Meetings

August 2018

Lion Linda Hall collected $66.51 in June and $94.25in July for the Mints Project.

PDG Harry Klenke has collected some Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids but has not counted them yet.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Boy Scouts went to the Tomahawk Scout Reservation this month.  Five Eagle Scout ceremonies are scheduled at the Nature Center in Savageon August 12.  Lion Paul also stated that we will need to replenish the Eagle Scout jacket fund soon.

Lion Paul Stahler advised that the Brownie Girl Scout Blast took place at Cleary recently.

Lion Linda Hall stated that the Dictionaries have been ordered.  The cost went up $12 per box. Lion Linda did not order any extras this time since we still have somedictionaries left from last year.  St. Paul’s Lutheran School indicated that they do not need any.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Farmer’s Market: has been going well.  They have a good selection of food and the prices are reasonable. PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke worked on August 2 and Lion Char Beerling will work on August 9 from 4-7 pm.

We sold tickets at Lakefront Park on July 13 for the Lakefront Music Fest.

PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke attended the International Convention at the MGM Grand Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada on June 29 - July 3.  Lion Brian Sheehan ran for 3rd VP.  The parade was very hot but the convention was fun. One of the guest speakers was former President George W Bush.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Lakefront Days Parade was cancelled due to the weather. Lion Dave Velishek has a lot of candy left which will be given out at an upcoming event.

Lion Terry Groves reported that volunteers will be selling tickets at the Midway on Friday, August 24 (7 Lions) and Tuesday, August 28 (4 Lions) starting at 4:30 pm at the State Fair.  Two more volunteers are needed - one for Friday and one for Tuesday.

Lion Terry Groves reported the Fall Community Fest will take place at the Prior Lake High School from 6 – 8:30 pm on September 17. Set-up will be between 5:15 pm and 5:30 pm.  Volunteers are needed to staff the table. The registration fee has already been paid.

Lions President Loretta Klenke contacted New Horizon to set up a date for a screening for the KidSight Project. Hopefully, she will hear back soon from the new director.  PDG Harry Klenke reported that there will be an award for KidSight when a club donates $1,000.  Lion Harry is co-chair for MD5M. 

The Annual Picnic will take place on August 16 at Sand Point Beach, Shelter 1 which is close to the parking lot.  Social hour will start at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.  Lion Terry Groves will grill brats & burgers and club members will bring side dishes. PDG Gordy Affield will purchase beverages.  Attendees will pay $10 each which will include 1 free drink.  We will not have a dedication ceremony for the plaque on that night.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that we will have another Football Raffle drawing this year at the Prior Lake High School.  He reached out to the school and ordered the footballs.  The dates are as follows:  September 7 (Maple River), September 28 (Burnsville), October 12 (Lakeville North) and October 17 (Eastview).  Volunteers will be needed to sell raffle tickets at the games.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky attended the Cabinet Meeting which lasted almost 3 hours.  Jungle Days will be hosted by the Jordaness Lions next year.  The Midwinter Convention has been scheduled in Mankato on February 8-10, 2019.

Lions President Loretta Klenke put together a Budget for 2018-2019.

Lions President Loretta Klenke sent out a list with Committee Assignments.

Lion Katy Groves suggested to reschedule the September Business Meeting to September 10 due to Labor Day.

Lions President Loretta Klenke would like club members to invite one guest/prospective member to the October dinner meeting for a Lions Membership Drive.  Lion Loretta put together an invitation that club members can mail out.  During the meeting, Lion Loretta will do a Powerpoint presentation.

Colleen from the VFW shared with Lions President Loretta Klenke that teachers at local schools are in need of School Supplies for their students.  They have a community table where we could collect school supplies on August 9 and September 13. 

Due to Minimum Wage increase Lion Bruce Reddemann to raise wages for our pulltab sellers to $9.65. 

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Ladies Night Out event has been scheduled for September 13, 5-8 pm. Like last year, there will be pull tabs and bean bag toss for prizes.  Lion Katy Groves suggested taking money out of the liquor fund for the wine bottle giveaway. 

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky and Lion Kelly Norris mentioned that an investigation about the Lions Gift of Sight and Life Source will be aired on Fox 9 on August 12 at 9 pm.

The annual picnic of the Prior Lake Lions Club was held at Sand Point Beach on August 16 at 7:00 p.m. 

Awards:  The following awards were announced:

Helen Keller                            Lion Linda Hall

Melvin Jones                           Lion Tom Kourajian               ·         Hearing                                   Lion Sheila Stahler

Dream Catcher                        Lion Kelly Norris

Leader Dog                             Lion Paul Stahler

Lion of the Year                     Lion Gerald Ziskovsky

Perfect Attendance:  The following Lions achieved perfect attendance for 2017-2018:

Gordy Affield

Char Beerling

Mary Broderick

Mike Broderick

Ger Danielson

Katy Groves

Terry Groves

Linda Hall

Harry Klenke

Loretta Klenke

Tom Kourajian

Darlene Motschenbacher

Daniel Muench

Sandra Muench

Kelly Norris

Bruce Reddemann

Paul Stahler

Sheila Stahler

Dave Velishek

Gerald Ziskovsky

Kristine Ziskovsky

July 2018

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Boy Scouts are enjoying summer programs which include camping, hiking, canoeing etc.  The cub scouts have submitted their form to the district council regarding girls joining their group.  So far, they have not received any membership applications from girls.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that Brownie blast took place at Cleary.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that regular Interchange Landscaping Committee updates are available on the Prior Lake City website

Lion Paul Stahler stated that two volunteers are needed to work two Thursdays each month during the Farmer’s Market summer. Lion Kelly Norris and Lion Kris Ziskovsky will cover the first Thursday for our club which is July 5 from4-7 pm.The next dates are July 12 (Lion Char Beerling), August 2 (PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and August 9 (Lion Char Beerling).

We will be selling tickets at Lakefront Music Fest on July 13.

·         4:30-7 pm: Lion Char Beerling, Lion Ger Danielson & wife Vicki, and Lion Bob Kimpton& wife Vicki

·         6:30-9:30 pm: Lions Terry & Katy Groves and Lions Gerald& Kris Ziskovsky

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the VIP tent will require alcohol training (PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke).

PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke are attending the International Convention at the MGM Grand Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada on June 29 - July 3.  Lions Harry & Loretta are delegates.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Lakefront Days Parade has been scheduled forAugust 4.  Volunteers will meet at Velishek Auto at 8:30 am.  The parade starts at 10 am and there will be 80 floats.  Lion Dave Velishek will allow us again to use his trailer.Lion Paul will check with Lion Dave if he will get candy.

Lion Terry Groves reported that State Fair volunteers will be selling tickets at the Midway on Friday, August 24 (7 Lions) and Tuesday, August 28 (4 Lions).  One more volunteer is needed for Friday.

The Fall Community Fest event will take place at the Prior Lake High School from 6 – 8:30 pm on September 17. Set-up will be between 5:15 pm and 5:30 pm.  Volunteers are needed to staff the table. The registration fee has already been paid.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the 2nd Vice District Governor was approved atthe Cabinet meeting on June 24.  It will be Lion Anna Wickenhauser from the Cologne Club.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that Lions President Loretta Klenke will contact sites againto set up KidSight Project visits for screenings this fall. PDG Harry Klenkewill be co-chair for KidSight at the district level. 

