INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEDFORD LION???  Please read the following attachment.  New Member Information:

OLD EYE GLASSES:  NEW - Now Cell Phones, Hearing Aids, and eyeglasses  can be dropped off at  Medford Motors Ford Store, Medford County Market, Healthview Eye Care, Medford eye Clinic, Abby Bank, and Nikolay Bank.    Also the Scouts will be collecting all of the above.

Note;  Eyeglasses recycle update - 107,004 pairs of used eye glasses went to 88 countries, 1/2 comes from MN.

Medford Lions have Rubber Ducks to rent !!      Please contact us for more Information..

Medford Lions Shelter at the Park;  Please contact Medford City Hall and check on availability and cost of using the shelters at the Medford City Park.  The Medford Lions do not have control over use of the shelters. 

MEDFORD LION SHIRTS;  Any Lion who would like a Medford LIONS shirt, Please contact Lion Dennis at our meetings. (T_Shirts $7, Polo's $10).




Peace Posters;  Schools have been given instructions and deadlines.  Winners announced in November. Prizes will be $75, $50, and $25.

Deer Hide Collection:       PLease call Lion Dave Lemke at 715-785-7573, or Lion Jim Sorge at 715-748-5467 for more information.  All hides are going to a Company here in the USA, for tanning.


    Ogema Christmas Tree Festival parade iOnce again the Medford Lions had our float in the Ogema Christmas Tree Festival parade. Thanks to Lion Herman and crew for representing the Lions and our club.

 Medford Harvest Days parade is on October 27, 2019. Setup at 1PM at Medford Motors. The Parade starts at 2 PM. This is the last one of the season.

Disabilities Appreciation Luncheon;   For Families and Community. on Wenesday, October 16, 2019 from 10:30AM till 12:30PM at Our Village Playground in Medford City Park.      See Attachment.

Curling for your Cause;         Want to try Curling and Help your favorite cause??   1 day Charitable Event  Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Medford Curling Club.  See Attachment.

Lions State Bonspiel;  We have received the entry form for the Lions State Bonspiel the first weekend in January. Anyone who is interested in curling let me know and we will see how many teams we can send to this fun event. Lion Bill

Perkinstown Tramp snowshoe race;  It is time to start planning for the Perkinstown Tramp snowshoe race in January. The committee will be meeting to start the planning process soon.


Demo the Eye Gaze Technology;   Just a "heads up" on a presentation by a fifth grade student and the Assistive Technology Specialist Caroline Radlinger on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at the Medford Area Middle School at 8:30 am.  The presentation will demo the Eye Gaze Technology which the Medford Lions purchased using funds from the Helen Hessing Lindsay Grant.  This equipment is currently being used by a student with a vision impairment at MAMS.  Mr. Greget has arranged for a photo op with the Star News through their social media outlet.  I will invite all Medford Lions at our next meeting on Sept. 25, 2019.  Hopefully at least 4 to 5 Medford Lions will be able to attend - the more the better.

(We will meet in the foyer of MAMS using the front doors on the south side.  Those doors open but the once inside the foyer you need to use security to enter the building.)

Shirley Lemke

Road Side Clean Up: Thanks Lion Dennis for your organizational skills. This year the weather was pleasant, and a large crew showed up. With less trash in the ditches the clean-up was completed in record time. Thanks to everyone who helped.

Maple Fest Annual Meeting/Lions Zone Meeting: September 9th, 6:00 p.m. at the Whittlesey Park.  Talked about what worked and did not work. Looking at new Ideas for next year.  1) Inga Richard - "Cooking around the Farm Table" would like to come @ 1PM - 1 hour presentation on cooking with Maple Syrup.  Hopeing to bring back Antique Tractors, Need a chairperson??

PARADES: Lion Herman reported that the Rib Lake Ice Age Days parade was a success. New signage on the float is a nice addition. Lion Sue was very popular walking the parade route in the Lions costume.

RODEO CLEAN-UP: The K Bar R PRCA Rodeo is taking place the weekend of July 19th through the 21st. Cody and Debbie Rabska have supported the Lions by working at the snowshoe race. Lets return the favor. As in the past we have been asked to clean-up the grounds in the morning after the Friday & Saturday night performances. We will need to start Saturday morning by 6:00 AM. Many volunteers have made quick work of this clean up in the past.

