Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities. Altura has been serving the community since 1984.
Vision Statement: To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.
Mission Statement: To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs
AWARDS PRESENTED AT MARCH, 2017 MEETING
President John Meisch presented Silver Centennial Awards from LCIF for recruiting and retaining new Lions to Rom Gatzlaff on left and Dale Moger on right. Lion Ron also received the Lions Key Award.
Raelene Stanislawski was inducted into our Lions group by DG Bruce Monplaisir at our Feb. 6, 2017 meeting, and is shown here receiving her certificate. Her sponsor, Lion Julie Johnson, also received a certificate from Lion Bruce Montplaisir.
At right, Ed Kreidermacher received his 20 year chevron at the January, '17 meeting.
At our Dec. membership meeting, Barb Ernster, Past District Governor, explained to us how she became interested in becoming a Lions member, what a hammer had to play in that decision, and the reasons she continues to be a member. Thank you, Barb.
At the June, 2016 meeting, Ron Gatzlaff, outgoing president, presented the gavel to John Meisch, who will be the new president in July.
Past District-Governor Barb Ernster presenting the Melvin Jones award to Charles Meyer, Past President of Altura Lions Club at our Tri-Club picnic June, 2015 held at Centennial Park in the pavilion built by the community with help from Altura Lions In 2001.
Altura Lions have also won Melvin Jones awards in the past: LaVern Ties in 2008, Cyril Speltz in 2008, Arnold (Dale) Moger in 2011, Ron Gatzlaff in 2013, and Charles Meyer in 2015.
Ron Gatzlaff was awarded Lions Hearing Research Fellow in 2011. Altura Lions Club also won the 2012-2013 Club Excellence Award and has been nominated to receive it in 2014-2015
2016 ALTURA LIONS CLUB OFFICERS
President: John Meisch 1st VP: Ken Lindeman
Secretary: Yvonne Ruhoff Treasurer: Julie Johnson
2nd VP: Phil Schwantz 3rd VP: Steve Pasche
Membership Chair: Mike Lovlien
Board members include Charles Meyer Past President, 1-year board members Dale Moger, Phil Schwantz, Ken Lindeman; 2-year board member Julie Johnson, and 3-year board member Alex Kreidermacher.
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Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.