Meetings

December 3, 2019 

Business Meeting

 

The business meeting of the Prior Lake Lions Club was called to order by Lions President Paul Stahlerat Fongs on December 3 at 7:00 p.m. 

Lions Members Present:

Lion Nancy Bauer​​​Lion Chris Boulton​​Lion Jeff Cvengros​​ Lion Ger Danielson​​​Lions Terry & Katy GrovesLion Linda Hall​​ Lions Harry & Loretta KlenkeLion Andrea Kraft​​Lion Dan Muench Lion Kelly Norris​​​Lion Bruce ReddemannLions Paul & SheilaStahler​ Lion Jack Weyrauch ​​​Lions Gerald & Kris Ziskovsky​

The Pledge of Allegiance was conducted.

Secretary’s Report:  Motion to approve secretary’s report by Lion Kelly Norris.  Seconded by LionGerald Ziskovsky.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  

Treasurer’s Report:  $4,899.22 in administrative account and $4,898.44 in project account. Motion byLion Gerald Ziskovsky to approve the treasurer’s report.  Seconded by Lion Katy Groves. All present voted aye. Motion carried. PDG Harry Klenke reported that at the International Convention, memberswill vote on raising the dues by approximately $3.

Correspondence Received
• A thank you note from Pete Brown, Treasurer, for our financial support of Beyond the Yellow Ribbon South of the River

• A thank you note from Anne Fredrickson, Executive Director, Alpha Women’s Center, for our $500 sponsorship of the 2019 Walk and Roll for Life
• A thank you note from David Campbell for our support of his Eagle scout project
• A thank you note from Pam Hauser Family & Friends for our donation to their benefit
• A thank you note for our support and happy holiday wishes from Bridging 
• A thank you note from Lion Char Beerling for the floral arrangement
• Happy Thanksgiving wishes from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society sta

COMMITTEE REPORTS / OLD BUSINESS

Mints: Lion Jack Weyrauch deposited $93.37 into the project account on November 25.

Eyeglasses:  PD Governor Harry Klenke collected 300 eyeglasses and 4 hearing aids.  Lion Jack Weyrauch has approx. 20 additional eyeglasses in his truck.

Boy Scouts: Lions President Paul Stahler reported that Troop 331 is selling Christmas wreaths and sprays again this year close to Prior Lake Rental.

Girl Scouts: Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the girl scouts are planning several events/family outings and are going to plays. They will be assisting with our Santa Breakfast.

CAP Agency:  Lion Linda Hall reported that 24 pounds of food was collected at the dinner meeting.

Gambling:  43 pull tabs and 0 meat raffles were sold in the month of October.  The net profit prior to donations was $10,058.  The Wells Fargo Business Savings is $25,259.96 and the Wells Fargo 61-Month C/D is $46,992.79.  The lawful purpose expenditure was 37.60% (needs to be at a minimum of 30%). The gambling account balance is $56,167.76. The bingo profit was $758. The Pointe gave us a 30-day notice so we will no longer have bingo or pull tabs at that location. They decided to go with the Hockey Association for bingo instead.  We will continue having pull tabs at Hooligans and Doherty’s Tavern.  

Interchange Landscape Committee: Lion Dan Muench stated that construction has been suspended during the winter.  Updates on the project can be found on the County Highway 21 Downtown Prior Lake Reconstruction website.  

KidSight:  Report received via email from Lion Loretta Klenke on November 9: “We completed New Horizon in Savage on November 6.  We screened 26 children, largest group was 2-year olds.  We referred one 4-year old.  We had quite a diverse group of children to screen.  Even had twin boys, Paris and London.  Please report 2.5 hours for Lions Mary, Bonnie and Harry and 3.5 hours for Lion Loretta for a total of 11 service hours.  This director loves to take photos to promote the program on their Facebook page.” Email received on November 13: “Head Start Shakopee completed. We did 25 children and referred 3.  Please record a total of 7 Lions hours, as we did morning and afternoon sessions.  Lions Harry and Loretta completed the screening.  The Head-Start program county nurse is so impressed with this KidSight program she included the consent form for KidSight with her initial paperwork to be accepted into the Head-Start program, so she had a high number of participants.  I tell you the program is thought of highly.  Received a compliment and Thank You from a Shakopee School staff person at the site how great the program is and she had participated at another Head-Start program site location that had screened over 200 children.  Those words are always nice to hear from the community.” Email received on November 14: “We completed Head Start Savage Location with Lions Linda, Harry and Loretta.  Luckily, Linda brought along a friend Nancy, not a Lion but she got KidSight experience today.  This will be a repeat to Lion Chris, but the county nurse, Becca is so impressed with this program she included the KidSight consent forms for parents to sign with her Head Start admission form packets.  We got a great response, 80 children at the Savage site, we screened 68 children and referred 15, which Becca expected.  We started at 8:00 and left the sight at 1 pm.  Lion Chris I will include our volunteer Nancy hours with total hours, 5 each person, plus 1 hour for paperwork, for a total of 21 service hours.  We had fun with names this week, (Harry and I did Shakopee Tuesday, only 25 kids there) with many names from middle east and African areas; luckily, we did not have to pronounce them.  We have completed 9 sites to date.  We have screened a total of 283 children since the end of August, referring 33.  What a GREAT start for this year!  Thank You all who have assisted so far with this program.  We have two dates confirmed in January, Spanish Immersion School January 7 (old Shepard of the Lake) and St. Paul's on January 16 (enrollment up there this year). So no more screenings ‘till after the holidays.  We will easily break 300 children this year.  I am still working on Wildflower, no confirmed date.  Lion Gerald, thought you would like to include some of this information in your newspaper article.”

Jordaness Lions Fashion Show: PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lion Sheila Stahler attendedthe holiday fashion show in November.

Lions Membership Drive:  Lions President Paul Stahler reported that the membership drive in Octoberresulted in 5 new members.

Lions Brochure: Lion Leanne Weyrauch received Lions brochure holders from Lion Linda Hall so we did not have to purchase any.  

Midwinter Convention Planning:  The convention will take place in Mankato on Feb. 13-15.  Lions can register for the convention and for the hotel now.  The theme is “Driven to serve loads of fun.”

Lion Kelly Norris stated that the committee meets monthly.  They are still compiling gift bags.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky suggested getting microwave popcorn for the gift bags. Volunteer times for the registration table have not been set yet. Each club is expected to assist with registration.

Peace Posters:  Lion Sheila Sheila sent the winning poster to the Prior Lake American. The winning poster from each school will go on to the Mid-Winter Convention for the next level of judging.

Food Vouchers:  Report received via email from Lion Loretta Klenke on November 5: “I am on the committee with Lion Char (as is Lion Jack) for the food vouchers.  I received the contact name from Char and contacted her this morning.  She will contact me back prior to the December business meeting with a number of possible recipients for Food Vouchers for the holiday season so our club can foresee a better dollar amount needed. I believe Lion Bruce requested $4500 from the steering committee this month, Char said last year only $3500 was needed.  I let Char know I will continue to work with her on this project.” At the business meeting, Lion Loretta Klenke mentioned that 9 needy families signed up for vouchers.  The Cub Food gift cards will be handed out at St. Michael on December 14 from 10 am -noon.

Senior Luncheon:  The luncheon is scheduled at the VFW for December 9. Social hour will start at 11 am and the $4 meal will be served at noon.  The speaker will be Mike Pribble from the Prior Lake Fire Department.  The center pieces will be given away to the seniors. Volunteers will be needed for set up starting at 9 am and then to serve food. Lion Gerald Ziskovsky stated that 120 tickets have been sold so far.  We are hoping to sell another 80 tickets prior to the event.  We will need to bring Lions placemats to the luncheon.

Santa Breakfast:  Lions President Paul Stahler stated that the breakfast will take place on December 14 from 8:30 am until 11:30 am.  The cost will be $8 for adults and $5 for children 4-11 years old.  Children 3 and under are free.  Volunteers will be needed to work the event.  Set up will start at 7:30 am.  Sheldon will be Santa Claus, his fiancée Peggy will be Mrs. Claus and Brenda Rogers will be the elf.  The Scouts will be helping with the breakfast.  Lions Paul & Sheila already purchased stockings and candy canes.

Lions Christmas Party:  Lions President Paul Stahler reported that the Christmas party has been scheduled for December 19. Prime rib & shrimp will be served for $20 which includes one free drink.

Bingo:  Lion Kelly Norris mentioned that Bingo is done.

Prior Lake Lions Display: Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler stated that a display would cost about $250.  Lion Paul suggested to go with Vista Print but graphic design would be extra. Lion Andrea Kraft offered to help with the design of the display. Lion Andrea will join the committee.  

