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June 30, 2015 - Taking over from Lion Aziz Selahi  (right) is Lion Irene Conlin (left) inducted as President of Thalia Lions by District 24D Incoming 2nd Vice District Governor Lion Beth Stevens. Lion Irene begins Thalia Lions Club's 50th year of service to the Thalia Community.

"Welcome to the Thalia Lions Club. Please email me @ iconlin@hotmail.com. Thank you Lion Aziz 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 Irene Conlin
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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

Feb 17th 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. 

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 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 2015 - 2016

Feb 3, 2016
OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS
The regular meeting of the Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, VA, was called to order on Feb 03,
2016, by Lion 1st VP Nancy Watters at 6:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Town Center, Virginia Beach, VA, with those members in attendance as shown on the Attendance Record and Guest Register.
Transcribed below is what happened at the meeting.
Call to Order at 6:30pm
ATTENDANCE
4 Guests, 12 Members -32 Percent
Recessed for Dinner: 6:34 pm
Reconvened:   6:55 pm
Program:  Chesapeake Bay Foundation and The Brock Center
 The purpose of the foundation is to clean up the bay
 The Chesapeake Bay Watershed (the area where all the rain runoff drains in the Bay) covers 6
states and 17 million people live in it.
 The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the world.
 Captain John Smith (~400 yrs ago) measured where he could see the bottom to gauge visibility. It
was 40 ft. 
 The Bay is very shallow (average depth of 22 ft) which doesn’t give pollution a good place to
settle.
 The Bay is home to ~3600 different species of plants and animals.
 Chlorophyll-A is one of the biggest problems and we have a long way to go in controlling it. This
is an algae indicator.
 When algae plumes for (causing dead zones) the fish will move on but the bottom feeders can’t.
They count bottom feeders as a measure of watershed health. They have many problem areas.
 Most VA streams (which drain into the Bay) are in the “dirty water” category as ruled by the EPA.
 Plants act as green filters to remove contaminates out of the water before it reaches the Bay, but
now we have a “gray funnel” where water runs over concrete and makes it to the Bay quickly
without being decontaminated by Plants.
 Due to the grey funnel effect, lots of nitrogen and phosphorus reaches the Bay. This leads to algae
plumes.
 Sediment also gets carried into the Bay and goes right to the bottom which covers eggs and
smothers bottom feeders.
 The algae plumes reduce sunlight and kills plants at the bottom.
Introduction of Guests: Lion Bob’s Son, John and his friend Angela. Jack and
Barbara from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Song – Led by Lion Jim Healy – “Grand Old Flag”
Pledge of Allegiance – led by Lion Steve Rosnov
Invocation- given by Lion Jack Wagner
 The nitrogen and phosphorus comes from various sources:
o Live stock is the biggest contributor
o Cars & factories (This is being reduced by regulations)
o Watershed runoff
o Dog poop
 Excess algae kills sunlight and then it absorbs oxygen when it dies which suffocates fish. Creates
dead zones.
 The oyster population is about 1 to 2% of what it was 100 years ago.
 Since 1990, the foundation has been issuing annual “State of the Bay Reports”. The Bay has been
slowly improving over the past few years; however, they still have a long way to go to reach their
goal of stabilizing the Bay. The goal is 2025 for stabilization. The Bay will never get back to
where it used to be.
 No jellyfish have come into the Bay for the past few years which is a good sign. Jellyfish flock to
polluted waters.
 The plan is to limit stuff going into the Bay through EPA and local regulations.
 VA will greatly benefit economically from cleaning the Bay.
 The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Mission to Save the Bay is accomplished through a 3 pronged
approach; education, restoration, & advocacy.
 They have 19 different centers doing education.
 Restoration – cleaning projects, oyster restoration, planting trees, rainwater buffers.
 1 oyster can filter 50 gallons per day.
 They do oyster seeding and run oyster farms. They also create reefs for oysters utilizing recycled
oyster shells.
 Clean the Bay day is always the first Saturday in June.
 Rain gardens and Bio-swells slow the rain runoff reaching the Bay and increases green filtering.
 Nature gardens with native plants work best.
 For advocacy, people can sign up to receive pre-written letters to send to your legislator.
 Reducing farm pollution (#1 polluter) is a priority. They are working with farmers to keep farm
waste out of the watershed. Dog poop is #2.
 They are working to educate future leaders. Utilize kids as stewards of the Bay.
 The Brock Center is 118 Acres, zero carbon footprint, net zero power, and net zero water.
 The Brock Center is a nature park and education center.
Reports:
Food Drive – PCC Stan Furman
 4 members from Thalia (Lions Stan, Marvin, Steve, Mike) participated.
 Every club in Virginia Beach participated either with Lions or donations.
 500 lbs of food was collected for the Church and 1300 lbs for the foodbank.
Children’s Eye Screenings – Lion Nancy Watters
 Held a screening on Jan 23 rd
 at her church but that was the day it snowed and only 3 children
showed up. She will try to reschedule.
Tidewater Water Magazine – Lion Nancy Watters
 A freelance writer reached out to her, Lion Debra, and 1VDG Beth for interviews
 The article should be out on the 1st
 week of March
Bland Contest – Lion Vickie Kennedy
 6 applicants for instrumental
 2 vocalist
 Feb 18th 7pm, Thalia United Methodist Church.
 Lion John will be the MC.
 Will need volunteers.
Traveling Leo – Lion Steve Rosnov
 We were going to York County on Feb 18th,but they are not meeting that night in order to do
their Bland Contest.
 We’re rescheduling to their Feb 25th meeting.
 Lions Steve, Rich, and Jack are going.
From the Floor:
 Lion Jack mentioned that the current issue of Lions Magazine had pictures of the Oceanview
Lions cleaning the Bay.
 Lion John reminded the club about Eyeglass Recycling which will be Feb 11th -  Same time, Same
place.
 Lion Nancy gave an update on Lion Linda
o Lion Linda had a knee replacement and then 2 days later she got dizzy, fell, and ended up
in the hospital (Norfolk General).
o She probably had a stroke and her right side is paralyzed.
o She is currently in the ICU (Note: she was moved out of ICU the day after the meeting)
and showing little improvement.
o You can track her progress by going to www.caringbridge.com.
o You will need to register on caringbridge.com. You will need to put in her name and use a
password (call Lion Rich for this) and then you will be able to track her progress.
Secretary’s Report:
 Lion Rich noted that many of the building techniques talked about with the Brock center to reduce
runoff (porous parking lots, green roofs, bio-swells, low VOC, and reclaimed materials are
becoming common methods in the construction community.
 Governor’s social is Sat. Feb 27th
. The registration form is in the Knights Vision. It will be at Point
Plaza Suites (right of I-64) in Newport News. Need to book your room by the 19th to get the
discounted rate. The theme is Mardi Gras.
Tail Twister CC Steve Rosnov.  
 Birthdays:  Lion Bob wanted Lion Nancy to sing to him. Somehow Lion John got drug into it too
and they sang a husband/wife duet. Lion Mike wanted Lion Rich to sing to him but Lion Rich
threw down the big bucks and got out of it. So Lion Mike got screwed.
 50/50 Raffle: $29 – Lion Nancy
 Progressive Raffle: Lion Vickie’s ticket was pulled, but she did not pick the Queen of Hearts, so
the pot will continue to build. The Jackpot is currently up to $102.
Meeting then adjourned at  8:02 pm.
Respectfully submitted

Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary
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Jan 20, 2016
The regular meeting of the Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, VA, was called to order on Jan 20, 2016, by Lion President Irene Conlin at 6:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Town Center, Virginia Beach, VA, with those members in attendance as shown on the Attendance Record and Guest Register.
Transcribed below is what happened at the meeting.

Call to Order at 6:30pm

Introduction of Guests: None

SongLed by PCC Stan Furman – “Grand Old Flag”
Pledge of Allegianceled by Lion Bob Perrine
Invocation- given by Lion Dick Kressig
ATTENDANCE      0 Guests  20 Members  53 Percent
 Recessed for Dinner: 6:34 pm - Reconvened:   7:02 pm


Program:  Lion President Irene presented the meeting frequency proposal (attached) formulated at the Board Meeting on 1/16/16.

Lion Bob motioned that the club accept the board’s recommendation to stay at 2 meetings per month and to restructure the meetings. Lion Dick seconded the motion.
Each member offered the following discussion (abridged) on the motion:
·         Lion Nancy said she was in favor of the motion. She said we do need to assess our dues which likely need to be increased. They have been the same ($100) since 2011, so it is probably time.
·         Lion John said he was initially in favor of 1 meeting per month but he changed his mind at the board meeting based on the reasoning in the presentation.
·         Lion Dick said he supported 2 meetings per month. We can’t recruit people and then tell them they don’t need to come. Training should come from the district. Programs don’t need to be hard to set-up, we just need to utilize lion speakers. Meetings are part of who we are. If they never come, they shouldn’t be on the rolls.
·         Lion Debra said we should not require people to come. They should have a choice. We don’t need to meet often to get things accomplished. She does it all the time. We have the same people putting all the money in.
·         Lion Steve said it is time to go to once a month. This was billed as an important meeting, but only the same people who always come showed up. 1 regular meeting and 1 business meeting was already proposed at the beginning of the year but nothing changed. If we go to once a month, we will save money. With the communication tools today there is no reason to meet so often. We should go to once a month and keep the dues the same. With one meeting per month, more people will come.
·         Lion Shelia seconded what Lion Steve said.
·         Lion Sharon also concurred with Lion Steve.
·         Lion Marvin said he didn’t like the proposed format because he does not believe we should do board meeting at the meeting. He likes the idea of doing more training. He did not care whether we do 1 or 2 meetings, but stated that with the technology available today we can get a lot done without meeting.
·         PCC Stan was in favor of 2 meetings a month. He does not believe we need to increase dues. We do have a good amount of people who never show up (~22%). The admin fund is strong, stronger than any other club in the district. He said everyone should be able to talk and learn at the board meeting.
·         Lion Jim 1 endorsed what PCC Stan said. He said he has been a member of this club for more than 20 years and we’ve met on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday the whole time. We have the best club because we have the best people and good continuity with what we do. If people miss a meeting, and they go too long before the next one then they’re habit breaks and they will fall away. Eventually we would dwindle like so many other clubs in the district. We have a good deal and he doesn’t want to see it killed.
·         Lion Jack said he would come 4 times a month because he likes the people here. He said we need to do more projects. With the open board meetings, we can do more.
·         Lion Jim 2 said that as a new member, he likes that the regulars always show up because it helped him get to know everybody. It is nice coming here and seeing the same people. He also likes that if he misses a meeting that he doesn’t have to wait a long time for the next one.
·         Lion Vickie had concerns about what happens at the first meeting. She said she doesn’t mind paying the extra money but does like having her time wasted. She wants to come and here something different and exciting. She wants speakers who are enriching. She does not think we need to increase dues because of the tail twister. We need to focus on new members.
·         Lion Rich said he was initially in favor of 1 meeting but changed his mind. The main driver of this change was the idea of choice. The regulars are going to show up regardless of the meeting frequency and the people who never show up will continue to never show up. We have a segment of 50-50 people and he likes the idea of giving options. With 2, the people who want 2 can show up to 2 and the people who only want 1 can choose to only come once a month.
·         Lion Irene said she originally was for 1 meeting due to her schedule, but changed her mind and now is in favor of 2. She said we need more people to get involved and help out because all of this stuff just doesn’t happen. The open board meetings would help engage members by showing them what happens behind the scenes.
·         The motion passed with 15 ayes, 4 nays, 1 abstention

Secretary’s Report:
·        Low Vision Symposium, January 30th, bayside special services library, 2 - 4. Speaker, Dr. Steven Rose from the foundation fighting blindness - topic clinical trials and macular degeneration.

Treasurer’s Report – Lion Vickie

Tail Twister CC Steve Rosnov.   
·         Birthdays:  Done on 1/6
·         50/50 Raffle: $20 –Lion Shelia, $21 – Lion Nancy
·         Progressive Raffle: Lion Marvin’s ticket was pulled, but he did not pick the Queen of Hearts, so the pot will continue to build. The Jackpot is currently up to $96.

