Meetings

January 2016

Lion Don Hall deposited $84.54 into the Mints project account for December.

Lion Paul Stahler mentioned that on January 2, five Boy Scouts received their Eagle awards and their jackets.  Also, Lion Paul stated that the tree lot was very successful this year.

Lion Sheila Stahler asked Katie, the leader of the Girl Scouts troop, to provide regular updates via email.  They completed Operation Christmas Child and assisted with Breakfast with Santa.  Cookie training is scheduled for January 6 and the rally will be on February 4. Their camp will be at the Environmental Learning Center in Savage on June 20-22 and the theme is Olympics. Roller skating will take place on March 5.  The awards banquet will be at the Horse and Hunt Club on April 20.

Lion Char Beerling stated that the Senior Luncheon at the VFW was attended by about 200 seniors on December 14. 193 lbs of food and numerous toys were donated for Toys for Tots.  13 Lions helped with the event.  The speaker was from Lets Go Fishing.  PDG Gordy Affield dressed up as Santa and gave out Lions pens.

Lion Char Beerling reported that Holiday Food Vouchers were given out at St. Mikes to 30 families on December 12.    

Lion Linda Hall stated that the Toy Corner takes January off but that they had numerous donated toys in December that they distributed to needy children.  The suggestion was made to collect toys at the 2016 Senior Christmas luncheon for the Toy Corner.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will be checking on possible dates and locations for a 70th Club Anniversary celebration this October which would include dinner and a program.  More details will be discussed immediately prior to the next business meeting.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Prior Lake Chamber Ice Golf will take place at Charlie’s on Prior Lake on January 30.  Registration starts at 11 am, golfing begins at noon and ends at 2:30 pm.  Our club can sponsor a hole for $50 or we can participate for $30 per person.  Teams consists of up to 8 people.  We could also be an event sponsor for $150.

The 5M2 Midwinter Convention will take place in Mankato on February 12-14, 2016 and is hosted by Zone 2.  The theme is Lumberjack/Woodworking.   Registration info can be found at http://www.e-district.org/sites/5m2/page-10.php. The following Lions will be delegates: Lions Terry & Katy Groves, Lion Tim Lindbo and Lions President Kelly Norris.  Any PDG is automatically a delegate.  There will also be a Wine & Design Event on February 13 during the business meeting.  The fee is $30 per painter.  Additionally, prizes will be distributed at the Sunday brunch for the Lions Photo contest.  16 photos have been received so far.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that the speaker at the January Dinner Meeting will be Teri Staloch, the Prior Lake-Savage district’s new Superintendent.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the Jordaness Lions Bowling Fundraiser will take place at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee on January 23 from 2-5 pm.  The $25 registration fee includes three games and bowling shoes.  Bowlers may bring a food item for the Food Shelf to receive an additional raffle ticket.

Morgan Sanchez, Sean Kopas, Tona Haugh and Marie Melton may be Prospective New Members interested in joining our club.

December 2015

Lion Don Hall deposited $112.56 into the Mints project account.

PDG Harry Klenke has collected 450 Eyeglasses and 2 hearing aids.

Lion Paul Stahler mentioned that the Boy Scouts tree lot is open at Prior Lake Rental and trees, reeves and garlands can be purchased.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the Girl Scouts helped with the Breakfast with Santa.  Lion Sheila also asked Katie, the leader of the troop, to provide regular updates via email.

The 25th ACM Gambling Convention and Exposition was held at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center on November 19-21.  Lions President Kelly Norris, Lion Tom Kourajian and Lions Bruce & Lonnie Reddemann attended the event.  Lion Kelly stated that the convention had several group scenario discussions which were informative. 

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the Breakfast with Santa took place at the VFW on December 5. The girl scouts and their leaders helped with the breakfast.  We charged $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under; the family rate was capped at $25.  Total expenses were $1089.64 (Newspaper Add – $305.14; Candy Canes - $8.00; Christmas Stockings - $95.50; Pancakes and Sausage - $681.00) and our income through ticket sales was $1168.00 which resulted in a profit of $78.36.  We served 213 meals of which 35 were not paid for by diners.  If the 35 meals were paid for at $8.00 each we would have cleared another $280.  For next year, Lion Paul suggested to have volunteers pay for meals, offer Christmas music for Santa and Elf, get extra volunteer help committed early, have an experienced server so children do not get an adult plate (needless waste and expense) and to not put an ad in the newspaper but to use the “Community Happenings” section instead.  Next year’s event has tentatively been scheduled for December 3, 2016.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the Jordaness Lions Bowling Fundraiser will take place at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee on January 23 from 2-5 pm.  The $25 registration fee includes three games and bowling shoes.  Lion Sheila would need any registrations/money by December 17. 