Lions President Loretta Klenke sent out a list with Committee Assignments.

Lions President Loretta Klenke will put together a Budget that she will present at the August business meeting for discussion.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that we will have another Football Raffle this year at the Prior Lake High School.  He will reach out to the school and order the footballs.The dates are as follows: September 7 (Maple River), September 28 (Burnsville), October 12 (Lakeville North) and October 17 (Eastview).  Volunteers will be needed to sell raffle tickets at the games.

The Annual Picnic will take place onAugust 16 at Sand Point Beach, Shelter 1 which is close to the parking lot.  Social hour will start at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.  Lion Terry Groves will grill brats & burgers and club members will bring side dishes.  Lion Gordy Affield willpurchase beverages.  Attendees will pay $10 each which will include 1 free drink. 

Lions President Loretta Klenke would like club members to invite one guest/prospective member to the October Lions Membership Drive dinner meeting.

 

June 2018

Lion Linda Hall deposited $74.15into the Mints project account for May.

Lion Linda Hall reported that 32 pounds of food was collected for the CAP Agency Food Shelf at the dinner meeting.

PDG Harry Klenke collected 251 eyeglasses and 2 hearing aids.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that15 cub scouts transitioned to the next level at Five Hawks Elementary School on May 21.

An Interchange Landscaping Committee Open House was held at Prior Lake City Hall on May 16 from 5:00-7:00 pm. At the June meeting, the financial impact of the proposed roundabout at County Highway 21 and Highway 13 will be discussed further. 

PDG Harry Klenke stated that the collection of used furniture and household goods for Bridging took place on May 12 from 8:30-12:30 at Lunds/Byerlys.  About ½ of a semi was filled with furniture and a $100 donation was received.  It was great to visit with fellow Lions, the Rotary and Scouts.  The following Lions volunteered their time: Lion Ger Danielson, Lions President Terry Grove, Lion Linda Hall, PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler.

PDG Harry Klenke mentioned that the highway Adopt-A-Highway clean-up took place on May 10 at the intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 8.  It took Lions Harry & Loretta and Lion Terry Groves about 1 ½ hours to complete it. 

Lion Paul Stahler passed around a sign-up sheet for Farmer’s Market.  Two volunteers are needed for two Thursdays each month during the summer.

The 2018-2019 New Officers were inducted at the May Dinner meeting.  The scholarship recipients and their families will attend our June dinner meeting.

Lion Linda Hall attended the rope cutting for the Club Prior 10th Anniversary Celebration on May 17.  We paid for their band. 

Lions President Terry Groves reported that the PLHS Senior Recognition Night event will take place on June 5 at 7pm and that he will present our scholarships to the students at that time. 

We will be selling tickets at Lakefront Music Fest on July 13.

·         4:30-7 pm: Lion Char Beerling, Lion Ger Danielson & wife Vicki, PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke

·         6:30-9:30 pm: Lions Terry & Katy Groves and Lions Gerald& Kris Ziskovsky

PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke are planning on attending the International Convention at the MGM Grand Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada on June 29 - July 3.  Lions Harry & Loretta will be delegates.

Lions President Terry Groves reported that State Fair volunteers are needed to sell tickets at the Midway on August 24 and 28. 

The Wellness Day at Shakopee Walmart free health screening on July 21 from 8:30 am to noon was cancelled.

Lions PresidentTerry Groves stated that the fee toparticipate in the Lakefront Days Parade has been paid.

The Fall Community Fest event will take place at the Prior Lake High School from 6 – 8:30 pm on September 17.  The event is sponsored by the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Community Education, Prior Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Savage Chamber of Commerce. Set-up will be between 5:15 pm and 5:30 pm.  Volunteers are needed to staff the table.  Lions President Terry Grove will submit our registration.

 

May 2018

Lion Linda Hall deposited $69.52 into the Mints project account for April.

PDG Harry Klenkecollected several Eyeglasses but has not counted them yet.

The cub scouts will have their transition to the next level at Five Hawks Elementary School on May 21 at 6:30 pm.  Theywill start allowing girls to join their group starting on June1.

LionKaty Groves stated that they attended the Girl Scouts recognition banquet together with PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler. The top cookie seller was a 6-year-old girl, Ella, who sold 1,090 boxes of cookies.

Lions President Terry Groves reported that 6 Scholarships recipients were selected in April.  The presentation will take place at the PLHS Senior Recognition Nighton June 5.

Lion Dan Muench reported that there were no Interchange Landscaping Committee meetings scheduled this month.  However, there will be an Open House at Prior Lake City Hall on May 16, 5:00-7:00 pm. At another meeting in June, they will discuss the financial impact of the proposed round about at County Highway 21 and Highway 13. 

Lions President Terry Groves reported that they had a speaker from Camp Sweet Life at the April Dinner MeetingCamp Sweet Life is the first camp for kids with diabetes in southern MN.  Our club provided a $200 donation to them.  Also, the officers for 2018/2019 were elected.

Lion Paul Stahler was advised that the Farmer’s Market won’t start until June 21.  Lion Paul will have a signup sheet for 2 volunteers on every 1st and 2nd Thursday of the month during the summer. 

Lions President Terry Groves stated that Journey for Service took place at Velishek Auto on April 5 at 4:55 pm.  It went well.  Lion Loretta Klenk ementioned that we were recognized for our hospitality in the last 5M2 district newsletter, page 1.

The Spring Zone 3 Meeting took place at The Wilds Golf Course.Lion Char Beerling, Lions Terry & Katy Groves, PDG Harry & Lion LorettaKlenke and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky attended the event.  Our club was recognized for our work on the KidSight project.

The MN Lion’s Vision Foundation Fundraiser for the Lions Vision Buildingtook place at the State Theater on April 21.PDG Harry and Lion Loretta Klenke were unable to attend.

The 2018-2019 Club Officer Training took place at Bethany College, Meyer Hall of Science & Mathematics, in Mankato on May 5.  PDG Harry and Lion Loretta Klenke attended the event. 

PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke attended the 99th MD5M Convention at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 15.  Lion Harry reported that 530 people participated. First Vice President of Lions Clubs International, Gudrun Yngvadottir of Gardabaer, Iceland was the Guest Speaker at the Saturday Banquet. In 3 years, Mankato will host again the MD5M convention.

PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke are planning on attending the International Convention at the MGM Grand Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada on June 29 - July 3.  Lions Harry & Loretta will be delegates.

PDG Harry Klenke stated that the collection of used furniture and household goods for Bridging will take place on May 12 from 8:30-12:30 at Lunds/Byerlys.  Lion Harry has a signup sheet for 2 shifts starting at 8:30 am and 10:30 am.  A trailer will be provided. Lion Paul Stahler will ask the scouts to assist.

Lion Sheila Stahler was asked to assist with interviews of 12 students for the Southwest Scholarships.  Lion Sheila stated that they have quite a process set up to select recipients.

PDG Harry Klenke Adopt-A-Highway mentioned that the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up will take place on Wednesday.  In case of rain, it will be moved to Thursday.Volunteers will meet at the intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 8 at 6 pm. 

