Friday, August 12, 2016

It's a brand new (Lions) year!

It is a brand new year-so time to get rolling!

First some housekeeping.

We have new officers this year:
President: Kathy Donahue
1st VP: Jennifer Weeks
2nd VP: Tamara Sullivan-Watson
Secretary:  Phyllis Messenger
Treasurer: Georgia Mackley
2nd Year Director: Dave Mackley
1st Year Director: Pat Gore
Lion Tamer:  Jerry Arbiter
Tail Twisters:  Carol Chenowith and Barbara Campbell

Our somewhat annual officer installation BBQ isn't until September 26, due to vacations and such, but the team is already working hard to make this a great year for the Star Lions!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Today's meeting notes-10/26/2015

Today was a very small turn out at our noon meeting, but we had some nice conversations anyway!

A recent event was helping at the Star Firefighters' Pheasant Hunters Breakfast.  There were many Lions there, unfortunately, no photos for proof.  :(

Another recent event was picking up trash with the Adopt-a-Highway program, which took place on October 10th.  Sorry, no photos for this one either...

Upcoming events discussed today:

Christmas Extravaganza-we will have a booth and possible sell some candy for a small fundraiser.

Christmas Party-This will be organized soon.  If you want to help, contact the board of directors to form a committee.

Charter Party- Co-chairs Kathy and Jennifer are holding an intial planning meeting Wednesday, October 28th, at 6:30 at Westside Pizza.  Join in if you are interested.

Next meeting is November 9th at Life Spring Church.  We are looking for a larger meeting space than El Mariachi.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Vision Screening

Lions Pat Gore and Debbie Howard completed vision screening at a local preschool last week.  The club plans to do vision screening at other preschools this spring.

Lions Robin and Joe Jara and Dave and Debbie Howard went to Sun Valley on Feb. 28 to help screen athletes at the Idaho Special Olympics Winter Games.  Each year, the Lions from Multiple District 39 participate in Opening Eyes, a program that screens vision and provides free eyeglasses to the Special Olympics athletes.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Thursday Hotdog Lunch

The Star Lions are now serving the hot dog lunch  on Thursdays through summer.  This is a Star Outreach summer lunch program, but they needed more volunteers to expand to Thursday.  We'll be in the Library parking lot from 11:30-1:00 grilling hotdogs and serving them with fruit and snacks.  It's for the kids, but free to anyone who stops by.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Working Concessions

On June 13, Lions and friends headed to Taco Bell Arena to sell concessions at the One Republic concert.  It was a slow night for selling food and drinks on the mezzanine level virtually behind the stage.  It seemed the women's restroom had more business than we did!  We earned our guaranteed amount and a few dollars in tips, thanks in part to our very own Jay Lugo, executive director of the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation who stopped by a couple of times for refreshments.  All our funds raised goes back to the community of Star.

Monday, June 9, 2014

TIPS Training

Five Lions and one friend of Lions attended the TIPS training class at BSU Sunday afternoon.  TIPS trains servers on recognizing intoxication signs and helps develop skills to deal with people who've had a little too much to drink.

The Lions sell concessions at concerts at Taco Bell Arena on the BSU campus.  It's a great fundraiser for the club and fun to work together.

Our next concert-June 13th-is One Republic.

Spring Activities

For Memorial Day, we put up flags along State Street through Star.  The city has 16 lamp posts, although one has been taken down (knocked down?) and the flags looked pretty awesome waving in the sunshine.

The same day we put out over 200 flags on Veterans' graves in the Star Cemetery.  Unfortunately,  not all the Veterans' graves are marked, so it's inevitable that we miss some.  If you know a veterans' grave that is not getting a flag, please let us know.

On May 31, we cleaned up little along Highway 16.  We have a 2 mile section of roadway that we are responsible for through the State Adopt-a-Highway program.  This Saturday's clean up was the easiest ever-only 11 bags of trash picked up by 7 Lions.