Meetings

 

WE SERVE

Lions are active.  Our motto is "We Serve."  Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.  Altura has been serving the community since 1984.

Vision Statement:  To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.

Mission Statement:  To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

CONGRATULATIONS

to Lion Dale Moger who was presented with the Gold Membership Award at our April meeting, and he was one of the original founders of the Altura Lions Club 35 years ago.

 

 

 

 

ZONE 1 MEETING

Altura Lions Club hosted the Zone 1 meeting on March 14, 2019 at the Community center.  Each club gave short reports on what they are doing or have done, and speakers were Lion Pat Schlichenmeyer who told us about the USA/Canada Lions Forum, and Lion Joanne Lipke from Lewiston who told us about Project New Hope.  District Governors also gave reports, and a delicious meal was catered by Rec Bar and Grill.  Door prizes were raffled off, and half of those proceeds went toward the new park in Winona.

Harmony Bridge 

Students with the Harmony Bridge program played music for the residents of Lewiston Senior Living on Friday, March 1.  After introducing themselves and playing their instruments, they visited one-on-one with the residents.  Lions Julie Johnson and Phil Schwantz represented the Altura Lions Club, which made a donation toward this program.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO lION STEVE PASCHE WHO RECEIVED THE EVERYDAY HERO AWARD AT MID-WINTER CONVENTION IN ROCHESTER ON JAN. 27, 2019. 

   

Pictured at left are three of the original founders of the Altura Lions Club: James Kramer, Charles Meyer, and Dale Moger.  Lions James and Charles received their 35 year chevrons.   Congratulations!

 

DG Nadeen Lunde was our guest speaker at our Dec. 2018 meeting, accompanied by "Lion Larry".  She inducted our newest member, Robert (Josh) Barnard, and talked about Lions and the up-coming Mid-Winter Convention.  Thank you Lion DG Nadeen.  Lion Josh was also inducted at the Jan. '19 Mid-Winter Convention in Rochester. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

650 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls was delivered to the Cities on 11-10-2018 by Altura Lions Charles Meyer, Mike Lovlien and Steve Pasche.  A big thank you to everyone who donated and collected all these shoes.

 

 

 

 

NEW ZONE CHAIR

Susan Althoff, the new Zone Chair, attended our October meeting.  She commented that she was inpressed with the Club's website, and informed us she is available to contact if we have any questions or concerns.  The agenda for the Zone 1 meeting scheduled for November 13 in St. Charles was presented.

 

 

 

ALTURA LITTLE LIBRARIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The little library on the left was built by Phil Schwantz with materials donated by the Altura Hardware.  The little library on the right was built by Steve Pasche who also donated the materials.  These are one of our newest projects to help the people in Altura:  people can take a book, and/or leave a book, and both libraries have been receiving a steady rotation of childrens' and adults' hard cover and soft cover books. 

 

AWARDS AT JULY 2018 MEETING

 

Altura Lion President, Phil Schwantz, presented Silver Centennial Awards to Yvonne Ruhoff and Julie Johnson for recruiting new members within the last year.

 

 

 

CHILI FEED FUND RAISER 

A big Thank You to everyone who came to our second annual Chili Feed fund raiser on Sat. Jan. 12, 2019 at the Moravian Church, to raise money for people needing help with hospital treatments, etc.and Lions members and community members who generously donated the food we prepared and the live piano music we were entertained with..   We made the chili on the mild side so people could add seasoning to suit their taste.  We also served home-made lemon bars, garlic bread,  and condiments for the chili.  If you weren't able to be here this year, I hope you can join us next year -- we heard lots of compliments on how good the meal was.  Below are pictured some of the crowd, and Lions servers and kitchen crew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At our Feb. 2018 meeting President Ken Lindeman showed the 2016-17 Centennial Club Excellence Award that was presented at the Mid-Winter Convention. 

Also, congratulations to Tom Ties who was presented the Lions Everyday Hero certificate by Pres. Ken Lindeman.

 

 

 

Thank you from Altura Lions to all the people who came to the Chicken Q on Sat.  We were blessed with good weather, good people, and good food.  Lions motto is "we serve" and as you can see from these pictures, we enjoy what we do.

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUTH SPORTS CHICKEN-Q

July 21, 2018 from 11am to gone

At the pavillion in Centennial Park

Tickets $10. per meal : 1/2 chicken, beans, potato salad, roll, milk and cookie. Carry-outs available.

This is a fund raiser to enable the Lions to help people with cancer costs and community projects like the Christmas baskets, park improvements, etc.

 

2018 ALTURA LIONS CLUB OFFICERS            

        President: Steve Pasche                 1st VP: Tom Ties 

        Secretary: Yvonne Ruhoff                 Treasurer: Julie Johnson

         2nd VP: Josh Barnard                                3rd VP: Betty Seefeldt 

         Committee Chairs =  Chili Supper: Steve Pasche;  Chicken-Q.: Tom Ties; Soles for Souls: Mike Lovlien; Christmas fruit baskets and roadside cleanup: John Meisch                             

        Board members include Charles Meyer Past President, 1-year board members Dale Moger, Phil Schwantz, Ken Lindeman; 2-year board member Julie Johnson, and 3-year board member Alex Kreidermacher.

 

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