(2001 Issues)

Published by the Appleton Noon Lions Club, P.O. Box 762, Appleton, Wisconsin 54912
Meetings: Mondays 12:15 p.m. - Columbus Club    E-mail:
(NOTE: Some of these issues may not be exactly as originally published due to technical problems in the scanning into OCR. The content should be accurate, however.)

VOL. 79 — No. 11, December 10, 2001

Monday, December 17 — Annual Egg Nog Party starting around ll:30am. No program. Guests are welcome. No meeting December 24 or 31.

Monday, January 7 — The Fox River cleanup is in the news. Our speaker Dennis Hultgren from Appleton Papers will bring us up to date.

January greeters are Dave Searl and Dick dark. Program Chairmen are Paul Shoberg and Rod Wolf.

January Birthday celebrants are Howard Pleuss and Ed Schmidt. Many Happy Returns!

FIRST BOARD MEETING IS JANUARY 9, 11:30am, Wednesday, at the Columbus Club. Dutch treat lunch. All members welcome. See how the club runs.

Deadline is December 17 for good used clothing, playing cards, hard cover books, toiletries. Ebie, Howie, Dan will take what we collected to King December 19.

Bell Ringers — Remember to ring Tuesday, December 11 when and where you signed up. If you can ring additional days, call the Salvation Army to volunteer. Thanks to Tom O'Hearn for organizing ringing on the 11th.

We received thank you letters from WLF for our gift of $1,000, Leader Dogs for $250, and Diabetes Research of Northeast Wisconsin.

Del Newton delivered 925 pairs of used eyeglasses to Rosholt for recycling to bring the total since he has been collecting to 46,384 pairs.

SNORT will be reprinted in January. If you have any changes to your information, get them to Tom O'Hearn now.

Lunch drawing winners were: Wolf, M.J. Ripp, Madisen, Muck, Martin, Rorabeck. Not present to win were: Pleuss, Dunlap. O'Hearn, Tassoul.

VOL. 79 — No. 10, November 26, 2001

Monday, December 3 - We offer to sponsor five students to the World Affairs Seminar, one from each high school. Alyssa Haack and her counsellor Joe Lamers from East will be there to talk about her experiences at the Seminar. Nathan Suchomel and his counsellor from West were also invited.

Monday, December 10 "Madeline Prahl, teacher Mrs. Heller and counsellor Moushley from North will continue with Seminar Experiences. Mrs. Heller at­tended as a student and encouraged Madeline to apply for our grant.

December greeter is Bob Sawyers and Program Chairmen are Bob Randa and Don Goodman. We appreciated the hospitality and tour ofTouchmark November 19.

Happy December Birthdays to Ron Dunlap, Chris Wales-Magners, Rich Martin and Dan Rorabeck. Many Happy Returns.

Octoberfest net profit was $1,487 for selling wrist bands and beer tickets. Del Schuh thanks all who worked.

Thanks also to all who worked at the AAL Diabetes Awareness table November 8. Congratulations to Blaine Priebusch who received the 100% Treasurer's Award. Our club donated $500 to LCIF for September 11 disaster relief. BOARD MEETS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

Dutch treat lunch at 11:30 am at the Columbus Club. All members welcome to see how the club does business. Good ideas welcome!

At its last Board meeting November 12, the Blue Ribbon Committee looking into the club's future recommended that we drop the Plamann Park winter concession stand project on weekends there is snow for winter sports. The time involved and effort is not worth the return. The Board voted to drop the project and perhaps offer it to the area Leo Club or another Lions Club.

If you have e-mail, sign up with your address at the meeting. We may send the SNORT to those not at the meeting by e-mail instead of snail mail.

VOL. 79 — No. 9, November 12, 2001

Monday, November 19 - Our program is about Touchmark on West Prospect with lunch, presentation, tour of the new facility. Guests are welcome for lunch if you put them into the count to be taken Monday the 12th - spouses, friends, etc. The lunch will cost $7.00 and please have the right change. The entrance is just past the Willows and there should be someone to direct you to parking.

Monday, November 26 — Back at the Columbus Club. Our speaker will be Sonya Main Frederickson, Community Coordinator for Gold Cross. She will discuss the emergency medical system, show the latest technology, and give tips on what you should do to be prepared for a medical emergency. She can also answer questions in reference to the "Do not resuscitate" law.

Thank you to members who manned the Lions table at AAL November 8 to hand out information on our diabetes program, our club and Wisconsin Lions Founda­tion.

