October 2015 2nd Newsletter


Lions Tree Farm at Indian Meadows Park, October 2015

Lions Tree Farm at Indian Meadows Park, October 2015

Charter Night was held on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Turf Tavern. Nineteen Lions and family members attended. A delicious buffet was served, and our club heard from two speakers. Patti Southworth, a Lion from the Town of Greenfield Club, spoke about the upcoming District 20-Y2 Cabinet Meeting. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Ballston Spa Country Club. A buffet lunch will be served, and there will be discussions on seeking new Lions, redistricting within our state, and due to declining enrollment, possibly moving the International Lions Club headquarters overseas. If you are interested in attending, please contact KL John by Wednesday, October 28. The main speaker was Brenna Uline, a Lion of the Mechanicville-Stillwater Club. Brenna gave us information regarding the Tears Foundation, a program focused on helping families who have lost a newborn or young child. Financial assistance, emotional support, and referrals to other resources may be provided by the Tears Foundation. Brenna also explained “Cribs for Kids” and how this program purchases “pack ‘n play” cribs for low income families. Our club donated $150 to purchase three cribs.

Members, their families, and friends are needed to wire pine cones and make bows the 1st two (or three) Tuesdays in November, starting at 7PM. As in past years, Lion Rick Quick’s heated barn on Washout Road and his trailer will be utilized. Members have been asked to cut ribbon to two lengths in advance. Please bring the cut ribbon to the 1st wreath workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 3. We need a high turn-out for this project, so please plan to assist.
On Saturday, November 21, we will again meet at the Quick’s barn to attach the bows and pinecones to the wreaths. The group will transport 95 wreaths to Shady Lane Apartments and hang the wreaths on the apartment doors. Please plan to help with this part of the project, too. There will be a sign out sheet and wreaths in the trailer, so members can begin selling wreaths. It is our hope to sell ALL 300 wreaths this year.

At a previous meeting, we discussed meeting at the Scotia Diner each month. If at least 15 members attend, we can order off the menu and meet in the side room. If under 15 show up, there’s a large booth in a corner of the dining room where our club could sit. Having the same location for meetings would help get the word out for prospective members. Let’s discuss this during the wreath workshops and make a decision for our December meetings and dinners.

Nov. 3, 10, 17 – Wreath workshop 7PM in Lion Rick’s barn (Washout Road)
Nov. 21 – 9 AM Wreath project – put wreaths together at Lion Rick’s barn, then hang wreaths on Shady Lane apartments

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