MEETING DATE – Thursday, August 10, 2017

MEETING PLACE -  Kimball Golf Course, Kimball, MN

MEETING TIME - 4:30 Golf/Social - 7:30 Dinner

MEETING CHAIRPERSON - Lion Denny Ringsmuth

GREETERS - All St. Cloud Lions

It is time once again to head for the hills.  The hills at the Kimball Golf Course, that is, for our best-ball golf outing.  Form your own team or let Lion Denny find you a team.  There will be a shotgun start at 4:30.  Don't golf?  Come on out anyway for the grilled steak and corn on the cob.  And don't forget the fabulous door prizes!  Please RSVP Lion Denny at 252-9806 no later than August 8th, even if you are not golfing.  Relatives, friends, and neighbors are all invited to participate.  This is no longer a BYOB night.


MEETING DATE – Thursday, August 24, 2017

MEETING PLACE - Lions Park Shelter on County Road 137 

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


GREETERS - Lions Bob Ament and Brad Barz

Ever ridden on a motorcycle?  Ever ridden 10,600 miles on a motor-cycle in 18 days, covering 48 states?  Well that is what tonight's speaker, Mike Spaude, did.  Why, you ask?  Mike was raising money for Eagle's Healing Nest, a non-profit organization that provides treatment, community activities, and housing for veterans.  Come on out and hear about Mike's 18 day adventure, that included stops at Harley Davidson dealerships in all 48 states, and the mechanical problems he experienced along the way.   

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  



August    5  -  Doug Peterschick                                     August  18  -  Bill Carlin                   

August  13  -  Brad Barz                                                 August  25  -  Joe Stewart


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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