Meetings

October 2016

Lions Don & Linda Hall deposited $96.63 into the Mints project account for September. 

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the cub scouts pumpkin judging has been scheduled at Five Hawks Elementary School on October 17.  The meeting will start at 7 pm.  Several Boy Scouts are working on or have already achieved Eagle Scout.  They are currently looking for a new scout master to start in early 2017.  The scouts will assist with our food drive on October 8.

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

Lion Loretta Klenke has made 7 Vests at $50 per vest.

The Region 1 Meeting took place in Victoria on September 13.  Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky and Lion Chris Boulton attended the meeting.  As always, it was very interesting.

Lion Loretta Klenke sent out the invitations for the 70th Club Anniversary event and the announcement was included in the September 5M-2 District newsletter. So far, we have 58 RSVPs. Set-up is at 5 pm, social hour starts at 6 pm followed by the program at 7 pm.  Lion Sheila Stahler has the Lions placemats so she will bring those.  Lion Bonnie Grapper is putting picture boards together.  No drawings or tailtwisting will take place.  Lions Paul & Brenda Maybery may play some music during the social hour. Lion Char Beerling & Lion Katy Groves will staff the registration table and PGD Harry Klenke & Lion Paul Stahler will dismiss tables.  Center pieces/decorations are provided by The Wilds.

 Reports received via two separate emails from Lion Paul Stahler: 1) Greetings Lions...Exciting game last evening (September 9) even though the Lakers lost they were in the game until the end. We raised $95 with the Prior Lake Football/Game Ball.  Joe Marcinkevich won the game ball. Lions Gerald, Laurine, Bob W., Char, Sheila and Paul were at the game.  The next game is Homecoming on September 30, 2016.  Same time as usual. Thank you to the Lions attending. Lion Paul and Sheila.” And 2) “Great homecoming game last night (September 30.)  We raised $79. The ball was won by Debra Lien. Lions Harry, Loretta, Gerald, Kris, Sheila and Paul helped. Close to 6,000 people attended the game. Incredible.” The next game has been scheduled for October 7 (EP). Lion Paul suggested that we purchase the game balls next year (about $10 each) since the balls this year were not of good quality.

Report received via email from PDG Harry Klenke: “We completed the Adopt-A-Highway highway cleanup in record time tonight (September 27.) We probably finished faster because it was drizzling and we had a record number of people. Helping out tonight were Lions Bruce R., Char B., Linda H., Roger G., Paul S., Sheila S., Gerald Z., Terry G., Katy G., Loretta K., Ger D., Kelly N. and son Conner, Corrin K. and her friend Scott. Lion Harry”

Report received via email from Lion Roger Grapper:  “The Prior Lake Fall Community Fest for 2016 went well.  The Lion made an appearance, and of course was a big hit with the children in attendance.  We had a nice amount of people stop by the booth, and also people taking our flyers.  We even had a child ask us what we did, so we preceded to tell her and her father all about Lions, and they both seemed impressed. We gave away our lighted pens and ice scrapers.  The booth was decorated nicely with the flags, painted umbrella, and the Lion fish, and various pictures of Lions volunteering their time. Thanks to all those below who were staffing the booth: Lion Roger, Lion Bonnie, Lion Gordy, Lion Brenda, Lion Terry, Lion Katy, Lion Linda, Lion Tom W., Lion Harry, Lion Loretta, Lion President Gerald.”

PDG Harry Klenke participated in the 100 mile District 5M-2 Bike-a-Thon for Project New Hope on September 24 which was organized by Lion Jack Webster.

The Food Drive has been scheduled for October 8.  Two volunteer shifts are available from 9-11 am and 11 am-1 pm.  We will ask the bank to display the event on their sign and have the Chamber include it in their announcements.  If possible, we will also have it mentioned in the Prior Lake American under Community events (On-The-Go section) and/or in Lion Bonnie Grapper’s column.

Zone 3 Chair Christy Trutnau let us know that Prior Lake will Club Visits Jordaness and Shakopee Valley will Club Visits Prior Lake.  Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky will check if we can schedule the meetings soon but has not had time to do so yet.  The Jordaness Lions meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Schule Haus.

The Breakfast with Santa has been scheduled for December 3 at the VFW.  Lion Paul Stahler stated that we don’t have to take anything down after the event since there will be another event after our’s.  Lion Brenda Maybery will be the elf and PDG Gordy Affield has the suits.  We will ask the scouts again to help but will request that older boys assist this time.

The Zone 3 Meeting will take place at Kingsway Retirement Living in Belle Plaine on October 11.  Social will start at 6 pm followed by dinner at 7 pm. The cost is $16 per person.  Lions Terry & Katy Groves, PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky are planning on attending the event.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that Ladies Night has been scheduled for October 13 from 5-8pm.   Emery boards will be given out, there will be pull tabs and bean bag toss for prizes. Lion Char Beerling offered to donate a bottle opener.  Will spend up to $15 for a wine bottle as a door prize. 

