PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Aida Raider

Volume 1, Number 7 August, 2010

WHILE LOOKING OVER THE SERVICE COMMITMENT PLEDGE FROM PRESIDENT SCRUGGS I REALIZE HOW COMMITTED WE AT THE FORT COLLINS LIONS CLUB ARE. ALL WE NEED IS TO READ THE COMMITTEE REPORTS TO LEARN THE WORK WE DO. THERE IS STILL MUCH WORK TO BE DONE AND THAT IS WHY I ENCOURAGE EACH ONE OF OUR MEMBERS TO BECOME ACTIVELY INVOLVED AND TAKE THE TIME TO SERVE WHERE NEEDED.
OUR VERY OWN ‘TAIL TWISTER’ LION REID JACOB, HANDED ME HIS MID YEAR REPORT RECENTLY. HE IS A ONE MAN COMMITTEE IN CHARGE OF RECYCLING EYEGLASSES. HE SHIPPED 4,000 PAIRS OF USEABLE EYEGLASSES TO STERLING, COLORADO FOR PROCESSING SO FAR THIS YEAR. I BRING THIS TO YOUR ATTENTION AS AN EXAMPLE OF THE DIFFERENCE WE MAKE IN OUR COMMUNITY. MANY OF OUR COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN ARE IN NEED OF HELP. IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SERVING IN SOME CAPACITY, WE NEED YOUR HELP; PLEASE GET INVOLVED!

Service Commitment Pledge Campaign

Declare your commitment to Lions ideal of service and invite fellow Lions to do the same! Join President Scruggs in pledging to “support and participate in your Lions club’s service activities and to make a difference in someone’s life this year.” Add your name to the growing list of members who know that their personal efforts can bring light where there is darkness and despair, and that by working together, Lions can have a huge impact on the entire world. Go to lionsclubs.org/EN/member-center/membership-and-new-clubs/strengthen-membership/global-membership-team/presidents-theme/service-commitment-pledge.php

“LIFE IS NOT A MATTER OF HOLDING GOOD CARDS, IT’S PLAYING A POOR HAND WELL.”
–Robert Louis Stevenson

Campbell Labels

REMINDER :: Next Thursday, September 2nd, I will be collecting any Campbell Labels that you have for the Lions Camp. I will take them anytime, but thought a designated day would help. If you need a copy of the products which have the labels, just let me know and I’ll see that you get one. Remember every label help the Camp! Thanks for your help with this.

–Lion Faye Lockner

Your Choices

Nothing will have a greater impact on your future than the choices you make today…not the state of society, the condition of the government, the health of the economy or anything else.

Those things are outside of your control. What IS under your control is what you choose to do…or not to do.
Each time you make a choice, you move a little farther in a particular direction, for good or for ill. Choose wisely, and the bridge you build will take you to the future you desire.

–Maxwell Motivation

Quote

Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe?
Consensus asks the question: Is it popular?
Conscience asks: Is it right?

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lions Club Bingo Operation

Since our Lions Club fiscal year just came to an end on June 30, 2010, and for the benefit of our newer members, a review of our Bingo Operations may be useful.
Bingo became our major fund raising program in 1994, and has considerably increased the funds available to support our charitable programs and activities. Through these sixteen plus years, many past and present Lions have worked Bingo. They have had interaction with fellow Lions and the Bingo players who come back every week to play Bingo.

Our Lions Club operates two Bingo sessions each week – Tuesday at 7:00 PM and Friday at 11:30 AM. Each session lasts about two hours but the 11-12 Lion volunteers spend additional time setting up, selling Bingo packets, specials and pull-tabs (called pickles) and completing the records required by the Secretary of State.

Bingo Chairman, Harold Hartman, tries hard to rotate the Lion volunteers, but some feel so strongly about the value of this contribution to our Club’s fund raising, they volunteer every week.

Harold has been Bingo Chairman for over 10 years. Besides scheduling volunteers, he makes sure our Bingo operations conform to the State of Colorado gaming regulations, completing required paperwork, paying state gaming fees, picking up and depositing Bingo receipts at the bank, paying Bingo Hall and equipment rentals, purchasing all supplies and, of course, paying Bingo player’s winnings!

Colorado State Gaming Regulations require that 100% of any Bingo profits must be distributed to our charitable programs and activities.

Lion volunteers work in the following assigned areas. New volunteers get “hands on” help from other experienced Lions.

1. Callers – call the numbers and verify winners of each Bingo game.

2. Cashiers – cash checks, sell Bingo packets, verify all income and payouts and reconcile their data with the computerized allowable tolerance.

