Regular meeting of the Johnson City Lions Club held January 17th, 2013 at the Johnson City Country Club, Johnson City, TN 37604
(15 members present, 3 guests)
The meeting was called to order at 12:28 p.m. VDG Lion Ed Gibbons asked the blessing and Lion Don Rains led the pledge to the flag.
Lion Tamer Lion CB Willis allowed the members to introduce three new guests, two interested in Lionism and Phil Pinzola, Johnson City Public Works Director, who would serve as the guest speaker.
Lion CB also announced that all the pecan sales money was in, except for from one lion. Kidsight screening will be done on January 23rd at Boone Trail, and February 4th-5th at Munsey Middle school. Both screenings will start at 9:30 a.m.
VDG Ed awarded the club a new patch for the club banner that was given to the club for sending Lions to the Lions Learning Retreat in early January.
Lion Brandon Johnson reminded the club about the upcoming District 12-N Convention which will be held on February 22nd -24th at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Knoxville, TN. All details can be found at the district website, and all lions are encouraged to attend. T-Shirts to benefit the Leo Clubs of District 12-N are also on sale for $10, and can be ordered via the form online.
Lion King John Merris announced that April 30th will be the end of the year for Lions. The second regular meeting in February will act as the nominating meeting for new officers, and the 1st regular meeting in March will be the meeting to vote on these nominations.
Program Chair Lion Jayne Myron introduced the day’s guest speaker, Phil Pinzola, Director of Public Works. Mr. Pinzola was available to answer questions about what is going on throughout the city, and spoke in detail about the new “Founder’s Park.”
The meeting was officially adjourned at 1:01 p.m.
The next regular meeting will be the 7th of February.
There will be a board meeting on the 14th of February.
Submitted by Lion Brandon Johnson, acting secretary.