March 2017 Newsletter

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.

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Looking for project ideas:

There will soon be a survey going out 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. Stay tuned.

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Festival Update:

The Festival Committee and the Parade Committee continue o 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.

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Bags Tournament:

We have one more bags/corn hole tournament left this “winter.” It is scheduled for Saturday, March 25th at 1:00 p.m. Bring some friends and enjoy some “friendly” competition.

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Blood Drive Update:

Our next blood drive will be held April 12th at the La Porte City Legion/VFW Hall. If you are able to donate, please consider doing so. For questions, please contact Lion Dick Hutton at 319-342-3554.

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Donation Approval:

Some of you may remember when Brenda Gardner came last year to speak about Inner City Slickers. The program provides a day of fun on the farm with horses for children in need. The board received and approved a donation for $250.00 to this program.

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A Huge THANK YOU!

The board and I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who donated to the soup lunches and to those who worked them. Our fundraisers would not be successful if everyone didn’t do something. Your efforts and donations do not go unnoticed. As much as I would like to individually thank everyone, I don’t want to forget someone. So, while words don’t always sound like enough, they are truly meant when we say “thank you.”

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day fact: President Truman became the first U.S. President to attend a St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1948.

 

Heather Chingren
President – LPC Lions Club
1427 E. Tama Rd.
La Porte City, IA 50651
Phone: (319) 404-1274
heatherjo49@hotmail.com
www.lpclions.com

February 2017 Newsletter

LPC Lions Club Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings & Events:

2-8-17 – Blood Drive – VFW

2-16-17 – Reg Meeting – VFW

2-18-17 – Trivia Night – Golf Club

2-19-17 – Soup Luncheon – VFW

2-25-17 – Cornhole Tournament – Golf Club

3-25-17 – Cornhole Tournament – Golf Club

February Meeting

The February meeting will be held at the La Porte City Legion/VFW Hall on Thursday, February 16th. Social hour will be at 6:00, meal at 7:00, followed by our regular meeting. The February meal will be pizza provided by Pizza Palace. Callers, please have your numbers to Heather by Sunday, February 12th. Our speaker for this month is Troy Belmer from Alive and Running.

Lions Club Dues

It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone, but it has. This also means it is time to pay your yearly dues. Please be prepared to pay your dues at the February 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. Your dues can also be paid at the February meeting.

Blood Drive Update

Our next blood drive will be held February 8th at the La Porte City Legion/VFW Hall. If you are able to donate, please consider doing so. For questions, please contact Lion Dick Hutton at 319-342-3554.

Festival Update

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. We will be having a more in-depth update at the February meeting.

February is known as National Heart Month by the American Heart Association (www.heart.org). Did you know that in the United States, heart disease, which includes heart attacks, accounts for 1 in 7 deaths. Here are some ways to help avoid a heart attack: Don’t smoke, and avoid second-hand smoke. • Treat high blood pressure if you have it. • Eat foods that are low in saturated fat, trans fat, sodium (salt) and added sugars.. • Be physically active. • Reach and maintain a healthy weight. • Control your blood sugar if you have diabetes. • Get regular medical check-ups. • Take medicine as prescribed. If you suspect you are having a heart attack, immediately call 911. For more information on this, please go to the American Heart Association’s website. Please take time to be heart healthy!!

Heather Chingren
President – LPC Lions Club

1427 E. Tama Rd.
La Porte City, IA 50651
heatherjo49@hotmail.com
www.lpclions.com
Phone: (319) 404-1274

Winter Events

We are fortunate to be able to host three events for fundraising and raising our awareness in the community this month. Please get these events on your calendars, and bring not only yourself, but your friends and family. The events are: February 18-trivia night, February 19-soup lunch, and February 25-Cornhole Tournament. Be watching The Progress Review and Facebook for more information on these events. Also, if you are on Facebook and you see the event, please at least click interested as this also helps promote the event.

Looking for Project Ideas

There will soon be a survey going out 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 looking for everyone to submit your ideas for the Top 5 Projects, and the board will pick a winning entry.

