Meetings

August 2017

Lion Linda Hall deposited $78.35 into the Mints project account for July.

PDG Harry Klenke collected 292 Eyeglasses.

Lion Linda Hall ordered Dictionaries for all 3rd grade students at local schools.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Scouts are at Tomahawk right now.  An Eagle Scout Ceremony is coming up soon.  The cub scouts are getting ready for their joint scouting night in September.

DG Harry Klenke reported that $2,500 was raised during the Brian Sheehan for Int’l 3rd VP fundraiser on August 7.

The Lakefront Music Fest took place at Lakefront Park on July 14 & 15.  9 Lions sold tickets on July 14 from 7 to 10 pm. Lion Loretta Klenke stated that they were very busy.  Lion Katy Groves reported that a total of 2,500 cases of beer were sold in addition to plenty of wine.

The Lakefront Days Parade took place on August 5.  Lion Paul Stahler stated that they had a good turnout.  They ran out of candy before they reached the park. Lion Loretta Klenke stated that the  special banner for the 100th anniversary of Lions International looked very nice.

PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke attended Jungle Days on August 7 at Glencoe Country Club.

Report received from Lion Loretta Klenke on KidSight Project: Our dates are set for New Horizon Prior Lake for Wednesday, August 9 and Thursday, August 10.  Our first trial and error.  We plan to have the screeners available to practice following the Tuesday Club meeting.  So far, we have enough volunteers for these dates.  We may need some people to stay to have their eyes checked after the meeting. For people volunteering, we will meet in the parking lot both days, and enter as a group, starting 8 am.  It is a locked facility, and entering as a group we only need to be buzzed in once. The director will want to speak to us on the first day.  Do not know how our day will go, do not really want to begin with the babies (6 months), but they do start their naps at 11 am.   Just some information to keep in mind.  Both Laurine and I are excited to get one facility under our belts.  We will learn as we go, always open for suggestions. I have been working on attempting to get another site,communication has been a struggle at times.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that the Centennial Community Legacy Projects benches are in, New logos are up and one scout will enhance the landscape around the benches which will be his Eagle Scout project.

Lion Paul Stahler reported that things are going well with the VFW Harvest Market and that we have volunteers working every Thursday from 4 to 7 pm until October 12.  The market takes place in the parking lot of the VFW, 16306 Main Ave. (or inside the club in case of rain).  Lion Linda Hall will sell wooden toys from the Toy Corner on August 10.  The Flee Market Garage Sale will be on September 28.

The Picnic will take place on August 17 at Sand Point Beach, Shelter 1 which is close to the parking lot.  Social hour will start at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.  PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke will grill the meat. Lion Gordy Affield will purchase beverages.  Attendees will pay $10 each.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that 12 volunteers are needed to sell tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 25 (8 spots) and August 29 (4 spots) from 4:30-11:30 pm.  Lions President Terry has a sign-up sheet.

Lions President Terry Groves presented a list of Committee Assignments to the club and also emailed it.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that several club members met at The Pointe to discuss possible new Business Meeting locations since Fongs will be closed on Mondays. Locations that are being considered: The Pointe, Doherty’s, Lakers/Cove, Charlie’s, Lions Office, Hooligans, Davanni’s Savage, Club Prior, Library, VFW, McKenna’s Crossing, Rock Creek Building, School District, St. Mikes, Klein Bank, Wells Fargo, Perkins, The Wilds, Franciscan Retreat Center, New Market Bank, City of Prior Lake, Fire Hall.  Top 3 are Club Prior, VFW and Perkins. The following members will form a committee to decide which location would work best:  Lion Linda Hall, PDG Harry Klenke, Lion Kelly Norris, Lion Paul Stahler and Lion Dave Velishek.

All presidents and secretaries are invited to the Zone 3 Meeting at Hope Lutheran Church in Jordan on August 16 at 6:30 pm.

The Fall Community Fest will take place at the Prior Lake High School from 6 – 8:30 pm on September 18.  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. 

Lion Paul Stahler stated that we will have another Football Raffle drawing this year at the high school.  The dates are as follows:  August 31 (Shakopee), September 15 (Eden Prairie), September 22 (Minnetonka) and October 6 (Eagan).  Volunteers will be needed to sell raffle tickets at the games.  Since the quality of the balls last year was not meeting expectations, we will supply them this year. The purchase of 4 footballs for a total of $71.45 out of the project account was Approved.

The Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation is looking for volunteers at Walmart locations to partner with MLDF, American Diabetes Association and Walmart to be Diabetes Service Project greeters on September 23 from 10 am-2pm.  Lion Char Beerling, PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lion Kelly Norris will volunteer their time.

The following Awards were presented at the Picnic.

Helen Keller - PDG Gordy Affield, Lion Chris Boulton, Lion Paul Stahler

Melvin Jones - Lion Char Beerling,  Lion Linda Hall, Lion Bruce Reddemann   

Hearing - Lion Loretta Klenke

Dream Catcher - Lion Bob Wickman

Lion of the Year - Lion Kelly Norris

Perfect Attendance:  The following Lions achieved perfect attendance for 2016-2017:

Gordy Affield

Char Beerling

Laurine Berg

Chris Boulton

Mary Broderick

Mike Broderick

Ger Danielson

Bonnie Grapper

Roger Grapper

Katy Groves

Terry Groves

Linda Hall

Harry Klenke

Loretta Klenke

Tom Kourajian

Kelly Norris

Bruce Reddemann

Paul Stahler

Sheila Stahler

Dave Velishek

Bob Wickman

Gerald Ziskovsky

July 2017

Lion Linda Hall deposited $73.69 into the Mints project account for June.

Lion Linda Hall stated that we donated 22 lbs of food and $5 on June 19 to the Food Shelf.

Lion Linda Hall has left messages with several schools regarding our donation of  Dictionary to 3rd grade students.

