Concordia Lions take care of business during March meetings

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
During their March 2019 meetings, Concordia Lions Club members voted to help fund construction of a new sidewalk near the Legacy Shelter in Concordia’s Central Park and to add gutter guards to the gutters on the shelter.
Bob Stewart/The Concordian

The Concordia Lions Club had a lot of business to attend to at their March 11 and March 25 meetings.

During the March 11 meeting, club president Sam Hafley reported that two possible Lions Club projects have been suggested. The first would be to install gutter guards on the new Legacy Shelter House in Concordia’s Central Park, and the second would involve funding new sidewalks in Central Park. Lions Mark Petersen and Mark Heins will get cost estimates for the gutters, meet with the Concordia City Administrator Dale Klussman to gain agreement on sidewalk priorities, and present their findings at the next meeting.

Hafley read the slate of officers for the 2019-2020 year as follows: President – Mark Heins; 1st vice president – Richard Ray; 2nd vice president – Paul Smith; 3rd vice president – Roger Fuchs; treasurer – Scott Hemme; secretary – Mark Petersen; billing secretary – Ian Pollard; tail twister – Elmer Storck; Lion tamer – Ed Baldwin; directors – Johnnie Meyer, Bob Frerking and Harold Young; and lastly, Past President – Sam Hafley. The election of officers was slated for March 25.

At the March 25 meeting, Past District Governor, Ken Goetz of the Corder Lions Club, reported on the Lions All-Star basketball game to be be held at Higginsville High School on June 8. Goetz advised that seven players from Concordia High School and Saint Paul Lutheran High School had been selected for the team. A motion was made and approved for the club to support four players: two from CHS and two from SPLHS, at a cost of $300 per player. Proceeds from this game are divided equally between KidSight and the Lions Foundation.

A motion was made and approved to have Rick Heimsoth install gutter covers on the Legacy Shelter House at a cost of $320. It was noted that the masonry repair on the Legacy Shelter by Rick Wood has not been addressed yet, but the club is anticipating that the repairs be made in early April.

A motion was also made and approved to install sidewalk in the Central Park as per the city approved Park Plan. An amount of $1,600 was approved for this sidewalk.

A motion was made and approved to accept the slate of 2019-2020 candidates and that they be elected by acclamation as presented at the last meeting.

The club heard a report on the club’s baseball and softball expenses. A motion was made and approved to support two baseball teams (one each from the Major and Minor league) and one softball team at a total cost of $3,595.98.

It was reported that the club’s next meeting would be a trash pick-up event beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8. The pick-up will start at the Scout Cabin. A motion was made and approved to offer the CHS baseball team an opportunity to help with the trash pickup. The club will support them at $10 per person for a maximum of 40 players. The Concordia Fire Department will participate in the trash pickup as well.

Elmer Storck commented on the recent flooding in Missouri and Nebraska and encouraged members to donate to groups collecting items for these victims.

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