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June 7, 2017 - Taking over from Lion Nancy Watters (left) is Lion Debra Laughlin (right) inducted as President of Thalia Lions for the 2017-2018 years. Seen above is Thalia's April 20, 1966 Charter and the President’s Gavel, both to be kept for one year by the incoming President. 

As one of the longest serving members Lion Dick Kreassig stood up to praise Lion Nancy for giving  a truly wonderful  thanks to each member by relating each one’s contributions to the club. 

In accepting the presidency, Lion Debra said, "This year I want to make us more known in the community.  Our club has been too much of a secret, and I want to change that. I am asking each Thalia Lion to bring at least one guest or program speaker to one of our diner meetings. Let’s share the secret this year.”
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Where Does Thalia Lions Club Fit In?
* Lions Club International (LCI) - http://members.lionsclubs.org/EN/lions/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

The next regular meeting is Wednesday 2 Aug 2017, 6 pm. at the Town Center Hilton Garden Inn, 252 Town Center Dr, VA Beach, VA. 23462
http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/hilton-garden-inn-virginia-beach-town-center-ORFTCGI/index.html 

Traveling Leos are always welcome.

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

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

On April 17, 2013 Thalia Lions voted to make the Hilton Garden Inn (252 Town Center Dr, Virginia Beach, VA) their permanent meeting place and no longer meet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4453 Bonney Road, VA Beach.



Meetings 2017 - 2018

16 Aug 2017
The regular/board meeting of the Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, VA, was called to order on Aug.  16, 2017, by Lion 1st VP John Watters at 6:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 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: 30 pm

Introduction of Guests: None

Song – PCC J. Sanely Furman – “God Bless America”    
Pledge of Allegiance – Lion Bob Perrine
Invocation- given by Lion Jim Healy
ATTENDANCE 
     0 Guest 18 Members  49 Percent
  
Rececss for dinner: 6:34 pm
Reconvene: 7:02 pm
 Program:  None
                                   
Reports/Board Business:

Peanuts – Lion Steve Rosnov
·         People who bought peanuts are now calling and wanting more.
·         Lion Steve recommended buying a case each of our 2 best sellers, the sea salt & pepper and the gourmet salted.
·         They should sell easily
·         Lion Steve motioned that we do this and Lion Stan Seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

Lots of Good Stuff – Lion John Watters
·         Blood Drive
o    Very successful, most successful of these we have had.
o    9 lions participated (28 lions hours)
o    48 units of blood were collected.
·         Jump Start
o    Happened this morning
o    700 students were there
o    Screened 160 children during the first shift. Probably did similar on the second shift.
·         RAM Virginia Email
o    Registering is a pain, but please go in there and vote for RAM.
o    You can vote 10 times.
o    Currently in the top 40. If we finish in the top 10 they will win a 25K grant.
·         LMEB Dinner
o    14 members are signed up to go.
o    Guest speaker is the CEO of the Miracle Eye Bank in MD.
·         Lion John held up a Beacon article which had Lion Sylvia in her Lion Suit.



Barbette – Lion Bob Perrine
·         Barbette had a blood clot pushed against her sciatic nerve which put her in so much pain she couldn’t move.
·         She was admitted to the hospital this weekend and had surgery.
·         She is now back home and Lion Bob 1 is on nurse duty.
·         She is still in a lot of pain and on lots of meds.

Enoch Baptist Church – Lion Marvin Clemmons
·         We will be doing a screening at the Enoch Baptist Church (near VA Wesleyan)
·         Sight and Hearing Van will be there
·         Date is Aug. 26th (Sat)
·         Time is from 1-5pm
·         Will be working in shifts.
·         Needs 2-3 people, so please let Lion Marvin now if you can work.

LMSHU Meeting – Lion John Watters
·         LMSHU (Lions Medical Sight and Hearing Unit) board meeting is tomorrow (Aug 17th).
·         Lion Rich pointed out he had the wrong location on the agenda, so don’t go to Angelos. It’s at City Buffett in Chesapeake.
·         Lion John will be presenting on ending eye pressure screenings. He been trying to get them to stop doing this for years, but now they’re actually going to stop.

