October 2015 Newsletter

Hello Fellow Lions,

 

The meeting this month will be held at the La Porte City Golf Club on October 15th. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the La Porte City Women’s Club. The social hour will be at 6 PM and the meal at 7 PM. The bakery will be providing lasagna and sides with a salad. Julie Ames, a Trust Officer with Farmers State Bank will be speaking to us about Estate Planning. Callers, please get a hold of Jon Barz @319-415-2055 with your numbers by October 11.

The Party in the Park – Iowa vs. Iowa State game had great weather and turned out to be a great event. Nearly 150 people showed up to watch the game at the park and partake in the Sing Me to Heaven Foundation Chair-ity Auction. The Lions Club grilled up some burgers, bratwurst & hotdogs and sold them for a net profit of about $350. Our next fundraiser will be held on December 5 at the Veterans Memorial Hall, the waffle breakfast. Sign-up sheets will be available at the upcoming meetings.

The Festival of Trails has become a year-long planning process. Several committees have formed to provide additional events and activities for people of all ages. One of the new events includes bringing in the Bill Reilly Talent Show to the Festival. This would be a qualifying event to be able to participate at the State Fair. Also, sponsorships are being reworked and will be providing additional benefits with the in-kind & monetary donations.

Lastly, you will notice that there is an additional piece of paper with this newsletter. This is the schedule of events for the upcoming year. It may look familiar but there were many errors in the previous copy. Please take this, laminate it, get a magnet and hang it on your refrigerator. This is an easy reference for any of our upcoming events and meetings.

Thanks,
Shawn Mehlert
Writing Newsletters for President Jon Barz 🙂

 

 

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.

-Dalai Lama

August 2015 Newsletter

The meeting this month will be held at the La Porte City Golf Club on August 20th. This is our annual Lions Club golf tournament meeting and golf will start at 4:30 PM. The social hour will be at 6 PM and the meal at 7 PM. This is a grill your own steak event and the golf club will be providing the food. Callers, we have a new president, please get a hold of Jon Barz @319-415-2055 with your numbers by August 17.

Our next couple of meetings will be held with guests at different locations. Beginning with the September meeting with the Dysart Lions Club. The date for the meeting is Thursday, September 3 and it will be held at the Dysart City Park, starting at 6:30 PM. They will be grilling burgers & brat burgers. The October meeting with the La Porte City Women’s Club. Again, additional details will be forthcoming.

We do have an upcoming event in September. It is the Party in the Park featuring the Iowa State vs. Iowa football game. The Sing Me to Heaven Foundation will be holding a charity auction and we’re looking for other organizations to provide smaller, family-friendly events to add to the main event. The Lions Club will be responsible for providing and cooking hamburgers & brats for attendees. There will be a sign up sheet at our next meeting.

Lastly, you will notice that there is an additional piece of paper with this newsletter. This is the schedule of events for the upcoming year. Please take this, laminate it, get a magnet and hang it on your refrigerator. This is an easy reference for any of our upcoming events and meetings.

Thanks,
Shawn Mehlert
Writing Newsletters for President Jon Barz 🙂

Upcoming Calendar of Events

 

Blood Drive – August 12 – 1-5 PM

Regular Meeting – August 20 – 6 PM

Board Meeting – August 31 – 7 PM

Regular Meeting – September 3 – 6:30 PM

Party in the Park – September 12  – 2 PM

 

We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.

-W. H. Auden

July 2015 Newsletter

Our next meeting is scheduled Thursday, July 16, 2015, social at 6 p.m., meal at 7 p.m. with meeting to follow at the LPC Golf Club. This is one of two meetings each year where we invite spouses to attend and we will also invite scholarship recipients, their parents and spouses of deceased former members of our club. Menu will include Roast Baron of Beef, Cheesy Potato Casserole and Green Beans Almandine by Randall’s Catering and desert provided by Dee at the LPC Bakery will feature Lemon Bars. It will be a fun meeting, we hope to see you there. I will need a meal count by Monday, July 13. Thank you.
 A new slate of officers will be installed at the next meeting and they include
President : Jon Barz
1st V.P.: Shawn Mehlert
2nd V.P.: Heather Chingren
3rd V.P.: Bill Starr
Treasurer: Neal Keegan
Secretary: Wilbur Engelkes
Tail Twister: Rocky Brown
Lion Tamer: Bob Hanson
Immediate Past President: Bill Judd
Board Members: Ron Mangrich Dennis Runyan Dave Neil Shawn Sheffler
The Festival of Trails was profitable this year, but revenue was down, primarily due to all the rain on Saturday. The numbers are still being crunched and we will have a full report at the next
meeting.
 Thanks for all you do for 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
UPCOMING EVENTS
July 16 Lion’s Club Meeting, LPC Golf Club, 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meal with meeting to follow
July 28 Lion’s Club Board Meeting—7 p.m. at Shawn Mehlert’s home
Aug 4 Parade wrap-up meeting—6 p.m. Hawkins Memorial Library
Aug 20 Lion’s Golf Outing/Steak Fry—LPC Golf Club. Shotgun start 4:30 p.m.