Meeting then adjourned at  8:12 pm.

Respectfully submitted

Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary
Thalia Lions Club

Upcoming Events:
Ø  Jan 23rd (Sat) – SPOT Screening (VB Christian Church) (1pm-3pm)
Ø  Jan 30th (Sat) – Low Vision Symposium (Bayside Special Services Library) (2-4 pm)
Ø  Feb 3rd (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting
Ø  Feb 11th (Thurs) – Traveling Leo – York County Lions
Ø  Feb 18th Thurs) – Thalia Bland Contest (Thalia United Methodist Church (7pm)
Ø  Feb 27th (Sat) – 24-D Cabinet Meeting/Governor’s Social. (Point Plaza Hotel, NN)
Ø  March 10th (Thurs) – Region III Bland Contest (Thalia United Methodist Church) (7pm)
Ø  March 26th (Sat) – Region III Audible Easter Egg Hunt
Ø  April 9th (Sat) – Thalia’s 50 Years of Service Celebration (Hilton Garden Inn)

Ø  April 29th (Fri) – District Bland Contest (Chandler Hall)
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Jan 6, 2016
OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS
The regular meeting of the Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, VA, was called to order on Jan 6,
2016, by Lion President Irene Conlin at 6:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Town Center, Virginia
Beach, VA, with those members in attendance as shown on the Attendance Record and Guest Register.
Transcribed below is what happened at the meeting.
Call to Order at 6:30pm
ATTENDANCE
3 Guests
17 Members
45 Percent
Recessed for Dinner: 6:34 pm, Reconvened: 7:22 pm
Program: Lion Cecil and Lion Marvin – LCI Headquarters
Lion Marvin and Lion Cecil recently attended ALLI at the LCI headquarters and where able to tour the building. They took at ton of pictures and told us about each one including the numerous people they met, although they couldn’t remember anybody’s name.
Reports:
Meeting Frequency – Lion Rich Roberts
• We did not discuss any proposals or have any debate at this meeting. This is just to lay out the
process we will follow.
• A Board meeting will be held at Lion Debra’s house on Saturday, Jan 16th. The time is TBD and
will be distributed to the club when the time is officially set.
• At the board meeting (at which all members are welcome and can provide input/feedback), the
board will determine if we should change anything. If the board decides a change should be made,
the board will develop 1 or more proposals to present to the membership at the regular club
meeting on Wednesday, Jan 20th.
• At the regular meeting on the 20th, we will discuss and debate the proposal(s) and the membership
will vote on whether to adopt any of the proposed changes or reject them.
• At the meeting on the 20th, we will not have a speaker and will leave other items off the agenda.
Eye Screenings (SPOT)/Children’s Books – Lion Nancy Watters
• On Jan 23rd, we will have a SPOT screening at VB Christian Church from 1-3
• This screening is will service the infant program which deals with children with specialized needs.
They don’t have a centralized location, so we are doing it at the church and contacting parents to
bring their children. We don’t know what the turnout will be like, so if you want to come you are
welcome to join.
• Lion Debra sent an email about her first experience as sight chair. She sent a patient over to Lens
Crafters but they could not fit her because she has a special condition which causes a misshaped
cornea. So Lion Debra sent her over to Dr. Bond. The cost to fit her would have been $700-$800.
This only ended up costing the club $50. Dr. Bond did the work for free and he worked with the
manufacturer to get them to reduce their price. We submitted a grant to the 24-D charity
foundation and they picked up the balance. This is why the charity foundation is so important.
Eyeglass Recycling – Lion John Watters
• Next eyeglass recycling will be on Thursday Jan 14 . 10am-noon
• You can either show up at Best Buy at 9:30 to get a ride or travel directly to the recycling center.
Holiday Project – PCC J. Stanley Furman
• We did 5 families total ( 4 for Christmas and 1 for Hanukkah)
• The response was great as always and the families are so appreciative. This is a heart-warming
project for all of those who participated.
• Lion Aziz suggested we take on more families this year. It was suggested that before we contact
social services next year, we check with the members and see how many want to participate and
how much money everyone is willing to pony up that way we will know how many families we
will be able to take on.
LOVF Raffle – PCC J. Stanly Furman
• PCC Stan passed out the raffle booklets.
• This is not just a fundraiser for LOVF, it also is a club fundraiser.
• For each book we sell, we keep $20 and ship $10 off to LOVF. If we sell them all, we’ll net $900.
• Tickets are due at the State Convention (will do final collection at the last meeting in April)
• Write checks out to the club.
• PCC will also be the President of LCF-24D next year and will look to the club to help support him
with the Bid ‘N Buy Auction, which is the charity foundation’s biggest fundraiser. Above is what
the charity foundation does for us.
Fruit Sales – Lion Jack Wagner
• The garage is cleared out, we sold everything.
• There were some problems with some of the fruit, especially the naval oranges. Some of it was
rotten. This year’s crop was affected by excessive rain.
• $1,977 was collected so far, not including an additional $309 Lion Rich collected at the meeting.
• We may look into another vendor, but will see if CJ will give us a discount (he has done so in the
past).
• We sold about 20 crates less than we did the previous year but should still net around $1000.
Food Project – Lion Marvin Clemmons
• This started as a Zone project but will be a project with all the clubs of Virginia Beach.
• The Pastor at Enoch Baptist Church will tell this members to bring food every Sunday to be put in
bins for the foodbank.
• The Lions will have a table at the church to collect the food and promote Lions.
• They want Lions (probably around 3) at the church every Sunday starting around 9.
• Still details to be worked out, Lion Marvin is meeting with the pastor on Thursday.
Bland Contest – Lion Vickie Kennedy
• The club contest will be Feb 18th at Thalia United Methodist Church, 7pm.
• Invites have gone out to our past contestants.
• Region III contest will be March 10th at Thalia United Methodist Church, 7pm.
• The 24-D contest will be April 29th at Chandler Hall.
• May 20th – state final in Roanoke.
Traveling Leo – Lion Steve Rosnov
• We have visited 6 clubs so far
• We need to visit one more zone for the patch.
• We are going to York County Lions on Feb 11th.
• Lions Steve, Marvin, Rich, Irene, and Jack all said they would go.
From the Floor:
• Lion Vickie issued the 2nd half our the scholarship money ($500 each) to our PAHS scholarship
winners.
• TCC reached out and the young lady who won our ALC scholarship was unable to attend TCC
due to a medical condition and the school refunded us the $1000. She is going to go back so we reissued the scholarship money.
• The peanut sale made about $1,300 and we did not receive any complaints from our customers.
Secretary’s Report:
• Guiding Lion Training is this Saturday in Poquoson.
• Governor’s social is Feb 27th in Newport News.
• Membership in the district is up 20 for the year. Last year we were never positive.
• Lion Giovanni has decided to resign since he doesn’t have time to be active in the club due to
family commitments. Lion Irene reached out to him and we’re going to keep him on our mailing
list to keep him informed with what is going on.
• We have several members we haven’t heard from in a while. We need to develop a plan to reach
out.
• Send pictures to Lion Rich to post on Facebook.
• JDRF sent us a thank you letter for our donation. Every year we support Lion Dick’s grandson
Scotty who organizes a team for their annual charity walk.
• Lion Rich collected $309 in fruit money at the meeting.
Tail Twister CC Steve Rosnov.
• Birthdays: Lion Vickie wanted the male quartet of Lions Jim 1, Jim 2, Mike, and Jack to sing to
her. Lion Rich wanted Lion Vickie to sing to him which she thought was plain wrong. Lion
Marvin paid to have his sister sing to Lion Rich which made him one lucky lion! Lion Vickie
channeled her inner 50 cent in her explicit happy birthday rendition.
• 50/50 Raffle: $38 – PCC Stan
• Progressive Raffle: Lion Rich’s ticket was pulled, but he did not pick the Queen of Hearts, so the
pot will continue to build. The Jackpot is currently up to $88.

Meeting then adjourned at 8:24 pm.
Respectfully submitted
Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary
Thalia Lions Club

Upcoming Events:
Jan 9th (Sat) – Guiding Lion Training (Poquoson Community Center) (8am-noon)
Jan 14th (Thurs) – Eyeglass Recycling Center
Jan 16th (Sat) – Board Meeting (Lion Debra’s House) (Tentative)
Jan 23rd (Sat) – SPOT Screening (VB Christian Church) (1pm-3pm)
Feb 11th (Thurs) – Traveling Leo – York County Lions
Feb 18th Thurs) – Thalia Bland Contest (Thalia United Methodist Church (7pm)
Feb 27th (Sat) – 24-D Cabinet Meeting/Governor’s Social. (Point Plaza Hotel, NN)
March 10th (Thurs) – Region III Bland Contest (Thalia United Methodist Church) (7pm)

April 29th (Fri) – District Bland Contest (Chandler Hall)
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Dec 2, 2015
OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS
The regular meeting of the Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, VA, was called to order on Dec 02,
2015, by Lion President Irene Conlin at 6:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Town Center, Virginia
Beach, VA, with those members in attendance as shown on the Attendance Record and Guest Register.
Transcribed below is what happened at the meeting.

Call to Order at 6:30pm
ATTENDANCE  
  0 Guests, 17 Members, 45 Percent
  
Recessed for Dinner: 6:34 pm
Reconvened:   7:00 pm
  
Program:  Lion President Irene Conlin – “History of Lions” 

Lion Irene wanted to review the basics of Lionism. We had a fun time quizzing each other and Lions who answered incorrectly were required to perform feats of strength. I will not be more specific on record. 
To view the presentation, follow this link:
http://members.lionsclubs.org/EN/resources/leadership-resource-center/training-
resources/presentations.php 
and click on the presentation labeled “all about lions”

Reports: 

Eye Screenings (SPOT)/Children’s Books – Lion Nancy Watters 
•  We have a screening Monday at Winsor Oaks. 
•  4 lions are signed up, so we are covered. 
•  The school is in VB Central’s area but they didn’t respond, so we are going to do it. 
•  We received 532 books this year from Macy’s Reading is fundamental. These will go to Lion
Evonne Green as the district chairperson for distribution to the Headstarts in Chesapeake. (VB got
the books last year)
 
Eyeglass Recycling – Lion John Watters 
•  Next eyeglass recycling will be on Thursday Dec 10th . 10am-noon
•  You can either show up at Best Buy at 9:30 to get a ride or travel directly to the recycling center. 

Holiday Project – PCC J. Stanley Furman
•  Assignments are handed out. The JCC has been taken care of already. 
•  On Saturday Dec 12 th
, Wards Corner will have their annual Xmas party and will need volunteers.
The party benefits welfare recipients and they usually have 200-250 people turn out. The location
is Granby HS. 

Fruit Sales – Lion Jack Wagner
•  Will need orders in by Dec 9th
•  Prices are on the website. 
•  Sales are slow so far, but usually pick up in the last week as people turn in their orders. 
•  Lion Rich will send out a reminder. 

Holiday Party – Lion Nancy Watters
•  Party at the Watters!!! 
•  Dec 16th, 6 pm
•  The plan is to do heavy hor’dourves. 
•  Lions John and Nancy will provide ham biscuits and shrimp. 
•  Everyone else bring finger foods and deserts. 

Food Project – Lion Irene Conlin
•  January is hunger project month.
•  Lion Marvin is organizing a project for the zone, so we can latch onto that. 
•  Lion Nancy suggested bringing canned goods to the Holiday Party. 

Food Project – Lion Marvin Clemmons
•  Lion Marvin is interested in getting children involved in our project. 
•  Want to do a food drive in January because the food pantries get wiped out over the holidays and
need to replenish their stock. 
•  We are partnering with 3 churches. 
•  Date is Jan 16th from 11-2 pm 
•  Location is Enoch Baptist Church. 
•  We need to collect food and then work the day of. 
•  Lion Marvin will distribute a list of preferred items. 

Samaritan House – Lion Jack Wagner
•  Samaritan House is closing 2 shelters due to lack of funds. The pantry is struggling. 

