As basic as it
sounds, this is really the key to all membership recruitment efforts. If you do
not ask a prospective member if she is interested in LIONS, you are not
letting the prospect make the decision – you are making it for them. -- The
LION, February 2004
08/29/2007- It has come to our attention that a former
Lion President, Dew Wertenberger, has met some misfortune at his new residence
in Bowdon, Georgia. A house fire has completely gutted the house. Both he and
Linda were not injured. Anyone wishing to assist can contact the Club.
06/19/2007- 82nd Anniversary
Party went well as planned.
03/25/2007- Elections. RDLC will now have it's
first female President. Kim Norwood was elected President, Chuck Croston, 2nd
Vice President, Lisy Rodriguez, Secretary, Mary Jane Trent, Treasurer, and
Myrtice Konsky, Tail Twister.
01/23/2007- Tonight is our smoke test for the popcorn
popper. Creampuff is 98% ready for the Rodeo this weekend. The Boy Scouts are
set up to sell at the Rodeo and the Parade on Saturday. Hopefully this is going
to be a big year.
01/01/2007- Happy New Year
11/07/2006 - Tonight's meeting went very well. We had over
a quorum of members and actually got some business done. The club also had an
election to award it's first Melvin Jones Fellowships.
The Fellowships in order of vote totals were (1) Harold Kendall, (2) Ed Samples,
(3) Myrtice Konsky, (4) Kim Norwood and (5) Boyce Rhyne. Congratulations to all
of them. Myrtice's ravioli was excellent.
10/17//2006 - Tonight was District 35-A Governor Marty
Murphy's official visit to the club. Also in attendance were Ana Murphy and Lion
Marion Hyatt of the Homestead Lions Club. No business was conducted during the
regular meeting but RDLC's donation to the Sightfirst campaign was
presented to Lion Marty.
03/21/2006 - Lion Laynee Reidinger was on hand to address
the Club regarding her aspirations to become the next Vice District Governor.
Dinner by Myrtice was great. Election went
03/07/2006 - Good meeting. 1 new member. Ballot has been
finalized for the March 21st election. Looks like we will have no Immediate Past-President
this year. Dinner by Suzy was fantastic. Approved letter to our neighbor
regarding Hurricane damage. Eyeglass box to be installed this week.
03/01/2006 - Received an e-mail from 35-A PDG and RDLC
Past President Dennis Alcock on the 26th of February.
He said that he has not seen Kitty up in his part of the country. I consider
this a real honor from a real Lion. More later.
02/21/2006 - 2 new members. Dinner by Marta was great.
Creampuff takedown is scheduled for February 26th at the club house. Party is
set for June 10th, 2006. There will be 81 tickets @ $100.00 each and the
committee has been formed. Barbeque for March has been shelved.
02/14/2006 - Our intrepid band ventured North into the
nether regions of Lionism this past evening. To a place that has no J&B or
Chivas, a cold place, (At least it was in the parking lot)
a place that automatically adds a gratuity to parties of 6 or more. Into the
abode of the Perrine-Cutler Ridge Lions Club. All in an effort to rescue poor
Kitty, and rescue Kitty we did.
02/07/2006 - Good meeting. 3 brand
new members. Approved new eyeglass deposit box for outside of club house.
Set tentative date of June 10th for the Anniversary party. Dinner by Myrtice was
great. Put the nominating committee in place. More later.
02/02/2006 - Got some pictures from the
02/01/2006 - We responded to Kitty's email.
01/29/2006 - Received a email from Kitty stating that the
Perrine-Cutler Ridge Club was holding him hostage.
01/24/2006 - Tried to go to the Perrine-Cutler Ridge Lions
Club meeting to rescue Kitty. The web site said 7PM at the Tex-Mex on Old Cutler
Road. I couldn't find it because it's not there anymore.
01/17/2006 - Another good meeting. District 35A Vice
Governor was in attendance and inducted our latest new
member. This was a Zone meeting. More details on that later. The downer of
the evening came when we noticed that someone had kidnapped
our poor little lion kitty. Already, an intensive search & rescue plan is being
formulated. We have a crime, we have suspects, and we
will have Kitty back.
01/10/2006- Good meeting. Creampuff is to be re-assembled
and a popcorn cooking class is to be done January 22nd @ 11AM. Deferred
induction of newest member to the January 17th meeting because the sponsor had
to work tonight. Dinner by Kim Norwood was great. Schedule for the rodeo is
coming together. Accepted minutes from the 12/06/05 meeting. Obviously no one on
this end won the raffle for the champagne. Lion Ken Melhado was a real trooper
in standing in for the missing Lion Tamer and promptly fined the President 10
times for various and sundry acts. (Don't know if I'm going to do that again,
OR, maybe that was his idea to make sure I did not.) Thanks.
