Meetings

March 2018

It was decided to continue giving $12,000 in Scholarships to the Prior Lake High School SeniorsLionMary Broderick will follow up with the school to advise them of our decision.

Lion Linda Hall deposited $34.81into the Mints project account for February.  She did not collect money at one of the sites, The Pointe, so the money will be included in next month’s count.

PDG Harry Klenke collected70 Eyeglasses.

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler: “Saturday, March 2, the Prior Lake Lions judged the pinewood derby cars for Boy Scouts Pack 331 and Pack 330 at St. Mike's church basement.  Due to some confusion about the start time there were quite a few late entries making judging a little difficult and some cars were not judged if they arrived after judging was completed.  Even so, Lions Char, Harry, Sandy, Sheila, Terry, Tom W., and Paul were able to select seven winners for each Pack.  We judged the heck out of those cars!  The scouts were having a great time in the meanwhile.  Thank you to the PL Lions for coming out to judge the cars and to the Prior Lake Lions Club for supporting the Pack and scouting in Prior Lake.”  At the business meeting, Lion Paul Stahler introduced two boys scouts, William and Charles,to the club.  They are working on their merit badges and are interested in learning more about our service projects.  Lions Paul & Sheila and Lions Dan & Sandy Muench attended the Blue and Gold Banquet for the Cub Scouts at Spring Lake Town Hall on February 9.

LionSheila Stahler advised that the Girl Scouts banquet will take place at The Wilds on April 18.

Lion Loretta Klenke has two cameras reserved for the Easter Bunny Breakfast on March 24 so that children can be screened for the KidSight Project.  Father Tom will be invited to the breakfast so he can learn more about the vision screening.

Prior Lake will do a Club Visits at the Shakopee Lions on March 21at 7 pm during their business meeting.  They meet at the VFW Post, 4046 1201 3rd Ave E, Shakopee.  Lions Terry & Katy Groves, PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lion Gerald Ziskovsly are planning on attending the meeting.

The 5M2 Midwinter Convention took place at the City Center Hotel in Mankato on February 9-11. It was a good conference andLion Gerald Ziskovsky hosted Family Feud.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that volunteers will pack meals at the Lions Day at Feed My Starving Children event on March 26.  Lion Katy Groves reserved 6 spots for a day shift (12-2pm) and 6 spots for the evening (6-7:30 pm) at the Chanhassen location. The goal is to raise $50,000 through Lions packing meals in Eagan, Chanhassen and Coon Rapids. 

The Easter Bunny Breakfast is scheduled for March 24. Preparations will start at 7:30 am and food will be served from 9 until 11 am.  Lion Char Beerling already has gifts for the children and the flyers are ready.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will include information regarding the event in the Prior Lake American.  The boy and girl scouts will assist with the breakfast.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that more info will be provided soon for the Farmers Market VFW.  We will not participate in the garage sale again but probably sell beverages.

Lions President Terry Groves reported that at the Midwinter Convention, the President’s Award was presented to PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke for their efforts with KidSight.  They organized 250 screenings in the 5M2 District.

Lions Terry & Katy Groves will not attend the March Dinner Meeting.  Lion Loretta Klenke will bring beverages to the meeting.  DG Nancy Mathwig will visit our club on March 15.

Lions President Terry Groves mentioned that DG Nancy Mathwig and PDG Mike Vos will be at Velishek Auto on April 5 at 4:55 pm to collect our donation for Journey for Service.

The Spring Zone 3 Meeting will take place at The Wilds Golf Course, 3151 Wilds Ridge Ct NW on April 10.  It is hosted by the Shakopee Valley Lions Club.  Social is at 6 pm followed by dinner at 6:30 pm.  The cost is $20.  Lion Char Beerling, Lions Terry & Katy Groves, PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lion Gerald Ziskovsly are planning on attending the event.  We will need to bring a $10 gift.

PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke are planning on attending the 99th MD5M Convention at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 15.  Lion Loretta will be a delegate.

PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke are planning on attending the International Convention at the MGM Grand Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada on June 29 - July 3.  Lion Harry will be a delegate. 

We have a new prospective member who has filled out an applicationbut has not paid yet.Lions President Terry Groves will reach out to Rogo.

Lion Loretta Klenke received an email from the Rotary Club wondering if we would cover a gate again on July 13 or 14 for the Music Fest. The decision was made to sell admission tickets on July 13.  Lion Loretta will let them know.  Entertainment has not been booked yet.

PDG Harry Klenke stated that we have a new contact in the Rotary Club for Bridging.  Possible dates for the collection of used furniture and household goods are April 21 and May 12.

Lion Tom Kourajian presented the list of New Officers for 2018-2019.

 

President

Loretta Klenke

1st Vice President

Paul Stahler

2nd Vice President

Linda Hall

3rd Vice President

Gerald Ziskovsky

Secretary

Chris Boulton

Assistant Secretary

Sheila Stahler

Treasurer

Tom Kourajian

Assistant Treasurer

Harry Klenke

Tail Twister

Paul Stahler

Assistant Tail Twister

Corrin Kuntz

Lion Tamer

Mike Broderick

1 Year Directors

Mary Broderick

 

Ger Danielson

2 Year Directors

Katy Groves

 

Kelly Norris

3 Year Directors

Harry Klenke

 

Dave Velishek

Membership Chairperson

Paul Stahler

Membership ViceChairperson

Char Beerling

Past President

Terry Groves

 

The elections will be held at the April dinner meeting.

First VP President Loretta Klenke presented a check for $100 from the Project Account to Governor Nancy for Feed My Starving Children.

February 2018

Lion Linda Hall deposited $127.06 into the Mints project account on January 29.  She received some money from Don Sterna.

Lion Linda Hall mentioned that 38 pounds of food was collected and $10 in cash at the January dinner meeting for the CAP Agency.

PDG Harry Klenke collected119 Eyeglasses.  He will take a total of 1,116 eyeglasses and 9 hearing aids to the upcoming Midwinter Convention in Mankato. 

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Blue and Gold Banquet for the Cub Scouts will take place at Spring Lake Town Hall on February 9 at 6 pm.Lion Paul also shared our statement from the January Minutes with them regarding boy and girl scouts which they liked.

 Girl Scouts cookies are now being sold in various locations and online.

The Easter Bunny Pancake Breakfast will be scheduled for March 24 (the Easter holiday is on April 1).  Last year, volunteers started preparations at 8 am and food was served from 9 until 11 am.  Lion Dave Velishek will provide more info soon.

Lion Loretta Klenke has contacted several other local places to set up more KidSight Project screenings but they have not responded yet.  It appears that we are done for the school year and will start up again in late July or August.

Lion Katy Groves stated that it was an amazing Dinner Meeting.  Lisa and Jim Peterson from Can Do Canines were guest speakers.During the meeting, a service dog from Can Do Canines alerted his owner to an oncoming seizure so the club was actually able to watch the dog do his job.  Zone 3 Chair Christy Trutnau and two members from the Jordan Lions were also in attendance.

Prior Lake Club Visits the Shakopee Lions on March 21at 7 pm during their business meeting.  They meet at the VFW Post, 4046 1201 3rd Ave E, Shakopee.

The 2018 5M2 Midwinter Convention will take place at the City Center Hotel in Mankato on February 9-11.  Lions can register online for the convention and the hotel.  The theme will be 101 Dalmatians. The four delegates for our club will be: Lions Terry & Katy Groves, Lion Loretta Klenke and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky. PDG Gordy Affield and PDG Harry Klenke are automatic delegates.  Lion Katy Groves asked for approval of a $15 gift.

The Jordaness Lions Bowling Fundraiser took place at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee on January 20.  Lion Sheila Stahler reported that they had a great time. 

