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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Tuesday - April 30, 2013

At our weekly Tuesday morning meeting this week, Lion Mario Resendez [# 6] won the Tail Twisters' pot on the very first drawing.  He generously rolled over the entire proceeds to the Tail Twisters fine collection [although a few members sourly complained might set a bad precedent--apparently thinking that they might win the pot someday.]
Attendance was 20 members and three guests:  Becky Gillmore, who was a guest of Donnie Kissinger; Lion Thomas Benedict, a member [and past Treasurer] of the Russellvillle Lions Club who is moving to Jonesboro, a guest of Robert Bahn; and Jack Turner, communications director and aide to Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin, our speaker.
1.  We took part in the "Paint the Town Green" Recycle Day last Saturday, April 27th, by collecting used eyeglasses at the ASU Farmers' Market from 8 am - noon. Seven Lions volunteered their time to help with this worthwhile effort, which garnered a significant number of glasses.
2.  Lion Brad Baker announced that the  SPOT vision screening device has been ordered, and that details about training and screening scheduling will be worked out shortly.
3.  Since six members will be representing our club at the annual state convention this Saturday in Camden, which will be voting on several resolutions, the three voting delegates needed guidance on the controversial one dealing with reducing the number of state districts from four to two.  Members voted without objection to instruct the delegates to vote NO on this resolution. [M. Robert Bahn; 2. Brad Baker]
Lion Jim Watkins introduced Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin, who gave a very thorough explanation about the impressive things that the city is planning to do and what has been done in the recent past.  Many city offices plan to move in to the newly-renovated "Municipal Building" on Church St., a former bank building, by the end of May.  More details are at the city website
President Curt called a special Board meeting after the end of the regular meeting to authorize the writing of checks for the annual "Parade of Checks" at the state convention this Saturday in Camden.  It was quickly determined that since these are already authorized in our budget, no extra action was needed.  The checks and the amounts are listed below:
Blind Camp                          $1500
Lions UAMS Eye Bank            750
Leader Dog                             750
WSB [formerly LWSB]
  (World Sight for the Blind)   5000
MidSouth Sight/Hearing         3560  ($1440 already sent; total = $5000)
               Total:                $ 11,560

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