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 News Letter Archive

October 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 September 3rd: 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 Lion President Tom Fiecke on the excellent meal at our September 5th meeting.

Thanks to all the Howard Lake Lions who helped out at the Troy Lange Benefit in August.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, October 3rd at our regular meeting place.  The local chapter of the FFA at HLWW High School has volunteered to do the meal for this meeting.  The meal will be at 7:00 P.M. with the business meeting at 7:30 P.M.

The second meeting will be on Thursday, October 17th also at our meeting place.  A Board of Directors meeting will take place at 6:30 P.M.   Lion Harvey Krohn has volunteered to cook and serve the meal for this meeting.  The meal will be at 7:00 P.M. The business meeting will take place at 7:30 following the meal.

Our first zone meeting will take place at the Delano Legion on Monday, Sept. 30th.  Social hour is at 6:30 P.M. with the meal at 7:00 P.M.  Twelve members of our Lions club will be attending this meeting.

The next workday for the 5M-7 Gram has been set for Tuesday, October 1st 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.  Hope to see you there!

Our club made donations to LCIF and to the local FFA chapter of HLWW High School (to help cover expenses for eleven members attending the national convention in October).
The 9th Annual Heel and Wheel for Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota took place on Saturday, September 14th at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton.  Four members of our club participated in the walk.  They were Lions Darrell and Nancy Main, Steve Weber, and Duane Hass.  Also participating were Trina Krohn and her daughter Mallory.  Thanks to all these people who took time out to help out in this fundraiser.

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 regular meeting place.  Past members of the Lioness club will be helping out.  More details will be forthcoming in the next month’s newsletter.

October is Growth Month.  It was suggested (by Lion Mike Main) that not only should we try to bring in new members during this month, but try to get some of our existing members to attend our Lions’ meetings.  We are hoping to install two new members into our club this month.

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.
We all welcomed back Lion Hazel Oberpriller.  It was great to see her up and going.

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.

Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who will be celebrating
a birthday in October: Elwood Engel (8); Jason Mapes (14); Mardell Lemke (18);
Susan Grangroth (20); and Chris Bickmann (23).