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May  2000

Congratulations to Lion Doug Bakken on being inducted into our Lions club at our April 6th meeting.  Sponsor for Lion Doug was Lion Hazel Oberpriller.  Lion Darrell Main performed the induction.

A big thank you to the SLAM students at HLWW High School for the superb meal at our April 6th meeting.  Also, thanks to Lions Jack and Hazel Oberpriller for the excellent turkey dinner at our meeting on the 13th.

The following slate of officers for 2000-01 was presented, voted on, and approved at our April 6th meeting: PRESIDENT—Dan Judd; 1st VICE-PRES.—Tim Oberpriller; 2nd VICE-PRES.—Scott Werner; 3rd VICE-PRES.—Dan Oestreich; SECRETARY—LaNette Thorson;     TREASURER—Terry Thorson; BOARD OF DIRECTORS—Joyce Massey, Mardell Lemke, Paul Schmitz, and Tom Fiecke; LION TAMERS—Bernie Rohling and Judy Rohling; TAIL TWISTERS—Verdell Stenberg and Chris Bickmann; MEMBERSHIP—Charles Engels, Dean Stenberg, and Catherine Brezina; GAMBLING—Vern Lemke, Bernie Rohling, and Doug Bakken; PUBLICITY—Steve Weber.  Congratulations to these new officers.  Also, thank you to Lions Mike Main and Dan Judd for their hard work at putting this slate of officers together.

Thanks to Lion Vern Lemke and all the Howard Lake Lion members who helped out at our Lions Bingo event on Sunday, April 16th at the H. L. Legion.  A good time was had by all.

A big, big, thank you goes out to Lion Dan Oestreich for all his hard work at putting together our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 22nd at Memorial Park in Howard Lake.  Lion Dan would like to thank all the Lions who came out on a gorgeous Saturday morning to help out.  It was very much appreciated.  A total of 220 children ranging from three months to twelve years of age were in attendance.

Also, thanks to Lion Dan for chairing the golden Easter Egg Hunt  contest  which ran in the Howard Lake Herald during late March and early April.  The egg was eventually found by three junior high boys behind the scoreboard at Memorial Park next to a tree.

Our Lions bowling team completed another season.  We weren’t as successful as last year but we still had a good time.  Thanks to the following members who bowled this past season:  Lions Duane Hass, Steve Weber, LeRoy Bren, Tim Oberpriller, Bernie Rohling, Dean Stenberg, Glenn Behrends, Chris Bickmann, Scott Werner, Roy Klugow, and Vern Lemke.  We will be having a team next season.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, May 4th at our regular meeting place.  Social hour is at 6:30 P.M.  Lion Bernie Rohling will be cooking and serving the meal that night at 7:00 P.M.   A short business meeting will take place after the meal.   Following the meeting, our Chinese auction will be taking place.  If you have anything to donate(except clothes), they must be dropped off to Lions Jason Mapes, Duane Hass, or Terry Thorson by no later than April 30th.

Our second meeting will take place on Thursday, May 18th at our regular meeting place.  A Board of Directors meeting will take place at 6:30 P.M.  No member has volunteered to cook for this meeting.  If interested, please contact Lion Steve Weber by the May 4th meeting so it can be put in the Herald.  If there is no meal, the regular business meeting will be at 7:00 P.M.  If there is a meal, the meeting will be at 7:30 P.M. with the meal at 7:00 P.M.

The 5M Multiple Convention will take place on May 5, 6, and 7 at the Radisson in St. Paul.  If interested in attending, contact Lion President Duane Hass ASAP.

Due to the increase in international dues, our club’s membership dues will increase from $30 to $40 effective July 1st.  At our last Board of Director’s meeting, it was decided that any H.L. member that pays his or hers dues before July 1st, will only have to pay $30 this year.  In order to avoid the increase this year, all H.L. Lion members are strongly encouraged to pay their membership dues before July 1st. You can pay them by attending one of the meetings in the next couple of months or you can mail it to Box 13; Howard Lake, MN 55349.  If you wait after July 1st, you will have to pay $40.

Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who are celebrating birthdays in May: Roy Klugow (7); Charles Engels (12); Hazel Oberpriller (14); Doug Bakken (14); Paul Schmitz (16); Curt Levang (17); and Renee Lahr (23).

The Howard Lake Lions 3rd annual golf outing will be on Saturday, July 8th at The Greens in Howard Lake.  More details in next month’s newsletter.

Our Lions club along with the Howard Lake Fire Dept. will be sponsoring many events during Good Neighbor Days on June 24th and 25th.  The events being co-sponsored are as follows:

On June 24th:  Fire Safety House   10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
   Fishing Contest   8:00 A.M.  – 12:00 P.M.
   Nickeloden    12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
   Lioness Bingo     2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
   Fire Truck Rides    2:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
   Waterball Contest    2:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
   Auto Extraction—Jaws of Life  3:00 P.M. – 3:45 P.M.
   Pork Chop Dinner    4:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
   Dance – Shaw Band    8:30 P.M. – 12:30 A.M.

On June 25th:  Parade (expecting over 100 units) 2:00 P.M.  to finish
   Dance – Wally Pikal   3:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
   Queens Coronation   6:00 P.M.
   Raffle Drawing (HLFD only) will take place at 8:00 P.M.

Help at all of the above events will be needed.  If interested, please contact Lion Dan Judd.


You are all cordially invited to the Sand Bar & Grill on Sunday, April 30th to help Jack and Hazel Oberpriller celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary.  The hours of the open house are from 2:00 until 5:00 P.M.  Please be there!

Lion Jason Mapes and his wife Wendy cordially invite you  to the graduation open house of their son, Eric G. Mapes, at their home in Monticello, MN on Saturday, June 10th starting at 1:00 P.M.
(note: If anyone wants to stay over, there will be Spring Festival Celebration at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Silver Creek on Sunday, June 11th.  The meal includes grill pork chops and other goodies.)