September 1st
Gary Nordland … Program Sponsor
Minnesota State Patrol
Sergeant Troy Christianson … Guest Speaker

September 8th
Austin Public Schools
The Referendum
Superintendent of APS … LION Dr. Joey Pager

September 15th
Brad Pilcher … Program Sponsor
Meet Detective Derek Ellis and Rudy

September 22nd
Dr. Kurt Potach … Program Sponsor
Topi, MN Mayor … Mary Huntly

       President - Steve Neiswanger           Austin Lions Club
      Secretary - Jerry Wolesky                   PO Box 866
      Treasurer - Doreen Gillard                 Austin, MN 55912


New Members
Mary Ann Wolesky – Justin Boldt -- Katie Stromlund


The first Lions Club organized in Austin was the Austin Lions Club, chartered on October 19, 1944. The Austin Lions Club meets each Thursday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the Mower County Senior Center for a luncheon and program.

Fundraising activities of the club include Pancake Day, Austin High School and Lyle/Pacelli Football Concession Stand, Pancake Grill Rentals, White Cane Day and participation in the Austin Go-Cart Unit. The major recipients of the fundraising efforts are the Lions Eye Bank Program, Camp Winnebago, and the Lions Club International Foundation. Other recipients include The Salvation Army Austin Youth Hockey, Baseball and Soccer Riverland Community College Scholarships The Lions Hearing & Lions Diabetes Foundations and many other Community and Youth Projects The Austin Lions Club members built and maintain the covered bridge at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center.

Austin Lions Club members collect used eyeglasses that are recycled and distributed to individuals who need them. The Austin Lions Club also sponsors the Lions District 5M1 Peace Poster Project.

The Austin Lions Club sponsored the charter of the Austin Morning Lions Club on November 28, 1980. The official name of the Austin Lions Club is "Austin Lions Club", but with the charter of the Austin Morning Lions Club, the Austin Lions Club has also been called the Austin Noon Lions Club to differentiate between the two clubs. 


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