** 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.
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!
May 1 - Kevin Johnson May 19 - Joyce Wilson
May 1 - Glen Wischmann May 22 - Natalie Spiczka
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.