The 5M2 Midwinter Convention will take place in Mankato on February 12-14, 2016 and is hosted by Zone 2.  The theme is Lumberjack/Woodworking.   Registration info can be found at http://www.e-district.org/sites/5m2/page-10.php.

Lion Char Beerling stated that the Senior Luncheon has been scheduled at the VFW on Monday, December 14.  Volunteers are needed at 9 a.m. for set-up and then serving, bussing dishes, scraping dishes, helping serve those who cannot do it themselves and other tasks that need to be done.  There will be a speaker from Lets Go Fishing.  PDG Gordy Affield suggested having Santa there.  Volunteers will need to pay for their meal.
 

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will be the chair for the 70th Club Anniversary and will start planning the celebration at the beginning of 2016. 

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that the Christmas Dinner will be at McKenna.  There will be a white elephant gift exchange (no more than $10.)   Lion Kelly will check with Tim at McKenna if we can order Prime Rib and Chicken Kiev. 

Lion Sheila Stahler has attended some of the Chamber of Commerce events.  Budget up to $15 out of the project account per month so that Lion Sheila or another Lions attendee can make a donation toward any collections/fundraisers the Chamber may have.  The attendee would pay for his/her own meal. 

Lion Char Beerling reported that Holiday Food vouchers will be given out at St. Mikes to 30 families on December 12.   

November 2015

Lion Don Hall deposited $82.38 into the Mints project account.

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

Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler attended an Eagle Scout ceremony recently for Ethan from Prior Lake High School who had earned 28 merit badges.  Another ceremony is coming up with 5 Eagle Scouts.  Pumpkin judging took place on October 19 at the Spring Lake Township Hall.  There were 6 categories of pumpkins to judge with a total of 28 pumpkins.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the  Girl Scouts are meeting on November 4.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that we don’t know yet how much food was collected at the Food Drive for the CAP Agency but she will check with the girl scouts.    

The Fall Zone Meeting took place at Lakefront Park Pavilion on November 2 and was catered by The Pointe.  We charged $15 per meal.  PDG Gordy Affield stated that we took in $1,191 and made a profit of $62.01.  Door prizes did not bring in as much as we had hoped for.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that this year, the Football Raffle went very well and that we set a record.  Several people thanked our club for what we do in the community. 

PDG Harry Klenke recommended attending a future Thanksgiving for Vision session.  The speakers are very good and the sessions are informative.

The 25th ACM Convention and Exposition will be held in Duluth at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center starting at noon Thursday, November 19 and ending on Saturday, November 21.  Lions President Kelly Norris, Lion Tom Kourajian and Lions Bruce & Lonnie Reddemann will attend the Gambling Convention.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky stated that the second meeting for the Senior Luncheon with the VFW will take place on November 17.  Lion Char Beerling made up posters for the luncheon on December 14.  There will be a speaker from Lets Go Fishing.  The meal will be served at noon and volunteers are needed for the event.  Reservations will be taken after Thanksgiving.

There will be a speaker from the Rock (Reaching our Community’s Kids) at the November 19 Dinner Meeting.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that the girl scouts will help with the Breakfast with Santa event and we will need about 10 volunteers from our club.  Set-up will be at 7:30 am and clean-up will start at 11:30 am on December 5. We will need to make a poster, advertise in the Prior Lake American and in the Chambers newsletter/electronic boards.  Santa gifts (candy canes, apples, toys etc.) will be purchased from the Dollar Store.  We already have a Santa and an elf (Lions Paul & Brenda Maybery.)  There will be no pre-sale of tickets. The post will run the kitchen, do the dishes and they will purchase the food.  We will charge $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under; the family rate will be $25.  If workers want to eat they will be charged.  The VFW will be collecting the money.  

Lions President Kelly Norris will send out an email so club members can vote on a dinner location (Fongs or McKenna) for the Christmas Dinner.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that we will give the Bingo proceeds to the Rock (Reaching our Community’s Kids), www.rockmn.org in November.

Lion Linda Hall stated that during the last dinner meeting, we collected 19 pounds of food for the CAP Agency Food Shelf.

Our club was founded on November 5, 1946 and we will be celebrating our 70th Club Anniversary next year.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will be the chair for the event.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that six winners for Peace Poster were selected from Aspen Academy and St. Michael. 

