ANNUAL VALENTINES DINNER AT THE JOHNSON CITY C. CLUB 02/15/2019

President Tim (the great) Tapp hosted this years dinner which was arranged by Lion Debbie in spectacular fashion.  The club is indeed fortunate to have been served by such spectacular fellow Lions.  The wives were beautiful, the food was very good.  The planned musical entertainment was cancelled as the lead singer was very ill-I think he had a stroke.  Please, everyone pray for his health and wish him a speedy and complete recovery.   Oh yes,  our company was blest by the august presence of his imminence Lion Jerry Lonon dressed in in his racaus interpretation of sartorial splendor,  Clem Wilkes who actually found a female of his specie to come with him  and, of course, by the ever inspirational presence of Lion Kennie The Poo Googe

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MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING THURSDAY, FEB 7, 2019

JOHNSON CITY LIONS CLUB

MEETING OF FEBRUARY 7, 2019

 

WE HAD A GOOD TURNOUT FOR TODAY’S MEETING, EVEN LONG LOST LION STERLING WINN SHOWD UP. I GUESS IT WAS TOO WET TO PLAY GOLF. OTHERS THERE WERE LIONS GAYLE COX, DON RAINES, BUFFALO LONON, BRIAN POWELL, STEVE CAMPBELL, KING LION TIM TAPP, DEBBIE SHIPLEY, ED GIBBONS, DAVID HOWARD, JUDAUN ALLISON, DORIS KAIFA, GEORGE WINTON AND DENNIS POWELL.

KING LION TIM CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AND IMMEDIATELY LOST CONTROL OF IT. LION DON RAINES WAS HARASSING BEING THE TAILTWISTER AND ALSO COLLECTING FOR THE LION TAMER. LION TIM CALLED ON LION ED GIBBONS FOR THE PLEDGE AND LION BRIAN POWELL FOR THE PRAYER. WHILE KING LION TIM WAS MAKING ANNOUNCEMENTS TAILTWISTER DON TRIED TO FINE BUFFALO FOR LOOKING AT HIS PHONE. BUFFALO SAID IT WAS FOR LIONS BUSINESS. LION DON’S PHONE RANG DURING THE ANNOUNCEMENTS AND HE HAD TO FINE HIMSELF A DOLLAR. I SAW LION GAYLE COX GET AND DELIVERED IT TO OUR SECRETARY. JUSTICE WAS SERVED. HALLELUJAH!!!! 

LION ED MENTIONED THAT ON FEBRUARY 16 THE ETSU LIONS ARE HAVING THE ZONE MEETING AT THE ETSU BASKETBALL GAME. HE WANTED TO KNOW HOW MANY WERE GOING AS THE ETSU LIONS HAVE TO GET THE TICKETS FOR YOU. LION PRESIDENT TIM ANNOUNCEMENTS WERE THANK YOU LETTERS FROM PEOPLE WE BOUGHT GLASSES FOR AND BUSINESSES WE DONATED FUNDS TO. LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL THANK US FOR OUR $1000 CONTRIBUTION TO THEM.

NEXT WEEK IS OUR VALENTINE PARTY AT THE JOHNSON CITY COUNTRY CLUB. IT IS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 6PM. OUR CLUB IS PICKING UP THE COST OF THE MEAL. WE ARE HAVING STEAK OR SALMON. YOU NEED TO CALL OR EMAIL DEBBIE OR TIM ON HOW YOU WANT IT COOKED BY TOMORROW. LION GEORGE SAID OUR ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE PARTY IS A BAND WE HAD A FEW YEARS BACK. LION STERLING WANTED TO KNOW WHO WAS GOING TO PICK THEM UP FROM THE SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER AND TAKE THEM BACK. NOBODY VOLUNTEERED. LION GEORGE SAID THEY WILL PLAY ABOUT 2 HOURS (6:30 TO 8:30).

LION DEBBIE SHIPLEY HAD THE PROGRAM TODAY AND HER SPEAKER WAS ANN RHEM FROM THE SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK. SHE THANK OUR CLUB FOR PAYING FOR THE DIABETIC MEALS WE DID AS PART OF OUR CONTRIBUTION FOR DIABETES FOR LIONS INTERNATIONAL. SHE AND DEBBIE PUT THE DIABETES PROGRAM TOGETHER FOR OUR CLUB. SHE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE SECOND HARVEST AND THE FOODS THEY DISTRIBUTE OVER OUR AREA.

 

DON’T FORGET THE PARTY NEXT WEEK AND WE’LL SEE YOU THERE.

