The Wayland Lions Club held their August meeting at the Wayland Community Center. There were 15 members and one guest present. President Bill Grimm called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance while Roger Roth gave the Invocation. After, the meeting broke for a pizza dinner delivered by Terry Kaufman from Wayland BP.
At the resumption of the meeting, Brian Pattyson read the minutes of the last meeting and Terry Kaufman gave the Treasurer?s Report. Both were approved.
Brian noted that the New International Lions Clubs president is Gundrun Yngvadottir, of Iceland. Gundrun is the first woman to hold the highest office of Lions Clubs International. Brian also noted that Iceland has the most density of Lion Members, with almost one percent of the country being Lion Members. Gundrun?s theme is ?Reaching for New Horizons? and the goal is to serve 200 million people per year by 2021.
? The 60th Anniversary Dinner is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 16. Past International Director Dave Stoufer will be the Keynote Speaker for the event. Members will be inviting guests to learn about Lions Clubs International through Dave?s international travel experience on behalf of Lions serving the world population in 210 countries; with its membership approaching 1.5 million. If you are interested in being a guest and becoming a member of the Wayland Lions Club, please call Terry Kaufman at 310-256-2131.
? The ?Diabetes Awareness Program? still is under study and a Nov. 20 start date is under consideration. President Bill Grimm is speaking to potential diabetes professionals to assist in the program. Further details to follow as they develop.
? The Wayland Lions approved being the Host Lions Club for an Alpaca Tour at Apple Blossom Alpaca Ranch. Hay rides will be provided by John Unternahrer and perhaps another local resident or two. The tour is being offered to all Iowa Lions Clubs and their members with the proceeds going to the Iowa Lions Foundation.
? Guest Speaker, Trustee Nancy Love of the Iowa Lions Foundation outlined the Iowa Lions Foundation program as follows:
Approximately $400,000 is raised each year and the funds are used to support:
? Iowa KidSight Program
? Iowa Cochlear Implant Center
? The Iowa Lions Eye Bank
? Iowa School for the Deaf
? Iowa Department of the Blind
? Hearing Aid Bank
President Grimm reaffirmed his request that all members bring forth project ideas to serve the Wayland communities during the summer and remainder of the year. It was noted that all activities of the Wayland Lions Club must be recorded in MyLCI to acknowledge the clubs contributions in The Iowa Lion?s magazine and build the credits internationally for serving 200 million people a year by 2021.
Wayland Lions Club Annual Rose Sale was confirmed for solicitation of a dozen Roses for $15. Orders to be turned in at the Sept. 18 meeting and will be delivered on Sept. 29.
President Grimm reminded members that volunteers for the Membership Chair and Service Chair positions were needed to finalize his cabinet.
Wayland Lions Club members approved Lion?s Stan Meyer?s suggestion to man the concession stand at the WACO High School football game on Friday, Aug. 31.
The official meeting ended at 8 p.m.