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Monthly publication of the PERMIT NO 389
Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation and the Lions of Oklahoma
LIONS OF OKLAHOMA
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Christmas Party and
By PCC Virginia Rodriguez
When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple! “We Serve”! This is
something that unites us as Lions across all of our Oklahoma Communities during the
year and here at the Christmas Season! Our Lions Clubs help wherever, whenever, and Perkins-Tryon High School
Our Clubs are rich in heritage and pride! We are so proud of the many com- December 10 at 11:30a.m.
munity projects in helping others in need at this Christmas Season as well as
all throughout the year! From the many Christmas food baskets donated by Bring an item to be autctioned
our clubs, the clubs assisting with eye care to those at risk of losing their sight,
the clubs assisting with winter coats, Christmas gifts to children, clubs provid-
Bring a desert item
ing a beautiful Christmas parade in their communities. I have listed just a few Bring a tax-dectuctible, monetary gift to
ways our clubs have assisted those in our communities at the holidays, as well help support the OLBR
as throughout the year!
Communities are blessed that the Lions in Oklahoma are able to offer their Enjoy a wonderful meal and meet fellow
assistance with: Lions Quest, Peace Poster, Dr. Eugene Briggs Memorial supporters, OLBR staff, and the residents
Scholarship, Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation with Oklahoma Lions Eye of the of the Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch
Bank and Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch, and the Oklahoma Lions Mobile
Health Screening Unit. I am amazed to read how our Lions Clubs assist the Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch
well being of these projects as well as in their communities P.O. Box 400
Lions Clubs in Oklahoma serve the unique needs of our state projects as well Perkins, Ok 74059
as their communities, and through Lions Clubs International, globally!
For all that you do, we here at the State Office are grateful and want to Thank
you for all that you do and “Wish You and Your Families a Blessed Christmas
and a prosperous New Year”!
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Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation Cowboy Cadillac
MERRY CHRISTMAS Oklahoma Lions Service
By PDG Franny Rodriguez Foundation Executive Director Notice to all Lions!!! The 2011 Lions Cowboy Cadillac is soon coming to a
Interim Director Position Opening close, please Se11!! Sell!! and Sell!!
The past few weeks have been very busy Oklahoma City
Qualifications: As lions are well arware this is a traditional way we have have earned money to
with the OLSF. We have had a BIG support the Lions of Oklahoma Boys Ranch and the Oklahoma Eye Bank. So
Computer Knowledge- MS
PUSH on “Cowboy Cadillac” tickets. I Word/Excel please, help us help others in need. We need every Lion in the state to take
want to thank you, Lions for standing out Financial/ Quickbooks time to help. We will need all of the Cowboy Cadillac ticket money turned into
in the cold, approaching others to pur- Communication Skills - Grant Renee Rutherford, Administrative Secretary 4123 NW 10th St OKlahoma City,
chase tickets to support our two projects: Writing
The OLEB and OLBR. By the time you Fund Rasing, Willing to Travel OK 73107. In addition please return all unsold tickets in order to obtain a
receive this newspaper we will have had Self Motivator count on ho w many tickets to forer for next year. The drawing will be
the drawing for the Lucky recipient of Fax Resume to 405-947-3259 or December 10th at 1:00pm at Billingsley Ford in Duncan, Oklahoma.
either the Pick-up or money, the cruise email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and the TV. We are appreciative and want Resumes accepted until Dec 1. 2011
to thank Billingsley Ford in Duncan for
all their support with “Cowboy Cadillac”
and the drawing Dec10th. Afull report on Lions Linens
the winners will be in the next paper.
Our MHSU has also run into a problem. The Christmas Season is
Our full time driver: Mark resigned to just around the Corner,
please don’t forget about
take a full time driving position. We want
Lions Linens. Linens
to Thank Mark for all of his hard work will make a great gift
and wish him the best. But, in the mean idea for anyone no mat-
time until we hire another driver to assist ter what the special
us we only have a driver to drive the unit occassion. The colors that are on hand
on Saturday. We are in the process in try- are: Eggplant, Sage, Harvest Wheat,
ing to find a driver to accommodate us Butter Cream, Chocolate, Pewter Gray,
during the week. Lions you are appreciat- Khaki, Crimson Red( for all the OU
ed for all the work that you do for this fans), White, Periwinkle ( light blue)
unit and please have patience with us as and Organge ( for all the OSU fans). If
we work through this process. We will you would like an order form emailed
to you showing all the linens color-
keep you informed of the all of the
please contact Renee at the State
updates on the MHSU office at email@example.com or
Lions Linens are still available. We have (405)947-6540.
a good inventory, but supply is low on
some colors. Please make somebody a Cook Books for Sale!!!
Christmas Night by buying them a set of Its the time of the year that we all cook-
sheets Price remains $35.00. ing a little bit more. Don’t forget we
Lions, it is our responsible to support our still have a few amount of OLSF
two state projects, OLBR and OLEB. CookBooks on hand. They will be sell-
We cannot let our boys down that is in ing for $10.00 please email Renee at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (405)947-
our care. We cannot let those down in
need of corneal transplants! During this
6540 if you would like to order one of
these books. If you would like your
time of change we need to pull together order books and have them shipped to
as Lions to improve the Foundation and you please keep in mind that there will
Irrevocable Trust as set up by our past be a shipping fee.
Lions. I can remember Lions who are no
longer with us that put in hard work to
form the Foundation and the Irrevocable End of the year Inventory
Trust. We need to return and continue to The State office will be conducting a
be responsible as Lions of Oklahoma. We end of the year inventory on both the
have that responsibility, as Lions! Lion Linens and the back storage build-
Our OLSF Board, Renee and myself ing. If you have or know of any one that
has keys to either outside storage build-
would ask that you have patience with us
ing please turn these keys into the state
as we work through this time of change office, either with Renee or Virginia.
and REMBEBER “What Lies behind us
and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies with in us.”Thank
you and we all need to Believe in our
page 3 Decemberr2011
Lions of Oklahoma State Office BUILDING THE FOUNDATION
All Oklahoma Lions serve the Lions Boys Ranch and Lions Eye Bank when you
the Past District Governors of Oklahoma (i.e., Boneyard) pledge through the Building the Foundation Bank Draft Program. Your pledge pro-
Plaza (Landscape Improvement) Project vides the Lions Foundation a way to meet the needs of our Lions State Projects. Say
2010-2011 YES to supporting our Projects with a
Monthly Contribution ____________ QuarterlyContribution_______
Form to Order Paving Bricks Semi-Annual Contribution_________ Annual Contribution________
usiness Phone _________________________ Lions Club_________________
OLSF Fellowships are awarded to individuals who make donation at two lev-
els._____Louis B. Lackey Fellowship ($250.00) ______Dr. Robert D. McCullough
Fellowship ($500.00)Recipients receive Pins and certificates recognizing their con-
tribution. Please make your check payable to and mail to: Oklahoma Lions Service
4x8 “brick” with 2 lines (13 characters per line) - $25.00 Foundation, 4123 NW 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73107-5801.
