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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.
Jan 11, 2017 Regular Meeting
Jan 21, 2017 Medford Lions host the annual "Perkinstown Tramp" snow shoe race.
Feb 6, 2017 6PM Taylor County Maple Festival Meeting @ Sports Page in Medford
HELEN HESSING LINDSAY FAMILY FOUNDATION GRANT;
Reading Machines were delivered this past week at Medford Elementary School. The 'EYE GAZE' computer operates by looking at the screen/no mouse. (3 Kids are now using them). It includes stand that can be adjusted. A Blink of the Eye is like the mouse. There will be a article in the Lions Newspaper and the Star News. Also will be purchasing another 'AMIGO' (hand held vision device to help them read at a distance). Also, a pair of Glasses for a adult was funded.
Dial A Santa;
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I have attached some pictures of our 2016 Dial Santa event. (See Photo Gallery)
Santa talked to 105 children this year, an increase from last year!
A huge THANK YOU to the Lion Elves and our 2 high school students (Zoey and Riley) for their excellent work!
Len Hamman Dial Santa Chair
BLACK RIVER GOLF COURSE PAVILION
For those of you who read the Star News. You may have noticed an article recognizing the Medford Lions regarding the newly constructed pavilion at the “Black River Golf Course”. Thanks to all those who helped with & donated to the project.
MEDFORD LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY
Our 2016 Lion’s Christmas Party went very well..... we had 35 Lions & guests attending.... it appears everyone had a great time! I want to thank ALL that helped out to make this event run so smoothly.....especially, my right hand Santa Helpers Lion Judy Sorge, Lion Flo, Lion Rose, Lion John and Lion Joe....and I KNOW there were several other “silent Elves” that put their time and talent in there too.... From shopping, decorating, selling & taking tickets, and so much more.....I can only say a great big Thank You to all! Also Thank You Lion Shirley for the beautiful Lion invocation you gave before our meal. Our meal was very tasty and we all had plenty to eat! Thank you Lion Tara and BS Bar! The White Elephant sale collected $267 this year toward our next year’s event! Thanks to all who participated! Some of those gifts were pretty “unique”!!!! It was fun! Lion Virginia
2017 PERKINSTOWN TRAMP
On January 21st the Medford Lions will once again host the annual “Perkinstown Tramp” snow shoe race. Volunteers will be needed so, please contact Lion Bill Weiland @715.218.8374 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information see the web site; ( www.perkinstownsnowshoerace.com )
2017 Maplefest; The “2017 Maplefest” to be held April 29 at the Taylor County Fairgrounds. Lion Shirley stressed that we all need to pull together for things to be successful.
Next meeting: 2-6-2017 6PM @ Sports Page in Medford.
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.