August 2018 Meeting

Marie Willsey Roswell City Council Post 4

Our speaker at the August meeting will be Mary Willsey, Roswell City Council Post 4 and Mayor Pro Tem. Her phone is: 770-641-3757 and her email is mwillsey@roswellgov.com.

Marie was first elected in 2018 and her current term ends on December 31, 2021. She is responsible for Public Safety.

Roswell Lions volunteering on July 23 at the NFCC’s Food Pantry

Slicing watermelons on August 7 at Roswell City Police National Night Out. Our left over watermelons were donated to our First Responders.

Walking Wounded:

Please keep the following Lion Ross Thomas in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers. He and Viv are residents of Tapestry on Holcomb Bridge Road.

By the Numbers:

  • 241 pairs of eyeglasses collected since the July meeting.
  • 7 vision assistance referrals since our June meeting through North Fulton Community Charities and Senior Services North Fulton

Upcoming Activities:

  • Every Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Bingo at Roswell Rehab and Nursing Home.
  • Sunday, August 26, 2018, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’, Historic Roswell Square, Roswell, Georgia.
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 7:30 pm Dress Rehearsal at Georgia ensemble Theatre, 9-5 – The Musical. See Jonathan for tickets – $10 each.

Dates to Remember:

  • Next Board Meeting, Monday,  September 10, 2018, 6:30 pm, Pastis – all members are welcome.
  • Next Club Meeting, Monday,  September 17, 2018, 7:00 pm – Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road.

Be sure to check our calendar on our website at Calendar

You can also access the calendar directly at Google at Roswell Lions Calendar at Google

Our calendar in ICAL format

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Roswell Lions Announce Theme for 31st Annual Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest

31th Annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest

Lions Clubs International Peace Poster ContestThe theme for the 2018 -2019 contest is “Kindness Matters”.  In the past we have sponsored contests at Elkins Pointe Middle School,  Crabapple Middle School, The Cottage School and Queen of Angels Catholic School.

Posters will be judged at the beginning of November. This contest is for boys and girls ages 11 – 13 years old.

The winners of the 2018-2019 contest at each school will each receive a $100 check and will be honored at a dinner meeting (usually in January). One poster from each contest will advance to the District 18-L Contest. Contest rules can be viewed at Peace Poster Rules and Guidelines page.

If your school is in Roswell and you would like to participate in the 2018-2019 contest email  PeacePosterContest@roswelllions.org

Note: Contests local to Roswell are coordinated by the Roswell Lions Club as part of the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. We supply the contest kit and work with you to judge the winner(s). Winners of each school contest advance to the District 18L contest. Winner of the District 18L contest advances to the MD-18 Lions of Georgia contest. The winner for Georgia then advances on to the Lions International contest.

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Lions Clubs International President Gudrun Yngvadottir Presidential Theme – Charting Our Course

LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT GUDRUN YNGVADOTTIR • 2018–2019

Part one of our three-part series of 2017-2018 presidential videos—showcasing International President Gudrun Yngvadottir’s call for Lions to chart their course and reach the service that lives ‘beyond the horizon.’

#WeServe #District18L #Roswelllions #WomenInLions #Roswell #NorthFulton #Cobb

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July 2018 Meeting

Our speaker at the July meeting will be Peri Finch, Director of Optical Operations, Georgia Lions Lighthouse, Foundation.

Melvin Jones Fellowship:

Lion Tom Spudic (far right) is presented Melvin Jones Fellowship by PDG Garner Andrews (left) and Lion Jeffrey Hammen, MJF

The Roswell Lions welcomed their newest Melvin Jones Fellow Lion Tom Spudic. Lion Tom was surrounded by his wife Lion Linda, his daughter, grand children and friends.

Walking Wounded:

Please keep the following Lion Ross Thomas in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers. He and Viv are residents of Tapestry on Holcomb Bridge Road.

