Club Projects & Activities

As each activity approaches, see our Calendar for specific information.


Christmas Tree Pick-up, 1st 2 weekends in January (Fundraising)

For a $5 minimum donation, members pick up Christmas trees in the Red Wing area. Contact: Brad Wronski by e-mail or phone 651-385-0064 to arrange pick-up.

Pancake Breakfast, 3rd Sunday in January (Fundraising)

Held at the Red Wing Elks Club, members provide a pancake breakfast, with proceeds going to service the community. Contact: Steve Beech.

Ronald McDonald House Meal

The club provides a sit down meal at the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester; we also present the can tabs collected throughout the year in support of RMH. Contact: Steve Beech.

High School Scholarship

The winning HS student is presented the scholarship by the Red Wing Lions Club President. Contact:Todd Otteson.

Y Camp Lions Den Clean-up

Clean-up inside and outside at the "Lions Den" cabin at the Y Camp. Contact: Richard Falc.

Sargent's Nursery Hot Dog Stand (Fundraising)

The RW Lions serve hot dogs at Sargent's spring open house every other year. Contact: Chris Rayner.

Ribs and Bibs, the Sunday following Father's Day (Fundraising) 

The club sells cases of delicious, mouth-watering ribs. Contact: Ev Smith.

Brat Stand at River City Days, 1st weekend in August (Fundraising)

Held at Levee Park, the club serves brats, hot dogs, corn-on-the-cob & pop. Contact: John Anderson.

Lions Booth at the Minnesota State Fair

Lions Club members from Red Wing and the district are at the booth in the Education Building to share how Lions serve our communities, our state, our country, and the world. Stop by to learn about the MN Lions Eye Bank and the MN Hearing Foundation, or just to chat. Contact: Richard and Laura Johnson.

Minnesota State Fair Ticket Booths

Lions Club members from the district sell all kidway and part of midway ride/game tickets. Contact: Dave Watson.

Lions KidSight Vision Screening

Lions Club members perform vision screenings at local child care centers, Red Wing Sunnyside School and the MN State Fair. Contact: Rhonda Hayes


Picnic at Colvill Park in August

Our annual picnic is an opportunity to bring our families together and invite other potential members to meet our club. Contact: Dick Luhman.

White Cane Days, 2nd weekend in September (Fundraising)

Members collect donations outside local businesses. These donations are dedicated for sight-related causes in the Red Wing Community as well as support of the Minnesota Children's Eye Clinic; the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank and the Macular Degeneration Center at the University of Minnesota. The largest portion of funds collected benefit needy children in the Red Wing School District when referred by a school nurse for assistance. Contact: Chris Rayner or Fay Wallin to donate.

Dictionary Project, beginning of school year

Dictionaries are given to all 4th graders in public and private schools in the Red Wing School system. Contact: Dick & Laura Johnson.

Peace Poster, beginning of school year2011-2012 Grand Prize Winning Peace Poster

Children, ages 11, 12, and 13 by November 15, may submit peace posters in accordance with Lions project guidelines. Winning posters advance through district levels. Contact: Cindy Betcher.

Wreaths Across America

The Red Wing Lions Club participates in the National Wreaths Across America Day in honor of our veterans. See the national website for the history of this event. Contact: Cindy Betcher.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Members volunteer to ring the Salvation Army bell at various local businesses. Contact: Chris Rayner.

For Project Chairs Use: Activity Report

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