September Newsletter

Board of Directors Meeting: The board of directors met on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 7 pm at the Lake City VFW. There were 8 members attending


Treasurer's Account Balances:

Activity Account $ 7,352.35

Administration Account: $ 2,609.72

52 Club $ 9,260.25

Aluminum Cans $ 5,404.00


Club 52 Winners for August: $100 Donna Lichtblau, Bob Packman, Jessica Herzig, $500 John Mortenson


September Dinner Meeting: The regular September dinner meeting will be on Monday, September 13 at the Lake City VFW. Social hour will be at 6:30 pm, dinner meeting at 7 pm. The guest Speaker will be Elizabeth Greenawalt who will be presenting a check from the Lake City Chamber of Commerce to the Lions for all our work at Water Ski Days. ,Lion Jerry Jensen is in charge of the meal;.


Dues Change: The board voted to eliminate the charge to new members of the $35 initiation fee charged by the Lions International. This was done to encourage new members. More new members mean more dues paid, more help and a good future for the club.


Food Shelf: The club donated $500 to the Lake City Food Shelf on behalf of the Lakesters Car Club. This was their share of the proceeds from the Lions Car Show on Wsater Ski Days. The club still has $500 left to donate to a great cause at a later date.


Membership: We will be installing new members Rebecca and John Spain at the October dinner meeting. Please ask a friend, neighbor relative or anyone you might think would be interested in joining Lions. The more the merrier.


Highway Cleanup: There were 7 ambitious Lions who reported for duty on the second cleanup session on highay 61. It was a beautiful day and the work went quickly, we actually spent more time conversing after the work and enjoying an adult beverage than doing the cleanup. The next cleanup will be in early October. This is the final one for the year. There will be a special meal served in honor of that being the last one during our 30th year of doing this project. Be sure to be nice to Lyle so the menu will be appropriate for our effort.


Region Meeting: There will be a region meeting in Goodhue on Tuesday Sept. 28. The club will pay for any Lions meal that wishes to attend. Social hour starts at 5:30 pm, dinner meeting at 6:30 pm. For information or to sign up contact Lion Jerry Jensen 651-764-4677. There will be a sign up sheet at the Sept. dinner meeting.


State Fair: Once again the club had a group of hard working Lions go to the State Fair and donate their time and bring a check back to the Club. Lion Dave Hammer will give a report at the Sept. Meeting. Thanks to Lion Dave and the crew for their work.


Aluminum Can Project: Lion Ed Burfeind reports that everything is going well with the project. The club will be delivering a check to the House in October. This will be a donation of around $5000. These donations we make are greatly appreciated by the staff at RMH. It's great to call the house and all you have to say is that you are from the lake City Lions, and everyone there knows who we are.


Children's Cancer Walk: There will be a Childhood Cancer Awareness Walk in Patton Park on Saturday Sept. 25 from 1pm to 3pm. The club would encourage any Lions interested in this important project please attend if you can.