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The Mane Growl

September 2022 (Abridged)

Club Welcomes DG Houser

Fairmont Lions welcomed and President Bob Brummage introduced District Governor Jay Houser and his wife Amy (Williamstown) at the September 15th club meeting held at the Disability Action Center. President Brummage also wel-comed Past Council Chairpersons Al Cox (Clarksburg) and Ken Shahan (Nutter Fort), and recognized Past District Governors Tracy Smith (Fairmont Associate Member) and Bob Moffett (Fairmont). Twelve Lions were in atten-dance at the meeting.

DG Houser addressed the Lions encourging $25 donations for LCIF paid to District 29L. In addition to LCIF credit for the donation, donors will receive a T-shirt with DG Jay's logo: "Keep Calm and Lion On" on the front and a listing of District 29L clubs on the back. DG Houser introduced a brief video greeting from Lions Clubs International President Brian Sheehan who thanked members for service during the pandemic and encouraged getting new members through involvement in service projects.

DG Houser addressed the Lions encourging $25 donations for LCIF paid to District 29L. In addition to LCIF credit for the donation, donors will receive a T-shirt with DG Jay's logo: "Keep Calm and Lion On" on the front and a listing of District 29L clubs on the back. DG Houser introduced a brief video greeting from LionsNoting that the Fairmont Lions Club is 99 years old, DG Houser asked members what were the favorite service projects. The answers represented all five of the major service initiatives of LCI. He expressed kudos to the club for “checking all the boxes.” He went on to note that Zone 6 (our zone) has a total of 40 Lions and 17 of those are in the Fairmont Lions Club. He asked the club to dream big. “This county needs you.” We are looking for leaders, dreamers and workers. “Step out beyond your comfort zones,” he said as he challenged the club to start a branch club with five members. He also promoted the “Club Quality Initiative” Zoom training which is open to all District 29L clubs. Club members were then able to join in a discussion of the topics DG Houser addressed. Clubs International President Brian Sheehan who thanked members for service during the pandemic and encouraged getting new members through involvement in service projects.

Final Adopt-A-Trail of Season Scheduled

The next rail trail clean-up has been set for Saturday, October 8, 2022 with volunteers working from the Monongah or Norway trailheads of the West Fork River Rail Trail. We will begin at 2:00 pm. This will be the last clean-up on the trail untll next spring. Please wear sturdy work gloves and enjoy an afternoon on the trail with us.

Peace Poster Contest Underway

The Fairmont Lions Club is providing Peace Poster Kits to Fairmont Catholic School, East Fairmont Middle School and West Fairmont Middle School. This year's theme is “Lead with Compassion.” The club will recognize a first and second place winner from each school with the first place winner's poster advancing to the district competition.

Advance Reservations Needed for Meetings at DAC

The Disability Action Center needs to know how many sandwiches/wraps to prepare for Lions meeting there. If we do not purchase food, the room rental is $75. Meals, which include a sandwich/wrap, side, dessert and drink are $12.00. The club needs to let the DAC know by Monday of the week we meet. Our next meeting is there on October 13, so please let Pres. Bob Brummage or Secretary Bob Moffett know by Monday, October 10. Thank you. Members present for the September 15th meeting indicated the food was tasty. Food is prepared by the DAC clients.

Thank You Notes and Letters Received

The West Virginia University Foundation sent a card acknowledging the club's donation to WVU Medicine Children's.

The DSF Stop Program, organizer of the Juneteenth Jubilee at Windmill Park, thanked the club for its support in making the Juneteenth Jubilee, “live on in the hearts and minds of the NCWV community.”

Individuals Receive Eye Exams & Glasses

Keith Long, Chairperson of the Eyeglasses Committee, reports that five individuals were approved in August to receive eye exams and glasses from the Fairmont Lions Club. Club members pre-approved up to five applications for September.

Lions Vision Screening for Children Scheduled

After a lapse of two years, due to the pandemic, the Fairmont Lions Club is back in business providing free vision screening at several preschool facilities in October. All of these locations are glad to have us back to help protect the vision of the children. We will be making visits to Bumble Bear Corner, Fritz's Rug Ratz, Kids R Us, and East Fairmont Early Head Start (see Calendar, page 1). We will also be screening at an after school program located next to the old Dunbar school.

Lions Clubs International Foundation

From July 2022 to August 2022, LCIF has awarded 60 disaster relief-related grants totaling $1,274,272.

Terri Lynn Nut Sale — Now Taking Orders

The Fairmont Lions Club is now taking orders for our annual nut sales. Pres. Bob Brummage noted that some prices had to go up a little this year, while others remained constant. Orders should be returned to Bob Brummage prior to our next meeting, October 13, 2022.

2019-2020 Fairmont Lions Club Service Activities July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

People Served: 309
Service Activities Completed: 4
Volunteer Hours: 28
Funds Donated: $0

Calendar

Calendar (subject to change during pandemic)
Oct. 8 Adopt-A-Trail Rail trail cleanup between Fairmont & Monongah 2:00 pm
Oct. 13 Meeting Disability Action Ctr. 6:30 pm

Vision Screening
Oct. 9 9:00 am Bumble Bear Corner
Oct. 11 10:00 am Fritz's Rug Ratz
Oct. 25 3:30 pm After School Program
Oct. 26 8:00 am Kids R Special
Oct. 27 8:00 am Kids R Special
Oct. 28 9:00 am East Fairmont Early Head Sart

This Issue's Quote

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” —Helen Keller

Just A Lion Or Two

We were happy that Nancy Sickles and Leroy Humberston were able to join us at the Family Literacy Fair.


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PDG Bob Moffett, Editor


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