Meetings

March 2015

Lion Don Hall deposited $88.15 into the Mints project account for March.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that several club members including Lion Sheila and Lions Terry & Katy Groves attended the Cub Scouts Blue & Gold Banquet at the Spring Lake Town Hall on February 20 from 6 to 8:30 pm.  Brian Richards, an educational speaker and entertainer, was there. The troop is taking in 16 new scouts on March 2 – they now have close to 90 members.  The Boy Scouts will again go to the Tomahawk Scout Reservation in Birchwood, WI, this year.  Also, the Pinewood Derby is coming up at Five Hawks Elementary School on March 7 at 8:30 am.  Volunteer judges will be needed starting at 8 am.  There will be 7 or 8 categories plus Best of Show.

Lion Sheila Stahler will ask the Girl Scouts to assist with the Easter Bunny Breakfast.  The theme for summer camp this year is “Nature Gone Wild” on June 22-25.  Cookies are on sale until March 29.  The awards banquet will take place at the Horse and Hunt Club on April 22.  They also just attended an event at the Excel Energy Prairie Island Power Plant on February 23.

DG Harry Klenke took about 2,000 Eyeglasses and 9 hearing aids to the Midwinter convention. A total of about 20,000 glasses was collected at the event in Mankato.

Linda Hall reported that she delivered 79.8 pounds of food and $165 in bingo tips to the CAP Agency.

Lion Robert Larson advised that N.E.W. Club has their Lion/daughter banquet on

March 23 so they would prefer that we visit their club on April 23 at 7:30 pm.  Lion Steve Menden confirmed that the Shakopee Lions will visit our club on April 16. 

Lion Paul Stahler sent Membership applications to two prospective new members, Jeff and Mary from Pets Loyal to Vets.  Lions President Kelly Norris also provided info on membership fees to them.  Lion Paul suggested waiving the membership application fee.

Lion Tom Kourajian will email the New Officers for 2015/16 list to the club members prior to the March dinner meeting.  The election will take place at the April dinner meeting.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the scouts will pack food for FMSC at the Chanhassen facility soon and we are invited to join them.  Lion Paul will provide details once they become available.

Lion Char Beerling stated that the Easter Bunny Breakfast breakfast will take place at St Michael on March 28.  According to Lion Dave Velishek, everything is all set.  Volunteers should be there at 8 am and food will be served starting at 9 am.  Lion Gordy Affield will be in charge of the kitchen.  Lion Char has enough prizes for the children.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that volunteers for Bingo have been scheduled through the end of May.  Lion Kelly also suggested choosing a specific group (501C3 approved) each month to donate proceeds to.  We may be able to get more volunteers and to collect more donations if we also present information to the players about the organizations/individuals who would be on the receiving end. 

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Women of Today used to sponsor a Breakfast with Santa at the VFW but are no longer doing it.  Lion Paul suggested planing a pancake breakfast at the VFW for November 29, December 6 or 13.  We would need a Santa, maybe an elf and get candy for the children. We could also ask the scouts for assistance.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated club to offer six Scholarships at $2,000 each this year.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that the guest speaker at the Dinner Meeting will discuss a Bionic Eye at the March dinner meeting.

The Spring Zone 3 Meeting will take place at Ridges at Sand Creek on Monday, March 9 with dinner starting at 6:45 pm.  The meal cost is $15 per person.

February 2015

Lion Don Hall deposited $59.94 into the Mints project account for January.

Lion Terry Groves reported that the Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby is coming up in February and the Blue & Gold Banquet will take place on February 20.

DG Harry Klenke will take quite a few Eyeglasses and hearing aids to the Midwinter convention.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that several club members and Jeff Schwingler from Thrivent Financial met on January 31 for the Club Excellence Process (CEP) Pro.  Lion Charlette was the facilitator. The results of the community and club member (14) surveys were discussed during the meeting and several goals were set. Those include a member survey about possible changes to dinner meetings, wider distribution of club brochures and a 70th club anniversary celebration in 2016/2017.  Lion Linda Hall stated that our club brochure needs to be updated and that we will also need to get brochure holders for placement next to the mint trays in various locations.

Lion Linda Hall reported that the Jordaness Lions had a good turnout at their annual Bowling fundraiser at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee on January 17.  8 Prior Lake club members participated in the event where several raffle and silent auction items were given away.

Lions President Kelly Norris approved Jeff Schwingler’s application for Membership.

Prince of Peace will be sponsoring another meal packing adventure with FMSC at the ShopJimmy.com warehouse, located next to Burnsville Menards on Highway 13 on February 9 – 14, 2015.  Some club members may participate in the event. 

Lion Char Beerling stated that the Easter Bunny Breakfast event will take place at St. Michael’s on March 28.

The convention has been scheduled for February 13-15 at the City Center Hotel in Mankato.  It is being hosted by Zone 1 and the theme is “We’ll be going back to the 60’s.” Registration forms for the convention and the hotel can be found at http://e-district.org/sites/5m2/page-10.php. The following Lions will be 5M2 Midwinter Convention Delegates: Lions Terry & Katy Groves and Lions President Kelly Norris.  Lion Tim Lindbo will replace Lion Char Beerling as a delegate.

