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 News Letter Archive

December 2003

Thank you to Lions Cathy Rufer, Sue Grangroth, and Linda Amman for the fine meal at our November 6th meeting.  Also, thanks to Lions Mardell and Vern Lemke on the excellent meal at our November 20th meeting.
Thank you to PDG Marv Benson for coming to our November 6th meeting.  Marv spoke to our club about the Wellness Van.

Thanks to the H.L. Lion members who helped with the cleaning of our meeting place on the morning of November 22nd

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, December 4th at our meeting place.  This night will be our annual Governor’s Night/Christmas party.  The meal will be potluck style.  Also, there will be a gift exchange that night.  If you bring a gift, you will also receive one.  When bringing a gift, please label it for a "Man” from a “Man” or “Lady” from a “Lady.”  There is also a $10 limit on the cost of the gift.  Spouses or significant others are also invited.  The fun starts at 6:30 P.M.

Our second meeting will be on Thursday, December 18th also at our meeting place.  No one has volunteered to cook for this meeting.  If interested, please let Lion Steve know by the first meeting in December so it can be put in the Herald.   There will be a Board of Directors meeting at 6:30 P.M.  At 7:00 P.M., there will be a business meeting if there is no meal and 7:30 P.M. if there is a meal.  Please check the Herald that week for any changes.

Thank you to the following H.L. Lion members who helped at our Halloween party on November 1st: Cathy Rufer (co-chair), Linda Amman (co-chair), Susan Grangroth (co-chair), Renee Lahr, Paul Schmitz, Darrell Main, Nancy Main, Steve Weber, and Harvey Krohn.  Over 100 kids attended the party.  A good time was had by all.

Close to 500 pairs of glasses were collected during the Sight Night project.  Thanks to Lion Cathy Rufer for all her hard work on this project.

The bikes for Camp Friendship have now arrived at Lion Tom Sullivan’s residence. Any Howard Lake Lion member interested in helping repair the bikes should contact Lion Tom Sullivan at 543-2662.

Our meat raffle started on Saturday, September 20th and will continue on every Saturday.  Lion Tim Oberpriller is once again the chairperson. The hours for the raffle are from 2:00-4:00 P.M.  Any extra help on any Saturday afternoons would be very appreciated.

Membership fees are now due!  Our club will no longer pay for meals at zone meetings for those members who have not paid their $40 dues.  If you are one of those unpaid members, you may pay it by either showing up at one of our upcoming meetings or send your check by mail to: Howard Lake Lions; P.O. Box 13; Howard Lake, MN 55349.

PDG Lion Bill Dubats and his wife Lion Jan will be our guest speakers at our January 8th meeting.  Lion Bill will be speaking about Diabetes and Lion Jan will be talking the Environment.

This year’s Midwinter Convention will be held on January 16, 17, 18, 2004 at the Marriott in Bloomington. Lion LaNette Thorson is this year’s chairperson of the convention.

Reservations for the rooms must be made by no later than Dec. 4th (our next meeting).  When you make your room reservations a check for $79.45 (payable to the Marriott) must be included.  You pay for your second night at the hotel.

You can also order your meal book for the convention during this time.  The cost of the meal book is $52.25 per person.  This also must be ordered by our next meeting.  Make your check payable (for your meal book) to 5M-7.

There will also be a Honors Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, January 17th at 7:30 A.M.  The breakfast is for the Melvin Jones, Helen Keller, and Hearing Foundation winners.  Cost of the meal is $13 per person (made payable to the 5M-7 Convention).  Reservations for this meal must be made also by our next meeting. Convention Schedule is on the next page.

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); and Linda Amman (29)