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April 2006 Newsletter
PRESIDENT MARK NAHRA email: mark.nahra@juno.com or mnahra@iowalions.org
Phone: 927-9463



Back on schedule again, here is the once interupted monthly newsletter. There is a lot to share this month. Lion Don Piegors and his committee have worked hard to book programs for the balance of this year. We have another park cleanup night scheduled that we hope many of you will be able to come and help. The Manchester Lions Club will be hosting its first Coming to your Senses event in April. The Manchester Golf Club is also requesting suggestions for meal choices for meeting nights.

A Manchester resident is now the recipient of a leader dog from the Lions leader dog facility in Michigan. At the first meeting in March, our Club voted to fund Gerald Guether, Sr.'s travel to the Rochester, Michigan Leader Dog facility. I received word yesterday that Mr. Guether was due back to Manchester today. He and his new companion, "Clark", a young Golden Retriever, may soon be a regular sight around Manchester. Once Mr. Guether and "Clark" have adjusted to their new lives, I look forward to inviting them to a future Lions Club meeting.

If you have money from the sale of pancake breakfast tickets, please get it to Lion Treasurer Al Keltner as soon as possible. We raised $1500 for the new Fine Arts Center. Great job by everyone who helped!


Last fall, when we had our member poll and planning night, the majority of members present felt that having our meetings at a consistent location was better than moving around. Everyone wanted better meals though. The staff at the Manchester Golf Club have worked hard to improve our meals this year. They are also asking for our input on meal selections. Our club has a budget for meals of about $7.75 per meal served, so steak is probably not an option. Listed below are some of the choices the staff can offer us within our budget. If everyone would drop me a line with their top three meal choices, we will try to get them scheduled for upcoming meetings at the club.

Main Entree Choices are as follows:

Meatballs Pork Loin Roast Turkey or Beef goulash fried chicken
Meatloaf Spaghetti Salisbury Steak hamburger steak chicken fried steak
tacos Lasagna Ham loaf/ham balls ham
hot pork/beef sandwich with mashed potatoes

Casserole choices:

Tuna and noodles beef stroganoff chicken and rice tater tot casserole soup and sandwich
mac and cheese with ham

Other favorites? If you have other ideas, I will ask the staff and if it is within our budget, they are willing to make it happen. Dessert suggestions are also welcome. If left up to me, it would be apple pie or chocolate cake every meeting. To save yourselves from monotony, send your suggestions. Email or mail me your top picks and we will compile them and pass them along to the staff.


We have scheduled a work night at Riverside Park on Thursday, April 27th. If needed, we will find a rain day. We will need 16 to 20 Lions. We will be splitting into 4 crews: one working on yard raking and cleanup, one working in the gardens, one working on the deck and doing minor carpentry, and one staining the exterior. With everyone helping, we should be done in a couple of hours. Lions Don Piegors and Steve Duncan are in charge if you have questions.

On April 29th, the Manchester Lions Club will have its first Coming to your Senses event during the West Delaware Kindergarden roundup. Lions Chris Kane, Don McGrane, and Don Lyness are now certified to run the camera used in the screening. Three or four Lions are needed to help Chris and his crew with registrations. A signup sheet will be passed around at the next two Lions meetings.


April 11th: Master Gardeners Presentation by Ed adn Mary Ann Poynor, Manchester Golf Club, Dinner @ 6:30 PM
April 25th: Tour of Lextron Animal Health facility hosted by Sarah Kruse. Board meeting at 5:45 PM, Dinner at 6:30 PM, both at Lextron Conference Room. Dinner catered by Betty's Bread Basket.
April 27th: Work night at Riverside Park. Starting at 5:00 PM. Teams needed for yard work, garden work, deck and building improvement.
April 29th: Coming to your Senses Event. Delaware County Fairgrounds as part of the Kindergarten roundup.
May 9th: Elwin Curtis and Gary Johnson to present discussion of new school addition. Meeting at 6:30 PM at Manchester Golf Club.
May 23rd: Delaware County Assessor Cheri Orcutt. Board meeting at 5:45 PM, Dinner at 6:30 PM at Manchester Golf Club.

Upcoming programs: Camp Courageous work night
Member Picnic - June 27th.

Current Fellows-Melvin Jones
Below is the list of the Current Fellows-Melvin Jones that have been awarded to date in the Manchester Lions Club:
Richard Bushnell
Timothy Cooper
Kenneth Duncan
D. Wm. Johnson
Lester Justice
Milt Kramer
Leo Monaghan
Wallace Oldfather
Don Potter
Howard Shelly
John Tyrrell
Maurice Wendell
Joe Wiewel

Leo Monaghan Receives Melvin Jones Award
Leo Monaghan is awarded the Melvin Jones Award by Past District Governors, Harold Freeman and Marilyn Freeman on June 28, 2005.

July 2006 Newsletter


Thank you for the opportunity to serve the Manchester Lions Club this coming year as your new President. I look forward to your support in meeting attendance, committee activities, fundraising events, inviting new members, and just plain having fun. As we enter into a new year let us all focus on why we became LIONS in the first place. I know for myself it was all about helping those in need of glasses and helping the blind. If you look around the room at any large gathering it is surprising just how many people wear glasses and/or contacts.
For those who do, you know how important they are. Imagine life without them. I also felt that every person needs to give something back to the communities that we live in and what better way than being a Lion. We are now geared to screen eyes for the young children an surface problems before they get worse. So please be an active member, the world need our support.

I was pleased with the turnout at the July 11th meeting held at the fair. The food was great. Jeannie Domeyer gave a short program on additional improvements in the fair. She thanked us for taking interest as a group. She wished more groups would take an interest. I think we are the only ones.

I also want to thank Chris Kane, Al Keltner, Ken Duncan, and Don McGrane for working the west gate at the fair on sunday. I know the fair staff really appreciate it and it is only for one and a half hour.


Board meeting July 25,2006 5:45p.m. at the Manchester Golf Club.
Regular meeting 6:30p.m.

Larry Richmond

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