PDG Harry Klenke collected 137 Eyeglasses.

Lion Loretta Klenke will attend a KidSight Project meeting on Thursday with New Horizon Academy.  There are 125 children at the Prior Lake site. Lion Loretta has also been in contact with other sites in Savage and Prior Lake.  We will more than likely schedule a screening for next month.  For the screening at New Horizon Academy, we will need two machines and 4 to 6 volunteers.

The Lakefront Music Fest event will take place at Lakefront Park on July 14 & 15.  9 Lions will sell tickets on July 14 from7 to 10 pm. Volunteers should check in 20 minutes early. We will be allowed to display our club banner.The band is The Fray on Friday.

The Lakefront Days Parade will take place on August 5 with a start time of 10 am.  It begins at St. Mikes and ends at Lakefront Park. The fee has been paid.  Lion Loretta Klenke checked on prices for a special banner for the 100th anniversary of Lions International at Walmart, Walgreens, UPS and Office Max.Two vinyl 2 ft. x 6 ft banners will be purchased from Office Max in the amount of $79.49 each out of the project account. Lion Paul Stahler will pull Lion Dave Velishek’s trailer and volunteers should meet at 8:30 am at Velishek Auto.  Lion Dave will buy candy to be handed out to children during the parade.

Lion Gerald Ziskovsky stated that the Centennial Community Legacy Project shelter signs have not been replaced yet but that the form is set for the cement.   

Jungle Days have been scheduled for August 7 at Glencoe Country Club and is hosted by the Hamburg Lions.  Registration starts at 11 am and shotgun start is at 12:30 pm. The cost is $85 per golfer and includes golf cart, dinner and prizes.

Lions President Terry Groves stated that 14 volunteers are needed to sell tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 25 (10 spots) and 29 (4 spots) from 4:30-11:30 pm.  Lions President Terry has a sign-up sheet.

We can have a spot at the VFW Harvest Market for $25 per week and sell garage sale items. The Veterans Harvest Market is scheduled for 4 to 7 pm each Thursday between June 15 through October 12. The market takes place in the parking lot of the VFW, 16306 Main Ave. (or inside the club in case of rain). Proceeds from vendor fees will go toward programs for local veterans and families.  Lion Paul Stahler reported that he & Lion Sheila sold produce and helped with the beverage table during the first & fourth week and that Lion Char Beerling worked the second week. More volunteers are needed.  The Flee Market/GarageSale will be chaired by Lion Linda Hall and Lion Kelly Norris.  Available dates are July 13, August 10, September 28 and October 12.

Lion Bruce Reddemann stated that all students submitted their Scholarships paper work on time so the checks could be issued in June.

Lions President Terry Groves reminded the club that Bridging Volunteers opportunities are available.

If interested in purchasing a Lions T-Shirts with your name embroidered for approximately $15,  please contact Lion Kelly Norris.

PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke attended the Lions International Convention.  They were delegates and passed their votes.  The event was fun.  The Beachboys and Chicago provided entertainment.  The parade was long and our district was almost last in the line-up. It started at 9 am and they didn’t start marching until noon.  Our district had a snowman balloon. 

No Dinner Meeting this month.

Lions President Terry Groves presented a Committee Assignments list to the club and will email an updated copy.  A Social Media Committee was added.

 June 2017 

Lion Linda Hall deposited $97.34 into the Mints project account for May.  

PDG Harry Klenke collected 137 Eyeglasses. 

Lion Paul Stahler stated that an Eagle Scout ceremony took place on June 5 and that Lions Terry & Katy Groves handed out the red jacket.  Lions Paul & Sheila attended the 70th anniversary celebration at St. Michael for the troop.  Our club has sponsored Boy Scouts Troop 331 for 70 years. During that time, they had 126 Eagle scouts.  Currently, 73 scouts and 25 chaperones are signed up to go to Tomahawk Scout Reservation in August. They also have other events planned for the summer.  Lions Paul & Sheila and Lions Terry & Katy went to the bridging ceremony in May where the cub scouts moved up to the next rank.  A picnic is coming up soon. 

 

Lions Gerald Ziskovsky reported that PLHS will have its Senior Recognition Night on June 6 at 7 pm.Lion Gerald and Lion Mike Broderick will attend the event.  The Scholarships students and their parents are invited to our dinner meeting on June 15 

 

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that the Lakefront Music Fest event will take place at Lakefront Park on July 14 & 15.  9 Lions will sell tickets on July 14 from 7 to 10 pm.  We will be allowed to display our club banner. The band is The Fray on Friday. 

The old Lions sign on the Sand Point pavilion will be replaced with the new Centennial Community Legacy Projects sign.  The new benches will also have Lions signs and will be placed close to the pavilion.  The City will pay for some upgrades (cement, paint etc.)  Lion Terry Groves stated that the benches and plaques are in but have not been installed yet.  The shelter sign has not been put up yet either since the City of Prior Lake is short staffed right now. 

The Lions Multiple District 5M Hearing Foundation D-Feet Hearing Loss Walk took place at the U of M Landscape Arboretum on June 3.  PDG Harry Klenke stated that it was very hot and that over 800 people were served food at the event.  He also stated that our club’s name was listed on the banner for our $500 donation.  If we had donated $1,000, Prior Lake Lions would have been printed on the T-shirt so something to consider for next year. 

Jungle Days have been scheduled for August 7 at Glencoe Country Club and is hosted by the Hamburg Lions.  Registration starts at 11 am and shotgun start is at 12:30 pm. The cost is $85 per golfer and includes golf cart, dinner and prizes. 

Lion Terry Groves stated that 14 volunteers are needed to sell tickets at the State Fair Midway on August 25 (10 spots) and 29 (4 spots) from 4:30-11:30 pm.   

Membership applications were received and accepted from  Dr. Jessica Larkin, Tammy Traylor, and Daniel & Sandy Muench. 