12/20/2005- Had meeting, NO QUORUM for any business
though. New Secretary was there with bells on, NO TREASURER.
Inducted newest member, Norma Sowder. Discussed Rodeo
preparations. Scheduling sheets were distributed and all attending members or
guests were asked for any donations of time during the Rodeo Weekend. Minutes
from the last meeting were prepared by Kim Norwood but were not presented due to
inability of the Club to accept. Myrtice cooked a great dinner even though she
knew she had to work tonight but had it sent out to the Clubhouse. 50/50 was
$40.00, We're getting there one way or another.
12/12/2005- Club members sold 100 Tickets for the
Projects, Inc. District 35-A Raffle. They are raffling off (1) Case of wine and
(1) Case of champagne.
12/10/05- Yard cleanup went
great. It was a shame to throw away all the frozen stuff. Everybody did a good
12/06/05- Nice meeting. No Secretary or Treasurer
attended. First printed minutes for every member to read prior to approving in
the last 400 years. Club made $60.00 on 50/50. (New Record) (Purely in my
estimation)ed. Treasurer called prior to meeting and was
out of town. Secretary was voted out of office and replaced with volunteer Lisy
Rodriguez. Scheduled Club work halfday for December 10 @ 1 PM to cut trees and
clean up debris associated with the recent hurricanes. Dinner provided by Kim
Norwood was fantastic. Next meeting will have a dual induction of members. (We
are getting there) Float was deferred to next meeting and schedule for the Rodeo
will be provided at next meeting.
11/29/05- A Zone meeting at the clubhouse has been
scheduled for January 17th 2006.
11/21/05- The building cleaning has been changed to
11/15/2005- Regular meeting. Membership Chair Kimberly
Norwood performed the ceremony to induct our latest two members.
(Pictures) A building
cleaning evening has been set for November 22nd @ 6:30PM. Pizza will be the
gourmet dining fare.
11/1/2005- Meeting cancelled due to Hurricane Wilma.
10/04/2005 - Regular meeting, dinner was great,
wrote check to Red Cross for $1874.62 and we inducted our
newest Lion. Gabel Neubauer was presented her
Certificate of Appreciation for Membership from Lions International.
10/03/2005 - October 18th's meeting will be a Zone
09/20/2005 - Regular meeting cancelled because of
09/06/2005 - Regular meeting. The club voted to donate the
proceeds from the anniversary party to the Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina
08/16/2005 - Regular meeting. This was the worst
attendance I have ever seen as a member of this Lions Club. With no Secretary,
Treasurer, Tail Twister and other absentees, we did not even have a quorum to
even have a meeting. (Only missed by one though) We had a prospective member for
the meeting. Mr. Ken Melhado joined us. I was expecting at least two others.
This is definitely not the way to increase membership. Boyce Rhyne and Myrtice
Konsky were given Certificates of Appreciation for membership from Lions
International. It was a nice dinner thanks to Myrtice. No business was
conducted. The schedule for the Softball Tournament is still TBA.
08/16/2005 - Found some pictures of
DG Colleen Westmoreland taken at the December 7th, 2004 meeting.
08/02/2005 - Regular meeting. District Governor Mario
Echevarria made his official visit for this Lionistic year. Also in attendance
were Vice District Governor Martin Murphy and both wives. DG Mario made the
presentation to Lion Harold Kendall of a Certificate of Appreciation for 65
years of Lionism. He also made the Lion of the Year award to Lion Myrtice Konsky
for the 2004-05 year. Lion Kimberly Norwood received a President's Appreciation
award for all she did preparing for the anniversary party.
(Pictures) Congratulations to all.
07/26/2005 - Zone meeting. Zone Chair Anna Murphy
07/25/2005 - Received an E-Mail from
Lion Clement F. Kusiak, the 2005-2006 LCIF
tsunami-ravaged areas in Indonesia and what the Lions are doing. To read, Click this
07/19/2005 - Peter Hoffmann's wife Kathleen passed away
July 15th. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2005, at
Palms Woodlawn, 27100 Old Dixie Highway, Naranja, Florida and a Mass of the
Resurrection will be held at St. Martin DePorres Catholic Church, 14881 S.W. 288
St., Homestead, FL at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 23, 2005. Flowers have been
sent from the club.
Link to Miami Herald Obituary.
06/13/2005 - Start of Picture
page is up for the 80th.
