January 19th, 2012 Meeting Notes

Johnson City
Lions Club regular noon meeting notes.  (LCI No. 5093)

Date: Thursday, 1/19/2012


(14 members present – 2 guests)

The meeting was  called to order at 12:20 PM by acting president, Lion John Merriss, who called  on PDG Lion Dennis Powell to ask the blessing and Lion Debbie Merritt to lead the pledge.

Lion C.B. Willis  introduced Lion Debbie Merritt who in return introduced her guest Mr.  Tim Peer, IGA store manager, South Roan St.  He was instrumental in our Christmas food donation drive and plans to become a new  member.

Lion John Merriss  introduced our next guest Ms. Jan Paviglio, wife of our newest member, Lion Jim  Paviglio.

Lion Ken Gough handled Jim’s induction ceremony flawlessly (well, almost).

Lion Debbie  Shipley announced the sweetheart dinner will be held at the Johnson City Country Club on Tuesday February 14, 2012. Lion John Merriss will send out a RSVP asking each Lion who will be attending how many guests he or she will
bring. Please, all JC Lions come out and join us because it will take the place of the regularly scheduled meeting and will be both romantic and fun; guaranteed.

Lion John Merriss stated we received a thank you letter from District 12N Charities in regard to White Cane Days.

Then what everyone was on the edge of their seats for: the presentation by Lion Merriss and “yours truly” about the Lion’s Learning Retreat that took place this past
weekend January 13-15 in Manchester, Tennessee. We attended 6 of 11 seminars and received great ideas on membership, enthusiasm, and a look at the big picture of Lionism.  It was announced that Remote Area Medical (RAM) has donated a Vision Van that is currently being upgraded. This van will be able to serve up to two hundred and fifty people a day for vision screening and manufacturing of eyewear (same day service).

Lion Winton had a good idea regarding membership; the people at work with whom  you share the greatest camaraderie will make the ideal candidates.

Lion Ken Gough announced he needs dates for late March and/or early April for the spring trip to Roanoke, VA for eyeglass recycling. Please let him know what date fits your schedule we need as many volunteers as possible.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:55 PM.

Our next regular meeting will be in two weeks: Thursday, February 2, 2012.

Lion Paul Easlic


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