Minutes of the club meeting July 17, 2014

Meeting notes from the 2nd regular meeting for July of the Johnson City Lions Club held Thursday, July 19, 2014 at the Johnson City Country Club, Johnson City, TN 37604
(9 members present and 2 guests)

The meeting was called to order at 12:24 PM by King Lion George Winton. Lion CB Willis led the pledge and DG Lion Gibbons led us in prayer.

The secretary won the drawing and donated the money to the Turtle Derby.

Lion Jerry Lonon (aka. Buffalo) introduced his guest, Dave Spinato, an executive with the Johnson City Power Board who begged Jerry for an application for membership.  Here we grow again!

District Governor Gibbons introduced Hallie Foster as his guest. Ms. Foster is a pre-med student from Columbus doing a summer school project in this area who called Lion Ed’s office regarding our sight conservation program to help individuals in the community who need assistance getting prescription glasses.  Hallie will produce an application in Spanish as part of her project and send it to DG Gibbons and Webmaster Gough for posting on the website.

King George announced that a District cabinet meeting will be held this Saturday (7/19) at LVBI headquarters in Morristown (758 West Morris Blvd.) starting at 8:30 AM and over by noon.  Our president, looking as sharp as ever, said that he’d like to see as many JC Lions there as possible.  It’s only an hour drive and our District Governor will be there along with his lovely first lady Theresa, our fabulous Lion Tamer, so plan on giving Eddie the support he needs and deserves by attending.  Lion Ed will be reviewing where we are, where we need to be and how we’re going to get there.  This is truly, “A time for all Lions to come to the aid of their District”.

Any who can’t attend – it better not be many – can come to the annual Health Fair Saturday at 7:30 AM and help Lions CB Willis and Tom Terry give those attending a chance to get an idea if they need glasses by letting them read the eye chart that will be provided by this club.  Applications for glasses will be available for those who need them; also applications for membership will be provided.  This gala event will be held at the Farmers Market at the corner of S. Roan St. and State of Franklin Road.

The aforementioned Lion Lonon introduced himself as our speaker today. With his encyclopedic knowledge of Pin trading and his vast experience trading them all present were treated to a erudite and entertaining presentation.  It WAS a doozey!!!

King George asked PDG Lion Dennis Powell to be the program chairman for the first regular meeting in August, at which time we will kick off the Turtle Derby (start selling turtles now), and DG Gibbons will be the P.C. for the second regular meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 12:58 PM

Lion John Merriss

Next regular meeting August 7th

Next Board meeting, Thursday, August 14

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