Minutes of the regular meeting, Jan. 15, 2015

Meeting notes from the 2nd regular meeting of the Johnson City Lions Club for January held Thursday, 2015 at the Johnson City Country Club, Johnson City, TN 37604

(Note: We did not meet January 1st because the Country Club was closed)

(13 members, 1 Lion guest from the Kingsport Club and 1 guest and prospective member present)

The meeting was called to order at 12:27 PM by King Lion, George Winton.

PDG Lion Powell ask for the blessing and Lion Gayle Cox led the pledge.

Lion Tamer Lion Theresa Gibbons introduced PDG Lion Dennis’ guest. Lion Harry Ennis presented King George with a award patch to sew on our club banner for our participation in last fall’s Roanoke recycling trip. Lion Tamer Theresa Gibbons introduced Lion Powell who introduced his guest, whom he met at last year’s Turtle Derby, Emmett Ballard, who is very interested in becoming a member.

Nobody won the drawing and so the money rolls over.

King George read two letters of appreciation; one from David Widamore for a new pair of glasses (his first in 15 years) and one from James Townsend for a night reading lamp we purchased for him.

King George ask that whoever provided his office 3 bags of pecans for the nut drive own up to it so he can give that person credit for his/her largesse.

A sign-up sheet was passed around for the Zone meeting which will be held at the ETSU campus club on Tuesday, February 3. Five signed up today. You can sign up by calling the secretary at 943-6756.

DG Lion Ed Gibbons asked that the district convention which will be held Friday, February 20th & Saturday the 21st right here in River City (well Creek City anyway) for several reasons:
• The convention will be held at the Carnegie Hotel and we’ll be the hosts and hostesses.
• Friday night’s dinner is free and entertainment will be provided.
• There also will be entertainment Friday evening and a very reasonable charge for lunch and dinner Saturday.
• DG Lion Gibbons has worked very hard for this club and for the district this year; at the very least we should support him by attending the convention.

Come on, guys, let’s make this a very successful event!  100% attendance is the goal.  98% will be OK.  97% or below will NOT be OK!!!!!  Applications available in District News and Views, out today at a computer near you.

Our speaker today was Stacy Lawson, co-founder and leader of “The River” a ministry for women in the community who need help. The River operates in downtown Johnson City. It was originally organized 10 years ago so women in need had a place to do laundry and help and get encouragement from each other. Now there are branches in Kingsport, Virginia and Texas.

Meeting adjourned at 12:59 PM

Lion John Merriss

Next regular meeting Thursday, February 4, 2015

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