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 News Letter Archive

November 2002

Thank you to the following H.L. Lions who helped Lion Steve Weber (5M-7 Gram Editor) with the labeling, sorting, and bundling of the September issue of the 5M-7 Gram on October 1st : Darrell Main, Nancy Main, Joyce Thorson, Denny Massey, Duane Hass, Harvey Krohn, Vern Lemke, Mardell Lemke, LaNette Thorson and Terry Thorson.  It was very much appreciated.

Thank you to HLWW FFA for the excellent meal at our October 3rd meeting.  Also thanks to Lion Harvey Krohn (and his wife) on the superb meal at our October 17th meeting.

Thanks to the following H.L. Lion members who attended the zone meeting at Delano on September 30th: Harvey Krohn, Duane Hass, Catherine Stenberg, Bernie Rohling, Judy Rohling, Tom Fiecke, Steve Weber, Darrell Main, Nancy Main, LaNette Thorson, Terry Thorson, and Mike Main.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 7th at our regular meeting place.  Lions Harvey Krohn and Bernie Rohling have volunteered to cook and serve at this meeting.  The meal will be at 7:00 P.M. with the business meeting at 7:30 P.M.  PDG Lion Larry Kounkle will be our guest speaker that night.

The second meeting will be on Thursday, November 21st also at our meeting place.  A Board of Directors meeting will take place at 6:30 P.M.   No Lion member has volunteered to do the meal for this meeting.  If there is no meal, the meeting will be at 7:00 P.M. (7:30 if there is a meal).  If you are interested, please let Lion Steve know by the Nov. 7th  meeting.

Our next zone meeting will take place here on Monday, December 2nd  at our regular meeting place.  Social hour is at 6:30 P.M. with the meal at 7:00 P.M.  Let’s have a large turnout for this meeting.

The next workday for the 5M-7 Gram has been set for Monday, November 4th at 6:30 P.M. at the Howard Lake Legion. Those Lion members interested in helping Lion Steve (5M-7 Gram Editor) with the newsletters should meet at the H.L. Legion at that time.  If we can have a large group of members helping, it should not take long at all.  If you haven’t helped out yet, now is a good time to do so. Hope to see you there!
Our Lions club has agreed to sponsor the Halloween party starting this year.  In years past, the H.L. Lioness has done it.  The party will take place on October 31st from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at our meeting place.  Past members of the Lioness club will also be helping out. Costume judging will be at 6:15 P.M.  Please be there at 4:30 P.M.  Also, there will be a work night on Oct. 30th to help set up.  We will need help from as many Lion members as possible.  If you can make it on either or both nights, it will be very appreciated.  Lion Hazel Oberpriller is the chair.

Two new members were inducted into our club during October Growth Month.  Congratulations are in order to new Lions Susan Grangroth and Karen Hill.  Lion Susan’s sponsor was Lion Cathy Rufer and Lion Karen’s sponsor was Lion President Tom Fiecke.  PDG Lion Darrell Main performed the installation.

Since our roasters have disappeared, our club decided to purchase a new one to be used only at club functions and to be locked up when not in use.  Also, if you know or know someone on the whereabouts of the missing roasters, please return them no questions asked.

We were closed most of the summer.  Since school is now back in full swing, so are we!  This year, Lion Linda Amman will be in charge of the center.  Helping Lion Linda will be Lions Cathy Rufer and Susan Grangroth.

We are planning to be open on Saturday nights from 6:00 until 10:00 P.M.

If you have any questions, please call Lion Linda at 543-2795.

We want to thank the Howard Lake Lions for providing us with a safe place for our youth in the community to meet.

Membership fees for 2002-03 is now due.  The dues are $40 per member.  If you haven’t paid them, please do so ASAP.  You can pay them by attending one of our upcoming meetings or by mail to: Howard Lake Lions; P.O. Box 13; Howard Lake, MN 55349.

A belated congratulations to Lions Melmer and Renee Lahr on their 25th anniversary recently.

Our annual Governor’s Night/Christmas will take place on Thursday, December 5th at our meeting place.  The meal will be potluck that night.  More details will be available in next month’s newsletter.
Our Lions club will be holding a bingo fundraiser on Sunday, December 15th at our meeting place.  More details in next month’s newsletter.

Once again, our Lions club will be sponsoring the Holiday Lighting Contest in December.  Lion Darrell Main will chair this event.

Our club’s drug poster contest will take place during the first week in January, 2003.  More details in upcoming newsletters.

Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who will be celebrating
a birthday in November: LaNette Thorson (3); Lee Kaltved (7) –former HL Lion member; Dan Fogarty (8); Vern Lemke (16); Gloria Wheeler (19); Catherine Stenberg (22); and Verdell Stenberg (28).