Published by the Appleton Noon Lions Club, P.O. Box 762, Appleton, Wisconsin 54912
Meetings: Mondays 12:15 p.m. - The Grand Meridian, 2621 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI
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Mark Keller

Vice President
lst Mary Beth Nienhaus
2nd Ron Dunlap
3rd Jerry Breen

Carol Jansen

Assistant Secretary
Tom O'Hearn

Blaine Priebusch

Lion Tamer
Gerry Edinger
Dick Novitske

Tail Twister
Sara Strelow
Judy Knaus

Past President
Tom Barnes

1 yr. Ken Pawlak
1 yr. Charlie Garnier
2 yr. Sharron Huss
2 yr. Del Schuh
3 yr. Sara Strelow
3 yr. Sherri McNamara

1 yr. Tom Barnes, Chair
2 yr. Sharron Huss
3 yr. Sara Strelow

Editor: SNORT
Sherri McNamara

Vol. 93 No. 19 November 30, 2017

Its official--the Grants Committee met and the full Appleton Noon Lions Club voted on the following slate of grants to be presented at the Annual Egg Nog Lunch on December 18, 2017. Come and meet representatives from our award winning agencies and bring a friend. Let's celebrate our good fortune and hard work that makes these gifts possible.

Boys and Girls Club $ 500.00
COTS $1000.00
Harbor House $ 500.00
Homeless Connection $1000.00
Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities $1000.00
LEAVAN $1000.00
NAMI $1000.00
St. Joseph Food Program $1000.00
Warming Center $1000.00
Big Brothers and Big Sisters $ 500.00
Fox Valley Memory Project $1000.00
Fox Valley Veterans Council, Inc.(Veterans Emergency Fund) $ 500.00
Mother and Unborn Baby Care (Earn While You Learn Prog.) $ 500.00
Loaves and Fishes Of the Fox Valley $ 500.00
Family First Ministry,Inc(Breakfast Program) $ 500.00
Riverview Gardens $ 500.00

But as wonderful as the grants are, we do more! December 20th is our annual trip to Grand Old Army Veterans Home in King, WI. We will load the bus at 9:00 am in the Meridian parking lot, go to Sharron Huss's house to get goods she has collected and take off for a great day visiting the residents and seeing the grounds and of course, delivering needed goods. Come and bring a friend--Gaye Tassoul is providing the funding for the bus and we have room!

As you saw in the last Snort, the Appleton Noon Lions Club, Lions International Centennial Project is completed thanks to Daphne Kennett's careful supervision. Visit the Lions Park before the snow flies to see the handicapped picnic area.

Our programming the last weeks in November brought very interesting topics to our attention. I was amazed that a for-profit company was taking on one of the Lion's Missions! Can you believe that eye tissue is now a commodity that can offer profits when for years it has been a gift and a donation from the heart of surviving family members. And the Lions have been faithful in transporting the tissues. Well, I for one was incensed by that news and I guess there is nothing we can do about it except publicize what is being done by the Lions and that the services are available. Thank you Stacy Moore, our new Lion Eye Bank Manager, for bringing that to our attention.

We also heard from Eric Riley with Wisconsin Public TV/Radio. It is fascinating that Wisconsin is a leader in this field and so appropriate that the Trout Family, in memory of Timothy William Trout funded the production of the show, "The Capital, The People's House" airing on the PBS channel as a fund raiser. WPT is such a treasure for our children as well as all of our citizens. I get many of my cooking tips from Create channel 977 and also enjoy the wonderful travel shows. Take a minute during your day to watch these interesting programs--and maybe you would like the PBS News. It always seems fair, unbiased, and no shouting at each other.

So, now we are entering the busiest time of the year. December is an emotional month with parties, church activities, and family events, and birthdays. Appleton Noon Lions will celebrate three birthdays--Ron Dunlap, Sharron Huss, and Joan Bartman. Happy birthday to all. But please remember with all of the busy-ness going on, December is also a lonely or sad time for some--bring good cheer to those who need it.

Now, I don't know how this happened but Rik Madisen and David Lee are both the Greeters and Program Planners for December. I expect them to be full of good cheer and provide great programs for us. I am told that the programs will be on the web page, though I have yet to find them. Joe Ferris will explain that to us at a later date, but for now let's enter December with joy and be a blessing to those around us. That's what Lions do! Let's hear that ROAR!


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