JOHNSON CITY LIONS CLUB ANNUAL REPORT AS OF JUNE 30, 2021

JOHNSON CITY LIONS CLUB ANNUAL REPORT AS OF JUNE 30, 2021
Activities and Contributions:
$1,000 White Cane
$1,000 to LCIF
$500 Leader dog
$500 Volunteer Blind Industries

Annual Turtle Derby held at Boys & Girls Club Johnson City October 10, 2020. Income of $13,950.00

Johnson City Lions Pecan Sales $12,376.80 in November and December 2020.

Johnson City Lions Club donated $250 for Christmas Benevolence for God’s Corner, December 2020.

Johnson City Lions Club donated $100 to Second Harvest Food Bank, December 2020.

Feeding the Hungry- December 2020 – Johnson City Noon Club Delivered 38 food boxes To Kingsport, Rogersville, East Hawkins, ETSU,
Elizabethton and Johnson County/Mountain City. All clubs distributed food boxes per their choice of donation. Johnson City donated to Good Samaritan.

Johnson City Club Nuts and Bolts sales of $2,366.50 through June 2021.

Johnson City Lions volunteered for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. December 2020.

We have collected over 10,000 pairs of glasses, ready for Roanoke, Va. through June 2021.

Johnson City had expenses for Sight & Hearing Conservation in the amount of $6,446.00 through June 2021.

We have supplied 48 pairs of prescription eyeglasses and 48 eye exams from July 2020 through May 1st, 2021.

Johnson City Lions scheduled a Miles for Smiles Vision and Diabetes Screening on May 22, 2021 at the Summit Building in Johnson City serving about 30+.

Johnson City Club chartered a new Branch club in Erwin, Tennessee with 13 members April through June 2021.

Johnson City Club contributed $4,500.00 to the Summer Reading Program for the Unicoi County Library May 2021 and contributed $1,500.00 towards building the Teen Center at the Unicoi County Library to help attract a new Leo Club for Erwin.

Johnson City Club members helped Unicoi County Library replace book shelfs, June 2021.

Johnson City Club members helped with a Celebration of Life Cookout at The Carver Center June 2021.

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Minutes of the Johnson City Lion Club Board Meeting April 8th, 2021

The Johnson City Lion Club met for its Board meeting on Thursday April 8th, 2021 at 12 noon at the Johnson City Country Club. Present at the meeting were Lion Debbie Shipley (President), Lion Don Raines, Lion George Winton, Lion Ken Gough, Lion Steve Campbell, Lion Chaitra Bommegowda, Guest Lion Daniel Marney Elkins and Lion Doris Kaifa (Secretary).
The meeting was called to order by President Debbie Shipley. Lion Steve Campbell led the opening prayer. Prayer was offered for the sick, Jerry Lonon and all members.
President Shipley when over the District Grant for feeding the hungry. The board voted that the money goes to Good Samaritan Ministries for its Celebrate Life Program to feed the poor.
President Shipley reported that the District is collecting toiletries for the Military. Items include toothbrushes, toothpaste, razers, Christmas Card, etc.
Congratulation! President Shipley report that The Johnson City Lion Club was one of the top First members to complete and turn in their Diabetes awareness package.
The State convention will be held in Nashville, April 29-May 1st, 2021.
President Shipley talked about the new Lion Club to start soon in Erwin. The Club is still working on getting 20 members. Currently 10 Community members are in progress. The exciting news is the Director of the Erwin Library has sign up to be the future President.
Lion Ken Gough inducted New Member Lion Chaitra Bommegowda into the Johnson City Club.
We welcome her EXCITINGLY!!
President Shipley Introduced Lion Daniel Marney Elkins from Delaware. He serves as the 2nd vice District Governor of the 22-D in Delaware. He is the new Club Development Consultant for Lions Clubs International.
Lion Daniel Elkins congratulated the Johnson City Lion Club for being one of the most organized club he had attended. He encouraged and praised the establishment of the Erwin Club by the Johnson City Club.
He encouraged the Johnson City Lion Club to help sponsor the Erwin Library Projects. The projects include Summer Reading Program and A Teen Center. Lion Daniel personally offer to assist with $500 toward the cause.
The Club voted to assist the Erwin Library financially with $4000 for its needed projects. More details will be presented at next meeting.
The president announced that meeting will be on next Thursday May 6th.
Other Business:
With no further business for discussion, the meeting was adjourned by President Debbie Shipley.
At your Service,
Doris Kaifa-Secretary

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Minutes of the Regular Meeting, Nov. 5, 2020

The Johnson City Lions Club met for its regular meeting on Thursday November 5, 2020 at 12 noon at the Johnson City Country Club.  Present at the meeting were Lion Brian Powell (President), District Governor Mildred Burke, Lion Don Raines, Lion Ed Gibbons and guest Marissa Ballinger, Lion Debbie Shipley, Lion Jerry Lonon, Lion Ken Gough, Lion George Winton, Lion Steve Campbell and Lion Doris Kaifa (Secretary).

