Sunday, February 22, 2015

Upland Host Lions Monthly Bulletin - February, 2015

Programs - February - 2015
February 2, 2015 - This was our Monthly Board Meeting. Minutes of this 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.

February 16, 2015 -  Our monthly general meeting hosted the Annual Student Speakers Contest. This year we had three student speakers from Claremont High School. The topic chosen for the speakers this year was "Water Conservation - How Do We Reduce, Recycle and Reclaim Water". All three speakers did a good job presenting their views on water conservation. The winning speaker was Miss Sophia Helland.

PDG Ken Sherwood explaining the Student Speaker
process to the students and audience

Lion Treasurer Michael presenting
Student Speaker Certificates to our
Student Speakers
Left to Right - Sophia Helland,
Lion Mike, Diana Chao and
Dwarak Reddy
(All from Claremont High School)
Lion Michael and winning Speaker
Sophia Helland


Today we were fortunate and had five judges for our contest. We thank those judges for giving
of their time and expertise in judging these young students.
The Judges were:
  • Roxana Bilbao
  • Joy Finely
  • Kevin Manning
  • Janet Tinkham and
  • Leah Zimmerman
Program Assignments - March, 2015
March 2, 2015 - Monthly Board Meeting 
March 16, 2015 - Lion Beverly

Lions Calendar of Events:
March 6th-9th - Ensenada Visitation
March 14th - District Leo Talent Show
March 21st - Orange Lions Spaghetti and Bingo Fund Raiser
March 23rd - Foothill Region Meeting
March 24th - Saddleback Region Meeting
March 25th - Orange Region Meeting
March27th - Upland Host Lions Comedy Night

March 11th - Judy Spaulding (Lion Dr. Don)
March 15th - Sharon Rachielles (Lion Brad)

March 25th - Lions Richard and Beverly Sugerman

Other Items Worthy of Mention:
Of importance to us during the month of March is our Fund Raiser, Lions Comedy Night to be presented on Friday night, March 27th, 6:30 PM at Life Point Church. 100% of the net profits from this fund raiser is to be donated to the proposed Veterans Monument which is being planned for the City of Upland.

Visitations: A February visitation is planned at the Ontario/Upland Lions Bunco Night on February 28th.

Next Meeting:
March 2nd, at Maniac Mikes Café, 6:30 PM

Leaving You With A Smile
Have A Great Month

Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2014/2015
Telephone: 909-240-7909

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Upland Host Lions Monthly Board Meeting - February, 2015

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

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

Secretary's Report: The Secretary's January, 2015 Report was placed on the Club's blog and forwarded via e-mail to all Club Members. A motion was made, seconded and approved by all members present to accept the January Meeting Minutes as presented.

Treasurer's Report: Treasurer Lion Mike Reported the Club's current financial condition as:
Admin Acct:   January 5, 2015 -- $3,699.84      February 2, 2015 -- $3,592.91
Activity Acct: January 5, 2015 -- $13,718.30    February 2, 2015 -- $ 12,253,.90

Other Committee Reports:
Lion Jim T. Reported that he had collected 331 pairs of prescription glasses during February, 2015.
There were no visitations during February. A visitation is planned for the Ontario/Upland Bunco night on February 28, 2015. Six Club members indicated they plan to attend the Bunco Night.

Old Business: Discussion continues regarding the lack of tax exemption status for our Club. This item has been brought up many times and to date we do not have a tax exempt status. It has been determined that it would cost the Club $2,000 to gain tax exempt status. Lion Ken Myers will follow-up and determine the feasibility and value to the Club to gain this exemption.

Once again it is time for us to plan for the 2015 Annual Fish Bake. Much discussion took place regarding this years Fish Bake and to get it underway Lion Mike was appointed Chairman for 2015. Lion Tina stated this years sponsor booklet will be prepared and the deadline for input of sponsors names and info will be July I, 2015. Getting the sponsor info any later than July 1st will make it difficult to have the booklets available on August 7th.

The Student Speaker Contest will be held at our next meeting, February 16th. We have two student speakers, as of this time. The meeting will be held in the building we've used in the past (the first building at the airport entrance). Everyone is urged to be at the meeting by 5:30 PM, the doors will be locked at 6PM and not *opened again until the Speaker Contest is finished. Everyone is urged to attend.

New Business: The Club received a very nice thank you card from Lions Jack and Wanda Tanaka thanking us for our thoughts and prayers for Jack's recovery. Lion Jack is currently being treated for cancer.

