The following is the cabinet report submitted for the 1st Cabinet meeting in Big Lake:
Reporting Period: May to August 2016
Excused Absence: Please excuse our Club President and Membership Chair.
Membership Status: We currently have 20 members. One dropped and two members Transferred to the Spenard Lions Club.
Reporting: District and International reporting is current. We still have three members with outstanding dues. Our Club is 100% LCIF Contributing Members as $20 per member has been sent to LCIF.
Legacy Project (Level 1)
Approached a local nursery to donate an 8’ Crimson King Maple that Lions planted at the VFW/American Legion Post. Protecting Our Environment.
Engaging our Youth
Presented a $500 scholarship to a graduate who had previously come to our club as a guest speaker, talking about his journey with Type 1 Diabetes.
Bicycle Safety Rodeo: Partnered with Shepherd of the Valley Church with their annual block party and encouraged bicycle safety for the estimated 200 children present.
4th of July Booth: Served hot coffee and pastries to the participants in the parade staging area. We received $417 in donations that were given to Boy Scout Troop 247 whom we sponsor.
Sharing the Vision
Joint Sight Conservation Committee: This committee consists of members from both Juneau Lions Clubs. Approved five applications for financial assistance for eye exams and glasses for a total of $1,546.50.
Feeding the Hungry
Fish Fish Fish! A local cannery in town donated uncollected canned and frozen sport fish to re-distribute to the hungry. Approximately 1,500 pounds of fish and wild game were distributed to various food pantries and the homeless shelter in town.
No Garage Garage Sale: Cleaned our storage unit and sold unwanted items at a club meeting which netted $153 which went towards our Admin and Charities Account. Protecting Our Environment by keeping items out of the landfill. NEW
Protecting our Environment
Litter Pick Up: Held our second litter pick up for the year along the road to the Glacier.
PET Project: Joined Lion Walt Hays’ effort in collecting and recycling inkjet cartridges to assist the PET mobility cart project.
Meet and Greet: Held our first public recruitment effort and although we did talk to a few people, didn’t get any new members.
Farm Day: Assisted Swampy Acres at their annual fundraiser to support a local day care.
USS Juneau Memorial Site Flowers: Maintained flower pots at the USS Juneau Memorial site to honor fallen sailors.
BoxTops for Children: Collecting BoxTop logos to help a local school. NEW
Funds Raised: $459
Joint Sight Conservation Committee for Financial Assistance: $1,546.50
Joint Sight Conservation Committee for Operating Expenses: $2,000
Shepherd of the Valley Church Food Pantry: food items
Beep Baseball (49A Foundation): $100
Newtok Water Project (49A Foundation): $100
Extended Summer Program: $250
District Governor’s Checklist:
Completed To date:
1 new Social Communication: Have e-Clubhouse, a blog, Facebook
New Project: PET Project, BoxTops for Children, USS Juneau Flowers, Planted a tree at the VFW Post
3 Members “friend” DG Karen Burns and follow on Facebook:
Yours in Lionism
President Donna Hurley
Mendenhall Flying Lions Club