Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Upland Host Lions Monthly Board Meeting Minutes - November, 2014

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

Other Club Members In Attendance: Lions Beverly, Arlene, Joe, Sang, Charlotte, and Jim T.

Secretary's Report: The Secretary's Report, for October, 2014,  had been sent to all Club Members via the Club's blog. A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the report as presented.

Treasurer's Report: The Club Treasurer, Lion Michael, presented the Club's current financial status as follows:
Admin Account: Oct. 6, 2014 -- $2,098.24     November 3, 2014 -- $3,048.87
Act. Account:     Oct. 6, 2014 -- $13,869.46   November 3, 2014 -- $13,869.46
A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the Treasurers Report as presented.

Other Committee Reports: As mentioned in our October Monthly Bulletin our Club had a visitation at the Norco Lions Club.

Final plans for the Club's 90th anniversary were discussed. Everything is on schedule and 30 reservation had been made, to date.

The Upland Oktoberfest has come and gone and the Club members were well represented as volunteers at the affair. Lion (1st Vice District Governor) Ken M. did a great job as an organizer of this activity. All of District 4L-4, Foothill Region, Zone "A" Clubs were participants during this Oktoberfest.

Old Business: The only old business discussed at this meeting were those items mentioned above in the Committee Reports.

New Business: During this meeting we discussed the Club's 2014 Christmas Party. It was decided the Christmas Party will be a pot luck held at The airport (Maniac Mike's) on December 1st. Details will be determined.

Since the Atria Del Rey Lions no longer exist we should get our Flag and Bell back. President Ken B. will retrieve both of these items.

Lion Sang reported that he had talked to Jim pilling and learned that Jim is moving to an assisted living home in Riverside.

Donations: It was discussed to donate $200.00 to Lions In Sight in Honor of our 90th Anniversary speaker, International Director Lion William Iannacone.  A motion was made, seconded and approved to make this donation. At the 90th Anniversary Party the check was presented to Director Iannacone.

Next Meeting: December 1, 2014 (our Christmas Party) at Maniac Mike's Café. The regularly scheduled November 17th meeting was canceled due to most of our members attendance at the Ontario/Upland fund raiser on November 17th.

Adjournment: With no further items for discussion this Board Meeting was adjourned by President Ken B.

Minutes Prepared By:
Lions Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary 2014/2015
Phone: 909-240-7909
e-mail: kkrumwiede11@verizon.net

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Upland Host Lions Monthly Bulletin - October,2014

Programs - October, 2014
October 6, 2014 - This was our monthly Board Meeting for October, 2014. Minutes of that meeting were published on the Club's blog and made available to all Club members for their review and comment. A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the Minutes as presented.

October 20, 2014 - Lion Sang was our Program Chairman for this October meeting. Mr. Herb Joiner, a Director of the LA Blind Children's Center, introduced Ms. Myrna Beit-Ayuaz, Activities Director for the Blind Children's Center, as our speaker for today. Mr. Joiner became involved with Blind Children's Center many years ago when his daughter was born blind and he and his wife needed help with how to best care for their daughter. After much searching for appropriate care they discovered the Blind Children's Center. Since that time (approximately 30 years) they have been actively involved with the Center.

Ms. Beit-Ayuza  walked us through the Centers history and their assistance to blind children and their families. The Blind Children's Center was founded in 1938 by the Delta Gammas of Southern Califonia and is totally funded through private donations. During the past 75 years they have received no government assistance. Through private donations they must raise $2 Million + per year. They have received donations from throughout the world from places such as Africa, Israel and China. They also serve children and families worldwide. A diagnosis of blindness or multiple disabilities does not just fall on the child who has been diagnosed. All members of the Childs family need to be equipped to prepare for the challenges they will face together.

