Visit #26, Casselton, Wednesday evening November 9, 2011

We arrived in Casselton about 6:30 p.m. just as the club was finishing up the business part of their meeting. Everyone ordered supper and Brenda and I prepared to enjoy the good company. This turned out to be a night with distinguished Lion visitors. Zone Chairman/District Pin Chairman Arlo Anderson was present and brought a Lion friend with him–a past district governor from Minnesota. Both of the guests were given the opportunity and added their remarks to the evening.

Lion Anderson was working hard, but having a difficult time getting Lion Romsdal to buy this year’s ND state pin—a John Deere combine. It seems that Lion Romsdal is associated with a farm implement business that sells numerous brands, but not John Deere!

The club treasurer reported outstanding success with their recently completed gun raffle.

A few minutes into the meeting Club President Darrell Sweet received a phone call. His job is water utility maintenance and this call was reporting a water pipe break in West Fargo. The group speculated that the call was fake and a “setup” just to get him out of listening to the district governor’s presentation. He did check in later by cell phone and reported that he was wet, cold, muddy, and bloody?

It was hard to say goodnight to the Casselton Lions and their interesting guests. There were lots of good stories being swapped after the regular meeting. Our drive home was uneventful and we arrived in time to catch the news on TV.

Wahpeton to Casselton: 72
Casselton to Grand Forks: 95
Mileage for the visit: 167
Mileage for the week: 951
Mileage for the month: 1,635
Mileage for the year: 6,406

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