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WAVERLY, IOWA, Iowa

District 9NE
77 Years of Service -- Chartered June 13, 1944
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Lions Club of Waverly History
The Waverly Lions Club, sponsored by the Cedar Falls Lions club, was officially chartered on June 13, 1944, with thirty three members. In 1987 women were invited to be Lions.

Lions Club International was formed in 1917. In 1925 Helen Keller attended their international convention asking the Club to help the blind. Since then the Lions have worked tirelessly to prevent blindness and to assist the blind.

Some of the projects the Lions support are: Kidsight - Youth vision screening. Leader Dog - Training of leader service dogs. Eye Glasses - Reusing glasses for the needy. Eye Bank - Human tissue donation, cornea transplants.






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COVID-19 Strikes Again
Unfortunately due to the rise in COVID-19 cases we are stopping our meetings again. Please keep in touch by following our Facebook page for updates.

We were able to get our Frozen Food Sale in during trying times.
We were able to get our Frozen Food Sale in during trying times.
We served over 300 drive-thru customers thanks to our runners that met the people as they drove up.

Fall 2020 Frozen Food Sale
Fall 2020 Frozen Food Sale
The order takers & cashiers got to sit inside.

Lions Frozen Food Sale
Lions Frozen Food Sale
Here Lion John shows a sample of the pies that we were selling. The Lions that were handing out the food worked outside, handling frozen food, from a trailer kept at -3degF.

Lions meeting during the 2020 COVID-19 situation
Lions meeting during the 2020 COVID-19 situation
Not only are we wearing our masks, but practicing social distancing too.

Waverly Lions Club Celebrates its 75th Anniversary
Waverly Lions Club Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

The WSR Robotics Club Donate Eyeglasses to Lions
The WSR Robotics Club Donate Eyeglasses to Lions

Dignitaries Take Part in the 75th Anniversary Celebration
Dignitaries Take Part in the 75th Anniversary Celebration
The dignitaries who graced our celebration. 9NE 1st Vice District Governor Doug Boelman, 9NE Past District Governor Jack Schlesselman, 9NE District Governor Doug Welton, Waverly Mayor Dean Soash, 9SW Past District Governor Ken Klemish, International Director Ardie Klemish, 9MC District Governor Charlotte Miller, 9NE 2nd Vice District Governor Richard Congdon, 9NE Past District Governor and 9NE 2nd Vice District Governor-elect Sephen Becker, 9MC Past District Governor Judy Stone, Waverly Lions President Barb Waltmann, 9NE Past District Governor Michael Farmer — at Waverly Municipal Golf Course.

Waverly Lions President Receives Proclamation From Mayor
Waverly Lions President Receives Proclamation From Mayor
Waverly, Iowa mayor Dean Soash presenting Lions President Barb Waltmann with an early copy of the city's proclamation of appreciation, to be officially given at the city council meeting Monday, June 17

Waverly Lions 2019-2020 Leaders
Waverly Lions 2019-2020 Leaders
L-R: President- Stephan Becker, Treasurer- David Wylam, Director 1yr.- Glenn Meier, 1st VP- David Craig, Lion Tamer- Dan Sanderman, Past-President- Barb Waltmann, Director 2yr.-Teresa Meyer, 2nd V.P.-Mark Trax, Director 2yr.- Mike Aubrey
Not Shown: Secretary- Terry Letsche, Tail Twister- Craig Hancock, Director 1yr.-Teresa Spohn

Waverly Lions Elect New Officers for 2018-2019
Waverly Lions Elect New Officers for 2018-2019
Today is the start of a new Lions year. At our recent Installation and Awards Banquet, the Waverly Lions Club inducted these officers for the 2018-19 year. (L-R, front row): Dave Wylam, Treasurer; Michael Aubrey, Past President; Barb Waltmann, President; Kathy Schutte, 2nd VP; Teresa Meyer, Membership Chair; Larry Van Daalen, Board Member. (L-R, second row): Craig Hancock, Tail Twister & Board Member; Glenn Meier, Board Member; Stephen Becker, 1st VP; Dan Sanderman, Lion Tamer; Terry Letsche, Secretary; David Craig, Board Member.

Lions Recieve Awards
Lions Recieve Awards
June 25 was your Waverly Lions Club's Awards and Installation night. (L-R) Lion Dan Sanderman received the Iowa Lions Foundation's Warren Coleman Honorary Award, Lion Terry Spohn received the Lions Clubs Internation Foundation Melvin Jones Fellowship, and Lion Michael Aubrey received the Waverly Lions Club's Lion of the Year award. If you see any of these Lions, please congratulate them!

New Ramp Installation
New Ramp Installation
Lions Mike & John finish up a ramp installation

New Ramp Installation
New Ramp Installation
The Waverly Lions Club has three ramps that are designed to be moved to different locations. The design makes it easier to modify for minimal expense for each location.

