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 News Letter Archive

December 2006

Thanks to all the members who brought food for our potluck meal at our November 2nd meeting. Also, thanks to Lions Cathy Rufer, Susan Grangroth, and Steve Weber (and his wife, Bonnie) for the excellent meal at our November 16th meeting.
Our first meeting of the month will be on Thursday, December 7th at our new Lions hall . There will also be a potluck meal that night. This night will also be our annual Governor’s Night/Christmas Party. Spouses and “significant others” are also invited to attend. There will also be a gift exchange with a limit of $10. If bringing a gift, please specify either man from a man or lady from a lady. There will also be a short business meeting following the meal. The fun will begin at 6:30 PM.
Our second meeting will be take place on Thursday, December 21st at our new meeting place. There will be a Board of Directors meeting at 6:30 P.M. So far, no one has volunteered to cook for this meeting. If there is no meal the meeting will be at 7:00 PM. If you are interested in cooking for this meeting, please let Lion Steve know by December 7th.
The next zone meeting will be held on Monday, November 27th at the Maple Lake Legion. The meal will be at 7:00 PM with the meeting to follow. The cost of the meal will be $10 per person. Our club will pay for each member who will be attending. However, if you do not attend and you signed up, you must reimburse the club for the cost of the meal.
The Bruce Hoffman concert is definitely scheduled for Sunday, February 18th. Like last year, there will be two shows. The cost of the tickets will be $20 per person. More details in future newsletters.
Thanks to Lions Cathy Rufer and Susan Grangroth for co-chairing Sight Night on Saturday, October 28th in conjunction with our Halloween party. There was a total of 158 children who attended this event. A good time was had by all. Also, thanks to the Howard Lake Lion members who helped out that day.
A committee has been formed to oversee the work on the new Lions Hall. They are Lions Mike Main, Darrell Main, and Gary Hagemann. They have scheduled a “work day” for Saturday, November 25th at 8:00 AM. The purpose of this work day is to have it ready to go for our Governor’s Night/Christmas party on December 7th.
Our sympathies go out to Lion Sam Gruenhagen on the loss of his mother, Ruth Gruenhagen.
The 29th Annual Midwinter Convention for District 5M7 will be held January 19-21, 2007 at the Marriott in Bloomington. Reservations for rooms must be turned into Lion LaNette by the December 21st meeting. The club will pay for one night’s stay. A schedule of events and prices of the meals are listed in this newsletter. You can also download the convention events and meal prices on and click on MidWinter Booklet.
Happy birthday to all the Howard Lake Lion members who are celebrating their birthdays in December: Joyce Thorson (2); Harvey Krohn (3); Jeremy Kadlec (8); and Dean Stenberg (18).