MINUTES REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 6, 2018

JOHNSON CITY LIONS CLUB MEETING

SEPTEMBER 6, 2018

 

WE HAD A GREAT NUMBER OF LIONS ATTENDING TODAY AND EVEN KING LION TIM TAPP WAS STARTING TO ASK FOR MORE TABLES TO BE  BROUGHT IN. 

LION CHARLES GREEN LED THE PLEDGE AND LION DAVID HOWARD DID THE PRAYER. LION TAMER WAS  KEN GOUGH AND TAILTWISTER WAS LION DON RAINES. BUFFALO’S PHONE WENT OFF DURING THE MEETING AND IT COST HIM A DOLLAR FROM THE TAILTWISTER DON. WE HAD TWO GUESTS TODAY. LION DR. JUDAUN ALISON HAD JUST GOTTEN OUT OF EYE SURGERY AND BROUGHT HER ASSOCIATE DR. KELLY CONYER TO THE MEETING. LION ED GIBBONS HAD AS HIS GUEST GENERAL GARY HARRELL (RETIRED). LION ED SAID HE HAS TURNED IN HIS MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION TO JOIN US. WE NEED SOME MORE MILITARY GUYS LIKE GENERAL HARRELL AND LION DR. GEORGE WINTON TO WHIP YOU LIONS IN SHAPE. 

LION TOM TERRY WON THE DRAWING AND DONATED IT TO SIGHT CONSERVATION.

LIONS TOM TERRY, DAVID HOWARD AND ED GIBBONS DID EYE SCREENING TODAY AT INDIAN TRAIL MIDDLE SCHOOL AND DID OVER 300 KIDS, GRADES 5TH AND 6TH. IT CONTINUES TOMORROW WITH LION GAYLE COX AND MARIANNE AND ED GIBBONS AND THERESA DOING ANOTHER 300 KIDS. IF YOU CAN HELP LION ED WITH EYE SCREENING CALL HIM OR EMAIL HIM. THANK YOU LIONS FOR GETTING OUR NAME OUT IN THE COMMUNITY WITH OUR MOTTO “WE SERVE”.

LION ED SAID HE IS ORDERING PECANS AND TO LET HIM KNOW HOW MANY CASES YOU CAN SELL. THEY COME 24 TO A CASE AND SELL FOR $10 A ONE POUND BAG. LET HIM KNOW ASAP.

KING LION TIM SAID ON SEPTEMBER 20, THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BRING UP OUR PROJECT AT LIONS PARK AND VOTE ON IT TO NAME OUR NEW PAVILION AT LIONS PARK, THE RALPH JONES PAVILION.  LION RALPH WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN GETTING THE LIONS PARK STARTED BACK IN THE 60’S. PAST LION  PRESIDENT GAYLE COX SAID HE WAS THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED AS A LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYER. LION KEN GOUGH SAID HE WILL BE AT THE CITY MEETING TO REPRESENT OUR CLUB.

A LOT OF OUR MEMBERS WILL BE AT THE USA/CANADA FORUM. I BELIEVE THOSE MEMBERS GOING TO COLUMBUS OHIO ON SEPTEMBER 19-22 ARE LIONS ED GIBBONS, GAYLE COX, DON RAINES, TIM TAPP, JERRY LONON AND GEORGE WINTON.

LION GAYLE COX WAS OUR PROGRAM CHAIRMAN TODAY AND HAD AS HIS GUEST SPEAKER KEVIN ANDREWS FROM THE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU OF THE JOHNSON CITY/WASHINGTON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. HE SPOKE ON HAPPENINGS IN JOHNSON CITY REGARDING CONVENTIONS, SPORTS AND TOURISTS TO COME HERE. HE GAVE SOME IMPRESSIVE FIGURES THAT IF WE DID NOT HAVE TOURISM OUR TAXES WOULD BE MORE THAN 400+ MORE EACH YEAR.

REMEMBER NEXT WEEK IS A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND WE HAVE NO MEETING ON THE 20TH. OUR NEXT MEETING IS THE FIRST THURSDAY IN OCTOBER. SEE YOU THEN.

 

BULLSHOOTER

 

About Tom Terry

Retired IBM large systems marketing representative. stock broker, insurance agent and financial planning specialist. Member of Johnson City Lions Club since 1974.
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