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The Mane Growl

September 2018 (Abridged)

Peachy–Keen Fundraiser

Club treasurer Bob Brummage arranged for another peach sale fundraiser which was held at Middletown Mall on Saturday, August 25th. Thanks to Lions working the sale: Jacob Brummage Ralph Davis, Ed Neese, Nancy Sickles, Virginia Gallion, Beulah Miller, Leroy Humberston, and Bob Brummage. Lions put in a total of 38 Lion-hours.

This was the first time that the club did not sell out of peaches. Thanks to extra work on the part of Bob Brummage, the east side Price Cutter store and Cash Saver at the mall purchased some of the remaining peaches. He disposed of a few over ripe peaches and some were donated to the Soup Opera and Scott Place, helping the club meet one of Lions Clubs target service activities — Hunger Relief.

In addition to the peaches, nine regular brooms, nine warehouse brooms and two mops were also sold, resulting in a total net profit from the sale of $1,100 — and that's just peachy!

Ralph Davis Honored

Club member Ralph Davis volunteered many hours with American Baptist Men Disaster Relief following the flooding in the Hundred area. The volunteers were recognized for their efforts and presented with a plaque which reads: “In appre-ciation of your volunteer work for our flood relief in the Hundred area and participation in the 2018 4th of July Parade. Thank you so much.”

Eye Screening Set for October

The Fairmont Lions Club has arranged to perform adult eye screening on Friday, October 5, 2018, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Fairmont Regional Medical Center at their Women's Health Awareness Day. Volunteers are needed to assist with the screening and to handle paperwork. Please let Aletta or Bob Moffett know if you can help during part (or all) of this time period. We will have two pieces of eye screening equipment and any member can be trained to use it.

The club has also arranged to have the Plusoptix screener during October to again visit child development/day care centers to screen the eyes of preschoolers in the community. Volunteers will be needed for these screenings, also. Specific days and times will be announced as the facilities let us know when they are available. Please consider volun-teering to assist with this important screening as well.

Rail Trail Maintained by Fairmont Lions Club

On Saturday morning, August 18th, Kelly and Alan Shreves, along with Ralph Davis began picking up trash along the West Fork River Ralph S. Larue Trail from Monongah, while Aletta and Bob Moffett began from the Norway trail head. Although the rain held off until they met in between those two points, as they began to walk back out to get off the trail, the clouds let go and they all got a good soaking. They did, however, receive appreciation from those using the trail for keeping it clean.

Ten Provided Eye Exams and Glasses

Eyeglasses Commitee Chairperson Keith Long reports that, for the month of August, ten individuals were approved to receive eye exams and glasses by the Fairmont Lions Club.

District Governor Visit Is Zone Event

Clubs in Zone 6 (which includes the Fairmont Lions Club) will host District Governor Gary Pitcock (photo above left) on Sunday, September 23rd, 4:00 pm at the Barrackville Community Building. Cost of the dinner is $10.00 and reservations should be made to Sharon Gump at 304-363-2353 by September 17th.

District Governor Gary Pitcock is a member of the Weirton Lions Club. His slogan this year is “Service is Key to Success.”

Time For Annual Nut Sale

The order form (below) for Terri Lynn nuts is to be turned in by the September 27th meeting as the nuts will be ordered around October 1st. Lions will be needed to help sort the orders when they come in. Please order what you want to sell and/or buy, but do not order more than you plan to sell, as we do not have storage space for inventory. Participation of all Lions will insure the success of this fundraiser.


Fairmont Lions meet 6:30 pm Mom's Place 39 Philips Lane Fairmont, WV

Sept. 13 Business Meeting 6:30 pm Mom's Place

Sept. 20 - 22 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum Columbus, OH

Sept. 23 Zone District Governor Visit Zone 6 clubs 4:00 pm Barrackville Community Bldg.

Sept. 26 Read Aloud WV Reader Orientation 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Marion County Public Library Conference Room B

Sept. 27 Meeting Program TBA 6:30 pm Mom's Place

Dec. 15 Christmas Party for Children Union Mission

This Issue's Quote

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving. —Albert Einstein