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

OLD EYE GLASSES:  NEW - Now Cell Phones, Hearing Aids, and eyeglasses  can be dropped off at   Medford Motors Ford Store, Medford County Market, Healthview Eye Care and Nikolay Bank.  Also the Scouts will be collecting all of the above.

Medford Lions have Rubber Ducks to rent !!      Please contact us for more Information..

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).




Greg Cemke will be at our May 8th meeting to present to us about CHRISTMAS IN JULY, a charity designed to help children hospitalized at Marshfield Children’s Hospital. This is the only facility dedicated to children in north & central Wisconsin.

OFFICER INDUCTION is scheduled for May 22.  5:30 Social, 6:30 Dinner, at BS Bar & catering, a regular meeting night. District Governor Collette will be present to do the induction. See Lion Sue to sign up

Outgoing Officer Celebration; is scheduled for June 26, at the Medford City Park .  5:30 Social, 6:30 Dinner.


2019 Lions District Convention;

From Collette A. Sorgel  -  District Governor  MD27-C2 

(Home Club) Lions Club of Three Lakes

608.516.1831 Cell Collette

608.516.1830 Cell David

I would like to personally invite you to attend the District 27-C2 District Convention at Lake of the Torches Convention Center April 12th and 13th, 2019.  Your club President and your Club Secretary will have the forms to fill out for you to sign up for convention.  Please review attached Flyer.

** Marvin Liske was mention at the Convention. Services of Remerbrances wad held in Manitowish Waters WI.

ROADSIDE CLEAN UP;  is scheduled for Wed April 24. This is a regular meeting night. Cleanup begins about 5:00 and the more people to help the faster the task is completed. Our section of HWY 64 begins just past the rodeo grounds and continues for the 2 miles.

** ROADSIDE CLEAN-UP was Wed April 24. A very small crew of Lions Dennis, Steve, Sue & Tony collected trash on our 2 mile section of HWY 64. Thanks for helping out!

2019 Maplefest;   Saturday April 27, 2019

Next meeting:     Monday Night on April 22th, 2019 - 6PM at the Fairgrounds.

MAPLEFEST is planned for April 27 at the Taylor County Fairgrounds. We need help the Friday before with set up and assisting crafters who arrive early. Workers will be needed the day of the event to again assist crafters with unloading and loading at the end of the day, the Root beer Float stand, and where ever there is a need. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather (and for most of the snow to be gone).

The Whittlesey Lions always welcome help with the breakfast which gets very busy. Sign up at an upcoming meeting. Continue selling raffle tickets. Extra can be picked up at Medford Motors. Turn in money & sold ticket stubs to Lion Kelly.

**  MAPLEFEST was held Saturday April 27. While it was cool, the rain/snow held off in our area. All but 2 of the crafters braved the day, there were 50 entries in the Maple Syrup judging contest and participation was up for the Red Wagon parade. Thanks to Andy Hagar and Glenn Harder for their open forum on bee keeping. Look for all the details at upcoming meetings.

Deer Hide Collection:      A huge Thank-you to Lion Jim, the committee and workers. They collected over 850 deer hides over the 4 month hunting season! Unfortunately the more than doubling of hides was offset by a drastic decrease in prices.

2019 Lions State Curling Bonspiel;  Again Thank-you to all the Lions, Spouses, and Friends who donated so much time and effort to make this a success. Thanks to Mitch Mertens for all his time helping with the ice. Congratulations to the Pardeeville Lions for winning the Bonspiel and our own Lions Beaner, Bill, Jim and Connie for winning the 3rd Event. There are a few of the Bonspiel travel mugs left if anyone is interested in purchasing them.

PERKINSTOWN TRAMP  We could have used a lot more snow and more participants! Thanks to all Lions, Debb, Paula, & Shari in registration, Dave in beer sales, Cody & Debbie at an aid station and of course Mike in the Lion costume for your effort. A report will be available at an upcoming meeting.

Thank-you to the committee for all the planning and organizing, the workers who came out the Friday before to help set up and organize, and everybody who worked the day of the race. Even though trail conditions were GREAT in the woods and it was a pleasant day (for January), we had a very poor turnout. We need a good snow year with mild temperatures to turn this event around.

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 

CHRISTMAS PARTY: The Christmas party was Wed. Jan 12 at the High View Inn. We had a  good turn-out with Terry opening the High View just for us. A good time was had by all.

2018 Dial Santa    Dial Santa was held on Wednesday evening, December 19th. Santa’s Lion Elves showed up in good form and assisted with the phone calls.

Lion Elves in attendance were:

·         Lion Steve

·         Lion Dennis

·         Lion Vic

·         Lion  Bill

Santa also had assistance from 2 High School Seniors, Zach Kawa and Gavin Lybert.  Both Zach and Gavin graduated to Elf Private 1st Class status.

I think the Elves have more fun than the callers!

As Committee Chair, I want to thank all the Elves for the great job they did with the calls.  It is greatly appreciated!

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.




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 (, search on special license plates.

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

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