Wayland Lions Club planning program for diabetes awareness

The Wayland Lions Club held their meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Wayland Community Center. There were nine members present.

First Vice President Bill Grimm called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Larry Graber gave the Invocation. The meeting 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 of which were approved.

In old business, Pattyson read a note from District 9SE Leo Chair, Sadhna Jana and Anil Dhuna, of Burlington, supporting the Wayland Lions Scholarship Soup Supper with a check from the Dhuna Family wishing for a terrific turnout for the event.

Final plans and arrangements for the ?Scholarship Soup Supper? were discussed and agreed on. The event is Saturday, Feb. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wayland Community Center. Members are providing their special homemade soups for the event. In addition, snacks, desserts and door prizes will be offered. A free will donation will be requested.

The proceeds from the ?Scholarship Soup Supper? will be used for a 2018 graduating senior of WACO High School.

Wayland Lions Club was chartered on April 10, 1948, making April 10, 2018, the 60th Anniversary of serving its communities. An anniversary dinner is being planned for current members and their guests. Further arrangements will be discussed at the March 20 meeting. The original target date of April or May of this year, but has been proposed that the dinner be later this year in October.

In new business, plans for a ?Diabetes Awareness Program? are underway. Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the world, currently affecting 422 million people of all races, income levels and ages. Lions are dedicated to fighting the diabetes epidemic to improve lives, strengthen families, fight blindness and revitalize communities. Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the world.

The official meeting ended at 8 p.m.

The Wayland Lions Club is always welcoming new, like-minded citizens anxious to help and give back to their community. Call Terry Kaufman at People?s Bank at 319-256-2131 if interested. Lions meetings are the third Tuesday of the month at the Wayland Community Center.