The Great Duck Race: The duck race is scheduled for Sunday July 28th at 5:00 PM. Committee chairwoman Sue Giese reports that help is still needed to sell tickets. Help will also be needed for pulling ducks, course set up and sorting ducks the following Monday. Lion Sue will have more information at our next meeting.

Our Village Playground;  We will be having a Ribbon Cutting for the Grand Opening of Our Village Playground on Tuesday June 25th at 9:15 am.  This will be part of our Special Education Family Day in the Park from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm featuring the playground and open swim.

Outgoing Officer Celebration; is scheduled for June 26, at the Medford City Park .  5:30 Social, 6:30 Dinner..  Sign up for a great grilled steak dinner at the next meeting if you haven’t done so yet.

****OUTGOING OFFICERS: The Outgoing Officer’s Party was held June 26th in the City Park. Thanks to our steak grillers, the food was excellent. Congratulations to Lion Sue Giese and Lion Joe Ellis on becoming Melvin Jones Fellows. Congratulation to Lions Jim and Judy Sorge as Co Lions of the Year. Congratulations to outgoing President Steve DeLonay on a very successful Lion’s year.

July 4th Food Stand will need workers both July 3 & 4. Sign-up sheets will be available at upcoming meeting. This does require a crew of several people during all shifts so please help out as much as possible.

****FOURTH of JULY: Thank-you to committee chairman Dennis Christianson and to everybody who helped work at the Lions food stand on July 3rd and 4th. Lion Dennis reported that sales and profits were similar to last year.

Officer Induction: Thank-you to the Committee for the nice set up for Office Induction. District Governor Collette was very informative and entertaining. Congratulations to all of the incoming and returning officers.


Greg Cemke will be at our May 8th meeting to present to us about CHRISTMAS IN JULY, a charity designed to help children hospitalized at Marshfield Children’s Hospital. This is the only facility dedicated to children in north & central Wisconsin.

Thank You Greg Cemke for an interesting presentation.

Clean Sweep: The appliance and electronics portion of Clean Sweep was Sat May 4 at the Taylor County Fairground. Lions Sue and Steve were among the small group of volunteers who helped out. Fewer people cleaned out basements, attics, and garages but they still seemed to find those old console and large projection TVs!

2019 Lions District Convention;

From Collette A. Sorgel  -  District Governor  MD27-C2 

(Home Club) Lions Club of Three Lakes

608.516.1831 Cell Collette

608.516.1830 Cell David

I would like to personally invite you to attend the District 27-C2 District Convention at Lake of the Torches Convention Center April 12th and 13th, 2019.  Your club President and your Club Secretary will have the forms to fill out for you to sign up for convention.  Please review attached Flyer.

** Marvin Liske was mention at the Convention. Services of Remerbrances wad held in Manitowish Waters WI.

ROADSIDE CLEAN UP;  is scheduled for Wed April 24. This is a regular meeting night. Cleanup begins about 5:00 and the more people to help the faster the task is completed. Our section of HWY 64 begins just past the rodeo grounds and continues for the 2 miles.

** ROADSIDE CLEAN-UP was Wed April 24. A very small crew of Lions Dennis, Steve, Sue & Tony collected trash on our 2 mile section of HWY 64. Thanks for helping out!

2019 Maplefest;   Saturday April 27, 2019

Next meeting:     Monday Night on April 22th, 2019 - 6PM at the Fairgrounds.

MAPLEFEST is planned for April 27 at the Taylor County Fairgrounds. We need help the Friday before with set up and assisting crafters who arrive early. Workers will be needed the day of the event to again assist crafters with unloading and loading at the end of the day, the Root beer Float stand, and where ever there is a need. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather (and for most of the snow to be gone).

The Whittlesey Lions always welcome help with the breakfast which gets very busy. Sign up at an upcoming meeting. Continue selling raffle tickets. Extra can be picked up at Medford Motors. Turn in money & sold ticket stubs to Lion Kelly.