8x8 paver with 3 lines (13 characters per line) - $40.00 The Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation is a non-profit corporation that serves
6x12 paver with 3 lines (13 characters per line) - $50.00 individuals through the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank and Boys Ranch. Contribution
12x12 paver with 3 lines (22 characters per line) - $75.00 are tax deductible under 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
More than 3 lines cost increases. AUTHORIZATION AGREEMENT FOR PREAUTHOROIZED PAYMENTS
I hereby authorize the Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation, hereinafter called the
Personalization: FOUNDATION, to initiate debit entries to my checking account indicated below at
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ the depository named below, hereinafter called DEPOSITORY, to debit the same to
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
DEPOSITORY Name (YourBank)______________________________________
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ (only used if ordering 8x8 or 6x12
City_______________________ State__________ Zip__________
below-only for 12x12 pavers: This authorization is to remain in full force and effect until the FOUNDATION has
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ received written notification from me of its termination in such time and in such
manner as to afford the FOUNDATION and DEPOSITORY reasonable opportunity
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ to act on it.
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Signature__________________________________Date_______
THE OKLAHOMA LION
Monthly publication of the
Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation and the Lions of Oklahoma
Daytime phone: _____________________ E-mail__________________________
Chairperson, Council of Governors Okla. Lions Service Foundation
Mail completed form and check (payable to OK Lions Boneyard) to: PDG Paul Anderson 4123 NW 10, Okla.City 73107
2523 N. Husband St (W) 405-947-6540 (F) 405-947-3259
PCC Yolanda Martin-Middleton Stillwater, OK 739420-3320 email@example.com
(cell 1-580-548-7370) (H)405-372-9583 (W) 405-377-0923 Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch
2106 Constitution Ave., Enid, OK 73703-2005 (C) 405-762-1314 Bryan Larison, Executive Director
firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 400, Perkins 74059-0400
(W) 405-547-2462 (F) 405-547-2058
Memorials State Secretary/Editor
PCC Virginia Rodriguez email@example.com
4410 Oakcrest, Enid 73703-3505 Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank
OK Lions Boys Ranch (W) 405-947-6540 (F) 405-947-3259 Jeanette King, Executive Director
In memory of: Vivan Yoder from Joe McGehee;Joy McGehee fromLeroy & (H) 580-242-4526 (C) 580-541-2570 3840 Lincoln Blvd, Okla.City 73105
Wanda Martin, John & Donna Landes, Garber Lion Club;DeLoris Foster from firstname.lastname@example.org (W) 405-557-1393 (F) 405-557-0086
Lion Joe McGehee email@example.com
Office Administrative Secretary
OK Lions Service Foundation Renee Rutherford Briggs Scholarship Foundation
4123 NW 10, Okla. City 73107 President Gary Wilburn
(W) 405-947-6540 (F) 405-947-3259 PO Box 1314, Seminole, OK74818
In memory of: FrankCurran from Georg & Ann Hazlebaker, PDG Steve & Julie (H) 405-382-5006 (W) 405-382-2016
Bivinn, Ferril & Phyllis Wiliamson. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Director of DHS Visits OLBR By Brian Larison The Future for OLBR
By Colleen Fowler
We honored to have Mr. Howard Hendrick, the director of the Department of Times are changing! The economy is tough and so is the politics of child care. We
Human Services, visit our campus in November, Senator James Haligan, must evolve to meet the needs of our kids. A year or so ago we put on a planning
Representive Lee Denney, Board President Don Hardin, and board member Phil
Nichols helped us welcome Mr. Hendrick to his first vistit at the OLBR. retreat for the Board and some Staff to assess our needs and talk about the direction
DHS provides 2/3rds of our funding to serve 12 young men who would other- we want to take. Oklahoma Lions Boys ranch is first of all devoted to the idea that
wise not have a stable and safe family enviornment. As budgets have been cut every child deserves to live in a safe, secure home with consistent and compassion-
across DHS, we have been able to avoid any cuts in our funding from DHS. I ate care. More and more we see that the needs of the system are leading us to devel-
believe the reason for this is because DHS and OLBR both believe the love of a op a Foster Care Community. One of the big issues with our young men here at the
family can change generations. ranch is that they are separated from siblings. We see family groups split up…some
During Mr. Hendricks visit he was able to see our homes are not dorms, and our are adopted and the adoptive parents don’t want them to have contact with biologi-
staff are not childcare workers. Instead he stated he did not realize how much he
loves this type of care. He then asked if we were able to accept more young peo- cal siblings. In an effort to help this situation, we have a vision of community fos-
ple. Every bone in my body wanted to say “Yes, bring us 12 more”, but the real- ter homes with foster parents leasing the house from OLBR and being able to serve
ity is that we do not have the space and we do not have funds to cover 1/3 of the 4 or more children. We also are currently planning a Lions Counseling Center to
costs that an increase in our contract would require. What I did say was if DHS provide counseling and resources to those in the community as well as our own
would make a commitment to increasing the number of children we can serve, boys. This seems to be a great need in our area. Many times we must take our
then I would work tirelessly to gather our team of supporters to raise the finances young men to Oklahoma City for medicine refills that our family doctor can’t take
needed. care of. It is our hope to maybe prevent families from separating and kids from
As Mr Hendrick spent time with some of the young men and talked with our
houseparents, he showed he obviously cares about young people. He is faced being put in the child welfare system by dealing with issues in the early stages. If
with the monumental task of saving children from unsafe caregivers and trying we can provide help before the situation turns into a crisis, the family unit may be
to provide healing for those hurts. The realty is that more resources are needed able to be preserved. We are very lucky to have an Executive Director who is not
to heal a person than are needed to hurt a person. The other reallity is that if we only knowledgable, but respected in this field. Bryan attends many conferences and
do not succeed in healing, then hurting will spread to the next generation. meetings dealing with the political and economic atmosphere of child care as well
I hope you will join with our team of caregivers, board members, supporters, and as helping institute new legislation and innovations that help us do the best job we
friends to meet the challenge before us. We have an opportunity to change 12 can. Kaye is our Program Director and has the task of overseeing the day to day
young lives right now. The wonderful thing about this opportunity is we have a
team of thousands of caring people. Each one may not be able to be a housepa- operation of the houses, staff and kids. It is not only necessary to care for their phys-
rent or a board member or give a $250,000 matching grant, but each one can ical needs and psychological issues, but also education, their personal legal and cus-
give something. tody issues as well as developing transition plans to ease them into the next phase
There are more children to serve, and we can provide a healing place that will of life as an adult. The future is bright and coming quickly. We must continue to
stop the cycle of abuse and neglect. Help us reach our Christmas Fundraising develop and institute new ideas and programs to help us do what we do best…be the
goal of $50,000. Join with us as we change generations. difference in one boys life.