Zone Chair Jennifer Malecha has asked that we Visit the NEW Club who meets at the Ranchero every 3rd Thursday at 7:30 pm for dinner.  Lion Steve Menden confirmed that the Shakopee Lions will visit our club on April 16. 

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that volunteers have been scheduledfor Bingo through the end of May.

Lion Terry Groves will purchase letters for the existing emblem shield & meeting plaque that we have in the entry way to Fong’s.  It will state “Lions meet here on Mondays at 7 pm.”

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that Jeff Le Baron from Pets Loyal to Vets will be a guest speaker at the February Dinner Meeting.

JANUARY 2015

Lion Don Hall deposited $85.50 into the Mints project account for December.

Lion Paul Stahler reported the cub scouts will attend the Polar Cubs Camp for a day and that they also will be skiing at Buck Hill.  Pinewood Derby is coming up in February and the scouts already started planning their summer trips.

DG Harry Klenke collected 164 Eyeglasses and 9 hearing aids.

Report received via email from Lion Char Beerling:  Food Vouchers were given to 23 families on 13 December 2014. Monies are paid on family size. The vouchers ranged from $50 for one person to $175 for a family of six. We spent a total of $2350 at Cub. All vouchers were picked up or delivered. Thanks to Pat Stevens from St. Mikes for her help with this project. The numbers were down this year but we do fill a great need at a crucial time.
 

Report received via email from Lion Char Beerling:  The Christmas Senior Luncheon turned out very good. Not as many seniors as last year but I think the ones that did come had a great time. Again, we did not have door prizes except for the centerpieces which were made by Maureen Muelken. We asked the seniors to bring in a nonperishable item for the food shelf or a Toy for Tots, (giving instead of getting). A big thanks to Don Sterna for the fliers and thanks to Bob Wickman for posting them around the city. Thanks to Pat Cates for taking the reservations and everything she does to help, also to Ed Speiker for his input and cooperation. The VFW sold the tickets and kept the proceeds of which $250 was paid to the musicians, $150 to Maureen Muelken for decorations. The food was excellent, as usual. Gerald Ziskovsky was MC for the day, Gary Golay gave
the invocation, and Chief Bill O'Rouke was the guest speaker. The seniors brought in 115 pounds of food, which was taken to CAP, and many toys being donated to Toys for Tots. 202 meals were served, down 32 from last year. (Need to do a better job of advertising next year, even if we have to pay for an ad in the paper - check out city sign and/or city calendar.) The ten club members that worked were: Gordy Affield, Char Beerling, Terry Groves, Linda Hall, Harry Klenke, Tom Kourajian, Bruce Nelson, Sheila Stahler, Bob Wickman and Gerald Ziskovsky.

 

Lion Sheila Stahler reported that the Jordaness Lions are having their annual Bowling fundraiser at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee on January 17 from 1-5 pm.  The cost is $25 per person which includes 3 games, shoe rental, door prizes, and 1 drink ticket. There will also be a costume contest. 11 players from our club have signed up (2 teams.)

 Motion by Lion Paul Stahler to approve Paul & Brenda Maybery’s application for Membership.  Seconded by Lion Gordy Affield.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that our club is now registered for the Club Excellence Process (CEP) Pro.  Lion Charlette will be the Facilitator for the CEP event on Saturday, January 31. “The Club Excellence Process (CEP) is a fun, interactive process that brings members together to look at what your club is today and what it will be tomorrow. It gives you the tools to strengthen your service, improve club effectiveness and enhance your membership experience and set goals to keep your club on track for continued growth and success.” Prior to the meeting, all club members should complete a survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5M2HowAreYourRatings. Lion Kelly will check on a meeting room. 

Lion Terry Groves checked on possible dates in February at the FMSC facility in Eagan and they are wide open.  Lion Tom Kourajian advised via email that Prince of Peace will be sponsoring another meal packing adventure with FMSC at the ShopJimmy.com warehouse, located next to Burnsville Menards on Highway 13.  More than 3,000,000 meals will be packed on February 9 – 14, 2015. The event will need 15,000 volunteers and $660,000 (Prince of Peace will raise $125,000.)

Nominations are being sought for the MD5M Hall of Fame Award.  The purpose of this award is to honor those Lions who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment and dedication to the efforts of their club, district or multiple district and the motto “We Serve.” There will be a maximum of one recipient of the MD5M Hall of Fame Award per district, inducted into the MD5M Hall of Fame each year. A candidate may be a Lion or Lioness, must have been a member in good standing for at least 15 years, be at least two years removed from the Council of Governors if a PDG, should have qualifications above and beyond the call of duty including social and human endeavors, and he/she should be of good moral character and have a good reputation in his/her community. A nominee must be a member in good standing of a Lions or Lioness Club in MD5M, or must have been a member in good standing of a Lions or Lioness Club in MD5M at the time of their death.  Lions President Kelly Norris will submit a nomination for Lion Bruce Reddemann.

The convention has been scheduled for February 13-15 at the City Center Hotel in Mankato.  It is being hosted by Zone 1 and the theme is “We’ll be going back to the 60’s.” Registration forms for the convention and the hotel can be found at http://e-district.org/sites/5m2/page-10.php. The following Lions will be 5M2 Midwinter Convention Delegates: Lion Char Beerling, Lions Terry & Katy Groves and Lions President Kelly Norris.