**  MAPLEFEST was held Saturday April 27. While it was cool, the rain/snow held off in our area. All but 2 of the crafters braved the day, there were 50 entries in the Maple Syrup judging contest and participation was up for the Red Wagon parade. Thanks to Andy Hagar and Glenn Harder for their open forum on bee keeping. Look for all the details at upcoming meetings.

Deer Hide Collection:      A huge Thank-you to Lion Jim, the committee and workers. They collected over 850 deer hides over the 4 month hunting season! Unfortunately the more than doubling of hides was offset by a drastic decrease in prices.

2019 Lions State Curling Bonspiel;  Again Thank-you to all the Lions, Spouses, and Friends who donated so much time and effort to make this a success. Thanks to Mitch Mertens for all his time helping with the ice. Congratulations to the Pardeeville Lions for winning the Bonspiel and our own Lions Beaner, Bill, Jim and Connie for winning the 3rd Event. There are a few of the Bonspiel travel mugs left if anyone is interested in purchasing them.

Our Village Playground.  This is a project by Joe & Laura Holms, from the Medford High School, to bring a HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE Playground to the Medford City Park. Please review the following attachments for more information;

Playground Information -1   Playground Information -2 

Medford Lions Special Donation;

1)  The Medford club presented the Ipod to the young girl at Medford High School. There have been apps installed on the device to help her continue with her schooling. She was very thankful for the Lions club as she has been attending Lions camp for quite a few years now and looks forward to joining the adult camp.

2)  The Medford Club presented $40.00 because of a Financial Need to purchase glasses for a Young man in High School.

3)  The Medford Club donated $1000.00 towards the Taylor County "Moving For A Cure"  walk.   Date; Friday May 18, 2018 -  Meet at the Park. Lions who wish to walk, Please call Lion Shirley Lemke (715-785-7573) for a shirt.

4)  The Medford Club donated $100.00 to support a American Legion fund raiser for the Veterns Memorial Wall upgrades.

5) The Medford Club used money from the Helen Hessing fund $3000.00, towards Large print items and CD's to be used at the Medford Public Library.

6)  The Medford Club used money from the Helen Hessing fund $3000.00, towards Taylor County Humane Society Bldg. Fund.

7)  The Medford Club used money from the Helen Hessing fund $472.95, towards purchase of a Ipad & equipment for a senior in Medford High School with Vision Impairment. He will be attending River Falls college next Fall. There will be a presentation at Medford High School on Momday May 7th, 2018 at 3:15 PM.




Some interesting tidbits about the Leader Dog Program.
1. What is the name of the Leader Dogs for the Blind quarterly newsletter for Lions? (The Mane Event)
2. What is the name of the President & CEO for Leader Dogs for the Blind? (Susan M. Daniels)
3. What were the first 2 breeds used as Leader Dogs? (Dobermans & German Shepherds)
4. What is the annual budget for Leader Dogs for the Blind? ($11 million)
5. What percentage of the annual budget is donated by Lions? (20%)
6. What is the combined percentage of the annual budget that comes from State, Federal and United Way? (Zero)
7. How many days do clients spend on campus training with their Leader Dog? (26 days)
8. How much does it cost a client/student to obtain a leader Dog? (Zero; all costs are covered by Leader Dogs for the Blind)
9. What is the lead time to produce a Leader Dog Team? (About 2 years)
10. What is the gestation period for a dog? (9 weeks, about 63 days)
11. How many volunteers are on Campus every day? (About 50)
12. How many gallons of Puppy Poop is picked up during an average week in Puppy Land? (About 57 gallons)
13. How long does a puppy stay in the care of a Puppy Raiser? (12-14 months)
14. How much are Puppy Raisers paid to raise a puppy? (Zero. They volunteer their services)
15. What is the term given to a puppy/dog that does not make it to graduation? (Career Change)
16. Approximately how many families in the U.S. and Canada serve as Puppy Raisers? (450)
17. Each year Leader Dogs for the Blind recognizes the Lions Clubs who have donated $5000 or more during the fiscal year, with a certificate, banner patch and pins for every member. What is the name of that award? (Top Dog)
18. What is the minimum age to receive a Leader Dog? (16)

District 27-C2

Did you know that you can get a WISCONSIN LIONS LICENSE PLATE????   You can order your plate online at (, search on special license plates.

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