We get asked this question a lot…What the walls. Most have few possessions. We usually have laundry washing and the
exactly do you do there..at the Boys
Ranch? Most folks are surprised because
They come sometimes with a few clothes
in a garbage sack and a resume of previ-
computer on. Bob might be cutting
coupons at the table and me with my lap-
Want to Help?
the picture they have in their minds is of ous failures. Be cautious when you come, top doing paperwork. It's different than
Friend of the Boys ranch $25 per
Juvenile Facilities with razor wire and no guarantee you won't find bikes on the most people think.We teach them to
month or $300 per year
angry punks being restrained by burly porch, footballs in the driveway or boys shave, drive and cook,but we must model
hairy armed guards! When you walk in chasing a basketball off the court. It respect, integrity and love. When we live
Partner of the Boys ranch $75 per
any of our OLBR homes you will more seems sometimes that we are always together 24/7 we have to be transparent.
month or $900 per year
than likely find long legged boys draped either finishing up from a meal or start- Our boys see us at our best and worst.
over the couch watching cartoons or ing a meal the kitchen is a busy place. We learn along with them and cry when
Chamption of the Boys ranch $200
some teens involved in a wild game of My husband Bob loves those times when they decide to leave. So next time you
per month or $2400 year
Madden football on the XBOX! There is we eat our snack in the evening with think about the Boys ranch try gaining a
always someone in the kitchen helping everyone in the kitchen gathered around vision outside the box…come roast
There are several options for giving.
the Ranch mom's cook and looking for the Island laughing and scarfing (yes it's marshmallows in the fireplace or join in
You can mail your gift directly to the
extra treats. Most always someone is on an acceptable verb) down ice cream or the games of Monopoly when everyone
address below or you can visit
the phone talking…eyes glassy… solving
all of life's problems with the "girlfriend
brownies or left-over's. These are the
family times of laughter and bonding that
is grounded! These boys are a gift but
they are only yours if you choose to
www.olbr.org to donate online. All
donations are appreciated. Any
of the week". If you look in their rooms are so precious.We do lots of homework accept them.Be the one that makes a dif-
amount will make an impact that will
you see stuffed animals, enough shoes to at the table, keeping up our math,science ference…change the world one life at a
reach into generations.
satisfy Imelda Marcos and pictures on and history skills are very important. time. By Colleen Fowler
December, 2011 Page 5
returned the following day for her post-op visit with Dr. Muenzler, she was
doing well. She will use antibiotic and steroid drops as her eye heals and she
only has to wear a shield over her eye at night for protection.
Susan plans to return to her job in Hospice as soon as she can. Her husband, a
Theology teacher at Bishop McGinnis has been taking good care of her. "He's
a good nurse," laughs Susan, "I've trained him well."
Now that Dr. Muenzler has replaced her diseased corneas, Susan again enjoys
reading, gardening and caring for their four rescue dogs. She is extremely
grateful to both of her donor families and the gift they so freely gave, and to
the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank for helping to restore her sight and the sight of
so many Oklahomans.
(This story was written for the Donate Life Oklahoma Newspaper Insert on Thanksgiving The Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank is located at 3840 Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma
Second Sight for Susan
Wrinkled cellophane – that’s what Susan Chavez said her vision was like after
her first cataract surgery in 1999. The vision was clear but ‘wrinkled’. ***REMINDER***
Susan’s ophthalmologist did a laser procedure to clear her vision more, but it
didn’t help. Her eye was very painful and Susan said “It felt like razors cut- THE CHALLENGE GRANT FOR THE OKLAHOMA LIONS EYE
ting my eyes”. Her doctor sent her to see Dr. Stanley Muenzler, an Oklahoma BANK BUILIDNG FUND ENDS DECEMBER 31. LIONS CLUBS &
City Corneal Specialist and Medical Director for the Oklahoma Lions Eye INDIVIDUAL LIONS MEMBERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO
Bank. Dr. Muenzler diagnosed her with Fuchs’ Dystrophy. HAVE THEIR DONATION MATCHED 100%. PLEASE SEND DONA-
Fuchs’ (pronounced FEWKS) Dystrophy is a condition in which the cornea TIONS TO OKLAHOMA LIONS EYE BANK, 3840 LINCOLN BLVD,
loses the cells that pump impurities and fluids out of it. This causes the cornea OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73105
to swell and distorts the vision. The swelling can produce blisters on the sur-
face of the cornea, and when they burst it is extremely painful.
Dr. Muenzler told Susan that she would need a cornea transplant, and they
would place her on the waiting list immediately. Susan found out that her
insurance would not cover the cornea so the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank very
generously donated the cornea for her surgery.
The transplant was done at St. Anthony Hospital as an outpatient procedure in Recognizing Lions Eye Bank Week
early 2000. Susan remembers being awake for the procedure and being very
comfortable with no pain! She recalls, “ Dr. Muenzler was very soothing and Lions Eye Bank Week is celebrated the first week of December (6th-12th).
calming throughout the transplant. He even played my favorite jazz station on This provides us a special opportunity to emphasize the valuable services pro-
the radio during the surgery.” vided by our Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank. Our Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank is one
Susan noticed the difference in her vision right away. In fact, she remembers of the 53 Lions Eye Banks located in eight countries. We are one of the Eye
Banks listed with Lions International that is a Eye Bank Mentor and provide
them removing the old damaged cornea and her vision completely disappear-
quality eye tissue for corneal transplant along with research and education.
ing, then her sight returned, crystal clear, as they sewed the new cornea into Please give Lion Jeanette King an E-mail note letting her know how much the
place. As the pain went away, Susan’s quality of life began to return. Lions appreciate the excellent services that her and her staff do.
As a medical social worker, Susan states that she has witnessed the decision (email@example.com)
that families have to make at the time of donation, and it is a very painful deci-
sion. “My first stop when I arrived at the hospital for my transplant was the
chapel, to pray for the family of my donor. All I know is that he was a 49-
year-old man from Oklahoma.” She has written to his family but has not
heard back. She understands that this is a very personal decision. Susan
explains, “You learn to receive and accept a gift that is freely given.”
In 2010, Susan had cataract surgery on her other eye. Her vision got better but
began to get ‘foggy’ a short time later. She returned to Dr. Muenzler who con-
firmed that the Fuchs’ Dystrophy was affecting this eye as well.
While waiting on her second transplant, Susan had to wear a patch over that
eye. She says, “I could still drive but seeing with the patch, people really got
out of my way.” My surgery was scheduled September 15th. When she
Page 6 December 2011
“I BELEIVE” The Oklahoma
IT’S GREAT TO Lion
BE A LION!! Governor Gary Taylor
PO Box 1615
Mannford, OK 74044 Do you have a story or information regarding your Lions Club event/activity
Governor Gary Taylor (H) 918-865-5158
(C) 918-230-6272 or outstanding Lion in your community that you would like to share with
As I sit here and write this I am firstname.lastname@example.org other fellow lions across our state then please do the following:
excited about my upcoming conven-
tion. It looks like we are going to 1. Deadline for all articles is 15th of the preceeding month. Articles
PORTER-Collecting used eyeglasses, may be submitted by email@example.com
have a good turnout for the event. working on next years peach festival,
Some great things have been happen- working on improvements to city 2. Please include in your story or flyer: What the project was about,
ing in the district. Went to a Zone park. who was involved, when & where it took place, how it happened,
meeting in my western district and and the results.
SAPULPA- Donated $1000 to United
there were 21 in attendance. My zone Way. Continuing to sell mints. Bean 3. Please type your story and proofread it for errors. and include name and
chairman for that area informed me Day Dec 1. Sponsored MHSU at John contact infomation of the person submitting the story. Please remember
that they are making plans to charter a Christner Trucking. your article should be clear and easy to understand for all readers
Leo club in Barnsdall in January they TULSA BROOKSIDE- Held our
already have 43 signed up for the 4. Digital photos should be submitted seperate from the story, should be at
annual pancake day with a $900 net least 300 dpi and saved as a jpg or til file.
event. receipts. Donated $150 worth of
There will also be an organizational sweatshirts to Wright Elementary. 5. Up comming District/ Club Events are welcome!!
meeting on December 1 in Pawnee to Donated $1000 to the Boys Ranch.
began working on the Leo club there. Collected 85 pair of glasses.
I will have pictures of the convention Bought one pair of glasses for a low
in the next issue of the paper. income adult.
WANN- Working on their thanksgiv-
CLUB ACTIVITIES ing dinner. Working on peace poster
BARNSDALL COMMUNITY- contest.
