Sparks Greenbrae Lions were the Reno Expo for the fourth consecutive year.
Lions Alan, Trish and Suraj passed out 250+ Personal Hygiene kits, candy and
additional lotions, soap, shampoo and mouthwash. While the Expo went through
noon, we were out of supplies by 1015am!
We also made several contacts for speakers and future Eyesight care through
We were even on TV as they scanned the room(the blue really stands out!).
Baby Lion Trish is on her way to the Pride Award!
This event is an eye opener to see how much Reno and Sparks do for this
ongoing issue in the area.
Club PR Chair
Great morning making lunches for the homeless at UM Church in Sparks. Baby
lion Loretta making sure each bag had sandwiches, mustard, mayo, cookies,
carrots and oranges and a napkin! King Lion CW checking in with scoutmaster
to make sure he was doing right; baby Lion Trish was also helping with
cookies, carrots and wherever she could. I was the photographer and
At least a couple of us remember being at Denny's that morning for a board meeting.We were a Wednesday noon group for many years and the board meeting was Tuesday mornings. I remember Bob Capurro asking me if I had seen what was happening, and as we walked out to the lobby were they had a 15-inch TV on the wall and saw the second plane crash into the second tower. It was unbelievable and no one knew what was going on. News of the Pentagon crash came a while later. As it did for the Pennsylvania crash followed by stories of "lets roll".
Driving back to the office was about 'sounds of silence' as you could hear nothing yet heard everything. By the time I got to the office, planes had been asked to land at the nearest airport and we had clients stuck all over the country. Cars were being rented to drive to other cities and we had clients stuck in Hawaii and Europe for almost two weeks as all flights had been cancelled until further notice. The Travel business changed forever as did the way we liked to travel.
Bin Laden had always said about hitting where it hurts, bringing America to its knee.The 3,000 innocent beings meant nothing to him, he wanted to bring the economy to a halt, and he did for a few weeks. As always we rebounded.
But need to be vigilant, always. It is not over.
The words 'keep your friends close but your enemies closer' are closer to the truth ever.