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. 





Outgoing Altura Lions President, Steve Pasche passed on the gavel to new President, Tom Ties.  Many thanks for our  skilled leaderships. 







 Altura Lions had not met since March because of the pandemic, so we met on May 19 in the open air at the park.  We needed to catch up with what we can do.  Altura Lions President Steve Pasche presented 2 awards to members.  John Meisch received the Hearing Foundation Fellowship award, and Julie Johnson received the Everyday Hero award.  A big roar from the Lions to them.

We will have the Chicken Q again this year: a drive-through pick up downtown.  More info later. 








Guest speaker at our March meeting was Jerry Wohlers who did a presentation about 

Camp Confidence which is located at East Gull Lake, MN.  It is a year-round outdoor education and recreation Center for persons of all ages with developmental and cognitive disabilities.  Altura Lions is pleased to contribute toward this excellent organization.








We were pleased that our current Zone Chair, Lion Susan Althoff, was able to be at our Feb. 3 meeting.  She has also been nominated for 2nd VG







At our Dec. 2019 meeting, Lion Yvonne Ruhoff was awarded the highest honor for Lions, the Melvin Jones Fellow award.  She is shown here with DG Dale Lipke who presented the award to Yvonne.  CONGRATULATIONS TO HER!








Our newest member, John Ellinghuysen, was inducted at our Dec. meeting by DG Dale Lipke.  His sponsor, Steve Pasche, is shown pinning his Lion member pin onto his vest.












Lion Mike Lovlien and Cheryl Lovlien delivered 636 pairs of shoes to the cities and loaded them into the semi there on Nov. 16, 2019.  Thank you to the generous people who donated all these!



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.






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.




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.






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.














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. 




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





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.









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.



        President: Tom Ties                                   1st VP: Josh Barnard 

        Secretary: Yvonne Ruhoff                     Treasurer: Julie Johnson

         2nd VP: Betty Seefeldt                            3rd VP: Raelene Stanislawski

        Tail Twister:  Joe and Pat Schlichenmeyer 

         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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