It was suggested to hold a new membership orientation on September 21 before the dinner meeting. Lion Paul Stahler will contact PDG Joan Blank to see if she can induct the new members. 

The scholarship recipients and their parents will attend our June Dinner Meeting.  Lion Tom Kourajian mentioned that recently, club members seem to have been dissatisfied with the meals at McKenna Crossing.   He suggested that the new president set up a committee to check on other meeting locations keeping in mind the quality of the food, beverages and overall price/value. 

We can have a spot at the VFW Harvest Market for $25 per week and sell garage sale items.   The Veterans Harvest Market is scheduled for 4 to 7 pm each Thursday starting on June 15 through October 12.  The market will take place in the parking lot of the VFW, 16306 Main Ave. (or inside the club in case of rain). Proceeds from vendor fees will go toward programs for local veterans and families.  Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler will chair this project and plan something for June 29. 

Because of the July 4 holiday the Business Meeting will be moved to July 10. 

The Lakefront Days Parade will take place on August 5 with a start time of 10 am.  It begins at St. Mikes and ends at Lakefront Park.  Lion Paul Stahler stated that the fee has been paid.  It was suggested to get a special banner for the 100th anniversary of Lions International.  Lion Loretta Klenke will check on prices.  Lion Paul Stahler will contact Lion David Velishek to see if we can use his trailer again. 

If interested in joining a Committee, please contact Lion Terry Groves. 

If interested in purchasing a Lions T-Shirts with your name embroidered for approximately $15, please contact Lion Kelly Norris.

May 2017 

 Lion Linda Hall deposited $73.80 into the Mints project account for April.  

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler: “The Eagle ceremony is for three Troop 331 Eagle Boy Scouts. Lions Sheila and Paul went to Feed My Starving Children with Pack 331 April 27.  We packed over 50 boxes of food.  That's enough to feed four kids for one year.  The cost of the food was $2700. Troop 331 has an evening planned in May at FMSC.  We will send out an email for any Lion interested in helping out. “ 

 Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler:  “Lions Klenkes, Groves, and Stahlers attended the Girl Scouts banquet and awards ceremony on April 19.  There were 14 Bronze awards, seven Silver awards, and one Gold award.  The Gold award recipient (Elizabeth Heile) will be honored again at the Eagle ceremony on May 7 along with her brother Michael. “

 PDG Harry Klenke collected 140 Eyeglasses and 3 hearing aids. 

Report received via email from Lion Char Beerling:  “Easter Bunny Breakfast Report - held 8 April 2017.  There were 19 Lions who worked: Dave V, Bob W, Harry & Loretta, Lowell & Laurine, Katy & Terry, Kelly, Gordy & Darlene, Gerald & Kris, Linda, Mike & Mary, Sheila & Paul, Char.  There were ten Girl Scouts and four leaders who worked.  Harry was the Lion and Jordyn Beerling was the bunny.  We served approximately 166 breakfasts. Took in $888.00 minus expenses of $247.00, leaving a profit of $641.00. Thanks to all who worked in any way to help make the breakfast a success.  Everyone did an excellent job of filling in where needed, when needed.  There were plenty of prizes for the kids, with some left over for next year.  Thanks to those who donated prizes also.” 
 
 Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that DG Steve Wasserman and PDG Mike Vos were at Velishek Auto on April 6 at 4:30 pm to collect our Journey for Service donation.  Several club members as well as the Lion were also in attendance. 

 PDG Harry Klenke stated that the Bridging event has been scheduled for May 20.  Volunteers can sign up for two different shifts.  Lion Bob Wickman will distribute flyers throughout town. 

 Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that the Lakefront Music Fest event will take place at Lakefront Park on July 14 & 15.  9 Lions will sell tickets on July 14 from 7 to 10 pm.  We will be allowed to display our club banner. 

 Report received via email from Lion Bonnie Grapper: “We chose 6 Scholarships for the Lions on April 18th.  The six that we chose were: Benjamin Halstrom, Chris Olinger, Evan Wolf, Natilie Sticha, Allison Stocker, Luke Swank.  The Lions that were present for the Scholarship committee were Bruce and Lonnie Reddemann, Sheila Stahler, and myself I have given the school the letters of congratulations to give to the students on Friday, June 9th for the Senior breakfast.  The students and their parents are invited to our Dinner meeting on June 15th. That does not give them much time to RSVP, but we had the same issue last year, and it worked out OK. On Tuesday, June 6th, at 7:00 PM, they are having PLHS Senior Recognition Night.  The Prior Lake Lions are invited to attend.  Anyone that would like to attend should contact Amanda Kapusniak, the School Counselor at 952-226-8669.  This is an opportunity for scholarship sponsors to be recognized.”  Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky and Lion Mike Broderick will attend the PLHS Senior Recognition Night. 

 The New Officers for 2017-2018 will be inducted by 1st VDG Elect Diana Kroells at the May dinner meeting.  

 PDG Harry Klenke stated that the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up took place on April 11.  Volunteers met at the intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 8 at 6 pm.   Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler, Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky, LionLinda Hall, Lion Char Beerling, Lion Bruce Reddemann Lion Kelly Norris (parents Lions Jerry and Shirley Smith with the Ottertail Lions), PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke, Lion Corrin Kuntz and her friend Scott assisted with the event. 

 Lion Terry Groves reported that the old Lions sign on the Sand Point pavilion will be replaced with the new Centennial Community Legacy Projects sign.  The benches will also have Lions signs and will be placed close to the pavilion.  The City will pay for some upgrades (cement, paint etc.) 

 PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke attended the 98th MD5M Multiple Convention in Bemidji on April 21-23.  It was hosted by the Bemidji Lions, First City Lions of Bemidji and Lions Clubs in 5M10.  There were 286 delegates and a total of 665 people were in attendance.  Our district was the second most recognized district after the hosting clubs.  Past International Director Brian Sheehan announced his intention to run for the office of 3rd Vice President of Lions Clubs International. He will be seeking this office at the International Convention in Las Vegas in 2018. 

