Washington Evening Journal
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Winfield Lions March 2 meeting recap
By Sharon Jennings
Mar. 9, 2023 10:01 am
The Winfield Lions Club met Thursday March 2, at the Presbyterian Church with 14 members present.
President Scott Jennings called the meeting to order. Following the Pledge of Allegiance Ben Johnson entertained members with a variety of tunes. Secretary Wanda Jennings passed around copies of last month’s minutes, which were approved. Treasurer Ronnie Van Auken gave the treasurer’s report.
One of the first items discussed was how to recruit new members. Meetings are held the first and third Thursday of each month. The first meeting of the month is a business meeting, and the third Thursday is a social event. Several ideas were put forth, but just asking persons if they would like to be a Lion was the most popular idea presented.
There was a brief discussion of last month’s game night. Unfortunately, the weather was inclement, and the turnout was slim. However, the ones who braved the weather had a good time and good food.
Ideas for upcoming events were presented. The Lions will enter a float in this years Crooked Creek Day parade.
Also discussed was the possibility of having a side-by-side (four wheelers) trail ride. Larry Montross said he had a venue for one. A fish fry was also suggested as another money raising event. Both suggestions were tabled in leu of further discussion and until more information is available on the feasibility of sponsoring these events.
Members plan to attend the play “Clue” at the Washington Community Center on March 10. Pam Johnson and Wanda Jennings volunteered to attend the District Meeting which will be held in Mt. Pleasant on March 27.
Following the meeting members enjoyed yummy treats furnished by Wanda Jennings.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Winfield Lions Club would be welcomed. It takes a “pride” of Lions to accomplish the many services they offer. And it isn’t all “work and no play”, Lions have attended Burlington Bees games, eaten out as a group, attended plays, have game night among other social events.