January – Clubhouse closed. No dinner meeting.
The first bus trip organized by our new Excursion Committee was a roaring success. (What else would Lionesses do?) On November 5 forty-two members visited the Shirley and Berkeley Plantations situated on the James River and stopped for a gorgeous lunch at the Charles City Tavern. We thank Kathi, Su, Jean, and Joan for getting us where we needed to go and back again.
The December meeting with a local appraiser kept everyone on the edge of their seats with insights into what items are finding a market and which items just have sentimental value.
Please remember that the lights are out in the Clubhouse in January and our next meeting will be in February.
The bright yellow chrysanthemums on the tables as you entered the President’s Room at the Clubhouse announced the arrival of fall and the annual Card Party and Fashion Show. Kudos to Sharon Kaltenmark, Jan Lemieux and all the Lioness models for another successful event that set a new record of $2,200 for the day. In case you weren’t able to attend the Card Party, check out the slide show that accompanies this website for a quick look at the fashions from J. Jill.
Just a week prior to the Card Party President Karen Cakouros and three other Lionesses attended the Fall Convention in Staunton, Virginia where the LOW Club was honored yet again with a service award from the International Lions organization. In addition to being the largest Lioness Club in the state, we support the Lions throughout the year during the White Cane fundraiser for sight and vision projects, the Leo Clubs and the LOVF Disaster Relief Fund, just to mention a few.
The October dinner meeting emphasizes our association with the Lions as the District Governor, the Zone Chairman, the State Lioness Liaison and the President of the LOW Lions attend our Charter Night on October 9th. The annual Halloween parade of Lionesses in costume will highlight the evening as awards will be given for the scariest, the most creative, and the best group. Pictures of our ghosts and goblins will appear in next month’s slide show.
On August 13 five Lionesses and one “honorary” Lioness provided the final touch at the luau for the residents of Child Help in Lignum. Ice cream and toppings were served to each child attending the party and the Lionesses were rewarded with grins that started at one ear and ended at the other. Beginning with the back row, Joanne Hurst, Roselynn Edwards, Sherri Lasover, Carolyn Gordon and, in the front row, George Colvin and Theresa DiCicco each manned a dipper for the different varieties of ice cream to make individual endless sundaes. The next project to support Child Help will be the day of gift-wrapping in December.