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 News Letter Archive

May 2005

Thanks to Lions Darrell and Nancy Main for the delicious meal at our April 7th meeting.  Also, thank you to Lions Darren and Debbie McAlpine, Mike Main Terry Thorson, and Vern Lemke for doing a fish fry at our April 21st meeting.

Our first meeting of the month will be on Thursday, May 5th at our meeting place. This will be a dinner meeting, which will be at 7:00 P.M.  Students from SLAM and the FFA will be cooking and serving the meal that night.  Our regular business meeting will be at 7:30 P.M.

Our second meeting will be take place on Thursday, May 19th also at our meeting place.  There
will be a Board of Directors meeting at 6:30 P.M.  Lion Joyce Thorson will be cooking and serving
the meal at this meeting.  The meal will be at 7:00 P.M. The regular business meeting will be at
7:30 P.M.

2005-06 OFFICERS
At our April 7th 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.

Our pull-tab booth at the Howard Lake Liquor Store will remain open as much as possible during the remodeling.

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.  Anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Governor Floyd Roden by no later than June 6th.

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.

At out April 7th meeting, Lion Darrell Main introduced Julie Gangel as a prospective member.

Our club made donations this past month to the following: (1) Cancer Walk on May 8th; (2) the Easter Egg Hunt to help cover expenses; (3) the local chapter of the FFA at HLWW High School to help cover expenses in attending the state convention April 24-26; and (4) to the Howard Lake Public Library for their Summer Reading Program from June 13 through August 13.

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 May 5th.

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.

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).

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 May: Charles Engels (12); Hazel Oberpriller (14); Paul Schmitz (16); Curt Levang (17); and Renee Lahr (23).

Also, happy anniversary to the following Lion members who are celebrating their anniversary in May: Dean and Catherine Stenberg (4).