Arcola Lions Newsletter and Current Officers

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  P.O. BOX 134 ARCOLA, ILLINOIS 61910

OFFICERS 2022 – 2023BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NEWSLETTER

Current Officer

President…. Barbara Edwards
Director – Marvelle Cole
1st VP ……  Kenneth H. Reveal
Secretary…. Rev. Donald Winch
Treasure ….. Tom Sherman
Tail Twister….. Tom Sherman Past President………Jerry Stout
Lions Tamer…. Dean Cole 
2022-2023
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Chairperson & Director…………………………….. Rev. Don Winch
2022-2023

Greetings To All Arcola Lions

ARCOLA LIONS CLUB, INC.

ARCOLA LIONS CLUB, INC.
MINUTES FOR MEETING OF 03/13/23
ARCOLA SENIOR CENTER

8 Present: Lion President Barbara Edwards, Lion Secretary Don Winch, Lion Treasurer Tom Sherman, and Lions Dean and Marvelle Cole, Jerry Stout, Steve Edwards, and Ken Reveal along with inductee Jeff Stout and District Zone 5 Chairman Mark Krutsinger from the Arthur Lions Club.
Opening: Pledge of Allegiance Lion President Barb
“America” Lion Sec. Don
Invocation Lion Treas. Tom

Reading of the Minutes: The Lion Secretary read the Minutes from the February 13th meeting for which a motion to approve was made by Lion Marvelle Cole, seconded and carried.
Announcements: The Lion Secretary read several announce-ments including one about the Humanitarian Fund Ticket Raffle (for which there were no requests for tickets); one for the District 1-M Convention which will be held in Champaign on Nov. 3-4, 2023; one for a new member challenge during the month of
April culminating in the awarding of commensurate certificates on Lions World Induction Day on April 29; a political speaking request from the office of Illinois State Representative Chris Miller; and announcement of a District Zone 5 Meeting on March 23 at the Oakland United Methodist Church at 6:30. RSVP by March 16 to Zone Chairman Mark Krutsinger (217-543-2565).

Treasurer’s Report: Lion Treasurer Tom Sherman gave his monthly report showing no income since Feb. 13, 2023 and expenses of $309.63, mostly for utilities for the Scout cabin and shed. The balance as of 3/13/2023 is $14,908.52. Lion Ken Reveal made a motion to approve the report which was seconded and carried.
New Member Induction: It was with great pleasure that the Lion Secretary did the Induction Ceremony to reinstate former Lion Jeff Stout into the club. Lion Jeff was actually sponsored by Lions Jerry Stout and Dean Cole, but Lion Jerry graciously yielded to Lion Dean to stand with Lion Jeff during the ceremony. It is great to have Lion Jeff back.

Officer selection for 2023-2024: Lion President Barbara Edwards led the process of selection of a slate for officers of the Arcola Lions Club for 2023-2024. With great efficiency the slate was assembled as follows:
LION TAMER: Lion Dean Cole
TAIL TWISTER: Lion Ivan Franco (if he accepts)
MEMBERSHIP CHAIRPERSON: Lion Don Winch
DIRECTORS: Lions Marvelle Cole and Jerry Stout
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT: Lion Steve Edwards
PRESIDENT: Lion Ken Reveal
TREASURER: Lion Tom Sherman
SECRETARY: Lion Don Winch
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: Lion Barbara Edwards

School eyeglass screening: Lion Ken Reveal agreed to consult with the Arcola School superintendant and/or school principals about having the school take part in a hearing/vision screening at the school in the fall when the new Lions screening bus is available.

DG visit: The Lion Secretary will call Lion DG Scott Friese about a visit to the club and possibly even conducting the installation of officers on June 12.

Camp Lion sponsorship: There was brief discussion about a Camp Lion sponsorship with decision put off until a later time.

Auto Show: No new information on the Auto show.

Hospital equipment report: Lion Dean Cole reported the status of several lift chairs at the shed/Scout cabin. Also, a ramp was donated to the club.

The subject of Lions Club signs at the entrances to town came up, and the Lion Secretary will check the presence and the status of such signs for the next meeting.