We also, received a nice letter from "Lions In Sight" thanking us for our $200 donation to Lions In Sight.

Once again it is time to think about next years slate of officers for Upland Host Lions. Lion Ken M. was asked to chair a nominating committee for next years officers. Several lion volunteered to be on this committee with Lion Ken.

Upland Cub Scout Pack is planning their annual Blue And Gold Inner and Lions Tina, Ken B., Arlene and Joe have volunteered to attend and represent the Club.

Lion Ken B. brought up the MD-4 Convention and asked if anyone from the Club would attend. The Club pays for our President to attend but Lion Ken B. indicated that he would be unable to go. Club Vice President Lion Jim Krumwiede stated that he would check his calendar and contact Lion Ken M. if he would be able to go.

Our Club is planning a fund raiser for the planned Veterans Monument in Upland. The Fund raiser will be a Lions Comedy Night on March 21st at 6:30 PM. Four professional comedians will perform and the performance will be held at the Life Point church. A flyer has been circulated throughout the District and we hope for many attendees. A motion was made, seconded and approved to donate all net proceed from this fund raiser to the Upland Veterans Monument activity.

New projects were proposed for our Club.
  • The Chaffey Cultural Center conducts an annual fund raiser to support their activities. They have asked us for help with their 18th annual fund raiser. A motion was made, seconded and approved for our Club to provide assistance, as needed, for this effort.
  • The Carden Arbor school has expressed an interest in establishing a Leo Club. Our Club will pursue and support this.
  • Two new Clubs are being considered in our Zone. The first is at Cal Poly Pomona and the second is at the University of La Verne. Our Club can assist in bringing these new Clubs on line.
Motions For Donations: Lions Sang made a motion for the Club to make a donation to the Upland Christian Church for their annual blanket drive. The Club has donated to this annual blanket drive for the past number of years. Lion Sang's motion was seconded and approved to donate $100.

Donations: The Club donated $100 to the Upland Christian Church.

President Ken B. reviewed flyers received from other Clubs, to facilitate interest and participation from our interested Club members. Those flyers are:
  • Ontario/Upland Lions Bunco Night - February 28, 6PM - cost $15
  • La Habra Host Lions 5th Annual Pasta Fest -February 7 (To Late)
  • Diamond Bar Breakfast Lion - Lions Day At Bob's Big Boy - February 12 (To Late)
  • Orange Lions Annual Charity Spaghetti Dinner & Bingo - March 21, 5:30to 9 PM - cost $15
  • Diamond Bar Breakfast Lion Club - Lorbeer M.S. Leo Charter ceremony and Dinner - $10
  • La Habra Host Lions - 58th Easter Pancake Breakfast - March 28, cost $4 pre and $5 at event.
  • Huntington Beach Host Lions - Crabfest 2015 - March 27, Cost $50/$55
  • Recycle Your Eye Glasses - One Day Event - March 28, (State Wide Program)
  • Orange County Ronald McDonald House - Walk For Kids - April 12, - 6:30AM
  • Orange Lions - 30th Annual Charity Golf Tournament - April 20, - cost $140
  • Harbor Mesa Lions - Annual fashion Show - May 9, - cost $30
  • Ontario Host Lions - Golf Tournament - June 25, - 11:00 AM - cost $150
Next Meeting: February 16, 5:30 PM - Student Speakers Contest

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

Minutes Prepared By:
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary 2014/2015
Phone: 909-240-7909

Friday, January 30, 2015

Upland Host Lions Monthly Bulletin - January, 2015

Programs  - January, 2015
January 5, 2015 - This was our Monthly Board Meeting. Minutes of this meeting were published on the Clubs 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.

