A great deal of the leaves have fallen and snow will soon blanket the countryside but November and December bring many activities that will keep members busy. Along with this will bring the Holiday seasons which will just add to the calendar of events. As you all know, my email address is iamthedeerslayer but, my wife, Lion Elaine, is more aptly being described by this, this year. She shot two arrows in the span of five days and killed two deer. This has resulted in my being the deer processor instead of the slayer and our freezer is now full of quality grass fed, organic, hormone free meat.


Lion Jay has been diligently keeping our Club website updated from his new home in Florida. If anyone has anything they would like to see on the website, including pictures of our activities, please forward them to Lion Jay. If you haven’t gone on the website in a while, please do so at The site has pictures, a calendar, and of course this newsletter.


Our next Dinner Meeting will be Tuesday, November 5th at the West Main Grille at 6:00 for social and dinner at 6:30. We plan on inducting Jeff Lamphear into our Club that night so please come and welcome him. We also will have a guest speaker, Sarah Hayes, who will discuss   the importance of seat belt use. Lion Molly has sent an email to all members to respond either way if you will be attending or not. If you have not yet responded, please do so at your earliest convenience.


A meeting was held at Lion Elaine’s and my house on October 17th for all those interested in helping with the Lions first ever float in the Granville Tractor Parade on December 13th. It was a very productive meeting and I would like to thank the following Lions who stepped up to help: Paul and Rene Leonard, Molly Celani, Roger Ellis, and my wife Elaine. There is still a great deal to do, so if you can help at all, please let Lion Elaine or Lion Molly know ASAP. Lion Elaine, Lion Roger and I moved the trailer into the warehouse earlier this week. The decorating of the trailer will start at our Warehouse with the tables on Sunday November 10th at 2:00 PM. Please come and lend a hand.


The Fall 2019 Blood Drive will be on November 22nd from 1-6 at the Granville High School Library. Lion Elaine will be passing a sign up sheet around at the Dinner Meeting on the 5th for volunteers to help with registration and refreshments. Please let her know if you can help, especially if you can’t make it to the Dinner Meeting.


I will be distributing to all members of our Club a few of the new tri-fold pamphlets to hand out to prospective members. We should all be looking for, and asking people we come in contact with, to join us in our quest to make our Community a better place to live. I have given out some already and for those I have, please make sure my phone number on the back page is correct as they were printed with the wrong number. My phone number should be 802-645-0984.


Our last Board of Directors meeting was held on October 15th at the Fellowship Hall at the Granville Baptist Church. I would like to thank Lion Jim Peterson and his wife Sally for hosting the meeting and providing the good food and drinks. Our next BOD meeting will be on Tuesday November 19th at a place to be determined. If you are a Board member who hasn’t already hosted a meeting this year and would like to host this one, please let me know as soon as possible so I can let the entire Club know of the location. All members are encouraged to attend the BODs meetings where you will get a much better picture of our Club and its’ inner workings.


Lion Ron has stepped down as the Chairman of the Procurement, Sales, and Warehouse Committee. We would like to thank him for the over 20 years that he oversaw our only fundraiser. As co-chair of this committee, I will be moving to Chairman. I along with the other members of the committee, Lion Doc and Lion Al, will do our best to continue the great tradition we have. If anyone would like to help on this Committee, which is one of the most important in the Club, please let me know as soon as possible.


The District 45 Fall Conference and LCIF Super Raffle will be on November 9th at the Hampton Inn in Colchester, VT from 9 AM to 3 PM with the Super Raffle beginning at 6 PM. Deadline for registration is November 2nd so please act fast if you would like to attend. Our Club purchased one ticket which comes with two meals. Lion Molly is going and there is still one free meal that is up for an interested member. Lion Molly makes great conversation and so if you would like to share a ride with her, please let her know as soon as possible. The ticket is also good for one nomination for a Melvin Jones Award to be given by District 45 so please let me know who we would like to nominate, must be submitted by the end of January.


Our next Zone 2AB meeting will be in Castleton at the American Legion at 6:00 PM on Monday November 18th. Please let Lion Molly or me know if you would like to attend.


Anyone who has not paid their Lions 2019/2020 dues yet, please do so with Lion Molly as soon as possible.


KL Bob


















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