Minutes of the regular meeting, Aug. 21, 2014

Meeting notes from the 2nd  regular meeting for August of the Johnson City Lions Club held Thursday, August 21 ,2014 at the Johnson City Country Club, Johnson City, TN 37604

(11 members present and 1 guest)

The meeting was called to order at 12:25 PM by acting King Lion, 2nd VP Lion Steve Campbell.

After the prayer led by DG Lion Gibbons and the pledge led by Lion Gayle Cox nobody won the drawing because there wasn’t any and so the money rolls over.

Lion Campbell announced a new “firm” Turtle Derby date of November 6, 2014.  That’s on a Thursday in the MSHA Athletic Center (aka the “Dome”) on the ETSU campus.

So far sales are at a turtle pace – 34 at meeting time. That’s miserable coming out of the gate! Come on!! Thanks to Lion Campbell we’ve been given an extra 4 weeks to sell 500 sponsorships but we have to sell 88 more than last year. That means selling all of last year’s ASAP so we have time to generate new sales if we need ‘em and we’re going to need ‘em.

Our speaker today was DG Lion Ed Gibbons paying our club his official visit. Lion Ed outlined his plan for this year in the following way:

  • Membership – Ask one (if you don’t know what this means ask ED or any member in attendance today)
  • Service Inquiry – discovering ways we can help the community and the club using CEP (Club Excellence Process)
  • Start a new service project or fundraiser to help us “serve”.

The LCIF motto for this year is “Strength in the ‘pride’”.  Lion Gibbons said we need to embrace this motto as we face the possibility of  being forced to merge with another district if we don’t increase membership in District 12-N by at least 100 members.

To illustrate how that’s done, Lion Gibbons  introduced his guest, Larry Street, a local contractor, who submitted his application and application fee. It’s obvious that our DG has asked more than one (he’s sponsored 5 of  our last 6 new members).

Lion Jerry Lonon (aka Buff) announced that he will bring a new applicant to our next meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 12:56 PM

Lion John Merriss


Remember – sell Turtles. We only have 9 weeks left and many turtles to go!!!!!

Next regular meeting September 4th.

Next Board meeting, Thursday, September 11th.

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