  Jungle Days has been scheduled for August 7 at Glencoe Country Club and is hosted by the Hamburg Lions.  Registration starts at 11 am and shotgun start is at 12:30 pm. The cost is $85 per golfer and includes golf cart, dinner and prizes. 

 The Lions Multiple District 5M Hearing Foundation D-Feet Hearing Loss Walk will take place at the U of M Landscape Arboretum on June 3.   

 The Hutchinson Lions are calling on 5M2 Lions, Lioness and Leo Clubs to help celebrate not only the first 100 years of Lions Clubs International but also the next 100 years of our legacy, by having 100 plus members of 5M2 in the Hutchinson Water Carnival Parade, on Sunday June 18th 2017 in Hutchinson, MN. All attending should wear paraphernalia of their home town club. There will be a trailer to ride on for those who cannot walk through the Hutchinson Lions Club Parade. The Hutchinson Lions will be hosting a small picnic at one of their Lions Parks after the parade. 

 Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that Dr.  Jessica Larkin, Chiropractor at HealthSource, may be interested in Membership with our club.  Lion Gerald already talked to Jessica and will invite her to a meeting/event. 

 The 2017-2018 Club Officer Training will take place at Bethany College, Meyer Hall of Science & Mathematics, in Mankato on May 6.  Registration will start at 9 am and Sessions at 9:30 am.   

 Lion Loretta Klenke stated that 1st VDG Elect Diana Kroells will attend our May Dinner Meeting. 

 Lion Kelly Norris will check if we can get more purple Lions T-Shirts since some club members would like to purchase some.   

 Lion Linda Hall stated that we can have a table at the VFW Harvest Market for $25 per week and sell garage sale items to deposit into our Administrative Account.   The Veterans Harvest Market is scheduled for 3 to 7 pm each Thursday.  The market will take place in the parking lot of the VFW, 16306 Main Ave. (or inside the club in case of rain). Proceeds from vendor fees will go toward programs for local veterans and families. 

 Lion Linda Hall has complimentary Sand Point Parking Passes available. 

 Lion Loretta Klenke stated that the new MyLion App will be available after the International Convention. 

 

  April 2017

Lion Linda Hall deposited $79.26 into the Mints project account for March. 

Report received via email on 3/26 from Lion Paul Stahler: “These are the four newest Eagle Boy Scouts in our Troop 331. Lions Tom W., Sheila, and Paul were there to present the Sponsor gifts…the red jackets. We are very proud of these young men and their accomplishments.

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

The Easter Bunny Breakfast will take place at St. Michael on April 8.  Volunteers should be there between 7:30 am (kitchen workers) and 8 am and food will be served from 9 until 11 am.  Lion Char Beerling has a sign-up sheet for volunteers and had flyers made for the event.  Lion Bob Wickman distributed some of those flyers already.  Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky will make announcements if nobody else volunteers. Volunteers will be asked to pay $4 if they would like to eat. 

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that DG Steve Wasserman and PDG Mike Vos will be at Velishek Auto on April 6 at 4:30 pm to collect our Journey for Service donation.

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that the Bridging event has been scheduled for May 20. Volunteers will be needed to assist with the event.  

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that the Lakefront Music Fest event will take place at Lakefront Park on July 14 & 15.  We will sell tickets on July 14, 7-10 pm.  6 Lions will volunteer their time. 

The Scholarships committee will meet at the PLHS on April 18 at 2:30 pm. Six $2,000 scholarships will be awarded.

The Spring Zone 3 Meeting was hosted by the N.E.W. Lions at the Ranchero Supper Club in Webster on March 20. Lion Chris Boulton, Lions Terry & Katy Groves, PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky attended the meeting.

Lion Tom Kourajian read the list of next year’s New Officers for 2017-2018. The elections will be held at the April dinner meeting.  Lion Tom Kourajian will replace PDG Gordy Affield as treasurer.  PDG Harry Klenke will be Assistant Treasurer.

An Administrative Account committee consisting of Lion Katy Groves, Lion Linda Hall and Lion Bruce Reddemann provided the following options to increase the administrative account: Eliminate the lesser charge for spousal membership and/or raise dues by $20 or $30 for all members,  raise meal prices, introduce an administrative fee for funds collected and put into the project account, stop purchasing promotional items for the public  (i.e. lighted pens) out of the project account (money should come from the project costs), hold garage/lawn sales,  and instead of giving money collected during the dinner meeting to the guest speaker’s favorite cause have the money come from the project account.  

Lion Terry Groves presented the club with two options for signs for the Centennial Community Legacy Projects at Lions Sand Point Beach.  The first one are samples for the plaques that go on the benches and the other for replacing the Lions sign on the pavilion.  Lion Chris Boulton will place the order and Lion Linda Hall will find out if the City of Prior Lake can install them.  

Lion Chris Boulton was presented with the 100% Governor’s Secretary Award for 2015/2016.

The 2017-2018 Club Officer Training will take place at Bethany College, Meyer Hall of Science & Mathematics, in Mankato on May 6.  Registration will start at 9 am and Sessions at 9:30 am.  

Lion Loretta Klenke stated that the Dinner Meeting speaker will be Kathleen Williams from Quest. 

PDG Harry Klenke stated that the Adopt-A-Highway will take place on April 11.  Volunteers will meet at the intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 8 at 6 pm.  In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for April 12.  Lion Harry signed a contract again for another 2 years.

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky was wondering if we should sponsor a hole for $150 at the Meadows at Mystic Lake on June 27 at 11:30 am.    It was decided not to participate in the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce sponsored 2017 Golf Tournament event this year.

Lion Kelly Norris suggested to not have Bingo on Easter Sunday.  Lion Kelly will let the Pointe know.

