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2018 Mar 26 Meeting at Vista Prairie Village Minutes
The meeting was opened by Vice-president T.J. Guzzi with the pledge of
allegiance, followed by prayer offered by Rick Layman.

There were 21 members and guest Marla Carr present to hear our guest
speaker, David Moody, a member of the National Polk Board Speakers
Board, share his knowledge of pork production. David works at the H & K
Enterprise farm in Nevada and shared his hands on experience in this type
of farming. His slide presentation along with Q & A periods gave us a good
picture of this industry. If there are still questions he can be reached at
or 515-231-0292.

Secretary’s report was presented by Bill Pollard, moved for approval by Bill
Good, and 2nd by Bob Aalbers with unanimous club approval.

Treasure’s Report from Roger Mahnke:
Activity Fund 3170.00
Money Market 5920.99
Admin. Fund 5263.77
Moved for approval by Dennis Crabtree, 2nd by Dale Hartgraves, with
unanimous club approval.

Old Business:

1) Bill Pollard spoke regarding adding Bob Stuart to an honorary status and
the club will pick up his membership dues. He’ll join Bob Beattie and
Gordon Gill in this group.

2) Bill Pollard alerted the club to the up coming election of officers; our
election will be April 23, 2018.

3) Herb Phillips and “tweety bird” are working on a glasses collection goal
of 1000+ pair. More details coming.

4) Tissue transporters are always “on the go.” If you’re interested, it’s
usually one day a month, and takes about 2 1/2 hours out of your life,
but may give someone site for days, months, years. See Helen J
Phillips for application forms,

5) Dennis Crabtree - stamps and pop tab report.

Lions Recorder, Helen Phillips

2018 March 26 Speaker From Iowa Pork Board
2018 March 26 Speaker From Iowa Pork Board
On March 26, 2018, the Altoona Lions Club met at the Praire Vista Village.
This was a treat, since several of our Lions members live there. The place
where we met has nice facilities, and we will have the next meeting there also.

The photo is the speaker, Dave Moody from the Iowa Pork Board.
He discussed their programs and mission, and their impact on Iowa.

2018 March 26, 2018  Head Table
2018 March 26, 2018  Head Table
2018 March 26, 2018 Head Table
These are the officers for our group. Lance could not be there, so TJ Guzzi ran the meeting. lso shown are Treasurer Roger Mahnke, Secretary Bill Pollard, and Helen Phillips, Recorder.

2018 March 26 Crabtree thanks members
2018 March 26 Crabtree thanks members
Lion Dennis Crabtree thanks the Lions members for helping collect all the stamps and pop can tabs. Lion Bob Aalbers also snuck in the photo.

March 26, 2018 Carolyn Wilkins on Spin Art
March 26, 2018 Carolyn Wilkins on Spin Art
Lion Carolyn Wilkins discusses the planning for the State Fair and Prairie Meadows and the Art Fair regarding signing up for helping with Spin Art.

2018 March 21 Lions honored for long service
2018 March 21 Lions honored for long service
The attached photo shows Altoona Lions Club Members Gordon Gill and Dennis Crabtree being honored for their long years of service. This photo appeared in this weeks Altoona Herald.

Please read the words under the article.

2018 March 12 Meeting minutes
Altoona Lions Meeting Minutes
March 12, 2018
Lion’s Park Shelter House

Twenty members and guest Marla Carr were present. The pledge of
allegiance was lead by President Lance Hudson, and prayer was offered by
Rick Layman

The evening’s speaker was Lori Slings, a representative of Altoona’s 150th
Celebration organization, July 26-29, 2018. This four day celebration is
loaded with plans, ie. farmers’ market, beach party, music on the plaza, 5K
run, parade, mobile museum, quilt show, fireman’s breakfast, and ice
cream social to name of few. Lori is recruiting volunteers and if you’re able
and willing to work she can be contacted at 515-975-8240 or via email at
The website is http://altoona150.org. The
facebook address is Altoona 150. A Q. & A. period followed Lori’s
presentation.

Treasurer’s report:
Activity Fund! ! 3227.00
Money Mkt.! ! 5920.99
Administrative Fund 3995.27

Secretary’s report: read by Bill Pollard. Jointly these two reports were
moved for acceptance by Kit McDowall, 2nd by Margaret Gowin, with
unanimous club approval.

