On Monday, November 8, the Stanley Lions held their monthly meeting at Debbie’s on Broadway. President Jim Jones called the meeting to order after dinner. Both the secretary and treasurer reports …
On Monday, November 8, the Stanley Lions held their monthly meeting at Debbie’s on Broadway. President Jim Jones called the meeting to order after dinner. Both the secretary and treasurer reports were accepted as presented. In old business, correspondence was read from the Spirit of Christmas Program, thanking the Lions for a $400 donation that helped purchase Christmas presents in 2020 for 1,350 children, from 492 families, across Chippewa County. Li- ons will again be providing this service project support by transport – ing the gifts from Chippewa Falls to Stanley on December 18, with distribution to follow at the Fire Hall. Lion Dave Winkler reported that all the Christmas Raffle tickets are in the hands of Lions and most have been sold. Drawings will begin on December 1 and lucky winners are drawn each day through December 24. Lion Winkler also reported that the Lions deer hide collection had started at Express Mart and so far 90 hides have already been collected from the Express Mart collection cage, Inge’s Custom Meats and from Zais’ Catering and Meats in Boyd. To support hide preservation, $100 has been donated by the Stanley Lions. Donors are again reminded that the deer hide project helps support children and adults with disabili ties, who attend the Wisconsin Lions Camp. It was reported that the October 25, Brat Supper, at Sunset Home was well received. Due to COVID, the meals were again delivered to the apartments and no bingo games were held. Lion Dave Zschernitz reported on the Trunk or Treat event held at Courtesy Ford on Saturday, October 30. The Lions candy ran out early, and if the Lions Club participates again next year, there will be a need to plan for at least double the number. It was a smashing success with as many as 900 kids in attendance. In other old business, it was agreed to again be named as sponsors of Boy Scouts Troop 50. It was noted that collection of plastic for recycling has begun and it will be turned into park benches. Collection stations to date are at Hazuga’s True Value and Lube Supply in Stanley and Red Wing Cabinets in Boyd. 500 pounds of plastic equals one bench!
In new business, the Lions again voted to support the Stan- ley-Boyd Food Pantry with a $500 donation to be used for Christmas meat purchases. In other business, $100 was voted for two food baskets to Handcuff Hunger, provided through the Stanley Police Department, $300 was voted to the Stanley Correctional Institution’s SCOPES Program (Stanley Correctional Outreach Program Equals Success), and $250 was voted to increase the corpus of the Stanley Community Fund, that provides annual support to local programs. The Fund is held with the Community Foundation of Chippewa County and is open to anyone donating. Gifts can be sent to the CFCC, 404 ½ N. Bridge Street, PO Box153, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729. Donors should include a note that it is for the Stanley Com- munity Fund and feel good that you are supporting a gift that keeps on giving each year.
Forthcoming Lions events include a Christmas Party to be held at Debbie’s on Broadway on Monday, December 6, with Lion Dan and Erin Plombon in charge of entertainment. On Saturday, Novem- ber 13, the Stanley Lions participated in the Grand Opening event to be held at the new Stanley Community Building beginning at 4 pm. It was announced that plans for the District Governor’s visitation have been finalized. Boyd and Stanley Lions Clubs will hold a joint meeting for the visitation set for Wednesday, February 9, at the Boyd Legion Hall. Before adjournment Lion Gary Krueger's name was drawn for the attendance award of $10. He was present to collect his money. In total, 19 Lions attended the November 8 meeting.