Meeting Frequency Discussion
·         Lion John said he didn’t want to vote on this, but rather have a discussion to talk about the pros/cons. He added that the meetings weren’t just to disseminate information, which can be done electronically, but to socialize and get to know each other better which helps us to work together.
·         Lion Bob 1 said when we talked about this last time, we decided we were going to make the first meeting a fun meeting with a speaker and birthdays and the second meeting would be geared toward business. We really haven’t done that. He thinks we should keep at it 2 per month, but actually follow that mold.
·         Lion Jim 1 strongly believes we need to stick to 2 meetings. We have a good group which does a lot and the meetings help to maintain strong fellowship. With only 1 meeting we will likely lose focus and won’t do as much. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
·         Lion Stan likes 2 meetings. He agrees with Bob 1 that we are not following the mold. We are financially obligated for 20 people, so we need to keep attendance up so we don’t get into a financial hole.
·         Lion Steve said the financial piece is his biggest problem. We are throwing money away to the hotel and we need our raffle money and birthday money to cover the meal cost difference.
·         Lion Bob 1 made the observation that we always have left over food and asked if we can reduce the number/costs.
o   20 people is the minimum with the hotel. After tax, service charges, etc, we pay the hotel $396/meeting. If we have less than 20 people eating, we lose some money. If we have 21-22 people or so, we still tell the hotel we have 20 coming and pay the $396, so we make a little extra. If we have a large group, like the DG meeting, we tell the hotel and they charge us the extra 20 per person above the 20 person minimum.
o   We have had at least 20 people at each meeting this year except this one. We’ve averaged around 19 lions (not including guest) over the past 2 years.
·         Lion Bob II suggested just making the first meeting a requirement for 100% attendance so people won’t feel as obligated to attend both if they don’t want to.
·         Lion Rich 1 said about 40% of the club comes to every meeting and will continue to do, and about 40% never come and still won’t. The other 20% come 50% of the time. If we go to one, then these people could get lost because if they miss a meeting the gap is so great between opportunities. He said he believes in choice. The good thing about 2 meetings is if you want to come to 2, then you can and if you only want to come to 1, then you can. This gives more flexibility to people with busy schedules.
·         Lion John was originally in favor of 1 meeting, but the more we talk about it, the more he is for 2 because he can’t dismiss the social aspect of the meetings which helps us when it comes time to do projects. Face to Face communication is much more meaningful than skype/electronic means of communication.
·         Lion Otis started to talk but Lion John somehow launched a binder clip he had on the lecture at him. I’m not exactly sure how it exactly happened, but it was pretty funny. Anyway, Lion Otis said he supports 2 meetings because it gives him flexibility. He can’t make every meeting because of his schedule and if we only had one, then it would be forever between meetings that he could attend.
·         Lion Jack then motioned that discussion be closed. There was multiple seconds and the motion passed unanimously.
From the Floor:
·         Lion Stan passed out LCF24D bid ‘n buy raffle tickets. Don’t write checks to the club but directly to the charity foundation. Keep looking for things to donate to the auction.
·         Lion Bob reminded everyone about the club social at her house (Sept 13th, 2nd Wednesday!) Lion Bob will have hot dogs and burgers. Bring sides and drinks. Spouses welcome.
·         Lion Vickie went over the admin and activity accounts

Secretary’s Report
·         Nothing

Tail Twister-  PCC J. Stanley Furman
·         Birthdays –  Lion Dan was not present
·         50/50 Raffle: 3 drawings:  $22- Lion Bob 1, $10 – Lion Ellen, $5 – Lion Bob 1 again. Now he can afford to get 100% beef hotdogs for the club social.
·         Progressive Raffle:  Lion Roger’s ticket was pulled but he did not get the queen of hearts and the pot will continue to build. 44 cards remain in the deck. Pot is up to $73

Meeting then adjourned at 7:52, which pleased Lion Bob 1.

