At our Tuesday weekly meeting this week, our youngest member, Clinton
Kissinger (# 16) won the pot on the third drawing, after it turned out that
Don Vineyard (# 18) and former member Randy Dent (# 23) were absent. [No.
23 needs to be retired, although Clinton was glad that it was still in the
pot on Tuesday.]
Attendance was 23 members and one guest, Jerry Casteel - who makes it to
more meetings that some members do.
1. TV Auction Committee Chair Brad Baker reminded members that the
Auction is coming up SOON, and that more auction items are still needed,
especially in the food and gift card categories. Members are urged to bring
auction items [and donor, sponsor forms, plus a logo or card to be scanned
to recognize the donor when the item shows up on the TV screen] to the next
club meeting, if they have not already taken them to Bill Dickens' store -
Cache Beauty Supply. Sign-up sheets for shifts at the Saturday, Dec. 8th
auction will be passed around next Tuesday. The next meeting of the Auction
Committee will be on Monday, December 3rd. at 6:30 pm at the Forest Home
2. Lion Bill Dickens again hauled in boxes of nuts to the restaurant, and
members took packages of yummy nuts [pecans, cashews, and English walnuts]
for one of our most important fund-raiser projects of the year. Keep those
3. Tony Bari will be asking members at the next meeting if they would be
interested in an evening Christmas banquet at Lazzari's for $14.02 each on
either Dec. 11th or 18th. Check your calendars!
Our own two-time Past President and current CEO of the MidSouth Lions Sight
and Hearing Service Brad Baker presented an illustrated account of the
October program at the White House during which he and ten other USA Lions
were honored as "Champions of Change." He and Mona had a great time in
Washington, DC, despite getting a little wet on the day of the ceremony. He
learned a lot from the other honorees and various briefings, especially the
point that we Lions should not limit our service options to just sight and
hearing issues, since tremendous work is already being done by Lions around
the country in a variety of areas.
Our first program in December, scheduled by Lion Jim Watkins, is listed
below (invite a guest!).
Tue., December 4th, Bray Brooks, an Intern at the Food Bank of NE Arkansas. Meeting CANCELLED do to fire at Chief's Inn.
Reminder: New member application forms are online at
http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/common/pdfs/me6b.pdf , and can be filled in at
that site and then printed off.