Lion Sandy Muench reported that the Landscaping Committee meeting was cancelled so Lion Dan Muench did not go.

Lions President Terry & Lion Katy Groves and PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke attended the Jordan Lions Beer-Wine Tasting event on February 1.  Lion Harry stated that they had a good time but that attendance was down.

PDG Harry Klenke participated in the Polar Plunge in St. Peter on February 3 at Hallett’s Pond.  57 Lions attended and 320 plungers raised a total of $62,000.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that it is ok to say “no” to The Pointe if we decide to not do Bingo on Sunday due to a sports event, holiday or for any other reason.  We need 20 people to play.

Report submitted via email by Lion Char Beerling: “We had a wonderful turnout for the Senior Luncheon.  The final count was 252 meals served.  The food was great and the food donated by the seniors was awesome.  Not so many toys as last year.  I have not received any reports from Sue at the VFW yet, but I think it was a great success for all.  We will again sell tickets prior to the event adding new places to sell them (Club Prior and Library) as the VFW was not suitable for all seniors to get to. Gerald was the MC, with Gary Golay doing the invocation and Mayor Kirt Briggs as the speaker.  Besides the Auxiliary helping to serve, FrankBoyles and Mike, from the city, and Mike from McKenna were additional helpers.The workers from our club the day of the event were co-chairs Lions Char and Gerald, Lions Tom K, Mike and Mary Broderick, Sheila Stahler, Linda Hall, Tom Wolf, Harry and Loretta Klenke, Corrin Kuntz, Bob Wickman, Katy and Terry Groves.  Thanks to all who helped in any way to make the luncheon a success.”

Report submitted via email by Lion Char Beerling: “The Holiday Food Vouchers were given out on December 9. An amount of $3450 was given to a total of 31 families.  Shannon Forseide was our contact at St.Mikes this year.  She did a great job.  The gift cards were very much appreciated.”

The annual Bedrace for Bridging has been a fundraiser and signature event for Bridging for a long time. The 2018 Subway Bedrace for Bridging will be held on Saturday, March 10 at Buck Hill.  We will not participate in the mattress race but will make adonation. 

We received a late request from the Optimist Club for the Polar Palooza event on February 1 so were not able to consider it since the Steering Committee meets at the beginning of the month.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that we need volunteers to pack meals at the Lions Day at Feed My Starving Children event on March 26.  Lion Katy Groves will reserve 6 spots for a day shift and 6 spots for the evening at the Chanhassen location. The goal is to raise $50,000 through Lions packing meals in Eagan, Chanhassen and Coon Rapids.

Lion Paul Stahlerwill contact the VFW for more details regarding their request about the Farmers Market.

January 2018

Lion Linda Hall deposited $69.32 into the Mints project account for November.

Lion Linda Hall mentioned that 35 pounds of food was collected for the CAP Agency at the Christmas Party.

PDG Harry Klenke collected130 Eyeglasses and 3 hearing aids.  He will take 997 eyeglasses and 9 hearing aids to the upcoming Midwinter Convention in Mankato.  Lion Mary Broderick has several eyeglasses that she wants to donate so Lion Harry can also take those to the convention increasing his total to over 1,000 eyeglasses.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Boy Scouts had a successful tree lot and that they are starting their winter camping program. The Blue and Gold Banquet for the Cub Scouts will take place at Spring Lake Town Hall on February 9.

Lion Mary Broderick mentioned that Peace Posters will be displaced at the upcoming Midwinter Convention in Mankato.

The Easter Bunny pancake Breakfast will be scheduled for the second part of March (the Easter holiday is on April 1).  Last year, volunteers started preparations at 8 am and food was served from 9 until 11 am.  Lion Char Beerling will provide more info soon.

Lion LorettaKlenkereported that KidSight Project screenings were completed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Little Angles Daycare on December 6, 2017(15 children were screened) and at Rocking Horse Ranch Childcare (31 children were screened) in Savage on December 19, 2017.Another screening will be held on January 9 at El Bosque Encantado.  64 consent forms were picked up on January 8. Lion Loretta has contacted several other places to set up more screenings..Playworks declined since they have their own optometrist. So far, we have screened over 250 children.

Our club will visit the Shakopee Lions and the Jordan Lions will visit Prior Lake on January 18.Lisa and Jim Peterson along with their service dog Morrie from Can Do Canines will be the guest speakers and Zone 3 Chair Christy Trutnau will also be in attendance at the Dinner Meeting.

Lion Linda Hall reported that the Legacy Sign for Lakefront Park has been installed on the band shell; it looks great.

Lion Gerald Ziskosky reported that the Senior Luncheon event was a big success.  261 tickets were sold. The plan for next December is to pre-sell tickets at Club Prior, the VFW and possibly other locations that are easy to reach for seniors.

The 2018 5M2 Midwinter Convention will take place at the City Center Hotel in Mankato on February 9-11.  Lions can register online for the convention and the hotel.  The theme will be 101 Dalmatians. Lions President Terry Groves will bring a $10 door prize.The four delegates for our club will be: Lions Terry &Katy Groves, Lion Loretta Klenke and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky. PDG Gordy Affield and PDG Harry Klenke are automatic delegates.  There will be a band on Friday night, seminars on Saturday morning, a “waddle’ penguin walk after the Saturday lunch and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will do the Family/Lions Feud.  The banquet is scheduled for Saturday night.

Lions President Terry Groves mentioned again that the scouts will allow girls to join their organization for the first time in many years.  The Prior Lake Lions Club has decided and approves to support whatever program Prior Lake Troop 331 and Pack 331 plan to pursue in so far that it involves the inclusion of girls AND follows BSA policy on the matter of girl membership including, but not limited to the addition of female adult leaders at meetings and at outings of any kind where girls are present.

Lions PresidentTerry &Lion Katy Groves and PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke attended the Mayer Area Lions Club Charter event in New Germany.The club has 22 charter members.  We offered a $25 gift out of the administrative account.

Lion Gerald Ziskovskyhas received some pricing for the Lions Clothing Order logo, polo shirts, long sleeved shirts, sweatshirts, jacketsetc.  To have the art work done, a $50 one-time fee has to be paid.  Then, any time a logo is added to a shirt or other piece of clothing, it costs about $6-8.  A cotton shirt would be $13 plus logo cost, a sweatshirt would be $23 plus logo cost. Lion Kelly Norris suggested to survey the membership to see what people would like to purchase before moving forward with any orders.

The Jordaness Lions Bowling Fundraiser will take place at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee on January 20.  Check-in starts at 1 pm and the bowling will be from 2-5 pm.   The cost is $25 which includes 3 games and bowling shoes. Lion Sheila Stahler reported that 10 people have signed up so far.

Lions President Terry Groves mentioned that the white elephant gift exchange for the Christmas Party was fun.  It is unfortunate that the number for the dinner count was off.

Lions President Terry Groves mentioned that our funds have stabilized so we will not pay ourselves a wage for hours worked at the Breakfast with Santa.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky said to renew our Chamber of Commerce membership at a cost of $100

Mayor Briggs let us know that there is an opening on the Landscaping Committee as part of the 13/21 Interchange Project.  He would like one of our club members to participate in the 3 meetings that have been scheduled so far.  A requirement is that the individual has to pay taxes in Prior Lake.  Lion Dan Muench volunteered.

The annual Bedrace for Bridging has been a fundraiser and signature event for Bridging for a long time. The 2018 Subway Bedrace for Bridging will be held on Saturday, March 10 at Buck Hill.  We have not participated in the mattress race in a few years but have made donations.  This item will be added to the next Steering Committee meeting for consideration.

