Welcome



June 1, 2016 - Taking over from Lion Irene Conlin (left) is Lion Nancy Watters (right) inducted as President of Thalia Lions for the 2016-2017 years. Seen above is the tradition of “the passing of the President’s gavel” to the incoming President. Traditionally, during the event the gavel is stolen requiring the new president to pay to get it back. In this case most members pitched in to get it to Lion Nancy.

"Welcome to the Thalia Lions Club. Please email me @ robbinsnest47@cox.net. Thank you Lion Irene for your dedication and service this past year. I pledge to continue with the high quality of service our members have provided to the Hampton Roads community."
Lion Nancy Watters
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Where Does Thalia Lions Club Fit In?
* Lions Club International (LCI) - http://lionsclubs.org/EN/index.php and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lions_Club - has 45,000 clubs and 1.3 million members in 201 countries around the world making the members of Thalia Lions Club part of the world's largest service club organization.
* Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is the official charitable Foundation of LCI funding Lions' humanitarian projects. – http://lionsclubs.org/EN/lci-foundation/index.php
* Lions of Virginia - http://www.lionsofvirginia.org/
* Our district - District 24D (one of six districts in Virginia) web page is @ http://www.lions-of-virginia-24d.org/ and http://lions-of-virginia-24d.org/Club_Links.html. The “Knights Vision” newsletter for up-to-date 24D information is located @ http://www.lions-of-virginia-24d.org/Knight_s_Vision.html
For a list of clubs in 24D and those with web sites please see http://www.lions-of-virginia-24d.org/Club_Links.html
* Our region - Region III (16 clubs) (one of three regions under 24D)
* Thalia Lions Club is under Zone "G" (6 clubs) (one of three zones - "E," "F," and "G" under Region III). Region III was reorganized in 2010 and some web sites may show the old organization.

For information on Lions in general, visit 
http://members.lionsclubs.org/EN/index.php 

Next Meeting

Aug 3rd  2016 (Wednesday) 6 p.m. is the next Thalia Lions regular dinner / business meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn, Town Center, 252 Town Center Dr., Virginia Beach. 


The second meeting of the month will not be held. Instead the Lions Eye Bank Meeting and Dinner will be Aug 17th (Wed) 6 pm at the Norfolk Yacht Club.

The Thalia Lions Broad of Directors voted in Jan 2016 to have a program / birthday night for the first meeting of the month. For the second meeting (third Wed of the month) there will be no program or birthdays but instead a board meeting and committee reports (Public Media, Fund Raisers, Leadership Development,  Finance, Vision Walk, Audible Easter Egg Hunt, Sight & Hearing Van, Sight Conservation, Hearing Conservation, Traveling Leo, Bland Contest, Diabetes Awareness, Eyeglass Recycling, Broom Sales, Children Eye Screenings, Scholarship, Remote Area Medical (RAM) / Project Homeless Connect, Publicity, Youth Exchange, Food Drive, and Environmental Services Project) which all may and should attend.

Thalia Lions meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Happy Hour starts at 6 p.m. in the bar room followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. 

Traveling Leos are always welcome.

On April 17, 2013 Thalia Lions voted to make the Hilton Garden Inn their permanent meeting place and no longer meet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4453 Bonney Road, VA Beach.



Meetings 2016-2017

20 Jul 2016
Call to Order at 6: 30 pm
Introduction of Guests: None

SongLed by Lion Marvin Clemmons
Pledge of Allegianceled by PCC J. Stanley Furman
Invocation- given by Lion Jim Healy
ATTENDANCE 
     0 Guests 18 Members   55 Percent
Recess for dinner: 6:02
Reconvened: 7:00

Program:  Lion Marvin Clemmons – How to Use Square
·         We moved into the practical application phase of the square implementation.
·         Most club members had downloaded the app and Lion Marvin gave us the password and user name so we could log into the club’s account. We all use the same login in which is specific to our club (no individual logins which cost extra).
·         We did trial runs with individuals doing $1 transactions. 

