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                                       Club                                   February 2009




               February Calendar of Events
                                                                  2009 Minot Lions Texas Hold EM Tournament
           Lion Tom Probst - Program Chair                                   Saturday, February 21
                                                                                Minot Sleep Inn
                    Monday, February 2
Peter Zimmerman, new chairman of Task Force 21 will               Dealers are needed! Contact Warren Gamas if
speak to the group.                                               you are available that date!
                  Tuesday, February 3
Zone Planning meeting for Spring Membership Blitz at Cal-
Dak Cabinets at noon.

                        Monday, February 9
       CHANGE IN LOCATION – INTERNATIONAL INN
Meeting with Minot Rotary Club with the Great Plains
Assistance Dogs Program from Jud, ND. Bring your items                      February Board Meeting
for the gift box for the dogs to this meeting as the collection              Thursday, February 5
will be given to them at that time.                                            11:30 Holiday Inn
                   Saturday, February 14
                       Valentine’s Day
                                                                              January Attendance
                    Monday, February 16
Rescheduled meeting speaker Conrad Davidson                                   Attendance Figures
Dr. Conrad Davidson, Dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences at Minot State University, will speak of his visit to     January 5 ….. 25 members
Nairobi, Kenya, this past summer, where he trained actors to       January 12…...0 members
improve their performance skills in radio drama.                                  (Weather Cancellation)
         From Chair Lion Leslie Coughlin:                          January 19…..27 members
               Saturday, February 21
                                                                   January 26….. 25 members
          Minot Lions Texas Hold’Em Tournament
                                                                   We have 52 members …..We miss you when you
                      Sleep Inn, Minot
                                                                              aren’t at the meetings!
                    Monday, February 23
Mark Timbrook, Minot author and historian, share with the
group his latest book on Minot, “The Last Hurrah”                                                          1
        Minot Lion
         Website

                                                            Program Chairs
                                                          2008-2009 Club Year

             http://minotlions.org/              If you have suggestions for programs please
  Our website is up and running. Lion                  contact anyone of the following:
 Warren Gamas is our web guru. Check it                       March – Gary Price
  out for information between meetings
                                                            April – Todd Ringoen
              and newsletters
                                                            May – Brad Bergman
                                                           June – Roger Brabandt




Please save your December 2008 Lions
Magazine and bring to a meeting. Lion
Lowell Latimer is collecting the magazine
for the Lions Songs in this issue!
                                            Monday, February 9 the Great Plains
                                            Assistance Program will be our program!

                                            This meeting at International Inn with the
                                            Minot Rotary Club.

                                            Great Plains Assistance Dogs Wish List
                                                 Toys and rawhide chew bones (assorted, constant need)
                                                 Dog treats (assorted, constant need)
                                                 Nylon collars and leashes (constant need)
                                                 Towels and wash cloths for washing dogs
                                                 New towels and wash cloths for student apartments
      Lion February Birthday                     Garbage bags (kitchen and heavy duty type)
                                                 Paper towels
        8 Norman Ellison                         Bathroom tissue
                                                 Blankets
     ***************************                 Laundry detergent
              February                           Bleach
                                                 Copy paper
    Lion Membership Anniversary                  Stamps
                                                 Kleenex
             Olger Barsness 1954                 Bedding sets (queen and twin)

            John Samuelson 1965             If you would like to donate any of the above items to Great
                                            Plains Assistance dogs in Jud, bring your items to a weekly
            Dennis Sommers 1978             meeting.


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                                                          Remember your Valentine!
                                                            Saturday, February 14

Have you ever wondered how much we
collect in our weekly fiscal challenges?

           January
Tail Twisters – $8.00                                         President’s Day
Trivia - $8.00                                               Monday, February 16
Pennies - $ 12.60
Weekly Attendance Drawing- $7.30
Mint Sales - $0.00                                           Cherry Pie Anyone?

     Year to Date
            July 2008-June 2009
Tail Twisters - $114.50
Trivia - $97.50
Pennies - $153.80                                 Do you know why George Washington‟s father
Attendance Drawing - $7.30                        didn‟t punish him when he cut down the cherry
Mint Sales - $21.95                               tree? Come to a meeting to get the answer!
Special Auctions - $81.00




                  Upcoming Lion Events
Saturday, February 21, 2009 Minot Lions Texas Hold „EM tournament

Saturday, March 28, 2009 German Feast

June 2009 Multi-District Convention in Minot

July 6-10, 2009 – 92nd Lions Clubs International Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saturday, September 19, 2009 Garlic and Grape Festival

October 30, 31, 2009 North Dakota State Lions Convention in Mandan


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                                                      minded individuals to do even more for their
                                                      neighbors in need. Also, many families are
                                                      looking for activities in which all members can
                                                      participate and which do not require a large
                                                      monetary investment. Because there is no better
                                                      or more cost-effective way to serve than through
                                                      Lions Clubs International becoming a Lions Club
                                                      member is an increasingly attractive opportunity.
                                                          Your club can best take advantage of these
Dear Club Officers,                                   new conditions by developing new service
                                                      activities to meet the changing needs of your
        Happy New Year! May 2009 be filled            community. Be relevant! Do your best to find
with many miracles of service for your club.          out about the challenges that face your
        But we all know that just wishing for         community today and devise new ways to meet
good things to happen don‟t make them come            them.
true. We have to work at it. We have to plan. We          Only by changing and adapting to the
have to be pro-active.                                prevailing conditions can your club be a beacon
        The new year is a good time to evaluate       of hope and an anchor of stability in troubled
our clubs to make sure we are on track.               times. But if you are successful in this effort the
                                                      good people of your community will surely
Are you…                                              recognize what we already know: that it is a great
         Targeting young people, women or men         joy and privilege to be a Lion.
         if few in your club, and members of              You have my best wishes for a happy and
         specific professional groups?                successful new year of service.
         A “family-friendly” Lions Club?
         Using marketing and public relations         Sincerely,
         techniques to their best effect?             Al Brandel
         Working closely with your district‟s         International President
         MERL team?
         Making membership development a 365-         LCI Web site Links
         day a year priority?                         http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/content/programs_
     Fortunately, there are many proven tools         mem_student.shtml
available to help you perform this self-evaluation    http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/content/programs_
and to make any mid-course corrections needed.        mem_women.shtml
At the Lions Clubs International Web site, please     http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/content/programs_
see (Year Round Growth Program brochure,              mem_family.shtml
Healthy Club Toolbox, Best Practices for              http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/content/resources_
membership development, and 31 Marketing and          media.shtml
Public Relations Ideas) among many others.            http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/content/programs_
     Please to not hesitate to take this clear-eyed   mem_MERL.shtml
look at what is happening in and around your          http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/content/programs_
club. Course corrections are not necessarily          mem.shtml
needed because of failure or mistakes, but            http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/content/programs_
because times change and it is up to individuals      mem_yrgrowth.shtml
and organizations to adapt and change with them.      http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/content/programs_
It is important for the club to meet the needs and    mem_hctb.shtml
expectations of its members. Involvement in the       http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/content/programs_
community is key to meeting member's                  mem_practices.shtml
expectations.                                         http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/content/pdfs/
     Nothing could illustrate how quickly times       mk97.pdf.
can change better than the worldwide economic         http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/content/pdfs/tk10.p
turmoil of 2008. But like all change, it presents     df
both challenge and opportunities. Difficult
economic times often motivate community-

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