Lions Club of Richmond IN Inc.

            Serving Richmond Indiana Community since October 5, 1924

            Richmond Lions Club is a member of the Indiana Lions District 25F Inc.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

July 3rd - Board Meeting, Golden Corral;
July 13th - District 25F Organizational Day - Camp Woodsmoke - Officer Training begins at 9 am with Lunch at 12 noon.  Meat provided, bring a dish to share.  All members are invited to attend, club officers are encouraged to attend;
July 17th - Regular Meeting Golden Corral - Program TBA;
July 26th - 6pm,  Lions Robert and Jill Moore and the membership committee, have invited Lions and their spouses to their home at 331 N. Brick Church Road, Cambridge City, IN for a cookout.  Please RSVP by July 22nd. Additional details in the July Amplifier

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SAVE THE DATE

August 24th - Governor elect Don Mullen’s Banner night at Clermont Lions Club.  Sounds like it will be a fun evening.  More information in the District Newsletter.
Friday, September 13th - Richmond Lions will have an early celebration of their 95th birthday.  The Club has budgeted $1,000 to pay for members and their guest for this event which will be held at Willie and Red’s Smorgasbord in Hagerstown. 

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

DGE Don Mullen grew up in Richmond  (he admits to being an RHS grad) and wanted to have a District Meeting (formerly known as Cabinet Meeting) in Richmond.  Thus Richmond Lions will be hosting the event on Saturday February 8th.  Again, additional details to follow in subsequent newsletters.

SERVICE PROJECTS OPPORTUNITIES

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Selling tickets for the Indiana State Fair - if you are interested in working at the Indiana State Fair to sell tickets which earns money for the Indiana Lions Foundation and local Lions Clubs get points towards a WP Woods Fellowship, click here to get more information on how you can sign up.

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Kitchen - On last Wednesday of month.  Requires four to five Lions to prepare and serve the noon meal.  Contact Lion Buckland

Vision Screening - School screenings are now being scheduled.  If you’re not a trained vision screener, it takes a minimum amount of time to be trained.  See Lion Jack.  Screenings require 4-5 people per session

Kids Sight - vision screening for pre-school children.  Join Lions Idris Smith and Deloris Rohrer in this important project.  Contact Lion Idris to become involved.

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Be A Lion - When a group of people join together, roll up their sleeves and take action on projects to make their community better, it’s a beautiful thing—and an incredible feeling for everyone involved. That’s Lions. Being a Lion is about leading by example, building relationships and improving the world through kindness. It’s how caring men and women serve together so they can make an even greater impact and change more lives.

YEAR IN REVIEW

As another Lions year comes to a close, Richmond Lions can be pleased with their service to the community.  To date, Richmond Lions have accomplished the following:

 

Increased membership by 2. This is the first year in several, the Club has realized a net gain in membership.

 

Completed the following community service projects:

  • • School Vision screening program - screened 3,182 students, with 776 being referred for additional follow-up exams;
  • • KidSight—screened 238 pre-school children with 34 referrals for additional care;
  • • Served 328 meals at the Richmond/Wayne County Soup Kitchen;
  • • Purchased 9 pairs of adult eye glasses for a total of $1,590;
  • • Replaced lights in the dining room at District 25F’s Camp Woodsmoke Dining Room as well as routine maintenance on Cabin D sponsored by the Richmond Lions Club;
  • • Contributed 50 plus hours to the Richmond Rose garden including maintaining the Richmond Lions Club plot, parking cars for both the Annual Chocolate Festival and the Annual First Bloom and Glow;
  • • Collected somewhere around 144,000 eye glasses;
  • • Collected 36 hearing aides;
  • • Funded the following local programs through the Club’s Philanthropic Grant Program and local projects for a total of $3,390;
  • • Annual Back to School Bash sponsored by Christ United Church;
  • • Cardinal Greenway fall Bike TOURfest, with funds used to maintain the trail;
  • • Boys Scouts to assist local Scouts with uniforms and camp fees;
  • • Sunrise Therapeutic Riding;
  • • Safety Village;
  • • Food Pantry;
  • • Soup kitchen;
  • • Friends of Morrison Reeves Library—Read 1,000 books before Kindergarten.

 

Contributed $3488 to District  25F, Indiana Lions Projects and Lions International including:

  • • Camp Woodsmoke;
  • • Vision Screening Board;
  • • Diabetes Foundation;
  • • Indiana Cancer Control;
  • • Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired;
  • • Indiana Eye and Tissue Bank;
  • • Leader Dog School for the Blind;
  • • Indiana Speech and Hearing;
  • • Lions Club International Foundation;

 

Completed the following fund raising activities raising $17,900

  • • Golf outing - two events this Lions year in October and June;
  • • Fruit Sale;
  • • InConcert.

 

Thanks to the 2018/2019 leadership team headed up by Lion Andy Smittkamp for leading the Club through a successful year.  In addition to the above accomplishments a Membership team has become active looking for strategies to increase our membership, appeal to younger members and continue to serve the community

 

 

 

Lion Andy passes the Presidential pin to incoming President Lion Richard Lehman.

 

 

 

 

GOLF OUTING REVIEW

The Annual Golf outing held at Highlands Lake Golf Course on Saturday, June 8th was a success.  The outing netted the Club $2,306.  Thanks to Lions Jack Buckland and Andy Smittkamp for co-chairing the event, those who sponsored the event, Lions who helped with pre-outing events, and all the participants.  Next year’s event is already scheduled for June 13th at Highland Lakes.  Oh, and congratulations to PDG Lion Jack Buckland for winning the Traveling District 25F Governor’s trophy.  And, by the way, he was NOT the only Lion playing.

 

 

2019-2020 LEADERSHIP TEAM

Thanks to the Lions who stepped up to lead the Club for the 2019-2020 Lions Year.   President, Lion Richard Lehman; 1st VP, Lion Deloris Rohrer; 2nd VP, Lion Dr. J. Edsel Reeves; Secretary, Lion Idris Smith; Treasurer, Lion Jack Buckland.   Directors, Lions Mike Talbott, Rollie North, Ron Smith, and David Rohrer.  Tail Twister, Lion Howard Crist; Assistant Tail Twister, Lion Janice Edelman; Lion Tamer, Lion Reid Jones; Assistant Lion Tamer, Lion Don Duke; Membership Chair, Lion Robert Moore and Ex-officio Lion Andy Smittkamp.

 Lion Andy Smittkamp was presented a plaque in recognition of his service to the Club.  Lion Andy’s granddaughter, Stephanie, proudly smiles as Lion Andy displays the plaque.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.  - Helen Keller