Volume 4, Issue 4 Lions Club Newsletter Summer 2004

President's Message


As I think back over the last year as president of Nevada Lions Club, it would be easy to say "where has the time gone?" I will not be saying that, because I know where the time went!

The time was spent on 12 productive board meetings with a great bunch of ladies and gentlemen that gave up their time to help make our Lions Club the best it could be.

The time was spent on numerous fundraisers such as Pancake Day, our Chicken BBQ, Sight Night, Coloring Book Promotion, ISU Football Games, and ISU Food Service activities so that we could generate money for our community projects and donations to the programs we feel are important to Lions.

The time was spent on choosing the two scholarship winners for the Maliet and McDaniel $1,000 scholarships that our club presents every year. Also, the many great organizations that do fantastic work such as Leader Dogs for the Blind , diabetes awareness, glasses for the needy, and the Puppy Dog program. Nevada Lions also help families who need groceries at Christmas time and help send kids to diabetes camp, as well as sponsor a little league baseball team and on and on and on...........

We spent time promoting our community in the Lincoln Highway Days' parade, the Fourth of July parade and we are there when our own members need support.

Yes, I know where the time went and I enjoyed every minute of it! I can not thank all of my fellow Lions brothers and sisters enough for all the effort put forth this year. The behind-the-scenes work that some of you have done just amazes me. You know who you are. You are special! I look forward to another successful fun-filled year for Nevada Lions.

  Lion Paul Malsom, Nevada Lions President


Joint Installation In Story City
Lions Jean Bodensteiner, Jerry Radke and Susan Radke were installed into their new positions with around 70 other District 9x7 Lions on June 28th by Lion Gary Fry, State Secretary/Field Representative.


Good actions are the invisible hinges on the doors of heaven. - Victor Hugo



Nevada Lions with Lions Youth Baseball team. Bill Horine promoting Lionism.


EVENTS: July 5-9 Lions International Convetion, Detroit, MI
July 23-25 The Second Annual Great Plains Lion Leadership Institute will be held at Dana College, Blair, NE. The cost: $100 plus travel. Applications are available through the State Office and can be sent to you electronically. Completed forms are to be returned to the State Office. We will have 25 slots for Lions from Iowa. This Institute is limited to Lions who have not been District Governor before August 1, 2004.
July 29-August 5 National Order of the Arrow (NOAC) Conference - NOAC is the National Honor Society for Boy Scouts of America. Nevada Lions will be helping in the Dining Hall.
August 11 Family Night at Hickory Grove Park (Oriole Ridge Lodge)
August 27-29 Lincoln Highway Days - Parade on July 28th, No Fundraiser
September 9-11 The 28th Annual USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum in Reno, Nevada.


Kudos To: President Paul Malsom for his responsible and inspiring leadership during this past year!
Kudos To: Lions Bill Horine, Jim Fenn, John Wheelock, Dick Smith, Jerry Radke, Paul Malsom, and Jean Bodensteiner for participation in the July 4th Parade!

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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