June 2014

          It is finally June and schools out for summer!  We have a busy summer ahead of us. Your mail carrier is working correctly, I just haven’t written a newsletter in a while.

Thank you to all who helped with the Bass Pro Hot Dog and Brats sale over Memorial Day weekend.  We had really nice weather.  Many people who bought food, also donated their change. It was a successful fundraiser for our Needy Children’s Christmas Project.  We will be doing another Bass Pro Project over Labor Day weekend, Sunday, August 31st and Monday, September 1st.  Please mark these days in your calendar so you can come out and help.  We are also thinking of doing one the weekend of November 8th and 9th which is when Santa arrives at Bass Pro.  As always, all funds will go towards are Needy Children’s Christmas Project. 

       On Wednesday, June 25th we will have our Lions Award and Installation Dinner at Kelsey’s Steakhouse in Portage.  The choices are Lake Perch, Porterhouse Pork Chops, Monterey Chicken Breast, or you can order off the menu.  The tab will be individual/family with the gratuity included.  Drinks will not be included.  Governor Connie Roe will be our guest speaker; she will be installing our officers and new members.  Please join us for a night of socialization and celebration in true Lion form!  Social will begin at 6:30 pm and dinner will start at 7:00 pm.

          We will have our strikers set up at the Porter County Fair, July 17th through July 26th.  Set up will take place on July 15th.  Please contact Lion Randy Greer (759-2865) for more information.  A signup sheet went around at the last meeting for those interested and you will be called to help.  Lion Randy and Lion Ken will be co-chairing this event.  Please consider helping us out, even if it’s only for a few hours.  We will also have our strikers out at the Legion Family Fest (Vet Fest) on August 1st and 2nd.  Any money we make from this event will go toward the Legion’s parking lot project.  Tear down will take place on August 3rd.  This is a nice event for us because it is right here in South Haven!

          Our next General Meeting will be on July 10th at 7:30, with our new officers.  The board meeting for July has been cancelled due to the fair.  Instead of coming to a meeting, please come and help! 

          Our annual summer picnic will be Sunday, August 17th at the Bogards house starting at 2:00 pm.  The meat will be provided, but we ask that everyone bring a dish to share and their own drinks.  This is a nice time to eat, relax, and enjoy spending time with our Lion Family.  A sign-up sheet will go around at the next meeting.  If you need directions, call Lion Karen and Leroy at 759-4484.

          We have a lot of projects going on in the summer and hopefully you will be able to come help out.  As always, thank you for your dedication and services to the South Haven Lions.  We truly appreciate all you do!


Lion Jody Greer, Tail Twister

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