Respectfully submitted

Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary
Thalia Lions Club

Upcoming Events

Ø  Aug 23rd (Wed)  - Eyebank Annual Dinner (Norfolk Yacht Club)
Ø  Aug 26th (Sat) – Enoch Baptist Church Screening (1pm-5pm)
Ø  Sept 6th (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting
Ø  Sep 8th – 10th – 24D Fall Conference  (Delta Hotel, Chesapeake)
Ø  Sept 13th (Wed) – Club Pool Party (Lion Bob 1’s Deck) 
Ø  Sept 30th (Sat)  – Low Vision Tech Fair  (Sentara Leigh  10 AM to 2 PM)
Ø  Nov 4th (Sat)  - LCF24D Bid ‘n Buy Auction (Hampton Baptist Church)

2 Aug 2017
The regular/board meeting of the Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, VA, was called to order on Aug.  02, 2017, by Lion President Debra Laughlin at 6:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 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: 30 pm

Introduction of Guests: DG Beth Stevens, Lion Mack Stevens (GMT), Lion Ron Schneider (Region III), Lion Eddie Ackiss (Zone G)

Song – Lion Rich Roberts – “Grand Old Flag”  (in honor of Lion Ed)  
Pledge of Allegiance – Lion Debra Laughlin
Invocation- given by Lion John Watters
ATTENDANCE 
     4 Guest
21 Members  57 Percent
 Rececss for dinner: 6:34 pm  Reconvene: 7:00 pm

Program:  District Governor Beth Stevens
·         Lions celebrated our 100th birthday on June 7th and this is the last year of our centennial of service.
·         Thalia did all the service requirements in the first 3 years and are well on our way to complete all the service requirements in the 4th.
·         Our international theme this year is going back to our roots with “We Serve”.  DG Beth believes this says it all so she did not add a DG tagline to the motto this year.
·         Will achieve our goals by harnessing the power of we, the power of service, and the power of action.
·         We have served 166 million people worldwide so far in the past 3 years.
·         We are going to have bigger goals going into our 2nd century of service.
·         In our 5 year plan we are going to serve 200 million people annually, increase membership to 1.7 million, and provide training to 500K members.
·         In order to achieve these ambitious goals, we need more hands, more service, and larger projects.
·         We already do the Anthem projects and RAM.
·         Pediatric cancer is a new service area we are targeting along with the old ones like Vision, hearing, hunger, and diabetes.
·         We could potential partner with CHKD and raise money for them as a project.
·         There is a new global structure called the GAT team (Global Action Team). The club president is the GAT team leader. There is also a club level GMT (membership chair), GLT (leadership), and GST (global service team leader). This is most likely will be a club VP who is responsible for service projects.
·         MyLion app is not available in the App Store in android and iOs. Only 2 Thalia members have signed up so far. You can use it to enter service projects and upload pictures.
·         Fall Conference is Sept. 8-10 at the Delta Hotel in Chesapeake. Will have classes on Saturday and a good speaker on Diabetes for the luncheon. Will do a service project on Sunday cleaning up the park next to the hotel.
·         Lions 101 is a new program and DG Beth wants Thalia members to take a pledge to compete it in order to strengthen the club.
·         Requires logging 101 hours, either in service projects or doing stuff in support of the club. Need to require a new member, make 1 presentation to an outside community organization about Lions, and attend 5 hours of leadership training.
·         The district is going to keep the Facebook page active and is currently running a campaign, so keep up the service and take pictures.
                                   
Reports/Board Business:

New Member Induction – DG Beth Stevens
·         DG Beth inducted Richard Edwards
·         Lion Bob 2 is Lion Richard’s sponsor and agreed to the required responsibilities

Tail-Twister Antics – PCC J. Stanely Furman
·         Lion Stan started quizzing DG Beth on stuff like the name of the International President’s Wife, peace poster themes, etc. I think he fined her cause she didn’t know the answers.
·         Lion Stan then pulled out a nice hat to auction off. As soon as the hat came out, Lion Steve let out the word, “a$$hole”, since it was his hat. Lion Debra bought the hat for a $6 donation and wore it the rest of the meeting. At the end of the meeting, Lion Bob 1 decided he wanted it and made a $20 donation for the hat.

