Visit #33, NDSU Campus Lions Club, Wednesday evening January 18, 2012

Brenda and I ran a few shopping errands in Fargo before heading out to the NDSU Student Union early in the evening. It was cold and windy and the walk from the car was brutal. I had apparently mistaken the meeting time as we arrived an hour before the meeting began. We went downstairs to the food service area and “relaxed” for a while.

When we came back to the room a number of Lions were there, including Guiding Lion CC Robert Littlefield. We introduced ourselves and had several fun and interesting conversations before the meeting started. We discovered (remembered?) that the club was serving pizza for supper. It would have undoubtedly been tastier than our Memorial Union salads.

During the club meeting there was lots of conversation and decision-making regarding service projects and fundraisers. The NDSU Campus Lions have great young, enthusiastic leadership. They made quite an impression on other Lions at the state convention last year. Even though neither of us won the Snickers Bar prize, Brenda and I enjoyed the creative rock-paper-scissors elimination contest put on by the tailtwister.

I felt really fortunate to attend this meeting where the club was inducting new members…seven if I recall correctly! It reinforced my decision to carry spare new member packets and membership pins with me wherever I go. I was also able to replace a lost charter member pin which made for one happy Lion.

The Campus Lions were an attentive audience for my remarks which I modified especially for them to include reasons why they should remain actively involved in Lions after they leave college.

By the time we left the meeting the wind had died down some. The drive back to Grand Forks was pleasant and we arrived in time to catch a little TV.

Mileage for the visit: 99
Mileage for the week: 231
Mileage for the month: 655
Mileage for the year: 7,323

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