At this writing Milt Kaufman was at AMC and we all signed a card for him. We understand Sally Muck had a hip replacement. Our wishes for fast recovery to them.

BOARD MEETS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 11:30, COLUMBUS CLUB All members are welcome for a dutch treat lunch and to see how the club's busi­ness is conducted.

If you deliver eyes, please get a form from Secretary Tom to fill out for mileage reimbursement.

LET'S WIND UP THE ENTERTAINMENT BOOK PROJECT. Some members have money and books out. Turn money in NOW to Dick Swanson or Dude Hahn so you can be credited against the books you signed out.

Lunch raffle winners Dave Cooper and Ralph Acker, not present when names were drawn, Dobbie Robertson and Milt Kaufman.

Now is a good time to invite a prospective member to a meeting. Club pays pros­pects lunch.

VOL. 79 — No.8, October 29, 2001

Monday, November 5 —Our speaker will be Erin Torkelson, grandaughter of Thomas, who has returned from a stay in Japan. Our club donated some money to this.

Monday, November 12 — Our speaker will be Linda Stoll who is the Fox Cities Greenway Executive Director. She will tell us about existing and proposed trails in the area.

Plan now to meet and eat at Touchmark on West Prospect Monday, November 19, with host Lion Chris. Touchmark is across from Butte des Morts Golf Course.

Thanks again to all who worked on the Senior Living EXPO. Our net profit is $4,469.23. (.23 from the efforts of the Tailtwister!).

You can stop in at the Pioneer Inn, Oshkosh for the 27-B1 District Convention Saturday, November 10. We have 6 delegates, but others are welcome. Check with Secretary Tom on details. We will donate, half of our annual amount at the Parade of Checks there: WLF $1,000, Leader Dog $300, Hearing Dog $250, Wis. Diabetes Association $125, Mission to Mexico $100. Same amounts will be donated ai the state convention.

Drop Paul Gelbke a card at home. We are thinking of him.


We -welcomed long time meinber Hal Arbeiter back for a visit from Missouri.

Whoever borrowed the video on the flag needs to get it back to Archie Mauk NOW.

If you can help man a booth on Juvenile Diabetes for an hour Tuesday, November 8 from 3-8pm and hand out literature (at AAL), see prez Piper.

We received a thank you letter from Kelly Wolf from Panama for our donation toward her stay there.

Lunch winners, Ebert, Swanson, Weber, Loveall, Names drawn but not present Gelbke. Pawlak.

VOL. 79 — No.7, October 15, 2001

WELCOME NEW CUB James Hietpas with A. G. Edwards sponsored by Don Goodman. Make it a point to meet him and make him welcome.

Monday, October 22, Our Mayor Tim Hannah will be our speaker. Find out about the 2002 budget among other things.

Monday, October 29, Our speaker will be Johanna Ciske from the Outagamie County Museum and Houdini Historical Center.

Thanks to Dick Swanson and Dude Hahn for running the Entertainment Book Sale. And to all members who sold books. We are sold out and our charitable account will gain around $700 from this project.

LCIF thanked our club for its $500 donation to the World Trade Center disaster. WLF thanked us for our donation to Lions Camp recently.

Octoberfest Chairman Del Schuh wanted to say special thanks to O'Hearn, dark and Hahn for working all day to help the second shift out — and again to all who worked that day.

Senior Living EXPO tentatively will net the club $4,000, but all bills are not in as of this writing.

EYES — if you picked up eyes and delivered them to or from Appleton hospitals, let Secretary Tom know because our club reimburses drivers.

Tom also notes there is a Lions windbreaker in the national magazine you can get for $ 18, since our club pays the other half, $ 18. Let him know if you want to order one. He also has caps, shirts, vests for half price. (No Halloween costumes though).

Lunch ticket winners Spitz, Torkelson, Hoeft, Blahnik. Those not there when their names were drawn were Tauber, Shoberg, Biesecker.

November Program Chairmen are Dave Cooper and Deb Matz. Greeters are that same Cooper and Rik Madisen.

It certainly is harvest time and YOU should pick a new member and bring him/her to a meeting to look the club over while you sell LIonism and what our club does to help the less fortunate.

VOL. 79 — No. 6, October 1, 2001

Monday, October 8 — Our own state representative, Assemblyman Steve Wieckert, will be our speaker. There is a lot of news from Madison and a special session coming up.