January 19, 2015 - Today's speaker was Ms. Lisa McKay from Casa Colina Hospital. Ms. McKay talked about the history of the hospital from its small beginnings to the 68 bed hospital that it is now and the 31 bed addition scheduled to open in August, 2015. Casa Colina provides individuals the opportunity to maximize their medical recovery and rehabilitation potential. Casa Colina is committed to providing the best care and surroundings to make recovery and rehabilitation happen. Casa Colina's vision is to maintain it's position at the forefront of post-acute continuum as a Center of Excellence in the provision of service to people who benefit from medical recovery and rehabilitation. Casa Colina has been very active in the "Wounded Warrior" program to rehabilitate our seriously wounded service people coming back from recent and on-going wars. In the 1990's funds were set aside for the Wounded Warrior program. At Casa Colina this program specializes on brain and spinal cord injuries. All services to the wounded warriors are free of charge to the individuals. Casa Colina's "Wounded Warrior Program" is funded through fund raising programs and donors. An example of their fund raising is the annual "Tribute To Courage" dinner. The last dinner hosted 800 people and raised substantial funds for Wounded Warriors. Lion Ken Myers mentioned to Ms. McKay that LCI has a Matching Grants program for the Wounded Warriors Program and suggested that Casa Colina should contact LCI for a matching grant. Ms. McKay stated that 90 wounded warriors have received help at Casa Colina and at this time all have progressed well enough to go home. The most well known Wounded Warrior graduate of Casa Colina is Sargent First Class Cory Remsburg who sustained multiple injuries from an IED while serving in Afghanistan. Seargent Remsburg was recently honored at the Presidents 2015 State of The Nation Address.

In addition to the program mentioned above Casa Colina provides care to more than 10,700 children and adults each year through medically supervised inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation and community services. Casa Colina is operated as one of our Country's few remaining independent, not-for-profit, rehabilitation hospitals.
Our Speaker - Ms. Lisa McKay
Program Assignments - February, 2015
February 2, 2015 - Monthly Board Meeting

February 16, 2015 - This meeting will be our Annual Student Speaker Contest.

Lions Calendar of Events:
February 14th- 16th - MD-4 Leadership Institute - Sacramento
February 16th - Upland Host Lions Student Speaker Contest
February 18th-19th - Council of Governors Meeting - Visalia
February 20th-22nd - MD-4 Convention - Visalia
February 22nd - Club Student Speaker Contest Deadline

February 12th - Lion Bert Lucas
February 17th - Lion Ken Bell
February 17th - Lion Sandy Watts
February 19th - Lion Pat Mason
February 23th - Lion Jim Thomas
February 24th - Lion Brad Rachielles
February 28th - George Galdo (Lion Terri)

Other Items Worthy of Mention:
 Of significance this month is the request we received from two members of the Pomona Host Lions to become Associate Members of our Club. Lions Richard and Beverly Sugerman are now Associate Members of Upland Host Lions and we pleased to welcome them into our Club.

As everyone is aware we recently said a sad goodbye to one of our long time members, Lion Ray Larson passed away on January 13th. At this meeting the Club voted to donate $150.00 to the Salvation Army in his name.

We were reminded that our Club's Student Speaker Contest is scheduled for February 16th (the date of our scheduled 2nd meeting in February). The contest will be held in the building we normally use, at the entrance to the airport, at 6:00PM.

Our next fund raiser will be a Lions Comedy Night at 6:00PM on Saturday, March 21st. More information will be forthcoming.
None This Month
Next Meeting:
February 2, 2015 - Board Meeting at Manaic Mikes'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

Friday, January 9, 2015

Upland Host Lions Monthly Board Meeting - January, 2015

Board Members In Attendance: Lions Ken B., Beverly, Brad, Tina, Mike and Madeleine

Other Club Members In Attendance: Lions Sang, Joe and Arlene

Secretary's Report: There was no Board Meeting in December, 2014

Treasurer's Report: There was no Board Meeting in December, 2014
Admin Acct:   November 3, 2014 -- $ 3,048.87   December 1, 2014 -- $2,961.68
Activity Acct: November 3, 2014 -- $13,869.46  December 1, 2014 -- $13,377.71

Other Committee Reports: No reports from other Committees

Old Business: Some time ago we had a request from Lion Scott Quinlan requesting help from District 4L-4 Clubs to assist financially with his training to use a guide dog. It has now been reported that he has found another source for getting the funding he needed for training with his guide dog.

New Business: It appears that the Club's Bell (the big one) was stolen from the storage hanger. Other items were taken but nothing else belonging to the Club. We still have the small bell we used for Atria Del Rey and will use it in our meetings.

The Club 50/50 raffle was for $1021.00 tonight. No one won the 50/50 so the entire $1,021.00 will be rolled back into the Administrative Account and the 50/50 will start over at $0.00 for the next meeting ( January 19, 2015).

The next District 4L-4 meeting will be held on January 24th at Khoury's Restaurant in Long Beach. Cost will be $22.00 per person.

On January 10th the Annual Melvin Jones Dinner will be held on the Queen Mary in Long Beach. A motion was made, seconded and approved for the Club to pay for attendance by our newest Melvin Jones recipients, Lions Joe and Arlene.