Lions President Terry Groves reported that the PLHS Senior Recognition Night event will take place on June 5 at 7pm and that he will present our scholarships to the students at that time. 

Lion Kelly Norris sent out an updated summer Bingo schedule.  Lion Kelly will need a guest caller since Lion Mike Broderick won’t be available. 

The Club Prior 10thAnniversary Celebration will take place on May 17.  Lion Linda Hall will attend the rope cutting at 5 pm.  We already paid for their band.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky suggested giving them some Lions pens. 

The 2018-2019 New Officers will be inducted at the May Dinner meeting.  The scholarship recipients and their families will attend our June dinner meeting.

Our club has been given two tickets for the 35th Annual Scott CountyLaw Enforcement Scholarship Dinner on May 15. 

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky stated that he has been selected as the Zone 3 Chair for 5M2 for 2018-2019.

Lion Loretta Klenke stated that District 5M2 is looking for 2018-2019 2nd VP nominations.

Wellness Day at Shakopee Walmart will be hosting a free health screening event that provides people in the community an opportunity to learn valuable health information.  They are looking for Lion volunteers to be greeters on July 21 from 8:30 am to noon.  PDG Harry Klenke will volunteer.

It was decided that we will again participate in the Lakefront Days Parade Lakefront Days Parade.

Lion Loretta Klenke will reach out to club members soon to discuss individual 2018-2019 Committee 2018-2019 CommitteeAssignments Assignments

Lion Loretta Klenke stated that she will need a KidSight Project volunteer to follow up with parents once a child has been referred.

APRIL 2018

Lion Linda Hall deposited $103.30 into the Mints project account for March.

PDG Harry Klenke collected several Eyeglasses but has not counted them yet.

Lion Loretta Klenke reported that 20 children were screened for the KidSight Project at the Easter Bunny Breakfast and that they had one referral. The next training will take place in Jordan on May 20.

 Lion Dan Muench reported that there was an open Landscaping Committee meeting with the general public earlier this month regarding the proposed round about at County Highway 21 and Highway 13.  The next meeting has been scheduled for April 11.

Lion Loretta Klenkestated thatDG Nancy Mathwig visited our club at the March Dinner Meeting.

Report received via email from Lion Char Beerling: Preliminary figures for this Easter Bunny Breakfast are as follows:  First let me thank all the Lions who worked.  It was a job well done.  The20 following members were there:Char Beerling, Mike and Mary Broderick, Ger Danielson

Terry & Katy Groves, Linda Hall, Harry & Loretta Klenke, Tom Kourajian, Dan & Sandy, Kelly Norris, Paul & Sheila Stahler, Dave Velishek, Bob Wickman, Tom Wolf, Gerald & Chris Ziskovsky, Bonnie Kourajian and Mary Kay Velishek also helped out.We served 126 paid meals and there were 38 volunteers who may or may nothave eaten, giving us approximately 165 meals served. Cash at the end was $911, minus a $300 bank and $269.94 in expenses, leaving a profit of $341.06.Harry was the Lion and Maddy (did not get her last name) was the Bunny andhad a great time hopping around.  Maybe we can scout her again next year! There were ten scouts and 8 leaders who worked in two shifts.  Thank youto those who helped out.Also Loretta headed up the Kids Sight program and with the help of LionsHarry and Linda, they screened 20 kids with only one referral.

Lion Katy Groves reported that volunteers packed meals at the Lions Day Feed My Starving Children event at the Chanhassen location on March 26 at 12 noon and then at 6 pm.  It was a lot of fun. 

Lion Char Beerling, Lions Terry & Katy Groves, Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky visited the Shakopee Lions during their last business meeting at the VFW Post in Shakopee.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that we were asked to staff the produce table at the Farmer’s Market. Lion Tom Kourajian will let Colleen Callahan know that two Lions volunteers will be available every 1st and 2nd Thursday of the monthduring the summer. 

Lions President Terry Groves reminded the club that DG Nancy Mathwig and PDG Mike Vos will be at Velishek Auto for Journey for Service on April 5 at 4:55 pm to collect our donation.

The Spring Zone 3 Meeting will take place at The Wilds Golf Course, 3151 Wilds Ridge Ct NW on April 10.  It is hosted by the Shakopee Valley Lions Club.  Social is at 6 pm followed by dinner at 6:30 pm.  The cost is $20.  Lion Char Beerling, Lions Terry & Katy Groves, PDG Harry & Lion Lorett aKlenke and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky are planning on attending the event.  We will need to bring a $10 gift.

PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke are planning on attending the 99th MD5M Convention at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 15. 

PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke are planning on attending the International Convention at the MGM Grand Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada on June 29 - July 3. 

Lion Tom Kourajian read the list of New Officers for 2018-2019. The elections will be held at the April dinner meeting.

We had a new prospective member who filled out an application but have not heard back from Rogo.

Lion Loretta Klenke stated that we will be selling tickets again for the Lakefront Music Fest on July 13.  We will not be able to wear Lions shirts and it is uncertain if we can display our Lions banner.  There will be two shifts: 4:30-7:30 pm (5 volunteers) and 6:30-9:30 pm (6 volunteers) in Tent 1.  The performers on Friday night are Young the Giant, Coin and the Revivalists.

The MN Lion’s Vision Foundation Fundraiser for the Lions Vision Building will take place at the State Theater on April 21.  Tickets can be purchased through Ticket Master.

PDG HarryKlenke stated that the collection of used furniture and household goods for Bridging will take place on May 12 from 8:30-12:30 at Lunds/Byerlys.A trailer will be provided again.

PDG Harry Klenke mentioned that the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up will take place sometime in May – exact date TBD.  Volunteers will meet at the intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 8 at 6 pm. 

The 2018-2019 Club Officer Training will take place at Bethany College, Meyer Hall of Science & Mathematics, in Mankato on May 5 at 9am.  Cost is $10.

Lions President Terry Groves presented the following Awards Milestone Chevron:

·         Lion Tracy Affield (not present) - 15 years of service

·         Lion Chris Boulton - 25 years of service

·         Lion Charlie Henkels(not present) -35 years of service

 

March 2018

It was decided to continue giving $12,000 in Scholarships to the Prior Lake High School SeniorsLionMary Broderick will follow up with the school to advise them of our decision.

Lion Linda Hall deposited $34.81into the Mints project account for February.  She did not collect money at one of the sites, The Pointe, so the money will be included in next month’s count.

PDG Harry Klenke collected70 Eyeglasses.

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler: “Saturday, March 2, the Prior Lake Lions judged the pinewood derby cars for Boy Scouts Pack 331 and Pack 330 at St. Mike's church basement.  Due to some confusion about the start time there were quite a few late entries making judging a little difficult and some cars were not judged if they arrived after judging was completed.  Even so, Lions Char, Harry, Sandy, Sheila, Terry, Tom W., and Paul were able to select seven winners for each Pack.  We judged the heck out of those cars!  The scouts were having a great time in the meanwhile.  Thank you to the PL Lions for coming out to judge the cars and to the Prior Lake Lions Club for supporting the Pack and scouting in Prior Lake.”  At the business meeting, Lion Paul Stahler introduced two boys scouts, William and Charles,to the club.  They are working on their merit badges and are interested in learning more about our service projects.  Lions Paul & Sheila and Lions Dan & Sandy Muench attended the Blue and Gold Banquet for the Cub Scouts at Spring Lake Town Hall on February 9.

