Meetings
 

March 2019

Lion Linda Hall deposited$74.97 I the Mints account on March 4. We will no longer be able to have a mint tray at Klein Bank since they are closing.

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

Lion Linda Hall reported that 35 pounds of food were collected at the dinner meeting for the CAP Agency food shelf.

The Cub Scout's Pinewood Derby will take place at St. Michael's Archangel Hall on March 9.  The weigh-in is from 8 - 9 am and racing begins at 9:30 am.  This year, Pack 331 (our Pack) will be racing with Pack 330 (St. Mike's Pack).  Volunteers should be at St. Michael's by 9:15 am to judge the cars.  This is a fun event and requires a number of Lions to do the judging due to the number of categories to be judged.

Lion Sheila Stahler will ask the Girl Scouts to assist with the Easter Bunny Breakfast. Also, cookie sales are in progress.

Lion Sandy Muench reported that the Interchange Landscape Committee said the Highway 13 reconstruction project will begin in May and the 13-21 downtown improvement project will start in late June.

Lions President Loretta Klenke mentioned that she has not heard from Primrose School or Shepherd of the Lake regarding any possible upcoming KidSights creenings.  At the Midwinter Convention, PDG Harry Klenke was presented with the International Presidential Award by DG Diane Kroells for his work with KidSight. Also, there will be training for new vision screeners or clubs who would like to initiate the program.  It has been scheduled at Jordan Community Center for April 14 from 12:15 – 3:30 pm.        

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky did not see any Lion Clothing that stood out when he looked at other clubs at the Midwinter Convention. Lion Gerald will look at hat options for our club. 

The Midwinter Convention took place at the Mankato City Center Hotel on February 8-10.  The theme was “Hats Off” and the event was hosted by Zone 5 clubs.PDG Gordy Affield,

PDG Harry &Lion Loretta Klenke, Lion Darlene Motschenbacher and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky attended the convention.$134,403.61 was donated at the Parade of Green.

At the February business meeting, it was decided to name a Leader Dogs for the Blind puppy in memory of Lion Tim Lindbo.  However, Lions President Loretta was informed that we cannot name a dog.  Instead, we will sponsor a German Shephard puppy named Daxos.  Our club hopes Daxos will graduate and provide a lifetime of service to a visually impaired individual to allow that person more independence and mobility in his or her life. 

The Easter Bunny Breakfast has been scheduled at St. Michael Church on April 6.  Lion Sheila Stahler will ask the girl scouts to help with the event.  Lion Kris Ziskovsky put together a flyer.  7:30 am is set up and breakfast will be from 9-11 am.  The Easter bunny will be there.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will put something in the Prior Lake American.

Lion Katy Groves stated that The Lions Day at FeedMy Starving Children has been scheduled at 18732 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen on April 15.  Available shifts are 9:30-11:30 am (PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler), 12:00-2:00 pm, and 6:00-7:30 pm (Lion Nancy Bauer, Lions Terry & Katy Groves, Lion Sarah Leininger, Lions Dan & Sandy Muench, Lion Kelly Norris and Lions Gerald & Kris Ziskovsky). 

PDG Harry Klenke reported that we will collect new or slightly used household goods/furniture for Bridging together with the Rotary Club on May 18 from 9 am until noon. Volunteers are needed to assist with the event. Lion PaulStahler will ask the boy scouts for help.

Sandy from the Rotary Club contacted Lions President Loretta Klenke to see how many volunteers we would be able to provide for the 10th Annual Lakefront Music Feston July 12 and 13. Sandy has reserved 12 spots on the early shift, and 6 on the late shift for us to check tickets at the gate.  Friday night’s performer is the Steve Miller Band followed by Brad Paisley on Saturday.

Journey for Service will take place in April when District Governor Diana Kroells and PDG Mike Vos visit every club in the district to collect funds for Lions Projects that are selected by the DG.  The meeting spot in Prior Lake is at Velishek Auto on April 4 at 4:45 pm. 

