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 News Letter Archive

November 2003

Thank you to Lions Catherine and Dean Stenberg on the delicious meal at our Sept. 4th meeting and to Lion Mike Main for the fine meal at our October 2nd meeting.  Also, thanks to Lions Joyce Thorson and Denny Massey on the excellent meal at our October 16th meeting.
Thank you to PDG Clay Storley and his wife Lion Mary Ellen for coming to our October 2nd  meeting.  Clay spoke about MERLO and Mary Ellen spoke about the Youth Outreach.

Thanks to Lion Dan Judd for donating four computers and a printer (from his workplace) for the Youth Center.

Thank you to the following H.L. Lion members who helped at our pancake breakfast at the Howard Lake Legion September 28th: Tom Fiecke, Karen Fiecke, Dan Judd, Denny Massey, Joyce Thorson, Darrell Main, Nancy Main, Harvey Krohn, Duane Hass, Hazel Oberpriller, Dan Oestreich, Debbie McAlpine, Paul Schmidt, Sue Grangroth, and Woody Engel.  We ended up serving 111 hungry people.

Thanks to Lion Catherine Stenberg for conducting the meeting on October 16th in the absence of Lion President Darrell Main (even though he did show up anyway).

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 6th at our meeting place.  Lions Cathy Rufer, Linda Amman, and Susan Grangroth will be cooking and serving the meal that night which will be at 7:00 P.M.  Our business meeting will be at 7:30 P.M. Also that night, PDG Marv Benson will be speaking about the Wellness Van.

Our second meeting will be on Thursday, November 20th also at our meeting place.  No one has volunteered to cook for this meeting.  If interested, please let Lion Steve know by the first meeting in November so it can be put in the Herald.   There will be a Board of Directors meeting at 6:30 P.M.  At 7:00 P.M., there will be a business meeting if there is no meal and 7:30 P.M. if there is a meal.  Please check the Herald that week for any changes.

Our next zone meeting will be here at Howard Lake on Monday, November 24th.  The social hour will begin at 6:00 P.M. with the meal at 7:00 P.M.  In order to have our meeting place look “spiffy” that night, a “clean-up” day has been scheduled for Saturday morning, November 22nd at 9:00 A.M.

The bikes for Camp Friendship have now arrived at Lion Tom Sullivan’s residence. Any Lion member interested in helping repair the bikes should contact Lion Tom Sullivan at 543-2662.

Our club made a donation to the HLWW High School for the STAR Program and the student handbooks.

Our meat raffle started on September 20th.  Lion Tim Oberpriller is once again the chairperson. The hours for the raffle are from 2:00-4:00 P.M.  Any help would be very appreciated.

The Lions and Lens Crafters have put together a kit that contains information on having kids collect used eyeglasses while trick or treating on Halloween.  Lion Cathy Rufer is the chairperson of this function.

Speaking of Halloween, our club will be hosting a Halloween party at our meeting place on Saturday, November 1st from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.  Any help that night will be appreciated.  Lions Cathy Rufer, Linda Amman, and Susan Grangroth are the co-chairs.

Membership fees are now due!  Our club will no longer pay for meals at zone meetings for those members who have not paid their $40 dues.  If you are one of those unpaid members,  you may pay it by either showing up at one of our upcoming meetings or send your check by mail to: Howard Lake Lions; P.O. Box 13; Howard Lake, MN 55349.

MISSING:  Lion Linda Amman is missing four green tablecloths.  These were used at last year’s Lion’s Christmas party.  If you have any idea where they are please return them ASAP (no questions asked!).  Thank you.

Finally, if you notice on our letterhead, our Lion’s club now has a new web site and e-mail address.  Thanks to Lion Terry Thorson for putting this together.

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