 

BULLSHOOTER

 

 

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MINUTES DECEMBER BOD MEETING 12/18/2018

Johnson City Lions Club

Minutes of Board of Director’s meeting 12/13/18

 

Members present: Jerry Lonon, Don Raines, Gayle Cox, Ken Gough, Steve Campbell, Tim Tapp, Brian Powell, Ed Gibbons, George Winton

 

The Board of Director’s meeting for the Johnson City Lions Club was called to order on 12/13/18 at 12:16 pm by King Lion Tim Tapp.

 

King Lion Tim presented the minutes from the last Board of Director’s meeting and Lion Ken Gough made the motion to approve said minutes and a second by Lion George Winton. Motion approved.

 

King Lion called on the treasurer’s reports. There was no Admin Treasurer’s report.  Lion David Howard  presented the Projects Treasurer’s report .  Lion Ken Gough made the motion to approve the Projects Treasurer’s report, seconded by Lion Ed Gibbons and the motion was approved.

 

King Lion informed the Board that the JC Country Club will be closed the first two weeks of January 2019. Our first meeting will be the third week in January 2019  (1/17/19).

 

A discussion was held regarding the Valentine’s dinner in February 2019. Lion Ken Gough made the motion to pay for the party out of our Administrative funds.  The motion was seconded by Lion George Winton and the motion was approved.

 

 

King Lion reminded the board about the Campaign 100 that was announced by Ron Rhine at a previous meeting. The model is to have each club member to make a donation to this campaign.  Lion Ed Gibbons suggested that we may encourage our members, but we should not require this.  Our club is currently sending LCIF and White Cane Day $1,000 each.

 

 

King Lion adjourned the meeting at 12:55pm.

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Minutes of regular meeting October 4, 2018

MEETING OF OCTOBER 4, 2018

IT’S TURTLE DERBY TIME!!! SELL THOSE TURTLES. THE DATE FOR THE DERBY IS OCTOBER 27, 2018 AT THE JOHNSON CITY/WASHINGTON COUNTY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB STARTING AROUND 10AM. THIS IS A NEW PLACE FOR IT AND SHOULD BE FUN WITH A LOT OF PARTICIPANTS TO HELP. LION DON RAINES HAS US A FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE DERBY. LOOK FOR IT AND LIKE IT. LION GEORGE WINTON HAS THE TURTLES ALL ENERGIZED UP AND READY. LION GEORGE ALSO MENTIONED THAT MAYBE NEXT YEAR WE MIGHT HAVE LIVE TURTLES. STAY TUNED FOR THAT. SELL, SELL SELL THOSE TURTLES!!!!

WE HAD A GUEST FROM THE LOUDON LIONS CLUB. IT WAS 2ND VICE DISTRICT GOVERNOR MILLIE BURKE. SHE WILL BE OUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR IN A COUPLE OF YEARS. SHE GAVE US SOME DATES OF UPCOMING CONVENTIONS AND LEARNING RETREATS:

JANUARY 18-19, 2019 IS THE LIONS LEARNING RETREAT IN MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE

MARCH 8, 2018 IS OUR DISTRICT 12N CONVENTION IN GATLINBURG WITH THE INTERNATIONAL

PRESIDENT COMING TO TENNESSEE. SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT AND HER NAME IS GUDRUN YNGVADOTTIR OF ICELAND. THIS IS A GOOD CATCH FOR OUR DISTRICT FOR HER TO TAKE THE TIME TO COME TO TENNESSEE.

2ND VDG MILLIE ALSO MENTIONED THAT LIONS INTERNATIONAL IS SPONSORING CHILDHOOD CANCER AS IT NEXT LIONS FUNDRAISING PROJECT. LIONS KATHY BURROW OF THE FARRAGUT LIONS CLUB HEADS THAT UP FOR OUR DISTRICT 12N.

THE JOHNSON CITY CITY COMMISSION WAS SUPPOSE TO VOTE ON NAMING THE LIONS PAVILION AT LIONS PARK  AFTER LION RALPH JONES LAST NIGHT. LIONS DORIS KAIFA WAS TO REPRESENT US AT THE MEETING.

LION KEN GOUGH TALKED ABOUT THE HISTORY OF EYEGLASS RECYCLING AND THE TRIPS TO ROANOKES RECYCLING CENTER. LION ED BROUGHT HIM OVER 400 PAIRS OF GLASSES FROM THE ELIZABETHTON LIONS CLUB SINCE THEY ARE NOT GOING. LION KEN TAKES 3-4,000 PAIRS OF USED EYEGLASSES EVERY SIX MONTHS TO ROANOKE. HE DOES A GREAT JOB FOR OUR CLUB ON THIS. THANKS LION KEN.