PDG Harry Klenke will participate in the Polar Plunge in St. Peter on February 3.  The plunge begins at 1 pm at Hallett’s Pond.  So far, 5M2 Lions have raised $612 for the event.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that we will not host Bingo on Super Bowl and Easter Sunday. The next two Sundays, The Pointe wants us to start Bingo at 7:15 pm if the Vikings are playing.

The award committee will select a recipient for the Leader Dogs Award which will be presented at the annual picnic.  It is a special plaque for the Centennial year.

The Chamber’s  Ice Golf at Charlie’s on Prior Lake is coming up on January 27 at 10:30 am.  We will not sponsor a hole this year. 

December 2017

Lion Linda Hall deposited $75.50into the Mints project account forOctober.

41 pounds of food for the CAP Agency was collected at the dinner meeting.

PDG Harry Klenke collected 75 Eyeglasses.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Boy Scouts Christmas tree lot close to Prior Lake Rentalis open.  Also, the scouts helped with Breakfast with Santa.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the Girl Scouts assisted with Breakfast with Santa.

Lion Loretta Klenke now has stickers for the children who attend a KidSight Project screening.  Two screenings are coming up on December 6 (St. Paul’s Lutheran Little Angles Daycare) and on December 19 (Rocking Horse Ranch Childcare in Savage). There are about 90 children at Rocking Horse.  Lion Loretta has contacted 4 other groups but has not heard anything back yet.She will meet with a bilingual preschool on December 5 to discuss screening 80-90 children at El Bosque Encantado in 2018.  Lion Loretta will also follow up with sites where we already conducted screenings.

Our Club Visits will visit the Shakopee Lions and the Jordan Lions will visit Prior Lake in January.The 5M-2 Co-chairs for Can Do Canine, Lion Deb Koehnen and Lion Kathleen Bleckeberg, will be our speakers that night.

Lion Linda Hall delivered the Legacy Sign for Lakefront Park to the City of Prior Lake.

The 27th ACM Gambling Convention and Exposition was held in St. Cloud on November 16-18.  Lion Bruce Reddemann and Lions President Terry Groves attended the convention.  Lion Bruce Reddemann obtained his continuing education credit.

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler: “Our third Breakfast with Santa is concluded.  We netted $591 after expenses.  The gross was $1262.  We paid the VFW $616.  We had stocking/candy cane expenses of $55.  We do have left over stockings for next year. We had a great time.  The boy and girl scouts really helped us our serving, bussing, and cleaning.  Their turnout was just right with about 10 to 12 of each with parents helping as well. Mayor Kirt Briggs was a excellent Santa for the whole morning.  About 100 Santa starved kids sat on his lap with their Christmas wish lists.  Some had cut out pictures of the toys they want and pasted them on paper for Santa to see so there would be no mistakes on Christmas.  Others either wrote their wish lists down or had them memorized.  Each child received a stocking and candy cane.  Thank you to Mayor Briggs for taking time from his busy schedule to treat these kids and help the Lions out.  The crew of Post 6208 cooked up a delicious batch of pancakes and sausage and did all the dishes!  They are a great bunch of men and women and we are fortunate to have them as a partner for BWS. Thank you to Lions Harry and Loretta, Gerald and Kris, Mike and Mary, Dan and Sandy, Ger, Bob W., Char, Tom W., Bruce R., Sheila and Paul, and the best elf around Brenda M. The set up was easy and the morning went fast. Next year BWS will be on Saturday December 1 from 8:30 until 11:00.  We have already made our reservation.” 

The Senior Luncheon will take place at the VFW on December 11 starting at noon. Set up will begin at 9 am. We will need volunteers to assist with the event.  Lion Char Beerlingstated that they already sold 250 tickets. Lion Char distributed flyers at several locations (Keystone, Club Prior etc.)  Music will be played by the same individuals as last year.  Mayor Kirt Briggs will be the guest speaker.

Holiday Gift Cards totaling $4,500 for needy families for the holidays were approved in September.  Lion Char Beerling advised that gift cards totaling $3,450 will be distributed on December 9 to 31 needy families.Some of the families who received gift cards last year have moved away from Prior Lake.

The 2018 5M2 Midwinter Convention will take place at the City Center Hotel in Mankato on February 9-11.  Lions can register online for theconventionand thehotel.  The theme will be 101 Dalmatians.Lions President Terry Groves will bring a $10 door prize.

There will be a new member orientation for Lions Dan & Sandy Muench at the December Dinner Meeting.  Bring a $15 wrapped gift for the gift exchange. Prime Rip & Shrimp dinner will be $15 which includes one free drink.

Donations                                                       

1.         Leader Dog (Parade of Green)                                   $700

2.         Can Do Canines                                                          $700

3.         Lions MD5M Hearing Foundation                             $1,100

4.         Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation                          $1,100

5.         MN Lions Vision Foundation - Children's Clinic       $700

6.         Lions Club International Foundation                         $1,600

7.         Minnesota Diabetes Foundation                                 $1,100

8.         Project New Hope of MN Lions Foundation             $1,100

9.         Lions International Youth Exchange                          $700 

10.       Quest - Youth Outreach                                             $400

11.       Youth Outreach- Peace Posters etc.                           $400

12.       Special Olympics Minnesota                                       $500

13.       Carver Scott Humane Society                                    $100

14.       Bridging                                                                      $500

15.       Sanya's Hope for Children                                          $500

16.       The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society                         $100

17.       LCIF -Measles Initiative                                             $500

18.       Special Olympics - Polar Plunge                                 $500

19.       Leader Dog - Special Member Recognition               $500

20.       Beyond the Yellow Ribbon                                        $500

                                                                    

Lions PresidentTerry &Lion Katy Groves and PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke are planning on attending the Mayer Area Lions Club Charter event in New Germany on Saturday. Lions President Terry Groves to offer a $25 gift out of the administrative account.

 

Lions President Terry Groves stated that TJ Hooligans had asked us to support their Coat & Toy Drive but that we are waiting for further info.

 

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will research different Clothing options (polo shirts, long sleeved shirts etc.)

 

Lions President Terry Groves stated that the last Budget we had was in 2012-2013.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that we could add a few organizations to the budget as for example Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, CAP Agency, Sanya's Hope for Children and others.

 

Lions President Terry Groves was wondering if we should participate in the Club Quality Initiative.  However, we already did this when Lion Kelly Norris was president.

 

The Jordaness Lions Bowling Fundraiser will take place at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee on January 20.  Check-in starts at 1 pm and the bowling will be from 2-5 pm.   The cost is $25 which includes 3 games, bowling shoes and fun!  

 

October 2017

Lion Linda Hall deposited $85.42into the Mints project account forSeptember.

DG Harry Klenkecollected193 Eyeglasses and 2 hearing aids.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Cub Scout’s pumpkin judging has been scheduled at Five Hawks Elementary School on October 16 at 6:30 pm.  Volunteers will be needed to judge the pumpkins.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that they went to the Girl Scouts Back to School picnic at Sand Point Park on October 1. The girls will assist with our food drive.   They currently have about 330 members and 150 leaders.

Lion Linda Hall reported that 43. 6 pounds of food and $5 were collectedat the dinner meeting for the CAP Agency Food Shelf.