                                                   

Lion Paul Stahler stated that we will give out 8 Scholarships for $2,000 each. He suggested doing a potluck at the park instead of having dinner at McKenna.  Lion Bruce Reddemann proposed that we still could have dinner at McKenna but take the money for our guests out of the project account since this is a community event.  Motion by Lion Bruce to pay for meals for the visitors out of the project account.  Seconded by Lion Char Beerling.All present voted aye.  Motion carried. 

PDG Harry Klenke presented the list of next year’s Officers for 2019-2020.

 

President

Paul Stahler

1st Vice President

Linda Hall

2nd Vice President

Gerald Ziskovsky

3rd Vice President

Kris Ziskovsky

Secretary

Chris Boulton

Assistant Secretary

Sheila Stahler

Treasurer

Harry Klenke

Assistant Treasurer

Sandy Muench

Tail Twister

Tom Wolf

Assistant Tail Twister

Katy Groves

Lion Tamer

Mike Broderick

Assistant Lion Tamer

Mary Broderick

1 Year Directors

Katy Groves

 

Kelly Norris

2 Year Directors

Harry Klenke

 

Dave Velishek

3 Year Directors

Terry Groves

 

Ger Danielson

Membership Chairperson

Loretta Klenke

Membership ViceChairperson

Char Beerling

Past President

Loretta Klenke

The elections will be held at the April dinner meeting.

We received an invitation to the MN Lions Diabetes Research Update at McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St SE, Minneapolison March 23 at 11:30 am. Lunch and program are included in the celebration of their 10th anniversary as a foundation.  RSVP by March 13.

The JordanessLions would like to borrow our bingo equipment.  We still have our old equipment in the office that we can let them use. Lions President Loretta Klenke will take it to them.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky reported that the Spring Zone 3Meeting will take place at Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course in Jordan on April 22 with dinner starting at 6:30 pm.  It will be hosted by theJordaness Lions.  Dinner will cost $15.

February 2019

Lion Linda Hall deposited $70.19 for Mints on February 4.

PDG Harry Klenke has collected 158 Eyeglasses. He will take 14 Hearing Aids and 1,225 Eyeglasses to the Midwinter Convention in Mankato.

Lion Linda Hall reported that45 pounds of food were collected in January for the CAP Agency food shelf.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Boy Scouts Blue and Gold Banquet will take place at Spring Lake Town Hall on February 8 at 6 pm.  Girls are now officially part of the Boy Scouts so they will be just called “Scouts” going forward.

Girl Scouts Cookie sales are in progress.

Nothing new to report on the Interchange Landscape Committee.

Lions President Loretta Klenke reported that two KidSight Project screenings were completed last month at El Bosque Encantado on January 14 & 15 (63 children / 3 referrals) and New Horizon Savage on January 30 (18 children / 0 referrals). The numbers were up from last year.  However, some children were not in attendance due to the extreme cold.  Total to date screened by our club are 263 children.  Lion Loretta stated that she has contacted Primrose School several times but has not heard back from them or from Shepherd of the Lake.  Lion Leann Weyrauch may be able to get us some additional sites.

9 club members visited the N.E.W. Club at the Ranchero on January 24 for our Club Exchange and the Shakopee Valley Lions will visit us at our dinner meeting on February 21.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will look at other clubs at the Midwinter Convention to see what they are wearing for Lion Clothing. Lion Gerald also suggested that we should select a grey hat for the club. 

The Midwinter Convention will take place at the Mankato City Center Hotel on February 8-10.  The theme is “Hats Off” and the event is hosted by Zone 5 clubs.  The registration form was included in the December newsletter . Lions President Loretta Klenke, Lion Darlene Motschenbacher and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will be delegates.

The Jordaness Bowling fundraiser at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee took place on January 26.  13 club members bowled.  Our club won $30 for “low team score”.

PDG Harry Klenke did not participate in the 5M2 Polar Plunge at Hallett’s Pond in St. Peter on February 2 since he attended the funeral of PDG Larry Metzgen.

Lion Char Beerling stated we can either have the Easter Bunny Breakfast at St. Michael Church on April 6 or at the VFW on April 13.  Lion Terry Groves recommended having it at St. Michael.  We will ask the girl scouts to help with the event.  Lions Gerald & Kris Ziskovsky will put together a flyer for the event.

