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

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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

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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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February 2018 Meeting

Our speaker was Doctor Scott Moscow from Roswell Eye Clinic. Dr. Moscow did an excellent job presenting us with the parts of the eye, the challenges of aging, various diseases and recommended treatments. Dr. Moscow also talked a little about going on a Mission Trip with donated eye glasses and providing sight services to those in need.

President Tim Dunn presents a plaque of Appreciation to the Roswell Eye Clinic Dr.’s Scott, Michelle, William Moscow and Dr. Sharon Berger.

The Roswell Lions Club recognized the Roswell Eye Clinic for their years of service and partnership in our EyeSight Roswell project. For more information about the Roswell Eye Clinic https://www.roswelleyeclinic.com/

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Roswell Green Expo. Lions Tim Dunn, Robert Douglas, Barb May and Tom Spudic. Not pictured Lions Linda Spudic, Gary Geysel and Robbie Norman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lion Linda Spudic with our Peace Poster Contest Teachers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the Numbers:

  • 12 pairs of eyeglasses since the January meeting.
  • 3 vision assistance referrals since our January meeting through North Fulton Community Charities.

Upcoming Activities:

  • Every Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Bingo at Roswell Rehab and Nursing Home.
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 7:30 pm Dress Rehearsal at Georgia ensemble Theatre, A Comedy of Errors.
  • Friday to Sunday, March 16 – 18, 2018, District 18-L Convention at Cohutta Springs Conference Center, 1175 Cohutta Springs Road, Crandall, GA 30711.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Dates to Remember:

  • Next Board Meeting, March 12, 2018, 6:30 pm,  Provinos – all members are welcome.
  • Next Club Meeting, March 19, 2018, 7:00 pm – Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road – Our speaker – William (Wily) Jones.

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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January 2018 Meeting

Our speaker was Richard Loehn, retired NASA engineer. Doctor Loehn shared stories about the early days at NASA, accomplishments and challenges.

The club recognized our Peace Poster Contest winners from Elkins Pointe Middle School and Queen of Angels Catholic School. The theme this year was “The Future of Peace”.

Lindsay Perry from Queen of Angels Catholic School and Eve Heslin from Elkins Pointe Middle School. Both winners received a $100 check for winning and their posters were advanced to the District 18-L contest.

Lindsay Perry, Queen of Angels Catholic School, Roswell, Georgia

Eve Heslin, Elkins Point Middle School, Roswell, Georgia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Roswell Lions voted unanimously to support the nomination and election of Lion Jonathan Crooks as Second Vice District Governor of District 18-L.

By the Numbers:

  • 310 pairs of eyeglasses and 4 hearing aides collected since the December meeting.
  • 3 vision assistance referrals since our November meeting through North Fulton Community Charities and Recreation and Parks Health Fair.
  • $1,200 plus raised at the January 19th GET Dress Rehearsal.

Upcoming Activities:

  • Every Thursday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Bingo at Roswell Rehab and Nursing Home.
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10:00 a.m., Roswell Green Expo, Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell. We will have a booth for recycling eyeglasses and hearing aides.
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Wine Tasting at Vino 100, 131 S. Main Street, Alpharetta, $10 admission (we keep $5 which goes to the purchase of vision screening machine).
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 7:30 pm Dress Rehearsal at Georgia ensemble Theatre, A Comedy of Errors.
  • Friday to Sunday, March 16 – 18, 2018, District 18-L Convention at Cohutta Springs Conference Center, 1175 Cohutta Springs Road, Crandall, GA 30711.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Dates to Remember:

  • Next Board Meeting, Monday, February 12, 2018, 6:30 pm,  Provinos – all members are welcome.
  • Next Club Meeting, February 26, 2018, 7:00 pm – Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road – Vision Care , Doctor Scott Moscow, Roswell Eye Clinic.

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

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December 2017 Meeting

Our holiday entertainment was provided by Eddie Davenport.

By the Numbers:

  • 139 pairs of eyeglasses since the November club meeting.
  • 5 vision assistance referrals since our November meeting through North Fulton Community Charities.

Upcoming Activities:

  • Every Thursday, 10-11 am, Bingo at Roswell Rehab and Nursing Home.
  • Sunday, December 31, 2017, 2:30 pm, Eddie Davenport will entertain the residents of Roswell Rehab and Nursing HomeSunday, December 31, 2017, 2:30 pm, Eddie Davenport will entertain the residents of Roswell Rehab and Nursing Home
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 7:30 pm Dress Rehearsal Tenderly, A Rosemary Clooney Musical

Our thoughts and prayers go the Farley family. Bob Farley co-founder of Georgia Ensemble Theatre passed away a few weeks ago. A legendary artistic director, he will be missed by many!

Dates to Remember:

  • Next Board Meeting, Monday, January 15, 2018, 6:30 pm,  Provinos – all members are welcome.
  • Next Club Meeting, January 29, 2018, 7:00 pm – Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road – Astronomy presentation by former NASA scientist.

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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