Friday, December 19, 2008

Pleasant Grove Lions Club 70th Birthday

On November 15th the Pleasant Grove Lions Club had a wonderful social celebrating 70 tears of service. Milt Taylor President conducted. There were many honored guests including past presidents and district governors from both districts 28T (the district we are in) and 28U. Numerous other district board members along with the Chair of the Lions Foundation in Utah. Speakers included Lion Jay MacFarlane (shared history), Dave Monson (his life as a lion), Bob Russell district 28T governor and George Whitley foundation Chairman

Pictures from the Pleasant Grove Lions Club 70th birthday celebration.
Milt Taylor our President is conducting the meeting. District Governor Bob Russell is speaking.
Lynn Seely is pointing our our charter.

Anne Fisher is playing the piano.

Tail twisters at work
The three Walker Brothers provided the entertainment.

Jay MacFarlane speaking on club history.

Dave Monson speaking about his time in the club.

The owner of the Purple Turtle catered a wonderful Thanksgiving type meal to the 50 or so people present.

Anne Fisher and Darlene Seely had much to do with getting the history of the club together. There were a couple of tables or memorabilia. Jo Taylor and Lori Jonas worked with decorations and center peices. We thank all those who made this wonderful anniversery possible. These kind of celebrations help us reflect on the wonderful service Lionism has provided since 1917. The Pleasant Grove Lions club has been in Pleasant Grove since 1938.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pleasant Grove Lions Club 70th Birthday!!!

We are delighted to announce our 70th Birthday (founded in 1938) Celebration Saturday, November 15th, 2008 at the Pleasant Grove Lions Club house located at 600 E Center, Pleasant, Utah. If you would like to join us and help us celebrate 70 years of service in Pleasant Grove and surrounding area please R.S.V.P. by November 5th to Lion Secretary Jo Taylor 801-224-5252. Come celebrate with us as we continue to carry the banner of service.

Pleasant Grove Family Dinner Night Oct. 18, 2008

Milton Taylor was sworn in by past president Lynn Seely as President of the Lions Club created by the unforeseen resignations of our prior president. We look forward to good times ahead and a growth in membership. The more members we have the greater service we can provide. Jo Taylor (wife and secretary) is shown pinning on the president's pin.

Sharon Hunt (a co-chairman of the Festival of Trees) shared information with us about the Festival of Trees and how Primary Children’s hospital came to be. She had some wonderful stories of how this hospital has made such a difference in children’s lives. The Festival raises money for the hospital and is a great event to attend. Festival of Trees this year will be December 3-6, 3008 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.

Jason Stapleton plaid a couple piano numbers and his brother Nation shared with us the story he told at the local Story Festival that raises money for the local library.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Lions Family Night Sept 20, 2008

We had a wonderful dinner furnished by members of the lions club. These family nights are enjoyable with dinner and a program. Lizzy and Libby and their family members joined with us and Lizzy and Libby shared their experience in India and Africa. Lizzy was in India and worked at the leprosy colony. Libby worked at a deaf school in western Africa. We were grateful to help support these to very special young ladies. Libby's dad and brother furnished a couple of musical numbers. We just had a wonderful time. Below are pictures of Lizzy, Libby and Libby's dad and brother.

Milt Taylor our club Vice President received his belated 25 year chevron. We were happy for him and the years of service he has provided.

Sept 18, 2008 Eye Screening

The Lions Club did an eye screening at Central Elementary in Pleasant Grove. In the couple of hours that we were there we screened 500 children. Lorrie, Darlene, Jo, Jay and Carrie were present from the lions club and Linda Monson also helped. It was surprising how many children had eye issues so we really were able to make a difference for the children so that they can be on the read of improving their sight.

Heritage Days at Lions Pavilion Sept. 13, 2008

Saturday Morning the Pleasant Grove Lions Club prepared breakfast at their pavilion in the city park. We would like to thank all the Lions that were able to participate. Darlene did a wonderful job as chairman. It was an enjoyable activity for all and folks that came for the race and others were able toenjoy a great breakfast.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Pleasant Grove Heritage Days September 13th, 2008

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 from 8 am until 10:30 am at Heritage Park, 200 South Main, Pleasant Grove, Utah will be Pleasant Grove Heritage Days. The Pleasant Grove Lions Club will be providing breakfast (fund raiser) to help in our sight saving program. Cost is $4 for adults, $3 for children under 12 and $1 for extra scones. We would love to have you join us in celebrating the Heritage of Pleasant Grove. You can direct questions to Darlene 801-785-2669.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

July 12, 2008 Family Night Lions Meeting

We had the privilege of having Kayci and Heather who we sponsored to Girl’s State in 2008 report back to us of the wonderful educational experiences they had while at Girl’s State. They expressed gratitude for our support.

Lion President Lorrie Jonas with girl staters.

