OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
Vol. 94, No. 6, April 3, 2018
The Appleton Noon Lions has had a very busy and interesting early Spring. We prepared for the Rose delivery and are ready to make over 300 recipients of Lions roses happy. We still need help so anyone interested in delivering, please call Mark Keller at 733-3916. Friday, April 5, 2018, drivers can pick up roses at Monarch Gardens at 8:30 am, and Saturday, April 6, 2018, drivers can pick up roses at 8:00 am at the Budweiser Distribution Center in the North East Industrial Park off of Roemer Rd.
We had 13 eye tissue deliveries in the month of March! Thanks to Sharron Huss who has taken over the job of facilitating the deliveries from Del Schuh after years of service. Thanks to both for completing the Lion Mission.
We also found out about changes planned for downtown Appleton, thanks to Jennifer Stephany, Executive Director of ADI (Appleton Downtown Inc.). The opening of the Exhibition Center has started a full redevelopment of Jones Park and its gateway function to the river. Multiple use projects like the library/condo/apartment complex will further redefine the downtown landscape and Venture headquarters will revitalize downtown. Change can be exciting and we have a lot to look forward to such as residential opportunities on the 10-12 floors of the Zuelke Building. If you want more information, there will be a State of Downtown Development Summit on May 15, 2018 at the Paper Valley Hotel.
Mike Weyenberg gave us an enjoyable overview of maple syrup making which he did with his brother-in-law. March is the month for syrup making because the sap from the tree has to freeze overnight and thaw during the day to flow properly. The sap, after collected, is cooked down to a syrup which is filtered and put into canning jars for keeping. Lots of work and time is needed for this treat but enjoyable when done as a family project... Tom O'Hearn won the jar of syrup, what a sweet surprise.
Remember to contact Tom Barnes about your desire to serve in various club capacities and mark your calendar for April 24, 2018 (1-3 pm) when the Lion Eye ware Trailer will be at the Meridian parking lot for loading of donated glasses.
April 8, 2018, Mark Keller has called a board meeting at 11:00 am at the Meridian prior to our regular meeting-see you there.