Thursday, September 6, 2018

We will be picking up the highway today, but not having a meeting.  The pickup times will be 1:30 and 4:00.  If you have not already signed up, please give Lion Steve Ludwig a call at 253-7534 to sign up for one of the shifts.  The meeting point will be at the intersection of Sherburne County Road 66 and Highway 10, between mile mark-ers 184 and 185.  A good turnout will make the job quick and easy. 

MEETING DATE – Thursday, September 13, 2018 

PLACE - Lion Mike Schmitt's Car Shed

TIME - 5:30 Social - 6:30 Dinner

GREETERS  -  Lions Mike and Betty Schmitt

It's muscle-car night.  Time to check out what Lion Mike has been working on since last year.  To get to Lion Mike's car shed, head west toward St, Joseph on Highway 75, take a right on County Road 134 (by Bee Line Marine).  Go 1/4 of a mile and take a left after the St. Joseph Industrial Park East sign onto Batzer Drive.  Cross the tracks and make an immediate right onto Pearl Drive (304th Street).  Go one block and take a left on Delta Circle.  Lion Mike's two-tone gray steel building is one more block on the right at 8201 Delta Drive.  Feel free to look, but please do not touch.  Please RSVP so they can plan for food.  BYOB and chairs.         

MEETING DATE – Thursday, September 27, 2018

MEETING PLACE -  VFW Post 428 (9 18th Avenue North)    

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

MEETING CHAIRPERSON -  Lion Chris Jensen   

GREETERS - Lions Brad Barz and Steve Ludwig

Remember when we were all wondering where Lion Chris Jensen was and what was he doing?  Tonight we are going to find out, via a presentation and pictures of his adventures.   Board meeting at 5:30. 


Sept.     2  -  Dennis Ringsmuth                  Sept.   28  -  Mike Evans 

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

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

Sept.   27  -  Mike Oehrlein               

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+)

...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 Handicapped 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


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: 


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)
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
Vision 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


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