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 News Letter Archive

February 2003

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 January issue of the 5M-7 Gram on December 30th: Harvey Krohn, Tom Fiecke, Terry Thorson, Vern Lemke, Mardell Lemke, Joyce Thorson, and Dennis Massey.

Thanks to Lions Mike and Darrell Main on the excellent meal at our January 9th meeting.

Thanks to Lions Nancy Main, Linda Amman, Cathy Rufer, and Steve Weber for judging posters at our annual Drug Poster Contest (winners are listed in this newsletter).

Donations were made to the City of Howard Lake for buoys at Lions Park and to HLWW Elementary for Artist-in-Residence (puppeteers) that will be making an appearance later this year.

Our club will be holding a pancake breakfast on Palm Sunday (April 13) at the Howard Lake Legion that the Lioness used to host.  More details in future newsletters.

The Easter Egg Hunt will take place on April 19th.  Lion Duane Hass will be the chairperson.  

Our playground equipment at Lions Park needs repair. This is something that we should think about as spring weather arrives.  We could be ready to replace the rope, rocks, and give it a new paint job.

Our Lions club will be holding a meat raffle every Saturday from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. at the liquor store in HL.  Lion Tim Oberpriller will be the chairperson for this fundraiser.  Lion Sam Gruenhagen advised that if the raffle is going to work, it must be done every week.  Also, thirty tickets must be sold before you can spin the wheel.  This fundraiser is a volunteer position.

There will be now be a Super Bowl party at our meeting place on Sunday, January 26th at our meeting place.  The fun begins at 2:00 P.M.  There will also be a potluck meal that day.  All members, spouses, and guests are invited.

Lions Terry Thorson and Vern Lemke have completed work in the closet (at our meeting place) by installing shelves.  Thanks to these two ambitious Lions for their hard work.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, February 6th at our regular meeting place.  Lions Vern and Mardell Lemke will be cooking and serving at this meeting.  The meal will be at 7:00 P.M. with the business meeting at 7:30 P.M.

Our second meeting will be on Thursday, February 20th.  There will be a Board of Directors meeting at 6:30 P.M.  with the business meeting at 7:00 P.M.  No one has volunteered to cook for this meeting.  If interested, please let Lion Steve know by the first meeting in February.

The next workday for the 5M-7 Gram has been set for Monday, February 3rd at the Howard Lake Legion. Work will begin at approximately 6:30 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 Legion at that time.

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.

The judging our club’s drug poster contest took place on Wednesday, January 8th.  The first place winners in each age bracket had their posters judged at the MidWinter Convention.  Students from St. James Lutheran School, H.L. Elementary, Humphrey Elementary (Waverly), Winsted Elementary, and HLWW High School participated.

The winners of the contest is as follows:

Kindergarten:    1st Place – Garret Schnaus (HL Elementary)
            2nd Place – Amber Cafferty (HL Elementary)
            3rd Place – Mikayla Kittock (HL Elementary)

Grades 1 & 2:    1st Place – Rylie Ulrich (Winsted Elementary)
            2nd Place – Carly Hertzog (Winsted Elementary)
            3rd Place – Alyssa Walter (HL Elementary)

Grades 3 & 4:    1st Place – Brooke Kubasch (St. James Luheran)
            2nd Place – Rebekah Bjork (St. James Lutheran)
            3rd Place – Kelsey Jenkins (HL Elementary)

Grade 5:        1st Place – Stephen Diedrich (Humphrey Elementary)
            2nd Place – Kayla Shoutz (Humphrey Elementary)
            3rd Place – Angela Nelson (Humphrey Elementary)

 Grades 6,7,8:        1st Place – Samantha Ghostley (HLWW HS)
            2nd Place – Laura Jacobson (HLWW HS)
            3rd Place – Ciara Johnson (Humphrey Elementary)

Grades 9 – 12:    1st Place – Jessica Streich (HLWW HS)
Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who will be celebrating a birthday in February: Gary Hagemann (2); Tammy Rienke (4); Shelly Reddemann (7); Erin Judd (12); Bernie Rohling (23); and Dan Oestreich (24).

Why the English language is difficult to learn:

The bandage was wound around the wound.
He could lead if he would get the lead out.
The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
They were too close to the door to close it.