Meeting and Visitations
General Meeting - April 5th @ TPC 6pm social time 6:30pm meeting
Board Meeting- April 12th @ 7pm Diane's home
General Meeting - April 19th @ TPC 6pm social time 6:30pm meeting
Meet Nevada's First Beep Ball Team
2016 USA/Canada Leadership Forum
District 46 was well represented at the 2016 USA/Canada Leadership Forum in Omaha, Nebraska. Five members of this group were from Summerlin. Going from left to right: Lions Judi and Bill DePew, Lion Cathy Downey, Lion Dahleen Kendler, Lion Judy Leslie, PID Jack Epperson (wife Mary was present but not in this picture), PDG Cliff Cooper, DG Cal Bushek, PDG Bill Newyear, Lion Babs Cronin, PDG Marcia Newyear and Lion Shanna Coressa. (1st VDG Barry Temple attended but is not in this picture.)
Congrats to Lion Cathy Downey for earning her Bachelors in Lionism and Lion Judy Leslie for earning her Masters in Lionism. Proud to have both of them as members of the Summerlin Lions Club. PDGs Bill and Marcia Newyear were teachers at this meeting!!
The LV Summerlin Lions Club is active in the Lions Recycle for Sight program. Please consider donating your old eye glasses to any Lions Club. Any member of a Lions Club can bring donated eye glasses to any Lions event. They can also be donated to any of the eye care centers at Wal-Marts in the Las Vegas Valley.
International Director Jack Epperson and Lion Mary Epperson traveled from northern Nevada to Las Vegas. ID Jack installed the 2016/2017 club officers. We are sure that those of you who were able to attend enjoyed yourselves. After the installation, ID Jack spent a few minutes speaking to our club about the 2018 Lions Internation Convention which will be held right in our home town.......Las Vegas!
Lion Tom Talbott in the 2016 Helldorado Parade with the Civil War Re-enactors. Lions Gar and Brenda Matson were also in the Helldorado Parade with the Mustang Club. Lions Al Van Gordon and Leo Downey, along with PDG Roy Madison, PDG John Holland and Lion Jeannine Holland were also in the Helldorado Parade representing the Lions of District 46.
District 46 Cabinet Meeting/Convention
Many thanks to all who attended the Cabinet Meeting/Convention in April. Las Vegas Summerlin Lions Club were busy! We mananged the hospitality room, we participated in the Food Faire, "Our Pal Al" was busy the entire time keeping everything running as scheduled all while taking minutes! Summerlin did very well in the awards department as well. Come to the May 4th meeting to see what our club accomplished.
Take me out to the ball game......
The first Beep Ball Practice took place.....the results were fantatic. Everyone had a great time. They promise to come back with more players. The students at Coral Academy had a wonderful time as well. They certainly made a postitive difference in the lives of the visually impaired beep ball players. Want to see this amazing event in person? Practices are being held every Tuesday and Thursday @ 2:30pm at the park across the street from Coral Academy. Contact Al Van Gordon for additional information. Click on the attached link to see a small section of their first practice.
The Mesquite Egg Hunt was a huge success
Members of the Las Vegas Summerlin Lions Club spent the day before Easter putting smiles on hundreds of children at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. A few thousand eggs were put out at Marilyn Redd Park in Mesquite for a couple hundred kids to "hunt". They had a fantastic time. Before the actual egg hunt got started. They were able to get their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny (Lion Michael Schaffer) and the Easter Duck (Lion Brenda Matson). The local newspaper took a few pictures and wrote a nice story.....we were on the front page! Thank you everyone who attended....hope to have even more people at next year's event. Special thanks to Lion Diane Wild for inviting all of us to her condo on Friday evening for a home cooked spaghetti dinner. It was a great pot luck event!
Thanks to those Summerlin Lions who spent time making health kits at the Assistance League. They broke the previous record by completing 60 bins in one session. Way to go everyone. Leo Matthew Schaffer, Lions Darren and Michael Schaffer, Lion Diane Wild (Bloom) and Assistance League member Jean. Lion Oscar in the foreground. (Not pictured- Lion Your Pal Al)
The first District 46 Holiday Party was a great success! We had over 60 people in attendance. The food was wonderful, the venue was great, the band was fantastic. It was very nice to have people from 6 different clubs attend the event. The participating clubs were: Summerlin, Black Mountain, Breakfasters, Rachel, Pahrump and West Charleston. We hope that more clubs are able to participate next year! Looking forward to seeing all the pictures that our resident photographer, PDG Marcia Newyear took.
