** OUR 90TH YEAR OF SERVICE **
MEETING DATE – Thursday, February 9, 2017
MEETING PLACE - The Tuscan Bistro in Mid-Town Square
MEETING TIME - 5:30 Social - 6:30 Dinner
MEETING CHAIRPERSON - Lion John Schiel
GREETERS - Lions Denny Ringsmuth and Harold Zosel
Our program tonight will be Can Do Canines. Our special guests will be Past District Governor Pete Kleingartner, Joanne Schneider, her daughter Meg, and Meg's mobility assist dog, Quest. Can Do Canines trains mobility assist dogs to help people with physical disabilities. While the needs of each client can vary, mobility assist dogs are trained to provide customized services to meet the needs and lifestyle of the individual they serve. Find out more about Can Do Canines and the services they provide at tonight's meeting.
MEETING DATE – Thursday, February 23, 2017
MEETING PLACE - St. Augusta American Legion Post 621
(1894 247th Street, St. Augusta)
MEETING TIME - 5:30 Social - 6:30 Dinner
MEETING CHAIRPERSON - To be determined
GREETERS - Lions Sy Janochoski and Clarence Oehrlein
Tonight's special guest will Lucas Dingmann from the St. Cloud Police Department. He will be talking to us about the St. Cloud COP House (Community Outpost). The COP house will establish a home base for officers an area where police calls are high and where community-oriented policing can work to turn around a troubled neighborhood. It puts officers as stabilizing forces in the middle of where the problems are. The presenter will talk about this project, where the house will be located, and how similar homes in other areas have helped bring communities/neighborhoods together.
Board Meeting at 5:30.
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
...has SERVICE PROJECTS
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+
Furnished Eye Glasses
Lions District 5M-8 Hearing Foundation
Lions Eye Bank
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF):
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
Waite Park Fire Department
Waite Park Police Department
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES!
Feb. 1 - Sy Janochoski
Feb. 11 - Bud Wilson
Feb. 12 - Bob Kleinschmidt
Feb. 23 - John Hotz
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.
INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY NEWSLETTER:
RECYCLED EYEGLASSES "DROP-SITES"
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)
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
WEBSITE: DISTRICT 5M-8:
Check out the District's website for an up-to-date "Calendar of Events" at http://www.lions5m8.org
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.