** 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.
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.
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+
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. 23 - John Hotz
Feb. 11 - Bud Wilson Feb. 26 - Bob Sartoris
Feb. 12 - Bob Kleinschmidt
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.