Bill Pollard talked about the convention he had just attended, and the
upcoming state convention in Cedar Rapids, June 2018.

Dennis Crabtree talked about pop can tabs and hearing aid batteries.

Roger Mahnke shared thoughts about providing for life membership status to
Gordon Gill and Bob Beattie. They have been with this club a long time and
are not able to get to the meetings. Moved by Bill Pollard to grant this
status, 2nd by T. J. Guzzi, with unanimous club approval.

Respectfully submitted, Helen J Phillips, Recorder

2018 Mar 12 2018 Special Speaker Lori Slings 2018 Mar 12 2018 Special Speaker Lori Slings
On March 12, 2018, The Altoona Lions CLub met at Lions Park shelter. Our SPecial speaker was Lori Springs. Lori has been involved deeply in many project around Southeast Polk Schools and Altoona for many years. Tonight she was talking about the City of ALtoona 150th Anniversary.

Lori is looking for Volunteers. They need about 400 total.

To get details about the 4 day Aniverary event, go to Altoona150.org. That is the home site for the event. As of now, the calander of events for the celebration has not been firmed up yet. But there are dozens of activities all over Altoona planned.

The website has a place to voluteer. If you look at the volunteer signup page, you will soon see all of the activities, and your chance to help with the event.

Big thanks to Lori for helping with another huge project. Thanks Lori.

2018 Mar 12 Shelly Heimer 2018 Mar 12 Shelly Heimer
Lion Shelly Hiemer accidentally broke her neck. They do not know the cause. She fell, maybe sleepwalking, but not sure. She has been recovering for about 2 months.

Good luck Shelly on a successful recovery.

2018 Mr 12 Michelle and Margaret 2018 Mr 12 Michelle and Margaret
Lion Michelle Hudson kits almost every meeting while the Lions business goes on. She is quite skilled.

As I was taking the photo of Michelle, Margaret Gowin saw me taking photo and waved to me.
Good eyes, Margaret.

2018 Mar 2018 Michelle's flag 2018 Mar 2018 Michelle's flag
When I saw Michelle Hudson knitting, Margaret called my attention to what Michelle was knitting, A beautiful US flag. WOW.

2018 Feb Lions testing eyes at Delaware 2018 Feb Lions testing eyes at Delaware
This photo shows Lions Members testing children's eyes at Delaware school in late Feb. 2018.

The testing was done by Jerry Nolin, Jim Wilkins, and Bill Pollard. Bill is taking the photo.

They tested 31 children.

Thanks for your valuable work.

2018 Feb 26 Meeting Minutes
Altoona Lion’s Club Meeting
February 26, 2018

The pledge of allegiance was led by Vice-president, T.J. Guzzi. (The
president was called away for the death of his father.) Prayer was offered
by Herb Philips. Seventeen members present.

Our speaker was Joe Laslo of Urban Bicycle Food Ministries in the Des
Moines area. He shared there is an average of 12% of the population going
hungry every night. For Iowa that equates to approximately 3700 people
and in Altoona the equation is 1774 people. This is a non-denominational
interfaith group that distributes hot burritos and bottle water year around.
They travel 8 routes on bikes, however, in the winter, 2 of these routes are
via auto. Food is prepared at Capital Hill Lutheran Church, nearly 700
burritos and/or sandwiches every Thursday. Contact information:
on the web or and at
facebook Urban Bicycle Food Ministry. A Q&A session followed. Donations
are always welcome, whether it’s food, $$, or manpower.

The service project began at 6:15 pm and continued through out the
meeting. Donated US flags (worn and faded, no longer flying) had their
stars removed, packaged with a statement about the flag and in
appreciation from a grateful nation. These are for distribution for any known
public servant.

Bill Pollard shared the Lion’s Club facebook page started last week. See it
on facebook at Altoona Iowa Lions. There are many pictures and our club
working on the current service project.