Since Atria Del Rey is no longer a branch Club it was suggested that President Ken B. talk to them and propose that our Club is still interested in working with them on projects but will no longer attend meetings there.

The annual Cable Air Show is Scheduled for the weekend of January 10th and 11th. Due to permit requirements Lion Michael has decided not to operate his breakfast/hamburger stand this year. Therefore, our Club will not be participating this year.

Lion Tina donated 18 inches of hair to be used for cancer victims. For those of you that do not know Tina's new married name is - Kristina Stewart Weaver.

The Club had two visitors at this meeting, Mr. Ralph Cavalo and Ken Hargrave. These gentlemen represented the Upland Veterans Monument Committee. Their committee is proposing a 5 sided granite monument, to be located between the Upland Public Library and Upland City Hall. The 5 sides will represent each of our Country's military organizations (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard). There is no Monument on the West Coast recognizing the sacrifices of our servicemen and women during our Country's wars. These gentlemen will be traveling across the Country promoting the funding of this monument. The monument will be 14 feet high and will weigh 2,400 pounds, its cost will be $400,000.00.

LAST, BUT MOST IMPORTANT, Lion Jim Pilling's Memorial Service will be held on January 17th at the home of his son. His son, Tim Pilling, lives at 11010 Aries Way, Mira Loma, CA. The service is to held at 11:30AM and lunch will be served. Any questions regarding the service please call 425-765-9614. Club members are urged to attend this memorial, Jim was a very long time member of Upland Host Lions.

Donations: None

Next Meeting: Our next meeting will be on January 19th at Maniac Mike's Café at 6:30 PM. Lion Terri is scheduled to provide the program

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

Minutes Prepared By:
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary 2014/2015
Phone: 909-240-7909

Friday, December 5, 2014

Upland Host Lions Monthly Bulletin - December, 2014

Programs - December, 2014
December 1, 2014 - Tonight was the Upland Host Lions Christmas Party. Twenty members and guests were in attendance at the party and a great time was had by all. Lions Michael and Tina provided a wonderful Christmas feast for us, which was enjoyed and appreciated by everyone. We had fun with the "Mrs. Right" game with all the prizes going to our bride to be (December 13, 2014) and her fiancé Zack. Everyone was requested to bring a Christmas Ornament to be used in the game. Unknown to Lion Tina and Her fiancé, Zack, when the game was over all of those ornaments were given to Tina and Zack for their first married Christmas.

Unfortunately, yours truly, your friendly Bulletin Man, fouled up. I took a lot of pictures (great pictures by the way). Upon trying to use them I discovered my camera was set for "video" not still pictures and when I attempted to put them on my computer for this bulletin, it didn't work. I tried everything including a call to Olympus (the camera manufacturer) and no one could help me recover individual pictures. I could get individual pictures on the camera playback but couldn't transfer them as individuals. I did get one picture, not on video and it is shown below. Sorry about the sc__w-up but I at least got one picture and the party was great.
Lions Madeleine, Arlene and Joe - Partying
December 15, 2014 - Due to the Christmas Holidays the Club members voted to go black at this meeting and have our next meeting on the first Monday in January, 2015.

Program Assignments - January, 2015
January 5th - Monthly Board Meeting
January 19th - Lion Terri

Lions Calendar of Events:
January 1st - New years Rose Parade featuring the LIONS FLOAT
January 10th - Cabinet Meeting (Tentative)
January 10th - Melvin Jones Dinner (Tentative)
January 17th-19th - MD-4 Leadership Institute - Ontario
January 24th - District Meeting

January 21st - Denise Myers (Lions Ken M.)

Anniversary's: None this month

Other Items Worthy of Mention:
On November 27 Lions Madeleine and Keith and Madeleine's friend Kathy helped serve Thanksgiving meals to the homeless and needy at the Ontario Salvation Army.

On December 6th members of Upland Host Lions assisted the Upland Parks and Recreation Department in successful support of Upland's annual Christmas Parade. This help consisted of registration of participants and directing their parking.

On December 7th Lion Keith assisted  in serving breakfast for 30 homeless people at the LifePoint Church  in Rancho Cucamonga.

 On December 12th five members of Upland Host Lions will be Bell Ringers for the Salvation Army's annual fund raising effort.

Visitations: None this Month

Next Meeting: January 5th - Board Meeting at Maniac Mikes' Café .

Leaving You with A Smile:
Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year

Bulletin Writer/Editor/Publisher:
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2014/2015
Telephone: 909-2340-7909