LAST MEETING – Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - The were 35 Lions for this meeting, our guest speaker was LaVale Volunteer Fire Department President and Incident Command Officer Eddie Kidwell. Mr. Kidwell briefed the club members on the current affairs of the department along with new services that the department provides including swift water and high angle rescues. The department is looking to replace the current ladder truck at a cost of approximately $1.5 million.
Lion President Llewellyn presented Lion Jerry Chambers with a Gold Centennial Membership pin.
Honest Drawing was won by Lion Ed Dawson. The 50/50 was won by Lion Secretary Charles Croft.
NEXT MEETING –, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 6:30 pm – LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. No 1. – Regular Dinner/Program Meeting. Our guest speaker will be William A. Wetherholt, Ph.D., Department of Geography, Frostburg State University. Dr. Wetherholt will speak about the department, our local chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the honor society, and where Geography graduates go.
FOLLOWING MEETING – Tuesday June 4, 2019 6:30 pm – LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. Regular Dinner/Program Meeting.
LIONS NEWS – From President Gary Llewellyn - During the May BBQ, the Sheriff’s Deputies collected 49 pounds of prescription drugs. Thanks to all who supported it.
Lion Ed Weaver is looking for a few good Lions who are willing to meet at the shelter at the swim club area. The swastika dug into the ceiling needs to be removed and repainted. If you are willing to help, please let Lion Ed or President Gary know. A date will be selected by the Lions willing to help. We would like to have this accomplished by the end of June.
THANK YOU to the BBQ leaders for organizing a very successful event. Selling out early on Sunday morning about 11:00 AM allowed clean up to be accomplished by 1:15 PM, the earliest I can ever remember. Of course, there were disappointed customers, but we always deal with either waiting in line, standing in lightning, or not having chicken. Fortunately, many, many, many patrons didn’t wait long and got ALL our chickens! Job well done by all who worked the event.
BBQ Committee – Lion John Warnick –. From the meeting minutes: Before calling on Lion John Warnick for a preliminary report on the recently completed barbecue, Lion President Llewellyn asked Lion Austen Murray to share his impressions of his first barbecue. Lion Murray stated that he enjoyed his experience and expressed his appreciation for those who assisted in his “training.” Lion Warnick reported that the barbecue was relatively success with all 11,008 chicken halves cooked and sold. The last dinners were sold by 11:00 a.m. The committee will be meeting soon to discuss some minor issues that occurred during the event.
Hearing and Speech Action – Lion George Breza - Our club provided 2 individuals with hearing aids in April 2019.
Special Events: Tuesday, June 18, 2019: LaVale Lions Installation of Officers Dinner. 6:00 pm, Cumberland Country Club - LaVale Lions $15.00. Guests and Visiting Lions: $25.00.
LIONETTES NEWS – Thank you to all for the turnout at the BBQ. Everything sold out!
CARE AND CONCERN – Lion Stan Perdew passed away on April 30th. Keep Shirley and family in your thoughts and prayers. Cards can be sent to 1024 Weirs Ave. LaVale MD 21502. Please keep these Lions and their families in your thoughts and prayers this week: Lee and Nancy Capper and family, Daryl and Janey Smith and family; Ed and Holly Schewe and family, Charles and Dianna Schwab and family, Art Kalcher, and Ron Clites.
DATES TO REMEMBER –
June 4, 2019 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm - LaVale Vol. Fire Dept. No. 1 Hall, Regular Dinner Meeting
June 18, 2019 - Tuesday, 6:00 pm – Installation of Officers Dinner/Meeting - Cumberland Country Club. Dinner $15 for regular LaVale Lions; $25 for all others. Entertainment included
June 25, 2019 - Tuesday, 7:00 pm – LaVale Rescue Squad, Board of Directors Meeting
July 2, 2019 – Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Lions Pavilion at LaVale District Park, Georges Creek BLVD, LaVale – This is the first of four picnic meetings planned for July and August. Prepare for outdoor fun and fellowship.
July 16, 2019 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Picnic Meeting at Lions Pavilion at LaVale District Park, Georges Creek BLVD, LaVale.
July 23, 2019 – Tuesday, 7:00 pm – LaVale Rescue Squad, Board of Directors Meeting
August 6, 2019 – 6:30 pm – Annual Family Picnic - Lions Pavilion at LaVale District Park, Georges Creek BLVD, LaVale
August 20, 2019 - Tuesday, 6:30 pm – Volunteer Appreciation Picnic - Lions Pavilion at LaVale District Park, Georges Creek BLVD, LaVale. Last picnic meeting of the summer
August 27, 2019 - Tuesday, 7:00 pm – LaVale Rescue Squad, Board of Directors Meeting
WORDS OF WISDOM, QUIPS & QUOTES – May is Strengthen Membership Month at Lions Clubs International!
May 21, 1881 - The American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton. The organization today provides volunteer disaster relief in the U.S. and abroad. Community services include collecting and distributing donated blood and teaching health and safety classes.
May 22, 1947 - Congress approved the Truman Doctrine, assuring U.S. support for Greece and Turkey to prevent the spread of Communism.
May 24, 1844 - Telegraph inventor Samuel Morse sent the first official telegraph message, "What hath God wrought?" from the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., to Baltimore.
May 30, 1783 - The Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first daily newspaper published in America.
May 31, 1889 - Over 2,300 persons were killed in the Johnstown flood in Pennsylvania. Heavy rains throughout May caused the Connemaugh River Dam to burst sending a wall of water 75 feet high pouring down upon the city.
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