Lion Katy Groves stated that The Lions Day at Feed My Starving Children has been scheduled at 18732 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen on April 15. Available shifts are 9:30-11:30 (PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler), 12:00-2:00, and 6:00-7:30 (Lions Terry & Katy Groves, Lions Dan & Sandy Muench and Lions Gerald & Kris Ziskovsky)

PID Debra Wasserman will attend our Dinner Meeting and speak about LCIF.   Several Shakopee Valley Lions will also visit our club on February 21.

Journey for Service will take place in April when District Governor Diana Kroells and PDG Mike Vos visit every club in the district to collect funds for Lions Projects that are selected by the DG.  The meeting spot in Prior Lake is at Velishek Auto on April 4. 

PDG Harry Klenke reported that we will collect new or slightly used household goods/furniture together with the Rotary Club for Bridging in May.  A date has not been set yet.  Lion Harry will reach out to the Rotary Club. 

Sandy from the Rotary Club contacted Lions President Loretta Klenke to see how many volunteers we would be able to provide for the 10th Annual Lakefront Music Fest  on July 12 and 13. Sandy has reserved 12 spots on the early shift, and 6 on the late shift for us to check tickets at the gate.  Friday night’s performer is the Steve Miller Band followed by Brad Paisley on Saturday.

Lion Kelly Norris stated that Bingo Team only has 2 callers and needs more help.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will replace Lion Mike Broderick.

January 2019

Lion Linda Hall collected $79.76 for the Mints project in December.

PDG Harry Klenke has collected 166 Eyeglasses and 2 Hearing Aids.

Lion Linda Hall reported that a total of 158 pounds of food were collected in December for the CAP Agency food shelf.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Boy Scouts closed out their tree lot and had a successful year. 

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that cookie sales for the Girl Scouts are coming up.

Lion Dan Muench had nothing new on the Interchange Landscape Committee.

Lions President Loretta Klenke reported that two screenings are scheduled for KidSight Project this month:  El Bosque Encantado on January 14 & 15 and New Horizon Savage on January 30.

We will visit the N.E.W. Club at the Ranchero on January 24 at 7 pm and the Shakopee Valley Lions will probably visit us in February for this years Club Exchange. Thisvisit has not been confirmed yet. 

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler on 12/8/2018:  “Thank you all who helped at BWS this morning especially our Elf (Brenda) and the Mayor (Santa).  Lions helping were Dan and Sandy, Mike and Mary, Loretta and Harry, Katy and Terry, Kris and Gerald, Char, Tom W., Bruce R., Brenda, Kelly, Ger, and Sheila and Paul. We had 138 kiddies visit with Santa.  We served 214 pancake breakfasts.  People were very happy with Santa, Elf, the stockings, and the food.  The Post 6208 staff were exceptional and did a great job of cooking. The Girl Scouts and their Moms were so helpful. We don't think we could have done the Santa Breakfast without them, so thank you to the girl scouts. Mayor Briggs was, as usual, a fantastic Santa! Our Elf was a star! We netted $486 for our Lions causes and we had a lot of fun doing so. The gross was $639 minus $153 for expenses.”  At the meeting, Lion Paul also mentioned that the Prior Lake American newspaper unfortunately did not advertise the event. 

Lion Char Beerling stated that on December 15, she, along with Shannon Forseide from St. Mikes, gave out Holiday Gift Cards totaling $3,050 to 20 families.

Report received via email from Lion Char Beerling on 12/20/2018: “We had a lot of good workers for the Senior Luncheon on 10 Dec. Lions Harry, Loretta, Mike, Mary, Gerald, Terry, Linda, Corrin, Paul, Jack, Tom and Char. Harry and Loretta took the food that was donated to CAP after the luncheon and there was 128 lbs.  Also, a number of toys for Toys for Tots which went into the TFT box at the VFW.”  At the meeting, Lion Char reported that 241 meals were served.  The guest speaker was Officer Jonathan Cassman who was very popular.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that if we want to get long sleeved purple polo shirts, they would be 100% polyester.  He suggested to maybe switch to grey shirts with the Lions logo and to also look at options for jackets, hats etc. Lion Gerald is open to suggestions for our Lion Clothing.