LION DON RAINES WAS TAILTWISTER AND WAS FINING EVERYONE AT LEAST A QUARTER AND THE LION TAMER WAS KEN GOUGH AND HE WAS COLLECTING DIMES IF YOU HAD IT. IF YOU DID NOT HAVE IT, HE DID NOT GIVE CHANGE SINCE I DID NOT GET ANY  BACK FOR MY QUARTER. 

KING LIONS TIM TAPP MENTIONED HIS TRIP TO THE USA/CANADA  LEARNING FORUM. HE WAS CHARGED UP WITH LIONISM.

IN ATTENDANCE FOR JOHNSON CITY LIONS WAS DAVID HOWARD, ED GIBBONS, KEN GOUGH, DON RAINES, JERRY LONON, GEORGE WINTON, DORIS KAIFA, TIM TAPP, BRIAN POWELL, FRANK RAY AND STEVE CAMPBELL.

REMINDER- SELL THOSE TURTLES. TURN THEM IN TO LION STEVE CAMPBELL WHEN YOU SELL THEM. THE DATE OF THE DERBY WILL BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT.

“WE SERVE”

BULLSHOOTER

 

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MEMBER RECOGNITION

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MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OCTOBER 4, 2018

JOHNSON CITY LIONS CLUB

MEETING OF OCTOBER 4, 2018

 

IT’S TURTLE DERBY TIME!!! SELL THOSE TURTLES. THE DATE FOR THE DERBY IS OCTOBER 27, 2018 AT THE JOHNSON CITY/WASHINGTON COUNTY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB STARTING AROUND 10AM. THIS IS A NEW PLACE FOR IT AND SHOULD BE FUN WITH A LOT OF PARTICIPANTS TO HELP. LION DON RAINES HAS US A FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE DERBY. LOOK FOR IT AND LIKE IT. LION GEORGE WINTON HAS THE TURTLES ALL ENERGIZED UP AND READY. LION GEORGE ALSO MENTIONED THAT MAYBE NEXT YEAR WE MIGHT HAVE LIVE TURTLES. STAY TUNED FOR THAT. SELL, SELL SELL THOSE TURTLES!!!!

 

WE HAD A GUEST FROM THE LOUDON LIONS CLUB. IT WAS 2ND VICE DISTRICT GOVERNOR MILLIE BURKE. SHE WILL BE OUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR IN A COUPLE OF YEARS. SHE GAVE US SOME DATES OF UPCOMING CONVENTIONS AND LEARNING RETREATS:

JANUARY 18-19, 2019 IS THE LIONS LEARNING RETREAT IN MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE

 

MARCH 8, 2018 IS OUR DISTRICT 12N CONVENTION IN GATLINBURG WITH THE INTERNATIONAL

PRESIDENT COMING TO TENNESSEE. SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT AND HER NAME IS GUDRUN YNGVADOTTIR OF ICELAND. THIS IS A GOOD CATCH FOR OUR DISTRICT FOR HER TO TAKE THE TIME TO COME TO TENNESSEE.

 

2ND VDG MILLIE ALSO MENTIONED THAT LIONS INTERNATIONAL IS SPONSORING CHILDHOOD CANCER AS IT NEXT LIONS FUNDRAISING PROJECT. LIONS KATHY BURROW OF THE FARRAGUT LIONS CLUB HEADS THAT UP FOR OUR DISTRICT 12N.

 

THE JOHNSON CITY CITY COMMISSION WAS SUPPOSE TO VOTE ON NAMING THE LIONS PAVILION AT LIONS PARK  AFTER LION RALPH JONES LAST NIGHT. LIONS DORIS KAIFA WAS TO REPRESENT US AT THE MEETING.

 

LION KEN GOUGH TALKED ABOUT THE HISTORY OF EYEGLASS RECYCLING AND THE TRIPS TO ROANOKES RECYCLING CENTER. LION ED BROUGHT HIM OVER 400 PAIRS OF GLASSES FROM THE ELIZABETHTON LIONS CLUB SINCE THEY ARE NOT GOING. LION KEN TAKES 3-4,000 PAIRS OF USED EYEGLASSES EVERY SIX MONTHS TO ROANOKE. HE DOES A GREAT JOB FOR OUR CLUB ON THIS. THANKS LION KEN.

