** OUR 90TH YEAR OF SERVICE **
MEETING DATE – Thursday, October 13, 2016
MEETING PLACE - Tuscan Bistro
MEETING TIME - 5:30 Social - 6:30 Dinner
MEETING CHAIRPERSON - Lion John Schiel
GREETERS - Lions Bob Ament and Brad Barz
We will begin our afternoon/evening with our final road pick-up of the year. Meet Lion Steve Ludwig at either 1:30 or 4:30 at the inter-section of Sherburne County Road 66 and Highway 10, between mile markers 184 and 185. Our Program this evening will be on Project New Hope. Project New Hope exists to provide free wilderness retreats for veterans and their families. It is their goal to provide combat veterans and their families with the education, training, and skills necessary to manage their lives after wartime service. Repairing relationships is a primary goal, along with having fun in the process! Our speaker will be Joy Finkelson, a licensed social worker at the St. Cloud Veterans Hospital.
MEETING DATE – Thursday, October 20, 2016
MEETING PLACE - Coyote Moon Grille
MEETING TIME - 5:30 Social - 6:30 Dinner
MEETING CHAIRPERSON - Lion Debbie Clausen
GREETERS - Lions Beckie Hofer and Pete Rolfzen
Our special guest this evening will be Rachel Johnson, a recruiter for the past 3 years, for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota. Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Their mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. They are the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network. The Central Minnesota Office serves a five county area. 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!
Oct. 3 - Bill McDowall Oct. 5 - Bob Feigh Oct. 6 - Steve Baker
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.