Volume 2, Issue 3 Secretary's Newsletter Spring 2000

Lion Jan for 9x7 Governor

Nevada Lion Jan Whaley is a candidate for District Governor. Lion Jan is presently serving as Vice-District Governor of District 9x7 and was recently nominated for District Governor by our club. The election will occur at the District 9x7 Convention on 15 April 2000. This year's convention is being held at the Good Community Center in Ogden, Iowa. Lion President Loren Heckathorne and Lion Secretary Jerry Radke will give speeches endorsing our candidate. The Nevada Lions Club has four voting delegates and we need a large club representation at the convention to support Lion Jan.

Please register to attend the District Convention if you are interested in attending. A registration form is in the March 2000 issue of The Iowa Lion or you can obtain a copy from Lion Secretary Jerry Radke. There is no registration fee but there are meal charges and motel costs if you stay over night. To insure meal availability, pre-registration must be received by 6 April 2000. The cost of the evening meal on 14 April is $11.50 and the cost of the banquet on 15 April is $12.50. Please plan to attend if you can.

Pancake Day to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

The Story County Habitat for Humanity will receive a portion of the proceeds from the Nevada Lions Club annual Pancake Day on 17 March 2000. A new home is being built at 718 C Avenue in Nevada for the Ramirez family. Groundbreaking will take place on Sunday, 19 March 2000. In addition to the donation for the home, the Nevada Lions Club will provide a work crew to help with the construction at various times. Those willing to work should notify Secretary Jerry Radke or President Loren Heckathorne.

Pancake Chairman Joel Halverson reports that everything is in order for another successful fund raiser. Pancake Day has been one of our most reliable fund raising events over the years.

Glasses Collected

Over 350 pairs of glasses were collected from the Eye Glass boxes located at Nevada businesses. The glasses were taken to the Lions State Office in Ames where they will be combined with glasses collected by other Lions clubs and sent to Pella, Iowa for cleaning and sorting. The glasses will be distributed around the world by volunteer optometric teams.

Glasses were collected from the boxes at Tipton Drug Store, Nevada Pharmacy, McFarland Eyewear Clinic, and U S Bank. There should be five collection boxes in the Nevada Community. Does anyone know where the fifth box is located? Please inform a member of the Sight Committee or Secretary Jerry Radke.

April Election of New Officers

The Nominating Committee consisting of Lions Susan Radke, Eugene Spencer, Harold Walter, and Bob Hobson are preparing a slate of officers for 2000-2001. The slate will be presented at our 22 March meeting and we will vote at the 12 April meeting.

Please consider serving if you are asked to fill a position on the slate of nominees. Lion Joel Halverson will be running for President and he will need a bunch of dedicated Lions to serve with him. It is a rewarding experience to serve in our club.

This club year is rapidly coming to a close. Thanks to all who have served.

Membership 2000

The Lions Membership 2000 program continues following a Guest Night on 23 Febraury 2000. Jean Bodensteiner became the newest Nevada Lion on 8 March. She is sponsored by Lion Jan Whaley who will now receive two months of free meals at our regular meetings for bringing in a new member. More applications are out and we hope to have several new members before the end of our Lion year.

Any Lion bringing in a least one new member before 1 July 2000 will receive four (two months) free meals.

Other Events

Ten Lions made and served pancakes at Memorial Lutheran Church for 'Fat Tuesday' (7 March 2000) prior to the Joy Trio concert. The church rented the Lions pancake griddles for $50. Several Lions transported the griddles from Lion Dick Settle's farm to the church and set up the burners and griddles. Lions also removed the equipment the morning after the event. It was a lot of work for approximately 100 people eating. It is recommended that we do not rent out the pancake griddles in the future.

Four Lions Youth Exchange students from Peru attended our 23 February 2000 regular meeting and were presented with Lions banners and pins by Lion President Loren Heckathorne. The students were Mariana Becerra, Yohanna Pizarro, Rodrigo Mendoza, and Raquel Diaz.

The Nevada Lions Club is the host club for the Zone Meeting scheduled for 20 March 2000. Lion Zone Chair Susan Radke will open the meeting at 7 pm in the meeting room at the State Bank & Trust. The Maxwell Lions Club will be providing refreshments. We should have a good representation from our club. This is the last zone meeting of this Lions' year.


To new member Jean Bodensteiner.   Jean is sponsored by Lion Jan Whaley

Lion of the Year

Lion Everett Carman for his dedicated service through thick and through thin.

Thank Yous!

Lion Joel Halverson for chairing our annual Pancake Day and to Tom Rittgers for again supplying the pork sausage.

Gil at Smitty's Super Valu for catering our meals while Patty at the Brass Rail is taking a break.

Lion Dick Settle for storing Lions Club equipment at his place.


President: Loren Heckathorne
1st Vice-President: Joel Halverson
2nd Vice-President: Angelo Stefani
3rd Vice-President: Jim Perkins
Secretary: Jerry Radke
Treasurer: Dean Howell
Membership Chair: Jim Fenn
Tailtwisters: Steve Jordening, Duane Stansbury, Charles Lloyd, and Dick Smith
Lion Tamer: Lynn Harris
Directors: Odin Christian, Everett Carman, Bob Hobson, and John Wheelock
Past President: Susan Radke
District Governor: Herman Kopitzke
Vice Dist. Gov.: Jan Whaley
Zone Chair: Susan Radke

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