Lions Splash Pad in Collins Park

SplashSign25x5 (Small)Collins Lake has been closed for swimming since the flooding from tropical storm Irene. The village of Scotia has tried various remedies to make the lake available for swimming again. At this point they have been told that there is nothing else that can be done. They will not be able to open the lake for swimming for years, if ever. For this reason, the Scotia-Glenville Lions are raising money to build a splash pad in Collins Park similar to the one pictured above. A kick-off announcement article is in the June 18th Schenectady Gazette on page C2. We are kicking off our campaign at the village car show on Father’s day by selling tickets for a car raffle. We will also be selling tickets in Collins Park before the July 4th fireworks celebration and before the Lion’s sponsored Freedom Park concert on July 6th. We are working with Morris Ford. The person with the winning raffle ticket will receive a $23,600 credit towards purchasing a car at Morris Ford or $15 thousand dollars cash. Tickets are $20 or 3 for $50. No more than 3000 tickets will be sold.

We are also accepting donations. There will be a circle of bricks around the splash pad. Donor’s will be acknowledged by having a brick engraved with their name.

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Sporting Clay Tournament

Online Registration 2016 Tournament Details and Paper Registration Form. 2016 Sponsor Opportunities

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, the Scotia-Glenville and Duanesburg Lions Clubs are hosting the 2nd Annual Sporting Clay Tournament. Proceeds will benefit Camp Abilities Saratoga (summer camp for blind/visual impaired) and other local needs. Sporting Clays has been described as ‘golf with a shotgun’. Bring a team of 6 or come alone. Cost is $45. Ammunition is available at the door for $15. Use the links below for more information on Sporting Clays, tournament details, registration, and sponsor opportunities. Sign up as an individual or a team. Individuals will be grouped together.

Sporting Clay Tournament Date/Time and Location Details

What is Sporting Clays? An introduction written for our 2015 Tournament

 

 

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Hanging of the Wreaths

The wreaths arrive on Friday, Nov 20th. At this workshop we will need to attach the pine cones and bows to at least half the 300 wreaths. Once that is completed, we will be going over to Shady Lane Apartments to hang 100 wreaths. There is a lot to be done so we will need a lot of hands.

Hanging wreaths at Shady Lane apartments

Hanging wreaths at Shady Lane apartments

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3rd Wreath Workshop

We will have this workshop if necessary. Wreaths feature image

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2nd Wreath Workshop

We will continue to work on the pine cones and bows for our Christmas wreaths.

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Wreath Workshop

It’s time for our annual wreath project. We will meet at Rick Quicks blue barn to assemble pine cones and bows for the wreaths. The first work night is election day. Don’t forget to vote before coming to work.

Hanging wreaths at Shady Lane apartments

Hanging wreaths at Shady Lane apartments

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October 2015 2nd Newsletter

OCTOBER DINNER MEETING OF S-G LIONS CLUB

Lions Tree Farm at Indian Meadows Park, October 2015

Lions Tree Farm at Indian Meadows Park, October 2015

CHARTER NIGHT
Charter Night was held on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Turf Tavern. Nineteen Lions and family members attended. A delicious buffet was served, and our club heard from two speakers. Patti Southworth, a Lion from the Town of Greenfield Club, spoke about the upcoming District 20-Y2 Cabinet Meeting. It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Ballston Spa Country Club. A buffet lunch will be served, and there will be discussions on seeking new Lions, redistricting within our state, and due to declining enrollment, possibly moving the International Lions Club headquarters overseas. If you are interested in attending, please contact KL John by Wednesday, October 28. The main speaker was Brenna Uline, a Lion of the Mechanicville-Stillwater Club. Brenna gave us information regarding the Tears Foundation, a program focused on helping families who have lost a newborn or young child. Financial assistance, emotional support, and referrals to other resources may be provided by the Tears Foundation. Brenna also explained “Cribs for Kids” and how this program purchases “pack ‘n play” cribs for low income families. Our club donated $150 to purchase three cribs.