June Newsletter 2015

La Porte City Lions

June 2015 Newsletter

Our next meeting is scheduled Thursday, June 11, 2015, social at 6 p.m., meal at 7 p.m. with meeting to follow at the LPC Lions Gazebo on the nature trail. Randall’s Catering is cooking boneless country style ribs, cheesy party potatoes, bacon pasta ranch salad and we will have ice cream for desert. Hope to see you there.

Election of officers will be conducted at the next meeting. Here is the slate of candidates:

President : Jon Barz
1st V.P.: Shawn Mehlert
2nd V.P.: Heather Chingren
3rd V.P.: Bill Starr
Treasurer: Neal Keegan
Secretary: Wilbur Engelkes
Tail Twister: Rocky Brown
Lion Tamer: Bob Hanson
Immediate Past President: Bill Judd
Board Members: Ron Mangrich Dennis Runyan Dave Neil Shawn Sheffler

The Festival of Trails 2015 Edition is upon us and scheduled for June 19-20, 2015. You should receive your work schedule in the mail, in the near future. Please review it and confirm that you are available for the times are scheduled for. If you got missed, feel free to call Shawn about getting fit into the work schedule. If you are unable to support the Festival for your time slot, please speak with other members or members of the community to fill your spot. As our club numbers dwindle, we need to do all that we can to make sure that we provide a fully supported/friendly Festival of Trails.

At the last board meeting, it was decided to upgrade the public address system amplifier. The old system amp in very old and in need of major repairs. Wayne Gaston offered to complete the upgrade and the board gave him permission to purchase the needed equipment. The new system will be a great improvement for the Festival of Trails.

Just a reminder that if you still owe 2015 dues, please take care of paying them ASAP. Those who still owe will find an invoice included with this edition of the newsletter. Please send in your $80 a.s.a.p. Mail dues to Neal Keegan, 815 Commercial, La Porte City, IA 50651.

Thanks for all you do for 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

UPCOMING EVENTS
June 11 Regular Meeting at the Gazebo on the Nature Trail, Social 6 p.m., Meal at 7 p.m. with meeting to follow
June 19-20, 2015 LPC Festival of Trails
June 29 Lion’s Club Board Meeting 7 p.m. at Shawn Mehlert’s home

May Newsletter 2015

Our next meeting is scheduled Thursday, May 21, 2015, social at 6 p.m., meal at 7 p.m. with  meeting to follow at the LPC Golf Club.  Michelle Oldfather is cooking individual meat loaves, mashed potatoes, green beans and a salad for supper.  Hope to see you there.
We will be discussing the upcoming Festival of Trails, scheduled for June 19-20, 2015.  There will be a sign up sheet for volunteers to help us staff the festival.  Your assistance is needed and appreciated
Planning continues for the Festival of Trails 2015 edition.  We need more sponsors for the festival.  If you know someone who might be interested please contact me or Shawn Mehlert and we will follow up with them.  The next planning meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2015 at 8 p.m. at Shawn Mehlert’s home.
The Festival Parade Committee is hard at work making sure that this year’s parade will be the best yet.  If you know of someone who might want to have an entry in the  parade, contact me via email—bill@kearnsfuneralservice.com or call me at 240-7724.  Next parade committee meeting is 5:30 p.m.    Tuesday, May 12, 2015.
Just a reminder that if you still owe 2015 dues, please take care of paying them ASAP.  The cost remains at $80 per year or $180 if you want to include meals.  Mail dues to Neal Keegan, 815 Commercial, La Porte City, IA 50651.
Thanks for all you do for 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

UPCOMING EVENTS
May 11 Festival of Trails Planning Meeting 8pm at Shawn Mehlert’s, 901 Hwy 218 N. LPC
May 12 Festival of Trails Parade Committee meeting, 5:30 p.m. at Pizza Palace in LPC
May 21 Regular Meeting, Social 6 p.m., Meal at 7 p.m., meeting to follow LPC Golf Club
May 26 Lion’s Board Meeting—7 p.m. at Shawn Mehlert’s, 901 Hwy 218 N. LPC
June 19-20, 2015 LPC Festival of Trails

