September Newsletter


August 2023

Board of Directors Meeting: The board of directors met on Tuesday, August 8. There were 9 Lions attending.


Treasurer's Account Balances 8/31/2023:

Activity Account: $ 4,509.95

Administration Account: $ 8,503.73

`52 Club $ 11,046.00

Aluminum Cans $ 3,269.00


Club 52 Winners for July: $100, Frank Siebenaler, Elaine Meincke, Matt Powers, Rosemary McEwen, Russ Meyer.


Correspondence: The club Received thank you letters from the Lake City Band Boosters and Great River Homes for our donations.


Lion Ken Weber Memorials: The family of Lion Ken sent memorial donations of $300 to the club, The board voted to send the memorial to LCIF.


August Dinner Meeting: The August Club Meeting will be on Monday, August 14 at the Lake City VFW. Social hour will be at 6:30pm, dinner meeting at 7pm. The speaker will be Lion Dan Wood talking about the future of the Fireworks program in Lake City.


Fireworks For Lake City program: The board voted to become the fiscal partner with the Lake City Fireworks and will help with the raising of funds in the future. No charitable donations will be affected by this partnership, this club will assist with the handling of funds and supervision of the program.


September 50th CelebrationMeeting: The club will celebrate it's 50th year in service on Monday September 11 at the Lake City VFW. This will be in place of our regular meeting for September. We will be inviting other clubs to join our celebration. Special Speaker will be Lion Joanne Ogden, from Canada, candidate for International Director. There will be award recognitions and new member inductions, All regular members will not be charged for the meal, the cost for all other guests will be $25. The meal will be catered by Huettl's.


October Fall Fund Raiser: The Fall fund Raiser at the Sportsmans Club will be on Thursday, October 12. Hoprfully we will have tickets available to sell by next week.


Wabasha DAC: The Wabasha County DAC will be moving into a new facility in Wabasha soon. They are requesting funds for furnishing their new building in downtown Wabasha. The board showed unanimous support for the project and will pursue more information.

Aluminum Can Collection: Lion Ed Burfeind presented the board with checks for $425 and reported that everything is going fine with the project.


Kid's Peddle Tractor Pull: The Wabasha County Fair Peddle Tractor Pull was a great success. There 12 Lions who helped with the project, 63 kids participated and a lot of parents commented to the club on how much fun their kids had with the pull. Thanks to Lion Ed Burfeind for organizing this project.


Hiway Pickup: We are planning our second of three cleanups for the year on Tuesday, August 15. We will meet at Roschen park at 9 am and should be done before 11am. There will be refreshments after the work is done. Contact Lion John Mortenson 651-347-9268 for questions or to volunteer. There will be a sign up sheet at the August dinner meeting.


Ronald McDonald House Dinner: The club will be providing a picnic cookout dinner at the Ronald McDonald house in Rochester on Wednesday, August 30th. We will meet at Fresh Foods in Lake City at 4:30 pm and car pool to the house. We need 5 to 6 volunteers to help with the meal. For information or to volunteer contact Lion John Mortenson 651-347-9268.



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