** OUR 90TH YEAR OF SERVICE **
MEETING DATE – Thursday, March 9, 2017
MEETING PLACE - Michael's Restaurant on Highway 10
MEETING TIME - 5:30 Social - 6:30 Dinner
MEETING CHAIRPERSONS - Lions Glen Farb and John Hotz
GREETERS - Lions Kevin Johnson and Pat Wampach
Tonight will be a special meeting because we will be inducting our three new members, Lion Don Cook, Lion Jan Cook, and Lion Joe Stewart. For this special occasion, 5M8 Past District Governor Joe Steinemann from the Sauk Rapids Lions Club will be conducting the ceremony. Please come out to greet and support the newest members of the St. Cloud Lions Club. We will also be having a program on the Salvation Army's new Smart Kids program, presented by former St. Cloud Lions club member and past president, Jim Muellenbach. The new kids program will provide educational, health and recreational opportunities via tutoring, art activities and field trips. Content will vary depending on the ages of the kids in the shelter.
MEETING DATE – Thursday, March 23, 2017
MEETING PLACE - The Tuscan Bistro in Midtown Square
(1894 247th Street, St. Augusta)
MEETING TIME - 5:30 Social - 6:30 Dinner
MEETING CHAIRPERSON - Lion Roberta Schiel
GREETERS - Lions Bud Wilson and Joyce Wilson
Lion Bob Harms, of the Kingston Lions Club, doesn’t mow his own yard, but he did ride a lawn mower nearly 500 miles across Minnesota to prevent hearing loss among children. A board member of the Lions Hearing Foundation, Harms raised $42,000 for the hearing center through a raffle of a Toro and donations. Lion Bob will be our special guest tonight, sharing his journey with us.
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!
Mar. 6 - Ted Takala Mar. 14 - Jim Page
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.