PROGRAM: Our speaker on February 26th was Tim Mueller, Secretary-Treasurer, KindTree Productions. Tim told us about the history of KindTree and about the campers. He also described some of the characteristics of autistic individuals. Today our speaker was Dr. Hertica Martin, Superintendent of the Springfield Public Schools. Dr. Martin updated us on progress in meeting educational benchmarks, on strategies and new initiatives to support students at all levels and in her vision of the core values for the School District.
HEALTH & WELFARE: Lion Diane Landon, back from having to cope with a vacation in Hawaii, reported that Lion Gene Nistler fell and broke his arm. Currently he is in rehab. Lion Larry Thompson is now at home recovering from his fall. Lion Elaine Gear is back residing with Lion Ed at home and receiving Hospice services.
TO OUR MARCH LIONS: Gino Barbisan, Jerry Brown, Patty Brown, Rosy Makyadath, Jim Mueller, Ann Musgrove, Jeff Musgrove and Wes Reynolds.
ACTS OF KINDNESS TO OUR OWN: On the final Friday of February, eight EDLC Lions worked for three to four hours each to help get Lion Alice Bender's yard in better condition. They cleaned debris from the roof and gutters, trimmed shrubs, raked leaves, and carried away a lot of yard waste. Those Lions working were Babe Curtis, who suggested the workday, Andy Bakr, Jim Newton, Sharon Newton, Sandy Mattson, Joy Troutman, and Karen Norton. Twila Butler brought over home-baked scones to feed the hungry crew.
SIGHT & HEARING ACTION: Lion Craig Ford reported that the Sight & Hearing Committee approved 4 applications for vision assistance and 1 emergency surgery for a detached retina.
RAFFLE COMMITTEE MEETING NEXT THURSDAY!
12th: Dr. Dan Close, UO College of Education Professor, Topic: Special Education in Developing Countries
19th: CHiXapkaid (Dr. Michael Pavel), UO College of Education Professor, Topic: A place where you can hear all the birds sing: Illuminating connections with Native children at an early age
26th: Annie Soto, Executive Director, Head Start of Lane County, Topic: Ready for School
MEALS ON WHEELS: Mondays: March 10: Norma & Gino Barbisan; March 17: Diane Gregoire & John Morris; March 24: Len Calvert & Mike Cowles; March 31: Mack Follmer & Bill Baxter. Thursdays: March 13: Len Calvert; March 20: Jim Mueller; March 27: Sandy Mattson & Shari Lewis. Thank you, Lions, for this “Act of Kindness”.
BACK FROM THEIR VISIT: On February 25th, ten Eugene Downtown Lions and one guest visited the Eugene Bethel Lions including: Walt Curtis, Sandy Mattson, Ann & Wayne Musgrove, Sharon & Jim Newton, Karen Norton, Jane Olbekson, Adam Schulz, Susan Schulz, and guest Katie Schulz.
DELTA FORCE: On Saturday, March came in like a limping Lion, raining but not blustering. A small party of EDT Lions planted forty trees and plants on a gravelly hillside at Delta Ponds: Lions Joy Troutman, Andy Bakr, Jim Newton, Karen Norton, and Jane Olbekson were assisted by two non-Lions and our Parks Coordinator, Katie Blair-Terrazas. After planting, the crew installed fencing around the young trees and added mulch to protect them. The work was hard but rewarding, ending, as usual, with Joy's joyful brownies!
ADDING TO OUR PRIDE: Two new members, Tara DaVee and Daniel Goldstrand, were inducted on March 5th. Their sponsor is Lion L.M. Reese. Welcome aboard Lions Tara and Daniel and congratulations to Lion L.M. for his recruitment efforts.
MARCH EVENTS CALENDAR
11th: Lions Day at Chili’s, fundraiser for the Mobile Health Screening Units
12th: Food Rescue Express, 7 p.m., FOOD for Lane County kitchen
17th: Visitation to the Junction City Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., 427 Front Street (Moose Lodge), $9 for dinner before the meeting
Introducing New Member: Lion Fred Thompson