Lions Dale McKinney (#1), Mark Poe (#21), Joe George (#47), and Tony Bari (#10) were all absent and the Tail Twisters rolled the pot over to the club.
Attendance was 17 members and no guests.
This was our regular monthly business meeting. Lion Larry Hinck gave a report of the District Training and Leadership meeting last Saturday. There were 33 Lions from 15 different clubs in attendance. The main topic discussed was recruitment and retention of members with more emphasis on recruitment of women in our clubs.
Extension work is presently being done in Osceola to organize a new club. Lions Charles Hartwig, Bill Levins and PDG David Moose and others are visiting Osceola this week recruiting members for a new Lions Club. New clubs have been organized in McCrory and Batesville. District Governor Judy Moose has set a goal of 4 new clubs for District 7-0 by June 30, 2011.
Lion Secretary Charles Hartwig read the minutes of the July 15 Board of Directors meeting and Lion Treasurer Ron Erwin gave the club financial report. As of June 30, our bank balance was $12,107.41 with $7,474.10 in the Activity Fund and $4,633.31 in the Operating Fund.
Lion President Brad Baker presented the 2010-2011 Budget which stated an Activities Fund of $58,500 and $9,350 for the Operating Fund.
The Mid South Lions Sight and Hearing Annual Auction will be Friday, August 8, in Memphis. If you desire to attend, advise Lion Brad for reservations.
Lion Pat Snodgrass advises there may be an opportunity to have a White Cane project soon at the Kroger Store.
Our program next Tuesday will be brought by Cindy Grisham, “Searching for Martha Stalker: Uncovering the Lives of Women in History.” (Martha Stalker was “Founding Mother” of Tyronza, Arkansas. This will be a short version of the talk Ms. Grisham, an ASU PhD Heritage Studies student, gave to a full house during Arkansas Heritage Month at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock last month.) This would be a great time to invite women guests.
Our condolences go to Lion Ken Stallings and his family on the death of his mother, Mary Stallings, this past Tuesday.