The 5M-2 Midwinter Convention will take place at the City Center Hotel in Mankato on February 10, 11 and 12.  It is hosted by Zone 3We will need help with the registration table on Friday from 2-6 pm and other things. The theme is “Celebrate the Legacy.”

The Senior Luncheon will take place at the VFW on December 12 starting at noon. We will need volunteers to assist with the event.

LIONS KidSight USA is a national coalition that brings together Lions programs that screen preschool and school age kids, concentrating on children from 6 months to 6 years of age in order to create a coordinated national program.  Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that we will get a testing machine probably in January and then we can screen pre-school aged children in Prior Lake/ Savage.

All clubs have been encouraged to complete a Centennial Community Legacy Projects by June 30, 2018. Legacy Projects are visible gifts to our club’s community that commemorate the Centennial and creates a lasting legacy of our service contributions.  There are three levels of participation: Raise community visibility, provide community gift and make a community impact.  Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that we could probably complete a level 1 project (post new Lions signs, donate a park bench, dedicate a statue or sponsor a fountain in a local park.)  We will discuss the issue further during the next business meeting.

PDG Gordy Affield stated that the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank will host Thanksgiving for Vision on October 29.

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky has several Bird pins available.

We have received a Diamond patch for the Centennial Service Challenge.

Lowell Berg would like to join our club and is sponsored by Lion Laurine Berg.  Lowell Berg’s Membership application was approved.

September 2016

Lion Don Hall deposited $155 into the Mints project account for August. 

Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler attended the Boy Scouts kick-off picnic on September 6.

Lion Loretta Klenke has completed the Vests and we will need to determine a price.

Volunteers sold tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 26 and 30 from 4:30-11:30 pm. Lion Terry Groves reported that Tuesday night was really slow but Friday was a little busier.

The 33nd Annual Lakefront Days Parade started on August 6 at 10 am at St. Mikes. The Lions float was number 27 in the lineup and 12 Lions participated. Lion Dave Velishek mentioned that there was a great clip on the public access cable program and that Frank Boyles did a nice job announcing the parade participants.

Lion Loretta Klenke sent out the invitations for the 70th Club Anniversary event and the announcement will also be included in the September 5M2 District newsletter.  A volunteer sign-up sheet will be available at the September dinner and October business meetings.

Reports received via email from Lion Paul Stahler: “The new Prior Lake Football season is upon us!  Already! The first game is this Thursday, September 1, against Centennial.  The Prior Lake Lions will again be having a drawing for the Football Raffle game ball at the end of the third quarter of the game.
We will be selling tickets for the drawing for a dollar each or three for five dollars at the entrance to the Dan Patch Stadium right before the bleachers starting at 17:45 PM. The game starts at 19:00 PM.  Usually we are closing down around 20:30 PM.  If you can make it, please join us for the event. The game is a great event and an opportunity to meet some people in Prior Lake.  All donations go back to the athletic department at Prior Lake High School”….. “Our first football game is under the belt.  We raised $78.  The crowd was light and there were a lot of kids.  Lions participating were Lions Loretta and Harry, Bob K., Bob W., Laurine, and Sheila and Paul. The game ball was won by Dave DeMars pictured below with his boy who was overjoyed to get the ball. The next game is in one week on the 9th.  We will be there at 17:45 to set up.  Hope to see you there.  Prior Lake Lakers are rated 10th and had a tough outing tonight against Centennial.” Additional games have been scheduled for:  September 30 (Edina-Homecoming) and October 7 (EP.) Volunteers will be needed to sell raffle tickets at the games.

The Picnic was well attended on August 18 at Sand Point Beach and several awards were given out.

Personalized Lions Decals cost $2.45 each, minimum quantity is 50.

Lion Loretta Klenke received an email from Dave Chromy, General Manager, Prior Lake Lunds & Byerlys, that they would be happy to host the Food Drive again in their parking lot on October 8.  Two volunteer shifts will be scheduled for 9 am - 11 am and 11 am - 1 pm.  We will ask the bank to display the event on their sign and have the Chamber include it in their announcements.  If possible, we will also have it mentioned in the Prior Lake American under Community events (On-The-Go section) and/or in Lion Bonnie Grapper’s column.

The Fall Community Fest will take place at the Prior Lake High School from 6 – 8:30 pm on September 19.  It 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.  We will give out ice scrappers, pens and candy.  A volunteer is needed to wear the Lions costume.  Lion Linda Hall will bring the flags.

The Adopt-A-Highway clean-up will take place on September 27.  Volunteers will meet at the intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 8 at 6 pm.  In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for September 28.

Zone 3 Chair Christy Trutnau let us know that Prior Lake Club Visits will visit Jordaness and Shakopee Valley will visit Prior Lake.  Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky will check if we can schedule the meetings soon.  The Jordaness Lions meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Schule Haus.

The 26th ACM Gambling Convention and Exposition will be held in Rochester on November 17-19.  Registration is open to the gambling manager and others interested in gambling issues.  Pre-registration is required prior to November 11.  Lion Bruce Reddemann will attend the convention and Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky as well as Lion Terry Groves may attend.

