October 2016 Board of Directors Meeting

Lion Line

Windsor Manor, Wednesday Evening, October 14 -- Loren Heckathorne

During the regular meeting there were several reports and business items. We discussed Downtown (Safe) Trick or Treat night, which is Thursday, Oct 27 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. We are expecting about 800 children. Need to check if Paul can wear the Lions costume.

John Beals presented a report on Kids Sight. We screened 15 kids at Lil' Cubs, 12 kids at Head Start and 47 kids at the elementary school. It would be good to have a Kids Sight blurb on Facebook.

The Nevada Lions Club held its regular Board of Directors meeting, Oct 12, 2016, in the Windsor Manor dining room. President Jim Fenn called the meeting to order at 7:56 pm and acted as Chairman, with the following members present:

John Beals Jim Fenn Loren Heckathorne
Bob Hunter Charlene Jarboe Steve Jordening
Willy Morfitt Jerry Radke Susan Radke
Mike Seaboch

Secretary Heckathorne read the minutes from the Sept 14 Board meeting. John Beals made a motion to approve the Minutes as read, Second by Bob Hunter. Motion passed.

John Beals presented the Treasurer's Report. Steve Jordening noticed an addition error. The report was approved as corrected.

There were two Bills of Account presented: Paper sacks for $28.22 to Bob Hunter and Chamber Dues for $130. Motion was made by Steve Jordening, Second by Loren Heckathorne to pay the bills. Motion passed.

President Fenn brought up Pajamas and Pancakes as old business. Jim Fenn and Willy Morfitt met with Ronda Maier to work out the details. Santa will be there from 8:00 to 10:30 am. The children's (K-6) theater will start at 11:30 and we must be quiet at that time.

They will print our flyer and charge us for it. Put most on back of their flyer, but some flyers not on back of their flyer. It needs to be clear from both sides of the flyer that there are two events with two free-will offerings. Their flyer mentioned reservations. What do they need reservations for?

We should make use of free online advertising via the state and district websites as well as our website and Facebook. The state and district also have Facebook. Another possibility for advertising is via the Chamber of Commerce newsletter. Willy will put flyer together and bring to the next meeting. We expect up to 300 people. A portion of the crowd may be different than what we are used to -- that is, many of the parents who attend the Breakfast with Santa. We may also try a 50/50 raffle. Another idea was to sell 50/50 tickets in advance or perhaps have the greeter/cashier sell them as people come in.

Sandy will join our club next meeting (Nov 9) and we can also do the Induction at that time.

I brought up the Zone meeting. Not to do it in October -- move it into November. Possible meeting places: Chamber / Library / Windsor / Country Club / state office in Ames.

There was much discussion on how to bill for meals. It was noted that younger people can't come to every Lions meeting and having to pay for uneaten meals is a deterrent to join. It was also noted that paying for meals in advance is an incentive for some Lions to come every meeting. Willy Morfitt made a motion to only pay for the meals eaten, 2nd by Charlene Jarboe. This will start Jan 1. There was also discussion of how this would affect our overall finances. Motion passed.

There is an "A Frame Signs" construction at Jim's shop on Sunday, Oct 23 at 1:30 pm. Jim will get the needed materials. We need Lions to cut plywood, sand and paint.

Do Food at First on 3rd Monday in Jan, which is Jan 16. We can do a breakfast of Pancakes, Sausage and eggs. Expect up to 65 people, which includes take-out. We also need a dessert with that. Pantry will purchase the supplies we need, so we only need to provide the labor for cooking, serving and clean up. Steve Jordening made a motion to try it one time on Jan 16, Second by Willy Morfitt. Motion passed. The ISU Lions will be invited to join us for Food at First.

John Beals reported that he took 10 pairs of glasses to Ames.

Adjourn at 9:15.


Loren Heckathorne, Secretary

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