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Brevard Lions Club

Brevard, North Carolina       Chartered 1938

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THE BREVARD LIONS ROAR

October 2021

MEETING INFORMATION

October 7  - Regular 6 PM meeting at the Pisgah Fish Camp.  Attendees to pay for their own meals.

October 21 - Regular 6 PM meeting at the Pisgah Fish Camp.  Attendees to pay for their own meals.

October 28 - Board meeting at 7 PM at Lion Scott's front porch

 

NOTE:  Remember - quarterly dues begin July 1 at $45/member 

 

COMING ATTRACTIONS -

Vision Van Visit scheduled for August 21 had to be cancelled because the newspaper did not publish our information about the event.

 

RECENT BREVARD LIONS CLUB ACTIVITIES -

Through August in our 2021/22 Lions Year which began July 1, 2021, $810 has been approved for assisting 8 people with new glasses, 1 with exam & glasses.

For the 2020/21 Lions Year - $4,230 assisting 40 people

For the 2019/20 Lion Year - $4,480 assisting 43 people.

For the 2018/19 Lion Year - $8,598 assisting 82 people

For the 2017/18 Lions Year - $11,413 assisting 106 people

For the 2016/17 Lions Year - $9,305 for assisting 91 people

For the 2015/16 Lions Year - $10,151 for assisting 111 people  

For the 2014/15 Lions Year -  $11,045 for assisting 132 people

For the 2013/14 Lions Year -  $9,495 for assisting 120 people

For the 2012/13 Lions Year - $8,348 for assisting 81 people

In March of 2019 Medicaid of NC approved paying for both exams and glasses for enrolees.  This has resulted in a significant decrease in glasses requests.

For the 1st half of the Lions Year, half is paid by the Brevard Lions Club and half by matching funds from NC Lions Inc.

 

Lion Rick delivered 2096 pairs of used eyeglasses and 36 used hearing aids to Camp Dogwood.

The club voted at the August 19,2021 meeting to donate $500 to the Sharing House Flood Relief due the the recent flood damage in the county.

The club voted at the June 17, 2021 meeting to modify the dues amounts beginning July 1.  Regular members dues will be $45/quarter and at-large members dues will remain at $25/quarter.  This will allow payment of facility charges at meeting locations.  Members will pay for their own meals at regular meetings.

The Board of Directors voted to send a $1,000 donation to the state 'Brighter Visions' project for the 2020/21 Lions Year.  This supports Camp Dogwood, matching funds, educational grants, the deaf/blind retreat, the mobile screening unit, and the glasses recycling program.

Welcome new member Paul Hoffman!  He was sponsored by Lion James Hackler and voted in at the May 6 meeting. He was inducted at the June 3 meeting.  He brings the membership up to 22.

Due to the corona virus pandemic, all 2020/21 fund-rasing events have been cancelled.

$100 has been donated to the "Newspaper for the Blind".

Welcome new member Arthur Du Bois!  He was sponsored by Lion Rick and brings our membership total up to 21!  He was a previous Lions member in Colorado and Conneticut.

A $3,000 grant was received from Lake Toxaway Charities in June to help support our vision projects. This will allow our club to continue to provide glasses for the needy of Transylvania County, through requests from over 25 aid organizations in WNC.

Welcome new member Donna Dukes, who was inducted at the May 16 meeting.  Lion Ed is her sponsor.  This brings membership up to 20 members!

Welcome new member Ken Olson, who joined at the January 3 meeting.  Lion Ed is his sponsor. 

A $1,500 grant was received from St. Philips Episcopal Church in January to help support our vision projects.

We have initiated the transfer of new member Scott Kuba from his old club in Illinois.  Welcome Scott!!  We look forward to taking advantage of your years as a Lion

Congratulations to Lions Scott and Jake for 47 and 46 years of membership, Lions Ed and Tony for 40 years, Lion Gary for 34 years, and Lion Harvey for 29 years! 

 

MEETING ATTENDANCE -

Aug 19 - 8 members

Aug 5 - 13 members, 9 spouses/guests

June 2021 Board Meeting - 5 members

 

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