Lions Club Blog
DCTC is partnering with Aeropostal to collect jean of all sizes to give to to those in need! Starting February 2nd you can drop of your gently used jeans at the drop off locations at DCTC. Last year we collected over 50 pairs of jeans and we want to beat that this year!
Contact Nanci Al-Kordi with any questions you might have at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations new DCTC Lions Board of Directors!
President: Jeff Germundsen
Vice President: Todd Keppers
Secretary: Jenna Phillips
Treasurer: Keither Prichett
Marketing Director: Whitney Bunce
Tail Twister: Megan Scherado
We Rock and ROAR!
If you missed the Student Life Fair, it’s not too late to get involved with the DCTC Lions! You can contact Brett Kolles at Brett.Kolles@dctc.edu with any questions you may have!
Not sure you want to become a Lions? Don’t worry, there is no obligation. You can attend the events of your choice and even make a volunteer event happen! Have a volunteer idea? Let Brett or any of the other Lions Know and we can help you lead the idea into a successful reality!
General Lions Meetings (Any and all Lions and perspective Lions can attend)
Wednesday February 11, 2015 @ 1:00pm Room 2-603
Wednesday March 4, 2015 @ 1:00pm Room 2-603
Wednesday April 8, 2015 @ 1:00pm 2-601
Board Member Meetings
Wednesday February 18, 2015 @ 1:30pm Room 2-603
Wednesday March 25, 2015 @ 2:00pm (after Can Do Canines) 2-601
Wednesday April 15, 2015 @ 1:30pm 2-601
Cards for Hospitalized Kids (CFHK) is an internationally recognized charitable organization that spreads hope, joy & magic to hospitalized kids across America through uplifting, handmade cards. It distributes handmade cards to hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses across the nation. Over 40,000 kids in hospitals in all 50 states have received cards. We believe this is just the beginning. We hope you will get involved and help us brighten the days of as many hospitalized kids as possible.
How do you make a card?
1. Gather up some supplies!
You can make a card with simply crayons and paper, or you can gather a bunch of supplies. It is entirely up to you. You are welcome to use craft supplies, such as: stickers, stamps, etc., so long as it is not excessive to the point of falling/rubbing off (this can create health concerns for some kids). This is especially important when using glitter. Rubbing your finger across the glitter, stamp ink etc., to ensure that none or little comes off, is typically a sufficient way to tell if it is excessive.
2. Addressing the card:
Since we do not yet know the child’s name, please make sure you do not address the card to a specific person.
If you want to address the card, here are some suggestions:
- “Hey there”
- “Hey you!”
- “To: a very special person”
3. Writing on/in the of the card
At the request of hospitals, we ask that you not write “Get well”, “Feel Better” or other illness related comments. This is very important because some patients suffer from medical conditions that are chronic, life-long, progressive and/or terminal.
Rather, we recommend that you write uplifting messages such as:
- Stay strong
- You are awesome
- Never forget how amazing YOU are
- You rock
- I hope you have a great day today
- You shine brighter than the sun
- You inspire me
- Be Brave
- I believe in YOU
These messages focus on the child as a whole, rather than their illness, which is important, according to Child Life Specialists. You can also come up with your own uplifting comments.
4. Make sure that you do not…
- Include any personal information, such as: phone number, address, email address etc. Hospitals will not allow us to distribute cards with this information.
- Write any religious comments such as “God Bless” or “I’m praying for you”. Hospitals do not allow us to distribute cards with these comments. Hospitals treat patients of all religions as well as patients that do not practice religion, which is why they do not allow this.
5. Sign your name:
Now, sign your first name on the card. (Please do not sign your last name). If you wish to, you can also sign your state, such as “Katie from Nebraska”, or organization such as “Girl Scouts”.
6. Lastly, mail out the cards:
Cards for Hospitalized Kids
7290 W. Devon Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
**Students @ DCTC: We can hand deliver YOUR CARDS to the MNAEYC-MNSACA Conference next week (they’re collecting them also). Please drop them off at DCTC in room 2-206 by Jan. 28th!
The Lions held their first meeting of the semester today but if you missed it, don’t worry! There will be plenty of meetings and projects going on through out the semester!
Not sure if you want to become a lion? Stop by the Lions table at the Student Life Fair on Wednesday, January 28th from 11:30-1:30 In the commons area at DCTC! Current lions will be there to answer any questions you may have about the club. Can’t wait to see you all there!
If you can’t make it to the Student Life Fair, you can always contact Brett Kolles via email at Brett.Kolles@dctc.edu with any questions or ideas.
Come learn what these amazing dogs do for those with special needs. Paul Lokan will be speaking on how these service dogs are trained and will be bringing one of these extraordinary canines to campus on Wednesday, March 25 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Dakota Room. Complimentary pizza will be served.
Greetings, Lions and Friends of Lions!
Thank all of you for a fantastic Fall semester. Over the last 16 weeks, we have:
*Helped build townhouses in Woodbury through Habitat for Humanity
*Supported the Out of the Darkness walk to prevent suicide
*Gathered about 800 lbs. of food for the local food shelf and delivered it
*Supported the Fight Against Hunger Walk at the Mall of America
*Raised funds helping the Rosemount Lions Club with Christmas tree set-up and sales
*Won the Minnesota Vikings JR Quarterback Award for service – $1000!
*Participated in and helped host the Regional Banquet of Lions for our District 5M-6
There are two ways to serve as Lions:
1) Help out with at least one event and you’re a member (get a free t-shirt and membership to Lions International (a $40 value).
2) Become a Board member. We meet about once a month (complimentary lunch is served). We decide as a team what additional services we want to support. All leadership positions are for one semester.
The election of BOARD MEMBERS will be on Wednesday, January 21 at 1:00 p.m. in room 2-603. These are the board positions that will be filled at a future meeting: president, vice-president, marketing director, secretary, treasurer, and tail-twister (public relations). You must first be elected as a Board member. All students are welcome and encouraged to participate in the election. Come be a Board member!
Next semester, we’re already are looking at a number of cool event suggestions:
*“Be the Match” fundraiser
*Bed Race down Buck Hill to support Bridging, Inc.
*The Annual Chili Cook Off
Be a leader! Have fun, feel good, make friends, develop great contacts, and build that resume!
To all Lions, THANK YOU for a wonderful semester! –Brett