MEETING DATE – Thursday, September 14, 2017

MEETING PLACE -  Coyote Moon Grille (480 55th Avenue SE)

MEETING TIME - 5:00 Social - 6:00 Dinner


GREETERS - All St. Cloud Lions

What was going on in our country 90 years ago?  Some of the events of 1927 were Charles Lindbergh's first solo flight across the Atlantic, the great Mississippi flood, work began on Mount Rushmore, and the Jazz Singer opened ending the era of silent movies.  One other event that occurred 90 years ago in 1927 was the chartering of the St. Cloud Lions Club.  Our sponsoring club was the Minneapolis Lions Club. So come out and celebrate the 90th anniversary of our St. Cloud Lions Club. CLICK here for the RSVP form to complete and return to Lion Secretary Mike Evans (654-9607) no later than Wednesday, September 6th.

MEETING DATE – Thursday, September 28, 2017

MEETING PLACE -  The Tuscan Bistro in Mid-Town Square   

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


GREETERS - Lions Glen Farb and Steve Ludwig

According to educational experts, 80% of learning is visual.  So if a child cannot see well, he or she cannot learn well.  Yet most young children do not get their vision screened until they have problems learning or paying attention in school.  Tonight our special guest, PDG and 5M8 Cabinet Secretary Duane Finger will be talking to us about Kid Sight, a program to screen and safeguard the vision of children aged 6 months through 6 years. 

We are also doing our final road pick-up of the year today.  Please see  the club projects page for  more details.      

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


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.     13  -  Roberta Schiel                     Sept.     28  -  Mike Evans           

Sept.     21  -  Kent Brown                          Sept.     28  -  Jim Kimlinger

Sept.     27  -  Mike Oehrlein                      Sept.    28  -  Steve Ludwig


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

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


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