Friday, May 29, 2015

Upland Host Lions Monthly Bulletin - May, 2015

Programs - May, 2015:
May 4, 2015 - This was our monthly Board Meeting. 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.

May 18, 2015 - Todays program chairman was Lion Jim Thomas. Our speaker was Ms. Janet Rice from the Upland Recreation Department. She spoke to us about the current homeless situation in the local area. Ms. Rice is on a committee to provide assistance to these homeless people. She stated that there are two types of homeless they deal with. The first are the chronic homeless, who have no home or stability and the second are what the Government term "McKinney-Venta" homeless. The second group generally live in their cars and have jobs. Ms. Rice's committee do "point in time counts" where they find and count the homeless. They do these counts early in the morning to get the homeless where they normally gather. The last count was held on October 7, 2014 and included Memorial Park and other sites. That count resulted in 81 homeless accounted for in the area. There are 6 providers in the area who provide shelter for families with kids. Ms. Rice is seeking help with their annual counts and collecting items such as hygiene articles and any thing else the homeless may use. The Upland Monument Committee is collecting items to donate, such as hygiene, T-shirts, water, granola bars, wash cloths and etc.
Ms. Janet Rice
Upland Recreation Department
Ms. Janet Rice and Lion Ken B.
Our Speaker on May 18, 2015

Program Assignments For June, 2015:
June 1, 2015 - Lion Arlene. This will be our regular monthly meeting, instead of June 15th.
June 15, 2015 - This will be our Installation of Officers for the 2015/2016 Lion Year. This meeting will include a pot luck dinner.
June 29, 2015 - This will be a special meeting devoted to final planning for the Club's Annual Fish Bake. The meeting will be at the same time and place as our regular meetings - 6:30 PM at Maniac Mike's.
Lions Calendar of Events:
June 4th-7th - Council of Governors Meeting - San Jose
June 6th - MD-4 Student Speakers Final
June 13th - Harbor Mesa Fashion Show
June 26th - 30th 96 Annual Lions Clubs International Convention - Honolulu Hawaii

June 10th - Lion Michael
June 16th - Lion Keith
June 3rd - Lions Joe and Arlene
June 4th - Lion Michael and Annette                                                                   

Other Items Worthy Of Mention:
Our Club participated in the "Sarah Keeney's Fourth Annual Soups On" at Grace Lutheran Church in Upland. Several years ago, Upland community supporter, Sarah Keeney came up with the idea for a soup tasting party on the lawn of Grace Lutheran Church. The idea was to invite local people and their friends to make their favorite soup and bring it for everyone to share and to raise funds to help the church's ministry to young people in the community. Upland Host lions have participated every year since this program began.
Lions Arlene and Madeleine
Won Best Table Setting

Lions Arlene and madeleine being interviewed

Lions Joe, Mike and Tina
Our meeting schedule is changed for June, 2015. Monday June 1st is our regular monthly meeting, Monday June 15th is Installation of Officers meeting with a pot-luck dinner and Monday June 29th is a special meeting to just talk about this years Fish Bake.

On May 30th Upland Host Lions Ken M., Madeleine and Keith attended the Costa Mesa Fish Bake, making this an official visitation

Next Meeting:
Our next meeting will be on June 1st at 6:30 PM at maniac Mike's Café at Cable Airport. This will be our regular monthly meeting and include dinner.

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, May 14, 2015

Upland Host Lions Monthly Board Meeting - May 4, 2015

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

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

Secretary's Report: The Secretary's April, 2015 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 April Meeting Minutes as presented.

Treasurer's Report: Treasurer Lion Michael reported the Clubs current financial status as follows:
Admin Acct.:     April 6, 2015 -- $ 4,087.42    May 4, 2015 -- $ 4,732.54
Activity Acct.:  April 6, 2015 -- $10,858.39    May 4, 2015 -- $10,857.92

Much discussion followed regarding the high balance in our Activity Account and payment of our budgeted donations. This discussion was resolved by further approval of donations to be paid now and will be reported in the "Donations" section.

Other Committee Reports: Fish Bake Chairperson, Lion Tina, discussed the current status of preparations for this years Fish Bake. She discussed Health Department Permits, which are being handled by Lion Mike, and corn to be supplied by Cal Poly being taken care of by Lions Arlene and Joe.  Lion Tina, also, named volunteers to the various team leader positions for the preparation. The Team Leaders will be:
  • Permits - Lion Mike
  • Sight and Hearing - Lion Ken M.
  • Corn Arrangements - Lions Arlene and Joe
  • Steak and Fish - Lion Mike
  • General Supplies - Lion Tina
  • Kitchen arrangement and workers - Lions Arlene and Tina
  • Fish Bake Setup - Lions Ken B. and Jim K.
  • Clean-up - Everyone
  • Entertainment - Lion Keith
  • Tickets and Flyers - Lion Terri
  • Publicity - Claremont Courier, Grapevine, etc. - Tina
  • Club Visitation for Fish Bake promotion - Lion Ken B.
Old  Business: The Club's tax issues are being resolved and have been handled by Lion Ken M.. The District 4L-4 convention is to be held May 14 - 17, attendees from our Club will be Lions Ken M., Jim K. Ken B., Madeleine, Arlene, Joe and Keith. Voting delegates will be Lions Ken M. and Keith with Lions Madeleine and Jim K. as alternates.

New Business: The Teresita Pines clean-up is scheduled for May 29-31 and lodging and food will be provided. The Special Olympics are to held July 25th to August 2nd and volunteers have been requested to assist with this program. Lion Madeleine has volunteered to be a French interpreter.

Installation of the Club Officers for the 2015/2016 Club year will be held at Maniac Mike's Café on June 15th.

Requests For Donations: LCIF has requested all Club's donate to assist to the recovery of the earthquake disaster in Nepal.

Motions For Donations: A motion was made, seconded and approved to donate $500 to LCIF Nepal earthquake fund.

Donations: This month the Club donated:
  • $500 to the Nepal Fund
  • $200 to the L.A. Blind Children's Center
  • $100 to the City of Hope
  • $200 to the Braille Institute

Next Meeting: May 18, 2015, 6:30 PM at Maniac Mike's Café, Cable Airport, Upland.

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