Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Upland Host Lions Monthly Bulletin - August, 2016

Programs - August, 2016

August 1, 2016 - This was our Monthly Board Meeting. Minutes of that Meeting were prepared and placed on the Club's blog for everyone to review and comment.

August 15, 2016 - At this meeting the Club was honored to have a group of Wounded Warriors speak to us about the therapeutic benefits they receive by participating in the Dive Warriors program. This program was started approximately six months ago by Mr. Brad Mirman who felt a deep need to do something for our wounded veterans who were coming home with serious disabilities and many of them were unable to cope with life and were committing suicide. Every day 22 veterans take their own lives because of the many debilitating experiences they have gone through in defending our Country and the lives of individuals in their tours overseas. Their injuries range from PTSD, traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries and loss of limbs. They are our quiet warriors, struggling in silence against pain, loneliness and a feeling they no longer belong in our society.

Dive warriors offers these veterans an environment of personal growth, camaraderie and a social setting where they can interact with other disabled veterans with similar issues. Through scuba diving, they overcome challenges and get relief from the stress and pain they suffer daily.

Dive Warriors gets no support from the government and operates solely from donations and generous support from people. All of their staff members and scuba professionals are volunteers. There is absolutely no cost to the veterans. Dive Warriors Mission is to build confidence and self esteem in veterans with disabilities through scuba diving. To date they have graduated 18 certified scuba divers (in just 6 months of operation). No one is accepted in this program unless they are wounded/handicapped veterans.

There are 165,000 disabled veterans in the Inland Empire.

One of the Wounded Dive Warriors
Jared Lemon
Dive Warriors
Sean Hopson and Kyle Schneider
Dive Warriors
Sean Hopson, Kyle Schneider
President Jim K. and Brad Mirman
 Program Assignments For September, 2016:
August 29th - This meeting replaces the meeting originally scheduled for September 5th, due to the Labor Day Holiday. This will be our September Board Meeting.

September 19th - Lion Arlene is the program Chairperson for this meeting. 

Lions Calendar of Events:
September 1st - Saddleback Region Zone A meeting #1 at Meadowlark Golf Course
September 2nd - 4th - Orange Lions Bratwurst Booth at Orange Street Fair
September 5th - Labor Day
September 10th - Lions Camp at Teresita Pines annual open house and recognition day
September 10th - Cucamonga District Host Lions Vision Screening at Sultana High School
September 10th - Governors Fundraiser at Pete's Ponderosa
September 10th - 11th - Seal Beach Lions Project - Arts and Crafts Faire at Eisenhower Park
September 15th - HB Oktober Fest at Old World
September 15th-17th - USA/Canada Forum in Omaha Nebraska
September 20th - Saddleback Region Meeting #1 at Garden Grove Clubhouse
September 21st - Newport Hawaiian Lions Day 20th Anniversary and Installation
September 23rd-25th - OC Stand Down at Tustin Army Reserve Center
September 25th - Deadline for submittal to the October 10th Forum
September 26th - Orange Region Meeting #1 at Garden Grove Clubhouse
September 27th - Foothill Region Meeting #1 at Lions Center West in Rancho Cucamonga
September 30th to October 2nd - 59th annual Tustin Tiller Days at Columbus Park

September 4th - Lion Jim K.
September 24th, Lion Beverly B.
September 28th - Lion Ernie Werts

September 19th - Lion Don Spaulding and Judy

Other Items Worthy of Mention:
On August 5, 2016 Upland Host Lions hosted their 62nd Annual Fishbake / Steak Fry. We thank all our sponsors and guests and the District 4-L4 Clubs, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and others who supported us and  helped with the many activities required to make this fund raiser successful. We served Salmon, Bacon wrapped Filet Minion Unlimited Corn and more. The Club received may compliments, from our guests, regarding the food. The Fishbake is a long standing tradition of Upland Host Lions and we expect to have many more. The Club's net income from this fund raiser was $4,926.

Lion Joe

Lion Ken B.