By the Numbers:

  • 210 pairs of eyeglasses collected since the June meeting.
  • 5 vision assistance referrals since our June meeting through North Fulton Community Charities and Homestretch

Upcoming Activities:

  • Every Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Bingo at Roswell Rehab and Nursing Home.
  • Monday, July 23, 2018, 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Volunteer in the Food Pantry, North Fulton Community Charities, Roswell, Georgia.
  • Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., National Night Out, Riverside Park (new venue), 575 Riverside Park, Roswell, Georgia.
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018, 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Vino 100 Fundraiser, Vino 100, 131 S Main Street, Alpharetta, Georgia. Next door to Crust. Cost $10.00
  • Sunday, August 26, 2018, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’, Historic Roswell Square, Roswell, Georgia.

Dates to Remember:

  • Next Board Meeting, Monday, August 13, 2018, 6:30 pm, Provinos – all members are welcome.
  • Next Club Meeting, Monday, August 20, 2018, 7:00 pm – Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road.

Be sure to check our calendar on our website at Calendar

You can also access the calendar directly at Google at Roswell Lions Calendar at Google

Our calendar in ICAL format

#WeServe #District18L #Roswelllions #Roswell #NorthFulton #Cobb

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LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT GUDRUN YNGVADOTTIR • 2018–2019

My Presidential Theme – We Serve

Accomplished people from around the world have led our great association in its over 100-year history. While each international president brings a unique perspective and expertise to Lions Clubs International, there has (and always will be) a single constant that unites all Lions: service. With this as a guide, each president is committed to helping clubs increase their service, and as a result, their impact on our local and global communities.

My Presidential Motto – Beyond the Horizon

There’s a world of service yet to be reached, even by Lions. During International President Gudrun Yngvadottir’s year at the helm of Lions International, we’ll reach within our district, clubs and selves to reach levels of humanitarian good the world has never known.

My Presidential Focus – Harnessing the Power of 1.4 Million Lions

International President Yngvadottir’s programs and initiatives will focus around four key elements of Lions International that are important to moving the association forward.

1) Moving membership forward
2) Increasing leadership development
3) Promoting the fellowship of Lions
4) Sharing our stories

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June 2018 Meeting

Our June meeting was our induction of new Officers and Directors. PDG Garner Andrews from the Alpharetta Lions conducted the ceremony.

New 2018-2019 Officers and Directors of the Roswell Lions Club

Several Lions have served two years as President but only Tim Dunn has served three years

Melvin Jones Fellowship:

The Roswell Lions welcomed their newest Melvin Jones Fellow Lion Tom Spudic. Lion Tom was surrounded by his wife Lion Linda, his daughter, grand children and friends.

In Memoriam:

Lion Milt Brand was a 52 year Lion, a Life member, a Melvin Jones Fellow and Progressive Fellow – Diamond, a veteran of World War 2, and a Tail Twister for a number of years in our club. After moving to Roswell to be with his family he transferred from his Arizona Lions Club to the Roswell Lions Club.

As Tailtwister and Tailtwister”Emeritus” he started the tradition in our club of the Happy and Sad dollar. For a dollar you got to stand up and share something happy or sad in your life and family. He also took the time to recognize Lions for their service and their anniversary dates.

Always there to greet you, shake your hand with his huge smile – you always left his side feeling better about yourself. He made yo feel special.

We will certainly miss his warm greetings, positive outlook and cheerful demeanor!

Milt Brand, a Lion among Lions! LIONS – Loving Individuals Offering Needed Services

Walking Wounded:

Please keep the following Lion Ross Thomas in your thoughts and prayers.

By the Numbers:

  • 461 pairs of eyeglasses collected since the May meeting.
  • 6 vision assistance referrals since our May meeting through North Fulton Community Charities and Homestretch

Upcoming Activities:

  • Every Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Bingo at Roswell Rehab and Nursing Home.
  • Monday, July 23, 2018, 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Volunteer in the Food Pantry, North Fulton Community Charities, Roswell, Georgia.
  • Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., National Night Out, Riverside Park (new venue), 575 Riverside Park, Roswell, Georgia.
  • Sunday, August 26, 2018, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’, Historic Roswell Square, Roswell, Georgia.

