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 News Letter Archive

December 2002

Thank you to the following H.L. Lions who helped Lion Steve Weber (5M-7 Gram Editor) with the labeling, sorting, and bundling of the September issue of the 5M-7 Gram on November 4th: Darrell Main, Joyce Thorson, Denny Massey, Harvey Krohn, LaNette Thorson and Terry Thorson.  It was very much appreciated.

Thank you to Lions Harvey Krohn, Bernie Rohling, and Judy Rohling for the excellent meal at our November 7th meeting.  Also thanks to Lions LaNette and Terry Thorson on the superb meal at our November 21st meeting.

Thank you to all the Lions who helped out at the Halloween party on October 31st.  We had approximately seventy-five children in attendance.  A good time was had by all.  The winners of the costume contest appear later in this newsletter.

Also, thanks are in order to Lions Melmer Lahr and Harvey Krohn for cleaning our meeting place after the new windows were installed.  A job well done!

Our annual Governor’s Night/Christmas will take place on Thursday, December 5th at our meeting place. (This will take the place of our regular business meeting.)   The meal will be potluck that night. There will also be a gift exchange that night.  Please keep the cost of the gift at no greater than $10.  If you bring a gift, please label as for a “Man” or “Woman.”  Spouses or “significant others” are also invited to attend.  The fun begins at 6:30 P.M.  Hope to see you all there.

The second meeting will be on Thursday, December 19th also at our meeting place.  A Board of Directors meeting will take place at 6:30 P.M.   No Lion member has volunteered to do the meal for this meeting.  If there is no meal, the meeting will be at 7:00 P.M. (7:30 if there is a meal).  If you are interested, please let Lion Steve know by Dec.  5th.

Our club will be hosting the next zone meeting on Monday, December 2nd at our regular meeting place.  Social hour is at 6:30 P.M. with the meal at 7:00 P.M.  Let’s have a large turnout for this meeting.  As of now, there will be approximately fifty members from our zone (including the District Governor) in attendance).

With all the activities going on during the first week of December, a “work weekend” at our meeting place has been scheduled for Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 1st.  The purpose is to clean and put up the Christmas decorations for our zone meeting and Governor’s Night.  We will start working at 10:00 A.M. on Sat. and 1:00 P.M. on Sunday.
If you can help out at either or both days, it will be very much appreciated.  Thanks to Lion Cathy Rufer for organizing it.

The next workday for the 5M-7 Gram has been set for Monday, December 2nd .  The local chapter of the FFA at HLWW High School has volunteered to help this time.  It will take place in the Ag room at the high school.  Work will begin at approximately 2:15 P.M. (If the newsletters and labels are done by that time). Any Lion members interested in helping Lion Steve (5M-7 Gram Editor) with the newsletters should be at the high school at that time.

Also, the workday for the January issue of the 5M-7 Gram will take place on Monday, December 30th at the H.L. Legion.  We will start at approximately 6:30 P.M.

The winners of our Halloween Costume Contest are as follows:
Ages 0 – 3: 1st Place – Ben Judd   Ages 4 –5: 1st  Place – Ivy Fresenmaier
  2nd Place – Kayley Oestreich   2nd Place – Dillon Lemke
  3rd Place – Olivia Hjelemand   3rd Place – Kali Skiles

Ages 6 – 8: 1st Place – Kenya Otisa  Ages 9 & Up: 1st Place – Letrice Jensen
  2nd Place – Nathan Marscel    2nd Place – Alyssa Marketon
  3rd Place – Samantha Loebertmann  3rd Place – Courtney Hjelemand

Thanks to Lions Joyce Thorson and Renee Lahr and to Marcy LePage (former H.L. Lioness) for doing the judging.  Also, thanks to Lion Hazel Oberpriller for chairing the event.

Membership fees for 2002-03 is now due.  The dues are $40 per member.  If you haven’t paid them, please do so ASAP.  You can pay them by attending one of our upcoming meetings or by mail to: Howard Lake Lions; P.O. Box 13; Howard Lake, MN 55349.

Our Lions club will be holding a bingo fundraiser on Sunday, December 15th from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. at our meeting place.  We will be using Howard Lake dollars for prizes.  Lion Vern Lemke is the chair for this event.  Any help on that day will be much appreciated.

Once again, our Lions club will be sponsoring the Holiday Lighting Contest in December.  Lion Darrell Main will chair this event.  Judging will take place on Monday, December 9th.  Winners will be listed in the January newsletter.

Donations were made to: (1) a FFA member at HLWW High School to help cover expenses in order to attend the International Leadership Seminar in Washington D.C.; and (2) to HLWW High School for the STAR Reports and the student handbooks.

Our club’s drug poster contest will take place during the first week in January 2003. Posters must be turned in by January 7th with the judging taking place on Thursday, January 9th.

The Midwinter Convention will take place from Jan. 17 – 19, 2003 at the Marriott in Bloomington.  For some reason, our material for the convention arrived late.  If interested in attending, please sign up and pay ASAP.  The deadline is December 5th (Governor’s Night).  On December 6th, the list of names will be mailed.  Rooms are $78.75 per night and the meal books are $52.25.  When signing up, you must also pay for your first night stay.  If interested in attending, please contact Lion Joyce Thorson (543-3112) or Lion LaNette Thorson (543-2610).

Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who will be celebrating a birthday in December: Joyce Thorson (2); Harvey Krohn (3); Dean Stenberg (18); Linda Amman (29).