Working on a Leo Club with 43
signed up for the club already.
Chartering in January.
Held their annual pancake day raised
BARTLESVILLE TUXEDO- Was
the host club for a zone meeting.
CATOOSA- Making plans to began
the process of organizing a Leo Club.
CHELSEA- Mailed a peace poster to
the Governor for the contest. Jim Merritt Zone chairman of Zone D.
FAIRLAND- Inducted two new District 3-O western district. there were 21
people in attendance Jim is also the president
members. of the Barnsdall Lions club.
LANGLEY GRAND LAKE-
Held a celebration in the Veterans State Office Holiday Schedule
park to honor all vetera
MIAMI- Donated $1000 to Please make note of the following holiday
Oklahoma Lions Eyebank building schedule:
The State office will be closed from December
fund. 23-December 26 for Christmas.The office will
MUSKOGEE COUNTY LIONS- reopen on December 27th.
Hard at work as the host club for the
District Convention. Due to changes at the state office please call
PAWHUSKA- Donated $100 to ahead and verify that the office is open, espe-
cially for all out of town lions.
school for a trip to the Tulsa Zoo. Reminder-- Council Meeting Dates Top: Gary Taylor PIning Melvin Jones Fellow pin on Lion
Working on Nov.5 pancake Day. January 7th 2012
Donated $100 to a person who is bat- April 28th with the State Convention Jim Merritt Bottom: Gary Taylor presnting Lion Jim Merrit
June 9th 2012 Melvin Jones Fellow honor plaque at the District 3-O
tling cancer. Convention
December 2011 Page 7
Meritorious District 3-K
sold Cowboy Cadillac Holdenville hosted the OK Lions
tickets at the Arts and Mobile Health Screening Unit; already
Governor Crafts Fall Festival working on their Potato Bar fundraising
907 Osage St Broken Bow participating event scheduled Dec. 13.
by Governor Cloye Thompson Ardmore, OK 73401 in the Adopt a Highway Hugo Don Shaw, Zone F chairman, vis-
(H) 580-223-8562 program; gun raffle draw- ited Hugo Lions Club Wed., Nov. 2.
Nominations Please: Every busy, (C) 580-490-9798
energetic club has what I call a “spark firstname.lastname@example.org ing was held Nov. 4. The Club just finished a very successful
Clayton had a fun and annual fall bazaar fundraiser at the
plug”–that Lion in your club who ener-
successful Chili Cook off. Hugo Agroplex and had a very success-
gizes others, can always be called upon
Chili came in many vari- ful gun raffle.
to help with club activities and who www.ok3klions.com. eties including coon and Marietta served hundreds of hot dogs
goes the extra mile even without being Century of Service Commemorative bear. It was rumored once again there and bottle water at the City’s
asked to help. Look around your club Coin “In recognition of our 100th Halloween Monster Mash
for someone deserving of the Dr. Anniversary in 2017, LCI is leading Bash; donated 822 pair of
Robert “Bob” McCullough Meritorious efforts to mint 400,000 silver dollars. used eyeglasses.
Service Award. This award is presented Passage of the bill authorizes the US Pocola sold trailer full of
to a Lion who has been a Lion for at Treasury to mint 400,000 silver coins in aluminum cans, raising
least five years and displayed meritori- honor of LCI’s 100-year anniversary-an $170 for future community
ous service in the performance of Lion- anniversary that celebrates past, present needs; delivered 22 ink car-
istic activities. Each 3K Club can sub- and future successes. To pass this legis- tridges, 65 used eyeglasses,
mit a nominee for the Dr. McCullough lation we need 290 co-sponsors in the and 60 lenses, to Oklahoma
Meritorious Service Award. Submit House of Representatives and 67 in the Lions Service Foundation.
detailed written information why your Senate. To date and thanks to Lions Stigler hosted district gov-
club nominee should receive this honor. efforts, we currently have 126 co-spon- ernor and 1st vice district
One District 3K nominee will be select- sors in the House of Representatives and Blanchard team is working hard to organize a new governor visit.
ed from all of the recommendations 24 in the Senate.” Contact your US Blanchard Leo Club. Way to go! Talihina District Governor
presented from clubs within the district. Senator or Representative and ask them Cloye and 1st VDG Billy
The 3K Lion nominees shall be from to support the Lions Commemorative might have been some Big
Coin Act, H. R. 2139. Foot chili in one of the
District 3K and must be received by the
Lions Quest Training Workshop PDG crocks! Nearly 50 home
District Governor no later than Feb. 10,
Tony Dowell has a Lions-Quest teacher made cakes were donated for
2012. training workshop scheduled for our cake walk. Silent auction
Welcome New Members Monday, Jan. 16 in Ada for teachers of had everything from candles
Randy Springfield (Hugo); William first to eighth grades. One is Skills for to Christmas items and Oil
Meers (McAlester); Joseph Wellner Growing (K-5) and the other is Skills of Olay night cream!
(Wanette); Trish McBeath (Wilburton); for Adolescence (grades 6, 7, and 8). Trophies went to the
In Loving Memoy Contact PDG Tony (Tony.Dowell@ Youngest, Hottest, Best,
chickasaw.net) to register for this train- First, Second, Third, School,
Lion Earl Buddy Kilpatrick, ing. Restaurant and People’s Tishomingo This photo was taken just 5 days
Durant; Bruce Stewart, Choice categories. This past before we lost Lion Bruce. Many 3K Lions remem-
Tishomingo; Ada collected 235 pairs of glasses
Atoka having fun with Peace Poster year the Clayton Lions ber Quinn (front row) because he attended numerous
Happy Anniversary approved 13 pairs of glasses state and district meetings with his father. Lion
contests, hosting district governor visit,
Antlers 12/05/1928 (83 years) and very busy selling holiday fruit bas- and raised about $900 in Bruce had an infectious smile and will be missed.
Idabel 12/14/1928 (83 years) kets. their soda can recycling pro-
Shawnee 12/21/1919 (92 years) Ardmore donated $500 to OLEB, and gram and another $60 in their Cell attended the poker run and received
$500 to OLBR, sponsored the Phones for Sight recycling program. poker run t-shirts as a special gift from
Important Announcements Durant lost a dear friend and Lion Earl the Club.
Kingsmen Southern Gospel Concert,
Come help us celebrate 95 years of “Buddy” Kilpatrick. Sallisaw donated double oven to a
Lionism: The 3K and 3L Midwinter Heavener hosted a visit community nonprofit agency.
Combined Convention will be held at from Zone Chair Pam Seminole donated $1,000 to the OLEB
Lake Murray Resort, Jan. 27–28. Abernathy, PDG Jim and building project.
Within Lions Clubs International, Lion Sherry Keisman. Wilburton hosted the OK Lions
Oklahoma is District 3 and we still The Heavener Lions MHSU and the Arkansas Mobile Blood
have seven active Founder Clubs. Club just finished their Unit; donated $100 to Wilburton
International Director Robert Smith Fall Carnival fund raiser. Middle School; fed breakfast to the
from California and his wife Lion It was a great success Wilburton High School football team;
Vickie will be our special guests. If you with the help of commu- turned in 51 ink cartridges, 150 used
reserve a lodge room, everything is nity and public school eyeglasses, 30 cell phones,
under one roof. A Guiding Lion class volunteers. They are and purchased 2 pairs of
will be available on Saturday so please Antlers While visiting Antlers Lions Club we had so working on putting eyeglasses.
consider attending this valuable train- many common acquaintances it was more like a family together candy sacks to Billy and I wish you a
ing/recertification seminar. You can reunion. (Left to Right Raymond Lough, Dennis be handed out during the day of ordinary miracles.
download a registration form at Willeford, Ken Autry, David Smith, Bob Settles and Christmas parade to chil- Merry Christmas!
