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June 2001

Thanks to Bergie’s Pizza and Subs for doing the meal (at the last minute) at our May 3rd meeting. Also, thanks to the SLAM students at HLWW High School for doing the meal at our May 17th meeting.

Thanks to all the Howard Lake Lions who helped out at the pancake breakfast at the H.L. Legion on Sunday, April 29th.  Also, thanks to all the Lions who helped with Highway 12 cleanup on May 5th.   It was very much appreciated.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, June 7th at our regular meeting place.  Lions Duane Hass and Catherine Brezina will be cooking and serving that night.  The meal will be at 7:00 P.M. with the business meeting at 7:30 P.M.

Our second meeting will take place on Thursday, June 21st also at our regular meeting place.  This night we will be installing our new officers for 2001-02.  All the newly elected officers are strongly encouraged to be in attendance.  Red’s Café from Montrose will be catering our meal that night.  The fun begins at 6:30 P.M. with the social hour, 7:00 for the meal, and the installation of officers will follow.

Donations were made to: (1) the Waverly Fire Dept. towards the purchase of new updated equipment for their department; (2) the H.L. Businessmen Assoc. towards the purchase of new light bulbs for the sign on the east side of H.L.; (3) SLAM organization at HLWW High School to help pay for new t-shirts; (4) Sam Weber, a junior at HLWW High School, to help cover expenses for his trip in July with Minnesota Select Basketball team; and (5) the GND Queen’s Committee towards scholarships for the GND royalty.

Speaking of Good Neighbor Days, it will be taking place on June 22-24.  Our club and the Howard Lake Fire Dept. are sponsoring many events that weekend.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact either Lion Dan Judd or Lion Mike Main.

The Lions International Convention will be in Indianapolis, Indiana from July 2-6.  At that convention, Lion Jack Oberpriller will be remembered.

An appreciation dinner for the town of Howard Lake who have supported our local Lions club through the years will be held on August 25th at Memorial Park in Howard Lake.  We will need help from many of our membership for this event.  Our next committee meeting for the Appreciation Dinner will take place at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 30th at our regular meeting place.  Any members interested in attending may do so. The meal will consist of pork chops, potato salad, baked beans, and Kool-Aid, or coffee.   Lion members who are on this committee are as follows: Mike Main (chairperson), Terry Thorson, Dan Judd, Mel Lahr, Tom Fiecke, and Vern Lemke.

Congratulations to Lion Matt Grindeland who was installed as a new member in the Howard Lake Lions Club at our May 3rd meeting.  Lion Dan Judd was Matt’s sponsor.  Lion Darrell Main performed the installation.

Membership fees for 2001-02 is now due.  You can pay them in one of two ways.  You can pay it in person by attending one of our meetings or you can mail your check (payable to the Howard Lake Lions) to: Howard Lake Lions Club; P.O. Box 13; Howard Lake, MN 55349.  The cost of the dues is $40.00.

The Howard Lake Lions will be ordering new shirts for their members.  Lions Steve Weber and Duane Hass are in charge of the shirts.  The first order of these new shirts will take place at our next meeting on June 7th.   The cost of the shirts will be as follows:  $18 for sizes S – XL; $20 for size XXL; and $21 for size XXXL.   You must pay for the shirt when ordering.

The Howard Lake Lions Club will be holding their annual golf tournament at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday, July 14th at The Greens in Howard Lake.  The format will remain the same as in past years.  Partners will be determined by drawing names out of a hat after the golfing is completed.  There will be prizes for the top two or three teams.  There will also be a drawing of various door prizes.  A potluck meal at the home of Lions Melmer and Renee Lahr will also take place after the golfing.  The cost of the tournament will be $20 per person.  A sign up sheet for this event will be available at our next meeting on June 7th.  If you want to participate in the golf tournament but cannot attend any of the upcoming meetings, you can sign up by calling Lion Steve Weber at (320) 543-3567.  Deadline for signing up is July 7th.

Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who will be celebrating a birthday in June: Steve Weber (3); Ethel Roepke (8); and LeRoy Bren (29).