The colors of the leaves were a bit slow to emerge from their green summer hues, but by the middle of the month, they were vivid orange, yellow, and red. It is a beautiful reminder of why we live in New England.
We spent three days at the Sandwich Fair, from 9 am to 3 pm offering free vision screening to individuals from 8 months old and up. All together, we screened 373 people, 57 of whom were given the results and referred to see an eye doctor.
Governor Sununu even stopped by our “shed” to say hello and to add how much he appreciates the work and service of the Lions all over the State.
Mark, Peter, Kathy and Don also went to Gilford Elementary School on October 5 and screened 342 students. That brings the October total of vision screenings to 715 individuals!
We had our last raffle sales for the season at EM Heath’s on Saturday, October 6 and are getting ready for the big mailing morning (where we put raffle tickets and letters in envelopes and take them to the post office) on October 26. The final sales day — and the drawing of the winner of the $5,000 prize will be at the Moultonborough PTA Holiday Fair on December 1.
This month, the Moultonborough Lions celebrated 55 years as a Club. Susan Price donated the “birthday cake” and we had the newest member of the club (Bill Hagerup) and the club member with the most years of service (Bob Purdy) do the honors and cut the first slices of the cake.
Look at all the red jackets on some our past presidents!
District Governor of 44 H was our dinner speaker and he inducted TEN NEW CLUB Members. Two of the members have been working as Lions for some time now, but had not had the formal candlelight ceremony. The other 8 new members have been brought in since June 2018. The photo below shows nine of the ten (missing is new Lion, Jeff Burton).
From left to right: Susan Price, Bill Hagerup, Susan Burton, Sarah Cotrupi, Chris Milanovich, Stephanie Pigott, Diane Mac Arthur, Mary Philips, and Joe Adams.
We are so excited to have each and every one of these individuals who are willing to serve their communities!