LAMP – Lion John Watters 
•  Aragona Pembroke is doing a LAMP at the Salvation Army on VB Blvd on Saturday, Dec 5th

Meeting Frequency – Lion Dick Kressig
•  Lion Dick has heard other Lions talk about moving to 1 meeting per month and wanted to object
to the idea. 
•  To date, no formal proposal has been made or discussed on making such a change. 
•  It was decided this discussion would be better suited for a board meeting setting; however, the
consensus was that the board should not act changing our meeting frequency without engaging the
membership at a regular meeting. If a change is desired, the board will discuss it and formulate a
proposal at a board meeting. This proposal would then be distributed to the membership for
review and then discussed and voted on at a regular club meeting (with advance notification) to
facilitate greater participation. We will need to ensure we don’t have any guest at this meeting in
case things get heated. 
•  We are currently under contract with the hotel for 2 meetings a month with the hotel. The earliest
any changes (if so desired) are made will be 2017. 

Secretary’s Report:
•  Lion John Cranford (Treasurer of the Lions Charity Foundation of 24-D) called up because Lions
in our club have sent him checks made out the LCIF. LCIF is the big international foundation and
can be donated to via the internet. If you are trying to give to our district’s local charity
foundation, the checks need to be made out to LCF-24D. 
•  Donations to LCF-24D can be made and earmarked for use by our club. This allows you to write
off the donation on your taxes since the LCF-24D is a 503(c) and then write “Thalia” on the memo
and then the club can request the funds from LCF-24D when we want to use them (activity
money). 

Tail Twister CC Steve Rosnov.   
•  Birthdays: Lion Jeri wanted Lion Jack to sing to her. Lion Irene wanted Lion Steve to sing to her
and Lion Jim 1 picked Lion Roger. For some reason, nobody paid to have Lion Roger sing Happy
Birthday  utilizing the Queen’s English. Lion Irene paid $5 to have Lion Steve sit on her lap while
singing which is $4.75 more than any other woman would pay to have Lion Steve be near her. 
Bidding was furious, but in the end they all had to sing and it was simply awful.
•  50/50 Raffle: $23 – Lion Jack, $18 – Lion Bob
•  Progressive Raffle: Lion Roger’s ticket was pulled, but he did not pick the Queen of Hearts, so the
pot will continue to build. The Jackpot is currently up to $80. 

Meeting then adjourned at  8:04 pm.

Respectfully submitted
Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary
Thalia Lions Club 

Upcoming Events:
  Dec 5th (Sat) – LAMP at Salvation Army
  Dec 7 th (Mon) – Windsor Oaks ES Screening
  Dec 10th  (Thurs) – Eyeglass Recycling Center
  Dec 14th (Mon) – District GMT Meeting (Poquoson Community Center)
  Dec 16th  (Wed) – Holiday Party (Watters’ Residence) 
  Jan 9th  (Sat) – Guiding Lion Training (Poquoson Community Center)
  Jan 16th (Sat) – Food Drive (Enoch Baptist Church) 
  Feb 27th  (Sat) – 24-D Cabinet Meeting/Governor’s Social 
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Nov 18, 2015
OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS
The regular meeting of the Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, VA, was called to order on Nov 18, 2015, by Lion 1st Vice President Nancy Watters at 6:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Town Center, Virginia Beach, VA, with those members in attendance as shown on the Attendance Record and Guest Register.
Transcribed below is what happened at the meeting.

Call to Order at 6:30pm

Introduction of Guests: None

Song – PCC Stan Furman – “Grand Ole Flag”
Pledge of Allegianceled by Lion Marvin Clemmons
Invocation- given by Lion Bob Perrine
Our Universal Life Force, there is hardly anything more important in your plan for our lives here on earth than to serve others. So it is with that thought that we gather here tonight in fellowship.  Let us continue to serve you by serving others, and especially 
Lions serving in Yola, Nigeria after a suicide attack killed 42 and wounded more than 100 on Oct 23rd and again yesterday killing 32 and wounding 80; and 
Lions serving in Paris, France after a suicide attack killed 129 and wounded 433 on Nov 13th; and 
Lions serving in Beirut, Lebanon after a suicide attack killed 43 and wounded 239 on Nov 12th; and Lions serving in Russia after a terrorist brought down a Russian Airliner killing all 224 aboard, mostly Russians, on Oct 31st
We Lions are serving in all corner of the earth and especially in places where almost 300 terrorist attacks occurred in 2015. Amen

ATTENDAN 0 Guests 19 Members  50 Percent
Recessed for Dinner: 6:34 pm
Reconvened:   6:45 pm


Program:  Lion Marvin Clemmons (Zone G Chair OV) -        
Lion Marvin talked about the characteristics of a good club and an effective leader. We had a good discussion around the club’s vision statement. Lion Marvin talked about the differences in strategic and tactical thinking and where each type of thinking is applied in our organization. LCI is strategic, The district does both strategic and tactical and the club is tactical. Lion Marvin stressed that although we are a good, strong club, we can’t be complacent and need to continue to find ways to improve, serve or members/community, and help out struggling clubs.

Reports:

Eye Screenings (SPOT) – Lion Nancy Watters
·         We will receive 532 books from Reading is Fundamental for distribution.
·         Lion Nancy told club members not to come to the Windsor Woods screening because this school is in VB Central’s area and they were supposed to do the screening with our help. Lion Nancy showed up with Lion Sylvia in her lion suit, but nobody from VB Central showed up and Lion Nancy and Lion Sylvia took the reins and screened 92 children.
·         We are going to screen Windsor Oaks ES on Dec. 7th. This is also in VB Central’s area, but we need to do it.
·         A crew is set to do the King’s Grant screening on Nov. 19th. We expect 150 children.

Eyeglass Recycling – Lion John Watters
·         Next eyeglass recycling will be on Thursday Dec 10th . 10am-noon
·         You can either show up at Best Buy at 9:30 to get a ride or travel directly to the recycling center.
·         We’ve been having good turnouts so if you haven’t been, come out and learn the ropes.
·         This month 541 pair of glasses were turned in with 2 hearing aids.
·         Tomorrow Lion John and Lion Dick are attending the “View from Here” luncheon.
  
Holiday Project – PCC J. Stanley Furman
·         The 4 families were divvied up.
·         Lions Nancy, Aziz, and Rich will take the family with the 2 boys.
·         Lions Susie, Vickie, and Lind E. will take the family with the 7yr old girl.
·         Lions Aziz, Shelia, and Debra will take the family with the 10yr old girl.
·         Lions Stan, Jeri, Marvin, and Sylvia will take the family with the 6 yr old girl.
·         Lions Steve and Stan will coordinate with JCC to take care of a Jewish family on Hanukkah  
·         Lions who weren’t at the meeting can let PCC Stan know if they want to join one of the groups to support a family.

Refugee Support – Lion Nancy Watters
·         While at RAM-VA in Warsaw, Va. Lion Nancy met with Stan Brock who is looking for volunteers to go to Greece to help refugees under the RAM umbrella. Let Lion Nancy know if you are interested and she will get you in touch with Stan Brock.

Fruit Sales – Lion Jack Wagner
·         Will need orders in by the first week of Dec with delivery around Dec. 17th.
·         Flyers with prices are on the website.
·         There are between 60-80 oranges/tangerines in a 4/5 bushel (depending on the size of the fruit)

New Potential Fundraiser – Lion Debra Laughlin
·         We can get coupons from YNOT for a cheese pizza.
·         We sell the coupon for $10. Half goes to YNOT and the other half to the club.
·         The coupons have no expiration date.
·         We are accountable for the coupons. We either need to return any unsold coupons to YNOT or give them $5.

Making a Difference – Lion Bob Perrine.
·          In 2006 NBC’s "Making a Difference" segment on their Nightly News Show began when Senior Producer Sharon Hoffman pitched a story idea about an individual who was changing people's lives for the better.  The more the staff talked about the story, the more they realized they had something special: a legitimate good news story about a person who was making a difference. Since NBC began this series about people who were selflessly helping others, the network has been utterly overwhelmed by good news stories.
·          Inspired by the NBC series, the Thalia Lions started its own “Making a Difference” series in 2009 highlighting people who made outstanding contributions to others with disabilities in sight, hearing and diabetes; or simply by helping those less fortunate. Awards have primarily gone to Thalia Lions but sometimes folks in the surrounding communities have been featured. Thalia Lions were encouraged to nominate exceptional people, but as the program progressed, fewer and fewer submissions were made.  We need to see that trend end.  
·         The Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach salutes Lion Edgar E. DeLong, (Aug 15th 1928 - July 16, 2015) for making a difference by serving for 23 years and twice as club president. He was instrumental in establishing the District’s Bland Competition and directing their Bland Memorial Music Scholarship program for eleven years. He was chairperson of the Adult Learning Center and Princess Anne High School Scholarship program for many years, and also for many years he organized trips to the Eye Glass Recycling Center. Further, he maintained a data base for hearing aids.
·         There are few people who loved the Lions organization as much as Lion Ed. Even with failing health, Lion Ed would still attend every club meeting and work most service projects. He is the example of what a Lion should be due to his dedication, his passion, his love for other people, and his willingness to serve. Lion Ed made every situation more joyous. Every Thalia Lion who knew him will miss him. He was a true Lion. He served to his last breath.
·         Lion Irene said the following: “Lion Ed was also a true patriot and servant to the community.  I enjoyed hearing his stories about 'The War', his travels, and his experiences as a Navy Man. Being in his company was a treat, because you knew - just by talking to him - how much he enjoyed living.  And boy did he!  I agree with Lion Rich - it will be hard to imagine Thalia without Lion Ed. Tonight I will raise my glass to him in honor of his long life, and in appreciation for having known him.  I will miss him very much. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant’
·         Past District Governor Lion Debbie Ivey said the following: “Lion Ed was such an inspiration to anyone that ever met him.  I remember meeting him after he joined our Lion family and I fell in love with his spirit and dedication immediately.  His Bland Contest were the best.  He could pronounce the words to the composers, the music pieces, anything put in front of him and with such professionalism.  What a great Lion, what a great man, what a great lose. Lion Ed, you will be missed.
·         Past District Governor Donnie Johnson said the following: “Lion Ed was a GREAT Lion and will be missed beyond measure. I will miss our talks and the way he always had a joke or a special way to make you feel right at home.
·         Demonstrating what was to become a life-long passion for travel and adventure, he ran away from his New Orleans home at 13 and joined the Russell Brothers Circus in Los Angeles, CA, and later enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 15. He participated in the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa during World War II, witnessed the Atomic-Bomb tests at Bikini Atoll, sailed with the U.S. Merchant Marine and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. His final tour of duty was Director of the Naval Guided Missile School, Dam Neck, Virginia Beach, VA. Ed was a proud “Mustang” - an enlisted man who advances through the ranks - retiring as a Lieutenant Commander in 1969 after twenty six years of service. He then went on to successful careers in computers and insurance, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from St. Leo College at the age of 52.
·         In later years he turned to writing. He co-authored Golden Slippers, a musical play about the life of James Bland, composer of "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny," that was eventually produced by the theater department at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. Ed was a member of the Old Dominion University Institute for Learning in Retirement, and facilitator of the Virginia Beach Writers Association for more than twenty years, authoring numerous articles and winning several contests including second place at the New York Mills, MN-based Great American Think-Off 2012. He was a three time winner of the Valley Forge Freedoms Foundation’s “George Washington Honor Medal”. He wrote for a Norfolk radio station, for the Christopher Newport University magazine, for “Our Navy” magazine and for many other local and national magazines. As an unabashed patriot, he delivered inspiring and well-received presentations about the history and importance of the U.S. flag to many civic, school and workplace organizations. Ed's autobiography, Navy Mustang, was published in 2008 which details his adventure-filled Navy life.

From the Floor:

·         Lion John spoke about RAM Warsaw. This was the first time a RAM was held inside Virginia outside of Appalachia and the first event under the RAM-VA umbrella. It was well organized with the help of the Rappahannock School of Nursing. There were lots of volunteers including ~20 dentist, 4 ophthalmologist,  and 10 optometrist.
·         The eye clinic and dental clinic each saw around 250 people on each day.
·         6 representatives from Thalia were at the event.

Secretary’s Report:
·         The secretary is slippin’ and didn’t have anything to report.

