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Lions Club to hold blood drive today

The Jamestown Lions Club is hosting a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at North Dakota Farmers Union's conference center. To set up an appointment or to donate blood, call Tom Sanders at (701) 320...

The Jamestown Lions Club is hosting a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at North Dakota Farmers Union’s conference center. To set up an appointment or to donate blood, call Tom Sanders at (701) 320-1424 or Gary Speidel at (701) 320-3340.
The Lions Club met Dec. 2 at Shady’s Restaurant & Lounge in the Gladstone Inn & Suites.
President Kathy Clemens opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, and Glen Nagel gave the table blessing. Carmel Wanzek led the group with various Christmas-themed games.
Maj. Tim Nauta with the Salvation Army in Jamestown was the guest speaker. Nauta thanked Lions for their participation in the Red Kettle Campaign, specifically noting that the Jamestown Lions Club has been the leader among other Jamestown civic groups in the amount collected during the Red Kettle Campaign. This year’s goal is $156,000, which is the same as last year. However, this year’s donations are down considerably compared to last year during the same period, Nauta said. The Salvation Army is an organization that not only provides physical or financial support, but also emotional and spiritual support to those in need, he said.
Clemens announced that the Red Kettle bell-ringing date for the Lions Club will be Dec. 18. A sign-up sheet was passed around for various times and locations for bell ringing. There will also be a roving team that will be out Friday evening requesting donations.
In other business, Clemens announced that Lions Club International has recognized the Jamestown Lions by awarding it the Membership Satisfaction Award. This award is given to clubs that engage and involve club members in meaningful service.
The Jamestown Lions Club’s next regular meeting is at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at Shady’s Restaurant & Lounge in the Gladstone. Prospective members and guests are always welcome.

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