January 2017 Newsletter

LPC Lions Club Newsletter

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Upcoming Meetings & Events:

1-19-17 – Reg Meeting – VFW

1-21-17 – Trivia Night – Golf Club

1-22-17 – Soup Luncheon – VFW

1-25-17 – Board Meeting

2-8-17 – Blood Drive – VFW

2-16-17 – Reg Meeting – VFW

2-18-17 – Trivia Night – Golf Club

2-19-17 – Soup Luncheon – VFW

2-25-17 – Cornhole Tournament – Golf Club

3-25-17 – Cornhole Tournament – Golf Club

Hello fellow Lions. I’m hoping this newsletter finds you having enjoyed your holiday season and off to a great start in 2017. Thank you to everyone who helped with ringing the Salvation Army bell in December! Approximately 10 hours of bellringing resulted in fundraising $656.78! Your help in supporting a great cause shows what the true spirit of Lions is about- “We Serve.”

January Meeting

The meeting will be on Thursday January 19th at the VFW/Legion. Social hour will be at 6:00, meal prepared by Michele Oldfather at 7:00, and meeting to follow. Beings this is our postponed holiday meeting, we are opening this meeting up to your spouses/significant others and would love to see everyone come. Also, please bring anyone you feel would be a potential Lion’s Club member. Callers, please have your numbers to Heather by Monday, January 16th. Our guest speaker for the evening will be La Porte City Mayor Dave Neil who will be giving a State of La Porte City address. We will also have a special edition of tail twisting.

Lions Club Dues

As we begin our calendar year, this is a friendly reminder that our dues are due as well. The dues are as follows:
$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

Your dues can also be paid at the January meeting.

May the new year bring you an abundance of amazing opportunities, beautiful moments, and joyful experiences. May your positive actions & attitude inspire others. May you be brave enough to take on and overcome rewarding challenges. May you find yourself in high spirits & excellent health. May you love with all your heart and find peace in even the most turbulent of times. May the love you give find its way back to you. And may you forever be filled with the hope & strength necessary to make your dreams a reality.  -Zero Dean
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Heather Chingren
President – LPC Lions Club

1427 E. Tama Rd.
La Porte City, IA 50651
heatherjo49@hotmail.com
www.lpclions.com
Phone: (319) 404-1274

Winter Events

We also have several fun events coming up. However, these events/fundraisers don’t go off without your help. On January 21st at the Golf Course, we will be having the 1st of two trivia nights. Be thinking who you want on your team and start working on your trivia knowledge. Sunday, January 22nd, we are having the 1st of two soup lunches at the VFW Hall. We are in need of people to help work the soup lunches. Please contact Lion Bill Starr if you are able to help. More to come on these events at the meeting, but if you know you will be able to help out for the soup lunch or will be able to donate items for the soup lunch, please contact Lion Starr as soon as possible at 319-230-3857.

In February, we will be having our 2nd trivia night and 2nd soup lunch. We will also be hosting 2 Cornhole (Bags) Tournaments in February. More about these at the January meeting. Thanks to Zach Hoover for taking this project on. Let’s beat the winter blues and have fun while doing it!!

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December 2016 Newsletter

Merry Christmas La Porte City Lions!

As you have noticed, there is no meeting this month. We moved our Christmas meeting to January 19 to allow you, your families and your busy schedules to celebrate the holiday season. We do have a board meeting on Wednesday, December 30 at 7 PM. There are a couple of events and other notes to make mention of.
Your Lions Club dues for 2017 are as follows; $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

Also, we have two Trivia Nights and two soup lunches in January & February, respectively.

The Trivia Nights will be held At the LPC Golf Course. Registration begins at 6 PM and questions will be served at 7 PM. The trivia will be set up to include individual teams consisting of at least five in the more than eight people. Each team member pays $10 to play. If you cannot run up enough for a full team, we will work to get you on a team. For more information on registration or any other questions, contact Lion Shawn Mehlert at smehlert@gmail.com or 319-239-0144.

