LIONS BULLETIN by jizhen1947


									          January 2011
       Cambridge, Ohio                  LIONS BULLETIN
                                                We Serve, Like Never Before!
                                                           Thanks Dad
                           A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you
                          can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are
                                                  going mad. ~John Andrew Holmes

                         It was December when my father had to live the moment every dad dreads --
                         times two. I, with my bachelor's degree in hand, was officially and
                         permanently leaving the nest for Connecticut. My sister, clutching her
                         master's degree, was heading off to New Jersey to start her new life. And to
                         make matters even worse, there was a long-time boyfriend waiting for each
Editor:                  of us. Not only was my father losing both of his girls at once, he was losing
                         them to other men. He had us hostage for the holidays, but after that, all bets
Barry Ross               were off. The clock was ticking.
Assistant                So that's the year he gave my sister and me the best presents we ever
Editor:                  received. A pony? No, I'd given up on that dream years ago when he bought
                         me a stuffed horse instead. A car? Nope, my father insisted the old Buick
John                     he'd procured from our elderly neighbor was "a great car!" Sitting underneath
Harmon                   the tree on Christmas morning were two identical gifts my brother, muscles
                         straining, pushed in front of his sisters. Large, slightly lumpy, and heavy
                         enough to make me question what I'd do with a box of rocks.
                         "This is from your father," my mother said, eager to re-distribute the credit.
Special Interest
                         With slightly nervous glances cast each other's way (my father does not do
Articles:                his own shopping), my sister and I tore open the paper to reveal... toolboxes.
                         Just what every little-girl-at-heart wants for Christmas. "Open it, open it!" our
.   Story to live by     very own Santa announced gleefully, clapping his hands. So we did.
    “Thanks Dad”         Hammers. Wrenches. Nails. Duct tape. Tire gauge. Tape measure.
• Highlights of          The fun just kept coming, and he couldn't have looked prouder. We couldn't
                         have been more confused. Like your average girls, we dutifully ooh-ed and
                         ah-ed over our loot and kept our eyes glued to the clearly denoted GAP box
• New features -         under the tree. "He did that all by himself, you know," Mom confided to us
   *Lions Laughter       later when all of the crumpled wrapping paper had found a home on the floor
   *Pun of Month         and presents lay scattered about. "It took him hours to pick all of that out."
   *Here‟s To Your       Suddenly, it was clear -- tightly packed into those cumbersome, clunky
    Health               toolboxes were all of a father's lessons and love. He may have been passing
  *”Mane Lions”
  *Lion‟s News
                         us on to other men, but his girls were going to be able to take care of
  *Lion‟s                themselves -- and always remember who it was in their lives that first built a
  Calendar               foundation and always picked up the pieces and hammered them back
  *Lessons For           together. Yes, my father gave me a tire gauge for Christmas, along with the
    Life                 forethought to avoid problems before they happen. A spare key holder -- and
  *President‟s           the knowledge that everybody's human and forgets their keys sometimes. A
                         hammer -- and the strength to know that girls can swing them, too. Nails --
                         and countless memories to hang on the walls. A toolbox -- and all of the love
                         and support to get through the good and the bad in life. No matter what's
                         bent out of shape or broken.

                         Thanks, Dad. For all of the tools you've given me.
                                              Cambridge Lions Noon Meetings
                           Sometimes at the end of the month people may run a little short of money to buy
                           food. G.R.A.C.E. Pantry was started to address this need. “I spoke to the
                           (Cambridge) Lions Club about eighteen months ago,” said Vic Lagneaux,
                           director of the food pantry. “I‟d like to be able to say that things have gotten
                           better. When I spoke to you before, we were distributing groceries to 250 – 275
                           families every month. Now we are giving out food to 430 – 450 families every
                           month. I imagine we will be seeing 500 families by spring. We are seeing more
                           senior citizens. We see about a 10% increase in seniors every month. The
                           largest increase we have seen is with the working poor. These are the people
   Lion Matt Dolan &       who are working 15 – 20 hours a week and can‟t seem to get more work. They
   Lion Vic Lagneaux       are out there trying, but making ends meet… there‟s no way.”

