Lions Board Meeting Minutes 2020
Grand Island Lions Club
Board of Directors meeting 1-22-2020
11 in attendance: Lion Anne, Lion
Paul K, Lion Tom R, Lion Tom W, Lion Dick, Lion Bob, Lion Shelia, Lion Kim and
Lion Donna, member at large Lion Paul Bassette, Lion Tom
pay on placemats ads. Lion Tom will look into Venmo, pay
Donna will keep everyone informed on the adopt a room for Family Justice
social media meeting will be Feb 1 at West Seneca Library. DG and Digital
Marketing District Chair Lion Aaron Dey will be moderating. We could carpool.
Lion Dick and Lion Tom W will be going.
Publicity: Lion Dave (facebook, web page) Lion Tom
and Lion Shelia are on the committee. We should advertise meetings in the crackerbarrel with information about
to adjourn Lion Dick, seconded by Lion Tom W, all in favor, meeting adjourned
Submitted by Lion Donna Lavallee
Island Lions Board of Directors Meeting
Phone conference March 18, 2020
Attendance: in attendance 7 Anne
Fahning, Tom Witkowski, Dick Crawford, Kelly McGarvey, Bob Goulding, Kim
Pressley, Donna Lavallee
LP Anne called the meeting to order at 7:06
• Spaghetti Dinner: Lion Dick spoke to
the Radisson. They would like us to hold off for 2 weeks before we make a
decision on whether or not to cancel the event in light of all of coronavirus
cancelations. Lion Dick will be in communication. Basket raffle collection
contacts will temporarily be suspended until we know more. Lion Bob has a
check for 3 placemats ads from Fuccillo. If, for some reason we cancel the
Spaghetti Dinner we will consider having it in September or
• Lion Kelly has been in contact with Lion Annette. Due to not
hosting the SKP last year we should have funding for the picnic this year, even
if we do not have the Spaghetti Dinner. Lion Tom suggested this is true,
although we may need to shift funds from General to
• MOW: Meals on Wheels is still delivering although all
meals will be left outside. Lion Anne is delivering this
• Meeting at the Holiday Inn Express on March 25th is canceled,
meeting at the Radisson on 4/8 is canceled Lion Dick will relay this to the
Radisson. The meeting at Merritton 4/22 may also be
• The Erie Canal presentation has been
• Treasurers Report: Lion Tom Witkowski reviewed
the balances in the General and Welfare funds. Lion Tom is in the
setting up the paypal account as well as the 2 gmail accounts. Lion Tom is
meeting with the bank to set up the cube for charging at events.
vision screenings have been canceled
• District training has been
• Family Justice Center: Lion Tom has spoken to Marcey at
FJC. Our bid has been accepted for the children’s room. She has estimated
the cost to be $3000. Lion Tom will apply for a $1500 grant from the Brandel
Murphy Foundation. Lion Tom made a motion that we allocate $1500 and apply for
$1500 from Brandel Murphy, seconded by Lion Donna. Discussion. Vote: all in
favor, motion passed
• New members: LP Anne relayed ideas from the
joint zone meeting. She will work on this and relay to the club.
Suggestions are to invite prospective members to participate in a service
project then to a meeting so they get an idea about what we do. Our zip
code will also be targeted for new members through the district.
Kelly: Dick and Jenny’s Fundraiser will be planned for
• Eyeglass collection: Lion Bob has approximately 200 pair of
glasses and 100 cases these will be turned into Walmart the second week of
• Community service: In light of all the closures, social
distancing, we discussed how we can serve our community. We will look out for
our neighbors, especially our elderly neighbors.
• We need to look out
for paperwork regarding a special election for the president of LCIF. Lion Tom
will inquire about the paperwork and let Lion Anne F know about anything that
needs to be completed.
• Motion to adjourn, all in favor,
meeting adjourned 7:42 PM
Respectively submitted by Lion Donna
Minutes BOD meeting by Zoom
In attendance: Lions Anne F, Dick C, Kelly M, Kim P, Bob G., Paul K.,
Henry and Annette L., Ann R and Dave C.
Call to order 6:06
silence for Covid 19 victims, their families, and friends and those who are
suffering financially due to the virus.
Motion by Lion Dick to approve
treasurers’ report. Seconded and passed.
Lion Tom DiJohn has
taken a new job so will not renew his membership. He expressed gratitude for his
experience with our club. I thanked him for his thoughtful service to our club
May meetings will be cancelled
Dues are now due. Lion Kelly
will send notices to members.
Peace Poster winners will be honored at a date
to be determined in the Fall.
Special Kids Picnic is on hold as we wait to
see how circumstances develop due to Covid-19
Tom W will be attending a
Vision Beyond Sight meeting on Saturday.
Family Justice center will receive
the $3,000 donation from Grand Island Lions and Brandel Murphy Youth Foundation
sometime in June.
After discussion we all agreed to hold the installation in
Thank you, Lion Anne R, for agreeing to administer our Facebook
Lion Secretary Kelly reported a donation of $400 from an Islander
grateful for the use of medical equipment from our loan closet. Thanks go out to
Lion Dick for facilitating their request!