The meeting was called to order by President Brian Powell.  Lion Steve Campbell led the opening prayer. Prayers were offered for sick members (Lion Judy Vanlandingham, Clem Wilkes, Lion Dennis Powell) and all members during this pandemic.

District Governor Mildred Burke won the drawing. She donated the money to the Turtle Derby.

Lion Ed introduced his guest, Marissa Ballinger, the new president of the ETSU Lions Club.

The president asked the Tail Twister to tell a joke. Tail Twister Don Raines turned to Google Siri for a joke, but Siri was offline! Lion Don promised to do better next time.

President Brian Powell read a letter from the International President.

Lion Brian thanked everyone for attending and helping out with the Turtle Derby on October 10th, 2020.

President Brian Powell asked for updates from the various committees.

Lions Don Raines and George Winton give an update on the Turtle Derby and reported that they are still collecting funds.

Lion Ken Gough reported that the trip to Roanoke for eye glass recycling was canceled; however, he and Sathvik Ramu, 14 years old from University High, spent time this weekend sorting about 2000 pairs of eye glasses.

Lion Ed reported that he and Lion Debbie will be doing an eye screening at the Tiny Town Daycare on Friday.

Lion Ed will be ordering pecans shortly, which should arrive the 2nd week of November.

The president announced that the Board meeting will be held next Thursday Nov. 12th.  The next regular meeting will be held on December 3rd, 2020.

Other Business:

Zone Meeting set for next January.

Two new requests for eye glasses were received by Lion Ed Gibbons.

President Brian introduced District Governor Mildred Burke.  She thanked the club for its support of Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF), stating that every donation to LCIF is given back to the community 100%.

DG Mildred read a special Milestone Chevron Award letter from the International President.

A special tribute was made to Lion Dennis Powell for 65 years of service as a LION!

DG Mildred informed us that, starting next January, clubs can qualify for $250 toward their programs from the Community Impact Grant fund.

On December 8th, 2020 there will be a Food Packing Project.  Each participating club will receive four and half (4 1/2) boxes of meals, with 36 packages in each box, to distribute free to needy families in their area.

DG Mildred encouraged members to improved communications. She asked the club to send reports on our activities to the district to be added to the NEWS AND VIEWS email and Facebook page.

The District Convention is set for February.

There being no further business to come before the club, the meeting was adjourned by the president.

At your service,

Doris Kaifa, Secretary

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Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting, Nov. 12, 2020

The Johnson City Lions Club Board of Directors meeting was held on Thursday November 12th, 2020 at 12 noon at the Johnson City Country Club.  Present at the meeting were Lions Brian Powell (President), Ken Gough, (Projects Treasurer), Jerry Lonon, George Winton, Ed Gibbons and Doris Kaifa (Secretary).

The meeting was called to order by President Brian Powell.

Minutes of the October 8th, 2020 Board meeting and the November 5th, 2020 regular meeting were approved as presented.

Committee and Project Reports:

The President asked for committee and project reports. Lion Ken Gough (Treasurer) presented the Project and Administrative budget reports, which were approved by unanimous consent.

Lion Ed reminded everyone to think about having a Valentine party for members in February.

Lion George gave an update on the Turtle Derby.

Lion Ken reported that he is still collecting eye glasses.  The fall trip to Roanoke has been canceled because of COVID restrictions. Anyone going near Roanoke should get with Lion Ken about taking a load of eyeglasses to the Recycling Center.

Old Business:

There was no old business for discussion.

New Business:

Salvation Army Bell-Ringing for Christmas. Lion George Winton will check on dates and get back to the club.

A motion to give $100 from the Admin Miscellaneous Account to the server at the County Club as a Christmas gift was made by Lion Ed Gibbons, seconded by Lion Ken Gough and unanimously approved.

A motion to give $250 from the Christmas Benevolence Account to the Good Samaritan Ministries for its Celebrate Life Program was made by Lion Ed Gibbons, seconded by Lion Ken Gough and unanimously approved.

