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
Birthdays:June 10th - Lion Michael
June 16th - Lion Keith
Anniversary's: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|
Visitations: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
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2015/2016