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December 2004

Thanks to Lions Darren and Debbie McApline, Dan Judd, and Mike Main for the excellent meal at our November 21st meeting.  Also, thanks to all the H. L. Lions who brought food for our potluck meal at our November 7th meeting.

A big thank you to Lion Renee Lahr and other Howard Lake Lions for doing a fantastic job on our annual Halloween party.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, December 2nd at our regular meeting place.  That night will be our annual Governor’s Night/ Christmas party. The meal that night will be a potluck affair. Following the meal, if necessary, there will be a short business meeting.  Following the meeting, our District Governor, Lion Floyd Roden, will be speaking to our club.  After that, gifts will be handed out .

Members that want a gift that night should bring a gift with them.  As in years past, the gift should cost no more $10.  Also, please indicate on the gift whether it is for a man or lady.  Spouses, or “significant others,” are also invited to attend that night.  The festivities will be begin at 6:30 P.M.

Our second meeting will be take place on Thursday, December 16th. also at our meeting place.  There will be a Board of Directors meeting at 6:30 P.M. No one has volunteered to cook for this meeting.  If interested, please let Lion Steve at our next meeting so it can be put in the Herald.  If there is meal, it will be at 7:00 P.M. followed by our regular business meeting at 7:30 P.M.  If there is no meal, the business meeting will be at 7:00 P.M.  Our guest speaker that night will be PDG Gary Johnson who will talk to us about LCIF.

The MidWinter Convention will take place at the Marriott in Bloomington on January 21-23, 2005.  If you are planning on attending please let Lion LaNette know by December 2nd (our Christmas Party).  A tentative convention schedule is included in this month’s newsletter.

The Youth Center will be open this year on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 6:00 until 10:00 P.M.  Families/guests and youth ages 10 and up are invited.  Lion Cathy Rufer will be in charge again this year.

The Howard Lake and Waverly sponsored the 2004 Drug Awareness Contest this past week.  The contest ran in conjunction with Chemical Awareness Week at HLWW Schools.  This year, there were two separate contests.  Besides HLWW High School, Middle School and Elementary, there will be a separate contest at St. James Lutheran School.  Judging will take place on Monday, November 22nd.  Pictures of the winners will take place on Tuesday, November 30th.  The first place winner in each age bracket will have their posters judged at the MidWinter Convention in January.  Lion Steve Weber is the chairperson.  Helping Lion Steve with the judging will be Lions Nancy Main and Mardell Lemke.

Thanks to Lions Steve Weber, Mike Main, and Darren McALpine, our club will be getting new shirts for our club (just in time for the convention!).  The shirts will be 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.  Our first order for shirts will go out after our Governor’s Night on Dec. 2nd.

This event will take place at the Target Center on Friday, December 17th.  The T-Wolves will be taking on the LA Clippers in a 7:00 P.M. game. The cost of the tickets are $24 or $40.  $10 from each ticket will go to the Hearing Clinic and Eye Clinic. If interested in attending, please call Travis Hamre at 612-673-1689.  If there is enough interest, a bus will be in use.

Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who will be celebrating a birthday in December: Joyce Thorson (2); Harvey Krohn (3); Dean Stenberg (18); and Linda Amman (29).