Thursday, April 13, 2017

Upland Host Lions Monthly Board Meeting - April, 2017

Board Members In Attendance:
Lions Beverly B., Ken B., Terri, Sang, Keith, Jim K., Richard and Sandy

Other Club Members In Attendance:
Lions Joey, Arlene, Joe, Ken M. and Beverly S.

Secretary's Report:
The Secretary's Board Meeting Minutes for March, 2017 were placed on the Club's blog for everyone to review and comment. A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the Minutes as presented in the blog.

Treasurer's Report:
Treasurer Ken B. reported the Club's financial status as follows:
Admin Acct.:   March 6, 2017 - $ 4,292.58       April 3, 2017 - $ 4,230.67
Activity Acct.: March 6, 2017 - $11,947.15      April 3, 2017 - $11,967.65

Other Committee Reports:
Membership: Lion Ken M. reported that he had recently attended an Upland Chamber of Commerce 2 hour membership class regarding how to market better and how to talk to people. He reported that this was an outstanding class and closely relates to how Lions need to approach recruiting new members. It was a very beneficial class for him. Lion Ken M. plans to attend the Upland Chamber mixer on Thursday, April 13th to spread the word regarding Upland Host Lions and membership.

Annual Fund Raiser: President Jim K. discussed the Club's annual fund raiser. Since we have lost the use of both Community Parks, in Upland, our fund raiser (no longer a "Fishbake/Steak Fry") this year will be held at the Gibson Community Center in Upland. All City documents have been filed and we have obtained our special use permit. This years meal will be provided by the "Habit" and will include sandwiches (Cheeseburgers, BBQ Chicken and Albacore), fries and a soft drink. The Club will provide the dessert which will be hand scooped ice cream.  The ticket cost will be $15.00. We still need to get out and promote sponsorships. The sponsorships are the driving force which makes the annual fund raiser a success.

Visitations: Visitation Chairperson, Lion Beverly S., announced that she has arranged for our Club to visit the Ontario Host Lions Club on April 18th. The meeting will be at the San Joaquin College in Ontario.

LEO Club: Our LEO leader, Lion Joey, announced he will have the LEO Club formation meeting on Monday, April 24th at 6:30 PM and those lions able to attend should to show our Club's support of this important activity for the Club. This meeting is scheduled at the Landacena Community Center.

Old Business:
On April 3, 2017 the Club began a new phase in our life, we moved meeting locations from Maniac Mikes CafĂ© to the Upland Landacena Community Center, for our Monthly Board Meetings (1st Monday) and El Perico Ranchero Restaurant for our Monthly General Meeting (3rd Monday). The April 3rd meeting at Landacena was attended by 13 of Club members. The first thing evident was that we have much space for expansion with NEW MEMBERS. We will have our first experience at the El Perico on Monday April 17th.  We adapted well to the new venue.

1st Meeting At Landacena Community Center

1st Meeting At Landacena Community Center
During the meeting we discussed the items mentioned under Committee Reports plus potential fundraisers and charitable causes. The immediate fund raiser discussed was the "Littlest Car Show" in downtown Upland. We were asked to help the City with traffic control and 4 members volunteered. Once again our Club failed. Of the 4 members who volunteered to help only one showed up, Mr. reliable Lion Ken M.. I was one of the no shows so I have no room to criticize this lack of support for the Club. This is continuing to be a major problem and we can't fall back on the crutch that we don't have enough members, that only emphasizes our need to build membership with younger, active members.

New Business:
Club elections will be held at our April 17th meeting. There have been volunteers for all the executive officer positions but if any member is interested in one of those positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) you can make your interest known to the Club prior to the election. In addition to the four executive officers I mentioned there are 18 volunteer positions still to be assigned to responsible Club members. These Club jobs are all listed on pages 5 and 6 of last years booklet. If you are asked to fill one or more of these position please consider accepting.

It is time, once again, for the Club's annual group picture. As you know this picture is used for the annual Club Booklet. The picture will be taken at the Club's meeting on May 1, 2017. Please, please arrange your schedule so that you may attend this meeting.

Other fund raisers and volunteer opportunities discussed were:
  1. Comedy night
  2. Candy apple sale
  3. Cooper Museum Toys For Tots  Car Show 
  4. The Hops W/ Pops 5K, Car Show and Pancake Breakfast
  5. A Feed The Children Fundraiser, and
  6. May 6th Health Fair at the Cucamonga Valley Medical Group on San Bernardino Rd.
Requests For Donations:
We have received no new requests for donations.

Donations Made:
No donations were made this month.

Next Meeting:
The Club's next meeting will be on April 17, 2017, 6:30 PM at El Perico Ranchero Restaurant, 1401 E. Foothill Blvd,. Upland (1st meeting at this location). This will be our monthly General Meeting, the Club fee will be $5.00 and the dinner cost will be whatever you order from the menu. The new Club phone number is 909-490-1559.

After much discussion, all items on the meeting agenda were covered and the Board Meeting was adjourned .

Keep Smiling
Have a great Month

Minutes Writer/Editor/Publisher
Lion Keith Krumwiede
Club Secretary - 2016/2017
Telephone: 909-240-7909

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