Gambling Report & Disbursement of Gambling Funds

Steering Committee

Gambling Donations/Lawful Purpose Expenses​​​​​

1. Scott Carver Dakota CAP - Truck Repair​​- 0 -

2. American Diabetes Association​​​- 0 -

3. Cub Scouts Pack 331 - Awards Sept-Nov​​$473.17

4. Coopertown Crew of Prior Lake 2020​​$1,000

5. Parkinson Foundation​​​​- 0 -

6. Toy Corner​​​​​​$1,923.72

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Non-Gambling Expenses (out of project account)

Leanne Weyrauch’s requests:

o 6 counter top brochure holders​- 0 -
o Quick set take down board​​tabled

Chamber membership dues​​​$110

​​​Motion by Lion Katy Groves to approve the Steering Committee recommendations.  Seconded by Lion Sheila Stahler. All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  

Motion by Lion Gerald Ziskovsky to approve gambling checks and expenditures.  Seconded by LionKaty Groves.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  

Motion by Lion Terry Groves to approve the gambling report submitted to state.  Seconded by LionGerald Ziskovsky. All present voted aye.  Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS

Induction of New Members in January:  The new members will be inducted by the District Governor Brian Thies at the January dinner meeting.

Jordaness Lions Bowling:  The bowling fundraiser at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee has been scheduled for January 25, 2020.  Bowling will start at 2 pm. The event is $25.  Lion Sheila will have a registration form available.

Prior Lake Lions Clothing:  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will bring some samples to the next meeting.

Dates to remember:

December 9​​​ Senior Luncheon

December 14​​​ Breakfast with Santa

December 19​​​Lions Christmas Party

December 9​​​Senior Luncheon

December 14​​​Breakfast with Santa

December 19​​​ Lions Christmas Party

January 7 ​​​Business Meeting

January 7 & 14 ​​KidSight

January 16​​​ Dinner Meeting

January 25​​​p Jordaness Lions Bowling at Shakopee Louisville Lanes

February 4 ​​​Business Meeting 

February 14-16 ​​5M2 Midwinter Convention in Mankat

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m.

 

November 5, 2019

Business Meeting

The business meeting of the Prior Lake Lions Club was called to order by Lions President Paul Stahlerat Fongs on November 5at 7:00 p.m. 

Lions Members Present:

Lion Nancy Bauer                   Lion Ger Danielson                             Lions Terry &Katy Groves

Lion Linda Hall                      Lion Kelly Norris                                Lion Bruce Reddemann         

Lions Paul & SheilaStahler     Lions Jack & Leanne Weyrauch         Lions Gerald& Kris Ziskovsky        

The Pledge of Allegiance was conducted.

Secretary’s Report:  Motion to approve secretary’s reportby LionTerry Groves.  Seconded by LionKelly Norris.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report:  $3,508.82in administrative account and $4,805.07in project account.Motion byLionGerald Ziskovskyto approve the treasurer’s report.  Seconded by LionLinda Hall.All present voted aye. Motion carried.

CorrespondenceReceived:

·         A thank you note from Mrs. DeGross’ 3rd grade class at St. Michael School for our donation of dictionaries

·         A thank you note from Maryfor our $1,872 donation to the The Dictionary Project

·         A thank you note fromAnne Fry, Treasurer, for our bronze sponsorship check in the amount of $750 to the Patrons of the Arts and Activities

·         A thank you note from Lion Sheila Stahlerfor our donation to the 2019 Twin Cities Kidney Walk

·         A thank you note from Rene Maes, Executive Director and Camp Director, for our donation to Camp Sweet Life

·         A thank you note from Pablo Romano, President, for our donation to the USA/Canada Leo Leadership Foundation

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS / OLD BUSINESS

Mints: Lion JackWeyrauchdeposited$67.54 into the project account on October 23.

Boy Scouts:Lions President Paul Stahlerreported that the fees for dues will increase by 80%. The council will pay the difference this year.  The increase may have something to do with the ongoing litigation.  The adult fees are going up as well.   Also, Troop 331 is selling Christmas wreaths and sprays again this year.

Girl Scouts:Lion Sheila Stahlerstated that the girl scouts are planning several events/family outings and are going to plays. 

CAP Agency:  Lion Linda Hall reportedthat22 pounds of food was collected at the dinner meeting.

Gambling:45pull tabs and 0 meat raffles were sold in the month ofSeptember.  The net profit prior to donations was$7,316.  The Wells Fargo Business Savings is $25,258.67and the Wells Fargo 61-Month C/D is $46,992.79.  The lawful purpose expenditure was 43.61% (needs to be at a minimum of 30%). The gambling account balance is $52,833.77.The bingo profit was $1,282.The Pointe gave us a 30-day notice so we will no longer have bingo or pull tabs at that location.They decided to go with the Hockey Association for bingo.  For pull tabs, we still have Hooligans and Doherty’s Tavern.  Also, we obtained a five-star rating from the Minnesota Gambling Control Board which is based on the percentage of annual net receipts spent on lawful purpose expenditures (LPE).

Interchange Landscape Committee: Updates on the project can be found on the County Highway 21 Downtown Prior Lake Reconstruction website.

The Little Market:  Lions President Paul Stahler reported that the Little Market closed on October 10 for this season. 

KidSightReport received via email from Lion Loretta Klenke on October 8: “We completed Rocking Horse Ranch today.  The director there is so fun to work with.  We screened 42 children, one child was ill, not included in the 42.  We had three young men we referred.  One of the three, Mom brought him in, was not scheduled to be there. So she was a little upset, but was happy she brought him in, and I hope she takes him in to be assessed by an eye doctor. Lions working included Lions Char, Nancy, Harry and Loretta.  We spent 2 hours and 15 minutes each at the site, add an hour to delivery parents’ letters, consents, banner completing reports and follow ups, for a total of 10 service hours.” Email dated October 23: “Completed KidSight Vision Screening at New Horizon.  The following Lions worked: Lion Mary Broderick, Lion Jack Weyrauch, Lion Char Beerling, Lions Harry and Loretta Klenke.  Total Lions hours are 18.5 with 3.5 hours per Lion, add one hour for paper work, and work associated with set up.  We screened a total of 29 children, of which we had 4 referrals.  We had 3 under one year of age, 8 one-year olds and 7 two-yearolds, these age groups can be time consuming with attention spans. So we tried Lion Jack since it was his first day, usually don't have this many younger ones.  Much quicker to screen three to five-year olds.  Thanks again to all who assisted.” Email dated October 23: “We had KidSight Vision Screening at Kindercare today.   We screened 10 children, with NO referrals.  Lions working Lions Sarah L, Harry and Loretta Klenke.  Lions hours total 5.5 with 1.5 hours each and one hour for Loretta for paper work and set up, etc.  Thanks, Sarah, for assisting today.” Email dated October 30: “We did Kindercare, October 29th, we could not screen seven1-2 year-olds due to problems with lighting, cameras and children's attention span.  We did screen 16 children and referred 3.  So not sure how you record this Chris, we spent time on the 7 we did not get.  Total hours 13.5, with 2.5 hours per Nancy, Linda and Harry, add one hour to Loretta for 3.5 hours.   It was a trying day, we ordered new batteries for next week for the cameras.  Thanks for all who helped out.”

Lions Membership Drive:  Lions President Paul Stahler stated that the dinner was well attended and that 12 guests joined us.  Each guest was provided with a Lions Brochure and a membership application.

Four of them are present at the business meeting. 

Food DriveReport received via email from Lion Kris Ziskovsky on October 30: “The food drive on Saturday October 12th was a success, even though at first it appeared that it may not happen when the food truck was not at Lunds.  Thank you, Lion Gerald, for finding a way to get ahold of someone and getting the truck to Lunds. Thank you to the following Lions who helped: Lion Gerald, Lion Linda, Lion Bruce, Lion Char, Lion Jack, Lion Harry, Lion Loretta, Lion Kris.  Thank you, Lions Paul and Sheila, for contacting The Boy and Girl Scouts.  Thank you to the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts for collecting food. Thank you to Lunds for letting us have the food drive there.  We collected 1,114 lbs of food and $461 in donations.”

Pumpkin Judging: Report received via email from Lions President Paul Stahler on October 16: “The pumpkin judging went well.  We had 19 gourds to judge and one watermelon. Lions Bonnie, Roger, Terry, Katy, Sheila, and Paul were on hand to do the judging.  It was tough.  There were many creative pumpkins.”

Zone 5 Fall MeetingReport received via email from Lions President Paul Stahler on November 2:“We had 15 Lions at the Zone meeting counting Lion Gerald.  Lions Bruce, Chris, Bob K., Harry, Loretta, Kelly, Sarah, Katy (won the costume contest), Terry,Jack, Leanne, Kris, Sheila, and Paul were there.” During the business meeting, Lion Paul mentioned that $67.54 was raised during tail twisting.  The District Governor may donate it to childhood cancer or otherwise, it will go to another good cause as for example KidSight.

Lions Brochure: LionLeanne Weyrauch put in a request for 100 2-sided PL Lions Club Brochures and two 6-pack counter top brochure holders that can be utilized at a variety of events.

Midwinter Convention Planning:  Lion Kelly Norris stated that we need to encourage attendance at the convention which will take place in Mankato onFeb. 13-15. There will be a band on Friday night. Lions can register for the convention and for the hotel now.

