November — falling leaves and getting colder

Saturday, November 4:  Roadside Clean-up.   Five Lions (Mark and Sarah Cotrupi, Dawn Law, John Menken) and one potential met at the Center Harbor Congregational Church.  An hour and a half later they had collected 11 bags of trash from Route 25 between the Center Harbor and Moultonborough signs.

Monday, November 6:  Board (6:30 pm) and Business (7 pm) Meetings.

Sunday, November 12:  District Meeting at the Moultonborough Functional Hall (formerly the Lions Club), beginning at 9 am.

Monday, November 20:  Dinner Meeting.

Peace Poster Contest:  The Moultonborough Lions selected the winner of the local peace poster contest, a sixth grader at Moultonborough Central School, Sadey Sherkanowski.

Sadey’s poster was among more than 450,000 entries submitted worldwide in the annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the program to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.

Lions Club President, Mark Cotrupi (pictured with Sadey and her poster), said he was impressed by the colorfulness and creativity of the poster. Sadey has strong and positive ideas about what peace means to her.

Sadey’s poster will advance through the district, multiple district and international levels of competition. One international grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners will be selected. The grand prize includes a cash award of $5,000 plus a trip for the winner and two family members to a special award ceremony. The 23 merit award winners will each receive a certificate and a cash award of $500.

Reading in the Schools.  Lions John Menken and Sally Sibulkin eacg spent two mornings this month listening to first graders at Moultonborough Central School read their spot words.  It is truly wonderfully to see how many of the 200 words on the lists these new readers have already mastered.