Reports received via email from Lion Loretta Klenke:1st email for the KidSight Project:“We have completed Kidsight screening at New Horizon in Savage.  It took me a few days to digest the outcome.  They have about 75 children they care for.  Harry and I went to the site 3 times prior to the initial screening.   Those three times, the site director was never present, even though the first time we visited, we had an arranged appointment to meet with her.  The location is across from Sonic Drive In, apartment buildings around the site. The assistant advised us the demographics there were different from the New Horizon in Prior Lake. She was disappointed with the outcome also.  That said, Harry and I collected 13 consent forms, of those 7 were present for the screening. Of those seven, we did not refer anyone to the eye doctor.  The assistant at the site could not believe so many people did not partake, and called some who had consents to bring in their children, no one cared enough to do that.  I know the two scheduled sites in October will not be that way.  One thing we noted at the site, the forms we provided, consents and parent letters were never placed in the child's mail box to be dispersed to parents, instead were only on the desk in the lobby.  Those forms are date specific to the site, so we could not take and reuse.  We will encourage more of a visual next year at that site. That said, we had 4 people at the site for 1 1/2 hours each.  Lions Linda H., Lion Mary B., Lions Harry and Loretta K.   I would like to thank everyone for your support for this project, and the Lions who worked this site. We have real positive response from the Lions who have worked this event, would love to see more Lions in our club volunteer to assist with this awarding project.  Most love the children’s response to the screening. I initiated contacts with three more sites today, including Little Saints at St. Paul's Church who was positive when I spoke to her at the Community Fest this past Monday evening. St. Michael's is still adjusting to the new school year, awaiting a contact back from her.   So we are working on our list, not even halfway through the list of daycares in Savage and PL.  I never knew that many existed.”2nd email: “We did another visual screening for Kidsight on Wednesday September 20 at New Horizon Savage.  We had 13 consents and screened only 6 children.  No referrals, everyone passed the vision testing. Four in attendance, Lions Linda H, Mary B, Harry and Loretta K.  We had one hour each of service, for total service hours of 4 on vision testing day.  Harry and I spend time with 4 trips to each sight to meet and deliver paperwork and so on, input names in machines prior to testing day.  We have two more scheduled for October.” 

Lion Paul Stahler stated that there are two VFW Harvest Market events left this year.  Lion Linda Hall mentioned that there was no traffic at the Flee Market/GarageSale onSeptember 28 and that she would not recommend it for next year.  Pop sales went well.

The Fall Community Fest took place at the Prior Lake High School from 6 – 8:30 pm on September 18.  Lions President Terry Groves stated that they had a good turnout.  Lion Katy Grovesmentioned that some people inquired as to what the Lions do.   A picture of the Lion was in the Prior Lake American newspaper. Lions Terry & Katy Groves, Lion Linda Hall, Lion Loretta Klenke, Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler and Lion GeraldZiskovsky volunteered their time.

Report received via email from PDG Harry Klenke for the Adopt-A-Highway: “Road clean up completed on Tuesday September 12 by the following Lions.  Lions Bruce R. Linda H, Terry and Katie Groves, Corrin K, Loretta and Harry Klenke.  I would like to thank all who assisted with this project, especially the ones who went south at the site.  The southern gang donated more blood to those pesky little fellows.  Spray helped very little. “

Reports received via email from Lion Paul Stahler for the Football Raffle: First email:“What a game.  The Lakers were whooped 24 to 0 last night by Eden Prairie and coach Mike Grant (Bud's son).  There was a lot of action.  Maybe the heat got to the Lakers.  It was 82 degrees before, after, and during the game.  The band was fantastic as was the half time entertainment.The football was won by Paul Wick (who won a ball last year also).We collected $56 thanks to Lions Bob K., Harry and Loretta, and Sheila and Paul. The next game is Friday September 22 against Minnetonka at the same time.”Second email:Great night of football last night with the exception that Prior Lake Lakers lost to Minnetonka 8 to 27.We collected $65 for the athletic department thanks to Lions Harry and Loretta, Sheila, and Paul.The ball was won by Phil Herbst whose son Michael is an 11th grader OLB and made some key plays.Phil is pictured above with Lion Harry in the press box.The next game is Homecoming, Parents' night, and Seniors’ night.  Guess the Lakers want to go out with gusto.  Couldn't ask for much more.That will be on October 6 at 7:00 PM as usual, but we will be there much earlier.  Come and enjoy a great night of football and root for the home team!”Lion Paul mentioned that there is one more game coming up.  So far, we have not done as well as we have in the past.

Report received via email from Lion Loretta Klenke for the Diabetes Service Project: “Lion Chris, this event should meet our club’s needs for the Centennial Service project.  Lions Char B, Harry and Loretta K served 4 hours each, Lion Kelly N had 2 hours.  We handed out a promotional flyer to people entering the Shakopee Walmart on Saturday September 23rd to promote the Wellness Health Fair sponsored by American Diabetes Association and Walmart. If people participated, they received a free Blood Glucose test, Blood Pressure check and BMI assessment.  There were also a pharmacist and vision person from the Walmart store to answer questions participants may have had about their medical care.  They received a coupon for free lens cleaner at the in store Vision Center and a water bottle with samples inside.  The nurse doing the assessments thanked us for volunteering and promoting the event.  She commented we made a difference and participation was increased due to our presence and encouragement at the door.  Lion Wanda, two JordanessLions, were present to assist us.  We all decided, we do NOT want to be a greeter at Walmart.   Thank all who assisted in promoting this event. I know the nurse asked if we were going to promote the Wellness event at SAM's in two weeks.  We told her noas far as we knew we were not. “

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler for the Ladies Night Out: “The theme for Ladies Night Out was Octoberfest, which was last night.  Over 320 women participated so we were busy at the Prior Lake Lions table.  We played free pull tabs and bean bags for prizes which were pens, mints, a flashlight, and note pads.  We gave out nail files, coasters, and anniversary pins.  The Prior Lake Mayor Kurt B. stopped over several times to chat.  Many women commented on what a fun table the Lions had and they liked the nail files.  Our grand prize was a bottle of wine.   The evening could not have been better weather wise.The two guys from the new Boat House Brothers Brewery in downtown Prior Lake were sampling four of their beers which were surprisingly good.  They plan to be open by the first of the year.Thank you to Lion Gerald for the use of his bean bag game and table, and to Lion Bruce R for getting prizes and tabs ready.Thank you to the Lions who helped with the table...Lions Gerald, Terry, Katy, Sheila, and Paul.  Lions Char, Linda, and Kelly were busy at the VFW farmers market.”

The Minnesota Lions Eye Bank hosted Thanksgiving for Vision at the Earle Brown Heritage Center on Brooklyn Center on September 30.  PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke attended the event.  They listened to several speakers.

Lion Linda Hall and Lion Corrin Kuntz will check on options and select Dinner Meeting Menu for October 2017 – June 2018.  They will work together with the catering manager of McKenna to come up with a variety of meals.  Gluten free options will always be available.

Our club will Club Visits the Shakopee Lions and the Jordan Lions will visit Prior Lake.

Lions President Terry Groves will plan a dedication Legacy Project ceremony at Sand Point Park and invite Mayor Kirk Briggs or other City representatives.  We then will ask them to post pictures on the City of Prior Lake website.  More info to come.

Zone 3 Chair Christy Trutnau sent an invitation for the Zone 3 Fall Meeting which will take place at Ridges Golf Course in Jordan on October 10. Lion Chris Boulton, Lions President Terry Groves and PDGHarry &Lion LorettaKlenke are planning on attending the meeting.

Lion Loretta Klenke stated that the FoodDrive has been scheduled atLunds&Byerlys on October 14.Two volunteer shifts will be scheduled for 9 am - 11 am and 11 am - 1 pm.The scouts will assist with the event. Announcements will be placed on our Lions Facebook page and also the Girl Scouts’ Facebook page.  Flyers have already been handed out.  It will also be announced at Bingo.

The 27th ACM Gambling Convention and Exposition will be held in St. Cloud on November 16-18.  Lion Bruce Reddemann, Lions Terry & Katy Groves will attend the convention.

