Wildwood Lions Club


To be the most vibrant and active service organization in the Mahtomedi community. 


Want to learn more about our club?  Come to one of our meetings or activities!  See left side of this home page for information. All are welcome!

If you are looking to request a donation from the Wildwood Lions Club Foundation, go to the Contact Us page at the left for email and postal addresses., 


The Wildwood Lions Club serves the communities of Mahtomedi, Birchwood, Dellwood, Grant, Pine Springs, Willernie, and surroundings through donations and volunteer services.

Please browse our site and learn more about what the Wildwood Lions Club is and what we do for our local community.  You can contact us by email or phone to learn more about our Club, the projects we are involved in, and how to join.  We are proud of who we are and what we do!  Our Lions motto - We Serve!


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Dinner Guest Speakers Announced!!!

March 21, 2022

Michael D. Kaytor, PH.D. 

Topic: Treating COVID-19 After Hospitalization

Michael D. Kaytor, Ph.D., is the Vice President of Research and Development for Humanetics Corporation. Humanetics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, located in Minneapolis, focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of COVID-19 and cancer. Prior to joining Humanetics in 2012, Dr. Kaytor worked as a Principal Scientist at Medtronic, Inc. in the Corporate Ventures and New Therapies organization. In this capacity, he was responsible for scouting and evaluating new therapy opportunities and testing novel therapy concepts. Dr. Kaytor was previously a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and a Research Associate of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Kaytor earned his doctorate degree in 1995 in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Kaytor also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from North Dakota State University.


April 18, 2022

Debbie Larson

Program Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

St Andrews Community Resource Center

Topic:  How the St. Andrews Community Resource Center serves those in the Mahtomedi Area.


May 23, 2022

Raisa Volodarska

Refugee from Kyiv, Ukraine

Topic: My Life before and now as a Ukrainian refugee in the United States.

Raisa is an 82 year old female who lived alone in the city of Kyiv. With the help of several people, she was able to cross over to Poland on February 28, 2022, four days after Russia invaded Ukraine. In Poland, she was greeted by her niece who then brought Raisa back to her home in Berlin, Germany.  With her visa and passport in hand Raisa arrived in Minnesota on 03/04/2022 and is currently living with her daughter and son in-law. Raisa does not speak English, so she will tell her story and answer questions through her multi-lingual daughter.


Check out other upcoming events on the calendar & schedule pages at the left.




The Wildwood Lions Club is proud to announce that our 2021 PunkinMania, held October 9th under almost normal but still dealing with pandemic conditions, was a huge community success. Our fundraising event greatly exceeded expectations for attendance and funds raised.  Thank you for the participation by members of Mahtomedi Youth Hockey, the Mahtomedi Girl Scout Troop, the Fire Department and the Schifski family, without whose land and farming expertise this event wouldn't be possible.  

Our PunkinMania started in 1987. We will begin planning for the next PunkinMania, tentatively to be held on October 8, 2022.


Below is one reason we are proud to be Lions.

The following is part of a message received from Shane Hoefer, Senior Director of Major Giving | Mission Advancement of the YMCA of White Bear Lake.

“We are incredibly grateful for major donors like the Wildwood Lions Club

The Y has committed to helping people through the many challenges of the pandemic:

          At White Bear Y alone, from the start of the pandemic shut down through Labor Day, we will have distributed 45,000 meals during the noon hour distribution

          At White Bear, our teams gave wellness check calls to 2,000 local seniors who are connected to the Y, each one receiving 4 calls in the early months of extreme social isolation and uncertainty

          We overhauled the Neighborhood Centers, Y programs working inside affordable housing communities, to provide food, household supplies, support for distance learning, and help for parents to navigate unemployment

          We reopened on June 22, welcoming back about 30% of our members.

Despite the direct challenges to our own business, we’ve done everything we could to help people in meaningful, life-giving ways. None of this would be possible were it not for our donors like the Wildwood Lions. We need all of you to know how grateful we are. Thank you ….”

Eyeglasses and Hearing Aids Collection Sites

Mahtomedi Senior Center

1520 Mahtomedi Avenue   Room 114

Mahtomedi, MN 55115


MidWest One Bank

3670 E. County Line North

White Bear Lake, MN 55110


Encore Assisted Living and Memory Care

720 Mahtomedi Avenue

Mahtomedi, MN 55115


Festival Foods White Bear Lake

2761 County Road E E

White Bear Lake, MN 55110


If you wish to make a tax deductible donation to the Wildwood Lions Club Foundation, please click on the "Contat Us" page at the left.                                                                                                 

Welcome Back Lions


On August 24th, Forster's Dugout, our new meeting location, now allows for the Lion's to select a menu item of their choice, including prime rib melts, chopped salads and Guinness beef sandwiches to name a few. Forster's Dugout went out of their way to make sure all COVID 19 protocols were in place and created a safe and productive meeting spot for our dinner meetings. 

With in-person meetings, we restated our popular cash prize drawings for attendance and progressive jackpot, join us in September to participate! 

The Lions group in attendance on August 24th was treated with a   

The Lions group in attendance on August 24th was treated with a "Welcome Back Wildwood Lions Club" cake that we all shared after a wonderful meal by Forster's Dugout. 



The Wildwood Lions Club was honored to be a co-sponsor of the Century College Workforce Showcase on March 21, 2018. We offer two $1,500 Career and Technical Scholarships annually to students planning to major in occupational-technical programs at Century.

Check out the Photo Gallery for pictures on several events and service projects.

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