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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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2018 May 3 SCIP day for Southeast Polk Students 1 2018 May 3 SCIP day for Southeast Polk Students 1 2018 May 3 SCIP day for Southeast Polk Students 1
Each year the area Lions clubs, primarily the Altoona Lions, serves a meal for the Southeast Polk students that are on a work project to help the community look better. This is a great project and the Lions support it by serving them burgers, hotdogs, drinks, and chips at Thomas Mitchell Park. The following are photos of the annual Southeast Polk SCIP day for 2019.

The day starts about 8am. Several ALtoona Lions were there that early to get things ready for the students. Shown in this photo is Kit McDowall and Herb Phillips, separating the frozen burgers to get them ready to cook.

Sorry, but our system insists on putting 2 photos in this one. Just ignore the second photo.

2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 2 2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 2
THis photo show Jerry and Joan Nolin getting ready to hand out buns.

2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 3 2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 3 2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 3
This photo shows Wilma Hall and Helen Phillips getting ready to handle the catsup and mustard.

Once again our system insists on putting 2 photos instead of 1. Sorry.

2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 4 2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 4
Photo is of Jerry Carr and Jim Aplegett (Mitchelville Lions) getting ready to hand out buns.


2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 5 2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 5
Probably the most important job of all is cooking the burgers and hotdogs. Shown her is Karr Van Nordstrand, Barb McGrean and Bob Hall.


2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 6 2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 6
One more cooking crew. This photo shows TJ Guzzi and Karr Van Nordstrand cooking while Bob Hall enjoys a well deserved burger.

2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 7 2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 7
Every project has to have a manager. In this photo, Don Townsend conducts a deltail breifing with Roger Mahnke of the plan for the day.

2019 May 3 Students getting off the bus 1 2019 May 3 Students getting off the bus 1
This photo show one of many busloads of students arriving to enjoy their SCIP day meal provided by the Lions.

2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 8 2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 8
Another photo of students getting off the bus.

2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 9 2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 9
This photo shows many SEP students in line ready to enjoy their food.

2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 10 2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 10
This is one last photo of students getting in line to eat.

2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 11 2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 11
Students eating their food 1.

2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 12 2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 12
Six smiling students eating photo 12.

2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 13 2019 May 3 SCIP day photo 13
Every year it seems that a few students will come to one of the
Lions to thank us for serving them.

As his bus loading was announced, Josh Bristow started
to to the bus, but then came back into the Shelter area
and thanked some of our Lions for the lunch. Yes. There
were many others who expressed thanks as they were being served.
But this young man made the special effort to specifically
speak to us. We commend him for that extra effort.

I don’t have his address . Please pass this
picture on to him for his Senior Year Memories.

From a long time Lion’s Club Member.
Thanks.
Herb Phillips

2019 May 3 Students playing in the field 2019 May 3 Students playing in the field
This photo wows some students enjoying a game of whatever after their meal.

2019 Apr 22 Lions Meeting photo 2 2019 Apr 22 Lions Meeting photo 2
This photo is of Shelly Heimer's Leader dog. He is carefully guarding the table as you can see.

2019 Apr 22 Lions Meeting photo 1 2019 Apr 22 Lions Meeting photo 1
This is the Lions Officers table. Left to right:

Roger Mahnke, Treasurer, Barb McGrean, Vice President, Bill Pollard,Secretary.

We had great attendance at this meeting. There were 26 present.

2019 Apr 8 Meeting minutes
Altoona Lions Club
Lions Park Shelter House
507 13th Ave. SW, Altoona, IA


Meeting called to order by Club President T.J. Guzzi

Pledge was lead by Club President

Prayer was by Lion Rick Layman

Tonight’s program was: AARP Fraud Alert Bill
Gave an overview of what to watch out for and left us with a lot of good information.
He also handed several nice brochures about fraud and what to do about it.

Business meeting followed

Secretary’s report read by Secretary Bill Pollard.
Motion to approve by Barb Mc Grean, seconded by PDG Dennis Crabtree report was approved.

