1st May 2015 Newsletter


The May Business/Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday evening May 5th at 7 PM. We will meet in our usual meeting room at the Scotia Methodist Church. We will be discussing many of the details related to the items in this newsletter including: The Tree Farm Project, Ladies Night Celebration, Sporting Clays Fundraiser, and our June Picnic in the Lions Pavilion in Collins Park. So you can see there is much to discuss. Please try to be there. It only takes an hour of your time, perhaps an hour and fifteen minutes, but we need everyone’s input.


Lion Kermit provided a very tasty dinner of Chicken Marsala, oven roasted potatoes, a tossed salad and Lion Irene provided us with an absolutely scrumptious cake and chocolate brownies. We were unable to use the usual firehouse location because it is being used to store equipment and other materials from the Beukendaal Firehouse on Sacandaga Road which is being renovated and expanded. We were able to use a room across the hall from our usual meeting room, for the dinner, at the Methodist Church. Several members showed up early to set up tables and to help Lion Kermit lay out the food for serving. Various beverages were included and everyone seemed satisfied. The dinner meeting was preceded by an organizational meeting, at 6 PM, to plan for the Clay Sports fundraiser. The following members were present at the April 7th meetings: Lions Steve, Tony, Bob V., Bob D, Irene, Doug, Kermit, Mark, Eric, Al, Mary Pat and two members from the Duanesburg Lions Club. Lion Eric provided brochures describing the event and Steve Borst, owner of Target Sports in Glenville explained how the event would be run. This would be run much like a Golf Tournament and would include a raffle, prizes and lunch. Registration would begin at 9 AM followed by a safety talk and tutorial and at 10 AM we would begin moving through the various stations. Participants would be split into teams of 6 and each team would start at the same time; a true “Shot Gun” start. There would be at least one experienced shooter in each group. It will take 1-1/2 hours to complete the target shooting and then lunch would be served. The lunch would consist of hamburgers, hotdogs,  salad, chips etc. Gas grills are available to cook the hamburgers and hotdogs and picnic tables are there for our use. The prizes and winners of the raffles would be announced at lunch time. Everything should be completed shortly after 1 PM. The event will be held “rain or shine” so, in the event of inclement weather it would be necessary to bring some type of rain gear. The location for this event is: Sunset Farms Sporting Clays, 492 N. Knight Road, Delanson, NY., about a 20 minute drive from Scotia.


In order to make the fundraiser, described in the previous paragraph, successful our members will have to contact friends, family members, make contact with the following suggested groups and businesses: Village of Scotia, Town of Glenville, Police and Fire Departments, Guan Ho Ha Fish and Game Club, Gun shops, Smoke Shops, Goldstocks, Jumpin’ Jacks, nearby Lions Clubs barber shops, etc. The Duanesburg Lions Club will look for sponsors and participants in their local area. KL John will link our Lions Club website to Sporting Clays and to Facebook. Flyers will be distributed in our area. There is a lot of work that needs to be done between now and Saturday June 13th. Much more information will be available at the next meeting. Lion Eric sent an e-mail notice to all club members, earlier this week, with more details about this new project. Please look it over carefully before coming to the meeting Tuesday night.


As previously mentioned, Lion Eric has ordered the new replacement saplings and our work session is scheduled for Saturday May 2nd at Indian Meadows Park located off Droms Rd. in Glenville between Swaggertown and Charlton Roads. We will meet there at 9 AM to remove the dead plants and replace them with the new saplings. The Town Of Glenville will supply us with the mulch but we will supply the muscle power. On Sunday, May 3rd, the remaining saplings will be taken to the Schenectady Green Market for distribution to the public. A small donation to the club is suggested and a donation can is located on the tables. Help will be needed for “manning” the tables at the green market. Save your plastic bags and newspapers to wrap the saplings in for the Green Market distribution.


Our picnic will be held on Wednesday June 17th in The Lions Pavilion in Collins Park. It’s being held on Wednesday this year because the pavilion is booked by someone else on Tuesday. The Dairy Circus will be catering the event. They did a fine job catering the Grand Opening of the Pavilion last year.


We proposed a new slate of officers for the 2015-16 year and will vote on the slate at this meeting. The slate is as follows: President: John Hoey, 1st Vice President: Eric Buskirk, 2nd Vice President: Steve Trudell, Secretary: Tony Miller, Treasurer: Doug Salisbury, Tail Twister: Heather Buskirk, Lion Tamer: AL Moser. The following are members of the Board: 1 year director: Irene Trudell, 1 year director: Mark Cieslak, 2 year director: Bob DeFruscio, 2 year director: Bob VanVorst, The following are members of the Membership Committee: Rosemary Pryne (1 year), Nancy Larson (2 years), Kermit Ackley (3 years).


May 5,   Business/Board meeting-Methodist Church

May 19, Ladies Night celebration- Turf Tavern, Scotia

June 2, Business/Board Meeting- Methodist Church.

June 13, Sporting Clay Fund Raiser

June 17, (Wed.) Annual picnic -Pavilion- Collins Park


“If hypocrisy were gold, the Capitol would be Fort Knox.”

Senator John McCain


 Newsletter Editor: Lion AL with help from Lion Irene who supplied all the notes from the meetings and proofread the finished product before mailing.

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