The Senior Luncheon will take place at the VFW on December 11 starting at noon. We will need volunteers to assist with the event.  Lion Char Beerlingand Lion Gerald Ziskovsky met with Sue from the VFW to start planning the event.  We will sell tickets this time instead of requesting reservations.  LionChar will distribute flyers at several locations (Keystone, Club Prior etc.).  Mayor Kirk Briggs may be the speaker.  Music is the same as last year.

The Breakfast with Santa has been scheduled for December 2 from 8:30 am - noon at the VFW.  Last year, we charged $8 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under; the family rate was capped at $25.  Lion Paul Stahler stated that we don’t have to take anything down after the event since there will be another event on the following day.  Mayor Kirk Briggs may be Santa.  We will ask the Boy and Girl Scouts again to help but need Lions to supervise.

PDG Joan Blank will conduct the new member orientation at the October Dinner Meeting.  Lions President Terry Groveswill invite Mayor Kirk Briggs to talk about how the 13-21 Project will impact multiple downtown intersections, movingforward13-21.comstarting at 6:30 pm.

Holiday Gift Cards totaling $4,500 for needy families for the holidays were approved last month.The CAP Agency is also asking for 150 gift cards valuedat $25 each and/or if we are willing to sponsor families for Christmas.  The request will be reviewed by the Steering Committee.

Frontier Girls Clubs is a scout like youth program for girls offered as an alternative to Girl Scouts. They offer more than 1,200 individual badgesand are asking for support from different local organizations in Prior Lake to charter a new club.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that we need to order aLegacy Sign for Pavilion at Lakefront Park like we had ordered for Sand Point

September 2017

Lion Linda Hall deposited $58.75into the Mints project account forAugust.

PDG Harry Klenkehas not counted the Eyeglasses yet that he collected.

Lion Linda Hall reported that all Dictionaries were delivered to 3rd grade students at local schools.   Lion Linda has 11dictionaries left over from last year.

Lion Paul Stahler reported the Boy Scouts will have their kick off on September 11at Sand Point Park.  They have about 80 boys in the troop right now.  The cub scouts are starting their new year as well.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated the Girl Scouts will have their back to school picnicat Sand Point Park on October 1 at noon. They will also have a Fall product sale and will assist with our food drive.

Lions President Terry Groves reported that several club members attended the Shakopee Leo Club Charter Ceremony at the Shakopee VFW on August 14.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky presented Lion Bob Wickman with the Dream Catcher Award and perfect attendance pin at the business meeting since Lion Bob was unable to attend the Annual Picnic.

Lions President Terry & Lion Katy Groves attended the Zone 3 Meeting at Hope Lutheran Church in Jordan on August 16.

Report received via email from Lion Loretta Klenke for KidSight Project:“Wednesday August 9:  Lions Kelly, Mary, Laurine, Loretta and Harry.  We were at site a total of 4 hours, screened children for 2 hours 15 minutes.  Other time was set up, tear down and paperwork. Thursday August 10:  Lions Char, Mary, Laurine, Harry and Loretta.  We were there 2 1/2 hours, Harry and I three hours.  Screening children for 1 1/2 hours.  We screened a total of 72 children for the two days.  Just for information, HIPPA, 10 children were referred to the eye doctor out of the 72. Staff and director were fantastic to work with, and want us back next year. We did bring cookies in for staff to enjoy.”  At the meeting, Lion Loretta mentioned that the next screening has been scheduled at the New Horizon site in Savage on September 20.  There are approximately 65 kids at that site.  Also, two more screenings will be completed in October at Little Lakers Montessori and Kindercare.

Lions President Terry Groves reported that the club will be paid approximately $798 for volunteer hours worked on August 25 and 29 at the State Fair.

Lions President Terry Groves will plan a dedication ceremony at Sand Point Park forour Legacy Project.  Pictures will be posted on the City of Prior Lake website.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that things are going well and that we have volunteers working every Thursday from 4 to 7 pm until October 12.  The VFW Harvest Market takes place in the parking lot of the VFW, 16306 Main Ave. (or inside the club in case of rain). The Flee Market/GarageSale will be onSeptember 28.

The Fall Community Fest will take place at the Prior Lake High School from 6 – 8:30 pm on September 18.  The event is sponsored by the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Community Education, Prior Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Savage Chamber of Commerce. Set-up will be between 5:15 pm and 5:30 pm.  Volunteers are needed to staff the table. 

Lion Katy Groves stated that Perkins was selected by the committee for our Business Meeting Relocation.  There is no charge for the room and no requirement to purchase food.

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler for the Football Raffle: “Our first football game is under our belts.  Lakers won 42 to 12 over Shakopee.  Perfect night for the fall kickoff. We made $103 and the football was won by Jeremy Baudoin who has two small kids in football.  Jeremy was happy.The next game is Friday September 15 against Eden Prairie.  Game time is 7:00 PM.  We will be there by 6:00 PM.Wear some Lions attire for free admission to the game (unless you are a senior).Thank you Lions Katy and Terry, Gerald, and Sheila and Paul for helping.”

The Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation is looking for volunteers at Walmart locations to partner with MLDF, American Diabetes Association and Walmart to be greeters on September 23 from 10 am-2 pm.  Lion Char Beerling, PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lion Kelly Norris will volunteer their time.

 Lion Loretta Klenke stated that the FoodDrive has been scheduled atLunds&Byerlys on October 14.Two volunteer shifts will be scheduled for 9 am - 11 am and 11 am - 1 pm.  We will ask the scouts for assistance.

The Adopt-A-Highway clean-up will take place on September 12.  Volunteerswill 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 13.

Our club will Club Visits the Shakopee Lions and the Jordan Lions will visit Prior Lake.

The 27th ACM Gambling Convention and Exposition will be held in St. Cloud on November 16-18. Lion Bruce Reddemann, Lions Terry &Katy Groves and will attend the convention.

Lion Linda Hall and Lion Corrin Kuntz will check on options and select Dinner Meeting Menu for October – June of 2018.  They will work together with the catering manager of McKenna to come up with a variety of meals.

DG Nancy Mathwig will visit our club in March 2018 for the Dinner Meeting.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Ladies Night Out has been scheduled for September 28.The theme is Octoberfest.  Emery boards will be given out; there will be pull tabs and bean bag toss for prizes.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank will host Thanksgiving for Vision at the Earle Brown Heritage Center on Brooklyn Center on September 30.

August 2017

Lion Linda Hall deposited $78.35 into the Mints project account for July.

PDG Harry Klenke collected 292 Eyeglasses.

Lion Linda Hall ordered Dictionaries for all 3rd grade students at local schools.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Scouts are at Tomahawk right now.  An Eagle Scout Ceremony is coming up soon.  The cub scouts are getting ready for their joint scouting night in September.

DG Harry Klenke reported that $2,500 was raised during the Brian Sheehan for Int’l 3rd VP fundraiser on August 7.

The Lakefront Music Fest took place at Lakefront Park on July 14 & 15.  9 Lions sold tickets on July 14 from 7 to 10 pm. Lion Loretta Klenke stated that they were very busy.  Lion Katy Groves reported that a total of 2,500 cases of beer were sold in addition to plenty of wine.

The Lakefront Days Parade took place on August 5.  Lion Paul Stahler stated that they had a good turnout.  They ran out of candy before they reached the park. Lion Loretta Klenke stated that the  special banner for the 100th anniversary of Lions International looked very nice.

PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke attended Jungle Days on August 7 at Glencoe Country Club.

