INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEDFORD LION??? Please read the following attachment.
MEDFORD LION SHIRTS; Any Lion who would like a Medford LIONS shirt, Please contact Lion Dennis at our meetings. (T_Shirts $7, Polo's $10).
NOTE; BOARD MEETING WILL NOW BE ** AFTER ** SECOND WEDNESDAY REGULAR MEETING.
-Various dates, Softball Concession Stand
Roadside Clean-up, September 28 at 5PM. We''ll meet at the road sign just west of Cindy's Bar approx 4 miles west on Medford on Hwy 64 (just across from the rodeo grounds. If you have any questions, contact Lion Dennis for more info.
Softball Concession Stand
We are operating our concession stand again this year. Lion John and Lion Dennis will have further updates and need volunteers.
Lions Parade Float; Lion Herman gave us an up-date on the local parades in the area of what they've attended and future events. Next up will be the “Ogema Christmas Tree” parade on September 24 and then the “Harvest Day Parade” in beautiful downtown Medford on Sunday October 30. To find out how you can be part of the these historical event, contact Lion Herman for more details.
2017 Maplefest; Although it's only September plans have are being made for the “2017 Maplefest” to be held April 29 at the Taylor County Fairgrounds. Lion Shirley briefed us on their first of many meetings and to lay the ground work for what will be a great event however, Lion Shirley did stress that we all need to pull together for things to be successful.
Taylor County Maple Festival Annual Meeting 9-12-16 6 PM Whittlesey Lions Park
Discussion and review of 2016 event, changes or additions:
Maple judging: Medford-increase heat in merchant building; keep in same space
Antique tractor: Medford- works well, will have more space for event
Exhibitors: Medford- will have maple equipment exhibitors in with maple judging
Red wagon parade: Medford-keep
Antique appraiser: keep, contact now and book
Breakfast: Whittlesey-Breakfast use cooler that was available; add more coffee stations thru out; turn fridge and freezers on day before. Seek assistance from school clubs earlier, like now.
Beverages & Cheese curds: Rib Lake- in new beer stand, will have more space
Scavenger hunt: Rib Lake-Keep, increase budget
Carmel Brown Throw Down: Rib Lake-keep, start earlier, keep contestants in one place, signage for event.
Food stand: Gilman Lions- keep good count was better
Paddle raffle: Gilman Lions-keep, prize value at $25; need donations
Photo/Poster Contest: Gilman Lioness-enhance by adding poster contest
Large raffle: Gilman Lioness: will take this on for 2017
Kuddly Kritters: Gilman Lioness: will take this on for 2017; suggestion to contact Chris Cold with DNR out of Ladysmith for raptor demo.
Face painting & bounce houses: Jump River-will follow up with the Medford Chamber to book for next year.
Breakfast: Jump River-works with Whittlesey
Next meeting: 10-17-2016 @ Sports Page in Medford.
Dial A Santa; Dial a Santa” will once again be headed up by Lion Len. We'll discuss that topic at our next regular meeting. Speaking of Christmas, the annual Medford Lions Christmas party is looking for input from everyone on making the dinner an enjoyable holiday event. If you didn't get a chance to fill out the survey at our last meeting, please contact Lion Virginia to share your thoughts/suggestions …
WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
Some interesting tidbits about the Leader Dog Program.
1. What is the name of the Leader Dogs for the Blind quarterly newsletter for Lions? (The Mane Event)
2. What is the name of the President & CEO for Leader Dogs for the Blind? (Susan M. Daniels)
3. What were the first 2 breeds used as Leader Dogs? (Dobermans & German Shepherds)
4. What is the annual budget for Leader Dogs for the Blind? ($11 million)
5. What percentage of the annual budget is donated by Lions? (20%)
6. What is the combined percentage of the annual budget that comes from State, Federal and United Way? (Zero)
7. How many days do clients spend on campus training with their Leader Dog? (26 days)
8. How much does it cost a client/student to obtain a leader Dog? (Zero; all costs are covered by Leader Dogs for the Blind)
9. What is the lead time to produce a Leader Dog Team? (About 2 years)
10. What is the gestation period for a dog? (9 weeks, about 63 days)
11. How many volunteers are on Campus every day? (About 50)
12. How many gallons of Puppy Poop is picked up during an average week in Puppy Land? (About 57 gallons)
13. How long does a puppy stay in the care of a Puppy Raiser? (12-14 months)
14. How much are Puppy Raisers paid to raise a puppy? (Zero. They volunteer their services)
15. What is the term given to a puppy/dog that does not make it to graduation? (Career Change)
16. Approximately how many families in the U.S. and Canada serve as Puppy Raisers? (450)
17. Each year Leader Dogs for the Blind recognizes the Lions Clubs who have donated $5000 or more during the fiscal year, with a certificate, banner patch and pins for every member. What is the name of that award? (Top Dog)
18. What is the minimum age to receive a Leader Dog? (16)
Centennial Service Challenge
Lions Club International announced a Global initiative to serve 100 million people by 2017. The Centennial Service Challenge is a humanitarian initiative that brings Lions Clubs around the world together in service to celebrate the Association’s 100th anniversary in 2017. For nearly 100 years, Lions Clubs have served their communities and touched the lives of millions of people. Over the next 3 ½ years, Lions Clubs will work to achieve the goal of serving at least 100 million people. Lions Club International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 Clubs are serving communities in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the globe. BE PROUD TO BE A LION!
COIN BILL Lion Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin Act signed into law!!! In recognition of our 100th Anniversary in 2017, LCI led efforts to have 400,000 silver dollar commemorative coins minted by the U.S. Treasury. Sales of the coins will raise millions to support our global mission areas for the visually impaired, disabled, youth and those affected by disaster. Lions from all over the globe are exploring similar commemorative campaigns locally.
Through the hard work and grassroots advocacy of many Lions, the “Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin,” 1299/H.R. 2139 achieved 295 sponsors and co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representative and 70 sponsors and co-sponsors in the U.S. Senate before its passage by Congress. President Barack Obama signed the Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin Act into Law on October 5, 2012!
Coin Waiting List Now that the legislation is passed and signed into law, LCI commemorative coins can be purchased from January through December 2017 from the U.S. Mint or by phone 1-800-USA-MINT. Commemorative coins are always in great demand among coin collectors; therefore, please add you name to the waiting list.
PDG Dennis Knott
The following is information and sites where you may learn more about Lions conventions.
State - http://wisconsinlions.org
Convention - http://md27c2.org/Conventions/2010-2011%20conventions/Lions%20District%20Convention%20post.pdf
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.