October 2015

Lion Linda Hall deposited $80.50 into the Mints project account. 

Lion Terry Groves stated that pumpkin judging for the Cub Scouts is coming up on October 19 at 6:30 pm at Spring Lake Township Hall.  Judges should be there by 6:15 pm. There are 60 cup scouts in Pack 331.  

The Girl Scouts held a “welcome picnic” at Sand Point Beach on September 27.  They will also help with our food drive on October 10.  

Report received via email from Lion Roger Grapper: “Great crowd on a gorgeous evening at the high school last night for the Fall Community Fest. The workers handed out gifts and candy, gave lots of people information on what we do and stand for. Also had at least one individual interested in joining and gave him an application. The Lion showed up (Brenda) and did some floor walking to entertain the young ones. The Lion also got into a photo shoot with the Savage Police Department and modeled their “drunk walking glasses” for them.  All had a good time and we had lots of Lions in attendance. The following is a list of Lions that worked at our exhibit: Kelly N, Gordy A, Gerald Z, Paul and Sheila S, Char B, Brenda M, Linda H, Tom W, Katy and Terry G, Harry K, Bon and Roger G. Thank you to all that volunteered to work, makes for an easy project.”

Lion Harry Klenke stated that the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up took place on September 30 and went well.  Volunteers started the clean-up at the intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 8.

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler on 10/3: “The Prior Lake Lakers fought a great battle last night, but lost to Maple Grove 42 to 21 at the Homecoming game. It was a perfect night for football and the crowd of supporters was huge. Dan Patch stadium was packed. We raised $158 for the Laker Athletic department. Football Raffle ticket sales were brisk and it took all of us to keep up with the demand. The ball was won by Willie Prane whose grandson was playing for the Lakers. In the picture is Willie's daughter who came to the press box to collect the prize. Lions Harry and Loretta, Gerald and Kris, Tom W., Bob and Paul S. were there for the event. Next game is Friday October 9 against Hopkins. That will be Parents/Senior night. Another big crowd is expected. That will be the last home game for the Lakers.”    
Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler on 9/12: “What a great game last night and victory 8 to 7 over the Shakopee team. Thanks to a great crowd and Lions Loretta and Harry, Katie and Terry, Gerold, and Sheila and Paul we raised another $107 for the Prior Lake Athletic Department. Unbelievably you might recognize the youngster in the picture as Caden Wick with Matt Liebo as the game ball winners. Caden was part of the winning team last week! That is his mother in the backround. Lightening does strike twice. The next game is October 2 against Maple Grove and it is Homecoming. Looking for good weather and another barn burner.”

Lions President Kelly Norris reported that we will have a $100 ceiling on the Eyeglass Vouchers at Goldsmith Eye Care.

Lion Linda Hall will follow up again at the end of the month with Starkey regarding a request for help with Hearing Aids..

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler: “Last night, the Prior Lake Lions participated in the Prior Lake Chamber's Ladies Night Out. There were over 200 ladies signed up for the event and received gift bags and door prizes. Our door prize was a bottle of wine and a Prior Lake Lions bottle opener. We had candy and a pull tab game and went through a lot of tabs. Each winner received a PL Lions pen/flashlight. A number of women said we had the best booth at the event which was nice. Lions Gerald, Tom W., and Paul S. were at the table giving out the pull tabs from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. After that we had refreshments at The Pointe. It was a good night for the Lions.”

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that the Food Drive will take place at Lunds and she will follow up with the girl scouts to make sure we have the CAP Agency truck.  Two volunteer shifts will be scheduled for 9 am - 11 am and 11 am - 1 pm.

Lions President Kelly Norris suggested that in October, we give the Bingo proceeds to Toy Corner, thetoycorner.org in Savage and then in November, we select Rock (Reaching our Community’s Kids), www.rockmn.org

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that McKenna is already booked on November 2 so she will check with Leo if we can hold the Fall Zone Meeting  at Fongs and what the cost would be.  We would charge $15 per meal. The business meeting will be rescheduled for November 3.

Lion Char Beerling stated that she had her first meeting with the V.F.W. regarding the Senior Luncheon on December 14.  They will try to get a speaker from Lets Go Fishing.

Lions President Kelly Norris was wondering what types of Apparel club members would be interested in buying.  Lion Loretta Klenke stated that a light-weight jacket would be about $70 at T-Shirts & More and that polo shirts range from $15-$22.  The Lions emblems cost $3 in the Lions store.  Lion Kelly’s T-shirt was about $13 with name and Lions logo that she purchased through her parents’ Lions club.