Good Stuff – Lion John Watters
·         Southside RAM
o   First one in southside (Emporia)
o   Happened in June
o   1365 procedures done by the dentist
o   724 patients seen in the vision center. Many of them had Glaucoma. 
·         RAM Wise County
o   4 Lions and 1 lion spouse made the trip
o   Over 2000 patients were seen in the eye clinic.
o   Over 700 glasses were made onsite and many more people received vouchers for glasses.
o   The dentist saw 1100+ patients.
o   Lion Bob 2 read about it in the paper and asked why the Lions were not mentioned. Lion John explained that RAM was not a Lions project although a lot of Lions do go and support the event every year (~50% of the volunteers).
o   If you want to go next year, make your arrangements now since the hotels all fill up. It is always on the 3rd week of June.
·         EGRC
o   Aug 10th is next trip (always the second Thursday of the month)
o   Show up at 9:30 at Best Buy for a ride or go straight to the center at 10am
·         Eyebank Dinner
o   Aug 23rd this year – which doesn’t land on a club meeting night like normal.
o   This is a meeting of the members, which is all the Lions Clubs of the District.
o   Location is the Norfolk Yacht Club.
o   We usually get a table of 10. 6 have signed up o far.
o   Let Lion John know if you plan on going.

More Good Stuff – Lion  Nancy Watters
·         Central Library Screening
o    Aug 7th from 10am-noon
o    Need 2-3 Lions
o    Call her if you want to work
·         Jump Start Screening
o    Aug 16th at Corporate Landing MS
o    Benefits at risk students. They get all kinds of stuff to prepare them for the school year like books, haircuts, pens, etc.
o    Need to be pre-registered.
o    Contact Lion Evonne Green (evonnegreen@cox.nt) if you want to work and she will assign you a shift.
·         Blood Drive
o    Aug 13th (Sunday after services)
o    Will start at noon and go to about 6pm.
o    Will be at Virginia Beach Christian Church
o    Need to register with the Red Cross if you want to give blood
o    Contact Lion Nancy if you want to work a shift.
·         Background Checks for School Screenings
o    There has been a lot of confusion around this.
o    Lion Nancy has a meeting with the Chief School Officer. Was supposed to already happen, but it got moved.
o    Did confirm we need to get TB test done.
·         Family Day at Bow Creek
o    Will do screenings like we did at Princess Anne Rec Center
o    The hours are not set
·         Beach Bag Project
o    Date has been set for October 17th
o    Will be at Corporate Landing MS.
·         Picnic Meeting
o    Lion Nancy motioned that we move this meeting from Sept 20th to Sept 13th since the 20th is the start of a Jewish holiday which would mean several of our members would not be able to attend. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
o    The Picnic will be at Lion Bob Perrine’s house.
o    Lion Bob will provide the hot dogs and hamburgers. Club members will need to bring drinks and a side.
o    Will start at 6:30.

Bid ‘N Buy – PCC J. Stanley Furman
·         Start collecting items now.
·         Ask for gift cards from restaurants you frequent.
·         Target gave him a gift card to buy stuff to put in the auction.
·         Lion Nancy got volunteered again to set up for the silent auction and will need support from the club.
·         Will have raffle tickets at the next meeting. 
From the Floor:
·         Lion Irene talked about making sure your email address is updated in MyLCI since the district is going to use those addresses for sending out communications through constant contact. Lion Rich went through and updated everyone’s stuff the night before, so we should be good now.
·         Lion Stan mentioned that it has been a rough month for Lions since we lost Lion Mel Stauffer (Woodstock) and Lion John Cranford (Oceanside). Lion John wanted donations sent to the LCF24D in lieu of flowers, so Lion Stan motioned that the club make a $50 donation in Lion John’s honor to the charity foundation. Lion Steve seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Secretary’s Report
·         Registration for Fall Conference is open. Will send out a link with info. You can pay with a credit card from the link this year.
·         Zone G meeting is Aug. 29th at the Kempsville Rec Center. There will be some refreshments but no meal.

Tail Twister-  PCC J. Stanley Furman
·         Birthdays –  Lion Dan was not present
·         50/50 Raffle: 3 drawings: $20 – Lion Bob 1 (so now he can pay for the burgers at the picnic), $10 – Lion Steve (which will help him buy his hat back), $7 – Lion Tuffy.
·         Progressive Raffle:  Lion Nancy’s ticket was pulled but she did not get the queen of hearts and the pot will continue to build. 45 cards remain in the deck. Pot is up to $62

Meeting then adjourned at 7:58, which pleased Lion Bob 1.