Lion Ken M.


Boy Scouts

Lions Beverly B. and Sang

In conjunction with the Fishbake, three UHL Club members (Lions Ken M., Terri and Keith) attended a multi-Chamber of Commerce Mixer at the LA Fairgrounds to help promote our annual Fishbake. There were many people there from the local communities and all were very receptive to the Flyers we handed out and expressed an interest in our fund raiser.

Multi Chamber Mixer
Lion Ken M.

No Visitations during August, 2016
Next Meeting:
Since our next meeting would normally be scheduled on September 5th, which is a holiday, it has been rescheduled to August 29th. As normal the meeting will be held at Maniac Mike's Café, at Cable Airport. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM and will be our monthly Board Meeting for September, 2016.
No additional items were brought up for discussion so President Jim K. adjourned the meeting.

Leaving You With A Smile:
Have A Great Month

Bulletin Writer/Editor/Publisher
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2016/2017
Telephone: 909-240-7909

Friday, August 12, 2016

Upland Host Lions Monthly Board Meeting - August, 2016

Board Members In Attendance: Lions Beverly B., Ken B., Terri, Keith, Jim k., Madeleine, Mike and Sandy

Other Members In Attendance: Lions Arlene, Joe, Charlotte, Ken M. and  Tina

Secretary's Report: There was no Board Meeting in July due to the 4th of July Holiday.

Treasurer's Report: Since there was no Board Meeting in July due to the 4th of July Holiday Treasurer Ken B. presented the following financial information, which included June, 2016, for his Report.
Admin Acct.:    June 6, 2016 - $  3,853.58    August 1, 2016 - $4,413.57
Activity Acct.:  June 6, 2016 - $11,587.45    August 1, 2016 - $5959.49

Committee Reports:
Most discussion at this meeting was regarding this years 62nd Annual Fish, Steak and Corn Feed. Status of preparations for this August 5th fund raiser was in the spotlight tonight. All food and other essentials for this annual fund raiser had been procured. The setup crew were asked to be at our Cable Airport storage hanger by 5 PM on Thursday, August 4th. On August 5th, all volunteers for site setup up were asked to be at Upland Memorial Park from 8:30 AM to 2 PM to setup equipment and prepare the kitchen and tables. All other volunteers were asked to be at the Park by 4 PM for final preparation and start serving.

Old Business:
Members were asked to pay their dues (only 6 have paid). Please pay your dues if you have not. The due date for both LCI and the District is near.

Our Membership Committee is making every effort to get Club members energized to bring new members into the Club. All members were asked by Lions Ken M. and Terri bring one guest to our August 15th, meeting with hopes of recruiting some new members from those guests. As a bribe, Lion Ken M. said everyone bringing a guest would get a gift - GO KEN.

New Business:
Our Club has been a long time donor to Guide Dogs of the Desert. A motion was made to change this donation to Guide Dogs For The Blind. This motion is based on the fact that Guide Dogs Of The Desert now has a wait time for new requests of 5 years. Lion Scott Quinlan, President of the Huntington Beach Host Lions applied for a guide dog from Guide Dogs Of The Desert and was told he would have to wait 5 years. He went to Guide Dogs For The Blind and received his guide dog in 6 months. This motion was seconded and approved.

Our Club has contributed to the GAP (God Always Provides) food pantry for the needy. We were recently told they are no longer in business, they lost the warehouse they operated from and decided to close down.  A motion was made, seconded and approved to move this donation from the GAP to the Life Point Church Soul Food Pantry.

It was suggested that the Club take on, as an ongoing project, participation as volunteers in the Life Point Church monthly breakfast for the area homeless people. This breakfast is prepared and served on the 4th Sunday of each month.

At this meeting we, also, talked about a Club get together for a Pot Luck in the Park, participation in the October Opportunity Drawing and the Feed The Children Program.

On September 10th our Club will participate, with three other Club's, on a Lions Friends In Sight Vision Clinic to be held at the Sultana Academy in Ontario.