Monday, October 15 — Social Security District Office Manager Tim Gierke will be our speaker. Find out the latest on Social Security and Medicare.

To Del Schuh and his crew for their work in our booth. This project had a lot of support and has been a good fundraiser for many years.

Of the 140 Entertainment Books Dick and Dude started with, we have 17 left as of the 24th of September. Please sign out books NOW and turn in money for them to Dick or Dude. Cost is $27 per book. Pick up books and turn in money at the meetings or Dude has some books at his home if you need them.

Board Will Meet Wednesday, October 10 at 11:30am at the Columbus Club. This is your chance to make up attendance and to put in your opinions on how the club runs. All members welcome.

Our members are cordially invited to attend the opening of Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs at its new home at 720 W. Fifth St., Appleton (the former Peabody Manor). Ribbon cutting at 4:15pm, tours and refreshments 4:30-7:OOPM. We made a donation to Harbor House last year from Senior EXPO profits. Put Thurs­day, October 11 on your schedule.

Winners of the free lunch drawing September 24 were Terry Dawson and Archie Mauk. You must be present to win.

November 9 and 10 are the dates of the District 27-B 1 convention at Oshkosh. We can send six delegates. They will get registration and meals paid by our club.

A handful of members have not paid their $65 annual dues to Secretary Tom. These were due July 1 and are now 90 days overdue. Don't take a chance on being dropped from membership. We want you to stay members, please pay now.

VOL. 79 — No. 5, September 17, 2001

Monday, September 24 — Our speaker will be Karen Dickrell from the Outagamie County Department of Family Living.

Monday, October 1 — How's it going? Kirk Metzger, Executive Director of the Fox Cities PAC will bring us up to date.

Octoberfest on September 27 needs some additional help in the afternoon. Let Del Schuh know if you can do this. There is a training session for our newer workers September 18 at the Chamber of Commerce. Check with Del if you can attend.

THANK YOU to all who worked on the 4th Senior Living EXPO. Work started about a year ago on one of our biggest fundraisers. As soon as all bills are in we will bring you the bottom line.

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE! Cost is $27 this year. About half the books we have are in the hands of members. Get books and turn in money to Dick Swanson or Dude Hahn. Books will be at meetings until we run out.

Dobbie reports on the golf outing: First place with Torkelson, Schuh, Tilque and Matz 35; second place O'Hearn, Cox, Sinkula, Rorabeck 37; third place Schmidt, Acker, Martin, Jooss 38; fourth place Robertson, Pawlick, J. Fen-is, M. J. Ripp 39. Refreshmen ts and prizes were distributed at Telulah Park.

Celebrating birthdays in October are Elmer Tilque, Fred B iesecker, Chez Hoeft and Jim Smith. Many happy returns!

Thank you's to the club: WLF for eyeglasses turned in by Del Newton, Noon Lioness for our donation of $200.00 for their help at the convention, from a blind person who received a braille watch found in a box for eyeglasses and hearing aids and refurbished.

Sick call: Bob Sawyers having back surgery. Remember him with a card. Lunch raffle winners 9/10 were Ken Lang and Joe Spitz.

Recruit a new member and bring him/her to the next meeting for a free lunch while the person enjoys the fellowship and information on our club and Lions.

VOL. 79 — No.4, August 27, 2001

Wednesday, September 12 — Board meeting ll:30am Columbus Club, Dutch treat. Everyone welcome to help the club run well.

Monday, September 10 "Our speaker is Dr. Daniel Thibodeau, who is a chiroprac­tor and his topic will be, "Stress".

Monday, September 17 -- "Exercising to Stay Healthy" is the title of Valeri Kelly's presentation. She is from Club West Sports Complex.

Celebrating are Dude Hahn and Dan Cloud. Many happy returns!

Let's hear it for Songleader Bob Sawyers and the "golfing" songs he forced us to sing before Dobbie and his dauntless crew teed off for the club golf outing.

Preliminary Art in the Park net profit is $1368. This project money goes to what we contribute to the Wisconsin Lions Foundation (camp, eyebank, etc.) and the local donations such as Harbor House, Boys and Girls Club, COTS, etc.

WLF thanked our club for sponsoring a hole in the Birch Sturm tournament.

FOURTH SENIOR LIVING EXPO is Wednesday, September 12. 9-2 at Monarch Gardens. Jim Jacobs has organized distribution of over 300 posters starting August 27. This is very important to our publicity in addition to radio, newspaper and Val Pak advertising.

