Lions Club Blog

Thanks for a great semester! Looking ahead…

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 will be on Wednesday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m. in room 2-603. These are the board position that will be filled at the meeting: president, vice-president, marketing director, secretary, treasurer, and tail-twister (public relations).

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.
*Polar Plunge
*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

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Lions Wins Vikings Jr. Quarterback award

Read the whole story here!

http://blogs.dctc.edu/sandbox/2014/11/21/campus-lions-club-member-honored-by-mn-vikings/

Lions elections on January 21, 2015

Interested in becoming president, vice-president, secretary, marketing director, treasurer or “tail-twister”? Come to the Lions meeting at 1:00 p.m. on January 21 in room 2-603 and see what we are about! Positions are for one-semester in length. lion xmas

Bikes for Kids event cancelled

The Bikes for Kids event is cancelled. They ran out of bikes to clean. We’re hoping to reschedule.

Lions Loads Up the Local Food Shelf

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Lions Collects Food for Local Food Shelf

The Lions Club, in partnership with the Mostly Sunny Club, are collecting food for the local food shelf from November 3 – November 22. Drop off all non-perishable items on the table in the Commons area. The food shelf reports this time of year is in particular need, so we appreciate your support!

This picture shows the half-way point in our food collection.  One more week to hit our goal of 1000 lbs.!

This picture shows the half-way point in our food collection. One more week to hit our goal of 1000 lbs.!

Bikes for Kids

The DCTC Lions are cleaning and performing light bicycle repairs on used bikes to get them ready to give to kids in need. Join us on Tuesday, November 25 as we clean and package bikes for kids in need. We are meeting at DCTC at 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. to carpool to N. Minneapolis where hundreds of bikes have been donated and need a good washing. The bikes are then packaged to look like new! Email brett.kolles@dctc.edu to RSVP to save your spot!

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DCTC Lions Club Meeting

DCTC Lions Club

DCTC Lions Club

Join the Lions Club on Wednesday, November 5th for a school wide meeting. Get the scoop on what the Lions will be working on this year! Everyone is welcome and it’s no obligation, so grab some buddies and meet in room 2-603 at 1:00pm! Meetings only last about 45 minutes so stop by and check it out! We hope to see you all there!

Marcus, Todd, Jeff, Megan, Whitney, Annette, and Brett. 2014 Lions Board

Marcus, Todd, Jeff, Megan, Whitney, Annette, and Brett. 2014 Lions Board

Lions attend the LCI Banquet

The DCTC Lions Club attended the Lions Club International district banquet on October 29. Helping out with registration are Jeff Germundsen and Marcus Leong. Helping with raffle ticket sales are Annette Keenan, Megan Scherado, and Devon Kroll. Over 70 Lions attended the event and we all enjoyed a delicious dinner and outstanding company!

The Lions Club builds homes for Habitat for Humanity

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From left to right: Edward Garza. Marcus Leong, Patrick Lair, Sal Reza, Jeff Germundsen, Jeanne Hager, Jeff Hager, and Ayuba Dansoho.

Habitat for Humanity 2014 was a success! The DCTC Lions Club put down a laminate wood floor and painted the interior walls of several town homes in Woodbury during MEA break. These homes were made for those less fortunate, and the Lions were there to help.