2017 Heritage Days Pancake Breakfast
2017 Heritage Days Pancake Breakfast
Another satisfied customer

2017 Heritage Days Pancake Breakfast
2017 Heritage Days Pancake Breakfast
The Bremer County Fair Queen adds a little royalty to the occasion.

Waverly Heritage Days 2017
Waverly Heritage Days 2017
The Waverly Lions feed pancakes to a large crowd at the Waverly Airport during the 2017 Heritage Days.

2017 Heritage Days Pancake Breakfast
2017 Heritage Days Pancake Breakfast
Lion President Mary coaches young Foelske as the 4-H member helps out

We start installation of the ramp in Clarksville
We start installation of the ramp in Clarksville

2016 Heritage Days Parade
2016 Heritage Days Parade
The fans eagerly await the floats

2016 Heritage Days Parade
2016 Heritage Days Parade
The Lion is roaring to the crowds

2016 Heritage Days Parade
2016 Heritage Days Parade
Making sure people know when and where

2016 Heritage Days Pancake Breakfast
2016 Heritage Days Pancake Breakfast
The customers are happy

2016 Heritage Days Pancake Breakfast
2016 Heritage Days Pancake Breakfast
Out intrepid sausage cook is rushing to beat the storms

2016 Heritage Days Pancake Breakfast
2016 Heritage Days Pancake Breakfast
The planes keep watch over the crowds

Lions Spring '16 Pancake Breakfast
Lions Spring '16 Pancake Breakfast
The cooks are ready

Waverly Lion Receives Award
Waverly Lion Receives Award

Wartburg professor honored with Kennedy award for inspiring students

March 24, 2016


Michael Bechtel, Wartburg College assistant professor of science education, received a 2016 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award.

Bechtel was one of 14 teachers selected for the honor recognizing teachers who have made an extraordinary impact on the lives of students. He was nominated by Caitlin Miller, a former student at Central High School in La Crosse, Wis.

“Too often people correlate a student’s intelligence with his or her GPA. Dr. Bechtel was the greatest teacher I ever had because he helped me realize that learning and intelligence cannot be quantified within the narrow confines of a GPA,” Miller wrote, recalling how Bechtel, who taught her honors chemistry course, helped her see that trying and learning from mistakes was more important than any final grade.

“Dr. Bechtel saw my struggle, my shaken confidence, and helped me to regain that confidence. More importantly though, he made me fall in love with learning again.”

Though he remembers Miller (and her sister) well, he doesn’t remember the exact conversation she referenced in her nomination letter.

“It’s totally something I would say though. It just goes to show that it’s not always the big things you do, but the little things you say,” he said.

Prior to coming to Wartburg, Bechtel, a 1994 graduate of the college, also taught at Twin Cedars High School in Bussey, Saydel High School in Des Moines, and Lewiston-Altura High School in Lewiston, Minn. He also taught at Western Technical College in La Crosse, Wis. Bechtel earned his doctorate in educational leadership from Edgewood College in Madison, Wis., in 2012 and joined the faculty at Wartburg in 2013.

In 2015, Wartburg students honored him with the John O. Chellevold Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and Professional Service for his “passion for education and dedication to creating a true learning environment.”

“There are a lot of phenomenal teachers. Everyone has their favorite and there are a lot of teachers you don’t hear about, but there are just as many who do amazing things in the classroom and on a personal level,” he said. “There are students I may not reach, but someone else might. It takes all kinds.”

The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award was created in 2010 in honor of composer Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday. Award recipients receive a $10,000 grant and are showcased, along with the people they inspired, at http://education.kennedy-center.org/education/sondheim/nominees16.cfm.

“We see the profound impact and difference teachers can make through our work in schools across the country,” said Mario Rossero, senior vice president of education at the Kennedy Center. “The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the passionate work teachers are doing to impart the joy of learning on their students and communities, and we are grateful for all they accomplish.”

Along the Rolling Prairie Trail
Along the Rolling Prairie Trail

Take a break, on the Lions
Take a break, on the Lions

New Members
New Members
Lion Hancock presents Landon & Erin their official club hats.

Lions Donate to Waverly Library
Lions Donate to Waverly Library
Past-President Elizabeth Hancock presents Sue VanHemert a check for $80 to use for their youth reading program.

Leah Cherry is recognized for her Peace Poster
Leah Cherry is recognized for her Peace Poster

Lions Donate to Northeast Iowa Food Bank
Lions Donate to Northeast Iowa Food Bank
Mary Rose, 1st Vice President, presents a check to Robin Stewart, L & Jennifer Brandt, R..

Lions Donate to CVFF
Lions Donate to CVFF
Mary Rose, 1st Vice President presents a check to Casey Reints of the Cedar Valley Friends of the Family.