April Newsletter 2015

     Our next meeting is scheduled Thursday, April 16, 2015, social at 6 p.m., meal at 7 p.m. with  meeting to follow at the LPC Golf Club.  Dick and Dee Hutton are making us lasagna, garlic bread and a salad for supper.  Hope to see you there.  At the next meeting, a Lions club scholarship committee will be formed to chose the recipients of our 4—$500 scholarships to be awarded to 2015 Union High graduates.  The application deadline was March 31st and they need to be reviewed and a decision made about who will receive the scholarships.
     At the last board meeting, the board decided to sponsor a little league team for a $100 donation to the program.  The RAGBRAI ride was discussed and it was decided that since the Lions Club is heavily       involved in the Festival of Trails we would not be participating with a booth, leaving that to other local churches and organizations.  We do want to encourage our membership to help by supporting/volunteering for their favorite community group for the event.
     Planning continues for the Festival of Trails 2015 edition.  The next planning meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 20, 2015 at 8 p.m. at Shawn Mehlert’s home.  The chainsaw carvers are making a repeat appearance this year and a scaled down version of the carnival will return.  There will be a display of RVs and banners will be placed at the entrances to town for this year’s festival.  We also need more sponsors for the festival.  If you know someone who might be interested please contact me or Shawn Mehlert and we will follow up with them.  Remember the Festival of Trails is scheduled for June 19-20th.
     The Festival Parade Committee is hard at work making sure that this year’s parade will be the best yet.  If you know of someone who might want to have an entry in the  parade, contact me via email—bill@kearnsfuneralservice.com or call me at 240-7724.
     Just a reminder that if you still owe 2015 dues, please take care of paying them ASAP.  The cost remains at $80 per year or $180 if you want to include meals.  Mail dues to Neal Keegan, 815 Commercial, La Porte City, IA 50651.
     Thanks for all you do for 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
UPCOMING EVENTS
Apr 16 Regular meeting at LPC Golf Club, 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting
Apr 20 Festival of Trails Committee Meeting, 8 p.m. at Shawn Mehlert’s, 901 Highway 218 N. LPC
Apr 28 Lion’s Board Meeting—7 p.m. at Shawn Mehlert’s.

March Newsletter 2015

 Our next meeting is scheduled Thursday, March 19, 2015, social at 6 p.m., meal at 7 p.m. with  meeting to follow at the LPC Veteran’s Club.  Meal will be soup left from the two soup lunches and cornbread (don’t    worry, these items have been frozen 🙂  Hope to see you there.
     At our last meeting, the club decided to make several donations, including $250 to Union High School After Prom, $250 to the Visually Impaired Camp at Camp Courageous and $546 to Leader Dogs for the Blind.  The club has also paid our 9NE zone dues.
     Planning continues for the Festival of Trails 2015 edition.  The next planning meeting is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2015 at 8 p.m. at Shawn Mehlert’s home.  We are looking for more volunteers to help plan the event and would appreciate your help.  Please join us and say “Yes” when asked to help.
     The Festival Parade Committee has begun meeting already and this year’s parade will be the best yet.  If you know of someone who might want to have an entry in the  parade, contact Bill Judd via email—bill@kearnsfuneralservice.com or call him at 240-7724.
       Lions club scholarship applications, available at the Union High School Guidance Office, will be dueMarch 31, 2015.  Our club awards 4—$500 scholarships each year, so if you know someone who is graduating from Union HS this May, encourage them to apply.
     Just a reminder that 2015 dues are due and payable asap.  The cost remains at $80 per year or $180 if you want to include meals.  Mail dues to Neal Keegan, 815 Commercial, La Porte City, IA 50651.
     Thanks for all you do for 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
UPCOMING EVENTS
Mar 17 Festival of Trails Parade Committee meeting 5:30 p.m. at Pizza Palace
Mar 19 Regular meeting at LPC Veteran’s Club, 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting
Mar 31 Lion’s Board Meeting—7 p.m. at Shawn Mehlert’s home, 901 Highway 218 N. LPC
Mar 31 Scholarship applications due
Apr 16 Regular meeting at LPC Golf Club, 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting
Apr 28 Lion’s Board Meeting—7 p.m. at Shawn Mehlert’s home, 901 Highway 218 N. LPC

February Trivia Night/Soup Luncheon

The La Porte City Lions Club is preparing for its 2nd Trivia Night & Soup Luncheon of the year, respectively on February 21 & 22. Both events will be held at the LPC Golf Club. There is also a Legion Steak Fry preceding the Trivia Night on Saturday night at 5 PM.

Last time out, the “Old Smarty Farties” were the Trivia Night Champions. This month, Trivia Night will be held on February 21. Registration is at 6 PM and questions being served at 7 PM. The Lions will have 10 rounds with 10 questions in each round for a total of 100 questions. The cost is $10 per person and a maximum of 8 people per team. Don’t worry, if you need help, you can buy 10 mulligans for $10/table.

