The Wayland Lions Club held their November meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Wayland community center. President Marianne Pattyson led the Pledge of Allegiance. Bob Pusey gave the Invocation and the meeting adjourned for the delicious dinner prepared by Alice Hochstetler.
Wayland Fire Safety Training Officer, Keith Hildebrand, made a request for funds to be used to purchase a TV with DVD player for training of the volunteers of the Wayland Fire Department. The club approved the request and issued a check for that purpose.
Last month, Jay Meyer tested 18 children with the Lions KidSight camera, with the assistance of Lions Russ Yoder, Stan Meyer and Royce Roth. This year, three children were referred to their doctors for follow up based on the KidSight tests. New laws make it mandatory for children to have their eyes checked before entering kindergarten. The Lions Clubs furnish this service at no cost.
Stan Meyer announced that the Annual Fruit Sale will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the community center. They will also be available on Saturday, Dec. 7, between 8 a.m. and noon. Apples, oranges and grapefruit will be sold. The sale this year will be assisted with help from some members from the WACO Leo Club.
Tim Egli outlined the Christmas Entertainment for the Dec. 17 meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the community center. Mike Ernst will supply the entertainment as John Adams from his famous “America, Did You Know?” program.
Dec. 5 is International Leo Day. WACO Leos are students from 12 to 18 years of age that are vital to a “Healthy Community” by contributing services that residences need. The service might be cleaning up an area that needs environmental care, assisting the elderly or raising money for a beneficial project.
The WACO Leo Club requested and received a donation from the Wayland, Crawfordsville and Olds Lions Clubs for their first Leo Club Banner to be displayed in WACO High School. Brian Pattyson presented a 10-Year patch to Carole Martins to be displayed on their new banner.
Iowa Lions Officers, DeEtta Rasmussen, who oversees the District Leo Clubs, and Nancy Slack, Iowa Lion Trustee, were also present at the meeting to give evidence of the strong support the Iowa Lions give their Leos. All in attendance came away confident that the WACO Leo Club was and always will be a welcome and intricate member of its communities.