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April  2000

Congratulations to Lions Tom Fiecke and Erin Judd on being inducted into our Lions club at our March 2nd meeting.  Sponsor for Lion Tom was Lion Bernie Rohling and Lion Erin’s sponsor was Erin’s husband, Lion Dan Judd.  Lion Darrell Main performed the induction.

Congratulations also to Lion Sam Gruenhagen and his new wife Ev on their marriage in Hawaii in February.  A good time was had by all that attended.

Thanks to Lions Jack Oberpriller, Bernie Rohling, LeRoy Bren, Terry Thorson, and Darrell Main for installing a handicap ramp at a residence for a private citizen in Howard Lake on March 5th.

Thanks to Lions Peggy Borders and Judy Rohling for working the booth (selling bicycle helmets) at the H.L. Expo on March 18th.

Also, thanks to all the Lions who helped out at the H.L. Lioness’ pancake on March 12th.

Lions Mike Main and Dan Judd are in charge this year of putting together the slate of officers for 2000-01.  If you are interested in serving one of the offices available please contact either Dan or Mike ASAP.  The slate will be introduced to the club at our first meeting in April and will be voted on at our second meeting.

Our Lions club will be sponsoring a Bingo event on Sunday, April 16th at the H. L. Legion.  The fun starts at 2:00 P.M.   Workers are needed.  If interested, please contact Lion Vern Lemke.

The next zone meeting will be on Monday, April 3rd at the Cokato Country Club.  The social hour begins at 6:30 P.M.; the meal at 7:00 P.M. and the meeting to follow.   If interested in attending, please contact Lion LaNette Thorson ASAP.

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 22nd at Memorial Park in Howard Lake.  Lion Dan Oestreich is once again the chair of this event.  The fun starts at 10:00 A.M.  Any help with this function will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks to Lion Peggy Borders and prospective member Doug Bakken (this is a correction from the last newsletter) for chairing the feed following the fishing contest on Feb. 12th.

Our club’s Chinese auction will take place on Thursday, May 4th.  If you have anything to donate to the auction (no clothes please), they must be dropped off to Lions Duane Hass, Terry Thorson, or Jason Mapes by the end of April.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, April 6th at our regular meeting place.  Social hour is at 6:30 P.M. The SLAM students from HLWW High School will be cooking and serving the meal that night at 7:00 P.M.  Our regular business meeting will take place following the meal.
Due to Holy Week, our second meeting will be on Thursday, April 13th (not the 20th) also at our regular meeting place.  There will be a Board of Directors meeting at 6:30 P.M.   Lion Bernie Rohling will cook and serve the meal for this meeting which will be at 7:00 P.M.  Our regular business meeting will take place after the meal.

The 5M Multiple Convention will take place on May 5, 6, and 7 in St. Paul.  If interested in attending, contact Lion President Duane Hass.

Donations were made to the following: (1) SLAM (from HLWW High School); (2) the HLWW After-Prom Committee; (3) a computer for a needy family; and (4) the city of Howard Lake for the Good Neighbor Days celebration in June.

Our Lions club along with the Howard Lake Fire Dept. will be sponsoring many events during Good Neighbor Days on June 24th and 25th.  The events being co-sponsored are as follows:

On June 24th:  Fire Safety House   10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
   Fishing Contest   8:00 A.M.  – 12:00 P.M.
   Nickeloden    12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
   Lioness Bingo     2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
   Fire Truck Rides    2:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
   Waterball Contest    2:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
   Auto Extraction—Jaws of Life  3:00 P.M. – 3:45 P.M.
   Pork Chop Dinner    4:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
   Dance – Shaw Band    8:30 P.M. – 12:30 A.M.

On June 25th:  Parade (expecting over 100 units) 2:00 P.M.  to finish
   Dance – Wally Pikal   3:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
   Queens Coronation   6:00 P.M.
   Raffle Drawing (HLFD only) will take place at 8:00 P.M.

Help at all of the above events will be needed.  If interested, please contact Lion Dan Judd.

Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who are celebrating birthdays in April:  Tom Fiecke(5); Duane Hass(27); and Ron Oxley(29)