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
Sean Hopson and Kyle Schneider
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
Birthdays:September 4th - Lion Jim K.
September 24th, Lion Beverly B.
September 28th - Lion Ernie Werts
Anniversary's: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 Ken B.|
|Lion Ken M.|
|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.|
Visitations: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.
Adjournment:No additional items were brought up for discussion so President Jim K. adjourned the meeting.
Leaving You With A Smile:
Have A Great Month
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2016/2017