LionSheila Stahler advised that the Girl Scouts banquet will take place at The Wilds on April 18.

Lion Loretta Klenke has two cameras reserved for the Easter Bunny Breakfast on March 24 so that children can be screened for the KidSight Project.  Father Tom will be invited to the breakfast so he can learn more about the vision screening.

Prior Lake will do a Club Visits at the Shakopee Lions on March 21at 7 pm during their business meeting.  They meet at the VFW Post, 4046 1201 3rd Ave E, Shakopee.  Lions Terry & Katy Groves, PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lion Gerald Ziskovsly are planning on attending the meeting.

The 5M2 Midwinter Convention took place at the City Center Hotel in Mankato on February 9-11. It was a good conference andLion Gerald Ziskovsky hosted Family Feud.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that volunteers will pack meals at the Lions Day at Feed My Starving Children event on March 26.  Lion Katy Groves reserved 6 spots for a day shift (12-2pm) and 6 spots for the evening (6-7:30 pm) at the Chanhassen location. The goal is to raise $50,000 through Lions packing meals in Eagan, Chanhassen and Coon Rapids. 

The Easter Bunny Breakfast is scheduled for March 24. Preparations will start at 7:30 am and food will be served from 9 until 11 am.  Lion Char Beerling already has gifts for the children and the flyers are ready.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will include information regarding the event in the Prior Lake American.  The boy and girl scouts will assist with the breakfast.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that more info will be provided soon for the Farmers Market VFW.  We will not participate in the garage sale again but probably sell beverages.

Lions President Terry Groves reported that at the Midwinter Convention, the President’s Award was presented to PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke for their efforts with KidSight.  They organized 250 screenings in the 5M2 District.

Lions Terry & Katy Groves will not attend the March Dinner Meeting.  Lion Loretta Klenke will bring beverages to the meeting.  DG Nancy Mathwig will visit our club on March 15.

Lions President Terry Groves mentioned that DG Nancy Mathwig and PDG Mike Vos will be at Velishek Auto on April 5 at 4:55 pm to collect our donation for Journey for Service.

The Spring Zone 3 Meeting will take place at The Wilds Golf Course, 3151 Wilds Ridge Ct NW on April 10.  It is hosted by the Shakopee Valley Lions Club.  Social is at 6 pm followed by dinner at 6:30 pm.  The cost is $20.  Lion Char Beerling, Lions Terry & Katy Groves, PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lion Gerald Ziskovsly are planning on attending the event.  We will need to bring a $10 gift.

PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke are planning on attending the 99th MD5M Convention at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 15.  Lion Loretta will be a delegate.

PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke are planning on attending the International Convention at the MGM Grand Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada on June 29 - July 3.  Lion Harry will be a delegate. 

We have a new prospective member who has filled out an applicationbut has not paid yet.Lions President Terry Groves will reach out to Rogo.

Lion Loretta Klenke received an email from the Rotary Club wondering if we would cover a gate again on July 13 or 14 for the Music Fest. The decision was made to sell admission tickets on July 13.  Lion Loretta will let them know.  Entertainment has not been booked yet.

PDG Harry Klenke stated that we have a new contact in the Rotary Club for Bridging.  Possible dates for the collection of used furniture and household goods are April 21 and May 12.

Lion Tom Kourajian presented the list of New Officers for 2018-2019.

 

President

Loretta Klenke

1st Vice President

Paul Stahler

2nd Vice President

Linda Hall

3rd Vice President

Gerald Ziskovsky

Secretary

Chris Boulton

Assistant Secretary

Sheila Stahler

Treasurer

Tom Kourajian

Assistant Treasurer

Harry Klenke

Tail Twister

Paul Stahler

Assistant Tail Twister

Corrin Kuntz

Lion Tamer

Mike Broderick

1 Year Directors

Mary Broderick

 

Ger Danielson

2 Year Directors

Katy Groves

 

Kelly Norris

3 Year Directors

Harry Klenke

 

Dave Velishek

Membership Chairperson

Paul Stahler

Membership ViceChairperson

Char Beerling

Past President

Terry Groves

 

The elections will be held at the April dinner meeting.

First VP President Loretta Klenke presented a check for $100 from the Project Account to Governor Nancy for Feed My Starving Children.‚Äč

February 2018

Lion Linda Hall deposited $127.06 into the Mints project account on January 29.  She received some money from Don Sterna.

Lion Linda Hall mentioned that 38 pounds of food was collected and $10 in cash at the January dinner meeting for the CAP Agency.

PDG Harry Klenke collected119 Eyeglasses.  He will take a total of 1,116 eyeglasses and 9 hearing aids to the upcoming Midwinter Convention in Mankato. 

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Blue and Gold Banquet for the Cub Scouts will take place at Spring Lake Town Hall on February 9 at 6 pm.Lion Paul also shared our statement from the January Minutes with them regarding boy and girl scouts which they liked.

 Girl Scouts cookies are now being sold in various locations and online.

The Easter Bunny Pancake Breakfast will be scheduled for March 24 (the Easter holiday is on April 1).  Last year, volunteers started preparations at 8 am and food was served from 9 until 11 am.  Lion Dave Velishek will provide more info soon.

Lion Loretta Klenke has contacted several other local places to set up more KidSight Project screenings but they have not responded yet.  It appears that we are done for the school year and will start up again in late July or August.

Lion Katy Groves stated that it was an amazing Dinner Meeting.  Lisa and Jim Peterson from Can Do Canines were guest speakers.During the meeting, a service dog from Can Do Canines alerted his owner to an oncoming seizure so the club was actually able to watch the dog do his job.  Zone 3 Chair Christy Trutnau and two members from the Jordan Lions were also in attendance.

Prior Lake Club Visits the Shakopee Lions on March 21at 7 pm during their business meeting.  They meet at the VFW Post, 4046 1201 3rd Ave E, Shakopee.

The 2018 5M2 Midwinter Convention will take place at the City Center Hotel in Mankato on February 9-11.  Lions can register online for the convention and the hotel.  The theme will be 101 Dalmatians. The four delegates for our club will be: Lions Terry & Katy Groves, Lion Loretta Klenke and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky. PDG Gordy Affield and PDG Harry Klenke are automatic delegates.  Lion Katy Groves asked for approval of a $15 gift.

The Jordaness Lions Bowling Fundraiser took place at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee on January 20.  Lion Sheila Stahler reported that they had a great time. 

Lion Sandy Muench reported that the Landscaping Committee meeting was cancelled so Lion Dan Muench did not go.

Lions President Terry & Lion Katy Groves and PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke attended the Jordan Lions Beer-Wine Tasting event on February 1.  Lion Harry stated that they had a good time but that attendance was down.

PDG Harry Klenke participated in the Polar Plunge in St. Peter on February 3 at Hallett’s Pond.  57 Lions attended and 320 plungers raised a total of $62,000.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that it is ok to say “no” to The Pointe if we decide to not do Bingo on Sunday due to a sports event, holiday or for any other reason.  We need 20 people to play.

