Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Upland Host Lions Monthly Board Meeting - June, 2016

Board Members In Attendance: Lions Ken B., Terri, Arlene, Joe, Keith, Jim K., Madeleine, Tina, Mike and Sandy

Other Members In Attendance: Lions Beverly B., Charlotte, Ken M., Beverly S., Richard and
Jim T.
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Secretary's Report: The Secretary's May, 2016 Board Meeting Minutes were placed on the Club's blog for everyone to review and comment. A motion was made and seconded to accept the Report as presented.

Treasurer's Report: Treasurer Ken B. presented the following information for his Report.
Admin Acct.:    May 2, 2016 - $  3,901.21   June 6, 2016 - $  3,853.58
Activity Acct.:  May 2, 2016 - $12,787.69   June 6, 2016 - $ 11,587.45

Other Committee Reports:
Fishbake Committee: Lion Tina reported that she now has the tickets for the Fishbake and it is timely for our members o start selling them. Our largest income is not from the sales of these tickets but is from the sponsorships we sell. It is still important to sell the tickets to keep the Fishbake going and gain the sponsorships which do provide the funds for our charitable giving. Lion Tina, again, emphasized selling the sponsorships and encouraged use of the letter and flyer she had put together for us. To better prepare for the Fishbake we will have a special meeting on Monday, July 25, at 6:30 PM, to finalize the preparations.

Membership: The Membership Committee (Lions Sang, Terri and Ken M.)  is preparing to launch an active campaign to increase our Club's membership during the coming year. All Club members are urged to prepare for and actively support this effort. We need new and younger members to support continuation of the Club and improve our Charitable activities.

New Business:
On June 1st the Club awarded Scholarship Certificates and Financial Rewards to the top two students at Pioneer Jr. High and Upland Jr. High. The Club has been making this scholarship award at Upland Junior High since 1930 (86 years). The award is to recognize, for scholarship, the top girl and top boy at each of Uplands Jr. High Schools.

The annual New Officer Training for all individual Club Officers elected for the 2016/2017 Club Year was held on June 11th at the Brea Scout Center. Our Club President, Second Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary attended this training. Unfortunately our 1st Vice President was unable to attend due to illness.

The Upland Host Lions Installation of 2016/2017 Officers will be held at Maniac Mike's Café at 6:30 PM on June 20th. This installation will include a Pot Luck meal and District Governor Ken Myers will officiate over the Installation.

Old Business Revisited:
On May 21st, the Club, as a Community Service, assisted with the Annual Upland Car Show at the Cooper Museum. Our members manned the grill for the pancake breakfast. which was part of their fundraiser and it was very successful.

Visitations:
Upland Host Lions had no Visitations this month

Requests For Donations:
NONE

Donations Made:
The Club donated $150.00 to the Upland Jr. High Schools as scholarship awards.

Next Meeting:
Our next meeting will be on June 20th, 6:30 PM at Maniac Mike's Café, Cable Airport, Upland,  CA. This will be our annual installation of Officers and will include a pot luck dinner. Members have signed up for their contribution to this dinner.

Adjournment:
With no further items brought up for discussion President Jim K. adjourned the meeting.

KEEP SMILING
HAVE A GOOD MONTH

Minutes Writer/Editor/Publisher
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2015/2016
Telephone: 909-240-7909
e-mail: kkrumwiede11@verizon.net



























Monday, May 30, 2016

Upland Host Lions Monthly Bulletin - May, 2016

Programs - May, 2016:
May 2, 2016 - Monthly Board Meeting. Minutes of this Meeting were prepared and placed on the Club's blog for everyone to review and comment.

