Lion PDG Pat Snodgrass (#31) won the Tail Twister’s pot on the first drawing.
Attendance was 15 members plus 5 guests. The guests were June Morse, Robbie Johnson, Susan Toneyman, Tina Samuels and Sandra Brown.
We are still awaiting permission from the Jonesboro Parks and Recreation Commission for an area in the city to plant our 101 trees.
Every member should have received an email reminder from Lions International to contact Senator Boozman regarding his support for the Lions International commemorative coin. It is Senate Bill #1299 and House Bill #2139. This will be a silver dollar coin to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of LCI in 1917.
You can read more about the planting of the Million Trees and commemorative coin in the July/August issue of the Lion magazine. It will also be discussed at our 7-0 Convention on October 8th.
Remember October 10th is a flag day for Columbus Day. Sign up next Tuesday as to which flag route you wish to work.
Next weekend, October 7 & 8, is our District 7-0 Convention. All first time attendees will be acknowledged and will have a registration fee of $15.00. All other members will be $20.00. Our club will pay the registration fee of any of our club members attending. Since our club is one of the sponsoring clubs, let’s have a good turnout. Advise Lions Pat and Charles if you plan to attend.
June Morse with NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation talked to us about Hope Week September 25 – October 1. Hope Circle is a ministry to parents and families who have lost children and individuals who have undergone cancer treatments. On October 1st, materials will be distributed on breast cancer at the Jonesboro BBQ and AHEC/Annie Camp East. Also, Share Hope Walk of Remembrance and Hope – 9 AM at Craighead Forest.
Robbie Johnson with NEA/Baptist gave us an update as to the construction of the NEA Baptist Hospital. The completion date for the hospital is June 2013.
Susan Toneyman and Sandra Brown talked about the Beck Pride Center at ASU. Beck Pride Center is a service organization which works with veterans who have service connected disabilities who were injured in the war or have emotional problems. On November 11th Veterans Day, there will be a reading of the names of all service personnel who were casualties of the Gulf War, Kuwait and Afghanistan Wars. This will be a calling of over 6,000 names. From 8AM to 2PM, they will need 6 persons per hour in front of the ASU Student Union Building.
Thanks to Lion Curt Hodges for the excellent programs during the month of September. Lion Tony Bari will be our Program Chairman during the month of October. He has the following programs scheduled:
October 4 – Skip Mooney Jr., “Out of the Dark” rehab program
October 11 – Chris Tilley – Rice Tec, Inc
October 18 – Business meeting
October 25 – Coach Brian Boyer – ASU Women's Basketball