August President's Message:
A new year has started. The first meeting was well attended. I encourage everyone to make our meetings as frequently as possible. It is with a heavy heart that I tell you our Sue Sands has been diagnosed with serious health problems and must give up the eye glasses post. We need someone to step in and take her place. Please keep Sue and Loretta Skinner in your prayers as they battle serious health problems.
My goal for 2014-15 is to add at least 5 new members, re-gain former members and build up our meeting attendance. I would also like to see more exposure to the public that the NORTH BRUNSWICK LIONS CLUB is alive and doing well. This can only be accomplished through advertising, word of mouth, and as much exposure in the newspaper as we can generate. So EVERYONE needs to get on this bandwagon and go for it. Wear your Lions Pin; I assure you
people will ask what it represents. When that happens, TELL THEM!
The Ball Drop is moving along nicely. We have received enough sponsorship money to cover the cash prizes as well as gift certificates for conciliation prizes. I am comfortable we are going to have a good year. Talk it up and let’s sell tickets. Please try to sell at least 10.
The public vision screening program will start in August. We will need three (3) people to staff each session. The screenings are scheduled for Aug. 26, Sept. 23 and Oct. 28 from 9 am to noon at Closer Walk. Announcement of the screening is being mailed to area churches, DSS, etc. At the conclusion of the screenings we will evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
On July 27th we attended the District 31-H kickoff for BRIGHTER VISIONS and District 31-H cabinet meeting in Burgaw. The club was well represented by Lions Patti and Bob Barto, Archie and Delores Barringer, Ron Fracalossi, Clarence Hales and Lisa Navarro. At the cabinet meeting Past President Lisa made her committee report on clinical eye research, diabetes awareness, peace poster
contest and sight & hearing conservation. There will be a Zone 1 meeting Saturday, Aug. 2nd in Bolivia.
The new year is moving along nicely. I look forward to a very good year. If anyone has any suggestions, comments, recommendations, feel free to call me and we can discuss them. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and the North Brunswick Lions Club.
Archie Barringer II
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