The dinner meeting of the Prior Lake Lions Club was held at Mckenna Crossing on April 20 at 7:00 p.m.​  Lions Mike & Kathleen Williams from Quest were the Guest Speakers:

Candidates for New Officers for 2017 - 2018: ​The following Lions were confirmed.

President 

Terry Groves 

1st Vice President 

Loretta Klenke 

2nd Vice President 

Bruce Reddemann

3rd Vice President 

Linda Hall 

Secretary 

Chris Boulton 

Asst Secretary 

Sheila Stahler 

Treasurer 

Tom Kourajian 

Asst Treasurer 

​Harry Klenke

Tail Twister 

Paul Stahler 

Asst Tail Twister 

Corrin Kuntz 

Lion Tamer 

Mike Broderick 

1 Year Directors 

Mary Broderick 

 

Darlene Motschenbacher

2 Year Directors 

Laurine Berg 

 

Ger Danielson 

3 Year Directors 

Katy Groves 

 

Kelly Norris 

Membership Chairperson 

Paul Stahler 

Membership Vice Chairperson 

Char Beerling 

Past President 

Gerald Ziskovsky 

 

March 2017 

 Lion Linda Hall deposited $97.29 into the Mints project account for February.  

Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler on March 4: “This morning was the Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby.  Pack 331 and Pack 330 raced about 30 cars.  As usual it was tough picking the cars for the seven categories we judged.  Thank you to Lions Harry and Loretta, Mike and Mary, Gerald, Tom W., Lowell, Char, Kelly, and Sheila and Paul for doing the judging.  We had a great showing for the Prior Lake Lions Club.”  Lion Sheila Stahler reported that they attended the Blue and Gold Banquet at Spring Lake Town Hall on February 10.  There are 8 new scouts who transitioned to the troop.  Lion Paul Stahler will be teaching First Aid for five weeks. 

Girl Scouts Cookies will be sold through March 26 for $4 each.  Lion Sheila Stahler stated that the Awards Banquet has been scheduled for April 19 at The Wilds with social starting at 5:30 pm followed by dinner at 6 pm.  She also joined their Facebook page so will be able to get updates in a more timely manner. 

PDG Harry Klenke took a total of 1,039 Eyeglassesand 28 hearing aids to the Midwinter Convention in Mankato. 

The Peace Posters were returned to the schools. 

The 5M-2 Midwinter Conventiontook place at the City Center Hotel in Mankato on February 10, 11 and 12.  It was hosted by Zone 3.  Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that everybody had a great time.   

Lion Linda Hall reported that payment to the City has been made for two park benches for Centennial Community Legacy Projects.  We still have to decide what should be engraved on the plaque besides the Prior Lake Lions logo.  

Lion Loretta Klenke and Lion Laurine Berg who will co-chair the KidSight Project in our club attended the training session at the Midwinter Convention.   

No additional Fundraising Ideas were brought forward so for the time being, we will not schedule anything.      

DG Steve Wasserman will attend our Dinner Meeting on March 16. 

The Easter Bunny Breakfast will take place at St. Michael on April 8.  Volunteers should be there at 8 am and food will be served from 9 until 11 am.  Lion Char Beerling has a sign-up sheet for volunteers and had flyers made for the event. 

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that the Bridging event has been scheduled for May 20. Volunteers will be needed to assist with the event.   

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that the Lakefront Music Fest will take place at Lakefront Park on July 14 & 15.  We will commit to selling tickets on July 14, second shift.  

The Scholarships committee will get in touch with PLHS soon. Six $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. 

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky mentioned that DG Steve Wasserman and PDG Mike Vos will be at Velishek Auto on April 6 at 4:30 pm to collect our Journey for Service donation. 

Past International Director Brian Sheehan has announced his intention to run for the office of 3rd Vice President of Lions Clubs International. He will be seeking this office at the International Convention in Las Vegas in 2018. PID Sheehan has the endorsement from his club, the Bird Island Lions, and is asking for the support of MD5M Lions at the MD5M convention in April 2017. PID Brian’s campaign managers estimate the cost will run around $100,000. They are asking each of the 12 districts in the Multiple to fundraise $8,500. The Cabinet voted to support PID Brian with a donation of $2,500, leaving the district with a balance of $6,000. With 64 Clubs in the district, clubs are asked to consider a one-time donation of $100 or more to help elect PID Brian Sheehan. .   

A committee consisting of Lion Katy Groves, Lion Linda Hall and Lion Bruce Reddemann will look into options to increase the Administrative Account (raise dues, meals etc.) 

Lion Terry Groves stated that some of the Lion Signs at Sand Point Park are faded and that the Club should work with the City of Prior Lake to get those replaced.   Lion Linda Hall will contact the City. 

The Spring Zone 3 Meetingwill be hosted by the N.E.W. Lions at the Ranchero Supper Club, 4452 40th St W, Webster, MN 55088 on March 20 with dinner starting at 6:30 pm.  The cost is $18.50.  Lion Chris Boulton, Lions Terry & Katy Groves, PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky are planning on attending the meeting. 

The 98th MD5M Multiple Convention will take place at Sanford Center in Bemidji on April 21 – 23.  PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke are planning on attending the convention.  Lion Loretta will be a delegate. 

The Lions International Convention will take place in Chicago on June 30-July 4.  PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke are planning on attending the convention.  Lion Loretta will be a delegate.

Candidates for New Officers for 2017-2018: 

President 

Terry Groves 

1st Vice President 

Loretta Klenke 

2nd Vice President 

Bruce Reddemann

3rd Vice President 

Linda Hall 

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 

Mike Broderick 

1 Year Directors 

Mary Broderick 

 

Darlene Motschenbachen

2 Year Directors 

Laurine Berg 

 

Ger Danielson 

3 Year Directors 

Katy Groves 

 

Kelly Norris 

Membership Chairperson 

Paul Stahler 

Membership Vice Chairperson 

Char Beerling 

Past President 

Gerald Ziskovsky 

 The elections will be held at the April dinner meeting.  

