| REMEMBERING ALL OUR VETERANS
PROGRAMS: Our speakers on November 6th were Lynne McKinney, Cora Jones, Tim Shearer and Elizabeth Bennett from Lane Independent Living Alliance (LILA, phone: 541-607-7020). Services offered by LILA include peer support groups, career mapping, independent living skills classes and partnerships with local businesses and Vocational Rehabilitation. Today our speakers were Jim Long, Vice-President of the UO Fast Break Club, and Cody Johnson, Director of Operations, UO Women’s Basketball. They talked about the nature of the Fast Break Club and of the job of the Director of Operations. They also highlighted several of the women’s basketball players.
HEALTH & WELFARE: Lion Diane Landon reported that we have a bunch of Lions who are recuperating including Gino Barbisan (back and disc problems), Diane Gregoire (ankle surgery) and Dick Noll (fragmented femur from a fall).
ENDING THE MONTH:
November 20th: Andrea Ciaston (and others), Survivor's Justice Center, Topic: Domestic Violence in Lane County and the Impact of the Survivors Justice Center
WE’RE INVITED: Why: Lion Don Bowers and Vera Chapman will tie the knot. When: November 23rd, 1 p.m.; Where: Friendly Street Christian Church, 24th & Friendly; Refreshments to follow.
COMMUNITY SERVICE SMALL GRANT PROGRAM: The Board of Directors has decided to offer a series (up to 5) of small grants ($200) for very specific purposes. This will serve as Phase I of our annual Community Service Grant Application process. Once these have been decided upon, then the larger grant process will be open for applications. See Lion Bob Rust, Chairman of Community Services, for applications and information.
TO A SLEW OF NOVEMBER LIONS: Rick Bailey, Chuck Blanchard, Ed Gear, John Hamson, Bob Hixson, Diane Landon, Sandy Mattson, Jim Origliosso, Darlene Thomasec, Nancy Thompson, Matt Neal, Shane Samy, Sherri Lewis and Sigrid Lambros.
4th: Doug Thompson, Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation
11th: Jonathan Nixon and other Members of the Active 20/30 Club
18th: Christmas Carols and Reminiscences
MEALS ON WHEELS: Mondays: November 18: Norma & Gino Barbisan; November 25: Diane Gregoire & John Morris; December 2: Len Calvert; December 9: Mack Follmer & Bill Baxter. Thursdays: November 21: Jim Origliosso; November 28: Thanksgiving; December 5: Len Calvert; December 12: Jim Mueller. Here are a bunch of Lions who make it on Santa’s “Nice” List.
NAUGHTY OR NICE? Of course if you are a Eugene Downtown Lion you are being nice and signing up to help with this year’s Pancake Breakfast on December 7th. Sign-up sheets are circulating and there are plenty of ways still available to help---especially in the kitchen. The Breakfast starts a little earlier this year (8 a.m.), but the cost remains the same ($8 per person, $5 for children under 12).
IN THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS: Lion Twila announced that our day for Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army will be December 14th at the Fred Meyer on West 11th.
ORIENTATION TO THE CLUB: Lion Chuck Blanchard announced that the next Orientation for new members will be November 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Eugene Hearing and Speech Center on 12th Avenue.
SIGHT AND HEARING ACTION: According to Lion Chuck Blanchard the Sight & Hearing Committee did lots of business this month by approving 14 applications for vision assistance, 4 for hearing help and 1 for surgery
Nov. 19th: Board of Directors Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Musgrove Family Center
Dec. 4th: Sight & Hearing Committee Meeting, 7 a.m., Brail’s Restaurant
Introducing new Eugene Downtown Lion Mike Cowles