From the King lions Notebook – A great weekend in March!

Friday evening the Uniontown Lions got together and set up for the 26th Reverse Raffle fund raiser. Lots of logistics here but well thought out. It went smoothly.  Saturday Bob Jones, Mike Miller, with Dr Kail and me, did a presentation in one of the Break-Out rooms for the District Lions Convention in Canton. This is our opportunity to show to other clubs in our district what and how we do the eyeglass recycling.  Then more important Dr Kail shared his efforts in Third World countries dispensing our glasses that we have processed and others have collected.  This was our second convention that we have been ask to participate in.  We welcomed the opportunity.

Then on to Saturday evening and the Reverse Raffle.  What a night!  Over 170 prizes were awarded to ticket holders. The food was great.  And the beverages as well.  A lot of work by the committee but very rewarding when we see the results raising money for our community.  Special thanks to the co-chair Lions, Mindy and Ron for organizing a flawless event enjoyed by all.

More Later

King Lion Gary

From the King Lions Notebook – January 2012

WOW!

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