The July meeting will be held at the LPC Golf Club on Thursday, July 20th. Social hour will be at 6:00, meal at 7:00, followed by our regular meeting. The meal will be softball sized ham balls, sides & dessert provided by Michelle Oldfather. Callers, please have your numbers to Heather by Monday, July 17th. There will be NO speaker this month!
Many responses were submitted from the survey that was shared a few months back. We will be going over these responses at our next meeting and putting a plan together for moving forward. If you have additional ideas, there is still time to share them at the meeting.
Festival of Trails 2017
As you may have read in the paper, mother nature did not cooperate the way we wanted her to for this year’s Festival. Events were well organized and attended and a huge shout out goes to the committees that planned, created and hosted great events during the Festival.
Also, if you get a chance be sure to tell our sponsors Thank You! With the weather and the timing of it, there is no way we would be able to continue putting on celebrations in the future without their support. Lion Keegan will provide some insight to the financials at the meeting.
Again, the Festival committee is always looking for ideas, input and organizers for new and current events.
July Newsletter Throwback
When putting together newsletters, I usually look back at past months and years to gather content. When looking at the 2016 newsletter, there is discussion about the Little Free Libraries, cleaning up the gazebo and a community sign. 2 of the 3 have been completed, and the 3rd is in full swing. That is much better than the 2008 newsletter…
We were in the midst of rescheduling a flooded out Festival of Trails. Parade was Saturday night, no carnival, and the fireworks were at the high school. But, at the same time, we were planning for the upcoming BBQ in the Park and were able to donate $500 to Crosslines as well as $100 gift certificates to residents affected by floods.
Notice a trend? Lots of good happening in the community because of the Lions over the many many years. -Shawn Mehlert
July 20 – Regular Meeting
July 26 – Board Meeting
August 9 – Blood Drive
August 17 – Regular Meeting
August 30 – Board Meeting
Trip for the Fire Truck
Lion Heather Chingren and her dad Rick Calhoon took the fire truck to the Cedar Falls Historical Society’s one-day fire truck show to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Cedar Falls fire department.
Scholarship winners will be present at our July meeting. They include:
We will be presenting their scholarship checks as well as having them talk about their schooling and plans for the future.
Christmas in July Trivia
The U.S. Post Office and U.S. Army and Navy officials, in conjunction with the American advertising and greeting card industries, threw a Christmas in July luncheon in New York in 1944 to promote an early Christmas mailing campaign for service men and women overseas during World War II. The luncheon was repeated in 1945.