Activities September-November 2013
Wed. Sept. 11 -- Regular Meeting
Wed. Sept. 18—Board of Directors
Meeting at President Pete’s house
Wed. Sept. 25—Regular Meeting
Sat. Oct. 5—Orchard Hill Clean Up
Wed. Oct. 9—Regular Meeting
Wed. Oct. 16—Board of Directors
Sat. Oct. 19—Great Pumpkin Race and Mustang raffle
Wed. Oct. 23—Regular Meeting
Oct. 26th -- Hopkins Winery Social Event
Oct. 26th -- Hopkins Winery Social Event
Wed. Nov. 13—Regular Meeting
Wed. Nov. 20—Board Meeting
Dear Fellow Lions,
I am honored to serve as your president for the next year.
I only hope I can live up to your expectations. Past President Ray Keegan is a
tough act to follow. Did you notice how he has led this club through one of the
most tumultuous years in our clubs history in the wake of the
Just like Ray there is a very active list of leaders in our
club. All the committees that generate the energy and ideas that allow us to be
so successful are what make us “tick” as a club. All these contributions keep us
positioned as a principal in our community.
During last year with the help of Bruce Walczak and many, Ray reorganized
our health committee and they are holding our first Pediatric Eye Screening for
the kids of
As of early September 2013 SHEF has raised $284,978,12. That statement stands alone. I think this is the largest fund raiser we have ever held in the clubs history. We can be extremely proud of the work that the SHEF committee and entire membership has done under the leadership of Bob Schmidt.
The car has been having a great year and it hasn’t happened without all the memberships’ great support in taking out the car. We are trying to break the record with 10,000 tickets sold this year. We are well on our way but we need to work hard to get over the finish line. Please support Paul and his car team by taking out the car for a day.
We are also looking forward to another successful “Great Pumpkin Race” this year. Bob Schmidt is warming up his tubes in his PA system to emcee another Great Pumpkin Race and Tom Evagash is tuning up the wheels for those great pumpkin racers he makes. We look forward to Gordon Williams and Ryan Storms, and their outstanding committee to execute another good race.
There are many great things we accomplish as Newtown Lions one of the Greatest is that we truly serve the World and our community through selfless acts of kindness. We are a proud and humble group of men organized solely to benefit those less fortunate than ourselves. I am so lucky to be associated with you all and look forward to a great two years serving as your President.
Officers for 2013-2014
President Peter McNulty 1st Vice President Doug Hensal
2nd Vice President
3rd Vice President
Secretary Doug Body Administrative Treasurer Ryan Storms
Project Treasurer Kevin Corey Tail Twister James Manville
Cub Tail Twister Gordon Williams Lion Tamer Stan Wyslick
Cub Lion Tamer Denny McLaughlin Director - 1 Year Bruce Landgrebe
Director -1 Year Alan Jacobs Director - 2 Years Ed Miklaszewski
Director – 2 Years Frank Gardner Toastmaster Paul Krueger
Immediate Past President Ray Keegan
Signs You Will Like
At a propane filling station:
“Thank Heaven for Little Grills.”
On the back of a septic tank truck:
“Caution: This Truck is Full of Political Promises”
On another septic tank truck:
“Yesterday’s Meals on Wheels”
On a plumber’s truck:
Don’t Sleep with a Drip. Call Your Plumber.”
Doings of the Pride
Rumor has it that Playgirl might come calling on our
Lions greeter, John Kopins. Looking
trim and fit, he is now down to
165, his college weight. Good
going, John. You better start practicing your posing skills. . . . Bill Brett
and Mary Jo have spent quite a bit of time this summer at their cottage in
Ed and Donna Miklezewski recently took part in a bus trip to
The doctor reluctantly met with his patient and said to him “ I have to tell you Charlie I have bad news and even worse news.
The patient was very worried but said “Well, you had better tell me and not keep me guessing.”
The doctor looked him in the eyes and said, “Charlie, you only have twenty-four hours to live”Charlie was horrified but managed to sputter, “But what news could be worse than that?” The doctor said, “ I couldn’t reach you yesterday.”
Focus on Our Wives
To know Jane Landgrebe is to admire
Always smiling, always warm and sympathetic, Jane brightens people’s
days. Coming to
We Miss You
By Paul Krueger
We miss the Lions who have not taken the Mustang out yet this year. Why? We need every ticket sale we can get to fund our donations to the charities we support and for SHEF (Sandy Hook Elementary Fund).
When you became a Lion, you accepted the responsibility to sell Mustang raffle tickets. Without your participation, you are shifting that responsibility onto other members. Some Lions have already taken the car out six or more times this season. We need your help to make this year’s Mustang raffle a big success.Maybe you do not like to “sell.” No problem! We will partner you with one of our sastars. You will be the cashier, no selling, just take peoples’ money. Join us this raffle season and enjoy some Lions fellowship. Do not be among the missing!
Father O’Malley answers the phone. A voice says “Hello, is this Father O’Malley?’ “It is”
“This is the Internal Revenue Service. Do you know a Ted Houlihan?’
“Is he a member of your congregation?”
“Did he donate $10,000 to your church?”“He will!”