Meetings

** OUR 89TH YEAR OF SERVICE **


 

MEETING DATE – Thursday, May 12, 2016

MEETING PLACE -  Lions Park Shelter on County Road 137

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

MEETING CHAIRPERSON - Lion Bob Feigh

GREETERS - Lions Betty Schmitt and Mike Schmitt

We will be doing our "make-up" road pickup at 2:00 and 4:30.  Meet Lion Steve Ludwig at the intersection of Sherburne County 66 and Highway 10, between mile markers 184 and 185.  If you are not able to make it to the highway pick-up, feel free to bring some cleaning supplies (window cleaner, mops, buckets, rags, etc.), and we will do some cleaning at the shelter. Our speaker tonight will be Deb Johanssen, the Director of ARISE.  ARISE (A Recreational Inclusion Support Endeavor) provides support for children with disabilities so they can access community recreation and leisure activities with their peers. 

MEETING DATE – Thursday, May 26, 2016

MEETING PLACE - Michael's Restaurant on Highway 10

MEETING TIME - 5:30 Social - 7:00 Dinner

MEETING CHAIRPERSON - Lion Bob Ament

GREETERS - Lions Kent Brown and Steve Wischmann

It's field trip time.  Tonight we will be touring the Beaver Island Brewing Company at 216 Sixth Avenue South.  Opening in January, 2015, the Beaver Island Brewing Company became the first standalone brewery in the city since the former St. Cloud Brewing Company closed in 1939.  The new microbrewery and tap room is located at the former location of Bo Diddley's Deli.  Our tour will begin at 5:30, followed by a board meeting at 6:30, and dinner at Michael's at 7:00.  Who knows, there might be free samples….

Board Meeting at 6:30.

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+)
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!

May    1  -  Kevin Johnson                            May  19  -  Joyce Wilson

May    1  -  Glen Wischmann                         May  22  -  Natalie Spiczka

                     

            

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  

 

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.

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