Reports:

Membership Plan – Lion Irene Conlin
·         Lion Irene presented her comprehensive membership plan which will be emailed to the club with these minutes.

Children Screeings/Shop for Cause/Youth Camp Dinner/Blood Drive  – Lion Nancy Watters
·         VB Central Library Screenings
o   Lion John Reported that on July 18th things were slow at the screening. 3 Lions were present for 3 hrs and screened 13 children
o   Doing another one on July 25th from 1-4pm following a NASA program so attendance should be good
§  Lions Susan, Debra, and Nancy are set to work
§  More people would be welcome to go around to round up the kiddies and bring them to the screening.
·         Shop for a Cause (Macy’s)
o   $5 per card, giving out sets of 10
o   Lion Nancy doesn’t want any cards back, sell them all.
o   People who buy the card will get to shop on Aug 26-28 and will get 25% off (with some restrictions)
o   We have 100 cards and it is all profit, so if we sell them all we get $1000.
o   Already collected $405
·         Blood Drive
o   Aug 29th (Mon) from 2-7pm
o   VB Christian Church
o   We’re not going to sell brooms.
·         Youth Dinner
o   This coming Sunday, the 24th (4:30pm)
o   Lion Rich will send out the menu
o   Location is the Chapel, same place it has been the last 2 years.
·         Lion Nancy spoke to Erin Stromburg. Although she is too busy to be active in the club and has dropped her membership, she still wants to support the club and offered to do free eye exams for us.
·         Linda Harrision also dropped because she is too busy with her business to participate, but there is still opportunity for us to work together. She is organizing a “Shred it, shed it, donate it” event at Rose & Womble on August 6th from 9:30am-1:30pm (set up a 9am). This is for people to clean out their garages and get rid of old stuff. She would like us to set a booth for people to donate glasses. We can also sell shop for a cause tickets and brooms.

Eyeglass Recycling – Lion John Watters
·         4 Lions worked on July 14th
·         370 glassed were turned in and 3 hearing aids.

LCF 24-D Bid Buy Auction – PCC J. Stanley Furman
·         The yearly auction is the charity foundation’s biggest fundraiser
·         Will be on Oct 8th from 11 to 1pm
·         We have a $250 service grant we earned last year which we haven’t used yet.
·         We can win another one by raffle (we get a ticket for each item donated over $50 in value) or we can win one by getting more than 15 people (friends and family count) to the auction.
·         Solicit restaurants for gift cards. They will get about 80% of their face value.
·         Lion Nancy is organizing setting up the silent auction tables and will need the support of the club members to show up early and help her out.
·         PCC Stan also passed out raffle tickets for the auction.

Fundraisers/Traveling Leo – Lion Rich Roberts
·         We need to schedule a broom sale.
·         The schedule for August is packed and the weather is hot. So we decided to do a sale in September
·         Lion Jack brought up a good point that setting up and tearing down two days in a row is a lot of work and we generally sell more on Saturdays than Fridays, so we decided to do a one day sale in September and then do another sale in October.
·         We picked Sept 17th for the first sale and then Oct is TBD.
·         Lion Rich was gaging interest on Traveling Leo visits for August. He suggested W’burg Host, Windsor and Northampton.
·         It looks like we will have enough interest to visit W’Burg Host on August 16th and the Windsor on August 25th.
·         Lion Rich will schedule the visits with those clubs and organize our crew.
           
From the Floor
·         Nada

Secretary’s Report:
·         The 1st cabinet meeting is on Aug 7th at Norfolk General, 1pm.
·         It’s time to pay dues again. $100. Pay up. 24 Lions (72%) have paid so far.
·         Eyebank dinner. We have 10 who want to go. Lion Rich will reserve the table and pay the fee and those going can reimburse Lion Rich.
·         Fall Conference info is out. Registration is due by Aug 22nd.

