Both Bulletin Editor Curt Hodges and Secretary Charles Hartwig were absent, so this version of the weekly Newsletter is thanks to Past President Eric Grant.
Our Tuesday morning meeting this week was the monthly Business Meeting for October.
1. Lion Jim Mashburn continues to heal from his car accident, but is in considerable pain, and uses a walker to get around.
2. Pecan sales: the nuts have been ordered—new prices will be available at the end of this week, and members are urged to plan their upcoming sales efforts.
3. TV Auction in December: more items and sponsors are needed. Larry Hinck has already brought in several good items.
4. SPOT vision device. The Blytheville Lions have asked to borrow the Jonesboro SPOT “camera” to tie in with one of their fund-raisers. Lions Louie and/or Bryan Ulmer will take “our” equipment over there and make sure that it is used correctly and safely.
5. Car Show funds. Members were urged to try and come to the crucial meeting of the city’s Advertising and Promotion Commission in the Chamber of Commerce’s building on Nettleton Ave. on Wednesday, October 23 at 1:30 pm. Committee Chair Brad Baker cannot make the meeting, so it is very important for members to attend and make the case that a decision be made at that meeting on our $10,000 request for the 2014 car show.
Report of the Board meeting on Thursday, October 10th.
President Robert Bahn read Secretary Charles Hartwig’s draft Minutes of the meeting.
Treasurer Ron Erwin gave the Financial Report as of the end of September.
Membership: Al Frankenberger’s request to go to At Large status until the start of the new year was approved. Ron McCormick reported that he is still working on Stan McPike to get him to join the club.
New campus club at ASU. Brad Baker and Robert Bahn had met with the ASU Pre-Optometry Club, and they were very interested in taking part in the founding of a campus Lions club. However, 25 members would be needed, plus a designated Guiding Lion.
Peace Poster contest. Three clubs [and perhaps another] are taking part in this year’s Lions International Peace Poster Contest for 11-13 year-olds. The local deadline for poster completion is Nov. 1st; the local judge has been selected [the same one from the past several years.]