The Breakfast with Santa has been scheduled for December 3 at the VFW.

The Region 1 Meeting will take place at St. Victoria Church, 8228 Victoria Drive, Victoria, on September 13.  Social starts at 6 pm followed by dinner at 6:30 pm.  Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky and Lion Chris Boulton will attend the meeting.

August 2016

Lion Paul Stahler has a couple of Hearing Aids which he will give to PDG Harry Klenke

Lion Don Hall deposited $59.49 into the Mints projects account for July.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that four Boy Scouts have been working on their Eagle projects. Also, cub scout camp is coming up this week. About 80 boy scouts are going to Tomahawk Scout Reservation later this summer.

Lion Sheila Stahler gave the info to Lion Mary Broderick who is now chairing the Peace Posters contest. Aspen Academy and St. Michael Catholic School are participating this year.

PDG Gordy Affield had several new Vests embroidered on the back and Lion Loretta Klenke will add the five-inch Lions emblems from Lions International to the front of the vests.

Volunteers will be selling tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 26 and 30 from 4:30-11:30 pm.

The 33nd Annual Lakefront Days Parade will start on August 6 at 10 am at St. Mikes. The Lions float has been assigned number 27 in the lineup. Lion Dave Velishek has already purchased the candy and volunteers are needed to decorate the float and walk the parade. They should meet at Velishek Auto at 8:30 am. The following Lions are planning on participating in the parade: PDG Gordy Affield, PDG Harry & Loretta Klenke, Brenda Maybery, Paul & Sheila Stahler and Gerald Ziskovsky.

Lion Loretta Klenke drafted an invitation for the 70th Club Anniversary event and the guest list is still being tweaked. Lion Sheila Stahler will add the invitation to our Facebook page and it will be included in the September 5M2 District newsletter.

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that we will have another Football Raffle drawing this year at the high school. Lion Paul Stahler provided the following dates: September 1 (Centennial), September 9 (Minnetonka), September 30 (Edina-Homecoming) and October 7 (EP.) Volunteers will be needed to sell raffle tickets at the games.

The Picnic will take place on August 18 at Sand Point Beach, Shelter 1 which is close to the parking lot. Social hour will start at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The club will pay for the meat and attendees will bring a dish to share. Lion Gordy Affield will purchase beverages and Lion Chris Boulton will obtain plates, silverware, and napkins. Lion Terry Groves will pick up the meat. Attendees will only pay for their drinks and not the meal. We will skip door prices.

The Rotary’s Lakefront Music Fest took place on July 15. Six club members sold admission tickets. Lion Katy Groves stated that everything was well organized and they appreciated our help.

The Fall Community Fest will take place at the Prior Lake High School from 6 – 8:30 pm on September 19. 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. We will give out ice scrappers and pens.

Zone 3 Chair Christy Trutnau let us know that Prior Lake will have a Club Visit with Jordaness and Shakopee Valley will visit Prior Lake. Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky will check if we can schedule the meetings soon. The Jordaness Lions meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Schule Haus.

Lion Paul Stahler suggested getting some personalized Lions Decals that say Prior Lake on it. They cost $2.45 each, minimum quantity is 50.

The following Awards were announced:

  • Helen Keller   -  Lion Terry Groves and Lion Loretta Klenke
  • Melvin Jones  -  Lion Mary Broderick and Lion Mike Broderick                       
  • Hearing           -  Lion Katy Groves
  • Dream Catcher -  Lion Tom Kourajian
  • Lion of the Year  - Lion Sheila Stahler

The following Lions achieved Perfect Attendance for 2015-2016:

Gordy Affield

Char Beerling

Chris Boulton

Mary Broderick

Mike Broderick

Ger Danielson

Bonnie Grapper

Roger Grapper

Katy Groves

Terry Groves

Don Hall

Linda Hall

Harry Klenke

Loretta Klenke

Tom Kourajian

Kelly Norris

Bruce Reddemann

Paul Stahler

Sheila Stahler

Dave Velishek

Bob Wickman

Gerald Ziskovsky

Kristine Ziskovsky

July 2016

PDG Harry Klenke collected 155 Eyeglasses and 3 hearing aids.

Lion Don Hall deposited $83.27 into the Mints project account for June. 

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Boy Scouts had their picnic at Fish Lake Park and parent meetings will start in August.  They are planning their trips to Florida Sea Base, Philmont Scout Ranch and then also to Tomahawk Scout Reservation. Lions Paul & Sheila also went to another Eagle Ceremony recently. 8 more ceremonies are coming up later this year.

Lion Sheila Stahler and Lion Mary Broderick met to discuss the Peace Posters project.  Aspen Academy and St. Michael Catholic School are participating this year.

Lion Loretta Klenke made 7 Vests and spent about $110 in fabric and other supplies.  Lion Chris Boulton will order 7 five-inch Lions emblems from the Lions store at $6.59 each. The vests will be sold to any new or existing club members who are interested.  The price still needs to be determined.

Volunteers will be selling tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 26 and 30 from 4:30-11:30 pm.