                           Hard economic times have led to an increase in the number of families who
                           would not be able to give their children a few small Christmas gifts if it were not
                           for the efforts of Secret Santa. For people without health insurance, every day
                           can seem like hard economic times, especially for those who need daily insulin
                           and blood sugar testing supplies to treat their diabetes. The Cambridge Lions
  Dave & Marilyn White     Club heard about both Secret Santa and the needs of people with diabetes in
 & Lion Charley Fondale    the community. Dave and Marilyn White said that the Secret Santa program
                           relies on community support. Cindy Fisher and Chris Veselenak, both certified
                           diabetes educators at Southeastern Med, said that diabetes and pre-diabetes
                           are increasing and some people need the support of the community to be able to
                           afford diabetic supplies.

Cindy Fisher, Lion Ben
Cahoon & Chris Veselenak

                           “I‟m here to talk about water and waste water; we are upgrading our system in
                           Byesville,” said Randy Mercer to the Cambridge Lions Club. “It‟s not one of the
                           sexy conversations you will have.” Mercer is the Byesville Village administrator.
                           “Everyone in politics talks about creating jobs, Mercer said. “It‟s really the
                           businesses that create the jobs. Government can help create the environment
                           for businesses to expand. This helps create jobs. Having the water and waste
                           water treatment facilities businesses need is essential to employment
                           opportunities. We are mindful of the needs of those already in the community.”

     Randy Mercer

                           Ben Cahoon updated the Cambridge Lions Club on activities of the local soccer
                           association. Four hundred sixty kids played soccer this fall. "It's pretty amazing
                           to see so many people. We saw parents and grandparents and friends attending
                           the soccer matches. We are already in the planning stages for next year and we
                           are trying to increase the number of players. We had 16 teams in one age
                           group. All of the coaches are volunteers. Most of our coaches are trying to teach
                           a sport they have not participated in. Every kid gets to play. In soccer it doesn't
    Lion Dana Carley       matter whether you are tall, short, slow, or fast. They can feel good about
   & Lion Ben Cahoon       themselves because they got to play. Everybody gets the opportunity to get run
                           over. Everybody participates. That's one of the reasons soccer has grown so
                           Message from Sid Scruggs, International President
                    At this time of year Lions around the world are preparing to celebrate a
                    variety of holidays. These observances are as diverse as Lions
                    themselves but like Lions, their holiday spirit has much in common. It is a
                    spirit of love and joy.

                    For Lions, the opportunities for service are year-round, but somehow these
                    opportunities come into sharper focus during this season of the year. As we
                    celebrate with family and friends we need to be reminded of our
                    responsibility to those less fortunate and be willing to share the joys of the
                    holidays with others. We need to greet the New Year with enthusiasm and
                    optimism to make our beacon of hope shine brighter.
Sid L.Scruggs III
                    Please refer to the information in this message on the Global Service
                    Action Campaigns and the new Light Keeper Award for ways to keep the
                    Lions beacon shining.

                    Meanwhile, I wish you and your family joy and peace in this holiday season
                    and hope that, in the coming year, you and your family will continue to
                    enjoy the satisfaction that comes from making a difference in the lives of
                    those in need.

                    Best wishes,

                    Sid L. Scruggs III
                    International President

                                              LIONS MISSION STATEMENT
                    “To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by
                          providing voluntary services through community involvement and international
                                             LION LAUGHTER

                                         They Walk Among Us!
Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift. One day she was typing and turned to a
secretary and said, 'I'm almost out of typing paper. What do I do?' 'Just use copier machine paper,' the
secretary told her. With that, the intern took her last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier
and proceeded to make five 'blank' copies.

Police in Radnor, Pa. interrogated a suspect by placing a metal colander on his head and connecting it with
wires to a photocopy machine. The message 'He's lying' was placed in the copier, and police pressed the
copy button each time they thought the suspect wasn't telling the truth. Believing the 'lie detector' was
working, the suspect confessed.
I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car. „Do you need some help?' I asked. She
replied, 'I knew I should have replaced the battery to this remote door unlocker. Now I can't get into my car.
Do you think they (pointing to a distant convenience store) would have a battery to fit this?' 'Hmmm, I dunno.
Do you have an alarm, too?' I asked. 'No, just this remote thingy,' she answered, handing it and the car keys
to me. As I took the key and manually unlocked the door, I replied, 'Why don't you drive over there and check
about the batteries. It's a long walk.'