Announcements:

Next regular meeting is December 3rd, 2020. Next board meeting is December 10th, 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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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.

Announcement:

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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Minutes of the Johnson City Lions Club Regular Meeting October 1st, 2020

 

The Johnson City Lions Club met for its regular meeting on Thursday October 1, 2020 at 12 noon at the Johnson City Country Club.  Present at the meeting were Lions Brian Powell (President), Don Raines, Ed Gibbons, Jerry Lonon, Ken Gough, George Winton, Steve Campbell and Doris Kaifa (secretary), and guests Chaitra, Sathvik and Dhruv Ramu.

The meeting was called to order by President Brian Powell.   Ed Gibbons led the opening prayer. Prayers were offered for sick members (Judy Vanlandinghan, Clem Wilkes and Dennis Power) and all members during this uncertain time.

George Winton won the drawing and donated the money to the Turtle Derby.

Lion Ed was accompanied by guests Sathvik Ramu, 14 years old from University High school, Johnson City, along with his mother, Chaitra, and little brother, Dhruv. They will be volunteering at the Turtle Derby, and Sathvik will be helping with eyeglass recycling.

The president asked the Tail Twister to tell a joke.  Don Raines (Tail twister) turned to Google Siri for a clean joke.

President Brian Power read a letter from Leader of Dogs for The Blind Program. A motion was passed to give $500 to the Leader of Dogs for The Blind Program, as budgeted

President Brian Powell presented Dr. Judaun Alison with the Melvin Jones Award for her many years of excellent service in Lionism, and in particular mentioned her work during the recent Vision Van eye screening.

The District Governor will be visiting the club on November 5th, 2020.

President Brian Powell asked for updates from the various committees.

Don Raines (Tail Twister) and George Winton give an update on the Turtle Derby.  The Derby is going to be held at the Boys & Girls club on October 10th at 10 am.  Set up starting at 8:30am.

Ken Gough states that the fall trip to Roanoke for eye glasses recycling has been cancelled due to restrictions on the number of people allowed in the building.

Lion Ed announced that the Unicoi County school system has requested use of our eye exam camera. The club voted that they can used the camera.

Lion Ed will be ordering pecans which should arrive by November 1st.

The president announced that Board meeting will be next week, Thursday Oct. 8th.  The next regular meeting will be held on November 5th, 2020.  The District Governor visit the club on this day.

Other business:

There was no further business to come before the club.

The meeting was adjourned by the president.

At your service

  • Doris Kaifa, Secretary
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Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting, September 10th, 2020

The Johnson City Lions Club Board of Directors met on Thursday September 10th, 2020 at 12 noon at the Johnson City Country Club.  Present at the meet were Lions Brian Powell (President), Ken Gough, Don Raines, Ed Gibbons, Jerry Lonon, George Winton, Debbie Shipley, Steve Campbell and Doris Kaifa (secretary).

The meeting was called to order by President Brian Powell.

The minutes of the August 13rd, 2020 Board meeting and the September 3nd 2020 regular meeting were approved as presented.

Lion Ken Gough presented the financial report for August, 2020, which was 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 and Girls Club.

Lion Ken is still collecting eye glasses.

Old Business:

There was no old business for discussion.

New Business:

Upon motion duly made and approved with one dissenting vote, the Board agreed to help a lady with the cost of shipping donated charitable items to her family in the Philippines, cost not to exceed $300.00.

Thanks to Lion Debbie for bringing in New Members Package.

Announcement:

Next regular meeting is October 1st, 2020. Next board meeting is October 8th, 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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Minutes of the Regular Meeting September 3rd, 2020

The Johnson City, Lions Club met for its regular meeting on Thursday September 3, 2020 at 12 noon at the Johnson City Country Club.  Present at the meeting were Lions Brian Powell (President), Don Raines, Ed Gibbons, Jerry Lonon, George Winton, Steve Campbell and Doris Kaifa (secretary) and guests Chaitra, Sathvik, and Dhruv Ramu..

The meeting was called to order by President Brian Powell. Steve Campbell led the opening prayer.

Steve Campbell won the drawing. He donated the money to the Turtle Derby.

Lion Ed was accompanied by guests, Sathvik Ramu, 14 years old from University High school, Johnson City, along with his mother (Chaitra) and little brother, Dhruv.

The president asked the Tail Twister to tell a joke. Don Raines (Tail twister) turned to Jerry Lonon for a joke, but he was not ready.  George Winton came to the rescue and give a clean joke.

President Brian Powell asked for updates from the various committees.