The Midwinter Convention will take place at the Mankato City Center Hotel on February 8-10.  The theme is “Hats Off” and the event is hosted by Zone 5 clubs.  The registration form is included in the December newsletter.

PDG Harry & Lions President Loretta Klenke and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky attended the The Eagle Lake New Lions Club Charter Night on January 5 at the Eagle Lake American Legion Post 617.  The guest speaker was 3rd International Vice President Brian Sheehan. 

The Jordaness Bowling fundraiser at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee has been scheduled for January 26.  The deadline to register for the $25 event is January 7.  15 club members are planning on attending.


PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke, Lion Gerald Ziskovsky and possibly Lion Kelly Norris will be Delegates for Midwinter Convention.

PDG Harry Klenke will participate in the 5M2 Polar Plunge at Hallett’s Pond in St. Peter on February 2 starting at 1 pm.

The Lions Day at Feed My Starving Children has been scheduled at 18732 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen on April 15.  There will be several sessions during the day and in the evening.

The Jordan Lions Beer - Wine Tasting has been scheduled at Ridges at Sand Creek for February 7 from 7-9:30 pm.  The cost of the tickets will be $20.00 for advanced purchases and $25.00 at the door.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Ice Golf @ Charlie’s – Polar Palooza will take place on January 26.  Shot gun start is at noon.  It costs $100 to sponsor a hole, early registration for golfing is $30 per person.  It was decided that we will not sponsor a hole this year. 

Lion Paul Stahler mentioned that the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce is putting together a directory.  It costs $135 to purchase an ad, in color it would be $175.  It was decided not to purchase an ad.
Lions President Loretta Klenke shared that Prior Lake-Savage Area School’s Child Nutrition Services has teamed up with ROCK to raise money to combat food insecurity in our community. The Harvest Table Fundraiser has been scheduled for Jan. 20, 5-8 pm at the new Prior Lake restaurant, PLate.  The cost is $75 per plate
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December 2018

Lion Linda Hall collected $64.73 for the Mints Account in October.

PDG Harry Klenke has collected 95 Eyeglasses and 9 Hearing Aids.

Lion Linda Hall reported that 26 pounds of food were collected for the CAP Agency food shelf.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Boy Scouts are selling reefs and that the Christmas tree lot opened on November 19 close to Prior Lake Rental.

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

Report received via three emails for KidSight Project from Lions President Loretta Klenke: Email dated 11/30: “Completed CAP Agency Head Start at Hamilton Building in Savage.  Sounds like they have over 60 children in attendance, we did the children with no record of a vision screening which is state required for the program.  Yes, they had signs for the parents about Toy Corner and location.  Interesting to say the least.  So Linda, yes, Harry had 2 referrals out of 4 children we did in the pm. We completed screening on 20 children.   Lions Mary and Linda completed 1:45 hours for total of 3.5 hours.  Harry and Loretta stayed through lunch and completed the few afternoon children.  So Harry and Loretta had 2:25 hours, totaling 4.5 hours.  All Lions had 8 hours total of service at the site.  Screening 20 children we had 6 referrals which is a high percentage for referrals.   The Health care person mentioned that the parents do not always follow up with medical appointments, but she will attempt to get the parents to cooperate with follow up vision screenings. The Cap Agency and the Head Start Program were so grateful for our service.  So to date this year, we have screened a total of 179 children.” Email dated 11/13: “Completed Kidsight vision screening at Little Saints at St. Paul's this morning.  We screened 14 children.  Had (6) 1 and under.  It was a struggle at times.  One referred and one 10 month old we recommended for a visit to eye doctor, unable to assess him.  (little Arthur, he was cute, but the name! we must have tried well over 10 minutes to get him)   Anyway, please credit Lions Harry, Loretta, Char and Linda with 1.75 hours each for total of 7 hours.  Our total children screened to date, is 156.  Our total is down this year, to blame, lower enrollments at daycares, not sure why, parents thinking  screening not needed yearly, sometimes poor  promotion by site director.  Some sights are maintaining, Little Lakers downtown and Rocking Horse, both older established facilities.  Just thought you might want to know the numbers.   Anyway Lion Mary is on for Thursday November 29 at Hamilton Building, downtown Savage, Head start.  Lion Linda or Char will assist us there.  Numbers there are around 24.  Like I said at the meeting, I do not think parents there will have the choice of opting out of the vision screening program.” Email dated 11/9: “We completed Kidsight screening at Kindercare in Savage.  Lions Linda, Mary, Harry and Loretta spent 1.25 hours at the site for a total of 5 hours.  Add 1 hour for follow up paper work and preparation for Loretta.  Total service hours 6 hours.”  PDG Harry Klenke mentioned at the meeting that another training session may be scheduled by the district.