Peace PostersReport received via email from Lions President Paul Stahler on November 2:“We judged 15 Peace Posters this morning.  Lions Leanne, Jack, Linda, Sheila, and Paul did the judging.”  Lions President Paul Stahler mentioned at the business meeting that we will have four prizes for the winners.  The winning poster from each school will go on to the Mid-Winter Convention for the next level of judging.

Food VouchersReport received via email from Lion LorettaKlenke on November 5: “I am on the committee with Lion Char (as is Lion Jack) for the food vouchers.  I received the contact name from Char and contacted her this morning.  She will contact me back prior to the December business meeting witha number of possible recipients for Food Vouchers for the holiday season so our club can foresee a better dollar amount needed. I believe Lion Bruce requested $4500 from the steering committee this month, Char said last year only $3500 was needed.  I let Char know I will continue to work with her on this project.”

Senior Luncheon:  The luncheon is scheduled for December 9. Social hour will start at11 am and the $4 meal will be served at noon.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will ask the fire chief to be the speaker.  Volunteers will be needed for set up starting at 9am and then to serve food.

Santa Breakfast:  Lions President Paul Stahler stated that the breakfast will take place on December 14 from 8:30 am until 11:30 am.  The cost will be $8 for adults and $5 for children 4-11 years old.  Children 3 and under are free.  Volunteers will be needed to work the event.  Set up will start at 7:30 am.  Sheldon will be Santa Claus, his fiancée Peggy will be Mrs. Claus and Brenda Rogers will be the elf.  We will also ask the Scouts to help with the breakfast. 

Bingo:  Lion Kelly Norris mentioned that they will need coverage for Lion Char Beerlingwho is out but that otherwise, the remaining 30 days at The Pointe should be covered.

Thanksgiving for Vision: Lion Ger Danielson and his wife Vickie attended the luncheon and truly enjoyed the various speakers and themeal.

Prior Lake Lions Display:  Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler checked on a possible Lions display at a business in Savage.  It would be about $250and could be used at events like Community Fest, Lakefront Days etc. We need somebody who has graphic design experience to assist.  Lion Terry Groves, Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler, and Jeff Cvengros will look intodifferent options further. 

Gambling Report & Disbursement of Gambling Funds

Steering Committee

Gambling Donations/Lawful Purpose Expenses                                                         

1. Holiday Food Vouchers                                                                 up to    $4500

2. City of Prior Lake - Senior Dinner at VFW                                   up to    $1,200

3. USAFA Parent's Club of Minnesota                                                          $300

4. ROCK                                                                                                         $500

5. Habitat for Humanity                                                                                 - 0 -

6. Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency- Truck Repair                                      tabled

7. David Campbell - Eagle scout project                                                        $440.36          

8. Peace Posters                                                                                              $515

9. Alzheimer's Association                                                                              - 0 -

10. Boy Scouts of America                                                                             - 0 -

11. Dockside Wrec Club, Inc                                                                         - 0 -

                                                        

Non-Gambling Expenses (out of project account

Leanne Weyrauch requests:

            a) 100 2-sided PL Lions Club Brochures                                           $20

            b) Two 6-pack counter top brochure holders                                      tabled

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Motion by LionLinda Halltoapprove the Steering Committee recommendations.  Seconded by Lion Katy Groves. All present voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by LionGerald Ziskovskyto approve gambling checks and expenditures.  Seconded by LionTerry Groves.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by LionKelly Norristo approve the gambling report submitted to state.  Seconded byLionGerald Ziskovsky.All present voted aye.  Motion carried

NEW BUSINESS

Club Visits:  Lions President Paul Stahlerstated that we will visit Lonsdale and Northfield Cannon Valley will visit us.

Lions Christmas Party:  Lions President Paul Stahler reported that the Christmas party has been scheduled for December 19.

Membership:  Motion by Lion Kris Ziskovskyto approve the membership applications for Jenny Speiker, Rosemary Frank, Jeff Cvengros and Jeff Carlson.  Seconded by Lion Katy Groves.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.

State Fair:We have received a check in the amount of $840 for the hours worked at the Midwayon August 23 and August 27.

Environmental Photo Contest:Lion Leanne Weyrauch mentioned that internationally, the Environmental Photo Contest was cancelled but that this year MD5M is planningon bringing it back.  The Environmental Chair for MD5M is finalizing details on how the contestwill work.  In the past, photos focused on the following themes: Animal Life, Landscape (urban or natural), Plant Life or Weather Phenomenon

Dates to remember:

 

November 7 & 14                   KidSight

November 21                          Dinner Meeting

December 3                            Business Meeting

December 9                            Senior Luncheon

December 14                          Breakfast with Santa

December 19                           Lions Christmas Party

 

Sunday Evenings                    Bingo at The Pointe at 6 pm

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 21, 2019Getting Started

Dinner Meeting

 

The dinner meeting of the Prior Lake Lions Club was called to order by Lions President Paul Stahler at MckennaCrossing on November 21 at 7:00 p.m.

 

GuestSpeaker:   Lion Loretta Klenke – Leader Dog           

 

Membership:  Motion by Lion Sheila Stahler to approve the membership application for Andrea Kraft.  Seconded by Lion Katy Groves.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.

 

Tail Twisting: $20 were collected during tailtwisting and $35 for the drawing

 

October 2019 

Business Meeting

The business meeting of the Prior Lake Lions Club was called to order by Lions President Paul Stahlerat Fongs on October 1 at 7:00 p.m.  

Secretary’s Report:  Motion to approve secretary’s report by Lion Kelly Norris.  Seconded by LionKaty Groves.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  The 2019-2020 dues for each type of membership are: $60.00 for Regular Membership and $38.50 for Family Membership (one individual in the household pays $60 and the second individual pays $38.50 for a total of $98.50.)  Lion Chris Boultonreminded the club that it is a chairperson’s responsibility to submit names of lions who assisted with an event to her so that she can update the attendance records.  Also, it is very helpful if a brief summary of the event is submitted via email to her.  Reports provided during the business meeting should be short and to the point so that the meeting can be completed within one hour. 

Treasurer’s Report:  $3,498.50 in administrative account and $4,846.66 in project account. Motion byLion Gerald Ziskovsky to approve the treasurer’s report.  Seconded by Lion Linda Hall. All present voted aye. Motion carried. 

Correspondence Received

• A thank you note from Principal Dr. R. Brandner for our donation to the Marion W. Savage Elementary Community
• A thank you note from the National Fire Safety Council for our $700 donation
• A thank you note from Rick Steinhaus, Fire Chief, for our financial support of the Fire Safety Education program
• A thank you note from the 2019-2020 Prior Lake Dance Team for our sponsorship
• A thank you note from Dr. Teri Staloch, Superintendent of Schools, for our donation of dictionaries for all 3rd grade students in the district
• A thank you note from Melissa Herman, Event Coordinator, for our $500 contribution as a Bronze Sponsor to the 2019 Can Do Woofaroo

COMMITTEE REPORTS / OLD BUSINESS

Mints: Lion Jack Weyrauch deposited $54.10 into the project account on September 25.

Boy Scouts: Lions President Paul Stahler reported that Troop 331 is selling Christmas wreaths ($20) and sprays again this year.

Girl Scouts: Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the girl scouts will go to a Gophers game. Many activities are planned for the month of October.

CAP Agency:  Lion Linda Hall reported that 24 pounds of food and $5 was collected.

Peace Posters:  Lion Sheila Stahler shared that 100 students at Aspen Academy are participating as well as several students from St. Michael School and Hidden Oaks School.  

Gambling The 29th Annual MN Lawful Gambling Convention & Expo will take place at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester on November 21-23.  The cost for an ACM member attendee is $180.

Interchange Landscape CommitteeUpdates on the project can be found on the County Highway 21 Downtown Prior Lake Reconstruction website.

The Little Market:  Report received via email from Lions President Paul Stahler: The Little Market end of year party is Thursday at Tractor Supply in Prior Lake.  The market is open from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.  Tables will be set up.   I do not believe any more coins will be given out.  There will be food for the party as part of the celebration.  Any Lions member is invited even if you did not work at the Market.  Pins will be given out at the POP stand.  The Market will be open on October 10th for the last time this season.  There will also be a car show.”

Fall Community Fest:  Report received via email from Lion Terry Groves on September 16:  “Another successful Fall Community Fest!  Lions Terry & Katy, Bonnie & Roger, Linda, Sarah, Gerald & Kris, Paul & Sheila, Harry & Loretta, Ger & Vicky, Jack & Leann, Tom, and a special appearance by the Lion.”

Lions Membership Drive:  Lions President Paul Stahler would like to hold another membership drive this month.  Lion Loretta Klenke put together an invitation that can be given out to prospective members.  She also has a PowerPoint presentation ready. Lion Linda Hall invited two prospective members and Lion Paul also asked several individuals to join us.

