Meetings

 

JANUARY 2015

 

MEETING DATE – Thursday, January 8, 2015

MEETING PLACE - Water's Edge (formerly 400 Club on Pleasant Lake)

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

MEETING CHAIRPERSON - Lion Past President John Hotz

GREETERS - Lions John Schiel and Roberta Schiel

It has been a while since we have formally recognized the many members of our club that have been officers and committee chairs, worked on fund raisers, and worked on the many service projects that we do throughout the year. It is easy to say thank you and put your name in the bulletin, but tonight Immediate Past President John Hotz will be recognizing and handing out gifts to our club members that have been the most active over the last couple of years.  So hopefully we will have good weather and a good turn out as we recognize and reward our many members that carry out our motto, "We Serve".             

 

MEETING DATE – Thursday, January 22, 2015

MEETING PLACE - Water's Edge (formerly 400 Club on Pleasant Lake)

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

MEETING CHAIR -  Lion Darwin Schwantes or Roberta Schiel             

GREETERS - Lions Randy Berns and Rick Virnig

Our very special guest tonight will be Past Zone Chair Lion Lori Steinemann from the Sauk Rapids Lions Club.  Lion Lori is this year's Hearing Co-Chairperson for Lions District 5M8 and 1st year Trustee with the Lions Multiple District 5M Hearing Foundation. The

5M Hearing Foundation was founded in 1973 to promote to the fullest extent the advance of research and programs concerned with hearing and communication disorders.  Lion Lori will be bringing us up to date on the ongoing research and programs that we support. 

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!

Jan.    5  -  Geri Hotz                                 Jan.     22  -  Randy Berns

Jan.  10  -  Mike Schmitt                           Jan.    30  -  Moe Roche

  


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
Gentlemen's Quarters - 1001 9th Ave So, 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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