Meetings

March 2014

Lion Don Hall deposited $88.80 into the Mints project account on February 28. 

Governor Elect Harry Klenke took numerous Eyeglasses plus three hearing aids to the Midwinter Convention in Mankato.

Lions Terry & Katy Groves, Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler and Lions Jim & Karen Tuitt went to an Boy Scouts Eagle Ceremony for 4 boys on March 1. Also, Lions Paul & Sheila went to the Boy Scouts Blue and Gold dinner. On Saturday February 22 Pack 331 (our Pack) held their Pinewood Derby car race at Five Hawks school.  The event started at 8:00 AM with racing commencing at 9:00 AM.  Twenty six cars were checked in the night before and an additional twenty three cars showed up on the morning of the race. The crowd was in awe of the fantastic new aluminum Pinewood Derby track which we purchased last fall for Packs 330 and 331.  The new track is six feet longer, has four lanes, and up-to-date electric timing and speed recording.  Track speeds were in excess of 220 miles per hour for some of the fastest cars.  Lions Paul and Sheila showed up early at 7:45 AM with four cars to test the track out.  Their speeds were a little slower than the cub scouts’ speeds at a little over 200 MPH, which is still a very respectable showing.  Next year they will put on the graphite and moly before racing. Lions Tom Wolf, Sheila and Paul did the car judging with ten different categories of craftsmanship to select for the winners circle.  They only wish that each scout could have won a prize for his car, but each scout did receive a "car display stand" for his efforts at constructing a Pinewood Derby car.  The display stand was made by parents. Lion Kelly was somewhere in the vicinity of the race. Parents served food and beverages for the spectators.  There were many smiles and lots of cheers for the racers and the parents who thanked the Lions for the generous gift of the race track.
 

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that a recognition banquet for the Girl Scouts will take place at Fongs on May 7.  Several girls will be recognized with Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.  Also, the Cookie Sales will end on March 23.

Lion Linda Hall stated that Bridging will be scheduled for May 31 from 9am-noon in the Village Market parking lot.  Bridging will supply the truck which will be parked at the Village Market parking lot close to Highway 13.  The boy scouts will more than likely help with the event and we will also need Lions as volunteers.

Lion Don Sterna stated that his company is working on the black and white graphics for the Memorial Park Plaque which should be completed by the end of next week.  The Lions emblem will be in color.  

Governor Elect Harry Klenke stated that everything went well at the 5M-2 Mid-Winter Convention and that he appreciated all the support that he received from our club and from the Veseli Lions.  Next year’s convention will be on Feb13-15, 2015 and the theme will be “Back to the 60ies”.  The Parade of Green was very successful.  Lion Gordy Affield stated that 48 clubs attended the convention and 140 voting delegates were present.  Lion Marvin Grimm was elected 1st Vice DG and Steve Larson from Fairbeault was elected 2nd V DG.  Jungle Days will be hosted by Glencoe on August 4.  Lion Chris Boulton received the 100% Secretary Award.

Our club did not compete in this year’s Bedrace for Bridging race.

Lion Paul Stahler talked to Leo about doing a Cadillac Fundraiser dinner at Fongs and Leo stated anytime after June would be fine.  We could possibly have a band, dancing and give away door prices later in the Fall.

Lion Kelly Norris stated that volunteers have been scheduled for Bingo through April. Bingo on Easter Sunday and Memorial Day weekend will be cancelled.

Lion Tom Kourajian presented the list of Candidates for Officers 2014-2015.

 

President

Kelly Norris

1st Vice President

Don Sterna

2nd Vice President

Jim Tuitt

3rd Vice President

Terry Groves

Secretary

Chris Boulton

Asst Secretary

Sheila Stahler

Treasurer

Gordy Affield

Asst Treasurer

Tom Kourajian

Tail Twister

Bruce Nelson

Asst Tail Twister

Paul Stahler

Lion Tamer

Don & Linda Hall

1 Year Directors

Katy Groves

 

Dave Velishek

2 Year Directors

Char Beerling

 

Lance Walker

3 Year Directors

Bruce Nelson

 

Sheila Stahler

Membership Chairperson

Paul Stahler

Membership Vice Chairperson

Karen Tuitt

Membership Member at Large

Irene Jurovich

Past President

Tim Lindbo

No new nominations were made. The elections will be held at the April dinner meeting.

Richard Kirchoff’s New Member application was approved.

Our Club Visit will be with the Shakopee Valley Lions Club on March 26. Lion Chris Boulton reported that the Shakopee Valley Lions Club meets every 4th Wednesday of the month (not third as previously advised) and start at 6pm at the Shakopee VFW.  They do not have a meal and meetings are generally less than an hour long 

Lion Char Beerling stated that the Easter Bunny Breakfast will take place at St. Michael on April 12 from 9-11am. The price will be $6 for adults and $4 for children ten and under.  Lion Char has already several prizes and volunteers are encouraged to bring a few more presents to the event.  Set-up will start at 8 am and cooks should be there by 7 am. The Girl Scouts will help again with the event.  A sign-up sheet will be available at the dinner meeting.  Lion Sheila Stahler has the template for the club placemats and will have more made prior to the breakfast.  Info received after the meeting: St. Michael will not be available on April 12 and the breakfast will take place at the VFW instead.  The price of the meals may have to be increased.

Lion Jack Webster will stop at Velishek Auto fot the Journey for Service on April 10.  This will be his last year as Chairman and Lion Gordy Affield will take over.

Lion Gordy Affield recommended that we invite GMT Chair Lion Maynard Rucks, GLT Chair Lion Debra Wasserman or DG Joan Blank to talk to our club about Club Excellence Process.  CEP is a fun, interactive workshop that brings members together to talk about what their club is today and what it will be tomorrow. It gives the club the tools to energize service, enhance member satisfaction and set goals to keep the club on track for continued growth and success; http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/common/pdfs/CEP-overview.pdf.

The Zone 3 Meeting on March 24 will be hosted by Shakopee Valley.  More info to follow.

February 2014

$48.39 was deposited into the Mints project account on January 8 and $37.16 on January 26.  Lion Linda Hall stated that the mint tray at Prior Lake State Bank has been gone twice now.

1st VDG Harry Klenke has collected 217 Eyeglasses and will take over 900 eyeglasses plus three hearing aids to the Midwinter Convention in Mankato.

Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler attended the Pinewood Derby for Troop 330 Boy Scouts and looked at the new Pinewood Derby track.  Troop 331 will hold their Pinewood Derby on February 22 in the cafeteria of Five Hawks Elementary School.  Lion Paul will send out more info once it is available.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the Girl Scouts will start selling cookies in February. Cookie Go Day is scheduled for February 8, Cookie Booths will begin on February 17 and Cookie Sales will end on March 23.

Lion Linda Hall stated that according to old club minutes, the ship propeller was ordered from the War Assets Administration in April of 1948. At a cost of $47, the propeller was picked up in Duluth by Lion Ray Nancy who was a trucker. In February of 1962, our club donated $50 for the base of the propeller.  Lion Linda stated that we will use this information and have the graphics made for the Memorial Park Plaque.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the Jordaness Lions Bowling fundraiser took place at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee on January 25.  Our club had two teams. Lions Terry & Katy Groves won a wheelbarrow full of beer and Lion Diane Sterna won some meat and cheese.