May 16, 2016 - Lion Tina was the Club's program chairperson for todays meeting. Officers Jacob Kirk and Andrew McCullough spoke at our meeting today. These two Officers make up the Upland Police Department Community Resource Team. They had previously been assigned to the departments Crime Suppression organization. As the Community Resource Team they work with the homeless and needy citizens in Upland. There are over 200 homeless people in Upland and these two Officers work with local organizations to help those people in any way they can. During the past year they have helped place 39 homeless families in housing. They provided an extensive discussion regarding their activities and the resources in Upland providing aid. There is a serious problem with very well intended individuals and businesses donating food, clothing and other items for the homeless by simply dropping them off at Upland Memorial Park with no organizations to distribute the items. This drop off system creates more problems than it solves. There are three organizations in Upland working to assist the homeless. These groups are, The Homeless Advocate Group, The Ministry Committee and the Steak Holders (Local Businesses). These Groups meet regularly to address the homeless problems. On the 2nd Tuesday of the month, at 6:00 PM, the Advocate and Ministry Groups meet and  on the 3rd Tuesday, at 6:00 PM, the Steak Holder Group meets to discuss plans to assist the homeless. Officers Kirk and McCullough stated that anyone wishing information regarding their activities or information about how to help, could contact them through the Police Department.
Upland Police Officers Jacob Kirk and Andrew McCullough
Program Assignments For June, 2016:
June 6, 2016 - Monthly Board Meeting
June 20, 2016 - Lion Keith - Installation of 2016/2017 Club Officers

Lions Calendar of Events:
June 2 - 5 - Council of Governors Meeting - Redding
June 4 - Cucamonga District Host Fashion Show
June 11 - New Officer Training
June 24 - 28 - International Convention - Fukuoka, Japan

Birthdays:
June 10 - Lion Michael
June 16 - Lion Keith

Anniversary's:
June 3 - Lions Joe and Arlene
June 4 - Lion Michael and Annette

Other Items Worthy of Mention:
On Saturday, May 21st The Upland Cooper Museum held their Annual Car Show Fund Raiser and had requested assistance from Upland host Lions to man the pancake breakfast concession for them. Four members of our Club participated and served over 100 pancake breakfasts. Lions participating were Lion Richard, Madeleine, Jim K., and Keith. The Car Show organizers were very appreciative for our support and asked that we participate in the Christmas Parade. The Car Show was much bigger than last year.

Lions Madeleine, Richard and Jim K.
Lions Jim K. and Richard
Lion Jim K.









This month we provided the last eye glasses of this school year for 10 Upland School children. Our Club committed to providing eye exams and new glasses to any needy child in the Upland School District and has committed $5,000 annually for this effort. To provide the exams and glasses for the final 10 children this year the Club donated $700.

On June 1st we presented Certificates Of Appreciation for Scholarship at Upland Jr. High and Pioneer Jr. High. The two top students, 1 boy and 1 girl, at each school receive the award and a small cash prize for their efforts. The Upland Host Lions has presented this award, at Upland Jr. High, every year since 1930.

Lion Tina reported on the status of preparations for this years Annual Fishbake. She had prepared sponsor letters, flyers and mini-flyers for Club members to use, as needed to promote sponsorships. Tickets will be available at our next meeting. We can start putting up our Fishbake signs on July 7th and they will stay up until August 8th. Permits have been obtained and all food procurement is on track.

Lion (Governor) Ken M. Reported that the District 4-L4/4-L5 combined convention was a huge success.

The Club voted to take on the Chaffey Community Center as an on going project and Club members will appear at the Center at 9:00 AM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month to provide whatever service is needed. On Tuesday May 17th three Club members volunteered at the Center.

Visitations:
Upland Host Lions Made No Visitations During May, 2016

Next Meeting:
The Upland Host Lions next meeting will be held on June 6th at Maniac Mike's Café, at Cable Airport. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM. This will be our monthly Board Meeting. Once again, we will try to get the Club's group picture - PLEASE BE THERE. The snack will be provided by Lion Ken B.
Leaving You With A Smile:
Have A Great Month:

Bulletin Writer/Editor/Publisher
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2015/2016
Telephone: 909-240-7909
e-mail: kkrumwiede11@verizon.net





















Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Upland Host Lions Monthly Board Meeting - May 2, 2016

Board Members In Attendance: Lions Ken B., Terri, Arlene, Joe, Sang, Keith, Jim K., Madeleine, Tina and Sandy

Other Members In Attendance: Lions Beverly B., Charlotte, Ken M., Beverly S., Richard, and Jim T.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Secretary's Report: The Secretary's May, 2016 Board Meeting Minutes was placed on the Club's blog for all members to review and comment. A motion was made, seconded and unanimously approved to accept the Minutes as presented.