Report submitted via email by Lion Char Beerling: “We had a wonderful turnout for the Senior Luncheon.  The final count was 252 meals served.  The food was great and the food donated by the seniors was awesome.  Not so many toys as last year.  I have not received any reports from Sue at the VFW yet, but I think it was a great success for all.  We will again sell tickets prior to the event adding new places to sell them (Club Prior and Library) as the VFW was not suitable for all seniors to get to. Gerald was the MC, with Gary Golay doing the invocation and Mayor Kirt Briggs as the speaker.  Besides the Auxiliary helping to serve, FrankBoyles and Mike, from the city, and Mike from McKenna were additional helpers.The workers from our club the day of the event were co-chairs Lions Char and Gerald, Lions Tom K, Mike and Mary Broderick, Sheila Stahler, Linda Hall, Tom Wolf, Harry and Loretta Klenke, Corrin Kuntz, Bob Wickman, Katy and Terry Groves.  Thanks to all who helped in any way to make the luncheon a success.”

Report submitted via email by Lion Char Beerling: “The Holiday Food Vouchers were given out on December 9. An amount of $3450 was given to a total of 31 families.  Shannon Forseide was our contact at St.Mikes this year.  She did a great job.  The gift cards were very much appreciated.”

The annual Bedrace for Bridging has been a fundraiser and signature event for Bridging for a long time. The 2018 Subway Bedrace for Bridging will be held on Saturday, March 10 at Buck Hill.  We will not participate in the mattress race but will make adonation. 

We received a late request from the Optimist Club for the Polar Palooza event on February 1 so were not able to consider it since the Steering Committee meets at the beginning of the month.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that we need volunteers to pack meals at the Lions Day at Feed My Starving Children event on March 26.  Lion Katy Groves will reserve 6 spots for a day shift and 6 spots for the evening at the Chanhassen location. The goal is to raise $50,000 through Lions packing meals in Eagan, Chanhassen and Coon Rapids.

Lion Paul Stahlerwill contact the VFW for more details regarding their request about the Farmers Market.

January 2018

Lion Linda Hall deposited $69.32 into the Mints project account for November.

Lion Linda Hall mentioned that 35 pounds of food was collected for the CAP Agency at the Christmas Party.

PDG Harry Klenke collected130 Eyeglasses and 3 hearing aids.  He will take 997 eyeglasses and 9 hearing aids to the upcoming Midwinter Convention in Mankato.  Lion Mary Broderick has several eyeglasses that she wants to donate so Lion Harry can also take those to the convention increasing his total to over 1,000 eyeglasses.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Boy Scouts had a successful tree lot and that they are starting their winter camping program. The Blue and Gold Banquet for the Cub Scouts will take place at Spring Lake Town Hall on February 9.

Lion Mary Broderick mentioned that Peace Posters will be displaced at the upcoming Midwinter Convention in Mankato.

The Easter Bunny pancake Breakfast will be scheduled for the second part of March (the Easter holiday is on April 1).  Last year, volunteers started preparations at 8 am and food was served from 9 until 11 am.  Lion Char Beerling will provide more info soon.

Lion LorettaKlenkereported that KidSight Project screenings were completed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Little Angles Daycare on December 6, 2017(15 children were screened) and at Rocking Horse Ranch Childcare (31 children were screened) in Savage on December 19, 2017.Another screening will be held on January 9 at El Bosque Encantado.  64 consent forms were picked up on January 8. Lion Loretta has contacted several other places to set up more screenings..Playworks declined since they have their own optometrist. So far, we have screened over 250 children.

Our club will visit the Shakopee Lions and the Jordan Lions will visit Prior Lake on January 18.Lisa and Jim Peterson along with their service dog Morrie from Can Do Canines will be the guest speakers and Zone 3 Chair Christy Trutnau will also be in attendance at the Dinner Meeting.

Lion Linda Hall reported that the Legacy Sign for Lakefront Park has been installed on the band shell; it looks great.

Lion Gerald Ziskosky reported that the Senior Luncheon event was a big success.  261 tickets were sold. The plan for next December is to pre-sell tickets at Club Prior, the VFW and possibly other locations that are easy to reach for seniors.

The 2018 5M2 Midwinter Convention will take place at the City Center Hotel in Mankato on February 9-11.  Lions can register online for the convention and the hotel.  The theme will be 101 Dalmatians. Lions President Terry Groves will bring a $10 door prize.The four delegates for our club will be: Lions Terry &Katy Groves, Lion Loretta Klenke and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky. PDG Gordy Affield and PDG Harry Klenke are automatic delegates.  There will be a band on Friday night, seminars on Saturday morning, a “waddle’ penguin walk after the Saturday lunch and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will do the Family/Lions Feud.  The banquet is scheduled for Saturday night.

Lions President Terry Groves mentioned again that the scouts will allow girls to join their organization for the first time in many years.  The Prior Lake Lions Club has decided and approves to support whatever program Prior Lake Troop 331 and Pack 331 plan to pursue in so far that it involves the inclusion of girls AND follows BSA policy on the matter of girl membership including, but not limited to the addition of female adult leaders at meetings and at outings of any kind where girls are present.

Lions PresidentTerry &Lion Katy Groves and PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke attended the Mayer Area Lions Club Charter event in New Germany.The club has 22 charter members.  We offered a $25 gift out of the administrative account.

Lion Gerald Ziskovskyhas received some pricing for the Lions Clothing Order logo, polo shirts, long sleeved shirts, sweatshirts, jacketsetc.  To have the art work done, a $50 one-time fee has to be paid.  Then, any time a logo is added to a shirt or other piece of clothing, it costs about $6-8.  A cotton shirt would be $13 plus logo cost, a sweatshirt would be $23 plus logo cost. Lion Kelly Norris suggested to survey the membership to see what people would like to purchase before moving forward with any orders.

The Jordaness Lions Bowling Fundraiser will take place at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee on January 20.  Check-in starts at 1 pm and the bowling will be from 2-5 pm.   The cost is $25 which includes 3 games and bowling shoes. Lion Sheila Stahler reported that 10 people have signed up so far.

Lions President Terry Groves mentioned that the white elephant gift exchange for the Christmas Party was fun.  It is unfortunate that the number for the dinner count was off.

Lions President Terry Groves mentioned that our funds have stabilized so we will not pay ourselves a wage for hours worked at the Breakfast with Santa.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky said to renew our Chamber of Commerce membership at a cost of $100

Mayor Briggs let us know that there is an opening on the Landscaping Committee as part of the 13/21 Interchange Project.  He would like one of our club members to participate in the 3 meetings that have been scheduled so far.  A requirement is that the individual has to pay taxes in Prior Lake.  Lion Dan Muench volunteered.

The annual Bedrace for Bridging has been a fundraiser and signature event for Bridging for a long time. The 2018 Subway Bedrace for Bridging will be held on Saturday, March 10 at Buck Hill.  We have not participated in the mattress race in a few years but have made donations.  This item will be added to the next Steering Committee meeting for consideration.

