The Grand Island Lions Club invites representatives from all the Island service organizations to a joint meeting at the Buffalo Launch Club on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be the springboard for a community-wide needs assessment initiative whose outcome will be to determine what kinds of volunteer services the community needs, which projects and programs are important to the people in the town, whether current service projects are still needed by the community, and to determine if other organizations in the community are providing similar services that could be consolidated or require additional support.
Civic, religious, educational, and other leaders will be interviewed or provided a survey to complete. The citizens of Grand Island also will be able to participate. The surveys will then be analyzed and prioritized by volunteer members of the service organizations involved. Any necessary funding, materials, and volunteers will then be obtained to effectively complete the projects. Notices of the assessment results will be published in order to keep everyone up to date.
Dinner will accompany the meeting at a cost of $15 per person. Reservations are recommended and must be made no later than Nov. 25. For more information and to place a reservation, contact Grand Island Lions President Tom Witkowski at 716-909-1862 or via email at[email protected].