Treasurer’s report given by treasurer Roger:

Activity $2932.84
Money Market $10,439.53
Administrative Acct: $3514.16

Bill Mc Grean made a motion to approve Carolyn W. seconded it report approved.

Kit Mc Dowall made a motion to subsidize the Leo Administrator $750.00 per year for running the SE Polk Leos. Herb Philips seconded club approved. There will be stipulations attached as well as expectations to follow.

3 transferred members will be joining us. 2 from Hampton(Ken and Sue Anderson) and Andrea Lee from Eagle Grove. All three will be coming dues paying members and good helpers going forward.

Dennis Crabtree delivered pop tabs to Ronald McDonald House please continue bringing the as well as postage stamps.

Meeting adjourned 8:05

Respectfully submitted,

PCC Bill Pollard Secretary


2019 Apr 8 Fraud booklet 2019 Apr 8 Fraud booklet
This photo shows the cover of the booklets that was passed out by the speaker.

2019 Apr 8 Fraud booklet inside 2019 Apr 8 Fraud booklet inside
This photo show the first 2 ages of the booklet shown above.

2019 Mar 25 Guest Speaker 2019 Mar 25 Guest Speaker
Our guest speaker form Bass Pro was Jason Turner, shown in the photo. Jason talked about how Bass Pro has just combined with Cabela's. Also, he talked about all the things Bass Pro is doing, such as building new resorts, new Bass Pro sites, and the work that they do to improve the wildlife environment.

2019 Mar 25 Attendees view 1 2019 Mar 25 Attendees view 1
This photo shows most Lions attendees from a first view.

2019 Mar 25 Meeting atendees 2 2019 Mar 25 Meeting atendees 2
This photo shows most atendees from a different angle.

2018 Mar 25 Lions attendees 3 2018 Mar 25 Lions attendees 3
This photo shows most attendees from a 3rd spot.

2019 Mar 25 New Members 2019 Mar 25 New Members
We are very happy to have June Stuart and Becky Rosenberger join our Altoona Lions Club.
They are shown in the photo with Bill Pollard who inducted them as new members. Becky was sponsored by her husband Jay Rosenberger on the far left. June was sponsored by Dennis Crabtree shown on the far right.

2019 March 11 Meeting Minutes
The Lions club met with 17 members present. T. J. Guzzi, led the club in
the pledge of allegiance and prayer was offered by Herb Phillips.
The speakers were from the Altoona police department. Chief Greg
Stillman led the presentation with input from Lt. Tony Chambers. The
department has experienced some “restructuring” after data analysis of
staff activities. Eighty percent of arrests are non-Altoona residents. The
force currently has 31 officers on staff. The department now has a canine
and there are plans to develop a canine corp. A good Q & A session
followed their presentation.

Roger Mahnke gave the treasurer’s report:
Activity Fund 2,964.15
Money Market 10,437.32
Admin. Fund 3,342.29
Moved to approve - Jay Rosenberger, 2nd by Larry Laurens, with
unanimous club approval.

Bill Pollard read the secretary’s report. Moved for approval by Paula
Hudson, seconded by Jay Rosenberger, with unanimous club approval.

Carolyn Wilkins was presented the Melvin Jones award in recognition of
her support of our clubs actives. Especially staffing the spin art booth,
whether it was state fair time, Des Moines’ art festival, or family days at
Prairie Meadows. THANK YOU! Carolyn, for ALL that you do.


Respectfully submitted,
Helen J Phillips, Recorder

2019 Mar 12 Photo of Pollard and Linda Wilkins 2019 Mar 12 Photo of Pollard and Linda Wilkins
This photo of Bill Pollard and Carolyn Wilkins was taken at the meeting on March 12.
Carolyn was presented with a Melvin Jones Fellowship award.

Congratulations Carolyn.

2019 Apr 22 Lions Meeting photo 1 2019 Apr 22 Lions Meeting photo 1
This photo is of the Officers table. Left to right, Roger Mahnke, Treasurer, Barb McGrean, Vice President, Bill Pollard, Secretary.

We had great attendance at this meeting. There were 26 Lions present.

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