During 2013/2014 they had 528 volunteers providing 8,000 hours of service to the Center. During the 2013/2014 year the Center's donations were made up with 32% from Individuals, 13% from Corporations, 4% from Civic organizations and 51% from Foundations, plus they have fund raising events during the year. They use their funds to serve the children's entire family. They provide infant services and family services to educate the family unit as a whole to cope with the child's disability. This past year they served 104 children and 472 family members.

All services are free and available in English and Spanish. They provide Infant Services, Preschool, Kindergarten and First and Second Grades. They provide both half day and full day programs and utilize services from many different specialists.

Blind Children's Center Director Herb Joiner introducing
Ms. Myrna Beit-Ayuaz Activities Director

Ms. Myrna Beit Ayuaz - Blind Children's Center
Our second speaker today was Ms. Nicole Embury representing the Junior Blind of America. The Junior Blind facilities are located in Los Angeles. The Junior Blind provides many activities similar to the Blind Children's Center, and is totally devoted to integrating the blind children and their families with the seeing world. Junior Blind offers critical early intervention services to babies through their "Infant and Early Childhood Program" in Southern California and "Blind Babies Foundation" in Central and Northern California. Effective and intensive intervention in the early years can help enhance a child's use of available vision and encourage the development of other vital faculties and skills.

Junior Blind provides in home programs designed for families to enhance the development of their infants and toddlers who are blind, visually impaired or multi-disabled. All of their services are provided free of charge. Their services are funded through donations.

Ms. Nicole  Embury - Junior Blind of America
 Program Assignments - November, 2014
November 3rd - Monthly Board Meeting
November 17th - Lion Ken M.

Lions Calendar of Events:
November 1st - Cabinet Member Meeting
November 8th - Upland Host Lions 90th Anniversary Party
November 18th - District Meeting
Birthdays:
NONE

Anniversary's:
November 20th - Lion Jim and Karen Thomas

Other Items Worthy of Mention:
On Tuesday, October 21st, The Upland Interfaith Council held their annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast.  Eight members (Lion Jim Thomas not shown - took picture) of Upland Host Lions attended and were Supporters of the Annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast.
Upland Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
Lions (Back to Front) Sang, Ken B., Madeleine, Terri,
Keith, Mike and Tina
On Saturday, October 18th, Upland Host Lions participated in the Lifeway Church "Free Annual Wellness Fair". We manned the District 4L-4 Sight and Hearing Van and conducted vision and hearing screenings. From 9 AM to 2 PM we screened 76 people. Upland Lions present for the screenings were Lions Madeleine, Ken M., Ken B. and Keith.  Lion Jerry McJunkin participated for the Cucamonga Host Club.

The Upland/Lions Oktoberfest was held October 24th, 25th and 26 and volunteers from the Foothill Zone A Clubs all participated.
Visitations:
On October 9th five members of our Club (Lion Ken B., Beverly, Sandy, Madeleine and Keith) visited the Norco Lions Club.

Adjournment: With no further items for discussion, President Ken B. Adjourned the meeting.

Next Meeting: Monday, November 3, 2014, 6:30 PM, at Maniac Mike's Café.

Leaving You With A Smile:

Have A Great Month:

Bulletin Writer/Editor/Publisher
Lions Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 201/2015
Telephone: 909-240-7909
e-mail: kkrumwiede11@verizon.net

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Upland Host Lions Monthly Board Meeting Minutes - October, 2014

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

Other Club Members In Attendance: Lions Beverly, Arlene, Joe, Sang, and Ken M.

Secretary's Report: The Secretary's Report had been sent to all Club Members via the Club's blog. A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the report as presented.

Treasurer's Report: The Club's Treasurer, Lion Michael, presented the Club's current financial status as follows:
Admin Account:  Sept. 1, 2014 -- $1,556.62    Oct. 6, 2014 -- $2,098.24
Act. Account:      Sept. 1, 2014 -- $15,139.47  Oct. 6, 2014 -- $13,869.46
A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the Treasurer's report as presented.

Other Committee Reports: Our visitation Chairperson suggested the Club do a visitation at the Norco Lions Club this month. Five Club Members indicated they would attend this visitation.

