MEETING DATE – Thursday, October 13, 2016

MEETING PLACE -  Tuscan Bistro

MEETING TIME - 5:30 Social - 6:30 Dinner


GREETERS - Lions Bob Ament and Brad Barz

We will begin our afternoon/evening with our final road pick-up of the year.  Meet Lion Steve Ludwig at either 1:30 or 4:30 at the inter-section of Sherburne County Road 66 and Highway 10, between mile markers 184 and 185.  Our Program this evening will be on Project New Hope.  Project New Hope exists to provide free wilderness retreats for veterans and their families.  It is their goal to provide combat veterans and their families with the education, training, and skills necessary to manage their lives after wartime service.  Repairing relationships is a primary goal, along with having fun in the process!  Our speaker will be Joy Finkelson, a licensed social worker at the St. Cloud Veterans Hospital.

MEETING DATE – Thursday, October 20, 2016

MEETING PLACE - Coyote Moon Grille

MEETING TIME - 5:30 Social - 6:30 Dinner


GREETERS - Lions Beckie Hofer and Pete Rolfzen

Our special guest this evening will be Rachel Johnson, a recruiter for the past 3 years, for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota. Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.  Their mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  They are the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network.  The Central Minnesota Office serves a five county area.  Board Meeting at 5:30.

We Serve...

Nearly 1.4 million Lions members in 193 countries and geographic areas answer the needs that challenge the communities of the world. Lions tackle tough problems like blindness, drug abuse prevention and diabetes awareness. Lions members "men and women" provide immediate and sustained relief in time of disaster and offer long-term assistance to those in need. Lions collect over 5.5 million pairs of recycled eyeglasses for distribution in developing countries and treat millions of people to prevent river blindness.

Here are a few of the things that we do locally. The St. Cloud Lions Club...

...has FUND Raising

April: Pancake Breakfast ($3,000+)
December: Christmas Wreath Sale ($6,000+)

...has FUN Raising

June: Area Lions Clubs Golf Outing
July: Family Picnic in the Park
August: SCLC Golf Outing/Steak Fry
Steak Fry with St. Joe Lions
November: Mystery Bus Trip
December: Members Christmas Party
February: 5M-8 Midwinter Convention
On-Going: Programs and Fellowship


Adopted Cabin at Camp Friendship

Adopted Highway and Park Cleanups

Assist with City Tree Planting

Diabetes Awareness Testing

Leaderdog Puppy Socialization

Collect/Recycle Used Eye Glasses

Provide New Glasses and Hearing Aids for Citizens in Need

Project New Hope

Building Handicap Ramps

Ring Salvation Army Bell at Christmas

...has DONATED Over the Years!!!

Boys and Girls Clubs: $20,000+

Boy Scouts: $40,000+

Camphill Village 

Flood Victims 

Friendship Ventures 

Furnished Eye Glasses

Girl Scouts

Lions Diabetes

Lions District 5M-8 Hearing Foundation 

Lions Eye Bank

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF): 

Lions Leaderdog 

Lions MAC Center 

Lions Park Shelter: $80,000

Lions Peace Poster Contest 

Lions Youth Outreach

Mid-Minnesota Eye Clinic

Salvation Army Service Dogs of Minnesota 

Volunteer Labor

Waite Park Fire Department 

Waite Park Police Department  




Oct.     3  -  Bill McDowall          Oct.  5  -  Bob Feigh          Oct. 6   -  Steve Baker



Lions improve the quality of life in their local communities by building parks, supporting hospitals and establishing water treatment programs. For 85 years, whenever there is a need at home or around the world, Lions members are there to help.



Below is a partial list of locations that old eyeglasses can be dropped off for recycling.

Benson Funeral Home - 1111 25th Ave S, St. Cloud

Billig Opticians - 20 9th Ave N, St. Cloud

Coborn's Grocery Stores

Denny and Kathy's Hardware - Centennial

Gaida Optical - 1545 Northway Drive, St. Cloud

GW Coffee & Tobacco - 21 Wilson Ave NE, St. Cloud

JC Penney Optical - Crossroads

Lantz Optical - 900 St Germain St W, St. Cloud

Lions Park Shelter - (by Bethlehem Lutheran Church)

Marketplace (breakroom)

Pinecone Vision Center - 2380 Troop Drive, Ste 201, Sartell

Plaza Park Bank - Waite Park

Sears Eye Glass Center - Crossroads

Shopko Optical East - 501 Hwy 10 SE, St. Cloud

Shopko Optical West - 4161 2nd St S, St. Cloud

St. Augustine's Church - 442 2nd St. SE, St. Cloud

Vison World - Crossroads

Wal-Mart Eye Center

Wells Fargo Bank - 400 S 1st St., Downtown St. Cloud

Whitney Senior Center - 1529 Northway Drive, St. Cloud

Any Lion Member


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