Treasurer's Report: Treasurer Ken B. presented the following information for his report.
Admin. Acct.:   April 4, 2016 - $ 3739.70    May 2, 2016 - $ 3,901.21
Activity Acct.:  April 4, 2016 - $12,768.13  May 2, 2016 - $12,787.69

Other Committee Reports:
Fishbake Committee: Chairperson, Lion Tina updated the Club on the status of preparation for the Fishbake. The required permits were discussed and Lion Ken M. agreed to obtain the permits. We will need permits from the Upland Fire Department, the Health Department and the Parks and Recreation Department.

Lion Tina had written a solicitation letter to be used in selling sponsorships for the Fishbake. She suggested that any Club member who wished to use the letter in promoting sponsorships should feel free to do so.

We discussed the printing of tickets for the Fishbake and Lion Keith volunteered handle the printing once the design is completed.

Calendar Fund Raiser: For the past several years our Club has partnered with the Cucamonga District Host Lions, Chino Valley Lions and the Ontario/Upland Lions Clubs to sell Calendars, which are used in drawings for cash prizes and the net profit is split among the Clubs. Lion Tina brought up that it is time for us to decide whether we are going to participate again this year. The Club voted to participate again this year. Lion Tina will discuss with the other Clubs.

New Business:
President Jim K. has asked, recently, about the status of our Club's Banner, He would like for us to start using it at our meetings and other Club activities. The Banner is in storage in the hanger and the stand is broken. Lion Keith volunteered to repair the Banner stand.

The Club discussed the Chaffey Community Center as an ongoing service project. There are all sorts of service functions our Club could provide, from landscape maintenance to building maintenance (janitorial) to office work. A motion was made, seconded and approved to work at the Community Center two days per month. At 9:30 AM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month members of our Club will be knocking on the Centers door to volunteer our services for whatever they need.

While discussing the Chaffey Community Center it was mention that 3 Boy Scouts, from Troops we sponsor, have taken on the Community Center as their Eagle Scout Project. These Scouts are anxious to get started but they don't have the tools they need to fulfill their plans. They have asked for donations to help them buy the proper tools they need. A motion was made, seconded and approved to donate $250.00 for this Boy Scout project.

Vote - 2016/2017 Club Officers:
At this meeting the Club Members voted for next years Officers. Listed below are the results of the vote:
President - Lion Jim Krumwiede
1st Vice President - Lion Sang Han
2nd Vice President - Lion Beverly Bell
Treasurer - Lion Ken Bell
Secretary - Lion Keith Krumwiede / Lion Ken Myers
Lion Tamer - Lion Mike Stewart
Tail Twister - Lion Richard Sugerman
Historian - Lion Sandy Watts
Membership - Lions Sang Han, Ken Myers, and Terri Galdo
 
Installation of the 2016/2017 Officers will be held at our June 20th meeting and everyone is encouraged to be there.
 
It is scheduled, once again, to have the Club Member group picture taken at the May 16th meeting. Please plan to attend.

Visitations During April - None

Requests for Donations - For Eagle Scout Project at Chaffey Community Center - Approved $250.00.

Donations Made - The Club provided eye exams and new glasses for 11 Upland school student at a cost of $700.00.

Next Meeting:  May 16, 2016, 6:30 PM at Maniac Mike's Café, Cable Airport, Upland CA. This will be a dinner meeting.

Adjournment: With no further items brought up for discussion President Jim K. adjourned the meeting.
KEEP SMILING



HAVE A GOOD MONTH
Minutes Writer/Editor/Publisher
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2015/2016
Telephone: 909-240-7909



















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Friday, April 29, 2016

Upland Host Lions Monthly Bulletin - April 18, 2016

 
Programs - April, 2016:
April 4, 2016 - Monthly Board Meeting. Minutes of this meeting were prepared and placed on the Club's blog for everyone to review and comment.

