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 News Letter Archive

August 2002

Thank you to PDG Lion Darrell Main for installing our new officers at our July 18th meeting.  Also, thank you to all the officers who served during the 2001-02 campaign. A special thank you goes to Lion Dan Judd who served as our club President for the last two years.

A big thank you to the Golf Tournament Committee for all their many hours of hard work at making our 1st Annual H.L. Lions Golf Tournament a huge success.  The members of the committee were Lions Steve Weber (tournament chairman), Duane Hass (food chairman), Dan Judd, Harvey Krohn, and Tom Fiecke.  Also, thanks to Lions Tom Sullivan and Tim Oberpriller for their work on the hog roast.  Thanks to the following members who came out on July 13th to help with the tournament: Lions Dennis Massey, Joyce Thorson, Dean Stenberg, Catherine Stenberg, Darrell Main, Denise Oberpriller, Terry Thorson, and Verdell Stenberg.

Lion Tom Fiecke is our new club President.  Let’s give him all the support he needs to make his term in office a smooth one.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, August 1st at our regular meeting place.  No member has volunteered to cook and serve at this meeting.  If you are interested, please let Lion Steve know ASAP so it can be put in next week’s Herald.  If there is no meal, the business meeting will take place at 7:00 P.M. and if there is a meal, it will be at 7:00 with the business meeting at 7:30 P.M

The second meeting will be on Thursday, August 15th also at our meeting place.  A Board of Directors meeting will take place at 6:30 P.M.  No one has volunteered to cook for this meeting either.  If interested in this one, please let Lion Steve know by the August 1st meeting.  The business meeting will take place at 7:00 (without a meal) and 7:30 following the meal.

Our club owns three roasters that we have used for our meals and other functions.  As of now, we have only one up at our meeting place.  If you have them or know someone who does, PLEASE RETURN THEM BACK TO OUR MEETING PLACE ASAP! (No questions asked!)  Thank you.

As was stated earlier in the newsletter, our 1st Annual H.L. Lions Golf Tournament was a huge success.  We had 62 golfers who entered the tournament.  We had teams from as far away as Minneapolis and Chaska.  We also had teams from the Maple Lake and Cokato Lions that participated.

The Kleve Team took first place, the H.L. Lions (led by Lions Verdell and Dean Stenberg) took second place, and DJ’s (from Cokato) took third.  In our special contest, the winners were as follows: Longest Drive on #2—Darren Zumach; Closest to the Pin on #3 --Lion Wayne Murphy (from the Cokato Lions);  Longest Putt on #9—Joe Klenken.  We did not have a golfer with a hole-in-one on #7.  The golfer who was closest to the pin on that hole was none other that Lion Dan Judd (he stated that the money won on that hole was to be used for diapers!)

The tournament next year will be on Saturday, July 12, 2003 at The Greens in Howard Lake.   We are hoping for bigger and better things next year!

Our club will be holding a “members only” 9-hole golf tournament at The Greens on Saturday, August 17th at 9:30 A.M.  The entry fee will be $20 per golfer (subject to change).  Please pay your entry fee prior to August 17th.  The format for this tournament has not been set as of now.  After golfing, we are all invited to Lions Melmer and Renee Lahr’s home for a potluck meal. Members not golfing are also invited for the meal.  If you are interested in participating, you can sign up by attending one of our August meetings.  If you cannot attend either August meeting, you can sign up by calling Lion Steve Weber at 320-543-3567 or email him at:

The same printer that does the H.L. Herald is now printing the July/August issue of the 5M-7 Gram.  They will also do the folding for us (that will save us many hours of work).  The only job that needs to be done is putting the address labels (all 2,258 of them-give or take a few) on the newsletters.  We also need to sort them by zip codes.  They will be mailed out sometime next week.

A workday has been set for Saturday, July 27th at 9:30 A.M.  Those Lion members interested in helping Lion Steve (5M-7 Gram Editor) with the newsletters, should meet by our meeting door at that time.  If we can have a large group of members helping, it should not take long at all.  Hope to see you there!

Our club made a donation to the Flood Relief Association.  Members of this group are concerned citizens from the towns of Howard Lake, Waverly, and Montrose.  The purpose of this group is to help those people whose homes were damaged or destroyed during our super storm back in late June.

The 9th Annual Heel and Wheel for Service Dogs of Minnesota will take place on Saturday, September 14th at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton.  Details are in the upcoming issue of the 5M-7 Gram.

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.

Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who will be celebrating a birthday in August: Tim Oberpriller (13); Tom Main (17); Stan Roberts (26); and Stan Holm (29).