Clayton Lions Club, Clayton, New York

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

A New Sign for Lions Field

This is a press release for the TI Sun:

On Wednesday, August 24 the Village of Clayton DPW staff removed the old sign at Lions Field and replaced it with this new sign, designed and made by Stewart Signs of Cape Vincent at the request of the Clayton Lions Club. A decision was made to replace the old sign during a June 1 special meeting of the Village of Clayton Board of Trustees and a group of Lions Field stakeholders. The old sign needed replacing since it housed the defunct scoreboard, which had been replaced last year by a free-standing scoreboard in the east corner of the playing field.

A group of interested parties, together with the Village of Clayton, has been meeting and making improvements to Lions Field since the spring of 2010. Some of the completed projects are refurbished restrooms, a new roof on the restroom / storage building, picnic tables at the playground area, rebuilt and painted lion drinking fountain, the new scoreboard, and now this new sign. The labor and materials for many of these projects were fully or partially donated by generous community members and businesses.

More projects are being planned which include a new announcer's booth, upgrades to the electrical system, and the sound system. These projects benefit the community in countless ways, but they all require funds and labor. Consider how you can be part of this community effort, especially if you or your family enjoys Lions Field.

The Clayton Lions Club was able to make this new sign available through it's fundraising efforts throughout the year. The Lions Club thanks the community members who support these efforts and believe this new sign to be a good investment in a good community … Clayton, NY.

Monday, August 15, 2011

August Lions Roar

Rift Camp Cookout
Our annual Rift Camp cookout will be on Friday Aug. 19th. We’ll start with meet & greet at 5:00 with dinner around 6:00. Steak, salt potatoes, corn on the cob, salads and beverages are on the menu. We’ll have some raffles as well. Dinner will cost $15 and we hope many Lions can bring a guest.
The Rift Camp cookout will be our regular meeting for August. No more meetings until September. Please contact Lion George F. to reserve. We need to know ahead of time how many will attend to plan the meal. Several Ontario Lions are attending. We always have a great time and hope you can be there.

Jet Ski Poker Run
This was a very successful event. The poker run brought over 80 participating watercraft and raised over $5000 for our club! Lion John D. did a wonderful job organizing this event and we thank him for the many hours he put into it to make it a success. Thanks to all Lions who worked the event.

Bass Tournament
We had an average size tournament this year. We had 18 boats and the club made over $1000. Unfortunately we had at least six boats cancel on us, probably more, because of the uncertainty about being able to fish Canadian waters.

Board of Directors meeting
The board will sell our donated boat on 8/20 to the best offer received. We have several interested buyers and plan to list the boat for sale on Craig’s List. Thanks to Lion Jim M. for helping organize this sale.
We’re planning another Pizza Sale fundraiser in partnership with Attilio’s. We’ll probably sell two topping pizzas for $10 and our club will keep $3. We plan to sell them during the weeks of Sept. 10 and 17. We’ll need volunteers to sell at various businesses in Clayton. Lion John D. is organizing this sale.

Sept. Board meeting and first regular meeting on Monday Sept. 12, 6:30 pm at
TILT office.
Regular meeting: Monday Sept. 26, 6:30 pm at TILT. This will be a Pot Luck dinner. Information about the program in Sept. newsletter.