Respectfully submitted

Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary4
Thalia Lions Club

Upcoming Events

Ø  Aug 7th (Mon) – VB Central Library Screening (10am-noon)
Ø  Aug 10th (Thurs) – Eyeglass Recycling (10am-noon)
Ø  Aug 13th (Sun) – Blood Drive (VB Christian Church, 12-5pm)
Ø  Aug 16th (Wed) – Jump Start Screening (Corporate Landing MS)  (9am-4pm) (2 shifts)
Ø  Aug 16h (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting
Ø  Aug 17th (Thurs) – LMSHU quarterly meeting (Angelos, Newport News)
Ø  Aug 23rd (Wed)  - Eyebank Annual Dinner
Ø  Aug 29th (Tues) – Zone G Meeting. (Princess Anne Rec Center)
Ø  Sept 6th (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting
Ø  Sep 8th – 10th – 24D Fall Conference  (Delta Hotel, Chesapeake)
Ø  Sept 13th (Wed) – Club Picnic Party (Lion Bob 1’s Deck)
Ø  Sept 16th (Sat) – Bow Creek Rec Center Screening
Ø  Sept 30th (Sat)  – Low Vision Tech Fair  (Sentara Leigh  10 AM to 2 PM)

Ø  Nov 4th (Sat)  - LCF24D Bid ‘n Buy Auction (Hampton Baptist Church)
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19 July, 2017

The regular/board meeting of the Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, VA, was called to order on July 19, 2017, by Lion President Debra Laughlin at 6:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 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: 30 pm

Introduction of Guests: Richard Edwards (Prospective Member), Joshua Hughes (Guest Speaker)

Song – Lion Vickie Kennedy – “Grand Old Flag”  (in honor of Lion Ed)  
Pledge of Allegiance – Lion Mike Coren
Invocation- given by Lion Bob Perrine
ATTENDANCE 
     2 Guest 20 Members  56 Percent

Rececss for dinner: 6:34 pm
Reconvene: 7:00 pmProgram:  Joshua Hughes – FFB Funded Retinal Research
·         Lion Debra introduced Josh. He a 17 yr old rising senior at Ocean Lakes HS. He Co-Chair the Hampton Roads Vision Walk this year with his mom and served as the Youth Chair in the previous 4 years. He suffers from COATs disease which causes him blindness in his left eye.
·         Over 10 million in the US (many more overseas) are affected with some sort of retinal degenerative disease.
·         Some of these degenerative diseases are age related, some affects youth.
·         Many degenerative diseases don’t have a treatment or cure. Most of the stuff out there is either preventative or can only slow progression.
·         FFB funds many projects aimed at combating these afflictions. They are by far the biggest funder of this type of research out there.
·         ARGUS II was funded by FFB.
·         Gene therapy is a potential breakthrough. They use a virus to mutate defective genes with health ones. This is currently undergoing FDA trials and will be the first use of this type of treatment for the retina.
·         Stem Cell research is being used to repair damaged retinal cells. This has been used on 28 people with Retinal Pigmentosa so far. Phase IIB trials are currently underway.
                                   
Reports/Board Business:
         

Lots of Good Stuff – Lion  Nancy Watters
·         Central Library Screening
o    Aug 7th from 10am-noon
o    Need help, nobody has signed up so far
o    Call her if you want to work
·         Jump Start Screening
o    Aug 16th at Corporate Landing MS
o    Benefits at risk students. They get all kinds of stuff to prepare them for the school year like books, haircuts, pens, etc.
o    Need to be pre-registered.
o    Contact Lion Evonne Green (evonnegreen@cox.nt) if you want to work and she will assign you a shift.
·         Blood Drive
o    Aug 13th (Sunday after services)
o    Will start at noon and go to about 6pm.
o    Will be at Virginia Beach Christian Church
o    Need to register with the Red Cross if you want to give blood
o    Contact Lion Nancy if you want to work a shift.
·         Background Checks for School Screenings
o    There has been a lot of confusion around this.
o    Lion Nancy has a meeting with the Chief School Officer set for July 31st so we can get clear direction on what the requirements are and what we need to do.
o    More to follow.

