New Friends / Learning about the Lions!
 (these were not the words of the day - I could not find the quote that Peter read - so I found a Queen Elizabeth one blush
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Peter gave an update on the Farmer's market.  Ken took over super clicker duty!  
We've noticed in Jim's absence the vendors may be taking advantage of space - we'll be sure to keep the isle clear and wide
bright Yellow Mums for fall planting
Mum pick-up is THIS Friday, September 16th.  Thank you to those that participated - Judi Ann should arrive at the parking lot of United Way at 3:00

Bristol Rotary Family Fun Day -  September 18, 2022 2:00 - 6:00 (set up at 1:00 PM)

A BIG thank you to Hidden valley as this is our 4th-year running the mini golf tournament
a reminder that we can't "poach" their mini golfers but can offer them to buy a raffle ticket
We have had a good response from Sponsors
A sign-up sheet went around - if you are able to help on Sunday - please contact Patti at 860-878-7172 - there is also a Sign-Up Genius in your inbox!
If you have access to social media - please share event post - that can be found on our Facebook page!
Mary confirmed that our club joined with Bristol Central Interact Club are signed up to walk in the Mum parade on September 25, 2022 

Interested in ordering Rotary logo Gear - feel free to place an order here: RUSSELL-HAMPTON CO. - Rotary Club Supplies Since 1920 (
or write down the item number and we can place a group order
This is also a cool website - perhaps we want to put an order together + receive a group discount - do your homework and bring back ideas to the next meeting: Home - 1905 Gear

Everett "Ev" Lyons of Lions Clubs International was our guest speaker this morning
* Ev joined the Lions Club in 1998
* Lions club international started in 1917 - local club started in 1926
* Lions best known for collecting eyeglasses, and eye care, last year in Bristol collected 2600 pairs of glasses in good condition 
* Ev's wife (also President of  Harwington Lions club) has been on 2 missions in Central America to give out glasses
* glasses are sent to New Jersey, cleaned, perception is read and in 5 days missionaries can pass out 4,000 glasses 
* glasses given to 3rd world countries - Ev's daughter is an Anthropologist and noted the doctor shows up 1x per year.
*  In 1925, Helen Keller was a speaker at their conference and dubbed Lions Club -.Knights of the Blind
* Local club part of 2 eye research foundations - Yale (diabetes. Works on blood vessels in the eye) & UConn (Sr. Citizen..close of the eye)
* partnership with 2 labs: Bristol hospital..must be referred by eye Dr, they give out special lamps, and other seeing implements - provide $4,000 a year in devices
* 60k people in CT could use low vision services 
* Occupational therapists also work with those with low vision and share life skills 
* if you have a relative or friend that has low vision - Lions can help
* Diabetes leads to retinopathy 
* Lions also supports a Diabetic youth camp, for type 1, these children wouldn't go to summer camp - good respite for parents
* Lions helps with youth cancer, Camp jewel, 2 week camp for cancer kids, go to just be a  kid
* This year they created 1st scholarship funding a student with eye issues going to college through Main Street Community Foundation, this year Terryville student was awarded
* also award 2k scholarship, assistance off to college regular education 
* Local Lions Club meets Tuesday evening at the New England Carousel Museum
* Tells you what you are looking at on the boulevard -  tell you about the monument
* Debuting on Veterans day. - 10 monuments will be available to listen to
* Ev was Principal of BEHS - used to bring students to the Boulevard
* Lions Club provided an ice skating rink to the Park dept
* Lions club will march in the mum parade
* They sponsor a family at Christmas
Local Lions has 30 members, 12-15 who attend meetings
* money is raised by golf tournament - 9 holes bring in 5-6k
* Pancake breakfast at Elks club
* Fascia fundraiser..for Valentine's day
* Team up with Harwington club for car show
 Visitors / Happy / Sad Bucks 
Dave's guest today was Earnie from the Republican Town Committee (RTC) - during the lockdown, Earnie played a key role in getting people to go to local restaurants with a friendly contest. 
His tag line is Neighbors caring for with his time. Earnie has been a resident of Bristol for 9 years.
Dave, happy buck for Earnie and Dr. Lyon
Ken, happy for the rain
Mary, happy for guests, daughter starts new job - a bit early  6-2:30, as a nutrition assistant, hopefully, she will stay awake for tomorrows concert Florence and the Machine, Happy Birthday to Husband
Mark, sad patriots lost 
Bob. Happy to be back from VT, a buck for Whit Betts, informative about Lions, the weather has a dramatic effect on diabetic grandson, nice to know about eyes
Patti, happy for the guest speaker, Happy 17th birthday to Gabe, happy parking lot done, now flat, Wine Woman and Watches are sold out, thank you for your support, mini golf this weekend!
Laura, happy for the speakers + Chris comes home tonight
Lee. Dr. Lyons speech, polio plus

Upcoming events/meetings
September 16, 2022 - (3-4) mum pick up at United Way
September 18, 2022  (2-6) Mini Golf Tournament - Contact Patti with any questions - 860-878-7172
September 20, 2022 - Board meeting after regular meeting
September 25, 2022 - March in Mum parade with BCHS Interactors
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Phyllis Tucker
August 6
Claudette Ferrante
August 8
Lee Sinkwich
August 19
Charles Glendon
August 29
George Klimek
August 29
Join Date
Bob DuPont
August 1, 1996
26 years
Peter Hernandez
August 3, 2021
1 year
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