KidSight:  Report received via email from Lion Loretta Klenke on September 17Little Lakers Montessori completed today on Dakota.  The director Karen is fantastic to work with, she said ‘we got the routine down’.  Screening completed in less than 1/2 hour.  Arrived 8:30, screening began 9 am, completed approx. 9:30, paperwork and out of building by 10:00.  Lions Linda, Mary B, Harry and Loretta at site for 6 hours, add one hour for deliveries, paperwork and follow up for a total of 7 Lion's service hours. We had only two referrals,  one was a twin.  Karen has three sets of twins at her site.  Thanks Mary and Linda on a great job.”  At the meeting, Lions President Paul Stahler mentioned that Lion Loretta could use help with paperwork and follow-ups for referrals (mainly calls).  Lion Sheila Stahler recently assisted with a couple of calls and they went well.

Smoke Signals/Cake WalkReport received via email from Lion Gerad Ziskovsky on September 16:Sunday was a beautiful day, just wish more people would have attended the smoke signals car show and event but MANY Lions did to help with the cake walk. A Huge thank you goes out to Lion Leanne for getting us the treats to use in the walk and Lion Kris for providing the music speaker, and to the workers who attended and helped, Lion Paul and Lion Sheila, Lion Kris, Lion Kelly, Lion Char, Lion Harry, Lion Loretta, Lion Gerald, better include myself and Lion Bruce showed but with it slow he left to watch the game. $106 dollars was the total sales.  25% to Smoke signals so $2775% to Lions so $79 to Lions Club.  A HUGE THANK YOU to all who helped, hoping next year the crowd will come back and it is even greater.

Wellness Day at Shakopee Walmart:   Report received via email from Lion Loretta Klenke on September 21:  “We completed the promoting of Free Health Care screenings at Walmart today.  We handed out pamphlets with information for a Heart Healthy Diet and Diabetic Diet. Very few pamphlets were left in the carts, so people were taking the information home with them.  Pamphlets were in English and Spanish.  The screenings included a reduced cost flu shot, free Blood Glucose testing, free Cholesterol Screenings, free vision screening, and promotion of a healthier diet.  The facilitators mentioned they never had a lull for participants, and had a line for flu shots.  She was very appreciativeof our volunteer services.  We met a Shakopee fellow lion.  Also met a young man who had a Special Olympics Jacket on.  He was on a Special Olympics Bowling team.   His Mother thanked the Lions for all our support, she mentioned the Lions even feed the Olympians at events.  If we had lull, it definitely was great people watching, similar to the state fair at times (just ask Harry!) Lions who worked two hours each were Lions Paul and Sheila S, Nancy B and Sarah L.  Lions Harry and Loretta worked 4 hours each.  So total of 16 service hours.  Thanks to all who assisted.”

Adopt-A-Highway:  Report received via email from PDG Harry Klenke on September 18.  “Road pick up was completed this evening.  The following Lions assisted:  Lions Char B., Ger D., Roger G., Kelly N., Paul and Sheila S., Jack W., Loretta and Harry K., for a total of nine Lions.  One service hour eachfor a total of 9 service hours.  Thank You to all who assisted. “

Speiker Chalk Fest:  Lion Sheila Stahler stated that it was a fun event.  Lions Gerald, Tom W., Bruce R., Sheila, and Paul staffed the table.

Zone 5 Fall Meeting:  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky reported that the Zone 5 Meeting has been scheduled at St. Patrick’s Tavern24436 Old Highway 13 Blvd, New Prague for October 30.  The event will be hosted by our club.  Social will start at 6 pm followed by a $15 dinner at 6:30 pm.  Lions Harry & Loretta Klenke and Lion Kelly Norris will help with the planning of the meeting.  Lions President Paul Stahler will take RSVPs.  Each club will be asked to bring a $10 door prize. We will need volunteers to assist with the event (set up, check-in, greeters, assistant tail twisters, drawing ticket sellers, gift distributors).  We also could use some additional door prizes.  There will be a Halloween costume contest.

Midwinter Convention Planning:  Lion Kelly Norris stated that we need to encourage attendance at the convention.  

Food Drive:  The food drive will take place at Lunds & Byerlys on October 12.  Two volunteer shifts will be scheduled for 9 am - 11 am and 11 am - 1 pm.  The scouts will assist with the event.  

Bingo:  Lion Kelly Norris sent out schedule to the volunteers through January 19.  Lion Katy Groves stated that if we want to continue Bingo, we need more volunteers. The existing volunteers are stretched too thin and have done it for about 7 years. Also, the concern is that if we stop Bingo, we may lose pull tabs at the location.

Gambling Report & Disbursement of Gambling Funds

Steering Committee

Gambling Donations/Lawful Purpose Expenses​​​​​

1. Angel Foundation​​​​​​- 0 -
2. Scott County Sno-Trails – Youth Safety Training​​$2,000
3. Sheila Stahler – Aspen Academy Peace Poster Paper$67.39
4. USA/Canada Leo Leadership Foundation​​​$250
5. Pam Hauser – Benefit for Leukemia Illness​​​$1,000
6. National Kidney Foundation Walk​​​​$400
7. Leanne Weyrauch – Printing of Lions Brochures​​$44.68

Non-Gambling Expenses (out of project account)

Door Prize for Zone 5 Fall Meeting​​​​ $1​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

Motion by Lion Katy Groves to approve the Steering Committee recommendations.  Seconded by Lion Terry Groves. All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  

Motion by Lion Sheila Stahler to approve gambling checks and expenditures.  Seconded by Lion Linda Hall.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  

Motion by Lion Kelly Norris to approve the gambling report submitted to state.  Seconded by Lion KatyGroves. All present voted aye.  Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS

Dinner Meeting: Lions President Paul Stahler was wondering if we want to keep meal prices at $15 (Crossroads gets $13 and $2 go to the club.)  The extra $2 help to cover the cost of no shows. Technically, no shows should pay for their meals but this has never been reinforced. Motion by Lion Sheila Stahler to keep the price the same.  Seconded by Lion Terry Groves.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  

Pumpkin JudgingThe Cub Scouts’ pumpkin judging has been scheduled at Five Hawks Elementary School on October 14 at 6:30 pm.  Volunteers will be needed to judge the pumpkins starting at 6:15 pm. There usually are 30 pumpkins to judge.

Senior Luncheon:  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky reported that they will have a planning meeting next Monday, October 7, with Sue at the VFWThe Luncheon is scheduled for December 9. Social hour will start at11 am and the meal will be served at noon.  $4 per person was last year’s cost.

Santa Breakfast:  Lions President Paul Stahler stated that the breakfast will take place on December 14from 8 am until 11 am.  Volunteers will be needed to work the event.  Set up will start at 7:30 am.  Sheldon will be Santa Claus, his fiancée Peggy will be Mrs. Claus and Brenda Rogers will be the elf.  We will also ask the Scouts to help with the breakfast.  

Club Visits:  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky is working on getting them set up.

Lions Poster:  Lion Linda Hall suggested getting a poster made for different events like community fest or ladies night out.  She envisions something larger than our brochures or place mats.  Lion LeeannWeyrauch will get price estimates

2020 MD5M Convention: The multiple convention will be held in Rochester on May 1-3, 2020.

2020 Lions Club International Convention: The international convention will be held in Singapore on June 26-30, 2020.

Invitation to the Prior Lake Rotary Club MeetingSandy Kaul from the Rotary Club invited us to attend Lea B Olsen’s "Rethink the Win" on October 9 at the Wilds Golf Club at 7 am.  As founder of Rethink the Win, Lea champions young athletes as complete people and focuses on the positive impact of sports beyond the game.  She has many tips for parents as they help their kids navigate the youth sports culture.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

 September 3, 2019
Business Meeting

The business meeting of the Prior Lake Lions Club was called to order by Lions President Paul Stahler at Fongs on September 3 at 7:00 p.m.  

Lions Members Present:
Lion Nancy Bauer            Lion Chris Boulton            Lions Terry & Katy Groves
Lion Linda Hall            Lions Harry & Loretta Klenke    Lion Sarah Leininger    
Lion Kelly Norris            Lion Bruce Reddemann        Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler    
Lions Jack & Leanne Weyrauch     Lions Gerald & Kris Ziskovsky    

The Pledge of Allegiance was conducted.

Secretary’s Report:  Motion to approve secretary’s report by Lion Kelly Norris.  Seconded by Lion Gerald Ziskovsky.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  The 2019-2020 dues for each type of membership are: $60.00 for Regular Membership and $38.50 for Family Membership (one individual in the household pays $60 and the second individual pays $38.50 for a total of $98.50.)

Treasurer’s Report:  $3,091.57 in administrative account and $4,767.66 in project account.  Motion by PDG Harry Klenke to approve the treasurer’s report.  Seconded by Lion Gerald Ziskovsky. All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  

Correspondence Received: 
•    A thank you note from ROCK for our sponsorship of Burger Bash and Fill the Bowl
•    A thank you note from Glendale Elementary School for our donation of school supplies
•    A thank you note from Dr. Teri Staloch, Superintendent of Schools, for our donation of backpacks & school supplies for students in need as well as the dictionaries for 3rd grade students
•    A thank you note from Rev. Adam Teske of Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church for our $1,000 donation for the Moonlight Mayhem Youth Lockout event
•    A thank you note from Jason & Shannon Timmerman for sponsoring Evelyn & Alia’s attendance at Camp Sweet Life
•    A thank you note from Susan Spalding, CEO, MN-ND Chapter, for our $100 donation to the Alzheimer Association
•    A thank you note from the River Valley YMCA
•    A thank you note from Jesseca & Hunter for sponsoring their Cub Scout trip to Camp Tomahawk

COMMITTEE REPORTS / OLD BUSINESS

Mints:  Lion Jack Weyrauch deposited $74.85 into the project account.  

Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids:  PDG Harry Klenke collected 209 eyeglasses and 1 hearing aid.

Boy Scouts:  Lions President Paul Stahler reported that the kickoff for the year will take place at Sand Point Park on September 15 at 5 pm. Merit badges will be handed out at the event.
Girl Scouts:  Nothing to report.

CAP Agency:  Lion Linda Hall reported that no food donations were made at the picnic.
Peace Posters:  Lion Sheila Stahler will send out a reminder to Aspen Academy, St. Michael School and Hidden Oaks School who are participating in the contest.  The theme this year is “Journey for Peace”.
Gambling:  48 pull tabs and 0 meat raffles were sold in the month of July.  The net profit prior to donations was $11,618.  The Wells Fargo Business Savings is $25,256.14 and the Wells Fargo 61-Month C/D is $46,992.79.  The lawful purpose expenditure was 68.08% (needs to be at a minimum of 30%). The gambling account balance is $40,484.59.  The bingo profit was $1,057. 
Annual Picnic:  The picnic took place on August 15 at Sand Point Beach, Shelter 1.  Lions Terry & Katy Groves grilled the meat and club members brought side dishes for the potluck.  Lion Terry also brought bean bags for the game but only a few people played. 38 people attended including the Velishek family.  Lion Terry also mentioned that the designation monument was difficult to read.  Lion Linda Hall cleaned it up and it looks much better now.

Interchange Landscape Committee:  Updates on the project can be found on the County Highway 21 Downtown Prior Lake Reconstruction website.

The Little Market:  Lions President Paul Stahler still needs a volunteer on September 5 from 4-7 pm.  Lion Sarah Leininger will staff the booth.  The slots on September 12, October 3 and 10 have already been filled.  Sheldon is having a volunteer appreciation celebration for volunteers on Saturday, September 7 starting at 4 pm.  

State Fair:  Volunteers sold tickets at the Midway on August 23 (8 slots) and August 27 (4 slots.)  Lion Terry Groves stated that next year, we will need to recruit more volunteers since it was difficult to fill the slots this time.  

Lakefront Days:  Report received via email from Lions President Paul Stahler on August 10: “We had a really nice turnout of people visiting our tents.  The face painting was done by two young women from the City and they did a great job.  Probably over 100 kids (boys and girls) had a painting applied to their face, hand, or arm.  The Parade was over at noon, but we went until 12:30 to get everybody in.   We also had bean bag toss and gave out candy to the kids and some adults. Thank you to Gerald for the use of his table and pop-up.  We needed both, but it didn't start raining until about 1:30 PM.  When the rain started we had to quit for the day. The Hammerschlagen went well.  Many people, men and women, gave it a try.  Nobody was able to get the nail in with one blow although one very tall thin guy almost did.  We had quite a few contestants, but didn't charge everybody.  We only charged if the person wanted to go for the $5.00 prize for getting the nail in.  So we made $17.00. Thank you to the Lions that helped including Lions Jack, Gerald, Tom W., Corrine, Char, Loretta, Harry, Terry, Linda, and Sheila. We have a lot of Lions stuff to put in the storage shed, so that is next.  We have leftover candy for Community Fest. Overall, we had a great time visiting with the adults and kids that stopped at our booth. Next year the parade will be in the same place.  Attendance will be even better since people did enjoy the more relaxed atmosphere and freedom to see everything at their own pace.  For people with children the comments were that they liked the stationary parade better than the hectic parade downtown. “

Dictionary Project: Report received via email from Lion Linda Hall on August 16: “The dictionaries are in, all 26 boxes of them.  There are 8 schools with the # of dictionaries from 9 books to 5 boxes.  I can no longer deliver them all myself.  If I could get 3 more people to help, we would only have 2 schools a piece.  I should have the shipment separated by school by the end of the weekend. Elementary schools are opening 9/5 with the offices open between 9-3.”  Lion Linda reported at the meeting that Lion Jack Weyrauch assisted with the deliveries of the dictionaries.

Fall Community Fest:  The event will take place at the Prior Lake High School from 6 – 8:30 pm on September 16. Set-up will be between 5:15 pm and 5:30 pm.  Volunteers are needed to staff the table.  
The registration fee has already been paid.  Lion Terry Groves has a sign-up sheet.  We will need to bring to the event the two flags that are stored at McKenna in addition to the KidSight banner.  The Lion will be there, too.  We will have membership applications ready to hand out.

KidSight:  Report received via email from Lion Loretta Klenke on August 27: “We completed New Horizon Prior Lake today.  Directors at facilities and promotion of our program makes a big difference.  First year, we did 72 at this site, last year 46, and this year another new director only 26.   They were slow to start bringing in the children, waited for nearly a half hour to begin.  Thanks to all Lions who assisted.   I hope Lion Leanne enjoyed observing the program. Total children screened 26, referred 2 children.  Total hours, Lion Leanne Weyrauch one hour, Lions Char, Linda, Loretta and Harry each 1 hour 45 minutes, total 8.5 hours at site, add 1.5 hours for Loretta to fill out results for parents (first time I forgot to bring results to site to hand to parents) and to do follow up reports for KidSight director and to report to KidSight USA for a total of 10 service hours. Our next site will be better, Karen still there and gets one of the better % of children to participate. Tuesday, September 17, Little Lakers Montessori and Childcare on Dakota.  Rocking Horse is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9, Char's back yard, by PL High School.  Tammie is a great director at Rocking Horse also.”  PDG Harry Klenke reported at the meeting that 150 screenings were completed at the State Fair on the day he volunteered.

Ladies Night Out/Oktoberfest:  Lions President Paul Stahler reported that the event has been scheduled for September 12, 5-8 pm. It was decided that we will not participate this year.

Lions Membership Drive:  Lions President Paul Stahler would like to hold another membership drive this October.  Lion Loretta Klenke put together an invitation that can be given out to prospective members.  She also has a PowerPoint presentation ready.
Smoke Signals/Cake Walk:  A Cake Walk will be held at the Prior Lake High School from 10 am –     3 pm on September 15.  We will need to solicit cake donations from others in the community as well as businesses and volunteers.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will be able to refrigerate donated cakes at the school.  The split for the events held onsite are Lions 75% and Smoke Signals 25%.  We will also need volunteers to sell tickets and somebody to manage the music for the cake walk.  Lion Gerald already has received five $10 gift cards from Edelweiss Bakery and they will also donate 12 cakes.  Lion Sheila Stahler will put together a donation letter that can be presented at stores. We will charge $2 per cake walk and we can have up to 25 squares.  Lion Gerald has flyers and a sign-up sheet ready for volunteers. The times are 8:30 am to noon and then noon to 3:30 pm.  
Wellness Day at Shakopee Walmart:   The free health screening will take place on September 21 from 9 am to noon.  Lion Loretta Klenke is planning on volunteering but we need more volunteers to direct people. 
Bingo:  Lion Kelly Norris needs more callers and sellers on September 22.  Lion Char Beerling, Lion Linda Hall and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will work that day.


Gambling Report & Disbursement of Gambling Funds
Steering Committee
Gambling Donations/Lawful Purpose Expenses                    

1.  The Dictionary Project                    $1,872
2.  ISD 719 - New Teacher Luncheon            $300
3.  Patrons of the Arts and Activities                $750
4.  Laker Athletic Booster Club                $750
5.  Alpha Women's Center                    $500
6.  ISD 719 - School Halloween Party            $750

Non-Gambling Expenses (out of project account)
Smoke Signals - Pledge for 2020             $500                                                                      
Motion by Lion Gerald Ziskovsky to approve the Steering Committee recommendations.  Seconded by Lion Kelly Norris.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  

Motion by Lion Sheila Stahler to approve gambling checks and expenditures.  Seconded by Lion Kelly Norris.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  

Motion by Lion Linda Hall to approve the gambling report submitted to state.  Seconded by Lion Katy Groves.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried. 


NEW BUSINESS

Lions Brochure:  Lion Leanne Weyrauch updated the brochure.  We will get 50 copies printed for the Fall Community Fest and the October membership drive.

Food Drive:  The food drive will take place at Lunds & Byerlys on October 12.  Two volunteer shifts will be scheduled for 9 am - 11 am and 11 am - 1 pm.  The scouts will assist with the event.  Lion Kris Ziskovsky and Lion Sandy Muench will reach out to the CAP Agency and the store to discuss details.

