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 17th - Regular meeting.  Program TBA

July 26th - All member picnic at home or Lions                     Robert and Jill Moore

July 31st - Soup kitchen - good way to serve our community

August 7th - Board Meeting

August 2-18th - Indiana State fair - Lions can earn points toward WP Woods Fellowships by signing up to help sell tickets at the gates.  Stay tuned for additional information.

August 21st - Regular Meeting - Alan Stamper, Executive Director Good News Habitat

August 24th - District Governor Don Mullen’s Banner Night at the Clermont Lions Club

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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.

A CELEBRATION

This begins are 95th year as the Richmond Lions Club.  To celebrate the milestone, the Club will celebrate on Friday, September 13th at Willie and Ruth’s Smorgasbord in Hagerstown.  The Club has budgeted money to pay for all members and a guest to attend.  Lions Ron and Idris Smith are working on a fun evening to celebrate this milestone.  Our motto for the event and our 95th year is “We still have DRIVE at 95”.  If you would like to attend but need transportation, let Lions Ron or Idris know a 765-993-4408 and we will work on providing adequate transportation.  We will need to have reservations in by August 30th, so there’s plenty of time to plan for this event.

 

 

FOCUS ON MEMBERSHIP

The membership committee of Lions Robert Moore, chair, Sarah Johnston, secretary, Jill Moore and Rollie North are planning an all Club picnic, including spouses, on Friday, July 26 at 6pm.   Lions Robert and Jill Moore are hosting the event at their home at 331 N. Brick Church Road, Cambridge City, Indiana.  Lions Robert and Jill will grill “something”, the rest of us should plan on brining a dish to pass, your own beverage and lawn chair.  

 

PLEASE RSVP TO LION ROBERT at njordball@gmail.com by July 22.  Include who will be attending and what you plan to bring. If you don’t have e-mail, call Lion Robert at 765-541-2777 (after 5 as he is one of our “working Lions”).  If you would like to attend and need transportation, notify a committee member and we will make sure you have transportation.

 

This is an open evening meeting of the Richmond Lions membership intended to share ideas.  A bad idea is the one that you failed to suggest.  Suggested topics for discussion are as follows: 

 

MEMBERSHIP - Discuss why Richmond Lions need new members and what do we expect them to do.  What makes the Club worth joining?  Identify several people you would like to ask to join the Club.  

 

SERVICE PROJECTS - Does anyone have an interesting idea for projects?   Project work attracts people who want to be involved with constructive activities and connect with others.  

Fund raising.  How should Richmond Lions create a modern fund raising project?  Any ideas?  How can we make our current fundraising projects better? 

 

MEETING STRUCTURE - how can the Club make meetings more appealing to the next generation?  What about an on-line opportunity to attend meetings for those who are working or live at a distance?  Who could help us set up on-line meetings?

 

Obviously, there’s a lot to talk about and we may not get through the entire list.  However, your thoughts and opinions can be communicated to the membership committee, or the Board of Directors.  See the roster for contact information, or respond via e-mail with your comments and they will be forwarded to the membership committee.  

 

A year ago, the Club had a similar meeting with the topic “Where to from here”.  As an outgrowth of that meeting the 2018/2019 Board of Directors, implemented the following suggestions:

 

Reduced meetings to two per month.  The first Wednesday of every month being the Board Meeting and the 3rd Wednesday a regular meeting with a speaker.

 

Worked to keep our FB page updated.  Requested Lion Mark Harris return to the Club as our Web site manager, which he accepted.  Lion Mark is working hard to keep the web site current and has developed a calendar which we are still working on design.

 

Lion Idris has been posting updates on fund raising projects such as the Fruit Sale and Golf Outing on the FB page “Speak out Richmond”. 

 

Hopefully, this meeting will also produce some good ideas which we can implement as the Richmond Lions Club continues to serve the Richmond Community.

 

2019-2020 ROSTERS

The goal is to have the new Rosters available at our 95th Anniversary celebration.  If you have had a change in information during the past year, please update your secretary by responding to this e-mail or call Lion Idris at 765-993-4408.

 

REMINDER:  July Dues invoices were distributed on June 19th.  If for some reason you did not receive your invoice, please notify the Lion Secretary and it will be re-sent.

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