We also had an orientation for all of our new members who have joined us recently. An orientation is a brief education about the Fife Lions, District 19 CMD 19 and lCI-Lions Club International. This was conducted by Lion Mike Hall, our club secretary.
Our King Lion Bill Barnett conducts the meetings and the food is always homemade and fresh. Laughs always happen when the Tailtwister fines lions for whatever reason he can think. When you become a member you can purchase raffle tickets at $1 each to have a chance to win a small or large amount of money.
Our next project is Harvest Fest, which is Saturday, Oct. 3 at Dacca Park. Fun, games and food for all. The Fife Lions will be having our MD 19 Health Screening Van that day. Come down with your family and get your eyes, ears, diabetes and other things checked for free.
Come and join the Lions so you can GROWL LOUDLY TOO!
At their Aug. 18 meeting, the Fife Lions Club inducted two new members: Kevin Alfano, Superintendent of Fife Public Schools, and Dorothy Amrein. The sponsors for Lion Kevin are ZC Bob Johnson, Lion Pat Hulcey and Lion Ken Luce. The sponsors for Lion Dorothy are Lion Iris Young and ZC Bob Johnson. With the addition of these two fine members, the Fife Lions Club membership grows to 24.
The inducting officer for the evening was PDG Chuck Waid from the Puyallup Valley Lions. Thanks Lion Chuck! Chuck has been a Lion’s member for over 50 years.
SULLY HAT AWARD
At the beginning of the last Lions year, July 2014, then District Governor John Kirry introduced a program to raise money for measles. This was a program through Lions International called “One Shot One Life.” Lion John was a pilot for US Airways and knew Sully Sullenberger, the pilot who landed his plane on the Hudson River. It was decided to have Sully sign a US Airways captain’s hat and award it to the person or club who raised the most money. The great thing about “One Shot One Life” is that each measles shot costs one dollar and saves one life.
So, throughout the year Lion John goes out and spreads word of the program and money starts coming in. Sometime in his year, the Kent Lions Club informs Lion John that they will match all donations from District 19 C up to $1,000 per club. There are 48 clubs in that Lions District. The Kent Lions won the hat.
So here are the results: District 19 C donated $46,040. The Kent Lions matched that for a total of $92,081. The big kicker is that the Gates Foundation will match that amount so the grand total raised was $184,162. Through the efforts of Lion John Kirry and 1,446 other Lions in District 19 C, 184,162 lives will be saved. This is because one man had a dream to serve mankind, and boy did Lion John's dream come true.
The Kent Lions Club, as well as everybody who donated to this year-long effort are to be congratulated for stepping up to rid the world of the scourge of measles. Your energy, enthusiasm and heart for service have shown the world THE POWER OF LIONS!