The 25th ACM Gambling Convention and Exposition will be held in Duluth at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center starting at noon Thursday, November 19 and ending on Saturday, November 21.  Lions President Kelly Norris and Lion Bruce Reddemann will attend the convention.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky may also join them.

Our club was founded on November 5, 1946 and we will be celebrating our 70th Club Anniversary next year.  We were sponsored by the Richfield Lions Club.  Lion Gordy Affield  pointed out that we will need to put together a planning committee soon.

 

September 2015

Lion Don Hall deposited $74.73 into the Mints project account for August.

Lion Paul Stahler stated that Boy Scouts pumpkin judging is coming up. 

Lions President Kelly Norris has not been able yet to discuss amounts/restrictions of new Eyeglass Vouchers with Goldsmith Eye Care.

Lion Gordy Affield stated that everything went well at the State Fair Midway on August 28 and September 1.

Report received from Lion Paul Stahler via email: “We had a great time at the Football Raffle  for th Laker Football game even though they lost by a close score...one touchdown. It was a barn burner. Thanks to Lions Gerald and Kris, Harry and Loretta, Bob K., and Bob W., Sheila and Paul we collected $96 which is a record for the first game of the season. The ball was won by Caden Wick and three young (under 4 feet) boys. They were excited! And so were we.  It was hot at 84 degrees. We won't see that again. The Vikings Cheerleaders added to the excitement.” Also, at the meeting, Lion Paul mentioned that the sound system has improved significantly. Volunteers are needed to sell raffle tickets at the following games: September 11 (Shakopee), October 2 (Maple Grove) and October 9 (Hopkins.). They should arrive at 6:30 pm.

The Fall Community Fest event will take place at the Prior Lake High School from 6 – 8:30 pm on September 21.  The event is sponsored by the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Community Education, Prior Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Savage Chamber of Commerce. Set-up will be between 5:15 pm and 5:30 pm.  Volunteers are needed to staff the table. 

The next Adopt-A-Highway clean-up has been scheduled for September 29 at 6 pm at the site.  In case of rain, the event will take place on September 30.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky stated that Lunds has been contacted for the  Food Drive and that the girl scouts will make arrangement for the CAP Agency truck.  Lion Paul Stahler will also check with the boy scouts if they can assist with the event on October 10.  Two volunteer shifts will be scheduled for 9 am - 11 am and 11 am - 1 pm.

Our club will host the Zone 3 Fall Zone Meeting at McKenna on October 5.  Lions President Kelly Norris and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky are working on the details.  We will need tail twisters, bartenders and volunteers for registration as well as raffle items.  The business meeting will be rescheduled for October 6.

There will be no Bingo on September 13.

Lion Loretta Klenke suggested at the August business meeting that our club should join the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce.  Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler will look into it further – the dues would be $100 per year for our club.  Motion by Lion Bruce Reddemann to bring it up again at the next business meeting once we have all the info.  Seconded by Lion Tim Lindbo.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.

Lion Katy Groves will check if Lion Karen Tuitt already ordered Peace Posters packets for the contest.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky stated that Bonfire plans on having their event during the first weekend of October.  They already paid for their liquor license.  Bonfire is wondering if there is something else we would like to do.  They will have bands in the evening and on Saturday, there will be entertainment for families. 

A speaker from Lets Go Fishing will attend this month’s Dinner Meeting.

The USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum event will take place in Grand Rapids, MI on September 17-19.  More info can be found at www. LionsForum.org.

Lion Katy Groves will check if Lion Karen Tuitt already ordered Peace Posters packets for the contest.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky stated that Bonfire plans on having their event during the first weekend of October.  They already paid for their liquor license.  Bonfire is wondering if there is something else we would like to do.  They will have bands in the evening and on Saturday, there will be entertainment for families.

A speaker from Lets Go Fishing will attend this month’s Dinner Meeting.

The Minnesota State Academy for the Blind (MSAB) Site Council White Cane Safety Awareness Day plans to host the celebration of "White Cane Safety Awareness Day" again in Minnesota on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. The event will be held at the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind at 400 SE 6th Ave, Faribault, MN. Minnesota Lions Clubs members, the MSAB student body and their families, MSAB staff, MSAB Foundation members, children and adults from throughout Minnesota who are blind or visually impaired, and the general public are invited to attend. For more info, please see http://www.msab.state.mn.us/News/whitecaneday/index.aspx.