We will visit the N.E.W. Club at the Ranchero for our Club Exchange on January 24 and the Shakopee Valley Lions will probably visit their Club Exchange in February.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Santa Breakfast will take place on December 8 from 8:30 am until noon.  Volunteers will be needed to work the event.  Set up will start at 7:30 am.  Mayor Kirt Briggs will be Santa and Brenda Rodgers will be the elf.  Boy and Girls Scouts will help with the breakfast.  The event is listed on the Lions Facebook page.  Lions volunteers will be charged $5 if they decide to eat.

Lion Char Beerling stated that Holiday Gift Cards will be given out on December 15 to approximately 20-25 families.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky stated that the Senior Luncheon will take place on December 10.  There are 25 tickets left for $4 each.  We will have a speaker from the police department. At least 8 volunteers will be needed to assist with the event.  Set-up will start at 9 am and food will be served at noon.

Lions President Loretta Klenke reported that McKenna will charge us $14.95 for prime rib and shrimp.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will host a game at the Christmas Party with assistance from Lion Kelly Norris.  We will charge $16 for the Christmas meal.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky reported that Lion Clothing sweatshirts from Paar Sports are $35.  Lion Gerald will also check on pricing for other items like jackets etc.

The Midwinter Convention will take place at the Mankato City Center Hotel on February 8-10, 2019.  The theme is “Hats Off” and the event is hosted by Zone 5 clubs.  The registration form is included in the December newsletter.

The New Lions Club Eagle Lake Charter Night will be on January 5, 2019 at 6 pm at the Eagle Lake We will give a $25 cash gift out of non-gambling.  PDG Harry and Lions President Loretta Klenke are planning on attending the event.

The Jordaness Bowling fundraiser at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee has been scheduled for January 26, 2019.  The deadline to register for the $25 event is January 7, 2019.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky Induction of New Member Lion Jack Weyrauch.

November 2018

Lion Linda Hall collected $57.59 in October for the Mints Project.

PDG Harry Klenke has collected 365 Eyeglasses and 9 Hearing Aids.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Boy Scouts are selling reefs and that the Christmas tree lot will open on November 19 close to Prior Lake Rental.

Report received via email from Lions President Loretta Klenke: “We completed Little Laker's Montessori for KidSight on October 23.  We completed vision screening on 38 children (one absent, had 39 consents).   We referred one child at the site.   Lions working included Lions Mary B, Char, Linda, Harry and Loretta. Each lion spent 1.75 hours at the site, for a total of 8.75 service hours.” Lion Loretta mentioned at the meeting that additional screenings have been scheduled for November 7, 13 and 29.

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler about the Football Raffle: ”The 2018 regular football season ended for the Lakers with a 28 to 14 win over Eastview Lightning last night at Dan Patch Stadium. We collected $31 for the Gameball, which brings our total for the season up to $185.  There were only three games at Dan Patch and that affected our collections for the athletic department.Four brave Prior Lake Lions faced the cold and wind (which died down at game time). Thank you to Lions Terry (pictured below with the gameball winner Joe Mestik), Loretta, Bob K., and Paul.The play-offs are next and there will be some games at Dan Patch, but no gameball.” 

Lions President Loretta Klenke mentioned that the Lions Membership Drive went fairly well.  We could consider doing it annually but possibly during a different month. 

