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LAGO VISTA LIONS CLUB

The Lions Vista Newsletter Date February 1, 2010 Volume 3 Issue 1

2009 Was a Good Lago Vista Lions Year In 2009 our club did what a Lions club is all about WE SERVED! January we hosted the District Mid-Conference February brought us to Bar-K-Park for our 4th annual Chili & Bean Cook Off. The event was a highlight on KEYE-TV “We Are Austin” show. March brought 25 teams to the Terry Meares Memorial Golf Tournament March our Lions made the trip to Ft. Hood to prepare food for approximately 10,000 returning troops and their families of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regt. April we set up our trailer at the annual Primavera Bike Race and added significantly to charitable fund At the District convention Lion Duane Lueders was awarded the International President’s commendation for his work as the District Information Technology chairperson. April ten Lago Lions made the trip across the lake to assist the Bass Champs and earn money for our Charitable fund. June a handful of Lago Lions went to the Texas Lion Camp to feed the kids fried chicken with all the works. September our club cooked and served our famous BBQ to raise funds for Josh Tarvin for his medical bills associated with a kidney transplant. November we co-sponsored with the Pt Venture Lions club a successful early childhood vision screening clinic. November Cops, Kids, & Quilts program was kicked off by Lion Marilyn Gates with the help of other Lago Lions. LVMS Carly Chester’s entry in the annual LCI Peace Poster contest won the District contest, went on to win the State contest, and is now an entry in the LCI contest to be judged at the International convention in Sydney, Australia. With our numerous BBQ team fundraisers, blood drives, road clean-up, eye glass recycling we can only say

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Essentials of Lionism WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A LION: Lions are men and women dedicated to serving those in need, whether in their own community or halfway around the world. Membership in a Lions club provides people with the opportunity to meet and work with other individuals in a spirit of fellowship, striving toward the common goal of helping those in need. Through their mutual concern of others, members have the opportunity’ to improve both their local and world communities and develop valuable personal and professional skills. New members are expected to give freely of their time and energy whenever possible. They are expected to attend club meetings, be available for committee assignments. be knowledgeable about the aims and objectives of Lions aid to support club officers. BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP: The benefits of Lions clubs membership are numerous, and include: * The unparalleled satisfaction of helping those in need. * Making a difference in your community. * Having an impact on those in need worldwide. * Developing leadership skills. * Enhancing communication skills. * Utilizing planning and organization skills. * Working hands-on to meet community needs. * Meeting new people — from your community and abroad. * Opportunities to network. * Opportunities to travel. January 16th was our District’s Mid-winter conference hosted by the McQueeney Lions Club. Attending the conference and representing our club were, President John Spoerlein, 1st VP Don Zschoche, Lion Mike DeSorgo, Lions Kurt & Faye Tessnow, and Lion Duane Lueders. The conference Tail Twister Lion Frank Kinald encourage the attendees to fill the “bags” with “butterflies” (money) which would be sent to International for the Haitian relief. Approximately $1600 was collected. A few clubs including ours spoke up and donated $200 to this effort.


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Club Christmas Party Our Christmas party was held December 15th at Bar K clubhouse the party decorations, multiple door prizes, Mexican buffet supplied by American Girl Catering, appetizers supplied by the board and the special entertainment was a pleasant departure from the usual Christmas party! The committee was comprised of Jeff Nokes, Virginia Meares, Linda Winston, Marilyn Gates, Charm DeSorgo, Dayle Aulds, Rick & Carmelita Hanley. Carmelita showed off her talent by dancing and sharing some of her beautiful Mexican dress collection, modeled by Virginia Meares, with the party goers.


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Lago Leos The Lago Vista Lions Club has appointed a new Leo advisor Lion Carmelita Hanley. Lion Carmelita will be assisted by her husband Lion Rick Hanley and Lion Vernon Reher. Lion Carmelita recently held the first Leo meeting January 20th and met with the club officers and other Leos. The first order of business was to get more involvement from the Leos and really make them an active part of the community. Several Leos will be volunteering at the Lago Vista Women’s Gala. The Leos will also be considering opportunities with the Seton Gala, the Chili & Bean Cook-off and the Regatta. Carmelita is very excited about the opportunity to work with the Leo Club and is looking forward to helping the Leos have a successful club.

Did you know that can nominate a Lion of the Quarter on our website? http://www.lagolionsclub.org

From the Archives

Road clean-up has it’s benefits.


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Peace Poster Winner Our very own Carly Chester LVMS was honored at the Mid-Winter conference for her prize winning peace poster. Carly was awarded two savings bonds, one from the District in the amount of $150 and one from Multiple District 2 for $1000. Carly’s poster is now at the International level and will be judged against posters from around the world. The winner’s will be announced at the International convention in Sydney, Australia June 28 to July 2, 2010. GOOD LUCK CARLY!

