The Wild Rose Lions Club and the other Clubs of their District 27-B1 have vision screened 25,821 children this school year.  3,142 of those were referred for further testing and/or treatment as necessary.  This is done with the above simple Welch Allen Spot Vision Camera device that screens for six visual problems in just a few seconds with just a picture and is not at all invasive.  What a wonderful way to fulfill one of the Lions Club's missions of sight preservation ! ! ! !


What a wonderful, magical day December 14th! Wild Rose Lions Club hosted the Special Needs Luncheon with Santa. Each child received a kid friendly lunch and a personalized gift from Santa. The Wild Rose High School Band played all the Christmas favorites. So many donations from the community, Thrivent Financial, Farmers State Bank, HCE knitters, Benny's Wild Rose Market and several who wish to remain anonymous. Too many to mention!!!

Wild Rose Lions have a big, record setting day! 

The biggest payout to date for our Progressive Jackpot Bingo occurred on December 1, 2022,  $3296.00 and it was given to our youngest winner ever!  Pictured is Adysen Tetzlaff  and her mother Stefani, presenting the check is the President of the Lions Club, Joe Turcotte. The Tetzlaff family is from the Red Granite area. 

Adysen came to Bingo with her grandmother to play and we're so glad that she did. Congratulations!

2nd and the 16th

! ! Don't Miss Them ! !


While we would like to see you there to play Bingo and win BIG, we encourage anyone to come for the GREAT FOOD the kitchen staff has for sale as well as the TICKET RAFFLES going and to just to enjoy the socialization.

! ! ! WELCOME ! ! !

As the COVID issues have changed, we recommend (as do health officials) that anyone who can be fully vaccinated and boosted do so and continue with any follow-up boosters when available.  It is the CDC recommendation and backed by valid science at this time.

We trust that you will make safe and healthy choices and do not join us if you have symptoms of COVID or other illness.




Again- Welcome and let's All have FUN ! !


Well that's a wrap. 30/30 Raffle for 2022 is in the books. What a great event. Tons of food, miles of prizes with great company and community. Thanks to all our patrons and business supporters.

! ! AWARDS ! !

Members of the Wild Rose Lions Club received Service Excellence pins at the clubs meeting on Monday, October 3rd. The pins are an acknowledgement of the"extra" that so many of the members exhibit. This group is doing a wonderful job on the exterior of our building and grounds.
L >R, Pat Karasek, Jeff Karasek, Jim Morgenroth, Diane Pinter, Warren Baitinger, Tim Lewis, Tom Krause and Dave Przekurat.


Cub Scout Pack 3650 Wild Rose, Wautoma, Redgranite, joined the Wild Rose Lions at their meeting on Monday, October 3rd. Amanda Jalensky pack leader gave a short presentation about the Community Engagement, Learning Experiences and Personal Responsibilities the scouts learn in the scouting program. She also spoke on the budgeting and how Popcorn sales are the major contributor as well as donations. The club members then had the opportunity to purchase popcorn and other snacks for sale this year.


! ! ! WORK DAY ! ! !

Several members of the club spent Wednesday morning the 21st fluffing and buffing at the club! A few hours and a dedicated crew really made a difference! Taking pride in our building and always a few laughs to boot.



Sunday, August 21, 2022, the Wild Rose Lions Club celebrated their 70th Anniversary as an official chartered club of  the Lions Club Internal organization, with a catered meal and social hour. They were chartered in 1952, sponsored by the now dissolved Wautoma Lions Club. For the first 30 years the businessmen met in various locations in Waushara County. In the mid 80's they purchased their current club house at 1100 Main St. In 1987 they voted to allow women and to open the membership to the general population, prior, it had only been male professionals and business owners. 

In 2020 the Lioness branch of Lions Club International was dissolved and the Wild Rose Lioness were welcomed into the club. 

The Wild Rose Lions have enjoyed a surge in membership in the last few years and are very active in their surrounding communities.  Drive thru Chicken BBQ, Brat Fry, Raffles, Bingo, Easter Egg Hunt, Breakfast with Santa, Special Needs Luncheon and Free Community Breakfast are just some of the highlights of their " In Service to our Community" motto. 

The Wild Rose Lions contribute generously to the organizations within the community both for seniors and children as well a their obligations to the Lions organization. 

Logo designed ny members to commemorate the 70th Anniversary

 L>R Jim Erdman, Dave Przekurat, Patricia Karasek, Joe Turcotte/current president and Jack Dickson spoke on their experiences a presidents

Members Present(not in order)

Warren Baitinger, Sandy Batton, Gary and Jan Bradley, Bev Butzlaff, Nancy Chavez, Genny Colligan, Jack and Sandy Dickson, Jim Erdman, Randy Hendrickson, Jeff and Pat Karasek, Tom Krause, Sue Kulvich, Tim Lewis, Beth Lueht, Wayne Morgan, Jim Morganroth, Dennis Nickels, Diane Pinter, Dave Przekurat, Betty Riemer, Laura Schiefelbein, Bill and Bernie Schmitt, Rick Tesch, Joe and Bunny Turcotte, Shelli Wilson




Vision is one of the five global causes of the Lions International Organization and close to the heart of Lions everywhere. Spot Vision exams for children, eye glass recycling and the Leader Dog program are just some of the vision initiatives we champion.  
The Prodogi Desktop Reader is state of the art. The unique and affordable desk top reader makes seeing and reading comfortable and efficient for those with low vision and arthritic hands. Touch and tap design makes for easy use and the user can activate the voice feature to listen to the document.


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Membership in the Lions is a fulfilling way to give to the local community as well as fellowship with other like-minded members of the community. 

Early detection and treatment of vision disability needs to priority number one. Experts say that roughly 80 percent of what a child learns in school is information that is presented visually.  So good vision is essential for students of all ages to reach their full academic potential.  Also, a child with an undetected or untreated vision problem is more likely to develope social or emotional problems and fall behind in academic achievement. Fifty percent of behavior problems in schools are due to vision issues.

After the age of 8 there are a number of vision issues that cannot be corrected.

Spot is a fast, portable, easy to use screening system designed to quickly detect several vision issues in children as early as 6 month to adult.  The device captures in one second or less, which makes screening efficient and especially effective with non-verbal children.

Spot's sophisticated technology can quickly detect the indication of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, unequal refractive power, blurred vision, eys structure problems, pupil size deviations, and eye misalignment.

For additional information, contact your local Lions Club.


Your local Lions Club is now accepting usable hearing aid batteries.

Be a part of the Wild Rose Lions Club.  We are always looking for new members.

As a reminder the Wild Rose Lions Club has canes, walkers, and wheelchairs available for loan for persons recovering from hip replacements, broken bones, etc.  For information contact Lion Pat Karasek at 715 573-3578.

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The Wild Rose Lions building is available for rent for weddings, anniversaries, and other public and private gatherings.  For information and rates contact Lion Pat Karasek at 715-573-3578.

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