Dates to Remember:

  • Next Board Meeting, Monday, July 9, 2018, 6:30 pm, Provinos – all members are welcome.
  • Next Club Meeting, Monday, July 16, 2018, 7:00 pm – Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road – Our speaker – Peri Finch from the Georgia Lions Lighthouse will bring donated glasses and show us how to sort and clean them.

Be sure to check our calendar on our website at Calendar

You can also access the calendar directly at Google at Roswell Lions Calendar at Google

Our calendar in ICAL format

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May 2018 Meeting

Our speaker at the April meeting was Vonda Malbrough, Director of Communications at North Fulton Community Charities.

The Roswell Lions have partnered with the North Fulton Communities since its inception.

To learn more about the North Fulton Community Charities visit their website at https://nfcchelp.org/

Walking Wounded:

Please keep the following Lions in your thoughts and prayers: former Roswell Lion/Alpharetta Lion Bill Staley, Milt Brand and Ross Thomas.

Overflowed box with items our members collected for the Georgia Lions Camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georgia Lions Lighthouse Luminary Award received at the Georgia Lions State Convention – Unicoi State Park

 

Roswell Lions at the Special Olympics – Opening Eyes Saturday – Lions Troy Holman, Tim and Liz Dunn, Buddy Henry and Leon Shelkoff, not pictured: Donna Baro & Susan Frederick

Lion Leo Shelkoff volunteers at the eye chart.

By the Numbers:

  • 497 pairs of eyeglasses collected since the April meeting.
  • 6 vision assistance referrals since our April meeting through North Fulton Community Charities.
  • 109 Reverse Raffle tickets sold.
  • 7 club members and 3 guests supported the Special Olympics Supporting Opening Eyes, Emory University on May 19th.

Upcoming Activities:

  • Every Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Bingo at Roswell Rehab and Nursing Home.
  • Monday, June 4, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., North Metro Gold Golf Classic sponsored by the Alpharetta and Woodstock Lions Clubs, Bridgemill Athletic Club, Canton, Georgia

Dates to Remember:

  • Next Board Meeting, Monday, June 4, 2018, 6:30 pm, Provinos – all members are welcome.
  • Next Club Meeting, Monday, June 18, 2018, 7:00 pm – Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road – Our speaker – PDG Garner Andrews – Officer and Board Induction. Lions can bring a spouse or companion.

Be sure to check our calendar on our website at Calendar

You can also access the calendar directly at Google at Roswell Lions Calendar at Google

Our calendar in ICAL format

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April 2018 Meeting

Our speaker at the April meeting will be Lion Donna Calhoun. She will provide us an update on the Georgia Lions Camp. To learn more about the Georgia Lions Camp visit their website at https://www.glcb.org/

We will also be honoring Centennial High School Scholarship Honoree Emma Kitzmiller.

Walking Wounded:

Please keep the following Lions in your thoughts and prayers: former Roswell Lion/Alpharetta Lion Bill Staley, Milt Brand and Ross Thomas.

By the Numbers:

  • 13 pairs of eyeglasses collected and then sorted at the District 18L Retreat.
  • 3 vision assistance referrals since our March meeting through North Fulton Community Charities.
  • 190 persons attended the Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7:30 pm Dress Rehearsal at Georgia ensemble Theatre, The Buddy Holly Story.

Upcoming Activities:

  • Every Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Bingo at Roswell Rehab and Nursing Home.
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Reverse Raffle, Silent Auction and Dinner, Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell.  Help make this annual fundraiser a success by selling tickets, obtaining gift cards and collecting door prizes! This is an event where all Lions can assist!
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Special Olympics Supporting Opening Eyes, Emory University

Dates to Remember:

  • Next Board Meeting, Monday, May 14, 2018, 6:30 pm, Provinos – all members are welcome.
  • Next Club Meeting, Monday, May 21, 2018, 7:00 pm – Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road – Our speaker – NFCC Representative Stephani Tucker.

