** OUR 90TH YEAR OF SERVICE **
MEETING DATE – Thursday, April 13, 2017
MEETING PLACE - The Tuscan Bistro in Midtown Square
MEETING TIME - 5:30 Social - 6:30 Dinner
MEETING CHAIRPERSONS - To be determined
Our special guest tonight will be Luke Cesnik who will be talking to us about Freedom Flight. Freedom Flight, Inc. is a non-profit, educational corporation established in 1988, seeking to honor and increase the awareness of the still missing Prisoners of War & Missing in Action. Their organization is made up of dedicated volunteers who give their time, talent and money to fly three POW-MIA hot air balloons at various events across America and the world. Come on out and hear more about their interesting story. We will also be having our election of officers for the 2017-2018 Lions year.
Sunday, April 23rd. - Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction
MEETING DATE – Thursday, April 27, 2017
MEETING PLACE - St. Augusta Legion - 1894 247th Street
MEETING TIME - 5:30 Social - 6:30 Dinner
MEETING CHAIRPERSON - To be determined.
GREETERS - Lions Kent Brown and Moe Roche
We will begin our afternoon with our first road pick-up of the year. Meet Lion Steve Ludwig at either 1:00 or 4:30 at the intersection of Sherburne County Road 66 and Highway 10, between mile markers 184 and 185. There will be sign-up sheets at our first meeting in April. For our program tonight we will be learning more about Habitat for Humanity and their Project Revive. Project Revive breathes new life into core neighborhoods focusing on repair projects in a designated area to help build healthy neighborhoods where families can thrive.
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!
Apr. 6 - Darwin Schwantes & Betty Schmitt Apr. 14 - George Varner
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.