The 33nd Annual Lakefront Days Parade will start on August 6 at 10 am at St. Mikes.  Lion Dave Velishek will purchase candy and volunteers are needed to decorate the float and walk the parade.  They should meet at Velishek Auto at 8:30 am.  The following Lions are planning on participating in the parade: PDG Harry & Loretta Klenke, Paul & Sheila Stahler and Gerald Ziskovsky.
 

The Jordaness Lions are hosting this year’s cabinet meeting and Jungle Days golf tournament on Monday, August 1st at Creeks Bend Golf Course in New Prague.  Registration begins at 11 am and the shotgun start is at 12:30 pm.  The cost is $85.00 per golfer - includes golf cart, dinner and prizes.

Lion Loretta Klenke obtained the artwork for the 70th Club Anniversary pin.  It was decided to order 200 1¼” pins from The Pin People. It will take approximately two months for delivery.  The speaker will be PID Lion Mike Molenda and DG Steve & PID Debra Wasserman will also be there.  Their meals will be covered by our club.  Other guests will have to pay for their own meals. Invitations should be sent out early September.  Several club members will work on the guest list after the business meeting.  The event has already been listed in the 5M-2 Newsletter.

The changes to the Lions By-Laws  were approved with the amendment to add the verbiage “served on a committee” instead of chair/co-chair a committee.

The Picnic will take place on August 18 at Sand Point Beach, Shelter 1 which is close to the parking lot.  More details will be discussed at the next business meeting.  Last year, social hour started at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The club purchased the meat and attendees brought a dish to share.  Lion Gordy Affield purchased beverages and Lion Chris Boulton obtained plates, silverware, and napkins.  Lion Terry Groves picked up the meat.  Attendees only paid for their drinks and not the meal.  We skipped door prices.

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that we will probably have another drawing this year at the high school. Volunteers would be needed to sell Football Raffle tickets at the games.  Lion Paul Stahler will provide more details once we get closer to the date.

Lions Paul & Sheiler Stahler and Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky were given the limited edition Centennial Membership Award for recruiting new members.

Lion Loretta Klenke suggested cancelling the Dinner Meeting in October since the 70th club anniversary would take place on the following day. 

Lion Mike Broderick stated that the next nonprofit group meeting of the Chamber will take place at the Edelweiss Bakery. They would like to know what kind of activities we would support (ice golf, women’s night out etc.)

The Rotary’s Music Fest has been scheduled for July 15 & 16, http://www.lakefrontmusicfest.com.  The music on Friday will be Rock and on Saturday Country.  Gates open at 5 pm.  Seven of our club members will be selling admission tickets starting at 7 pm on July 15. Our club will be promoted with a sign.

June 2016

PDG Harry Klenke collected 100 Eyeglasses and several hearing aids.

Lion Don Hall deposited $70.51 into the Mints project account for May.  Lion Linda Hall had ordered more mints but received two boxes of wintergreen in error so the club will only be charged ½ prize.

Lion Terry Groves stated that the 2016 Boy Scouts Pack 331 "Bridging Ceremony" took place at Five Hawks Elementary School on May 16.  The scouts are wrapping up their activities for the year and getting ready for summer camp.
 

Lion Linda Hall, PDG Harry & Loretta Klenke, Lions President Kelly Norris, Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler and Lions Gerald & Kris Ziskovsky collected used household goods on May 21.  Several scouts also helped fill the truck and Bridging founder Fran Heitzman joined them for a little while.

Lions Mike & Mary Broderick manned the 12th hole for our club at the Chamber Golf outing at The Meadows and gave away Lions mints on June 6.  Lion Mike also attended the monthly non-profit meeting of the Chamber and will continue to do so for the next few months.

PDG Harry Klenke performed the 2016-2017 Officer Installation of the the new officers at the last dinner meeting since Zone Chair Jennifer Malecha was unable to attend.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky attended the 5M-2 Lions 2016-2017 Club Officer Training at Bethany College in Mankato on May 22.  He mentioned that the Lions will celebrate their 100th anniversary next year.

PDG Gordy Affield stated that volunteers are needed to sell tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 26 and 30 from 4:30-11:30 pm.

Lion Linda Hall collected 17 pounds of food for the CAP Agency and Lion Bruce Reddemann donated $5 that he had won as a door prize.

PDG Harry Klenke stated that we were not recognized on the board this year as sponsors of the 5th Annual D-Feet Walk for Hearing Loss since we did not donate.  We will need to remember to donate next year. 

The Scholarships awards will be handed out by Lion Mike Broderick during the school’s ceremony on June 7. Lion Bonnie Grapper has already invited the students and their parents to the June dinner meeting. The students will bring letters of acceptance from their college of choice to the dinner.

Lion Linda Hall passed out complimentary Sand Point Beach Parking Passes.

