Mon. May 3—Lions Red Cross Blood Drive
May 12--Regular Dinner Meeting-Trull
Sat. May 15—Flag Day/Summer Flag Presentation
Wed. May 19--Board of Directors Meeting
Wed. March 26—Regular Dinner Meeting
Sat. May 29—Great Pootatuck Duck Race—Annual Lions picnic
Thurs. June 10—Hospice Breakfast
Sat. June 12—Americares type project
Sun. June 13—Ladies Night/Awards/Installation
Sat. June 19—Orchard Hill Cleanup
It is hard to believe but we are entering the final quarter of the Lions’ Year. This is a time for fun outdoors and the major push on our two biggest fund raisers. We are already in full swing selling Duck Race tickets and will then turn our attention to selling Mustang tickets. Despite the weak economy, we hope to break all sales records. Of course that will only happen through the full support and participation of all members. Please do your fair share. Sell all of the tickets that have been or will be issued to you. You can even buy them for your kids and grandkids and hand them out as gifts. Also, please remember our motto, “We Serve.” Volunteer to sell raffle tickets and take the car out.
What a quarter we just had! Our Night at
A look at our project budget and schedule of
service and social activities shows that we have
made a huge impact serving
“More Actual Words from Court Testimony”
Attorney; How was your first marriage terminated?
Witness: By death.
Attorney: And by whose death was it terminated?
Witness: Take a guess.
Attorney: So the date of conception of the baby was August 8th?
Attorney: And what were you doing at that time?
Witness: Getting laid.
Attorney: Can you describe the individual?
Witness: He was about medium height and had a beard.
Attorney: Was this a male or a female?
Witness: Unless the circus was in town, I’m going with male.
Attorney: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
Witness: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.
Attorney: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
Witness: The autopsy started around
Attorney: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
Witness: If not, he was by the time I finished.
Attorney: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
Attorney: Did you check for blood pressure?
Attorney: Did you check for breathing?
Attorney: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
Attorney: How can you be sure, Doctor?
Witness: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Attorney: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
Witness: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.
Doings of the Pride
and Margaret Kovacs spent an enjoyable week and a half soaking up the sun down at St.
Martins, the interesting island that is one half Dutch and the other half
French. They enjoyed lots of walking,
touring the island and watching the airplanes land at the local airport. . Bob and Josie Schmidt and her two sisters
and their husbands took a great cruise recently. They stopped at
of a very festive Earth Day. In just three years Earth Day has turned into a major event. . . . Dick Kovacs, Bob Schmidt and George Arfaras and wives attended the Danbury Cultural Arts opening evening at the attractive Palace Theater. In addition to good food and drink the Newtowners got to witness an excellent Film, “The Wrecking Crew”, which was about the backup band who backed up so many bands from the Beach Boys to Frank Sinatra to Tijuana Brass etc. All concurred it was a great evening.
Written by Parents in a
My son is under a doctor’s care and should not take pe today. Please execute him.
Plese exkuce Lisa for being absent she was sick and I had her shot.
Dear school: Please ecsx’s John being absent on Jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and also 33.
Please excuse Gloria from jim today. She is administrating.
Please excuse Roland from p.e. for a few days. Yesterday he fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip.
John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face.
Carlos was absent yesterday because he was playing football. He was hurt in the growing part.
Focus on Our Wives
Lee Paulson, is
our wife of the month. Lee, the
proud mother of Kate Gill, a Citi Bank trustee, and Christian Paulson, a mechanical engineer, and doting grandmother of two
grandchildren, is also happily married to Lion Chuck. Aside from being a good
mother and wife, Lee has done a variety of other things such as being a tutor
for an autistic boy in
If you are looking for one essential
person in any organization, where would you look? If you were thinking of the Faith Food
Pantry, you would look no further than Lee Paulson, co-chairwoman of the Faith
Food Pantry. The Pantry was founded
twenty-seven years ago and Lee was there at its beginning. In the last three years it has been full time
work for her. While they have plenty of
volunteers, and good help from Jim Short’s organic vegetable farm, Tony Posco’s Andrea’s Bakery, the Lions Club, the
Knights of Columbus and various other groups, Lee is the glue that keeps the
whole thing together. She said recently
that the situation of poverty in
A Lion from
An Oklahoma Lion passing by his son’s bedroom was astonished to see that his bed was nicely made and everything was picked up. Then he saw an envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow that was addressed to “Dad.” With the worst premonition he opened the envelope and with trembling hands read the letter.
It is with great regret and sorrow that I am writing you. I had to elope with my new girlfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with Mom and you. I have been finding real passion with Stacy and she is so nice. But I knew you would not approve of her because of all her piercings, tattoos, tight motorcycle clothes and the fact that she is much older than I am.
But it’s not only the passion. Dad, she is pregnant. Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. We share a dream of having many more children.
Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn’t really hurt anyone. We’ll be growing it for ourselves and trading it with the other people who live nearby for cocaine and
ecstacy. In the meantime we will pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so Stacy can get better. She deserves it.
Don’t worry, Dad. I’m almost seventeen and I know how to take care of myself.
Someday I’m sure that we will be back to visit so that you can get to know your grandchildren.
Your son, John
P.S. Dad, none of the above is true. I’m over at Tommy’s house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than the report card that’s in my center desk drawer.
I love you. Call me when it’s safe to come home.
New Lions in the Pride
John Truitt hails from sunny
Ryan Henry is a