MEETING DATE – Thursday, October 10, 2019

MEETING PLACE – Lion Mike Schmitt’s Car Shed

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

MEETING CHAIRPERSON  -  Lions Betty and Mike Schmitt

GREETERS  -  Lions Betty and Mike Schmitt

Prior to our meeting at Lion Mike Schmitt’s car shed we will be picking up the road ditches along Highway 10.  The pickup time will be 1:30, followed by a second pickup time of 4:00, if needed.  If you have not already signed up, please give Lion Steve Ludwig a call at 253-7534 to sign up.  The meeting point will be the intersection of Sherburne County Road 66 and Highway 10, between mile markers 184 and 185.   

It’s muscle car night.  It is time once again to check out what Lion Mike Schmitt has been working on since last year.  To get to Lion Mike’s car shed, head west toward St. Joseph on Highway 75.  Then take a right onto County Road 134 (By Bee Line Marine).  Go 1/4 of a mile and take a left after the St. Joseph Industrial Park East sign onto Batzer Drive.  Cross the railroad tracks and make an immediate right onto Pearl Drive (304th Street).  Go one block and take a left on Delta Circle.  Lion Mike’s two-tone gray steel building is one more block on the right at 8201 Delta Drive.  Feel free to look, but please do not touch.  BYOB and chairs.              

MEETING DATE – October 24, 2019

MEETING PLACE -  Coyote Moon Grille (480 55th Avenue SE)      

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

MEETING CHAIRPERSON -  Lion President Glen Farb   

GREETERS – All St. Cloud Lions

Tonight is that very special night of the year when we are visited by our 5M8 District Governor.  This year’s District Governor is Lion Michael Cramer, from the Luxemburg Lions Club. His wife, Pam is also a Lion.  DG Mike served as President, Membership Chair, and Board Member of his home club, and has served twice as Zone Chair.  He has also served as the Technology Co-Chair for District 5M8, and as the webmaster for District 5M.  Let’s have a great turnout. Feel free to invite your wife, husband, and others.  Let Lion Roberta know if you are bringing a guest.  Board Meeting at 5:30.  

Happy Birthday to our October Birthdays -

Oct.  5  -  Bob Feigh        Oct.  6  -  Steve Baker            

We Serve...

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
Plaza Park Bank - Waite Park
Sears Eye Glass Center - Crossroads
Shopko Optical East - 501 Hwy 10 SE, St. Cloud
Shopko Optical West - 4161 2nd St S, St. Cloud
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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