 It was decided to do a joint food packing session with the Cub Scouts at Feed My Starving Children, 18732 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen, on April 27 at 6:30 pm.  Lion Paul Stahler will provide more details soon. 

 DG Steve Wasserman presented Lion Linda Hall with the Legacy of Service Award.  Lion Tom Kourajian and Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler were presented with Governor's Award pins for the e-club website and Facebook. 

 Residents 55 and older are invited to join Mayor Kirt Briggs to watch the Sweet 16 NCAA March Madness with the Mayor basketball game on the big screen at Club Prior on March 23 from 6-8 pm.  Plans for the night include food, laughs and socializing with friendsThe club will donate $100 for food.  

 Lion Paul Stahler collected $20.70 for Tail Twisting and the drawing resulted in $39.  The money collected was given to DG Steve Wasserman for the KidSight Project.  Lion Paul also started a squirrel jar.”  When the squirrel collects $100, a ticket will be drawn ($1 a chance.)  Half goes to the winner and the other half is put into the Administrative fund.  

February 2017 

 

Lion Linda Hall deposited $86 into the Mints project account for January.  

 Lion Paul Stahler reported that the Blue and Gold Banquet for the Boy Scouts is coming up at Spring Lake Town Hall on February 10 at 6 pm.  The Pinewood Derby will take place at Five Hawks Elementary School on March 4 and volunteer judges will be needed.  Lions Paul & Sheila went to a banquet at Shepherd of the Lake Church on February 4. 

 The official Girl Scouts Cookie seasonstarts on February 11.  Cookie booths will begin on February 16 and cookie sale ends on March 26.  Cookies are $4.   

 PDG Harry Klenke collected 129 Eyeglasses and 2 hearing aids.  He will take a total of 1,039 eyeglasses and 28 hearing aids to the Midwinter Convention in Mankato. 

 The 5M-2 Midwinter Convention will take place at the City Center Hotel in Mankato on February 10, 11 and 12.  It is hosted by Zone 3We will need help with the registration table on Friday from 2-6 pm and Sunday brunch. The theme is “Celebrate the Legacy.” We will have 4 delegates:  Lions Terry & Katy Groves, Lion Kelly Norris and Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky.  We will donate emery boards, mints and cards for the gift bags. Lion Loretta Klenke stated that 308 Lions are registered so far. Gift bags will probably be stuffed Friday morning. Lion Tim Lindbo’s family will not be attending the Memorial Service. 

 It was decided that we will sponsor two benches at Sand Point Park looking over the lake and close to the pavilion for our Centennial Community Legacy Projects. Each bench will cost $850 plus $250 for the plaque. The benches will be ordered once the City has received our payment.  Lion Linda Hall pointed out that we have to decide what should be engraved on the plaque besides the Prior Lake Lions logo.  She will check on the dimensions of the plaque. 

 Report received via email from Lion Paul Stahler: We bowled the heck out of Louisville Lanes yesterday with the Jordaness Lions Bowling Fundraiser.  Also we had a great time.  The crowd was down a little bit from previous years, but not the enthusiasm. Lion Corrine (Lisa) won two door prizes as did Lion Sheila. Lion Harry won a door prize so we were very well represented in the door prize department. Bowlers were Lions Harry and Loretta, Sheila and Paul, Kelly, and Corrine who registered as Lisa somebody.  Lion Kelly brought a friend, Scott, and Lion Corrine brought three friends, Monica, Alison, and Scott. Lion Sheila brought one friend, Lion Norma from Jordaness Lions. We bowled three games starting about 2:00 PM and finished up about 5:00 PM. Thank you to the Jordaness Lions who were perfect hosts and extremely well organized.  

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 Lion Loretta Klenke and Lion Laurine Berg will co-chair the KidSight Project in our club.  A training session will be held at the Midwinter Convention.  Lion Loretta stated that we have about 8 sites in Prior Lake/Savage. 

 PDG Harry Klenke participated in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics as part of the 5M2 Lions team on February 4.  321 Plungers raised more than $70,000 at the 2017 St. Peter Plunge. 

 Report received via email from Lion Char Beerling:  We gave out vouchers to 37 families amounting to $4325.00 on 10 December, 2016.  Patty Stevens was our contact person, from St. Michaels, again this year. Following is the report from the VFW regarding the Senior Luncheon: Dinners served including volunteers 217, Cost of Raw Food $1229.34, Labor Cost to the VFW $540.00, 
Utilities $230.00, Band $200.00, Centerpieces $150.00, Sales Tax $90.67, Total Estimate $2440.01.  Lions contribution thru City of Prior Lake $1200.00; collected $750.00 at door. 
 

 

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky suggested having another comedian at Fongs’ or other Fundraising Ideas.  Lion Loretta Klenke stated that we may be able to raise more money if it is for a specific cause (person in need etc.) April or May would be a good time. Lion Paul Stahler mentioned that the Jordan Lions Club hosts some type of event almost every month.  Lion Laurine Berg suggested sponsoring a community band at the band shelter during the summer. We could also pack meals at Feed My Starving Children again. We will discuss this further at the next business meeting.   

 

It was decided to not participate in the Bedrace for Bridging on March 4. 

 

The following speakers have been scheduled for the Dinner Meeting: KidSight Chair Rick Wagener (February) and DG Steve Wasserman (March.) 

 

Lion Char Beerling stated that the Easter Bunny Breakfast will take place at  

St. Michael on April 8.  Volunteers should be there at 8 am and food will be served from 9 until 11 am.  Lion Dave Velishek will probably purchase the food again as last year.  Lion Char already has prizes for the children. 

