January Newsletter- President Amy Shepherd

Greetings, Ann Arbor Host Lions and friends! Thank you to everyone who attended our December Membership Meeting at the Washtenaw International High School.   We were thrilled to socialize, share a meal and work on a collaborative service project for the VA Hospital with the WIHI Leos!   I would also like to thank all of our members for being patient this fall as we have tried to find a new monthly  membership meeting location.  We will be meeting at Paesanos Restaurant in January and are hopeful that this will be a location that works for us moving forward! 

Board & Membership Meeting:

January Board Meeting:  Tuesday January 7, 2020 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM at Eversight. Conference & Video call in available. Board meetings are always open to all members.

January Membership Meeting: Wednesday January 8, 2020 12:00 pm-1:00pm at Paesanos Restaurant Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Upcoming Club Projects and Events

Euchre Party:

Sunday, January 26th, from 2:00 pm. to 5:00 pm. at the Walden Hills Community Club House. Cost will be the same at $15- individual and $25- couples. Guests, Leos, students are free.  ACTION ITEM:  RSVP to Linda Evans 


Combined Zone Meeting: (all 3 zones)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at the Eversight Headquarters. Registration/set up/social time 6:10 pm to 6:37 pm. Dinner 6:37 pm to 7:00 pm. Guest speaker: Colin Ross, Eversight 7:00 to 7:30pm. Cost $10.00. The Zone Meeting is being hosted by the Ann Arbor Evening Lions Club. ACTION ITEM: RSVP to Rich Westbury  


District 11B1 Convention:

April 3-5, 2020- Joint B1 & D1 District Convention- Grand Rapids, MI.  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Rapids Airport. 4747 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512.  



Terri Lynn Nuts Online Ordering:  This is an ongoing fundraiser. You can reorder at any time. This online account makes ordering easy for members, and your friends and family, .  The Ann Arbor Host earns a $3 profit on every item you order.  Orders from Terri Lynn Nuts are mailed directly to you and you can place orders all year around!  Use the link to place your order today.


Articles & Community Partners:

CTN Ann Arbor Inclusive Show:  Producer Lion Linda Evans 

Rachel Kosla of Foenix Mobility Rising and Will Purves of Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living discuss the Disability Awareness Training for Transportation Agencies (DATTA) for drivers, ,administrators and other mobility professionals.


Upcoming Calendar Events:


Club Project:   Warm Winter Socks & Scarves for Homeless Warming Shelters

  • Jan. 7, 2020- Board Meeting at Eversight- 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM- Conference & Video call in available
  • Jan. 8, 2020 - General Membership/Program Meeting at Paesanos Restaurant - 12:00 PM-1:00 PM.
  • Jan. 13, 2020 Melvin Jones’ Birthday
  • Jan. 13-17, 2020 LCIF Week
  • Jan,  15, 2020 Leo Club Program Advisory Panel nominations due
  • Jan. 26, 2020 Euchre Party Sunday 2-5pm @ Walden Woods Club House
  • Jan. 28, 2020 Zone Meeting @ Eversight 6:10pm sponsored by AA Evening Club



Club Project:   Scholastic Books  & District Yarn Project

  • Feb. 2, 2020  District Cabinet Meeting 1-4pm @ Eversight in Ann Arbor (11-B1 Meeting #3)
  • Feb. 4, 2020- Board Meeting at Eversight - 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
  • Feb. 5, 2020 - General Membership Meeting at Paesanos Restaurant 12:00 PM-1:00 PM. 
  • Feb. 7-9, 2020- District 11B1 Winter Camp for the Blind-Dowling, MI
  • Feb. 14, 2020- Lion & Leo of the Year Awards Due
  • Feb. 15, 2020 International Childhood Cancer Day
  • Feb. 22, 2020 Lions Michigan Forum, Holiday Inn Gateway Center, Flint, MI
  • Feb. 23-26, 2020 Charity Poker at American Legion in Ypsilanti



Club Project:  Toiletries, Toilet Paper for Northside Food Pantry

  • March. 3, 2020- Board Meeting at Eversight - 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
  • March 4, 2020 - General Membership Meeting at Paesanos Restaurant 12:00 PM-1:00 PM. 
  •  March 22-25, 2020 Charity Poker at American Legion in Ypsilanti

Did you know...You can join the Ann Arbor Host Lions Club on Facebook for the most current projects, events and workshops. 

Did you know...Last school year Ann Arbor area Lions and their friends provided vision screenings for 516 Ann Arbor area pre-school children. This year we would like to screen 550 pre-school children.  If you know a pre-school program that would like to have the Ann Arbor Host Lions screen their children, please contact us.

Did you know...Last year the Ann Arbor area Lions purchased 84 pairs of eyeglasses for adults and 10 pairs of eyeglasses for children.  The Ann Arbor area Lions Clubs also provided a pair of hearing aides to a senior citizen.

Did you know...Last year the Ann Arbor area clubs collected and sent to be reused at two centers that sanitized, repair eyeglasses, reading glasses and sun glasses.

Did you know...Last year the Ann Arbor Host Lions collect 24 pairs of used hearing aids that were sent to be dismantled, sanitized, rebuilt and made available to those in need.

Did you know...You can, even, put broken eyeglasses of any kind into the Lions recycle boxes along with hearing aids.

Did you know...You can find locations to drop off your eyeglasses and hearing aids by choosing the Recycling Eyeglasses and Hearing Aid Drop Off Locations from the menu at the left.




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