 

LION DON RAINES WAS TAILTWISTER AND WAS FINING EVERYONE AT LEAST A QUARTER AND THE LION TAMER WAS KEN GOUGH AND HE WAS COLLECTING DIMES IF YOU HAD IT. IF YOU DID NOT HAVE IT, HE DID NOT GIVE CHANGE SINCE I DID NOT GET ANY  BACK FOR MY QUARTER. 

 

KING LIONS TIM TAPP MENTIONED HIS TRIP TO THE USA/CANADA  LEARNING FORUM. HE WAS CHARGED UP WITH LIONISM.

IN ATTENDANCE FOR JOHNSON CITY LIONS WAS DAVID HOWARD, ED GIBBONS, KEN GOUGH, DON RAINES, JERRY LONON, GEORGE WINTON, DORIS KAIFA, TIM TAPP, BRIAN POWELL, FRANK RAY AND STEVE CAMPBELL.

 

REMINDER- SELL THOSE TURTLES. TURN THEM IN TO LION STEVE CAMPBELL WHEN YOU SELL THEM. THE DATE OF THE DERBY WILL BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT.

 

“WE SERVE”

 

BULLSHOOTER

 

 

 

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MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OCTOBER 4, 2018

JOHNSON CITY LIONS CLUB

MEETING OF OCTOBER 4, 2018

 

IT’S TURTLE DERBY TIME!!! SELL THOSE TURTLES. THE DATE FOR THE DERBY IS OCTOBER 27, 2018 AT THE JOHNSON CITY/WASHINGTON COUNTY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB STARTING AROUND 10AM. THIS IS A NEW PLACE FOR IT AND SHOULD BE FUN WITH A LOT OF PARTICIPANTS TO HELP. LION DON RAINES HAS US A FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE DERBY. LOOK FOR IT AND LIKE IT. LION GEORGE WINTON HAS THE TURTLES ALL ENERGIZED UP AND READY. LION GEORGE ALSO MENTIONED THAT MAYBE NEXT YEAR WE MIGHT HAVE LIVE TURTLES. STAY TUNED FOR THAT. SELL, SELL SELL THOSE TURTLES!!!!

 

WE HAD A GUEST FROM THE LOUDON LIONS CLUB. IT WAS 2ND VICE DISTRICT GOVERNOR MILLIE BURKE. SHE WILL BE OUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR IN A COUPLE OF YEARS. SHE GAVE US SOME DATES OF UPCOMING CONVENTIONS AND LEARNING RETREATS:

JANUARY 18-19, 2019 IS THE LIONS LEARNING RETREAT IN MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE

 

MARCH 8, 2018 IS OUR DISTRICT 12N CONVENTION IN GATLINBURG WITH THE INTERNATIONAL

PRESIDENT COMING TO TENNESSEE. SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT AND HER NAME IS GUDRUN YNGVADOTTIR OF ICELAND. THIS IS A GOOD CATCH FOR OUR DISTRICT FOR HER TO TAKE THE TIME TO COME TO TENNESSEE.

 

2ND VDG MILLIE ALSO MENTIONED THAT LIONS INTERNATIONAL IS SPONSORING CHILDHOOD CANCER AS IT NEXT LIONS FUNDRAISING PROJECT. LIONS KATHY BURROW OF THE FARRAGUT LIONS CLUB HEADS THAT UP FOR OUR DISTRICT 12N.

 

THE JOHNSON CITY CITY COMMISSION WAS SUPPOSE TO VOTE ON NAMING THE LIONS PAVILION AT LIONS PARK  AFTER LION RALPH JONES LAST NIGHT. LIONS DORIS KAIFA WAS TO REPRESENT US AT THE MEETING.

 

LION KEN GOUGH TALKED ABOUT THE HISTORY OF EYEGLASS RECYCLING AND THE TRIPS TO ROANOKES RECYCLING CENTER. LION ED BROUGHT HIM OVER 400 PAIRS OF GLASSES FROM THE ELIZABETHTON LIONS CLUB SINCE THEY ARE NOT GOING. LION KEN TAKES 3-4,000 PAIRS OF USED EYEGLASSES EVERY SIX MONTHS TO ROANOKE. HE DOES A GREAT JOB FOR OUR CLUB ON THIS. THANKS LION KEN.

 

LION DON RAINES WAS TAILTWISTER AND WAS FINING EVERYONE AT LEAST A QUARTER AND THE LION TAMER WAS KEN GOUGH AND HE WAS COLLECTING DIMES IF YOU HAD IT. IF YOU DID NOT HAVE IT, HE DID NOT GIVE CHANGE SINCE I DID NOT GET ANY  BACK FOR MY QUARTER. 

