Saturday, May 12, 2012

Litter Clean Up

We had our spring Litter Clean Up this month.  We're responsible for keeping the road to the Glacier clean of trash, of which there is plenty!  This road is traveled by locals, tourists, walkers, bicycle riders, joggers, and tour buses and gets plenty of traffic which results in plenty of litter.  This activity yielded about seven bags of trash!  

Thanks to everyone who showed up and helped on this cloudy day!  

Lion Mike N.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Plant a Tree Project

The Mendenhall Flying Lions recently participated in International President Tam's Plant a Million Trees program by planting six green ash trees at the Juneau Skate Park.  Ed Buyarski of Ed's Edible Plants donated the trees and Terry Hinkley of the City and Borough helped locate a site for us to plant the trees.

It was a rainy day.... but coffee and donuts lured seven Lions and two young children out to help plant the trees.  We had a good time and good fellowship and all the trees were planted in about an hour's time. This was but a small piece of the 9.7 million trees that have already been planted!

We Serve!
Mike Norton

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Vision Screening--Glacier Baptist Academy

We're excited to be making headway in screening preschool kids this year.  Glacier Baptist was our second school this spring.  This was scheduled as a two-day event as we're working with two different  age groups and some go one day and others another.  We screened 74 three to five year olds and referred seven.  Thanks to Lion Neil for helping out with this event.

Lion Mike Norton

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

4th Cabinet Meeting

I attended the 4th Cabinet Meeting at Valdez this past week.  This was a great opportunity to receive training in areas of developing your Lions' Club, recruiting new members, running a project, and various other valuable information.  It's also a great time to meet up with old Lion friends from around the state and elsewhere.

The best part of this cabinet meeting is the training.  There's so much to learn in the world of Lions and I feel the training and contacts we receive at any convention or meeting is invaluable to expanding our club and developing projects so they run efficiently.  I especially enjoy talking to other Lions about their projects, their trials and tribulations, and all the fun parts of everything they do.

The 4th Cabinet Meeting is the last gathering of the Lions' calendar year.  One of the highlights of this night is award presentation and we were proud to have our own Club Secretary, Lion Joey Ausel, recognized as Secretary of the Year for District 49A.  Congratulations, Lion Joey!  You do a great job and definitely deserved it!

I'd like to encourage all Lion members to attempt to get to at least one convention or cabinet meeting a year and bring back information to share with other members of the club.

Lion Mike N.