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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
Website news
Website news
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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2018 Dec 10 Lions Christmas Dinner And Christmas tree 2018 Dec 10 Lions Christmas Dinner And Christmas tree
On December 10 2018, the Altoona Lions all celebrated Christmas with a dinner at Toad Valley Banquet room.Here are a few photos from thet night. The first is of their beautiful Christmas tree.

2018 Dec 10 Lions Christmas Dinner Game 1 2018 Dec 10 Lions Christmas Dinner Game 1
We played 2 games. The first was to see how fast 4 Lions could stack cups into a pyramid. This is a photo of that event. The photo is a little blurry because the were all moving so fast. The participants were Helen Phillips, Wilma Hall, Larry Lourens, and Jay Rosenberger. We are not sure who won. As soon as Wilma got her's done they all were blasted all over the room very quickly.

2018 Dec 10 Lions Christmas Dinner game 2 2018 Dec 10 Lions Christmas Dinner game 2
The second game was to see how fast 4 Lions could pull hankies out of their box. The participants were Lance Hudson, TJ Gizzi, Jen Book, and Sue Faupel.

2018 Dec 10 Lions Christmas Dinner,  4 Coleman awards 2018 Dec 10 Lions Christmas Dinner, 4 Coleman awards
Four Lions were awarded with a Coleman award.

The award is named for longtime Executive Secretary-Treasurer Warren Coleman, who has given freely of his time and dedication to the Iowa Lions Foundation and the programs for which it supports. This award is conferred on persons who demonstrate community service, and can only be made possible by a contribution of $1,000 to the Iowa Lions Foundation.

The first Lion to win a Coleman Award is Wilma Hall, shown in this photo receiving her award from Barb McGrean.

2018 Dec 10 Lions Christmas, Coleman Award 2 2018 Dec 10 Lions Christmas, Coleman Award 2
The second Lion to receive a Coleman Award is Rick Layman He is seen here receiving his award from Bob Hall.

2018 Dec 10 Lions Christmas Dinner, Coleman 3 2018 Dec 10 Lions Christmas Dinner, Coleman 3
The third Coleman award winner is Bill Good. He is shown receiving his award from Bob Hall.

2018 Dec 10 Lions Christmas Dinner, 4th Coleman Award 2018 Dec 10 Lions Christmas Dinner, 4th Coleman Award
The fourth Coleman Award winner is Bill McGrean. He is seen her receiving his award from Roger Mahnke.

2018 Dec 10 Photos in front of Christmas tree
Since I took 40 photos, it will take a while to get the photos all on the web. I will probably do it as part of making the new Lions Member Direcory.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2018 Nov 12 Lions biweekly meeting. 2018 Nov 12 Lions biweekly meeting.
The guest speaker was Joe McGovern, President of the Iowa Heritage Foundation. Joe discussed the various natural resources around the state, including:

. Wild bird conservatory just north of Red Banks lake that includes 96,000 acres for birds
to fly where they want.
. Loess Hill State Forest
. The wetlands across the state of Iowa
. The trail covering a good part of central Iowa. He said that all the trails will be
connected within 2 to 3 years when 3 junction points are connected near Des Moines.
. The funding that makes the Heritage work, including dozens of state and national grants
and personal gifts.

2018 Nov 12 Lions receiving Length of service medals 2018 Nov 12 Lions receiving Length of service medals
Left to right are:
Jerry Carr, Jim Wilkins, Carolyn Wilkins, Lance Hudson, Kit McDowall, and Secretary Bill Pollard who presented the awards. The awards varied in length from 5 years to 25 years. Also Bill had several other awards for length of service for other Lions that were not present.

2018  Nov 12 Head Table 2018 Nov 12 Head Table
This is the head table. Treasurer Roger Mahnke, Vice President Barb McGrean, Secretary Bill Pollard reading the minutes.

2018 Oct 8 Meeting minutes
The Altoona Lion’s club met with 17 members and guest Marla Carr
present. The pledge of allegiance was led by Vice-president Barb
McGrean, followed by Rick Lyman offering prayer.
The speaker was Betty Mills a sign language interpreter. Betty’s shared
her back ground of growing up in southwest Iowa including life with a
hearing impaired father. At 33 she started learning interpretation leading
her to various experiences and a teaching career in the Des Moines Public
School system. On Sunday she does interpretation at her church in
Runnells.

The treasure's report by Roger Mahnke:
Activity Fund 7375.88
Money Market 13425.87
Admin. Fund 6274.19
Moved for approval by Dennis Crabtree, seconded by Jay Rosenberger,
with unanimous club approval.

Secretary’s minutes by Bill Pollard, moved for approval by Margaret
Gowin, seconded by Bill Good, with unanimous club approval.

Roger Mahnke reported that there was a financial review conducted by
Sue Faupel and Barbara McGrean of the club’s books. No discrepancies
were noted.

No action was taken regarding the memorial bench in recognition of
Robert Aalbers as the committee chair was not present.
Bill Pollard has not been able to have contact with the Sam Wise staff
regarding a banner identifying the Lion’s participation in support of the ball
fields.

Items discussed with no club action taken:
1) installing a movie screen for speaker’s presentations
2) y/n of the club moving to the Senior Center when remodeling
completed.
Wilma and Bob Hall reported they have collected 6 boxes of glasses and
11 boxes of glasses cases for the Lion’s sight program.

Next meeting will be a tour of the Teen Challenge program located in
Colfax, IA. Meet at 6:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Helen J. Phillips, Recorder

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