The Sunday following the Trivia Nights, the Lions Club will be hosting a soup lunch. This event will be held at the Veterans Memorial Hall from 11 AM to 1 PM. Current board members have stepped up to provide soup for the first Soup Luncheon. We will be looking for other members to sign up at our next meeting to provide soup. Also, if you’re Not a soup maker, we are accepting donations to cover cost of the soup luncheon. It is a free will donation to attend and consume the soup. For more information on how you can to help, contact Lion Bill Starr – 319-230-3857

  • Board Meeting – December 30 at 7 PM – 901 Highway 218 N.

  • Regular Meeting – January 19 at 7 PM – Veterans Memorial Hall

  • Trivia Night – January 21 at 7 PM – LPC Golf Course

  • Soup Luncheon – January 22 at 11 AM – Veterans Memorial Hall

  • Board Meeting – January 25 at 7 PM – 901 Highway 218 N.

  • Regular Meeting – February 16 at 7 PM – Veterans Memorial Hall

  • Trivia Night – February 18 at 7 PM – LPC Golf Course

  • Soup Luncheon – February 19 at 11 AM – Veterans Memorial Hall

Heather Chingren – LPC Lions Club President
1427 E. Tama Rd.
La Porte City, IA 50651
heatherjo49@hotmail.com
www.lpclions.com
Phone: (319) 404-1274

November 2016 Newsletter

November 2016 Newsletter

 

LPC Lions Club Newsletter

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Upcoming Meetings & Events:

11-17-2016 – Regular Meeting

11-30-2016 – Board Meeting

12-14-2016 – Blood Drive

12-16/17-2016 – Bell Ringing

1-19-2017 – Regular Meeting

1-21-2017 – Trivia Night

1-22-2017 – Soup Lunch

November Meeting

The November meeting will be on November 17th at the VFW/Legion in La Porte City. Social hour will start at 6:00 p.m., meal at 7:00 p.m. We are excited to have two speakers this month. Superintendent Travis Fleshner will be bringing the foreign exchange student from the high school to do a brief presentation. Also, getting ready to gear up for the holiday season, Lion Judd has contacted Niki Litzel, Community Outreach Coordinator with the Salvation Army to speak. Michellle Oldfather will be preparing our Thanksgiving meal for us. Callers, please have your numbers to Heather (319-404-1274) by Monday, November 14th. Come and be prepared for a great meeting!

Festival Update

The Festival Committee and Parade Committee continue to meet and make plans for next year’s Festival of Trails. An update will be provided at the November meeting. It’s hard to believe that while we are eating our Thanksgiving meal, we are also pondering new and fun ideas for the festival while still reminiscing with our family about how amazing this last festival was. If you haven’t already (which why didn’t you???-lol) please make sure the 2017 Festival dates are on your calendar.

Eyeglasses Donation

There has been a donation that was made for eyeglasses. Lion Keegan will be sharing more information about this and a partnership that a business in Waterloo is willing to work with us on. “New” Position within our Club:

 

“The name Lions stands not only for fraternity, good fellowship, strength of character and purpose, but above all, its combination of L-I-O-N-S heralds to the country the true meaning of citizenship: LIBERTY, INTELLIGENCE, OUR NATION’S SAFETY.”

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Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Heather Chingren
President – LPC Lions Club

1427 E. Tama Rd.
La Porte City, IA 50651
heatherjo49@hotmail.com
www.lpclions.com
Phone: (319) 404-1274

LPC Lions Polos

Going to be ordering and hopefully getting them here by Christmas.  The cost of the shirt is $25. Payment will be due at the time of you placing your order. If you cannot be present at one of the meetings, called Lion Mehlert – 319-342-3121

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

We will be ringing the bell for Salvation Army on December 16th and December 17th. Sign up sheets will be available at the November meeting. Please take a time slot as this does a lot of good for a little bit of your time.

Membership

As we continue to serve our community, one of the ways we can do that, is to continue to grow our club. So I ask you, and challenge you to think of new people that you can introduce to the Lions Club. Bring them to a meeting, encourage them to join. Who will you bring?