WREATHS
Members, their families, and friends are needed to wire pine cones and make bows the 1st two (or three) Tuesdays in November, starting at 7PM. As in past years, Lion Rick Quick’s heated barn on Washout Road and his trailer will be utilized. Members have been asked to cut ribbon to two lengths in advance. Please bring the cut ribbon to the 1st wreath workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 3. We need a high turn-out for this project, so please plan to assist.
On Saturday, November 21, we will again meet at the Quick’s barn to attach the bows and pinecones to the wreaths. The group will transport 95 wreaths to Shady Lane Apartments and hang the wreaths on the apartment doors. Please plan to help with this part of the project, too. There will be a sign out sheet and wreaths in the trailer, so members can begin selling wreaths. It is our hope to sell ALL 300 wreaths this year.

FUTURE MEETINGS
At a previous meeting, we discussed meeting at the Scotia Diner each month. If at least 15 members attend, we can order off the menu and meet in the side room. If under 15 show up, there’s a large booth in a corner of the dining room where our club could sit. Having the same location for meetings would help get the word out for prospective members. Let’s discuss this during the wreath workshops and make a decision for our December meetings and dinners.

FUTURE EVENTS
Nov. 3, 10, 17 – Wreath workshop 7PM in Lion Rick’s barn (Washout Road)
Nov. 21 – 9 AM Wreath project – put wreaths together at Lion Rick’s barn, then hang wreaths on Shady Lane apartments

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October 1st Newsletter

OCTOBER 2015 BUSINESS/BOARD MEETING OF S-G LIONS CLUB

Our October business/board meeting was held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the First Methodist Church, and 10 members attended. Listed below are the topics discussed.

20th ANNUAL FALLING LEAVES GOLF TOURNAMENT

The 20th Annual Golf Tournament at the Edison Club was a successful event, and approximately $9,000 was raised. 83 golfers participated, and we had 58 sign sponsors. The golf committee met before our Oct. business meeting and discussed ways to improve the tournament next year.

ADOPT A HIGHWAY AND LIONS TREE FARM

Eight Lions participated with the highway clean-up and tree farm on Sat., Oct. 3. It took about an hour to pick up trash on the one mile stretch of Route 147. Once the members reached our tree farm in Indian Meadows Park, the work also went smoothly. Weeds were removed around the base of the trees, and mulch was mounded up around the trees. Most of the trees have grown nicely, and several have reached 10 feet. The dog park being created in Glenville will receive some of our larger trees. Next spring, we will again weed and mulch, and saplings will be planted in available spots.

Tree Farm Work Group Fall 2015

CHARTER NIGHT

Charter Night is scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday, October 20, in the banquet room of the Turf Tavern on Mohawk Avenue. Social hour is from 6:00-7:00, and then a dinner buffet will be provided. The meal will consist of soup, salad, potatoes, vegetables, Chicken Parmesan, Roast Top Sirloin of Beef, Panko Parmesan Tilapia, and Tuxedo Mousse Cake. The cost per person is $30, and spouses and other family members are welcome. Please contact KL John or Irene by Friday, Oct. 16, and let them know if you will be attending this dinner and bringing guests. We need to let the Turf Tavern know the number of attendees by Sunday, Oct. 18.

SCOTIA FOOD PANTRY

Our S-G Lions Club has donated funds to buy a two door upright refrigerator for the Scotia Food Pantry from Central Restaurant Equipment. The 1st National Bank and First Reformed Church of Scotia will also give funds for this purchase. Lion Josh has volunteered to write a press release. This large refrigerator will allow the Scotia Food Pantry to store additional food from the Regional Food Bank and other sources. A plaque listing the three donors will be made and displayed on the refrigerator. Kelly Gibbons, our contact at the 1st National Bank (and a volunteer at the food pantry), may ask us to help in cleaning and painting the small room where the clients choose the items. Lion Irene will continue to purchase $100 in food items on a monthly basis. As the number of people needing emergency food increases, our club’s contribution is truly appreciated. If you know of other organizations who would donate food, please contact representatives from these groups.

