Meetings

** OUR 91ST YEAR OF SERVICE **


 

MEETING DATE – Thursday, January 11, 2018

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

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

MEETING CHAIRPERSON  -  Lion Mike Oehrlein

GREETERS  -  All St. Cloud Lions

Our very special guests tonight will be Lion 5M8 District Governor, Jack Breitkreutz and his wife Lion Carol from the Princeton Lions Club.  District Governor Jack will bring us greetings from Lion International President, Dr. Naresh Aggarwal of India, and talk about his plans and goals for the district.  District Governor Jack and Lion Carol helped us celebrate our 90th anniversary in September so it will be nice to have them back with us for this very special evening.  Lets show District Governor Jack our support with a great turnout of our members.  

If you want to attend the Mankato vs. St Cloud State hockey game (5:00 pm) for Hockey Day MN on Saturday, January 20th at Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, call Mike Oehrlein at 333-3563 today! Premium tickets are $35.00 with regular tickets for $25.00.

MEETING DATE – Thursday, January 25, 2018

MEETING PLACE -  St. Augusta Legion -1894 247th Street

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

MEETING CHAIRPERSON -  Lion Chris Jensen  

GREETERS - Lions John Schiel and Roberta Schiel

Tonight we will be hearing about Lions at the International, District and local levels.  Past District Governor Frank Leidenfrost will give a broad overview of Lions at the international and district levels, and our own Lions John Hotz will facilitate a discussion about what the St. Cloud Lions do at the local level.  This will be a good refresher for our long time members, and a good primer for our newer members.  This will also be an excellent night to bring any friends or guests that might be interested in becoming a Lion.  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

...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 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                     

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

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

WEBSITE: DISTRICT 5M-8:

Check out the District's website for an up-to-date "Calendar of Events" at http://www.lions5m8.org  

 

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

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