MEETING DATE – Thursday, September 11, 2014

MEETING PLACE - The Tuscan Bistro in Mid-Town Square

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

MEETING CHAIRPERSON - Lion Doug Peterschick

GREETERS - Lions Sig Langerud and Mike Phillips

In January, Lion Carol Merten from the Sobieski Lions Club talked to us about her upcoming medical mission trip to Guatemala via Helps International.  She went to Guatemala in March and has now returned with stories and pictures.  Her ophthalmology group performed surgical procedures and ran a clinic fitting adults and children with glasses collected by our Lions Club and others.  This promises to be a fascinating follow-up to her presentation in January. 

MEETING DATE – Thursday, September 25, 2014

MEETING PLACE -  The Tuscan Bistro in Mid-Town Square

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

MEETING CHAIRPERSON - Lion President Roberta Schiel              

GREETERS - Lions Mike Evans and Mike Oehrlein

Our very special guest tonight will be District Governor Duane Finger from the Kimball Lions Club.  District Governor Duane has been a Lion since September, 1989.  He has served his club as president 3 times, was club secretary for 5 years, a zone chair for 2 years, and has been on the 5M8 District Cabinet for the past 8 years.  He is a Melvin Jones Fellow, has received the Helen Keller Award, 2 Top Dog Awards, and presidential certificates.  District Governor Duane has been married to his wife, Marilyn, for over 40 years, has 3 children, and 5 grandchildren.  He will be talking to us about Lions and his vision for the District for this Lions year.

Board Meeting at 5:30.

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


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  


Sept.      2  -  Dennis Ringsmuth                    Sept.    28  -  Scott Bement    

Sept.      4  -  Jerry Relph                              Sept.    28  -  Mike Evans      

Sept.    13  -  Roberta Schiel                         Sept.    28  -  Jim Kimlinger

Sept.    21  -  Kent Brown                              Sept.    28  -  Steve Ludwig

Sept.    27  -  Mike Oehrlein   


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.



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


Check out the District's website for an up-to-date "Calendar of Events" at  


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