Adopt-A-Highway:  PDG Harry Klenke stated that the highway clean-up will take place on September 9.  Volunteers will meet at the intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 8 at 6 pm.  In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for September 11.

Zone 5 Fall Meeting:  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky reported that the Zone 5 Meeting has been scheduled at St. Patrick’s Tavern, 24436 Old Highway 13 Blvd, New Prague for October 30.  The event will be hosted by our club.  Social will start at 6 pm followed by a $15 dinner at 6:30 pm.  Lions Harry & Loretta Klenke and Lion Kelly Norris will help with the planning of the meeting.  Lions President Paul Stahler will take RSVPs.  Each club will be asked to bring a $10 door prize. 

Speiker Chalk Fest:  Lion Bruce Reddemann reported that Jim Speiker will have a chalk fest on September 20 from 5-8 pm.  He invited us to have a booth there at no charge.

Senior Luncheon:  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky reported that they will have their first planning meeting on September 23.  The Luncheon will be scheduled for December 9.

Business Meeting:  Motion by Lion Terry Groves to move the business meeting to the 1st Tuesday of each month at Fongs.  Seconded by Lion Linda Hall.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried. 


Dates to remember:

September 9            Adopt-A-Highway
September 12            Midwinter Convention Planning Meeting
September 15            Smoke Signals / Cake Walk
September 16            Fall Community Fest 
September 19            Dinner Meeting
September 20            Chalk Fest
September 21            Wellness Day    
October 7            Business Meeting
October 12            Food Drive
October 17            Dinner Meeting / Membership Drive    
October 30            Zone 5 Fall Meeting
December 9            Senior Luncheon

Sunday Evenings        Bingo at The Pointe at 6 pm

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

 

August 5, 2019

Business Meeting

 

The business meeting of the Prior Lake Lions Club was called to order by Lions President Paul Stahlerat Perkins on August 5 at 7:00 p.m.  

 

Lions Members Present:

PDG Gordy Affield​​ Lion Char Beerling​​​ Lion Chris Boulton

Lions Terry & Katy Groves Lion Linda Hall​​​ Lion Darlene Motschenbacher

Lion Sandy Muench ​​Lion Kelly Norris​​​ Lion Bruce Reddemann

Lions Paul & Sheila StahlerLions Jack & Leanne Weyrauch Lions Gerald & Kris Ziskovsky

The Pledge of Allegiance was conducted.

Secretary’s Report:  Motion to approve secretary’s report by PDG Gordy Affield.  Seconded by Lion Gerald Ziskovsky.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  The 2019-2020 dues for each type of membership are: $60.00 for Regular Membership and $38.50 for Family Membership (one individual in the household pays $60 and the second individual pays $38.50 for a total of $98.50.)

Treasurer’s Report:  $2,022.27 in administrative account and $4,692.81 in project account. Motion by Lion Kelly Norris to approve the treasurer’s report.  Seconded by Lion Katy Groves. All present voted aye. Motion carried. 

Correspondence Received

• A thank you note from Tim & Jill Lindbo for our sponsorship of a guide dog in memory of Lion Tim Lindbo
• A thank you note from Lion Mike Broderick for the beautiful plant
• A thank you note from Connor Norris for helping him achieve his dream of attending culinary school
• An invitation from Can Do Canines to support their “Walk your dog, change a life” fundraiser on September 14 at 11 am
• A thank you note from William Olson, St. Michael Catholic School, for our support of their special trip to Washington to tour the Capital and the Gettysburg Battlefield
• A thank you note from Club Prior for our donation toward their audio/visual electronics
• A thank you note from Riley Theis for our scholarship

COMMITTEE REPORTS / OLD BUSINESS

Mints: Lion Jack Weyrauch deposited $56.61 into the project account.

Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids:  No report.

Boy Scouts: Lions President Paul Stahler reported that 60 boys and 20 adult leaders are camping at Tomahawk Scout Reservation.  They will return on August 10.

Girl Scouts: No report.

CAP Agency:  Since there was no dinner meeting in July, no food donations were made.

Gambling:  52 pull tabs and 0 meat raffles were sold in the month of June.  The net profit prior to donations was $10,208.  The Wells Fargo Business Savings is $25,253.61 and the Wells Fargo 52-Month C/D is $46,957.27.  The lawful purpose expenditure was 56.73% (needs to be at a minimum of 30%)The gambling account balance is $32,850.99. The bingo profit was $1,628.

Interchange Landscape CommitteeProject UpdateWork began on August 5 with the closure of the County Highway 21/West Ave intersection (Stage 1A). Here is the anticipated timeline of events over the next week:  Monday, August 12: Crews will close County Highway 21 from West Ave to just before Main Ave (Stage 1A Part 2). Late in the week: Crews will finish utility work at West Ave and County Highway 21 and reopen the intersection as a gravel surface, concluding Stage 1A. Crews will then move into Stage 1Bwhich will close County Highway 21 between West Ave and Main Ave. Both West Ave and Main Ave will be open to traffic during this stage. Stage 1B is anticipated to finish in November.

The Little Market:  Lions President Paul Stahler has a sign-up sheet available for volunteers on September 5, October 3 and 10.  Smoke Signals donated 21 filled backpacks with $10 Taco Bell gift certificates. We will continue to collect toys for the school on the first and second Thursday of each month starting at 4 pm.  The red wagon is inside the Smoke Signals trailer.

10th Annual Lakefront Music Fest:  Lion Terry Groves reported that everybody had a good time.  Our club checked in 8000 people, it was very busy night on FridayNext year’s event will take place on July 10 & 11, 2020, featuring country headliner Lady Antebellum.

State Fair:  Lion Terry Groves reported that volunteers will be selling tickets at the Midway on 

August 23 (8 slots) and August 27 (4 slots.)

USA Canada Lions Leadership Forum:  The convention will take place in Spokane, WA on September 19-21.

Lakefront Days: The event will take place on August 9 and 10. Lions President Paul Stahler reported that our club is signed up for the stationary parade on Saturday (10:30 am until noon) and shuttle service will be provided to the location starting at 9 amWe will have a vendor booth on both days close to the parking lot. We will offer Hammerschlagen at our booth for $1 and participants can win $5 if they get the nail inLion Terry Groves has several tree stumps available that can be used. Lion Chris Boultonobtained insurance through Lions International for the event.  We will also offer face painting for the children and a bean bag toss.  The Lion (PDG Harry Klenkewill be there.  Lion Terry still has candy left that we can give out. Lions Paul & Sheila bought some suckers for the kids. Lion Paul has a sign-up sheet for volunteers on Friday from 5-9 pm and Saturday 9:30 am to noon.

Smoke Signals/Cake Walk:  A Cake Walk will be held at the Prior Lake High School from 10 am – 3 pm on September 15.  We will need to solicit cake donations from others in the community as well as businesses and volunteers.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will be able to refrigerate donated cakes at the school.  The split for the events held onsite are Lions 75% and Smoke Signals 25%.  We will also need volunteers to sell tickets and somebody to manage the music for the cake walk.  Lion Gerald already has received five $10 gift cards from Edelweiss Bakery and they will also donate 12 cakes. Lion Sheila Stahler will put together a donation letter that can be presented at stores. Several club members offered to bake some cakes. We will charge $1 per cake walk and we can have up to 25 squares.  Lion Gerald advised that we can use their PA system instead of our own for announcements.

KidSight:  Report received via email from Lion Loretta Klenke on July 22:  “We have a date for our FIRST scheduled vision screening for Prior Lake Lions.  We are scheduled for New Horizon off 42, Prior Lake site, on Tuesday, August 27.  Same starting times as previous, this is usually the first site we do, she requested an earlier date this year.  Lion Paul, please place this on the PL Lions’ calendar. Also, August 29, KidSight 5M2 at the State Fair. I have contacted one other site, hope to get that scheduled also, will continue to work on dates.” Report received via email from Lion Loretta Klenke on July 31:

“August 27 New Horizon Prior Lake Location.  Meet 8:30 at site. Please have Lions contact me if willing to work that am.  Need at least two.  I have contacted Alphabet Junction Childcare Shakopee location, through Jordan site, waiting to hear back from her (Shakopee Lions not trained, site interested in getting children screened).  Plan to also get contact info for New Horizon Shakopee when we go the PL site to offer them screenings.  Old director from PL New Horizon is now the director in Shakopee- she was sold on program in PL.  PL Lions who assist with KidSight are willing to go to some Shakopee locations.  Contacted Rocking Horse Daycare, we did last year, it is a go, but have not heard back to schedule a date. Lion Leanne works with daycares through her workplace; thus, she knows directors and so on.   She is willing to assist me into getting into NEW sites.  Meeting with her at work on August 19.

Annual Picnic:  The picnic will take place on August 15 at Sand Point Beach, Shelter 1 which is close to the parking lot.  Social hour will start at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.  Lions Terry & Katy Groves will grill brats/burgers/chicken and club members will bring side dishes.  Attendees will pay $10 each which will include one free drink. Lion Chris Boulton reserved the shelter.  Lion Terry will bring bean bags for the game.  Lion Linda Hall has passes available for Sand Point Beach.

