As I write this newsletter, the first official day of spring is right around the corner – or at least so says the calendar. This morning the weatherman said that we should have some “near normal” temps by the end of the week. REALLY? What is near normal???? I keep reminding myself that come July or August when the thermometer reads 99° with 100% humidity, I’m probably gonna be bellyachin’ then too. Oh well, it is New England after all.
The Recognition Night will be held on THURSDAY APRIL 10, 2014 at the Chateau Restaurant starting at 6:00 PM. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE. Marilyn Cyr has provided further information later in the newsletter.
District Governor Ray Moreau will be attending the meeting on Wednesday April 23, 2014 at the VFW. During the meeting, we will also have a small Induction ceremony for new members. If you are a sponsor, please be sure to attend with the new member(s).
The Junk Day will be held on Saturday April 26, 2014 at the DPW on Center Street in North Easton from 8:00 – 12:00 PM. Volunteers are needed.
The annual Tool Ship dinner will be held on Wednesday May 7, 2014. Last year the dining facilities at the Southeastern Regional High School were renovated. All of the members will be able to attend as they are able to accommodate 150 people. The deadline for reservations is APRIL 30. Please respond to the Evite as soon as possible or you can call me at (508) 238-3607.
Installation night will be held on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at the Chateau Restaurant. The tickets this year will be $10.00 for Lions members and $25.00 for guests. With the increasing costs, the BOD felt that it was necessary to charge a small amount to help defray the expenses.
The annual Year End cookout is on June 25, 2014 at the Easton Rod and Gun Club.
I know these were all in last month’s newsletter, but I felt they were important to repeat them. In the last few months there has been a marked decline in the attendance at the meetings. It is very apparent that this winter, the weather has certainly made life very difficult for all of us. But it has also been brought to my attention, that there seems to be a breakdown in communication – particularly the call list/Evite. Both are tremendous tools but everyone has to do their part too. When the Evite comes, please answer it as soon as you know if you are going to attend or not. Either way, we need to know to plan for the meal. We are reviewing the calling procedure to improve communication. Judy Jackson is doing a great job making sure the information is accurate and informative.
Another reminder if anyone has any signs from the auction or the holiday festival, please get them back to John Mallers or Bill Palmer (they have probably been buried under those mounds of snow piles in your front yard).
Yours in Lionism
Cindy Rodham Tuck