Tail Twister CC Steve Rosnov.   
·         50/50 Raffle: $21 – PCC Stan, $17 – Lion Susie
·         Progressive Raffle: Lion John’s ticket was pulled, but he did not pick the Queen of Hearts, so the pot will continue to build. The Jackpot is currently up to $72.

Meeting then adjourned at  7:48 pm.


Respectfully submitted

Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary
Thalia Lions Club


Upcoming Events:
Ø  Nov 19th (Thurs) – Zone H Meeting (Endependence Center)
Ø  Nov 19th (Thurs) – Eyebank Luncheon
Ø  Nov 19th (Thurs) – Kings Grant ES Screening
Ø  Dec 2nd (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting
Ø  Dec 7th (Mon) – Windsor Oaks ES Screening
Ø  Dec 10th (Thurs) – Eyeglass Recycling Center
Ø  Dec 14th (Mon) – District GMT Meeting (Poquoson Community Center)
Ø  Jan 9th (Sat) – Guiding Lion Training (Poquoson Community Center)

Ø  Feb 27th (Sat) – 24-D Cabinet Meeting/Governor’s Social
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Nov 4, 2015
OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS
The regular meeting of the Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, VA, was called to order on Oct 21, 2015, by Lion President Irene Conlin at 6:40pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Town Center, Virginia Beach, VA, with those members in attendance as shown on the Attendance Record and Guest Register.
Transcribed below is what happened at the meeting.

Call to Order at 6:30pm

Introduction of Guests: 7 from Kempsville, 2 from Oceanside, 1 from Oceanview

Song – Lion Roger Snell – “God Bless America” (in honor of Lion Ed)
Pledge of Allegianceled by Lion Rich Roberts
Invocation- given by Lion John Watters
ATTENDANCE 
     10  Guests 18 Members   47 Percent

Recessed for Dinner: 6:34 pm
Reconvened:   7:00 pm


Program:  Lion Gary Coldren
           
Lion Gary showed us a lot of pictures of his sailing adventures on the Chesapeake Bay.

Reports:

Eye Screenings (SPOT) – Lion Nancy Watters
·         On the 29th we did Thalia ES and screened 92 children with 11 referrals
·         Will do Kings Grant ES in Nov. and expect approx. 130 children. We have enough people signed up to work.
·         Lion Evonne Green needs volunteers to help with “Kids in the Kitchen” at the Pembroke Mall on Nov. 14th.

Smile across the Miles – Lion Nancy Watters
·         Made over 1600 Christmas Cards and collected 300 lbs of toiletries
·         29 Lions participated and 19 children were screened.

Eyeglass Recycling – Lion John Watters
·         Next eyeglass recycling will be on Thursday Nov 12th . 10am-noon
·         You can either show up at Best Buy at 9:30 to get a ride or travel directly to the recycling center.
·         We’ve been having good turnouts so if you haven’t been, come out and learn the ropes.

VBCPS Backpack Food Stuffing – Lion Marvin Clemmons
·         LCI donated $1575 and the VB Schools Foundation added another $1500
·         We filled 1,250 bags of food
·         47 people from Anthem came out with 19 Lions.
·         Lots of positive feedback came from those who participated.
·         A similar project may be starting in Kilmarnock with the help of Lions. The area has substantial need with approximately 80% of the students on food stamps.

Peanut Fundraiser – Lion Steve Rosnov
·         Peanuts are in and already distributed.
·         Will make around $1,000
·         This was very easy to do.
·         We need to gather feedback from our customers to see if this is something we should do again.

Holiday Project – PCC J. Stanley Furman
·         We will just do Christmas (no Thanksgiving)
·         Will get one family from JCC (to diversify our religious demographics)
·         Will do 4 other families, all are single mothers with 2-3 children.

Fruit Sales – Lion Jack Wagner
·         The citrus is being picked right now.
·         Will need orders in by the first week of Dec with delivery around Dec. 17th.
·         Flyers with prices are on the website.

From the Floor:
·         Lion Dick Kressig read a thank you letter from his grandson Scotty. Scotty thanked us for our donating to his walk team at the JDRF walk for the cure.
·         Lion Jack brought up that we may need a white cane soon. Lion Debra said she would organize one in January.

Secretary’s Report:
·          Lion Ed’s wife (Ruth) is writing thank you notes to the people who donated to our club in his memory. Lion Rich provided a list of non-lions who donated to her but did not keep track of the Lions who donated. Please let Lion Rich know if you donated so he can inform Ruth.
·         Zone G meeting in Monday, Nov 9th at Buffett City on Holland Rd.
·         Zone H meeting is Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Endependence Center on VB Blvd.
·         The club taxes have been filed.
·         Bid and buy auction is this Saturday. An expensive ring and a print by a famous artist have recently been added to the auction items.
·         DG Ray is hosting guiding lion training at the Poquoson Community Center on Jan. 9th

Tail Twister CC Steve Rosnov.   
·         Birthdays: Lion Marvin choose PDG Don Burson to sing to him. Lion Jim II picked Lion Bob to sing to him. Neither was successfully in buying their way out of it. Lion Rich wanted to bring all of the clubs together, so he threw down some money to get Lion Pat and Lion Gary to sing as well. In the end, representatives from Thalia, Kempsville, Oceanside, and Oceanview all came together as a quartet to sing Happy Birthday and it was predictably awful.
·         50/50 Raffle: $24 – Lion Marvin, $23 – Lion Pat Jones
·         Progressive Raffle: Lion Nancy’s ticket was pulled, but she did not pick the Queen of Hearts, so the pot will continue to build. The Jackpot is currently up to $57.

Meeting then adjourned at  8:18 pm.


Respectfully submitted

Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary
Thalia Lions Club



Upcoming Events:
Ø  Nov 7th (Sat) – Bid Buy Auction
Ø  Nov 9th (Mon) – Zone G Meeting (Buffett City, Hollan Rd)
Ø  Nov 12th (Thurs) – Eyeglass Recycling
Ø  Nov 18th (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting
Ø  Nov 19th (Thurs) – Zone H Meeting (Endependence Center)
Ø  Nov 19th (Thurs) – Eyebank Luncheon
Ø  Nov 19th (Thurs) – Kings Grant ES Screening
Ø  Feb 27th (Sat) – 24-D Cabinet Meeting/Governor’s Social
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Oct 21, 2015 
OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS
The regular meeting of the Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, VA, was called to order on Oct 21,
2015, by Lion President Irene Conlin at 6:40pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Town Center, Virginia
Beach, VA, with those members in attendance as shown on the Attendance Record and Guest Register.
Transcribed below is what happened at the meeting.
Call to Order at 6:30pm
ATTENDANCE 2 Guests, 13 Members - 34 Percent
Recessed for Dinner: 6:44 pm, Reconvened: 7:10 pm
Program: Lion Mack Stevens – “Ready, Set, Grow”
Lion Mack summarized a presentation given by ID Jerome Thompson at the 24-D Fall Conference
centered on growing membership. We want to grow membership because more members means more
hands which means more service. We must start by asking who our customer is. We have three customers to satisfy, our members, our service partners, and the people who we serve. For our members, we must provide a purpose/task. With our service partners and those we serve, we must think about what we are promising and what we can deliver. We must make it a priority to deliver on our promises. We must ask why we have meetings and why and individual would want to come. Meetings can serve social purposes and be an opportunity to learn and organize. We must know our members and understand what they want to get out of the meeting. LCI has a program called “Your club, your way”. This program says to organize your club however works best for you. There is no rigid format which a Lion meeting must run. Disorganization is one of the biggest problems in clubs. Lion Irene wants to discuss membership ideas at our upcoming board meeting.

Reports:

Eye Screenings (SPOT) – Lion Nancy Watters
• We screened 37 at VB preschool, 109 at Malibu ES, and 137 at Trentwood ES.
• Another screening is scheduled for Oct. 29th. All the volunteer slots are filler. Will have
approximately 200 students to screen.
• Kings Grant ES screening is Nov. 19th. 3 Lions signed up, need 1 more.
• While screening at Malibu, an assist. principle from another school who has not let us in witnessed
the screening and now we have an opportunity there.
• Will look at doing a screening at Windsor Oaks ES. This is in VB Central’s territory but they
aren’t covering the school.

Smile across the Miles – Lion Nancy Watters
• 24th of October – starting at 11:30
• Will be done at the fellowship hall of Virginia Beach Christian Church (Great Neck Road)
• 65 people from Anthem are signed up to work this event with us.
• We need more Lions. E-mail Lion Nancy if you want to work.

Eyeglass Recycling – Lion John Watters
• 6 people worked 2 hours each on Oct 8th.
• Next eyeglass recycling will be on Thursday Nov 12th . 10am-noon
• You can either show up at Best Buy at 9:30 to get a ride or travel directly to the recycling center.

Eyebank Luncheon – Lion John Watters
• Donor families and recipients will speak about their experiences.
• 1 or 2 people can go with Lion John.
• Noon on Nov. 19th

VBCPS Backpack Food Stuffing – Lion Marvin Clemmons
• The event will occur on Thursday, Oct 22 from 4:30-6:30pm
• Location is Corporate Landing ES.
• We will need 30-35 lions.
• 18 Lions currently registered with 86 from Anthem.
• Lion Marvin’s full report is attached.

Traveling Leo – Lion Steve Rosnov
• We are scrapping the goal of visiting all 9 zones due to lack of interest.
• We could not get enough Lions to make the trip to Lancaster.
• We will visit 4 zones to get the patch. We have visited 3 already.
• We will visit Little Creek (Zone E) in the future to get the 4th zone.

Peanut Fundraiser – Lion Steve Rosnov
• Going to submit order Friday.
• Send in any outstanding orders now.
• Will tally up all the revenue/profit numbers and submit to the club.

Holiday Project – PCC J. Stanley Furman
• We will just do Christmas (no Thanksgiving)
• Will get one family from JCC (to diversify our religious demographics)

Adult Learning Center LMSHU – Lion Jeri Furman
• 9 Lions participated
• We screened 99 students for sight and hearing
• We screened 87 students for blood sugars with 4 referals
• The students originate from all over the world.

Secretary’s Report:
• We will have a board meeting on Wed, Oct 28th at Lion Marvin’s house.
• We will have a traveling leo visit us (Kempsville) at our Nov 4th meeting.

Tail Twister CC Steve Rosnov.
• Birthdays: Due to the small crowd, We deferred Oct birthdays to Nov. (This way we can get
money out of Kempsville)

• 50/50 Raffle: 2 drawings: $15 – Lion Jim 1, $14 – Lion Linda H.

• Progressive Raffle: Lion John’s ticket was pulled, but he did not pick the Queen of Hearts, so the
pot will continue to build. The Jackpot is currently up to $55.

Meeting then adjourned at 8:22 pm.
Respectfully submitted
Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary
Thalia Lions Club

Upcoming Events:
Oct 22nd (Thurs) – School Backpacks - Corporate Landing ES (4:30pm – 6:30pm)
Oct 24th (Sat) – Smiles across the Miles (VB Christian Church) (11:30am-4pm)
Oct 28th (Wed) – Board Meeting (Lion Marvin’s House)
Oct 29th (Thurs) – Children’s Eye Screening
Nov 4th (Wed) – Regular Club meeting
Nov 7th (Sat) – Bid Buy Auction
Nov 12th (Thurs) – Eyeglass Recycling
Nov 19th (Thurs) – Eyebank Luncheon
Nov 19th (Thurs) – Kings Grant ES Screening

Feb 27th (Sat) – 24-D Cabinet Meeting/Governor’s Social
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Oct 7, 2015
OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS
The regular meeting of the Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, VA, was called to order on Oct 07, 2015, by Lion 1VP Nancy Watters at 6:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Town Center, Virginia Beach, VA, with those members in attendance as shown on the Attendance Record and Guest Register.
Transcribed below is what happened at the meeting.

Call to Order at 6:30pm

Introduction of Guests: None

Song – Lion Jim Healy – “Grand Old Flag” (in honor of Lion Ed)
Pledge of Allegianceled by Lion Steve Rosnov
Invocation- given by Lion Dick Kressig
ATTENDANCE      0  Guests  20 Members  53 Percent
Recessed for Dinner: 6:33 pm
Reconvened:   6:46 pm


Program:  Lion Marvin Clemmons – Club Rebuilding
           
Lion Marvin is our zone chair and on the GLT committee as the club revitalization specialist. He started to give this talk at Fall Conference by The DG and I kept trying to cut him off (to little avail). Not because of the quality of the information, but because we were on a time crunch and this topic really should be a program instead of a 3 minute report, so he is going around the district giving this presentation. Lion Marvin gave his talk during dinner to cut down the meeting length, which worked out pretty well.

