You know about the battery bunny who keeps ‘going and going and going.’ Well, the Brady Lions Club keeps ‘growing and growing and growing.’ At the November 29th meeting, Lion Louise Long brought new Brady residents Ira and Amber Moise, who have already signed on the dotted line to roar with the rest of us. They’ll be inducted at our December 13th business meeting. The Moises moved here from Washington State, but Ira was formerly a Lion in Culver City, California. We’re happy to have them back in the fold. Last Thursday was Lion Max Gordon’s opportunity to bring a program. His guest was the Brady Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator Todd Bandy. Todd’s presentation emphasized the local high school’s ‘off-season’ athletic program. According to Coach Bandy, football games are won during off-season in the weight room. That’s when and where the team works on both the physical and mental aspects of the game. He described the speed weight program that is going on right now, and addressed the set weight program that will follow. The coach also noted that the girl’s weight program mirrors that of the boys. When the boys are working mostly outside, the girls get to train in the weight room. The holiday season is definitely upon us. This is when the Brady Lions Club meets on some Thursdays, and not on others. For instance, this week we’ll forego the noon lunch meeting, and instead hold a dinner for members, their spouses and guests. The social gathering begins at 6:30 p.m. in the main dining room of Caf’ at the Depot. Our Board of Directors will meet at 7:00 a.m. sharp on Monday, Dec. 10th at Texas Corral. We’ll have a business meeting at noon on Thursday Dec. 13th. The noon meeting on Dec. 20th will be our last meeting of 2001, and the program speaker will be Brownwood High School’s legendary Coach Gordon Wood. If you are not a Brady Lion, but you would like to hear Coach Wood, please call a member before Tuesday, Dec. 18th so we can let Lion Barbara Bolton know how many meals to prepare. There’s no charge for attending, but you’ll be asked to pay $6.50 for your meal. That’s the same amount that we pay for our lunches each week. On behalf of all of the Brady Lions, I wish all of you a very healthy, happy and prosperous holiday season. We look forward to the year 2002, and we hope and pray that it will bring all of us the most precious of gifts ‘ peace! And, by the way, thanks for reading The Mane Lion.