Johnson City Lion’s Club


July 20, 2017


The J.C. Lion’s Club met for the second July meeting on July 20th at the J.C. Country Club.  Those in attendance were:  Lion Don Raines, Lion Tim Tapp, Lion Ken Gough, Lion Brian Powell, PDG Ed Gibbons, King Lion Gayle Cox, Lion Sterling Winn, Lion Frank Ray, Lion Mike Errico, Lion Jerry Lonon, Lion George Winton, Lion Clem Wilkes, Lion Mark Fox and Lion Dennis Powell. Guests: John Grindstaff and Lion Harry Ennis.


The meeting was called to order by King Lion Gayle Cox.  Lion Sterling Winn led the pledge to the flag. Lion Tim Tapp led in prayer.




The tentative date for the Turtle Derby is October 19th.


Last Month: 16 eye exams and glasses – total 1320.00


We received a thank you card from Lois Jones for wreath.


The club received recognition from LCI for growing the club/member retention and PDG Ed Gibbons received a Centennial Award for organizing a new club.


King Lion presented Secretary Tapp with an award for 2nd Place “Club of the Year” in the district.


During this portion of the meeting Lion Mark Fox received a phone call from PP Steve Campbell and was fined $5.00. It will be determined later if PP Campbell will be fined since he knowingly called a faithful (perfect attendance) member during meeting time.  PP Campbell should have known that Lion Fox would have been seriously engaged in club business at the time of the call.  This episode provided many laughs and reminded us again how fun it is to be a Lion.


We will kick off the Turtle Derby Sales at the August meeting. Our new sales leader for Turtle Derby is Lion Frank Ray.


The Eye Screening at the Farmer’s Market has been cancelled.


The Honorable Lion Clem Wilkes announced that today was his 43rd wedding anniversary.


Program Chair Ken Gough introduced John Grindstaff from J.C. Parks and Rec who discussed the cherry trees in Lion’s Park. The Parks and Rec dept. is in conversation with Hugh Conlin about possible grafting of the trees.  The desire is to salvage the trees that can be saved and to plant new ones or to graft.  There is no definite answer at this time but the club was assured that all possible solutions are under consideration and they are seeking wise counsel.


Lion Harry Ennis, District Chair for Eyeglass Recycling provided a very informative overview of eyeglass recycling.


With no further business to come before the board the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,

Tim Tapp – Secretary



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