University Heights Lions Club - Jonesboro Arkansas 72401

University Heights Lions Club

Chartered 1963

Jonesboro, Arkansas

University Heights Lions Club - Jonesboro Arkansas




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Christmas/Holiday Banquet, Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 6:30 pm

  Around 30 members and guests filed into the Western Sizzlin Steakhouse at 6:30 pm for our annual Christmas festive banquet, presided over by club President Ron McCormick. Attendees were delighted to discover that the restaurant’s food and service had vastly improved over that experienced at the 2014 banquet at the same restaurant, which Lion Helen Mashburn had recently described as being “a fiasco.”  After the meeting was opened, our song [a Christmas carol] was led by four special guests, a quartette from the Arkansas State University Concert Choir – we have never sounded better!
1.    The annual Jonesboro Lions’ TV Auction, held during the previous Saturday, December 12th, was declared a success by chair Brad Baker, who said that we may clear some $8000.
2.    A sympathy card for Lions Jim and Helen Mashburn was circulated, recognizing the recent death of their son in Texas. 
3.    The annual Arkansas Lions Mid-Winter Forum, scheduled for Saturday, January 23, 2016, with several events coming the day before, will be here in Jonesboro, and our club will be the host club.  Members are reminded to clear their calendars so they can help out on those two days.
4.    Food items were brought by members and collected for the Helping Neighbors Food Pantry, to be taken there by Lion Larry Hinck.
5.    Several important events are coming up during the next days, and members were urged to participate in these:

                              a. Wednesday, Dec. 16th:  club members will help the Salvation Army in an afternoon bell-ringing session at the Highland Ave. Wal-Mart.  

      b. Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 17-20:  Nut Sales at Turtle Creek Mall.  We will try to sell all of our pecans and cashews at a booth [table] in the
            Turtle Creek Mall—located inside a former store across from the Hallmark Cards shop which has been converted into a small marketplace with
           several booths.  Contact Brad Baker if you can help out, and tell all your friends about these wonderful nut packages – only $25 for three packages!
           [Or $9 each.]     

6.    Future meetings.  This was the last UH Lions meeting of 2015, since the restaurant downtown will be closed after this week [plus Christmas and New Year’s Day are coming up.]

A.    The ASU Concert Choir quartette gave a brief program of Christmas carols, and passed a hat [actually a small box which Lion Eric Grant had written “hat” on the side] to collect funds to help the full choir go on a concert tour of Ireland in 2017.

B.      Social Programs MC Tony Bari started a session of “Dirty Santa,” where wrapped modest gifts were taken by members using random numbers, with subsequent members given the choice of taking new [unknown] gifts, or already picked [and unwrapped] items.  Strangely enough, a selfie stick was one of the most coveted items, possibly because Lion Tony said that it had been invented by the famous American [and famous Lion] painter Thomas Kinkade.  When asked if Kinkade really had been a Lion, Tony said “I’m Lion“ – perhaps it was “I’m lyin?”  After that, nearly half of the other items amazingly enough were described as being influenced or made by Kinkade. 



Tuesday - September 1, 2015
Lion President Ron McCormick called the Sept. 1st meeting of the University Heights Lions Club to order at 6:30 a.m. and turned things over to Lion Tail Twister Bill Dickens. After the pot drawing. new member Lion Don Mankin, Badge 61, was announced the winner.
The Song was led by new Lion Don Mankin (a guy with some actural musical talent), the pledge by Lion Ron Erwin and prayer by Lion Jim Watkins.
Meeting guests included La Ganzie Kale staff member of a new educational radio station (sorry, I misplaced his card). He was guest of lion Donnie Kissinger who also had his wife, Kellie Kissinger as guest as well.
Lion Donnie gave a report on ASU Day. Hope y'all all remember the report.
The club extended sympathy to Lion Eric Grant upon the death of his grandson.
We also heard a "good" report on Lion Jim Mashburn and hope to see him back in the den soon.
Flags were put out on Labor Day (Monday) and will be displayed again on Patriots' Day, Sept. 11th.
The program was introduced by Lion Ken Stallings, September Program Chairman. Lion First Vice District Governor Bill Levins talked about Lionism and the need for adding new members, not only in our club, but throughout the state. He pointed out that UH Lions purchase some 150 pairs of glasses for people who need them each year, which is a major local effort.
We had a pretty full house and adjournment was at 7:30am.


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