Zone Chair Jennifer Malecha has asked that for our Club Visits we visit the NEW Club and that the Shakopee Lions visit our club.  Lion Chris Boulton will contact both clubs to set up the visits.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that Lion Don Hall will no longer be a Bingo caller. More volunteers are needed for ticket sellers and Bingo callers.  There will be no Bingo on Super Bowl Sunday, February 1.

Lion Terry Groves suggested that instead of getting an appreciation Plaque at Fong’s for Leo, we should just add “Lions meet here on Mondays at 7 pm” to the existing emblem shield & meeting plaque that we have already in the entry way to Fong’s.  Lion Chris Boulton will place the order.

DECEMBER 2014

Lion Don Hall deposited $64.78 into the Mints project account for November.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that Boy Scouts Troop 331 has moved its annual Christmas tree lot to a new location. The lot is at 15760 Highway 13 between Franklin Trail and Candy Cove Trail SE next to Prior Lake Bait and Tackle. The lot is a 40-year-long tradition maintained by scouts from Troop 331. They also recently placed Christmas wreaths on several graves at Fort Snelling Cemetery.

Lion Bob Wickman dropped of several Eyeglasses at Velishek Auto. Lion Dave Velishek stated that the box is almost full.

Lion Char Beerling stated that Food Vouchers will be given to several needy families on December 13.

Lion Char Beerling indicated that the Christmas Senior Luncheon has been scheduled at the VFW for December 8 and that 6-8 volunteers will be needed. The emcee will be Lion Gerald Ziskovsky and the meal price will be raised to $4. 150 seniors have made reservations so far. Ice scrapers will be given out as door prizes.

The 5M2 Midwinter Convention has been scheduled for February 13-15 at the City Center Hotel in Mankato. It is being hosted by Zone 1 and the theme is "We'll be going back to the 60's." Registration forms for the convention and the hotel can be found at http://e-district.org/sites/5m2/pagelOphp.

Lion Chris Boulton will check with Lion Jennifer Malecha for details of Club Visits.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that Bingo on November 30 was rather slow.

Lion Terry Groves will check on possible dates for FMSC  in February or March.

Tim Wynne from McKenna Crossing will prepare Prime Rib and Shrimp Scampi for the Christmas Party. Members will be charged $17 per plate. RSVPs are due by December 14.

Lion Linda Hall delivered 24.6 pounds of food to the food shelf at CAP Agency.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that on December 13 at 10 am, Fort Snelling Cemetery will host a National Wreaths Across America Day ceremony overseeing the placement of wreaths on the headstones of those who served our country. She suggested that next year, we should make a donation. More info can be found at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

November 2014

Lion Don Hall deposited $85.61 into the Mints project account.

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler: “Thank you to all those who judged the pumpkins for Boy Scouts Pack 331 on October 20.  It was a huge job with 35 pumpkins and 25 pumpkins to pick for awards.  The Pack has 63 scouts so over half (with the help of their parents) carved a gourd. We were given a very warm welcome by the Pack leadership. The prizes were a ‘hardy handshake’ and ‘a job well done’ with a certificate.” Lion Paul also mentioned that more Eagle Scout projects have been completed.

DG Harry Klenke has collected 1,570 Eyeglasses and 5 hearing aids.

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler: “The Laker brought in a victory over Farmington Friday night.  Lions Harry, Bob W. Bob K. Tom W. Bruce N. Char, Sheila, and myself collected $100 for the Football Drawing.  The game ball was won by Marcia Gillett.  It was homecoming. The last game is Wednesday against Eastview...parents night.” Lion Paul also stated that a total of $421 was raised.

 Lion Gordy Affield mentioned that Thanksgiving for Vision took place at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, on October 25.  Lion Dave Velishek was planning on attending the event.

Report received via email from Lion Char Beerling: “Mary Broderick and I manned the Kids Voting booth on 4 November (4 to 8) at the Spring Lake Township Hall. Also, Harry was there for a couple of hours. We had 76 kids vote.”

Lion Chris Boulton stated that the Fall Zone Meeting was hosted by the Veseli Lions at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Prague on November 3.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that about 60 tickets sold and that over $2000 in donations was collected for the Fundraiser at Fong’s.  The event will take place at Fong’s on Saturday, November 22.  Tickets will still be sold at the door.

Lion Gordy Affield was presented with an Senior Builder Key Award for opening the door of Lionism to at least 2 individuals. 

Lion Char Beerling stated that Food Vouchers will be given to several needy families on December 13.

Lion Char Beerling indicated that the Christmas Senior Luncheon has been scheduled at the VFW for December 8 and that volunteers will be needed.  The emcee will be Lion Gerald Ziskovsky and the meal price will be $4. 

Lions President Kelly Norris mentioned that the Food Drive took place at Lunds on October 11 and that the boy and girl scouts assisted with the event.  Two volunteer shifts will be scheduled for 9 am - 11 am and 11 am - 1 pm.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that they had a record breaking Bingo night on November 9. Almost 850 tickets were sold between Games 1 and 9 and there were over 150 tickets for Game 10.  More volunteers are needed.  To encourage tips, a sign will be made that the money will go back to the community. 