Be sure to check our calendar on our website at Calendar

You can also access the calendar directly at Google at Roswell Lions Calendar at Google

Our calendar in ICAL format

#WeServe #District18L #Roswelllions #Roswell #NorthFulton #Cobb

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March 2018 Meeting

Our speaker was our own Lion Wily Jones who spoke about Diabetes and his own personal journey with the disease.  He explained Diabetes Type I and Type II. Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness. He spoke about the differences between the two and had a self-assessment for everyone to take.

Roswell Lions Wily Jones speaking to members about Diabetes.

Service Awards:

Lion Virgil Ladson is recognized for 35 years of service to Lionism.

Lion Doris Westbrook is recognized for her 30 years of service to Lionism.

Lion Robby Robinson Inducted into District 18L Hall of Fame:

Lion Robby Robinson was recognized for his induction in the Lions District 18L Hall of Fame. For more than 25 years Lion Robby has been a dedicated Lion and has been a major contributor to the club and the community. PDG Leslie Miller – Jasper and President Tim Dunn present the medal, certificate and pin to Robby.

Congrats to our own Roswell Lion Jonathan Crooks being elected as Second Vice District Governor Elect. Jonathan has committed to serve our District for 4 years as he moves thru Second Vice District Governor, First Vice District Governor, District Governor and then Past District Governor.

District 18L Retreat: PID Jerome Thompson (Moulton, AL), 1st VDG Debbie Hennessey, DG Teri Chambers-Rice, 2nd VDG David Crawford & 2nd VDG-Elect Jonathan Crooks

District 18L Peace Poster Contest

District 18L’s Peace Poster Runner up, Eve Heslin, Elkins Pointe Middle School, Roswell, GA

Walking Wounded:

Please keep the following Lions in your thoughts and prayers: former Roswell Lion/Alpharetta Lion Bill Staley, Milt Brand and Ross Thomas.

By the Numbers:

  • 366 pairs of eyeglasses collected and then sorted at the District 18L Retreat.
  • 3 vision assistance referrals since our February meeting through North Fulton Community Charities.

Upcoming Activities:

  • Every Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Bingo at Roswell Rehab and Nursing Home.
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Senior Health and Wellness Expo – Vision Screening, Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell.
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7:30 pm Dress Rehearsal at Georgia ensemble Theatre, The Buddy Holly Story.
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., Hope Roswell – Vision Screening, Mimosa Elementary School.
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Reverse Raffle, Silent Auction and Dinner, Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell.
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Special Olympics Supporting Opening Eyes, Emory University

Dates to Remember:

  • Next Board Meeting, Monday, April 9, 2018, 6:30 pm, Provinos – all members are welcome.
  • Next Club Meeting, Monday, April 16, 2018, 7:00 pm – Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road – Our speaker – Lion Donna Calhoun.

Be sure to check our calendar on our website at Calendar

You can also access the calendar directly at Google at Roswell Lions Calendar at Google

Our calendar in ICAL format

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Lion Charles Caudell – 1929 – 2018

Lion Charles Caudell passed away in his home on February 25, 2018 after an extended illness. Known as “Charlie” to his Lions’ friends, he was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

A very active member, Charlie worked countless hours supporting our various projects over the years. He chaired our booth for years at the Roswell Spring Festival and was very good at selling apples, Christmas trees and recruiting new members.

Charlie could sell anything to anybody. He always asked how you were doing, shook your hand and had a contagious smile. He epitomized our motto “We Serve”.

Lion Charlie Caudell surrounded by his family upon receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Roswell Lions Club.

 

More details about the viewing/services/arrangements can be found at https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=188295456

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