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June 1999

Thanks to Lion Dan Judd for the excellent meal at our May 4th meeting.

Congratulations to Lion LeRoy Bren on receiving a two-member key.

Donations were made to the following:  (1) the Howard Lake Girl Scouts and (2) SLAM(an organization comprising of  forty junior and senior high students who do various community and school activities).

Just a reminder that membership dues for 1999-2000 are now due.  This must be paid by no later than July 1st.  You can either pay them in person at one our meetings in June or you can send your check by mail to: Howard Lake Lions; P.O. Box 13; Howard Lake, MN  55349.

Our Lions club will once again be sponsoring a queen during Good Neighbor Days this year.  This year's candidate is Emmy Swanson, a senior at HLWW High School.
Our club will be sponsoring a medallion hunt during GND.  The person finding the medallion will win $240.  If that person is wearing a GND button, an additional $60 will be added making it a total of $300.

Our club will also have a float in the GND parade on Sunday, June 27th at 2:00 P.M.  We will again be distributing sno-cones throughout the parade route.  Also, our club will be offering a free meal following the parade.  However, anyone coming to the meal must be wearing a GND button.  If not, buttons can be purchased just prior to the meal.  Thanks to Lion Dan Judd for putting this together.

Our Lions bowling team raised $426 this past bowling season.  The highlight of the season was finishing in a tie for fourth in the team tournament in January.  Thanks to the following members who bowled this past season:  Lions Tim Oberpriller, LeRoy Bren, Duane Hass, Stan Holm, Scott Werner, Roy Klugow, Gary Hagemann, Jack Oberpriller, Terry Thorson, and Steve Weber.  A special thanks goes out to Lion Steve for putting this team together.

Any member who have sold tickets for the H.L. Lioness boat raffle should turn in their ticket stubs and the money to Lion Hazel Oberpriller at the next meeting(June 3rd).

Our club's second annual golf outing this year will be on Saturday, July 17th at the Howard Lake Greens.  Tee time is at 9:00 A.M.  It will once again be a two-person tournament.  However, partners will be determined by the luck of the draw  after the golf  is completed.  If  you are interested in golfing that day,  please call Lion Steve Weber(543-3567).  The cost will be $20 per person.  After golf,  you are all invited to Lions Mel and Renee Lahr's residence for a potluck meal.  Please circle this date on your calendar.

Starting July 1st,  new members(except those that are now pending), will now have to pay a  $25 initiation fee in addition to the yearly $30 membership fee.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, June 3rd at our regular meeting place.  Lion Paul Schmitz  will be cooking and serving our meal that night.  The meal will be at 7:00 P.M. with the meeting to begin at approximately 7:30 P.M.

Installation Night will be on Thursday, June 17th at our regular meeting place.   We will be having a meal that night at 7:00 P.M.  A short business meeting will follow the meal and then we will proceed with the installation of our new officers for 1999-2000.  If you are a new officer,  we strongly recommend that you are in attendance that evening.   Hope to see you all there.

Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who are celebrating birthdays in June:  Mike Mitchell(1); Steve Weber(3); Ethel Roepke(8); and LeRoy Bren(29).