President's Pen - May, 2007
PO Drawer G, New Fairfield, CT  06812

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

Jean Knopf
President, 2006-2007

Dear Candlewood Lion Members,

Well our fund raising year is coming to an end…The Dance (our biggest fund raiser) was held this past Saturday…everyone enjoyed good food, live and silent auctions, and dancing to Mr. Morning, Bill Trodda.  All who attended had a great time.  Unfortunately, the attendance was low (we had to guarantee 100 people and only 65 attended…) we had people reserve tickets who did not make it resulting in paying for the 100 people which cut into our profits.  As I said though it was a great evening and everyone who did attend had a wonderful time…I would like to thank Lions Gerry and Lynn and their committee members for the time and effort they dedicated to making a fun filled evening for us all.

The raffle drawing took place on April 21st. Lion Pat Hoffkins won first prize, Mary Fox from Danbury won second and third prize was won by Fran Gregoie of Putnam, CT.  My thanks to Lion Marlene, Lion Gerry, Lion Seamus, Lion Rob, Lion Bob and Lion Norma for there support the day of the drawing. 

I know a great deal of effort went into our events throughout the year.  Each committee member was committed to making their events profitable and I thank them all for there efforts.  Unfortunately I have been on medical leave for the last few months and communication to members lapsed.  I believe this is why support of members was low for events…. As we start our new year in June I hope all members will step forth and support Lion Marty, as he becomes President of our club.  I know he will welcome all of your suggestions and ideas to raise funds in 2007-2008.


The nominating committee is recommending the following for the Lions year 2007-2008

President Marty Steinberg
Immediate Past President Jean Knopf
1st VP Gerry Platania
2nd VP Carrie Matos
Treasurer Bob Gyle
Secretary Seamus Walsh
Lion Tamer   Norma Gyle
Tail Twister Rob Farella
Membership DirectorBeth Handsman

Directors One Year
Lynn Platania
Pat Hoffkins
Pat Martin

Directors Two Year
Marlene Lamendola
Greg Slomba
Karen Kelley



May 3, 2007 -Morning MeetingNew Fairfield Senior Center7:30 AM
Lion Marty Steinberg, Vice President

May 9, 2007-Board MeetingPortofino’s – New Fairfield6:30 PM

May 17, 2007-Evening MeetingBiscotti’s – New Fairfield6:30 PM
  Guest Speaker – Dr Ken Hoffman

May 18th, 19th and 20th-State ConventionCape Cod

June 10th-Installation BrunchReading Road House – Reading, CT11:00 AM
  $27.00 pp

In closing I would like to encourage all members to attend the Installation Brunch on June 10th to show your support to our 2007-2008 Board. 

All members join the club to help make a difference in our Community and Lion Projects…Remember; it is our members who keep our club strong.  Keep us strong…..get involved…

Lion Jean
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