West Carver Lion’s Projects

Breakfast With Santa:  This activity begins preparation in Oct/Nov and is scheduled in early December.  The event is free of charge to see Santa and receive a gift.  Breakfast is available for a nominal charge.  Santa provides a toy or gift bag and the kids get the opportunity to visit with him before the holiday.  This event requires a lot of behind the scenes preparation from requesting donations from the community to purchasing the presents to preparing the food the morning of the event. Click here for the 2016 Breakfast with Santa Flyer.

Craft Sale:  This event happens alongside the Stiftungsfest celebration at the end of August.  Our Lions sponsor a craft sale on the streets right next to the celebration.  Preparation for this event requires contacting and advertising for vendors months before the event.  It is a one day event with minimal set up on the actual day.
Center Stage:  This community event occurs in August.  The community theater puts on their play and the Lions club provides the concessions at intermission.  Every other year a musical is presented and the concessions are busier.  This event requires purchasing the items for the sale and coordinating a staff to work at the event on the nights it is presented. 

Peace Poster:  Every year the International Lions host a peace poster contest.  Our local Lions provide tag board and the information regarding the competition.  The committee is responsible to provide the materials, collect them and judge the posters for a winner.  The winners are presented with their cash winnings at a board meeting and their posters move on to the next level of competition.  This activity occurs during Sept/Oct every year. 

National Night Out:  This is one of our newer events for the club.  It occurs in August and is coordinated with local agencies in the area to bring community awareness to the people of NYA.  Our Lions group provides food and activities for the community for that evening.  We are in charge of serving the community as well as coordinating the community services involved. 

Lions Write Off Essay Contest:  Each year the 5M2 District Lions sponsor a Write Off Essay Contest based on a particular topic.  The contest is open to 9-12th grade students.  The West Carver Lions Club works with two other local Lions clubs in the Central School District 108 to select a winner for each local club. The winner of the essay contest at the club level will move on to compete at the Zone Level.

Children of our Community:  This is a year long program funded by our Lions to provide for the children in our school systems.  This program is on a request basis and items are provided for the children who are in need.  Members of West Carver Lions Club are contacted if there is a need and are expected to fill that need as soon as possible. 

Christmas Party:  This event is strictly for our members during the Christmas season.  It is in place of our usual general meeting and is held during the regular board meeting night. (2nd Tues of the month)  It is an informal meeting that gives us time to visit and get to know our fellow members! 

Dictionary:  This activity provides the third grade children in the surrounding schools a dictionary to use.  The dictionaries are normally handed out in Sept/Oct.   

Wine Tasting:  This event occurs in October and is a major fundraiser for our club.  There is usually one major recipient of the donation along with others who receive funds from this event.  It requires planning starting a few months in advance.  Committee members must line up the vendors participating as well as gather donations for the raffle/silent auction.  Club members are also asked to be present that night for set up and clean up. 

Nancy ZumBerge Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship applications are available to graduating seniors who reside in the Central School District 108.  This committee is responsible for the review of all applications and selecting a deserving recipient.  

Relay for Life:  This community event occurs in July.  Our club donates baskets for the silent auction.  In some years we have participated by putting a team together.  The committee can choose how much involvement we will have in this event.

Music in the Park:  This event occurs in the summer when the community puts on their weekly music events in the Legion Park.  Our Lions club is responsible to provide a treat for those in attendance for the event.  Previously we have teamed up with the men’s group and provided a united front for the event.  The committee for this event is in charge of purchasing the food for the night and coordinating a team to work for the event.

Year Long Committees or Events

Membership:  This committee is a three year commitment.  The committee’s goals are to welcome in new members throughout the year.  There is no set guidelines for how to achieve this.  Their creativity is greatly welcomed!  They are responsible for a Membership themed meeting occurring in Sept or Oct to drum up new members. 

Finance:  Monitors funds spent as a club. 

Meeting Programs:  This committee plans the programs that will be presented throughout the year for our club.  A certain number of these programs must be Lion sponsored foundations. 

By-Laws:  This committee is responsible for keeping our By laws current and up-to-date with the changing times. 

Website/Facebook:  This committee works on our club website updating it with events, pictures and info that is relevant to our organization. 

Public Relations:  This committee is responsible for “advertising” to our local community the events we have participated in and what we are doing in the area. 

Post Prom:  Providing gifts for the prom party for the community. 

Directory:  This committee is in charge of keeping the directory with all of our members contact info current. 

Sunshine:  This committee is responsible for contacting our members when they are sick, having surgery or in need of a little ‘sunshine’ in their lives. 

Stiftungsfest Gates:  This committee is in charge of planning all the shifts for working at Stiftungsfest in August.  This is an extremely beneficial fundraiser for our club and we look forward to helping serve our community each year at the Stiftungsfest Gates.

Cartridge Recycling:  This committee sends in ink cartridges to recycle for funds for our club. 

Awards Committee:  This committee meets when awards need to be handed out to club members.  These awards are given when we have donated funds to the Lions sponsored organizations. 

Club Outing:  This committee plans an annual outing for our Lions members to attend that is outside our usual meetings or events that we participate in during the year. 

Kwik Trip Gas Cards: Kwik Trip Gas Cards are for sale by members of the WC Lions club. The Kwik Trip Cards have been another great fundraiser for our group and we're very thankful Kwik Trip has given this opportunity for us to earn 10% of the gas card sales.   


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