The regular meeting of the Macomb Lions Club was held on August 4, 2011. Members gathered in the dining room of the Grand Prairie Home with those members in attendance as shown on the Attendance Record and Guest Register. Transcribed below is what happened at the meeting:
Attendance: Guests 02
Lead in the Pledge of Allegiance – President DeJaynes
Prayer – Silent
Guests –See List
Program – John Maguire, Chairman of the Macomb Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Development Corp. Board. It is the Board's responsibility to promote business development in Macomb. They do this by supporting each other and lobbying governmental units on being pro business, but also the community. At the last election, the Chamber supported the sales tax increase for road improvements. They are also consulted on zoning issues. They recently sponsored a seminar for business to use E-Bay to increase sales. They are very good on networking and information sharing. The groups combined in March 2004. They have 4 functioning committees: 1) Governmental Affairs; 2) Transportation; 3) Retail Development; 4) Membership Recruitment & Fund Raising.
Joanna Graham and her son Zach on how to use the iPad in the classroom for visually impaired. There are currently 5 visually impaired students in the Macomb School District who could benefit from these. They have purchased the iPad for Zach and would like the club to consider purchasing 4 more for the other students. They would belong to the student and not the school district. Cost of an iPad 2 is about $500. Each child’s family would contribute $100.
Lion Culver moved and Lion Inman 2nd that this be moved to the Board for consideration. Motion passed.
1. Candy Days has been scheduled for October 14 & 15. Share Sales areas will be the same as last year.
2. Rose Orders are due August 22nd.
3. Lowell Lueck – Trash pickup was not done in July. Lueck and Carter will organize August.
Tail Twister Sweepstakes –$21.25 won by Lion Battin – Rollover.