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 News Letter Archive

January 2004

Thanks to the following H.L. Lion members who attended the zone meeting at our meeting place on November 24th: Renee Lahr, Hazel Oberpriller, Sue Grangroth, Steve Weber, Duane Hass Terry Thorson, LaNette Thorson, Darrell Main, Nancy, Main, Mike Main, Welton Zander, Catherine Stenberg, Vern Lemke, and Mardell Lemke.  A special thank you to Lion Welton Zander for doing the invocation prior to the meal.

Thanks to Lions Cathy Rufer, Linda Amman, and Sue Grangroth for decorating our meeting prior to our Governorís Night/Christmas Party.

A good time was had by all who attended our annual Governorís Night/Christmas party on December 4th.  DG Kevin Schuldt and his wife Jean along with VDG Floyd Roden and his wife Bev all were treated well and had a good time.

We will be having only one meeting in January and that will be on Thursday, January 8th.  Lions Nancy Main, LaNette Thorson, and Terry Thorson will be cooking and serving the meal that night which will be at 7:00 P.M.  Our guest speakers that night will be PDG Lion Bill DuBats and his wife Lion Jan. Lion Bill will be speaking about Diabetes and Lion Jan will be speaking about Environment.  Our regular business meeting will be at 7:30 P.M.  Hope to see you all there.

Our club once again sponsored and judged the annual Christmas Lighting Contest.  The winners in various categories are as follows:

SANTA: 1.  George Decker  TRADITIONAL: 1.  John & Laurie Lideen
2. Lila Drusch     2.  Leon Decker
3. Harvey Drusch     3.  Denny Lauzer

RELIGIOUS:  1.  Melvin Frank  OVERALL:  Clayton Helinske
2. Richard & Amy Carlson

HONORABLE MENTION:   Marcy LePage, Allan Munson, Jack George, Warren Dell,
Gary Hagemann, Ron Miller, Jay Pettit, Don Drusch, Dale Swanson, Loren Zimmermann, and Mary Marschel.

Thanks to Lion Darrell Main for chairing this function.
This yearís Midwinter Convention will be held on January 16, 17, 18, 2004 at the Marriott in Bloomington. Lion LaNette Thorson is this yearís chairperson of the convention.

If you are planning to attend the gambling meeting at the convention, you will be eligible for reimbursement of one nightís stay, one meal, and mileageóprovided you sign the attendance sheet at the gambling meeting.

A schedule of the convention is on the next page.

Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who will be celebrating a birthday in January: Tom Sullivan (2); Dan Judd (8); Darrell Main (12); Terry Thorson (19); and
Denny Massey (31).