Thanksgiving and the hectic Holiday Season is upon us. December is a very busy month for the Granville Lions. Buckle up, hang on and please volunteer your time, talent, and expertise to make ALL our events this month a success. I am putting this letter out early since I will be in Ohio the first week of December in another attempt to make my email address a reality.


There will be no BOD meeting this month as we just had one and with the flip in December of the BOD meeting and the Dinner Party, there isn’t a large need to have one two weeks after the last. I will be sending out an email within a week or so to all the Board Members requesting their vote on approval of a new member/ new members so we can induct them at our Christmas party.


December 2nd is the rescheduled Zone Meeting in Castleton for the postponed one last week because of freezing rain. The meeting will be at the Castleton American Legion at 6:00 PM. I will be unable to attend so if you would like to join Lion Molly, please let her know as soon as possible.


December 7th is the Club’s Kids’ Christmas and we always need as many members helping out as we can get. We even have one of our prospective members from the November 5th Dinner Meeting that is going to help out. We will be meeting at the Granville American Legion at 8:00 AM on that date where we will finalize the day’s events and be handing out the assignments of which children will be going with who. Again this year, we will be having High School students from the FFA helping us with the children. If you haven’t already let Lion Gordon know that you will be helping, please let him know as soon as possible. This is a huge event that is extremely important to these children and their families. This is true Christmas spirit and will touch your lives as much or more than the children.


December 13th is the Granville Lighted Tractor Parade and the Granville Lions have an entry for the first time. We have had two meetings so far to decorate the trailer and we need at least one more to finalize. The next decoration meeting will be on Tuesday night November 26th at 6:00 PM at the warehouse. Thanks to the following Lions who have joined me in trying to make this entry a success: Elaine, Molly, Paul and Rene, Al, and Walt. Please join us on the 26th as we need your help, ideas, talent, and presence. This will be a very visible Lions event and we would love to do well.


Tuesday November 17th will be our Christmas Dinner Party at the West Main Grille. Social will begin at 6:00 PM with Dinner at 6:30. The Dinner is free to members and the cost for guests is $25. It should be a great evening with great food and wonderful company and hopefully we can induct some new members. Would all members please notify Lion Jim Roberts, Chairman of the Dinner Committee, or Lion Ron, Co-chair, either way if you will attend or not and the number of guests you will be bringing so that they can notify the West Main Grille for planning purposes.


Wednesday December 18th at 5:00 PM will be our Christmas Dinner for the residents of Mountainview Commons. Again this year it will be catered by the West Main Grille. We need five or so Lions to help serve the residents and then cleanup afterward. Please let Lion Ron know if you can help out that night.


Joan Cary, the assistant editor of Lions Magazine has been in touch with us for follow-up information and pictures for an article that will be published in their Winter print issue. The article will center around our donation of the Food Pantry and the Granville Senior Center. I eagerly await that magazine article as I’m sure many of you do as well.


I had lunch two weeks ago with Adam Feldman and Kathy Keenahan from Habitat for Humanity. They conveyed to me their sincere thanks for all the Granville Lions contributed to the Habitat Blitz Build on Potter Avenue this Spring. They presented me with a slate framed picture of the project. I brought the picture to the BODs meeting last week and will bring it to our Christmas Dinner Party for the rest of the Club to see and then we will display it on the checkout counter at the furniture warehouse.


I have been in contact with the Granville Rotary Club who will host this year’s Joint Dinner Meeting . Please mark your calendars for that meeting which will happen on February 5th at 6:00 PM at a location to be determined.


For those members who haven’t been to the last two dinner meetings, I would like to update you on the three new members we inducted. In October we inducted Paul and Rene Leonard. They have been very active in the Club since joining. They have been to every planning and decorating meeting we have had on our Lighted Tractor Parade entry. Lion Paul has stepped up to be our Lion Tail Twister and Lion Rene has accepted the two year Director opening we had on our BODs. When you see the two of them please thank them for all the contributions they have done for our Club. In November we inducted Jeff Lamphear so please welcome him to the Club when you see him. We also have 4-7 more potential members waiting so hopefully those will all work out but we can never have too many members so continue to ask people you think would make good members to join us.


I would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving , a very joyous Holiday Season, and a healthy and prosperous New Year.


KL Bob



















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