From the King Lions Notebook – January 2012


The New Year of 2012 is off to a flying start!  On Wednesday January 11th we had the pleasure of hosting District Governor Dave Gauch’s visit and the swearing in 5 new Uniontown Lions Members.  Our population is currently at 61.

The Annual Reverse Raffle is in the final stages of the planning session. Always a lot of fun but sadly all 200 tickets are spoken for. As always the contribution of $60.00 per ticket is one of the best bargains around.

Our next bus trip is currently being finalized.  We are going South this time and Canada in the fall – more lately.

The Club donated 180 pair of glasses to a missionary in Swaziland last week.  Same as last year. Our Club has been asked to do a presentation of our eye glass recycling program at the up-coming District Convention being held in Canton on March 16, 17, 18.  Dr Kail is also planning to attend if his schedule allows.

We did deliver 2100 pair of cleaned, repaired, and RX identified to Dr. Kail’s office earlier.  He and his team leave for Honduras on the 27th of this month.  Our thoughts and prayers go with them.

The ‘Adopt a Highway’ program has been approved once again by ODOT.  We are waiting on a safety session from them late February.

Working with the Hartville Lions Club, we join forces to purchase 2 new electronic eye charts, used by the Lake School District, to give eye exams to the K-1-3-5 grade students annually. These gifts will be used in both Uniontown as well as Hartville buildings.

The Annual Spouses Night is being held on February 2ed this year at the Hartville Kitchen. Always a great evening

That’s it for now

King Lion Gary

District 13-D Convention

District Govenor Harold UllmanDistrict Governor, Harold Ullman invites all Lions, Lioness and Leos of District 13-D to attend the 43rd annual District Convention. There will be good fellowship, educational forums, elections, entertainment, hospitality rooms, banquets, luncheons and a lot of FUN.

We will begin on Friday, March 13, 2009 with registration from 3:00 PM till 6:30 PM. The Convention will open at 6:00 PM with the opening ceremonies, a Tailgate Party and Entertainment in the Grand Ball Room. This will allow you the opportunity to meet new friends and renew old acquaintances. The Hospitality rooms will be open after the entertainment.

Saturday will be devoted to Educational Forums, District Business Meeting and Eye Screening. There will be a Model Luncheon for all Lions and Spouses. There will be a separate program on Saturday morning for the spouses that do not want to attend the Forums. Saturday supper will be on your own.

Entertainment and an opportunity to visit the Hospitality Rooms will begin at 8:00 PM. Sunday there will be a Memorial Service, election of Officers and the Grand Banquet with our International speaker Scott Storms  and his lovely wife Lion Dale. International Director Scott and Dale are from Windsor Locks, Connecticut