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January 2014 Bulletin

Ron Wenger  | Published on 1/17/2014

Calendar of Events

01-24-14    Lions 3rd Annual Bowling Bash

06-04-14    Lions Health Fair  (Sangamon County Health Department)

06-17-14   Springfield Noon Lions Golf Outing @ Piper Glen
 
Speakers
 
1-28-14    David Ford –Special Agent in Charge (Springfield FBI)

 

January 7, 2014

The meeting was held at the Golden Corral with 19 hardy souls attending including 4 guests. The guests were Jerry Curry’s children Anna, Tommy, and Kathleen and Rachel Schroeder’s friend Lynn Holley.  Dale Diamond reported that we have sold around 800 calendars and will continue to sell them through January.  Dale Diamond also held the drawing for the January Calendar Fundraiser and John Kennedy was the $100 winner. Dale Diamond is still looking for groups to bowl in the 3rd Annual Lions Bowling Bash being held January 24th at the Laketown Lanes with registration at 6:30 and bowling at 7:00. The price will be $25 per person and they will receive 3 free games with free shoe rental and a pizza.  Our speaker today was our very own Lion Dean Paisley.  Dean spoke to us about his time as head of the security (Investigation Division) for Walt Disney World.  Dean Paisley won the 50/50 drawing and was kind enough to donate it back to the club.

 

January 14, 2014

The meeting was held at the Golden Corral with 25 members and no guests attending.  President Brooks informed the club that the Springfield Noon Lions is sponsoring a Lions Health Fair at the Sangamon County Health Department on June 4, 2014.  We will have the Sight & Hearing buses at the fair along with several organizations like the Eye Bank.  This will help create awareness for the Lions Club.  Tail Twister Dean Paisley fined Jerry Curry, Limey Nargelenas & John Albers.  The speaker for the day was General Ulysses S. Grant (Larry Werline) who spoke to us about his life story and how he came to be a general. Larry was dressed in costume and looks a lot like General Grant.  We salute Larry Werline for his knowledge and portrayal of General Grant. The 50/50 was won by Helen Helner.
 
 

January 21, 2014

The meeting was held at the Golden Corral with 23 members & 1 guest. The guest was Mike Leyls. Dale Diamond reported that we have sold 800 calendars and will possibly get to 850 this year. President Phil Brooks bestowed upon Chis Walcher the title of Sight & Sound Chairman. Get ready to sell those booklets!!! Congrats Chris !!!! President Brooks stated he is looking for someone to help set up the 1st Annual Lions Club Health Fair. Lion of the Day was Dean Paisley who introduced our speaker again this week. General U S Grant (Larry Werline) continued his personal history through the Civil War and again was very informative. Our club is blessed with having a member like Larry that does such great job on General Grant. The 50/50 drawing was won by Mike Fishel.

 

January 28, 2014

The meeting was held at the Golden Corral with 29 members and 1 guest attending. The guest was Andy Koester who is looking to join our club. The Springfield Noon Lions Bowling Bash was held Friday January 24 with 29 foursomes participating. This fundraiser made the club around $2,100. Dale Diamond informed the club that the club has sold 838 calendars and hopes to get to 850. This will make the club approximately $5,000. The club would like to extend its’ thanks to the club members for their hard work in making these two events successful. The club would additionally like to thank Lion Dale Diamond for all the hard work he put in as chairman of these two events. Tail Twister Dean Paisley fined Dale Diamond and Phil Brooks. Lion of the Day was Dean Paisley who introduced our speaker Emmerson Buie Jr.. Emmerson is the Asst. Special Agent in Charge of National Security for the local FBI office. Emmerson spoke to us about how he became an agent and what his job entails. The 50/50 was won by Steve Frankenstein.