 

 

October 2016 Newsletter

 

LPC Lions Club Newsletter

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Upcoming Meetings & Events:

10-20-2016 – Regular Meeting

10-26-2016 – Board Meeting

11-17-2016 – Regular Meeting

11-30-2016 – Board Meeting

12-14-2016 – Blood Drive

October Meeting

The October meeting will be on October 20th at the VFW/Legion in La Porte City. Social hour will start at 6:00 p.m., meal at 7:00 p.m. This is also our annual joint meeting with the La Porte City Women’s Club. The meal is going to be prepared by the Women’s Club. Callers, please have your numbers to Heather (319-404-1274) by Monday, October 17th. We will be discussing ongoing activities between the two clubs and having a short business meeting. We look forward to the joint cooperation between our two clubs for the betterment of our community.

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 @ 319-240-7724.

 

Ideas for fundraisers/service projects:

A few of you have submitted ideas for service projects, which will be brought up in the near future. Thank you for those ideas. If any of you have ideas for fundraisers, please let the board know so they can be discussed. We are always looking for new and fresh ideas.

“New” Position within our Club:

Lions Club International has required that we have a contact person for LCIF. Due to Shawn Mehlert being the secretary of the club and receiving much of the correspondence for LCIF, he was nominated by the board to be the contact person. Thank you Shawn for accepting this role!

Interesting fact about Lions Club International:
There are more than 1.4 million members in more than 46,000 clubs worldwide.

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LPC Lions PolosHeather Chingren – President
LPC Lions Club

1427 E. Tama Rd.
La Porte City, IA 50651
heatherjo49@hotmail.com
www.lpclions.com
Phone: (319) 404-1274

LPC Lions Polos

Again, the board decided to move forward with LPC Lions shirts. The shirts will better identify Lions members at events and also promote our club. Last chance to order shirts at the meeting on the 20th. Going to be ordering and hopefully getting them here by Christmas.  The cost of the shirt is $25. Payment will be due at the time of you placing your order. If you cannot be present at one of the meetings, called Lion Mehlert – 319-342-3121

Community Sign

The committee for the community sign continues to meet and discuss ideas and plans. As a reminder, the new sign will be funded through fundraising efforts. A minimum 50% commitment is needed to get a grant from the Isle, which is part of the fundraising efforts. For questions on the community sign, please see Lion Lane LeBahn @ 319-239-5429.

Membership

As we continue to serve our community, one of the ways we can do that, is to continue to grow our club. So I ask you, and challenge you to think of new people that you can introduce to the Lions Club. Bring them to a meeting, encourage them to join. Who will you bring?

 

 

September 2016 Newsletter

 

LPC Lions Club Newsletter

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Lions Club Gazebo

Gazebo Project and 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 dehydration, drink and bring beverages.

September Meeting

The September meeting will be on September 15th at the La Porte City Golf Club. Social hour will start at 6:00 p.m., meal at 7:00 p.m. Menu will be broasted chicken, taters, & ice cream by Tootsies. Callers, please have your numbers to Heather (319-404-1274) by Monday, September 12th. This is also our annual joint meeting with the Dysart Lions Club. Our speaker for the night will be Sally Timmer, Program Specialist with the Alzheimer’s Association.

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 @ 319-240-7724.

 

Geneseo United Methodist Church Ice Cream Social

Geneseo United Methodist Church is holding their annual ice cream social which includes pork loin sandwich, chips, beverage, pie, and homemade ice cream. The proceeds this year are being divided between La Porte City, Dysart, and Traer Lions Club, and La Porte City Crosslines. It is being held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 18th. Please go and support this if you can.

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. 🙂

“volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections, but when you volunteer, you both about the kind of community you want to live in.”  ~unknown

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Rendering of Community SignHeather Chingren – President
LPC Lions Club

1427 E. Tama Rd.
La Porte City, IA 50651
heatherjo49@hotmail.com
www.lpclions.com
Phone: (319) 404-1274

LPC Lions Polos

Again, the board decided to move forward with LPC Lions shirts. The shirts will better identify Lions members at events and also promote our club. At the next meeting on the 17th, we will have a sign-up sheet available. The cost of the shirt is $25. Payment will be due at the time of you placing your order. If you cannot be present at one of the meetings, called Lion Mehlert – 319-342-3121

Community Sign

The committee for the community sign continues to meet and discuss ideas and plans. As a reminder, the new sign will be funded through fundraising efforts. A minimum 50% commitment is needed to get a grant from the Isle, which is part of the fundraising efforts. For questions on the community sign, please see Lion Lane LeBahn @ 319-239-5429.

