Tuesday - May 17, 2005
Lion Bobby Wood (#35) won
the Tail Twisterís pot on the first drawing. There were no
guests and our attendance was 23 members present.
Lion Gary Glisson
reported the net income from the White Cane project was
approximately $1,400, which put us about $600 above budget
for White Cane this year. Thanks to all members who worked
Lion Ken Helman reported
the open house last Saturday for Dyeannís House was a great
success with the club getting some good publicity about
Dyeannís House. He also reports that the facility is being
used 3 or 4 times each week by families needing our service.
Thanks to Lion Ken and the Dyeannís House Committee for a
Lion President Eric was
presented the Lions International Presidentís Certificate of
Appreciation by District Governor Pat Snodgrass. Also at the
State Convention, your Bulletin Editor was awarded the
Edward G. Barry Memorial Award.
Welcome to our newest
member, Lion K. Rex Mayfield, sponsored by Lion Bill Levins,
who was duly installed by District Governor Pat Snodgrass.
Lion K. Rex resides at 622 West Oak #1 in Jonesboro. He is
employed with the E. Ritter Communications and his wife is
Suzanne. His phone numbers are 870 336-1210 and 934-3424.
Lion Secretary Ken read
the minutes of the May 12 Board of Directors meeting and
Lion Treasurer Vern gave his financial report. Our bank
balance, on April 30,was $21,738.58 with $390.63 in the
Operating Fund and $21,347.95 in the Activity Fund. It was
also noted that the Board of Directors voted to raise the
monthly dues to $35.00 for regular members ($5.00 increase)
and $25.00 for Life Members ($10.00 increase). Members at
large dues will remain at $5.00 per month plus meals. The
dues increase will go in effect on June 1st.
The installation of new
members and Awards banquet will be Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30
PM at Western Sizzlin. Next yearís Car Show dates are March
25 and 26 at the Convocation Center.
The club received thank
you notes from Mid South Lions Sight and Hearing, Arkansas
Lions Eye Bank and Laboratory, and the Jonesboro Food Bank
for our contributions to these organizations.
5/24 Rev. Jim Lagrone -
Baptist minister from Bryant, Arkansas
5/31 Jonesboro Church
The Benton, AR Lions
Club is putting on their 2nd annual Benton Lions
Club Golf Tournament this Friday, May 20 at the Longhills
Golf Course. Call Bruce Hester at 501 952-5264, if you plan