Savannah Lions Club was pleased to welcome first Vice District Governor Kenny Schuck. He reminded us all that what we do in our club has a world-wide impact, as well as a local impact with Lions Club International donating to projects such as Habitat for Humanity, the Lorain Vision Clinic and funding research that ultimately helped find a cure for River Blindness.

The Aug. 16 directors’ meeting minutes were read. Lion Debbie Reidy made a motion to accept the minutes, Lion Rod Estep seconded; motion carried. 

Lion Kevin Reidy gave the treasurer’s report. Activity account balance is $3,720.31; the administrative account balance is $2,132.06. Lion Dave Pond made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report, Lion John Calhoun seconded; motion carried.

Correspondence was received from Judy Bernhard thanking the club for its thoughtfulness.

Under old business, Lion Judy Kocab read a eulogy she wrote for Lion Jim Bernhard. Lion Marj Pond reminded the members that the set-up of the fence for fair parking is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. and members will paint the lines on the parking area on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m., at which time members also will have the directors meeting.

Lion Judy Kocab advised the club that the summer program was attended by more people this year. Lion Judy estimates they served about 150 meals along with having activities and entertainment. The total cost of the summer program for this year is $967, plus the costs of the carnival which have not yet been determined.

Lion Debbie Reidy advised members that the vision screenings are done, and she along with Lion Linda Roney and Lion Mark Carey screened 60 students. Lion Patrick Miller reported that the club was able to make a little over $1,200 from the calendar sales this year with a total of 380 calendars sold to date.

Under new business, Lion Marj Pond asked for suggestions on how to get the pancake flyers that Lion Jim Bernhard used to distribute taken care of. Lion Deb Spoerr and Lion Katie Willeke volunteered to take over getting those flyers out. Thank you to both ladies for stepping up.

Lion Marj Pond advised the membership that Kay would not be available to cater dinner for the October meeting. It has been decided the club will have a taco bar with members supplying the food. Please contact Lion Marj Pond if you can help provide the meal for October’s meeting. Lion Rod Estep volunteered to take one of the two open one-year director positions. Thank you Lion Rod for filling that position. Lion Marj Pond asked for any member concerns; there were none noted at this time.

A motion was made by Lion Larry Messmore to adjourn, seconded by Lion Linda Roney; motion carried.