May and June 2008
Sat. May 3—Americares--need all hands on deck!
Mon. May 5—Air Force Band Concert
Mon. May 5—Red Cross Blood Drive
Wed. May 14—Regular Meeting—Trull/Leo Awards Night
Sat. May 17—Flag Day/Summer Flag Presentation
Wed. May 21—Board of Directors meeting
Sat. May 24—Great Pootatuck Duck Race—need all hands!
Wed. May 28—Regular meeting
Sat. May 31—Orchard Hill Nature Center annual cleanup
Sun. June 1—Event with Town and
Thurs. June 12—Hospice Breakfast
Sun. June 15—Ladies Night/Awards/ Officers Installed
Wed. June 18—Board of Directors Meeting
Thoughts From Your President: :
We are at seventy-four members, with another new member about to join us! While our membership has increased, it appears that our list of participants in the club
functions has dropped off a little. One of our busiest months of the year is coming up in May, with Americares, The Air Force Band Concert, Our Trull/Leo Awards night, The Flag Presentation, the annual Duck Race, and the Orchard Hill cleanup the major events. Shortly thereafter the car raffle will begin for the general membership. Volunteers are needed for each of these events. Please remember your pledge to “participate in all functions of the club, to the best of your ability”.
Mark this date on
I would like to personally thank each of the officers/members of the Board of Directors who served this year. You have done a fantastic job!!! I also want to thank those individuals who were nominated and elected to serve on the 2008/2009 Board of Directors. Who knows, maybe we can attain a membership of eighty Lions by the end of next year!
The exchange between Churchill
& Lady Astor: She said, "If you were my husband I'd give you
poison," and he said, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."
A Member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease." "That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "on whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." - Winston Churchill
"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow
"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary." - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).
"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it." - Moses Hadas
"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know." - Abraham Lincoln
"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." - Mark Twain
"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends." - Oscar Wilde
"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend... if you have one." - George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill
"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one." - Winston Churchill, in response.
"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial." - Irvin S. Cobb
"There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure." - Jack E. Leonard
"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him." - Forrest Tucker
"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." - Mae West
"He has Van Gogh's ear for music." - Billy Wilder
"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening but this wasn't it." - Groucho Marx
Doings of the Pride
Charlie Godfrey recently enjoyed a skiing vacation
with his family in
The Teacher Asked the Question
Teacher: George Washington not only chopped down his father’s cherry tree but also admitted it. Now Louis, do you know why his father didn’t punish him?
Louis: Because George still had the ax in his hand.
Further Thoughts about the Bucket List from
Schweikert--There are two things I would like to do. A couple of years ago, Peg and I rented a
motor home in
Doug Hensel--I would like to learn to scuba dive
Honan—I want to stay healthy. And I’d like to visit
Paul Arneth—I have three things on my Bucket List. First, run one more New York City Marathon. Second, have dinner with Robin Wright Penn. Lastly, to put two million dollars in the Newtown Congregational Church endowment fund.
Williams—I have been tutoring a Brazilian young woman for four years. I would like to live long enough to help her
become a citizen. I would also like to
walk on the
Capobianco—I would like to help the kids in the