Carly being presented a certificate and checks from District Governor Larry Nicholson

Carly signing her peace poster which was presented to Lions International Director Beverly Stebbens


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Lago Lions on Facebook Our new Lion Vernon Reher had approached me about a month ago with the possibility of getting a club page on Facebook. His thoughts were that this social networking device would be a great way to reach out to our Facebook friends and promote our fundraisers, events, and programs. Near or far your friends will be exposed to the Lions Club and learn of our charitable programs and how they can help the Lions Club even if they're not in the Lago Vista area. I believe that Facebook would generate additional interest in our club's activities, membership and possibly attract a younger audience. This will also be a great opportunity for club members to interact with one another on a day to day basis unlike e-mail. Additionally, this forum will give the public a chance to easily voice their views and suggestions of how the club might be able to help those in need or what they liked or didn't like about one of our activities. The page will not be restricted to just one or two Lions putting up a post but, will give every Lago Lion the ability to promote an activity they are involved in (i.e. golf tournament, blood drive, BBQ team activities, eye glass recycling, LEO Club etc.). The page will be monitored by Lion Vernon to ensure that no inappropriate posts are made. Although this is primarily to promote Lago Lions it does not restrict anyone from making a comment or asking a question about our Lions Club International activities. Once you have an account on Facebook or presently have an account go to our page and "click" on the "Become a Fan" link this will show a listing of all Lago Vista Lions Club Fan page fans. The link to our Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Lago-Vista-Lions-FanPage/372074560441?ref=ts If you are not a Facebook member the following pages will guide you through the process. How to create an account/profile: http://www.allfacebook.com/facebook-tutorials/facebook-profile-tutorial/ Any questions about Facebook should be addressed to Lion Vernon.

February Doug Parnell

Our Birthday List

March Bob Ruggiero

Jerry Fenley

Anita Burke

Rusty Allen

Phil Wilson

Jeff Nokes

Connie Zschoche

Carmelita Hanley

Dick Dickinson

Jeff Berlin John Spoerlein Duane Lueders Dale Winston


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New Lago Lions JoAnn Thornton: JoAnn and Mike have lived in Lago for 7.5 years. They picked Lago after traveling around in a motor home for five years and began that journey in a little town called Rosanky, Texas, south of Bastrop. JoAnn loves quilting, sewing and golf. She and Mike have 3 children and 7 grandchildren, all living in Texas.

Suzy Zeigler has resided in Lago Vista for just over a year. She came from Central Pennsylvania to help her brother with administrative work for three of his businesses located in Travis County. After setting up the local restaurant, Brizo’s, located on the Island on Lake Travis, she has remained employed as General Manager as the restaurant establishes a local business presence in the community. Suzy has two children, both married, one grandson, and another grandson expected any day now.

We encourage every Lion to check out their neighborhood, etc., for the one or two people who would make good Lions. If you would like Lion Anita Burke to contact them for you, just give her their names and telephone numbers. She’ll be able to tell them that they were recommended by a Lion and who that Lion is. If they come in, She’ll see that you are their sponsor and get credit for bringing in a new Lion. You can contact the Membership Committee Lion Anita Burke or Lion Duane Lueders via e mail at Information@lagolionsclub.org

When you see new Lions at our ings stop by, say hello and welthem to our club.

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Did you know? Lyn Smith: moved to Lago from Austin 12 years ago, and before that, from San Antonio, where she was involved in the banking industry. She works at Highland Lakes Real Estate as an office manager and has been there 4 years. She enjoys golf, decorating and sewing, cooking and party planning. She has two sons and daughters and three grandchildren, all living in Texas.

The immediate past president serves as an official greeter of members and their guests at club meetings?

Get an update on LCI’s Haiti Relief http://lionsclubs.org/EN/lci-foundation/haiti-relief/index.php


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St. Patrick’s Day Golf Tournament March 17th, Registration at 11:30am, Shotgun start at 1pm Lago Vista Golf Club Tournament format, four-person scramble Free Range Balls 19th hole celebration/awards & dinner after the tournament First 144 registrations guaranteed a slot all others will be put on a waiting list

Registration forms are on the club’s web site

Chili & Bean Cook - off Come join our fifth annual cook-off Saturday March 20th at Bar-k park. 8:00am Start—3:00pm winner announced. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place trophies awarded for: CHILI, BEANS & SHOWMANSHIP. SILENT AUCTION & RAFFLE Plus a special car club show & competition. Registration forms are on the club’s web site


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Lago Vista Lions Club P.O.Box 4603 Lago Vista, TX 78645-4603

WE SERVE!

Avoiding the phrase “I don’t have time...”, will soon help you to realize that you do have the time needed for just about anything you choose to accomplish in life.

For information about our club We’re on the Web!

Email: info@lagolionsclub.org

www.lagolionsclub.org

www.lionsdistrict2s3.org

MD-2 Texas web site www.texaslions.org

MD-2 Texas Leo Council web site The Lions Vista Editor

We’re on FACEBOOK

www.texasleos.org

Lion Duane Lueders E Mail: luedd66@gmail.com

Lions Merchandise – If any of you are interested in ordering official Lions merchandise please go to the national website and shop on line. (www,lionsclubs.org.). They will accept your credit card and ship you direct. The exception to this is if you want a Lago Vista Lions vest or a yellow Lago Vista polo shirt please let Joe Burke know as he has a inventory of these items at his house and will bring you one at any meeting you specify. The cost of these items are as follows: A138 vests – small & medium $35.00, large -$40.00 and xl or xxl -$45.00. The polo shirts are priced at $20.00. He also has the G505 Vest Guard and the Lago Vista Lions Club pins in his possession. They are priced at $6.50 (vest guard) and $3.00 (Lago Vista Lions Club pin.) Contact Lion Joe at 267-9315.


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Club Calendar of Events

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Lago Vista February 2010 Newsletter  

February 2010 Newsletter