Fall Happenings

One other thing that happened late summer/early fall was the much needed cleaning of the Lions Den.  With four people working (Sandy, Mark, John and Sally) much was accomplished.

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The August dinner meeting was the annual cook-out with area nursing homes and the evening was a success.

SEPTEMBER:  The September dinner meeting featured guest speaker, Katie Blackadar, a Moultonborough Academy graduate who received her RN degree from UNH.  Her first nursing experience was in Tennessee and from there she became a traveling nurse, her latest position being in the state of Washington. Katie spoke to us about her 10-month volunteer experience on the Africa Mercy, which was docked in Madagascar. She began with a video outlining one patient’s story and then told us about  the different kinds of operations performed on the ship…tumor removals, facial surgeries, and orthopedic (club feet) to name a few. The number of people needing medical assistance and surgeries was staggering. Katie lived in an onboard cabin with 5 other volunteers and worked in outpatient care on the ship, tending to the needs of post-op patients. Katie’s experience was very positive, and not only did the Mercy Ship experience provide inspiration for her and renew and redirect her dedication to nursing, it is also something she would like to volunteer for again. Volunteers must pay their own way and for all their living expenses, so this is truly a giving experience for the hundreds of men and women from all over the world who provide their expertise, love, and dedication to others.

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The Lions Club performed two vision screenings:  One at Moultonborough Academy, coordinated by nurse Carolyn Nelson on picture taking day (Friday, September 25), where over 200 students in grades 7-12 were screened.  And the second on Wednesday, October 7 at Inter-Lakes High School where over 100 seventh and eighth graders were screened thanks to scheduling by nurse Jodi Pendexter.

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Also, on Friday, October 2, the Moultonborough Lions Club hosted a Red Cross Blood drive, coordinated by Chairperson, Sandy Meskys.  Thirty pints of blood were donated thanks to the efforts of the donors, the Red Cross and Lions Sandy, Joe and Pat Keegan, Kate and Mike Lancor, Don Trudeau, John Menken, Eileen and Bob Zewski, Larry Lapointe, and Joanne Lau.

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Also in October, Lions Don Trudeau and Sally Sibulkin did the final fall weeding of the top area of Sutherland Park.  More help will be needed in the spring with some new plantings and the staining of the picnic table and benches.

The October dinner meeting will be held on Monday, October 9.  District Governor Scott Wilson will induct five new members to the Club at this time.  Photos will follow after the event.

Also in October…on Friday October 30, beginning at 9 am (with coffee and donuts) as many Lions as can make it are asked to come to the Club and help stuff the envelopes with letters and raffle tickets for the annual raffle fund-raiser.  The winning ticket will be drawn at the MCS Holiday Fair on December 5.

The Fourth and the Rest of July

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The Fourth of July:  Approximately 16 members helped prepare for and serve a meal of hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, cole slaw, macaroni salad and watermelon to the Fourth of July parade participants and walkers.  And a big round of applause to Sandy Meskys for ordering all the food.  Next year, we will need to keep count of all the people who were fed as we were all so busy we couldn’t even guess at the number.    We only took two photos (again, everyone was so busy) which are not the best…But we have an excellent photo of Lion Pete Strople who managed to go home with a second place trophy as well as help out with the meal.

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Golf Tournament:  The annual Ed Seleck Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 20 with a tee time of 8 am.  Lions will be setting things up at 6:30 am and helping throughout.  There is still room for a few teams to enter.  Contact Mike Lancor (loonatic@roadrunner.com) or pick up an entry form at Meredith Village Savings Bank.

Dinner Meeting:  The July dinner meeting will also be held on Monday, July 20.  We have invited as our guests the Lions Scholarship recipients and their parents.  Social hour will be from 6:00 – 7:00 pm with dinner at 7:00

 

 

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.

Photos – August and September

Photos below are of the August diner where residents of local nursing homes are invited for a bar-b-que meal.  Entertainment was provided by Julia Velie.

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The annual golf tournament winner of the putting contest was Eli, Mike and Kate Lancor’s grandson.

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And, at the September dinner meeting, the gazebo was dedicated in memory of Lion Ed Dobson.  Below is a photo of his wife, Dorrie, and his grandson, Philip at the brief outdoor ceremony.

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It’s Raffle Time Again!

As you all know, the annual raffle is the main fundraiser of the Moultonborough Lions Club and the source of the majority of the community scholarships given by the Club.

The dates for selling tickets at E.M. Heath’s are as follows:

  • Thursday, July 3.  Two shifts:  noon – 2:30 and 2:30 – 5:00
  • Saturday, July 19.  Two shifts:  9:30 – noon and noon to 2:30
  • Saturday, August 9.  Two shifts: 9:30 – noon and noon to 2:30
  • Saturday, August 30.  Two shifts: 9:30 – noon and noon to 2:30
  • Saturday, September 13.  Two shifts: 9:30 – noon and noon to 2:30
  • Saturday, October 11.  Two shifts: 9:30 – noon and noon to 2:30

Pat Strickland has already volunteered to sell tickets at the 4th of July Cookout at the Lions Club.

And we will need four people to volunteer ago sell on Saturday, December 6 at the Moultonborough Holiday Fair at MCS.

  Do the math; if we can get 24 people, each would only spend two and 1/2 hours on this project.  Remember to sign up at the dinner meeting, business meeting, or by contact Eileen Zewski

We will also need volunteers to stamp return addresses and put stamps (and perhaps address labels) in advance of the “Stuffing Party”  which will be held on Friday, October 24 when we put together all the envelopes for mailing, followed by a pizza lunch.  Signs up for this will happen in September and October.

 

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.

50th Anniversary Celebration a Success!

The Club’s 50th Anniversary dinner celebration was held last Saturday evening to a crowd of about 76 people — members of the club as well as visiting club members and dignitaries at the State and International levels. A slide show of past memories played through the cocktail hour which was followed by a delicious dinner prepared by Curt’s Caterers.

After the dinner three new members were inducted into the club: Michelle and Christopher Shipp and John Menken. Mike and Kate Lancor were their sponsors.
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Pins for continuubg membership in the Moultonborough Club were awarded for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 40 years.

Anne Forts received the Granite State Fellowship Award. Pat Strickland received a Progressive (for an individual who has received this honor at least once in the past) Granite State Fellowship Award.
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