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INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEDFORD LION???  Please read the following attachment.  New Member Information:

OLD EYE GLASSES:  eyeglasses can be dropped off at   Medford Motors Ford Store, Medford County Market, Healthview Eye Care and Nikolay Bank.

Medford Lions Shelter at the Park;  Please contact Medford City Hall and check on availability and cost of using the shelters at the Medford City Park.  The Medford Lions do not have control over use of the shelters. 

MEDFORD LION SHIRTS;  Any Lion who would like a Medford LIONS shirt, Please contact Lion Dennis at our meetings. (T_Shirts $7, Polo's $10).

MEDFORD LIONS HISTORY

NOTE; BOARD MEETING WILL NOW BE  **  AFTER **    SECOND WEDNESDAY REGULAR MEETING.   

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Deer Hide Collection:     

It is hunting season so we need help processing hides, especially during the 9 day gun season. Please volunteer if you can.

2019 Maplefest;   Saturday April 27, 2019

Next meeting:     Nov. 12, 2018  - 6PM at the Sorts Page.

2019 Lions State Curling Bonspiel; 

The Lions State Curling Bonspiel will be coming to MEDFORD on January 4 - 6, 2019..   

Planning is well under way. We will continue to meet after each regular meeting to keep up to date and prepare for the big event. All input is welcome. 

We need every member to step up and help wherever possible to make this event a success, not only for the participants but also for the club. PLEASE try to take the time to help where you may be needed most. WE NEED YOU!!!  

Our Village Playground.  This is a project by Joe & Laura Holms, from the Medford High School, to bring a HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE Playground to the Medford City Park. Please review the following attachments for more information; 

Playground Information -1   Playground Information -2 

    Oct 10 Regular Mtg BS Bar 6:30 – Joe Greget will be present to receive our donation to the All Inclusive Playground and have a picture taken for the Star News

PAST EVENTS:

PEACE POSTER: The posters have been submitted and judged! Congratulation to all who entered and made it to the final judging. Unfortunately, Immanuel Lutheran did not submit any entries again this year.

Winner Ella Daniels MAMS

2nd Sophia Brunner MAMS

3rd Rachel Daniels Holy Rosary Thanks Lion Kathryn!!!

Runners up are: Kaylee Harris Holy Rosary,  Kiersten Jasmer MAMS,   Gloria Lopez MAMS,   Christian Mahner Holy Rosary,  CJ Olson MAMS,   Marcy Raznik MAMS

 

HARVEST DAYS PARADE: Once again we were next to music in the parade and the rain held off for a great time. Thanks to Lion Jim for his towing and all the participants. We successfully handed out all the candy to the approval of all the children!

The Ogema Christmas Tree Festival;  Once again Lion Herman got us close to the front of the parade and behind the Rib Lake Marching Band! Their song choice and the weather were both very different. Thanks to those who braved the coldest morning of the season to date to participate.

ICE AGE PARADE: Thanks to all who braved the heat and humidity Aug 12 to participate. Special thanks to Lion Sue who volunteered to swelter in the lion costume!! The highlight for me was Lion Carmen’s 2(?) year old grandson Milo. The little guy showed off his dance moves every time the Rib Lake band fired up Tommy Tu-Tone’s 8675309. He’s got potential!!

DALE HUSTEDT, The new CEO and President of Aspirus Medford Hospital and Clinic attended our last meeting. Thank-you Lion Catherine for providing the opportunity for our members to meet the man now providing direction for such an important provider in our community.

Medford Lions Special Donation;

1)  The Medford club presented the Ipod to the young girl at Medford High School. There have been apps installed on the device to help her continue with her schooling. She was very thankful for the Lions club as she has been attending Lions camp for quite a few years now and looks forward to joining the adult camp.

2)  The Medford Club presented $40.00 because of a Financial Need to purchase glasses for a Young man in High School.

3)  The Medford Club donated $1000.00 towards the Taylor County "Moving For A Cure"  walk.   Date; Friday May 18, 2018 -  Meet at the Park. Lions who wish to walk, Please call Lion Shirley Lemke (715-785-7573) for a shirt.

4)  The Medford Club donated $100.00 to support a American Legion fund raiser for the Veterns Memorial Wall upgrades.

5) The Medford Club used money from the Helen Hessing fund $3000.00, towards Large print items and CD's to be used at the Medford Public Library.

6)  The Medford Club used money from the Helen Hessing fund $3000.00, towards Taylor County Humane Society Bldg. Fund.

7)  The Medford Club used money from the Helen Hessing fund $472.95, towards purchase of a Ipad & equipment for a senior in Medford High School with Vision Impairment. He will be attending River Falls college next Fall. There will be a presentation at Medford High School on Momday May 7th, 2018 at 3:15 PM.

 

WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

 

Some interesting tidbits about the Leader Dog Program.
1. What is the name of the Leader Dogs for the Blind quarterly newsletter for Lions? (The Mane Event)
2. What is the name of the President & CEO for Leader Dogs for the Blind? (Susan M. Daniels)
3. What were the first 2 breeds used as Leader Dogs? (Dobermans & German Shepherds)
4. What is the annual budget for Leader Dogs for the Blind? ($11 million)
5. What percentage of the annual budget is donated by Lions? (20%)
6. What is the combined percentage of the annual budget that comes from State, Federal and United Way? (Zero)
7. How many days do clients spend on campus training with their Leader Dog? (26 days)
8. How much does it cost a client/student to obtain a leader Dog? (Zero; all costs are covered by Leader Dogs for the Blind)
9. What is the lead time to produce a Leader Dog Team? (About 2 years)
10. What is the gestation period for a dog? (9 weeks, about 63 days)
11. How many volunteers are on Campus every day? (About 50)
12. How many gallons of Puppy Poop is picked up during an average week in Puppy Land? (About 57 gallons)
13. How long does a puppy stay in the care of a Puppy Raiser? (12-14 months)
14. How much are Puppy Raisers paid to raise a puppy? (Zero. They volunteer their services)
15. What is the term given to a puppy/dog that does not make it to graduation? (Career Change)
16. Approximately how many families in the U.S. and Canada serve as Puppy Raisers? (450)
17. Each year Leader Dogs for the Blind recognizes the Lions Clubs who have donated $5000 or more during the fiscal year, with a certificate, banner patch and pins for every member. What is the name of that award? (Top Dog)
18. What is the minimum age to receive a Leader Dog? (16)

 

 

District 27-C2

 

 

Did you know that you can get a WISCONSIN LIONS LICENSE PLATE????   You can order your plate online at (www.dot.wisconsin.gov), search on special license plates.

The following is information and sites where you may learn more about Lions conventions.

State - http://wisconsinlions.org

C2 e-District site http://www.e-district.org/sites/27c2/index.php
Convention - http://md27c2.org/Conventions/2010-2011%20conventions/Lions%20District%20Convention%20post.pdf

 

 

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