MEETING DATE – Thursday, June 14, 2018

MEETING PLACE - Lions Park Shelter on County Road 137 

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

MEETING CHAIRPERSON  -  Lions Mike Oehrlein & Mike Evans

GREETERS  -  Lions Darwin Schwantes and Ted Takala

Only two weeks left in the 2017-2018 Lions year, so tonight we need to install some new officers for the 2018-2019 Lions year.  Lion Glen Farb will be our incoming president, returning as our esteemed secretary will be Lion Mike Evans, and returning for his second year as treasurer will be Lion Mike Phillips.  We will also be installing Lion vice presidents Chris Jensen, Steve Ludwig, and Don Cook.  Tail Twister will be Lion Kevin Johnson and Lion Tamer will be Joel Ampe.  And finally we will be installing new Lion board members Jeanne Borgstrom, Roberta Schiel, and Ted Takala.  Lets have a big turnout to show our support for our 2018-2019 officers.         


MEETING DATE – Thursday, June 28, 2018

MEETING PLACE -  Joe Faber Field 

MEETING TIME - Game Time is 7:05pm

MEETING CHAIRPERSON - Lion Debbie Clausen  

GREETERS - All St. Cloud Lions

Take me out to the ball game - or in this case meet me at the ballgame.  Our meeting tonight will be at Joe Faber Field where our defending champion St. Cloud Rox will be playing the Bismarck Larks.  We will be sitting on the Sports Deck where a ballpark buffet will be served from the time the gates open until the end of the 7th inning.  The buffet, soda and water are included in the price of the ticket.  Beer will be available for $1 for domestic, and $2 for craft beer.  The cost of the buffet, soda and water is $27.  Because this is a meeting night our Lions Club will be covering the meal cost of $10 for regular members.  It will cost privileged and at-large members $27 for the game and the buffet.  We need a certain numbers of members/guests to attend to get this special deal.  Contact Lion Debbie Clausen or Mike Evans if you plan to attend.  If needed, a short Board Meeting will be held on the deck prior to the game.    

Birthday wishes to

June  10  - Lloyd Koprek                            June  13  - Steve Wischmann      

June  13  - Bill Jussila                                June  23  - Glen Farb

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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