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August 2001

Thanks to Lion Mike Main for cooking and serving the meal at our July 19th meeting at Memorial Park.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, August 2nd at our meeting place (if it’s not too hot).
Lions Matt Grindeland and Dan Judd will be doing the meal that night.  The meal will be at 7:00 P.M. with the business meeting to follow.

The second meeting will take place on Thursday, August 16th.  A Board of Directors meeting will take place at 6:30 P.M with the business meeting to follow.  No one has volunteered to do the meal for this meeting.  If interested, please let Lion Steve know by the next meeting so it can be put in the H.L. Herald.

An appreciation dinner for the town of Howard Lake who have supported our local Lions club through the years will be held on August 25th at Memorial Park in Howard Lake from 11:00 A.M until 2:00 P.M.  We will need help from many of our membership for this event.  Our next committee meeting for the Appreciation Dinner will take place at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 28th at our regular meeting place.  Any members interested in attending are encouraged to attend. The meal will consist of pork chops, potato salad, baked beans, and Kool-Aid, or coffee.   Lion members who are on this committee are as follows: Mike Main (chairperson), Terry Thorson, Dan Judd, Mel Lahr, Tom Fiecke, and Vern Lemke.

Thanks to all the members who helped out at the Good Neighbor Days celebration in June.

Thanks to Lion Steve Weber for all his hard work in putting together our club’s golf tournament on July 14th.  We had twenty-seven golfers who participated.  A good time was had by all. Also, thanks to Lions Melmer and Renee Lahr for the use of their residence for our potluck meal and the awarding of prizes. Our club will be conducting this tournament again next year (no date has been set for this one).  Our club will also be sponsoring and running a 4-player scramble golf tournament on July 13, 2002 at the Greens in Howard Lake.

Lion Matt Grindeland will be organizing a “members only” golf outing in the near future.  Details will be forthcoming in next month’s newsletter.

Any Lion members interested in helping sell tickets at the Wright County Fair (Aug. 1 – 5) should contact Lion Dan Judd ASAP.

The first order of our new Lions’ shirts has arrived and was handed out at our last meeting. Also, another order took place at our July 19th meeting.  Another order will take place at our next meeting in August. The cost of the shirts is as follows:  $18 for sizes S – XL; $20 for size XXL; and $21 for size XXXL.   You must pay for the shirt when ordering.   If interested in ordering a shirt but cannot attend our next meeting, you can order one by mail by sending a check (payable to Howard Lake Lions) with your name and shirt size to Howard Lake Lions; P.O. Box 13; Howard Lake, MN  55349.
The 8th Annual Heel and Wheel for Hearing and Service Dogs Fundraiser will take place
on Saturday, September 15th at 11:30 A.M. in New Brighton.  More details about this event in next month’s newsletter.

The following members have paid their membership dues for 2001-02:

Woody Engel  Vern Lemke  Dan Oestreich
Tom Fiecke  Darrell Main  Don Oestreich
Sam Gruenhagen Nancy Main  Joyce Thorson
Gary Hagemann Jason Mapes  LaNette Thorson
Melmer Lahr  Denny Massey Terry Thorson
Renee Lahr  Ron Mielke  Steve Weber
Mardell Lemke Hazel Oberpriller Welton Zander

If you are not on this list, please pay your membership fees ($40) for 2001-02 ASAP.  You can pay them in one of two ways.  You can pay it in person by attending one of our meetings or you can mail your check (payable to the Howard Lake Lions) to: Howard Lake Lions Club; P.O. Box 13; Howard Lake, MN 55349.

This coming October will be “Growth” month.  All members are strongly encouraged to bring in any prospective members to our October meetings to have them installed as new members.  Sponsors will receive an October Growth pin for their efforts.

Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who will be celebrating a birthday in August: Tim Oberpriller (13); Tom Main (17); Stan Roberts (26); and Stan Holm (29).