Minutes of the Johnson City Lions Club Board Meeting October 8, 2020

The Johnson City Lions Club Board of Directors met on Thursday October 8, 2020 at 12 noon at the Johnson City Country Club.  Present at the meeting were Lions Brian Powell (President), Ken Gough, Don Raines, Jerry Lonon, George Winton, Debbie Shipley, Steve Campbell and Doris Kaifa (secretary).

The meeting was called to order by President Brian Powell.  The minutes September 10th, 2020 Board meeting minute and the October 1st, 2020 regular meeting were approved as presented.

Committee and Project Report:

Ken Gough (Treasurer) presented the financial reports, which were approved as presented.

Lion George and Lion Don give an update on the Turtle Derby. The Turtle Derby is scheduled for Saturday October 10th at 10:00 am at the Boys & Girls Club. The Derby will be presented virtually via Facebook Live webcast, and an edited version including the preliminary heats will be uploaded later to our Facebook page.  Setup will begin at 8:30 am, and heats will begin as soon as the track is ready.  The final will be held and webcast live at approximately 10:00 am. President Powell encouraged club members to bring kids/grandkids to help with turtle races.

Lion Ken is still collecting eye glasses and at this point has approximately 5,000 pairs in storage. The fall trip to Roanoke has been canceled because of COVID restrictions. Anyone going the direction of Roanoke is asked to get in touch with Lion Ken about taking a load of eyeglasses up. He also indicated that the club needs to explore alternate plans or figure out how to get the Roanoke Recycling Center to take on more initiative/accountability for what’s going on with their eyeglass collections/distributions.

Ties for the Blind: The President reminded Jerry Lonon “Buffalo” to bring a shirt (size small) for our District Governor to the November 5th meeting.

Old Business:

There was no old business for discussion.

New Business:

There was no new business for discussion.


The District Governor is expected to visit the November 5th meeting.

Next regular meeting is November 5th, 2020. Next board meeting is Nov. 12th, 2020.

With no further business for discussion, the meeting was adjourned by President Brian Powell.

At your service,

Doris Kaifa-Secretary

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