April 18, 2016 - Our program tonight was a Service Project. One of our members recently met the Director of Mariposa Community Services (a branch of New Hope - Homeless Outreach & Services) and they discussed the need for hygiene items for the homeless. Mariposa Community Services provides Clothing, Hygiene Items, Blankets and other survival needs.  This Community Service was brought back and discussed at the Club and we decided to participate by preparing hygiene bags for them. Club members began collecting items for the bags. Over a period of several weeks we collected combs, socks, toothbrushes, lip balm, toothpaste, wash cloths, and many other items for the bags. Tonight all Club members assembled bags of these items for the donation. At the end of the evening the Club had assembled 60 bags to donate to Mariposa Community Services. These bags will be distributed to the needy and homeless people in our area.
 
Program Assignments for May, 2016
May 2, 2016 - Monthly Board Meeting

May 16, 2016 - Lion Mike
 
Lions Calendar of Events:
May 7th - CLSIF Sight Screening San Jacinto
May 7th - Ontario/Upland Afternoon Tea
May 7th - Placentia Linda Lions Club Second Anniversary Dinner
May 12th-15th - 4-L4 Convention San Diego
May 15th - Area Student Speakers Contest, Crown Plaza Hotel, San Diego
May 21st - La Habra Host Lions Poker Run
May 21st - Tustin Host Lions Eye Clinic

Birthdays:
May 4th - Lion Steve Lacey
May 7th - Lion Charlotte
May 9th - Lion Madeleine
May 27th - Lion Joe

Anniversary's::
 NONE During May

Other Items Worthy Of Mention:
On April 2nd and 3rd, 2016 a Health Fair was held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Unfortunately prior to those dates the original sponsor backed out. District Governor Ken M. was asked if Lions would assume sponsorship and after some thought and discussion with Clubs in the District it was agreed that Lions would sponsor this Health Fair. We used the District 4-L4 Sight and Hearing Van and with the help of several Clubs and LEOs in the District we had a very successful Health Fair. During the Fair we conducted 160 eye exams and provided new glasses for 130 people. During this Fair many other needs were taken care of such as dental exams, physical exams of all sorts and etc. were taken care of during the two day period. Over 1,000 people were screened by all the different medical services available.
     
Lions Loyce and Jim K.
Lions Jim K and Tom
Governor Ken on TV
Waiting For Eye Exams

The 2016/2017 Cabinet and New Officer Training for Cabinet, Region and Zone Chair plus Club Presidents, VP's, Secretary's and Treasurer's  is scheduled for June 11, 2016 from 9:00AM to 12:00 PM. This training will be held at the Brea Scout Center, 401 S. Brea Blvd., Brea CA 92821.
 
Lion Tamara Martin, Cucamonga Host Lions, attended our meeting to inform us of her Club's fund raising Fashion Show scheduled for June 4th at the Double Tree Hotel in Claremont.
 
The City of Upland has scheduled a Health Fair for May 6th and has asked Upland Host Lions to bring the Sight and Hearing Van. The Van is available to us.
 
Governor Ken M. announced that Saturday, May 23rd is Upland's Community Day. They have asked for volunteers to work at the City Library to Clean Books. A few members volunteered to be there.
 
 
Visitations:   
Upland Host Lions made no visitations during April, 2016.
 
Next Meeting:
The Upland Host Lions next meeting will be held on May 2, 2016 at Maniac Mike's Café, at Cable Airport. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM. This will be our Monthly Board Meeting, Voting for the Club's 2016/2017 Club Officers and our Annual Group Picture of the Club Members. The Snack will be provided by Lion Keith.


 
 
Leaving You With A Smile
Have A Great Month
 
Bulletin Writer/Editor/Publisher
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2015/2016
Telephone: 909-240-7909















Thursday, April 14, 2016

Upland Host Lions Monthly Board Meeting - April, 2016

Board Members In Attendance: Lions Beverly B., Ken B., Terri, Arlene, Joe, Sang, Keith, Jim K., Madeleine, and Sandy

Other Club Members In Attendance: Lions Charlotte, Ken M., Tina, Mike, Beverly S., Richard and Jim T.

