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 News Letter Archive

January 2006

Thank you to all the HL Lions who brought food and gifts at our Governor’s Night/Christmas party on December 1st.

Thanks to Lions Bernie Rohling and Julie Gangl for the excellent meal at our December 15th meeting.

Thanks to all the members who attended the zone meeting on November 28th.   There were seventeen members from our club who attended.

Our first meeting of the month will be on Thursday, January 5th at our meeting place This will also be a meal that night.  Lions Terry and LaNette Thorson will be cooking the meal.  The meal will be at 7:00 P.M. with the meeting at 7:30 P.M.

Our second meeting will be take place on Thursday, January 19th also at our meeting place.  There will be a Board of Directors meeting at 6:30 P.M.  No member has volunteered to cook for this meeting.  If interested, please notify Lion Steve by the first meeting.  If there is no meal, the meeting will be at 7:00 P.M. (7:30 if there is a meal; please check the January 16th Herald)

The winners of the Drug Poster Contest (sponsored by the Howard Lake and Waverly Lions) are as follows:  K—Jordyn Tuchtenhagen (Winsted Elem.); Grade 1—Emma Stender (St. James Luth.); Grade 2—Anna Schanus (Winsted Elem.); Grade 3—Abby Remer (Humphrey Elem.); Grade 4—Alex Smith (St. James Luth.); Grade 5—Bailey Anderson (St. James Luth.); Grades 6-8—
Shayna Krause (HLWW Middle School).

A good time was had by all who attended our annual Governor’s Night/Christmas party.  Along with District Governor Pat Kennedy and his wife Cheryl, Vice-District Governor Al Zimmerman and his wife, Virginia and Region Chair Steve Weidenbach and his wife Tammy were also in attendance.

Bruce Hoffman, an alumni of HLWW High School will hold a concert at Humphrey Hall (HLWW High School) on Sunday, February 19th.  This event will be sponsored by the Howard Lake Lions.  There will be two shows that day.  The first show will be at 2:00 P.M. and the second show will be at 7:00 P.M.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door; ages 12 and under are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.  All tickets will be general admission.   Proceeds from the concert will go towards school youth programs.

Lion Terry Thorson is meeting with Community Ed. Director Margaret Marketon to work out the ticket sales.

A bio and a picture of Bruce Hoffman is featured later in this newsletter.

Our District’s annual Midwinter Convention will take place January 20,21,22, 2006 at the Marriott in Bloomington.  Lion LaNette Thorson is once again chairing this event.

If you are planning on attending the convention this year, you must make reservations by no later than December 31st.  When making the reservation you must pay for the first night which is $85.13.  You can also purchase meal books if you like.  The cost of the books is $54 if you pay on or before December 31st.  The cost will be $60 after Dec. 31st. If you do not wish to purchase a meal book, you can pay for the meals you want to attend.  The cost is as follows:  Saturday luncheon--$15.50; Governor’s banquet--$25.50; Sunday Brunch--$16.  These prices are effective until Dec. 31st.  After that, add $2 per meal.

First place winners in the poster contest will have their posters judged on Friday.  Winners and their families will be invited to the Sunday Brunch.

A tentative schedule of the convention is included in this month’s newsletter.

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
Dennis Massey (31).