Monday, June 20, 2011

Last Board Meeting of Lions Year 2010-2011

The last 2010-2011 Board Meeting was held at the home of Lions Ray and Kay Braguglia. Dinner served was excellent. Rice w/barley, Chicken Cordon-Bleu, and Brocolli. Desert was individual Cherry Pies with vanilla ice cream.

The budget was approved for the coming year.

Since the last Board Meeting, we have been very busy.

  • White Cane at Harris Teeter Grocery Store and collected over $400 for our Charity Fund.
  • Yard sale at the Duke Home that made $328 for the Charity Fund with $140 in Broom Sales.

We spent a lot of time planning the coming year. Ideas for Membership, projects, and fund raisers.
Lion Ray Duke turned in his Eye Glass Book to Lion Linda. Lions Linda and Jim Gregory, and Lions Ray and Kay Braguglia will be working the Eye and Hearing Program this coming year.

I would like the members of the Newport News Host Lions Club to know it has been a real privilege to be your President this past 2 years. I appreciate all the help I have had from you all. You have gone above and beyond what I ever expected. We made great strides with Pediavision. It was the most important project to come along in our District in a long time that really spurred action and volunteer hours. Lion Ray Braguglia stepped up to become our new Treasurer when Lion Kenny Banton resigned. Lion Ray also stepped up to lead our Pediavision efforts at Patrick Henry Mall and various pre-schools throughout the city. Former Lion Terry Adkins and her husband Danny donated a lot of items for our yard sale. Lion Terry also assisted the Denbigh Lions Club with Pediavision.

One of the most important things that happened this year was the winning of the Traveling Leo Award along with the Lion Trophy that we can keep until next year. Lion Linda Gregory was instrumental in our winning this wonderful Trophy. She attended every one of the Traveling Leo's from Cape Charles to Rappahanock. It was a wonderful year. I hear that other clubs are already planning on taking the trophy from us. We had never won the Trophy and we will try to keep it going through this coming year. Traveling Leo's are really fun.

We enjoyed working with the District and DG Lion Donna Weiler. We were made to feel that we were important even though we are one of the smaller clubs. We are still something a club to be proud of. Our finances are beginning to look better and we will be working hard to gain new members this coming year.

This is my last message as President of the Newport News Host Lions Club. It has been a pleasure. 

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