Secretary's Report: The Secretary's March, 2016 Board Meeting Minutes was placed on the Club's blog for all members to review and comment. A motion was made, seconded and unanimously approved to accept the Minutes as presented.

Treasurers Report: Treasurer Ken B. presented the following information for his report
Admin. Acct.:  March 7, 2016  -- $  3,351.26   April 4, 2016 $  3739.70
Activity Acct.: March 7, 2016 --  $13,167.20   April 4, 2016 $12,768.13

Other Committee Reports:
Lion Keith and Governor Ken M. talked briefly about fundraisers. It was suggested that we have another Comedy Night. Governor Ken M. said he would talk to the lady who sets up the Comedy Nights and try to arrange a night and location for it. Lion Keith referred to a flyer from the Harbor Mesa Lions promoting their TACO FIESTA FUND RAISER. This fund raiser looks like the type we could do with very little effort from the Club members. Many restaurants have fund raising programs which we could use with little physical effort from our members. It would just mean finding a location that would work with us and our Club members working hard to promote the Fund Raiser. We would need to get out and promote it through all the Clubs in District 4-L4, all our friends and out in the community.

For all of our fund raisers, whatever the fundraiser, our Club Members should consider it a personal commitment and challenge to promote and support the effort. Our commitment to Service depends on the funds we can raise to support community charitable organizations and our personal involvement in whatever organization we can help..

Old Business:
The Region Student Speaker Contest was held on March 29th and the speaker from the Cucamonga Host Lions Club won. Congratulations Cucamonga Host.

On April 2nd and 3rd Upland Host Lions sponsored a Health Fair at the Anaheim Convention Center. We had the District Sight and Hearing Van at the Health Fair and it was manned by Lions from several Clubs. From our Club Lions Ken M., Keith and Jim K. were there to give eye exams. During the two day affair we provided exams for 160 people and 131 of those people received new glasses.

Another Health Fair is scheduled for early December, 2016 and we hope to have Club volunteers to participate in that Health Fair.

The Club is participating in an effort to put together hygiene bags for Upland's needy citizens. A list of items to be donated was handed out to all Club members and you are asked to bring what you can to our April 18th meeting so that we may put the hygiene bags together.

New Business:
On Saturday, April 16th, the last District 4-L4 meeting for Governor Ken M's. year in office is scheduled. We have 6 Club members who indicated they would be at this meeting and it is important that we attend to honor our Club Member and District Governor Lion Ken Myers.

On May 21st the Cooper Museum is holding their annual Car Show. We need volunteers to participate in this community affair.

Our Club Group Picture and the remaining individual pictures will be taken at our May 2nd Club Meeting. Please plan to be there.

Voting for the Club's 2016/2017 Officers will take place at the May 2nd meeting. Please be there to vote for our new Officers.

Visitations: NONE

Requests For Donations: NONE

Next Meeting: April 18, 2016, 6:30PM at Maniac Mike's Café, Cable Airport, Upland CA.

Adjournment: No further items were brought up for discussion and President Jim K. adjourned the meeting.

KEEP SMILING


Minutes Writer/Editor/Publisher
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2015/2016
Telephone: 909-240-7909
e-mail: kkrumwiede11@verizon.net

























Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Upland Host Lions Monthly Bulletin - March, 2016

Programs - March, 2016
March 7, 2019 - This was the Club's Monthly Board Meeting. The Minutes of this meeting were prepared and placed on the Club's blog for everyone to review and comment.

March 21, 23016 - Our speaker today was Mr. Don Gordon, American Red Cross Program Manager for San Bernardino County. Lion Ken B., who is a Red Cross Volunteer, arranged this program. Mr. Gordon Spent 30 years as an Orange County Fire Authority Paramedic. As a retiree he decided he wanted to continue his service so he volunteered with the Red Cross. After some time with the Red Cross he accepted a job with them and became the San Bernardino County Program Manager and has been doing this for the past 6 years.

