Meetings

** OUR 92ND YEAR OF SERVICE **


 

MEETING DATE – Thursday, October 11, 2018

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

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

MEETING CHAIRPERSON  -  TBD

GREETERS  -  Lions Beckie Hofer and Chris Jensen

Sauk Rapids Lions Club members Kim and Terry Woolery are volunteer puppy raisers for Leader Dogs for the Blind and other service ventures. Puppy raisers teach basic obedience, housebreaking, good manners, socialization, and good etiquette.  Puppy raisers are responsible for purchasing food, toys, collars, leashes and veterinary care.  Tonight Lion Kim will be giving us an update on the puppy raising business, and talk about the different types of services that these very special dogs perform.    

MEETING DATE – Thursday, October 25, 2018

MEETING PLACE -  VFW Post 4847 (104 Franklin Ave. NE)

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

MEETING CHAIRPERSON -  TBD   

GREETERS - Lions Don Cook and Jan Cook

First of all please note that we are meeting at the East Side VFW, not the VFW we met at last month.  The St. Cloud Salvation Army assists Central Minnesota residents with a wide range of basic needs and  services, including a midday meal program and an emergency overnight shelter. Aid is provided to anyone in need without dis-crimination.  In addition, they operate a food shelf during the week, and their officers lead worship services every Sunday.  Tonight we will find out more about this wonderful organization that we ring bell for every year.  It will warm your heart.     Board meeting at 5:30.

BIRTHDAYS THIS MONTH:

Oct.    5  -  Bob Feigh               Oct.   6  -  Steve Baker  

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 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

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
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

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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