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2018 May 26 Website Info
This website contains the photos of our Lions Club Members. To see the photos, tap the HOME tab of the left side of the screen. The just scroll down until you see the photos. The HOME screen is also the first thing you will see when you open the Lions website.

The Lions Club also has a Facebook entry. To find the the Facebook entry, just search Facebook for Altoona-Iowa Lions Club.

2018 May 26 2018 Website News
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Just FYI, the "News & Events" tab shows the photos/news for the past 90 days. After 90 days, the items get moved automatically to the "Archives" sub tab under "News & Events".

Our complete photo history going back to July 2010 is there. Take some time when you can and cruise through our photo history.

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Nov 8 2019 Meeting minutes
Altoona Lions Meeting Minutes
Lions Park Shelter House
October 28, 2019
Meeting Called to order at 7:00 PM bt President Barb McGrean
Pledge was led by Pres. Barb
Invocation was given by her as well/

Guest Speaker was Tom Corbin President of the Animal Rescue League. He gave an overview of what is happening and what his plans are for the future.

Secretaries report was read by Secretary Bill Pollard. Lion Carolyn made a motion to approve with corrections, Lion Paula second and motion passed.

Treasurer’s report was read by Secretary as Treasurer was ill at home.
Activity Funds $4023.75
Money Market $17,440.26
Administration $4656.13
Lion Margaret made a motion to approve, Lion Herb second it. Motion passed.

Lion Kit reported on the Park Bench project. He has spoke to the city and the Parks supervisor suggest one to go at Haines by the Pickle ball court, one by the Campus front door and the third one with Gordon Gill’s memorial at the Fire Station. More news to follow.

Lion Dennis reported on the Thank You from Ronald Mc Donald House for pop tabs that were delivered. He had also delivered more today.

Lion Jerry N said the Kidsight screeners did 48 kids at Kids World 1 and 42 kids at Kidsworld 2 this month. More to come in November.

Tissue Transporters were busy again this month.

Lion Mo moved to adjourn, Lion Jim Second motion passed.

Time out 7:55PM

Respectfully Submitted,

PCC Bill Pollard Secretary

2019 Oct 28 Altoona Lions Club Bi-Monthly meeting Guest Speaker 2019 Oct 28 Altoona Lions Club Bi-Monthly meeting Guest Speaker
Our guest speaker at this meeting was the CEO of the Animal Rescue League. His photo is shown. The ARL is now just south of Ankeny and is huge. They currently have about 105 cats in house and about 110 dogs. They also have an Animal Control Facility at a separate location. The offer out going services when needed, where they go to a customers home for whatever is needed.

There is just 1 inspector for the ARL, but there are 5 Fedeeral inspectors around the state.

They employ 110 and have about 3000 volunteers.

The presentation was very interesting and full of information.

2019 Oct 15 Taste of Altoona 1 2019 Oct 15 Taste of Altoona 1
The Altoona Lions Club participated in the Taste of Altoona on Oct 15, 2019. There was a lot viewers that came past our booth and enjoyed our cookies made by Lance and Michelle Hudson. There were also several viewers that took one of our Lions Club brochures.

In this photo Lance and Michelle are running our booth.

2019 Oct 15 Taste of Altoona 2 Halls 2019 Oct 15 Taste of Altoona 2 Halls
Bob and Wilma hall manned the booth after Michelle and Lance.

2019 Oct 15 Taste of Altoona 2 Halls 2019 Oct 15 Taste of Altoona 2 Halls
At 6pm the members of our Lions Club gathered at our booth for a photo.

2019 Oct 15 Taste of Altoona 4 sign 2019 Oct 15 Taste of Altoona 4 sign
Our Lions Club has a large sign that we take to functions. This is that sign.

2019 Oct 15 Taste of Altoona 8 View of the line 2019 Oct 15 Taste of Altoona 8 View of the line
This photo shows the line of viewers as the visit our booth and then go to the other booths.

2019 Oct 15 Taste of Altoona 7 cookies 2 2019 Oct 15 Taste of Altoona 7 cookies 2
These are the cookies that Michelle and Lance made, as well as our booth.