Report received via email from Lion Kris Ziskovsky:  “Thank you for everyone who helped with the Food Drive on Saturday, October 13. Lions Sandy and Dan M., Harry and Loretta K., Char B., Linda H., Bruce R., and Gerald & Kris Z.  We raised $387.00 and collected 1658 pounds of food and personal care items for the CAP Agency with the help of Boy and Girl Scouts. “

Lion Chris Boulton, PDG Harry & Lions President Loretta Klenke, Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky attended the Zone 3 Fall Meeting on October 16 at St. Patrick Tavern and Restaurant in New Prague. A total of 52 Lions attended the event.  The next Zone meeting will be on April 22 which will be hosted by the Jordaness Lions.

Lion Mary Broderick stated that the winners have been selected for the Peace Poster Contest. We only had one school participate this year and there was a tie for the third place.Lion Paul Stahler suggested to give out prizes in the amount of $75 (1st place), $50 (2nd place), $25 and $25 (two 3rd places) which was agreed to.

Lions President Loretta Klenke stated that Lion Tom Kourajian has received only one Dinner Meeting bill so far which was $11 per meal.  PDG Harry Klenke suggested to charge attendees $13 per meal which was agreed to.

The Shakopee Valley Lions will visit us (date to be determined for this year’s Club Exchange and we will visit the N.E.W. Club at the Ranchero on January 25.

Lions President Loretta Klenke stated that the Kids Voting will take place on November 6.  PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Jack & Leeann Weyrauch will work the voting booth.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Santa Breakfast will take place on December 8 from 8 am until noon.  We have some new stockings for the event and the posters are ready.  Volunteers will be needed to work the event.  Set up will start at 7:30 am.  Mayor Kirt Briggs will be Santa again and Brenda will be the elf.  We will also ask the Scouts to help with the breakfast. 

Lion Char Beerling stated that they are just starting to plan all the details.  The Holiday Gift Cards will probably be given out on December 8 or 15.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky stated that the Senior Luncheon event will take place on December 10.  Tickets will be sold for $4 at the VFW and Club Prior.  We may have a speaker from the police department. At least 8 volunteers will be needed to assist with the event.

PDG Harry & Lions President Loretta Klenke attended the Prior Lake Rotary’s 40th birthday celebration on October 23 at Mystic Lake Center. 

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler: “We had Pumpkin Judging with the Cub Scouts Monday evening.  The Cubbies did a great job carving 27 gourds and we had to select winners in 6 categories.  Luckily we had 8 Prior Lake Lions on hand to help with the task.Thank you to Lions Dan and Sandy, Tom W., Gerald, Terry, Char, and Sheila and Paul. The Cubbies were very happy to have us there at their Pack meeting.”

The Membership applications for Jack & Leanne Weyrauch and Sarah Leininger were approved.  The new members will be inducted by District Governor Diana Kroells at the November dinner meeting.

Lions President Loretta Klenke stated that they attended the Strategic Plan Review PL/Savage Schools :meeting on November 1 which was interesting.  They were reviewing past goals and set new goals for the next 10 years.

Lions President Loretta Klenke suggested bringing toys to the November dinner meeting for Kids Corner instead of a white elephant gift for the Christmas Party. Cash donations would also be an option or batteries. Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will host a game at the Christmas Party.

October 2018

Lion Linda Hall collected $36.22 for the Mints Project in September.

PDG Harry Klenke has collected some Eyeglasses& Hearing Aids but not counted them yet. We now have a new site in Prior Lake/Savage. 

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Boy Scouts are already selling reefs and that the Christmas tree lot will open before Thanksgiving close to Prior Lake Rental. The Cub Scouts’ pumpkin judging has been scheduled at Five Hawks Elementary School on October 15 at 6:30 pm.  Volunteers will be needed to judge the pumpkins starting at 6:15 pm.  The scouts will help with our food drive.

Lions Paul & Sheil aStahler attended the Girl Scouts picnic at Sand Point Beach on September 30.  The girls will also assist with our food drive.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Farmer’s Market has been going well.  There are only two dates left (October 4 and 11).  There will be a volunteer party on October 11 from 4-5 pm at the VFW.

Lion Terry Groves reported that the Fall Community Fest was another successful event at the Prior Lake High School on September 17. Lion Katy Groves, Lion Linda Hall, Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler and Lion Kris Ziskovsky worked the event.  PDG Harry Klenke was the Lion.

