The Dunlap Lions Club met for its regular meetings on May 2 and May 16 at the Fairview Grange.
At the May 2 meeting, the speaker was Purdue Extension Educator Mary Ann Lienhart Cross. She spoke on the topic of opioids, a class of drugs and pain relievers that are available legally by prescription. There are serious risks of addiction and overdose with prolonged use of many prescription drugs, she said. As many as 1 in 4 people receiving prescription opioids struggle with addiction. Indiana has the 17th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States. In her presentation, she gave tips to prevent accidental drug overdose, noted signs and symptoms of a drug overdose, and talked about how and where to properly dispose of outdated prescriptions.
First Vice President Lion Jason Smith presented the Slate of Officers for 2019-20. The membership voted to accept the slate as presented with a loud “Bite ‘em!”
Lion Steve Page, who had the “Dandy Lion” in his care for the past month, presented the Dandy Lion to Lion Debra Page for her energetic involvement in Dunlap Lions activities and events.
At the May 16 meeting, the speaker was veterinarian Emilie Blough. She spoke about the benefits of hemp. It is a fairly new approach to the medical field and does come with some precautions, she said. She emphasized the need to do plenty of research to make sure you know what it is you are buying and whether it is the quality you believe it to be.
Upcoming events: June 1, Eyeglass Wash-a-thon; June 6, speaker, Boling Eyecare Center with its Mobile Unit on site for a tour; June 12, Officer’s Training, Atwood, Indiana; June 15, Candy Day Fundraiser at WalMart, Market Center; June 20, Spring Fling-Awards Night; June 29, Candy Day Fundraiser at WalMart, CR 6; July 4, no meeting; July 5-9, International Convention in Milan, Italy; Aug. 3, Annual Jonah Fish Fry.
Dunlap Lions Club meets again at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Fairview Grange, 22482 C.R. 45, Goshen, for the meal and program. Visitors are always welcome. Information: 574-875-5963.
– Submitted by Lion Amanda Fast
Jefferson Extension Homemakers
Jefferson Extension Homemakers Club met May 8 at the home of Janet Yoder, with JoAnn Fisher serving as hostess.
The Pledge of Allegiance and Club Creed, was said by members, led by President JoAnn Fisher. Secretary Marelda Doss took roll call and read the Positive thought, Helpful Hint and Dates to Remember. Minutes from the April meeting were read by Marelda Doss and approved.
Coins for Friendship and NIckels for Leadership were collected, and the Song of the Month was recited by members.
Membership dues for the year were collected from members by JoAnn Fisher. Yearly dues are $13 per member and are due to the county treasurer by June 1. JoAnn Fisher will get them to the treasurer.
The lesson Healthy Ethnic Cooking with Pulses/Beans was presented by Marelda Doss.
Saying of the Club Prayer by members closed the meeting.
— Submitted by Secretary Marelda Doss
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