Per Lion Tom
Emergency grants: our multiple has received a LCIF grant of
$200,000 to assist us during the current health crisis. Our district is
eligible for about $13,500 of that amount. It will be used to provide care
kits for healthcare workers and 850 meals to feed them. The district will
also receive $5,000 from the New York State and Bermuda Lions Foundation and
$2,500 each from the Lion Ray Wheeler Humanitarian Foundation and Brandel-Murphy
Youth Foundation. The district cabinet is deciding how these funds
will be utilized. We may be called upon to donate additional funds to
whatever share we may receive.
Tom moved that we allocate $250 to be
reserved when the need arises. It was seconded by Lion Paul K and
There was discussion regarding an placing an ad in the Dispatch. The
directors decided against it.
Motion to adjourn at 6:35 by Lion Henry,
seconded by Lion Dick.
Submitted by Lion Anne Fahning
Grand Island Board Meeting
Meeting called to order: 7:20,
14 in attendance: Anne Fahning, Donna
Lavallee, Dave Chervinsky, Kelly Mc Garvey, Kim Pressley, Tom Witkowski, Shelia
Ferrentino, Henry Lobl, Annette Lobl, Dick Crawford, Tom Rusert, Anne Ryan,
Digati’s and Paul Bassette
Service Project: Pick up garbage for Saturday June
13 at 9 AM. Lion Dick will have safety vests, GI Boulevard meet at the Viking
Restaurant. Wear masks, Lion Dick will provide pickers, bags, bring your own
gloves. Lion Tom W. will fill out paperwork for insurance. We will submit
Lion Donna will not fill out the normal paperwork for the July 4th
parade, as this is most likely canceled.
Is it premature to cancel the
Special Kids Picnic, what is the consensus? Discussion: We will cancel the
picnic for this year. We need to let Lion Ashley Digati know this tonight,
Lion Annette will call her. This should be posted on our facebook page. We
could also post on Isle de Grande, Lion Dave will do this.
contest winners, we could push this to the fall, we could do this on 9/30 with
the DG, subject to places being open.
Next meeting is June 10. This way we may know more about
the opening up of the county and country by then, details to follow regarding
Call to order 7:08 pm
In attendance: Anne F, Donna, Dick, Tom R , Tom W.
Paul B and Kelly
A motion was made by Kelly and seconded by Tom R. to allow
the Scholarship Committee to defer payment of all or some of the awards if
students decide to delay their entry to college because of Covid 19. They will
have until Sept 1, 2021 to show proof of registration. The motion passed
7:15 Motion to adjourn,
Grand Island Lions Club Board
September 23, 2020
LP Paul Krupa, Tom W. Anne F, Anne R, Kelly
Mc, Tom R, Tom D., Ashley D, Henry L, Annette L, Dick Crawford, Dave Chervinsky
discussion: Budget will be voted on at the next meeting. There have
been some revisions as well as recommendations. One is a possible
reduction of scholarships given. Addition of Trinity Food Pantry, although Lion
Donna will look into the need as this Saturday 9/26/20 is the last food give
away this year. Other items deleted should be reviewed by members and the
club will vote on this at the next meeting.
Motion to adjourn: Lion Anne, seconded by
Lion Kelly, all in favor, meeting adjourned.
8:25 call to order BOD meeting
Discussed having an upcoming meeting at the Moose Lodge
8:30 Motion to adjourn. Paul B. Second Kelly
Respectfully submitted; Lion
Lion Club Board meeting
Lion Paul K, Lion Paul B, Anne F, Tom W,
Dick C, Dave C, Tom D, Ashley D, Kelly Mc, Donna L,
Donation for Lion
Annette, Lion Dave will email all members, supplemented by the club. Pay
pal monies to Anne Fahning or checks to the club. Deadline for checks; December
Excalibur: donation. Motion Lion Tom W was
made to send the normal $500. Seconded by Lion Dick. All in favor. Motion
Leos group donation is out of our general
fund, but we have not allocated any monies. Lion Anne made a motion that
we buy the 6 tickets for $30 and give an additional $70 to the MD20 Leos,
amended to buying $100 worth of Leo tickets, seconded ion Dick, all in
Melvin Jones: Motion to have 2 Melvin
Jones, one to community and club Lion Paul, seconded by Lion Dick, all in favor.
Lion Paul B will coordinate the committee. Once we buy the Brandel Murphy
tickets we will have an Uplinger award. The committee will then
Lion Tom W, Motion to make a donation for
the DG visitation for $150 to LCIF, seconded by Lion Paul B, all in favor,
Brandel Murphy youth foundation tickets:
Lion Tom: Motion the we buy our tickets for $300, seconded by Lion Paul K, all
Motion by Lion Anne to allocate the monies for Trinity Food Bank,
seconded by Lion Kelly, All in favor.
Motion to adjourn: Lion Dick, seconded Lion
Meeting adjourned 8:19 PM
Respectively submitted Lion Donna