Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Upland Host Lions Monthly Bulletin - March, 2016

Programs - March, 2016
March 7, 2019 - This was the Club's Monthly Board Meeting. The Minutes of this meeting were prepared and placed on the Club's blog for everyone to review and comment.

March 21, 23016 - Our speaker today was Mr. Don Gordon, American Red Cross Program Manager for San Bernardino County. Lion Ken B., who is a Red Cross Volunteer, arranged this program. Mr. Gordon Spent 30 years as an Orange County Fire Authority Paramedic. As a retiree he decided he wanted to continue his service so he volunteered with the Red Cross. After some time with the Red Cross he accepted a job with them and became the San Bernardino County Program Manager and has been doing this for the past 6 years.

The Red Cross is composed of 94% volunteers. Their goal is to prevent  and/or alleviate human suffering during disasters. They provide shelter and food for those in need. They spend a great deal of time preparing for disasters such as earthquakes and El Ninios. The Red Cross works with community partners to teach how to serve victims of all types of disasters. They teach how to shelter and feed those in need.

Our own Lion Ben B, is part of a local disaster action team. They provide emotional assistance, shelter, food and recovery assistance to those in need.

The Red Cross reaches out to other groups, organizations and communities for help and provide training. The Red Cross reaches out to all service clubs (like Lions), churches, communities and any other service organizations interested in participating. Mr. Gordon offered to conduct classes for our Club , if we are interested.

Lastly, he cited the Waterman (San Bernardino) shootings as an example of where the Red Cross provides help in emergency times. The Red Cross was on site almost immediately after this terrorist attack to offer aid to those impacted by it.
Program Assignments for April, 2016:
April 4. 2016 - Upland Host Lions Monthly Board Meeting.

April 18, 2016 - Lion Terri
Lions Calendar of Events:
April 2nd - CLFIS Sight Screening - Mexicali
April 3rd - Lions City of Hope Day
April 4th - Region Student Speaker's Contest Deadline
April 15th - Tustin Host Golf Tournament
April 16th - District Meeting
April 16th - CLFIS Sight Screening - Riverside
April 18th - Guide Dogs for the Blind Golf Tournament
April 18th - Orange Lions Golf Tournament
April 23rd - Harbor Mesa Taco Fiesta
April 24th - Fullerton Lions Putting Tournament
April 29th - CLFIS Sight Screening K57 Baja Sonora Mexico
April 29th - Seal Beach Pancake Breakfast

April 13th - Susan lacey (Lion Steve)
April 14th - Sharon Krumwiede (Lion Jim)

April 6th - Lion Terri and George Galdo
April 18th - Lion Jim and Sharon Krumwiede

Other Items Worthy of Mention: 
Does this fellow look vaguely familiar??? His name is "Pistol Pete Eaton" and the picture was taken on October 26, 1860. I think he must be a relative of a member of our Club - can you guess who???
Pistol Pete could throw a coin in the air and put a bullet through it before it hit the ground.
It is that time of year again at which we need to look ahead to the coming 2016/2017 Lion year. At our April 4th meeting nominations for new officers will be taken and voted on for those we want to guide our Club during the next Lion Year.

At our March 4th meeting Lion Richard asked if the Club has job descriptions for the positions to which we seeking nominations and those new elected officers. At this March 21st meeting Lion Mike passed out copies of the job descriptions as guides for our Club Officers,

On March 8th The Foothill Zone "A" Student Speaker Contest was held at the Lions East facility. The winner of this competition was the student representing the Cucamonga Host Lions Club.

The Foothill Region Student Speakers Contest will be held at Cable Airport on March 29th and the District Student Speaker Contest will be held on April 16th at the Ontario Airport Hotel.

A Health Fair is planned for April 2nd and 3rd at the Anaheim Convention Center. Upland Host Lions Has been asked to assist in manning the Sight and Hearing Van for the two days of this Health Fair. The Fair will be from 8:00AM to 4:00PM on both of these days. Lions (Governor) Ken M., Keith and Jim K. have volunteered to participate in this Fair and any other volunteers would be welcome.

Upland Host Lions has, also, been asked to volunteer to participate with  Upland Parks and Recreation in providing eye exams on Saturday, May 7th.

Upland Host Lions made no visitations during March, 2016. The Rialto Host Lions had three members visit our Club on march 21st.

