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                                                                                                                 April 2011



Aitkin Lions 85th Anniversary                                   Slate of Officers
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2011 is the 85 Anniversary of the Aitkin Lions Club.            The slate of officers for 2011 – 2012:
                                                                         New President – Tom Brand
Spring Spaghetti Feed                                                    New 1st Vice President – Terry Dox
                                                                         New 2nd Vice President – open seat
Preliminary results of the Spring Spaghetti Feed on March                Two year directors – 2 individuals interested in two
25, 2011: Gross sales $1,448 with an estimated net profit                          positions
of $475.

Yearly Calendar                                                 Zone Meeting
For planning purposes, it was suggested to create a yearly      The next Zone meeting will be held at Quadna hosted by
calendar for projects.                                          Hill City Lions on May 4, 2011. The cost of the meal is $10
                                                                - $12. If you are interested, please contact Lion Tom
Governor’s Visit                                                Plagman.

During our April Membership meeting, District Governor          Ditch Clean Up
Linda Albrecht-Nordy will be addressing both the Aitkin         Prior to our May Membership meeting on May 17th, all
Lions and the Riverboat Lions Clubs. Aitkin Riverboat           Aitkin Lions are invited to participate in the ditch clean up
Lions have asked that the women wear spring bonnets and         beginning at 5 pm. Please meet at the 40 Club at 5 pm
the men wear a regular tie or a bow tie.                        sharp.
Asian – Persian Gulf Support                                    Aitkin County Fair Booth Project
This month Aitkin Lions and Riverboat Lions are asked to        The Aitkin Lions and the Riverboat Lions have accepted
donate snack pudding cups to be put into the packages           the Fair booth project in a joint effort. The dates of the fair
sent to the troops. These will be collected at the April        are July 13 - July 16.
Membership meeting on April 19. Please show your
support for our troops.                                         Riverboat Days
Dad’s Belgian Waffle Project                                    August 4 – 7, 2011 has been designated as Aitkin
                                                                Riverboat Days. Please reserve these dates on your
Dan’s Belgian Waffles will be served during the Aitkin All      calendar.
Class Reunion on Saturday, June 25, 2011. Please save
this date and plan to attend and help out as needed.            Rippleside School Picnic
Riverboat Lions Spring Luncheon                                 Volunteers are needed again this year for the after school
                                                                Rippleside School Picnic on June 1, 2011.
The Riverboat Lions will be hosting their Spring Luncheon
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from 11 am to 1 pm on May 5 at First Lutheran Church.
All are welcome.                                                ===========================================
July Board Meeting                                              Upcoming Activities Calendar:
Incoming Lions Board President Tom Brand will be hosting        Dist Governor’s Visit/Membership April 19, 2011
the July Board meeting on July 5th.                             Zone Meeting@ Quadna                May 4, 2011
                                                                Riverboat Spring Luncheon           May 5, 2011
                                                                Ditch Pick-up/Membership            May 17, 2011
                                                                Pop Tab Pickup                      May 19, 2011
                                                                Rippleside School Picnic            June 1, 2011
                                                                Belgian Waffle Project              June 25, 2011
Website: www.aitkinlions.org                                    Aitkin Co Fair/Turkey Booth Project July 13 – 16, 2011
Newsletter Editor:                                              Riverboat Days                     Aug 4 – 7, 2011
Dawn Mykkanen                                                   Community Meal                     Nov 21, 2011
218-820-7010
windar8@charter.net (home)
dmykkanen@cuyunamed.org (work)
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                    Aitkin Lions Club· Chartered May 5, 1926. Sponsored by Brainerd Lions Club
                                                         2010-2011 OFFICERS
                                         DISTRICT GOV. – Linda Norby • ZONE CHAIRMAN – Tom Plagman
                           PRES. – Tom Plagman • 1ST VICE – Tom Brand • 2ND VICE – Vacant • SECRETARY – Tom Bruss
                            TREASURER - Ralph Mykkanen • LION TAMER – Terry Dox • TAIL TWISTER – Patrick Wussow
                    4- YEAR DIRECTORS - Roger Pearson & Bob Janzen • 2- YEAR DIRECTORS – Carroll Janzen & Tom Lindelien
                           IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT – Dean Hasskamp • MEMBERSHIP – Dave Petry & Earl Rocheford
                            GAMBLING MANAGER – Tom Lindelien • ASST. GAMBLING MANAGERS – Bud             Bruss/Mike Ellis
 Awds    Lastname      Firstname Spouse             Address                City St Zip                      Phone       Email
