LIONS NEWSLETTER ZONE I, REGION II Clare, Coleman, Harrison, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, Sanford, September 2010
We certainly seem to have a healthy Lions Zone. I am hearing about great things going on in each club. Our International President has indicated January, under his Beacon of Hope Program, for each Lions Club to participate in a community service project. Many of our Zone clubs have a number of community service projects that they engage in on a regular basis. January would be a wonderful time to have community project in line with our national program. We will be talking about the program at our next Zone meeting in October. MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The District Conference will be held on Saturday, October 23 at the Remus Township Hall from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. A lot of good information, International and District, will be disseminated. Each club should plan to have representatives at this meeting. CLARE: The Clare Lions don’t meet in July and August. They are starting September off with the first of their fall fundraisers, the Hunter’s Raffle. COLEMAN: The Coleman Club is starting September off with a fundraiser at the Yoder Amish Auction. They will be selling hot dogs and Polish dogs as well as tickets to their Charter Night and cash raffle tickets. On Saturday, September 18th, Coleman will be hosting their 70th Anniversary Charter Night. Tickets are $15 and dinner starts at 7:00 p.m. Coleman will be honoring the 26 businessmen who chartered their club. I hope as many clubs as possible from our Zone can have a representative at Coleman’s Charter Night. HARRISON: The club is doing a fundraiser dinner for the Camper Show at the Harrison Fair Grounds on September 18 and a Texas Hold Em in Mt. Pleasant at the Chippewa Lanes later in the month. Harrison continues to have their weekly Bingo games. MIDLAND: The club has just revised their entire constitution and worked on their budget to lower their dues approximately $10 a member. The Midland Lions last fundraiser of the year is a golf outing at Curry West in Midland on September 11. The Club will be hosting the Stoppert Awards Banquet later this month. Lion Robert Stoppert was a Midland Lion and a Past District Governor. He taught and coached at Midland High School. The award honors a coach from midland County that exemplifies Lion Stoppert's outstanding contributions to children and coaching. MT. PLEASANT: After the club’s very successful May Chicken Bar BQ fundraiser, the club has turned its attention to community service projects. In August, Mt. Pleasant Lions prepared breakfast for people at the Community Compassion Network Food Drive. All summer, the Mt. Pleasant Club has helped the Red Cross by collecting toiletries for disaster victims (two large cases), yarn to knit blankets (six large plastic bags) and donated $231 to the Red Cross for the Soup Kitchen. SANFORD: The club is working on a rummage sale to be held in conjunction with Founders Day. They also had a food wagon at Sanford’s Freedom Festival and had the Michigan Hearing Lab at the festival.