For over 40 years the Orono Lions have been dedicated contributors to their communities.
For over 40 years the Orono Lions have been dedicated contributors to their communities.
Orono Lions are proud to welcome new members Jim Erlandson, Shane Rudd, Chad Kuechle, Brad Rowlette, & Tim Haugen to the club!
Here are the upcoming meeting dates.
Anchor Scientific: Long Lake â€“ 3/13
Donny Chillstrom Garage: Long Lake â€“ 3/27
Pioneer Museum: Long Lakeâ€“ 4/10
Choo-Choo Bar: Loretto â€“ 4/24
Monyâ€™s Bar and Grill: Maple Plain â€“ 5/8
Bradley Hansen House: Orono â€“ 5/22
Anchor Scientific: Long lake â€“ 6/12
Kurt Kaminski House: Long Lake â€“ 6/26
More responsibilities and duties to give on out to folks. There is a tentative date set.
To Irma Kelley, reading with elementary students is all about adventure, imagination and pictures. But, as a retired teacher, she canâ€™t help herself every now and then, and tries to sneak a phonics lesson in. But Orono Schumann Elementary students are pretty wise â€“ even at their young age. One handsome young lad, in the politest of tones, once asked Kelley during a visit, â€śAre we done with this yet?â€ť
Make no mistake, however, about how beloved Kelley and her husband, Bruce, are in Orono Schools. The Long Lake couple was honored as the 2012 recipients of the Orono Education Association Friend of Education Award. The award was presented during the Orono Schoolsâ€™ annual recognition breakfast June 8.
The couple, with the help of the Orono Lions, created the R.E.D. (Read Every Day) Lions Challenge during February, which is I Love to Read Month. This year marked the 11th year of the program. Each first-grader who reads for 20 minutes every day during the month earns a $25 gift card to The Bookcase in Wayzata.Â The programÂ hasÂ been so successful here that other Lions clubsÂ throughout the nation haveÂ replicated it.
The Kelleys also organized Orono Reads for second-grade students who need extra support in reading. They found adult volunteers to visit once a week to read with one or two students. In addition, Bruce comes in once a week to work with a small challenge math group.
You donâ€™t have to enter the school to see evidence of their volunteer efforts. Irma planted an A-Z hosta garden in front of Orono Schumann Elementary. Just prior to its major renovation, she took out all the plants and then replanted them once the renovation was complete.
The Friend of Education Award is presented to an individual or organization that has dedicated time and talents to the districtâ€™s schools and its students. It was first presented in 1988. An Orono Education Association member must initiate or endorse a nomination. The OEA Executive Board reviews nominations and decides who should receive the honor.
Below is the scheduled list of meetings!
August 8Â - Donnie’s House @ 6:30PM – Social meeting working on float
August 22Â - Anchor Scientific @ 6:30PM – Regular business meeting
September 5Â - Anchor Scientific – special meeting for carp contest
September 8Â - Saturday Carp Contest @ 6AM
September 12 – Orono Golf Course @6:30PM – Social meeting and barbeque
September 26 – Bradley’s House @ 6:30PM – Business and social meeting barbeque
October 10 – McGarry’s Restaurant @ 6:30PM – Regular business meeting
October 24 – Anchor Scientific @ 6:30PM – Regular business meeting
November 14 – American Legion @ 6:30PM – Regular business meeting
November 28 – Detour 19 @ 6:30PM – Regular business meeting
December 12 – Bradley’s House @ 6:30PM – Social meeting barbeque
December 26 – NO MEETING – HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
The following is the meeting places, time, and location for the months of: May, June, and July. Meetings subject to change. Check back here for updates.
May 9th – at Rooster Bar & Restaurant. 6:30 social & 7pm meeting.
May 23rd – Joint meeting with NW Tonka. They will be BBQ’ing for us as their guests.
June 13th – Regular business meeting at the Rooster Bar & Restaurant
June 27th – BBQ? Nelson Park, Holbrook Park, or Orono Public Golf (TBA)
July 11th – New Office Installation. Bring your suggestions to the meeting tomorrow evening.
July 25th – Arrive 6:30 / 6:45 Social. Meeting starts at 7:00PM. (Anchor Scientific, Long Lake)
It’s that time of year. From June 19, 2012 – June 23, 2012 have a great time with friends, family, and community members at Summer Fest 2012 (brought to you by the Long Lake Area Chamber). Save the Date!
View the SummerFest schedule of events here.
