President's Pen - November, 2005
PO Drawer G, New Fairfield, CT  06812

Jean Knopf
President, 2005-2006

Dear Candlewood Lion Members,


It is hard to believe that Halloween is only a week away and we are quickly heading towards the Holidays. 

We have kicked off our year of events with the Chili Contest on October 15th with a very nice turnout. After all the days of rain we had leading up to it the sun came out and it was a beautiful day.  Stew Leonard won in the professional category and Pete’s Place and New Fairfield Food Center were runners-up.  The political category went to Hodge/Oliveri (our own Lion John Hodge) with runners-up Katkochin/McKeon and Mary Ann Carson.  And last, but certainly not least, in the individual category our own Lion Allison Downs and Lion Marty Steinberg tied.  Thank you to Lion Bob Gyle who chaired this event and all the volunteers who helped.

Congratulations to Lion Alice Hoxie who became a grandmother again.  Her new grandson’s name is Hunter Robert Hoxie.

At our board meeting we voted to have a Raffle as a fund raiser for this year.  It will be kicked off in early February and run to early May.  We are in the planning stages but are thinking of the following prizes.
1st PrizeGas Gift Card$500.00 value
2nd PrizeTravel Gift Card$300.00 value
3rd PrizeStop & Shop Gift Card$200.00 value

We plan to sell tickets @ $10.00 each.  To make this a successful fund raiser we will need the support of all members to purchase tickets for themselves and to sell tickets to friends, family and co-workers.    To volunteer to be on the committee please call me. 
The Danbury Lions Club has asked if any of our members would have the time to volunteer to drive New Fairfield residents to the Low Vision Support Group (Zone 5) every 4th Monday at the Danbury Senior Center between the hours of 1 to 3 pm.  Anyone interested in volunteering for this worthy cause can call me and I will contact the Danbury Club. 

Saturday, October 30th, Car Rally - Rally for Support – Hurricane Katrina.  Lion Bob Gyle is the chairperson.  Please call him for details and to sign up to take part in the rally or to volunteer to help.

Saturday, November 19th, New Members Orientation – with Guest Speaker, Immediate Past District Governor, Carolyn Messier - Asia Gardens in Brookfield @ 1:30 pm – price: $10.00.
I had the privilege of attending PDG Carolyn’s seminar in Peoria and she is an outstanding speaker. I hope to have a good turn out for this event and encourage all members to try and make it.  Call Lion Seamus Walsh for details.

Saturday, December 3rd – Partridge in a Pear Tree Sale – Volunteers are needed.  Lion Alice Hoxie is the chairperson.  Please call Lion Alice to volunteer
Thursday, December 8th – Club Christmas Party at the Ethan Allen Inn…Grab Bag ….Lion Marlene Lamendola is the chairperson.
Saturday, December 10th,   Green Chimney Christmas Party.   Lion Fran Allen is the Chairperson for this event.  We need more volunteers to sign up for her committee.  Please Call Lion Fran to volunteer. 


Thursday 11/3rd at New Fairfield Senior Center……Business Meeting @ 7:30 am

Tuesday, 11/8th at Union Savings Bank, New Fairfield……Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm

Thursday, 11/17th  at Biscotti’s Restaurant, New Fairfield  @ 6:30 pm
GUEST SPEAKER Carl Richard Rothe –Puppies Behind Bars

I wish you all a great month and look forward to seeing you at the meetings and/or events.

Lion Jean
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