        

Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler attended the grand re-opening of the Scout County Historical Society on January 31.  The celebration took place in Stans Museum with remodeled spaces and new exhibits, including “Dakota in Scott County”, “Maurice Stans: From Shakopee to the White House” and “Stans African Collection.” Mary Claire inquired about attending one of our dinner meetings.

Lion Kelly Norris stated that Bingo volunteers have been scheduled through April. Additional help may be needed for February 9.

The 5M-2 Mid-Winter Convention has been scheduled for February 7-9 at the City Center Hotel in Mankato and is hosted by Zone 9.  Registration and hotel info can be found at http://e-district.org/sites/5m2/page-10.php.  The theme is Mardi Gras. The Veseli Lions will assist with Lion Harry’s hospitality room. Lion Loretta Klenke, Lion Tom Kourajian, Lions President Tim Lindbo and Lion Kelly Norris will be delegates at the convention.  Lion Harry said that everything is all set and that he has received quite a few raffle prices. 

The 16th Annual Subway Bedrace for Bridging will take place at Buckhill on March 1, http://subwaybedrace.org. Lion Karen Tuitt registered two teams.

Lion Linda Hall stated that Bridging will be scheduled for either May 17 or 24 from 9am-noon in the Village Market parking lot.  Bridging will supply the truck which will be parked at the Village Market parking lot close to Highway 13.  The boy scouts will more than likely help with the event and we will also need Lions as volunteers.

Corrin Lee Kuntz’s application for Membership was approved by the club.

Lion Chris Boulton reported that the Shakopee Valley Lions Club meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month and start at 6pm at the Shakopee VFW.  They do not have a meal and meetings are generally less than an hour long.  Our Club Visit with them will be on March 19.

Lion Paul Stahler suggested doing a Cadillac dinner Fundraiser at Fongs in October. We could possibly have a band, dancing and give away door prices.

January 2014

1st VDG Harry Klenke has collected several Eyeglasses but has not counted them yet.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that they attended a quadruple Boy Scouts Eagle Ceremony recently.  Lions Paul and Sheila presented the jackets to the Eagle Scouts. Four more ceremonies are coming up in the spring. They also attended the Pack meeting for #331 and #330.  Pack #330 appreciated receiving the new Pinewood Derby track.

The proposed modifications to the Prior Lake Lions Bylaws were approved by the club members.

Lion Don Sterna received more information regarding the history of the propeller for the Memorial Park Plaque from Lion Gordy Affield but Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will also do additional research.   

The Christmas Party dinner took place on December 19, 2013 and went well.

The Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon turned out very good. At our first meeting we discussed not having door prizes other than the centerpieces. Instead, we decided to ask the seniors to bring a nonperishable item for the food shelf or a Toy for Tots (giving instead of getting). I sent out letters to businesses that had previously donated items and thanked them for their past participation. Don Sterna had posters and fliers made.  Bob Wickman posted them around the city. Thanks to Don as they were beautiful and to Bob for getting them out.
The VFW sold the tickets and kept the proceeds of which $200 was paid to the band and $120 to Maureen Muelken for decorations (a charger plate with ornaments glued onto it with candies sprinkled around them). The food was excellent as usual. Helen Golay was MC for the day, Gary Golay gave the invocation, and Deb Karlberg from Club Prior was the guest speaker. The seniors were awesome. They brought over 300 lbs of food, which was taken to CAP (plus $200 in donations) and lots of toys being donated to Toys for Tots (just guessing, I would think there were more than 100).
 
Dinners served including volunteers - 234 down a little from last year
Costs of raw food                             $1,225.00
Labor costs to the VFW                     415.00
Utilities expense.                                 180.00
Cost of the band.                                200.00
Cost of center pieces.                          120.00
Sales tax paid to Minnesota                99.00
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Total est. costs.                                 $2,239.00
 
Lions contribution thru City of PL     1,100.00
Money collected at door/volunteers. 678.00
Balance of cost absorbed by VFW     461.00
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                                                          $2,239.00
 
There were ten ladies that worked from the Auxiliary. The ten club members were: Gordy Affield, Char Beerling, Bonnie Grapper, Don/Linda Hall, Harry Klenke, Tom Kourajian, Sheila Stahler, Karen Tuitt, BobWickman.

Food vouchers were given to 50 families on December 14, 2013. Monies are paid on family size. The vouchers range from $50 for one person to $150 for a family of seven. We spent a total of $4500 at Cub (Village Market was sold to Lunds so is not "locally owned"). All vouchers were picked up or delivered. Thanks to Pat Stevens from St. Mikes for her help with this project. Included in the 50 families were 15 families from the middle schools submitted by Irene Condon, Guidance Counselor. We fill a great need at a crucial time.

Lion Kelly Norris stated that things have been very busy lately at Bingo. Lion Kelly suggested asking Bingo players to bring cans of food as a donation. Also, Lion Kelly will make sure that players know their tips will go toward a good purpose. Currently, volunteers have been scheduled through February.

The 5M-2 Mid-Winter Convention has been scheduled for February 7-9 at the City Center Hotel in Mankato and is hosted by Zone 9.  Registration and hotel info can be found at http://e-district.org/sites/5m2/page-10.php.  The theme is Mardi Gras. 1st VDG Harry Klenke reminded the club that we need to bring $15 as a gift as well as our club banner.  The club president is usually in charge of delivering the gift. Motion by Lion Don Sterna to obtain a $15 gift.  Seconded by Lion Paul Stahler.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried. The Veseli Lions will assist with Lion Harry’s hospitality room. Lion Loretta Klenke, Lion Tom Kourajian, Lions President Tim Lindbo and Lion Kelly Norris will be delegates at the convention. 

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the Jordaness Lions Bowling fundraiser has been scheduled for January 25 at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee starting at 1 pm.  We currently have one team of 6 and one team of 4 signed up.  The deadline to register is January 10.  Lion Sheila also stated that the Jordan Lions have their beer tasting during the time of the Midwinter Convention.

The 16th Annual Subway Bedrace for Bridging will take place at Buckhill on March 1, http://subwaybedrace.org. We probably will have two teams again. JANUARY 2014Lion Don Hall deposited $37.88 into the Mints account on November 6 and $50.06 on December 2.  

Lion Harry Klenke collected 500 Eyeglasses and 1 hearing aid.

Lion Jim Tuitt stated that the Boy Scouts are selling Christmas trees & wreaths again this year.  Also, their Christmas party is coming up shortly.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that pictures of the Peace Posters winners were submitted to the Prior Lake American.

Lion Tom Kourajian stated that the proposed modifications to the Prior Lake Lions Bylaws will be voted on during the next business meeting. If approved, the changes will go into effect for new members in January, 2014 and for current members on July 1, 2014.  Last year, we changed the voting for the awards from April to May.  This change has also been added to the bylaws. With the fee structure we currently have, the dues do not cover all expenses (a $5.57 shortage per member.) With the proposed changes, we will be $206.43 short.  The difference will have to be made up in other areas.  Lion Paul Stahler suggested discontinuing the subscription for the paper edition of the 5M-2 newsletter for $207 since the newsletter can be read online. Lion Chris Boulton will include the link to the online newsletter in her monthly email to the membership. 