Lion Terry Groves will check on possible dates in February or March for FMSC.

The following individuals were selected as winners for Peace Posters:  1st place - Madison, 2nd place - Eva, and 3rd place - Sally.

October 2014

 Lion Don Hall deposited $173.98 into the Mints project account for September.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the cub scouts had their joined scouting night and they doubled the size of the pack (55 boys). The Pumpkin Judging will be held at Five Hawk Elementary School on October 20 at 6:30 pm.  Judges should be there by 6:15 pm.  The Boy Scouts will help with the food drive.  They earned over 100 merit badges at Tomahawk Scout Reservation. 6 scouts have recently completed their Eagle projects. Also, the boys are selling reefs again this winter. The tree lot will be located at the bait shop. 

Lion Sheila Stahler advised that the Girl Scouts kick-off was on October 5 from noon until 2 pm (picnic at the park).  The cookie kick-off will be on November 5.

Lion Don Hall has two boxes of Eyeglasses.

The annual Fall Community Fest was held on Monday, September 15 at Prior Lake High School (7575 W. 150th St. – Savage) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Report received via email from Lion Roger Grapper: “The crowd certainly looked smaller than in previous years, but it still looked like a good turnout.  The kids really like the Lion that showed up (Harry) except for one little fellow that took his dad on a long route around the lion. I would like to thank all who showed up to participate in our showcase for the lions. It was a great evening to be out and about.”

The Adopt-A-Highway clean-up took place on September 17 at 6 pm.  The club had a good turnout.

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler on September 12: “Lakers won last night. Tom K., Tom W., Bob W., Bob K., Sheila and I collected $129 for the Football Drawing won by Duane and Karen Borka. Duane played for the Lakers in 1974.”  Lion Paul also stated that additional games are scheduled for October 10 (Homecoming) and October 15 (Senior Night.) The games start at 7 pm.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that Cindy Le made posters for the dinner and entertainment for the Fundraiser at Fong’s on Saturday, November 22.  Lion Paul sent out 65 letters to businesses and organizations in Prior Lake and Savage asking them to sponsor the event to help with the expenses of the dinner and to possibly make a contribution to the fund or donate merchandise that can be used for prizes.  Sponsorship levels are offered at $100 for a silver sponsor, $250 for a gold sponsor and $500 for a platinum sponsor.  Sponsors’ names will be prominently displayed at the registration table the night of the dinner.  A table for 8 people can be sponsored for $1000 with the company’s name on the table, at the registration area, and will include tickets for the evening.  Our club will sponsor a table for 8 veterans (including VFW Post Commander Ed Speiker.)  Lion Paul already gave complimentary tickets to the VFW.  The cost of admission is $30 per person and $50 per couple.  Volunteers are needed to sell tickets.  The comedian will be James Wedgewood who will charge $800.  Info received after the business meeting: Lion Paul was informed by Leo that Fongs is double-booked for November 15.  The event will now take place on November 22 at the same time.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that we need to fill the vacant First VP position.  Motion by Lion Gordy Affield and Lion Karen Tuitt to nominate Lion Tom Kourajian for First VP until July 1, 2015.  Lion Kelly will then complete another term as president in 2015-2016.

The Zone Meeting Meeting will be hosted by the Veseli Lions at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Prague on November 3 with dinner starting at 6:30 pm.  The cost of the meal is $15.

Lion Bonnie Grapper will not be able to coordinate Kids Voting this year.  A volunteer is needed to organize the event at Spring Lake Town Hall on November 4.

Lions President Kelly Norris mentioned that the Food Drive will take place at Lunds on October 11 and that the boy and girl scouts will assist with the event.  Two volunteer shifts will be scheduled for 9 am - 11 am and 11 am - 1 pm.

Lions President Kelly Norris reported that they made $41 at Bingo in tips on October 5.  Volunteers have been scheduled through the end of January.

Lions Don & Diane Sterna will not renew their Membership due to personal reasons.

Lion Gordy Affield stated that Thanksgiving for Vision is scheduled at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, on October 25.  The event will start at 9 am. For more information, contact Lion Jennifer Marshall at 1-866-887-4448 or mader005@umn.edu.

Lion Char Beerling indicated that the Christmas Senior Luncheon has been scheduled at the VFW for December 8 and that volunteers will be needed.  The emcee will be Lion Gerald Ziskovsky and the meal price will be $4.  Don Sterna will make posters.

September 2014

Lion Don Hall deposited $76. 55 into the Mints project account for August.

DG Harry Klenke has not collected any Eyeglasses lately.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Boy Scouts kick-off will be on September 15 and that he and Lion Sheila are planning on attending the event. Scout Brad Walton contacted the City of Prior Lake in response to the following announcement in a recent Troop 331 email: “The Lions Club and the City of Prior Lake has a potential Eagle project for anyone that is interested.  The project is to restore and paint the propeller at Memorial Park in Prior Lake.  The project is apparently more complex than it sounds, but any interested party should contact the Prior Lake City Parks Administrator for more information.” However, the City of Prior Lake advised to contact our club instead.  Lion Paul will ask Brad to put together a proposal for this Eagle Scout project which should also include some maintenance free landscaping around the area in addition to possibly sanding and painting the propeller. 