Membership

As we continue to serve our community, one of the ways we can do that, is to continue to grow our club. So I ask you, and challenge you to think of new people that you can introduce to the Lions Club. Bring them to a meeting, encourage them to join. Who will you bring?

 

 

August 2016 Newsletter

 

LPC Lions Club
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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
Festival.

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 @
319-240-7724.

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
college.

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

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Rendering of Community Sign

Jon Barz – President
LPC Lions Club

902 Pine St.
La Porte City, IA 50651
319-415-2055
jbarz2121@gmail.com
www.LPCLions.com

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.

 

July 2016 Newsletter

LPC Lions Club Newsletter

July 2016

July Meeting

The meeting this month will be on July 21 will be held at the Veterans Memorial Hall. Social hour will start at 6 PM and the meal will be at 7 PM. Miller’s Top Fuel BBQ will be providing beef brisket and the fixings. Callers, please have your calls for attendance into Jon by Monday, June 18.

Little Free Library

Finishing touches are being put on the Little Free Libraries. Once doors are installed, the libraries can begin being placed around LPC and the surrounding area. The LPC library has already begun collecting books to help get this project off the ground. If you have books you would like to donate, or have other questions/comments, please get a hold of Lion Judd @ 319-240-7724.

 

“A healthy attitude is contagious, but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.” – Tom Stoppard

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 college.

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 Cleanup Project

During our board meeting, we discussed improvements for the gazebo. A workday will be scheduled to clean up the bricks, replace the bushes and other maintenance. The date for the gazebo cleanup will be announced at the meeting. If you are interested in helping, please contact…

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.

June 2016 Newsletter

Hello Fellow Lions,

The meeting this month will be on June 9 and will be held at the Gazebo. Social hour will start at 6 PM and the meal at 7 PM. Ornery Uncle Roy’s BBQ will be providing ribs, party potatoes & corn casserole. Please have your calls for attendance into Jon by Monday, June 6.

Our Membership Drive kicked off 3 months ago. We have eight new members so far this year! Everyone is encouraged to ask one person to join the LPC Lions Club. Remember, the more, new members we can get into our club is the less time you have to spend in the beer tent or filling a position on the board. 😉

The Little Free Library project is nearing completion. Members have been assembling and painting the libraries. They should be available for use before the Festival.

The 2016-17 LPC Lions Club Board has been set.

  • President – Heather Chingren
  • 1st Vice President – Brandon Paine
  • 2nd Vice President – Eric Zafft
  • Treasurer – Neal Keegan
  • Secretary – Shawn Mehlert
  • Lion Tamer – Bob Hanson
  • Tail Twister – Bill Judd
  • Membership – Jon Barz
  • Fireworks – Mike Chingren
  • Blood Drive – Duane Slaikeu
  • Directors – Dennis Runyan, Ron Mangrich, Dave Neil & Bill Starr

 

Other notes:

  • The Board approved a $250 donation for Buddy Benches at the Elementary.
  • The Board also approved a $100 donation to the Boy Scouts.
  • What thoughts and ideas do you have for projects in the community?

Get a hold of Jon if you are interested in joining a committee or have an idea for a project.

Lastly, you should have received the Festival of Trails work schedule. Thankfully, for the new members, we were able to successfully fill in many blanks! If you find that you are scheduled for a time that conflicts with your schedule, please get a hold of another Lion to fill your spot. If you did not find your name in a spot on the work schedule, congratulations! Go ahead and schedule yourself in. 🙂

Thanks,

Shawn Mehlert

Writing Newsletters for President Jon Barz 🙂

 

Upcoming Calendar of Events

Blood Drive – June 8

Regular Meeting – June 9

Festival of Trails – June 17 & 18

Board Meeting – June 28

 

 

“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.“

–Jim Rohn