Wellness Day at Shakopee Walmart:   The free health screening will take place on September 21 from 9 am to noon.  Lion Loretta Klenke is planning on volunteering.

Fall Community Fest:  The event will take place at the Prior Lake High School from 6 – 8:30 pm on September 16Set-up will be between 5:15 pm and 5:30 pm.  Volunteers are needed to staff the table. 

The registration fee has already been paid.

Bingo:  Lion Kelly Norris needs more callers and sellers on August 25 (Lions Gerald & Kris Ziskovskywill cover) and September 1 (Lions President Paul Stahler will work).

Gambling Report & Disbursement of Gambling Funds

Steering Committee

Gambling Donations/Lawful Purpose Expenses​​​​​

1. Alzheimer’s Association​​​​​ $100 

2. ROCK​​​​​​​ $600  

3. Special Olympics​​​​​​- 0 -

4. A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation​​​- 0 -

5. Prior Lake Savage Girl Scouts​​​​ $6,800

6. Shepherd of the Lake Lock-in​​​​ $1000

7. Cub Scout Hunter Banyai - campership​​​ $255

Non-Gambling Expenses (out of project account)

Lions Sign (30”) for Club Prior​​​​up to $150​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

Motion by Lion Gerald Ziskovsky to approve the Steering Committee recommendations.  Seconded by Lion Terry Groves. All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  

Motion by Lion Gerald Ziskovsky to approve gambling checks and expenditures.  Seconded by LionKelly Norris.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  

Motion by Lion Sheila Stahler to approve the gambling report submitted to state.  Seconded by LionChar Beerling. All present voted aye.  Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS

Lions Membership Drive:  Lions President Paul Stahler would like to hold another membership drive this October.  Start thinking about whom we should invite.

September Business Meeting: It was decided that we will meet at Fongs on Tuesday, September 3.

Jungle DaysLion Gerald Ziskovsky stated that attendance on August 5 was low. The future of the event is uncertain since the participation rate has gone down considerably over the years.

Cabinet Meeting: Lion Gerald Ziskovsky attended the cabinet meeting.  He reported that Kathleen Bleckeberg, 5M2 Co-Chair for Can Do Canines, will run for 2nd VPLion Gerald also mentioned that the International Convention parade lasted 5 hours. Next year, the MD5M Convention will take place in Rochester from May1-3. In 2021, the MD5M convention will be hosted by 5M2 in Mankato. PDG Mike Vos and PDG Nancy Mathwig will be chairing the eventThe “Lights On For Life campaign is coming back. Also, donations for D-Feet Hearing Loss were down this year. It appears that not too many people know about “Project New Hope” so it should be promoted more.

Zone MeetingClub Presidents and Secretaries are asked to attend the Zone 5 Meeting on August 28 which will probably take place in Eagle Lake.

Leader Dog Voting:  Report received via email from Lion Loretta Klenke on July 29: “Leader Dog Lady has been nominated for the honor of ‘Hero Dog of the Year’.  Finals of the program will be held in October on the Hallmark Channel; one can vote for Lady daily. Please vote for Lady, it would give the Lions organization and Leader Dog free publicity if she wins.  Of course, the nomination already has brought this program to light.

Midwinter Convention:  Lions President Paul Stahler mentioned that Zone 5 will be hosting the convention in Mankato on February 14-16, 2020. Our club has been asked to assist with the planning.  Lion Kelly Norris and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky volunteered to represent Prior Lake on the planning committee. 

Dates to remember:

August 10​​​- Lakefront Days

August 15​​​ - Little Market

August 15​​​- Annual Picnic

August 23 & 27​​-State Fair

September 3​​​- Fongs

September 15​​​-Smoke Signals

September 16- ​​​Fall Community Fest 

September 21​​​-Wellness Day​​

Sunday Evenings​​-Bingo at The Pointe at 6 pm

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

 

March 2019

Lion Linda Hall deposited$74.97 I the Mints account on March 4. We will no longer be able to have a mint tray at Klein Bank since they are closing.

PDG Harry Klenke has collected some Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids but has not counted them yet.

Lion Linda Hall reported that 35 pounds of food were collected at the dinner meeting for the CAP Agency food shelf.

The Cub Scout's Pinewood Derby will take place at St. Michael's Archangel Hall on March 9.  The weigh-in is from 8 - 9 am and racing begins at 9:30 am.  This year, Pack 331 (our Pack) will be racing with Pack 330 (St. Mike's Pack).  Volunteers should be at St. Michael's by 9:15 am to judge the cars.  This is a fun event and requires a number of Lions to do the judging due to the number of categories to be judged.

Lion Sheila Stahler will ask the Girl Scouts to assist with the Easter Bunny Breakfast. Also, cookie sales are in progress.

Lion Sandy Muench reported that the Interchange Landscape Committee said the Highway 13 reconstruction project will begin in May and the 13-21 downtown improvement project will start in late June.

Lions President Loretta Klenke mentioned that she has not heard from Primrose School or Shepherd of the Lake regarding any possible upcoming KidSights creenings.  At the Midwinter Convention, PDG Harry Klenke was presented with the International Presidential Award by DG Diane Kroells for his work with KidSight. Also, there will be training for new vision screeners or clubs who would like to initiate the program.  It has been scheduled at Jordan Community Center for April 14 from 12:15 – 3:30 pm.        

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky did not see any Lion Clothing that stood out when he looked at other clubs at the Midwinter Convention. Lion Gerald will look at hat options for our club. 

The Midwinter Convention took place at the Mankato City Center Hotel on February 8-10.  The theme was “Hats Off” and the event was hosted by Zone 5 clubs.PDG Gordy Affield,

PDG Harry &Lion Loretta Klenke, Lion Darlene Motschenbacher and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky attended the convention.$134,403.61 was donated at the Parade of Green.

At the February business meeting, it was decided to name a Leader Dogs for the Blind puppy in memory of Lion Tim Lindbo.  However, Lions President Loretta was informed that we cannot name a dog.  Instead, we will sponsor a German Shephard puppy named Daxos.  Our club hopes Daxos will graduate and provide a lifetime of service to a visually impaired individual to allow that person more independence and mobility in his or her life. 

The Easter Bunny Breakfast has been scheduled at St. Michael Church on April 6.  Lion Sheila Stahler will ask the girl scouts to help with the event.  Lion Kris Ziskovsky put together a flyer.  7:30 am is set up and breakfast will be from 9-11 am.  The Easter bunny will be there.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will put something in the Prior Lake American.

Lion Katy Groves stated that The Lions Day at FeedMy Starving Children has been scheduled at 18732 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen on April 15.  Available shifts are 9:30-11:30 am (PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler), 12:00-2:00 pm, and 6:00-7:30 pm (Lion Nancy Bauer, Lions Terry & Katy Groves, Lion Sarah Leininger, Lions Dan & Sandy Muench, Lion Kelly Norris and Lions Gerald & Kris Ziskovsky). 

PDG Harry Klenke reported that we will collect new or slightly used household goods/furniture for Bridging together with the Rotary Club on May 18 from 9 am until noon. Volunteers are needed to assist with the event. Lion PaulStahler will ask the boy scouts for help.

Sandy from the Rotary Club contacted Lions President Loretta Klenke to see how many volunteers we would be able to provide for the 10th Annual Lakefront Music Feston July 12 and 13. Sandy has reserved 12 spots on the early shift, and 6 on the late shift for us to check tickets at the gate.  Friday night’s performer is the Steve Miller Band followed by Brad Paisley on Saturday.

Journey for Service will take place in April when District Governor Diana Kroells and PDG Mike Vos visit every club in the district to collect funds for Lions Projects that are selected by the DG.  The meeting spot in Prior Lake is at Velishek Auto on April 4 at 4:45 pm. 

                                                   

Lion Paul Stahler stated that we will give out 8 Scholarships for $2,000 each. He suggested doing a potluck at the park instead of having dinner at McKenna.  Lion Bruce Reddemann proposed that we still could have dinner at McKenna but take the money for our guests out of the project account since this is a community event.  Motion by Lion Bruce to pay for meals for the visitors out of the project account.  Seconded by Lion Char Beerling.All present voted aye.  Motion carried. 

PDG Harry Klenke presented the list of next year’s Officers for 2019-2020.

 

President

Paul Stahler

1st Vice President

Linda Hall

2nd Vice President

Gerald Ziskovsky

3rd Vice President

Kris Ziskovsky

Secretary

Chris Boulton

Assistant Secretary

Sheila Stahler

Treasurer

Harry Klenke

Assistant Treasurer

Sandy Muench

Tail Twister

Tom Wolf

Assistant Tail Twister

Katy Groves

Lion Tamer

Mike Broderick

Assistant Lion Tamer

Mary Broderick

1 Year Directors

Katy Groves

 

Kelly Norris

2 Year Directors

Harry Klenke

 

Dave Velishek

3 Year Directors

Terry Groves

 

Ger Danielson

Membership Chairperson

Loretta Klenke

Membership ViceChairperson

Char Beerling

Past President

Loretta Klenke

The elections will be held at the April dinner meeting.

