Volume 2, Issue 2 Secretary's Newsletter Winter 2000

LIONS 2000 Membership

The Nevada Lions Club membership committee met on 5 January 2000 to plan strategies for our upcoming membership drive. They have decided to have a special membership night on 23 February at Gates Hall with prospective members as guests. Letters will be sent to Nevada businesses and selected individuals. Please let the membership committee know the names of persons you think would make good Lions members. It is up to each member to help bring in new men and women to carry on our work. Let the membership committee know who you will be bringing as a guest by 18 February. The committee proposes giving two months of free meals to any Lion who brings in a new member during the "Membership 2000" campaign.

Lion Don Williams said, "I'm proud of our community, our churches, fine schools, and businesses. I believe we should give something back to the community -- that's why I'm a Lion." We need to let the citizens of Nevada know that they too can support our community by becoming a Lions Club member. The membership committee consists of Jim Fenn, 382-6481; LaNair Niblock, 382- 6183; Jack Argotsinger, 382-4638; Brett Anderson, 382-4091; and Larry Myers, 382-4271. Please give them your support and suggestions for new members.

A new Nevada Lions Club brochure will be needed to send out with the mailings. Last year's brochure will be updated unless someone is willing to help design a new one. Check with Lion Jerry Radke.

Brass Rail Takes A Break

The Nevada Lions Club will need to find a new caterer for our meals from 26 January through 22 March 2000. Patty Rewerts of the Brass Rail needs surgery and expects to be laid up until April. Patty suggested that we contact Mom's Meals, Ltd. or Smitty's in Nevada. Judy's Catering and Hy-Vee in Ames are two other possibilities to serve meals at our meetings during the next two and one-half months.

Our best wishes to Patty and thanks for all of the good meals she has provided during the last few years. We hope she will be able to serve us again in the future.

Nevada LIONS Donate Trailer

The Nevada Lions Club transferred the camping trailer used for our Fish Sale fund raisers to the Nevada Boy Scouts on 28 December 1999. We have not used the trailer since our last Fish Sale two years ago. It has been stored at the Denny Tichenor farm and used only to store our roasters and some other equipment and supplies. Lion Dean Howell and Dick Settle have removed our belongings from the trailer and stored them at Dick Settle's along with the pancake grills and other equipment.

Lion Jim Perkins expedited the transfer of the trailer by providing $1 for the required minimum sale price. The Boy Scouts intend to use the trailer to haul supplies on their camping expeditions.

No Entries for Peace Poster Contest

Lion Jim Perkins reported at the 3 January 2000 board meeting that no Peace Posters were turned in for the Peace Poster contest. This is a disappointment since both the Nevada Schools and the Nevada Community Resource Center had agreed to participate in the contest. The contest was open to students in the 11-13 age range. Posters needed to be judged and forwarded to District Governor Herman Kopitzke by 10 January 2000.

The board thought we should try to get the Peace Poster into the school's curriculum for next year since we have had no entries in the past two years. Our club should also consider providing an additional incentive such as a $25 cash award to the winning poster.

Clubmate Software Available

Our Lions Club purchased Clubmate last summer to help manage club records. There are modules for secretary and treasurer. Lion Jerry Radke has completed most of the entry work and the software and data are available for any Nevada Lion to use. A PC running Windows is required or a Mac that can emulate Windows. See Lion Jerry Radke if you would like to install Clubmate on your computer.


We remember Lion George Calvert, a dedicated Lion for 25 years.

Lion of the Year

Lion Everett Carman for his dedicated service through thick and through thin.

Thank Yous!

Lion Jim Perkins for setting up the Peace Poster Contest.

Lion Jim Perkins for expediting the transfer of our camping trailer to the Boy Scouts.

Lion Dick Settle for storing Lions Club equipment at his place.

The Brass Rail for catering our meals over the last many months.

Best Wishes
in the
New Millennium!

President: Loren Heckathorne
1st Vice-President: Joel Halverson
2nd Vice-President: Angelo Stefani
3rd Vice-President: Jim Perkins
Secretary: Jerry Radke
Treasurer: Dean Howell
Membership Chair: Jim Fenn
Tailtwisters: Steve Jordening, Duane Stansbury, Charles Lloyd, and Dick Smith
Lion Tamer: Lynn Harris
Directors: Odin Christian, Everett Carman, Bob Hobson, and John Wheelock
Past President: Susan Radke
District Governor: Herman Kopitzke
Vice Dist. Gov.: Jan Whaley
Zone Chair: Susan Radke

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