 

KING LIONS TIM TAPP MENTIONED HIS TRIP TO THE USA/CANADA  LEARNING FORUM. HE WAS CHARGED UP WITH LIONISM.

IN ATTENDANCE FOR JOHNSON CITY LIONS WAS DAVID HOWARD, ED GIBBONS, KEN GOUGH, DON RAINES, JERRY LONON, GEORGE WINTON, DORIS KAIFA, TIM TAPP, BRIAN POWELL, FRANK RAY AND STEVE CAMPBELL.

 

REMINDER- SELL THOSE TURTLES. TURN THEM IN TO LION STEVE CAMPBELL WHEN YOU SELL THEM. THE DATE OF THE DERBY WILL BE HERE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT.

 

“WE SERVE”

 

BULLSHOOTER

 

 

 

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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

 

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MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING THURSDAY AUGUST 16, 2018

JOHNSON CITY LIONS CLUB

MEETING OF AUGUST 16, 2018

 

WE HAD A GOOD TURNOUT TODAY AT THE LIONS MEETING. IN ATTENDANCE WERE LIONS TIM TAPP, BRIAN POWELL, ED GIBBONS, KEN GOUGH, CHARLES GREEN, BILLY PIKE, JERRY LONON, GAYLE COX, DORIS KIAFA, DAVID HOWARD. GUESTS WERE PAST DISTRICT GOVERNOR ADAM BOWLING AND HIS WIFE CAROL, NATHANAEL HUGHES, PRESIDENT OF THE ELIZABETHTON LIONS CLUB. LION NATHANAEL IS THE ZONE CHAIRMAN THIS YEAR AND HIS FIRST ZONE MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 13TH HELD AT 1339 STATE LINE RD., ELIZABETHTON, BUILDING  A . TIME IS FROM 6PM TO 8PM. LET US TRY AND GO TO THIS ZONE MEETING TO HELP LION NATHANAEL GET THE NUMBERS HE WANTS TO BE THERE. COST OF THE MEAL IS $10 AND IS BEING CATERED BY CITY MARKET (NATHANAEL MOM’S RESTAURANT).

 

PRESIDENT LION TIM CALLED ON PDG ED GIBBONS TO LEAD THE PLEDGE AND LION BRIAN POWELL FOR THE PRAYER. TAIL TWISTER LION DON RAINES APPOINTED LION CHARLES GREEN TO BE HIS TAIL TWISTER IN HIS ABSENCE. LION CHARLES WAS COLLECTING FROM EVERYONE THERE AND EVEN TRIED TO FINE OUR GUESTS. WE TOLD HIM THAT LION DON RAINES USUALLY LETS THEM SLIDE BY SO HE DECIDED TO LET THEM OFF. BOY, I SURE HOPE WE DON’T ELECT HIM TAILTWISTER NEXT TIME. HE’S ROUGH.

 

LION ED SAID THE NEXT KIDS SIGHT EYE SCREENING IS THIS COMING TUESDAY (21ST) AND WEDNESDAY (22ND) AT THE TELEMON HEAD START IN ELIZABETHTON.  ELIZABETHTON LIONS CLUB IS DOING THE TUESDAY AND OUR CLUB IS DOING WEDNESDAY. IF YOU CAN HELP LION ED WEDNESDAY, CALL HIM AT 914-9991.

 

LION PRESIDENT TIM HAD AS HIS SPEAKER TODAY, SCOTT AND ELIZABETH COTTRILL. ELIZABETH HAS BEEN BLIND SINCE BIRTH. SHE HAS HOME SCHOOLED ALL HER CHILDREN AND HAS COLLECTED A LIBRARY OF BOOKS FOR FAMILIES WHO ARE BLIND AS WELL AS OTHERS. I NOTICED IN HER SPEECH SHE WAS FINGER READING BRAILLE AND TALKING AS FAST AS HER HANDS WERE MOVING ACROSS THE PAGE. SHE TRAVELS AS A SPEAKER FOR BLIND FAMILIES. SHE IS IN NEED OF A BRAILLE PRINTER FOR HER COMPUTER TO HELP HER PREPARE HER SPEECHES. WE ARE TO DISCUSS MAYBE A CONTRIBUTION FOR HER TO PURCHASE ONE. LION PDG ED MENTION THAT MAYBE OUR CLUB CAN SEND IN A GRANT REQUEST TO LIONS INTERNATIONAL TO HELP WITH THE PURCHASE. MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN AT LIVINGBOOKSLIBRARY.COM OR A DELECTABLEEDUCATION.COM OR EMAIL HER AT EACOTTRILL@GMAIL.COM. OF COURSE BEFORE WE CAN DO ANYTHING ON THIS PER LION KEN GOUGE THIS HAS TO GO BEFORE THE BOARD OR DIRECTORS. 😉  WE SERVE!!