Plans are progressing for our Club's 90th anniversary party. The party will be held at Magdalena's located on Central Ave., on November 8, 2014 and everyone is encouraged to bring guests. Cost is $40.00 per person

The Lions/Upland Oktoberfest will be held on October 24, 25 and 26, 2014. A list was passed around for Upland Host Lions to sign-up for work during the Oktoberfest. Three Lions Club's will participate in this activity (Upland Host, Cucamonga District Host and Ontario/Upland). Lion Ken M. is coordinating the lions work force.

Old Business: Upland Host Lions will participate with the Upland Parks and Recreation Department in their annual Scary Affair by donating $200 worth of candy for their distribution.

New Business: The Upland Annual Interfaith Breakfast is scheduled for Thursday, October 23rd at 7AM. Lion Jim Thomas is the Chairperson of this breakfast and all our members are encouraged to attend.

Eleven members of the Ontario/Upland Lions Club visited us today and asked for our support with "Outback" fundraiser. Several members of our Club indicated an interest in attending this fund raiser.

President Ken B. presented Past President Lion Tina with her Past President Pin and a Lions license plate frame for her car.

The next District 4L-4 Cabinet Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, November 15th.

On our recent Club visitation to the Ontario/Upland Lions we observed a new twist on the Club's 50/50 raffle. Ontario/Upland Lions handle their 50/50 raffle the same way we do with one significant difference, guests are treated differently. A guest winner doesn't get 50%. The guest winner would get $25.00 or 1 X the face value of the card drawn (example: a face card is a 10 and the winner would get $10.00, a six would get $6.00, etc. etc.). This seemed to be a good idea and resulted in the money staying in the Club but the visitor was still a winner. A motion was made to change our 50/50 drawing and patterning it after the Ontario/Upland Club. It was suggested that we develop a set specific rules before we adopt this format. Held for future consideration.

Requests For Donations: We had a request last month for financial support for Lion Scott Quinlan in getting training for himself with a guide dog. Resolution???

Donations: A motion was made, seconded and approved to donate $150.00 to Life Point Church for their Thanksgiving Baskets for the Homeless.

Next Meeting:  October 20, 2014 at Maniac Mike's Café

Adjournment: With no further items brought up for discussion, President Ken Bell adjourned the meeting.

Minutes Prepared By:
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Phone: 909-240-7909
e-mail: kkrumwiede11@verizon.net

Friday, September 26, 2014

Upland Host Lions Monthly Bulletin - September, 2014

Programs - September, 2014:
September 1, 2014 - This was our Monthly Board Meeting for September, 2014. Minutes of that meeting were published on the Club's blog and made available to all Club Members for their review and comment. A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the Board Meeting Minutes as presented.

September 15, 2014 - Our speaker today was Mr. Tom Kobayashi. When World War 2 started all people of Japanese ancestry were immediately placed in Internment Camps around the U.S.

Our Speaker - Mr. Tom Kobayashi

 Within two weeks after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941) all people of Japanese ancestry, living in the United States were told to dispose of all their personal property and prepare to be placed in internment camps. Mr. Kobayashi's parents were Japanese immigrants but all his siblings had been born in the United States and were, therefore, American Citizens. The only thing that had any significance at the time was their ancestry and if it were Japanese they all went to the Internment Camp. Mr. Kobayashi's parents were shocked by their treatment but they lived by the Japanese philosophy shown below and tried to maintain their dignity. 

The family was given very little time to get their affairs in order, dispose of their property and all their possessions and then were interred in the stables at the Santa Anita Racetrack. The entire family of 5 people were placed in a 160 square foot stable. 8,000 internees were held at Santa Anita and had shower facilities of 1 shower for 20 people which soon became 1 shower for 30 people.

Mr. Kobayashi was in the seventh grade at the start of World War 2, His older brother was in college and his sister was working. Everyone was rounded up and placed in the camp. When they took the family from their home Tom's dog was barking at the FBI men who were collecting the Japanese, they couldn't get the dog to stop barking so the FBI man shot the dog.