Want to help? They are currently looking for sponsors so if you know a business or individual that would like to contribute please send them the form below.
Do you love fishing? Do you love prizes? This is a must-go-to fishing contest!
What: Minnesota Lake Party is proud to be helping organize a Crappie Contest on Lake Minnetonka with all proceeds going to Orono Lions Club and North Westonka Lions Club.
When: April 21st, 2012 Weigh in will be at 1PM
Where: Maynard’s Restaurant* on Lake Minnetonka
*If coming by car please do not park in Maynard’s lot
Cost: $5 entry fee / $5 raffle tickets for door prizes
Largest Fish Prizes
Current Door Prizes
Register Online To Fish By Clicking Buy It Now Below
All online payments will go directly to the North Westonka Lions Paypal account. Online Registration will close at midnight on April 20th. You may also register and purchase raffle tickets with Lions Club members the day of the event at boat ramps around Minnetonka. Though you need not be present to win the raffle, tickets cannot be purchased online. If you canâ€™t make it but would like to purchase raffle tickets please call Roy â€“ (952) 210-6626 or Cort â€“ (763) 458-1460
Official Contest Rules
The location of the first meeting of each month is going to be at Red Rooster starting on March 14th at the usual time. Next meetings still to be decided for the fourth Wednesdays. Check back soon for another update!
March 14th – @ Red Rooster
March 22nd – 6:30PM @Anchor Scientific regarding Crappie Fishing Contest. There will be three or four members from Mound, St. Boni, and Wayzata Lions attending the meeting. There will be brats, hamburgers, and beer. We’ll be going over event organization, volunteer positions, etc.
March 28th – 7PM @ Anchor Scientific. Primary purpose of meeting is to organize participation in the Lions – Lake Minnetonka Crappie Fishing Contest ( Saturday, April 21st).
March 29th – 6:30PM @ Anchor Scientific in Â Long Lake. We will be having discussions regarding Crappie Fishing Contest.
Congratulations to the following three cash winners in the 2012 Snowball Open raffle that supports the “Read Every Day” program for
First Prize – $500 – Winner: Terry Smith
Thanks to everyone for making the Snowball Open & 25th Anniversary a great success. The first graders thank you as well!
It’s that time of year again. Last year was a major success and this coming Snowball Open event will be even better! Come join us at Nelson Park in Long Lake. For more details, check out the flyer by clicking here.
Just a reminder, there is no pre-registration available this year. Please show up and pay when you come!
Below is a letter to Lion Presidents and Secretaries regarding newly launched Project New Hope retreats in downloadable format. Actual letter is posted after if you do not have a compatible browser.
Greetings to all Lion Presidents and Secretaries,
WE NEED HELP!! We need each and every Lion in MD5M to help us get the word out about our Project New Hope retreats! We have a great product (our retreats) to offer but we need the marketing to get the consumers (veterans and families) to attend the retreats. Our retreats have proven time and time again that we are on the right track with the veterans. We have prevented at least one suicide and who knows how many others that we haven’t heard about directly. But, as you all know, even an excellent product does not sell itself. We need to all be on the lookout for veterans and families who may need our help. We need help contacting our local Clergy, medical providers and counselors to inform them about our program so they can refer people to us for help. We also need to inform veterans organizations such as Legion, VFW, DAV etc. so they can help us spread the word to vets they see who may be suffering. Also remember that we are not just talking about Iraq and Afghanistan but our Korea and Viet Nam vets may be still hurting also. If you don’t feel you can talk to a prospect find someone who can help you make the contact and explain the program.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not a new problem, but it is getting more recognition and treatment. Many of our Viet Nam Veterans suffered from PTSD but had to do it in silence and help was not forthcoming. That has pretty much been corrected but much needs to be done in treating it and we can be that help in getting veterans and their families into programs if they will only come and let us into their lives for a week end retreat. Remember that the veterans may be in denial but the spouse, the parents, the grandparents, brothers, sisters, and friends all may be good people to help in getting them to our retreats.
The next retreat is scheduled for July 1-3 at Camp New Hope, PLEASE HELP US FILL IT WITH VETERANS AND FAMILY MEMBERS!! Thank you in advance for the help you all give to these wounded HEROES!!
SummerFest is coming up real soon so book your calendar before you forget! See attached link for a day to day schedule (June 21-25) at Long Lake, MN.
In other news:
Lions Carp Fishing Contest is on the last day of SummerFest, June 25th!