More Good Stuff – Lion John Watters
·         School Screenings
o    It is important to get the background screening stuff straight so we can get into the schools for screenings.
o    A company called Conexses tried to sneak a bill through the legislature last session which would have made them the only people who could do school screenings and they would charge the school districts around $3/child for the service.
o    Lions already do this for free.
o    Fortunately a legislative aid (who happened to be a Lion)  caught this and got his State Senator to amend the bill so Lions could still screen children for free.
·         RAM Wise County
o   Will be the largest ever
o   Four Lions heading out tomorrow to attend
o   Runs from July 21st-23rd
o   The eye clinic will see thousands of patients and will make many glasses
o   Our Van is going up (goes every 2-3 years), which is very helpful in pre-screening people.
o   About half of the volunteers will be Lions.
o   Will need Lions to feed people and help organize.
o   RAM Virginia organized about 2 years about and now there are 6-7 clinics like this in the state, but Wise is still by far the biggest.
o   Recently held one in Emporia which saw 900 patients and about 400 hundred in the eye clinic.
o   Other states do it too, but they’re not as well organized.
·         EGRC
o   5 Lions worked last week.
o   Aug 10th is next trip (always the second Thursday of the month)
o   Show up at 9:30 at Best Buy for a ride or go straight to the center at 10am
·         Eyebank Dinner
o   Aug 23rd this year – which doesn’t land on a club meeting night like normal.
o   This is a meeting of the members, which is all the Lions Clubs of the District.
o   Location is the Norfolk Yacht Club.
o   We usually get a table of 10.
o   Let Lion John know if you plan on going.
o   5 hands when up when he asked how many planned on going at the meeting.

Peanuts – Lion Steve Rosnov
·         Sold 138 cans of peanuts
·         Cost was $956 on sales of approx.. 1600.
·         Will pickup peanuts on Friday
·         Made a little over 600 bucks.
·         The people who sell the peanuts are very friendly and helpful. The labels would have cost about 400 dollars, but she said she will give them to use this time without the cost of the labels.
·         Next time we will just sell the 5 top sellers so we won’t get hit with such a large label cost.
·         Will coordinate with everyone so they get the peanuts they sold.
·         Lion John made a certificate of appreciation to thank them.


Youth Exchange Recap – PCC J. Stanley Furman
·         We fed 24 kids
·         We had too much Food.
·         The kids really enjoyed what we made for them.

LCF24D Bid ‘N Buy – PCC J. Stanley Furman
·         Last year the charity foundation provided $139,000 worth of services to the clubs but only brought in $34,000 last year at the auction
·         Lion Nancy will need the club’s support again running the silent auction
·         Will be in Hampton this year.
·         The club can earn a $250 service grant for donations. Can win another $250 grant if we have 15 people show up.
From the Floor:
·         Lion Jack -  The price of brooms crept up a little but he recommends we keep our resell prices where they currently are. Will plan on a broom sale in August.
·         Lion Irene – The district is using constant contact to distribute information. Everyone should have received the Knights Vision in their email. Need to make sure you have good email addresses in MyLCI. Lion Rich will check to make sure the emails are correctly entered.
·         Lion John – LCI has released an App called MyLion. Check it out.
·         Lion Debra – Information has been sent out regarded whether we should stay with 2 meetings per month or switch to only 1. At the August 16th meeting, each club member will have the opportunity to express their opinion on the matter and then we will vote on what to do.
·         Lion Stan – We can’t do the Sept 20th pool party at his condo due to Rosh Hashana. Lion Bob 2 said he would investigate doing it at his club house. (after the meeting Lion Bob 1 said his house could be a back-up plan if Lion Bob 2’s club house doesn’t work out).

New Member Voting
·         The club received an application (and a check) from Richard Edwards.
·         Richard previously served 35 years as a Lion in Norfolk and Florida and is a Melvin Jones Fellow.
·         After a couple years out of Lions, he wants to get back into it.
·         Richard was voted in unanimously.

