VERMONT LIONS DISTRICT 45 FALL CONFERENCE
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: The Inn at Essex
8:00 am - Registration - $25/person
8:30 am – Noon - Fundraising, Silent Auction
8:30 – Noon - Peace Poster Contest – be sure to vote!!!!!
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Vermont Lions Charities
Green Mountain Lions Camp
10:15 am- 11:00 am- FIDELCO Presentation
11:15 pm – Noon - Deb Roney, Audiologist at UVM Medical Center
12:15 pm-1:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm - Cabinet Meeting/Service Project
Registration deadline: Monday, October 25th. Download the registration form.
Pediatric Cancer Service Project
At the October 30 District Fall Conference we will be collecting items for the Children's Pediatric Cancer units at both UVM Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Read and/or download the list of needed items here.
The Arlington Lions Club is humbly raising funds to benefit families in need of help with traveling expenses like fuel costs, hotel stays during treatments and food costs.
We are selling stuffed Lions at the Arlington Farmers Market for a $10 donation to the cause. We will be holding a bottle drive to benefit the fight against childhood cancer on September 25th from 11am to 1pm at the Arlington Lions Club pavilion located at the Arlington Recreation Park. We will also be collecting can pull tabs to donate to the Vermont Shriners to help in their efforts in the cause.
So if you could please pull them off your cans and bag them, it would be greatly appreciated.
Welcome Center Fund Raiser
On September 25 the Brattleboro Area Lions Club (BALC) will at the I-91 Welcome Center to offer food to travelers coming into Vermont. In return we accept donations. We have been privileged to have been allowed to carry out this fund raiser four times.
BALC is a small club and we will be challenged to provide enough food and snacks for the guests who stop at our table. If there are members of other clubs who would like to donate food or snacks we would be very appreciative. All food and snacks have to be packaged in plastic bags so individuals can choose what they want safely.
Over the past 3 years we have struggled to get more members and continue to work on increasing our membership. When The Austine School for the Deaf closed we lost a lot of members who moved away from Brattleboro to find employment elsewhere. We have managed to stay afloat but sometimes need a life saver thrown to us. Might you be one who tosses some cookies our way?
The Norwich Lions Club Meadow Muffins contest is a popular annual tradition, whereby participants “buy” one or more numbered plots of land in a fenced-in area for $20 each, for which an assigned, randomized number matching a corresponding “deed” has been assigned to each plot.
This year, the contest is on line at: https://www.32auctions.com/MeadowMuffins2021,
Look for the green VIEW ALL ITEMS buttons to pick a deed number to buy. (Deeds are displayed 50 at a time, so use the buttons to see higher-numbered deeds.) If you want to buy MULTIPLE DEEDS, click on the "Watchlist" heart associated with each and they'll be waiting for you to purchase after clicking on the "Watchlist" heart at the top. Your credit card purchase will complete the process and make you eligible for the contest.
On October 9, up to three heifers will be brought into an enclosure with the plots laid out in a grid to determine the winner and runner-up by depositing a “meadow muffin” on the square of two lucky prize recipients!
First Prize: $1000 (1 in 500 chances)
Second Prize: $500 (1 in 499 chances)
Third Prize: The satisfaction that you contributed to a good cause! (498 in 500 chances)
If you are a winner, you will be notified by email or phone.
Three impartial judges will be appointed to oversee the contest. In case circumstances prevent a meadow muffin deposit from determining the winners on the appointed date, the judges will draw the winning numbers from among the tickets sold. In case of errors in the sale of the Meadow Muffins, the judges will determine a fair outcome.
The contest raises funds to support community organizations, as described at www.norwichlionsclub.org and summarized, below.
In addition to providing glasses and hearing aids to people needing them in the community, auction revenues allow the Norwich Lions Club to provide support to Upper Valley organizations.
2021 grants included the following recipients (of 35):
• Norwich Nursery School: STEM Learning Materials
• Good Beginnings of the UV: Education Support Program
• Vermont Association for the Blind: Smart Device Training Program
• Bugbee Senior Center: Bugbee’s Digital Renovation
• Upper Valley Haven: Feeding Hungry Children in the Upper Valley
• Norwich Community Nurse: Medical Equipment
• Willing Hands: Healthy Fresh Food Boxes
• The Family Place: Children’s rain suits for Early Care and Education
• Norwich Public Library: Expanding Digital Collections
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