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Lions welcome Hawkes

November 26, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

NEW CUMBERLAND - The New Cumberland Lions Club met recently with President Dick Blackwell calling the meeting to order.

Mark Gittings gave devotions, and Brian Webster led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Lion Dorothy Hawkes gave a program, "ICE Your Phone," encouraging mobile phone users to enter an emergency contact number under "ICE," an acronym for "In Case of Emergency." This allows paramedics or emergency responders to call emergency contacts when a patient is incapacitated.

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PRESENTATION — Dorothy Hawkes, New Cumberland Lions Club and Women’s Club member, gave a presentation on “ICE Your Phone,” a program encouraging people to list an emergency contact in their phones, at a recent Lions meeting. She was welcomed by Lions President Dick Blackwell. -- Contributed

Hawkes encouraged the Lions to follow these steps:

Choose a responsible person for an "ICE" contact, and record the information on the phone under the contact name "ICE."

Inform contacts they have been chosen as designated emergency contact and provide them with information that may affect treatment. "MAD - Medications, Allergies and Doctors" information also can be entered into a phone under the "ICE" contact.

Apply an "ICE" sticker to the back of the phone, indicating a communication protocol has been established.

Hawkes provided members with "ICE" stickers and instruction pamphlets. The program is a public relations project of the New Cumberland Women's Club, of which Hawkes is president.

Lion Jim Wells gave the treasurer's report, noting that three exams and sets of glasses have been paid for, then asked if left-over Mobile Eye Unit funds could be donated to a charity. Lion Brian Webster and a committee will examine the issue.

Lion Russell Flanigan noted, in the absence of Lion Bob Manypenny, the paper shed is disorganized and asked for several members to help in organization. Flanigan also commended Lion Barb Blackwell for the club's Halloween Party, and several members also complimented the event. Barb Blackwell thanked the Lions for their assistance at the event.

Lion Anna Raines took a Lions minute to report dictionaries ordered for the elementary school are in and she will plan a distribution. She also announced the annual Santa Breakfast will be held Dec. 8 at the Swaney Memorial Library.

Lion Bob McNeil announced the 15 Years of Service Adopt-a-Highway signs have arrived, and distributed green water bottles provided by the governor for the club's service.

Dick Blackwell announced the board meeting and the meeting was adjourned.

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