President's Pen - May, 2006
PO Drawer G, New Fairfield, CT  06812

Our club is as strong as our members..... Keep our club strong......

Jean Knopf
President, 2005-2006

Dear Candlewood Lion Members,

Well, we asked the question “DO YOU WANNA DANCE?”  And the answer was YES!!!!
On April 22nd our biggest fund raiser of the year “Do You Wanna Dance Party” was held at Anthony’s Lake Club in Danbury.  All partiers enjoyed appetizers, pizza delivered to their tables and a delicious buffet, fifties trivia contest, dance contest and Chinese, Silent and Live Auctions. Everyone had a wonderful time dancing the night away, many in fifties dress adding to the fun of the evening.  The Lionettes entertained everyone with their skits and songs. The evening was a great success.  Lion Gerry Platania chaired the event.  He and his committee put a great deal of time and effort into the planning and their efforts are greatly appreciated.

On April 29th our RAFFLE came to an end.  The drawing was held at Shaws in New Fairfield at 1:00 pm.  Lions Jean Knopf, Lion Marlene Lamendola, Lion Bob Gyle and Loin Carrie Matos were on had for the drawing. Lion Carries son JP drew the winning tickets
3rd Prize Noel Roy, Danbury CT$200.00 Gift Certificate to Circuit City
2nd PrizeLion Alice Hoxie   $300.00 Gift Certificate to Shaws
1st Prize Lion Jean Hazard $500.00 Gift Certificate to Sunoco
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all who supported this fund raiser.

Green Chimney will be presenting a special day on May 20th, “Birds of Pry”   Lion Marty Steinberg has suggested this would be a great opportunity for members to volunteer and help our friends at Green Chimney.  Anyone interested in volunteering please call Lion Marty at 203-790-0627.

The 30th Annual USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum will be held in Columbus, Ohio on September 14th thru the 16th.  This is a wonderful opportunity for great training and motivational speakers.  For information you can long on to the CT Lions Website.  I will also have information available at our next meeting.  If you have never been I hope you will consider attending.  It is a great experience.

Look for your invitations to our club’s Officers Installation Brunch, which will be held on Sunday, June 4th at The Stony Hill Inn.  

I have already begun to talk to members about our committees for next year and Lion Fran Allan has agreed to chair our Christmas Party for the children from Green Chimney.  Lion Lynn Platania and Lion Marlene Lamendola have signed up to help.  Any members who would like to join them please call Lion Fran at 203-743-3268.  Fran has some wonderful ideas and would like to get started sometime early fall with the planning.  

Our evening meeting which will be on Thursday, May 18th will be a joint meeting with the Yalesville/Wallingford Club.  This meeting will be held at Chucks Steak House in Danbury.
The cost of dinner will be $25.00 per person.  This will include choice of entrée, baked potato, bread, salad bar and coffee or tea. Because this will be a joint meeting it is important to RSVP if you will be at the dinner.  Please call Lion Allison or myself at 775-5222.


MAY5/7th  ShareFest (EYE SCREENING)
5/19th, 20 & 21State Convention
5/20    Green Chimney “Day of Pry”

JUNE     6/4th   Clubs Installation Brunch, Stony Hill Inn
6/29th thru 7/4th       International Convention, Boston MA


Thursday 5/4th        New Fairfield Senior Center @ 7:30 AM              
Wednesday, 5/10th     Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm 
  Biscotti’s Restaurant, New Fairfield –
Thursday, May 18th
  Chucks Steak House – Danbury
  Joint meeting with Yalesville/Wallingford Lions Club
Denise Hornbecker, Vice PresidentCamp Hemlock
Development & Public Affairs
Easter Seals

Lion Jean
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