We launched out of Grand Forks mid-morning for the relatively short drive to Fargo. It was a beautiful bright, sunny morning with a brisk wind. The Fargo Gateway Lions meet in the Community Room at Cashwise Foods and their noon meal is catered by the deli department of the grocery. We suspected we’d eat well and weren’t disappointed.
President Gelaine Orvik is a relatively new Lion, but a quick study. He runs a lively, fun meeting and gets members out and on their way back to jobs on time. Of course, everyone’s mind and conversation was on the hometown NDSU Bison playing for the national championship the next day. The tailtwister conducted a “happy thoughts” exercise asking each Lion in turn to mention something in their lives they were happy about and thankful for.
My district governor remarks I believe, were well received. President Gelaine seemed proud to receive International President Tam’s pin. There was discussion about upcoming projects and success in past fundraising.
It was a big pleasure to induct three new members and recognize one member transferring in from another Lions club. Two of the three new members are women—firsts for the club, I believe.
After the meeting Brenda had a number of must-do stores that we needed to shop at in Fargo. We stayed in Fargo and that evening watched at a sports bar my alma mater, Kansas State, lose to Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl. It was a sad late night drive home.
Mileage for the visit: 152
Mileage for the week: 152
Mileage for the month: 152
Mileage for the year: 6,820