Johnson City Lion’s Club
Johnson City Country Club
The J.C. Lions met for the 2nd regular meeting of November at the J.C. Country Club. Those present were Lions: Brian Powell, Dennis Powell, Ed Gibbons and his guest Mike Errico , Steve Campbell, Ken Gough, Gayle Cox, Don Raines, Tim Tapp and his guest Greyson Janeway, Billy Pike, Jerry Lonon, George Winton, and Clem Wilkes. Also present was the guest speaker for the day, Chaplain Eileen Zoellner of the Johnson City Police Dept.
The Lion Tamer collected 1.70 and the Tail Twister collected 3.88. Lion Gayle Cox won the drawing.
The meeting was called to order by King Lion Steve Campbell with the pledge being led by Lion Clem Wilkes and the prayer being led by Lion Brian Powell.
Brian Powell, Ed Gibbons and Tim Tapp introduced their guests (see above in attendance).
PDG Ed Gibbons announced that an Eye Screening at Boone Trail was successful with around 40 children screened and announced future dates. November 30th, and January 24th are dates for future screenings and help is needed. We can contact PDG Gibbons if we want to help with this project.
On January 12th our club will be doing a community project in the spirit of the 100th anniversary of Lion’s International. Lion’s International has deemed the week of January 9-15 as and has encouraged all clubs to do something to help with hunger during that week. We will be waiting tables, serving as hosts, and other duties at One Acre Café on the 12th. We will also be making a donation to their Pay It Forward campaign. We will all need to go through training at 10 a.m. that day but can choose from two shifts. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 1:00-2:30.
We are also encouraged to invite friends and family to eat there on that day. More details will be provided in December.
Lion Brian Powell introduced Chaplain Eileen Zoellner who talked to us about the “Adopt A Cop” program in Johnson City and around the country. She stated that she was overwhelmed with the positive response from this project. She had hoped for 150 or so participants but stated that over 1400 have signed up. The program enlists prayer partners for police as well as giving the public the opportunity to give gifts and thank you notes to the “adopted” officer. There are also events planned where the police and the community can get together for picnics, outings, etc. The prayer partner does not know who their officer is unless the officer chooses for that to be disclosed. Several questions were asked about the community, community policing, and the success of this program.
King Lion Steve Campbell thanked her for sharing with us and presented her with a classic Lion’s coffee mug in appreciation.
With no further business to come before the club the meeting was adjourned.