We received an invitation to the MN Lions Diabetes Research Update at McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St SE, Minneapolison March 23 at 11:30 am. Lunch and program are included in the celebration of their 10th anniversary as a foundation.  RSVP by March 13.

The JordanessLions would like to borrow our bingo equipment.  We still have our old equipment in the office that we can let them use. Lions President Loretta Klenke will take it to them.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky reported that the Spring Zone 3Meeting will take place at Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course in Jordan on April 22 with dinner starting at 6:30 pm.  It will be hosted by theJordaness Lions.  Dinner will cost $15.

February 2019

Lion Linda Hall deposited $70.19 for Mints on February 4.

PDG Harry Klenke has collected 158 Eyeglasses. He will take 14 Hearing Aids and 1,225 Eyeglasses to the Midwinter Convention in Mankato.

Lion Linda Hall reported that45 pounds of food were collected in January for the CAP Agency food shelf.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Boy Scouts Blue and Gold Banquet will take place at Spring Lake Town Hall on February 8 at 6 pm.  Girls are now officially part of the Boy Scouts so they will be just called “Scouts” going forward.

Girl Scouts Cookie sales are in progress.

Nothing new to report on the Interchange Landscape Committee.

Lions President Loretta Klenke reported that two KidSight Project screenings were completed last month at El Bosque Encantado on January 14 & 15 (63 children / 3 referrals) and New Horizon Savage on January 30 (18 children / 0 referrals). The numbers were up from last year.  However, some children were not in attendance due to the extreme cold.  Total to date screened by our club are 263 children.  Lion Loretta stated that she has contacted Primrose School several times but has not heard back from them or from Shepherd of the Lake.  Lion Leann Weyrauch may be able to get us some additional sites.

9 club members visited the N.E.W. Club at the Ranchero on January 24 for our Club Exchange and the Shakopee Valley Lions will visit us at our dinner meeting on February 21.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will look at other clubs at the Midwinter Convention to see what they are wearing for Lion Clothing. Lion Gerald also suggested that we should select a grey hat for the club. 

The Midwinter Convention will take place at the Mankato City Center Hotel on February 8-10.  The theme is “Hats Off” and the event is hosted by Zone 5 clubs.  The registration form was included in the December newsletter . Lions President Loretta Klenke, Lion Darlene Motschenbacher and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will be delegates.

The Jordaness Bowling fundraiser at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee took place on January 26.  13 club members bowled.  Our club won $30 for “low team score”.

PDG Harry Klenke did not participate in the 5M2 Polar Plunge at Hallett’s Pond in St. Peter on February 2 since he attended the funeral of PDG Larry Metzgen.

Lion Char Beerling stated we can either have the Easter Bunny Breakfast at St. Michael Church on April 6 or at the VFW on April 13.  Lion Terry Groves recommended having it at St. Michael.  We will ask the girl scouts to help with the event.  Lions Gerald & Kris Ziskovsky will put together a flyer for the event.

Lion Katy Groves stated that The Lions Day at Feed My Starving Children has been scheduled at 18732 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen on April 15. Available shifts are 9:30-11:30 (PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler), 12:00-2:00, and 6:00-7:30 (Lions Terry & Katy Groves, Lions Dan & Sandy Muench and Lions Gerald & Kris Ziskovsky)

PID Debra Wasserman will attend our Dinner Meeting and speak about LCIF.   Several Shakopee Valley Lions will also visit our club on February 21.

Journey for Service will take place in April when District Governor Diana Kroells and PDG Mike Vos visit every club in the district to collect funds for Lions Projects that are selected by the DG.  The meeting spot in Prior Lake is at Velishek Auto on April 4. 

PDG Harry Klenke reported that we will collect new or slightly used household goods/furniture together with the Rotary Club for Bridging in May.  A date has not been set yet.  Lion Harry will reach out to the Rotary Club. 

Sandy from the Rotary Club contacted Lions President Loretta Klenke to see how many volunteers we would be able to provide for the 10th Annual Lakefront Music Fest  on July 12 and 13. Sandy has reserved 12 spots on the early shift, and 6 on the late shift for us to check tickets at the gate.  Friday night’s performer is the Steve Miller Band followed by Brad Paisley on Saturday.

Lion Kelly Norris stated that Bingo Team only has 2 callers and needs more help.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will replace Lion Mike Broderick.

January 2019

Lion Linda Hall collected $79.76 for the Mints project in December.

PDG Harry Klenke has collected 166 Eyeglasses and 2 Hearing Aids.

Lion Linda Hall reported that a total of 158 pounds of food were collected in December for the CAP Agency food shelf.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Boy Scouts closed out their tree lot and had a successful year. 

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that cookie sales for the Girl Scouts are coming up.

Lion Dan Muench had nothing new on the Interchange Landscape Committee.

Lions President Loretta Klenke reported that two screenings are scheduled for KidSight Project this month:  El Bosque Encantado on January 14 & 15 and New Horizon Savage on January 30.

We will visit the N.E.W. Club at the Ranchero on January 24 at 7 pm and the Shakopee Valley Lions will probably visit us in February for this years Club Exchange. Thisvisit has not been confirmed yet. 

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler on 12/8/2018:  “Thank you all who helped at BWS this morning especially our Elf (Brenda) and the Mayor (Santa).  Lions helping were Dan and Sandy, Mike and Mary, Loretta and Harry, Katy and Terry, Kris and Gerald, Char, Tom W., Bruce R., Brenda, Kelly, Ger, and Sheila and Paul. We had 138 kiddies visit with Santa.  We served 214 pancake breakfasts.  People were very happy with Santa, Elf, the stockings, and the food.  The Post 6208 staff were exceptional and did a great job of cooking. The Girl Scouts and their Moms were so helpful. We don't think we could have done the Santa Breakfast without them, so thank you to the girl scouts. Mayor Briggs was, as usual, a fantastic Santa! Our Elf was a star! We netted $486 for our Lions causes and we had a lot of fun doing so. The gross was $639 minus $153 for expenses.”  At the meeting, Lion Paul also mentioned that the Prior Lake American newspaper unfortunately did not advertise the event. 

Lion Char Beerling stated that on December 15, she, along with Shannon Forseide from St. Mikes, gave out Holiday Gift Cards totaling $3,050 to 20 families.

Report received via email from Lion Char Beerling on 12/20/2018: “We had a lot of good workers for the Senior Luncheon on 10 Dec. Lions Harry, Loretta, Mike, Mary, Gerald, Terry, Linda, Corrin, Paul, Jack, Tom and Char. Harry and Loretta took the food that was donated to CAP after the luncheon and there was 128 lbs.  Also, a number of toys for Toys for Tots which went into the TFT box at the VFW.”  At the meeting, Lion Char reported that 241 meals were served.  The guest speaker was Officer Jonathan Cassman who was very popular.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that if we want to get long sleeved purple polo shirts, they would be 100% polyester.  He suggested to maybe switch to grey shirts with the Lions logo and to also look at options for jackets, hats etc. Lion Gerald is open to suggestions for our Lion Clothing.

The Midwinter Convention will take place at the Mankato City Center Hotel on February 8-10.  The theme is “Hats Off” and the event is hosted by Zone 5 clubs.  The registration form is included in the December newsletter.

PDG Harry & Lions President Loretta Klenke and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky attended the The Eagle Lake New Lions Club Charter Night on January 5 at the Eagle Lake American Legion Post 617.  The guest speaker was 3rd International Vice President Brian Sheehan. 

The Jordaness Bowling fundraiser at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee has been scheduled for January 26.  The deadline to register for the $25 event is January 7.  15 club members are planning on attending.


PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke, Lion Gerald Ziskovsky and possibly Lion Kelly Norris will be Delegates for Midwinter Convention.

PDG Harry Klenke will participate in the 5M2 Polar Plunge at Hallett’s Pond in St. Peter on February 2 starting at 1 pm.

The Lions Day at Feed My Starving Children has been scheduled at 18732 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen on April 15.  There will be several sessions during the day and in the evening.

The Jordan Lions Beer - Wine Tasting has been scheduled at Ridges at Sand Creek for February 7 from 7-9:30 pm.  The cost of the tickets will be $20.00 for advanced purchases and $25.00 at the door.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Ice Golf @ Charlie’s – Polar Palooza will take place on January 26.  Shot gun start is at noon.  It costs $100 to sponsor a hole, early registration for golfing is $30 per person.  It was decided that we will not sponsor a hole this year. 

Lion Paul Stahler mentioned that the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce is putting together a directory.  It costs $135 to purchase an ad, in color it would be $175.  It was decided not to purchase an ad.
Lions President Loretta Klenke shared that Prior Lake-Savage Area School’s Child Nutrition Services has teamed up with ROCK to raise money to combat food insecurity in our community. The Harvest Table Fundraiser has been scheduled for Jan. 20, 5-8 pm at the new Prior Lake restaurant, PLate.  The cost is $75 per plate
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