Need to know details:
The following is the schedule for upcoming meetings,Â discussionÂ topics and/or meeting place. Questions? Contact an Orono Lions team member!
April 30th – Adopt a Hwy, Day watch for e notices
May 11th – Choo Choo Bar, Loretto @ 6:30 or 7pm
May 25th – Nelson Park @ 6:30pm – watch for notices on pavilion improvement projects around this date
June 8th – Peppercorn @ 7pm, business & carp contest
June 22nd – Birch’s @7pm, business & social meeting
June 25th – Summer fest
July 13th – Officers installation; site to be determined
July 27th – Navarre bowling lanes @ 6:30pm, social meeting
This is the first half of the 2011 Meeting Schedule.
Feb. 9th – Monies in Maple Plain (7pm)
Feb. 23rd – Appreciation Dinner @ Choo Choo Bar in Loretto (6.30PM)
March 9th – McGary’s in Maple Plain (7PM)
March 23rd – Legion in Wayzata (7PM)
April 13th – Red Rooster (7pm)
We are an organization that strives to make a positive difference in the community. As such, we collaborate on community building initiatives throughout the year and give back to the community more than just monetary goods, but also compassion which can be seen through hours upon hours of volunteering that accumulates throughout the year. Below are some results of our hard work.
Red Lions – Read Every Day – Program for 1st graders at Orono to promote the importance of reading. A $25 gift certificate was given to all students who read or are read to for one hour a day during the month of February, which is National Reading Month.
Adopt A Highway – The Orono Lions cover two stretches of roadways below and we have also adapted the Union Cemetery area.
And More Volunteering Hours Â or Funds Given to:
This year was a huge success. We had 480 golfers and over 600 people attending the event. We would like to thank all of you who came and enjoyed our annual Snowball Open event. All the money raised will go back to the community in many forms to benefit the needy.
Special thanks to all the sponsors who had donated prizes, gift certificates, and the sponsors who worked a hole. Without you the attendee’s would not of had so much fun. Thanks.
A big thanks to the city of Long Lake and Orono Public Works who helped out with the Christmas trees and snow plowing. Also, the Cub Scouts Pack 206 did a great job helping as the clean up crew. We would like to personally thank all who had volunteered their time to set up and break down the tents, holes, and all the equipment.
Hopefully we are all still here for the next Snowball Open on Saturday, Jan. 28 2012 (10AM to 4PM).
We look forward to seeing you next year.
VP Orono Lions
The annual Snow Ball opening is happening again! It’s going to be exciting and lots of fun Â so bring your family, friends (or frenemies), and neighbors to support a great cause!
The 24rd Annual Snowball Open is the major fund raiser for the Orono Lions. A fantastic 18 hole gold course is carved on the ice of Long Lake. Each hole has a local sponsor and thanks toÂ our snowball open sponsors we can keep doing our duties! There are hospitality tents stationed at each hole. This event draws over 600 players and spectators!
The Snowball Open is at Nelson Park, 1860 Symes Street, Long Lake, MN 55356.Â MAP
On January 29th, 2011 you can get your chance to win prizes, eat great food, and meet new friends! We start at 10 AM pronto! The last tee time is 1:45 PM.
The Snowball Open is the primary fund raiser for the Orono Lions. The proceeds from the event fund various programs in the Orono, Long Lake, and surrounding communities. The projects include supporting theÂ RED Lion reading program at Shuman Elementary School, assisting senior citizens in our community local food shelves and more.
Register yourself, a spouse, family, and friends
It’s just $20 per person and the proceeds go to a great cause!
We would like to thank the following sponsors for their contributions toward the Orono Lions Club. Without all of you, we wouldn’t be a successful lions club organization.
The Red Rooster
Perry’s Truck & Welding
Long Lake Fire Dept.
Scharber & Sons
Susan G Komen Race for Cure
First Bank of the Lakes
Edward Jones Financial
Long Lake True Value Hardware
Hazellewood Grill & Tap Room
#10 Sports Center / Golf Dome
Patrons & Prize Donors
One Stop Auto
Birch’s of Long Lake
Public Works of Long Lake
Public Works of Orono
Day Distributing-Signage and setup
Choo Choo Bar of Loretto
Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge
D’Vinci’s Pizza of Navarre
AmericInn of Long Lake
Edward Jones – Anne Funke
Mark Dreyer – Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Race for the Cure
Sports Dome – Newly Reopened Golf Dome of Long Lake / Orono
Bona Fide Realty