Report received from Lion Loretta Klenke on KidSight Project: Our dates are set for New Horizon Prior Lake for Wednesday, August 9 and Thursday, August 10.  Our first trial and error.  We plan to have the screeners available to practice following the Tuesday Club meeting.  So far, we have enough volunteers for these dates.  We may need some people to stay to have their eyes checked after the meeting. For people volunteering, we will meet in the parking lot both days, and enter as a group, starting 8 am.  It is a locked facility, and entering as a group we only need to be buzzed in once. The director will want to speak to us on the first day.  Do not know how our day will go, do not really want to begin with the babies (6 months), but they do start their naps at 11 am.   Just some information to keep in mind.  Both Laurine and I are excited to get one facility under our belts.  We will learn as we go, always open for suggestions. I have been working on attempting to get another site,communication has been a struggle at times.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that the Centennial Community Legacy Projects benches are in, New logos are up and one scout will enhance the landscape around the benches which will be his Eagle Scout project.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that things are going well with the VFW Harvest Market and that we have volunteers working every Thursday from 4 to 7 pm until October 12.  The market takes place in the parking lot of the VFW, 16306 Main Ave. (or inside the club in case of rain).  Lion Linda Hall will sell wooden toys from the Toy Corner on August 10.  The Flee Market Garage Sale will be on September 28.

The Picnic will take place on August 17 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.  PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke will grill the meat. Lion Gordy Affield will purchase beverages.  Attendees will pay $10 each.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that 12 volunteers are needed to sell tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 25 (8 spots) and August 29 (4 spots) from 4:30-11:30 pm.  Lions President Terry has a sign-up sheet.

Lions President Terry Groves presented a list of Committee Assignments to the club and also emailed it.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that several club members met at The Pointe to discuss possible new Business Meeting locations since Fongs will be closed on Mondays. Locations that are being considered: The Pointe, Doherty’s, Lakers/Cove, Charlie’s, Lions Office, Hooligans, Davanni’s Savage, Club Prior, Library, VFW, McKenna’s Crossing, Rock Creek Building, School District, St. Mikes, Klein Bank, Wells Fargo, Perkins, The Wilds, Franciscan Retreat Center, New Market Bank, City of Prior Lake, Fire Hall.  Top 3 are Club Prior, VFW and Perkins. The following members will form a committee to decide which location would work best:  Lion Linda Hall, PDG Harry Klenke, Lion Kelly Norris, Lion Paul Stahler and Lion Dave Velishek.

All presidents and secretaries are invited to the Zone 3 Meeting at Hope Lutheran Church in Jordan on August 16 at 6:30 pm.

The Fall Community Fest will take place at the Prior Lake High School from 6 – 8:30 pm on September 18.  The event is sponsored by the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Community Education, Prior Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Savage Chamber of Commerce. Set-up will be between 5:15 pm and 5:30 pm.  Volunteers are needed to staff the table. 

Lion Paul Stahler stated that we will have another Football Raffle drawing this year at the high school.  The dates are as follows:  August 31 (Shakopee), September 15 (Eden Prairie), September 22 (Minnetonka) and October 6 (Eagan).  Volunteers will be needed to sell raffle tickets at the games.  Since the quality of the balls last year was not meeting expectations, we will supply them this year. The purchase of 4 footballs for a total of $71.45 out of the project account was Approved.

The Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation is looking for volunteers at Walmart locations to partner with MLDF, American Diabetes Association and Walmart to be Diabetes Service Project greeters on September 23 from 10 am-2pm.  Lion Char Beerling, PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lion Kelly Norris will volunteer their time.

The following Awards were presented at the Picnic.

Helen Keller - PDG Gordy Affield, Lion Chris Boulton, Lion Paul Stahler

Melvin Jones - Lion Char Beerling,  Lion Linda Hall, Lion Bruce Reddemann   

Hearing - Lion Loretta Klenke

Dream Catcher - Lion Bob Wickman

Lion of the Year - Lion Kelly Norris

Perfect Attendance:  The following Lions achieved perfect attendance for 2016-2017:

Gordy Affield

Char Beerling

Laurine Berg

Chris Boulton

Mary Broderick

Mike Broderick

Ger Danielson

Bonnie Grapper

Roger Grapper

Katy Groves

Terry Groves

Linda Hall

Harry Klenke

Loretta Klenke

Tom Kourajian

Kelly Norris

Bruce Reddemann

Paul Stahler

Sheila Stahler

Dave Velishek

Bob Wickman

Gerald Ziskovsky

July 2017

Lion Linda Hall deposited $73.69 into the Mints project account for June.

Lion Linda Hall stated that we donated 22 lbs of food and $5 on June 19 to the Food Shelf.

Lion Linda Hall has left messages with several schools regarding our donation of  Dictionary to 3rd grade students.

PDG Harry Klenke collected 137 Eyeglasses.

Lion Loretta Klenke will attend a KidSight Project meeting on Thursday with New Horizon Academy.  There are 125 children at the Prior Lake site. Lion Loretta has also been in contact with other sites in Savage and Prior Lake.  We will more than likely schedule a screening for next month.  For the screening at New Horizon Academy, we will need two machines and 4 to 6 volunteers.

The Lakefront Music Fest event will take place at Lakefront Park on July 14 & 15.  9 Lions will sell tickets on July 14 from7 to 10 pm. Volunteers should check in 20 minutes early. We will be allowed to display our club banner.The band is The Fray on Friday.

The Lakefront Days Parade will take place on August 5 with a start time of 10 am.  It begins at St. Mikes and ends at Lakefront Park. The fee has been paid.  Lion Loretta Klenke checked on prices for a special banner for the 100th anniversary of Lions International at Walmart, Walgreens, UPS and Office Max.Two vinyl 2 ft. x 6 ft banners will be purchased from Office Max in the amount of $79.49 each out of the project account. Lion Paul Stahler will pull Lion Dave Velishek’s trailer and volunteers should meet at 8:30 am at Velishek Auto.  Lion Dave will buy candy to be handed out to children during the parade.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky stated that the Centennial Community Legacy Project shelter signs have not been replaced yet but that the form is set for the cement.   

Jungle Days have been scheduled for August 7 at Glencoe Country Club and is hosted by the Hamburg Lions.  Registration starts at 11 am and shotgun start is at 12:30 pm. The cost is $85 per golfer and includes golf cart, dinner and prizes.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that 14 volunteers are needed to sell tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 25 (10 spots) and 29 (4 spots) from 4:30-11:30 pm.  Lions President Terry has a sign-up sheet.

We can have a spot at the VFW Harvest Market for $25 per week and sell garage sale items. The Veterans Harvest Market is scheduled for 4 to 7 pm each Thursday between June 15 through October 12. The market takes place in the parking lot of the VFW, 16306 Main Ave. (or inside the club in case of rain). Proceeds from vendor fees will go toward programs for local veterans and families.  Lion Paul Stahler reported that he & Lion Sheila sold produce and helped with the beverage table during the first & fourth week and that Lion Char Beerling worked the second week. More volunteers are needed.  The Flee Market/GarageSale will be chaired by Lion Linda Hall and Lion Kelly Norris.  Available dates are July 13, August 10, September 28 and October 12.

Lion Bruce Reddemann stated that all students submitted their Scholarships paper work on time so the checks could be issued in June.

Lions President Terry Groves reminded the club that Bridging Volunteers opportunities are available.

If interested in purchasing a Lions T-Shirts with your name embroidered for approximately $15,  please contact Lion Kelly Norris.

PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke attended the Lions International Convention.  They were delegates and passed their votes.  The event was fun.  The Beachboys and Chicago provided entertainment.  The parade was long and our district was almost last in the line-up. It started at 9 am and they didn’t start marching until noon.  Our district had a snowman balloon. 

No Dinner Meeting this month.

Lions President Terry Groves presented a Committee Assignments list to the club and will email an updated copy.  A Social Media Committee was added.