3. Floor persons – sell extra Bingo sheets (Specials) to players and help the Caller verify Bingo winners.

4. Special Sales Person – Maintains the records of all the floor sales.

5. “Pickle” Sales Person – Sells “pickles” to the players and maintains sales records, makes preliminary count of cash and “playbacks” for each of the different “pickles” offered for sale.

Thanks to our Lions Bingo volunteers, we have the reputation of the friendliest Bingo operation! There’s work involved with Bingo, but it’s enjoyable work and the fellowship with other Lions is something you don’t get by attending the weekly

Lions Club Meeting. We are always looking for more workers, so if you want more information, call Harold at 226-1864.

Lion Harold Hartman
Lion Bill Brenner

Board Minutes August 2010

Board of Directors MeetingAUGUST 11, 2010
ENSIGHT CENTER
6:00 PM

PRESENT:

  • Ted Blevins
  • Bill Brenner
  • Lee Brown
  • Jack Freshwaters
  • Harold Hartman
  • Ron Lockner
  • Vic Meline
  • Robin Mitchell
  • Aida Rader
  • Margaret Spiller
  • Irene Toliver
  • Tobey Yadon

The Meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Aida Raider.

MINUTES:  A Motion was made by Jack Freshwaters and Seconded by Ted Blevins to accept the Minutes of July 14, 2010 as printed.  The Motion passed.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  The report was given by Tobey Yadon.  Total net income is: -1072.00 and balance in Checking is: 1173.34.  A Motion was made by Bill Brenner and Seconded by Jack Freshwaters to accept the Treasurer’s Report.  The Motion passed.  NOTE:  Tobey has been on vacation so this was an abbreviated report.

BINGO REPORT:  Harold Hartman gave the Report.  The Income for July was: 8,022.72.  There were 31 volunteers that worked 348 hours.  Harold reported he had an e-mail from the State Advisory Board concerning an item on the November Ballot.  The item would change the Bingo and Raffle from the Sec. of State to the Revenue Office.  It is recommended we vote against Referendum “P” that will be on the Ballot in November.

SIGHT REPORT:  Aida stated there were 20 pair of glasses given out.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Cabinet Meeting:  Ron announced that if you would like to help you would be welcome.  He is planning on 30 for attendance.
  1. Vic Meline asked that we present a plaque to Heather for the Nine Health Fair.  He will check on the type of plaque and get back to the board

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Andy McKean contacted Bill Brenner and Aida Raider asking for help to present the The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States booklet to the Fifth Graders in Fort Collins.  A Motion was made by Bill Brenner we give $250.00 for the program “Liberty Days”.  It was seconded by Tobey Yadon.  The Motion passed. Aida will send Andy the check.
  1. It was encouraged we have a team representing the Fort Collins Lions Club to compete in the Ensight Sit In Fund Raiser.
  1. The Club Format was discussed because Harold Hartman was concerned that we are not being respectful to people presenting the program when we do not give the speaker the allotted time.  After discussion, A motion was made by Ron Lockner we start the Meetings at 12:00 instead of 12:10.  It was seconded by Vic Meline.  The Motion passed.

Meeting adjourned at 6:45

Irene Toliver, Secretary

Lion’s PicNic Synopsis

by Bill Brenner and Flash Alexander

Time: 5:30 PM (unless you were late like Flash)
Place: City Park Shelter 7 (the best one of course)

Lions Jim Condon and Neal Hopkins arranged for picture perfect weather when they put together a great picnic, and along with their families grilled the best brats and burgers this side of the Poudre river. The club had to provide its own grill for a pile of food this large; the Shelter 7 grill would have collapsed under the weight of it all. With such good organization and so many other Lions and Lion’s family members pitching in, there was no shortage of buns, (lifetime supply courtesy of Herb Hoskins) condiments, side dishes and desserts!

Bolo TossOutside of eating and drinking, the only activities were bolo toss and the three legged race. Bolo toss* is a game one generally encounters in a senior trailer park or group camp out. It is nice to see the young get sucked in to the enjoyment it provides. Simply put, you toss a Bolo (piece of rope with a golf ball attached at both ends) toward a Ladder (usually made from PVC plastic pipes) with the hope that it will wrap around and cling to one of the individual rungs on the ladder. 3 Legged FlashWhich rung of the ladder your bolo clings to ultimately determine your score, or whether your toss simply “cancels out” your challenger’s. In contrast, the three legged race was run solo by Flash Alexander himself whereupon Lion’s president Bob Kitchell immediately disqualified him as he only used two of his three legs.

Notes: The skinny dip was canceled as the City Park pool was closed for cleaning following the dog swim held for two day prior.

*AKA Testicle Toss or Ladder Golf