In October, 1942 Mr. Kobayashi's family was sent, by train, to a different camp in Rowher Arkansas. During the entire trip no one was allowed to leave their seat other than, with an escort, go to the bath room. The camp was 110 miles S/E of Little Rock and consisted of  buildings that only had tar paper siding. Their room at the new camp was a spacious 400 square feet (still very little room for 5 people) and still offered no  privacy for the women and they were treated as prisoners of war. During their stay in Arkansas, in the spring of 1943, all prisoners were asked to fill out a Loyalty Questionnaire swearing allegiance to the United States. Mr. Kobayashi's parents were torn because although they were loyal to the US they were still considered citizens of Japan.

At the end of the war the family moved to Ogden Utah and then back to Montebello. Mr. Kobayashi enlisted in the Army and was sent to Japan as part of the occupation Forces. The Army thought he spoke Japanese (of course he's Japanese), but he didn't. They then sent him to language school to learn Japanese before going to Japan. He worked as an accounting clerk in the Army.

The Japanese Internees had much anger but maintained their dignity and went on to pursue life in the US. Mr. Kobayashi's parents became US citizens in 1956.

Program Assignments - October, 2014:
October 6th - Monthly Board Meeting
October 20th - Lion Sang

Lions Calendar of Events:
October 17th - Harbor Mesa Casino Night
October 23-26th - Council of Governors Meeting - Fairfield
October 23rd - Upland Interfaith Breakfast - 7:00AM
October 24-26th - Lions Oktoberfest - Upland

Birthday's:
October 12th - Lion Ken M.
October 21st - Annette Stewart (Lion Mike)
October 30th - Lion Letha Thomas
 
Anniversary's:
October 20th - Lions Jon and Sheila Casteel
 
Other Items Worthy of Mention:
Foothill Region Meeting September 29th, 6:30 PM at Western University.
Upland's annual Scary Affaire on Halloween - The Club voted to donate $200 for candy to be handed out by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Visitations:
On October 11th we had a visitation to the Ontario/Upland Lions Club. We had 6 of our members in attendance at this visitation.

Adjournment:
With no further items for discussion, President Ken B. adjourned the meeting

Next Meeting: October 6, 2014 at Maniac Mike's Café.

Leaving You With A Smile:

Have A Great Month:

Bulletin Writer/Editor/Publisher
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2014/2015
Telephone: 909-240-7909
e-mail: kkrumwiede11@verizon.net


















Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Upland Host Lions Monthly Board Meeting - September, 2014

Board Members In Attendance: Lions Ken B., Keith, Madeleine and Mike

Other Club Members In Attendance: Lions Beverly, Arlene, Joe and Jim T.

Secretary's Report: The Secretary's Report had been sent to all Club Members via the Club's blog. A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the Report as presented.

Treasurer's Report: The Club's Treasurer, Lion Michael, presented the Club's current financial status as follows:
Admin Account:    August 4, 2014 -- $1,290.70           September 1, 2014 -- $1,556.62
Activity Account:  August 4, 2014 -- $13,964.50         September 1, 2014 -- $15,139.47

Between August 1st and September 2nd, 2014 total disbursements made from the Club's Activity account were -- $5,101.50.
During that same period total Administrative Account disbursements were -- $ 324.50 paid on September 2, 2014 for MD4 Dues and $1,110.95 to the California Franchise Tax Board.

Other Committee Reports: Visitations - Visitation Chairman, Lion Beverly, reported that 5 Club members visited the Ontario Host Club on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. A visitation is planned for the Ontario/Upland Lions Club on Thursday, September 11th.