No Visitations yet in August. During July, 2016 we visited:
  • Ontario Upland Lions
  • Pomona Host Lions
  • Chino Valley Lions
  • Ontario Host Lions
  • Cucamonga District Host Lions
  • Diamond Bar Breakfast Lions
Requests for Donations:
No New Requests in August

Donations Made:
During July, 2016 we made the following donations:
  • City of Hope - $ 150
  • Boy Scout Troop 614, Cub Scout Pack 614 and Boy Scout Troop 201 - $ 600
  • Foothill Family Shelter - $ 400
  • Local Salvation Army - $ 150
  • District 4-L4 Youth Exchange Program - $ 150
  • District 4-L4 Sight and Hearing Foundation - $ 500
  • Junior Blind of America - $ 200
  • Guide Dogs of the Desert - $ 200
  • California Lions Friends In Sight - $ 200
  • Mercy House - $ 200
  •  Life Point Church - $ 300
  • California Optical (Eye Glasses for Upland School Children) - $ 800
Total Donations - $ 3,850

Next Meeting:
Our next meeting will be on August 15th, 6:30 PM 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.


Minutes Writer/Editor/Publisher
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2016/2017
Telephone: 909-240-7909

Old Business

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Upland Host Lions Monthly Bulletin - July, 2016

Programs - July, 2016:
July 4, 2016 - The Club was dark due to the July 4th holiday.

July 18, 2016 - Lion Madeleine was the Program Chair for this meeting. Lion Madeleine introduced our guest speaker Donna Mclenahan, owner of a new business called Paint Party 909. Her business offers a social connection, for those attending, and a fund raising opportunity for those seeking to raise funds for their organization. Ms. McClenahan conducts 2 hour sessions weekly at Foothill Kitchens, 360 West Foothill Blvd, Upland. She provides aprons and all the art supplies to finish the evenings project that you take home and proudly display. All sessions are instructor led with roaming assistants to help out when you need supplies or have questions. The cost is $30 per person and for fund raising evenings with up to $10 per person returned to the sponsoring organization. The fund raiser can be held at the location selected by the sponsor. It is a BYOB party and everyone brings their own beverage - Its a paint party with friends.

Ms. Donna McClenahan

July 25, 2016 - This was a brief meeting to finalize plans for the Club's 62nd Annual Fish Bake. Status of preparations for the Fishbake were discussed along with the final prep. and work assignments. Sales of tickets and sponsorships were updated.

Program Assignments For August, 2016:
August 1, 2016 - Monthly Club Board Meeting

August 15, 2016 - Annual New District Governor Visitation

Lions Calendar of Events:
August 5th - Upland Host Lions Annual Fishbake - Upland Memorial Park
August 5th to 7th - Council of Governors - Concord
August 5th to 7th - La Habra Corn Festival

August 25th - Lion Terri

No Anniversary's in August

Other Items Worthy Of Mention:
July 15th was the kickoff meeting for the 2016/2017 Lion year and the District Governing Body. The day was, basically, devoted to the installation of our new District Officers. Our new District Leadership is:
      District Governor - Lion Bob Susaeta
      1st Vice District Governor - Lion Judy Barr
      2nd Vice District Governor - Vacant, due to the untimely
      death of 2nd Vice District Governor Elect - Lion Pete Badame.

This was an excellent meeting with presentations by many good speakers. We were also treated to a serenade by an act from the 2016 District 4-L4 Convention. Sonny and Cher (Better known as PDG Ken Myers and PDG (District 4-L5) David Radeke. They appeared as Sonny and Cher and provided relief from the solemnity of the District installation activities.

Our PDG Lion Ken Myers (Better Known As CHER) and
PDG David Radeke, District 4-L5 ( Better Known as Sonny)
 in this Sonny and Cher Duo (Cher holding hands with Sonny)
On Thursday, July 14th the Upland Host Lions Club visited the Chino Valley Lions. In attendance from UHL were Lions Richard, Beverly S., Madeleine and Keith.