Encl(1) – Rebuilding – What Can We Do as a District.

After Lion Marvin was finished, Lion Nancy thanked him and spoke briefly about all the good things Lion Marvin is doing for the zone and the district and how he is destined to take on higher levels of leadership within the district. This was an awesome segway because..

Lion Marvin announced his intention to run for 2VDG at the State Convention and asked for the club’s support. PCC Stan made a motion that the Thalia Lions endorse Lion Marvin’s candidacy. I think everyone seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Reports:

Being Visible – Lion Vickie Kennedy
·         Lion Vickie stopped at a store on her way to the meeting, proudly wearing her Lion shirt. She was asked by two young (20s) people about the Lions and told them about who we are and what we do. They were very interest and Lion Vickie gave them our contact info. This show the importance of wearing our logos.
·         PCC Stan recommends wearing your pin every single day because people will ask about it.

Eye Screenings (SPOT) – Lion Nancy Watters
·         We have two scheduled:
o   14/15 Oct at Malibu ES
o   19 Oct at Trentwood ES
·         The schools are getting tighter on security and you need to be approved (in advance) before you get in.
·         Lion Sylvia dresses up in her Lion suit for each screening which the children love.
·         Let Lion Nancy know if you want to work these screenings.
·         We are tentatively looking at doing King’s Grant ES in Nov.

Smile across the Miles – Lion Nancy Watters
·         24th of October – starting at 11:30
·         Will be done at the fellowship hall of Virginia Beach Christian Church (Great Neck Road)
·         52 people from Anthem are signed up to work this event with us. (they’re capping at 65)
·         Bring Christmas/Holiday Cards. (You can get 14 for $1 at the dollar store)
·         E-mail Lion Nancy if you want to work.
·         Bring items (toiletries for the troops) our meeting on 21st if you want to donate.

Eyeglass Recycling – Lion John Watters
·         Next eyeglass recycling will be on Thursday Oct 8th . 10am-noon
·         You can either show up at Best Buy at 9:30 to get a ride or travel directly to the recycling center.

VBCPS Backpack Food Stuffing – Lion Marvin Clemmons
·         The event will occur on Thursday, Oct 22 from 4:30-6:30pm
·         Location is Corporate Landing ES
·         We received the $1,575 check from LCI. There were questions about if this was a matching grant and where the match is coming from. Lion Marvin will investigate. There are a lot of players involved with this.
·         Lion Marvin will be surveying the site on Oct 8th to nail down the logistics and what our responsibilities are going to be.
·         We will need 30-35 lions.
·         The school district will order the food from Sysco and we will pay for it.
·         More details are to come and Lion Marvin will send out a sign up sheet.


Vanguard Landing Greenhouse – Lion Nancy Watters
·         We are partnering on this with the Princess Anne Lions
·         This is occurring this Sunday (Oct 11th) from 10:30 to 3pm
·         Location is 2020 princess anne road.
·         36 people from Anthem have signed up.
·         We will be erecting the greenhouse, doing gardening, planting, and painting.  
·         Let Lion Rich know if you plan on attending and he will coordinate with PA Lions.

Traveling Leo – Lion Steve Rosnov
·         Lion Steve planned a traveling leo to New Kent County next Thursday. Dive time ~1:15 (maybe with no tunnel traffic)
·         Only Lion Marvin volunteered, so we were two short.
·         A visit to Hampton – Phoebus is scheduled for Nov. 19th.
·         Lion John brought up that he is traveling to Kilmarnock (Lancaster Lions) to give a program on Oct 27. He seemed hopeful (but not confident) that he could convince his wife to accompany him, which would mean we could do a traveling leo if two more club members would join him.
·         Lion Rich noted that both Lancaster and New Kent are zone A clubs, so the trip to Lancaster would satisfy that requirement (and is further away).
·         Lions Nancy,  Steve, Jack, and Marvin agreed to go to Lancaster and the trip to New Kent was canceled.
·         The current plan is to meet at the Lake Wright Quality Inn (Northampton Blvd) around 3:30 to carpool up.

Peanut Fundraiser – Lion Steve Rosnov
·         We will collect individual orders until Oct 21st (a meeting night) and then submit one big order to the manufacturer.
·         This will be a trial run, but things are looking good so far.

Holiday Party – PCC J. Stanley Furman
·         CoVB Health and Human Services wants to know if we are going to do this again and how many families.
·         4 seemed to be the magic number

Adult Learning Center LMSHU – Lion Rich Roberts
·         We are scheduled for Oct 21st from 10-2
·         Lion Jerry is our driver.
·         The blood sugar screening kit was requested.
·         Lion Rich will send out a sign up sheet.

Citrus Sale - Lion Jack Wagner
·         The cost on a few items went up 25 cents
·         This year was a good crop
·         Lion Jack will send Lion Rich the flyer to distribute to the club.
·         Dec 9th will be the last day for orders and delivery will be the following week.
·         Lion Jack recommends raising prices.
·         PCC Stan made a motion to raise the price of 4/5 bushels by $1 and 2/5 bushels by 50 cents. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

Samaritan House – Lion Jack Wagner
·         The Church of Ascension is having their annual food drive with the participation of Samaritan House.  
·         Lion Jack is taking contributions for the Samaritan House panty.

Secretary’s Report:
·         The district needs guiding lions. Our club is blessed with many capable leaders who could help guide new clubs and revitalize struggling clubs. There are currently 5 counties in the district with no lion presence (King William; King & Queen; Sussex; Charles City; and Richmond County). Currently Tappahannock has a branch club in King William county with 18 members. They are going strong and will likely charter this year. They already have plans to start a branch club in King & Queen as soon as they charter. There is also potential for a branch club of Surry Lions to start in Sussex county. There is a women’s social group in Sussex County (approx 12 members) which one of the Surry members belongs to. The group wants to re-organize as a service organization and the district is working with them towards becoming a Lions Club. There is the possibility of starting either a campus club or a branch at CNU. The Sorority Delta Gamma has expressed interest since their mission is sight. The Sorority has done projects with York County Lions and Denbigh in the past. There is also interest at ODU and VoTech. Another thing clubs can do is add a Children First Branch. Children First branches/clubs make serving children their primary mission. North Accomack on the eastern shore was down to 3 members and about to fold, but the redesignated as a children first club which revitalized them and they are growing again (up to 10 members).
·         Growing the district is important since redistricting MD-24 is inevitable, whether we do it by choice or if it is forced by LCI. The state is likely to reduce from 6 districts to 4. The stronger our region is, the more centralized our new district will be.
·         Lion Jeff Gaddis (Gloucester Lions) announced he is running for 2VDG at Fall Conference.
·         PID Wayne Davis (District 24-C) announced he is running for 3rd International Vice President. PCC Chet Krammer (Williamsburg Host) will run PID Wayne’s campaign in District 24-D. PID Wayne will be our guest speaker at our 50th charter night in April.
·         Kempsville  is sending a traveling leo our way on Nov. 4th.
·         Lion Rich presented Lion Vickie with a Certificate of Appreciation which IPDG Pam Kidwell awarded her at Fall Conference for her excellent work last year as the District’s Bland Contest Chair.
·         We will have a board meeting on Wed, Oct 28th at Lion Marvin’s house.


Tail Twister CC Steve Rosnov.   
·         Birthdays: Will do them on 10/21
·         50/50 Raffle: 2 drawings: $25 – Lion Marvin; $13 – Lion Roger Snell
·         Progressive Raffle: Lion Nancy’s ticket was pulled, but she did not pick the Queen of Hearts, so the pot will continue to build. The Jackpot is currently up to $49.

Meeting then adjourned at 8:22 pm.

Respectfully submitted

Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary
Thalia Lions Club

Upcoming Events:

Ø  Oct 8th (Thurs) – Eyeglass Recycling
Ø  Oct 11th (Sun) – Vanguard Landing Greenhouse (11am-3)
Ø  Oct 14/15 (Wed/Thur) – SPOT Screening (Malibu ES)
Ø  Oct 19 (Mon) – SPOT Screening (Trentwood ES)
Ø  Oct 21st (Wed) – S&H Van – Adult Learning Center (10pm-2pm)
Ø  Oct 21st (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting (Peanut Orders Due)
Ø  Oct 22nd (Thurs) – School Backpacks - Corporate Landing ES (4:30pm – 6:30pm)
Ø  Oct 24th (Sat) – Smiles across the Miles (VB Christian Church) (11:30am-4pm)
Ø  Oct 27th (Tues) – Traveling Leo (Lancaster Lions)
Ø  Oct 28th (Wed) – Board Meeting (Lion Marvin’s House)
Ø  Nov 4th (Wed) – Regular Club meeting

Ø  Nov 7th (Sat) – Bid Buy Auction
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Sep 2, 2015
OFFICIAL MINUTES OF REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS
The regular meeting of the Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, VA, was called to order on Sep 02, 2015, by Lion President Irene Conlin at 6:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Town Center, Virginia Beach, VA, with those members in attendance as shown on the Attendance Record and Guest Register.
Transcribed below is what happened at the meeting.

Call to Order at 6:30pm

Introduction of Guests: Tim Hewitt – President of Norfolk Ronald McDonald House Charities Board of Directors

Song – Lion Jim Gander – “God Bless America”
Pledge of Allegianceled by Lion Mike Coren
Invocation- given by PCC Stan Furman
ATTENDANCE      1  Guests  23 Members   61 Percent
 Recessed for Dinner: 6:33 pm  Reconvened:   7:00 pm


Program:  Tim Hewitt – “Ronald McDonald House Charities” 
           
Tim joined the RMH board in 2001 after his own experiences using the house. RMH offers families a “home away from home” so they can be with their children while they are in the hospital. Tim showed a 5 min video with testimonials from individuals who have stayed at the house and the impact it had on them.
Tim shared his touching story about his daughter’s struggle with cancer. She was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 7 when he was stationed in Newport, RI. Tim first ran across the Lions clubs there because the local club offered free babysitting to parents so they could be with their sick child at the hospital. Eventually the cancer went into remission and he got stationed in Norfolk. Eventually the cancer came back and they started the fight again at CHKD.  They did not use the RMH in Norfolk because they lived here. Tim had the highest praise for the doctors and nurses who work at CHKD and said the community needs to be supportive of such a wonderful hospital. Again the cancer went into remission and then again came back. This time they had to go to Duke Medical and his daughter received bone marrow transplants. Although she survived the transplant, it did not fully cure her and she was accepted into St. Judes Hospital in Tennessee. This is where he first utilized the Ronald McDonald House. He and his wife alternated 4-5 day periods staying at St. Jude with his daughter. She would fly home to Norfolk, and he would fly out to Tennessee and vice versa. They always flew TransAir and the crews knew them by name. They did this for several months and stayed at the Ronald McDonald House while there. They have a large, 120 bed facility there. The RMH started in 1974. A LB for the Philadelphia Eagles had a sick child and wanted to stay with his daughter while she was in the hospital. After the experience he said, there has to be a better way for parents than living out of vending machines. He went to the Eagles Ownership and they agreed to find a solution. They started the first house in Philadelphia. Eventually McDonalds got involved and now there are 349 houses in 60 countries. McDonalds provides oversight and management but not funding. The local houses each do their own fundraising from their communities. The local house asks for a $25 a night donation from families, but does not require them to pay anything if they can’t afford it. Some don’t pay anything, some pay much, much more. He has seen families give up everything for their children. They have given up their jobs, their houses, and their savings to be with their kids, which is why they don’t make them pay.
Lion Vickie took this opportunity to pitch their “Red Shoe at the Zoo” fundraising event which is Sept 12 and $40 a ticket. They will have a seafood feast, beer, wine, and children’s activities.