 June 2017 

Lion Linda Hall deposited $97.34 into the Mints project account for May.  

PDG Harry Klenke collected 137 Eyeglasses. 

Lion Paul Stahler stated that an Eagle Scout ceremony took place on June 5 and that Lions Terry & Katy Groves handed out the red jacket.  Lions Paul & Sheila attended the 70th anniversary celebration at St. Michael for the troop.  Our club has sponsored Boy Scouts Troop 331 for 70 years. During that time, they had 126 Eagle scouts.  Currently, 73 scouts and 25 chaperones are signed up to go to Tomahawk Scout Reservation in August. They also have other events planned for the summer.  Lions Paul & Sheila and Lions Terry & Katy went to the bridging ceremony in May where the cub scouts moved up to the next rank.  A picnic is coming up soon. 

 

Lions Gerald Ziskovsky reported that PLHS will have its Senior Recognition Night on June 6 at 7 pm.Lion Gerald and Lion Mike Broderick will attend the event.  The Scholarships students and their parents are invited to our dinner meeting on June 15 

 

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that the Lakefront Music Fest event will take place at Lakefront Park on July 14 & 15.  9 Lions will sell tickets on July 14 from 7 to 10 pm.  We will be allowed to display our club banner. The band is The Fray on Friday. 

The old Lions sign on the Sand Point pavilion will be replaced with the new Centennial Community Legacy Projects sign.  The new benches will also have Lions signs and will be placed close to the pavilion.  The City will pay for some upgrades (cement, paint etc.)  Lion Terry Groves stated that the benches and plaques are in but have not been installed yet.  The shelter sign has not been put up yet either since the City of Prior Lake is short staffed right now. 

The Lions Multiple District 5M Hearing Foundation D-Feet Hearing Loss Walk took place at the U of M Landscape Arboretum on June 3.  PDG Harry Klenke stated that it was very hot and that over 800 people were served food at the event.  He also stated that our club’s name was listed on the banner for our $500 donation.  If we had donated $1,000, Prior Lake Lions would have been printed on the T-shirt so something to consider for next year. 

Jungle Days have been scheduled for August 7 at Glencoe Country Club and is hosted by the Hamburg Lions.  Registration starts at 11 am and shotgun start is at 12:30 pm. The cost is $85 per golfer and includes golf cart, dinner and prizes. 

Lion Terry Groves stated that 14 volunteers are needed to sell tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 25 (10 spots) and 29 (4 spots) from 4:30-11:30 pm.   

Membership applications were received and accepted from  Dr. Jessica Larkin, Tammy Traylor, and Daniel & Sandy Muench. 

It was suggested to hold a new membership orientation on September 21 before the dinner meeting. Lion Paul Stahler will contact PDG Joan Blank to see if she can induct the new members. 

The scholarship recipients and their parents will attend our June Dinner Meeting.  Lion Tom Kourajian mentioned that recently, club members seem to have been dissatisfied with the meals at McKenna Crossing.   He suggested that the new president set up a committee to check on other meeting locations keeping in mind the quality of the food, beverages and overall price/value. 

We can have a spot at the VFW Harvest Market for $25 per week and sell garage sale items.   The Veterans Harvest Market is scheduled for 4 to 7 pm each Thursday starting on June 15 through October 12.  The market will take place in the parking lot of the VFW, 16306 Main Ave. (or inside the club in case of rain). Proceeds from vendor fees will go toward programs for local veterans and families.  Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler will chair this project and plan something for June 29. 

Because of the July 4 holiday the Business Meeting will be moved to July 10. 

The Lakefront Days Parade will take place on August 5 with a start time of 10 am.  It begins at St. Mikes and ends at Lakefront Park.  Lion Paul Stahler stated that the fee has been paid.  It was suggested to get a special banner for the 100th anniversary of Lions International.  Lion Loretta Klenke will check on prices.  Lion Paul Stahler will contact Lion David Velishek to see if we can use his trailer again. 

If interested in joining a Committee, please contact Lion Terry Groves. 

If interested in purchasing a Lions T-Shirts with your name embroidered for approximately $15, please contact Lion Kelly Norris.

May 2017 

 Lion Linda Hall deposited $73.80 into the Mints project account for April.  

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler: “The Eagle ceremony is for three Troop 331 Eagle Boy Scouts. Lions Sheila and Paul went to Feed My Starving Children with Pack 331 April 27.  We packed over 50 boxes of food.  That's enough to feed four kids for one year.  The cost of the food was $2700. Troop 331 has an evening planned in May at FMSC.  We will send out an email for any Lion interested in helping out. “ 

 Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler:  “Lions Klenkes, Groves, and Stahlers attended the Girl Scouts banquet and awards ceremony on April 19.  There were 14 Bronze awards, seven Silver awards, and one Gold award.  The Gold award recipient (Elizabeth Heile) will be honored again at the Eagle ceremony on May 7 along with her brother Michael. “

 PDG Harry Klenke collected 140 Eyeglasses and 3 hearing aids. 

Report received via email from Lion Char Beerling:  “Easter Bunny Breakfast Report - held 8 April 2017.  There were 19 Lions who worked: Dave V, Bob W, Harry & Loretta, Lowell & Laurine, Katy & Terry, Kelly, Gordy & Darlene, Gerald & Kris, Linda, Mike & Mary, Sheila & Paul, Char.  There were ten Girl Scouts and four leaders who worked.  Harry was the Lion and Jordyn Beerling was the bunny.  We served approximately 166 breakfasts. Took in $888.00 minus expenses of $247.00, leaving a profit of $641.00. Thanks to all who worked in any way to help make the breakfast a success.  Everyone did an excellent job of filling in where needed, when needed.  There were plenty of prizes for the kids, with some left over for next year.  Thanks to those who donated prizes also.” 
 
 Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that DG Steve Wasserman and PDG Mike Vos were at Velishek Auto on April 6 at 4:30 pm to collect our Journey for Service donation.  Several club members as well as the Lion were also in attendance. 

 PDG Harry Klenke stated that the Bridging event has been scheduled for May 20.  Volunteers can sign up for two different shifts.  Lion Bob Wickman will distribute flyers throughout town. 

 Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that the Lakefront Music Fest event will take place at Lakefront Park on July 14 & 15.  9 Lions will sell tickets on July 14 from 7 to 10 pm.  We will be allowed to display our club banner. 

 Report received via email from Lion Bonnie Grapper: “We chose 6 Scholarships for the Lions on April 18th.  The six that we chose were: Benjamin Halstrom, Chris Olinger, Evan Wolf, Natilie Sticha, Allison Stocker, Luke Swank.  The Lions that were present for the Scholarship committee were Bruce and Lonnie Reddemann, Sheila Stahler, and myself I have given the school the letters of congratulations to give to the students on Friday, June 9th for the Senior breakfast.  The students and their parents are invited to our Dinner meeting on June 15th. That does not give them much time to RSVP, but we had the same issue last year, and it worked out OK. On Tuesday, June 6th, at 7:00 PM, they are having PLHS Senior Recognition Night.  The Prior Lake Lions are invited to attend.  Anyone that would like to attend should contact Amanda Kapusniak, the School Counselor at 952-226-8669.  This is an opportunity for scholarship sponsors to be recognized.”  Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky and Lion Mike Broderick will attend the PLHS Senior Recognition Night. 

 The New Officers for 2017-2018 will be inducted by 1st VDG Elect Diana Kroells at the May dinner meeting.  

 PDG Harry Klenke stated that the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up took place on April 11.  Volunteers met at the intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 8 at 6 pm.   Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler, Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky, LionLinda Hall, Lion Char Beerling, Lion Bruce Reddemann Lion Kelly Norris (parents Lions Jerry and Shirley Smith with the Ottertail Lions), PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke, Lion Corrin Kuntz and her friend Scott assisted with the event. 