2019 Oct 15 Taste of Altoona Cookie 2019 Oct 15 Taste of Altoona Cookie
This is the cookie designed as a Lion. Nine Job Lance and Michelle!!!!!

2019 Oct 14 Meeting minutes
Altoona Lions Club

October 14, 2019
Lion’s Park Shelter House
Altoona, Iowa

Twenty members met to start the club’s fall season. President Barb
McGrean led the club in the pledge of allegiance, followed by prayer.

The evening’s speaker was Mary Kay Frances with the Greater Des Moines
Senior College and Events program. The history of this organization was
shared and its growth. Classes are offered in a Spring and Fall catalogue
and registration is available on-line. Their motto is
“Learning for the Joy of Learning”.

Treasurer’s report:
Activity Fund 4021.07
Money Market 17,449.28
Admin. Fund 4729.62

Moved for approval by Lance Hudson, 2nd by Jay Rosenberger, with
unanimous club approval.

There was no Secretary’s report.

General Meeting Reports:

1) The Taste of Altoona is Oct 15, 2019, 5-7 P.M. at Prairie Meadows. Set
up/take down will be done by Bill and Carolyn Wilkins. Staffing the
booth - 1st shift, Lance and Michelle Hudson, 2nd shift, Bill and Wilma
Hall. All club members, in their Spin-Art shirts will meet in the booth at
6:00pm for a photo shoot.

2) On Going: Kids sight saving is in full swing and pop tabs collection
continues.

3) Barb McGrean reported the following correspondence: An invitation
from the Altoona Fire Fighters pancake breakfast on Oct 26, 2019,
7-11 a.m.; a thank you note from LCIF for our donation.

4) Kit McDowall and Mo Gilkison reported they have met with Altoona’s
Parks Director regarding placement of 3 memorial benches. They have
also contacted the manufacturer and await his expense numbers.
Much miscellaneous conversation, but without cost figures, donation
figures this becomes a work in progress. Maybe more info next
meeting.

5) Kit McDowall handed out the current Lions club’s new brochure.
They’ll be available at our Taste of Altoona booth.

6) Our next meeting October 28, 2019 will be presented by Tom Corbin,
CEO of the Animal Rescue League.

Respectfully submitted, Helen J Phillips, Recorder

2019 Oct 14 Bi Weekly meeting of Altoona Lions Club Guest Speaker 2019 Oct 14 Bi Weekly meeting of Altoona Lions Club Guest Speaker
At our regular meeting at the Lions Park Shelter, the guest speaker was Mary Kay Frances, from the Senior College and Events program. The photo shows Mary Kay and Lions President Barb McGrean and Recorder Helen Phillips.

Our guest speaker gave a very informative presentation, including telling us that the brain is just as capable at senior age as at young age.

2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Financial Results 2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Financial Results
Shown in this photo is Altoona Lions Club President Barb McGrean and Roger Mahnke. Roger gave a summary of the financial results of the Spinart booth. He handed out a summary of the expenses and the profit. Just as a summary, this year's Spinart booth netted a profit of $11,974.

As always Roger does a great job for us in the financial process.

Thank you Roger.

2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Table 1 2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Table 1
On September 23, the Altoona Lions Club met at Toad Valley to hold an Appreciation Dinner for everyone that worked at the Iowa State Fair running the Spinart booth. The event was well attended, with about 65 in attendance. The following photos are of the tables at the event. I took photos of 7 tables, but missed 2 tables. Sorry.

Here is the first table.

2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Table 2 2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Table 2
Photo of table 2.

2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Table 3 2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Table 3
Photo of table 3.

2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Table 4 2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Table 4
Photo of table 4.

2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Table 5 2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Table 5
Photo of table 5.

2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Table 6 2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Table 6
Photo of table 6.

2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Table 7 2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Table 7
Photo of table 7.

2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Award 1 2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Award 1
This photo shows Altoona Lions President Barb McGrean and Roger Mahnke. Roger is getting an award for 54 years managing and working at the Spinart booth at the Iowa State Fair. Roger has been our lifeblood for the fair booth. He has worked tirelessly for decades scheduling the workers, setting up the tables, and taking the cash to the Administration Building, and so many other things.

