February 2020                                   

 SUB SALE: We will hold our regular Friday and Saturday sub sale in February.  In February: January 31 & February 1 and for March: March 6 & March 7.   Also, we need to have our Saturday sale on the first Saturday each month.  That’s the reason for having the February Friday sale on January 31.  This eliminates conflicts with other organizations selling subs on the second weekend.  Hopefully, the weather will be warm during winter sales.  Our sales have been excellent.  Thanks to those who buy and sell!  We will offer tuna salad subs only by preorder for the two Fridays in Lent, March 6 and April 3. 
2018-2019 DUES: Dues for FY2019-2020 are past due, and 16 members are delinquent.  Annual dues are $64.00.  Your amount due is noted in your newsletter.  Mail them or bring them to a meeting.  Note that the club is due $32.00 each January and July for membership in the International Lions, the PA State Lions and District 14-E Lions.  Please pay your dues NOW!   
CHARTER NIGHT DINNER: Our dinner will be held again at DeNunzio’s Restaurant at the Arnold Palmer Airport.    Those who attended in 2019 were well pleased with the food.  We’ll have members providing valet parking for those with difficulty walking to and from the parking lot into the terminal.  A reservation form is included with the February newsletter.  Ellen Keefe, Executive Director of Westmoreland Cleanways, will be our speaker.  All reservations are due by Monday, March 16.   
DINNER MEETING: Please note that the second meeting in February will be at Brady’s in Acme.  Dinner will be at 6:30.  No reservations are required.  You may order from their menu once you arrive. 
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Our next breakfast is Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Roosevelt Hall.  Please plan to volunteer that Sunday morning.  We’ll need workers for the first shift from 7:00 till 10:00 AM and the second from 10:00 till 1:00 PM. 
GOOD HEALTH: Please remember our members and their family members who are currently experiencing health issues. 
JOINT MEETING: Our DG, Dave DeFazio, suggested scheduling periodic joint meetings with nearby clubs.  We have scheduled a joint dinner meeting with the Chestnut Rudge Club for TUESDAY, April 28, at 6:30 PM at Brady’s in Acme.   
VOLUNTEERS: The Norvelt VFD welcomes our members to assist at their 2020 Lenten fish fry.  A pre Lent sale is scheduled for Friday, February 7, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Regular sales will commence on Ash Wednesday, February 26, from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM with the remaining Fridays from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.  Good Friday will be 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. 
WHITE CANE: Next collection will on Saturday, March 28, at the Mt Pleasant Walmart.   Signup sheets will be circulated at the February meetings and the March 12 meeting.  We will need two volunteers for each door for each shift.   
SCHOLARSHIPS: We will again offer two $1000 scholarships.  All members of the MPAHS senior class and children of members who attend other high schools within the area are eligible to apply.  Please note that scholarships are awarded primarily based on service in school, community and religious activities along with academic achievements. 
WITH SYMPATHY: We extend our sympathy to Sam Snively on the loss of his brother-in-law, Joseph Sosko.  Joe was the founder of Sosko Trucking in Trauger.  His company has always been generous in donating to our various requests. 
BEACON LODGE 500 CLUB: Sam Snively is currently accepting donations of $5.00 or more for the Beacon Lodge Camp for 2020.  We continue to sponsor two campers each year. 
CONGRATULATIONS: Best wishes to Francesca Nemetz, an excellent swimmer on the Hempfield HS swim team, who was named Female Athlete of the week on Wednesday January 29, by the Greensburg Tribune Review.  She’s the daughter of Lion John and Carrie Nemeth.  Francesca plans to compete in college and study engineering upon her high school graduation in 2020.  Good luck in the WPIAL and States as she competes for championships in her various events.     WCBA: Presents their 6th annual spring benefit, “A Night to Remember- Adult Prom” semi-formal evening, on Friday, March 6, at 6:00 PM at Rizzo’s Malabar Inn Reception Hall in Crabtree.  Cost is $65.00 per person, and includes hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, buffet dinner, vacation giveaway and DJ entertainment.  See E. Ungvarsky for more information if you’re interested. 

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