David Lehman) dren in the community.
Page 8 December 2011
Governor Reflections District 3-L
by Governor Ealmer Klippel Ealmer Klippel
1286 County Rd 1390
With Thanksgiving around the corner, Chickasha, OK 73018
I am remembering a busy year for (H) 405-224-6675
Wanada and I. District 3L has email@example.com
endured a record making year, both
weather and economically. Our farm-
ers have endured a crop less year in how long this club has cooked dinner
district 3L. Our club is selling nuts for the folks. The answer was from the
and finding out that they are hard to beginning. They began in 1967. You
find. Pecans, our most call-ed for can see by the waiting line that the
product is very hard to find. Almost folks think they serve good food and
no nuts were harvested in our area they do. Remember Santa Claus is
this year. However, our clubs are just around the corner, so be good
whatever you do. Governor Elmer Klippel, John Williams, Jennifer Whitehead (Event
working hard to keep up membership Cordinator), Margaret Williams at the 5”K” blindness run. Lawton
and remain strong in the eye glass Patriots Lion club hosted this event.
program. Club Reporting
On the state level, we are working to
help the Boys Ranch, Eye Bank,
Mobil Health Screening unit, as well
as the Briggs Foundation to achieve
their go- als. It is great to be a Lion. I
have visited some clubs and found
there are some strong Lions in
District 3L. I visited Frederick and
met Ralph. He has been a Lion for 56
years. He has been active and knows
a lot of history about Fred-erick and
I want to encourage the clubs to get
involved in the tree program. Dennis’
information was put out wrong it
should be RR 3 Box 96, Anadarko, Governor Elmer Klippel and Past President Keith A The winner of the 1st annual Oklahoma Vision “5K”,
OK 73005, Phone H 580-464-2401, Wright (Event Sponsor) 5 “K” run. hosted by the Lawton Patriots Lions Club.
com. He has talked with the OSU
Extension offices and the Oklahoma ALTUS: Collected over 300 pair of LAWTON PATRIOTS: Gave funds
Forestry division. Both have stated used glasses Collected 43 used ink to the Lawton food bank. Gave funds VELMA ALMA: Honored two High
they will help in tree selection for the cartridges Hosted 9 cubs and their to the Family Promises Program. school students for lunch. Donated to
area and in cost to the clubs. Forestry sponsors for dinner Provided a life Gave to the Boys Ranch Projects and the Food Bank
puts out large orders so two or more
line to the Hospital Provide newspa- Helped clean the community Park.
clubs may want to divide an order. CHICKASHA: Sold Bedlam football
pers to in hospital On Dec 17th the Collected aluminum cans, and collect-
I have included several pictures in this club, working with India Shrine tickets. Fund raiser. Holding their
ed 70 pair of used glasses. Hosted the
month’s report. I have witnessed a first Temple, will hold a Pancake dinner in annual nut sales with the Club Cook
“5” K blind Run in Elmer Thomas
in Oklahoma, by the Lawton Patriots the Altus Mall with Santa on the Book. Collected 70 pair of used glass-
Park. We had over 75 participants
Club. A five “K” run for the Blind. scene. es and bought glasses for the needy
from all across Oklahoma and even
They had 77 entries from all over the runners from Amarillo, TX, and Fort
state. After watching that, I came home MARLOW: Honored the Marlow
student of the week. Bought eye Gibson, AR! Big thanks to all of our
with a different out look on abilities.
glasses for the needy. Planning a sponsors, the Oklahoma School for
Hope everyone has had an enjoyable Christmas Parade and pancake dinner the Blind, the Riverside Indian
Thanksgiving and was able to share School, the City of Lawton-Parks and
on December 10th. Inducted two new
their food with family and friends. Recreation Department, and our race
members:Trstan J. Graf and
Wanada, the family and I attended the participants according to www.e-
Douglas R. Volinski
Pocasset Lions Thanksgiving Dinner. I clubhouse.org
have included some pictures. I asked MUSTANG:Rented their building
December 2011 Page 9
Thanksgiving – A Bessie Rutherford Scholarship ked Diabetes Testing booth with other
time of Giving
District 3-A given out to a Hennessey High clubs at county fair. Worked with cancer
School Senior. Club donated support group
money to the Hennessey Care Okarche Lions Club Club held a Ger-
Governor Arlene Shore Center and the Hennessey man Dinner with approximately 850 att-
Governor Arlene Shore 4701 Addington
Ednid, OK 73701 Library to help buy candy for ending. Made a donation to the Lions
Giving thanks is more than just a time of (H) 580-402-4247 trick or treat visitors this Clubs International Measles initiative
saying “thank you” for the many bless- firstname.lastname@example.org Halloween. Helped pay for eye pilot program. Welcomed new member
ings we have received. It is a time of
exam and glasses for elemen- Tanner Cline into the Okarche Lions
giving and thanking, period. Our motto Fairview Lions Club City of Fairview is tary student. Lions Paul Babiak picked up Club. Tanner is the grandson of
as Lions is “We Serve”, and from that we laying a water line so that the trees can 30 trees from Ft. Supply that have been Covington Lions Boyd and Marion Cline.
believe in “giving back” and the greatest receive irrigation. President Roger Knak given out to Hennessey area people. Pioneer Pleasant Vale Chili and Soup
gift we can give our community and the installed as a new member his daughter, Hooker Six members participated/ Supper Nov. 5. Collected gate at Pioneer
world is something that will outlast us. Lindsey. Her membership was sponsored cooked in the Hooker Chili Cook Off. High School football games. Worked on
We care for and nurture our members – by her mother, Lion Linda Knak. This Kremlin Lions Club John Voth received Christmas in Action project, scraping and
young and old. We reach out in our com- was the first time in almost 90-year histo- a charter member award in recognition of painting a house. Worked glucose testing
munities and the world through our pro- ry of the club a President and his wife being a Charter member establishing the with Lions of Garfield County at county
grams of sight. We give to the programs brought their daughter into the club. Kremlin club. fair.
of world peace. We assist is so many
Laverne Lions Club Planted tree Ponca City Noon Held annual auction
programs for better health. Our commu-
received from DG Arlene at Golf
nity service helps to build a rich and sup-
Course by the memorial bench
portive community of people who give a
honoring Larry Freeman. The
hand when there is need. Our youth pro-
Golf Club plans to plant more
grams promote education, service and
trees in the spring. Preparing for
peace for the future. We take responsi-
peace poster contest. Lions Don
bility for the future through improving
Burke planted 20 trees at his
our environment through recycling and
programs like tree planting. Wherever
Marshall Garage sale with 10
there is a need, Lions see an opportunity
different booths selling items
to serve and to give thanks and to give
donated, followed by a Hotdog
back. I believe in Lionism.
Chili supper. The Haunted House
New Club Members Garber Donated to LCIF for the measles was a huge success.
District 3-A Clubs - July 1 to the present. initiative. Participated with other clubs in Medford Club gathered items to Gov Arlene Shore and Nash LC 4 new members.
