The Madison Lions Club started off their Tuesday meeting by getting down to business with a lot on their agenda. First up was World Eco Solutions, a Madison based business that has been in operation for about a year and doing very well, as they are now top sellers in the U.S. under their umbrella company, Yellowblue Eco Tech. Yellowblue labels themselves as “The New Green” and offers energy-saving solutions for the home. Ray and Jason Robinson are dealers for Yellowblue and owners of World Eco Solutions, located at 227 SW Range Street. Ray Robinson spoke to the club about their services and products that he said reduces energy costs up to 50 percent, and in some cases, even more. Robinson said the business offers free energy audits on homes and looks for things such as insulation, ventilation and size of air conditioning units to analyze what is needed to make the home energy efficient. One of the company’s “coolest” products is called an epod and works much like a solar panel works with the sun, with the difference being it’s plugged in to an electrical outlet. The epod absorbs electricity being passively used (such as a TV that is not turned on, but still plugged into an outlet). It stores the electricity until needed, saving energy and reducing costs. After fielding many questions from club members and handing out business cards, the business owners ended their time at the podium content they had helped educate the small group on saving energy.
The next order of business for the club was to vote on member-candidate Rev. Gary Cox, who is new to the town, but quickly making himself known in the community. Dr. Cox is pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Madison and was quickly “roared” in by all in attendance.
Lions Activity Director Jay Lee was next at the podium, updating members on the Turkey Shoot, saying this past weekend was even better than the one before and reminding everyone this coming Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., would be the last day for the shoot. Lions President Tim Dunn said this Saturday would be the Best of the Best Competition, with the winner receiving the golden turkey award and cash prize of $100. Dunn also wanted to make sure all sponsors of the shoot were acknowledged for helping make the event the “great success” its been. Sponsors and members who made the event successful are: Food Giant, Transfield Services, Madison Realty Group, M&M Motors, Greene Publishing, Inc., and all Lions Club members. He sent a special thank you to Studstill Lumber and Madison Sporting Goods for all their continued support at Lions events. He asked everybody to please come out to the front lot of Greene Publishing, Inc., located on South SR 53 and help make this last weekend of the Turkey Shoot “the Best of the Best for Madison County.”
From Turkey Shoot to Turkey Trot, the meeting continued with Lee and Secretary Christy Roebuck discussing the upcoming, inaugural 5K run on Nov. 22. Location was discussed and mostly settled as being the bike trail off Colin Kelly Hwy. but will be voted on and hopefully approved at next month’s meeting. Shirts and advertisement for the run were also discussed, along with promises of “more to come” at the next meeting.
Before adjourning, Roebuck read an essay to the club, written by a fall scholarship candidate and who after the reading, made such an impression on club members, they made a motion to accept the undisclosed candidate as the recipient of the scholarship. After their last roar of approval, the meeting came to a close.