WREATHS

300 wreaths have been ordered from Bob’s Trees in Galway. We will wire the pinecones and make bows the 1st two (or three) Tuesdays in November, starting at 7PM. As in past years, Lion Rick has graciously offered the use of the Quick’s heated barn on Washout Road and his trailer. Lion AL will pick up the pine cones and cut the wire, and members will be asked in advance to cut the ribbon to two lengths. Peg Moser will bring the ribbon and instructions for cutting the ribbon to Charter Night. Members need to bring the cut ribbon to the 1st wreath workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Family members are welcome, and with additional help, the sessions are productive. Please plan to attend and help.

On Saturday, November 21, we will again meet at the Quick’s barn to attach the bows and pinecones to the wreaths. The group will transport 95 wreaths to Shady Lane Apartments and hang the wreaths on the apartment doors. Please plan to help with this part of the project, too.

BUS SHELTERS

Last year, our club discussed funding and building bus shelters for some key locations on Route 50. Area residents had requested the shelters, and although Lion Doug called a contact at CDTA, the contact did not respond. Lion Doug will reach out again and report back to the club.

FUTURE MEETINGS

A discussion was held regarding having all meetings at the same location and displaying the information on updated signs throughout the Village of Scotia and Town of Glenville. This might help bring in prospective new members.   Presently, signs give the Woodlin Club as our location for meetings. Lion Bob D will look into the possibility of using the side room in the Scotia Diner for the meetings/dinners.

In conjunction with this discussion, two students (Lion Irene’s niece, Alex, and a classmate, Lee) from the MS Social Work Program at SUNY Albany, attended our meeting. Alex, Lee, and additional graduate students are interested in assisting our club to attract new members. They will work with Lion Josh to use social media more effectively as a way to reach the public, advertise our mission, and publicize the club’s activities. Members are encouraged to take pictures of the club’s events and post the photos. Using our website and Facebook more consistently will help the community to be familiar with the S-G Lions Club, be aware of events, and participate. Handing out S-G Lions Club business cards during fund raisers and activities may be another way to improve communication and interest.

BANNER

Lion AL brought our banner to Pendleton Signs to be repaired. The banner now displays that we have been a club for 60 years. For storage, Pendleton Signs instructed us to roll the banner on a large tube with the printed side out. Pendleton Signs refused to take payment for the work. Lion AL wrote a thank you letter to this business, and his letter has been attached to the e-mail.

FUTURE EVENTS

Oct. 20 – Charter Night (Turf Tavern) 6-7PM Social Hour, dinner at 7PM

Nov. 3, 10, 17 – Wreath workshop 7PM in Lion Rick’s barn (Washout Road)

Nov. 21 – 9 AM Wreath project – put wreaths together at Lion Rick’s barn, then hang wreaths on Shady Lane apartments

 

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20th Annual Falling Leaves Golf Tournament

Please join us for our 20th Annual Falling Leaves Golf Tournament. All proceeds benefit local community and youth programs. Activities will include

  • Lunch
  • 18 Holes of golf (4 person scramble)
  • Dinner
  • Raffles
  • Prizes

Additional information and golfer registration form: invitfly-2015

or register to golf online at sgligons-golf.eventbrite.com

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What is Sporting Clays?

The Scotia-Glenville Lions and Duanesburg Lions will be co-hosting a Sporting Clay tournament on June 13, 2015. Registration info

What is Sporting Clays?

Sporting Clays is a nationally recognized shooting sport that is best described as ‘Golf with a Shotgun’. Similar to Trap and Skeet, Sporting Clays involves shooting clay targets mid-air with a shotgun; however, the terrain and path of the clay targets differs.

Sporting Clays Beginner’s Guide:

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