Thank you so much Roger!!!!!!

2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Award 2 2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Award 2
The most time consuming part of the Spinart process is the scheduling of the workers for the Spinart Booth. This year Carolyn Wilkins did the scheduling. We thank Carolyn for all the hard work she put in this year to make the Spinart booth scheduled and working well.

This photo shows Carolyn receiving an award from Don Townsend.

2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Attendance awards 2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Attendance awards
Several Altoona Lions received attendance awards. The first is Dennis Crabtree. Dennis has been a Lion for about 5 decades. What a wonderful record.

Congratulations Dennis.

2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Attendance award 2 2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Attendance award 2
Next is Helen Phillips.

Congratulations Helen. Helen takes the minutes of all our Altoona Lions Club meetings.

Thanks Helen, and congratulations.

2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Attendance award 4 2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Attendance award 4
Moe Gilkison received an attendance award. Congratulations Moe.

2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Attendance award 5 2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Attendance award 5
Jim and Carolyn Wilkins received attendance awards. Congratulations Jim and Carolyn.

2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Attendance award 6 2019 09 23 Lions Appreciation Dinner Attendance award 6
Wilma Hall received an attendance award. Congratulations Wilma.

2019 08 19 Thanks to all that worked at Spinart 2019
These are the folks that worked the Spinart booth that I do not have a photo of.
All of the following names are from the schedule list from Spinart 2019. They
hopefully are accurate, but the schedule may have changed. Each lines
represents the people that worked a single shift.

Kar VanNordsrtand and friends
Jay Rosenberger, J. Ray, S. Phillips, and someone that is not listed
Shelly Hiemer, M. Hammersley, and 2 more not named.
R. Costello, Jim Appleget, and two more that are not named.
Jen Book, Bill Pollard, and 2 more not named.
C. & J. Duncan & friends
Jay & Becky Rosenberger, L.Casey, Larry Lourens
Barb McGrean & family
Jerry and Joan Nolin, Bill Good, Rick Layman
J,Weemers, Elizabeth Burns-Thompson, Kit McDowall, Marla Carr
J Ray, S. Phillips, and 2 more not named
Ann and Stephen Moyna and 2 more not named
S. Hiemer & Family
Polly Antonelli, Herb Phillips, T. Townsend, and M Humiston
Barb McGrean and family
Lance and Michelle Hison and 2 more not named
Lance and Micgelle Hudson and others not named (not a dupe, indivivual shifts).


2019 Spinart  Aug 18 9 to 1 2019 Spinart Aug 18 9 to 1
TJ and Chris Guzzi, and 6 unknowns.

2019 Aug 15  Spinart Bill Pollard, Elizabeth Burns-Thompson & friend 1 unknown 1 to 5 2019 Aug 15  Spinart Bill Pollard, Elizabeth Burns-Thompson & friend 1 unknown 1 to 5 2019 Aug 15 Spinart Bill Pollard, Elizabeth Burns-Thompson & friend 1 unknown 1 to 5
See the title for the people in the photo.

The web system accidentally put an additional photo below this photo. You will see their names later.

2019 Aug 13 Spinart  Pollard,Wilma Hall and 2 Highschool girls 2019 Aug 13 Spinart Pollard,Wilma Hall and 2 Highschool girls
Shown in this photo are :

Wilma Hall, Bill Pollard, Shelby Phillips and Jessica Ray.

2019 AUg 13 2019 (4) unknown helpers 2019 AUg 13 2019 (4) unknown helpers
F. & H. Fricke, and 2 unknowns. Thank you so much for supporting your community.

2019 Aug.14 Spinart 5 to Closing 2019 Aug.14 Spinart 5 to Closing
M, JA, and Maryann Vedder

V. & S. Shrunk

2019 Aug 12  Spinart Herb Phillips, Polly Antonelli,D Smith, P.Phillips. 2019 Aug 12 Spinart Herb Phillips, Polly Antonelli,D Smith, P.Phillips.
This photo shows the names in the title.

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