 Lion Terry Groves reported that the old Lions sign on the Sand Point pavilion will be replaced with the new Centennial Community Legacy Projects sign.  The benches will also have Lions signs and will be placed close to the pavilion.  The City will pay for some upgrades (cement, paint etc.) 

 PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke attended the 98th MD5M Multiple Convention in Bemidji on April 21-23.  It was hosted by the Bemidji Lions, First City Lions of Bemidji and Lions Clubs in 5M10.  There were 286 delegates and a total of 665 people were in attendance.  Our district was the second most recognized district after the hosting clubs.  Past International Director Brian Sheehan announced his intention to run for the office of 3rd Vice President of Lions Clubs International. He will be seeking this office at the International Convention in Las Vegas in 2018. 

  Jungle Days has been scheduled for August 7 at Glencoe Country Club and is hosted by the Hamburg Lions.  Registration starts at 11 am and shotgun start is at 12:30 pm. The cost is $85 per golfer and includes golf cart, dinner and prizes. 

 The Lions Multiple District 5M Hearing Foundation D-Feet Hearing Loss Walk will take place at the U of M Landscape Arboretum on June 3.   

 The Hutchinson Lions are calling on 5M2 Lions, Lioness and Leo Clubs to help celebrate not only the first 100 years of Lions Clubs International but also the next 100 years of our legacy, by having 100 plus members of 5M2 in the Hutchinson Water Carnival Parade, on Sunday June 18th 2017 in Hutchinson, MN. All attending should wear paraphernalia of their home town club. There will be a trailer to ride on for those who cannot walk through the Hutchinson Lions Club Parade. The Hutchinson Lions will be hosting a small picnic at one of their Lions Parks after the parade. 

 Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that Dr.  Jessica Larkin, Chiropractor at HealthSource, may be interested in Membership with our club.  Lion Gerald already talked to Jessica and will invite her to a meeting/event. 

 The 2017-2018 Club Officer Training will take place at Bethany College, Meyer Hall of Science & Mathematics, in Mankato on May 6.  Registration will start at 9 am and Sessions at 9:30 am.   

 Lion Loretta Klenke stated that 1st VDG Elect Diana Kroells will attend our May Dinner Meeting. 

 Lion Kelly Norris will check if we can get more purple Lions T-Shirts since some club members would like to purchase some.   

 Lion Linda Hall stated that we can have a table at the VFW Harvest Market for $25 per week and sell garage sale items to deposit into our Administrative Account.   The Veterans Harvest Market is scheduled for 3 to 7 pm each Thursday.  The market will take place in the parking lot of the VFW, 16306 Main Ave. (or inside the club in case of rain). Proceeds from vendor fees will go toward programs for local veterans and families. 

 Lion Linda Hall has complimentary Sand Point Parking Passes available. 

 Lion Loretta Klenke stated that the new MyLion App will be available after the International Convention. 

 

  April 2017

Lion Linda Hall deposited $79.26 into the Mints project account for March. 

Report received via email on 3/26 from Lion Paul Stahler: “These are the four newest Eagle Boy Scouts in our Troop 331. Lions Tom W., Sheila, and Paul were there to present the Sponsor gifts…the red jackets. We are very proud of these young men and their accomplishments.

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

The Easter Bunny Breakfast will take place at St. Michael on April 8.  Volunteers should be there between 7:30 am (kitchen workers) and 8 am and food will be served from 9 until 11 am.  Lion Char Beerling has a sign-up sheet for volunteers and had flyers made for the event.  Lion Bob Wickman distributed some of those flyers already.  Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky will make announcements if nobody else volunteers. Volunteers will be asked to pay $4 if they would like to eat. 

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that DG Steve Wasserman and PDG Mike Vos will be at Velishek Auto on April 6 at 4:30 pm to collect our Journey for Service donation.

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that the Bridging event has been scheduled for May 20. Volunteers will be needed to assist with the event.  

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that the Lakefront Music Fest event will take place at Lakefront Park on July 14 & 15.  We will sell tickets on July 14, 7-10 pm.  6 Lions will volunteer their time. 

The Scholarships committee will meet at the PLHS on April 18 at 2:30 pm. Six $2,000 scholarships will be awarded.

The Spring Zone 3 Meeting was hosted by the N.E.W. Lions at the Ranchero Supper Club in Webster on March 20. Lion Chris Boulton, Lions Terry & Katy Groves, PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky attended the meeting.

Lion Tom Kourajian read the list of next year’s New Officers for 2017-2018. The elections will be held at the April dinner meeting.  Lion Tom Kourajian will replace PDG Gordy Affield as treasurer.  PDG Harry Klenke will be Assistant Treasurer.

An Administrative Account committee consisting of Lion Katy Groves, Lion Linda Hall and Lion Bruce Reddemann provided the following options to increase the administrative account: Eliminate the lesser charge for spousal membership and/or raise dues by $20 or $30 for all members,  raise meal prices, introduce an administrative fee for funds collected and put into the project account, stop purchasing promotional items for the public  (i.e. lighted pens) out of the project account (money should come from the project costs), hold garage/lawn sales,  and instead of giving money collected during the dinner meeting to the guest speaker’s favorite cause have the money come from the project account.  

Lion Terry Groves presented the club with two options for signs for the Centennial Community Legacy Projects at Lions Sand Point Beach.  The first one are samples for the plaques that go on the benches and the other for replacing the Lions sign on the pavilion.  Lion Chris Boulton will place the order and Lion Linda Hall will find out if the City of Prior Lake can install them.  

Lion Chris Boulton was presented with the 100% Governor’s Secretary Award for 2015/2016.

The 2017-2018 Club Officer Training will take place at Bethany College, Meyer Hall of Science & Mathematics, in Mankato on May 6.  Registration will start at 9 am and Sessions at 9:30 am.  

Lion Loretta Klenke stated that the Dinner Meeting speaker will be Kathleen Williams from Quest. 

PDG Harry Klenke stated that the Adopt-A-Highway will take place on April 11.  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 April 12.  Lion Harry signed a contract again for another 2 years.

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky was wondering if we should sponsor a hole for $150 at the Meadows at Mystic Lake on June 27 at 11:30 am.    It was decided not to participate in the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce sponsored 2017 Golf Tournament event this year.

Lion Kelly Norris suggested to not have Bingo on Easter Sunday.  Lion Kelly will let the Pointe know.

The dinner meeting of the Prior Lake Lions Club was held at Mckenna Crossing on April 20 at 7:00 p.m.​  Lions Mike & Kathleen Williams from Quest were the Guest Speakers:

Candidates for New Officers for 2017 - 2018: ​The following Lions were confirmed.

President 

Terry Groves 

1st Vice President 

Loretta Klenke 

2nd Vice President 

Bruce Reddemann

3rd Vice President 

Linda Hall 

Secretary 

Chris Boulton 

Asst Secretary 

Sheila Stahler 

Treasurer 

Tom Kourajian 

Asst Treasurer 

​Harry Klenke

Tail Twister 

Paul Stahler 

Asst Tail Twister 

Corrin Kuntz 

Lion Tamer 

Mike Broderick 

1 Year Directors 

Mary Broderick 

 

Darlene Motschenbacher

2 Year Directors 

Laurine Berg 

 

Ger Danielson 

3 Year Directors 

Katy Groves 

 

Kelly Norris 

Membership Chairperson 

Paul Stahler 

Membership Vice Chairperson 

Char Beerling 

Past President 

Gerald Ziskovsky 

 

 

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