At their October meeting, held on Monday, October 11, at Debbie’s on Broadway, the Stanley Lions announced that they have begun collecting deer hides, and hope that successful hunters will again …
At their October meeting, held on Monday, October 11, at Debbie’s on Broadway, the Stanley Lions announced that they have begun collecting deer hides, and hope that successful hunters will again donate them to a good cause. Hides collected by all Lions Clubs in the state of Wisconsin last year yielded over $80,000, which allows people with challenges to attend Lions Camp Rosholt free of charge. Lion Dave Winkler announced that the drop off site is again at Express Mart, 401 S. Broadway. To support this project, the Stanley Lions voted to donate $100 towards the purchase of salt to preserve the hides. In other business, tickets for the Lions Annual Christmas Raffle were distributed by Lion Winkler. Only 500 tickets are sold at $10 each, and cash prizes are awarded each day from December 1-24. Lions members have tickets for anyone interested in purchasing one. Drawings will again take place at Bob’s Barber Shop.
King Lion Jim Jones called the meeting to order following dinner. After the secretary’s and treasurer’s reports, old business items were covered. It was reported that the Lions two mile segment of Highway 29 was not cleaned as originally planned on October 3, because the Packer's game was a conflict. Hopefully, it can be rescheduled. Make a Difference Day held on Saturday, October 9, was a great success. Over 50 Stanley-Boyd students were on hand. Three Stanley Lions Norm Christianson, Jerry Dirkes and Gary Krueger supervised the students assigned to them and together they cleaned seven yards. Afterwards all workers were treated to pizza and donuts donated by Kwik Trip. Lion Ben Isenberger reported that those working with the librarian on the proposed Storybook Sign Project are still collecting information, ideas on their construction and the cost, so it can ul- timately be decided what will be done. Lion Dirkes reported on the 75th Anniversary celebration and noted that it was a great success. He indicated that COVID did reduce attendance. Following his report, he was lauded for his leadership of the event.
Besides new business noted in the begin- ning of this report, Lion Duane Booth report ed that the Spirit of Christmas distribution will take place on Saturday, December 18. Lions will be transporting the gifts from Chippewa Falls. This Chippewa County Project was voted $400 from the Stanley Lions. It was an nounced that the Sunset Homes Brat Feed will be held on Monday, October 25. This year’s meals may still need to be delivered to resident apartments of those wishing to participate. Lion Kevin Hendrickson announced that there will be a November 13 fundraiser at the new Stanley Community Building, with all proceeds going to a Park Projects account. The Stanley Lions will be co-sponsors and agreed to help with a fundraiser. Lion Dave Zchernitz reported that the Stanley Community Association is holding a Trunk or Treat event out at Courtesy Ford, on Saturday, October 30, and noted an invitation to participate. Lion Zchernitz volunteered to lead the effort and funds were voted for the candy to be given out.
President Jones reported on the recently held Zone Meeting and noted the District Governor’s request to do a joint meeting for his visitation in this area, because of his travel distance from near Superior. The Stanley and Boyd Lions will thus be holding a joint District Governor’s visitation on Wednesday, February 9, at the Boyd American Legion. The Stanley Lions will be joining several other area clubs in recycling plastic through Nextrex in Eau ClaIre. If successful, it is expected that plastic formed benches will be coming to the Stanley Community.
Before adjourning King Lion Jones presented Lions Pat Jankosk and Jim Brinker, a Diamond Centennial Lions pin, as a part of the Lions Cen tennial Membership Awards program. It was announced that the Lions next meeting will be on November 8. Lion Jeff Koenig's name was drawn for the attendance award and he was not present to collect his winnings.