Don Raines (Tail Twister) and George Winton give an update on the Turtle Derby.

The Turtle Derby is going to be held at the Boys & Girls club on October 10th at 10 am.

A motion was passed to give $100 to the cost of advertising for the Turtle Derby. News release was sent out on 9/3/2020.

Lion Ed stated he had ordered more nuts and bolts and distributed them.

Vision Screening is postponed to next January 2020.

Lion Ed will be ordering pecans and hopefully they will be in by November 1st.

The president announced that Board meeting will be on next week Thursday September 10th.   The next regular meeting will be held on October 1st, 2020.

Other business:

Lion Ed announced that a lady needed help with shipping boxes to her family in the Philippines. She’s asking the club for help.

There was no further business to come before the club.

The meeting was adjourned by the president.

At your service,

Doris Kaifa-Secretary

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Minutes of the Board 0f Directors Meeting, August 13th, 2020

The Johnson City Lions Club Board of Directors met on Thursday August 13, 2020 at 12 noon at the Johnson City Country Club.  Present at the meeting were Lions Brian Powell (President), Ken Gough, Don Raines, Ed Gibbons, Jerry Lonon, George Winton, Debbie Shipley, Steve Campbell and Doris Kaifa (secretary).

The meeting was called to order by President Brian Powell.

Minutes of the July 2020 Board meeting and the August 6th, 2020 regular meeting were approved as presented.

Lion Ken Gough (treasurer) presented the financial report for July, which was approved as presented.

Lions George and Don give an update on the Turtle Derby. Two venues were suggested, the Boys and Girls Club and the Lion Park.   The venues were discussed. However, it was not conclusive as to which of the two venues would be used. Other discussions centered around how the Turtle Derby was going to be held, but there was no conclusion.

Lion Debbie reported that she was contacted by Johnson City School system about suspending the eye screening this Fall due to COVID 19.  There will likely be no eye screening due to COVID 19.

Lion Ken asked the club to bring him used eyeglasses.

Lion Debbie reported that a letter was received from the Gum Ball machine company stating it will no longer maintain the Gum Ball machine because they are going out of business.

Lion Ed reported that he will be ordering Pecans in October.

The president stated that since the club voted to do one regular meeting and one board meeting per month, the next regular meeting would be held on September 3rd and Board meeting on September 10th, 2020.

Lion Debbie will be attending Zone Chair meeting training on Saturday August 15th in Morristown.

Lion Debbie reminded everyone to start thinking about plan for the upcoming Holiday.

With no other discussion to come before the club the meeting was adjourned by the President, Lion Brian Power.

In your Service,

Doris Kaifa, Secretary.

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Minutes of the Regular Meeting, August 6th, 2020

The Johnson City, Lions Club met for its regular meeting on Thursday August 6th, 2020 at 12 noon at the Johnson City Country Club.  Present at the meet were Lions Debbie Shipley, Ken Gough, Don Raines, Ed Gibbons, Jerry Lonon, George Winton, Steve Campbell, Judaun Allison, and Doris Kaifa (secretary), and guest Rebecca Allison.

The meeting was called to order by Lion Debbie Shipley.

The drawing was won by Lion George Winton, who donated the money to the Turtle Derby.

Lion Debbie Shipley announced that L & W Service is going out of business and will no longer maintain the gum ball machines, costing us that revenue source.

Lion Debbie Shipley asked for a report from the District Meeting.  Lion Doris give an overview. Lion Ed Gibbons expressed that attending the meeting made the club looked good with the new District Governor.

The Turtle Derby was open for discussion.  A few minutes were spent on discussing the venue and time of the event.  The date is finally set for October 10th at 10am.  The venue is still open for discussion.

The club voted to have one meeting per month and one Board meeting per month.

Lion Jerry Lonon and Lion Doris Kaifa attended Lion Dennis Powell’s 93rd Birthday car parade. Fifty-plus cars were in attendance.

With no other matters to be discussed the meeting was adjourned by Lion Debbie Shipley.

In your Service,

Lion Doris Kaifa, Secretary

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Minutes of the Regular Meeting July 16, 2020

The Johnson City, Lion club met for its regular meeting on Thursday July 16th, 2020 at 12 noon at the Johnson City Country Club.  Present at the meet were Lion Brian Powell (President), Lion Ken Gough, Lion Don Raines, Lion Ed Gibbons, Lion Jerry Lonon, Lion George Winton, Lion Steve Campbell, Lion Debbie Shipley and Lion Doris Kaifa (secretary).