PDG Harry Klenke will participate in the Polar Plunge in St. Peter on February 3.  The plunge begins at 1 pm at Hallett’s Pond.  So far, 5M2 Lions have raised $612 for the event.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that we will not host Bingo on Super Bowl and Easter Sunday. The next two Sundays, The Pointe wants us to start Bingo at 7:15 pm if the Vikings are playing.

The award committee will select a recipient for the Leader Dogs Award which will be presented at the annual picnic.  It is a special plaque for the Centennial year.

The Chamber’s  Ice Golf at Charlie’s on Prior Lake is coming up on January 27 at 10:30 am.  We will not sponsor a hole this year. 

December 2017

Lion Linda Hall deposited $75.50into the Mints project account forOctober.

41 pounds of food for the CAP Agency was collected at the dinner meeting.

PDG Harry Klenke collected 75 Eyeglasses.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Boy Scouts Christmas tree lot close to Prior Lake Rentalis open.  Also, the scouts helped with Breakfast with Santa.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the Girl Scouts assisted with Breakfast with Santa.

Lion Loretta Klenke now has stickers for the children who attend a KidSight Project screening.  Two screenings are coming up on December 6 (St. Paul’s Lutheran Little Angles Daycare) and on December 19 (Rocking Horse Ranch Childcare in Savage). There are about 90 children at Rocking Horse.  Lion Loretta has contacted 4 other groups but has not heard anything back yet.She will meet with a bilingual preschool on December 5 to discuss screening 80-90 children at El Bosque Encantado in 2018.  Lion Loretta will also follow up with sites where we already conducted screenings.

Our Club Visits will visit the Shakopee Lions and the Jordan Lions will visit Prior Lake in January.The 5M-2 Co-chairs for Can Do Canine, Lion Deb Koehnen and Lion Kathleen Bleckeberg, will be our speakers that night.

Lion Linda Hall delivered the Legacy Sign for Lakefront Park to the City of Prior Lake.

The 27th ACM Gambling Convention and Exposition was held in St. Cloud on November 16-18.  Lion Bruce Reddemann and Lions President Terry Groves attended the convention.  Lion Bruce Reddemann obtained his continuing education credit.

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler: “Our third Breakfast with Santa is concluded.  We netted $591 after expenses.  The gross was $1262.  We paid the VFW $616.  We had stocking/candy cane expenses of $55.  We do have left over stockings for next year. We had a great time.  The boy and girl scouts really helped us our serving, bussing, and cleaning.  Their turnout was just right with about 10 to 12 of each with parents helping as well. Mayor Kirt Briggs was a excellent Santa for the whole morning.  About 100 Santa starved kids sat on his lap with their Christmas wish lists.  Some had cut out pictures of the toys they want and pasted them on paper for Santa to see so there would be no mistakes on Christmas.  Others either wrote their wish lists down or had them memorized.  Each child received a stocking and candy cane.  Thank you to Mayor Briggs for taking time from his busy schedule to treat these kids and help the Lions out.  The crew of Post 6208 cooked up a delicious batch of pancakes and sausage and did all the dishes!  They are a great bunch of men and women and we are fortunate to have them as a partner for BWS. Thank you to Lions Harry and Loretta, Gerald and Kris, Mike and Mary, Dan and Sandy, Ger, Bob W., Char, Tom W., Bruce R., Sheila and Paul, and the best elf around Brenda M. The set up was easy and the morning went fast. Next year BWS will be on Saturday December 1 from 8:30 until 11:00.  We have already made our reservation.” 

The Senior Luncheon will take place at the VFW on December 11 starting at noon. Set up will begin at 9 am. We will need volunteers to assist with the event.  Lion Char Beerlingstated that they already sold 250 tickets. Lion Char distributed flyers at several locations (Keystone, Club Prior etc.)  Music will be played by the same individuals as last year.  Mayor Kirt Briggs will be the guest speaker.

Holiday Gift Cards totaling $4,500 for needy families for the holidays were approved in September.  Lion Char Beerling advised that gift cards totaling $3,450 will be distributed on December 9 to 31 needy families.Some of the families who received gift cards last year have moved away from Prior Lake.

The 2018 5M2 Midwinter Convention will take place at the City Center Hotel in Mankato on February 9-11.  Lions can register online for theconventionand thehotel.  The theme will be 101 Dalmatians.Lions President Terry Groves will bring a $10 door prize.

There will be a new member orientation for Lions Dan & Sandy Muench at the December Dinner Meeting.  Bring a $15 wrapped gift for the gift exchange. Prime Rip & Shrimp dinner will be $15 which includes one free drink.

Donations                                                       

1.         Leader Dog (Parade of Green)                                   $700

2.         Can Do Canines                                                          $700

3.         Lions MD5M Hearing Foundation                             $1,100

4.         Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation                          $1,100

5.         MN Lions Vision Foundation - Children's Clinic       $700

6.         Lions Club International Foundation                         $1,600

7.         Minnesota Diabetes Foundation                                 $1,100

8.         Project New Hope of MN Lions Foundation             $1,100

9.         Lions International Youth Exchange                          $700 

10.       Quest - Youth Outreach                                             $400

11.       Youth Outreach- Peace Posters etc.                           $400

12.       Special Olympics Minnesota                                       $500

13.       Carver Scott Humane Society                                    $100

14.       Bridging                                                                      $500

15.       Sanya's Hope for Children                                          $500

16.       The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society                         $100

17.       LCIF -Measles Initiative                                             $500

18.       Special Olympics - Polar Plunge                                 $500

19.       Leader Dog - Special Member Recognition               $500

20.       Beyond the Yellow Ribbon                                        $500

                                                                    

Lions PresidentTerry &Lion Katy Groves and PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke are planning on attending the Mayer Area Lions Club Charter event in New Germany on Saturday. Lions President Terry Groves to offer a $25 gift out of the administrative account.

 

Lions President Terry Groves stated that TJ Hooligans had asked us to support their Coat & Toy Drive but that we are waiting for further info.

 

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will research different Clothing options (polo shirts, long sleeved shirts etc.)

 

Lions President Terry Groves stated that the last Budget we had was in 2012-2013.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that we could add a few organizations to the budget as for example Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, CAP Agency, Sanya's Hope for Children and others.

 

Lions President Terry Groves was wondering if we should participate in the Club Quality Initiative.  However, we already did this when Lion Kelly Norris was president.

 

The Jordaness Lions Bowling Fundraiser will take place at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee on January 20.  Check-in starts at 1 pm and the bowling will be from 2-5 pm.   The cost is $25 which includes 3 games, bowling shoes and fun!  

 

October 2017

Lion Linda Hall deposited $85.42into the Mints project account forSeptember.

DG Harry Klenkecollected193 Eyeglasses and 2 hearing aids.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Cub Scout’s pumpkin judging has been scheduled at Five Hawks Elementary School on October 16 at 6:30 pm.  Volunteers will be needed to judge the pumpkins.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that they went to the Girl Scouts Back to School picnic at Sand Point Park on October 1. The girls will assist with our food drive.   They currently have about 330 members and 150 leaders.

Lion Linda Hall reported that 43. 6 pounds of food and $5 were collectedat the dinner meeting for the CAP Agency Food Shelf.