Reports:

Eye Screenings/Smiles Across the Miles/Shop for Cause – Lion Nancy Watters
·         We have 2 Head Start screenings coming up on the 23rd and 24th.
·         The Head Starts are small and Lion Nancy has the Lions she needs.
·         More screenings are to come as we will schedule our elementary schools soon.
·         Smiles Across the Miles will be at VB Christian Church (Great Neck Road) on Sept 24th.
·         We need old Christmas Cards. The children will cut the fronts out, paste them on card stock and decorate them to make new cards.
·         We need to collect items to give to the USO for distribution to the troops. Lion Nancy passed out a list of desired items. Many push is for travel sized toiletries.
·         Thalia will set up and provide cookies. Town Center Blind Lions are taking care of everything else.
·         We sold all the Macy’s tickets for “Shop for a Cause” which netted the club $1000 for our activity account.


Eyeglass Recycling – Lion John Watters
·         Next eyeglass recycling will be on Thursday Sept 10th. 10am-noon
·         It is always the second Thursday of the month, although Lion John managed somehow to show up on the wrong Thursday last month.
·         You can either show up at Best Buy at 9:30 to get a ride or travel directly to the recycling center.

Peanut Fundraiser/Traveling Leo – Lion Steve Rosnov
·         We’re going to sell peanuts. The club will make 60% margin on the peanuts we sell.
·         The shipping fee is $40 per order.
·         Order forms were on the tables and Lion Rich e-mailed them out.
·         Lion Nancy made a custom order form to e-mail to prospective buyers. Lion Rich e-mailed it out. Lion Steve e-mailed out the form and sold $90 worth of peanuts in a couple hours; however, most of that $90 came from his beloved Buttercup.
·         We intend to stock some peanuts at Paul’s Garage to sell year round. Nick has already agreed to do this for us.
·         We will collect individual orders until Oct 21st (a meeting night) and then submit one big order to the manufacturer.
·         We have a traveling Leo to Gloucester scheduled for Thursday, Sept 10th. Originally Lion Rich committed to go but then realized he double booked himself because he is supposed to go the York County Lions meeting that night with the DG. Lion Jack, Lion Steve, and Lion Marvin committed to go. Lion Vickie offered to take Lion Rich’s place only to back out as well due to prior commitments. All was resolved when we were able to rope our esteemed Past Council Chair J. Stanley Furman into making the trip.

VBCPS Backpack Food Stuffing – Lion Marvin Clemmons
·         The event will occur on Thursday, Oct 22 from 4:30-6:30pm
·         Location is Corporate Landing ES
·         Lion Marvin is setting up a meeting with the school’s event coordinator. He wants to iron out the details. The school district does this all the time and has it down to a science, so after the meeting Lion Marvin will know what we need to do and how to assign areas of responsibility.

Vanguard Landing Greenhouse – Lion President Irene Conlin
·         We are partnering on this with the Princess Anne Lions
·         Region III submitted a grant request for $5000 as part of the LCI/Anthem month of service; however, the project did not receive full funding. LCI said they would allocate $2500 to the project on the condition that the clubs of Virginia Beach come up with the other $2500.
·         2VDG Beth sent a request out to the clubs asking that they each pitch in $500 so we can get the match from LCI.
·         We discussed this at last week’s board meeting, but we don’t have enough money in our activity account to support this. We decided to ask individual club members to donate towards the cause and establish a pass through account with the 24-D charity foundation so the individual lions could take advantage of the tax write-off.
·         As usual with Thalia, the $500 was raised in like 5 seconds. We ended up collecting $679 for the Thalia pass through account in total.

Adult Learning Center LMSHU – Lion Rich Roberts
·         Lion Rich called the Adult Learning Center to schedule bring out the sight and hearing van to screen their students.
·         They want to target October. It will either be a Tues, Wed, or Thursday.
·         The S&H Van’s schedule is wide open in that timeframe.
·         They are going to get back to Lion Rich in a couple days with a couple of possible dates and Lion Rich will schedule the van.

24-D Charity Foundation/Club Cookout – PCC Stan Furman
·         Bid buy auction is Oct 3rd. (Charity foundation’s biggest fundraiser)
·         Also selling raffle tickets for $5.
·         Need items for donation. (2 kayaks will be up for auction thanks to Lion Irene)
·         The bid-buy acution made $19-20K last year but the foundation doled out $118K.
·         The $250 service grant is available again this year. We didn’t qualify last year. We need 14 people (not necessarily Lions) to qualify. People can register in advance on the website. This is helpful for non-lions to get counted towards our club.
·         The club annual cook-out will be on Sept 16th (in lieu of our regular meeting) at PCC Stan’s house.
·         The club will supply the burger, hot dogs, and condiments. The rest will be pot-luck.
·         No need to coordinate dishes. It always tends to work out.
·         No glass will be allowed.

Scholarship – Lion Bob
·         Lion Bob and 10 members of the club had dinner with our two scholarship recipients on Aug 19th.
·        They are both phenomenal students with bright futures ahead of them. Attending at Tupelo Honey, Town Center were Lion Steve and his wife Dian Rosnov, Lion Mike Coren, Lion Bob Perrine and his wife Barbette and guests of honor Peter Nguyen and his two sisters, and Amanda Ponack and her mother. Both Peter and Amanda were awarded $1,000.  Peter will be attending George Mason University and Amanda will attend James Madison University.

Lion John Watters reported that Thalia had 14 lions present at the annual Lions Medical Eyebank Dinner on Aug. 19th.

Lion Jack Wagner announced he will receive this year’s price list for the fruit sale soon.

Secretary’s Report:
·         Cat caught his tongue. For the first time in his life, had nothing.
·         He should have at least plugged the upcoming Fall Conference.


Tail Twister CC Steve Rosnov.   
·         Birthdays: It was a full house. Lion Fran asked for Lion Jack to sing to her. Lion Roger asked for Lion Aziz to sing to him. Lion Dick asked for Lion Jeri to sing to him and PCC Stan wanted Lion Debra to sing to him. Poor PCC Stan did not get his birthday wish. Lion Bob was slingin’ big bucks to keep her from singing. Lion Rich tried to get her to sing but he could not defeat Lion Bob. Lion Jack ended up singing in Polish and Lion Aziz did his rendition in Farsi. We saved the best for last as Lion Jeri clean-up and stole the show with her moving vocal execution of Happy Birthday.
·         50/50 Raffle: 2 drawings: $24 – Lion Rich; $18 – Lion Jim 1.
·         Progressive Raffle: Lion Roger’s ticket was pulled, but he did not pick the Queen of Hearts, so the pot will continue to build. The Jackpot is currently up to $42.

Meeting then adjourned at 8:28 pm.


Respectfully submitted
Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary
Thalia Lions Club

Upcoming Events:

Ø  Sept 3rd (Thurs) – Region II Meeting (Hibachi Grill, VB Blvd)
Ø  Sept 10th (Thurs) – Eyeglass Recycling
Ø  Sept 10th (Thurs) – Traveling Leo (Gloucester)
Ø  Sept 16th (Wed) – Club Cookout (PCC Stan’s house)
Ø  Sept 19th (Sat) – Low Vision Tech Expo – VB Central Library (10am-4pm)
Ø  Sept 20th (Sun) – JDRF Walk for the Cure
Ø  Sept 23/24 (Wed-Th) – Head Start screenings
Ø  Sept 25/26th (Fri-Sat) – 24-D Fall Conference, Crowne Plaze – Hampton
Ø  Oct 3rd (Sat) – 24-D Charity Foundation Bid-Buy Auction, Oak Grove United Methodist Church
Ø  Oct 22nd (Thurs) – School Backpacks
Ø  Oct 24th (Sat) – Smiles across the Miles


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Aug 26, 2015 - OFFICIAL MINUTES OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
The Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, Virginia, held a Board Meeting at Lion Steve’s House, on
Aug 26, 2015. The meeting was called to order at 6:35 p.m. by Lion President Irene Conlin who acted as chairman, with the following board members and regular members in attendance:
Lion Irene Conlin,
President
Lion Rich Roberts,
Secretary
Lion Marvin Clemmons,
3rd VP
Lion Vickie Kennedy, Treasurer
Lion Linda Harrison, Director
Lion Linda Eggleston
Lion Stan Furman, Director
Lion Jeri Furman
Lion Mike Coren, Lion Tamer
Lion Steve Rosnov, Tail Twister
Lion Nancy Watters, 1st VP
Lion John Watters
Lion Debra Laughlin, 2nd VP
Minutes of Business Meeting
The meeting was called to order at 6:35 p.m. by Lion President Irene Conlin. Lion Rich
Roberts confirmed a quorum of directors (10) was present.
1. Lion Linda E. discussed procedures for the sight chair. We currently by $50 vouchers from
Lens Crafters (they come in books of 10). We may not need to utilize these anymore since
Lion Dan has offered to do 4 free exams per month and we generally only need 3-4 per
month. If we need to do additional exams, we can usually work with Dr. Bond to give us a
good deal.
2. The committees are straight and Lion Rich will send out the list. We probably don’t need
many of the committees since many “committees” are simply once a year projects which
we can Lion-up at the appropriate time. The board will look at streamlining this at a
future date.
3. Lion Marvin discussed the Virginia Beach Schools Backpack Food Stuffing project. His
report (with my scribbles) is attached as Encl (1).
4. Lion Steve has researched potential new fundraisers. He looked at selling peanuts and
candles. Peanuts looked to be the best one to start with. He researched 3 peanut
manufacturers and believes the Peanut Roasters is the best bet. The products would sell
at around 50-60% margin and shipping costs is about 40 cents per unit. They are
manufactured in NC. We can sell the non-perishable peanuts (those without chocolate)
year round in Paul’s Garage. Nick has agreed to do this. The key question was when to do
it. We don’t want it competing with the fruit sale. We also felt peanuts is a fall time food
and wouldn’t be attractive in the spring time. We decided to do a push to conduct the
sale in Sept-Oct, with final orders needing to be placed by Oct. 21st. This will give time for
delivery for those who want to have the peanuts at Thanksgiving. Lion Rich will distribute
a flyer. We did not discuss details on candles, but may look at that in the spring/Easter
timeframe.
5. Lion President Irene discussed the Greenhouse for Vanguard Landing. Princess Anne Lions
is the lead club for that project. Anthem/LCI will grant $2,500 toward the project if the VB
clubs can come up with the other $2,500 that is needed. Lion Beth is asking each club for
$500. Our activity fund is already strapped and things are going to be tight even with the
additional fundraisers. Lion Stan suggested asking individual club members to make
donations to the 24-D Charity Foundation and earmark the money for our club. That way
they can get the tax deduction and we can then use these funds for the matching
Anthem/LCI grant. Lion Rich also suggested reaching out to Ward Corner although they
are not in VB, since they have a lot of money and typically support district causes
financially. Lion Nancy made a motion (Lion Marvin second) that we make individual
contributions to the Charity Foundation for this cause. Motion passed unanimously.
6. We discussed who was going to assume the duties of hearing aide recycling and picking
up glasses since Lion Ed is no longer here to do it. Picking up the hearing aids from the
EGRC is really a district function, but Lion Ed always did it. Lion John said he would pick
them up and get them to PID Hauser. Lion Steve agreed to check the eyeglass recycling
boxes we have scattered around Virginia Beach.
7. Lion Steve made a motion (Lion Nancy seconded) to rename our scholarships as the “Lion
Ed Memorial Scholarships. We agreed this is what he would want. Motion passed
unanimously.
8. Lion Debra asked for bios from all our female club leadership so she can compile the
information for the Tidewater Women’s Magazine.
9. Lion Nancy discussed the other project involving Anthem, Smiles Across the Miles. This
will be done 2 days after the VBCPS food backpacks on Oct 24th. We will have 25-35
people from Anthem. We will make Christmas cards and it is a great opportunity to
involve children to do the decorating. Will also need toiletries. The event will be at Lion
Nancy’s Church.
10. Lion Nancy reported that at the blood drive we sold $214 in brooms (which wasn’t great)
but we collected 37 pints of blood (which is awesome).
11. We have a traveling leo schedule for Sept 10th in Gloucester. Lion Stan, Marvin, & Rich
plan to go. Lion Stan will go if nobody else will volunteer.
Meeting adjourned at 8:12 pm.
Respectfully submitted:
Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary

Attachment: Encl (1) – Lion Marvin’s
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Aug 5, 2015 - The regular meeting of the Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, VA, was called to order on Aug 05, 2015, by Lion President Irene Conlin at 6:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Town Center, Virginia Beach, VA, with those members in attendance as shown on the Attendance Record and Guest Register.
Transcribed below is what happened at the meeting.

