Miller speaks at Lions ClubPresident Jim Boyd presided at the Jan. 16 noon luncheon meeting of the Buffalo City Lions Club at the Gladstone Inn and Suites. Boyd called on member Nace Haugen, who introduced his guest, Matt Burgard, who is retired after 36 years with Goodrich Corp. and its predecessors.
President Jim Boyd presided at the Jan. 16 noon luncheon meeting of the Buffalo City Lions Club at the Gladstone Inn and Suites. Boyd called on member Nace Haugen, who introduced his guest, Matt Burgard, who is retired after 36 years with Goodrich Corp. and its predecessors.
Nina Sneider reported on participation in the chili cook-off. Some Lion members may participate. There was a discussion of several fundraising activities. Boyd will visit with the Jamestown Lions club on joint advertising and marketing by the clubs and the 125th city anniversary celebration. Boyd provided the meals on wheels schedule and speaker schedule for February. He will also get a date for the next board of director’s meeting.
Glen Nagel introduced guest speaker Maj. Tim Miller of the Salvation Army, who spoke on its Christmas campaign. He reported a total of $66,000 was collected from all sources and some amounts remain to come into the office. More people helped with the angel tree donations than in previous years.
The Salvation Army operates a local after school youth center with snack bar for middle school-aged children and older teens with 40-50 youth per night divided into the two age groups. The Salvation Army is working on starting a day camp in the summer. Miller spoke about the Salvation Army’s local thrift store where people may donate items for resale. The Thrift Store depends on volunteers, mostly retired people, for most of its work. A retired teacher goes through donated computers to get them ready for resale. Computers are a hot item now, but the best sellers are clothing and books, he said.
Miller also spoke about the homeless coalition of which the Salvation Army is a part. Jamestown averages about 30 homeless people per month from various sources. The state is requesting the coalition prepare a 10-year plan so it is working on that plan.
The Buffalo City Lions Club meets every first and third Wednesday at the Gladstone Inn and Suites for a noon luncheon meeting. The Lions service organization’s major emphasis is on providing services and improving the lives of visually impaired people around the world by providing eyeglasses, fight eye diseases and helping with corneal transplants.
Guests and visiting Lions Club members are welcome. Contact any Lions member if interested in joining or for more information. Men, women and students are welcome.