Treasurer’s report:
Activity 2886.34
Money Mkt. 5920.08
Admin. 3862.87

Respectfully submitted, Helen J Phillips, Recorder

2018 Feb 12 2018 Valentines Meeting Mnutes
The club met at the HyVee Conference Room for supper with our spouse/
guest. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by President Lance Hudson, and
Herb Phillips offered prayer.

The program was about our supper, it’s preparation, content, nutritional
value, and a few seasoning secrets. This was under the direction of chef
“Kevin” and his able staff. We were treated to charcutire and gourmet
cheese cabobs, a vegetable hearty greek pasta salad, prime rib served
with ciabatta buns, and twice baked potatoes. Just like royalty!! The meal
was complete with the knowledge that chocolate was good for us. Several
types of chocolate were served along with chocolate covered strawberries.
Of course the roses on the table added to the evening’s enjoyment and
spirit of the season

Thanks to the chef, and all the staff for a great evening. Thanks to Vice-
president T. J Guzzi for making it all come together.

Our next meeting will be February 26, 2018 at the Lion’s Park. The doors
will open at 6:15 to start work on our service project. Kelly Heimer will be
co-ordinating. (The removing of stars from worn flags and the packaging of
such). Bring your own scissors. The regular meeting will start at 7:00 PM.

Kit McDowall was with us, and able to SIT through the meeting. Best of all
Millie came with him. YEA! Kit did comment there were 15 members
whose dues have not reached him, yet.
Respectfully submitted,

Helen J Phillips, Recorder

2008 Feb   Photos from Lions Members at Prairie Village 2008 Feb Photos from Lions Members at Prairie Village
I received an email via Bill Pollard, that came from Makenzie Moburg, Director of Marketing at Prairie Vista Village. They had an event honoring Lion Gordon Gill for his 65 years of Lions membership.

Please enjoy these photos, and please congratulate Gordon for this honor.

This is Lions District Governor Judy Stone with Gordon.

2008 Feb   Photos from Lions Members at Prairie Village 2 2008 Feb Photos from Lions Members at Prairie Village 2
I think these folks are Gordon's family???

2008 Feb   Photos from Lions Members at Prairie Village 3 2008 Feb Photos from Lions Members at Prairie Village 3
This is Gordon with the other Lions members that live at Prairie Vista Village.
Shown are: Dennis Crabtree, Roger Mahnke, Gordon Gil, Bob Aalbers, DG Judy Stone, and Lions Secretary Bill Pollard.

Dennis Crabtree was also awarded for his 55 years of Lions membership.

2008 Feb   Photos from Lions Members at Prairie Village 4 2008 Feb Photos from Lions Members at Prairie Village 4
One more photo, and the most important one. This is District Governor Judy Stone awarding Gordon at the event. Big congrats Gordon.

2018 Feb Valentines Dinner at HyVee Club,  Cooks present 2018 Feb Valentines Dinner at HyVee Club, Cooks present
On Feb 12, 2018, The Altoona Lions Club held their special Vaentines dinner at the HyVee Club room. 3 HyVee cooks explained their food preparation. I do not remember their names, but their presentation was great for the guests the that do cook themselves. For others like me who do not cook, it was entertaining, but I do not have a clue what they said.

There were about 30+ members and guests. The meal the cooks prepared was scrumptious. Everyone really enjoyed it. Thanks to Lance and TJ for setting this up.

This photo shows the cooks during their presentation.

2018 Feb Valentines Dinner at HyVee Club,  Cooks 2018 Feb Valentines Dinner at HyVee Club, Cooks
Closeup of the cooks.

2018 Feb Valentines Dinner at HyVee Club,  table1 2018 Feb Valentines Dinner at HyVee Club, table1
The following photos show each table at the Valentines dinner.

2018 Feb Valentines Dinner at HyVee Club,  table2 2018 Feb Valentines Dinner at HyVee Club, table2

2018 Feb Valentines Dinner at HyVee Club,  table3 2018 Feb Valentines Dinner at HyVee Club, table3

2018 Feb Valentines Dinner at HyVee Club,  table4 2018 Feb Valentines Dinner at HyVee Club, table4
I missed someone at this table. Sorry.

2018 Feb Valentines Dinner at HyVee Club,  table5 2018 Feb Valentines Dinner at HyVee Club, table5

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