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 News Letter Archive

June 2005

Thanks to the SLAM and FFA students for the excellent meal at our May 5th meeting.  Also, thank to Lions Joyce Thorson and Denny Massey for the superb meal at the May 19th meeting.

Our first meeting of the month will be on Thursday, June 2nd at our meeting place. So far, no one has volunteered to cook for this meeting.  If interested, please let Lion Steve know by this Thursday (May 26th) so it can put in the Herald.  If there is no meal the meeting will be at 7:00 P.M.

Our second meeting will be take place on Thursday, June 16th also at our meeting place.  There
will be a Board of Directors meeting at 6:30 P.M.  Once again, no one has volunteered to cook at this meeting.  If interested, please let Lion Steve know.  Without a meal, the business meeting will be at 7:00 P.M.

2005-06 OFFICERS
At our May 5th  meeting, the following slate of officers for 2005-06 was presented to the club. After a brief discussion, the slate of officers for next year was approved:

PRESIDENT--Catherine Stenberg; 1st VICE-PRESIDENT—Tom Fiecke; 2nd Vice-President—Steve Weber; 3rd VICE-PRESIDENT—Jeremy Kadlec; SECRETARY—LaNette Thorson; TREASURER—Terry Thorson; DIRECTORS—Dennis Massey, Terry Thorson, Harvey Krohn, and Mike Main; MEMBERSHIP—Karen Fiecke, Denise Oberpriller, and Darrell Main; GAMBLING—Dan Judd, Darren McAlpine, and Renee Lahr; TAIL TWISTER—Duane Hass; LION TAMERS—Debbie McAlpine and Renee Lahr; PAST PRESIDENT—Duane Hass; PUBLICITY DIRECTOR—Steve Weber

Installation of these officers will take place on Thursday, July 7th.  Also, if you are planning on attending that night, please Lion LaNette know by no later than our June 16th meeting.  The meal will be catered that night and we need to know how many are coming.  Spouses and “significant others” are also invited to come.

The 5M7 Awards Night will take place on Monday, June 13th at the Albertville Parish Center in Albertville. The address is 11458 57th Street NE.  The cost of the meal is $15, which will be a broasted chicken dinner.  The social hour begins at 6:00 P.M. with the meal at 7:00 P.M.  Lion Tom Fiecke will be attending.

Camp Friendship Ventures have asked our club again to sponsor an ice cream social like we did two years ago.  This year it will be on Tuesday nights from 7:15 until 8:30 P.M.  We will need at least six members willing to volunteer their time.

Money from the raffle tickets for the four-wheeler must turned in to Lion Tom Fiecke by no later than June 2nd.

Congratulations to Howard Lake Lion Tom Fiecke on being elected Zone II Chairman for 2005-06.

At our May 19th meeting, our club decided to raise our membership dues from $40 to $50 effective immediately.  These fees are to be paid by no later than July 1st.  You can pay them by either by attending one of our two meetings in June or you can mail them to: Howard Lake Lions; P.O. Box 13; Howard Lake, Minnesota 55349.

Our club made donations this past month to the following: (1) Kids Against Hunger; SLAM: and our Lions Scholarships (recipients of these scholarships will be published in next month’s newsletter).

Our Lions club will be holding our 4th Annual 4-Player Scramble Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 16th at The Greens in Howard Lake.  It will start at 8:00 A.M. with a shotgun start. In case of rain, it will be held on July 23rd.

As in the past three years, there will be a pork chop dinner following the tournament.

There are two committees this year for the tournament.  The first one will be the tournament committee.  The members of this committee are Lions Steve Weber (chairperson), Denny Massey, and Catherine Stenberg.  The second one will be the Food Committee.  Members on this committee are Lions Tom Fiecke, Harvey Krohn, and Jeremy Kadlec.  Both of these committees will have a short meeting following our next business meeting on June 2nd.

Starting with this year’s tournament, the proceeds will go towards a charity, a cause, or a benefit. This year’s proceeds will go towards the family of Tim Jensen.  Tim, a sophomore at HLWW High School, was critically injured in a car accident on March 31st.  He is slowly improving every day now but has a long road of recovery ahead of him.  With that in mind, the medical expenses that he and his family will incur will be huge.  The proceeds will go toward his medical expenses.

In order to raise money for the family, there are some new twists to the tournament.  First of all the entry fee has been raised to $50 per player or $200 per team.  Second, various businesses and organizations in the area will sponsor each hole at The Greens.  The cost for sponsoring a hole is $50.00.  So far, twenty-five businesses and organizations have donated.  Third, there will be a free-will offering at various locations on the course. Finally, there will be a silent auction before, during, and following the tournament.

Speaking of silent auction, if you or know of someone that have items that they would like to be donated towards the silent auction, please let Lion Steve know ASAP.

There also will be contests on each hole this year, which will include a second hole-in-one contest on hole #3.  There will be various donated prizes on each of the other seven holes.

Flyers for the tournament are now being done by the staff at the Herald-Journal (These are free of charge!).  They should be ready to distribute this week.  If interested in passing these out to various businesses in the area, please contact Lion Steve Weber at 543-3567 (H) or 3471 (W).  The signs that will show the sponsors are also being done by the Herald-Journal free of charge.

We are going to need lots of help from the membership to make this tournament go this year.

Our club is still taking orders for our new HL Lions club shirts.  The shirts are red with white lettering.  This time, the shirts are also available in women’s style along with the men’s.  The cost of the shirts are as follows: S –XL--$16; 2XL--$18; 3XL--$21.  If you are interested in ordering one, please put your name and size on a slip of paper in an envelope along with a check for the cost of shirt to: Lion Steve Weber; P.O. Box 22; Howard Lake, MN 55349.  Please make your check payable to C & C Embroidery.

Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who will be celebrating a birthday
in June: Steve Weber (3); Ethel Roepke (8); Karen Fiecke (10); and LeRoy Bren (29).

Also, happy anniversary to the following Lion member who are celebrating an anniversary in June: Lion Woody Engel and his wife Marvel on the 12th (57 years!!).