Kingfisher – Nancy Schmid Garfield County in the United Way chili send care packages that included
Laverne – Josh Snider cookoff. Put out 75 American flags in hygiene items and snacks to 3 soldiers of our main money-raiser – Netted $16,000
Nash – A. K. Armstrong – Dana Cowan Garber and 6 flags at entrance of ceme- the Oklahoma National Guard to share Approved 9 more eyeglasses for those in
– Randy Cowan – Gene Hunt tery for Veterans Day. Hosted eye bank with their fellow soldiers in Afghanistan. need. Held 2nd meeting of the LIons
Okarche – Gerald Gleichman meetings. Adopted a grade school class. Nash DG Arlene Shore inducted four Kids Diabetes Support Group. Parents
Ponca City Noon – Kelly Campell – Goodwell Participated in the Good-well new members into club during her visit. discussed problems and kids swam and
Daniel Flewelling – Emily Goff – Lucille Town Clean-up North Enid Worked Chisholm football played. Collected 310 eyeglasses. (col-
Souligny – Wendy Stobble Guymon Fire Chief/EMS Lion gave talk gate for scholarships. Purchased 8 pairs lected 928 pairs to date) Set up and con-
Ringwood – Debroah Major during Fire Prevention Month. Five Lions of eyeglasses. Made 6 official club visits. ducted a haunted cabin for the Halloween
Seiling – Paul Hamiltin went to 90th club anniversary in Liberal Benefit bean and cornbread supper for 2 Festival at Camp McFadden.Will be help-
Wakita – Susan Grove Kansas. Six members involved in the youth hurt in grain elevator accident. ing man the exit booth at the Festival of
Guymon Panhandle - Gary Holdeman Commuity Theatre. 350 volunteers hours Mowed and worked at Lions Park. Had Angel lighting display once per week in
Hooker – 24 new members (new club given in this and other community activi- Teacher’s Appreciation Luncheon. Coll- November and December.
chartered) ties-quilting for world relief, refinishing ected over 300 pairs of eyeglasses. Fun Pond Creek Donation to the Oklahoma
Blackwell – 20 new members (new club highway signs, working on their train Day at North Enid Park. Set up and wor- Lions Eye Bank for a new building. We
to charter) tracks around the lake, relay for life, and have a new park going up and looking
work at the park. Melvin Jones awarded to adopting it (ie:cleaning it four time
Club Reports to PDG Chris Perkins. a year, purchasing sign, and trying to
Balko Speaker on Drug Awareness and Guymon Panhandle Picked up trash at obtain a grant to make it a handicap
Rehabilitation roadside park. Purchased and planted facility. Having a Christmas Open
Beaver Halloween Haunted House four two red bud trees as a memorial for two House, Dec 1st and a Pancake Supper,
nights with 200 coming. A $1000 schol- deceased members. Provided eye exam Dec 12th.
arship was given from the proceeds. One for a 19 year old female. Set up booth at Vici and Woodward turned in 2,000
tree planted. Methodist Church Halloween Fun Night. pairs of eyeglasses
Cherokee Lions Club First in the state to Started annual peanut sales. Unloaded Wakita Planted a tree on main street.
donate to the Lions Clubs International Food Bank truck for Loves and Fishes Plans were made for annunal Santa
Foundation Measles initiative pilot pro- twice in October. Took elderly couple to
gram.Challenged other clubs to make a Claus Christmas Party/Dinner on
Amarillo for doctor appointment.
$100 donation. Hennessey Lions Club Held a Pork PDG Chris Perkins being presented the Melvin Dec8th.
Covington Lions Boyd Cline, David Burger fund raiser to raise funds for the Jones Felowship Award from DG Arlene
Sterling, Don Boynton planted trees. Shore.
Page 10 December 20111
New Members District 3-H
Langston City Lions Club is a
proud partner in this effort.
Clark, Business Outreach Coordinator of
Pioneer Library Systems. Phil discussed
STILLWATER NOON 15 the business services that the library offers.
OKC Northwest DEBBIE WEDEL Join requests for eyeglasses. Two In addition to our speakers our club deliv-
Date 10/01/2011 Sponsor CHERI eyeglasses were purchased at a ered 1,600 eye glasses to the Lion’s office.
NABORS cost of $85 a pair. There were Lion Bill reported 11 eye care request and
Stillwater Noon CHARLES CROOKS Governor Marvin Ainsworth eyeglasses recycled at our col- provided 6 students with glasses.
Join Date: 11/01/2011 Sponsor JOHN 6829 NW 27th St.
Bethany, OK 73008
lection site. Lions Linens sales MIDWEST CITY donated 350 pairs of
MILLS; SARAH DISNEY Join Date: continue to raise money for eyeglasses and 65 printer cartridges.
11/01/2011 Sponsor PAUL ANDERSON (C) 405-819-1045 community service projects. MWC Lions donated $1,125.00 to the
CHARLES FOREMAN Join Date: email@example.com Our fruit sale will conclude Boys Ranch, $1,125.00 to the Eye Bank,
11/01/2011 Sponsor JOHN MILLS; November 17. We sponsored $150.00 to LCIF, $250 to White Cane
JOSH MARLER Join Date: 11/01/2011 ilies a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Sponsor PAUL ANDERSON Club News
CARNEY The Carney Lion’s Club hosted
an Applebee’s flapjack fundraiser
November 12. Lions sold tickets and will
and $750.00 to Rose State College for the
spring Mary Lou Hawkins scholarship
Wow…. way to go Stillwater Noon and help serve flapjacks with much of pro- award. Our Christmas party will be held
OKC Northwest. Special congratulations a Halloween Trick or Treat for the chil-
ceeds going to Noon Lions. All money December 11 @ 5pm at the Murphy
to our Council Chair Paul Anderson. dren of Carney. Included were games for
raised will be used for service projects. Family Grill. If any of you wish to attend
Who said he was too old to recruit new the children, with the Pumpkin Bowling
We agreed to donate $1000 to OK Eye our Christmas party, please let us know.
members? being very popular. Candy was handed
Bank as a “new service project.” We are You are all welcome and we would be
Our Mid-Winter 3H Convention will be out, while hot cocoa was served to the chil-
collecting for the OK Boys Ranch delighted for you to attend.
dren and coffee for the adults. The
held On February 4th at the West Side
Carney Lion’s Club, for the past several
Christmas party. Workforce Oklahoma PERRY approved assistance from five
Lions Town Hall, 4135 NW 10th St. We manager spoke to our club. They provide individuals for vision care. Two PHS
will have a service project, Cabinet weeks, has been demolishing a building at
free employment services for employers in Seniors, Dalton Norton and Carla Smith,
Meeting with elections, a chili cook off one of our local Churches. The concrete
the hiring process. The Executive Director kept the Lions Club members up to date
(Yes a CHILI COOK OFF) and LIVE blocks from this demolition are being used
of Stillwater United Way spoke to our on school activities with detailed reports
Country and Western Music by the to build new restrooms at the Football
club about their fundraising drive. We every week. Six club members helped
Oklahoma State Fiddlers (Not part of Field, which was built by the Carney
concluded our membership drive with 6 park cars at the September football games.
OSU). WE WILL LEAVE PART OF Lion’s Club (formerly the Carney
new members. We have 86 members. Two programs during the month were
Betterment Association). The concrete
THE DANCE FLOOR OPEN AFTER
block construction is complete, rough in
CUSHING November 8th the Cushing devoted to health issues. One program
LUNCH SO YOU CAN DANCE, TIES Lions Club hosted a free pancake dinner given by Ms. C.C. Crane was aimed at
WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. WEAR plumbing complete and it will not be long
for the residents of Cushing in honor of assisted living centers and nursing homes.