Kristen and Colby where general scholarship winners this year and they were so happy for our support.
We also have Colby on the guitar.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Elizabeth Anne Shattuck (Lizzy) trip to India

Here is a report from Lizzy whom the Pleasant Grove Lions Club contributed money to assist her in her wonderful service and teaching in a leprosy colony in India. Following are her own words:

Teaching English to the children at Rising Star was so fun and so rewarding. At first I felt intimidated at the thought of teaching the children, knowing that what I taught them would determine somewhat of their success for their whole lives. The first day of school we sat down with our first child, got to know them and feel comfortable with them. We tested them to check their level of English. I was surprised to see that even though one child would be the same age as another; the level they were at were completely different. The children are so sweet and so eager to learn. They are first generation learners and it is a big deal to them that we were teaching them English. We would sit on little mats in a beautiful mango grove and teach them. I enjoyed my time teaching and saw so much progress in my students. At first I thought that I would not make much progress with them considering the time we had to teach, but I was so pleased to see that they were grasping the lessons and truly progressing.

Visiting and working in the colonies was one of my favorite things. My first day in a leprosy colony was again, intimidating. I didn't know how to communicate with the people. I followed my session director around because she has been around leprosy patients for 4 years. By the end of the day, I was going around visiting alone. I fell in love with the people at the Pandora home for the leprosy affected. They are amazing, and there is a strong spirit there. Our project for our 3 weeks was to build a sunshade. We started with chiseling out cement in the ground a foot and a half deep for the poles. We mixed cement with our hands and poured in the holes and set the poles in. We waited a day and then chiseled holes in building walls for different poles. When applying for Rising Star Outreach, they mentioned that we would be donating our time, sweat, blood and tears. Building the sunshade was the sweaty part. It was a lot of work and so very much worth it. The people that lived under the sunshade were so happy and grateful. One man would boil hot sugar milk for us each day we were there working. We found out that they are so kind and generous even though they have nothing material. I want you to know how very much I appreciate this once in a lifetime opportunity to visit and serve in a place I was needed. Your financial support, prayers, and words of encouragement helped sustain me through this journey of learning, service and self-discovery!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Installation of new officers Dinner at the club house June 21, 2008 at 6 pm.

At our installation dinner we had dignitaries Randy and Ileane Taylor from district 28U who from hail Kamas, Utah. Randy is the current Tail Twister and past District Governor for district 28U. Randy installed our new officers.

Our new officers are Lorrie Jonas President and Milton Taylor Vice President.

Jo Taylor is Secretary, Lynn Seely Lion Taimer,
Jim Fisher Treasurer and Darlene Seely Tail Twister

Asley was our Hoby Scholarship winner. Asley along with her mother shared with us about the Hoby program and the activities Asley is involved in. Asley performed a dance she learned in the Hoby program.

Lynn Seely presenting
Lorrie Jonas the president's pin.

Strawberry Days Parade in Pleasant Grove, Utah, June 21st, 2008

The Pleasant Grove Lions Club had the opportunity to be in the Strawberry Days parade in Pleasant Grove, Utah. We had a brand new truck that had signs all over it telling about our 70 years as a club (1938-2008), outh youth scholarships and about Ann Fisher our humanitarian award winner. We had young high school girls in vests helping us pass out baloons, candy and information about the club. Jo our Secretay Elect was our resident clown (the only one in the parade). Lorrie our President Elect was sharing information about being a family club and passing out baloons. Milt Taylor our Vice Presidnt Elect contributed the pictures. Enjoy some of the photos of our efforts.

So as you can tell we have loads of fun as a family club as well as provide much needed service in the community.

Monday, April 21, 2008

From our Lion's Club Cook - New England Clam Chowder

Lorrie Jonas our Vice President does the main courses for our lions club dinners. Here is her latest rendition from our Lions Club Family Night meeting April 19th. It is New England Clam Chowder.

New England Clam Chowder

Two 4oz cans of mushrooms or 1 package of fresh mushrooms
One large sweet onionOne 20 oz can of clams or anything above or three 6oz cans
2 in a half sticks of butter
2 pints of heavy whipping cream
5 celery pieces from the stock
2 table spoons of salt
2 table spoons of pepper
2 table spoons or sugar
5 large size Idaho Potatoes or 8 red skin potatoes

Taste test it and add more if you think it needs it. (Its all up to you).
Cut up everything and put it in the crock pot on low and cook for most of the morning until the potatoes are soft and clams are falling apart. It is very important that the clams are not chewy. If you have a large bean pot you can cook it in there on 250 degrees till tender. Most people do not have one. When the main part of the meal is tender start making the broth in a separate pan. Add the whipping cream and whip till thickens a bit, then turn on low heat. Add the rest of the butter, salt, pepper and sugar. Cook on med heat till start to boil. Make sure you stir frequently or the milk will stick to the bottom of the pan. Add flour if chowder is not thicken enough. Remember to add slowly. No one likes chowder that is too thick. Should be enough to serve 8 and them some. Double recipe if you are serving for lots more.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ladies Night at our Club House in Pleasant Grove, March 15, 2008

We had a young girl from the theatrical company that rents the building we hold our meetings in perform Over the Rainbow rendition. She will be playing Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz at Utah Valley State College.

Libby who has returned from a sign language mission for the LDS church spoke about her efforts to raise money so she can go to Africa and teach sign language to teachers who work with deaf children. Lion President Lynn Seely watches on.

Each third Saturday we have ladies or family night at our club house. President Lynn Seely conducting meeting.

Tonight we Honored Ann Fisher with our humanitarian award. We had our good friend Frank (City Administer) talk about service and how Ann was the epitome of service. He gave some examples of her service to the Pleasant Grove community. Below are pictures of Ann Fisher, Ann with Frank and Ann with er daughter.