Meetings

September 2014

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

DG Harry Klenke has not collected any Eyeglasses lately.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Picnic will take place on August 21 at Sand Point Beach.  Social hour will start at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The club will purchase the meat and attendees will bring a dish to share.   Lion Gordy Affield will bring the beverages and Lion Chris Boulton will obtain plates, silverware, and napkins.  Lion Terry Groves will pick up the meat and grill.  The shelter has been reserved by Lion Chris.  Attendees will just pay for their drinks and not the meal.

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

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

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

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

The following Awards were announced:

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

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

  • Gordy Affield
  • Char Beerling
  • Chris Boulton
  • Katy Groves
  • Terry Groves
  • Don Hall
  • Linda Hall
  • Harry Klenke
  • Loretta Klenke
  • Tom Kourajian
  • Tim Lindbo
  • Bruce Nelson
  • Kelly Norris
  • Bruce Reddemann
  • Paul Stahler
  • Sheila Stahler
  • Jim Tuitt
  • Karen Tuitt
  • Bob Wickman
  • Gerald Ziskovsky

 

July 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Picnic will take place on August 21 at Sand Point Beach.  Social hour will start at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The club will purchase the meat and attendees will bring a dish to share.   Lion Gordy Affield will bring the beverages and Lion Chris Boulton will obtain plates, silverware, and napkins.  Lion Terry Groves will pick up the meat and grill.  The shelter has been reserved by Lion Chris Boulton.  Attendees will just pay for their drinks and not the meal

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

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

The plague has been installed.

June 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

The scholarship recipients will attend the June Dinner Meeting.

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

The Picnic will take place on August 21 at Sand Point Beach.  Social hour will start at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The club will purchase the meat and attendees will bring a dish to share.   Lion Gordy Affield will bring the beverages and Lion Chris Boulton will obtain plates, silverware, and napkins.  We will need a volunteer to pick up the meat and grill.  The shelter will be reserved by Lion Chris.  Attendees will just pay for their drinks and not the meal

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

Lion Kelly Norris has Bingo volunteers scheduled through September 21.

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

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

May 2014

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

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

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

Governor Elect Harry Klenke collected 100 Eyeglasses.

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

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

Report received via email from Lion Char Beerling:

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

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

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

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

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2014

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

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

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

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

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

“WWII UNITED STATES MILITARY SHIP PROPELLER"

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

sacrifice in defense of our nation.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

President

Kelly Norris

1st Vice President

Don Sterna

2nd Vice President

Jim Tuitt

3rd Vice President

Terry Groves

Secretary

Chris Boulton

Asst Secretary

Sheila Stahler

Treasurer

Gordy Affield

Asst Treasurer

Tom Kourajian

Tail Twister

Bruce Nelson

Asst Tail Twister

Paul Stahler

Lion Tamer

Don & Linda Hall

1 Year Directors

Katy Groves

 

Dave Velishek

2 Year Directors

Char Beerling

 

Lance Walker

3 Year Directors

Bruce Nelson

 

Sheila Stahler

Membership Chairperson

Paul Stahler

Membership Vice Chairperson

Karen Tuitt

Membership Member at Large

Irene Jurovich

Past President

Tim Lindbo

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

Richard Kirchoff’s New Member application was approved.

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

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

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

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

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

February 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

        

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lion Harry Klenke collected 500 Eyeglasses and 1 hearing aid.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colleen Chan’s application for Membership was approved.

November 2013

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

Lion Bob Wickman brought several Eyeglasses to the meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

October 2013

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

Lion Harry Klenke collected 100 Eyeglasses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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