Many District 46 Lions attended the Assistance League's Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday November 21st. We had several Lions in attendance. Lions Al and Evelyn V, Gar and Brenda M., Darren, Michael and Lisa S, Bob and Myrtle K (Rachel Club), Marie S, Theresa F, Charles (Roar) and Diane (Bloom), Jim and Debbie (West Charleston) and Elain B (soon to be member). It was a lovely event, hoping that they raised a lot of money for their many project.
Summerlin Lions Members Bruce and Wanda Block are volunteers with Metro. They were donating their time during the Win Win Headliners Bash on Friday November 21st.
While the Block's were working, others were there to see the show. Gar and Brenda Matson, Guest, Barbara Trempus, Evelyn Van Gordon, Bill and Marcia Newyear, and not pictured....Al Van Gordon. We understand that they had a great evening .....maybe more of us will attend next year.
Baker Community Day was a great success Thank you to everyone who made Baker Community Day a success. It was great to see several Lions Clubs from Southern Nevada....we even had Lions from Northern Nevada at the event, plus a few from California. The citizens of Baker enjoyed their day! Lion Marcia....please send the webmaster pictures!!!!
RAM- Remote Access Medicine- Our Pal Al did it again! He helped at the RAM program the entire day....12+ hours! Al assisted in the vision screening area. He worked with Scott from CSN and his students, plus volunteers from all over the country. They screened almost 400 people.....yes, you read that number correctly....almost 400 people!!
Lions in Action
There were 20 Lions from a total of 6 different Lions Clubs were trained on "SPOT", which is a screening tool for pediatric patients. There will be another training on October 18th at True Eye Care on Sahara. Look in the calendar for details.
White Cane Days - Update as of 9/26/15
Thank you to everyone who volunteered at White Cane Day today. We had a few volunteers who were able to come out for the day and others who came out for a few hours. All in all, the good work of our club members raised a little over $455 today. That is a nice amount of money going towards vision programs. Don't forget, we are doing this again in October. If you weren't able to come out today, hopefully you can come out in October. Thank you to Diane W., our Pal Al, Esther, Bill and Judi, Ardis and Michael. Those are people I'm aware of, if there was anyone else, please let me know so that I can add them to the list.
We'll need your help for the second upcoming White Cane Days events. We will be at two IHOP locations - Trailwood Drive in Summerlin and the Las Vegas Blvd location (in front of the outlet mall). The hours at both locations will be 9am until 4pm.
Last year the Summerlin Lions Club was the club that collected the most money in District 46 (the whole state of Nevada) during White Cane Days.
All monies collected during White Cane Days support vision programs. If everyone comes out for a two hour shift sometime between 9a-4p during one of the two days- remember we have two locations to cover. Please send an email letting us know which location and what times you will be able to volunteer at. Help us make a difference in the lives of those that are suffering with vision problems.....plus we'll be spreading the word about Lionism at the same time. Emails should be sent to: LVSummerlinLions@gmail.com
Girl Scout Troop 566 collected and donated 24 pairs of eye glasses. Lions Michael and Al attended. Michael accepted the eye glasses and explained the process from collecting to distributing. These scouts did a good job and know they know about Lionism too.
CLUB POLO SHIRTS
If you would like your very own Lion's purple polo with your name embroidered on it send an email with your name as you would like it to appear and your shirt size. Ladies and men's polo shirts are available. Cost $18 per shirt. LVSummerlinLions@gmail.com
Thank you to all who brought school supplies to the August General Meetings. The supplies will be donated to one of the many schools that have a large number of families that are struggling. The members of the LV Summerlin Lions Club were so generous donating school supplies that we were able to put together 3 boxes of fairly evenly distributed items. Now we can help 3 schools, instead of just one school. Great job everyone!
Summerlin Lions Club Members enjoyed themselves at the LV Breakfasters' 6th Annual Mini Golf Tournament at Angel Park. Past President Cathy Downey won a toilet bowl award for her golf game. Lions Judy, Esther, Cathy, Darren and Ardis (back row) Al and Lisa (front row) Bob Henry (not pictured) completed the group.
The memory of Joe Trempus was honored at Lotza Fun Summer Camp
The campers at Lotza Fun Summer Camp learned a little about Joe Trempus this past week. The camp was lucky enough to have Barbara Trempus spend a few hours at the camp. She enjoyed watching the campers having a wonderful time. Lion Lisa Schaffer presented Lion Barbara with a certificate from District 46. Lion Barbara presented the camp with donations that were given to the camp in Joe's name. The Trempus Family also donated $1,000 towards the camp. Thank you to everyone who donated to the camp in Joe's name.
Thank you to Lisa and Larry, both volunteers from the Nevada Donor Network for speaking to us about organ donation in Nevada.
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