Call to Order at 6:30pm

Introduction of Guests: None

Song – Lion Debra Laughlin – “Grand Old Flag” – in honor of Lion Ed
Pledge of Allegianceled by Lion Steve Rosnov
Invocation- given by Lion Jim Healy
ATTENDANCE 
0  Guests 19 Members  50 Percent
Recessed for Dinner: 6:33 pm - Reconvened:   7:00 pm


Program:  Lion Rich Roberts – “Club Building Activities”
           
At the last board meeting, the board decided that 2 speakers a month was too much burden on the program chair and can make meetings too long with all the business we need to cover. The board decided to scale back to one speaker a month. In the month we don’t have a speaker, we will engage in “club building activities”. This will take different forms, such as member ideation sessions, Lions specific learning, and leadership development.
For this session, Lion Rich formulated 2 questions:
·         What is one thing the club can do to have a positive net increase in membership by June 30, 2016.
·         What is one thing the club could do to better market/publicize what the club does and communicate the value of Lions to the community by June 30, 2016.

Each table was handed a card with one of these two questions. The group was given 10 minutes to discuss the question and come up with ideas which would be presented to the group at the end of the 10 minutes. 8 minutes in, the group was informed that the person with the least amount of time in Lions would be the presenter for their group.

Lion Linda E. presented for her table. They had the membership question.
·         Decrease from 2 meetings a month to 1
·         Do tea and desert instead of dinner to shorten meetings
·         Tell friends about service projects
·         Invite friends to service projects
·         Take guest to tour the eyebank
·         Use volunteers efficiently (don’t have too many people at projects with nothing to do)
·         Do a family service project where people can bring their kids. For example, clean the bay.

Lion Jim G. presented for his table. They had the market and publicize question.
·         Publicize every event we do. Not after, but before. We can use the calendar features of Facebook.
·         Take photos with your cell phone at service projects. The photos can be directly distributed to your friends via social media such as Facebook and Twitter. As the photos and status updates hit your friend’s feeds, they will see what you are doing and will probably ask you about Lions.
·         Send articles on our projects into the Beacon.

Lion Shelia presented for her table. They had the market and publicize question.
·         Utilize social media accounts and the Beacon.
·         Tidewater Women’s Magazine likes to publish profiles and interviews of strong women leaders. We have many great candidates in our club, such as Lion Debra and the work she does with Visionwalk. 2VDG Beth would also be a great candidate.

Lion Bob presented for his table. They had the membership question.
·         We need to develop a 3 sentence ad which conveys who we are and what we do. Members need to have this down pat and be able to deliver it when asked about Lions. If it is too long, they tune out.
·         Lion Stan brought up the fact that nobody addressed retention as part of the equation and the need to engage our current Lions, especially the new ones.

Lion Marvin was a table of 1. His question was the marketing and publicize question.
·         Contact churches and determine what community services they provide. Inform them of what we do and let them know about the grants we have available.
·         Assist them and get it listed in their bullitens. Perform large projects, potentially with multiple clubs, and get it in the news.
·         Attempt to establish branch clubs in the church.

Lion Jim G. asked how we bridge the gap to younger people. Lion Marvin suggested utilizing more technology and offering on-line meeting alternatives. Lion Stan suggested starting a branch club which consist solely of younger members.

Lion Irene presented for the head table. They had the membership question.
·         Reach out to other community organizations and get involved with them. This is how we got Lion Irene and Lion Debra.
·         Network with the individuals in these community organizations and find common projects and place where can help each other. Look for synergies and develop connections.

The discussion was lively. The board will review the ideas and develop action plans to make Thalia a stronger club.

Reports:

Eye Screenings/Shop for Cause/Blood Drive – Lion Nancy Watters Impersonator, Lion Rich
·         Blood drive is Aug 17th at VB Christian Church. We will sell brooms. Lion Jack placed an order to replenish our broom supply.
·         If you want to give blood, you need to register with the Red Cross ahead if time. Lion Rich will resend the information. If you want to sell brooms, Lion Nancy has a sign-up sheet.
·         Lion Rich reminded everyone who sold Macy’s tickets to let Lion Nancy know since she has to report how many we have sold on Friday.

Eyeglass Recycling/RAM/LMED – Lion John Watters Impersonator, Lion Rich
·         The Lions Medical Eyebank Annual dinner is Aug. 19th at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. It is $35 per ticket.
·         7 lions are planning on going (not including Lion John and Nancy who will be at the head table) so we don’t have enough to get a whole table. Since the club is not reserving a whole table, individuals will register themselves. Since so many Lions will be at the LMEB dinner, and Lion Rich will be out of town, it was decided to cancel our next meeting.
·         Lion Vickie will cancel with the hotel so we don’t get charged.
·         Lion Bob was planning on having our scholarship winners come to that meeting. Due to their class schedule, they won’t be able to make a later meeting, so Lion Bob is going to take them out to dinner and any other club members are welcome to attend.
·         Eyeglass recycling will occur on Thursday, August 13th. Lion Rich had a bag of glasses collected by Lion Roger. Lion Jim said he planned on working the recycling center that day, so Lion Rich handed the glasses off to Lion Jim.

PCC Stan Furman
·         PCC Stan made a motion that is we don’t have to pay the hotel for the canceled meeting, then the club should pay for Lion Bob to take the scholarhip winner’s out to dinner. Motions was seconded and passed unanimously.
·         We’ll have our annual cookout during on the 3rd Wednesday in September. (Sept. 16th)
·         We will most likely have our 50th Charter Night at the Hilton Garden Inn. They have a ballroom which will accommodate 75 people. We will probably do it on a Saturday evening in April.

Day of Service – Lion President Irene Conlin
·         Lions are partnering with Anthem to do service projects. Anthem’s CEO is pledging money of manpower.
·         Thalia is sponsoring the backpack program with VB Schools.
·         We will also support the “smiles across the miles” which is being lead by VB TC Blind Lions and building a greenhouse for Vangard Landing which is being lead by Princess Anne Lions.

Lion President Irene presented Lion Bob with an award for our club website which he maintains. Our website won 2nd place in the state competition. The 1st place award was won by Kempsville Lions.

Lion Jack Wagner
·         We need to organize a white cane soon.
·         Lion Debra asked what needs to be done. We have blanket permission from the owner of the shopping center to do them anytime we want. We just need to get a sign-up sheet and go out there.
·         Lion Jack is accepting donations for Samaritan House. They are currently hurting pretty bad and need a lot of supplies.

24-D Charity Foundation – PCC Stan Furman
·         Bid buy auction is Oct 3rd. (Charity foundation’s biggest fundraiser)
·         Also selling raffle tickets for $5.
·         Need items for donation.
·         The bid-buy acution made $19-20K last year but the foundation doled out $118K.
·         The $250 service grant is available again this year. We didn’t qualify last year.

Lion Marvin Clemmons
·         Passed out key chains “think about membership”
·         He wants us to give them away to potential members.

Lion Jeri Furman
·         Lion Brad was bitten by his dog. Lion Jeri passed around a get well card.

RMH “Red Shoe at the Zoo – Lion Vickie Kennedy
·         Fundraiser for RMH. $40 per ticket.
·         Seafood feast, plus beer and wine.
·         Sept 12th 12-3 at the Norfolk Zoo.

JDRF – Lion Dick Kressig
·         The walk for the cure will be on Sunday, Sept. 20th. Scotty will lead a team again.

Secretary’s Report:
·         We are doing a traveling leo to Southside on Thursday. Lions Rich, Steve, Marvin, and Jim H. are attending.
·         Apparently Lion Rich sent out an e-mail about organizing a traveling leo to Oceanside on Monday but he has no recollection of doing so. It appears we have enough Lions to qualify.
·         Lion Rich received peanut samples from Whitley’s Virginia Peanuts. Norfolk Host uses them as a fundraiser and the club handed them a copy of our district directory, so every club received peanuts and fundraising info from the company. Lion Steve took the peanuts and information since he had been researching alternative fundraising options. The peanuts will likely be sampled at the next board meeting.
·         Region III meeting is Aug 12th at Crazy Buffett in Chesapeake.
·         Sept 25-26 is the Fall Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Hampton.
·         Still working on dues. 6 are left outstanding.
·         So far we have received $790 in donations in memory of Lion Ed. The board will decide how to allocate the money. The initial though was to do something regarding the Bland Contest since that was so near and dear to Lion Ed’s heart. Lion Dick correctly pointed out that Lion Ed was also very passionate about our ALC scholarship. We could also do something with both. This will be decided at the next board meeting.
·         Lion Jack said we should send a thank you to the people who have donated. Lion Rich will take care of this.

Tail Twister CC Steve Rosnov.   
·         Birthdays – None present
·         50/50 Raffle: $18 – Lion Vickie, $12 – Lion Vickie!!!!, a thalia coffee mug – Lion Rich
·         Progressive Raffle: Lion Vickie’s ticket was selected!!!!!!!!!!, but she didn’t pull the queen of hearts. The progressive jackpot is up to $32.

Meeting then adjourned at 8:16 pm.


Respectfully submitted

Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary
Thalia Lions Club



Upcoming Events:

Ø  Aug 10th (Mon) – Traveling Leo to Oceanside
Ø  Aug 12th (Wed) – Region III Meeting  (Crazy Buffet, Chesapeake)
Ø  Aug 13th (Thurs) – Eyeglass Recycling Center
Ø  Aug 17th (Mon) – Blood Drive/Broom Sale, Virginia Beach Christian Church
Ø  Aug 19th (Wed) – Lions Medical Eyebank Dinner, Norfolk Yacht & Country Club
Ø  Aug 26th (Wed) – Thalia Board Meeting (Lion Steve’s House)  
Ø  Aug 27th (Thurs) – Operation Jump Start
Ø  Sept 2nd (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting
Ø  Sept 16th (Wed) – Club Cookout
Ø  Sept 20th (Sun) – JDRF Walk for the Cure
Ø  Sept 25/26th (Fri-Sat) – 24-D Fall Conference, Crowne Plaze – Hampton
Ø  Oct 3rd (Sat) – 24-D Charity Foundation Bid-Buy Auction, Oak Grove United Methodist Church
Ø  Oct 10th (Sat) – Smiles Across the Nile.
Ø  Oct 22nd (Thurs) – School Backpacks
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July 29, 2015 - OFFICIAL MINUTES OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
The Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, Virginia, held a Board Meeting at Lion President Irene’s House, on July 29, 2015, following the Regular Meeting.  The meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m. by Lion President Irene Conlin who acted as chairman, with the following board members and regular members in attendance:
Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary
Lion Marvin Clemmons, 3rd VP

Lion Vickie Kennedy, Treasurer
Lion Linda Harrison, Director

Lion Mike Coren, Lion Tamer
Lion Steve Rosnov, Tail Twister
Minutes of Business Meeting
The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by Lion President Irene Conlin. Lion Rich Roberts confirmed a quorum of directors (7) was present.

