This will be a very busy month for the Moultonborough Lions
Meetings: the board and business meetings will be held Monday, October 2 starting at 6:30 and 7:00 respectively.
Our usual dinner meeting has a different flair to it this month: On Monday, October 16, members of the Moultonborough Lions Club are inviting the public to attend a special lecture on “Black Bear Behavior” presented by wildlife rehabilitator Ben Kilham from Lyme, NH. Ben, his sister Phoebe and his wife Debbie have raised over 150 black bear cub orphans over the past 20 plus years!
A social hour will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Moultonborough Lions Club on Old Route 109 in Moultonborough. Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be available courtesy of the Lions Club members. Lions Club president Mark Cotrupi will welcome all attendees at 7:00 p.m. sharp. Ben’s hour long slide and video presentation will begin shortly after 7:00 p.m. and Ben will take questions for about 30 minutes.
Ben Kilham is licensed by the State of NH as a wildlife rehabilitator and has a special license to conduct research on black bears. He has been featured on NH Crossroads (NH Public TV), NBC Dateline, National Geographic Television, Discovery Channel, Good Morning American, The Today Show, and the list goes on. Ben is often called “The Bear Whisperer” and raises black bear cubs with minimum human contact so the bears retain their wild nature and can be reintroduced to the wild.
Ben received a B.S. in wildlife from the University of New Hampshire and a PhD in Environmental Sciences from Drexel University. Books authored by Ben include “ Among the Bears” and “Out on a Limb: What Black Bears Have Taught Me About Intelligence and Intuition.” Indeed, Ben is a nationally renown expert on the behavior of black bears.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear and meet Ben in person. Anyone who plans to attend is asked to call Mike and Kate Lancor on their home phone (603-204-8409) or Mike’s cell phone (603-204-8409) to register for this free presentation.
Raffle: Four Lions: Ed and Sandy Meskys, Joanne Lau, and Peter Allen will be selling raffle tickets at Heath’s on Saturday, October 7, starting at 9:30.
AND on Friday, October 27 all Lions are invited to stuff and stamp raffle envelopes for mailing, beginning at 9:00 am.
7 Days of Vision Screenings: October 5 at Wentworth Elementary School, October 6 at Gilford Elementary School, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (October 7-9) from 9:00 am till 6:00 pm at the Sandwich Fair; October 19 at Sandwich Elementary School, and October 26 at Ashland Elementary School.