Lion Don Sterna has not had time yet to connect with Lion Bonnie Grapper but will do so tomorrow to get the history on the Memorial Park Plaque propeller. 

The Christmas Party will take place on December 19. Prime Rib and Shrimp Scampi will be served for $17 per plate.  The side entrance door at McKenna is now locked due to recent security concerns but somebody will be there to let club members in at the main entrance.

The Senior Luncheon will take place on December 9.  Lion Char Beerling reported that the set-up will start at 9 am and that volunteers are needed to assist with the event.

Lion Char Beerling reported that Cup Foods Food vouchers will be given out on December 14 to needy families. Currently, there are about 40 recipients on the list.

Lion Kelly Norris stated that things are going really well for Bingo but that more volunteers are welcome.  Currently, volunteers have been scheduled through the end of December.

The 5M-2 Mid-Winter Convention has been scheduled for February 7-9, 2014 at the City Center Hotel in Mankato and is hosted by Zone 9.  Registration and hotel info can be found at                                      http://e-district.org/sites/5m2/page-10.php.  Lion Loretta Klenke, Lion Tom Kourajian, Lions President Tim Lindbo and Lion Kelly Norris will be delegates at the convention.  The Veseli Lions will assist with Lion Harry Klenke’s hospitality room.  They will meet with Lion Harry within the next two weeks.

Colleen Chan’s application for Membership was approved.

November 2013

Lion Don Hall deposited $37.96 into the Mints account on October 8.

Lion Bob Wickman brought several Eyeglasses to the meeting.

Lion Jim Tuitt stated that several representatives of Troop 331 Boy Scouts attended October’s dinner meeting. The scouts will be selling Christmas trees & wreaths again this year.  Lion Paul Stahler reported that the pumpkin judging took place at Five Hawks Elementary School on October 21. There were 47 pumpkins and 6 categories.  The following Lions volunteered their time: Tracy Affield, Terry Groves, Loretta Klenke, Paul & Sheila Stahler, Jim & Karen Tuitt, Bob Wickman and Gerald Ziskovsky.

Lion Sheila Stahler mentioned that the Girl Scouts will be selling cookies again starting in February and that there will be no overnight camp this summer.

Lion Paul Stahler suggested charging couples 1½ instead of double club Membership Dues.  He also mentioned that the initiation fee has been waived during the last few years.  Lions International states the following: The Family Membership Program provides families with the opportunity to receive a special dues discount when they join a Lions club together. The first family member (head of household) pays full international dues (US$43), and up to four additional family members pay only half the international dues (US$21.50). All family members pay the one-time entrance fee of US$25.  Lion Gordy Affield explained that we would have to change our club’s bylaws before we could change the club dues for family members.  We also would have to notify all club members in writing before any changes can be implemented.  Motion by Lion Paul Stahler to change the bylaws to reflect a change in membership/initiation fees. Seconded by Lion Don Sterna.  6 in favor, 5 opposed, motion carried.  Lion Gordy Affield, Lion Tom Kourajian and Lion Bruce Reddemann will meet on November 7 to review our current bylaws for any necessary changes.

The Zone 3 Meeting took place at Ridges at Sand Creek on October 30 and was hosted by the Jordan Lions Club.  Lion Gordy Affield, Lions Harry & Loretta Klenke, Lions President Tim Lindbo and Lion Kelly Norris attended the meeting.  Lion Steve Wasserman announced that he will enter the race for 2nd Vice Governor in 2014.  Lion Gordy Affield stated that there will be some constitutional changes at the Midwinter Convention.  Any nominations for Zone Person of the Year and Hall of Fame need to be submitted to Lion Harry Klenke at the beginning of next year.  Journey of Service has been scheduled for April 10.  Lion Deb Wasserman will come out to talk to us about The Club Excellence Process (CEP.)  CEP is a fun, interactive workshop that brings members together to talk about what their club is today and what it will be tomorrow. It gives the club the tools to energize service, enhance member satisfaction and set goals to keep the club on track for continued growth and success; http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/common/pdfs/CEP-overview.pdf. Lion Gordy also mentioned that three cabinet chairs should attend club meetings during the Lions year.

Lion Don Sterna will connect with Lion Bonnie Grapper to get the history on the propeller.  Lion Linda Hall stated that the cost of the Memorial Park Plaque will be $1,000 to be paid to the City of Prior Lake.

5,834 lbs of food and $295 in cash donations were collected at the Food Drive event at Village Market on October 12.  The following Lions volunteered their time: Gordy Affield, Char Beerling, Don & Linda Hall, Karen Huerd, Harry & Loretta Klenke, Tom Kourajian, Kelly Norris, and Jim & Karen Tuitt.

The Christmas Party dinner will take place on December 19. Prime Rib and Shrimp Scampi will be served for $17 per plate.

The Senior Luncheon will take place on December 9.  Lion Char Beerling will attend a meeting at the VFW on November 7 to discuss the event further.  Also, Lion Don Sterna had several boards made for our club.

Lion Char Beerling reported that Cup Foods Food voucher will be given out on December 14 to needy families. Lion Char also checked with Hidden Oaks Middle School if any families need extra assistance for the holidays but has not heard back yet.

Volunteers have been scheduled through the end of December for Bingo. Lion Char Beerling and Lion Don Sterna switched shifts.

The 5M-2 Mid-Winter Convention has been scheduled for February 7-9, 2014 at the City Center Hotel in Mankato and is hosted by Zone 9.  Registration and hotel info can be found at http://e-district.org/sites/5m2/page-10.php

Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler went to the CAP Agency Gala at the Legends Golf Club.  Six awards were given out.  One of those was awarded to the Burnsville Lions Club.

Peace Posters Winners were selected from St. Michael Catholic School, St. Paul’s Lutheran School and Twin Oaks Middle School and will receive awards in the amount of $75, $50 and $25.  Lion Sheila Stahler would like somebody else to chair the peace poster contest going forward.

 

 

 

 

 

October 2013

Lion Don Hall deposited $52.09 into the Mints account on October 5.

Lion Harry Klenke collected 100 Eyeglasses.

Lion Sheila Stahler and Lion Paul Stahler went to Cannon Falls for the Boy Scouts recent camp out. 

Motion by Lion Linda Hall to approve the 2013-2014 Budget

Lion Linda Hall showed the club a picture of the type of signage that is currently displayed at the fish pier at the front pond of Lakefront Park.  Lion Don Sterna mentioned his associates could put the informational part of the sign together for our club.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will provide Lion Don with all necessary information.  We will get a mock-up of the Memorial Park Plaque which we can provide to the city for their approval.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that a total of $438 was collected - $100 more than last year at the Football Raffle. The ball at the last game was won by an 11th grader. 

Lion Harry Klenke reported that the Adopt-A-Highway cleanup was conducted on September 25 and they were done within 45 minutes.  