Lions Donate to Holiday Shoppe
Lions Donate to Holiday Shoppe
Augie Waltmann, Past President, presents a check for the Holiday Shoppe. Shown L-R: Nikolas Werner, Adriana Rodriquez, Shannon Stewart, Augie Waltmann

Author Linda McCann gives us a presentation on her local books
Author Linda McCann gives us a presentation on her local books

Waverly Lions Elect Leaders for 2015-2016
Waverly Lions Elect Leaders for 2015-2016
Shown L-R: Mark Trax-Director, Augie Waltmann-Past President, Mary Rose-1st VP, John Quin-Tail Twister, Dave Wylam-Secretary, Craig Hancock-President, Merlin Benning-Director, Terry Letsche-Secretary, Glenn Meier-Lion Tamer.
Not Shown: Mark Mueller-Director, Chris Dix-Membership, Lynn Wingo-Director

John Quin receives the Warren Coleman
John Quin receives the Warren Coleman

Terry Spohn receives the Warren Coleman
Terry Spohn receives the Warren Coleman

Craig Hancock receives the Melvin Jones Fellowship, progressive
Craig Hancock receives the Melvin Jones Fellowship, progressive

Barb Waltmann receives the Melvin Jones Fellowship, progressive
Barb Waltmann receives the Melvin Jones Fellowship, progressive

Augie Waltmann receives the Lion of the Year
Augie Waltmann receives the Lion of the Year

May '15 Joint Meeting with the Janesville Lions
May '15 Joint Meeting with the Janesville Lions
We start with mingling among the clubs.

Spring 2015 District Convention Awards
Spring 2015 District Convention Awards
President Augie Waltmann receives the Bud Freeman Presidents Award

Spring 2015 District Convention Awards
Spring 2015 District Convention Awards
Immediate Past President Terry Letsche receives the 2013-2014 Club Excellence Award from District Governor Jack Schlesselman

Spring 2015 District Convention Awards
Spring 2015 District Convention Awards
President Augie Waltmann receives the Centennial Service Challenge Award for 2014-2015 on behalf of the Waverly Lions Club. The Club achieved service activities in the four areas required in the challenge. Environment-Rail Trail clean up, Waverly Recycling Center volunteers, DOT road side cleanup, park beautification project and painting park shelters, Youth Peace Poster contest.

Spring 2015 District Convention Awards
Spring 2015 District Convention Awards
Don King receives the International Presidential Certificate of Appreciation as the 9NE District Leader Dog Chairman

Spring 2015 District Convention Awards
Spring 2015 District Convention Awards
Lion Marianna King receives the Certificate of Accomplishment as the 9NE District Environmental Chairperson

Lions Screen Youth's Eyesight
Lions Screen Youth's Eyesight
Jere Steere and Terry Nelson check a youth's eyes.

District Awards
District Awards
Mike Stevens receives certificate of appreciation for his 2 years as District Youth Exchange Chair

Lions Checking Eyes
Lions Checking Eyes
Jere Steere and Augie Waltmann use the special camera to check a child's eyes.

Waverly Lions Celebrate Their 70th Anniversary
Waverly Lions Celebrate Their 70th Anniversary

Our leaders for 2014-2015
Our leaders for 2014-2015
Front L-R:
Elizabeth Hancock-Director, Mary Rose-2nd Vice-President, Barb Waltmann-Secretary, Augie Waltmann-President
Standing L-R:
Craig Hancock-1st Vice-President, Glenn Meier-Lion Tamer, Terry Letsche-Immediate Past President, Merlin Benning-Director, Mark Trax-Director, Mark Mueller-Director
Not Shown:
Dave Wylam-Treasurer, Chris Dix-Membership

Our New President
Our New President
Augie Receives the gavel from outgoing President Terry

2014 Awards
2014 Awards
Mike Aubrey-Lion of the Year, Jer Steere-Warren Coleman, Glenn Meier-Warren Coleman, Mary Rose-Melvin Jones, Ruth & Garry Davis of Garry's Tire-Warren Coleman for Community Involvment

Lion Barb Waltmann receives the Presidential Certificate of Appreciation
Lion Barb Waltmann receives the Presidential Certificate of Appreciation
This award is given to just a few Lions Club members each year. It is from the International President, Barry Palmer.
Shown presenting the award is Lions International Director William McKinney, Barb Waltmann, District 9NE Governor Stephen Becker

Lion Barb Waltmann shows her Presidential Award to President Letsche
Lion Barb Waltmann shows her Presidential Award to President Letsche

Lions April 14 Pancake Breakfast
Lions April 14 Pancake Breakfast
The cooks are hard at work.

Lions April 14 Pancake Breakfast
Lions April 14 Pancake Breakfast
Bob and Terri are making sure the setup is right.

Ramp Installation
Ramp Installation
Jan-'14 and a new user for the ramp.

Ramp installation
Ramp installation
The guys are hard at work

Ramp installation
Ramp installation
It is starting to come together

Eye Screening
Eye Screening
Jere is using the new camera

2013-2014 Leaders
2013-2014 Leaders
L-R: Mark Trax Director, Merlin Benning Immediate Past President, Craig Hancock Tail Twister, Chuck Frazier Director, Marianna King Director, Barb Waltmann Secretary, Terry Letsche President, Dave Wylam Treasurer, Glenn Meier Lion Tamer, Augie Waltmann 1st Vice-President
  
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