Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Upland Host Lions Monthly Bulletin - October, 2016

Programs - October, 2016:
October 3, 2016 - This Meeting was the Club's October, 2016 Monthly Board Meeting. Unfortunately, your Writer/Editor/Publisher was unable to attend that meeting and could not produce the Minutes of the meeting.

October 17, 2016 - This meeting was the Upland Host Lions opportunity to Host District 4-L4, 2016/2017 Governor Bob Susaeta and members of his Cabinet and have them share their vision for the Districts 2016/2017 Lion Year. Governor Susaeta opened by stating his vision for the District "Joining Hands In Service". We can attain this vision by all the Clubs in the District working together. The Governor went on to say there are 46,000 Clubs in 210 country's worldwide with 1.4 million members. There are Lions Clubs in many places not normally thought of as locations for Lions Clubs. As an example, Clubs are located in the Vatican City, China and Lions are the only service organization to have a seat at the UN. LCI has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In California there are 731 Lions Clubs with 20,365 members. During the past year District 4-L4 has grown from 1,231 members to 1,336. 

Governor Susaeta also talked to us about the LCIF which was founded in 1968. LCIF has distributed $950,000,000 in funds to Matching Grants and Lions Charities. One of its prime causes has been the elimination of River Blindness. They have been successful in eliminating River Blindness in South America and are now working to eliminate it in Africa. Close to home LCIF funded three new vision cameras for District 4-L4 and continues to fund the Friends In Sight activities.

2nd VDG Randy McMillan, District Governor Bob Susaeta,
Upland Host Lions President Jim K., 1st VDG Judy Barr, IPDG Ken Myers
1st VDG Judy Barr spoke to us about the Centennial Slogan "Where There's A Need There's A Lion", She spoke about Centennial Projects and Legacy Projects and encouraged our Club to become involved in them. Examples of Legacy Projects are those which provide continued Lion Visibility such as Planting a tree or placing a Park Bench, both with an identifying plaque as a Lions Project. 1st VDG Judy spoke about new members and the need to set a goal for at least a 10% net increase in membership by the end of the year.  Judy told us that women now make up 44% of the District 4 -L4 membership.

Upland Host Lions President Lion Jim K. and 1st VDG  Judy Barr

2nd VDG Randy McMillan spoke to us about the Certified Guiding Lion training course which is scheduled for October 22nd at the Garden Grove Clubhouse. He encouraged our attendance and stressed the benefits of this training. 2nd VDG Randy spoke about the 2017 Rose Float. The Float is to be the largest yet made by   Lions. It will be 55 feet long and will cost $155,000. To help cover the cost of the Float, Lions items such as Shirts, T-Shirts, Jackets, etc. are for sale and a Stained Glass Window will be raffled off. Also, for a monetary donation of $7,500 there are seats available on the Lions Rose Float this year. There are two seats still available.

2nd VDG Randy reminded everyone of the up coming District Meeting on November 19th and encouraged us to attend.

2nd VDG Randy McMillan

Program Assignments For November, 2016:
November 7, 2016 - This Meeting will be the Club's Monthly Board Meeting. Dessert will be provided by Lion Sandy.

November 21, 2016 - The program Chairperson for this meeting is Lion Beverly Sugerman.

Lions Calendar of Events:
November 4th-6th - Council Of Governors In Burlingame
November 5th - Leo Baking At Ronald McDonald House
November 11th - Veterans Day
November 11th - VA Hospital Long Beach Letter Delivery and
Veteran Visitation By District LEOs
November 11th - 13th - HB Host Lions 12th Annual Laughlin
Weekend Excursion
November 12th - HM Lions Fashion Show At CMCC
November 12th - Diamond Bar Breakfast Lions Fairy Tale Ball
November 14th - Ontario Upland Lions Dinning For Dollars At
Outback Steakhouse
November 19th - Deadline For Peace Poster Contest And Peace  Poster Essay Contest, Deadline For Lions Environmental Photo Contest
November 19th - District Meeting #2 Hosted By Foothill Region
At Diamond Bar Golf Club 9AM
November 24th - Thanksgiving
November 25th - Deadline For Submissions To The
December 10th Forum

There were no Lions Birthdays this month

November 20th - Lion Jim and Karen Thomas

Other Items Worthy Of Mention:
Most important of our Other Items was the installation of our newest member, Lion Joey Amaro. District Governor Susaeta preformed the installation and the Club welcomed Lion Joey into the group. Lion Joey was, previously, a LEO for a number of years and is a very welcome new member of our Club. We hope that with Joey's membership we can start a trend towards new, younger members. As with a lot of Clubs we are aging and need new blood to reinvigorate the Club.

New Lion Joey Amaro and District Governor Bob Susaeta
Lion Joey Amaro and President Jim K.
On Saturday October 15th the "Rotors,  Warbirds and Wheels Fest" was held at Cable Airport and Upland Host Lions had an information Booth at the affair. Lions (President) Jim K., Ken M. and Jim T. manned the booth for the day. A number of the attendees had questions regarding Lions. This was a good day to give our Club exposure.

Lions Jim K., Ken M., and Jim T.
At the Rotors, Warbirds and Wheels Fest - Cable Airport
Foothill Region Chairperson, Andy Megaw recently made Lions Club Banners for each of the Foothill Region Clubs. He presented these Banners to each of the Clubs at the recent Region Meeting. Lion (PDG) Ken M. received the Banner for our Club. This Banner will be used whenever the Club has a public outing. Thank You Andy.

PDG Ken M. and Denise withClub Banner
Created by Foothill Region Chair Lion Andy Megaw

Last but, as they say, not least are a few club items:
  • On October 27th the Upland Annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7:00AM at the Upland Fire Department. A motion was made and seconded for the Club to pay for a table (8 seats) at the breakfast.
  • On October 31st the Upland Parks & Recreation Department will hold their annual Scary Affair. As in Past years Upland Host Lions will provide some of the candy to be handed out to the kids.
  • On November 11th Upland will host their annual Veterans Day Parade. Upland Host Lions has volunteered to help.
  • Upland Host Lions has been asked to participate in the Upland Christmas Parade on December 11th. More details will be forthcoming. 
Upland Host Lions had no visitations during October, 2016.

Next Meeting:
The Club's next meeting will be our November Monthly Board Meeting on November 7th at Maniac Mike's Café , at Cable Airport. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM.

With no further discussion evident, President Lion 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
e-mail: kkrumwiede11@verizon.net

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