The Neon Community Lions Club met October 2 for its regularly scheduled bi-monthly meeting.
The members enjoyed a soupbean supper with fried potatoes, sauerkraut and wieners, cornbread and apple dumplings or cake, and thanked the women of the Church of God of Neon.
After the meal, the meeting was called to order. Twelve members were present, and a number of issues were discussed.
The minutes of the last meeting were read by Secretary Mark Wagner and were accepted. Some old business included the purchase of eyeglass goggles for a member of the Fleming-Neon Elementary School football team and the Lions Club presence at a game.
Secretary of Treasury Jack Morgan gave an update on the funds and on his health and retirement from his office position. He has been with the club for more than 30 years and has served as Secretary of Treasury for most of that time. He stated that he has fully enjoyed his time and service, and due to his health he will be moving to Hazard to live near his daughter. He will by no means desert the club that he truly loves, and he intends to continue his work with the Lions Club there.
Mr. Morgan was given a standing ovation with his closing remarks. He will be deeply missed by his fellow members as well as within his community.
A motion was made by Sam Quillen that the treasury position left vacant will be filled by Terry Sturgill until the next induction period, at which time he will be officially inducted into the position. The motion was accepted.
There was a discussion of the tabled motion made by Roger Hall considering the possibility of a Lions Club Christmas program. It was decided to look into a place where the program could possibly be held and further discussion will take place at the next meeting.
The Neon Community Lions Club will be present at the Blackey Days event and will give away a Henry “Golden Boy” .22 caliber rifle.
As the meeting came to a close, Larry Reams was officially inducted into the club and received his welcome. The next meeting of the Neon Community Lions Club is scheduled for Tuesday evening, October 16.