Lion Gordy Affield, Lion Chris Boulton and Lions President Tim Lindbo attended the Region 1 Meeting at Ridges at Sand Creek on September 17.

The Senior Luncheon will take place on December 9.  Lion Char Beerling attended the first meeting at the V.F.W. on September 26 and there will be another meeting on November 7 at 6:30 pm.  Prices will not be solicited this year from local businesses but center pieces will be given away as door prices.  Also, items may be collected for Toys for Tots or another organization.

Lion Kelly Norris stated that we had our second $1,000 payoutat Bingo and that things are going well.

Lion Kelly Norris mentioned that the Food Drive will take place at Village Market on October 12 and that the boy and girl scouts will assist with the event.  Two volunteer shifts have been scheduled from 9 am - 11 am and 11 am - 1 pm. 

Lion Harry Klenke suggested again that each member should submit a name of a prospective member for Membership.  They then would receive a letter from the club inviting them to a dinner meeting where we could tell them more about Lions.  More info to come. 

Lion Sheila Stahler reported that the Zone 3 Meeting has been scheduled at Ridges at Sand Creek on October 30 and is hosted by the Jordan Lions Club.  Social starts at 6:15 pm followed by dinner at 7 pm.  The cost is $15 per person.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky presented Lion Diane Sterna with the Dream Catcher Award.

Lion Paul Stahler suggested charging couples 1½ instead of double club Membership Dues. This will be discussed further at the next business meeting.  Currently, Lions International states the following: The Family Membership Program provides families with the opportunity to receive a special dues discount when they join a Lions club together. The first family member (head of household) pays full international dues (US$43), and up to four additional family members pay only half the international dues (US$21.50). All family members pay the one-time entrance fee of US$25.

The Pumpkin Judging will take place at Five Hawks Elementary School on October 21.  The meeting starts at 7 pm and volunteers should be there between 6:30 and 6:45 pm to judge the carvings. There are usualyy 6 or 7 categories.

 

September 2013

Lion Don Hall deposited $54.69 into the Mints account for August.

Lion Harry Klenke stated that he collected 100 Eyeglasses and some hearing aids.

Lion Paul Stahler mentioned that the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts had their kick-offs on September 9.  Also, a couple of boys completed their Eagle scout project last week.  Additionally, Lion Paul mentioned that 81 boys went to Tomahawk Scout Reservation in Birchwood, Wisconsin in August.  The scouts will also assist with our upcoming food drive on October 12 and they appreciated our $400 donation for helping us with our summer projects.

Lion Bob Kimpton, Lions Harry & Loretta Klenke, Lion Kelly Norris and Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler sold Football Raffle tickets for the game ball on August 30. The Prior Lake team played against Eagan and won. $44 was raised but the ball was not claimed. Volunteers are needed to sell raffle tickets at the following games: September 13 (Apple Valley), September 20 (Rosemount – homecoming game) and September 27 (Lakeville North.)  Volunteers should arrive at 6:30 pm. 

Lion Linda Hall checked with the City of Prior Lake and they are open to our suggestion of getting a plaque describing the history of the Propeller at Memorial Park.  A 12x18 plaque would be $829.  The City will provide us with a proposal and will then order it for us.

The Senior Luncheon will take place on December 9.  Lion Linda Hall stated that the check for the luncheon will be mailed to the City of Prior Lake.  Lion Char Beerling has not been able yet to meet with the V.F.W. yet but will do so during the next couple of weeks.

Lion Paul Stahler collected the last check for the Laker Foundation 5K registration fees and submitted it to Lion Gordy Affield.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky made the suggested updates to the 2013-2014 Budget.  The budget will be voted on during September’s business meeting.

The Veseli Lions Club has decided to wait until next year for the Harlem Ambassador Basketball Show and we will review the possible fundraiser further at that time. 

Volunteers sold tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 23 & 27.  The club will get paid $8.30 per hour for each volunteer (7-hour shift.)  Lion Gordy Affield will let PDG Larry Kounkel know that we will work again next year.

The Fall Community Fest event is scheduled for Monday, September 16, 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the Prior Lake High School-7575 W. 150th Street, Savage.  Volunteers are needed to hand out brochures and to answer questions about the Lions.  A couple of volunteers should arrive early to help with the set up starting at 5:30 pm.  Lions Don & Linda Hall will bring the flags and Lion Gordy Affield will bring the Lions costume.  Lions President Tim Lindbo volunteered to be the Lion.

Lion Harry Klenke reported that the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up will be conducted on September 25 or on September 26 in case of rain.  Volunteers will meet at the site at 6 pm.   

Lion Kelly Norris stated that the Food Drive will take place on October 12 and that the boy and girl scouts will assist with the event.  Lion Kelly will have a sign-up sheet soon for two shifts from 9 am - 11 am and 11 am - 1 pm.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will contact Dave Chromy at Village Market.

The Region 1 Meeting will take place at Ridges at Sand Creek on September 17 with dinner starting at 6:15 pm.  The cost is $15.  Lion Gordy Affield, Lion Chris Boulton, Lion Harry Klenke and Lions President Tim Lindbo are planning on attending.

The Dictionaries project has been completed.

Lion Kelly Norris stated that enough volunteers signed up for Bingo through the end of October.  Lions Roger & Bonnie Grapper are new Bingo volunteers.

Lion Harry Klenke suggested that each member should submit a name of a prospective member.  They then would receive a letter from the club inviting them to a dinner meeting where we could tell them more about Lions.  

Lion Kelly Norris reported that Ashley Murr will be the guest Speaker for September who brought Odyssey Teams, Inc.’s “Build-A-Hand” program to her NHS chapter.  The hands were sent to those in need in developing countries. http://www.plamerican.com/news/general_news/honor-students-build-prosthetic-hands/article_ff925988-18ca-56c6-a16d-4c821d026cfd.html

August 2013

Lion Don Hall deposited $75.10 into the Mints account on August 5.

Lion Loretta Klenke stated that the Eyeglasses have not been counted yet.

Lion Paul Stahler mentioned that 88 Boy Scouts and 20 adult chaperones went to Tomahawk Scout Reservation in Birchwood, Wisconsin.  They will return on August 10. Two scouts completed their Eagle Scout projects recently.

The Lakefront Days Parade will start on August 10 at 10:30 am.  Lion Linda Hall stated that we are number 65 out of 90 in the line up.  Lion Dave Velishek will provide a trailer and a truck to pull the vehicle which Lion Paul Stahler will drive.  Lion Don Hall will wear the Lions costume.  Volunteers will meet at Velishek’s Auto at 10 am.

The Lions Annual Picnic will take place on August 15 at Sand Point Beach.  Social hour will start at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The club will purchase the meat and attendees will bring a dish to share.  Lion Chris Boulton has a sign-up sheet for the food.  Lion Gordy Affield will bring the beverages and Lion Chris will obtain plates, silverware, and napkins.  Lion Terry Groves will pick up the meat and grill.  The shelter has already been reserved by Lion Chris.  Attendees will just pay for their drinks and not the meal.  Lion Bruce Reddemann will bring pull tabs and we will skip door prices.

