OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
Vol. 94 No. 2 January 30, 2018
The Appleton Noon Lions has had a very interesting January with speakers taking us from the streets of Appleton to the islands of Japan to the minds of our autistic children. A varied and stimulating menu of topics that keep our minds at work as well as our commitment to helping others.
The alternatives to homelessness in our community have been responded to by a wide variety of non-profits, many of which we sponsor. The work of these programs assist citizens to attain a self defined independence and make the Appleton area a great place to live, raise a family, and retire in. And our work as Lions ties right in with that philosophy. Sue Lee shared a letter from a mother thanking us for the eye screening of her child who is now excelling in school because he can really see-probably for the first time. All of these small accomplishments enrich our area making it something to share and as we heard from Joette Bump, it is also a great place to "sister" with, such as Kononji, Japan. The sister city program, started 30 years ago, has offered students the opportunity to visit Japan and to have their hosts come to Appleton for a visit. All exchanges of this type enrich our knowledge of cultures and customs, art and music, beliefs and traditions, and make us better world citizens.
We also heard from Connections, Inc. This organization assists broadening the horizons of those trapped in their own mind--those with autism. Our beautiful and bright children who are afflicted by this disorder are treated through intensive applied behavior analysis and verbal behavior treatment to assist them in assimilating stimuli, whether it is verbal, visual or tactile. The service is funded through client insurance and works in connection with the school systems d sin Appleton, Kimberly, and Brillion areas. They care for about 100 children in these areas and are looking to extend services for those leaving the school systems.
Now a little club news--Ann Carr returned to the club after surgery, just as many if our snow birds have left for their winter retreat-we welcomed her back as well as Mary Beth Nienhaus after one of her mission trips to Florida, but I hear she will soon be doing a mission trip to Alabama. At least it will be warm--and Sara Strelow will be spending a week in Hawaii. May all travels be safe and renewing so we can get back to our Lion Mission.
And to accomplish any of our Lion goals, we must engage in club work--so sell those roses. Here are the dates that will assist us:
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - the last rose sale date!
We are also reminded of our next zone meeting: The Oshkosh Lions club is hosting a $14 dinner
February 6, 2018 at Jeff's on Rugby in Oshkosh, 1005 Rugby St, Oshkosh. Please let Tom Barnes now if you are attending.