The Prior Lake Lions By-Laws define Perfect Attendance and Awards in Article III, Section 3 as follows: “As a member of the Prior Lake Lions, a member must attend at least one Lions function each month or Fifteen (15) functions each year. A Lions function could be any Lions activity anywhere with verification.”  This means that a club member could attend a meeting at any Lions Club, attend an event on behalf of the Prior Lake Lions or work an activity/event.  It is the chairperson’s responsibility to provide the secretary with an attendance sheet for any events/functions/ activities immediately following the event/function/activity. Lions International states the following in their Lions New Member Orientation Guide:  “Lions Clubs International recommends that clubs meet regularly and at least twice each month. All active members are encouraged to attend meetings regularly. Members who maintain perfect attendance during the fiscal year may be given an annual 100% Perfect Attendance Award. If a member misses a meeting, he or she has the opportunity to make up the meeting by attending a club board meeting, a region or zone meeting, the meeting of another club or a club committee meeting.”  Lions International also lists the following under Charter Clubs:  “Annual perfect attendance awards are available for purchase and can be issued to members who have attended every regularly scheduled meeting or event of their club for twelve consecutive months, making up any lost attendance in line with the attendance make-up rules as established by the club. This period may begin with any given month.” Awards are being defined in the Prior Lake By-Laws under Article XI, Section 1 as follows: “Melvin Jones and Helen Keller nominees must be active in the Lions Club, have perfect attendance, chaired or co-chaired a Lions project or committee in the previous Lions year of nomination.  The nominees will be presented to the membership for voting.  Voting will take place at the dinner meeting in May.”  Lion Tom Kourajian mentioned that we had very few club members vote for award recipients at the last dinner meeting.   Motion by Lion Tom Kourajian to have a committee consisting of the Club President, 1st VP, Secretary and Past President select award recipients instead of having the membership vote at the May dinner meeting.  Seconded by Lion Bruce Reddemann.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried. The By-Law committee will meet and share the proposed change with the membership in writing.  Lion Chris Boulton reminded the club that awards have to be ordered at least two months prior to the August picnic for the award presentation.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky with the help of PDG Gordy Affield and Lion Loretta Klenke will start designing a pin for the 70th Club Anniversary celebration.  Lion Loretta suggested a lake & fish theme.  

The scholarship recipients and their parents will attend the Dinner Meeting.

Lions President Kelly Norris mentioned that we are meeting all requirements but one since we do not show a net growth in membership for the 2015-2016 Club Excellence Award.  We started the Lions year with 42 members but currently have 40 members.  Unless we add 3 more members this month, we will not qualify for the award.

May 2016

Superintendent Dr. Teri Staloch addressed the club regarding the May 24 referendum.  The referendum will allocate funds towards three goals: Space for students, technology for teaching & learning and security for schools.  Dr. Staloch stated that the impact on a $300,000 home would be approximately $31 per month. The referendum will be one vote on the ballot.  Absentee ballots are available at the district office.

Lion Don Hall deposited $83.30 into the Mints project account for April.

Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler are providing First Aid training to the Boy Scouts on May 2.
The Girl Scouts awards banquet was held at the Horse and Hunt Club on April 20.  The following Lions attended the event: Katy Groves, PDG Harry & Loretta Klenke and Paul & Sheila Stahler. Top Club Cookie Sales sold 2,239 boxes of cookies and the top individual seller sold 822 boxes.  Bronze pins were awarded to 9 girls (20 hour projects), silver pins were given to 12 girls (50 hour projects) and gold went to one high school junior (100 hour project.)

7 volunteers completed the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up on April 27 in less than two hours. 

District Governor Marvin Grimm and PDG Gordy Affield stopped at Velishek Auto on April 14 to collect our donation to Journey for Service.

7 club members visited the Belle Plaine Lions Club on April 13. 

Volunteers will be needed to assist with the Bridging event on May 21. 4-5 older Boy Scouts will be asked to also help again as during previous years.  Jerry from the Rotary Club requested that our club pay for half of the newspaper ad in the Prior Lake American and also provide donuts and coffee. We will check if the event can be listed in the Community Events section of the Prior Lake American. A sign-up sheet will be available at the dinner meeting.  Lion Linda Hall will bring flyers to the next Bingo event so that Lion Bob Wickman can put them up around town.

The 5M-2 Lions 2016-2017 Club Officer Training will take place at Bethany College, Meyer Hall of Science & Mathematics, 700 Luther Drive, Mankato on May 22 from 3 to 5 pm.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky is planning on attending the event.

During the second week of May, the Scholarships recipients will receive their invitation to our June dinner meeting.

Zone 3 of 5M-2 is responsible for the planning and hosting of the next 2017 Mid-Winter Convention in Mankato.  PDG Harry Klenke, Lions President Kelly Norris and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky volunteered to be part of the convention planning committee.

The Rotary’s Lakefront Music Fest has been scheduled for July 15 & 16, http://www.lakefrontmusicfest.com.  The music on Friday will be Rock and on Saturday Country.  Gates open at 5 pm and our club has been offered a tent.  Our club would be promoted with a sign while 6-8 club members work the event. Volunteers would have to wear shirts provided by the Rotary Club and would receive free admission.  PDG Harry and Lion Loretta Klenke will look into this volunteer opportunity.