The Red Cross is composed of 94% volunteers. Their goal is to prevent  and/or alleviate human suffering during disasters. They provide shelter and food for those in need. They spend a great deal of time preparing for disasters such as earthquakes and El Ninios. The Red Cross works with community partners to teach how to serve victims of all types of disasters. They teach how to shelter and feed those in need.

Our own Lion Ben B, is part of a local disaster action team. They provide emotional assistance, shelter, food and recovery assistance to those in need.

The Red Cross reaches out to other groups, organizations and communities for help and provide training. The Red Cross reaches out to all service clubs (like Lions), churches, communities and any other service organizations interested in participating. Mr. Gordon offered to conduct classes for our Club , if we are interested.

Lastly, he cited the Waterman (San Bernardino) shootings as an example of where the Red Cross provides help in emergency times. The Red Cross was on site almost immediately after this terrorist attack to offer aid to those impacted by it.
 
Program Assignments for April, 2016:
April 4. 2016 - Upland Host Lions Monthly Board Meeting.

April 18, 2016 - Lion Terri
 
Lions Calendar of Events:
April 2nd - CLFIS Sight Screening - Mexicali
April 3rd - Lions City of Hope Day
April 4th - Region Student Speaker's Contest Deadline
April 15th - Tustin Host Golf Tournament
April 16th - District Meeting
April 16th - CLFIS Sight Screening - Riverside
April 18th - Guide Dogs for the Blind Golf Tournament
April 18th - Orange Lions Golf Tournament
April 23rd - Harbor Mesa Taco Fiesta
April 24th - Fullerton Lions Putting Tournament
April 29th - CLFIS Sight Screening K57 Baja Sonora Mexico
April 29th - Seal Beach Pancake Breakfast

Birthdays:
April 13th - Susan lacey (Lion Steve)
April 14th - Sharon Krumwiede (Lion Jim)

Anniversary's:
April 6th - Lion Terri and George Galdo
April 18th - Lion Jim and Sharon Krumwiede

Other Items Worthy of Mention: 
Does this fellow look vaguely familiar??? His name is "Pistol Pete Eaton" and the picture was taken on October 26, 1860. I think he must be a relative of a member of our Club - can you guess who???
Pistol Pete could throw a coin in the air and put a bullet through it before it hit the ground.
 
It is that time of year again at which we need to look ahead to the coming 2016/2017 Lion year. At our April 4th meeting nominations for new officers will be taken and voted on for those we want to guide our Club during the next Lion Year.

At our March 4th meeting Lion Richard asked if the Club has job descriptions for the positions to which we seeking nominations and those new elected officers. At this March 21st meeting Lion Mike passed out copies of the job descriptions as guides for our Club Officers,

On March 8th The Foothill Zone "A" Student Speaker Contest was held at the Lions East facility. The winner of this competition was the student representing the Cucamonga Host Lions Club.

The Foothill Region Student Speakers Contest will be held at Cable Airport on March 29th and the District Student Speaker Contest will be held on April 16th at the Ontario Airport Hotel.

A Health Fair is planned for April 2nd and 3rd at the Anaheim Convention Center. Upland Host Lions Has been asked to assist in manning the Sight and Hearing Van for the two days of this Health Fair. The Fair will be from 8:00AM to 4:00PM on both of these days. Lions (Governor) Ken M., Keith and Jim K. have volunteered to participate in this Fair and any other volunteers would be welcome.

Upland Host Lions has, also, been asked to volunteer to participate with  Upland Parks and Recreation in providing eye exams on Saturday, May 7th.

Visitations:
Upland Host Lions made no visitations during March, 2016. The Rialto Host Lions had three members visit our Club on march 21st.

Next Meeting:
The next Upland Host Lions meeting will be held on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Maniac Mike's Café, at Cable Airport. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM. This will be our Monthly Board Meeting. Lion Tina will provide the Dessert.
 
Leaving You With A Smile
FRIENDS
Have A Great Month
 
Bulletin Writer/Editor/Publisher

Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2015/2016
Telephone: 909-240-7909
email: kkrumwiede11@verizon.net

























Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Upland Host Lions Monthly Board Meeting - March, 2016

Board Members In Attendance: Lions Ken B., Terri, Arlene, Joe, Keith, Jim K., Madeleine, Tina, and Mike.