Chez Hoeft is chairing Registration and manning other areas. He has assignments for many of you to cover the two shifts. The Senior Living EXPO is a major source of money so that we can help the less fortunate.

Dick Swanson will have Entertainment Books for $27 the first part of September. Ocioberfest is conning up September 29. Del Schuh will ask for your help there.

Lunch ticket winners were Herb Krueger and Ebie Ebert. Deb Matz missed out. Did you see the nice story in her in the Inc. section of the Post Crescent?

VOL. 79 — No. 3, August 13, 2001

Monday, August 20 — Our representative at Badger Boys State, Cole Oswald, a Senior at Appleton North will talk about his experiences at Ripon this summer.

Monday, August 27 — From Another Chance, Inc., Don Koepke, Executive Director will talk about giving problem kids a second chance to be better citizens.

September Board meeting Wednesday, September 5, ll:30am, Columbus Club due to Senior Living EXPO September 12. Everyone welcome to see how the Club works.

THANKS to Co-chairs Shoberg and Wolf and all who worked on Art in the Park. Preliminary figures indicate a profit of around $ 1,000. And to Co-Chairs Cooper and Loveall and all who helped at the Family Picnic. Figures to come in on this one.

Used eyeglasses taken to Lions Camp after being collected by Del Newton now total 45,759 since he started.

Siren Lions thanked our club for donating $500 toward tornado relief there. The club donated $300.00 to Kelly Wolf who is an AFS student in Panama.

The 4th Senior Living EXPO is coming Wednesday, September 12 at Monarch Gardens, 2311 W. Spencer St. Many of you have worked on it already and Chair­men of various committees will be asking members for help. Please save the date and plan to help between Sam and 2pm when you are asked.

Bob Sawyers has sold 36 tickets for Lions Night at Attic Theater. Our club will net $120.00 from this. Thanks, Bob!

Eleven members still owe the $65.00 annual dues. Pay Tom O'Heam NOW.

Bl District Convention will be in Oshkosh, Nov. 9, 10, 11. Our club will pay delegates registration and meals. We have 6 delegates, but everyone is welcome.

Bob Muck is our WI Lions Foundation Associate, will keep us informed.

Thanks to Dobbie for organizing the golfing on the 13th at Reid Municipal. He invites anyone who wishes to come to Telulah Park around 5:15pm for refresh­ments.

Lunch winners: Piper and Hahn. Not present to win, Balliet and VanderZanden.

VOL. 79 — No. 2, July 30, 2001

Monday, July 30 -Jean Renesen and Tom Laugenhon who are rehabilitation special­ists for the blind will be our speakers.

Monday, August 6 — Ron and Nancy Swartout will be our speakers. She gave a kidney to her spouse and they will talk aboui giving organs to family members.

Monday, August 13 — Andrew Oppman, former editor of the Post Crescent will talk about the future of newspapers in the area.

Our golfing tournament is August 13 starting at 2:15 at Reid Municipal followed by refreshments atTelulah Park where all members will be welcome. Check with Dobbie Robertson for more details.

Happy Birthday to members: Dobbie Robertson, Kari Blahnik, Bud Stach, Herman Ripp and Bob Randa. Many happy returns!

The SNORT has been reprinted so please check the information on the reverse and if a change is needed, let Secretary Tom know. If you haven't paid your $65 dues for 2001-1, give Tom your check as soon as possible.

Thanks to Otto Cox for the Brewers trip arrangements and to Rod Wolf for the Lions Camp bus.

Our picnic at Plamann Park will be held rain or shine starting about 5:30pm. Cost is $5 per adult and S3 per child. The Evening and Grand Chute clubs have also been invited to attend. It will be at the same location as last year.

Ken and Lucy Lang celebrated their 55th anniversary recently.

Our club donated $500 to the Siren Lions Club for tornado relief. We also had thank you letters from Nathan Schaval who attended the World Affairs Seminar and Kole Oswald who attended Badger Boys State. We will hear from Kole August 20.

Louise and Ebie Ebert represented our club at the Lions International Convention in Indianapolis.

Lunch drawing winners: Elmer Tilque, Dick dark, Ralph Acker and Ron Dunlap. Not present when names were drawn: Wayne Tauber, Paul Gelbke and Fred Biesecker.

VOL. 79 — No. 1, July 9, 2001

Monday, July 16 — Our new 27-Bl District Governor Orville Kittel will make his official visit to our club. He will induct new officers and report on the International Convention.