Immediate Past International Director Lion Mike Molenda will speak at our 70th Club Anniversary dinner.  Lion Loretta Klenke will ask Lion Laura Maki to add our anniversary celebration announcement to the 5M-2 website.  We will also need to place a flyer in the District/Multiple newsletter late summer.

Lion Sheila Stahler and Lion Mike Broderick will attend the next Chamber Luncheon on May 26 (non-profit day at the Chamber.) 

Zone Chair Lion Jennifer Malecha will install the new officers for 2016-2017.  Lion Tom Kourajian will have ballots for the awards at the Dinner Meeting.  Prior Lake Mayor Ken Hedberg will be the guest speaker.

Lion Paul Stahler mentioned that any Lion member who would like to participate in the Memorial Day Parade can walk with the boy scouts since we will not have a float.

PDG Gordy Affield stated that volunteers are needed to sell tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 26 and 30 from 4:30-11:30 pm.

The Business Meeting will take place on July 11 instead of July 4 because of the holiday.  Lion Gerald Ziskovsky will contact Fongs to let them know.

April 2016

Lion Don Hall deposited $72.15 into the Mints project account for March.

Lion Don Hall stated that 21 pounds of food was collected at the dinner meeting for the CAP Agency food shelf.

PDG Harry Klenke has not collected any Eyeglasses lately.  Most of the new boxes have already been placed in businesses.

Lion Terry Groves stated that more Eagle Boy Scouts are coming up.  Lion Paul Stahler is providing First Aid training to 10-year-old scouts on April 4.

Lion Katy Groves mentioned that the Girl Scouts awards banquet will be at the Horse and Hunt Club on April 20.  5 Lions are planning on attending the event (Katy Groves, PDG Harry & Loretta Klenke, Paul & Sheila Stahler.) Their camp will be at the Environmental Learning Center in Savage on June 20-22 and the theme is Olympics.

Easter Bunny Breakfast Report received via email from Lion Char Beerling:

Charged $7.00 per adult and $4.00 per child (under 10 years old)
Adults             57 @ $7.00 = 399.00
Child               42 @ $4.00 = 168.00
Pd Vol             11 @ $4.00 =   44.00
Vol not pd       20 @ $0.00 =     0.00
 Totals          130                 $611.00
 
Cash on hand $761.00 - $150.00 Bank = $611.00
Food & supplies                                        -282.14
Toys bought last year -donated
Candy donated                                               0.00
Profit                                                        $328.86
 
“There were a lot of dollar prizes left over and some plush.  I propose donating some of the dollar items to the Toy Corner.  The prizes are covered for next year if we decide to have it again.  Calling the names as they arrive seems to work good so people can leave when done eating. A Great Big Thanks to all who worked, which included 17 Lions (listed below) and Tom's wife Bonnie, plus 12 girl scouts with several adult leaders (list below).  Bob did a great job of getting fliers out and about.  Brenda wore the bunny suit and Harry wore the Lion suit.  Dave purchased all the supplies we needed, Tom Wolf and Ger had the dish washing duty and everyone else really pitched in and made it work. Lions who worked - Gordy, Char, Mike & Mary, Linda, Harry & Loretta, Tom & Bonnie, Brenda, Kelly, Paul & Sheila, Dave, Bob W, Tom W, Gerald Z and Ger.  Girl Scouts and Adult Leaders - two shifts (8:30 to 10:00 & 10:00 to 11:30). Melissa Marshall (adult), Meredith Marshall, Olivia Schaper, Madeline Schaper, Maissa Hickey (adult), Morgan Ellis, Olivia Hickey, Sophia Muir, Olivia Muir, Amelia Muir, Lisa Lanergren, Katie Hanson, Priya Hanson, Camryn Hanson, and several other adults who worked with their younger girls.  We prefer girls who are at least ten but seems there was a shortage of them this particular day. Next year- 1.Fliers where needed (preschools and around town), advertise in paper (try for two weeks prior), church bulletin, PL State Bank lighted board (Vanessa), city lighted signs (City Hall) and maybe the city calendar if we think about it early enough. 2. Girl Scouts - (growinscouting@integra.net) 8 each shift is enough, no more than 10. 3. Meet 7:30 a.m. to set up for kitchen - 8:00 a.m. for rest.  Breakfast 9:00 to 11:00. 4. Gordy bank ($150).  I have tickets with my stuff. 5. Could use a third person on doing dishes.”
 

The Spring Zone 3 Meeting will be hosted by the Shakopee Lions Club at the Knights of Columbus Event Center, 1760 4th Avenue E, on April 18 with dinner starting at 6:45 pm.  8 club members are planning on attending the meeting.

This year, we will Club Visits Belle Plaine on April 13 at 7 pm. The address is 398 West Court Street.  No meal will be served.  7 club members are planning on attending the meeting.  Belle Plaine then will Club Visits Prior Lake on April 21.

Lions President Kelly Norris read the candidates for the  New Officers for 2016-2017. There were no new nominations.  The elections will be held at the April dinner meeting. Lion Tom Kourajian will have the ballots at the dinner meeting.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that the Adopt-A-Highway clean up will take place on April 26 at 6 pm.  In case of rain, it will be on April 27.  

