Meetings

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

 

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!  

 

 

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