The meeting was called to order by President Brian Powell. Lion Steve Campbell led the opening prayer.

Lion Debbie Shipley won the drawing and donated the money to the Turtle Derby.

The President read a letter from the 2nd scholarship recipient, Miss Street in which she expresses her thanks and appreciation to the club.

The president requested that the Tail Twister, in addition to collecting fines, also tell a daily joke or make a comment, etc. Lion Jerry Lonon then told a clean joke.

Tail Twister Lion Don Raines got into action by fining the members and auctioned a face mask for a dollar.

Announcements:

The president announced that the District Meeting is this Saturday July 18th, at Morristown.  Lion Ed Gibbons and Lion Doris Kaifa will be attending.

Lion Ken Gough reminded members to bring used eyeglasses to the next meeting.

President Brian Powell asked for updates from the various committee. There was no update. However, Lion Don Raines suggested that the Turtle Derby be done virtually via Facebook Live at the Bristol Racetrack.

Lion Ed Gibbons asked members to reconsider meeting one time a month due to the epidemic. The president decided that members should vote on Lion Ed’s suggestion. He will send out an email that will allow every member to vote or give their feedback on the suggestion.

The president announced that next meeting will be held on August 6th, 2020.

There was no further business to come before the club.

The meeting was adjourned by the president.

 

At your service,

Doris Kaifa-Secretary

 

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Minutes of the Board Meeting July 9, 2020

The Johnson City Lions Club met for its Board meeting on Thursday July 9th, 2020 at 12 noon at the Johnson City Country Club.  Attending were Lion Brian Powell (President), Lion Ken Gough, Lion Don Raines, Lion Ed Gibbons, Lion Jerry Lonon, Lion George Winton, and Lion Doris Kaifa (secretary).

The meeting was called to order by President Powell.

The minutes of the June 2020 Board meeting minutes and the July 2nd 2020 regular meeting were presented and approved.

Committee and Project Report:

Treasurer Ken Gough presented the Projects Fund and Administration Fund financial reports for the month of June and fiscal year-end 2019-20.  Approved as presented.

Turtle Derby. Lion George Winton reported that there was no current activity.  Due to Covid-19, he was considering using Lions Park to hold the Derby outside and also exploring other options.  A suggestion was made by Lion Don Rained to consider having a “virtual” Derby via Facebook Live or Zoom.

Nuts & Bolts. Lion Ed Gibbons reported that he still supplies the Elizabethton Lions Club with nuts & bolts.

Vision screening: Lion Ed reported that he received new guidelines for vision screening which the Lion Club will have to follow for the coming school year.

Eye Glass Collection: Lion Ken reported that he continues to collects eye glasses. The trip to Roanoke will take place for September or October (no date set yet).

Other matters: Lion Ken is attempting to update the website monthly. Lion Don is keeping up with the club Facebook page.  He reports there are about 300 followers now.

Old business:

President Brian reminded members to keep up with the new guidelines for Meals and dues.

Lion Jerry Lonon reported that the USA-Canada Forum has been canceled.

The president asked members about their thoughts on having only 2 meetings a month until the Covid 19 crisis passes – one regular meeting and a board meeting.  Lion Ken responded that he doesn’t think it will be a good idea. Cutting back on meetings will decrease the desire and expectation for members to come to meetings.  No action was taken, and the matter will be discussed at the next regular meeting.

New Business:

Lion Ed Gibbons proposed that the club partner with Miles for Smiles to purchase equipment to help with making eye glasses.

Lion Ken proposes that the club think of new ways to recycles eye glasses, instead of taking glasses to Roanoke. Members spent a few minutes discussing other options.

There being no further issues to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned by President Brian Powell.

At your service,

Lion Doris Kaifa (Secretary)

 

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Minutes of the Regular Meeting, July 2, 2020

The Johnson City Lions Club met for its regular meeting on Thursday July 2, 2020 at 12 noon at the Johnson City Country Club.  Present at the meet were Lions Brian Powell (President), Debbie Shipley, Steve Campbell, Ed Gibbons, George Winton, and Doris Kaifa (secretary}.

The meeting was called to order by President Powell. Lion Steve Campbell led the meeting in prayer. President Brian asked about the sick and distressed Lions members.  Lion Ed Gibbon give an update on Lion Dennis and Lion Doris give an update on Judy Vanlandingham.

Lion Debbie Shipley won the drawing and donated to the Turtle Derby.