Lions President Kelly Norris mentioned that the Governor and PDG Gordy Affield will be at Velishek Auto on April 14 at 3:35 pm to accept our donation for Journey for Service.

Motion by PDG Harry Klenke to approve the Membership application for Laurine Berg who is being sponsored by Lion Chris Boulton.  Seconded by Lion Terry Groves.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  PDG Gordy Affield suggested not to bill Laurine in July since she paid full annual membership dues for April through June.  The club agreed. 

Lion Sheila Stahler is looking for a club member to help with the Peace Poster contest this Fall. Lion Linda Hall suggested that Lion Mary Broderick may be willing to assist.  Lions President Kelly Norris will check with Lion Mary. The theme this year is “Celebration of Peace.”

Lions President Kelly Norris proposed that we donate Bingo proceeds next time to Beyond the Yellow Ribbon. 

Lion Dave Velishek talked to Shannon at The Wilds about the 70th Club Anniversary and received a quote for two menu options.  Buffet Style would cost $25 and would include a variety of appetizers, carved ham, mashed potatoes and ice cream (without the ice cream, it would be $22.)  A sit down chicken dinner with salad, vegetable, and potato would be $20. There is no charge for the room, no food or beverage minimum, no setup or clean up fee and no bartender fee.  Motion by Lion Terry Groves to make a reservation for October 21 for the $25 dinner.  Seconded by Lion Gerald Ziskovsky.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  PDG Gordy Affield will check on a speaker for the night.  Social will start at 6 pm and dinner at 7 pm. 

Lion Rick Wagener will be speaking about LCIF on April 21 Dinner Meeting and PDG Joan Blank will speak in May.  Donations for the food shelf will be accepted.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that the Bridging event has been scheduled for May 21.  Volunteers will be needed to assist with the event.  Lion Paul Stahler will check with the Boy Scouts if they can help again as during previous years.

Superintendent Dr. Teri Staloch would like to address the club before the May 24 referendum.  The referendum will allocate funds towards three goals: Space for students, technology for teaching & learning and security for schools. Lion Terry Groves will check if Dr. Staloch would like to come to the May Business Meeting at 6:45 pm since our dinner meetings are already booked. 

The Lakefront Days Parade has been scheduled for August 6 at 10 am. Motion by Lion Gerald Ziskovsky to have a float and walkers in the parade.  Seconded by Lion Terry Groves.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried. PDG Gordy Affield will send in the $60 registration fee.

The 97th MD5M Convention of the MD5M Lions will be held on April 22, 23 & 24 at the Verizon Center in Mankato and is hosted by District 5M-2.  Our club can have 4 delegates in addition to any PDGs.  Lion Loretta Klenke will be a delegate.

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that the USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum conference will take place in Omaha, Nebraska on September 15-17. For details and registration, please visit www.lionsforum.org.

The 5th Annual D-Feet Walk for Hearing Loss event will be held at the University of Minnesota Arboretum in Chaska on June 4. More info can be found at http://www.5mhf.org/d-feet-hearing-loss-2016.html.

Pets Loyal 2 Vets is hosting a Spring fundraising event at the Flying Cloud Airport on April 30 from 6:30 – 9 pm. There will be piano music, wine, craft beers and fine spirits along with an array of finger foods in the hangar of the Wings of The North WWII Air Museum. Tickets are $30/individual or $50/couple and can be purchased at eventbrite.com (search: Pets Loyal 2 Vets.)

March 2016

Lion Don Hall deposited $78.36 into the Mints project account for February.

PDG Harry Klenke collected 100 Eyeglasses recently and took over 1,200 eyeglasses to the Midwinter Convention in Mankato.

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler: “Thank you to the PL Lions who helped judge the 38 Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby cars this morning. We had 7 categories to fill. They were Lions Harry and Loretta, Tom W., Gerald, Terry (and cousin Larry who brought his Pinewood Derby car from the '70's), and Sheila and Paul. We had a great time. There was a lot of energy in the room. The Cub Scouts were engrossed in the race and the game fair that was going on. The cars were innovative and fast on the new track.”  Also, Lions Paul & Sheila attended the Shakopee Men's Ice Golf on February 6 and the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet on February 12.
 

Lion Sheila Stahler reported that the Girl Scouts awards banquet will be at the Horse and Hunt Club on April 20. 5 Lions are planning on attending the event (Katy Groves, PDG Harry & Loretta Klenke, Paul & Sheila Stahler.) Their camp will be at the Environmental Learning Center in Savage on June 20-22 and the theme is Olympics.

Report received via email from Lion Linda Hall: ”I checked with Keystone and Bette Crosby does reside there. I sent an email to her daughter with 3 options for the Hearing Aid Request:  The Lion's Hearing Foundation, Starkey's Hear Now program and Help American Hear (the program that helps the person who was turned down by Hear Now.) We would only get involved if Ms. Crosby is accepted by the Lion's Hearing Foundation.”

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky checked several venues for the70th Club Anniversary celebration.

