February 2003 Board of Directors Meeting

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The Nevada Lions Club held its regular Board Meeting in the Paul Malsom home on 10 February 2003. The meeting was called to order at 7:10 pm by President Jim Perkins who acted as chairman with the following members in attendance:

Loren Heckathorne Steve Jordening Charles Lloyd
Paul Malsom LaNair Niblock Jerry Radke
Susan Radke Dick Smith Angelo Stefani
John Wheelock

Secretary Jerry Radke read the minutes from the 6 January 2003 board meeting. Lion Steve moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Lion Dick, and carried.

The treasurer's check book balance was $6036.37. The following bills were presented: 1) Lion Clubs International dues for 32 members = $384, 2) Jean Bodensteiner for Mid-Winter Convention expenses = $11.20, and 3) Loren Heckathorne for Mid-Winter Convention expenses = $30. Lion Susan moved to pay the bills, seconded by Lion Paul, and carried.

For old business, Pancake Day was discussed. Pancake Day will be Sunday, 23 March 2003 at Gates Hall. Gates Hall has be reserved but they will need the hours. It was decided that we will serve from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm and the prices will be $4 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. The Vice Presidents are in charge of the event. Since we are without a Third Vice President, Lions Dick and John will help organize Pancake Day.

Membership requirements were again discussed. Some potential members are not able to pay for meals but might join if meals were not mandatory. It was suggested that they could join as Affiliate Members however, they would not be able to hold an office. Forming a branch club is another alternative. Another possibility would be to hold meetings without meals. It was felt that attendance would drop if meals were not included. No consensus was reached.

Lion Susan read the minutes of the 8 January 2003 Membership Committee meeting. They concluded that our club needs to promote community awareness of our activities and needs through increased publicity. They feel that it is imperative to appoint a Publicity Chair whose sole responsibility will be ongoing publicity for our projects, including radio announcements, signs and posters, newspaper articles with pictures of our events, and prompt reporting to our Webmaster so that our promotional activities will be posted on our Web sight within 48 hours, a brochure to be included in the Nevada Welcome Wagon packet and placed in offices and community meeting places, requests for participation in some of our projects in the Nevada Church bulletins, (for instance, the recent request for luggage, requests for used eyeglasses - coinciding with our Sight Night Event), and a PowerPoint Presentation to the Nevada Jaycees to personally extend an invitiation to join our Club after they have left the Jaycees. To increase community awareness and to aid the Publicity Chairman, the committee unanimously recommends that our Lions Club purchase a digital camera and a Lions Costume. They also recommend that our Club contact the Jaycees to explore the possibility of a joint community project, in addition to the exploration of the establishment of a Youth Lions Club, engaging High School youth in a project to be entered at the High School Health Fair, and participating in an empty can drive during Diabetes Month in March. Lion Susan moved that the club buy the Gentle Lion (210G) for $1099 and a head helmet for $99 from FaceMaker, Inc. of Savanna, IL providing the costume and purchase conditions are satisfactory. Lion Charles seconded the motion. After discussion, the motion passed. No action was taken on the other recommendations from the Membership Committee. The Membership Committee also recommends that a prospective member receive up to two free meals prior to joining and that the sponsor of a new member receive two months free meals.

For new business, Lion President Jim read a letter from Lion Odin Christian requesting that he be moved from Active Member to Member-at-Large so that he will not be required to attend meetings and pay for meals he doesn't eat. Lion Odin is no longer able to attend meetings regularly. Lion Niblock moved to grant Odin's request, seconded by Charles, and passed. Lion President Jim read a letter of resignation from Lion Larry Pohlman. Lion Steve moved to accept the resignation with regrets, seconded by Lion Susan, and passed. Lion President Jim read an application for membership from former Lion Dwight Bonham who is being sponsored by Lion Dayton Countryman. After a short discussion, Lion Charles moved to accept the application, seconded by Lion Susan, and passed. Lion Secretary Jerry will see if he can arrange for Zone Chair Al Cox to install Dwight Bonham at our next regular meeting on 12 February 2003.

The was some discussion about the Publicity Chair. Lion Secretary Jerry offered to do it if someone else will take over the Secretary's duties. Lion Steve moved to adjourn, seconded by Lion Charles, and we adjourned at 8:32 pm.


Secretary Jerry K. Radke

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