News and Information
This page tells what is new and/or different at Spokane Central Lions Club. Check it out and you can find the lastest information about our members and the club in general.
New Member Of Spokane Central Lions
The board has approved the membership application of Sonja Hughes. She lives in Greenacres, WA and is employed by Visit Spokane (our local convention and visitors bureau). She has two children. Be sure to welcome Sonja at our next meeting. Her induction to the club is scheduled for July 29 at our regular meeting.
By-Laws Posted in Members-Only Area as a message.
Members of Spokane Central Lions can find the most recent update of the club by-laws posted as a message in the members only area. Use your email as your user name and contact Lion John Wilson if you need to find out what the password is. It has not changed since it was first introduced some time ago.
The most recent roster sent our by Lion Laura is available for download as a pdf in the members only section. If you are a member and don't have access to the members only section contact Lion John Wilson, web master.
Zone E-1 Newsletter
Our Newsletter from Zone Chair Cliff Miller!
District Governor's Newsletter
We at Spokane Central Lions Club are members of a district that includes some 53 clubs in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and southeastern BC, Canada. We're very proud of meeting and knowing Lions on both sides of the border. Our District Governor this year is Lion Kim DiRienz. The June issue is located in the "members only" section (lower left corner of the screen). I have placed it there so it is accessable to members but not the general public. If you don't know how to access it send me (John Wilson) an email or speak to me at a meeting.
The latest newletter is here!
The Border Crossing
The latest edition of the bi-monthly Border Crossing, the Multiple District Newsletter, is now available for your reading pleasure on the MD19 website:
And click on Border Crossing edition you would like to read.
Did you miss the MD19 convention at Ocean Shores last month? If you did you might enjoy going to the District G web site to see a Gallery of pictures from the convention in Oct. 2014. It is here: http://19glions.weebly.com/md-19-annual-convention-galleries.html
CENTRAL LIONS CAMP FOUR ECHOES BUILDING PROJECT
OCTOBER 10 THROUGH OCTOBER 13
The finishing touches go on with the roof installation.
Central Lions continue to build and improve Camp Four Echoes that the club founded back in 1938. The Girl Scout Council asked the club to construct a structure on the hill above the lower camp. The structure would be for a place of refuge in the event of thunder storms that might suddenly come along while the girls would be getting a tenting and cooking experience away from the regular camp. The regular camp now has permanent buildings where the Girl Scouts stay. The structure will also will be used for supply storage during the girls outing. It took four days to build the structure and we are told that we did a good job building what the Girl Scout Council wanted.
Club Carpenters who participated in the building project are as follows with former contractor Lion Jerry Johnson as the supervisor: Steve Ball, Bill Brooks, Ron Clark, Chuck Munson, Jerry Williams, Dan Cenis, Bill Bunch, Cliff Miller and Jim Morris. Additional help was provided by former Camp Ranger Bill Potts and former camp director Jayne Courchaine. Property manager for the council Lani and her daughter Isabelle also helped with some of the roof installation.
Punky Johnson, Jerry Johnson’s wife and Lion Carol Williams, Jerry Williams wife kept the carpenter crew well fed. They also assisted in some “go-fer” duties during the construction. Our thanks to those nice ladies!
Project boss Jerry Johnson along with Girl Scout Committee Chair Jim Morris expressed their sincere thanks to the crew for a job well done.
The Spokane Central Lions Club and Corbin Senior Center held their second annual “Pancakes ‘n More” breakfast on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. Approximately 170 breakfasts were served by twenty volunteers, mostly Lions, equating to 80 man-hours. The Northwest Lions Foundation Screening Van was on-site for anyone wishing to take advantage of the services provided. The van was staffed by eight nursing students from the WSU School of Nursing in Spokane. They were supervised by Lion Laura Wintersteen-Arleth, their instructor.
Special thanks also to Mike Parker and his wife who brought the van from the west side of Multiple District 19 and positioned it as requested so it could be conveniently accessed by people coming to the breakfast. We were concerned that it may have been a long trip for just a few participants. There were some people that were screened who learned they had unknown health issues. Mike assured us that identifying even one person with a health issue made the whole tip beneficial and worthwhile to him.
The club also sponsored a raffle of various food-related items. The items included gift certificates of varying values from Yoke’s Fresh Market plus certificates to restaurants, retail bakeries and meat markets. Lions Jerry and Carole Williams began soliciting prizes two months prior to the breakfast and accumulated twenty prizes with a total value over $600. The drawing was held at the completion of the breakfast. Both events netted the club $1163.00 which will help fund club sponsored service projects.
Spokane Central Lions
2014 Camp Four Echoes Work Party
Spokane Central Lions once again did their spring work projects to prepare for the coming activities of the many Girl Scouts that will be using the camp in coming months. This year found the Lions and their guests doing a variety of jobs including the usual clean ups of the various sub camps. That included cleaning and sanitizing the mattresses, floors, cleaning the windows and raking pine needles’ up and away from the structures. New batteries were installed for the smoke alarms in each of the sleeping structures. Wood was split for summer camp fires, more shelving was built in the storage pole building and the old Trading Post building was cleaned out for other uses. As usual, the Lions and guests were rewarded by an excellent steak lunch after the work was completed.
The successful morning at the camp was due to the following Lions and their guests:
Central Lion Pres. Lee Teichmer Bill Funk Judy Russell
Our Chef, Dwayne Harney Sandy Eberly Mike Fulton
Chuck Monson, co-chair Marty Eberly Jerry Johnson
Jim Morris, co-chair Steve Ball Bill Potts
Bill Herrlinger Tammy Schneider Nancy Domrese
Gary Congdon Heidi Harris Larry Domrese
Jeff Wendel Cliff Miller Jim Keenan
Bill Brooks Bill Bunch Marsie Cane
Suzanne Brooks Bob Apple
Lani Nachtsheim – G. S. Council Isabelle Nachtsheim