First, I want to thank Lion Rick Coffman, Chair, and Lion Ken Roderick, Vice Chair, for running a very successful Fall Barbecue on such a beautiful fall day. The entire team is to be commended for a job well done. From those team members who got there really early to set-up to those who stayed late to sell and clean-up, what teamwork they all exhibited. Everybody who was there, Team Captains and Team Members, just seemed to chip-in and get the job done to make the event a real success. I’m not sure how many chickens were sold by day’s end, but there couldn’t have been to many left-over?
Again, many thanks to all of you for a job well done.
Similar to last year, I’m implementing a “Buddy Team” concept to promote travel to meetings and events together, member socialization, and just general member support. I am requesting team leads (highlighted in bold) to provide encouragement to fellow Lion team members to attend meeting and events.
As we start the new year, I wanted to distribute the Goals for 2018-19 which were developed to guide the Club in the coming year. I actually covered these Goals briefly at the Installation Dinner meeting in June. As you’ll see, they are really not earth shattering in nature, but address our continuing support of our service projects; continue to increase membership and focus on member retention; list service committee/event leadership assignments; update the “Buddy System;” and conduct a member orientation/mentoring program for all our new members.
Also, I really appreciate Club members stepping up to fill the service committee/event Chair positions. This year to ensure all members have an opportunity to serve in a leadership position, I have created a Vice Chair position for most committees/events.
As a reminder, our next dinner meeting will be on Wednesday, September 12, at the Chester River Yacht and Country Club. Our guest dinner speaker will be Dr. Shanahan. Since he will be speaking on a health-related topic, we have designated this meeting as” health worker guest” night. So, if you have a friend or neighbor who is a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, or sports trainer and they are really interested in being a Lion and serving the community, please consider bringing them to the meeting.
The attached file is the master schedule for the Chestertown Lions Club for 2018 – 2019. If you see anything that does not appear to be correct please contact me. Please note the first board meeting (covering our budget) is on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 7 pm at CRYCC – Basement meeting room.
Glenn Owens, Secretary
Chestertown Lions Club
Club member Ken Roderick now serves at the Zone Chairman for Kent County. His new website is now up and running, with news and information from all of our neighbouring clubs. You can find it here.
Chestertown Lions Club Adopt a Highway on Route 213 Queen Anne’s side
Pick up day 10/16/2017
17 bags of trash picked up