Our club was founded on November 5, 1946 and we will be celebrating our 70th Club Anniversary next year.  We will put together a planning committee at the beginning of next year.

The Minnesota State Academy for the Blind (MSAB) Site Council White Cane Safety Awareness Day plans to host the celebration of "White Cane Safety Awareness Day" again in Minnesota on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. The event will be held at the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind at 400 SE 6th Ave, Faribault, MN. Minnesota Lions Clubs members, the MSAB student body and their families, MSAB staff, MSAB Foundation members, children and adults from throughout Minnesota who are blind or visually impaired, and the general public are invited to attend. For more info, please see http://www.msab.state.mn.us/News/whitecaneday/index.aspx.

Our club was founded on November 5, 1946 and we will be celebrating our 70th Club Anniversary next year.  We will put together a planning committee at the beginning of next year.

August 2015

Lion Don Hall deposited $98.61 into the Mints project account for July.

Lion Loretta Klenke reported that 8 Hearing Aids and 275 Eyeglasses were collected.

Lion Terry Groves stated that the Boy Scouts will go to the Tomahawk Scout Reservation during the second week of August. 

Lion Loretta Klenke stated that everything went well at the International Convention and that they enjoyed their stay in Hawaii.

Lion Linda Hall will deliver the Dictionaries to the schools on August 4.

Lions President Kelly Norris has not been able yet to discuss amounts/restrictions of new Eyeglass Vouchers with Goldsmith Eye Care.

Lion Linda Hall checked with the City of Prior Lake regarding trailer parking at the Sand Point Park. She was advised that parking on the weekend is $5 per car and car & trailer is $20.  There are 15 spots for car & trailers and there are 120 spots in the parking lot. People who do not want to pay the fee will park on the street. There is beach a manager who checks on the parking area during the week. Another talk with the Recreational Director revealed the beach manager is not there every day and did not work Friday the 3rd due to budget restraints.  She stated that they do the best they can and if anyone has a complaint to call the Recreation Department.

Lions President Kelly Norris was wondering if we should have the September Business Meeting on Tuesday instead of Monday because of Labor Day. She will check with Fongs.

Lion Gordy Affield stated that volunteers are needed to sell tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 28 and September 1 from 4:30-11:30 pm.  5 more workers are needed for Friday night.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that Bingo proceeds will not be given out in August. September’s proceeds may be given to the Scott County Food Shelf and the Toy Corner in Savage may be selected for November, thetoycorner.org. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon would also be an organization we could donate to, beyondtheyellowribbon.org.

The Picnic will take place on August 20 at Lakefront Park, Shelter 1, since Sand Point Beach is not available.  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.  We will skip door prices.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky stated that we will have another Football Raffle 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: September 4 (Wayzata), September 11 (Shakopee), October 2 (Maple Grove) and October 9 (Hopkins.)

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky stated that we will not be in the 32nd Annual Lakefront Days parade this year.

Lion Loretta Klenke suggested that we join the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce. This will be discussed at a future business meeting.

Lions Tim & Karen Tuitt will resign effective September 1 since they are moving to Florida. Lions President Kelly Norris appointed Lion Gerald Ziskovsky to assume the role of 1st VP.

Pulltab Sellers salaries will be raised from $8.25 to $9 as of August 1.  

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky stated that Bonfire plans on having their event during the first weekend of October.  They will have bands in the evening and on Saturday, there will be entertainment for families.  Our $300 contribution will help them pay for the outdoor insurance

The annual picnic of the Prior Lake Lions Club was called to order by Lions President Kelly Norris at Lakefront Park on August 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Awards:  The following awards were announced:

  • Helen Keller                            Lion Katy Groves
  • Melvin Jones                           Lion Terry Groves
  • Melvin Jones                           Lion Sheila Stahler
  • Hearing                                   Lion Mary Broderick
  • Dream Catcher                        Lion Char Beerling
  • Lion of the Year                       Lion Bob Wickman

Perfect Attendance:  The following Lions achieved perfect attendance for 2014-2015:

Gordy Affield

Char Beerling

Chris Boulton

Mary Broderick

Mike Broderick

Bonnie Grapper

Roger Grapper

Katy Groves

Terry Groves

Don Hall

Linda Hall

Harry Klenke

Loretta Klenke

Tom Kourajian

Bruce Nelson

Kelly Norris

Bruce Reddemann

Paul Stahler

Sheila Stahler

Jim Tuitt

Karen Tuitt

Dave Velishek

Bob Wickman

Gerald Ziskovsky

July 2015

Lion Don Hall deposited $65.17 into the Mints project account for June.

