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 News Letter Archive

July 2004


Thanks to Nancy and Divine Catering for the excellent meal at our Awards and Installation night on June 3rd.Thanks also to Lions Darren McAlpine and Harvey Krohn for their hard work on our van. Thanks to all the members who helped clean our meeting place on June 2nd.  A big thank you to Lion Darrell Main who served as our club President this past year.
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, July 1st at our regular meeting place. No one has volunteered to cook for this meeting.  If interested, please let Lion Steve so it can be put in the Herald.   Our business meeting will be at 7:00 P.M. (if there is a meal, it will be at 7:00 with the meeting at 7:30).
Our second meeting will be take place on Thursday, July 15th also at our meeting place.  There will be a Board of Directors meeting at 6:30 P.M. No one has volunteered to cook for this meeting.  If interested, please let Lion Steve at our next meeting so it can be put in the Herald.  If there is meal, it will be at 7:00 P.M. followed by our regular business meeting at 7:30 P.M.  If there is no meal, the business meeting will be at 7:00 P.M.


The Howard Lake Lions made donations to the following: (1) to two needy families; (2) the Queens Committee for GND; (3) to a local Boy Scout to cover expenses for a trip to the Jamboree; (4) the 4H; (5) Humphrey Elementary towards the purchase of three sets of books;  (6) to the City of Howard Lake towards Lions Park; and (7) to the HLFD for equipment.
Our Lions Scholarship Committee has made their three selections for this year.  The winners are as follows: Brett Butterfass, Amanda Gustafson, and Lindsey Kubasch. Thanks to the members who served on the committee: Steve Weber, Nancy Main, Debbie McAlpine, and Dan Judd.
Membership fees for 2004-05 are due by July 1st.  They are still $40.  You can pay them in person by attending one of our upcoming meetings or you can mail your dues to: Howard Lake Lions; P.O. Box 13; Howard Lake, MN 55349.


Our Lions club will be holding our 3rd Annual Scramble Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 17th at The Greens in Howard Lake.   Tee time is at 9:00 A.M. Our next committee meeting will be held on Thursday, July 1st following our regular business meeting.

The tournament will be run the same as last year.  The only exception is that in case of a tie, there will be a sudden death playoff of no more than three holes.  If teams are still tied after three holes, there will be a closest to the pin contest on hole #7 to determine a winner.  Also, on the hole-in-one contest on #7, any golfer that has a shot that lands on the green will receive just one drink ticket courtesy of the H.L. Legion.  There will once again be five separate hole contests including a hole-in-one contest on #7.  After golf, there will be a pork chop meal for all the golfers, compliments from our club.

Entry forms can picked up at the Greens in Howard Lake.  You can also download an entry form from our web site that is listed on our letterhead. Entry fee is once again $40 per golfer or $160 per team.  Your entry fee must be included with your entry form.  If you or know of someone who want to enter the tournament, please do so ASAP.


Good Neighbor Days will be taking place from June 25-27.  All the events have been set and ready to go.  The only thing left now is help from our members during that weekend.  If you are interested (and I hope most of you are!), please let Lion Mike Main know or just show up ready to work that weekend.  Letís have a large turnout of members helping that weekend!  We will also need any members to help set up starting at noon on Friday, June 25th.
PDG Larry Kounkle presented awards to the following members at our Awards and Installation Night on June 3rd:  PRESIDENTIAL AWARD: Renee Lahr, Sam Gruenhagen, Tim Oberpriller, Darren McAlpine, and Harvey Krohn; HELEN KELLER SIGHT AWARDS: Terry Thorson, LaNette Thorson, and Mike Main; HEARING FOUNDATION: Darrell Main, Nancy Main, and Steve Weber.  Lion Darrell also receive a 25-year Perfect Attendance Pin.  Congratulations to all these members.  Also, thanks to PDG Larry for installing our new officers that night.
Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who will be celebrating a birthday in July: Brian McIntosh (1); Cathy Rufer (16); Welton Zander (20); Donald Danford (22) ; and Darren McAlpine (24).