February Newsletter

February Dinner Meeting-Valentines Sweetheart Dinner- Monday February 12

The annual Valentines dinner will be at the Lake City VFW on Feb 12. Social hour at 6:30pm, dinner at 7pm. We will have a special meal and entertainment. To make sure that we will have enough food and seating we are asking all the club members who are attending to rsvp Lion John Mortenson 651-347-9268, e-mail john.mortenson@gmail.com. If I am unable to answer my phone, please leave a message.

If you do not make a reservation, there may not be enough meals available. You are encouraged to invite your spouse, friend, relative, neighbor or any other special person in your life to a fun evening with all the Lions. Please reply by Thursday, February 8 so our catering provider will have adequate time to prepare for the meal. Please let us know if you are attending and if you are bringing a guest.


Board Meeting: The board of directors met onTuesday, January 30 at the Lake City VFW at 6pm. There were 8 Lions attending


Treauruer's Acct. Balances, 1/31/2024:

Activity Acct. $8,599.26

Adminstration Acct $5,045.32

52 Club $7,246.00

Alum Cans $1.005.00

Fireworks Fund $16,565.50


Club 52 Winers January 2024: $100 Karen Weigel, Lance Meincke, Gary Schmidt, Curt Meyer

$500 Joe Schmidt


Donations: Five for Food $500, Hiawatha Mental Health Suicide Awareness $1000


Lincoln High Scholarships: The board voted to approve 4 $600 scholaships to Lincoln High Graduating Seniors in May.


Aluminun Can Collection Project: The Aluminum Can Collection project is moving right along. The cans are now going to Watson Recycling at Rochester. The club could use more volunteers to help with the project, please contact Lion Ed Burfeind 651-448-1484.


New Members: The club welcomes new members Robbie Smith and transfer Lion Jason Wright. Remember to intoduce yourself to these new Lions.


Club 52: The new club 52 tickets for this years drawings will be available at the February Dinner meeting on February 12. Lion John Mortenson will be at the head table before and after the meeting to pass out tickets and make a list sales you made last year available.

Hok Si La Ski, Shoe or Walk Event: Despite the weather, the Hok Si La event was a success. There over 200 people attending and many reported they really enjoyed the walk. Lion Lisa Quest was the Gracious Lions Hostess who welcomed many to enjoy the warm fire and snacks. There were over 20 Lions volunteering for the event. We're just hoping for snow next year.


Colin Fowler Memorial: The club sent a memorial in honor of passe Lion Colin Fowler to the Minnesota Lions Vision Founsation.


Wabasha Lions Fundraiser: There is an opportunity to help out the new Wabasha Lions Club that our club is sponsoring. On February 25, as a part of the Grumpy Old Men Festival, The Wabasha Lions will be putting on a Busch Light Curling Event. They need some vlounteers to help run the event by being scoring teams for the event. The event goes from 1pm to 5pm. The teams are in groups of three. There will be a place to warm up and volunteers can be interchanged. For more Detail contact Lion John Mortenson 651-347-9268 or john.mortenson@gmail.com. Let's help out our new neighboring Lions Club. 



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