKET PROJECT 2018


The Battle Creek Cereal City Lions would like to thank all the organizations and individuals that contributed to our efforts to provide twenty-five needy families with “Christmas Baskets” to let them know that their community cares about them. In addition, some collected  food was provided through this project to Haven of Rest.

 

Those donating food, or funds to purchase food, include the Cereal City Lions Club, Meijers, Food Bank of South Central Michigan, Santa’s Secret Helper and Sprout Farms.  

 

A special thank you to those who worked for hours to plan, package and/or deliver the Christmas Food Baskets to the deserving families:  

Cereal City Lions: Jim Baum, Roger Bosse, Dave Buresh (Project Co-chair), De Davis, Sandy Determann, Dennis Fitzgerald, Teresa Gest, Mike Guzak, Bob Harvey, Christine Klipfer, Jerry Mackey, Ron Marlatt, Red O’Leary, Kay Smith, Pat Stiff, Bob Ward (Project Co-chair), and Larry Yarger!  

 

Assisting Club members were friends and relatives (Lions for a Day): Chloe Baum, Peter Baum, Anna Berger, Kim Berger, Charles Bosse, Ellie Davis, Carolyn Harvey, John Klipfer, Leah Klipfer, Jan O’Brien, Liz O’Leary, John Stiff, Michelle Yarger, Mike Yarger and Terry Yarger.

 

Thank you also to First Congregational Church of Battle Creek for their kindness in providing storage space and room to assemble the baskets, and to St. Philip Catholic Church for storage space.  The Cereal City Lions are grateful to, and appreciative of, these  generous civic-minded organizations and individuals that make the Battle Creek Area such a warm and caring community!  They all helped to make the Holiday Season brighter for many deserving community members.

 
 
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