Emporia Lions Club

Regular Meeting. ESU Memorial Union

2022  March 16,  Noon  

In-Person & Zoom Meeting

In person & Zoom:  Ron Boettcher, Cole Cassity, Tammy Edmiston, Bob Grover, Bill Hartman, Steve & Nina Haught, Laura Henderson, Gary Post, John Rich, Houston Sober, Bob Simmonds.

Tammy called the meeting to order.  Bob G. gave the invocation.  Cole gave the treasurer’s report.  He had a detailed report of the Biscuit & Gravy Breakfast.  The net proceeds were $4783.03.  He commented that the Administrative Account is getting low.

The B & G Breakfast was discussed further.  There was an issue with the large carryout orders of ten or fifteen right at the beginning.  It was suggested that we have a separate line for eat-in and carryout.  

District Convention.  Tammy will be getting a count.

Gary Post introduced our speaker, Mickey Edwards, who is now with the United Way.  She spoke on Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  This is one of the most popular United Way program.  Children from birth to age five can register for the program to receive a book mailed to them each month.  The program serves 1500 children in seven counties.  The program is promoted by the public library, Read to Your Bunny and during the United Way fund drive.

The Lion Board meeting followed the meeting.

Respectfully submitted,  

Nina Haught,  Club Secretary - 


Emporia Lions Club

 Board Meeting. ESU Memorial Union

2022  March 16,  following the regular meeting  

In-Person & Zoom Meeting

Members present & by zoom:  Ron Boettcher, Cole Cassity, Tammy Edmiston, Bob Grover, Steve & Nina Haught, Gary Post, John Rich.

Tammy called the meeting to order. 

The District Convention.  Plans were discussed.  Gary has received a bid from Chester Press to purchase 36 page program booklets.  The bid for 100 was $359.55.  Emporia information packets are being prepared by Main Street.  Gary has foam core boards for display at the History Center.  They will be displayed for both the District Convention and the 100th Anniversary Celebration.

Gary is working on getting a singer or musician for the convention The keynote speaker will be the International Director.  We will be inviting Roy Cook.  We will be renting the History Center but since we have donated substantial funds, Lisa will give us a deal.  Our budget for the event is $1500.  Bob Grover moved we request funds in the amount of $1500 be transferred out of the Cleve Cook Lions account into the Administrative Account.  Motion was seconded by Gary and approved.

Casey Wood of Main Street will be one of the speakers.  We will have silent auction baskets.  Tammy is planning a scavenger hunt.  Sally will be helping with decorations.  

Cleve Cook Grant Requests.  The Cleve Cook Fund has received a few applications for funding.  They include Hetlinger, United Way-Imagination Library, Farmer’s Market, 4H programs.

Cole recommended we meet weekly.  Tammy will make a detailed list of things to do.  Nina will send a message to Richard Caldwell that we will meet next week.

Respectfully submitted,

Nina Haught


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