Next Meeting:
The next Upland Host Lions meeting will be held on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Maniac Mike's Café, at Cable Airport. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM. This will be our Monthly Board Meeting. Lion Tina will provide the Dessert.
Leaving You With A Smile
Have A Great Month
Bulletin Writer/Editor/Publisher

Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2015/2016
Telephone: 909-240-7909
email: kkrumwiede11@verizon.net

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Upland Host Lions Monthly Board Meeting - March, 2016

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

Other Club Members In Attendance: Lions Charlotte, Ken M., Beverly S., Richard and Jim T.

Secretary's Report: The Secretary's February, 2016 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 February, 2016 Board Meeting Report as presented.

Treasurer's Report: Treasurer Ken B. presented the following information for his report:
Admin Acct.:  Feb.1, 2016 -- $  4,816.35  March 7, 2016 -- $  3,351.26
Activity Acct: Feb. 1, 2016 -- $14,481.26  March 7, 2016 -- $13,167.20

Other Committee Reports:
On February 15, 2016 Our Club held its 2016 Student Speaker Contest. We had two students from Claremont High School as our contestants. The contestants were:
  1. Jack Xiao - Freshman
  2. Sophia Jung - Junior
The winner of our contest was Jack Xiao, Freshman at Claremont High School. Jack will go on to the Foothill Zone Contest as the next level of competition. Both students did outstanding presentations of this years speech topic.

Jack Xiao, Lion Michael, Sophia Jung

I might add that our winner, Jack Xiao, is an outstanding young man in many ways. In addition to many other accomplishments he is a concert pianist and has, at the age of 14, performed twice at Carnegie Hall. His very proud mother has invited our Club Members to attend his concert scheduled for 1 PM, Sunday, May 15th, 2016, at William J. Huff Recital Hall, 951 West Foothill Blvd., Claremont (Admission is free).

Old Business: President Jim K. reviewed several Flyers he had received from other District Clubs, promoting their various Fund Raising Events.

Governor Ken M., reported that he had attended the District Leo Club Talent Contest. Governor Ken was very impressed by the talents of these young Leo Club Members. He stated that several were so good that he is going to invite them to perform at a future District Cabinet Meeting. It sounds like that would be a very good meeting to attend.

Discussion of our Annual Fish Bake was, again, and will continue to be a topic of the Club's meetings. We discussed replacing the sponsor business card booklet with a banner which we could display at all the events in which we participate. The banner will list the identity of each of our sponsors and will categorized as Platinum, Gold and Silver. The categories would signify the level of giving and determine the size in which the name is displayed. There was much discussion of how we would use the banner.

It was also suggested that we have a collection box for business cards to be used at the Chamber of Commerce Mixers. These business card could then be used as entrees when making contacts for Fish Bake sponsorships.

We had a brief discussion of the Club's charitable giving. The Executive Committee had discussed this item in a separate meeting and we had agreed to go through the charitable giving list and cut it down to local charities. President Jim stated that he would bring a recommended list to the next Club meeting.

New Business: Our Club has been asked if we would participate in this years annual car show sponsored by the Cooper Museum. They asked if we would put on a pancake breakfast for this event.  After much discussion it was decided that we could not do a pancake breakfast but we would offer to host a breakfast of hot coffee, donuts, Danish and juice.

On April 2nd and 3rd a health fair is scheduled to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Eye screening will be part of this fair and we have been asked for volunteers to man the eye screening facility. Governor Ken has asked that our Club provide volunteers for this health fair.

Lion Richard asked if our Club has its own constitution and the response was no, we go by the LCI Constitution. Richard felt strongly that each Club should have its own Constitution. The Club will look at developing our own constitution.

The need for hygiene items for the homeless was brought up for discussion. There is a significant need for these items for the communities homeless population. It was agreed that our Club members would bring hygiene items and new socks and wash cloths to our April Board meeting so that we may put packages together for the homeless.

Visitations: None planned for our Club in March, 2016. On March 21st, at our meeting, the Rialto Host Lions Club plans to visit us.

Requests For Donations: None

Next Meeting: March 25, 2016, 6:30 PM at Maniac Mike's Café, Cable Airport, Upland, CA.

Adjournment: 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
e-mail: kkrumwiede11@verizon.net