August 2017 Newsletter

La Porte City Lions Club
August 2017 Newsletter

August Meeting Information

The August meeting will be held at the LPC Golf Club on Thursday, August 17th. Social hour will be at 6:00, meal at 7:00, followed by our regular meeting. The meal will be grill your own ribeye, sides & dessert provided by the golf course. Callers, please have your numbers to Lion Brandon Paine (319-239-5425) by Monday, August 14th. There will be NO speaker this month! This is also our annual golf tournament, with tee time 4 & 5 PM.

Community Project

Many responses were submitted from the survey. The board has narrowed down the responses to 3 projects. They include; work on the ball diamonds, basketball hoops & fixing/replacing playground equipment. Respective committees are researching costs/requirements for each of these projects and will bring more information to the general membership so that we can prioritize them.

Festival of Trails

Next year’s Festival of Trails will be held from June 14-16. Discussion and planning never stop. We are in the midst of purchasing a new trailer to sell tickets. Also looking for exhibits or non-labor intensive draws for the Festival to bring people from out of town. If you see/hear of any great ideas, please let somebody on the Festival committee know.

Gazebo Beautification

There is unspent money from the Paul Bader Memorial fund for improving the gazebo. The board decided to employ the local FFA group to design and plant bushes and shrubbery, etc. around the it to make it look a little nicer. The gazebo itself does need a little TLC as well. Hoping to have a date and sign-up sheet at the meeting to pressure wash and stain it.

Little Library

As has been discussed in some of our regular meetings, a couple of the recently installed libraries were vandalized. We encourage Lions as well as the community to help police them. Repairs have been made to the damaged libraries and we should be ready to provide quick fixes from here on out.

2017-2018 Calendar of Events

Included with this newsletter is your 2017-18 calendar of events. Please open and print. This is to be a guide for the upcoming year on when meetings and other events will be happening. It is recommended to hang it on your refrigerator so your spouse knows where you are at on Thursday night.

Upcoming Calendar

August 17 – Regular Meeting
August 30 – Board Meeting
September 21 – Regular Meeting
September 23 – Bargain on the Bricks
September 30 – Board Meeting


The board approved a donation to the booster club for $500. With this donation, the LPC Lions will be recognized in sports programs, etc.
The board also approved of the purchase of an oversized check to be used for pictures when donations are made.

Brandon Paine
President – LPC Lions Club
9751 Bishop Rd.
La Porte City, IA 50651
Phone: (319) 239-5425

click to view with pictures