OCTOBER 2015 BUSINESS/BOARD MEETING OF S-G LIONS CLUB
Our October business/board meeting was held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the First Methodist Church, and 10 members attended. Listed below are the topics discussed.
20th ANNUAL FALLING LEAVES GOLF TOURNAMENT
The 20th Annual Golf Tournament at the Edison Club was a successful event, and approximately $9,000 was raised. 83 golfers participated, and we had 58 sign sponsors. The golf committee met before our Oct. business meeting and discussed ways to improve the tournament next year.
ADOPT A HIGHWAY AND LIONS TREE FARM
Eight Lions participated with the highway clean-up and tree farm on Sat., Oct. 3. It took about an hour to pick up trash on the one mile stretch of Route 147. Once the members reached our tree farm in Indian Meadows Park, the work also went smoothly. Weeds were removed around the base of the trees, and mulch was mounded up around the trees. Most of the trees have grown nicely, and several have reached 10 feet. The dog park being created in Glenville will receive some of our larger trees. Next spring, we will again weed and mulch, and saplings will be planted in available spots.
Charter Night is scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday, October 20, in the banquet room of the Turf Tavern on Mohawk Avenue. Social hour is from 6:00-7:00, and then a dinner buffet will be provided. The meal will consist of soup, salad, potatoes, vegetables, Chicken Parmesan, Roast Top Sirloin of Beef, Panko Parmesan Tilapia, and Tuxedo Mousse Cake. The cost per person is $30, and spouses and other family members are welcome. Please contact KL John or Irene by Friday, Oct. 16, and let them know if you will be attending this dinner and bringing guests. We need to let the Turf Tavern know the number of attendees by Sunday, Oct. 18.
SCOTIA FOOD PANTRY
Our S-G Lions Club has donated funds to buy a two door upright refrigerator for the Scotia Food Pantry from Central Restaurant Equipment. The 1st National Bank and First Reformed Church of Scotia will also give funds for this purchase. Lion Josh has volunteered to write a press release. This large refrigerator will allow the Scotia Food Pantry to store additional food from the Regional Food Bank and other sources. A plaque listing the three donors will be made and displayed on the refrigerator. Kelly Gibbons, our contact at the 1st National Bank (and a volunteer at the food pantry), may ask us to help in cleaning and painting the small room where the clients choose the items. Lion Irene will continue to purchase $100 in food items on a monthly basis. As the number of people needing emergency food increases, our club