Meetings

** OUR 89TH YEAR OF SERVICE **


 

MEETING DATE – Thursday, February 11, 2016

MEETING PLACE -  Sammy's Pizza, Waite Park

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

MEETING CHAIRPERSON - Lion Steve Ludwig

GREETERS - Lions Geri Hotz and John Hotz

The Sauk Rapids Area Wildlife Office plans, promotes and imple-ments wildlife management programs in a 2600 square mile area in Stearns, Wright, and Sherburne Counties, to the benefit of all Minnesota citizens.  They manage 54 state wildlife management areas totaling more than 11,000 acres, with a value of more than 20 million dollars.  How do they do this?  Good question.  Mr. Fred Bengtson, Area Wildlife Manager from the DNR, will be our special guest tonight and will have the answers.   

MEETING DATE – Thursday, February 25, 2016

MEETING PLACE - Ace Bar & Café, 423 St. Germain Street East

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

MEETING CHAIRPERSON - Lion Bob Seitz              

GREETERS - Lions Sy Janochoski and Denny Ringsmuth

Three years ago, the St. Cloud Lions Club began a relationship with Abigail Voigt, who was born with a severe hearing loss.  With two other Lions Clubs we purchased hearing aids for Abigail.  Since that time, Abigail, and her sister Zoey, have received Cochlear implants that have changed their lives.  Abigail and Zoey, along with their parents, Stacy and Jeremy Voigt, with be our very special guests tonight.  Hear their story about how Lions have impacted their lives, and how the implants have given Abigail and Zoey the miracle of hearing.      Board Meeting at 5:30.

 

IN MEMORY

WE ARE DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE DEATH OF LION ELMER PLACHECKI. LION ELMER JOINED THE ST. CLOUD LIONS CLUB IN 1973 WE EXTEND OUR SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. LION ELMER SERVED FOR 43 YEARS.

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+)
On-Going: Charitable Gambling ($80,000+)

...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+

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  

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES!

Feb.    1  -  Sy Janochoski                                   Feb.  23  -  John Hotz

Feb.  11  -  Bud Wilson                                        Feb.  26  -  Bob Sartoris

Feb.  12  -  Bob Kleinschmidt            

COMMUNITY LEADERS

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:

http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/content/news_news_online.shtml 

 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)

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

WEBSITE: DISTRICT 5M-8:

Check out the District's website for an up-to-date "Calendar of Events" at http://www.lions5m8.org  

 

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