The Olds Lions met for their regular April meeting on Tuesday, April 8, at the Olds United Church of Christ. A potluck dinner was enjoyed with a main entrée provided by Fred Roth.
President Ruth Meth opened the business meeting that included the agenda item of recruiting of new members, Iowa Eye Bank tissue run reports, Tip Night, and the James Avenue event.
Under old business, discussion included the President Wayne Madden’s Club Excellence Award application, nomination of officers for the 2013-14 fiscal year, distribution of activity funds and discussion of a field trip to the Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City in June.
Officers elected for the 2013-14 fiscal year were: president, Scott Meth; first vice president, Fred Roth; second vice-president, Darrell Smith; and third vice president, Monte Kann. Gary Anderson and Gary Lauger were re-elected as treasurer and secretary, respectively.
Committee appointments included Gail Smith as Leo liaison, Harry McGuire as Lion Tamer, Darrell Smith as Tail Twister and membership chairperson, and Ruth Meth as historian and publicity chairman.
Persons interested in becoming Lions are welcome to attend regular meetings and may contact any Lions member for more information.
The Wayland Lions Club held its regular April meeting on Tuesday, April 16, at the Wayland Community Center. President Jay Meyer called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance. John Swartzendruber offered the invocation. The meeting recessed to enjoy the fine meal catered by Alice Hoffstetler. Fourteen members and one guest were present.
The meeting resumed with minutes of the previous meeting and treasurer’s report given by Carol Shumaker and Terry Kaufman, respectively.
Under old business, membership chair Brian Pattyson reviewed requested changes in the potential membership letter and those were approved. Lion Stan Meyer updated the members on the Leo Club progress in continuing to build on their 10-year history; and the Easter egg hunt was well received by the participants who enjoyed the Easter bunny and great candy treats.
New business included plans for the blood drive to be held in June, the July Fourth pancake breakfast, Gail Simmering was sponsored by Marianne Pattyson for Lion membership, and it was noted that the May 21 meeting will have District Gov. DeEtta Rasmussen as a special guest and Todd Meyer as guest speaker on Insight Human Resource Projects.
The evening’s guest speaker Larry Graber gave a terrific presentation on his recent trip to Switzerland which highlighted the lifestyle, culture and cheese processing that is unique due to the ingredients specific to the area.