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 News Letter Archive

March  2002

Thank you to Lions Mike Main and Bernie Rohling on the superb meal at our
Feb. 21st meeting.  Also, thanks to Lion Tom Fiecke for running the meeting
on February 7th meeting in the absence of Lion President Dan Judd.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 7th, at our regular meeting
place.  We will be having a fish fry (led by Lion Mike Main) at this
meeting.  The meal will be at 7:00 P.M. with our regular business meeting at
7:30 P.M.

Our second meeting will be on Thursday, March 21st also at our regular
meeting place.  There will be a Board of Directors meeting at 6:30 P.M.
followed by a meal at 7:00.  Our regular business meeting will be at 7:30

Orders are still be taken for our new Lions shirts.  The cost of the shirts
is $18
( S-XL), $20 (2XL), and $21 (3XL).  You must pay for the shirt when
ordering.  If interested in ordering but cannot attend any of the upcoming
meetings, you can order one by mail by sending a check (payable to the
Howard Lake Lions) along with your name and shirt size to:  Howard Lake
Lions; P.O. Box 13; Howard Lake, MN 55349.

The next Good Neighbor Days meeting will take place at the fire hall on
Wednesday, March 6th at 7:00 P.M.

Our annual bowling party will take place on Saturday, April 6th at the Park
Tavern and Lanes from 2:00 - 5:00 P.M.  After bowling, we will be going to
Mystic Lake Casino.  Family and friends are also invited to come along.  We
are allowed to bring up to sixty people for the party.  So far, twenty-four
have signed up.  (Sign up is on a first-come first served basis.)

SW Bus Company from Willmar will be our mode of transportation. The cost of
the trip will be approximately $15 per person (this is subject to change
depending on the number of people going.)  The money for the trip should be
turned in by the end of March.

 The bus company does not allow kegs of beer on its buses.  However, a small
amount of coolers with beer will be allowed.

The itinerary of the trip is as follows:
We will leave from Howard Lake from Block 18 (or behind the drug store) at
12:45 P.M.  We will arrive at the Park Tavern at approximately 1:45 P.M.  We
will then depart from there for Mystic Lake at approximately 5:30 P.M.  We
will then leave Mystic Lake for the return trip back to HL at approximately
10:00 P.M.

You can sign up by either attending one of our meetings in March or by
calling Lion Steve Weber (chairperson) at 320-543-3567(H) or 3471 (W).  If
you have any questions regarding our trip you can also contact Lion Steve at
the same numbers.

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place at Memorial Park on Saturday,
March 30th at 10:00 A.M.  Lion Duane Hass will be the chairman for this
event this year.  Let's give Duane all our support by helping out any way
that day.

Donations were made to the following: (1) HLWW Schools for a reading
program; (2) HLWW Elementary for hosting author Jack Pearson; and (3) Leader
Dog for the Blind. (Note: The Leader Dog for the Blind is hosting a program
to buy a brick for $100.00.  They are building a student residence.  Our
club decided to buy one brick for each deceased member.  Our club has six.
They are: Ray Webb, John Langer, Dale Thorson, Gaylin Scheer, Al LePage, and
Jack Oberpriller.

At our last meeting in January, a very disturbing fact was brought to our
attention.  Our club has been involved in very few projects recently
involving the community.  It's a trend that needs to be stopped.  We have
become too complacent.  If you have any ideas for a project, please bring
them along to one our upcoming meetings. LET'S GET INVOLVED!

A slate of officers for 2002-03 needs to be put together.  Lions Duane Hass
and Tom Fiecke have volunteered this year to be on the Nominating Committee.
If you are interested in holding an office in our club, please contact Lions
Duane or Tom ASAP.  We will be voting on the slate of officers at one of our
April meetings.

Congratulations to Lions Dan and Erin Judd on the birth of twin boys born on
Friday, February 8th.

Also, congratulations are in order to Lion Steve Weber who will be the next
editor of our district newsletter (5M-7 Gram) in July.

Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who will be
celebrating a birthday in March:  Mike Main (4); Don Oestreich (10); Sam
Gruenhagen (16); Denise Oberpriller (17); Melmer Lahr (21); and Denny Frey