Meeting for 1/28
Official visit of District
Governor & Charter Night!
Our next meeting will also be a spouse
night. If you are planning on bringing your spouse please contact Lion Tamer Rick
Haug and let him know so he can cook up the proper number of meals. After a long day in the kitchen we don’t want to
surprise him with more visitors than what he is expecting!
As is with tradition, District Governor
Merle Goldman and his wife Nancy will be making the official visit on our 69th Charter night. Emcee PCC Bob Booher
has a fun night planned as the history of the club will be remembered and the future of Lions will be discussed by the District
Lions Meeting 1/14
At our last meeting it was truly heartwarming to see the results of the combined works of a cochlear implant
and the auditory teaching practices being used by St Joseph’s
Institute for the Deaf.
Our guest speaker was Teri Ouellette, Director
of St. Joseph’s Institute for the Deaf in Indianapolis. With the help of a
video program she explained how St. Josephs
is unlike the traditional deaf
school in that they do not teach sign language
but are able to teach children the basics of being able to interpret and process sounds and then help them in their ability
in pronunciation. Teri also recounted some success stories of the school such as the one student that went on to Yale and
is studying archeology.
Also speaking before the club was Linda
Coyne and her son Christopher. They are Speedway residents
and Christopher is a student at St Josephs. Linda recounted when she learned that her son was born without hearing and how
she came to learn about St Josephs and their program. Christopher has benefited from the school and is able to hear and speak
with efficiency. Teri commented that many people have commented that they could
not tell that there were any
lingering effects of the loss of hearing
with students who were in their school.
Also speaking before the club was Bob Monday,
representing the Speedway High School Post-Prom committee. Accompanying him were the current president of the student committee
and last year’s president of the committee. They all thanked the Lions for their donation to the post-prom party last
year and said that it was attended by 90% of those eligible.
Gleaners Food Bank thanks the Lions for
their donation of $1,500 to their fund raising efforts and the 115 pounds of food that was donated by Lion members at our
last meeting. The non-perishable food immediately went to good use and the money donated will help purchase additional food
items at a bulk purchase price.
Breakfast with Santa
Lion Marshall Lewis thanked all those who
helped make the breakfast a “Roaring” success. It was wall-to-wall children with wall-to-wall presents as they
converged on the Wayne Township
Emergency Center on December
20th. Lion Marshall reported that over 4,000 people were in attendance with over 2,500 children being served. He
also said that over 30 zip codes were represented and that 384 families from the Speedway
area took part.
Winter Cabinet Meeting
This year’s Winter Cabinet meeting
is scheduled for January 31st, to be held in Connersville.
Please mark this on your calendar if you plan to attend. Registration forms are available on the District website.
Pancake Day info
Pancake Day will be March 14, 2009 to be held at the Speedway
High School. Workers will be needed from 6am until 2 pm with food being
served from 7am until 1 pm. This year the guests will have the option of pancakes, eggs, sausage and the usual choice of drink.
Cost will be $5 at the door with children
under 7 free. There will not be a distribution of tickets this year for the members to sell, however members are encouraged
to invite friends, neighbors and relatives to come to the breakfast.
A list of working assignments will be posted
at the next meeting.
Several local organizations have been invited
to set up a table to promote their cause and some of the Lion’s projects will be represented as well.
Update of Vision Screening
The District 25 F Vision Screening program
has provided over 20,000 screenings this school year so far and of that amount, 33% were referred for further evaluation.
As of December 1, 2008 the program has completed 70,717 screenings
of adults and children.
These numbers also include screenings in
other Districts. This is another program that your Club supports with its hard work!