University Heights Lions Club - Jonesboro Arkansas 72401

University Heights Lions Club

Chartered 1963

Jonesboro, Arkansas

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UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS LIONS CLUB

Tuesday - November 6, 2012

At our Tuesday weekly meeting this morning, Lion Norm Dickson( # 51) won the
pot on the first drawing, thwarting Charles Hartwig's attempt to tie Dave
Redmon's record of three weekly wins in a row. Norm then gave the opening
prayer, but thoughtfully refrained from thanking the Lord for his lottery
win.

Attendance was 21 members, plus three guests: Mario Resendez, who received
a membership application form from Lion Robert Bahn; frequent visitor [and
honorary Lion Tamer] Jerry Casteel; and the speaker's Chief of Staff Jason
Penry.

Announcements:

1. Two flag days are on tap this week: today's Election Day and then
Veteran's Day. Flags will/went go out today and on Saturday, November 10th
for the Veterans' Day parade. (Since the actual Veteran's Day is Sunday,
Nov. 11th, Flag Chair Pat Snodgrass indicated that members with flag routes
could put their flags out again on Sunday if they wished.)

2. TV Auction Committee Chair Brad Baker reminded members to pick up
donor and sponsor forms for the December 8th auction, and then use them to
get auction items AND sponsors.

3. Lion Bryan Ulmer reported on his participation in an 8km Wounded
Warrior Project run in Franklin, TN this past Saturday. He came in dead
last, with a time of 2 hours, 33 minutes, BUT he finished!! Way to go
Bryan!

4. Charles Hartwig advised members that the first group of Peace Posters
for this year's Lions International Peace Poster contest will be picked up
from our judge later in the day, from the Nettleton Middle School and the
Westside Middle School - keep tuned for announcements of times and locations
of awards ceremonies at these schools, plus another ceremony at the
International Studies Magnet School coming up next week.
 


Program:

Charles Hartwig introduced the Chancellor of Arkansas State
University-Jonesboro, Dr. Tim Hudson, who discussed the successes that ASU
has racked up recently in things such as enrollment, building projects, and
recruiting better qualified incoming Freshmen. He stressed that ASU is
striving to get its fair share of state funding [it currently has the lowest
(62% of formula) of any 4-year college in Arkansas], and stressed that the
public needs to realize that higher education funding is an investment in
the future, not merely a "cost." He also urged members to attend or send a
friend to the football game this Thursday evening with UL-Monroe, since
filling the stadium will be really important.

Programs for the rest of November, scheduled by Lion Charles Hartwig, are
listed below (invite a guest!).

Tue., Nov. 13th UAMS Family Medical Center (AHEC-NE) Director of
Nursing Education Dr. Mary Hartwig, "Top 10 FAQs about Diabetes." [for Lions
Diabetes Awareness Month]

Tue., Nov. 20th Business Meeting

Tue., Nov. 27th Our own Brad Baker, "Lions at the White House."

PS (Editorial comment by Charles Hartwig): At the time of this writing,
the outcomes of today's national election are not known. However, it is
clear to me that (a) no one is making plans to pack up and leave the country
if the election results do not come out the "correct way," nor (b) is anyone
planning an armed attack on government institutions if the election goes
against their wishes. We take these things for granted, but we really
should not, since many countries around the world would really envy these
concrete indications of a mature democracy - with all its faults. Good
work, USA!


Reminder: New member application forms are online at
<http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/common/pdfs/me6b.pdf>
http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/common/pdfs/me6b.pdf , and can be filled in at
that site and then printed off.
 

Invite a guest or prospective member.

 

ALBERT FRANKENBERGER, AIA
P O BOX 1991
1500 E WASHINGTON AVE, SUITE D
JONESBORO, AR 72403
PHONE AND FAX (870) 932-1364

 

 

 

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