Reports received via email from Lions President Loretta Klenke: “Thanks to Lions Bonnie and Mary for assisting KidSight Project today (Sept 18).  We have 8 forms of children to screen tomorrow and any additional ones.  Lions Harry and I will do tomorrow.  4 Lions at site arrived 8:30 depart 11 am.  2. 5 hours each for a total of 10 lion hours.  We screened 25 children and referred one…New Horizon PL site was the site.” “Harry and I did 15 more children at New Horizon Prior Lake site on 9/19.  NO referrals today.   We did one of the girls whom ended up with glasses last year, and she passed with her corrective lenses ON…..So screened a total of 40 at the site with one referral.  Not quite the 73 we did last year, but I think Diane (at the site) will promote it more next year.  She did promote it on Monday.”Lion Loretta reported at the meeting that a few more dates have been set up for October 2 (Rocking Horse Ranch), October 23 (Little Lakers Montessori), November 7 (Kindercare Savage) and November 13 (St. Paul’s Little Saints and Kindergarteners).  We will not purchase our own camera since they are quite expensive and need to be updated regularly.

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler: We had a great time last evening with the Football Raffle (Sept 28) at the Lakers Homecoming game.  There was a huge crowd and the Lakers defeated Burnsville 21 to 0.  So that was fun. The game ball was won by Kevin Sabin and his daughter Maddie who is pictured below.  Maddie was excited and happy to say the least. We raised $71 for the athletic department thanks to Lions Harry and Loretta, Char, Tom W., and S and P. The next home game is Wednesday October 17 against the dreaded Eastview team.”Another game will be on October 12 (Lakeville North).

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler: “The Ladies had a great time last night at the Ladies Night Out.  A little windy, but the weather was fine otherwise. Quite a few women commented that our table was the most fun at the event.  Thank you to Lions Harry and Loretta, Terry and Katy, Sheila, Bruce R., and Gerald and Kris for helping make the night a success for the Ladies.  Special thank you to Lion Bruce for getting everything ready and Lion Gerald for the use of his table and Kris's bean bags. We did talk with a few women who are interested in Lions.”

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

PDG Harry Klenke stated that the Adopt-A-Highway clean uptook place on September 18.  Lion Ger Danielson, Lions Terry & Katy Groves, PDG Harry & Lions President Loretta Klenke and Lion Kelly Norris volunteered their time.

Lion Chris Boulton, Lions President Loretta Klenke and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky attended the Zone 3 & 6 President/ Secretary Meeting at Ettlins Café in New Prague on September 17.

The Food Drive will take place at Lunds & Byerlys on October 13.Two volunteer shifts will be scheduled for 9-11 am and 11 am - 1 pm.  The scouts will assist with the event.  Lion Sandy Muench made some flyers.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky stated that the Zone 3 Fall Meeting has been scheduled for October 16 at St. Patrick Tavern and Restaurant in New Prague.  Social is at 6 pm followed by dinner at 6:30 pm. Cost is $15.  The event is hosted by the Veseli Area Lions.Lion Chris Boulton, PDG Harry & Lions President Loretta Klenke, Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler and Lion Gerad Ziskovsky are planning on attending the meeting.

Lions President LorettaKlenkehas not been able to find out more about meal prices for the Dinner Meeting.  The price for members will be kept at $15 for right now.

PDG Harry Klenke advised that additional changes had to be made to the Bylaws. The club will vote on the changes next month.

On October 15, Prior Lake Rotary will celebrate its 40th birthday. The celebration will take place on October 23 at Mystic Lake Center.  Social is at 6 pm followed by dinner at 7 pm.  The cost is $60 per person.

The Shakopee Valley Lions will visit us for the Club Exchange and we will visit the N.E.W. Club.We will plan the meetings for next year. 

Lion Mary Broderick is working on the Peace Poster project.  Next month, we will judge the peace posters.

Lion Kelly Norris has sent out a schedule for Bingo through March.  The last Sunday in September was very busy.

Lions President Loretta Klenke stated that Lion Bonnie Grapper has not heard anything for Kids Voting yet.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Santa Breakfast will take place on December 8 from 8 am-noon.  We probably will have to set up tables and chairs.  Lion Paul will ask Mayor Kirt Briggs if he can dress up as Santa.  We will also ask the Scouts to help with the breakfast.  Lion Paul will check what we have left from last year that can possibly be used this time.

