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Lions Club hears KSB's strategic plan; member attends Rose Bowl

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 22nd, 2013

Lions member Cecil Harrison watches the assembly of the Lions float for the Rose Bowl parade.

AMBOY - Members of the Amboy Lions Club heard the CEO of KSB Hospital explain the Strategic Plan of the Hospital in Dixon at the Jan. 14, meeting. The plan is designed to place KSB as the No. 1 hospital in the nation's top 100. Currently, KSB ranks as No. 5, according to the Thomson Reuters survey.

Representing KSB at the meeting were Dave Scheiner, CEO, Tom Demmer, marketing director, and Colleen Henkel, KSB board member. A slide and oral presentation were given, with a question-answer period following.

Other business matters discussed by the Lions concerned the scholarship applications for the high school seniors. These forms will be available at Amboy High through the guidance and counseling department.

Announcement was made of the contributions at Christmas to the Amboy Fire Department, Diabetes Awareness, the Center for Sight & Sound, and to the ions of Illinois Foundation.

The Lions remind all, that old eye glasses may be put in a box at the Amboy Bank. These will be taken to Rockford by the Lions and recycled.

Area citizens are reminded that the Amboy Lions welcome you to join the organization, which meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at the Amboy Community building at 7 p.m. Contact any member for more specific information.

Future speakers at Lions Club meetings will be Jan. 28 - Farm Bureau, Feb. 11 - Amboy Mayor, Feb. 25 - Casey's Expansion Plans, and March 11 - Lee County Board, Rick Ketchum.

Lion Cecil Harrison informed the club of his visit to the Rose Bowl game in California, where he not only attended the Wisconsin-Stanford football game, but the building where the Lions float was being assembled for the Rose Bowl parade.

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