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December 2014 Bulletin

John D Albers  | Published on 12/18/2014

Calendar of Meetings and Events

Dec. 9 – Regular meeting noon – Golden Corral


Dec.16 – SNL Christmas Party - Bella Milano

Dec.23 – Regular meeting noon – Golden Corral

Dec.30 – Regular meeting noon – Golden Corral

No December Board meeting

December 2, 2014 Meeting

The meeting was held at the Golden Corral with 27 members and 1 guest present. The guest was Dr. Anthony’s friend Dave Michaels. Dale Diamond announced the December calendar raffle winners. Bruce Willoughby was the large $1,000 winner and Steve Minch was the $100 winner for the month. Dale stated the calendar sales are going well and he would like to get everyone’s money for the calendars turned in as soon as possible. Steve Frankenstein announced that the new District 1L was having a meeting December 13 in Effingham to elect new officers and directors. Our Lion’s club can send 6 delegates if anyone is interested in going. Tail Twister Jim Grohne was particularly adept at fining fellow Lions today. He fined Gary Rapaport, Mitch Murdock, Steve Frankenstein, Dean Paisley, Craig Drone, Phil Brooks, and Limey Nargelenas. Lion of the Day was Dr. Paul Anthony who introduced our speaker Phil Smith. Phil Smith is with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Phil spoke to us about mine subsidence and the three different types of subsidence that occur. The 50/50 was won by Mitch Murdock.


December 9, 2014 Meeting

The meeting was held at the Golden Corral with 24 members and no guests. President Walcher informed the club that Joe Brockamp’s wife Bonnie has some medical isssues and has been in the hospital. President Walcher also welcomed back Bill Hickerson a/k/a Dr. Swing from his knee replacement surgery. Tail Twister Mark Cullen fined Dale Diamond, John Albers, Mike Fishel, and Bob Urbance. Lion of the Day was Dr. David Milner who continued his Rochester theme with Dr. Diane Hillard-Sembell as our speaker. Dr. Hillard-Sembell is a well-respected orthopedic surgeon who spoke to us about sports injuries and how to help prevent them. The 50/50 was won by Steve Frankenstein.


December 30, 2014 Meeting

The meeting was held at the Golden Corral with 28 members and 2 guests present. The guests were Mitch Murdock’s granddaughter Sydney and Rachel Schroeder’s new daughter Delaney. Steve Frankenstein announced that Craig Drone was in the hospital and we all wish him a fast recovery.  President Walcher announced that the Sight and Sound tickets are here and Limey Nargelenas will be the Chairman this year.  It was announced that our District Governor will be attending the January 6th meeting.  Tail Twister Jim Grohne has lost his Christmas spirit and fined Dan Yuhas, Nick Appelbaum, Ron Wenger, Mike Fishel, Limey Nargelenas, Mitch Murdock, Steve Frankenstein and Jetty Curry.  The Lion of the Day was Dr. Paul Anthony who introduced our speaker Michael Garcia.  Michael is a former Lion and was bureau chief for Illinois High Speed Rail. Mike talked about what has happens and what is left to be done on this project.  The 50/50 was won by Chris Walcher.