The Nevada Lions Club held its regular Board Meeting in the Nevada Public Library Community Room on 5 January 2004. Lion Jean Bodensteiner was host. The meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm by President Paul Malsom who acted as chairman. The following members were in attendance:
Jean Bodensteiner Loren Heckathorne Dean Howell Steve Jordening Charles Lloyd LaNair Niblock Jerry Radke Susan Radke John Wheelock
Secretary Jerry Radke read the minutes of the 1 December 2003 board meeting. Lion Dean moved to accept the minutes, seconded by Lion Jean, and passed. Treasurer Dean Howell reported a checking account balance of $12,357.83. Secretary Jerry Radke presented the following bills: 1) Central Iowa Printing for 500 envelopes with Lions Club return address = $57.19 and 2) Gates Memorial Hall for four meetings = $96.00. Lion Steve moved to pay the bills, seconded by Lion Jean, and passed.
Lion President Paul reported that Thomas Treadwell (382-8040) needs help purchasing glasses. The request was turned over to the Health and Sight Committee for action.
Lion Secretary Jerry reported that he has deposited $503 in our checking account from sales of the large coloring books. We paid $720 for ten cases and have sold just over four cases so far. Lion Jerry handed out the six- month financial report and noted that our Administrative Fund is in the red. We will need a fund raiser to replenish the fund. Also, meal costs continue to exceed meal charges. The Maliet and McDaniel scholarships were discussed. The two accounts will remain separate. Lion Dean moved to set each scholarship at $1000 for next year and to supplement them from the project fund as needed, seconded by Lion Loren, and passed.
Lion Charles reported on the progress starting a LEO Club at the high school. The students have too much competition for their time right now which presents a problem for organizing in January. They will try for an organizational meeting in the spring.
Lion President reported that our Christmas party was well received. He received a round of applause for his efforts organizing the event. He noted that some gag gifts offended a few Lions.
Lion Duane Stansbury had heart by-pass surgery last week, is now home, and is doing well. A get-well card was signed by the board members and will be sent to Lion Duane.
We are still looking for community project ideas for the $10,000 gift received from the Margaret Maliet estate. The Mid-Winter Convention is this coming weekend. Lions Jean and Paul are planning to go. We are allowed up to three voting delegates.
Several items of correspondence were circulated. One request for a donation was considered: Andrew Wirtz is asking for support to attend a People to People Leadership Conference. Lion Jean moved to donate $50 to him if he goes, seconded by Lion Susan, and passed. There were "Thank You" notes from a family attending Sight Night, Marilyn Argotsinger, and Youth Exchange-Outbound.
The secretary and treasurer are not seeking reelection. Lion Secretary Jerry broke the secretaries duties down into three categories: recording and reporting, corresponding, and financial. He suggested lessening the secretary's responsibilities by redistributing the secretary's and treasurer's duties between two or possibly three people. No one threw their hat in the ring at this meeting.
The next board meeting will be 2 February 2004 in the Niblock home. Lion Loren moved to adjourn, seconded by Lion Charles, and we adjourned at 8:35 pm.
Secretary Jerry K. Radke
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