Posted by Jim Freehling on Jan 15, 2019

Annual Joint Meeting With Lions Club

On a cold winter evening, 13 Lexington Rotarians attended the Joint Lions and Rotary meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall, and enjoyed Dinner, the food was fantastic.
 
The Lions started off with the Pledge of Allegiance, God Bless America, and the thought of the day was given by PDG Jack M.
 
The Lions President, Colby Crogan welcomed the Rotarians.  The Lions introduced each of the Rotarians.  Lion Doug Lucente received an award for his efforts in recruiting new members.
 
The speaker was Jay Blake, Founder of Follow a Dream Race Team.  Jay showed a short video and then spoke about his mission.  Jay suffered a severe industrial accident on May 22, 1997.  He lost his sight in the accident.  He talked about his recovery and the mission he has been on to help others.  Jay left us with 5 Essential Tools to use:
  • Positive Attitude
  • Education and Learning New Ideas
  • Passion
  • Determination
  • Teamwork
 
Jay is now the Crew Chief of an auto racing team and runs a non-profit.  Jay draws upon his personal experience of overcoming adversity and achieving his dream of owning a professional auto racing team, while sharing his inspiration with others.
Announcements: 
  • The Lions shared their recent events and some upcoming events. 
  • P. Michelle G. thanked the Lions for hosting us.  She discussed the Polar Plunge and reminded Rotarians that she is still seeking donations. 
  • Michelle reminded everyone that the Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting is Thursday January 24th.  Several Rotarians will be attending. 
  • No meeting January 21st, MLK Holiday.
 
The Raffle was won by Lion Grace.
 
Next Meeting January 28, 2019
                       
 
Respectfully submitted PP Jim F.
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