Saturday, June 10, 2017

Food Drive

Today members of the Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club helped with a local food drive.  The Coast Guard and National Guard were running the drive for the Southeast Alaska Food Bank.  


Monday, June 5, 2017

Bicycle Safety Rodeo

The Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions once again joined teams with Shepherd of the Valley Church to host the annual Block Party which includes a bike safety course.  

This has always been a fun event for the children.    

The children can bring their own bikes and will have them checked by members of the cycling community for safety.  

Children go through a series of obstacle courses, testing their coordination, quick thinking, and ability to follow instructions while riding a bike.   

It's always nice when the weather cooperates as well!   


It's not every day a Navy ship comes to Juneau but when they do, it's always a big deal.

This year citizens were asked to "adopt" a sailor and show them a "good time."   Organizations were asked to reach out and involve them in community and civic activities.

The Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club did just that.  We invited them to participate in a commemorative "Laying of the Wreath" ceremony at the USS JUNEAU Memorial Site on the Juneau docks.

A Tragic Namesake:  Navy Remembers USS Juneau For Ultimate Sacrifice, May 18, 2017

My First Convention

MD49 Convention
April 26-29, 2017

It's great being in a Lions Club, you get lots of opportunities to serve your community and learn how to organize and lead projects with wonderful and fun people. If you want to learn even more, go to a Lions conference. I was able to take classes for treasurer, secretary, and fund raising. These were not just academic classes on the duties of these positions and the mechanics of using websites, but there was meaningful discussions on how to be better and how to deal with specific issues that come up. Questions and answers from the audience were an important part of the instruction because people were sharing their real life solutions.
Lion Donna Hurley, Parade of Checks

Lion Mukhya lighting a candle at the Memorial Service

USS JUNEAU poster board presentation
But no one just goes to conferences to learn academics, what is really important is the inspiration, the friendliness, and the fun. Every Lion that I crossed paths with was outgoing in greeting and getting to know me. It gave me a feeling of connection with the wider community. The guest speaker was accomplished and inspirational, the food was good and plentiful, and best of all there was always humor.

Respectfully Submitted,
Lion Mukhya Khalsa