As new officers take over, we want to give a BIG THANK YOU to Paul Shoberg and his administration for an excellent year.

Monday, July 23 — No meeting. Free bus Sunday, July 22 to Lions Day at Lions Camp at Rosholt for members, family and friends. You pay $6.50 for a barbeque chicken dinner, about half that for kids.

As of this writing, there was space on the Brewers ball game bus for some last minute riders also on the Lions Camp bus. Call Secretary Tom O'Heam or Prez Dan Piper to join either trip.

Sunday, July 29 we will run a concession stand at Art in the Park. Sign up with Paul Shoberg or Rod Wolf to help put up a tent or help cook and serve. Monday, July 30 doubleheader with noon program by rehabilitation specialists for the blind Jean Renesen and Tom Laugenhon.

Evening July 30 at Plamann Park, rain or shine, Lions Family Picnic, you can bring family and friends for great food and lots of fun. Get details of cost and time at the meetings. If you have something to donate for a door prize drawing or have ques­tions contact Co-chairs Tom Loveall or Dave Cooper. Everything is furnished for the picnic, just bring yourselves.

YES, DUES ARE NOW PAST DUE - $65.00 per year, give checks to Secretary Tom.

Congratulations to Lee Logan on receiving a Membership Key for bringing in 5 new members. We ask all members to bring a good prospect to a meeting. Flyers and help are available from Dude Hahn, Bob Sawyers and Rik Madisen on the Membership Committee.

We have a thank you from the Wisconsin Lions Foundation for our $2,000.00 contri­bution to its activities. This money comes from our projects and the work you don on them. The club has received $3,844.00 from the Becker estate for our Charity fund.

Ebie and Louise Ebert are our representatives at the International Convention.

Lunch ticket winners: Loveall, Cooper, Priebusch, Torkelson. Names drawn, but not present: Wolf, Sinkula, M. Ferris, Neton. It pays to keep up your attendance.

VOL. 79 — No. 22, June 11, 2001

Monday, June 18 — Dave Yentzer, who has been blind, teaches the blind in the Appleton School District. He will speak about how he helps the blind, and

Monday, June 25 — Dave will be back with blind student Joann Stark who has been here before and is now in 8th grade. She plays the piano and will play for us as part of her presentation.

Advance stuff: Club will pay for a bus to Lions Camp Sunday, July 22, and you can also drive up for the day. You must pay for the $650 chicken barbeque dinner. No meeting July 23. July 29 is our Art in the Park concession booth. Family picnic July 30, No meeting that day.

Ron Dunlap reports that we entertained 200 Safety Patrolers at the Skating Party.

Deb Matz and Mike Tassoul won prizes at the State Golf Tournament. 42 of our members helped in some way at the state convention which got excellent ratings from delegates.

The club has some eyeglass collection boxes available. Do you have any locations where one might be placed? Contact Tom O'Hearn.

Thanks from Ron Corradino for the camera the club bought which helps him to see. Thanks from PaNhice Chang and David Morris for eyeglasses we bought at Lenscrafters for them. Ron Dunlap checks out the need in these cases.

Free lunch drawing winners: Dan Cloud, Del Newton, Rik Madisen, Ken Pawlak. Names drawn but not present were Cal Sauter and John Jooss.

Make it a point as a good Lion to sit at a different table every meeting. You need to get to know newer members and make them feel welcome.

In about two weeks your 2001-2002 club dues will be due. They are $65.00 and checks should be made out to Appleton Noon Lions Club and given to the Secretary.

A bus trip to a Brewers game is in the planning stage. Details will be announced at meetings.

Be sure to invite a prospective member to a meeting. The two listed above are right on as far as what Lions can do to help the visually handicapped. Plan the visit for one of those meetings.

VOL. 79 — No. 21, May 21, 2001

Many Thank You's to all who worked so hard for two years on the convention and for all members who worked at the convention.

Monday, June 4 — We will have a representative from Lions Camp as our speaker. A lot has changed, including completion of all new cabins. If we have enough to fill a bus, the club will pay for the trip to the Camp, Sunday, July 22. You will have to pay for your own chicken barbeque dinner, about $6.00. Sign up at the meeting.

Monday, June 11 — Ron Olm will give us a windup report on the convention.

We salute the Safety Patrolers with a skating party at Skaters Edge at 7:00-9:00pm Tuesday, May 22. Please come out to help if you can, take tickets, etc. Call Chairman Ron Dunlap with any questions.