Lion Sheila Stahler advised that the next Girl Scouts meeting has been scheduled for September 10 and that the cookie kick-off will be on November 5.

Lion Paul Stahler talked to Leo for a Fundraiser at Fong’s as part of Veterans Week, we will be hosting an evening of dinner and entertainment at Fong’s on Saturday, November 15. The purpose of the evening charity event will be to support a newly created Prior Lake Lions Veterans Relief Fund, benefiting local military veterans in their times of need.  Lion Paul will ask businesses in Prior Lake and Savage to sponsor the event to help with the expenses of the dinner and to possibly make a contribution to the fund or donate merchandise that can be used for prizes.  Sponsorship levels are offered at $100 for a silver sponsor, $250 for a gold sponsor and $500 for a platinum sponsor.  Sponsors’ names will be prominently displayed at the registration table the night of the dinner.  A table for 8 people can be sponsored for $1000 with the company’s name on the table, at the registration area, and will include tickets for the evening.  Our club will sponsor a table for veterans (including VFW Post Commander Ed Speiker.) The cost of admission is $30 per person and $50 per couple. Admission will include a buffet supper and entertainment afterward.  Leo will charge the club $18 per meal and we have to pay for the entertainment (most likely a comedian and not a band.)  Currently, we budgeted $1,500 for entertainment. The goal is to sell at least 150 tickets. Social will start at 5:30 pm followed by dinner at 7 pm and entertainment at 8 pm. Tickets are available from club members and at Fong’s.  The VFW will advertise the event in their newsletter and we will also display info at the Fall Community Fest and in the 5M-2 newsletter.  Leo suggested making this an annual event.

The Picnic took place on August 21 at Sand Point Beach.  Several awards were given out.  It was suggested to use the same shelter again next year. Lions President Kelly Norris indicated that she will bring a recycling bin next time. 

Lions President Kelly Norris reported that volunteers sold tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 22 and 26.

The Lakefront Days Parade took place on August 9.  Lion Dave Velishek stated that it went very well and that the parade was shown on local TV.

Lion Bob Wickman and Lion Sheila Stahler represented the Lions at the new Teacher Luncheon.  Everybody was very appreciative of our support. Lion Bob and Lion Sheila met several school representatives (superintendent, assistant superintendent etc.) during the event.

Football Drawing Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler: “The Lions had a great night at the Laker football home opener with a victory over Lakeville South. Lions Harry, Bob K., Bob W., and Sheila collected $99 for the game-ball drawing.  The game-ball was won by Tim Smith whose son is Taylor Smith, one of the volunteer assistant coaches. The next game is September 12 against Shakopee.”  Lion Paul also stated that additional games are scheduled for October 10 (Homecoming) and October 15 (Senior Night.)
 

The annual Fall Community Fest will be held on Monday, September 15 at Prior Lake High School (7575 W. 150th St. – Savage) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event is open to the public at no cost and has attracted 3500+ attendees in past years.  Lions Don & Linda Hall will bring the banner.

The Adopt-A-Highway clean-up has been scheduled for September 17 at 6 pm.  In case of rain, volunteers will meet on September 24.

Lions President Kelly Norris mentioned that the Food Drive will more than likely take place at Lunds on October 11 and that the boy and girl scouts will assist with the event.  Two volunteer shifts will be scheduled for 9 am - 11 am and 11 am - 1 pm. Lion Kelly will confirm details with General Manager Dave Chromy at Lunds.

Lions President Kelly Norris reported that volunteers have been scheduled for Bingo through the end of the month.  Lion Kelly will come up with a plan for those Sundays when the Vikings are playing. 

Lions Lance & Barbara Walker will not renew their Membership due to personal reasons.

August 2014

On July 3, Lion Don Hall deposited $134.20 into the Mints project account and on July 31, another $64.12 was added to the account. 

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Boy Scouts have gone on various hiking trips this summer. Also, Lion Paul emailed a Scout Leader to see if they were interested in painting the propeller for the City of Prior Lake as an Eagle Scout project.  The boys will be going on their annual trip to the Tomahawk Scout Reservation in Birchwood, Wisconsin, soon.

Lion Sheila Stahler advised that there was nothing new to report for the Girl Scouts.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that he will talk to Leo during the first week of August regarding a possible Fundraiser at Fong’s.  Lion Paul suggested that we may want to consider postponing the event until later this year or the beginning of next year since the fall will already be busy.  Lions President Kelly Norris mentioned again that any proceeds could go toward Project New Hope and/or Beyond the Yellow Ribbon.

The City of Prior Lake told Lion Linda Hall to have anybody interested in painting the propeller to contact them directly for more info.  It would not have to be done until next fall.

President Kelly Norris attended the Annual Pets Loyal to Vets Corn Roast  Fundraiser in Prior Lake on July 26.  The organization is in their second year of fundraising.  They had a wine and beer raffle, silent auction and the Nick Barstad Racing Team made an appearance. All proceeds will go to military veterans diagnosed and treated for PTSD, traumatic brain injuries & physical assault traumas with trained companion & therapy dogs.

Lion Gordy Affield passed around pictures that were taken at Velishek Auto during the Journey for Service.

