Who We Are
The Falcon Heights–Lauderdale Lions Club is a community-based service organization serving the Falcon Heights and Lauderdale Minnesota area. The club was chartered in May 1986 under The International Association of Lions Clubs.
We hold meetings at Falcon Heights Community Park on the second and fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m. We welcome anyone with the desire to serve the community to visit us or contact Secretary Ken Crea.
The Falcon Heights–Lauderdale
Lions Club serves the local community:
- We fund school and park projects
- We provide scholarships
- We support food shelves
- We help fund senior programs
- We serve Loaves and Fishes meals
- We buy dictionaries and thesauruses for local students
- We support our local library
The Falcon Heights–Lauderdale
Lions Club serves the wider community:
- We support summer camps for children with health or developmental problems
- We contribute to youth outreach and exchange programs
- We support programs for prevention of blindness
- We support research for sight, hearing, and diabetes
- We help provide service dogs to those with sight or hearing disabilities
- We support disaster victims
The Falcon Heights–Lauderdale Lions Club has three primary goals:
- To serve the needs of our local communities and support the service projects of the district and international organizations
- To establish a positive, helpful and responsible dialog with the community as we plan fund-raising activities and return profits to the community
- To have fun and meet new friends
The Falcon Heights–Lauderdale Lions Club has two annual fundraisers:
- We run a parking lot for about 50 St. Paul Saints games each year. We organize, supervise, and pay 24 different community groups who help with parking. These groups include school groups, church groups, Scouts, and other Lions Clubs
- We sell 500 Christmas trees each year from a lot set up in Falcon Heights Community Park. Sales start the day after Thanksgiving and finish a week before Christmas. We enjoy fellowship and the holiday spirit while we raise money for the community
Howard Smeby 1986/1987
Dennis Wall 1987/1988
Ray Frauenshuh 1988/1989
Don Leier 1989/1990
Sam Jacobs 1990/1991
Steven Tenney 1991/1992
Steven Tenney 1992/1993
Terry Iverson 1993/1994
Terry Iverson 1994/1995
Ken Wielinski 1995/1996
John Brynildson 1996/1997
Chuck Cermak 1997/1998
Tim Carbonneau 1998/1999
Paul Kuettel 1999/2000
Mark Krug 2000/2001
Reid Grano 2001/2002
Joe Barrett 2002/2003
Jon Anderson 2003/2004
Peter Lindstrom 2004/2005
Michelle Krug 2005/2006
Jerry Doherty 2006/2007
Rollie Gates 2007/2008
Gary Langer 2008/2009
Kent Furois 2009/2010
Michelle Seamen 2010/2011
Jerry Doherty 2011/2012
John Schmittdiel 2012/2013
Gary Langer 2013/2014
Rollie Gates 2014/2015
John Brynildson 2015/2016
International Lions Objectives
TO CREATE and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.
TO PROMOTE the principles of good government and good citizenship.
TO UNITE the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship, and mutual understanding.
TO PROVIDE a forum for the open discussion of all maters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.
TO ENCOURAGE service–minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works, and private endeavors.
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.