January 2015 Newsletter

Greetings Fellow Lions!

Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the VFW Club with social time at 6:00 p.m., meal at 7:00 p.m. and a business meeting to follow. The menu will be fresh, hot pizza from the Pizza Palace in downtown La Porte City. Hope to see you there. The program will be planning for the upcoming fund raising events.

Our two trivia tournament for the new year are scheduled for Saturday, January 17 and Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the La Porte City Golf Club. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the fun starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and the winner gets a refund of their entry fee…(unless we can convince them to donate it to the club!) Please help us with our tournament and get a team together to enter, although if you want to play and don’t have a team, show up and we will put you with a team! These are great, fun evenings and we make money for our club’s projects…it’s a win-win situation. We do need a few members to help run the tournament and a sign up sheet will be available at the next meeting.

Our two soup lunches are coming up too. They are Sunday, January 18 and Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the LPC Golf Club. Cost is a free will offering. Several members have generously donated soup and other needed items. Sign up sheet will be passed at the next meeting so please say yes when asked to help. If you can’t help consider coming for lunch or making a monetary donation.

Thanks to those who spent some time ringing the bell at Thriftway for the Salvation Army. Because of your help, we raised around $300 to 400(accurate figure to be provided at meeting) for the less fortunate in our community. I know Major Tamayo appreciates our efforts.
The club received a very nice thank you card from the board of directors for Crosslines. We presented them with a check for $471. This money was raised by setting out a basket at our December Waffle Breakfast.

2015 dues are now due and payable to the treasurer, Neal Keegan. The cost remains $80 for annual dues and $180 for dues and meals. We always have to pay international dues early so the sooner you can pay, the better the club’s cash flow. Thank you in advance for paying early.
Thanks for your support in our community. Hope to see you at the next meeting!

Sincerely,
Bill Judd
La Porte City Lions Club President
319-240-7724 or bill@kearnsfuneralservice.com
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
January 15 Regular monthly meeting, Social 6 p.m., Meal 7 p.m. at VFW Club
January 17 Trivia Tournament at LPC Golf Club 7 p.m.
January 18 Soup Luncheon at LPC Golf Club 11 a.m.– 2 p.m.
February 21 Trivia Tournament at LPC Golf Club 7 p.m.
February 22 Soup Luncheon at LPC Golf Club 11 a.m.– 2 p.m.