APRIL 2021

MEETING PLACE  -  VFW #428 at  9 18th Avenue North

MEETING TIME – 5:30 Social – 6:30 Dinner

MEETING CHAIRPERSON  -  Lion President Steve Ludwig

Tonight we will be voting for our officers for the next Lions Year beginning on July 1, 2021. The slate of candidates to be voted on is as follows:

President; John Schiel              Secretary: Mike Evans            Board: Mike Phillips

1st Vice: John Hotz                   Treasurer: Ted Takala              Board: Joyce Wilson

2nd Vice: Debbie Clausen          Tail Twister: Steve Ludwig      

3rd Vice: Roberta Schiel              Lion Tamer: Glen Farb


This afternoon will be our first road ditch pick-up of the year.  Please meet Lion Steve Ludwig (253-7534) at 4:30 at the intersection of Sherburne County Road 66 and Highway 10 between mile markers 184 and 185.  If we have bad weather our make-up date will be April 22nd.


MEETING DATE  -  April 22, 2021

MEETING PLACE  -  East Side VFW #4847 at 104 4th Avenue NE

MEETING TIME  -  5:30 Social – 6:30 Dinner

MEETING CHAIRPERSON  -  Lion President Steve Ludwig

Tonight there will be a Board Meeting at 5:30, followed by dinner and our General Membership Meeting at 6:30.


Birthday Wishes this month to Lions Phil Limerick (2nd), Betty Schmitt (6th), George Varner (14th), and Jeanne Borgstrom (23rd).


Lion Ted Takala has scheduled our annual garage sale for June.  Set-up will be on June 8 & 9, and the sale will be on June 10 & 11.  Time to start going through your basement, garage and closets for garage sale items.


Nearly 1.4 million Lions members in 193 countries and geographic areas answer the needs that challenge the communities of the world. Lions tackle tough problems like blindness, drug abuse prevention and diabetes awareness. Lions members "men and women" provide immediate and sustained relief in time of disaster and offer long-term assistance to those in need. Lions collect over 5.5 million pairs of recycled eyeglasses for distribution in developing countries and treat millions of people to prevent river blindness.

Here are a few of the things that we do locally. The St. Cloud Lions Club...

...has FUND Raising

April: Pancake Breakfast ($3,000+)
December: Christmas Wreath Sale ($6,000+)

...has FUN Raising

June: Area Lions Clubs Golf Outing
July: Family Picnic in the Park
August: SCLC Golf Outing/Steak Fry
Steak Fry with St. Joe Lions
November: Mystery Bus Trip
December: Members Christmas Party
February: 5M-8 Midwinter Convention
On-Going: Programs and Fellowship


Adopted Cabin at Camp Friendship
Adopted Highway and Park Cleanups
Assist with City Tree Planting
Diabetes Awareness Testing
Leaderdog Puppy Socialization
Collect/Recycle Used Eye Glasses
Provide New Glasses and Hearing Aids for Citizens in Need

Project New Hope
Building Handicapped Ramps
Ring Salvation Army Bell at Christmas

...has DONATED Over the Years!!!

Boys and Girls Clubs: $20,000+
Boy Scouts: $40,000+
Camphill Village 
Flood Victims 
Friendship Ventures 
Furnished Eye Glasses
Girl Scouts
Lions Diabetes
Lions District 5M-8 Hearing Foundation
Lions Eye Bank
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)
Lions Leaderdog 
Lions MAC Center 
Lions Park Shelter: $80,000
Lions Peace Poster Contest
Lions Youth Outreach
Mid-Minnesota Eye Clinic
Salvation Army Service Dogs of Minnesota
Volunteer Labor
Waite Park Fire Department
Waite Park Police Department


Lions improve the quality of life in their local communities by building parks, supporting hospitals and establishing water treatment programs. For 85 years, whenever there is a need at home or around the world, Lions members are there to help. INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: 


Below is a partial list of locations that old eyeglasses can be dropped off for recycling.

Benson Funeral Home - 1111 25th Ave S, St. Cloud
Billig Opticians - 20 9th Ave N, St. Cloud
Coborn's Grocery Stores
Denny and Kathy's Hardware - Centennial
Gaida Optical - 1545 Northway Drive, St. Cloud
GW Coffee & Tobacco - 21 Wilson Ave NE, St. Cloud
JC Penney Optical - Crossroads
Lantz Optical - 900 St Germain St W, St. Cloud
Lions Park Shelter - (by Bethlehem Lutheran Church)
Marketplace (breakroom)
Pinecone Vision Center - 2380 Troop Drive, Ste 201, Sartell
Deerwood Bank - Waite Park
St. Augustine's Church - 442 2nd St. SE, St. Cloud
Vision World - Crossroads
Wal-Mart Eye Center
Wells Fargo Bank - 400 S 1st St., Downtown St. Cloud
Whitney Senior Center - 1529 Northway Drive, St. Cloud
Any Lion Member


Check out the District's website for an up-to-date "Calendar of Events" at  


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