Meetings

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. 

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.

 

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