Drink a beer, and help the community! St. Cloud Lions will be bartending at Beaver Island on Wednesday, August 1st. $1 from every pint of beer purchased, and ALL tips will be donated to our club. The St. Cloud Lions provides funding and donations to many local community members and organizations. Stop after work and sit on the patio. Or swing over before Summertime By George! We would love to serve you a tasty local brew!

MEETING DATE – Thursday, August 9, 2018

MEETING PLACE - Kimball Golf Course, Kimball, MN 

MEETING TIME - 3:30 Golf/Social - 6:30 Dinner

MEETING CHAIRPERSON  -  Lion Denny Ringsmuth

GREETERS  -  All St. Cloud Lions

There is some talk going around that this may be our last Kimball Golf Outing, so you won't want to miss this opportunity to play one last time.  We will be teeing off at 3:30 instead of 4:30, and dinner will be at 6:30.  If you don't golf, come on out anyway for the grilled steaks and Sy's out of this world corn on the cob.  Rumor has it that there will be upgraded prizes this year so you will not want to miss that.  Please RSVP to either Lion Denny at 252-9806, or Lion Roberta at 250-0422, so we can get a count for the steaks.  Relatives, friends and neighbors are all invited to participate.  This is no longer a BYOB night.                 

MEETING DATE – Thursday, August 23, 2018

MEETING PLACE -  Lions Park Shelter on County Road 137 

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

GREETERS - Lions Bob Ament and Glen Farb 

PROGRAM - Our final 2018 meeting at the Lions Park Shelter will be a presentation by Lion Diane Bellmont on diabetes.  Lion Diane is a member of the Cold Spring Home Pride Lions Club and serves as a District 5M8 Cabinet Member on the Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation.  She will be updating and educating us on the latest on diabetes research, and the happenings at the Diabetes Foundation.  If you have ever wondered how our donations to the Lions Diabetes Foundation are put to use, Lion Diane will have the answers. 

SAVE THE DATE: The next meeting will be September 6th at Lion Mike's car shed in St. Joseph. 


August   5  -  Doug Peterschick      August  13  -  Brad Barz         August  18  -  Bill Carlin             

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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