  • Horse & Hunt Club - $300 for rent if we know a member, food plated is cheaper than buffet, $22.95 for stuffed chicken, $26.95 for prime rib, adding second meat would be $10, plated includes meat, salad, vegetable, potato, bread and butter.  Fridays open are October 14 and October 28
  • Savage Legion - $300 for rent, all Fridays are available in October, meals cost less
  • Mystic Lake - front was $160 for less than 120 people, bigger room would be more expensive; 1 meat (chicken) plated is $28, 2 meats (beef and chicken) are $47, 3 meat buffet, soup or salad with dessert is $48 dollars; open dates unknown

Lion Gerald will still contact The Wilds, Brackets Crossing and Stonebrooke Golf Club for additional quotes. 

Lion Char Beerling stated that the Easter Bunny pancake Breakfast will take place at St  Michael on March 19.  Volunteers should be there at 8 am and food will be served from 9 until 11 am.  Lion Dave Velishek will purchase the food.  Lion Char already has prizes for the children.

The guest speaker for the Dinner Meeting is DG Marv Grimm on March 17.  Donations for the food shelf will be accepted.

Lion Tom Kourajian presented the list of New Officers for 2016-2017.

 

President

Gerald Ziskovsky

1st Vice President

Terry Groves

2nd Vice President

Loretta Klenke

3rd Vice President

Brenda Maybery

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

 

Linda Hall

2 Year Directors

Jeff LeBaron

 

Sheila Stahler

3 Year Directors

Tom Kourajian

 

Tim Lindbo

Membership Chairperson

Paul Stahler

Membership Vice Chairperson

Char Beerling

Membership Member at Large

Irene Jurovich

Past President

Kelly Norris

The elections will be held at the April dinner meeting.

Lion Chris Boulton was presented with the Governor’s 100% Secretary Award for 2014-2015.

This year, we will Club Visits Belle Plaine on April 13 at 7 pm. The address is 398 West Court Street.  No meal will be served.  Belle Plaine then will Club Visits Prior Lake on April 21.

Lions President Kelly Norris suggested that we donate the Bingo proceeds to the CAP Agency in April. 

Lions President Kelly Norris stated that the Bridging event has been scheduled for May 21.  More info to come.

Lion Loretta Klenke purchased fabric for Lions Vests since blue vests can no longer be purchased through Lions International.  

February 2016

Lion Don Hall deposited $84.91 into the Mints project account for January.

PDG Harry Klenke collected 136 Eyeglasses and 8 hearing aids.

Lion Paul Stahler mentioned that the Boy Scouts Blue and Gold Banquet is coming up at Spring Lake Town Hall on February 12 at 6 pm.  The Pinewood Derby will take place at Five Hawks Elementary School on March 5 and volunteer judges will be needed.  Also, several cub scouts will transition into the troop this year.  The troop has about 90 boys.

Lion Sheila Stahler reported that the Girl Scouts cookie sales will start soon; the rally will be on February 4.  Roller skating will take place on March 5.  The awards banquet will be at the Horse and Hunt Club on April 20.  Their camp will be at the Environmental Learning Center in Savage on June 20-22 and the theme is Olympics.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Prior Lake Chamber Ice Golf took place at Charlie’s on Prior Lake on January 30.  Email received from Lion Paul regarding the event: “Today is a perfect day for Ice Golf...or...horseshoes. The Lions Club sponsored a hole at the Prior Lake Chamber Ice Golf event. For our hole we played horseshoes! People liked it. We also had a spinner for a Lions pen or Lions Mints which went over well too. There were 300 golfers!  Thanks to Lions Terry, Katy, Sheila, and Paul for setting up and manning the Ice Hole and to the Prior Lake Lions Club for sponsoring and donating the pens and mints. We had a great time and met a lot of new people.”

Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the Jordaness Lions Bowling Fundraiser event took place at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee on January 23 from 2-5 pm.  Bowlers brought food items for the Food Shelf.  Lions Terry & Katy Groves, Lion Linda Hall, Lions Harry & Loretta Klenke, Lion Corrin Kuntz and Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler participated in the fundraiser.  The four prospective members did not attend as they had indicated.

Lion Linda Hall received a Prior Lake Wrestling T-shirt for the club that will be given away as a door prize at the dinner meeting.

Lion Terry Groves stated that we do not have a speaker for February Dinner Meeting and that we will induct new members instead (Lion Ger Danielson and Lion Kris Ziskovsky.) 

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that we are planning on having 200 attendees at the 70th Club Anniversary.  Lion Gerald will check what the cost of food would be at Horse & Hunt Club, The Wilds, Mystic Lake Casino, Brackets Crossing and Stonebrooke Golf Club.  Possible dates for the event would be October 21 or 28.

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.  PDG Gordy Affield will transport the banner to Mankato and back.

Lion Linda Hall stated that the Toy Corner is looking for volunteers during day hours.

Lion Loretta Klenke is checking on the price of fabric for Lions Vests since blue vests can no longer be purchased through Lions International.

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. 

 

 

 

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