YOUR JEANS, BOOTS, AND COW- before the restrooms are complete. The
their 90th anniversary. There were 180 Her program detailed the features and
BOW HATS. WE ARE GOING TO Carney Lion’s Club will be hosting a
people fed. New Member - John Konrad. benefits of each type service. Program two
HAVE A DISTRICT 3H HOEDOWN!!! Spaghetti Dinner on December 10, 2011,
The Cushing Lions are getting ready for given by Ms. Tamie Young from the
We will ask that clubs enter one pot of with serving time from 4-7PM at the
the Cushing Christmas Parade on Stillwater Medical Center detailed new
chili to be judged and another pot to be Carney Cafe. Dinner will include spaghet-
December 17th. Medicare rules and regulations.
ti, garlic bread, drink and dessert. Ticket
shared. We will limit the cook-off compe-
prices are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for chil-
OKC DOWNTOWN Collected about STROUD The Stroud Lions club has
tition to the first 12 clubs that want to 500 pairs of eyeglasses in the last two pledged to raise $1000 for the Boys Ranch
enter. If your club doesn’t want to enter dren 12 and under, and with a paid adult
months and 61 ink cartridges. Our Special at Perkins. Themoney will support one
then just bring a pot of chili from your ticket children under the age of 3 years eat
Needs Party was October 29th from 7-10 boy for one month. This is the 50th year
club to be shared. The District will furnish free. This is a fundraiser for our Secret
pm at the training center. Our Hi-Lions for Lions support and operate the ranch.
all the condiments, Fritos, crackers, chips, Santa Project, in which we help one or two
program started this month and will con- Each year the financial task becomes more
cheese, sodas, coffee, tea and everything families, depending on funds, to have a
tinue for the remainder of the school year. challenging due to rising costs, a stagnant,
else. Bring your own bib so you don’t ruin merrier Christmas than anticipated. We
We are also selling cookbooks to raise and declining Oklahoma DHS funding.
furnish all the fixings for a nice Christmas
that nice western shirt.
Dinner and gifts for the children. This is a
money for our benevolent fund and also EDMOND Dr. Brad Fielding, Optom-
By the time you read this you have fin- for Feed the Children. They are $20 and etrist, gave an excellent presentation on
ished off all the Thanksgiving leftovers, project that is dear to each member of our
they have very interesting info about OK the eye and about cataracts, macular
you have all your Christmas Cards club.
Addressed and mailed, the tree is up and LANGSTON CITY The Friends of and some old, old recipes. Rhonda Splitt
volunteered as a Counselor at Camp
degeneration, glaucoma, and dry eyes.
Gave a hand-out of an eye that shows the
decorated, all your Christmas Shopping is Langston University Libraries and the
Classen parts of the eye and where different dis-
Langston City Lions Club through their
done, all the packages are wrapped, those
memberships provided ¼ of matching
OKC NORTHWEST Made a donation eases may occur. It also gave a list of foods
that need to be mailed are mailed, the out- to the Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch in that are good for keeping eyes healthy.
funds to support a Reading is
side lights are hung and working. You are
Fundamental Program in the Langston
honor of a speaker. Collected 72 pair of HARRAH The Harrah Lions provided an
sitting in your favorite chair enjoying a eyeglasses and 4 cell phones. Made an eye exam and new glasses for a Harrah
glass of eggnog. What... you don’t have all Community. Three times a year – once in
offician club visit to OKC Belle Isle Lion elementary student
fall and twice in spring – the Friends and
those things done? Me neither and I have
Lions sponsor reading centered programs
Club. Held a 50th Anniversary Celebrat- OKC WEST SIDE Just completed our fall
another article to get out by December tion Luncheon with 16 invited guests. pancake breakfast in conjunction with the
for children during which each child in
15th. So somewhere in between all that
attendance gets to choose a new high qual-
NORMAN SOONER Oklahoma Anne 3H cabinet meeting. Continuing with the
stuff you have to get done; just send me a Masters, Director of Pioneer Library Elementary School Back Pack Program.
New Years Greeting from your club to all ity children’s book to take home and Continuing Mobile Meal program. Voted to
Systems visited our club and explained the
the other Lions to start the New Year off keep. Each year for the past ten years, continue and expand our equine transporta-
funding and various programs of the
right. I’ll publish them in the January 1st (2000-2010) the Friends of LU Libraries’ tion program.
library. Steve Williams, Cleveland County
edition. RIF program has distributed over 4,010
Voting Director visited our club and OKC CAPITOL HILL will celebrate their
Mary, I, and Dixie wish you and your fam- books to community children. This year, 80th anniversary on December 31st
reported on the new voting machines. Phil
for the second consecutive year, the
December 2011 Page 11
District 3-K & 3-L Combined Midwinter Oklahoma Midwinter Conference
Convention January 20-21,2012
January 27th & 28th, 2012
District 3-A Resitration Form
All Activities are at Central Christian
Lake Murray Resort, Ardmore, OK Church
Districts 3-K & 3-L invite you to the Sunny Side of the Arbuckles for the 2012 1111W Broadway, Enid OK
Midwinter Convention. Host Hotel: Baymont Inn & Suites
Our door prize will be a set of four (4) Michelin Tires made at the Ardmore Plant. 3614 W. Owen K Garriott Rd.
(To win you must be a registered Lion and must be present to win.) Make your reservation:580-233-6800
Directions to Lake Murray Resort: Take exit 24 off Interstate 35 and travel east Romm Rate:$68.00
three miles on Highway 77S. Hotel Cut-Off Date: Januarry 15, 2012
Friday, 6:30 pm: Will be an evening of dinner, games and Lions 95th Anniversary
Saturday, 9:00 am: Opening session followed by informative seminars, youth and
adult speech contests. Our international guest will be ID Robert Smith and wife Lion
Vickie from California. International Director Robert Smith will be delivering our Spouse/Guest (check here if Lion) ____________________________________
keynote address at the noon luncheon. 3-K & 3-L Cabinet Meetings will be held
immediately after the noon luncheon. Home LC________________First Timer Leo Former Girl Scout
Saturday’s Silent Auction Fundraiser: 9:00 am until 15 minutes following adjourn-
ment of the Cabinet meetings. orLeader
Saturday, 6:00 pm:Reception followed by banquet and entertainment.
The first 50 registrations will receive a welcome gift in their room or cabin. (One Address/City/State/Zip:_______________________________________________
gift per room.) LODGING INFORMATION
Lake Murray Resort Lodge Rooms (1 king,1 queen, or 2 twins) $55 E-mail ___________________________________
3323 Lodge Road Cabin (1 queen bed) $48 NOTE: Please register and remit payment by January 15th to guarantee meals.
Ardmore, OK 73401 Cabin ( 1 queen & 1 sofa bed) $73 Registration in foyer of Central Christian Church – Friday -5:00 p.m. – Saturday
(800) 257-0322 taxes not included 7:30 a.m. Visit the Museum of the Cherokee Strip, 507 S. 4th, on your own Friday
Room rates guaranteed until 1/12/12 8 wifi & high speed internet available afternoon—no charge
The sponsoring clubs are responsible for registration and meals of their “speech” and Registration Lion/Spouse/Guest Number_______X $ 10.00 ______
“peace poster” contestants and their guests. Registration at the door Number________ X $15.00 ______
Early registration (postmarked by January 10, 2012) Lion @ $10.00 $ ______ Registration LEO Number_______ X $2.00 __________
Spouse/Guest @ $10.00 $ _____
Late registration (postmarked after January 10, 2012) Lion @ $15.00 $ Friday Night Buffet (Honoring GS 100th year)Number_________ X $5.00 ____
__________Spouse/Guest @ $15.00 $ __________ Dress:(casual) Meal: 6:00 p.m. Chicken Fried Steak mashed potatoes, green
Friday evening dinner (casual dress) Lion / Spouse / Guest / Leo _____ @ $18
beans,green salad or cottage cheese, choice of apple or cherry cobbler– bread,
coffee, tea, water
Buffet of oven roasted herb chicken or chopped sirloin, mashed potatoes, sweet
English peas, desserts, coffee, tea and water.