 

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that we should nominate a club member for the District 5-M2 Zone Lion of the Year.  Lion Char Beerling and Lion Bob Wickman were recipients previously. 

 

Membership application of Darlene Motschenbacher was approved. 

 

PDG Gordy Affield stated that he attended a St. Peter Lions Club meeting at the St. Petersburg Lions Club.  They have a wedding facility which is a great fundraiser. They charge up to $2,000 per day for the The Lions Club Beach House at Sunset Beach  

 

 

January 2017

Lion Linda Hall deposited $156.79 into the Mints project account for December.

PDG Harry Klenke has not counted Eyeglasses yet.

Prior Lake will Club Visits the Jordaness Lions on January 11.  The Jordaness Lions meet at 6:30 pm at the Schule Haus, 100 4th St W, Jordan.  Lion Chris Boulton, PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke, Lion Kelly Norris and Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky are planning on attending the meeting.

The 5M-2 Midwinter Convention will take place at the City Center Hotel in Mankato on February 10, 11 and 12.  It is hosted by Zone 3We will need help with the registration table on Friday from 2-6 pm and Sunday brunch. The theme is “Celebrate the Legacy.” Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky suggested that we get an Air Jam Team together.  We will have 4 delegates:  Lions Terry & Katy Groves, Lion Kelly Norris and Lion Gerald.  We will donate emery boards, mints and cards for the gift bags.

Monday’s Senior Luncheon was well attended, the table of food shelf donations was overflowing, and toys were brought as well. Lions Char Beerling, Gerald Ziskovsky, Gordy Affield, Harry Klenke, Bob Wickman, Linda Hall, Ger Danielson, Corrin Kuntz, and Sheila Stahler all attended to help, thank you all. Santa made his visit and our speaker was Deb Carlberg, she gave a great report on Club Prior and did mention all the Lions do to help with donations to Club Prior. Linda, Corrin and I took the food to CAP.  There was 233 lbs of food and $7.00. 

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that the Christmas Dinner white elephant gift exchange was fun.

Lion Linda Hall checked with the City of Prior Lake what their Centennial Community Legacy Projects needs are and it was decided that we will sponsor two benches at Sand Point Park looking over the lake and close to the pavilion. The City recommended ordering the benches asap so that they can be installed early in the spring before City workers get too busy.  Each bench will cost $850 plus $250 for the plaque.  Lion Bruce Reddemann will add the request for benches and plaques totaling $2,100 to the Steering Committee report for next month.

The vision of the City of Prior Lake is to display pieces of art around town.  They are planning on putting a cow statue outside Edelweiss Bakery and are looking for more ideas to attract people to Prior Lake.  Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky thought that we could maybe place a lion outside the Professional building. More info to come.

The Jordaness Lions Bowling Fundraiser will take place at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee on January 28.  Check-in starts at 1 pm and the bowling will be from 2-5 pm.   The cost is $25 which includes 3 games, bowling shoes and fun!  Free raffle tickets will be given out for food shelf donations.    

PDG Harry & Lion Loretta Klenke and Lion Gerald Ziskovsky attended the New Prague Area Lions Club Charter Night at Ettlin’s Café in New Prague on January 8.  The new club has 20 members. 

It was decided that we will not participate in the Chamber’s Ice Golf this year at Charlie’s on Prior on January 28 due to a scheduling conflict.  The Jordaness Lions Bowling fundraiser is on the same day.

Lion Loretta Klenke and Lion Laurine Berg will co-chair the KidSight Project in our club.  A training session will be held at the Midwinter Convention.

The following speakers have been scheduled for the Dinner Meetings: Zone 3 Chair Christy Trutnau (January), KidSight Chair Rick Wagener (February) and DG Steve Wasserman (March.)

Holy Trinity United Methodist Church is inviting community organizations to compete in a Holy Trinity Chili Challenge for Charity on Wednesday, January 18 at HYUMC in Prior Lake.  Chefs must sign up to compete and provide 2 gallons of chili with crockpot.  Check-in starts at 5 pm.  The winner selects a charity organization to receive prize of net ticket sales (up to $425.)  Entry deadline is January 11 and tickets to attend the event are $5.  It was decided that we will not participate.

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that a Diaper Drive is being organized by 5th graders of Jeffers Pond Elementary School.  Per Sanya Pirani, the goal is to collect 10,000 diapers

Lion Loretta Klenke stated that the Jordan Lions Beer & Wine Tasting will take place at Ridges at Sand Creek on February 2 from 7-9:30 pm. The cost of the tickets for advanced purchases is $20 and $25 at the door. The club is promoting the Jordan Food Shelf by asking people to bring a non-perishable food item.

December 2016

Lion Linda Hall deposited $88.45 into the Mints project account for November.

Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler and Lions Terry & Katy Groves attended a triple Eagle Boy Scouts ceremony at the fire hall on November 27.  At least 6-11 boys will be working on their Eagle Scouts’ projects next year so we may have to replenish their red jacket fund.  Also, the tree lot is open at Prior Lake Savage Tool Rental shop on Highway 13.

PDG Harry Klenke collected 585 Eyeglasses and 7 hearing aids.

Thank you to the Lions who made this Breakfast with Santa happen this morning.  Lions Gordy (Santa), Brenda (Elf), Gerald, Char, Lowell and Laurine, Terry and Katy, Mike and Mary, Bob W., Ger, and Sheila and Paul. Lion Bruce R, Harry and Loretta.  We had 3 Girl Scouts and Moms, and 3 Boy Scouts and 1 Dad who helped and did fantastic jobs serving drinks, setting tables, and clearing tables.  We served about 150 breakfasts and made a lot of kids (and parents) happy.  The people from Post 6208 were very pleasant to work with. Suggestions for next year are more help from scouting, eliminate the $25 family charge, and add 3 years and under are free.  We are already looking forward to next year's "Breakfast with Santa and Elf." Income from meals served: $988.00. Expenses: VFW - $569.50, Stockings - $57.50, Candy Canes - $10.00, Profit to Lions - $351.00.  Next year, the event will take place on Dec. 2.

