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.
September finds the new year in full swing. First, the dinner meeting on September 11 will be a mixer that plays on what you would find at a Lioness Book Sale. Members and guests will choose a book mark for either a mystery, a cookbook, a travel book, etc., that will direct them to the table where they will be seated. Directories will be available for all who have paid their dues, complete with pictures of each member. Much of the rest of the month will be spent getting ready for the annual Card Party, Luncheon and Fashion Show. Programs will be printed, raffle baskets will be filled and there will be fitting appointments at J. Jill for all of the models. Lastly, the book sale finishes the month as the community takes the opportunity to check out the amazing collection of fact and fiction waiting in the Ferris Building.
Just a reminder: Dues ($30) are due.
The following Lionesses assembled in front of the speaker’s podium after the June Dinner Meeting to officially confirm their positions on the new Board for 2014-2015: (from left to right) Maureen Otero (1st VP), Sherri Lasover (Director), Mary Altman (2nd VP), Carol Greeney (Twister), Linda Shnayer (3rd VP), Karen Cakouros (President), Donalda Lovelace (Secretary), Carolyn Gordon (Tamer), Beth Sundberg (Past President), Roselynn Edwards (Tamer). Pat Berry (Director), Kathi Martin (Membership), Norma Ervin (Treasurer), Elaine Freeland (Treasurer). Not pictured: Arlene DeSimone (Director) and Phyllis Taylor (Lion Liaison). It is obvious to all that the many activities Lionesses support are in good and caring hands.