Hastings Rivertown Lions

Hastings Rivertown Lions Club

The Hastings Rivertown Lions Club has been serving the Hastings, Minnesota community for over 40 years.  To see all the different ways that we help people, visit the Service Projects section on the left of the screen.  Meetings are held at the American Legion on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm.  Dinner and meeting start at 6:45.  Our goal is to finish our meetings by 8:00 p.m. All are welcome to join us.  See the Contact Us page for information on how to contact the Club.

On January 1st, 2019, the Hastings Rivertown Lions Club merged with the Hastings Lions Club.  Also, on January 1st, we changed our name back to the Hastings Rivertown Lions Club.  The Hastings Lions Club Chartered in 1967 and consisted of men from the community.  In the last ten years, they started letting wives or women join the club.  The Hastings Rivertown Lions Club was Chartered in 1975 by the wives of Lions members.  In 1986, Lions Clubs International finally approved women to become Lion Members.  In 1992, the Lions rechartered for their 3rd time and changed their name to "Hastings Rivertown Lions Club".  

On October 4, 2018, both Lions Club members voted to approve the merging of the two Hastings Lions' Clubs.  On January 1st, 2019, Lions Clubs official became one club and retaining the Hastings Rivertown Lions Club name and taking the other club's charter date and club number #2800.  LCI Lions Club International approved the merger of the two clubs.  Our membership is now 37 members.  


Wreaths Across America

Sponsorship Form

The Hastings Rivertown Lions Club is seeking sponsorships for wreaths. Each hand made, fresh, live wreath cost $15 and is made in the United States with Maine balsam.  Sponsorship Forms must be received by November 24, 2020 to be included in this year’s wreath placement. 

This year, National Wreaths Across America Day will be held on Saturday, December 19th, 2020. Locally, the ceremony will begin at 12:00 PM followed by the placement of wreaths at Fort Snelling National Cemetery located at 7601 South 34th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55450, where over 250,000 local veterans are laid to rest. This is open to anyone who would like to attend the program and participate in laying of the wreaths in the cemetry.  Parking is limited. 

On behalf of the volunteers and military families looking to honor all the veterans laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, and the Wreaths Across America extended family, Lions thank you for your consideration of this patriotic cause. Funds that we raise from this program are used to benefit veterans and others in our community.

 Fort Snelling National Cemetry is hosting their Annual National Wreaths Across America Day Program on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Volunteers are selected to lay a wreath at each of the Armed Forces Memorial. They are escorted by a ROTC Cadet.  Volunteers are welcome to join our Lions Club members in laying wreaths at grave sites. 

Members of the Hastings Rivertown Lions Club getting their photo taken
before heading out to place their wreaths on veterans graves.  
 Lion President JoLynn Frandrup laying a wreath on one of the veterans headstones.
The other wreath will be placed at her husbands, veteran grave site.  
Lions Legacy Service Project
Collecting Used Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids
& Food for Hastings Family Service
Ocober 8, 2020 at the Hastings Senior Center
Lions Vonnie Olsen, Carolyn and Gary Gronquist and Cathy Butzler get ready to pass out
a eyeglass wirpe, bottle of water, a White Cane, and a Lion brochure before collecting any used eyeglasses, hearing aides, and food.  We picked up 114 used eyeglasses,
12 used hearing aids and 86 lbs. of food for Hastings Family Service.  
Lions Hastings Sharks
(Special Olympics)
Big Cup Golf Tournament
Service Project - Grilling Meat
Thirteen Lions worked two shifts grilling hamburgers, cheeseburgers and brats
on Friday, August 21st.  Lions were to grilll 400 hamburgers and 250 brats for those attending the golf tournament.  At the end of the day, the club received a $500 Donation. 

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