Meetings

THINGS WE HAVE DONE

Donated funding for bleachers and refreshment stand in the Ball Field in 2012.

Helped the community built the pavilion in Centennial Park in 2001.

Helped fund the City Message Sign and labor, funding, and tree planting for Habitat for Humanity.

Donated money to the Boy Scouts for their 100th anniversary 

WHAT WE DO

Scholarships --- Fruit Baskets --- Peace Poster Contests --- Help with Health Expenses --- Roadside Cleanup --- Collect Used Glasses and Hearing Aids --- Planting Flowers and Maintaining the City Border Plantings --- Soles4Souls --- Post-Prom Party -- Eagle Bluff Sponsor --  Lions Programs: Leader Dog, Diabetes, Sight, Hearing,  Camp Winnebago Sponsor and Others. 

ALTURA LIONS SOLES4SOULS IN '21

Also collecting shoes in St. Charles churches and at the Lewiston Hardware store.

   

 

 

Working on constructing the disc golf project for Michael Heimermann's Eagle Scout Project on June 9 were Lewiston Lion Mark Ernster, and Altura Lion Yvonne Ruhoff.

 

 

 

NEW LIONS BENCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jackson Zittle and Carter Anderson built this new Lions bench with the help of Lion Dale Moger.  The three of them put this together in less than an hour!  And did you know that Dale has been teaching youngsters how to make wood projects for quite a few years?!  A big Lions roar to this team!

 

 

 

 

 

At our April 5, '21 meeting, Michael Heimermann with the Lewiston/Altura Boy Scouts spoke about his Eagle Scout project.  He is working on getting monetary assistance to construct a 12-hole, par 3-disc golf course at the Crossings Center.  A very concise, interesting presentation, and we voted to give him a donation at the Platinum Level.

 

 

July 18, 2020 Chicken Q

One of the hottest days of the summer was also one of our most successful grillled chicken meals.  We served drive through and though we started serving at 11, we were sold out by 1:45.  So grateful to the community for helping us to help others in our area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING PLANTING '21

City flower beds were planted.  Thank you to Pork and Plants for donating the petunias we planted.  Lions Ed Kreidermacher, Yvonne Ruhoff, and Betty Siefeld planted both the city flower beds.

  

 

 

 

 

Winners of the 2019 Peace Poster contest were awarded their monetary prizes at the Dec. meeting by DG Dale Lipke.  Pictured with him are : Nate McCann, first;  Riley Merchlewitz, third; Barbara Schloegel, second.

 

 

 STUDENTS WITH THE CARING BRIDGE PROGRAM

AT LEWISTON SENIOR LIVING ON FRIDAY, MARCH 1,  2019

ALTURA LIONS CLUB MADE A DONATION TO HELP THIS PROGRAM.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 CHRISTMAS BASKETS 2018

Fruit baskets were assembled for widows and widowers in our area.  Pictured from left to right are Yvonne Ruhoff, Garrett Meisch (a future Lion, we hope), and John Meisch.  Not pictured, but helping were Pat Meisch and Julie Johnson.

Baskets were delivered by Dale and Karen Moger, Steve and Peg Pasche, Yvonne and John.                                                                                                                                                

 

Altura Lions Club was awarded a patch for our banner because of our contributions to Leader Dogs for the Blind.

 

 

 

SOLES 4 SOULS -- 2017

Pictured below are Lions Charles Meyer and Mike Lovlien with some of the 575 pairs of shoes that they delivered to Maple Grove, MN. during the 2017 shoe collection.  On the right is the picture of shoes being loaded into the semi. Thank you Altura area for your generosity.  We will be collecting shoes from Sept 1st thru October 30th, 2018. Clean shoes may be donated in any style, any condition.  Please rubber-band or tie the shoe laces together.  Look for the Lions box near the entrance marked Soles4souls. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

click on the following link to see the poster for this project: http://e-clubhouse.org/userfiles/22332/file/Int_%20shoe%20'18.pdf

 

A check for $1000 was presented to the Gibbs family on Dec. 5 by Lion Yvonne Ruhoff.  $500 was a grant from the District 5M1 Emergency Relief Fund, and it was matched with $500 from the Altura Lions Club.  

A benefit will be held for the family on Feb. 11, 2018 at the Lewiston Altura H.S. .

 

 

 

2018 Peace Poster Winners were awarded their monetary prizes by DG Nadeen Lunde at the  December 3, 2018 meeting.  Pictured from left to right: DG Nadeen, Marel McCann #1; Juliana Samano #2; Carter Cady #3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Altura Lions sign was painted on Sat., June 10.  Thank you to Tom Ties for a great job spearheading the project.  Also a big roar to Lewiston Hardware for donating 2 gallons of stain paint.  And thanks to Phil Schwantz and Mike Lovelien also for assisting with the project.

 

 

A big Roar to Steve Pasche for carving the 7 mile correction for the Altura Lions sign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROADSIDE CLEANUP,  May 7, 2019   

Our Spring cleanup was done spontaneously before the rain on Tuesday, May 7 by Mike and Cheryl Lovlien, Betty Seefeldt, John Meisch, Tom Ties, and (not pictured) Yvonne Ruhoff. 

 

Thanks to them, a lot of trash was removed from that two mile stretch of highway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        August, 2016

The new shuffleboard court in the      pavillion at Centennial Park has been    completed by the Altura Lions and is ready for the community to use.  Rules for playing and scoring are posted on the back wall for newcomers to the game.

 Lion John Meisch and Lion Joe Stanislawski are pictured in a game.

 

 

      

 

           

 

 

NEW SPRING RIDERS IN

CENTENNIAL PARK, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUTH SPORTS CHICKEN-Q, JULY 21, 2018

At left is Yvonne Ruhoff, and Janet Speltz, a good example of Lions helping Lions.  At right are some of the servers: Mike Lovlien, John Meisch, Julie Johnson, Yvonne Ruhoff, and Steve Pasche.                                         

 

 

At right: Grill Master, Cory Potter, with assistance from Karl H. and Joe S.

    

         

PLANTING CITY FLOWER BEDS, MAY 22, 2016 

     

 And a big thank you to Pork and Plants for donating all the plants for both flower beds.  

   

 At left:

 Joe Stanislawski

 

 

 

At right:

Yvonne Ruhoff and

Alex Kreidermacher.

 

                  

 

 

 

 

OUR GOAL FOR 2016

The Altura Lions Club plans to add some items to the City Park:  1 or 2 small childs "spring riders"; a shuffle board court and maybe a hopscotch area to be painted on the concrete in the pavilion.

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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