1st November Newsletter

Our first wreath workshop will begin at 7 PM in Lion Rick Quick’s Blue barn on Washout Road. We will begin the process of wiring pine cones together in groups of two, tying bows and eventually decorating wreaths. If you’ve taken ribbon for cutting, don’t forget to bring the cut ribbons with you. Peg Moser will demonstrate how to make the bows. Lion Rick always has tables set up and the room is well lighted and warm.  Don’t forget that this is also Election Day so be sure to do your patriotic duty before coming to the workshop. We will be utilizing all Tuesday nights in November until all wreaths are decorated.
On Thursday evening October 17th our club celebrated our 59th Charter Night. The Scotia Lions Club was officially chartered in October of 1954 with King Lion Frederick C. Lathrop as our Charter President. There were twenty seven present at the dinner Thursday night, including Lions, spouses, widows of past members and friends. Lion AL Moser, with 58 years of service, gave a talk on the history of the club including describing the many different locations at which we have met over the years, past community projects and fundraisers used to earn money to carry out our service to the Scotia-Glenville community. Our major fundraisers, over the years, have been our Christmas Wreath Sale, our Annual Spaghetti Dinner and the Annual Golf Tournament. We have also sold chocolate bunnies and Entertainment Books. The International Lion’s Motto is; “We Serve.” We have served by providing eye exams and glasses to needy children and adults through the years. This is the major function of all Lions Clubs. We’ve also supported Youth Activities including high school scholarships for college bound seniors, athletic events, providing membership to the YMCA and tuition for children to attend summer camps. We have also provide turkeys for needy families at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Lion AL, along with Lion Jack Harrison and Lion Secretary Tony Miller, searched through the records to find the names of the charter members in 1954 and also formed a list of our members who served as club presidents. The list includes the years in which they served. The lists were made available to club members by e-mail. At first, we were unable to find the name of the charter member who served as the second club president in 1955-56 but, Lion Bob Townsend, another veteran   member of the club, remembered that it was Byron Felter because he was Bob’s neighbor. In 1989 we reorganized and changed our name to the Scotia-Glenville Lions Club to recognize that we serve the Town Of Glenville as well as the Village Of Scotia.
On Saturday morning October 19th, 11 hardy Lions and other helpers met at 9 AM to clean up both sides of Sacandaga Road ( Rt. 147) from the Beaukendaal Firehouse to the Stewarts Store at the corner of Ridge Rd.  The mission was completed in less than two hours with several bags of trash left on the side of the road for the county road crews to pick up. Lion Tony’s specialty is picking up cigarette butts and he said people are being more careful as there were fewer to pick up this year.  We all decided that there was much less debris this year than in previous years.
The Pavilion is coming along nicely. The shingled roof was completed on Saturday October 5th and King Lion Eric said the concrete slab will be poured in a couple of weeks. After that we need to purchase some picnic tables and to place plaques in various locations showing the names of the donors. Lion Eric will be bringing us up to date on this project at the wreath workshop sessions.
Saturday November 23rd– Hanging of wreaths at the Shady Lane Apartment Complex at 9 AM. Takes about two hours and we will need someone to loan us a pickup truck.
Tuesday December 3rd – Our monthly Business Meeting at the Methodist Church beginning at 7 PM.
Tuesday December 17th – The Annual Christmas Celebration and Auction. To be held at the Turf, 6:30 cocktails 7 PM dinner followed by the Auction.  Begin to collect objects for the auction as this is how we earn money for our Administrative Fund to pay for postage and printing.
Lion Irene volunteers in our local Food Pantry. She is always looking for items that they need. You can bring items to any of our meetings. The following items are needed: soap, toothpaste, shampoo, pasta, canned soups and bread. Thanks for your help, it’s another way we can “Serve.”
Report all errors to Lion Al for correction. Thanks!      DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!!
Editors: Written by Lion AL with ample help from our beloved Lion Secretary Tony’s voluminous notes
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