Activities April-June 2013
Wed. April 10 -- Regular Meeting
Wed. April 17—Board of Directors Meeting
Sat. April 20—Progressive Dinner
Wed. April 25—Regular Meeting
Sat. April 27—Work Camp Breakfast
Sat. April 27—Loose the Litter Day and Earth Day
Sat. May 4—Home Repair
Mon. May 6—Red Cross Blood Drive
Wed. May 8—Regular Meeting
Wed. May 15—Board of Directors Meeting
Sat. May 18—Flag Day/ Summer Flag Presentation
Wed. May 22—Regular Meeting
Sat. May 25—Great Pootatuck Duck Race
Sun. June 9—Ladies Night, Awards and Installation
Wed. June 12—Hospice Breakfast
Sat. June 15—Orchard Hill Cleanup
Wed. June 19—Board of Directors Meeting
As I look back on this Lions year, I am very proud of how we have performed as a club and for the things that we have accomplished. We have set up a fund to assist those in need as a result of the 12/14 tragedy. We are revitalizing our Health committee and are in the initial stages of planning a Pediatric Eye Screening event. We have enjoyed ourselves at a performance by the Waterbury Symphony in what may have been the start of an annual social activities event.
Yet there is so
much more to do. We will be putting flags on the poles on
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their participation in club activities for the past two years, especially our committee chairmen and board members. You have made my job an enjoyable experience. My hope is that you have enjoyed these times as well.
Yours in Lionism,Ray
Projected Officers 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
The Fist Time
A girl asks her boyfriend to come over Friday night to meet, and have a dinner with her parents. Since this is such a big event, the girl announces to her boyfriend that after dinner, she would like to go out and make love for the first time.
The boy is ecstatic, but he has never had sex before, so he takes a trip to the pharmacist to get some condoms.. He tells the pharmacist it's his first time and the pharmacist helps the boy for about an hour. He tells the boy everything there is to know about condoms and sex. At the register, the pharmacist asks the boy how many condoms he'd like to buy, a 3-pack, 10-pack, or family pack. The boy decides on the family pack because he thinks he will be rather busy, it being his first time and all.
That night, the boy shows up at the girl's parents’ house and meets his girlfriend at the door. "Oh, I'm so excited for you to meet my parents, come on in!"
The boy goes inside and is taken to the dinner table where the girl's parents are seated. The boy quickly offers to say grace and bows his head. Five minute passes, and the boy is still deep in prayer, with his head down. Ten minutes pass, and he is still praying. Finally, after 20 minutes with his head down, the girlfriend leans over and whispers to the boyfriend, “I had no idea you were this religious.”.
The boy turns, and whispers back, “I had no idea your father was a pharmacist.”
Doings of the Pride
Recently two Lions have been noted for their outstanding service. Bob Virgalla,
for example, is getting lots of congratulations recently.
He was named the Top Responder of the Year award, by the Newtown
Ambulance Corps. Joining the corps in
2011, in 2012 Bob responded to 265
emergency calls and volunteered 1,312 hours.
Wow! That’s a record! . . .
And Jim Wallace has recently become a
Five Star Wealth manager. Nominated for
his professionalism and keen interest in his clients, Jim earned this title from
the Five Star Professional,
The Night Light
A 90-year-old man goes for a physical. All of his tests come back with normal results. The doctor says, "George, everything looks great. How are you doing mentally and emotionally? Are you at peace with God?"
George replies, "God and I are tight. He knows I have poor eyesight, so
He's fixed it so when I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom,
poof! The light goes on. When I'm done, poof! The light goes off."
"Wow, that's incredible," the doctor says.
A little later in the day, the doctor calls George's wife. "Ethel," he says, "George is doing fine! But I had to call you because I'm in awe of his relationship with God. Is it true that he gets up during the night, and poof! ... the light goes on in the bathroom, and when he's done, poof! ... the light goes off?""Oh sweet Jesus" exclaims Ethel. "He's peeing in the refrigerator again!"
New Lion in the Pride
New Lion George Coleman and his wife, Carrie, have
lived in town about twenty-six years.
They have one daughter, Olga, who lives in town and four lively
grandchildren. We had the pleasure
of meeting the two eldest, Zavier in 5th grade and Isaih in 3rd
at our annual Father-Daughter- Son and Grandchildren dinner.
George defines himself as a teacher.
Beginning his career in
Obviously George has proven himself to be an
outstanding educator. Not once but
twice he has been tapped to be acting Commissioner of Education for the state of
When not totally wound up in educational projects, George enjoys gardening, antique shopping and collecting. He and his wife have enjoyed restoring the old farm house in which they live. They both also like traveling and have done quite a bit of it professionally and just for fun.We welcome George into the Pride and hope to utilize his many talents!
Focus on Our Wives
Like the Brady bunch, Yvonne and John Kopins have
a blended family. With seven children and eighteen grandchildren, some of whom
live near by, there are always many family
activities in which to participate.
Long ago, before Yvonne became a wife and mother she enjoyed a career as
the weather person at station WLBZ in
However, she is far from house bound. An active member of the Newtown Woman’s Club, she was its president 2008-2010. Today she serves as its newspaper editor. Yvonne also really loves to read, belonging to two book clubs, the Belles, Books and Candles and the Ladies Literary League. Yvonne also enjoyed the many sails she had with John and always has enjoyed traveling.
With her good laugh and friendly smile, Yvonne enjoys meeting new people, so if you don’t yet know her, saunter up and get acquainted. You’ll be happy you did.
Strategy of a Lion
Henderson lived in a farm outside of