September 6 Monday Labor Day Parade
September 8 Wednesday Regular Meeting
September 15 Wednesday Board of Directors Meeting
September 25 Saturday
September 22 Wednesday Regular Meeting
October 9 Saturday Orchard Hill Clean-Up
October 13 Wednesday Regular Meeting
October 16 Saturday Mustang Raffle Drawing
October 19* Tuesday Pizza and Politics
October 20 Wednesday Board of Directors Meeting
October 27 Wednesday Regular Meeting
October 30 Saturday Great Pumpkin Race (all hands needed)
November 6, Saturday Progressive Dinner
November 10 Wednesday Regular Meeting– Membership Night
November 17 Wednesday Board of Directors Meeting
President’s message August 2010
My son Paul sent me the story below. I don’t know the author but I think it says a lot about our views of what is really important to us:
An expert in time management was speaking to a group of
business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those
students will never forget. As he stood in front of the group of high-powered
overachievers he said, "Okay, time for a quiz" and he pulled out a
one-gallon, mason jar and set it on the table in front
of him. He also produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed
them, one at a time, into the jar.
When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would
fit inside, he asked, "Is this jar full?" Everyone in the class
yelled, "Yes." The time management
expert replied, "Really?" He reached under the table and pulled out a
bucket of gravel. He dumped some gravel in and shook the jar causing pieces of
gravel to work themselves down into the spaces between the big rocks. He then
asked the group once more, "Is the jar full?"
By this time the class was on to him. "Probably not," one of them answered.
"Good!" he replied. He reached under the table and brought out a bucket of sand. He started dumping the sand in the jar and it went into all of the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel. Once more he asked the question, "Is this jar full?"
"No!" the class shouted. Once again he said, "Good." Then he grabbed a pitcher of water and began to pour it in until the jar was filled to the brim. Then he looked at the class and asked, "What is the point of this illustration?"
One eager beaver raised his hand and said, "The point
is, no matter how full your schedule is, if you try
really hard you can always fit some more things in it!"
"No," the speaker replied, "that's not the point. The truth this illustration teaches us is: If you don't put the big rocks in first, you'll never get them in at all."
To me, and probably to most of our fellow Lions, service to our community is one of the big rocks. It is the reason our organization exists. We are not a social club, even though we all enjoy our fellowship and the Club’s social activities with our wives. Our focus is embodied in our motto: “We Serve.” For those who have been very active in our programs or other service projects around
Proud to be a Lion.
Facts from History
There is an old hotel pub in Marble
They also used to use urine to tan animal skins so families used to all pee in a pot and then once a day it was taken and sold to the tannery. If you had to do this to survive you were “piss poor”. But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot. They “didn’t have a pot to piss in”. They were the lowest of the low.
Doings of the Pride
another good Lion will bite the dust. On September ll at
the Fox Hill Inn wedding bells will chime for Doug Hensel. We wish him and his bride, Sarah Lynch, all
the good luck in the world. Honeymooning at
Scam Targeting Older Men
Lion Rex Wilkins from
You often hear of a scam taking advantage of older women. But things can happen to older men, like me, as well
A heads up for those men who may be regular Home Depot customers. Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don’t be naďve enough to think it couldn’t happen to you or your friends.
Here’s how the scam works: Two seriously good looking 20 something girls come over to your car as you are putting your shopping into the trunk. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy t-shirts. It s impossible not to look. When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say, “No” and instead ask you for a ride to McDonald’s. You agree and they get into the back seat.
On the way they start undressing. Then one of them climbs over into the front seat and starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet. I had my wallet stolen June 4th, 9th, 20th and 29th and three times in July.
So tell your friends to be careful. What a way to take advantage of older men!
American Lion-Andrew Jackson in the White House
by Jon Meacham
Book Review by Lion Jim Larin
Andrew Jackson, seventh
president of the United States is one of the most controversial, yet one of the
most influential Presidents of the nineteenth century, and was undoubtedly the
most charismatic leader since the founding fathers. He sprang to national prominence by
commanding greatly outnumbered
He has an extraordinary lists of bests and worsts
attributed to his leadership:
The narrative by Meacham is executed in a very readable style and is not overly long - 355 pages in the Random House paperback edition. Altogether it is an entertaining read about an interesting historical figure.
What to Do about a Dog that Snores
A couple has a dog that snores. Annoyed because she can’t sleep, the wife goes to the vet to see if he can help. The vet tells the woman to tie a ribbon around the dog’s testicles and he will stop snoring. That night a few minutes after going to bed, the dog begins snoring, as usual. The wife tosses and turns, unable to sleep. Muttering to herself, she goes to the closet and grabs a piece of red ribbon and ties it carefully around the dog’s testicles. Sure enough, the dog stops snoring. The woman is amazed.
Later that night, her husband returns home drunk from being out drinking with his buddies. He climbs into bed, falls asleep and immediately begins snoring loudly. The woman decides maybe the ribbon might work on him. So, she goes to the closet again, grabs a piece of blue ribbon and ties it around her husband’s testicles. Amazingly, it also works on him!
The woman sleeps soundly. The husband wakes from his drunken stupor and stumbles into the bathroom. As he stands in front of the toilet, he glances in the mirror and sees a blue ribbon attached to his balls. He is very confused, and as he walks back into the bedroom, he sees the red ribbon attached to his dog’s testicles.
He shakes his head and looks at the dog and whispers, “I don’t know where we were . . . or what we did . . . But, by God we took First and Second place!
Focus on our Wives
Ella Chen, wife of Lion Jason Hsu,
is a busy, busy lady. A licensing and
marketing executive for Dow Chemical, she has a lot to do with the terms and
licensing of global contracts.
And is she on the go! Ella must
have enough frequent flyer miles that she could never use them all. Seventy percent of her travel is to
He Couldn’t Get to Work on Time
Charley, a new retiree greeter at Wal-Mart, just couldn’t seem to get to work on time. Every day he was five, ten or fifteen minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean shaven, sharp minded and a real credit to the company and obviously demonstrating their “Older Person Friendly” policies. One day the boss calls him into the office for a pep talk. “Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang up job, but your being late so often is quite bothersome.”
“Yes, I know boss, and I am working on it.”
“Well good, you are a team player. That’s what I like to hear. It’s odd though your coming in late. I know you’re retired from the Armed Forces. What did they say if you came in late there?
“They said, ‘Good morning, Admiral, can I get you coffee, sir?”