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 News Letter Archive

June 2003

Thank you to the FFA and SLAM for the excellent meal at our May 1st meeting.  Also, thanks to Lions Darren and Debbie McAlpine for the superb meal at our May 15th meeting.

A big thank you to the following members who helped with the labels of the May/June issues of the 5M-7 Gram: Nancy Main, Darrel Main, LaNette Thorson, Terry Thorson, Joyce Thorson, Denny Massey, Tom Sullivan, Vern Lemke, and Mardell Lemke.

A big thank you to all the Lions who helped out at the steak fry on May 17th.  It was greatly appreciated.

Our club made donations to: SLAM (for their shirts); two FFA members to help cover expenses for their trip to Washington D.C. in order to attend the Washington Leadership Conference from July 16-21; and to Queens Committee for Good Neighbor Days (our club will also be sponsoring a candidate this year).

Congratulations to Lion Dan Judd on being elected zone chairman during our zone meeting in Montrose on April 28th.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, June 5th at our regular meeting place. As of now, no member has volunteered to cook at this meeting.  If interested, please let Lion Steve know ASAP.  If there is no meal, the meeting will be at 7:00 PM. (If there is a meal, the meeting will be at
7:30 PM.)

Our second meeting will be on Thursday, June 19th at our regular meeting place.  There will be a Board of Directors meeting at 6:30 P.M.  No H.L. Lion has volunteered to cook at this meeting.  If interested, please let Lion Steve at the June 5th meeting.  If there is no meal, the business meeting will take place at 7:00 P.M. (if there is a meal, the meeting will be at 7:30).

NOTE:  Please check the H.L. Herald on June 2nd and 16th for the possibility of meals on one or both meetings.

A reminder that your membership fee is now due. It is currently $40.  You can pay it by attending one of our upcoming meetings or you can mail it to: Howard Lake Lions; P.O. Box 13; Howard Lake, MN 55349.

The District Awards Night will take place on Monday, June 16th at the Monti Club in Monticello at 6:30 PM.  If interested in attending, please let Lion LaNette know ASAP.

The installation of officers for 2003-04 will take place on Thursday, July 17th.
On Sunday, August 10th, our club will be helping at Camp Friendship at 1:30 PM.

On Saturday, June 14th, there will be an open house in honor of Albert Oberpriller, son of Lion Tim Oberpriller, starting at 2:00 PM.  Albert will be graduating from HLWW High School on June 1st.  The address of the open house is 10911 10th Street SW.  It is located just north of Albright’s Mill on County Road 5.

The next GND meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 28th at 7:00 P.M. at the fire hall.  All members are strongly encouraged to attend.  We will be in need of chairpersons for various events during Good Neighbor Days.

Our club will have a pancake breakfast at Lions Park on Saturday, June 20th from 6:00 until 8:00 AM.  This will precede the fishing contest, which will be at 8:00.  We will also be serving hot dogs following the fishing contest.

Ticket money from the 4-wheeler raffle must be turned in Lion President Tom Fiecke by no later than June 17th.  If you have ticket money to turn in now, please give it to Lion Tom also.

Our Lions club will be holding the 2nd Annual Scramble 4-Player Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 12th at The Greens in Howard Lake.  The cost of the tournament will remain the same as last year ($40 per player/$160 per team).   If you, or know of someone who would be interested in putting a team together, you can request an entry form by contacting Lion Steve Weber (chairman) by calling him at 320-543-3567 or by mail at P.O. Box 22 – Howard lake, MN  55349.  You can also download the entry form of our club’s website (which is listed on top of the newsletter).

There will be a pork chop feed served by our Lions club following the tournament.  We will also be serving brats during the tournament.

The committee for this tournament is as follows: Lions Steve Weber (chair), Duane Hass, Tom Fiecke, Dan Judd, Harvey Krohn, and Denny Massey.  Our next committee meetings will take place immediately following both regular business meetings in June.

The Youth Center is now missing one 9 X 13-cake pan.  If you or know someone who might have it, please return the pan ASAP (no questions asked).

The Lions Scholarship Committee has made their choices for the three recipients of this year’s Lions’ scholarships.  There were eleven seniors at HLWW High School who applied for the scholarships.  The announcement of the recipients will be made during commencement exercises at HLWW High School on Sunday, June 1st at 2:00 P.M.  Lion Darrell Main will be handing out the scholarships that day.  Thank you to the following Lion members who served on the committee this year: Steve Weber, Nancy Main, and Debbie McAlpine.

After reports of possibly having a June issue of the Gram published, it was decided not to do one after all.  Instead, on June 2nd at the Legion, there will be a small party for those Lion members who helped Lion Steve (Gram Editor) during the past year.  It will be his way of saying “THANK YOU” for all their help.  Please be there by 7:00 PM.

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).