06/13/2005 - It's over. The party went really well with
close to a hundred in attendance. The band played till after midnight (They were
good) The food was good, the Bartenders were great and the Serving Ladies were
fantastic. The only real bad thing that happened was that someone ripped off the keg
and tap. Will post pictures later.
06/02/2005 - Bathroom floor got poured today, maybe we'll
get this puppy done. We have donations of fishing trips, golf, fire
extinguishers, honey, gift baskets, plants, massages, etc so far. Less than a
week to go.
06/01/2005 - Congratulations to Lion Mario Echevarria for
his election to District 35-A Governor.
05/31/2005 - Party committee meeting. Hi Gene! Tickets are
going slow but steady. Write up in the News Leader was nothing to write home
about. Food is taken care of. Bar list has been made.
05/17/2005 - Regular meeting. We had a visitor from Spanish
Town, Jamaica. Lion Dudley Lalah is in town for medical reasons. He is also the
Chairman of the clubs 30th Anniversary committee. (1975-2005)
05/16/2005 - Tickets for the 80th Party are available. See
80th page for locations.
05/16/2005 - Floor tile for the restrooms and office was
donated by Fred Rhodes. Many Thanks!
05/14/2005 - Lion Norman fixed the sound system this weekend
and we got the painting almost finished. Some items are making it back on the
05/07/2005 Painting party got quite a bit done today.
5/03/3005 - Meeting * Approved new Constitution & Bylaws.
(First in a long time) Secretary Sara Borek resigned for personal reasons,
Volunteer Martha Howe was elected to replace her. The 80th Anniversary is a go
by majority. Paint and 80th Committees selected to
get this show on the road. Paint party will meet Saturday, May 7, 2005.
4/27/2005 - Pictures of the
paint job at the Clubhouse.
4/19/2005 - Meeting * Good Treasurers report. First in Club
Induction of New Member since I became a Lion. Newest is Kimberly Norwood.
Congratulations Kim! Martha Howe named Chair of Audit/Finance Committee.
4/8/2005 You can now print the monthly calendar by going
to the Meetings Page, then click the Monthly Calendar Link. Most browsers
support printing the frame with the calendar in it. The calendar also has the
meeting times for the Homestead, Perrine-Cutler Ridge, Miami Lakes, Kendall West and Key Largo
3/15/2005 The installation of the 2005-06 Officers was
performed by MD-35A Vice District Governor Mario Echevarria. (Pictures)
2/28/2005 Found some records for a Ted E. Stadig (Club
2/17/2005 Safety Deposit box was drilled today - Original
Constitution and Bylaws were found.
2/15/2005 Goodbye party for Dew scheduled @
Clubhouse March 19th, 6 PM. All Lions invited. We will have 1st National Bank's
big grill trailer for ribs and chicken. Covered dishes will be welcome.
1/30/2005 The Rodeo was a success after a terrible Friday
night. Congratulations to all members who assisted, Top Gun and Boy Scout Troop
69. To see some pictures click here.
1/3/2005 Linda Wertenberger's Mother passed away Sunday
evening. Viewing will be from 5 to 8 PM Tuesday at Almond Funeral Home in
Carrolton Georgia. Funeral services will be at 3 PM Wednesday. The Club has sent
12/29/2004 The Memorial Service for Colleen F.
Westmoreland took place this afternoon. Attended by Family, Friends,
Firefighters, Police and Lions totaling close to 1,000 souls. What started as a
rather somber affair took life when Pat Westmoreland opened the event
recognizing the number of people that came to pay respect to his Mother. Even
rain did not deter the crowd from listening to all of Colleen's children give
homage to her. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
12/28/2004 Colleen's Guest Book
Governor Lion Colleen Westmoreland passed away at Jackson Memorial Hospital in
Miami on Thursday December 23, 2004. Click the link for information
12/22/2004 According to Neighbors helping Neighbors,
donations can be made to the Westmoreland Fund through the Dade County
12/17/2004 MD35A District Governor Colleen Westmoreland's
residence caught fire and was gutted. She is now in the burn unit at Jackson.
Our hearts are with her.
(See Miami Herald story)
12/11/2004 Vice President Martha Howe had knee surgery and
will be out of commission for 6 weeks.
Meeting 12/07/2004 (Pearl Harbor Day) @ 7 PM - This will be a Zone Meeting.
35A District Governor Colleen Westmoreland will be in attendance.
11/30/04 Movement of the "Rock" in Orlando did not go
well. Apparently the "Rock" exceeded the capabilities of both the crane sent to
lift it and Dew's trailer.
See the newly
repaired Lion. - October 2004
Planning for the 80th Anniversary Celebration has begun. (Details later) Any
input from members would be greatly appreciated. On computer, please use the
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