Reports received via email from Lion Loretta Klenke:1st email for the KidSight Project:“We have completed Kidsight screening at New Horizon in Savage.  It took me a few days to digest the outcome.  They have about 75 children they care for.  Harry and I went to the site 3 times prior to the initial screening.   Those three times, the site director was never present, even though the first time we visited, we had an arranged appointment to meet with her.  The location is across from Sonic Drive In, apartment buildings around the site. The assistant advised us the demographics there were different from the New Horizon in Prior Lake. She was disappointed with the outcome also.  That said, Harry and I collected 13 consent forms, of those 7 were present for the screening. Of those seven, we did not refer anyone to the eye doctor.  The assistant at the site could not believe so many people did not partake, and called some who had consents to bring in their children, no one cared enough to do that.  I know the two scheduled sites in October will not be that way.  One thing we noted at the site, the forms we provided, consents and parent letters were never placed in the child's mail box to be dispersed to parents, instead were only on the desk in the lobby.  Those forms are date specific to the site, so we could not take and reuse.  We will encourage more of a visual next year at that site. That said, we had 4 people at the site for 1 1/2 hours each.  Lions Linda H., Lion Mary B., Lions Harry and Loretta K.   I would like to thank everyone for your support for this project, and the Lions who worked this site. We have real positive response from the Lions who have worked this event, would love to see more Lions in our club volunteer to assist with this awarding project.  Most love the children’s response to the screening. I initiated contacts with three more sites today, including Little Saints at St. Paul's Church who was positive when I spoke to her at the Community Fest this past Monday evening. St. Michael's is still adjusting to the new school year, awaiting a contact back from her.   So we are working on our list, not even halfway through the list of daycares in Savage and PL.  I never knew that many existed.”2nd email: “We did another visual screening for Kidsight on Wednesday September 20 at New Horizon Savage.  We had 13 consents and screened only 6 children.  No referrals, everyone passed the vision testing. Four in attendance, Lions Linda H, Mary B, Harry and Loretta K.  We had one hour each of service, for total service hours of 4 on vision testing day.  Harry and I spend time with 4 trips to each sight to meet and deliver paperwork and so on, input names in machines prior to testing day.  We have two more scheduled for October.” 

Lion Paul Stahler stated that there are two VFW Harvest Market events left this year.  Lion Linda Hall mentioned that there was no traffic at the Flee Market/GarageSale onSeptember 28 and that she would not recommend it for next year.  Pop sales went well.

The Fall Community Fest took place at the Prior Lake High School from 6 – 8:30 pm on September 18.  Lions President Terry Groves stated that they had a good turnout.  Lion Katy Grovesmentioned that some people inquired as to what the Lions do.   A picture of the Lion was in the Prior Lake American newspaper. Lions Terry & Katy Groves, Lion Linda Hall, Lion Loretta Klenke, Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler and Lion GeraldZiskovsky volunteered their time.

Report received via email from PDG Harry Klenke for the Adopt-A-Highway: “Road clean up completed on Tuesday September 12 by the following Lions.  Lions Bruce R. Linda H, Terry and Katie Groves, Corrin K, Loretta and Harry Klenke.  I would like to thank all who assisted with this project, especially the ones who went south at the site.  The southern gang donated more blood to those pesky little fellows.  Spray helped very little. “

Reports received via email from Lion Paul Stahler for the Football Raffle: First email:“What a game.  The Lakers were whooped 24 to 0 last night by Eden Prairie and coach Mike Grant (Bud's son).  There was a lot of action.  Maybe the heat got to the Lakers.  It was 82 degrees before, after, and during the game.  The band was fantastic as was the half time entertainment.The football was won by Paul Wick (who won a ball last year also).We collected $56 thanks to Lions Bob K., Harry and Loretta, and Sheila and Paul. The next game is Friday September 22 against Minnetonka at the same time.”Second email:Great night of football last night with the exception that Prior Lake Lakers lost to Minnetonka 8 to 27.We collected $65 for the athletic department thanks to Lions Harry and Loretta, Sheila, and Paul.The ball was won by Phil Herbst whose son Michael is an 11th grader OLB and made some key plays.Phil is pictured above with Lion Harry in the press box.The next game is Homecoming, Parents' night, and Seniors’ night.  Guess the Lakers want to go out with gusto.  Couldn't ask for much more.That will be on October 6 at 7:00 PM as usual, but we will be there much earlier.  Come and enjoy a great night of football and root for the home team!”Lion Paul mentioned that there is one more game coming up.  So far, we have not done as well as we have in the past.

Report received via email from Lion Loretta Klenke for the Diabetes Service Project: “Lion Chris, this event should meet our club’s needs for the Centennial Service project.  Lions Char B, Harry and Loretta K served 4 hours each, Lion Kelly N had 2 hours.  We handed out a promotional flyer to people entering the Shakopee Walmart on Saturday September 23rd to promote the Wellness Health Fair sponsored by American Diabetes Association and Walmart. If people participated, they received a free Blood Glucose test, Blood Pressure check and BMI assessment.  There were also a pharmacist and vision person from the Walmart store to answer questions participants may have had about their medical care.  They received a coupon for free lens cleaner at the in store Vision Center and a water bottle with samples inside.  The nurse doing the assessments thanked us for volunteering and promoting the event.  She commented we made a difference and participation was increased due to our presence and encouragement at the door.  Lion Wanda, two JordanessLions, were present to assist us.  We all decided, we do NOT want to be a greeter at Walmart.   Thank all who assisted in promoting this event. I know the nurse asked if we were going to promote the Wellness event at SAM's in two weeks.  We told her noas far as we knew we were not. “

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler for the Ladies Night Out: “The theme for Ladies Night Out was Octoberfest, which was last night.  Over 320 women participated so we were busy at the Prior Lake Lions table.  We played free pull tabs and bean bags for prizes which were pens, mints, a flashlight, and note pads.  We gave out nail files, coasters, and anniversary pins.  The Prior Lake Mayor Kurt B. stopped over several times to chat.  Many women commented on what a fun table the Lions had and they liked the nail files.  Our grand prize was a bottle of wine.   The evening could not have been better weather wise.The two guys from the new Boat House Brothers Brewery in downtown Prior Lake were sampling four of their beers which were surprisingly good.  They plan to be open by the first of the year.Thank you to Lion Gerald for the use of his bean bag game and table, and to Lion Bruce R for getting prizes and tabs ready.Thank you to the Lions who helped with the table...Lions Gerald, Terry, Katy, Sheila, and Paul.  Lions Char, Linda, and Kelly were busy at the VFW farmers market.”

The Minnesota Lions Eye Bank hosted Thanksgiving for Vision at the Earle Brown Heritage Center on Brooklyn Center on September 30.  PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke attended the event.  They listened to several speakers.

Lion Linda Hall and Lion Corrin Kuntz will check on options and select Dinner Meeting Menu for October 2017 – June 2018.  They will work together with the catering manager of McKenna to come up with a variety of meals.  Gluten free options will always be available.

Our club will Club Visits the Shakopee Lions and the Jordan Lions will visit Prior Lake.

Lions President Terry Groves will plan a dedication Legacy Project ceremony at Sand Point Park and invite Mayor Kirk Briggs or other City representatives.  We then will ask them to post pictures on the City of Prior Lake website.  More info to come.