Tail Twister-  Lion Jack Wagner
·         Birthdays:  Done at first meeting.
·         50/50 Raffle: 1 drawings for $25, won by Lion Bob Donnelly. Welcome back!

Meeting then adjourned at 8:04 pm.

Respectfully submitted

Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary
Thalia Lions Club


Upcoming Events
Ø  July 22-24th (Fri-Sun) – RAM (Wise County)
Ø  July 24th (Sun) – Youth Camp Dinner (VA Wesleyan) (4:30pm)
Ø  July 25th (Mon) - VB Central Library Screening #2
Ø  Aug 3rd (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting
Ø  Aug 6th (Sat) – Shred it, Shed it, Donate it (Rose & Womble) (9am -1:30pm)
Ø  Aug 7th (Sun) – 1st Cabinet Meeting (Norfolk General)
Ø  Aug 11th (Wed) – Eyeglass Recycling
Ø  Aug 16th (Tues) – Traveling Leo – Williamsburg Host
Ø  Aug 17th (Wed) – LMEB Dinner (Norfolk Yacht Club) (6pm)
Ø  Aug 25th (Thurs) – Traveling Leo - Windsor
Ø  Oct 8th (Sat) – LCF 24-D Bid Buy Auction
Ø  Sept 7th (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting (DG Official Visit)
Ø  Sept 9-10 (Fri-Sat) – 24-D Fall Conference, Chesapeake

