June Newsletter

WE Need YOU ( At the next Meeting) please

Board of Directors Meeting: The board of directors met on Tuesday June 8 at 7pm at the Lake City VFW. There were 7 Lions attending. There were two guests at the meeting. Carter Condit and Emma Kiffmeyer, who are both student interns this summer at Ardent Mills, visited the club to see what projects we do and what upcoming projects might need help. The board invited them to attrend the June regular meeting at Hok Si La park as our gustes.


Treasurer's Account Balances 5/31/2021:

Activity Account: $ 6,787.54

Administration Account $ 152.56

52 Club $ 12,304.00

Aluminum Cans $ 3,492.00


Club 52 Raffle Winners: $100 Ben Weigel, Todd Hughley, Gene Durand, Jon Meyer $500 Yon Kohlnhofer


June Dinner Meeting: The regular June dinner meeting will be on Monday June 14 at Hok Si La park, on the west end of town on Hiway 61&63. The social gathering will be at 6:30pm and the dinner will be served at 7pm. There will be a short business meeting and no guest speaker is planned. All Lions are encouraged to bring a spouse, friend, neighbor, or relative to join us. We would encourage anyone who has a favorite insect repellant to bring it or there will be some available by the beer coolers. The weather looks very favorable with a slight cooldown starting on next Sunday evening. Entertainment will be provided By Lion Coleen Fowler and Lion Kevin Books. Special guests will be the widows of passed members. If you have trouble walking from the parking lot to the shelter house we can arrange to have the gate opened so you can park closer. Just pull up to the gate and wait for it to open. There will be sign up sheets for the Water Ski Days activities at the meeting. We encourage everyone to attend, it's a great way to celebrate the start of summer.


Freindship Wagon Train Breakfast: The club will be serving a brakfast to the Friendship Wagon Train on Saturday June 19. This is the start of the wagon trains annual fund raising trip through Southeast Minnesota. The breakfast will be at the Grism Bus facility on North 10th st. we will need a few volunteers to help prepare and serve this breakfast. Some of the early prep will start a 5am and the breakfast will ne served from 6:15 to 8am. There will be a sign up and more information at the jJune dinner meeting or call Lion John Mortenson 651-347-9268.




Water Ski Days: The Lake City Chamber will be having Water Ski Events this. The venue's and locations will be a little diferent but one thing has not changed is that we need a lot of Lions to volunteer. The club receives substantial funds for volunteering for these activities. Due to not having Water Ski Days last year we did not receive those funds and so our administration fund, which comes from dues and the extra funds, has become extremely depleted. By doing this volunteer work it helps both the club and the community. With these extra funds we suppliment our dues to pay for meals, administrative costs such as paying for the cost of hauling aluminum cans, funding the cost of the web page, paying the postage for the newsletter, mailings for the Home Delivered Meals, Meals at the Ronald McDonald House, Driver appreciation Dinner and club supplies. By doing a few hours of service we can offset these costs without raising dues. This is also a good time to show our community that the Lions are still strong and active and ready serve. There will be sign up sheets at the June meeting. For more information contact Lion Jerry Jensen 651-764-4677 or Lion John Mortenson 65344722. There wil also be more information on our web page, lakecitylions.org


Club Officers: The club is in need of one or two Lions to be Vice Presidents. In the past we have always had at least two vice presidents. This gives them time to become familiar with the club administration before they get a chance to be President. All the offices are not time consuming or overwhelming. We all share the dutuies and you don't need to attend every meeting, things will always get done, it's just better for the club to have more people involved in the leadership. Please talk to Lion Jerry Jensen if you have any questions. 651-764-4677