Lion Char Beerling has not heard anything yet on the Holiday Gift Cards

Lion Char Beerling and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will meet with Sue from the VFW to start planning the Senior Luncheon which will take place on December 10.  Not sure yet who may be the speaker this year.

September 2018

Lion Linda Hall collected $70.40 in August for the Mints account.

PDG Harry Klenke has collected 311 Eyeglasses & 1 Hearing Aid.

Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler went to the Boy Scouts kick-off event on September 9.  The Scouts went to the Tomahawk Scout Reservation and earned 203 merit badges.  They will help with our food drive in October.  The scouts will sell again Christmas reefs during the upcoming holiday season.

Lion Sheila Stahler has received a calendar from the Girl Scoutshowing their activities.  They will hold a picnic at Sand Point Beach on September 30.  They will also assist with our food drive.

Lion Linda Hall stated that 570 Dictionaries were distributed to 3rd graders in Prior Lake.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Farmer’s Market has been going well.  There are only a few dates left (September 13 and October 11).  All shifts are covered.

Lion Terry Groves reported that volunteers sold tickets at the State Fair Midway on Friday, August 24 (7 Lions) and Tuesday, August 28 (4 Lions).  Everything went well.

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. Lion Dave Velishek still has candy leftover from the parade that was cancelled.  A poster was made. If possible, children will be screened at the event as part of the KidSight project.

Lions President Loretta Klenke scheduled three more KidSight Project screenings.  The next one will be at New Horizon Academy on September 18 & 19, Rocking Horse Ranch on October 2 and Little Lakers Montessori on October 23.  Lion Loretta will also contact Shepherd of the Lake, KinderCare in Savage and other sites that were covered last year.  PDG Harry Klenke reported that Lions conducted screenings at the State Fair and that it was very successful.

Football Raffle Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler: “We had a great night of football Friday (Sept. 7) and collected $83 for the Athletic department. Thank you to Lions Loretta and Harry, Gerald, BoB K., Bruce R and Paul. The ball went to former Laker quarterback T.J. Larson. The next game is September 28 against Burnsville and it is Homecoming.  The game starts at 7:00 PM but we set up about 5:45 PM.”Additional games will be on October 12 (Lakeville North) and October 17 (Eastview).  Volunteers will be needed to sell raffle tickets at the games.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Ladies Night Out has been scheduled for September 13, 5-8 pm. Like last year, there will be pull tabs and a bean bag toss for prizes.  Lion Katy Groves suggested taking money out of the liquor fund for the wine bottle giveaway.  We will need to bring nail files, pens and other trinkets as giveaways.

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

The Food Drive will take place at Lunds & Byerlys on October 13. Two volunteer shifts will be scheduled for 9 am - 11 am and 11 am - 1 pm.  The scouts will assist with the event.  Lion Kris Ziskovsky and Lion Sandy Muench will reach out to the CAP Agency.

PDG Harry Klenke stated that Adopt-A-Highway will take place on September 18.  Volunteers will 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 19.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky stated the Zone 3 & 6 President/ Secretary Meeting will take place on September 17 at Ettlins Café in New Prague.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky and Lion Chris Boulton will attend the meeting.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky stated that the Zone 3 Fall Meeting has been scheduled for October 16 at St. Patrick Tavern and Restaurant in New Prague.  Social is at 6 pm followed by dinner at 6:30 pm. Cost is $15.  The event is hosted by the Veseli Area Lions.

:Lion Corrin Kuntz and Lions President Loretta Klenke met with Wendy at McKenna Crossing to discuss Dinner Meeting meal options. They were informed that prices had gone up. Meals are starting at $12 but most of them cost $14 or more. Desserts and non-alcoholic beverages may be an additional $1 per person. In the past, most meals were $10 so we need to increase the price we charge club members. Lion Terry Groves moved to increase meals to $15..

PDG Harry Klenke recommended changes to the Bylaws (added KidSight, removed Lifetime Membership clause

Lion Kelly Norrisdonated the Bingo tips in the amount of $236 into the administrative account. 

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

 

 

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