I couldn't find my luggage at the airport baggage area, so I went to the lost luggage office and told the
woman there that my bags never showed up. She smiled and told me not to worry because she was a
trained professional and I was in good hands. "Now," she asked me, has your plane arrived yet?"

My sister has a lifesaving tool in her car designed to cut through a seat belt if she gets trapped. She keeps it
in the trunk.

I was at the checkout of a K-Mart. The clerk rang up $46.64 charge. I gave her a fifty dollar bill. She gave me
back $46.64. I gave the money back to her and told her that she had made a mistake in MY favor. She
became indignant and informed me she was "Educated and knew what she was doing" and returned the
money again. I gave her the Money back ...same scenario! I departed the store with the $46.64.

                                          PUN OF THE MONTH
                          Does Snoop Dogg rap his Christmas gifts?

                                      HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH
                           A Profile of our Club Members
                                     Breast Cancer - Foods to Eat
Diet and nutrition can play a significant role in the chances of developing breast cancer, especially if you
have a family history of the disease. The following foods may help to prevent or lessen the risks - I
encourage all women to give them a try:

Use healthy fats: Monounsaturates such as a high quality, extra virgin olive oil, freshly ground flaxseed and
oily fish such as wild Alaskan salmon and sardines (which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids) may help reduce
your risk of developing breast cancer.

Include whole soy products in your diet. Soy foods contain many cancer-protective substances, including
isoflavones. Try to eat one to two servings of whole soy-based foods a day.

Eat more fruits and vegetables! Especially cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, bok choy, and
cauliflower, which contain many different cancer-protective phytonutrients.
                  A Profile of our Club Members

 Our newest
 Future Lion


  Lion Todd
 And his wife
                  Public Service Announcement
                         Property for Sale

                      Other Property for Sale:
                      University of Michigan

The University of Michigan library burned to the ground. All five books in
the library were destroyed. The football team was very upset because they
                     hadn't colored in two of them yet.

           {This page is just for the fun of teasing our Michigan fans!}
                            LIONS CALENDAR
                             January 2011
Sunday        Monday       Tuesday        Wednesday   Thursday        Friday        Saturday

                                                                                  Jake Koch
          2            3             4           5           6                  7          8
               NOON                                       Bill         Dave
              MR. LEE’S                                Channell        Wilson
              BANQUET                                  Birthday           &
                 **BD.                                                Wymer
              MEETING                                                 Birthday
               6:00 MR.
              ROOM- **
         9           10              11          12          13                14         15
   Bob         NOON
  Bistor      MR. LEE’S
 Birthday     BANQUET

         16          17              18         19               20        21            22
              MEETING                                                                 Mike
              MR. LEE’S                                                             Edwards
              BANQUET                                                               Birthday
         23          24              25         26           27            28            29
              MEETING       Steve                                                     Jim
              MR. LEE’S    Schubert                                                 Caldwell
              BANQUET      Birthday                                                 Birthday

         30          31
              MR. LEE’S
                                                   Lesson for Life
Cambridge Lion’s Club
     P.O. Box 1812                “Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your
     Cambridge, OH               neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.
      43725-1812                                    ~Benjamin Franklin

Monday, 12:00 Noon at Mr.                             President’s Message
Lee‟s Banquet Room.         Fellow Lions:
                            Welcome 2011! As this new year begins I wish to offer my sincere
                            thanks to our fellow lions that gave of themselves this holiday season,
                            with a special thanks to Lion Ralph Ray for managing the Senior
                            Center Secret Santa. Whether it was money, gifts, or time, it was
Board Meetings:             important that Lions continue our tradition of giving. While our
First Monday of every
                            continued support of the Lions projects of sight and hearing, as well
month, 6:00 P.M. at Mr.     as our state and district projects are important, I feel that we make the
Lee‟s Buckeye Room – All    greatest impact in our own community with the small donations that
Members Are Welcome!        we provide to local charities. Be it Grace Pantry, Haven of Hope, or
                            the Children's Advocacy Center, our small contributions make a huge
                            impact. Let's keep this spirit of giving alive as we enter this new year.
                            Thanks to everyone and Happy New Year.
                            At your service,
                            Benjamin Cahoon
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    P.O. Box 1812
   Cambridge, OH

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