The Veseli Lions Club is wondering if we want to team up with the Harlem Ambassador Basketball Show on a fundraiser/special event.  The Harlem Ambassadors feature a “Harlem–style” Basketball Show. The team consists of both men & women.  In addition to their basketball skills, they bring a strong message to the youth of the importance of staying in school and staying off drugs. They will be touring Minnesota in October & November 2013.  Lion Kelly Norris will work together with Veseli’s new president, Lion Barb. Lion Kelly sent a follow-up email on August 5.

We will sell tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 23 & 27.  The club will get paid $8.30 per hour for each volunteer (7-hour shift.)  Lion Bruce Nelson will be a back-up.  Lion Gordy Affield will have the tickets available at the picnic.

The Fall Community Fest event is scheduled for Monday, September 16, 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the Prior Lake High School-7575 W. 150th Street, Savage.  Volunteers are needed to hand out brochures and to answer questions about the Lions.  A couple of volunteers should arrive early to help with the set up starting at 5:30 pm.  Lion Gordy Affield paid the fee already.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the net profit for the 5K Race was $519.14. $367 was deposited into the project account for the Pancake Breakfast.  A total of $886 was raised between the two fundraisers.  Lion Paul suggested donating $400 each to the girl scouts and boy scouts. Lion Sheila Stahler stated that bibs and goody bags were donated to Yellow Ribbon.  $165 was already donated to the Laker Foundation through the online registrations.

We will have another Football Raffle drawing this year at the high school.  Volunteers are needed to sell raffle tickets at the games.  The following home games have been scheduled: August 30 (Eagan), September 13 (Apple Valley), September 20 (Rosemount –homecoming game) and September 27 (Lakeville North.)  Volunteers should arrive at 6:30 pm.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky sent out an updated 2013-2014 Committee Assignments list. 

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky presented the 2013-2014 Budget.  Lion Gordy Affield mentioned that the income for the Easter Bunny Breakfast is incorrect. Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the peace posters should be increased to $750. Also, the kits should be $75. Write-off Contest and Safe Haven will be deleted.

Lion Kelly Norris stated that enough volunteers signed up through Labor Day for Bingo.  She also mentioned that Brian will start working at the ticket counter.

The Senior Luncheon will take place on December 9.  Lion Char Beerling suggested that we should just give away center pieces as door prizes instead of soliciting prizes from local businesses.  Additionally, we could ask attendees to bring items for the CAP Agency or another organization.  We also need to find a speaker for the event and an emcee.

Lion Gordy Affield stated that Propeller at Memorial Park was donated by the war department in April 1948, not by the VFW.  Lions Club members then picked it up in Duluth. Lion Gordy suggested getting a plaque describing the history of the propeller.  Lion Linda Hall will check with the City of Prior Lake.

The annual picnic of the Prior Lake Lions Club was called to order by Lion Gerald Ziskovsky at Sand Point on August 15 at 6:30 p.m. 

Awards:  The following awards were given out:

 

  • Helen Keller                            Lion Linda Hall
  • Melvin Jones                           Lion Jim Tuitt
  • Hearing                                   Lion Bruce Nelson
  • Lion of the Year                     Lion Char Beerling

Dream Catcher                        Lion Diane Sterna

Perfect Attendance:  The following Lions achieved perfect attendance for 2012-2013:

Gordy Affield

Char Beerling

Chris Boulton

Katy Groves

Terry Groves

Don Hall

Linda Hall

Harry Klenke

Loretta Klenke

Tom Kourajian

Tim Lindbo

Bruce Nelson

Kelly Norris

Bruce Reddemann

Paul Stahler

Sheila Stahler

Diane Sterna

Don Sterna

Jim Tuitt

Karen Tuitt

Dave Velishek

Bob Wickman

Tom Wolf

Gerald Ziskovsky

 

August 2013

Lion Don Hall deposited $75.10 into the Mints account on August 5.

 

Lion Loretta Klenke stated that the Eyeglasses have not been counted yet.

 

Lion Paul Stahler mentioned that 88 Boy Scouts and 20 adult chaperones went to Tomahawk Scout Reservation in Birchwood, Wisconsin.  They will return on August 10. Two scouts completed their Eagle Scout projects recently.

 

The Lakefront Days Parade will start on August 10 at 10:30 am.  Lion Linda Hall stated that we are number 65 out of 90 in the line up.  Lion Dave Velishek will provide a trailer and a truck to pull the vehicle which Lion Paul Stahler will drive.  Lion Don Hall will wear the Lions costume.  Volunteers will meet at Velishek’s Auto at 10 am.

 

The Lions Annual Picnic will take place on August 15 at Sand Point Beach.  Social hour will start at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The club will purchase the meat and attendees will bring a dish to share.  Lion Chris Boulton has a sign-up sheet for the food.  Lion Gordy Affield will bring the beverages and Lion Chris will obtain plates, silverware, and napkins.  Lion Terry Groves will pick up the meat and grill.  The shelter has already been reserved by Lion Chris.  Attendees will just pay for their drinks and not the meal.  Lion Bruce Reddemann will bring pull tabs and we will skip door prices.

 

:  The Veseli Lions Club is wondering if we want to team up with the Harlem Ambassador Basketball Show on a fundraiser/special event.  The Harlem Ambassadors feature a “Harlem–style” Basketball Show. The team consists of both men & women.  In addition to their basketball skills, they bring a strong message to the youth of the importance of staying in school and staying off drugs. They will be touring Minnesota in October & November 2013.  Lion Kelly Norris will work together with Veseli’s new president, Lion Barb. Lion Kelly sent a follow-up email on August 5.

 

We will sell tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 23 & 27.  The club will get paid $8.30 per hour for each volunteer (7-hour shift.)  Lion Bruce Nelson will be a back-up.  Lion Gordy Affield will have the tickets available at the picnic.

 

The Fall Community Fest event is scheduled for Monday, September 16, 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the Prior Lake High School-7575 W. 150th Street, Savage.  Volunteers are needed to hand out brochures and to answer questions about the Lions.  A couple of volunteers should arrive early to help with the set up starting at 5:30 pm.  Lion Gordy Affield paid the fee already.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the net profit for the 5K Race was $519.14. $367 was deposited into the project account for the Pancake Breakfast.  A total of $886 was raised between the two fundraisers.  Lion Paul suggested donating $400 each to the girl scouts and boy scouts. Lion Sheila Stahler stated that bibs and goody bags were donated to Yellow Ribbon.  $165 was already donated to the Laker Foundation through the online registrations.

We will have another Football Raffle drawing this year at the high school.  Volunteers are needed to sell raffle tickets at the games.  The following home games have been scheduled: August 30 (Eagan), September 13 (Apple Valley), September 20 (Rosemount –homecoming game) and September 27 (Lakeville North.)  Volunteers should arrive at 6:30 pm.

 

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky sent out an updated 2013-2014 Committee Assignments list. 

 

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky presented the 2013-2014 Budget.  Lion Gordy Affield mentioned that the income for the Easter Bunny Breakfast is incorrect. Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the peace posters should be increased to $750. Also, the kits should be $75. Write-off Contest and Safe Haven will be deleted.