The 5M-2 Midwinter Convention will take place at the City Center Hotel in Mankato on February 10, 11 and 12.  It is hosted by Zone 3We will need help with the registration table on Friday from 2-6 pm and Sunday brunch. The theme is “Celebrate the Legacy.” Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky suggested that we get an Air Jam Team together.  We will have 4 delegates:  Lions Terry & Katy Groves, Lion Kelly Norris and Lion Gerald.  We will donate emery boards, mints and cards for the gift bags.

The Senior Luncheon will take place at the VFW on December 12 at noon. We will need volunteers to assist with the event starting at 9 am. 250 seniors have signed up so far.  Lion Char Beerling stated that McKenna offered to provide some volunteers.  PDG Gordy Affield will be Santa.

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that the Christmas Dinner will be at McKenna on December 15.  There will be a white elephant gift exchange (no more than $10.)   Lion Gerald checked with Tim at McKenna; Prime Rib and Shrimp Scampi will be $18 a plate.

All clubs have been encouraged to complete a Centennial Community Legacy Project by June 30, 2018. Legacy Projects are visible gifts to our club’s community that commemorate the Centennial and creates a lasting legacy of our service contributions.  There are three levels of participation: Raise community visibility, provide community gift and make a community impact.  Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky stated that we could probably complete a level 1 project (post new Lions signs, donate a park bench, dedicate a statue or sponsor a fountain in a local park.)  Lion Linda Hall checked with the City of Prior Lake what their needs are.  Adopt-A- Park would be an option for Sandpoint Park.  Otherwise, we could do a tree ($275 & $200 for the plaque) or bench dedication ($850 & $200 for the plaque.) Motion by Lion Terry Groves to form a committee to look into putting benches at Sandpoint Park.  Seconded by Lion Paul Sthaler.  All present voted aye.  Motion carried.  Lions Terry & Katy Groves, Lion Linda Hall and Lion Kelly Norris will be part of the committee.

The day before Kids Voting, I went to the District office and got our supplies, and then went over to the precinct and set up our booth. Volunteers that helped with our booth were Lions Roger, Char, Harry and myself.  It was fun to see how the parents reacted to the choices that their children made when voting. In the Prior Lake District, the report said there were 1,444 students that came to Kids Voting polling places.  The results of each race that was included on our Kids Voting ballots were put in the Prior Lake American.  They actually broke the information down by how students from each school voted. Thank you to Roger, Char and Harry for helping out with Kids Voting and to provide this opportunity to students from our area.

Lions Paul & Sheila Stahler attended the CAP Agency dinner at the Ames Center on Nov 17.                                                                                                                                  

The Jordaness Lions Bowling Fundraiser will take place at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee on January 28.  Check-in starts at 1 pm and the bowling will be from 2-5 pm.   The cost is $25 which includes 3 games, bowling shoes and fun!  Free raffle tickets will be given out for food shelf donations.  The deadline to register with Lion Sheila Stahler is December 31.  

MD5M will celebrate the Lions Centennial on the first weekend in June 2017 at the Lions Centennial Celebration at the Mall of America will feature large screens in the Rotunda showing Lions Videos for the entire weekend.  Club members’ videos and pictures should be submitted to DG Steve Wasserman at lionsteve@charter.net by January 15, 2017. 

KidSight Project Chair Rick Wagener will be the speaker at our February meeting.  Lion Loretta Klenke will chair the project in our club.

PDG Joan Blank, Special Olympics Chair, is putting together a team of 25 from 5M2.  PDG Harry Klenke will participate in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge 2017in St. Peter on February 4.  Lion Joan can be contacted at lionjoanblank@gmail.com.

Prior Lake will Club Visits Jordaness and Shakopee Valley will visit Prior Lake.  The Jordaness Lions meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Schule Haus.  Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky has sent an email to Lion Amy but has not heard back yet.

Zone 3 Chair Christy Trutnau will attend our January dinner meeting. 

Email from Grainwood Apartments “Hello Lions Club, I work with the development team that is building the new 55+ senior community, Grainwood Apartments, in Prior Lake. We’re interested in sponsoring one or more of your upcoming events as a way to introduce ourselves to your members. My contact information is below and I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks! Scott Anderson, For The Grainwood Apartments.”  It was decided to decline the offer.

The Lions Environmental Photo Contest provides a way for Lions and Leos to portray, through an original photo, their pride and commitment to improving, protecting and preserving the environment. The contest begins at the club level where every Lion and Leo can enter a photograph of his or her immediate surroundings into the club-level Lions Environmental Photo Contest. Winning photographs advance to the district, multiple district and international competitions. Those photographs that advance to the international competition will be displayed at Lions International Convention where registered attendees will vote for their favorite photograph. The three photos with the most votes will be declared winners. The winners will be displayed on the Environmental Photo Contest Winner's webpage and the photographers will receive an award.  Photos should focus on the following themes: Animal Life, Landscape, Plant Life, Weather Phenomenon.  Entries should be submitted by December 31 to Lion Evelyn Grimm and Lion Kate Pattison at lions5m2photocontest@gmail.com

Lion Paul Stahler to pay the Chamber Dues in the amount of $100 out of the project account.

October 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lions President Gerald Ziskovsky has several Bird pins available.

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

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

September 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Fall Community Fest will take place at the Prior Lake High School from 6 – 8:30 pm on September 19.  It is sponsored by the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Community Education, Prior Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Savage Chamber of Commerce. Set-up will be between 5:15 pm and 5:30 pm.  Volunteers are needed to staff the table.  We will give out ice scrappers, pens and candy.  A volunteer is needed to wear the Lions costume.  Lion Linda Hall will bring the flags.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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