Saturday lunch (Lions / Business Attire) Lion / Spouse / Guest / Leo_____ @ $15 Saturday Noon Meal(Appreciation of Military Service ) Number_____ X $15.____
$______ Meal: 12.00 noon. Meat Loaf - scalloped potatoes - California blend—broccoli, cau-
Executive’s Delicatessen – sliced turkey, ham, and roast beef, assorted breads, liflower and carrots, creamy cucumber salad or ambrosia- chocolate cake or straw-
potato salad, coleslaw, black bean soup, desserts, coffee, tea and water. berry shortcake– coffee, tea, water
Saturday evening banquet (Business / Semiformal Attire)Lion / Spouse / Guest / Leo
_______ @ $21.00 $___________ Saturday Evening Meal Number _________X $ 21.00 __________
6oz marinated steak, baked potato, salad, whole green beans w/ baby carrots Dress: Formal/Business Reception: 5:00 pm Meal: 5:30 p.m.
and almonds, desserts, coffee, tea and water. Choice of Prime Rib served with bake potato, vegetable, salad, dessert, drink.
Meals guaranteed only if registration is received by 1/20/12 Total $ ___________ GRAND TOTAL REMITTED________________
Name: _________________________________ Home LC: _______________________ PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL DIET
First Timer: yes No Name of spouse /guest: __________________________ Everyone must pay registration if they attend and/or eat meal. Clubs are responsible
for registration and meals of their speech contestants and guests.
Is spouse/guest First Timer yes No: Email: ____________________________ Governor Arlene invites you to meet our visiting INternational Director Carolyn A
Messier of Windsor Locks, Connecticut and spend the weekend with the Lions of
Phone: __________________________Is Leo First Timer: yes No District 3-A. Mail to: Deanna Carson, District 3-A Treasurer
PO Box 582, Garber, OK 73738
Special needs and/or special diet requests:_______________________________ Phone: 580-541-2642
Mail registration: Ardmore Lions Club, Attn Janet Logan, 3323 Lodge Rd, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ardmore OK 73401
Page 12 December 2011
Multiple District 3-Lions of Oklahoma
District 3-H Mid-Winter April 27-28, 2012
February 4, 2012 MARRIOTT OKLAHOMA CITY
OKC West Side 3233 Northwest Expressway,
Lions Town Hall Oklahoma City, OK 73112
4135 NW 10thSt., OKC Convention Room Rate: Standard King or Double –$93.00 plus tax (currently
13.875%): -All reservations need to be made individually. The Cut off date for
Please register and remit payment by January 16, 2012 Lions group is: April 12, 2012-after cut off date reservations will accepted only if
rooms available. For Reservations call (405) 842-6633) must report that you are
with Lions of Oklahoma State Convention
Lion:_____________________________Club:_______________Dist:_______ CONVENTION REGISTRATION
The sponsoring clubs are responsible for registration and meals of their “speech”
& “peace poster” contestants and their guests.
Spouse/Guest/Lion/Leo:____________________Club:_______Dist:________ Registration-Lion/non-Lion (Postmarked before April 20, 2012) _____ @$15____
Late Registration (Postmarked after April 20, 2012 _____@ $20____
Leo Members/Youth_____@ $00.___
Address:___________________City:____________________Zip:__________ Registration Hours Friday 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.-Saturday 7:30am -Noon
FRIDAY NOON: PAST DISTRICT GOVERNORS (BONE YARD) ANNUAL
Email address:_________________________ Telephone: ________________ MEETING ALL LIONS WELCOME
Lions/Business Attire Lion/Spouse/Guest _______@ $20 $________
Classic Mixed Green Salad, Country Fried Steak and Gravy, Dessert, Coffee, Tea &
(All speech contestants are required to register) Water
FRIDAY EVENING: (Casual) Lion/Spouse/Guest _______@ $25$________
Details/description: February 4, 2012 Chicken Mediterranean: Marinated Boneless Breast of Chicken, Sun-dried tomato
presto, roasted red and yellow peppers, melted mozzarella cheese, fresh vegetables and
Yukon gold mashed potatoes, Dessert, Coffee Tea, H2O
9:00-11:30 Service Project
SATURDAY NOON: (Casual/Lions/Business) Lion/Spouse/Guest_____@$25______
12:00- 2:00 Chili Cook off (Live Music by Oklahoma State Fiddlers
Rosemary and black pepper crushed pork loin with wild mushroom marsala sauce,
Assoc.) mixed field green salad, rosemary roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables, dessert, cof-
2:00-3:30 Youth and Adult Speech Contests/Awards fee, tea and water
3:45-4:30 Cabinet Meeting (Cabinet Meeting and Elections for SATURDAY EVENING BANQUET: (Business/Semiformal)Lion/Spouse/Guest____
2012-2013) @ $26________
Chicken Piccata-chicken breast seasoned and seared, lemon beurre blanc, salad, yukon
gold Potatoes and Julienne vegetables, dessert coffee, tea, & water
(Dress is Country & Western: Boots, Jeans, and Cowboy Hats Ties Meals guaranteed only if registration is received by April 25, 2012
are not allowed) TABLES
Service project coordinated by 1st VDG Robert McMasters, Village
Lions Pin Trader Tables : _________@$20.00 TOTAL:_____________
Name:_____________________________ Home Lions Club________________
Chili Cook off coordinated by 2nd VDG Tom Cummings, Cushing
Lions. First Timer: ___Y ___N
We will ask that clubs enter one pot of chili to be judged and another pot
to be shared. We will limit the cook-off competition to the first 12 clubs that Name of spouse/guest/Leo:___________________________ Is spouse/guest First
want to enter. If your club doesn’t want to enter then just bring a pot of
chili from your club to be shared. The District will furnish all the condi- Timer: ___Y ___N
ments, Fritos, crackers, chips, cheese, sodas, coffee, tea, desserts, and
everything else. Bring your own bib so you don’t ruin that nice western Email:_____________________________ Phone:_______________Is Leo First
Timer: ___Y ___N
Lion/Spouse/Guest/Leo/Youth Number_________x $10.00 = _______
SPECIAL NEEDS AND/OR SPECIAL DIET REQUESTS:______________________
Make Check Payable to District 3H
Grand total Remitted ___________ ______________________________________________________________________
Mail registration form (with check payable to Lions of Oklahoma) Virginia
Mail: Mike Banks,Dist 3-H Treasurer
215 W. McElroy Rd. Suite 4 Rodriguez 4123 N W 10th St. Oklahoma City OK 73107-55801.
Stillwater, OK 74075