The annual Fall Community Fest will be held on Monday, September 15 at Prior Lake High School (7575 W. 150th St. – Savage) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event is open to the public at no cost and has attracted 3500+ attendees in past years.  Lions President Kelly Norris stated that everything is all set.

Lions President Kelly Norris reported that volunteers will be selling tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 22 and 26. 

Lion Paul Stahler stated that we will have another Football Drawing this year at the high school. Volunteers are needed to sell raffle tickets at the games. They should arrive at 6:30 pm on the following dates: August 28 (Youth Night), September 12, October 10 (Homecoming) and October 15 (Senior Night.) Jane Jolitz, Lion Bob Wickman’s daughter, is getting the footballs and will have them signed.

Lions President Kelly Norris reported that Bingo on August 3, one of the ticket sellers could not make it so Lion Kelly worked instead.  Average ticket sales per game ran between $45-50.

The Picnic will take place on August 21 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 Gordy Affield will bring the beverages and Lion Chris Boulton will obtain plates, silverware, and napkins.  Lion Terry Groves will pick up the meat and grill.  The shelter has been reserved by Lion Chris.  Attendees will just pay for their drinks and not the meal.

Lion Katy Groves was wondering how we can gain Membership from local businesses, churches and schools.  She suggested passing out Lions info at National Night Out.

DG Harry Klenke and Lion Gordy Affield attended the cabinet meeting at the Glencoe Country Club on August 4.  Lion Gordy stated that Camp New Hope will be included in the Parade of Green next year.  Also, Leo Hilary Wickenhauser, President of the Cologne Leo Club, was awarded the International President’s Leadership Medal at the Leo Summit at the Lions International Convention in Toronto, Canada.  She was 1 of 3 Leos in the world that Lion Barry Palmer presented this honor to.  She was also told that she was one of the chosen Leos to receive the “Leo of the Year” medal.  These honors were given to her because of her involvement and promotion of literacy both in her club and in our district of 5M2, specifically the 5M2 Book Drive that she organized last October.  She has been invited to be on the “Recruiting Younger Lions” panel at the USA/Canada Lions Forum in Puerto Rico on September 11-13, 2014.  At this forum, she will give the Leo perspective on Lionism and how to attract young people.

The Lakefront Days Parade will start on August 9 at 10:30 a.m.  Lion Dave Velishek will furnish the trailer and purchase candy. Volunteers are needed to decorate the float and walk the parade. Set up will start at Velishek Auto at 9:30 a.m

The annual picnic of the Prior Lake Lions Club was called to order by Lions President Kelly Norris at Sand Point on August 21 at 6:30 p.m.

The following Awards were announced:

  • Helen Keller -      Lion Karen Tuitt & Lion Bob WIckman
  • Melvin Jones -     Lion Chris Boulton, Lon Loretta Klenke, & Lion Tim Lindbo
  • Hearing -             Lion Kelly Norris
  • Dream Catcher -  Lion Linda Hall
  • Lion of the Year - Lion Kelly Norris

Perfect Attendance:  The following Lions achieved perfect attendance for 2013-2014:

  • 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
  • Jim Tuitt
  • Karen Tuitt
  • Bob Wickman
  • Gerald Ziskovsky

 

July 2014

Lion Don Hall deposited $134.20 into the Mints project account. 

Lion Paul Stahler stated the Boy Scouts picnic had to be cancelled due to rain.  They have gone on various hiking trips this summer. Also, the scouts have to move their tree lot operation by September 15 but have not found a new location yet.  The girl scouts’ trailers will have to be moved too in addition to the boy scouts’ equipment.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that there was nothing new to report for the Girl Scouts.

Lion Linda Hall collected 16 pounds of food and $31 at the June dinner meeting as well as through Bingo tip for the Food Drive for CAP Agency.

Lion Linda Hall was advised that the dictionaries will be reprinted and that she will receive an email once the 25 boxes (600 books) are ready.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that there was nothing new to report for the Fundraiser at Fong’s.  Lions President Kelly Norris mentioned that proceeds could go toward Project New Hope and/or Beyond the Yellow Ribbon.

The City of Prior Lake brought to Lion Linda Hall’s attention that the propeller needs a new painting job.  It was suggested that this could be an Eagle Scout project. It would not have to be done until next Fall.

The annual Fall Community Fest will be held on Monday, September 15 at Prior Lake High School (7575 W. 150th St. – Savage) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event is open to the public at no cost and has attracted 3500+ attendees in past years.  Lions President Kelly Norris will check with Lion Roger Grapper if he has registered us yet.

Lions President Kelly Norris suggested holding a New Committee Meeting on July 17 to discuss possible changes to committees and chairs.  Lion Kelly will send out an invitation. 

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that volunteers will be selling tickets at the Midway at the State Fair on August 22 and 26. 

The Picnic will take place on August 21 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 Gordy Affield will bring the beverages and Lion Chris Boulton will obtain plates, silverware, and napkins.  Lion Terry Groves will pick up the meat and grill.  The shelter has been reserved by Lion Chris Boulton.  Attendees will just pay for their drinks and not the meal

Lion Dave Velishek stated that the Lakefront Days Parade will start on August 9 at 10:30 a.m.  Lion Dave will furnish the trailer and purchase candy. Volunteers are needed to decorate the float and walk the parade. Set up will start at Velishek Auto at 9:30 a.m.

