Activities April-June 2012
Activities April-June 2012
Wed. April 11 Regular Meeting
Wed. April 18 Board of Directors Meeting
Wed. April 25 Regular Meeting
Sat. April 28 Work Camp Breakfast, Lose the Litter Day and Progressive Dinner
Sat. May 5
Wed. May 9 Regular Meeting
Sat. May 12 Flag Day/ Summer Flag Presentation
Wed. May 16 Board of Directors Meeting
Wed. May 23 Regular Meeting
Sat. May 26 Great Pootatuck Duck Race
Sun. June 10 Ladies Night/Awards/Installation
Wed. June 13 Hospice Breakfast
Sat. June 16 Orchard Hill Cleanup
Wed. June 20 Board of Directors Meeting
As you can see by the calendar that the editor has posted, we are heading into our busiest time of the year. This is also, arguably, our most important time of the year as well. How we perform as a club over the next few months will go a long way in determining how successful we are in serving the needs of the community in 2012-2013. As I see it, three important things need to happen.
First of all, we need to fill every possible time and date that is set-up to sell Duck Race tickets. As we all know, a rainy Duck Race will greatly hamper our revenue at this event. The law of averages suggests that this will happen on some Memorial Day weekend.
Secondly, our car committee is starting to sell tickets at the end of April. We need a strong start to this campaign as our car committee chairman has ambitiously set a goal of $100,000 in sales. With all the hard work and dedication that goes into this fundraiser, we need to give this committee our support when the event calendar goes up and the committeemen call. We don’t want to try to play catch-up if we can help it.
Third, take a look at the upcoming events. On
some days, such as April 28th, we have four functions that warrant
our attendance going on simultaneously. On that particular Saturday, we are
selling Duck Race tickets, Mustang tickets, participating in Earth Day with our
Lose The Litter initiative and attending the work Camp
Breakfast at the
We need the participation of the entire club to get this done. For those of you who are looking for a bigger role in the club, this is your time to shine.
Yours in Lionism,
Projected Slate of Officers for 2012-2013
President Ray Keegan
First Vice President Ed Miklaszewski
Second Vice President Open
Third Vice President Gary Fillion
Secretary Doug Body
Administrative Treasurer Peter McNulty
Project Treasurer Kevin Corey
Tail Twister Jim Manville
Cub Tail Twister Gordon Williams
Lion Tamer Stan Wyslick
Cub Lion Tamer Denny McLaughlin
Directors- 1 year Ryan Henry
Directors -2 years Steve Bennett
Toastmaster Paul Krueger
Immediate Past President Walt Schweikert
Sexual Mores Around the World
Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This also applies to undertakers. The sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or a piece of wood at all times.
The penalty for masturbation in
There are men in
(Is there any job anywhere else in the world even comes close to this?)
Doings of the Pride
The Fillians are getting their fill of public service. Peggy has been busy with her work as a P
& Z alternate and
Book Review by Denny McLaughlan
What I Learned When I Almost Died By Chris Licht
My wife Gladys and I made our
last of five corporate moves to
appears Chris is leading the good life doing what he always wanted to do. He has a great job at the young age of thirty
eight and is on an expanding career path in an exciting industry.
. . television news! He lives in a great
city with a loving wife, Jenny, with whom he is just starting a family. What could go wrong? Well, something did and it changed his life
forever. While working in our nation’s
So begins the story about Chris’s experience, What I Learned When I Almost Died. This is an easy read of 160 plus pages written about a true life experience by someone we know through his parents, Peter and Susan Licht. You can look for Chris now as the producer of the new Charlie Rose morning show on CBS.
Usual Facts from History
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were the Flintstones.
Coco-Cola was originally green.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great key from history.
Spades—King David Hearts—Charlemagne
Clubs—Alexander the Great Diamonds—Julius Caesar
Focus on Our Wives
If you have
ever seen petite Jean Sander you would never suspect that she was able to drive
a large stick shift van with no rear windows or power steering to antique shows,
unload and assemble in attractive displays large pieces of furniture, but she
did just that many times. Originally a
sales assistant to brokers at Merrill Lynch, she was attracted to the antiques
world where she met Lincoln, a full time employee of the paper business who
dabbled in antiques. Before meeting
Lincoln and afterward she was able to do twenty to
thirty shows a year in
that time on the road, Jean had time to marry and raise a family of
three girls and one boy. She delights in
her four grandchildren. She loves family
reunions where they play games, especially bocci. She and Lincoln also love
going to good movies, especially the ones they show in
one other major interest and that is gardening.
Her garden is a