Old Business: A brief discussion of the Lions Oktoberfest to be held October 24, 25 and 26 in downtown Upland was undertaken. 1st VDG Ken M. had asked for a list of volunteers from our Club to help with this project. Three Local Lions Clubs (Upland Host, Ontario/Upland and Cucamonga District Host) are cooperatively sponsoring this project. Due to the limited number of members attending this meeting the sign-up list will be circulated at the September 15th meeting.

We continue to discuss service projects our Club can undertake. Today we discussed use of the Sight and Hearing Van in our community and support of other Clubs Sight and Hearing projects. We will continue to evaluate how we can best use this valuable resource. We also discussed the Community Needs Survey, to identify specific areas where we can help the Upland Community. The Upland City Council  "Community Needs Committee" meets on the 4th Thursday of each month and President Ken B. indicated that he will attend the next meeting on September 18th at 6PM.

New Business: The Club received a request from Lion Scott Quinlan to help him get a guide dog. A motion was made for a Club donation but before the donation is made we need to determine whether it should go to Scott or Guide Dogs of the Desert. The donation will be approved when the destination is identified.

Request for Donations: Our only request was identified under New Business.

Donations: The following donations were scheduled to be made during September, 2014:
  • Boy Scout Troop 614  ------  $200
  • Boy Scout Troop 201  ------  $200
  • Cub Scout Pack 614    ------  $200
Next Meeting: September 15, 2014 at Maniac Mike's Café

Adjournment: With no further items for discussion, President Ken B. adjourned the meeting.

Minutes Prepared By:
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Phone: 909-240-7909
e-mail: kkrumwiede11@verizon.net

Friday, August 22, 2014

UYplnd Host Lions Monthly Bulletin - August, 2014

Programs - August, 2014
August 4, 2014 - This was the August Monthly Board Meeting. Minutes of that meeting published on our blog and made available to all Club members for review and comment. A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the Board Meeting Minutes as presented.

August 18, 2014 - Today's meeting was dedicated to meeting our new District Governor, Lion Gil Smith and his Cabinet. Introductions were made by Lions (President) Ken B., (Zone "A" Chairman) Andy Megaw, and (Region Chairman) Dave Stilwell. District Governor Gil Smith (2014/2015) talked to us about his expectations for the coming year. He stated that the International President's theme is "Strengthen With Pride" and his own Theme is "Seize The Opportunities To Lead, Grow and Serve". Both themes  are dependent on growing membership and stimulating activities in Lions. When we are approaching potential new members we should focus on the value the individuals will bring to the Club and Lions. Governor Gil stressed the importance of providing new member and leadership training through our Club and the District. Membership growth is key and Gil asked us to question where we will be in five years. Can we grow Lions 1 million plus membership to 100 million (quit a challenge). Gil also asked how can the District help us?  He stressed the benefits and need to develop a "Community Needs Assessment" to identify where help can really be placed to provide meaningful value.

2nd Vice District Governor also, talked about membership and the importance of training to both new and old members. He talked about the Lions.org training guide available to us. Lastly he talked about the Governors Fund Raiser which is planned in the near future. This fund raiser is important to help the Governor with the many expenses associated with his position.

President Ken B. and
District Governor
2nd Vice District Governor
Lion Bob Suseata


District Governor, Cabinet and Upland Host Lions Club Members

Program Assignments - September, 2014
September 1, 2014 - Monthly Board Meeting
September 15, 2014 - Lion Keith

Lions Calendar of Events:
September 11-13, --- USA/Canada Forum - Puerto Rico
September 22, ------- Saddleback Region Meeting
September 23, ------- Orange Region Meeting
September 29, ------- Foothill Region Meeting 

Birthday's:
September 3rd  -- Lion Jon Casteel
September 4th  -- Lion Jim K.
September 5th  -- Lion Lois
September 24th - Lion Beverly
September 28th - Lion Ernie Werts




Anniversary's:
September 14th - Lion Brad and Sharon
September 19th - Lion Don and Judy Spaulding
 
Other Items Worthy of Mention:
60th Annual Fish Bake
The Upland Host Lions only fund raiser is our annual Fish Bake and with our 60 year experience with this affair the community is still providing good support. We have felt the recent dip in our economy but were still going strong and look forward to many more successful years with this fund raiser. We have made changes over the years, in the food, and changed the name to "Community Fun Day In the Park". With the changes in economy we still raised substantial funds for charity.