Secretary’s Report
·         Yeah, he had a few things but they weren’t that pressing and time was running short, so he slacked offed and didn’t report anything.

Tail Twister-  PCC J. Stanley Furman
·         Birthdays –  Nobody was born in July L
·         50/50 Raffle: 3 drawings: $25 – Lion Nancy (Whose ticket was conveniently pulled out of the bucket by Lion John) $15 – Lion Bob 2, $6 – Lion Jack Wagner
·         Progressive Raffle:  Lion Bob 2’s ticket was pulled but he did not get the queen of hearts and the pot will continue to build. 46 cards remain in the deck.

Meeting then adjourned at 7:56, which pleased Lion Bob 1.

Respectfully submitted

Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary4
Thalia Lions Club

Upcoming Events

Ø  July 21st – 23rd – RAM Wsie County
Ø  Aug 2nd (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting (DG Official Visit)
Ø  Aug 7th (Mon) – VB Central Library Screening (10am-noon)
Ø  Aug 10th (Thurs) – Eyeglass Recycling (10am-noon)
Ø  Aug 13th (Sun) – Blood Drive (VB Christian Church, 12-5pm)
Ø  Aug 16th (Wed) – Jump Start Screening (Corporate Landing MS)  (10am-4pm)
Ø  Aug 16h (Wed) – Regular Club Meeting
Ø  Aug 17th (Thurs) – LMSHU quarterly meeting (Angelos, Newport News)
Ø  Aug 23rd (Wed)  - Eyebank Annual Dinner
Ø  Sep 8th – 10th – 24D Fall Conference  (Delta Hotel, Chesapeake)
     Nov 4th (Sat)  - LCF24D Bid ‘n Buy Auction (Hampton Baptist Church) 
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5 July, 2017

The regular/board meeting of the Thalia Lions Club of Virginia Beach, VA, was called to order on July 05, 2017, by Lion 1st VP John Watters at 6:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 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: 30 pm

Introduction of Guests: Rand Buenavenutura and his father, mother, and little brother Rex. Lion Jim 1’s son-in law Aurillio, and Lion Ellen’s friend Nancy Nelson.  

Song – Lion Jack Wagner – “Grand Old Flag”  (in honor of Lion Ed)  
Pledge of Allegiance – Lion Steve Rosnov
Invocation- given by Lion Jeri Furman
ATTENDANCE 
     6 Guest
20 Members  
56 Percent

Rececss for dinner: 6:35 pm
Reconvene: 7:05 pm
 Program:  None
                                  
Reports/Board Business:

            Scholarships – Lion Bob Perrine
·         Lion Bob 1 recognized the efforts of the scholarship committee (Lion Susan, Lion Debra, Lion Rich, and Lion Vickie).
·         Each year we give $1,500 for Adult Learning Students to attend TCC. We give 2 awards, a $1,000 scholarship and a $500 scholarship (the Lion Ed DeLong Memorial Scholarship).
·         We also give $1,000 for a PAHS student to go to a Virginia College.
·         This year, Rand won hands down. Wasn’t even close.
·         He is a straight A student taking all IB and AP classes. He also is involved in a lot of volunteer activities and academic challenges.
·         He is going to VCU.
·         PAHS students won 5 million in scholarships this year. (a record).
·         Lion Bob was scratching his head at the award ceremony because our second place student kept winning stuff and Rand wasn’t. So he was wondering why not Rand….but then toward the end it was announced that Rand received a full ride at VCU. 
·         Lion Bob had Rand come up a he accepted the first half of the scholarship and told him if he keeps a B average, he’ll get the second half next semester.
·         Rand said he was very thankful. His tuition will be covered, but there are still a lot of expenses which don’t get covered, so this will help. He may also use it to help his sister who is currently taking classes at American University.
·         He plans on studying Biomedical Engineering.
·         His father also expressed how thankful he is and how glad he is that organizations like the Lions Club exist to help others.