 

Lion Kelly Norris stated that enough volunteers signed up through Labor Day for Bingo.  She also mentioned that Brian will start working at the ticket counter.

 

The Senior Luncheon will take place on December 9.  Lion Char Beerling suggested that we should just give away center pieces as door prizes instead of soliciting prizes from local businesses.  Additionally, we could ask attendees to bring items for the CAP Agency or another organization.  We also need to find a speaker for the event and an emcee.

 

Lion Gordy Affield stated that Propeller at Memorial Park was donated by the war department in April 1948, not by the VFW.  Lions Club members then picked it up in Duluth. Lion Gordy suggested getting a plaque describing the history of the propeller.  Lion Linda Hall will check with the City of Prior Lake.

 

The annual picnic of the Prior Lake Lions Club was called to order by Lion Gerald Ziskovsky at Sand Point on August 15 at 6:30 p.m. 

 

Awards:  The following awards were given out:

 

  • Helen Keller                            Lion Linda Hall
  • Melvin Jones                           Lion Jim Tuitt
  • Hearing                                   Lion Bruce Nelson
  • Lion of the Year                     Lion Char Beerling
  • Dream Catcher                        Lion Diane Sterna

 

Perfect Attendance:  The following Lions achieved perfect attendance for 2012-2013:

 

Gordy Affield

Char Beerling

Chris Boulton

Katy Groves

Terry Groves

Don Hall

Linda Hall

Harry Klenke

Loretta Klenke

Tom Kourajian

Tim Lindbo

Bruce Nelson

Kelly Norris

Bruce Reddemann

Paul Stahler

Sheila Stahler

Diane Sterna

Don Sterna

Jim Tuitt

Karen Tuitt

Dave Velishek

Bob Wickman

Tom Wolf

Gerald Ziskovsky

 

July 2013

Lion Don Hall stated that Mints sales have slowed down.  $60.56 was deposited into the account on June 3.

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

Lion Paul Stahler stated that 70-80 Boy Scouts will soon be going to Tomahawk Scout Reservation in Birchwood, Wisconsin and are also doing other summer activities.  Additionally, the scouts assisted with the 5K Run on June 29.

Lion Sheila Stahler reported that the Girl Scouts assisted with the pancake breakfast on June 30.  On June 10-11, the girls traveled to Jordan for the Sand Creek Adventures’ high ropes/zipline experience.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that we had 33 registered runners for the All-School Reunion 5K on Saturday.  Prizes were given to the top 3 men's and women's finishers.  First place time was 17 minutes and 38 seconds on a very challenging course.  Lion Bruce Nelson also competed in the race. The top prize was two pairs of Twins tickets in the box seats behind the Twins Dugout.  Everybody received goodie bags. We had 30 sponsors: WSB Inc., Zeeb and Crane Group, USB, Velishek Auto, Road ID, Apogee Apraisals, Papa Murphys, Michael's Cycles, New Market Bank, Prior Lake State Bank, Prior Lake Agency, Park Nicollet Clinic, Fairview Ridges Hospital, Office Max, Cole's Salon, Hair Mate, Copperfields Jewelry, Creative Graphics, Canterbury Race Track, Fantastic Sams, Fongs, Holiday Gas Station, Hooligans, Jaynes Hallmark, McDonalds, South Metro FCU, Travel Leaders, Village Market, Village Liquor, and Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler. We did come out in the black thanks to the sponsors. 15 Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and their parents assisted with the 5K Run and 20 scouts helped with the pancake breakfast.  143 people attended the All-School Reunion breakfast on Sunday.  There will be a wrap-up meeting in July and the finances will be settled then.  Lion Paul is expecting a $500 profit for the 5K. Lion Gerald Ziskovsky suggested recognizing the sponsors in the PL American.  Lion Paul also mentioned that he and Lion Sheila sold VFW merchandise (shirts, hats etc.) at the Farmers Markets on two Saturdays for two hours. 

The Jungle Days will be hosted by the Jordaness Lions at the Valley View Golf Course in Belle Plaine on August 5.  Registration starts at 11 am and the 18-hole golf tournament will have a tee off shot-gun start at 12:30 pm followed by dinner at 5:30 pm. The cost is $85 per golfer which includes golf cart, dinner and prices.  The registration deadline is July 22.

Lakefront Days is celebrating 30 years in 2013.  The Lakefront Days Parade will start on August 10 at 10:30 am.  Lion Dave Velishek will provide a trailer and possibly a truck to pull the vehicle.  Lion Harry Klenke will be out of town and thus will not be able to wear the Lions costume this year. Lion Linda Hall will send out an email soliciting volunteers - driver, riders, walkers giving out candy and the lion (minimum of 8.)

Lion Paul Stahler will check with Sandi Fleck, Executive Director, Prior Lake Chamber, if we can sell Pop & Water Sale at Lakefront Days.

The Lions Annual Picnic will take place on August 15 at Sand Point Beach.  Social hour will start at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The club will purchase the meat and attendees will bring a dish to share.  Lion Chris Boulton has a sign-up sheet for the food.  Lion Gordy Affield will bring the beverages and Lion Chris will obtain plates, silverware, and napkins.  Lion Terry Groves will pick up the meat and grill.  The shelter has already been reserved by Lion Chris.  Attendees will just pay for their drinks and not the meal.  Lion Bruce Reddemann will bring pull tabs and we will skip door prices.

The Veseli Lions Club is wondering if we want to team up with the Harlem Ambassadors on a fundraiser/special Basketball Show event.  The Harlem Ambassadors feature a “Harlem–style” Basketball Show. The team consists of both men & women.  In addition to their basketball skills, they bring a strong message to the youth of the importance of staying in school and staying off drugs. They will be touring Minnesota in October & November 2013.  Lion Kelly Norris contacted Lion Jennifer Malecha from the Veseli Lions Club already but will now work together with Veseli’s new president, Barb.

We will sell tickets at the Midway at the State Fair on August 23 & 27 Back up volunteers are needed.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky stated that Bingo workers are needed.

The D-Feet Hearing Loss Fundraiser Walk event took place at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum on June 8.  Lion Kelly Norris mentioned that the Lions Hearing Foundation was able to raise $98,850.

The Fall Community Fest event is scheduled for Monday, September 16, 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the Prior Lake High School-7575 W. 150th Street, Savage.  Volunteers are needed to hand out brochures and to answer questions about the Lions.  A couple of volunteers should arrive early to help with the set up starting at 5:30 pm. 

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky asked to submit any changes to the 2013-2014 Committee Assignments to him and he will update the list. 

Lions President Tim Lindbo will present the 2013-2014 Budget next month.

Irene Jurovich’s Membership application for was accepted. Lion Gordy Affield is Irene’s sponsor.

The Prior Lake Community Arts Council will be selling wooden "fish" or “boats” for $100 again this year, which residents can decorate creatively to promote businesses, groups and events in the community.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky has not picked up the boat yet.

 

 June 2013

Lion Don Hall turned in $60.56 to the treasurer for Mints Sales on June 3.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Boy Scouts helped with Bridging on May 11 and will assist with the upcoming pancake breakfast on June 30. They are now wrapping up their year and six boys have earned their Eagle Scout rank. 

