The April meeting will be held at the Moose Lodge in Washburn on Thursday, April 20th. Social hour will be at 6:00, meal at 7:00, followed by our regular meeting. The meal will be broasted chicken provided by Moose members. Callers, please have your numbers to Heather by Monday, April 17th. Our speakers for the month will be the volunteers from the Moose Lodge to tell us about the organization & Deputy Joe Stafford from the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s office. Please come and enjoy these presentations.
It’s Time to Pay Your Dues:
Thanks to those of you who have paid your dues. If you have not paid your dues yet, please be prepared to pay them at the March meeting, or mail them to Lion Keegan. Dues are: $190 for meals & dues and $80 for just the yearly dues. Meals & dues covers the cost for all meals, throughout the year, as well as the Lions Club dues. When paying just the $80, that enrolls you in the Lions Club membership only. Dues can be mailed to: Lion Neal Keegan 815 Commercial St. La Porte City, IA 50651.
Looking for project ideas:
A survey is currently available that everyone is encouraged to participate in/comment on. The board has talked on how we would like to see the Lions Club get behind a project and use some of our proceeds from our events to fund the project. We are asking for the community AND Lions Club members to participate in this survey. The ideas will then be brought to the membership to narrow down which ones are possibilities for us to pursue. This will then lead to a fundraiser to pick the winning idea. You can also click on the link in this newsletter to take the survey. We will have a device either computer or ipad that will be at the April meeting so those who don’t have the availability of these devices at home, will be able to take the survey.
Passing the Torch:
As my time as President of the LPC Lions Club is coming o a close in a few months, it is time for us as a club to be thinking about who you would like to be involved on your board. We have a few positions open on the board for next year and would love to see what you can do in a leadership position within the LPC Lions Club. If you are interested in being on the board, please speak with one of the board members. We will also be bringing this up at the April meeting so we can have our board members for the upcoming year turned into Lions Club International in a timely manner.
During our March 29 board meeting, a donation was approved to the Iowa Lions Youth Exchange Camp. While at camp, campers will participate in country presentations, daily flag ceremonies, youth talent show, swimming, canoeing, archery, a tour of the State Capital, and visits to many area attractions.
Blood Drive Update:
The last blood drive was held on April 12th at the La Porte City Legion/VFW Hall. An update will be provided at the April 20th meeting. For questions, please contact Lion Dick Hutton at 319-342-3554.
The Festival Committee and the Parade Committee continue to meet to get the details of this year’s festival lined up. We are excited to be as far along as what we are, but there are always places you can help out. More updates to come. The dates for this year’s Festival of Trails are June 15-June 17th. Please keep an eye out for updates through Facebook as well as the flyers that are being worked on.
A little bit of trivia:
The first Black Hawk County Sheriff was elected in 1853. The first Black Hawk County Courthouse was completed in 1857 and cost $27,000. Trivia information provided by Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office website.
LPC Lions Club/Union High School Scholarships:
Scholarships were due on March 31 and members of the LPC Lions Board sat down and reviewed the scholarships on April 3. Four scholarship recipients were selected and will be announced at the meeting.