 

BULL SHOOTER

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MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING, THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018

JOHNSON CITY LIONS CLUB  MEETING OF AUGUST 2, 2018

AS YOU CAN SEE BY THE PHOTO WE HAD AN EXCELLENT TURNOUT OF LIONS CLUB MEMBERS TODAY.LION PRESIDENT TIM TAPP CALLED ON LION BRIAN POWELL FOR THE PLEDGE AND LION DENNIS POWELL FOR THE PRAYER. EVEN OUR NEWEST LION SHOWD UP, LION DR. JUDAUN ALISON. HER PHOTO IN ON THE LEFT SIDE BEHIND DORIS . ALL THE OLD GUYS ARE IN FRONT 😊. WE SURE HOPE WITH THE ABOVE PICTURE WE CAN GET OUR WEBSITE UPDATED. HINT! HINT!

LION DON RAINES WAS BOTH THE TAILTWISTER AND LIONS TAMER AND AS USUAL HAD A MEAN STREAK OF COLLECTING. POOR CHARLES GREEN DID NOT HAVE ANY SMALL CHANGE AND HAD TO GIVE HIS LAST $20. LION DON TOLD HIM HE WAS PAID UP FOR THE YEAR. YEAH RIGHT UNTIL THE NEXT TAILTWISTER COMES ALONG. LION FRANK RAY GOT FINED FOR HIS PHONE RINGING DURING THE PROGRAM. ALAS, HE DID NOT HAVE ANY CHANGE AND AGAIN LION CHARLES GREEN CAME TO HIS RESCUE GIVING THE TAILTWISTER A DOLLAR.

IT WAS GOOD TO SEE LION DENNIS POWELL BACK WITH US AS HE HAS BEEN OUT A WHILE AND EVEN LION STERLING WINN SHOWD UP FOR HIS QUARTERLY MEETING 😉.

LION ED SAID THE NEXT KIDS EYE SCREENING IS IN ELIZABETHTON AND HE IS TRYING TO GET THE ELIZABETHTON LIONS CLUB TO DO IT. IT NOT HE WILL CALL ON A FEW OF US TO HELP. NEXT WEEK IS THE BOARD MEETING AND A FEW THINGS TO DISCUSS SUCH AS TURTLE DERBY, DATES FOR IT AND CONTRIBUTIONS. IF YOU NEED TO MAKE UP A MEETING YOU ARE INVITED TO THE BOARD MEETING.

WE SERVE.

 

BULLSHOOTER

 

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MINUTES BOARD MEETING 06/21/2018

Johnson City Lions Club

Minutes of Board of Director’s meeting 6/21/18

 

 

The Board of Director’s meeting for the Johnson City Lions Club was called to order on 6/21/18 at 12:19 pm by King Lion Tim Tapp.

 

King Lion presented the minutes from the last Board of Director’s meeting and Lion Don Raines made the motion to approve said minutes and a second by Lion Ken Gough.  Motion approve.

 

The Projects Treasurer report was presented by Lion David Howard.  The financial report is attached and a motion by Ken Gough, seconded by Lion Frank Ray that the report be approved.  Lion Howard asked the board to approve adjustments of $1500 on the financial report and also an adjustment for the checkbook of $161.  Motion approved.

 

Lion David Howard also presented the Admin Treasurer’s report.  The financial report is attached.  A motion was made by Lion Ed Gibbons, seconded by Lion Ken Gough.  Motion approved.

 

King Lion Tapp read a thank you note from Ken Shipley in appreciation of the scholarship financial help from ETSU.

 

King Lion Tapp presented the club with a Kid Sight pin received from Lions International.  The King Lion recognized Lion Ed Gibbons for all of his work related to the Kid Sight initiative.

 

A discussion was held about the first meeting in July 2018.  Due to several Lions on vacation during July 5, 2018, Lion Ken Gough made the motion that we cancel the meeting on July 5th.  This was seconded by Lion Don Raines and the motion was passed.

 

A draft for the 2018-2019 Budget was presented by Lion Steve Campbell.  We had a discussion and corrections were made to the draft budget.  Lion Ken Gough made the motion to approve the budget with the suggested corrections; Lion Frank Ray seconded the motion.  Motion approved.