Lion Sheila Stahler reported that she and Lion Paul will attend the Girl Scouts meeting on June 5 and collect money from tickets sold for the pancake breakfast on June 30.  On June 10-11, the girls will travel to Jordan for the Sand Creek Adventures’ high ropes/zipline experience.

Lion Linda Hall stated that the Bridging truck was 90% full on May 11.  The following individuals assisted with the event:  Lions Don & Linda Hall, Lion Harry Klenke, Lion Kelly Norris, Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler and Lion Bob Wickman. Scouts: Tyler Brown, John Ericson, Jon Hokanson, Parker Jorbenby and Ryan Zoeller.

Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler measured the course for the All-School Reunion 5K Run which consists of three loops within the park.  We will still have to make signs and the scouts will be directing runners.  Also, we will set up a water station and need two tables for the event.  $350 was received for sponsorships and so far, we incurred $150 in expenses.  Lion Bob Wickman has collected several gifts from local merchants. Online registrations are slowly trickling in - so far 10 have been received. Lion Sheila was able to reserve a table at two upcoming farmers markets from 7:30 am until noon where we can sell merchandise for the VFW and pancake breakfast tickets as well as registrations for the 5K Run. The VFW will make the food and clean the dishes at the pancake breakfast but we still need some volunteers to help with the event. The next planning meeting will be on June 11 at the VFW at 6:30 pm. 

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that four students have been selected for Scholarships and letters have been sent to the school.  The students will be notified on the last day of school.  They will be invited to the June dinner meeting along with their parents/guardians.

The D-Feet Hearing Loss Fundraiser Walk event will be held at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum on June 8 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The Lions Hearing Foundation takes a day to celebrate hearing and raise money for the Lions Children's Hearing Center, as well as diagnostic equipment and research to change the lives of hearing impaired children and adults. Registration is $25.00 per person and includes free entrance to the Landscape Arboretum, a free T-shirt, lunch and chances to win prizes. There will be a wide selection of games for children as well as adults.  Lion Kelly Norris is planning on attending the walk.

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that Jungle Days will be hosted by the Jordaness Lions at the Valley View Golf Course in Belle Plaine on August 5.  Registration starts at 11 am and the 18-hole golf tournament will have a tee off shot-gun start at 12:30 pm followed by dinner at 5:30 pm. The cost is $85 per golfer which includes golf cart, dinner and prices.  The registration deadline is July 22.

The Veseli Lions Club is wondering if we want to team up with the Harlem Ambassadors on a fundraiser/special event.  The Harlem Ambassadors feature a “Harlem–style” Basketball Show. The team consists of both men & women.  In addition to their basketball skills, they bring a strong message to the youth of the importance of staying in school and staying off drugs. They will be touring Minnesota in October & November 2013.  Lion Kelly Norris has contacted Lion Jennifer Malecha from the Veseli Lions Club and will meet with her to discuss this possible fundraiser at the end of October or beginning of November further.

Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler attended the Scott Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser dinner at the Shakopee American Legion on May 16. The fund supports future law enforcement officers by providing scholarships in the memory of those officers who have died while actively serving the citizens of Scott County.  Scholarships of $1,250 were awarded this year to Todd Garnhardt of Jordan; Brandon Taheri of New Hope (Jordan Police Department); Andrew Erickson of Savage; Claire Brazil of Belle Plaine and Jacob Lannon of New Prague.  Jacob is Lion Dave Velishek’s grandson.

Lakefront Days is celebrating 30 years in 2013.  The Lakefront Days Parade will start on August 10 at 10:30 am.  Lion Linda Hall will complete the registration online.  Lion Dave Velishek will provide a trailer and possibly a truck to pull the vehicle.  Lion Harry Klenke will be out of town and thus will not be able to wear the Lions costume this year.

Lion Paul Stahler will check with Sandi Fleck, Executive Director, Prior Lake Chamber, if we can sell Pop & Water at Lakefront Days.  Last year, the Chamber paid volunteers approximately $8 per hour. 

The Lions Annual Picnic will take place on August 15 at Sand Point Beach.  Social hour will start at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The club will purchase the meat and attendees will bring a dish to share.  Lion Chris Boulton will have a sign-up sheet for the food.  Lion Gordy Affield will bring the beverages and Lion Chris will obtain plates, silverware, and napkins.  Lion Tom Stang will pick up the meat and grill.  If Lion Tom is unable to attend, Lion Terry Groves will be his back up.  The shelter has already been reserved by Lion Chris.  Attendees will just pay for their drinks and not the meal.

The Prior Lake Community Arts Council will be selling wooden "fish" or “boats” for $100 again this year, which residents can decorate creatively to promote businesses, groups and events in the community.  Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky will get a boat.

Lion Gordy Affield stated that we will sell State Fair tickets at the Midway again on August 23 & 27.

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that 2-3 volunteers are needed for Bingo on June 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6 – 8:30 pm.

  May 2013   

 

Lion Don Hall deposited $78.99 into the Mints account.

Lions Jim & Karen Tuitt attended the Cub Scout Transition meeting on April 15.  Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Boy Scouts will help with Bridging.

Lion Char Beerling, Lion Katy Groves, Lion Sheila Stahler, Lion Diane Sterna and Lion Karen Tuitt attended the Girl Scouts Appreciation Banquet on May 1. Lion Katy reported that 31 bronze, 6 silver and 0 gold awards were given out, and that 6 lifetime members were also recognized. The Prior Lake Girl Scouts sold 138 boxes of cookies on average; the top seller sold 647 boxes.  Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys sold a total of 4.3 million boxes.

The Bridging event has been scheduled for May 11 from 9am-noon in the Village Market parking lot.  Bridging will supply the truck which will be parked at the Village Market parking lot close to Highway 13.  The boy scouts will help with the event and we will also need Lions as volunteers.

Lion Katy Groves and Lion Char Beerling reported that five club members packed 52 boxes on April 11 at the Eagan FMSC facility.  The next event will be scheduled for this fall.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that there was an ad in the Prior Lake American and the All-School Reunion: event was also mentioned in Lion Bonnie Grapper’s article in the paper.  1,000 shirts and 500 hats have been received and 21 sponsors for the shirts donated $400 each. The sponsor’s names are printed on the back of the shirts. We will purchase T-shirts for the 5K run.  The scouts will help with the 5K run as well as the breakfast.  $200 has been collected so far for the breakfast which will be run by Lions Terry and Katy Groves.  The next planning meeting will take place on May 14.  We are also still looking for more sponsors and goodie bag items. 

Lions Harry & Loretta Klenke attended the 94th Annual Multiple District 5M Convention at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester on May 3-5.  A few changes were approved to the by-laws at the business meeting.  Late PDG Darwin Matwig was inducted into the Hall of Fame.  The 95th Annual Multiple District 5M Convention will take place in Morton on April 25-27, 2014.