Ø  Sept 17th (Sat) – Broom Sale (BJs)
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6 July 2016 - First Meeting of the 2016-2017 Year
Regular Meeting Call to Order at 6: 30 pm
ATTENDANCE   1 Guests 19 Members   56 Percent    
Dinner wasn’t ready, so Lion President Nancy pushed on with the reports.
Program:  None
Reports:
Children Screeings/Shop for Cause/Youth Camp Dinner/Blood Drive  – Lion Nancy Watters  Youth Camp  o Menu is set:   Chicken – Lion Aziz  Paper products – Lion Nancy and Lion John (they will be at RAM)  Cookies – Lion Jim Healy  Potato Salad – PCC Stan  Water – Lion Vickie  Pasta Salad – Lion Marvin  Green Salad – Lion Dick  Baked Beans – Lion Rich  o Lion Nancy needed someone to take the warming trays. Lion Bob 1 (rocking some awesome Elton John glasses) said he would take them.  VB Central Library Screenings o Doing one on July 18th from 10-1pm  Lions Roger, John, and Mike are set to work o Doing another one on July 25th from 1-4pm following a NASA program so attendance should be good  Lions Susan, Debra, and Nancy are set to work  Shop for a Cause (Macy’s) o $5 per card, giving out sets of 10 o Lion Nancy doesn’t want any cards back, sell them all.  o People who buy the card will get to shop on Aug 26-28 and will get 25% off (with some restrictions) o We have 100 cards and it is all profit, so if we sell them all we get $1000.  o Already collected $405  Blood Drive o Aug 29th (Mon) from 2-7pm o VB Christian Church
Introduction of Guests: Judy Lewis (Friend of Lion Jim 1)  
Song – Led by Lion Jack Wagner – “America the Beautiful” Pledge of Allegiance – led by Lion Mike Coren Invocation- given by Lion John Watters
LCF 24-D Bid Buy Auction – PCC J. Stanley Furman  The yearly auction is the charity foundation’s biggest fundraiser  Will be on Oct 8th from 11 to 1pm  We have a $250 service grant we earned last year which we haven’t used yet.   We can win another one by raffle (we get a ticket for each item donated over $50 in value) or we can win one by getting more than 15 people (friends and family count) to the auction.   Solicit restaurants for gift cards. They will get about 80% of their face value.   Lion Nancy is organizing setting up the silent auction tables and will need the support of the club members to show up early and help her out.
Eyeglass Recycling – Lion John Watters  Next EGRC is July 14th, Same time/same place.  Either meet at the recycling center at 10am or meet at best buy at 9:30 for a ride.
PAHS Scholarship – Lion Bob Perrine  Lion Bob had the check ready to send to our scholarship winner this year, Laura De Haan. Laura was going to come to the meeting but ended up not being able to. She is going to George Mason to study pre-nursing with the ambition to become a physician assistant in the Army.   Lion Bob read a letter she wrote to the club.   Lion Bob updated us on last year’s winner, Peter Ngyen who is also going to George Mason and occasionally corresponds with him. Peter is doing very well is working on encryption for the mobile banking industry. He is looking for ways to give back and is joining the Knights of Columbus. He is also going to join an inventors club.
Lions Medical Eyebank Dinner – Lion John Watters  The dinner is on August 17th (wed) and cost $35/person  All clubs are members of the eyebank  The social starts at 6pm and dinner at 7pm.   There was a lot of interest so we plan on reserving a table of 10.   Lion Rich will send in the registration so you need to let him know you plan on going and send you money to him  Lion John then starting disseminating numerous amounts of interesting factoids about the eyebank. Lion Nancy grew incrementally more frustrated with each factoid.  
Recess for dinner:  6:50 Reconvene:    7:20
 FY16-17 Budget – Lion Vickie Kennedy  Lion Vickie went through this year’s budget (previously approved by the BOD) line by line.   Lion Bob wanted the ALC scholarship bumped up from $1000 to $1500 to match what we did last year. Lion Stan made the motion which passed unanimously.
From the Floor   Lion Dick expressed concern over members who don’t regularly attend meetings since we’re charged for a minimum of 20 meals and we usually don’t have that many members at the meeting. Lion Nancy announced she has a plan for that. She also plans on doing installation night at the hotel on a regular meeting night and invite our spouses instead of doing a fancy dinner which will save the club money. The members seemed good with that.   Lion Marvin had some preps for the members since next meeting he is going to demonstrate the square. He wants us to download the square app prior to the meeting. He also talked about
setting up a separate account for our admin funds so club members could pay for their meals/dues with credit/debit cards instead of cash.   Lion Jack talked to the fruit guy. He apologized for the crop last year. He said everyone had the same problems since the issues were weather driven which caused some poor crops. The orders and delivery will be a week earlier this week which should be a good thing.   Nobody did the origami thing so Lion Nancy gave us 2 more weeks to pull it off.
Secretary’s Report:  The 1st cabinet meeting is on Aug 7th at Norfolk General, 1pm.   It’s time to pay dues again. $100. Pay up.   Lion Rich briefly touched on the 3 reports he does every month and the info he is looking for when he sends out the email every month. He know we’re doing more than gets reported. Last FY our club logged the following on myLCI: 1411 lion hours dedicated to service projects; 6007 people served; 1681 eyeglasses collected'; 6 hearing aids collected; 939 children screened. 87 service activates were logged. We’re asked to do at least one project in the following areas, youth, vision, hunger, and environment. We did 9 youth projects, 33 vision projects, 12 hunger projects, and 15 environmental projects (EGRC hits this bucket).
Tail Twister PCC J. Stanley Furman     Birthdays:  None present  50/50 Raffle: 3 drawings: $20 – Lion Dick (who says he never wins); $10 –Lion Aziz, $4- Lion Jack  Progressive Raffle: Lion Mike’s ticket was pulled.  He only had a 2.94% of pulling the queen of hearts and winning the pot, but that’s exactly what he did. Lion Mike won $174 and Lion Steve was immediately trying to bum a few bucks off him.
Meeting then adjourned at 8:04 pm.
Respectfully submitted
Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary Thalia Lions Club  
Upcoming Events  July 14th (Thurs) – Eyeglass Recycling   July 18th (Mon) – VB Central Library Screening #1, 10-1pm  July 20th (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting  July 22-24th (Fri-Sun) – RAM (Wise County)  July 24th (Sun) – Youth Camp Dinner (VA Wesleyan)   July 25th (Mon) - VB Central Library Screening #2, 1-4pm   Aug 3rd (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting  Aug 7th (Sun) – 1st Cabinet Meeting (Norfolk General), 1pm   Aug 17th (Wed) – LMEB Dinner (Norfolk Yacht Club)  Aug 29th (Mon) – Blood Drive (VB Christian Church),  2-7pm  Oct 8th (Sat) – LCF 24-D Bid Buy Auction  Sept 9-10 (Fri/Sat) – 24-D Fall Conference, Chesapeake

