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Turkey Tracks: My Turn For The Lions Dinner Committee

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Turkey Tracks:  January 9, 2020

My Turn For The Lions Dinner Committee

The Camden Maine Lions Club meets twice a month, first and third Tuesday night.

We share a meal together before our business meeting.

Members are assigned to dinner committees, and the rotation is that each committee sets up and cooks for everyone about three times a year.  This past Tuesday it was my turn to help cook.

I made a big salad to go with the chicken pot pies and biscuits that another Lions member (Cindy Wandell) made.  This was a big meeting as we were hosting the families of the sixth grade Peace Poster contest winners, so I made A LOT of salad and two Mason jars of HEALTHY dressing.

 

I used a lettuce mix and layered in steamed broccoli, sliced sweet bell peppers (yellow, orange, and red), cucumbers, slivered carrots, slice radishes, a scattering of dried sweet cranberries, and red onion slivers.

The dressing was olive oil, red wine vinegar, maple syrup, herbs, lime juice, and drops of Young Living essential oils (tangerine, lemon, lime, and orange).  It was delicious!  Commercial dressings are chemical brews with fake flavorings and bad, bad oils.  I won’t eat them.

Here’s our meal.

Other dinner committee members made a HOST of gorgeous pies and supplied whip cream and vanilla ice cream for toppings.

 

It was a very nice evening, and as always for me, there is a lot of gratification in doing something for other people that is healthy and life-giving.  The Lion community means a lot to me.

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January 9, 2020 at 9:35 am

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Turkey Tracks: Camden Maine LIons Club May 1, 2018

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Turkey Tracks:  May 4, 2018

Camden maine Lions Club May 1, 2018

The Camden Maine Lions started May with our meeting May 1, 2018. There was a smaller than usual gathering, probably because “spring has sprung” in Camden and folks are out doing spring things. Nevertheless, the dinner committee served a gorgeous meal: baked haddock, smashed potatoes, peas, and fresh salad. Dessert was a “Texas Flat Cake” (Lion Brenda Miller who said it was chocolate and chocolate) and a lemon cake sauced with fresh fruit and what appeared to be raspberry coulis (Lion Bunnie Dunavent). I saw many dessert plates with BOTH dessert selections on board.

There was a lot of laughter at this meeting, so we went home feeling lighter than we came, feeling grateful for the relationships that exist in this space, and feeling happy that we were able to and voted to help some folks in need. It’s what we do, after all.

The Lions meet the first and third Tuesday of each month to share dinner at the Lions Club building on Lions Lane. Guests are invited to join the Lions for dinner. Contact membership committee chairs Jerry Stone (542-9064) or Bunnie Dunavent (236-9716).

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May 4, 2018 at 10:06 am

Turkey Tracks: Camden Maine Lions and Leos Clubs Go Bowling

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Turkey Tracks:  April 8, 2018

Camden Maine Lions and Leos Clubs Go Bowling

Last Thursday the Camden Lions and Leos met at the bowling alley at Point Lookout (Northport, Maine) to help raise money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in coastal Maine.

The bowling alley was filled with happy people having a really good time bowling.  And I am once again struck by how many really good people are living in my community.

Note:  do see the pics below of the Jerri Finch murals that are around the bowling alley walls at Point Lookout.

 

I went home plotting to return with grandchildren this summer and with a strong desire to try this sport again–after over 50 years.  Maybe next year I’ll join the Lions and Leos to actually bowl for this fundraiser.

Lions Nikki Bland and Karen Martin facilitate the Leos Program.  Here’s Lion Nikki signing us up at the front desk:

 

Leos bowling:

Lions Karen Martin and Jim Christie:

Lion Mike Castle:

The bowling alley walls at Point Lookout have a whole series of murals painted by local artist Jerri Finch that feature quilt blocks.  These murals are quite spectacular.

My pictures do not do these murals justice.  They are BIG, of course.  See Jerrifinch.com.