Lions Paul and Sheila Stahler attended 3 Eagle Boy Scouts ceremonies in June; 8 Eagle Courts of Honor are coming up.  They also attended the Troop 331 committee meeting.  This winter, the scouts would prefer to return to their original tree lot or utilize an area close to Prior Lake Rental to sell Christmas trees.  The last location did not work well for them and they were short in sales.  They picked up the trailer a couple of weeks ago and are getting it detailed now. The cost of the trailer was approx. $6,000.  They will add the names of about 100 Eagle scouts on the side of the trailer.

Lion Sheila Stahler mentioned that everything worked out really well with the Scholarships.  The following scholarship recipients attended July’s dinner meeting: Luke Broderick, Kyle Fenske, Charlotte Sandness and Nicole Rocco. 

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that several PDGs attended the event and that they had a good turnout at the D-Feet Hearing Loss 2015 4th Annual Walk.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that July’s proceeds from Bingo will go to Let’s Go Fishing, lgfws.com.  September’s proceeds may be given to the Scott County Food Shelf and the Toy Corner in Savage may be selected for November, thetoycorner.org. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon would also be an organization we could donate to, beyondtheyellowribbon.org.

Lions President Kelly Norris received 6 free tickets from the LeBarons of Pets Loyal 2 Vets for the screening of the war dog movie “Max” which honors four-legged troops at the Mall of America. The movie received a standing ovation.

Lion Gordy Affield stated that volunteers are needed to sell tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 28 and September 1. 

Ger Danielson’s application for Membership was approved. 

Lions President Kelly Norris will discuss amounts/restrictions of new Eyeglass Vouchers with Goldsmith Eye Care.

Lions President Kelly Norris sent out this year’s Committees assignments via email on June 28.

Lions President Kelly Norris will send out an email to see if we have enough volunteers to walk in the 32nd Annual Lakefront Days parade on August 8 at 1 pm.

The 2015 Jungle Days Golf Tournament will take place at Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter on August 3.  Registration starts at 11 am followed by a shotgun start at 1 pm.  Dinner will be served at 6:15 pm.  Cost is $75 per golfer which includes ½ cart, dinner and prizes.

The Picnic will take place on August 20 at Lakefront Park, Shelter 1, since Sand Point Beach is not available.  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 Paul Stahler stated that this summer, the Sand Point Park parking lot has been full with boat trailers and park visitors are unable to find a parking spot.  Lion Linda Hall will contact the City of Prior Lake to see what can be done about it.

June 2015

Lion Don Hall deposited $50.74 into the Mints project account for May.

Lion Terry Groves stated that the Boy Scouts are getting ready for the summer.  Two groups are planning their trips to Florida Sea Base and then also to Tomahawk Scout Reservation.

Lion Terry Groves mentioned that Lion Katy Groves, Lion Sheila Stahler and Lion Karen Tuitt attended the Girl Scouts banquet a few weeks ago.
 

Lion Linda Hall reported that a whole semi was filled with donated furniture on May 30.  Bridging has the Chairs with Flair benefit at the Surly Brewing Company in Minneapolis on June 15.  They now also have a shop for vintage type furniture on American Boulevard in Bloomington.  Lion Linda has info available on volunteer opportunities.  Bridging is currently looking at buying its own building and Fran Heitzman will come to our July business meeting to talk more about it.

DG Harry Klenke stated that the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up went well on May 13.  Several new members were able to assist.

Lions Terry & Katy Groves and DG Harry Klenke attended the 5M-2 Club Officer Training at Bethany College in Mankato on May 31.    

The pancake Breakfast with Santa with Santa will take place at the VFW on December 5.  Lion Gordy Affield could provide a Santa suit if needed.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that June’s Bingo proceeds will go Mary Jensen’s benefit and then July’s proceeds are still to be determined.  September’s proceeds may go to the Scott County Food Shelf and the Toy Corner in Savage may be selected for November, www.thetoycorner.org.

Luke Broderick, Kyle Fenske, Charlotte Sandness, Nicole Rocco, Sophie Peterson, and Courtney Feist will receive a $2,000 Scholarships each.  They will attend the June dinner meeting together with their parents/guardians.  As previously, we will pay for their meals.

Lions President Kelly Norris and Lion Katy Groves will present a selection of Lions Apparel shirts/ vests to the club at an upcoming meeting.

Lions President Kelly Norris will send out more info regarding next year’s Committees assignments soon.

