Tuesday - September 14, 2004
Lion Bryan Ulmer (#56) won
the Tail Twisterís pot on the first drawing. Guests were Dr.
Carl Ekstrum, ASU Political Science Department, guest of Lion
Charles Hartwig and David Watkins, father of our speaker. It
was also good to see former Lion Ed Foster back in our den. He
has turned in his application for reinstatement. Our
attendance was 25 members and four guests. District Governor
Pat Snodgrass installed our newest member into the club, Lion
Chris Hall, sponsored by Lion Tommy White.
Our speaker this week was
Miss Breana Watkins, our 2004 Miss Craighead County Rice.
Breana is the daughter of David and Kim Watkins and is a
junior at Westside High School. She distributed her "Breís
Vegetable Dip" recipe together with a 4 oz package of Riceland
Rice. Her talk was about
the rice industry and nutrition facts for a well balanced diet
This being our regular
monthly business meeting, acting secretary Lion Charles
Hartwig read the minutes of the September 9 Board of Directors
meeting and Lion Vern Drake gave the financial report to the
club. As of August 31, our bank balance was $7,325.17 with
$1,131.36 in the Operating Fund and $6,193.81 in the Activity
Fund. It was noted that our dues account is in better shape
than last month as several members who were in arrears have
now paid their dues account.
Next week is our White
Cane day project. Lion Gary Glisson is pleading for additional
workers. He stated that for each time slot that is not
covered, the club will lose approximately $50.00. Any member
who can work additional times will be greatly appreciated. Our
budget for White Cane is $4,000 for 2 campaigns (one in
September and one in the spring). Letís all pick a time to
work next Thursday or Friday or both and have a successful
White Cane Day. All this money goes into our sight fund to buy
glasses. Another project coming up soon is our annual Peace
Poster Project and Lions Charles Hartwig and Janine Helman are
working with the elementary schools on this.
Lion Brad Baker reminds us
that our annual Lions Club Auction is only 6 weeks away. This
is a joint effort with our two Jonesboro sister clubs and is
always a fun event. It is not too early to sign up sponsors at
$100 each and get those items to be auctioned. Next Tuesday
Lion Brad will have suggestion sheets listing items and
businesses to solicit for the auction.
The District 7-0
Convention will be Friday and Saturday, September 24-25. The
main business meeting will be Saturday, starting at 8:30 AM at
the St. Bernardís Auditorium. District Governor Pat needs a
good delegation from our club. The hospitality suite will be
at the Holiday Inn Express, Friday evening.
Sept. 21 Nicole Covey,
Nettleton Raider Open Door Academy
Sept. 28 Julie Watson, ASU
Equine Center Director