Corn Cooker Preparation
Early Fish Bake Preparation









Volunteer Corn Shuckers
 
Lion Jim T. Flipping Burgers
For Corn Shuckers













Happy Customers
Boy Scout Volunteers
 
The Food Line
 
Chow Time
 

 























Lions In Sight:
On Sunday, August 10th the Chino Valley Lions held a "Lion In Sight" day and Lions from many different Clubs and areas volunteered to help. Over 225 eye  exams and new (Used) eye glasses were provided to the people who went through the process.
1st Vice District Governor, Lion Ken M. performing eye exams



Visitation: Our Club conducted a visitation to the Ontario Host Lions on August 19th. Lions Ken B., Beverly, Joe, Arlene and Madeleine attended this visitation.

Adjournment: With no further items for discussion, President Ken B. adjourned the meeting.

Next Meeting: September 1, 2014 at Maniac Mike's Café

Leaving You With A Smile
Have A Great Month

Bulletin Write/Editor/Publisher
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2014/2015
Telephone: 909-240-7909
e-mail: kkrumwiede11@verizon.net

Monday, August 11, 2014

Upland Host Lions Monthly Board Meeting - August, 2014

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

Other Club Members In Attendance: Lions Beverly, Arlene, Joe, Sang, Ken M.

Secretary's Report: The Secretary's report had been sent to all Club members by e-mail via our blog. A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the Board Meeting Minutes as presented.

Treasurer's Report: The Club's Treasurer, Lion Michael, presented the Club's current financial status as follows:
Admin Account:   July 7, 2014 -- $2139.06             August 4, 2014 -- $ 1,290.70 
Activity Account  July 7, 2014 -- $7,702.13            August 4, 2014 -- $13,964.50

Other Committee Reports:
Treasurer Michael reported on the August 1, 2014 Fish Bake results. This year we had:
                                                                      Income:
  1. 27 sponsors for total sponsor donations of --- $2,570.00
  2. We had 264 adult tickets redeemed for  -----  $5,280.00
  3. We had 22Childrens Tickets redeemed for -- $   154.00
  4. Raffle --------------------------------------------- $    201.50
  5. Sale of excess food ----------------------------- $    154.00
                                                       Total income:    $8,359.50

                                                                      Costs:
        Total Cost ----------------------------------------  $ 4350.50

        Net Income --------------------------------------  $ 4009.00

Old Business:
We had an update on Lion Pat. She was at our Fish Bake on August 1st and we had a chance to talk to her. She is steadily improving and we all urged her to return to the Club meetings. It was great seeing Pat at the Fish Bake.

The Club's planning for the Oktoberfest and our 90th Club birthday  party were briefly discussed and everything seems to be in order.

We were reminded that the new Governors visit will be at our next meeting on August 18 and everyone was requested to come in our best Lions regalia.

New Business:
President Ken B. reported on other Club activities as listed below:
  1. August 8-10, 2014 - American Family Housing Ribs, Pigs and watermelon Festival
  2. August 24, 2014 - Newport Beach Hawaiian Day at the Races Del Mar
  3. August 24, 2014 - Chinese American LC Pool Party  
 The Chino Valley Lions are hosting the California Lions Friends in Sight on Sunday August 10th and have requested assistance from other Clubs in the area. Several members of our Club volunteered to help at this affair.

Requests For Donations: - None

Donations: - None

Next Meeting: August 18, 2014 - District Governors Visit at Maniac Mike's Café, 6:30 PM.

Adjournment: With no further items for discussion President Ken B. adjourned the meeting.

Minutes Prepared By:
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Phone: 909-240-7909
e-mail: kkrumwiede11@verizon.net