Lots of Good Stuff – Lion  Nancy Watters
·         Lion Nancy passed out a letter detailing the motion we approved last meeting where if you RSVP for a meeting and don’t show up, you still owe for the meal since the club will be
·         On Saturday our club and VB TC Blind were at the new kempsville rec center screening children. VB TC blind did 8:30-noon and we did noon-2. We had five lions present (Lions Ellen, Susie, Sylvia, Sharon, and Nancy). 122 students were screened.
·         Still collecting underwear and socks for RAM. She is leaving by the 20th, so she needs them before then.
·         On Aug 7th, we will be doing a screening at the Central Library from 10-12.

More Good Stuff – Lion John Watters
·         RAM Wise County
o   Will be the largest ever
o   July 21st-23rd
o   Still need volunteers for the S&H Van.
o   Our Van is going up (goes every 2-3 years), which is very helpful in pre-screening people.
o   Let either Lion John or Lion Nancy Cranford (Oceanside) if you want to go.
·         EGRC
o   July 13th is next trip (always the second Thursday of the month)
o   Show up at 9:30 at Best Buy for a ride or go straight to the center at 10am
·         Eyebank Dinner
o   Aug 23rd this year – which doesn’t land on a club meeting night like normal.
o   This is a meeting of the members, which is all the Lions Clubs of the District.
o   Location is the Norfolk Yacht Club.
o   We usually get a table of 10.
o   Lion John will distribute the invite.
·         Meeting Frequency
o   At the recent board meeting, the topic of how often we meet was broached.
o   We’re not going to go too far into it at this meeting, but be aware that it is going to come up again as we look at our contract with the hotel for the coming calendar year.
o   We have until October to make a decision, so we will look at this soon and see what the club wants to do.
o   Lion Rich will send out the info from when we talked about this last time.
·         September Pool Party
o   In past years we have done this at Lion Stan and Lion Jeri’s Condo.
o   The condo is now going to charge $100 to use the pool area.
o   We have two options, either someone offer to do the BBQ at their house for free or we do it where we always do it and pay the fee.
o   Lion Jim 1 motioned that we keep it at the Furman’s and the attendees pitch in 5 dollars to cover the cost. Lion Dick seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

Peanuts – Lion Steve Rosnov
·         Orders are coming in.
·         Will add everything up and place the order.
·         Won’t make a bunch of money this time since we have the upfront cost of all the labels.
·         Will have the profit figured out by next meeting.


Youth Exchange – Lion Rich Roberts
·         It will be at Virginia Wesleyan and start at 5pm.
·         Location is the Chapel.
·         We need to plan for 50 people.
·         Menu:
o    BBQ – Lion Nancy
o   Chicken – Lion Marvin
o   Pasta Salad  - Lion Bob 2
o   Cole Slaw – Lion John
o   Cookies – Lion Debra
o   Fruit – Lion Stan
o   Serving utensils – Lion Nancy
o   Greek Tortellini Salad - Buttercup
o   Water – Lion Ellen
o   Tea/Lemonade – Lion Irene

New Member Induction – Lion John Watters
·         Lion John spoke for close to two hours on Lions History while Lion Nancy gave him dirty looks.
·         Lion Tommy “Tuffy” Leemon was proper inducted by Lion John and Lion Bob 2 accepted his responsibilities as sponsor.

From the Floor:
·         Lion Jack heard from CJ about the fruit. Delivery should be between Dec. 13-17. We will need to order by Dec. 6th. We will get a price list in September.

Secretary’s Report
·         Committee sign-up sheets were passed out.
·         1st District meeting is July 16th at SNGH.
·         Our District Governor’s Official Visit is on Aug 2nd.


Tail Twister-  Lion Jim Healy
·         Birthdays –  Nobody was born in July L
·         50/50 Raffle: 3 drawings: $25 – Lion Bob 2; $15 – Lion Jim 1’s Son-in-Law, $10- Lion Tuffy.
·         Progressive Raffle:  Lion Nancy’s ticket was pulled but she did not get the queen of hearts and the pot will continue to build. 47 cards remain in the deck and the pot is a whopping $44 bucks, so Lion Mike will probably win it at the next meeting.


Meeting then adjourned at 7:56, which pleased Lion Bob 1.

Respectfully submitted

Lion Rich Roberts, Secretary4
Thalia Lions Club


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