The Olds Lions Club traveled to Washington Central Park on Thursday evening, June 6, 2013. They were invited to join the Washington Lions in fundraising efforts prior to the Washington Band Concert in the Park. The band performs each Thursday night at 8 p.m. from June through August. The Olds Lions sold homemade ice cream and cookies.
Another night of homemade ice cream and cookies was scheduled for July 11, in the Washington Central Park from 6:30 to 8 p.m. between the Thursday night farmers market and the band concert.
On Tuesday, June 11, members and guests met at the Olds United Church of Christ to car pool to Iowa City and the Ronald McDonald House. Ten pounds of pull tabs were donated to the house along with numerous food, paper and cleaning items for the kitchens, suites and rooms of the house. The house is maintained as a place for families of patients (age 21 or younger) who are receiving treatment at the University of Iowa Hospitals. The House receives no federal or tax money for its operation, and is funded strictly on donations. Dinner at Hu Hot followed the tour.
The Olds Lions regular meetings are suspended until fall. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10, with a picnic in the Olds City Park. Hot dogs, chips and beverages will be furnished and anyone interested in becoming a Lion is welcome to attend. Hot dogs will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting to swear in the 2013-14 officers.
Persons interested in becoming Lions are welcome to attend regular meetings any time during the year or may contact any Lion member for more information.
Scott Meth assumed the chair July 1. His contact number is 319-931-5483 and his e-mail address is <email@example.com>.
The Wayland Lions Club met at the Wayland Community Center on June 18. President Jay Meyer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance. John Swartzendruber gave the Invocation.
Following the meal, the treasurer’s report and secretary’s minutes were given by Brian Pattyson and Carol Shumaker, respectively.
President Jay Meyer read a letter from Kaye Hulme expressing appreciation for the Wayland Lions sponsoring 11 children to attend Camp Courageous. An additional letter of appreciation was read from the WACO After-Prom Committee for sponsorship of that event.
President Jay Meyer presented a 10-year Lions membership certificate to Russ Yoder.
The Wayland Lions recent blood drive was deemed a success with two new donors and a total of 43 units of blood drawn. This exceeded the goal of 37 units. Watch for a second blood drive sponsored by the Wayland Lions Club in August.
The annual July 4 pancake breakfast sponsored by the Wayland Lions will be held at the Wayland Community Center from 6:30 to 9 a.m. on July 4. A portion of the proceeds will be dedicated to the Insight Partnership Group for disability technical training and development.
The Lions approved a budget for the sponsor/potential member meeting to be held on Oct. 15. The purpose of this special meeting is to invite Wayland and surrounding community residents that are interested in joining the Wayland Lions to promote charitable activities to benefit and enhance the lives of their neighbors locally, statewide and internationally.
The Lions Motto is “WE SERVE!” Individuals interested in improving the lives of residents in their community should contact a Wayland Lion member or membership chairman Brian Pattyson at 256-4346.
Chapter Iowa J of National T.T.T. Society met at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the Wayland Community Center with 19 members, two J campers and a total of 10 of their family members. Hostesses Jennifer Miller and Jeanne Davis provided an ice cream sundae bar for all to enjoy. The girls then told of their camp experience, answered questions, had questions of their own to ask the members, and sang a couple of camp songs. These campers provided delightful entertainment for the evening.
At 7:45 p.m. President Ann Wilson called the business meeting to order and opened with a reading from “Fabulosity” titled “Keep Fabulous Friendships Alive.”
Rachel Meyer took roll call and read the minutes of the June meeting.
Willa Wilson reported on courtesy activities.
Ways and Means announced the chapter will do a “Tip Night” at a Washington restaurant on July 15. She had a signup sheet for shifts for chapter members to bus tables. The chapter will receive tips and a percentage of sales for the evening. Proceeds go toward providing camping for deserving girls and assistance to camper families when needed. Rachel will pick up brochures to have available for that night.
A motion carried for food donations to go to Fellowship Cup for summer months.
President Ann thanked the hostesses for their hospitality and delicious sundae bar.
Due to the regular September meeting date falling on Labor Day, the September meeting was changed to the second Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Hostesses for the September meeting are Ann Krabill and Shirley Krabill.