After winning/losing at Trivia Night, stop out on Sunday, February 22 to get some homemade, hot soup. The Soup Luncheon will run from 11 AM to 1 PM. Soups will include homemade chicken noodle, chili, ham & bean and Wisconsin cheese. There will also be cornbread and dessert offered. The cost of this event is, free will donation.

Also, this event falls on state wrestling weekend. So if you cannot make it to Des Moines, invite your friends and family to the LPC Golf Club to watch The Union Knights Win! We look for you to plan on coming out to the LPC Golf Club to support your local Lions Club on February 21/22!

February 2015 Newsletter

Our next meeting is scheduled Thursday, February 19, 2015, social at 6 p.m., Meal at 7 p.m. with meeting to follow. Meal will be broasted chicken dinner catered by Tootsie’s. Hope to see you there.

Our second trivia tournament is scheduled for Saturday, February 21 at the LPC Golf Club. The game will begin at 7 p.m. Plan to bring a team of eight, or join another group. Cost is only $10 per person for an evening of fun. We will take appropriate T.V. breaks to catch any local wrestlers who may advance to the state wrestling finals.

Our second soup luncheon is planned from Sunday, February 22 from 11 a.m.—1 p.m. at the LPC Golf Club. Soups to be served include chicken noodle, ham and bean, chili and Wisconsin cheese. Sign up sheets to help with both events will be available at the February meeting.

Lions club scholarship applications, available at the Union High School Guidance Office, will be due March 31, 2015. Our club awards 4—$500 scholarships each year, so if you know someone who is graduating from Union HS this May, encourage them to apply.

Planning continues for the Festival of Trails 2015 edition. The next planning meeting is scheduled for February 10th at 8 p.m. at Shawn Mehlert’s home. We are looking for more volunteers to help plan the event and would appreciate your help.
The Festival Parade Committee has begun meeting already and this year’s parade will be the best yet. If you know of someone who might want to have an entry in the parade, contact Bill Judd via email—bill@kearnsfuneralservice.com or call him at 240-7724.

Just a reminder that 2015 dues are due and payable asap. The cost remains at $80 per year or $180 if you want to include meals. Mail dues to Neal Keegan, 815 Commercial, La Porte City, IA 50651.

Thanks for all you do for 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

UPCOMING EVENTS
Feb 10 Festival of Trails Parade Committee meeting 5:30 p.m. at Pizza Palace
Feb 10 Festival of Trails planning meeting—8 p.m. at Shawn Mehlert’s home, 901 Hwy 218 N., LPC
Feb 19 Regular meeting Veteran’s club, 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. meeting
Feb 21 Trivia Tournament at LPC Golf Club 7 p.m.
Feb 22 Soup Luncheon at LPC Golf Club 11 a.m.—1 p.m.
Feb 24 Lion’s Board Meeting—7 p.m. at Shawn Mehlert’s home

LPC Lions Club 2016 Winter Events

The LPC Lions Club will again be hosting their 3rd Annual Saturday Trivia Nights & Sunday Soup Luncheon’s. The first set of events will happen on January 17 & 18, with the second set happening on February 21 & 22. Both events will take place at the LPC Golf Club.

Trivia Night registration is from 6 PM to 7 PM with questions beginning at 7 PM. The tournament will be set up to include individual teams consisting of at least 5 and no more than 8 people. Each team member pays $10 to play. If you cannot round up enough for full team, we will work to get you on a team. – REGISTER HERE

There will be 10 rounds of questions with 10 different categories of trivia questions with a single question from each category. (Pre-trivia question… How many questions is that?) While trying to figure that out, remember the rules.

  • No smart devices, books, etc. – brains only!
  • Each team will have an official answer sheet for each round and members are allowed to assist each other in coming up with the correct answer for each question.
  • At the end of each round, the answer sheets are handed in and scored and then the round will be reviewed with the teams and the correct answers revealed.
  • Questions are worth 10 points each, so a perfect round is worth 100 points.

soup

The Sunday following the Trivia Nights, January 18 & February 22, the Lions Club will be hosting a Soup Luncheon. This event will be held at the LPC golf club from 11 AM to 1 PM. Soups will include Wisconsin Cheese, Ham & Bean, Chili and Chicken Noodle. This event is a free will donation.

Proceeds of the Trivia Night and the Soup Luncheon benefit the La Porte city Lions Club and will help us continue to support a variety of community projects. La Porte city Lions Club has a long history of helping improve the quality of life in our community and we appreciate your support in our efforts!