Lions President Kelly Norris has volunteers scheduled for Bingo through September 21.  Lion Kelly pointed out that children are not allowed to play with the cards and suggested getting coloring books and crayons to keep them busy.

The plague has been installed.

June 2014

Lion Don Hall deposited $114.62 into the Mints project account. 

Lion Jim Tuitt reported that the Boy Scouts are wrapping up their year and summer activities are being planned.  Lion Sheila Stahler stated that 20 scouts helped with Bridging and a few Eagle Scout ceremonies are coming up.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the Girl Scouts are trying to find a new service manager.  The recognition banquet took place at Fong’s on May 7 where several girls were recognized with Bronze and Silver awards.  There were also 5 Gold awards.

Bridging took place on May 31 from 9 am - noon in the former Village Market parking lot.  Copy of email that Lion Paul Stahler sent to the scouts:

Please say thank you to the scouts and adults who helped us yesterday with the Bridging project the Prior Lake Lions do with the Rotary Club. Fran Heitzman (Bridging founder) stopped by around 10:00AM and said he was very impressed with the scouts and their level of ambition.  The scouts and adults were extremely helpful unloading customers' furniture, carrying items to the semitrailer, and loading and packing the trailer with the items. We had over twenty scouts and a number of adults who worked the whole time we were collecting and even stayed afterwards for a couple late deliveries.
Having the Troop at Bridging also impressed the Rotarians and they commented on how well the young men conducted themselves and their energy.  The Lions were very proud of the scouts’ work. So thank you for helping make Bridging a success. We collected about three fourths of a semi load packed floor to ceiling with furniture and household goods.

Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler attended the Scott County Law Enforcement Scholarship Dinner on May 15 in Shakopee.  There were 4 recipients.  Our club was acknowledged on the program as a donor.

The scholarship recipients will attend the June Dinner Meeting.

Lion Gordy Affield advised that volunteers are needed for August 22 and 26 State Fair ticket sales.  Lions Roger & Bonnie Grapper will no longer be able to work at the fair so Lions Terry & Katy Groves will work instead.

The Picnic will take place on August 21 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 Gordy Affield will bring the beverages and Lion Chris Boulton will obtain plates, silverware, and napkins.  We will need a volunteer to pick up the meat and grill.  The shelter will be reserved by Lion Chris.  Attendees will just pay for their drinks and not the meal

Lion Dave Velishek stated that the Lakefront Days Parade will start on August 9 at 10:30 am.  Lion Dave will purchase candy and volunteers are needed to decorate the float and walk the parade.

Lion Kelly Norris has Bingo volunteers scheduled through September 21.

Lions Harry & Loretta Klenke will attend the 97th Lions Clubs Annual International Convention from July 4 – 8, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They will be delegates at the convention

 Lion Kelly Norris reported that the D-Feet Hearing Loss Fundraiser Walk will take place on June 8 at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska.  Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m.

May 2014

Lion Don Hall deposited $144.70 into the Mints project account. 

Lions Terry & Katy Groves and Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler attended the Cub Scouts’ recent “crossover the bridge” ceremony.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that a recognition banquet for the Girl Scouts will take place at Fong’s on May 7.  Several girls will be recognized with Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. 

Governor Elect Harry Klenke collected 100 Eyeglasses.

Lion Sheila Stahler reported that Lion Karen Tuitt is getting everything organized for the Peace Poster contest.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that Lions Don & Linda Hall will be co-sharing the Dictionary Project.

Report received via email from Lion Char Beerling:

Had a lot of happy kids at the Easter Bunny Breakfast breakfast and still a few afraid of the bunny and/or lion. We served 67 adults, 46 kids and 16 volunteers. The lions that worked are Gordy, Tracy, Mike & Mary, Don & Linda, Harry & Loretta, Tom, Kelly, Dave, Bob, Corrin, Katy and me. There were 8 to 10 boys that did the bussing and scraping but I did not get their names. I emailed Pat and hopefully he will send me a list. Thanks to all who worked, especially Linda (the bunny) and Harry (the Lion) as that is going above and beyond to serve. We could not have done it without each and every one of you, whatever you did. Good job.”

Lion Char stated that the V.F.W. would like us to return next year but we will consider all options.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that there will be nothing new to report on the Fundraiser at Fong’s until July when Leo will be ready to discuss details.

The annual MD5M Multiple Convention took place at the Jackpot Junction Casino & Resort in Morton on April 25, 26 and 27.  Lion Gordy Affield, Lions President Tim Lindbo and Governor Elect Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke attended the convention.  Lion Tim Lindbo mentioned that 5M-2 had the most clubs represented at the convention.  Lion Gordy Affield has some brochures available.  Governor Elect Harry Klenke stated that the MD5M Multiple Convention will be hosted by 5M-2 in 2016.

