December Newsletter

Our Annual Christmas Dinner and Auction is scheduled for Tuesday evening December 17th.  The location is the Turf Tavern on Mohawk Avenue in Scotia. There are three choices for the meal: Chicken Parmesan, Roast Sirloin of Beef or Baked Scrod. The meal includes the soup of the day and a Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream for Dessert.
Our Annual Christmas Auction will be held immediately after our dinner on Tuesday evening. We hope you are collecting many different items to be auctioned. Craft items, wine, framed pictures and homemade baked goods are always items that everyone is interested in. The money earned by the auction goes into our Administrative Fund. These are the only monies we can use to pay for printing, postage and other incidental supplies that the club needs to function efficiently.
A large group of dedicated Lions attended the last workshop on December 3rd and completed the decorating of the last group of 90 wreaths.  It took less than an hour to complete the job. Lion Bob VanVorst called Wednesday evening (12-3) to report that there are still 50 wreaths in Lion Rick’s trailer.We need to sell these wreaths or we’ll take a loss. Please contact your  friends and see if they still need a wreath for their door or for the cemetery lot. Last year we ran short and we ordered an additional 50 wreaths for this years’ sale and we still have that extra amount to sell. Let’s get out there and sell, sell, sell.  Lion Bob Van Vorst said he may be able to sell another 20 at the paint store on the avenue but sales at the store are going very slowly right now.
 KL Eric held a brief Business meeting after the workshop and the following items of business were enacted: Lion Irene asked for 10 vouchers to be used to cover the cost of eye exams and possibly glasses for local residents. Lion Rick made the motion and Lion Steve seconded it and it was approved. We had a request from the Scotia/Glenville Cheerleaders for a donation to help them on their yearly trip for competition with other groups. Lion Tony made the motion to give them $100 and Lion Mary Pat seconded the motion and it was approved. A third motion was made by Lion Rick to send $100 to Freedom Guide Dogs and it was seconded by Lion Bob VanVorst and approved. Lion Rick made a motion to send $250 to NABA. Lion Tony seconded the motion and it was approved. A motion was made by Lion Rick to send $500 to the LCIF Disaster Relief Fund to aid the victims of the Philippines Typhoon Disaster. Lion Tony seconded the motion and it was approved. A motion was made by Lion Bob VanVorst to donate $150 to Habitat For Humanity. It was seconded by Lion Tony and approved. The Scotia Kiwanis Club gave us a $5,000 donation toward the Pavilion Project. KL Eric will be inviting The Kiwanis President and his wife to our Christmas celebration.  The last item of business was a suggestion that we present Uplinger Awards to two local men for their untiring efforts toward our pavilion Project. They are: Jim Marx and Jim Archibald.
Our first Business meeting in the New Year, 2014, will be held at the Scotia United Methodist Church on Tuesday January 7th. Put that date on your calendar and bring you questions and suggestions for ways in which we can better serve our community in 2014. That meeting begins at 7 PM.
The Annual Spaghetti Dinner is scheduled for Saturday March 8th 2014 at the Scotia Reformed Church on Collins Street. Lion Steve and his committee are hard at work making Plans for this important fundraiser.
The Lions’ Pavilion is physically done with only the signage left. Fund raising is almost done as well. The Scotia-Glenville Kiwanis Club have graciously donated $5,000 to the project. With their donation, the Lions are within $1,000 of our fund raising target. Mayor Kastberg will talk about the Lions Pavilion in the next Village-Wide letter. A grand opening ceremony will occur in the Spring when the weather is better.
Editors; Lions AL, TONY, and JACK
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