It's Finally That Time of Year!
4th of July Parade Registration is Now Open!
Visit the 4th of July Parade page for registration and other information regarding the best parade of the summer—
The St. Joseph Lions 4th of July Parade!
We Serve! St. Joseph Lions Club Contributions Total Over $966,000!
Click here to find out more about our club projects and contributions to our community since 1964.
St. Joseph Lions Win District Leader Dogs for the Blind Award
St. Joseph Lions Club President Greg Kacures is pictured with a plaque presented at the District 5M-8 Lions convention in Hinckley, Minnesota. The plaque is in recognition for making the largest contribution in the District to the Leader Dog for the Blind program during 2012. District 5M8 consists of 76 Lions clubs.
St. Joseph Lions Awards Winners
St. Joseph Lions Joe and Joanne Bechtold, Mary Stommes and Jim Meyer are pictured with District Governor Dave Thompson at the annual awards banquet November 20. Lion Joe was honored with the Helen Keller Award and Lion Joanne won the Dream Catcher Award. Lions Mary and Jim were awarded Top Dog Awards. Congratulations to all on their well-deserved awards!
Fall Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup Near Millstream Park
Lions Dennis and Connie Loecken and Joe Bechtold
New officers installed at the July meeting
Lion Elmer Rakotz hands over the gavel to new president Lion Greg Kacures.
Thanks to all who participated in the 4th of July parade!
Lions parade workers 2012
Congratulations to Lions Award Winners
The St. Joseph Lions and Y2K Lions award banquet took place on November 15 at the El Paso Club. District Governor Sandy Sandwick joined Lion Presidents Elmer Rakotz and Ann Reischl and Secretaries Donna Hoskins and JoDel Johnson in presenting numerous awards.
District Governor Sandy (left) and President Elmer present awards to Lions members:
Lion Donna Hoskins
Lion Keith Schleper
Lion Pete Jansky
Lion Dan Nye
Lion Bernie Schloemer
Lion Duane Sorensen
Lion Sue Kuefler
4th of July Parade Photos and Winners
Click here to see the 4th of July parade float winners and photos of the parade. Thanks to all who attended the parade!
Parade Signs Under Construction by Lions Crew
Lions Club members constructed 172 signs to be used at the upcoming 4th of July parade.
St. Joseph Lions Adopt-a-Highway Crew
St. Joseph Lions Club members picked up trash along Highway 75 from Millstream Park to TireMaxx before their regular meeting on May 3. This community service project is done in the spring and fall to beautify the St. Joseph area.
LCIF Donations Exceed $6 Million for Relief Effort in Japan
Lions Clubs International Foundation has received donations or commitments exceeding US$6 million for relief efforts in Japan.
Lions Donate Over $158,000 at District Convention!
District Lions clubs gathered at the Kelly Inn in St. Cloud the weekend of February 4 - 6 for the Mid-Winter District Convention. A total of $158,801 was donated to Lions causes including eye bank, diabetes, and Leader Dog training. Seven members from our club attended the convention.
Lions Elmer Rakotz, Donna Hoskins, Sue Hennen and Jim Meyer.
Lions Joanne and Joe Bechtold and Sue Kuefler.
St. Joseph Lions Donate AED Units to Churches
The St. Joseph Lions recently donated two AED units to area churches. One unit was given to St. Joseph Catholic Church and the other unit was donated to Resurrection Lutheran Church.
Lion President Elmer Rakotz and Lion Pete Jansky present an AED unit
to Pastor Dwaine Bruns of Resurrection Church.
Dial-a-Ride Sponsored by St. Joseph Lions
Tri-CAP is providing a dial-a-ride bus service to St. Joseph residents through a collaboration of the St. Joseph City Council, St. Joseph Lions Club and the St. Benedict Monastery.
Minnesota Lions Eye Bank Tour
St. Joseph Lions and guests toured the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank on Saturday, October 9. Click here to find out more information about the eye bank and how you can give the gift of sight by becoming a donor.
Lion Joe Bechtold takes a dizzying chair spin
at the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank.
Brat Sales at the St. Joseph Meat Market
Lions Jim Meyer, Joe Bechtold, Duane Sorenson
and Dan Nye make a great team!
Lion Len Walz grills up some great St. Joseph Meat Market brats.
Lions Rick Schultz and Joe Bechtold on brat sale duty.
Lion President Elmer Rakotz enjoys a great brat meal.
2010 4th of July Parade Winners Announced
Click here to see a list of the prize winners and to view a slide show of the parade.
Millstream Park Shelter Roof Complete!
Thank you to Lions Keith Schleper and Jim Meyer for coordinating the reroof project at Millstream Park along with all of the dedicated Lions who volunteered their time working on the project despite the rainy conditions! Click here to view a slide show of the project.
A special thank you to Fabral and John Von Wahlde for their generous donaton of building materials totaling $1350!
$5,000 Donation Made to the St. Joseph Food Shelf!
The St. Joseph Lions Club was sponsored by the Albany Lions Club on February 25, 1964. Since then, the club has a proud history of serving local, regional and international needs with club contributions exceeding $815,000!
Click here to see a detailed listing of our contributions.
We meet at 7 pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Click Calendar in the left sidebar for a schedule of the upcoming meetings and other events.
During the summer, our meetings are held at the Millstream Park in St. Joseph. In the colder months, our meetings take place at area restaurants or clubs. Contact Lion Connie Loecken at (320) 363-7903 for information about the meeting location if not indicated on the calendar page.
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.