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1 (Click here to go to our website) Call to Order – President Weldon Garrelts called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

2 Invocation – David Hunter: Hear our prayer, oh Lord, our thanks for food; life’s small pleasures, a little snow, a little sun; and now we pray that winter’s done. Amen. Vittles – Chicken Marinara, pasta, mixed vegetables, salad and toppings, garlic toast, chocolate avalanche cheesecake, tea and coffee.

3 Alternate Dessert

4 Attendance – 22 members, 5 visitors. Guests – John (Weldon Garrelts’ grandson). Birthdays – none.

5 Announcements – Weldon Garrelts announced Friday, April 4 th, is our lunch relay for Lions International and challenged us to bring a friend. Our Wednesday meeting will be moved to Friday, April 4, but still at the Windsor. You will have an opportunity to introduce your guests. Tuesday, April 1, will be our Board Meeting.

6 David Lin gave us a membership pep talk

7 and Rich King handed out invitation sheets.

8 Lottery – Fonda Bowden won the $12 lottery.

9 Lions Report – Gregory Hayes was in the hospital briefly today for a suspected heart attack. Fortunately, it was a false alarm. If you are ill or know a fellow Lion that is under the weather, please call Pat Bryan at

10 Pat then passed a sympathy card around for us to sign for Byron balbach whose mother had recently passed away.

11 Program – Jay Hoeflinger introduced our speaker, Kathie Spegal, Interim Coordinator, Illinois Radio Reader Service, 300 N. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana IL Kathie graduated from the University of Kentucky and Miami of Ohio University with degrees in education. She taught school, raised 3 children, worked for Girl Scouts of the USA for 18 years, for Planned Parenthood in Champaign as Director of Education, and as a Case Manager for Prairie Center in the Drug Court Program. Currently, she is Interim Director of the Radio Reader Program. She loves to sing and garden.

12 WILL started the program in the 1940s.

13 Our club has taken on the Radio Reader Program as one of its activities.

14 It is a statewide program that helps those who cannot read for different reasons, not just blindness.

15 They are on 24-hours per day at

16 Some of the material is downloaded from online and they try to keep a wide-variety of topics.

17 Some readers read from online, but others use hard copies.

18 Local volunteers read local material.

19 The receiver is a physical radio that is preset and is mailed free to those who qualify.

20 They have received a grant to help purchase 50 new radios.

21 You can also now listen online through the computer at

22 For more information about volunteering, you may call them at

23 Tail Twister – Tom Yaxley asked Rich Suchomski to carry the bucket.

24 He fined Jay Hoeflinger for sitting with the ladies;

25 Fonda Bowden for having won the lottery;

26 Bob Tuchel for having been gone so long and just now getting back to the club;

27 He then read some funny thoughts, such as “Order a ‘diet water’ with a straight face.”

28 “Hey, that’s a good one, tom!!!

29 Apr 4 – FRIDAY! Lunch relay at The Windsor of Savoy Greeter: Omer Benn Apr 9 – Business Meeting - Know Your Lion Click here to Sam McGrew and let him know what you would like to see in a Lions Club program some Coming up

30 Thank you for watching Editor Rex Hess Publisher David Hunter To Dave with your suggestions, click here → To go to our website, click here →


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