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.


DG Nadeen Lunde was our guest speaker at our Dec. 2018 meeting, accompanied by "Lion Larry".  She inducted our newest member, Robert (Josh) Barnard, and talked about Lions and the up-coming Mid-Winter Convention.  Thank you Lion DG Nadeen.








650 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls was delivered to the Cities on 11-10-2018 by Altura Lions Charles Meyer, Mike Lovlien and Steve Pasche.  A big thank you to everyone who donated and collected all these shoes.






Susan Althoff, the new Zone Chair, attended our October meeting.  She commented that she was inpressed with the Club's website, and informed us she is available to contact if we have any questions or concerns.  The agenda for the Zone 1 meeting scheduled for November 13 in St. Charles was presented.














The little library on the left was built by Phil Schwantz with materials donated by the Altura Hardware.  The little library on the right was built by Steve Pasche who also donated the materials.  These are one of our newest projects to help the people in Altura:  people can take a book, and/or leave a book, and both libraries have been receiving a steady rotation of childrens' and adults' hard cover and soft cover books. 




Altura Lion President, Phil Schwantz, presented Silver Centennial Awards to Yvonne Ruhoff and Julie Johnson for recruiting new members within the last year.





A big Thank You to everyone who braved the snow storm and came to our first Chili Feed fund raiser on Sat. Jan. 3, 2018 at the Moravian Church, to raise money for people needing help with hospital treatments, etc.and Lions members and community members who generously donated the food we prepared.   We made the chili on the mild side so people could add seasoning to suit their taste.  We also served home-made corn meal muffins, home-made chocolate cookies, sherbet, and condiments for the chili.  If you weren't able to be here this year, I hope you can join us next year -- we heard lots of compliments on how good the meal was.  Below are pictured some early arrivals, and the Lions kitchen crew.










At our Feb. 2018 meeting President Ken Lindeman showed the 2016-17 Centennial Club Excellence Award that was presented at the Mid-Winter Convention. 

Also, congratulations to Tom Ties who was presented the Lions Everyday Hero certificate by Pres. Ken Lindeman.






 At our Dec. 2017 meeting, DG Mike Schultz was our speaker and he awarded the 30 year membership pin to Mike Lovlien.  He also awarded checks to the three Peace Poster winners .




Thank you from Altura Lions to all the people who came to the Chicken Q on Sat.  We were blessed with good weather, good people, and good food.  Lions motto is "we serve" and as you can see from these pictures, we enjoy what we do.









July 21, 2018 from 11am to gone

At the pavillion in Centennial Park

Tickets $10. per meal : 1/2 chicken, beans, potato salad, roll, milk and cookie. Carry-outs available.

This is a fund raiser to enable the Lions to help people with cancer costs and community projects like the Christmas baskets, park improvements, etc.


President John Meisch received the Project New Hope award presented to our club.  There are 3 categories, Gold: gold in our eyes for sending one family to a retreat $300, Blue: blue skies and clear waters for helping two families see things more clearly $600, and Red: blood the veteran has shed physically and/or figuratively for our country $1,200.  We received the Blue designation for our years of donating to Project New Hope at the time of the 



        President: Phil Schwantz                 1st VP: Steve Pasche 

        Secretary: Yvonne Ruhoff                 Treasurer: Julie Johnson

         2nd VP: Tom Ties                                3rd VP: Tom Ties 

         Membership Chair: Mike Lovlien    Tail Twister: Tom Ties                           

        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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