The Wayland Lions Club held their July meeting at the Wayland Community Center with 10 members present. President Bill Grimm called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m., led the Pledge of Allegiance and gave the Invocation. The meeting then broke for a delicious meal catered by Alice Hochstetler.
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.
? Treasurer Terry Kaufman reported on the status of membership and accountability for disbursement of annual dues.
? Treasurer Kaufman called for donations that had not been finalized to date for the year. Following are the recipients approved by the members:
-Wayland Youth Center
-Iowa Lions Eye Bank
-Melvin Jones Fund
? A 60th anniversary dinner is planned for Tuesday, October 16. Past International Director Dave Stoufer has agreed to be the keynote speaker for the event. Members were asked to invite 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. The committee continues to work on details, which will be shared with the membership as they develop.
? ?Diabetes Awareness Program? still is under study and a November 20 date is targeted for consideration. Further details to follow as they develop.
? The Wayland Lions Club?s Fourth of July pancake breakfast at the Wayland Community Center saw a jump in attendance to approximately 400 attendees. The ?Free Will Donation? requested to support community charitable projects saw an increase of 11 percent.
? Several members purchased the excess frozen packs of sausage, which will contribute to the receipts used for community projects.
? Lion Gary Lauge suggested a fall trip on a Saturday to the Iowa Lions Eye Bank. This would be an informative tour and discussion of eye donations of corneal tissue for recipients in need. Lions volunteer to be transporters. This proposal was tabled for next meeting.
? President Grimm encouraged all members to bring forth project ideas to serve the Wayland communities during the summer and remainder of the year.
? Discussed: The District 9SE Cabinet Meeting was held at Lions PID Dave Stoufer?s home in Washington. Attending officers requested Wayland Lions Club member Marianne Pattyson to host a Statewide event at Apple Blossom Alpaca Ranch. A boxed lunch was suggested to be provided along with an informative tour of the alpaca and demonstration of the products made from their fleece. The cabinet agreed that the Wayland Lions Club should be considered as a potential Host Lions Club for the event. This proposal was discussed and tabled for the next meeting.
? Wayland Lions Club Annual Rose Sale was put on the calendar for solicitation of a dozen roses for $15. Orders are to be turned in by Monday, August 27, and delivered on Saturday, September 15.
? President Grimm reminded members that volunteers for the Membership Chair and Service Chair positions were needed to finalize his cabinet.
The official meeting ended at 8 p.m.