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Feb. 22, 2017   Regular Meeting

Feb 27, 2017 6PM  Taylor County Maple Festival Meeting @ Sports Page in Medford



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.


On January 21st the Medford Lions hosted the annual “Perkinstown Tramp” snow shoe race.       Well over 200 participants raced. The day didn't start out so well, the rain stopped just before things got under way and yet the course was still in good condition. Thank you to all those who volunteered.

For more information see the web site;  ( )

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.

Discussion was held about the 16 page insert in the Star News for the week of the Maple Fest. All clubs need to provide pictures and articles to the Star News for their pages. This needs to be done by the next meeting which is February 27th. Brian Wilson will be invited to the February 27th meeting. Lion  Shirley has about 21 exhibitors so far.

Hotel/Motel Grant: Greg reported that he gave a presentation at the Hotel/Motel committee meeting, and they approved giving $3,000 to Maple Fest. Greg Krug also present a donation check from Krug Law Office. Shirley Lemke presented funds from Vendor payments.

Brochures were printed and delivered. There were some available at the meeting.

Website: Sue still needs to hear from members as to what needs to be changed, and she needs an electronic version of those changes so that she can cut and paste.

Poster report: Ken needs everything that will be on the poster not later than Monday, 2/13.

Dave reported that Sierra Pacific is donating the Maple wood for the Maple leaves he is having made. He also has an appointment with Maple Island for some sponsorship.

     Next meeting: 2-27-2017 6PM  @ Sports Page in Medford.


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.

District 27-C2

LCIF Coordinator

PDG Dennis Knott

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