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler:

“I talked with the Chamber about Lakefront Days.  They do not have a dunk tank scheduled so we could do that. Here's the situation: The Lions would have to join the Chamber at a cost of $100.  As a non-member the cost is $400 for the space. We would have to pay $125 for our space rental fee for the one or two days to be on the sidewalk part of the event.  (There isn't any other place cheaper.  The family event will be by the band shell and that's too far from water.) That would cost our Club $225 for the weekend to have the dunk tank. While that sounds reasonable, it may or may not be.  If we charge $1 for 3 balls, we would need 225 customers to break even provided we do not have any other expenses.  We would have to rent the dunk tank and fill it. That means that in 10 hours of dunk tank action we would need over 20 customers per hour to break even. At $2 for three balls it would be half that and 10 customers per hour and so on. Sandy said the Chamber would listen to offers.  At half price we would still need 5 or 10 customers an hour. Please get back to me with your thoughts so we can make a decision at our next Board meeting. By the way, if we come up with any other ideas for Lakefront days it would still cost us $225.”

The decision was made by the club to not participate in Lakefront Days. 

Lion Linda Hall advised that the Memorial Park Plaque will be ordered by Kelly Meyer, Assistant City Manager.

Lion Linda Hall stated that Bridging has been scheduled for May 31 from 9am-noon in the former Village Market parking lot.  Bridging is now requiring training for any Community Drive.  The training will take place at Bridging, 201 West 87th Street, Bloomington 55420 on May 13 at 1:45 pm and Lions Don & Linda will be attending.  The boy scouts will assist with the event.  Also, another ad will be placed in the Prior Lake American.

Lion Linda Hall reported that 37 pounds of food and $77 was collected for the CAP Agency.

Governor Elect Harry Klenke scheduled the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up for May 12 at 6 pm. 

Lion Kelly Norris reported that Bingo on Memorial Day weekend will probably be cancelled. 

Governor Elect Harry Klenke stated that 5M-2 needs a new Write-Off Chairman since Lion Jim Spille is becoming Zone chair and does not want to continue serving as the Write-Off chair on the cabinet.  The position includes:  
*Encourage Clubs to participate in the "Write-Off essay contest"
*Give a brief presentation at all regions meetings/three meetings in the fall
*Judge the final entries that are the winning entries submitted from the clubs
*Attend district cabinet meeting (4 meetings) or send a report to district secretary

Zone Chair Jennifer Malecha inducted the new officers for 2014-15 at the Dinner Meeting.

April 2014

 Lion Don Hall deposited $74.39 into the Mints project account for March.  Lion Don placed a second box at The Pointe in the dining area.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that there was an article and picture of the nine recent Eagle Scouts in the Prior Lake American paper. 

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. 

Lion Linda Hall stated that Bridging has been scheduled for May 31 from 9am-noon in the Village Market parking lot.  Bridging is now requiring training for any Community Drive.  The training will take place at Bridging, 201 West 87th Street, Bloomington 55420 on May 13 at 1:45 pm and Lion Linda will be attending. 

Lion Don Sterna sent the final black and white design to the club via email for approval of the Memorial Park Plaque.  Lion Linda Hall will submit it to the City of Prior Lake.

“WWII UNITED STATES MILITARY SHIP PROPELLER"

This World War II United States military ship propeller was purchased by the Prior Lake Lions Club in 1948, from the War Assets Administration in Duluth, Minnesota. It was placed in the park as a special memorial to honor all of the men and women who made the ultimate

sacrifice in defense of our nation.”

Lion Char Beerling stated that the Easter Bunny Breakfast will take place at the V.F.W. on April 12 from 9-11am. The price will be $7 for adults and $4 for children ten and under and all volunteers (Lions, scouts etc.). Lion Char has already several prizes/candy and volunteers may also bring a few more presents to the event.  Set-up will start at 8 am and the V.F.W. will do the cooking. The scouts will help again with the event. 

Lion Paul Stahler stated that there is nothing new to report on the Fundraiser at Fongs.

Lion Jack Webster will stop at Velishek Auto on April 10 at 4:30 pm for the Journey for Service

Lion Paul Stahler stated that per Sandi Fleck, Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce, Bingo will not work at Lakefront Days.  Also, no service organizations will be utilized for any pop or food sales. However, Sandi encouraged us to come up with other ideas for fundraising. It was suggested to rent a dunk tank as we had done several years ago.  Lion Paul will discuss further with Sandi.

Lion Gordy Affield presented Lion Dave Velishek with a Service Chevron for 25 years of service.

Lion Tom Kourajian read the Candidates for Officers 2014-2015 list. Motion by Lion Bruce Reddemann to nominate Karen Rae Huerd for “Membership Member at Large.”  Seconded by Lion Karen Tuitt.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried. The elections will be held at the April dinner meeting and award recipients will be determined at the May dinner meeting.

The Zone 3 Meeting was hosted by Shakopee Valley on March 24.  Five Lions attended from Prior Lake.  Lion Gordy Affield stated that the meeting was very informative.

The annual MD5M Multiple Convention of the MD5M Lions will take place at the Jackpot Junction Casino & Resort in Morton on April 25, 26 and 27.  Lion Gordy Affield, Lion Tim Lindbo and Lions Harry & Loretta Klenke are planning on attending the convention and will be delegates.

Lion Kelly Norris stated that Bingo on Easter Sunday and Memorial Day weekend will be cancelled.  A banker is needed for May 4 because of the 5M-2 Officers’ training on that date.  Lion Kelly stated that things are going well.

Lion Linda Hall stated that 22 pounds of food and $141 were collected at the Dinner Meeting.

 

 

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