Minutes of April 17, 2014 Meeting

Regular meeting of the Johnson City Lions Club held at noon Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Johnson City Country Club, Johnson City, TN 37604

(13 members present and 2 guests)

The meeting was called to order at 12:30 PM by King Lion Sterling Winn.  Lion George Winton led the pledge and 1st VDG Ed Gibbons asked the blessing.

King Lion Winn won the drawing and gave the money to the Turtle Derby.

New Lion Theresa Gibbons received her Certificate of membership.  Welcome to the Club Theresa! We need you.  And thanks for agreeing to be our Lion Tamer starting next month.

Lion CB Willis received his 40 year membership chevron. Imagine that – 40 years. Amazing!!!  Congratulations CB and thanks for your leadership and humble service all these years. All Lions look up to you!!!

VDG Ed Gibbons introduced his two guests and prospective new members Linda Bouton and Sam Crowder who are both with Elizabethton Federal Savings Bank.

Club members voted to accept the Board of Directors recommendation to purchase the new “Spot” camera.  The camera we now own will be loaned to other clubs in the District on request.  The purchase of the new camera will deplete our savings so we’ll have to sell more turtle sponsorships this fall. Start working on your game plan – we’ll probably need to sell 500 or more and to do that everyone will need to contribute with a big effort.

Lion Debbie Shipley introduced today’s speaker, Mark Mattson of Holston  Habitat for Humanity, who brought along fellow Board member Johanna Gillespie .  Mark teaches at Milligan College and Johanna is with 1st Tennessee Bank.

After a presentation on the history and activities of Habitat (which are more extensive than the building of houses for which they are so well known) Mark asked us to consider playing a leadership role in building a new home for a blind couple (yes, both husband and wife are blind). The home will be built in Johnson City and will take between 6 abd 8 weeks to finish. If you can help in any capacity call Mark at 423-239-7689 or 423-378-4760, or email him at info@holstonhabitat.org.

Meeting adjourned at 1:06:33.

Humbly submitted,

John Merriss


Don’t forget our next regular meeting where Lion Winton and the new officers will be sworn in(at).  That meeting will be held on the first of May which will be, appropriately, on the first – moving day.


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