1.      Budget: The board discussed the admin budget and activity budget for the upcoming year. Most line items were budgeted based on actual values from the previous year. Dues were budgeted based on 34 regular members and 2 life members. Last year we budgeted $1,400 of income by the tail twister, but PCC Stan brought in $2,000. We budgeted $1,800 for this line item. Since we now pay a flat fee for meals, we can accurately budget our meal costs based on 21 meetings. In the past we have used the meals line item for charter night. The board decided to make this a separate line item to keep better track of expenditures. Very little changes in the Activity budget. We plan to do a total of 4 white canes this year to drive additional activity income as well as explore additional fundraising opportunities. Last year we made almost $2000 on the fruit sale, which was abnormally good. We generally make $800-$1000 on it and budgeted a $1,000 net profit again this year. There was some discussion on whether this fundraiser was worth the trouble, but since we did so well on it last year, we decided to continue with it for the time being. We added a line item to support JDRF. In the past, the board has approved a $100 expenditure for this and decided that we should put it in the budget. We also discussed the donations coming to honor Lion Ed. As of the board meeting, Lion Rich has received approximately $450. The board decided to earmark these donations to something specific to honor Lion Ed, preferably directed at the Bland contest. The details are yet to be worked out. The board adopted both the activity and admin budgets and Lion Vickie will distribute this year’s budgets to the club.
2.      50th Charter Night. We briefly discussed our 50th anniversary. PCC Stan is running with the project. The board agreed this project is too large to dump on 1 lion. Lion Nancy has been helping PCC Stan. We will get a few more lions to work as a committee under the direction of PCC Stan. We discussed the pins being developed for the 50th university. Lion Linda H. suggested we engage a local art school to help design the pins as a school project. The board collectively believed that the pins have already been designed, but the opportunity to engage the community is a great idea, so we suggested sponsoring a poster contest to commemorate the event.
3.      Committee Assignments.
a.       Sight Chair. Most positions are filled with 2 key holes, sight chair and program chair. Sight chair is a big job. Lion Linda H. believed that Lion Linda E. has a sight chair lined up, but wasn’t sure who it was. Lion John Watters has agreed to be on the committee to help, but doesn’t not want to serve as the chair. This is good because the committee really needs to be an actually committee and not just one lion doing everything as it has been in the past. Lion Irene is going to reach out to Lion Linda E. and find out who it is she has lined up.
b.      Program Chair. Finding two speakers a month is an arduous task. Having two speakers a month also causes meetings to go long with all the other business we do each meeting.  The board decided it would be more effective to host a speaker at the first meeting of the month. We would then shift doing birthdays to the second meeting of the month. We would also dedicate some time at the second meeting of the month to “club building activities”. This will be run by different club members, either to engage in feedback seeking ideation sessions with our members, conduct training, or showing LCI material such as videos. Lion Mike said he would take on the role of program chair and the other lions present all promised to support him.
c.       Extra Fundraising. Lion Steve is going to head up extra fundraising. He has looked into several different options with more information to come.
4.      Anthem Day of Service. Our club is going to help with 3 different projects in October. Our club is the lead for the VB schools backpack program. Lion Marvin agreed to take the lead on organizing this. Princess Anne is the lead club for building the greenhouse at Vanguard Landing, but our club is going to assist them. Lion Rich agreed to be the lead for our club on this project and will coordinate with Princess Anne. Town Center Blind Lions is heading up the Smiles across the Miles program, again with our help. Lion Vickie agreed to be the lead for our club on that project and will coordinate with the Town Center Blind Lions.
5.      BOD Vacancy. With the passing of Lion Ed, the board was left with a vacancy since Lion Ed was a 2-year director. According to Article XI of our constitution, the board of directors can appoint a Lion to fill a vacant position on the board by majority vote. The board elected to appoint PCC Stan to fill the remaining term as 2-year director.
6.      Next board meeting will be on Wed, Aug 26th. Potentially at Lion Steve’s house.

Meeting adjourned at 8:54 pm.
Respectfully submitted:
 Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary
 Attachment:  None
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July 15, 2015 - The regular meeting of the Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, VA, was called to order on July 15, 2015, by Lion President Irene Conlin at 6:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Town Center, Virginia Beach, VA, with those members in attendance as shown on the Attendance Record and Guest Register.
Transcribed below is what happened at the meeting.

Call to Order at 6:30pm

Introduction of Guests: None

Song – Lion Marvin Clemmons
Pledge of Allegianceled by Lion Mike Coren
Invocation- given by Lion John Watters
ATTENDANCE 
     3  Guests
22 Members  
58 Percent

Recessed for Dinner: 6:35 pm
Reconvened:   7:00 pm

Program:  DG Ray Yanello
         
            DG Ray was thankful for the opportunity to attend the International Convention in Hawaii. He was shocked by the poverty he saw there. Over 7000 homeless live on the island due to high housing cost. A basement apartment can run 500K-1 million. The city allows people to live in tents in designated areas. They break the tents down during the day, pack them in their cars, and then set them back up at night. It is highly organized. His group contained DGs from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Turkey, Australia, New Guinea, Canada, and the US. We had some “ugly Americans” at the conference due to cultural insensitivity. Women in Korea join Lions because LCI direct Lions to recruit their spouses, but they don’t participate in club activities. Their membership is in name only. Lions in many of the above countries agree with this due to their culture and Americans need to be aware of it and understand it. Thalia was one of 36 clubs in the district to do all four centennial of service projects and DG Ray is confident we will do it again this year. LCI was expecting 50% participation, so the district exceeded expectations. DG Ray feels we have deviated far from basics in the district. We need to continue ask why we do things and eliminate waste and update our procedures. We need to continue the push to automate things, which was started by PCC Chet Krammer and reduce the burdens on the secretaries. As of right now, we are +1for membership in the district. We lost 7 (due to deaths) but gained 8. We need to eliminate the “we have always done it that way attitude” because what we have been doing is not working. DG Ray has eliminated the need to submit MMRs because it is redundant and the district officers have access to the information. He wanted to eliminate the achievement report, but couldn’t figure out a way to do it and stay abreast of what the clubs are doing/not doing. He mentioned the importance of continuous training. Some Lions stick with the same job for years, but things change with LCI and we need to be aware of it. He talked about the 90 day suspension program and how not paying dues and filing taxes can disqualify the club from LCI’s insurance policies which would make the club officers liable during a lawsuit. Changes were made to the Traveling Leo program. In order to qualify for the patch, you need to visit at least 4 clubs in 4 different zones. In order to win the contest you need to visit a club in each of the 9 zones. The award will be awarded based on points for miles traveled and crossing bridges/tunnels. The district needs to communicate with the clubs. When Hurricane Isabelle hit Poquoson, DG Ray and the Poquoson Lions didn’t know what support was available to them or who to call. The club did a white cane to raise funds and then used those funds to assist the community. When Hurricane Irene hit, DG Ray was called immediately by the district governor at that time who told him what support he had which he was able to immediate dispatch to help the community. Fall Conference will be Sept 25-36 at the Crowne Plaza in Hampton.

DG Ray then inducted our newest Lions. Lion Willard (Smitty) Smith and Lion Daniel Ferrara.

Reports:

Scholarship – Lion Bob Perrine
·         We awarded two recipients this year because we had a tie.
·         Amanda was supposed to come receive her check, but she came down ill.
·         Both recipients will be at the Aug 19th meeting.

Eye Screenings/Shop for Cause/Blood Drive – Lion Nancy Watters
·         Lion Nancy was very upset over the conditions we faced at Broad Bay Country Club. The Country Club did agree to knock $500 off our bill.
·         Lion Yvonne Green has taken over as the Children’s Service Chair for the District, which will allow Lion Nancy to refocus on our club screenings.
·         We will be screening all of the Head Starts this year.
·         On Aug. 27th, we will do Operation Jumpstart at Larkspur MS. We will have 3 machines.
·         Sell your Macy’s tickets. We keep the whole $5. This project was offered to the Charity Foundation but they passed on it. For those with tickets, on Aug 29th, everything in Macy’s will be 20-30% off + special deals. The Club has already collected $400, 28 passes are left.
·         Blood drive is Aug 17th at VB Christian Church. We will sell brooms. Lion Jack placed an order to replenish our broom supply.

Eyeglass Recycling/RAM/LMED – Lion John Watters
·         6 members worked the EGRC for 2 hours.
·         Lion Aziz turned in an incredible 7 hearing aids.
·         On Thursday, 6 people associated with Thalia are leaving for Wise County to work at RAM.
·         Lion John distributed magazines on RAM, which is now officially RAM VA and adding locations.
·         RAM VA is doing an event in Warsaw, VA in Nov.
·         The Lions Medical Eyebank Annual dinner is Aug. 19th at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. It is $35 per ticket. At 5pm will be the members meeting and every club is a member, so we should have a representative there. The eyebank is now 38 years old and fully Lions owned.
·         Lion John then shared several interesting factoids about eye research. I didn’t understand any of it, so it isn’t recorded, but is sounded impressive.

Day of Service – Lion President Irene Conlin
·         Lions are partnering with Anthem to do service projects. Anthem’s CEO is pledging money of manpower.
·         37 cities were chosen to submit proposals. Norfolk and VB were included in that 37. Many cities did not respond, by VB and Norfolk have submitted 4 proposals with more potentially to follow.
·         We are going to do the school backpack program on Oct 22 from 4-6 pm. We will fill backpacks with food so children can have proper nutrition over the weekend. Someone will need to head this up since Lion President Irene will be out of the county.
·         We also will partner with VB Town Center Blind Lions to work on the “smiles across the nile” program which makes cards and care packages for service members overseas. This will be on Oct 10th.
·         If the day of service projects are a success, Anthem’s CEO is pledging to set up branch clubs in their offices and to pay the their employee’s dues.
·         Another project we are looking at is building a greenhouse for Vanguard Landing. Vanguard landing is currently being built in Pungo for adults with disabilities. Adults with disabilities are a severely underserved community in VA which receives little/no state help.  If we can get $5000 from Anthem, LCI is offering up a $5000 matching grant which will be enough to build the greenhouse and even get it started with some plants. Princess Anne will probably take the lead on this project with our assistance. No date is currently set but it will need to happen in Oct. 

Youth Camp Dinner/Committee Assignments – Lion Rich Roberts
·         Date is July 26th at VA Wesleyan (same bldg as last year). 5:30 PM
·         Lion Rich read out the current menu which will be distributed to the club.  
·         Lion Rich distributed sign-up sheets for the committees. Lion Rich will collate all the sign up sheets and then start plugging the holes.

Citrus Sale/Samaritan House – Lion Jack Wagner
·         The fruit will be delivered between Dec 16-20.
·         Orders will need to be placed by Dec. 9th
·         Prices will come out in Sept.
·         Lion Jack is still collecting donations for Samaritan House’s food pantry.

24-D Charity Foundation – PCC Stan Furman
·         Bid buy auction is Oct 3rd. (Charity foundation’s biggest fundraiser)
·         Also selling raffle tickets for $5.
·         Need items for donation.
·         The bid-buy acution made $19-20K last year but the foundation doled out $118K.
·         The $250 service grant is available again this year. We didn’t qualify last year.

RMH “Red Shoe at the Zoo – Lion Vickie Kennedy
·         Fundraiser for RMH. $40 per ticket.
·         Seafood feast, plus beer and wine.
·         Sept 12th 12-3 at the Norfolk Zoo.

Secretary’s Report:
·         Region III meeting is Aug 12th at Crazy Buffett in Chesapeake. No further details yet.
·         Sept 25-26 is the Fall Conference at the Crowne Plaza in Hampton.
·         Lion Rich gave an update on our Facebook account. Keep sending pictures and content!

Tail Twister CC Steve Rosnov.   
·         Birthdays – None present
·         50/50 Raffle: 2 Drawings: $30 – Lion John. $22 – Lion John again!
·         Progressive Raffle: Lion President Irene’s ticket was selected, but she didn’t pull the queen of hearts.

Meeting then adjourned at 8:45 pm.

Respectfully submitted

Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary
Thalia Lions Club

Upcoming Events:

Ø  July 26th (Sun) – Youth Camp Dinner, Virginia Wesleyan
Ø  Aug 5th  (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting, Hilton Garden Inn
Ø  Aug 12th (Wed) – Region III Meeting  (Crazy Buffet, Chesapeake)
Ø  Aug 17th (Mon) – Blood Drive/Broom Sale, Virginia Beach Christian Church
Ø  Aug 19th (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting
Ø  Aug 19th (Wed) – Lions Medical Eyebank Dinner, Norfolk Yacht & Country Club
Ø  Aug 27th (Thurs) – Operation Jump Start
Ø  Sept 25/26th (Fri-Sat) – 24-D Fall Conference, Crowne Plaze – Hampton
Ø  Oct 3rd (Sat) – 24-D Charity Foundation Bid-Buy Auction, Oak Grove United Methodist Church
Ø  Oct 10th (Sat) – Smiles Across the Nile.
Ø  Oct 22nd (Thurs) – School Backpacks