Other Club Members In Attendance: Lions Charlotte, Ken M., Beverly S., Richard and Jim T.

Secretary's Report: The Secretary's February, 2016 Board Meeting Report was placed on the Club's blog for everyone to review and comment. A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the February, 2016 Board Meeting Report as presented.

Treasurer's Report: Treasurer Ken B. presented the following information for his report:
Admin Acct.:  Feb.1, 2016 -- $  4,816.35  March 7, 2016 -- $  3,351.26
Activity Acct: Feb. 1, 2016 -- $14,481.26  March 7, 2016 -- $13,167.20

Other Committee Reports:
On February 15, 2016 Our Club held its 2016 Student Speaker Contest. We had two students from Claremont High School as our contestants. The contestants were:
  1. Jack Xiao - Freshman
  2. Sophia Jung - Junior
The winner of our contest was Jack Xiao, Freshman at Claremont High School. Jack will go on to the Foothill Zone Contest as the next level of competition. Both students did outstanding presentations of this years speech topic.


Jack Xiao, Lion Michael, Sophia Jung

I might add that our winner, Jack Xiao, is an outstanding young man in many ways. In addition to many other accomplishments he is a concert pianist and has, at the age of 14, performed twice at Carnegie Hall. His very proud mother has invited our Club Members to attend his concert scheduled for 1 PM, Sunday, May 15th, 2016, at William J. Huff Recital Hall, 951 West Foothill Blvd., Claremont (Admission is free).

Old Business: President Jim K. reviewed several Flyers he had received from other District Clubs, promoting their various Fund Raising Events.

Governor Ken M., reported that he had attended the District Leo Club Talent Contest. Governor Ken was very impressed by the talents of these young Leo Club Members. He stated that several were so good that he is going to invite them to perform at a future District Cabinet Meeting. It sounds like that would be a very good meeting to attend.

Discussion of our Annual Fish Bake was, again, and will continue to be a topic of the Club's meetings. We discussed replacing the sponsor business card booklet with a banner which we could display at all the events in which we participate. The banner will list the identity of each of our sponsors and will categorized as Platinum, Gold and Silver. The categories would signify the level of giving and determine the size in which the name is displayed. There was much discussion of how we would use the banner.

It was also suggested that we have a collection box for business cards to be used at the Chamber of Commerce Mixers. These business card could then be used as entrees when making contacts for Fish Bake sponsorships.

We had a brief discussion of the Club's charitable giving. The Executive Committee had discussed this item in a separate meeting and we had agreed to go through the charitable giving list and cut it down to local charities. President Jim stated that he would bring a recommended list to the next Club meeting.

New Business: Our Club has been asked if we would participate in this years annual car show sponsored by the Cooper Museum. They asked if we would put on a pancake breakfast for this event.  After much discussion it was decided that we could not do a pancake breakfast but we would offer to host a breakfast of hot coffee, donuts, Danish and juice.

On April 2nd and 3rd a health fair is scheduled to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Eye screening will be part of this fair and we have been asked for volunteers to man the eye screening facility. Governor Ken has asked that our Club provide volunteers for this health fair.

Lion Richard asked if our Club has its own constitution and the response was no, we go by the LCI Constitution. Richard felt strongly that each Club should have its own Constitution. The Club will look at developing our own constitution.

The need for hygiene items for the homeless was brought up for discussion. There is a significant need for these items for the communities homeless population. It was agreed that our Club members would bring hygiene items and new socks and wash cloths to our April Board meeting so that we may put packages together for the homeless.

Visitations: None planned for our Club in March, 2016. On March 21st, at our meeting, the Rialto Host Lions Club plans to visit us.

Requests For Donations: None

Next Meeting: March 25, 2016, 6:30 PM at Maniac Mike's Café, Cable Airport, Upland, CA.

Adjournment: With no further items brought up for discussion President Jim K. adjourned the meeting.

Minutes Writer/Editor/Publisher
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2015/2016
Telephone: 909-240-7909
e-mail: kkrumwiede11@verizon.net