Zone 3 Chair Christy Trutnau sent an invitation for the Zone 3 Fall Meeting which will take place at Ridges Golf Course in Jordan on October 10. Lion Chris Boulton, Lions President Terry Groves and PDGHarry &Lion LorettaKlenke are planning on attending the meeting.

Lion Loretta Klenke stated that the FoodDrive has been scheduled atLunds&Byerlys on October 14.Two volunteer shifts will be scheduled for 9 am - 11 am and 11 am - 1 pm.The scouts will assist with the event. Announcements will be placed on our Lions Facebook page and also the Girl Scouts’ Facebook page.  Flyers have already been handed out.  It will also be announced at Bingo.

The 27th ACM Gambling Convention and Exposition will be held in St. Cloud on November 16-18.  Lion Bruce Reddemann, Lions Terry & Katy Groves will attend the convention.

The Senior Luncheon will take place at the VFW on December 11 starting at noon. We will need volunteers to assist with the event.  Lion Char Beerlingand Lion Gerald Ziskovsky met with Sue from the VFW to start planning the event.  We will sell tickets this time instead of requesting reservations.  LionChar will distribute flyers at several locations (Keystone, Club Prior etc.).  Mayor Kirk Briggs may be the speaker.  Music is the same as last year.

The Breakfast with Santa has been scheduled for December 2 from 8:30 am - noon at the VFW.  Last year, we charged $8 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under; the family rate was capped at $25.  Lion Paul Stahler stated that we don’t have to take anything down after the event since there will be another event on the following day.  Mayor Kirk Briggs may be Santa.  We will ask the Boy and Girl Scouts again to help but need Lions to supervise.

PDG Joan Blank will conduct the new member orientation at the October Dinner Meeting.  Lions President Terry Groveswill invite Mayor Kirk Briggs to talk about how the 13-21 Project will impact multiple downtown intersections, movingforward13-21.comstarting at 6:30 pm.

Holiday Gift Cards totaling $4,500 for needy families for the holidays were approved last month.The CAP Agency is also asking for 150 gift cards valuedat $25 each and/or if we are willing to sponsor families for Christmas.  The request will be reviewed by the Steering Committee.

Frontier Girls Clubs is a scout like youth program for girls offered as an alternative to Girl Scouts. They offer more than 1,200 individual badgesand are asking for support from different local organizations in Prior Lake to charter a new club.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that we need to order aLegacy Sign for Pavilion at Lakefront Park like we had ordered for Sand Point

September 2017

Lion Linda Hall deposited $58.75into the Mints project account forAugust.

PDG Harry Klenkehas not counted the Eyeglasses yet that he collected.

Lion Linda Hall reported that all Dictionaries were delivered to 3rd grade students at local schools.   Lion Linda has 11dictionaries left over from last year.

Lion Paul Stahler reported the Boy Scouts will have their kick off on September 11at Sand Point Park.  They have about 80 boys in the troop right now.  The cub scouts are starting their new year as well.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated the Girl Scouts will have their back to school picnicat Sand Point Park on October 1 at noon. They will also have a Fall product sale and will assist with our food drive.

Lions President Terry Groves reported that several club members attended the Shakopee Leo Club Charter Ceremony at the Shakopee VFW on August 14.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky presented Lion Bob Wickman with the Dream Catcher Award and perfect attendance pin at the business meeting since Lion Bob was unable to attend the Annual Picnic.

Lions President Terry & Lion Katy Groves attended the Zone 3 Meeting at Hope Lutheran Church in Jordan on August 16.

Report received via email from Lion Loretta Klenke for KidSight Project:“Wednesday August 9:  Lions Kelly, Mary, Laurine, Loretta and Harry.  We were at site a total of 4 hours, screened children for 2 hours 15 minutes.  Other time was set up, tear down and paperwork. Thursday August 10:  Lions Char, Mary, Laurine, Harry and Loretta.  We were there 2 1/2 hours, Harry and I three hours.  Screening children for 1 1/2 hours.  We screened a total of 72 children for the two days.  Just for information, HIPPA, 10 children were referred to the eye doctor out of the 72. Staff and director were fantastic to work with, and want us back next year. We did bring cookies in for staff to enjoy.”  At the meeting, Lion Loretta mentioned that the next screening has been scheduled at the New Horizon site in Savage on September 20.  There are approximately 65 kids at that site.  Also, two more screenings will be completed in October at Little Lakers Montessori and Kindercare.

Lions President Terry Groves reported that the club will be paid approximately $798 for volunteer hours worked on August 25 and 29 at the State Fair.

Lions President Terry Groves will plan a dedication ceremony at Sand Point Park forour Legacy Project.  Pictures will be posted on the City of Prior Lake website.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that things are going well and that we have volunteers working every Thursday from 4 to 7 pm until October 12.  The VFW Harvest Market takes place in the parking lot of the VFW, 16306 Main Ave. (or inside the club in case of rain). The Flee Market/GarageSale will be onSeptember 28.

The Fall Community Fest will take place at the Prior Lake High School from 6 – 8:30 pm on September 18.  The event is sponsored by the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Community Education, Prior Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Savage Chamber of Commerce. Set-up will be between 5:15 pm and 5:30 pm.  Volunteers are needed to staff the table. 

Lion Katy Groves stated that Perkins was selected by the committee for our Business Meeting Relocation.  There is no charge for the room and no requirement to purchase food.

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler for the Football Raffle: “Our first football game is under our belts.  Lakers won 42 to 12 over Shakopee.  Perfect night for the fall kickoff. We made $103 and the football was won by Jeremy Baudoin who has two small kids in football.  Jeremy was happy.The next game is Friday September 15 against Eden Prairie.  Game time is 7:00 PM.  We will be there by 6:00 PM.Wear some Lions attire for free admission to the game (unless you are a senior).Thank you Lions Katy and Terry, Gerald, and Sheila and Paul for helping.”

The Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation is looking for volunteers at Walmart locations to partner with MLDF, American Diabetes Association and Walmart to be greeters on September 23 from 10 am-2 pm.  Lion Char Beerling, PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lion Kelly Norris will volunteer their time.

 Lion Loretta Klenke stated that the FoodDrive has been scheduled atLunds&Byerlys on October 14.Two volunteer shifts will be scheduled for 9 am - 11 am and 11 am - 1 pm.  We will ask the scouts for assistance.

The Adopt-A-Highway clean-up will take place on September 12.  Volunteerswill meet at the intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 8 at 6 pm.  In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for September 13.

Our club will Club Visits the Shakopee Lions and the Jordan Lions will visit Prior Lake.

The 27th ACM Gambling Convention and Exposition will be held in St. Cloud on November 16-18. Lion Bruce Reddemann, Lions Terry &Katy Groves and will attend the convention.

Lion Linda Hall and Lion Corrin Kuntz will check on options and select Dinner Meeting Menu for October – June of 2018.  They will work together with the catering manager of McKenna to come up with a variety of meals.

DG Nancy Mathwig will visit our club in March 2018 for the Dinner Meeting.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Ladies Night Out has been scheduled for September 28.The theme is Octoberfest.  Emery boards will be given out; there will be pull tabs and bean bag toss for prizes.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank will host Thanksgiving for Vision at the Earle Brown Heritage Center on Brooklyn Center on September 30.

 

 

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