October 2018 Meeting

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Our speaker at the October meeting will be Debbie Cwalina, Executive Director, “Be the Voice…. and make a difference.” –    More details can be found at their website https://be-the-voice.org

 

Walking Wounded:

Please continue to keep 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:

  • 305 pairs of eyeglasses and 10 hearing aids collected since the September meeting.
  • 4 vision assistance referrals since our July meeting through North Fulton Community Charities and The Drake House.

Upcoming Activities:

  • Every Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Bingo at Roswell Rehab and Nursing Home.
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:30 pm Dress Rehearsal at Georgia ensemble Theatre, 9-5 – I loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti. See Jonathan for tickets – $10 each.
  • Saturday, October 27, Warm Coat Day at North Fulton Community Charities – volunteer by registering at nfccholiday.org/volunteer
  • Tuesday, November 13, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Alpharetta Lions Club Day at Casa Nouva Restaurant, 5670 Atlanta Highway, Alpharetta, GA
  • Saturday, November 3, 11:00 a.m. District 18L Rally, 3045 Canton Hwy, Ballground, Georgia 30107.

Dates to Remember:

  • Next Board Meeting, Monday,  November 12, 2018, 6:30 pm, Pastis – all members are welcome.
  • Next Club Meeting, Monday,  November 19, 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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September 2018 Meeting

Our speaker at the September meeting was District 18-L Governor Debbie Hennessey.

Debbie Hennessey, 2018-19 District Governor! Very special mentor, friend, husband Bob Hennessey pulled the “elect” ribbon following the International Convention Final Plenary session making the DG status official.

Walking Wounded:

Please continue to keep 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:

  • 252 pairs of eyeglasses collected since the August meeting.
  • 6 vision assistance referrals since our July meeting through North Fulton Community Charities, The Drake House and Senior Services North Fulton.
  • $1,630 raise at last Tuesday’s Lions Dress Rehearsal Night at GET production Nine to Five.
  • 228 students screened (33 referred) at Hembree Springs Elementary School vision screening last Tuesday.

Upcoming Activities:

  • Every Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Bingo at Roswell Rehab and Nursing Home.
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:30 pm Dress Rehearsal at Georgia ensemble Theatre, 9-5 – I loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti. See Jonathan for tickets – $10 each.

Dates to Remember:

  • Next Board Meeting, Monday,  October 8, 2018, 6:30 pm, Pastis – all members are welcome.
  • Next Club Meeting, Monday,  October 15, 2018, 7:00 pm – Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road.

Roswell Lions volunteering at Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’

Vision screening at Hembree Springs Elementary School

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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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

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

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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.

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

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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

Follow her on Facebook

#WeServe  #ChartingOurCourse  #PaintingABetterWorld  #InnovatingService

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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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