Lion Harry Klenke and Lion Chris Boulton attended the Officer Training in Nicollet on April 28.  Approximately 150 Lions participated in the event.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the following schools will participate in the Peace Posters contest: Hidden Oaks, St. Paul Lutheran, Aspen Academy and St. Michael.  Home schooled children will also be included.

Lion Harry Klenke stated that the Adopt-a-Highway clean-up will take place on May 7 at 6 pm.

The Veseli Lions Club is wondering if we want to team up with the Harlem Ambassador Basketball Show on a fundraiser/special event.  The Harlem Ambassadors feature a “Harlem–style” Basketball Show. The team consists of both men & women.  In addition to their basketball skills, they bring a strong message to the youth of the importance of staying in school and staying off drugs. They will be touring Minnesota in October & November 2013.  Lion Kelly Norris has not been able to get in touch with the Veseli Lions yet to discuss this possible fundraiser further.

Lion Don Sterna suggested putting up a large sign at the bar indicating that Bingo  is sponsored by the Prior Lake Lions.  He will have one made for our club.  Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that we need to set up a work schedule for the next few weeks.  He will make a sign-up sheet.

Lion Karen Rae Huerd is a Transfer Member from the Carver Lions Club.

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that Jungle Days will be hosted by the Jordaness Lions at the Valley View Golf Course in Belle Plaine on August 5.  Registration starts at 11 am and the 18-hole golf tournament will have a tee off shot-gun start at 12:30 pm followed by dinner at 5:30 pm. The cost is $85 per golfer which includes golf cart, dinner and prices.  The registration deadline is July 22.

The D-Feet Hearing Loss Fundraiser Walk event will be held at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum on June 8 from 10:00 am. to 1:00 pm.  The Lions Hearing Foundation takes a day to celebrate hearing and raise money for the Lions Children's Hearing Center, as well as diagnostic equipment and research to change the lives of hearing impaired children and adults. Registration is $25.00 per person and includes free entrance to the Landscape Arboretum, a free T-shirt, lunch and chances to win prizes. There will be a wide selection of games for children as well as adults.

Lion Gordy Affield mentioned that the Prior Lake Community Arts Council will be selling wooden "fish" for $100 again this year, which residents can decorate creatively to promote businesses, groups and events in the community.

Lion Gordy Affield and Lion Harry Klenke will install the New Officers for 2013-2014 at the May Dinner meeting. Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that Leanne Weyrauch, Director, Community Education Director, will present the club with the Partner in Education Award at the meeting.

 

April 2013

Lion Don Hall deposited $63.28 into the Mints account on March 1 and $41.37 on March 28.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the cub scouts graduation will take place on April 15.  Lions Jim & Karen Tuitt are planning on attending the event.

Lion Sheila Stahler reported that the Girl Scouts Appreciation Banquet has been scheduled for May 1. Also, Lions Paul and Sheila will meet with the girl scouts on April 10 to discuss their assistance with the sale of 350 pancake breakfast tickets for the event in June. 

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the following schools will participate in the Peace Posters contest: Hidden Oaks, St. Paul Lutheran, Aspen Academy and St. Michael.

Lion Sheila Stahler reported that Lion Diane Sterna will chair the Dictionary Project project going forward.

Lion Harry Klenke collected 150 Eyeglasses.  Family Vision Clinic in Savage is now collecting glasses for us from two local schools.

The next FMSC session is scheduled for April 11 at 6 pm at the Eagan facility.  Lion Karen Tuitt will organize volunteers for the event.

Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler met with Angie at City Hall on April 5 for the All-School Reunion and put in an application for our 5K Run to be held at Lakefront Park on Saturday June 29.  We will be using the band shell for our HQ and are hoping for 50-100 people.  The 5K race is advertised online through an organization called Roadid, www.roadid.com. The boy and girl scouts will help with both events and the ticket sales for the breakfast. The boy and girl scouts have 350 tickets each to sell and Lion Paul kept 100 tickets for the club to distribute.  The pancake breakfast is scheduled for 8 am to noon on June 30.  Volunteers will have to pay for their meal if they select to eat.  We will pay the VFW for supplies used (pancake mix, sausage etc.) not per plate.  The 5K Run and the pancake breakfast are fundraisers for our club and not the VFW.  The VFW will do the accounting for both events and then write us a check.

Lion Char Beerling reported that we served 146 “paid for” breakfasts and 23 volunteers at the Easter Bunny Breakfast. The toys and candy were donated. There were quite a few toys left but we will need to obtain more plush toys for next year. 16 girl scouts with 10 adult leaders and 7 boys from Lakers Baseball plus 3 adults assisted with the event. Thank you notes were sent to the girl scouts, baseball team and Connor Norris for his help.  Lion Harry Klenke wore the Lions suit and we also had the Easter Bunny show up.

Lion Tom Kourajian read the Candidates for Officers 2013-2014 list of next year’s officers for the third time. No new nominations were made. The elections will be held at the April dinner meeting.

: Lion Linda Hall stated that Bridging has been set up for May 11 from 9am-noon in the Village Market parking lot.  Bridging will supply the truck which will be parked at the Village Market parking lot close to Highway 13.  The boy scouts will help with the event and we will also need Lions as volunteers.

The Spring Zone Meeting was hosted by the N.E.W. Club at the Ranchero Supper Club in Webster on April 1.  The following club members attended the meeting: Lion Gordy Affield, Lion Chris Boulton, Lions Harry & Loretta Klenke, Lion Tim Lindbo, Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler and Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky.

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky reported that DG Ron & Lion Jean Dahlke as well as Lion Jack Webster picked up the check at Velishek Auto on April 4 for the Journey for Service.  Lion Kelly Norris, Lion Bruce Reddemann, Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler, Lion Dave Velishek, Lion Bob Wickman and Lion Gerald were also in attendance.

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that the 94th Annual Multiple District 5M Convention will take place at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester on May 3-5.  More info can be found at http://www.rochestercvb.org/rsvp/?action=details&eventid=76.  Lions Harry & Loretta Klenke will be delegates.

Lion Bonnie Grapper has set up an appointment at the PLHS on April 18 at 2:30 pm to discuss the details regarding Scholarships. Lion Bonnie also mentioned the scholarships in the Prior Lake American.

Lion Harry Klenke stated that the Adopt-a-Highway clean-up will take place on April 23 at 6 pm at the site.  In case of adverse weather conditions, the clean-up will be rescheduled for April 24 at the same time.

Lion Tom Kourajian suggested making a donation to the Diabetes Foundation as a memorial for Lion Bob Bailey. 

The Veseli Lions Club is wondering if we want to team up with them for a Harlem Ambassador Basketball Show fundraiser event.  The Harlem Ambassadors feature a “Harlem–style” Basketball Show. The team consists of both men & women.  In addition to their basketball skills, they bring a strong message to the youth of the importance of staying in school and staying off drugs.   They will be touring Minnesota in October & November 2013.  Lion Kelly Norris will get in touch with the Veseli Lions to discuss a possible event further.

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky recommended purchasing 500 pens with the Prior Lake Lions logo. Lion Paul Stahler suggested that we could put some of those pens in the goody bags for the 5K Run in June.

6 Lions will attend the Recognition Event at Glendale Elementary School on April 18.

 

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