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Cranial Workout: Trivia Night a Hit

First Trivia Night raises $780 for charity!

Over 50 people participated in the Fairfax Lions Club’s first ever Trivia Night on Sat., Oct. 17th at the American Legion hall in Fairfax, IA. Walking tacos and desserts were served and the Legion provided a cash bar. Trivia buffs competed in 8 rounds of 10 questions per round. Topics included Iowa colleges, animal trivia, name that logo, military, Lions Club trivia and even some multi-media topics such as music and movie clips. The winning table answered nearly 70 questions correctly out of a possible 89 and recieved a gift bag for each member. Door prize drawings were also given away. The approximately $780 in proceeds will be split between the Iowa Lions Foundation the Fairfax trail project.

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Trivia Night, Oct. 17, 2015 at Fairfax American Legion

Thanks to all club members who volunteered their time, our prize donors and participants for making our first Trivia Night a memorable one for all!

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Trivia Night Fundraiser – Sat., Oct. 17

Join us for Trivia Night on Sat., Oct. 17 at the Fairfax American Legion hall. Dinner starting at 5:00 p.m. (free will offering), trivia starts at 6:00. Walking tacos, door prizes, cash bar and of course Trivia! Proceeds to benefit the Fairfax community trail project and Iowa Lions Foundation. Cost for Trivia is $10/person. Space is limited. Tables (max. 8/table) can be reserved by calling Ed Faber 319-929-6971 or email: edfaber@ymail.com.

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Trivia Night

 

 

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July 13th Meeting

Happy Independence Day!

I hope you are enjoying your summer and it is filled with outdoor adventure and time visiting friends and family! Plan to attend the Monday, July 13th Fairfax Lions Club meeting in the community room (2nd floor) of Guaranty Bank in Fairfax. Guests are always welcome – please invite a friend. The Lions are a great way to get involved in your local community!

Our guest speaker is Steve Schmitz of Catholic Charities. See you at the meeting!

 

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Lions Club honors Local Veterans

American Legion Meeting, Nov. 3rd

The Fairfax Lions Club served a chili and soup supper at the American Legion meeting to honor local veterans. The Lions provided the tasty meal and made their presence known with a Lions Club display and information table.

 

 

Special Membership offer for Veterans

Qualifying veterans who join a Lions club before June 30, 2015, receive an entrance or charter fee waiver. Eligible veterans include retired U.S. military personnel (i.e. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard Services, Marines, National Guard, Navy or Reserves) or those honorably-discharged from these services. Eligible persons may still be enlisted in the National Guard or Reserves.

 

 

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Meeting Minutes – March 3, 2014

By Cynthia Stimson

The Fairfax Lions Club met at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 3, 2014 at Guaranty Bank. Present: Gary Glockoff, Billy Toner, Deb Mallie, Paul Mallie, Cynthia Stimson, Kathy Everett, Brad Morgan and Sarah Morgan.

The pledge of allegiance was recited.

The roll call question was: If you received a wish, what would it be?

Motioned by Billy, seconded by Deb to approve the agenda. All ayes. Motion carried.

Gary mentioned that Prairie will be having kids sight events. He will email the dates.

Motioned by Deb, seconded by Brad to approve the bills as presented. All ayes. Motion carried.

Motioned by Paul, seconded by Deb to approve the treasurer’s report. All ayes. Motion carried.

Motioned by Brad, seconded by Kathy to approve the minutes from 02-03-14. All ayes. Motion carried.

Membership was discussed. Sarah Morgan will be a new member.

Paul discussed solicitation for funds for the Lions Foundation. Gary discussed some of the Foundation’s activities. Cynthia suggested we consider a policy to divide charitable funds giving to: 10% international, 10% Iowa Foundation, and 80% for local causes the group chooses.

Paul discussed the Punt, Pass, & Kick activity and parade for USA Days on June 28. The group will not participate in the Farmers’ Market at this time. They do want to collect eyeglasses. Cynthia is to check into getting five of these boxes.

Kathy discussed a Tupperware fundraiser. We would make 40% of the gross sales. Kathy will turn over her share of the price to the club. The sale flyer is good for six months. We will take orders until the May 5, 2014, meeting. We should collect payment with the order and make any checks payable to: Fairfax Lions Club. Kathy will check on the specifics of online orders.

Volunteers are needed for the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12. The cost is approximately $65.00 per group.

Motioned by Cynthia, seconded by Sarah to pay $65.00 to FYSA for the Easter Egg Hunt. All ayes. Motion carried.

The blog and Facebook page were mentioned. We will need to check with Ed about specifics.
Nomination of officers was discussed.

Motioned by Deb, seconded by Cynthia to keep the slate of officers the same unless someone speaks up wanted to serve. Discussion was held that maybe we should table this issue until next meeting. It was decided to table. The current officers are:

President – Paul Mallie
Vice President/Membership – Jason Rabe
Secretary – Cynthia Stimson
Treasurer – Billy Toner
Information/Communication – Ed Faber
Twister – Dean Schrader

Cynthia Stimson volunteered to bring treats to the next meeting. It was then discussed to have a “program host” each meeting who would take care of the treats and speaker. So, Cynthia will arrange the program for next meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:17 PM.

– Cynthia Stimson, Secretary

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