Winter is here…but not the snow — yet

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.  On Sunday, the 15th of November, five Moultonborough Lions — Pat Strickland, John Menken, Peter Strople, Sally Sibulkin and Jeni Williams — attended the 44H District Meeting at Pheasant Ridge Country Club.  There were many committee reports and interesting news presented, along with an ample and enjoyable brunch buffet.  These meetings happen four times a year.  If other Lions are interested in attending please let us know.  And think about attending the Multiple District Annual Mid-Winter Convention to be held in Nashua at the end of January.  You can register until mid-January.  See Jeni or Sally if you a

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DECEMBER

On Friday, December 4 6 Lions and 1 member of the Women’s Club decorated the Club for Christmas.  Seven pairs of hands and willing workers enabled us to complete the decorating in one hour.  (Remember, we will need people to help take down the decorations as well!)

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The dinner meeting this month will be the annual Christmas get-together with the Women’s Club.  Good food (baked ham), good entertainment, and good fellowship.  Please note that it will be held on Monday, December 14, starting at six with a hospitality hour.  Bring an UNWRAPPED item for the raffle table.

Holiday Fair Lions Club Events

And Lions were busy on Saturday, December 5 as well.  We had six people (Joe and Pat Keegan,  Bob and Betty Purdy, John Menken, and Bob Zewski doing the last of the raffle sales.  This was the culmination of five other days of sales in front of Heath’s Supermarket and a large scale mailing.  Thanks to the efforts of many Lions, we managed to net almost $12,000 to be used for scholarships.  This is after the prize money was given and after expenses.

And during that same Holiday Fair Mark Cotrupi, Sally Sibulkin, Jeni Williams and John Menken held vision screenings.  The youngest child screened was 8 months old (and we were too polite to ask the age of the oldest person).

Remember the date…

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The Moultonborough Lion’s Club/Moultonborough Women’s Club annual Christmas dinner gala will be held on Monday, December 8.

OrnamentsThe evening begins at 6:00 with appetizers provided by members of the Women’s Club.  The dinner will be $15 and feature roast pork.  Entertainment will be provided by Julia Velie and Friends.

All are asked to bring a new or gently used, unwrapped item for the raffle table.

If anyone wishes to help decorate the Lion’s Club for Christmas, please arrive at the Club at 10 am on Saturday, November 22.

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Dates to Remember for October, November, and December

Monday, October 20 will be the monthly dinner meeting.  Three new members will be inducted, the speaker will be Will Powers, and the dinner will be chicken parmesan.

Friday, October 24 will be the annual “stuffing” party, starting around 10 am.  Come and help get out the raffle letters while socializing with fellow Lions.

Monday, November 3Board of Directors meeting at 6 pm, followed by the Business Meeting at 7

Saturday, November 8 is the fall Hope Auction.  Helpers are needed on Friday, November 7, Saturday, and for clean-up on Sunday, November 9.

Monday, November 17 — Dinner meeting.  The speaker will be Harry Vogel from the Loon Center.

Monday, December 8 Christmas Holiday Get Together — Lions and Women’s Club.  More details to follow.

December Happenings

The business meeting will be held on Monday, December 2 at 7 pm.

The Christmas Party will be held on Monday, December 9 (in place of our regular dinner meeting).  This is a combined party with the Women’s Club.  Social hour to begin at 6 pm, followed by a roast pork dinner at 7 pm (at $12 per person). More information in terms of  entertainment will follow.  As in the past, we will hold a gift raffle and members of both Clubs are reminded to bring in new or gently used unwrapped gifts to be chosen by the raffle winners.

We will need members to help decorate for the the festivities on Friday, December 6, starting at 1 pm in the Lions Hall.  If you can help, we would love to see you there.