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May 2001

Thanks to Lions Dan Judd and Tom Fiecke for the superb meal at our April 5th meeting.  Also, thanks to Lion Paul Schmitz and the Deep Portage students and parents for the excellent meal at our April 19th meeting.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, May 3rd at our regular meeting place.  The SLAM group from HLWW High School will be cooking and serving the meal that night  which will be at 7:00 P.M.  Our business meeting will follow at approximately 7:30 P.M.

Our second meeting will take place on Thursday, May 17th also at our regular meeting place.  There will be a Board of Directors’ meeting that night at 6:30 P.M.   Lions Duane Hass and Catherine Brezina will be cooking and serving the meal for this meeting.  The business meeting will follow at approximately 7:30 P.M.

Any H.L. Lion members that took any pictures of any functions or events during the year should turn them in (after developing) to Lion Steve Weber ASAP.

Donations were made to: (1) Humphrey Elementary in Waverly towards the purchase of a set of Accelerated Reader books for the school’s library; (2) our local Girl Scout troop towards the purchase of supplies; (3) Safe and Drug Free Committee of ISD 2687 towards t-shirts for the elementary students; and (4) the 5M7 Foundation.

Our club sold 31 bicycle helmets at the H.L. Expo on Saturday, March 24th.  Thanks to Lion Peggy Borders for being the chairperson for the helmets.

Thanks to all the Howard Lake Lions for helping out at the Howard Lake Lioness’ pancake breakfast at the Howard Lake Legion on Sunday, April 8th.  Over 200 hungry people attended.

Thanks to all the Howard Lake Lions who helped out at benefit turkey dinner for Brett Relander on Sunday, March 25th at the Howard Lake Legion. Special thanks to Lion Renee Lahr for being the chairperson for this event.

The Howard Lake Lions and H.L. Fire Dept.  will be sponsoring a pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 29th at the H.L. Legion from 7:00 A.M until 1:00 P.M.   The breakfast menu will consist of pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, and sausage.  Proceeds will go towards the Good Neighbor Days Celebration Activities.  If you are signed up to help, please be at the Legion at 6:00 A.M. to help set up.

The 5M Multiple Convention will be held in Duluth on May 4, 5, and 6.  If interested in attending, please contact Lion President Dan Judd by April 30th.

The Lions International Convention will be in Indianapolis, Indiana from July 2-6.  At that convention, Lion Jack Oberpriller will be remembered.

Thanks to all the Howard Lake Lions who helped out at our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 14th at Memorial Park in Howard Lake.  We had approximately 200 children ranging in ages from infants to twelve years old that were in attendance.   Also, thanks to the following Howard Lake businesses who made donations to our Easter Egg hunt: Total Entertainment Center, Security State Bank, Christal Farms, General Pallet, Mattson Well,
Shape & Style, Bergies Pizza & Subs, Gerry’s Super Valu, Ittel’s Meats, Donna’s Salon,
Fogarty Auctions, and the City of Howard Lake.  Finally, special thanks go to Lion Dan Oestreich for all his time and effort in chairing and organizing this fun event.

The Howard Lake Lions also sponsored an Easter Coloring Contest this year.  There were approximately 100 children who entered.  There were prizes awarded to the top three in three different age groups.  The winners are: ages 0 – 2:  Abby Munson, Lacey Babatz, and Cameron Decker; ages 3 – 5:  Kendra Duchaine, Trevor Oestreich, and Amber Zander; and ages 6 – 10:  Kassie Kloster, Kaleigh Berg, and Stephen Diedrich.  Thanks to Lion Duane Hass and Trina Krohn for organizing and judging this contest.

An appreciation dinner for the town of Howard Lake who have supported our local Lions club through the years will be held on August 25th at Memorial Park in Howard Lake.  The meal will consist of pork chops, potato salad, baked beans, and Kool-Aid, or coffee.   Lion members who are on the committee for this event are as follows: Mike Main (chairperson), Terry Thorson, Dan Judd, Mel Lahr, Tom Fiecke, and Vern Lemke.

District 5M7 will be having a fundraiser on Friday, May 18th at the Hanover City Hall.  The Buffalo Lions and Lioness clubs are sponsoring the event.  Social hour is at 6:00 P.M. with the meal at 6:30 P.M.  The cost of the meal is $12 per person.  Anyone interested in attending should notify Lion Dan Judd by our next meeting (May 3rd).

Our Lions club’s next Highway 12 cleanup (west of H.L.) will take place on Saturday, May 5th.  Any members interested in helping that day should meet by the door of our meeting place by
8:00 A.M.

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


Some signs of the time at Work 2001:

1. You try to enter your password on the microwave.
2. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You e-mail your buddy who works at the desk next to you.
4. You hear most of the jokes via e-mail instead of in person.

Saying found on a t-shirt: My mind works like lightning. One brilliant flash and it’s gone!

The slate of officers for 2001-02 was presented to our Lions’ club at our April 5th meeting.  On April 19th, a ballot was handed out to all the members who attended.  The members were then asked to vote for the new officers on this ballot.  The results of the election were as follows:

PRESIDENT:  Dan Judd   1ST VICE-PRES.:  Tom Fiecke

2nd VICE-PRES.:  Darrell Main   3RD VICE-PRES.:  Catherine Brezina

SECRETARY:  LaNette Thorson  TREASURER:  Terry Thorson

BOARD OF    Joyce Thorson (2), Nancy Main (2)
DIRECTORS: Mardell Lemke (1), Paul Schmitz (1)

LION TAMERS:      Melmer & Renee Lahr

TAIL TWISTERS: Denise Oberpriller & LeRoy Bren

MEMBERSHIP: Hazel Oberpriller (chairperson), Charles Engels, and Melmer Lahr

GAMBLING: Mike Main (3), Melmer Lahr (2), and Vern Lemke (1)
(Note:  Numbers in parenthesis indicate the length of the term in years.)

 Also, Lion Duane Hass will remain as Past President for 2001-02.

The installation of these new officers will take place at our June 21st meeting.  All the newly elected officers are strongly encouraged to attend that night.