Meetings

** OUR 92ND YEAR OF SERVICE **


MEETING DATE – Thursday, May 9, 2019

MEETING PLACE – Lions Park Shelter on County Road 137

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

MEETING CHAIRPERSON  -  Lion Steve Ludwig

GREETERS  -  Lions Lloyd Koprek and Denny Ringsmuth

Is Spring finally here?  Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to work we go.  Put on your boots and gloves, and your anti-tick clothing and head to highway 10.  This afternoon is our first highway pick-up of the year.  If you have not already signed up, and would like to help, please give Lion Steve Ludwig a call at 253-7534. Meeting time is 4:30 pm at the intersection of Sherburne County Road 66 and Highway 10, between mile markers 184 and 185.A good turnout will make the job quick and easy.  We will also be cleaning up the Lions Park Shelter and surrounding grounds.  Please bring rakes, shovels, pails, rags, cleaner, paper towels, etc.              

MEETING DATE – Thursday, May 23, 2019

MEETING PLACE -  Lions Park Shelter on County Road 137      

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

MEETING CHAIRPERSON -  Lion Bud Wilson   

GREETERS – Lions Jeanne Borgstrom and Phil Limerick  

The Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation has been working to help the blind and visually impaired since 1960.  Through our support of Lions Gift of Sight (formerly Minnesota Lions Eye Bank), our collaboration with the University of Minnesota Department of Opthalmology, and our work collecting and distributing eyeglasses, the Foundation helps countless people every day.  Tonight Vision Foundation director and 5M8 Cabinet member Lion Carol Mertens, will be talking to us about what the Foundation does, as well as what we can expect in the future.      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 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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