President Powell read a letter from the recipient of the Lions scholarship, Mr.  Mathew Fuch, in which he expressed his thanks and appreciation to the club for the financial assistance.

President Brian suggested that recipient of the scholarship be brought in to meet the club. Lion Ed Gibbons agreed.

President Powell then asked about the eye screening for the schools and how it was going to be done. Lion Debbie responded that she was still waiting on a final review from the schools.

President Brian suggested that various committee that are in place report on their various activities at the meetings.

In the wake of Covid-19, President Powell asked the club to consider moving from having three meetings to having two meetings a month, one regular meeting and the other a Board meeting.

President Powell mentioned some ideas/visions he had in mind for the moving the club forward this year. He suggested that the club interact with other clubs to build better relationships.  Secondly, he expressed his concern about the underutilization of Lions Park. He suggested that the park could be used for family picnics and other Lions’ activities. Members spent a few minutes discussing various activities the park could be utilized for, including the Turtle Derby.

Lion Debbie Shipley suggested that the club do some pro-active planning for upcoming activities or events.

President Powell asked for any new business. Lion Doris Kaifa asked the club to consider having some activities with the blind in our community in addition to the vision program.

President Brian Powell then asked Secretary Kaifa to remind Board Members that there will be a board meeting next week Thursday July 9th.

The meeting was then adjoined

 

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Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting June 11, 2020

The Board of the Johnson City Lion’s Club met for the June board meeting on June 11, 2020 at the J.C. Country Club.  Those present for the meeting were: Jerry Lonon, George Winton, Tim Tapp, Steve Campbell, Debbie Shipley, Doris Kaifa, Ed Gibbons, and Ken Gough.

The meeting was called to order by President Debbie Shipley and she asked Ken Gough for a financial report.  Ken noted that there was a balance of 6,326.82 in the Admin fund and 29,375 in the Projects Fund.  Steve shared that we received a refund to the Turtle Derby Fund from the State of Tennessee.  Ed Gibbons made the motion to accept the report and Steve Campbell provided a second to that motion.  All were in favor and the motion carried.

President Shipley gave congratulations to Ed for getting his eye exam and eyeglass case load caught up.  Ed noted that 25 exams and glasses were provided and that was a tremendous help.  He stated that he would like to have the Appalachian Miles for Smiles Van at least twice a year and that it was a big help.  Ed requested that a gift of $500 be given to the Appalachian Miles for Smiles.  A motion was made by Ken Gough and a second was provided by George Winton.  All were in favor and the motion carried.

The proposed budget was presented by Ken Gough and the dues structure was discussed.  The dues are currently 37.50 per month.  The proposal being made is that the dues be 17.00 per month with no meals.  If a member decides to eat it would be 12.50 per meal added to the 17.00.  If a member decided to eat at both meetings the total cost would be 42.00 per month.  Board members would pay an extra 12.50 per month should they decide to eat.  A vote of the membership is required for this change to take place.  Some members had requested considering this change because they did not eat or did not want to eat but were being charged the full amount.

Ed Gibbons made a motion to send our yearly LCIF donation before July 1st.  Steve Campbell provided a second.  All were in favor and the motion carried.

We will have officer induction on June 18th and all members (especially incoming officers) are encouraged to be present. We will have a regular meeting on July 2nd.

Respectfully Submitted,

Tim Tapp – Secretary

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The Vision Van Pays a Visit to Johnson City

What a great day we had with the Appalachian Miles for Smiles eye clinic this past Saturday. We had the clinic in the basement of my office and the vision van behind my building. Everyone was screened and wore a mask before being let in because of the pandemic. Pictured are some of the volunteers, Lions Doris Kaifa, Justin Mitchell, Debbie Shipley, Dr. George Winton, Dr. Judaun Allison, and Ed Gibbons. Not pictured is Lions Ken Gough and Steve Campbell. Ken and Steve worked from 8:30 till 12:30. Doris and Debbie worked from 12 to 3.  Even Lion Billy Pike showed up for support. We screened about 25 of the applications I had on hand. That caught me up as I was about 40 applications behind. A big thank you to Lion Dr. Judaun Allison and Dr. Dana Grist for working all day and Lion Justin Mitchell for working till 12:30 in the vision van. Of course, the vision van had their 12 volunteers that really put everything in place for us. We have now a good relationship with Appalachian Miles for Smiles Vision Van and I hope to get them back maybe twice a year.

Thank you again for all the volunteers taking your time off on a Saturday. You made the part of Lionism doing what Lions do – We Serve.

PDG Ed Gibbons

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