Volume 5, Issue 1 Lions Club Newsletter Autumn 2005

President's Message

My Fellow Lions,

It's hard to believe that summer is over and we are a third of the way through autumn already. It's been a beautiful fall so far and I hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather.

It has been a busy summer beginning with the Fourth of July Parade. The children were quite delighted with our Lion Mascot (Paul Malsom). Jean Bodensteiner was gracious enough to walk with the 'Lion' to help guide him along the route. It wouldn't have looked good having our 'Lion' run over by another float.

Our next event was 'Family Night' picnic at Hickory Grove Park. We had an excellent meal provided by Margaret Crane followed by a nice musical/comedy program. We had approximately 60 people who attended the picnic. We also presented the scholarship winners with their checks. The Vice Presidents did a very nice job organizing the picnic. Thanks to everyone who worked at making this such a success.

August 27th was the annual Lincoln Highway Parade. Our ball team rode the float and tossed candy to the children along the route.

At this time, I want to take this opportunity to thank Dick Smith for picking up the candy for both the 4th of July and the Lincoln Highway Days parade; Jim Fenn for his assistance in setting up, dismantling the float, and the use of his trailer; Paul Malsom for his service as the club mascot (that is one HOT job and if you don't believe try on the suit and walk a couple of miles!) and Jean Bodensteiner for her assistance in guiding Paul along the route.

We have started our annual stint working the ISU Football games taking tickets. We anticipate we will make between $1,500 and $1,600 for our club. Thanks to everyone who signed up and is helping with this fundraiser.

We are saddened by the loss of two long time members - Harold Walters who was a member for over 52 years and Argyll Thompson who was a charter member of 57 years.

  Lion John Wheelock, Nevada Lions President

Perfect Attendance
According to last year's secretary's records, six Lions earned perfect attendance for the 2004-2005 Lions year: Dwight Bonham - 1 year, Paul Malsom - 5 years, Jerry Radke - 14 years, Dean Howell - 22 years, Jack Argotsinger - 35 years, and Wes Ebert - 39 years. Congratulations to these dedicated Lions. A reminder, it is YOUR responsibilily to provide the secretary with makeup information for the meetings you miss.

Upcoming Events

Kudos to Lion John Wheelock for his work with our parade float.

Invite a potential Lion to one of our regular dinner meetings. We need community minded people in our club. Men and women 18 and older are eligible. Explain what Lions Clubs do and explain the cost of membership. There is a one-time $25 initiation fee, $36 semi-annual dues, and $7.00 per meal charge paid quarterly in advance. Additional information can be found on the Nevada Lions Club web site at URL:

Lions Serve Lions work with sight, hearing, diabetes, youth, and many other programs in our community, state, nation, and world. Our motto is "We Serve".

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Phone: 382-3049

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