Believe it or not, we had to cancel another dinner meeting because of bad weather. This must be a record for weather cancelations for meetings and for Bingo for the ’17-’18 year.
Plus, these are months for meetings beyond the local. On the 14th of April, Peter Allen and Sally Sibulkin attended the April Forum in Concord. And on Saturday, the 5th of May, Sally, Peter, and John Menken attended the 44H Spring Convention in North Conway.
On a service note — Five Lions — Mark, Sarah, Sandy, Joanne, and Christine did the roadside clean up along Route 25 in Center Harbor from the Moultonborough town line to the Meredith town line. They gathered 24 trash bags, plus a tire and computer monitor!
And, on Saturday, May 12 we had a work crew to spring clean our adopted bunkhouse at Camp Pride. Peter, Kathy, Jeni, John and Sally cleaned bathrooms, wiped down mattresses, cleaned windows and polished dressers. On May 17, Dawn and Steve will finish with the poly on the floors. Please notice in the photos below who has curtain detail and who is moving bunks.
At our dinner meeting on Monday, May 21, the speaker was Ann Sprague, Executive Director of InterLakes Community Caregivers. Ann gave us an excellent overview of the services provided to the “neighbors” of Moultonborough, Sandwich, Center Harbor, and Meredith with volunteers providing rides, friendly visits, and other actions to support individual members in these communities. The number of people serviced has grown considerably over the 20 years since the organization began and Caregivers is always looking for caring volunteers.
Please look for fellow Lions on Saturday, May 26 in front of Heath’s Hardware and Heath’s Supermarket. We, along with some Cub Scouts, will be collecting money for the blind. Stop by and make a donation to White Cane Day. Here are the photos. And, by the way, we raised $771 on Saturday.
Also in May (it really was a busy month), the club gave nine college scholarships to area students, totally $11,000. Below is a photo of Dawn Law and Christine Woodland with the five recipients from Moultonborough Academy. The other four scholarships were given to Sandwich students attending Inter Lakes High School.