The Wayland Lions Club met at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Wayland Community Center.
President Marianne Pattyson called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Secretary Gail Simmering offered the Invocation with special remembrance of John Swartzendruber, a Wayland Lion for 48 years.
Alice Hostetler catered a delicious meal that was enjoyed by 13 members and one guest.
The treasurer's report and minutes were given by Terry Kaufman and Gail Simmering, respectively, and approved.
Membership Chair Brian Pattyson noted final preparations for next month’s 55th-year anniversary meeting on Oct. 15, at the Wayland Community Center for invited guests. Guest speakers will be past Lions Club International Director Dave Stoufer and former Lions Club International Coordinator Rachel Nicola, who will share their many years of experience with Lions.
The annual rose sale culminated with delivery of roses on Saturday, Sept. 21, for lucky recipients.
Letters were read concerning assistance requested from the Lions regarding glasses and hearing aids for consideration and processing.
Lion Jay Meyer outlined an October visit to Crawfordsville Elementary to host the Lions KidSight Program which is instrumental in detecting potential sight problems at an early age. This testing is conducted free by Lions Clubs and will be administered this year by Jay Meyer, Stan Meyer, Russ Yoder and Tim Egli, date and time to be scheduled.
Tim Egli announced that he has secured Mike Ernst to entertain at the Wayland Lions Christmas Party on Dec. 17, at the Wayland Community Center.
The club thoroughly enjoyed a presentation by Washington YMCA CEO Becky Harkema, who emphasized being a good role model, building relationships and giving back to the community. A “brain-storming” exercise was enjoyed by all and saw some interesting findings being studied. Youth Development “Child Watch” programs can be found on the Web <www.Washingtony.org> or by emailing <email@example.com> or by calling 319-653-2141. Most importantly, you do not have to be a member of the YMCA to participate in “Y” programs to be better able to SERVE family, friends, and community. Contact Becky Harkema at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call her at 319-653-2141.