MEETING DATE – Thursday, February 14, 2019

MEETING PLACE - St. Cloud Eagles Club, 730 41st Avenue North

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

GREETERS  -  Lions Kevin Johnson and Rick Virnig

Being Valentine's Day we encourage everyone to bring a significant other to tonight's meeting.  Please RSVP to Lion secretary Mike Evans if you are bringing a guest. Tonight we will have a speaker from the CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center at the St. Cloud Hospital.  The center is dedicated to the prevention, discovery and management of cardiovascular disease.  They see more than 30,000 patients a year providing diagnostic cardiology, heart surgery and procedures, electrophysiology and health education.  They have been recognized nationally as a "top 50 cardiovascular hospital".  Does your heart good to know that we have such a great heart program right here in St. Cloud. 

MEETING DATE – Thursday, February 28, 2019

MEETING PLACE -  Coyote Moon Grille, 480 55th Avenue SE      

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

MEETING CHAIRPERSON -  Roberta Schiel   

GREETERS - Lions Geri Hotz and John Hotz

Our very special guest tonight will be District 5M8 Cabinet Member, Lion Carol Breitkreutz, who will be talking to us about Lions KidSight USA.  KidSight is a nationwide program to safeguard the vision of children aged 6 months through 6 years.  Their mission is to ensure eye screening and follow-up care for all kids.  In the USA Lions are already screening over 1.5 million kids a year through state-wide and local programs known as "KidSight".  Unless vision problems are detected early and treated, a child risks having permanent vision problems by the age of 7.  So come on out and hear more about this wonderful Lions program, and enjoy a delicious Coyote Moon meal.   


Feb.    1  -  Sy Janochoski             Feb.  12  -  Bob Kleinschmidt

Feb.  11  -  Bud Wilson                 Feb.  23  -  John Hotz

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 Handicapped 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


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: 


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
Vision 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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