(Cushing, Okla.) Russ Thurman, President of the local Lions Club International, called the meeting to order today at 12:18 p.m. The agenda started with the pledge by Lion Lou Griffin. This was followed by request for prayers and the prayer with John Fechner.

Thurman then spoke with the club about up and coming projects, and the Festival in the Park which is in October. Projects coming up include Cowboy Cadillac ticket sales (where the winner will receive a new truck or cash), replacement of the Lions Den front awning, rescheduling of the 4 Person Scramble (golf tournament).

Lions are thinking about having the eye testing equipment available to do sight testing at the Festival in the Park. Testing if it is available will be open to children and adults alike.

Items of other interest on the agenda included gathering information about being a CHS – All sport Sponsor and getting an estimate on Lions Club logoed shirts for the clubs members to wear at public functions.

Members were reminded that Oklahoma House Speaker Pro Tem Lee Denney and U.S. Senator James Lankford will be taking questions from the audience in Cushing, Wednesday afternoon at City Hall, 100 Judy Adams Blvd.

Governor Mooney has asked that club members send in their written articles to her for the Oklahoma Lion.

Service project ideas or fund raising items that were talked about included: flag placement services for residents and businesses, the leasing of the Lions Den for events, and submisssion of information to the clubs Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cushinglions

Lion Jim Pickard will chair the Chili Cook-off this year.

Today’s winner of the 50/50 drawing was Lion R.G. (Hoppy) Hauptfleisch

The meeting adjourned around 1:00 (p.m.).

Cushing Lions Club meets each Tuesday at noon in the Lion’s Den in downtown Cushing.

For more information about Lions Club International https://www.lcif.org