 

A discussion was held on the Turtle Derby.  Lion George Winton reported that the live turtles would cost $5 each for rental from Nebraska Scientific.  Lion Gayle Cox is checking on the location for this year’s Turtle Derby.  We tossed around an earlier date for the Turtle Derby due to the use of live turtles.

Lion Steve Campbell suggested that we immediately start selling turtles and he will send out the information on last year’s turtle sales for each member.

 

King Lion Tapp introduced the Liberty Bell Poster Project.  He recommended that Lion Ed and Lion Doris review the information and report back to the Board of Directors.

 

Lion David Howard made a request from Courtney Williams (employee from Tennessee Blind Industries) about the Beep Baseball Team.  Lion Don and Lion Ed will be attending a meeting with the Blind Industries, so they agreed to get more information on this request.  They will report back at the next Board of Director’s meeting.

 

King Lion Tapp requested volunteers for programs during July, August, and November 2018.

 

A motion was made from Lion Ed Gibbons regarding the dues of Lion Doris Kaifa.  After a brief discussion, Lion Don Raines made a contribution to the Lions Club that would cover her meals.

 

Lion Ken Gough made a request to the board for $80 to pay for materials associated with the eyeglass recycling program.  Lion Ed Gibbons seconded this request and the motion passed.

 

Lion Ed Gibbons made the motion to accept Judaun Alison as a new member; seconded by David Howard.  Motion Approved.

 

 

At 12:55 pm, King Lion Tapp adjourned the Board of Director’s meeting.

 

 

 

 

Lion Secretary Steve Campbell

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MINUTES REGULAR MEETING JUNE 14, 2018

Johnson City Lions Club

Minutes of regular meeting 6/14/18

 

 

The regular meeting for the Johnson City Lions Club was called to order on 6/14/18 at 12:20pm by Second Vice President Lion Brian Powell.  Lion Powell called on Lion George Winton for the Pledge to the Flag.  Lion Powell gave the invocation.

 

Lion Brian Powell announced that the attendance drawing was won by Lion David Howard.  He donated it to the Turtle Derby.

 

Lion Powell reminded everyone that next week (6/21/18) will be the regular Board Meeting for June.  The future months will be back on schedule with the Board meeting on the second Thursday of each month.

 

Lion George Winton reported that he contacted Nebraska Scientific about the cost of live turtles.  He has the data and wants to report this to the Board of Directors next week.

 

Lion Don Raines announced that he has been working on the face-book page for the Lions Club.  More information on this will be forthcoming.

 

Lion Jerry Lonon reported the recent activities of the Ties for the Blind organization.  They will be preparing for the Lions Club Forum which will be held during September 19-23, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Lion Ken Gough reported on the eyeglass recycling program.  He is preparing to take used eyeglasses to Roanoke on October 20, 2018.

 

Lion Brian Powell adjoured the meeting at 12:40 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MINUTES REGULAR MEETING JUNE 6, 2018

Johnson City Lions Club

Minutes of regular meeting 6/7/18

 

 

The regular meeting for the Johnson City Lions Club was called to order on 6/7/18 at 12:20pm by King Lion Tim Tapp.  The King Lion called on Lion Jerry Lonon for the Pledge to the Flag.  King Lion Tapp gave the invocation.

 

King Lion Tapp announced that the attendance drawing was won by Lion Tom Terry.  He donated it to the Milligan Scholarship Fund.

 

The King Lion announced that the Lions Club Forum will be held during September 19-23, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.

 

We were informed that former Lion Mike Errico’s wife (Shirley) passed-away this week.  Our condolences go out to the family of Shirley Errico.

 

King Lion Tapp called for Lion Gayle Cox to approach the podium.  Lion Cox was presented a certificate of appreciation for his service as past president of the Johnson City Lions Club.

 

The Board of Director’s meeting for the month of June 2018 will be on the 3rd week in June (6/21/18); next week (6/14/18) will be a regular meeting.

 

Lion George Winton informed the club that he and other Lions had visited the Kingsport Lions Club Turtle Derby.  They use live turtles in their Derby and it is performed outdoors with stadium seating.  They have 13 races.  We plan on making a decision regarding our Turtle Derby during out next Board of Director’s meeting on 6/21/18.

 

The very first mandate that our new King Lion Tim Tapp put forth was a $1 fine for any cell phone that rings during our meeting!

 

Our new (but old) Lion Tom Terry has volunteered to post the meeting minutes and other documents on the Johnson City Lions Club web page.

 

Lion Ed Gibbons made the announcement about help with the Eye Screening project.  Please consider helping out on this most important project of our club.

