August 2016 Newsletter


LPC Lions Club

Festival of trails parade
Festival of Trails Parade 2016

Festival of Trails Recap 2016
The 2016 Festival of Trails was a success, much better
than a few of the past years! To date, it is looking like
we net around $13,000 on the celebration. Lion Keegan will
have more finite numbers at the meeting.

We will be discussing a few of the events and
opportunities for next year during the meeting.

The Festival of Trails committee would like to thank all
the Lions Club members for their support for the 2016

August Meeting

The August meeting will be on August 18th at the La Porte

City Golf Club. Social hour will start at 6:00 p.m., meal at
7:00 p.m. Ribeye’s and the fixings will be on the menu.
Callers, please have your numbers to Heather (319-404-1274)
by Monday, August 15th. This is also our annual golf
tournament, with the first tee time being at 4:00.

Little Free Library

The construction of the Little Free Libraries is complete.
At this time, we are working with the City to get them
installed. If
you have books you would like to
donate, or have other questions/comments, please get a
hold of Lion Judd @

Scholarships & Spouses

Our 2016 LPC Lions Club scholarship winners and spouses of
deceased members will be invited to the July meeting.

The scholarship winners have been invited, along with their
parents. They will be talking about their career and college
plans. We will also be presenting checks for $500 to the
winners made out to both the recipient as well as the

All spouses are invited to this meeting. In addition to your
spouse’s attendance, we have also invited the spouses of
deceased members. We will take time to thank them for their
husbands contributions to the community and the club.

Gazebo Project & Cleanup

Saturday, September 17th has been set for the Gazebo Project
and Clean Up Day. We will begin at 9:00 a.m. that day and go
until we are done. Please come and help with sprucing up the
Gazebo. Any amount of time you can provide will be
appreciated! President’s Words of Wisdom- Avoid blisters,
bring work gloves. 🙂

“Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It
does.”  ~William James

LPC sign
Rendering of Community Sign

Jon Barz – President
LPC Lions Club

902 Pine St.
La Porte City, IA 50651

Community Sign

Lion LeBahn approached the Lions Club Board with a proposal
to get a community sign up and running for organizations to
post events and/or businesses to market/advertise on. The
board decided to push forward with the project.

A community sign committee has been assembled to address
location, fundraising, and the management of content to be
posted on the sign.

Initial thoughts are to put the sign in front of the nursing
home so it will be seen by people from out of town, as well
as “the-in-towners”.

Again, there will be fundraising needed to able to purchase
and install the sign. The committee is looking for donations
as well as submitting grants to the casino to get it
financed. Additional questions or comments can be directed
to Lion Lane LeBahn @ 319-239-5429.