Meetings

** 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.

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

...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+

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  

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES!

Apr.    6  -  Darwin Schwantes & Betty Schmitt            Apr.  14  -  George Varner

 

COMMUNITY LEADERS

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:

http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/content/news_news_online.shtml 

 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)

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

WEBSITE: DISTRICT 5M-8:

Check out the District's website for an up-to-date "Calendar of Events" at http://www.lions5m8.org  

 

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