 

King Lion Tapp adjourned the meeting at 12:45pm.

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minutes regular meeting 10/05/2017

Meeting 10/5/2017

The J.C. Lion’s club met for its first regular meeting in October on the above date at the country club. Those in attendance were Lions:  Steve Campbell, C.B. Willis, Ed Gibbons, Gayle Cox, Tim Tapp, Brian Powell, Don Raines, Ken Gough, Jerry Lonon, George Winton and Frank Ray.  Guests were David Roach, Harry Ennis and Michael Barron.

 

President Gayle Cox called the meeting to order.

Lion Ken Gough led the pledge to the flag and Lion Tim Tapp offered a prayer of thanksgiving. The Lion Tamer spot was filled by Don Raines today and he collected 2.50.  The Tail Twister Frank Ray collected 3.75.  Don Raines won the drawing and asked that the money go to the Turtle Derby.

 

Annoucements:

Turtle Derby- October 19th.  If you have not sold turtles please attempt to do so.  Steve needs information by next Thursday October 12th.

RAM- needs volunteers for their November 3-5 setup at the Gray Fairgrounds.

Ken Gough will be taking approximately 2500 pair of glasses to Roanoke on October 14th and could use some help.

PDG Ed Gibbons introduced guest and prospective member Dave Roach. He also noted that the pecans have been ordered and we can make a significant profit for eye exams and glasses if we sell them all.

The 70th anniversary party is being planned for February 2018.

Eye screening in daycare centers and Kindergarten classrooms begins next week and Ed needs our help.  A list is being sent by email and you are asked to sign up for a day or days to help.

President Gayle Cox made the announcement about two training events for Lions. The first is in Morristown on October 21.  Tim Tapp has the application for this.  There is also one in January and more will be mentioned on that in the coming weeks.

WE need programs for November. If you have a possible program please see President Gayle Cox.

PDG Ed Gibbons introduced Michael Barron who spoke to us on the opioid epidemic and the issues surrounding it. His focus was on the criminal aspect as well as the addiction in our society.  This issue is being addressed by law enforcement but there has been a recent campaign in the faith and mental health communities.  He shared that there were 33,000 deaths in 2015 from drug overdose.  25% of all prescriptions are misused.  Of those who have transitioned to Heroin about 80% of them started with opioids.  This was an informative and interesting program.  President Cox presented Mr. Barron with a Lion’s Mug in appreciation for his program today.

With no further business to come before the club, the meeting was adjourned.

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MINUTES BOARD MEETING 9-14-201`7

Johnson City Lion’s Club- Board Meeting Minutes- September 14, 2017- J.C. Country Club

The J.C. Lion’s Club regular September board meeting was held on the above date at the regular location.

 

President Gayle Cox called the meeting to order.

 

The reading of the minutes of the last board meeting was dispensed as they had already been distributed

to the membership via email and there were no corrections to be made.

 

The treasurer’s report was presented by Debbie Shipley. She reported a checkbook balance of 19,022.16 and a savings balance of 2533.28 for a total of 21,555.28.  A more detailed report is available upon request.

 

the projects fund report was presented by Ed Gibbons. He reported 1080.79 in expenses and this included 8 eye exams and eyeglasses.  236.95 was collected.  A more detailed report is available upon request.

 

Steve Campbell made a motion to accept the report and Don Raines provided a second to the motion. All approved.

 

Old Business:

RAM will be November 3-5 at the Fairgrounds in Gray. Sign up online as they really need our help.

 

We are reminded to bring items for the District Centennial Scrapbook project. We have until January to make our submission.

 

The 250.00 scholarship that was approved last month did not materialize. At the last minute the student did not need the funds.  The money was designated to the Erwin Eye Care fund.

 

New Business:

 

The TN Lion’s Charities sent information regarding the Lindsey Jennings Fellow (award). This award has a $1000.00 donation requirement.

 

LCIF is requesting a donation to hurricane relief.  Ed made the motion that we give 250 to Houston and 250 to Florida.  Steve Campbell provided the second to the motion.  All approved except Jerry Lonon who voted no because we did not help the Virgin Islands.  Even at board meetings Lions have fun.

 

Our two big fund raisers are upon us. Turtle Derby sales are underway for the October 19th Turtle Derby.  Pecan sales will begin soon after the pecans arrive.  They will be ordered October 1st.  Ed made a motion to pay in advance for the pecans and Debbie Shipley provided a second to the motion.  All were in favor.

 

Gayle Cox is looking for a program chair for November.

 

With no further business to come before the board, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully,

Tim Tapp – Secretary

 

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