Calendar

2016 \/

 July 14th (Thurs) – Eyeglass Recycling Center (10am-noon). You can either show up at Best Buy at 9:30 to get a ride or travel directly to the recycling center.

 July 18th (Mon) – VB Central Library Screening #1, 10-1pm

 July 20th (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting

 July 22-24th (Fri-Sun) – RAM (Wise County)

 July 24th (Sun) – Youth Camp Dinner (VA Wesleyan) 

 July 25th (Mon) - VB Central Library Screening #2, 1-4pm 

 Aug 3rd (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting

 Aug 7th (Sun) – 1st Cabinet Meeting (Norfolk General), 1pm 

 Aug 17 (Wed) Norfolk Yacht and Country Club , 7001Hampton Blvd, Norfolk VA - 5 pm - Lions Eye Bank and Research Center of Eastern Virginia annual meeting, 6 pm - social hour. 7 pm - dinner - $35 – RSVP 388-2748 by Aug 5. Our club is one of the members of the Lions Eye Bank and Research Center of Eastern Virginia Corporation.

 Aug 29th (Mon) – Blood Drive (VB Christian Church),  1-7pm

 Oct 8th (Sat) – LCF 24-D Bid Buy Auction


 Sept 9-10 (Fri/Sat) – 24-D Fall Conference, Chesapeake

24-D News Letter

2013
Knights Vision News Letter
for up-to-date 24D information @
 http://www.lions-of-virginia-24d.org/Knight_s_Vision.html

Clubs are asked to document their service projects by sending articles to the Knights Vision with lots of pictures! This way Thalia Lions can let others know what is going on in the Thalia Club and our community. Help Lion Donnie Johnson in his goal to produce an exceptional District News Letter. He needs our support. Make sure you drop him a line every now and then and thank him for what he does for this District. This is a labor intensive project he does every month and we honor his dedication.

E-mail Lion Donnie Johnson  @ theknightsvision@cox.net  for input, articles, and thanks.

24D Web Links


Disrtict 24-D - http://lions-of-virginia-24d.org
Lions Mobile Sight and Hearing Unit –
http://www.lions-mobile-sight-and-hearing-unit-of-24d.org

Region 1,  Zone A:
Gloucester http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/gloucesterva
Richmond County http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/richmondcounty

Region 1,  Zone B:
Poquoson http://www.poquosonlions.com/home.html

Region 1,  Zone C:
Newport News (Host) http://www.nnlions.org
NorthHampton http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/hamptonnorthampton/index.php

Region 2, Zone D:
Chesapeake Host http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/chesapeakehost/index.php
Deep Creek http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/chesapeakedeepcreek/index.php
Great Bridge http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/chesapeakegb
Southside http://www.southsidelionsclubchesapeake.org

Region 2, Zone E: None

Region 2, Zone F:
Smithfield http://www.smithfield-lions.com
Windsor http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/windsorva

Region 3, Zone G:
Oceanside http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/oceansideva
Thalia http://thalialions.blogspot.com
Virginia Beach Central http://vbclions.org  

Region 3, Zone H:
Kempsville http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/kempsville/index.php
Town Center – Blind http://www.towncenterblindlions.org

Region 3, Zone I: None

LCI Magazine

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