Lion Linda Hall to pay $150 for advertisements on VFW Placemats

The 2015 Jungle Days Golf Tournament will take place at Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter on August 3.  Registration starts at 11 am followed by a shotgun start at 1 pm.  Dinner will be served at 6:15 pm.  Cost is $75 per golfer which includes ½ cart, dinner and prizes.

May 2015

Lion Don Hall deposited $83.51 into the Mints project account for March, and $72.57 & $35.80 for April.

DG Harry Klenke collected 285 Eyeglasses and no hearing aids.

Lion Terry Groves stated that Lion Paul Stahler attended an Eagle Boy Scouts ceremony recently.  Also, Lion Terry went to a transition meeting for the cup scouts.  They are still looking for a new trailer.

Lion Sheila Stahler received the following email from Katie Kocina, Prior Lake/Savage Girl Scouts Service Unit Manager: “I wanted to start by saying THANK YOU for everything the Lion's Club does for the Girl Scouts, because of the dollars you donate to us we are able to offer so many awesome opportunities to the Girl Scouts of Prior Lake and Savage. I wanted to send an update of what we did with the Lion's Club Donation this year. A large amount went to support our Awards Banquet that was last week, during this banquet we recognized many girls that received their Bronze, Silver and Gold award. We also spent a large amount on Summer Camp (which will be held the week of June 22nd - June 24th at the Environmental Learning Center in Savage, over 85 girls are registered for camp), Swimming and Rollerskating Parties, Cookie Go-Day Party, Operation Christmas Child Service Project and a CAP Agency Service Unit Project.“ Lion Katy Groves reported that she, Lion Sheila Stahler and Lion Karen Tuitt attended the banquet.
 

Lion Gordy Affield collected $11,164 during the 3-day Journey for Service with DG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke.  Out of 60 clubs, 15 clubs were a no show.

The following club members attended the Belle Plaine 25th Anniversary celebration on April 21:  Lion Gordy Affield, Lion Char Beerling, DG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lions President Kelly Norris.

Lions President Kelly Norris reported that the following members attended the N.E.W. Club Visit at the Ranchero on April 30:  Lion Char Beerling, Lions Terry & Katy Groves, Lion Linda Hall, Lion Corrin Kuntz and Lion Kelly. The N.E.W. Club had a guest speaker from “Let’s Go Fishing” who will be invited to one of our upcoming dinner meetings.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that May’s Bingo proceeds will go to Bridging.  We still need to select a recipient for July.  September’s proceeds may go to the Scott County Food Shelf and the Toy Corner in Savage may be selected for November, www.thetoycorner.org.

Lion Paul Stahler advised via email that the Breakfast with Santa will take place at the VFW on December 5.

Lion Linda Hall talked to Teresa about passing out Lions brochures when Welcome Neighbor welcomes new residents to Prior Lake, www.welcomeneighbormn.com/pages/priorlake.html

Lions President Kelly Norris suggested looking at getting new Lions Apparel vests, https://www2.lionsclubs.org/s-4-vests.aspx.

Lions President Kelly Norris presented Lion Bruce Reddemann with a Membership Advancement Key.

Lions President Kelly Norris to approve Jeff and Mary LeBaron’ applications for Membership.  

The 5M-2 Club Officer Training will take place at Bethany College in Mankato on May 31 with registration starting at 3 pm.  The cost is $9 and the RSVP is due by May 26.  Lion Terry Groves and DG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke are planning on attending the training. 

Lions President Kelly Norris suggested May 13 at 6 pm for the Adopt-A-Highway cleanup.  In case of bad weather, the event would be rescheduled for May 14.

Bridging will take place on May 30 from 8am-1pm.  Lion Linda Hall reported that the ad for two weeks will cost our club $266.34. 

Zone Chair Jennifer Malecha will install the new officers for 2015/2016 at the Dinner Meeting.  We will also vote on awards that night.

The Scholarships recipients have been chosen and will be invited to the June dinner meeting together with their parents/guardians.  As previously, we will pay for their meals.

Lion Gordy Affield suggested switching to Goldsmith Eye Care in Prior Lake instead of LensCrafters for Eyeglass Vouchers.  The owner is a Lions member and the business is local.  We will use up the remaining vouchers at LensCrafters.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that the D-Feet Hearing Loss 2015 4th Annual Walk will take place at the Landscape Arboretum in Chaska on June 6 at 9:30 am.  Lion Kelly, Lion Char Beerling and Lion Linda Hall are planning on attending the event.