On Monday, July 18th the Upland Host Lions Club visited the Diamond Bar Breakfast Lions Club. In attendance at that visitation were Lions Beverly S., Madeleine and Jim K.

Next Meeting:
The Upland Host Lions next regular meeting will be held on August 1st at Maniac Mike's Café at Cable Airport. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM and will be the Club's monthly Board Meeting.

With no additional new business or discussion of old business, President Jim K. adjourned the July 18th meeting.

Leaving You With A Smile
Have a Great Month

Bulletin Writer/Editor/Publisher
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2016/2017
Telephone 909-240-7909

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Upland Host Lions Monthly Bulletin - June, 2016

Programs - June, 2016
June 6, 2016 - This was the Club's Monthly Board Meeting. Minutes of that meeting were prepared and placed on the Club's blog for everyone to review and comment.

June 20, 2016 - Today we had the installation of Officers for the 2016/2017 Club year. The new Officers (some in the Office again) are:
 President - Lion James Krumwiede
1st Vice President - Lion Sang Han
2nd Vice President - Lion Beverly Bell
Treasurer - Lion Ken Bell
Secretary - Lion Keith Krumwiede
4-L4 District Governor (Lion) Ken Myers conducted the installation of these new Officers.

President (Lion) Jim
2nd V.P. (Lion) Beverly B.
1st V.P. (Lion) Sang

Treasurer (Lion) Ken B.

Lion Tamer (Lion) Mike
Tail Twister (Lion) Richard

In addition to the installation of Officers, President Jim had a few awards to present to Club members. First he presented awards for perfect attendance during the past year.

Perfect Attendance was accomplished by Lions (DG) Ken M., Madeleine, Beverly B., Ken B. and President Jim.
The most significant Award given by LCI and our Club is the Melvin Jones Fellowship and this year it was awarded to Upland Host Lions most worthy Member - Lion Kristina Stewart Weaver. Lion Tina has been a member of the Club for 8 years and during every one of those 8 years she went far and above to contribute to the Club and participate in all Club activities.
Lion Tina - Total Surprise and Ecstasy
 For this installation meeting we had a pot luck dinner and everyone contributed. We had an excellent meal enjoyed by all.

Program Assignments For July, 2016:
July 4, 2016 - Dark
July 18, 2016 - Combination Board and General Meeting
July 25, 2016 - Meeting for final Fishbake Preparation

Lions Calendar of Events:
July 16, 2016 - 1st District Meeting - Yorba Linda Country Club

July 5th - Lion Arlene
July 12th - Lion Tina
July 11th - Lion Steve and Susan Lacey
July 28th - Lion Ken and Denise Myers
Other Items Worthy Of Mention:
On Saturday, June 11th the District held new Officer training. It was held at the Brea Boy Scout center. Lions Keith, Jim K., Ken B., and Beverly B. attended this training.

On June 7th Lions Richard and Madeleine spent time helping at the Chaffey Community Cultural Center. This is an activity that the Club has committed to do twice monthly - on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month

On June 25th Lions Keith and Ken M. participated in the California Lions Friends In Sight screening program held at the Rialto Community Center. 220 individuals were screened for vision and where needed given new (recycled) glasses. This was especially rewarding in that a number of children who had no idea They needed glasses were tested, given new glasses and suddenly saw the world for the first time.

New Club Directories were handed out at the June 20th meeting and anyone who did not get one should notify Lion Keith.
NONE This Month

With no additional or new items brought up for discussion President Jim K. adjourned the meeting.

Next Meeting:
The Upland Host Lions next meeting will be held on July 18th at Maniac Mike's Café at Cable Airport. This meeting will be begin at 6:30 PM and will be a combination Board/General meeting

Leaving You With A Smile:
Have A Great Month

Bulletin Writer/Editor/Publisher
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2016/2017
Telephone: 909-240-7909


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.
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.

Upland Host Lions had no Visitations this month

Requests For Donations:

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.

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

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

June 10 - Lion Michael
June 16 - Lion Keith

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.

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