         Arvidson      Ron         (Sherry)         204 1st St SE          Aitkin, MN 56431               927-4815      ron@arvidsontax.com
          Benson       David       (Sue)            43088-325th Lane       Aiktin, MN 56431                927-4398     farmisland@hotmail.com
         Beyreuther    Dick        (Luann)          46 - 2nd Ave SE        Aitkin, MN 56431               927-3530
  PJK    Blomberg      Harvey      (Judy)           37184 Hwy 169          Aitkin, MN 56431               927-6646      hjvanilla@embarqmail.com
   P     Brand         Tom         (Pam)            38800 - 305th St       Aitkin, MN 56431               927-6419      tomandpam@centurylink.net
  PJK    Bruss         Bud         (Elaine)         508 - 4th St NW        Aitkin, MN 56431               927-4163
         Bruss         Tom         (Cherie)         50 - 2nd Ave SE        Aitkin, MN 56431               927-6034      tcb92074@yahoo.com
   JH    Buhlmann      Richard     (Betty)          34351 Pioneer Ave      Aitkin, MN 56431               927-6464
         Chatelle      Jeff        (Cathy)          672 Westwood Dr        Aitkin, MN 56431               927-2898
  PJK    Dox           Terry       (Kathy)          107 – 5th Ave NW       Aitkin, MN 56431               927-6045      tkdox@yahoo.com
  JK     Ellis         Michael     (Patricia)       22445 County Rd 111    Aitkin, MN 56431               821-1751      dodgedb2@yahoo.com
         Fischer       Paul                         38260 Deer St          Aitkin, MN 56431               927-6435
   JK    Futhey        Lee         (Kathy)          27299 - 435th Ave      Aitkin, MN 56431               678-4076      kllake2@yahoo.com
         Garner        Jim         (Sharon Bennett) 32598 Pioneer Ave      Aitkin, MN 56431               927-3449
  PJK    Hasskamp      Dean                         26734 Hwy 210          Aitkin, MN 56431               534-3442      deanoh87@yahoo.com
         Houg          Roger       (Nancy)          15 Minnesota Ave S     Aitkin, MN 56431               927-3716      rnhoug@mlecmn.net
  PJH    Hyytinen      Don         (Lois)           33083 Hwy 47           Aitkin, MN 56431               927-2374      hyytinen@mlecwb.net
   J     Janzen        Bob                          523 - 1st St NW        Aitkin, MN 56431               927-4488      janzen@charter.net
         Janzen        Carroll     (Joy)            36208 Deer St          Aitkin, MN 56431               927-6119
         Landsverk     Doug        (Sue)            268 Ripple River Dr    Aitkin, MN 56431               927-2381
         Langton       Bill        559-359-9003     31530 US Hwy 169       Aitkin, MN 56431                             wlang@ocsnet.net
   K     Lindelien     Tom                          31169 - 427th St       Aitkin, MN 56431               768-2843      ttrl48@yahoo.com
         Mykkanen      Dawn        (Ralph)          14628 Lynwood Dr       Baxter, MN 56425               820-7010      dmykkanen@cuyunamed.org
   K     Mykkanen      Ralph       (Dawn)           36559 Hwy 169          Aitkin, MN 56431               820-8819      windar8@charter.net
         Pearson       John        (Connie)         28274 - 340th Ave      Aitkin, MN 56431               927-3682      jonconpearson@yahoo.com
  DK     Pearson       Roger       (Kathleen)       30361 - 408th Pl       Aitkin, MN 56431               927-6101
 PJKL    Petry         Dave        (Tracy)          34777 - 363rd Pl       Aitkin, MN 56431               927-6905      dpetry@mlecmn.net
 PJKH    Peysar        Ed                           31406 – 331st Pl       Aitkin, MN 56431               927-6305      empeysar@mlecmn.net
  PJK    Plagman       Tom         (Michele)        38292 Deer St          Aitkin, MN 56431               927-3544      tplagman@hotmail.com
         Rocheford     Earl                         43358 274th Lane       Aitkin, MN 56431               678-2110      ewroche@mlecmn.net
  PJK    Smeltzer      Brien       (Sandra)         31896 - 414th Place    Aitkin, MN 56431               927-6200      briensmeltzer@yahoo.com
  PJK    Smeltzer      Glen        (Dorothy)        38310 Dove St          Aitkin, MN 56431               927-4431
         Spaeth        James       (Barb)           33857 Pioneer Ave      Aitkin, MN 56431               839-4541      jim@sunsetbayresortmn.com
         Stoffel       Tom         (Cindy)          32764 - 388th Pl       Aitkin, MN 56431               927-1835      tom.cindy.stoffel@gmail.com
 PJKL    Tibbitts      Gary                         316 - 4th St NW        Aitkin, MN 56431               927 -6263     gtibbitts@charter.net
          Webster      Al          (Mary)           35171 – 432nd Place    Aitkin, MN 56431                          djgranddadmum@mlecwb.net
         Wilke         David       (Cathy)          30030 395th Place      Aitkin, MN 56431               927-6409      cawilke@embarqmail.com
         Wussow        Patrick                      218 1st Ave SW         Aitkin, MN 56431               927-6529      patwussow@gmail.com


Award Key: (P) Past President - (J) Melvin Jones Fellow - (K) Helen Keller Award - (H) Hearing Research Fellow - (L) Leader Dog Foundation Award
            (D) Diabetes

Meetings: Board: 1st Tuesday monthly 6:00 p.m. @ 40 Club ~ Membership: 3rd Tuesday monthly 6:15 p.m. @ 40 Club


 Bring a Friend or Family member with you to our next Lions meeting…
Every club needs members in order to achieve its service goals. New members provide clubs with fresh ideas,
new projects and additional ways to make a difference in the community. Our membership is down to 38. We
NEED to grow.



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