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 News Letter Archive

April 2002

Thanks to Lion Mike Main and his chefs for the delicious fish fry at our
March 7th meeting.  Also, thank you to Lions Denny Massey and Joyce Thorson
for the meal at our March 21st meeting.

A big thank you to all the Lions who helped out at the H.L. Lioness pancake
breakfast on March 24th at the H.L. Legion.  Over 200 hungry people were

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, April 4th at our regular meeting
place.  Lions Vern and Mardell Lemke will be cooking and serving the meal at
7:00 P.M.  The meeting will be at 7:30 P.M.

Our second meeting will be on Thursday, April 18th also at our regular
meeting place.  There will be a Board of Directors meeting at 6:30 P.M.  At
7:00, there will be a meal cooked and served by Paul Fobbe, Jim Weninger
(teachers @ HLWW High School) and friends.  The business meeting will be at
7:30 P.M.

Our Lions club will once again have our annual bowling party on Saturday,
April 6th at the Park Tavern and Lanes.  The party is a result of raising
the most money (as a club) at the Heel-n-Wheel fundraiser back in September.
The party will be from 2:00 until 5:00 P.M.  After the party, we will be
going to Mystic Lake Casino.  If you have already signed up or will be in
the near future, the money for the trip should be paid by the April 4th
meeting.  (In all likelihood, we will be taking only one bus.)

Members are strongly encouraged to invite family and friends to come along.
SW Bus Company from Willmar will once again be our mode of transportation.
The cost of the bus ride will be $15 per person.

We will leave from Howard Lake (at Block 18 or behind the drug store) at
12:45 P.M.  We should arrive at the Park Tavern at approximately 1:45.  We
will then leave Park Tavern at approx. 5:30.  We will be leaving Mystic Lake
for the return trip back to HL at 10:00 P.M.

Please contact Lion Steve Weber if you wish to go or have any questions.  He
can be reached at (320) 543-3567 (H) or 3471, ext. 395 at work.

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 30th at 10:00
A.M. at Memorial Park in Howard Lake.  Lions Duane Hass and Dan Oestreich
will be co-chairing the event.  Let's give Lion Duane and Dan our support by
helping out that day. (Let's hope Mother Nature cooperates.)

The next zone meeting will be on Thursday, April 11th at the Maple Lake
Legion.  Social hour is at 6:30 P.M., meal at 7:00 P.M. and the meeting to
follow.  If interested in attending, please contact Lion LaNette Thorson by
our next meeting on April 4th.  The club will pay for your meal.  However,
if you sign up to attend and do not go, you will owe the club for the cost
of the meal.

We will be voting on the following slate of officers at one of our April
meetings.  The list of officers is as follows:

President-Tom Fiecke 1st Vice-President-Darrell Main
2nd Vice-President-Catherine Brezina 3rd Vice-President-Duane Hass
Secretary-LaNette Thorson Treasurer-Terry Thorson
Board of Directors-Joyce Thorson (1), Nancy Main (1)
   Harvey Krohn (2), Dennis Massey (2)

Tail Twister-Duane Hass Lion Tamers-Melmer & Renee Lahr
Gambling Board-Melmer Lahr (1), Mike Main (2), Duane Hass (3)
Membership-Hazel Oberpriller (Chairperson)
   Verdell Stenberg, Denise Oberpriller

Any Howard Lake Lion member who is interested in running for an office in
2002-03 should submit their name to the Nominating Committee.  The committee
members this year are Lions Duane Hass and Tom Fiecke.

Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who will be
celebrating a birthday in April:  Tom Fiecke (5); Duane Hass (27).

Our condolences go out to the family of PDG Ray Johnson who passed away
recently. Our club sent a sympathy card to his family.

Lion Hazel Oberpriller had successful heart surgery recently and is now
resting comfortably at home.  Let's keep Lion Hazel in our prayers.  Also,
Jim Stellman, a past member, had an accident recently.  Let's keep him in
our prayers also.

The Howard Lake Lions will b holding a golf tournament on Saturday, July
13th at the Howard Lake Greens.  It will be an eighteen-hole four-person
scramble event.  More details in future newsletters.

The Good neighbor Days committee will be holding two fundraisers in the next
two months.  The first one will be a pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 21st
at the fire station in HL from 8:00 A.M. until noon (setup at 7:00 A.M.)
The second one will be a Pre-GND celebration on Saturday, May 18th also at
the fire station.  The purpose of this event is to promote Good Neighbor
Days and the 4-wheeler raffle.  The fundraiser will consist of a dinner from
5:00 until 7:30 P.M. followed by a dance from 8:00 until midnight.