April 2015

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler:  “We judged the Pinewood Derby cars on Saturday in 10 categories. Lion judges were: Tom W., Bob W., the Tuitts, Groves, Char, The Brodericks, and Stahlers. Thanks to all the judges for dividing up the task. The Cubbies had a great time and the new track was again the highlight for the scouts and adults.”  Lion Paul also stated at the meeting that there will be an Eagle Scout ceremony on April 19. The Boy Scouts troop is considering the purchase of another trailer.  Currently, they have two old trailers.

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the Girl Scouts awards banquet will take place at the Horse and Hunt Club on April 22.

Report received via email from Lion Char Beerling: “The Easter Bunny Breakfast had a nice turnout and it was a beautiful day.  There were 19 Lions who worked:  Gordy, Gerald, Jim & Karen, Mike & Mary, Harry & Loretta, Tom & Bonnie, Paul & Sheila, Paul Mayberg, Linda, Kelly, Corrin, Tim, Bob W. and me.  Harry was the Lion and my grandson, Robbie, was the bunny.  There were also seven girl scouts and five adult leaders. The candy and toys were donated by club members.  As close as I can estimate, we served 74 adults, 70 children and 30 volunteers (free) for a total of 174 served.” Lion Char mentioned at the meeting that a profit of $482.38 was made.

Lion Tom Kourajian read the list of the Candidates for Officers 2015-2016. No additional nominations were made. The elections will be held at the April dinner meeting. 

Lion Paul Stahler contacted Robert at the VFW about us sponsoring a pancake breakfast with Santa this year and they approve.  The date still needs to be discussed, possibly November 29, December 6 or 13.  We would need a Santa, maybe an elf and get candy for the children.          

Lion Chris Boulton received the following email from Chris Lund: “I know last year I asked about the golf tourney that was hosted in years past. Wanted to reach out to the Club again this year to see if the group had decided to put a tourney in play now that we have the 5M2 Lions Cup. Please let me know as I am putting together an article for the next newsletter and like to include all the Clubs with tourney' set.” Lion Chris will let Chris know that we don’t have the manpower to do it.

Lions President Kelly Norris will email possible dates for the Adopt-A-Highway.

Last month, Lions President Kelly Norris suggested choosing a specific group (501C3 approved) each month to donate Bingo proceeds to.  However, it may be difficult to find 12 organizations for the year so maybe we should change it to every other month.  Motion by Lion Paul Stahler to give all Bingo proceeds for May to Bridging.

Lions President Kelly Norris reported that Bridging will take place on May 30 from 8am-1pm.

The 96th Annual MD5M Convention: will take place at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott Hotel in Bloomington on April 17-19.  Lion Gordy Affield, DG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke will attend the convention.

Lion Robert Larson from the N.E.W. Club advised via email that the Ranchero was double-booked with a baseball fundraiser and that the April 23rd Club Visits has been rescheduled to April 30th.  Lion Steve Menden confirmed that the Shakopee Lions will visit our club on April 16.

The Guest Speaker at the dinner meeting was District Governor Harry Klenke

Zone Chair Jennifer Malecha and the president & treasurer from the Shakopee Lions Clu were Guests at the dinner meeting.

DG Harry Klenke presented the following Lions with chevrons
•    Lion Karen Huerd – 5 years
•    Lion Tom Kourajian – 10 years
•    Lion Linda Hall – 20 years

DG Harry Klenke formally inducted the following new members
•    Jeff and Mary LeBaron

Motion by Lion Paul Stahler to confirm the Candidates for Officers 2015-2016 listed below. Seconded by Lion Jim Tuitt. All present voted aye.  Motion carried.


President    Kelly Norris
1st Vice President    Jim Tuitt
2nd Vice President    Terry Groves
3rd Vice President    Loretta Klenke
Secretary    Chris Boulton
Asst Secretary    Sheila Stahler
Treasurer    Gordy Affield
Asst Treasurer    Tom Kourajian
Tail Twister    Paul Stahler
Asst Tail Twister    Corrin Kuntz
Lion Tamer    Don & Linda Hall
1 Year Directors    Char Beerling
     Bruce Nelson
2 Year Directors    Brenda Mayberry
     Sheila Stahler
3 Year Directors    Tom Kourajian
     Jeff Schwingler
Membership Chairperson    Paul Stahler
Membership Vice Chairperson    Karen Tuitt
Membership Member at Large    Irene Jurovich
Past President    Kelly Norris


Tail Twister:  Lion Paul Stahler collected $20 which will be donated to the Shakopee Lions for Special Olympics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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