HOWARD LAKE LIONS NEWSLETTER
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January  2000

Thanks to Lion Gloria Wheeler for the excellent job of  decorating our meeting place for our annual Governorís Night/Christmas party on December 2nd.

Thanks to all the members who attended our annual Governorís Night/Christmas party. A good time was had by all.  Besides the Governor and his wife, those attending were Vice-District Governor Clay Storley and his wife, Lioness Chairman Kevin Schultz and his wife, Region Chairman Lee Casper and PDG John Edling and his wife.  A special thank you to our Lion Santa(Lion Denny Frey)  who handed out the gifts.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Melvin Jones Award, which went to H.L. Lioness Marcy LePage. District Governor Al Weise did the presentation.  Lioness Marcy has been a very active member of our Lioness club.  She has served a variety of offices in the club.  She also has been involved in the drug awareness poster contest, helped out at the Lioness pancake feed, help hand out May baskets, chaired the concession stands during the softball tournaments(in which her late husband Al was in charge), and many other functions in the community.  Congratulations to Lioness Marcy!!

Donations were made to Silent Santa and to the city of Howard Lake towards the congregate dining fund.

Reservations have been made for the Mid-Winter Convention in January. If you still want to attend the convention, please let Lion Darrell know ASAP and he will give you a form to fill out and mail.

If you are still interested in purchasing a complete meal book or individual meal tickets for the convention, you must contact Lion Darrell Main ASAP.  He will then give you a form to fill out.  This form must be mailed(along with your check) by the end of  December(if you purchase after December 30th, the cost will be higher).

Our club will once again be holding a Chinese auction in the near future.  If you receive any Christmas gifts that you donít want and wonít return, please feel free to bring them to the auction that night.  Also, any other items(no clothes please) that you have laying around at home that you would like to donate to the auction  please feel free to bring them to the auction.  The date for the auction will hopefully be in next monthís newsletter.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, January 6th at our regular meeting place.  Social hour is at 6:30 P.M.  Lion Darlene Klugow will be cooking and serving a meal that night at 7:00 P.M.  Our regular business meeting will take place after the meal.   Our second meeting will be on Thursday, January 20th also at our regular meeting place.  A Board of Directors meeting will take place at 6:30 P.M.  Lions Darrell Main and Sam Gruenhagen will be cooking and serving the meal that night at 7:00 P.M.   Our regular business meeting will take place after the meal.

Our club will also have their annual bowling outing on Saturday, January 29th at the Lake Bowl in Howard Lake.  The cost will be $10 per person.  It will be a doubles tournament.  You will bowl three games. We will once again draw for partners after the bowling is completed(similar to our golf outing last July).  If you are interested, please let Lion Steve Weber (543-3567) know by no later than Jan. 20th.  You can also sign up at one of our two meetings in January.  Spouses and friends of our Lions club are also invited.

Our club will once again be having their annual Super Bowl party on Sunday, January 30th at  3:00 P.M. at our regular meeting place(with the hope that the Vikings will be playing).   This will be a potluck affair.   Also, spouses and friends are invited.

Thank you to Lions Nancy Main and Steve Weber for helping judge the posters in the Drug Awareness Poster Contest in November.  Also, thanks to Lionesses Marcy LePage and Bonnie Jones for helping with the judging.

Thanks to all our Lions members who attended the zone meeting on Dec.13th at the Maple Lake Legion.  The next zone meeting will be on Monday, April 3rd at the Cokato Country Club.

Congratulations to Lions Dennis and Joyce Massey who were married on Saturday, November 27th.  Also, thanks to all the H.L. Lion members who attended the reception at the H.L. Legion.

Happy birthday to the following Howard Lake Lion members who are celebrating birthdays in January:  Tom Sullivan(2); John Kadlec(5); Dan Judd(8); Darrell Main(12); Terry Thorson(19); Glenn Behrends(19); and Dennis Massey(31)