Ron has had many requests for eyeglasses. After investigation we fund these at Lenscrafters with vouchers.


They can't get it right. Now the Tailtwister is Chez Hoeft and Lion Tamer is Joe Neton (until they decide to pull a new switch).

Celebrating birthdays in June are Lions Bill Sund, Terry Dawson, Wayne Tauber, Don Goodman, Bob Muck, Joe Spitz and Fran Zimmer. Many more to you all!

Lunch raffle winners the last two weeks: Otto Cox, Father Doerffler, Bob Muck and Dobbie Robertson.

Del Newton has taken 615 More used eyeglasses to the Rosholt Recycling Center. bringing his total to 44,759 since he started.

New member sponsors received a handsome certificate from Lions International. They are: Ed Schmidt, Tom O'Heam, Del Schuh and Rik Madisen.

There are a lot of good people who want to volunteer to help the less fortunate and would be glad to do it through our Appleton Noon Lions Club. Seek them out. Ask them to a meeting. Club pays for the first lunch. Tell them about the many things we do as Lions to help others. Bring their name to the Board for approval, get an appli­cation from Secretary Tom and sign them up.

VOL. 79 — No. 20, May 7, 2001

Monday, May 14 — Executive Director forAppleton Downtown, Inc., Bob Wall will talk about the reconstruction of College Avenue and the Streetscape.

Monday, May 21 —Joni Danwer from Touchmark on West Prospect will preview this exciting development for senior living. (Our own Chris is Director.)

May 10 is the Salvation Army appreciation dinner for our bell ringers. Guests cost $ 11 each. It is at Liberty Hall. Turn in guest payments to Tom O'Heam right now if you plan to attend. A signup sheet has been circulated.

June Program Chairmen are Dan Cloud and Bob Randa. Greeter is Lee Logan.

Forgot to thank Deb Matz last issue for her fine presentation in April. Speaking of thanks, we had one from Cole Oswald of Appleton High School-North who will be our Badger Boys State representative this year.

It is worth seeing Lions Camp and the club is thinking about running a bus to Lions Day July 22, at no cost to members and spouses. You would need to pay for the delicious chicken barbeque dinner which is around $6.50.

Lunch drawings lately: winners are Bob Sawyers and Ed Schmidt, Jim Smith and Mary Jo Ripp. Drawn, but absent: James Cronmiller, Fran Zimmer and Dan Rorabeck.

Everyone working on the convention must be at the Paper Valley at 5pm May 16 for a dinner (cost $10 per person) to go over the various rooms, etc. to get the lay of the land.

On Thursday, June 7. there will be a cookout for workers at 5pm at the American Legion Club on West College Ave.

The convention is a maximum club effort. It will require as many members as pos­sible to be at the convention. You need to know what to do and how to do it. If you are just available, you can become a big help. Contact Del Schuh for any open as­signments.

VOL. 79 — No. 19, April 23

Monday, April 30 — Return engagement: Dennis Hultgren ofAppleton Papers will discuss the sale of the company to its employees.

Monday, May 7 — State Lions Convention recap by Del Schuh. We all need to help out at whatever assignment we have. This is your time to ask questions, etc. YOU NEED TO GET YOUR REGISTRATION IN IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE IT.FORMS AVAILABLE AT THE MEETING OR IN WISCONSIN LION. You also need to sign up for what you will specifically do on our club sign up sheet.

Happy Birthday to our May Members: Ralph Acker, Joe Neton, Dave Searl and Otto Cox. Many happy returns.

President, Dan Piper
1 st VP, Woody Weber
2nd VP, Howard Pleuss
3rd VP, Robert Muck
Secretary, Tom O'Heam
Asst. Secretary Dave Searl
Treasurer, Blaine Priebusch
Lion Tamer, Chez Hoeft
1 year, Loren Ebert and Mary Jo Ripp
2years, Karl Blahnik, Chez Hoeft
3years, Ralph Acker, Otto Cox
Membership Committee:
1 year, Erik Madisen,
2 years,Bob Sawyers,
3 years, George Hahn.
Past President, Paul Shoberg.
And the nominee you have all already learned to hate and scorn, Tailtwister, Joe Neton.

About those tickets for free meals. All names of members are put in a drawing and two are drawn each week. You must be present to win. If not present, another name is drawn. Winners are removed from the drawing for a few weeks. Winners were Bob Dawson and Del Schuh. Dan Ferris was drawn, but not present.

Hearing screening at Thompson Center May 4, 2-7pm courtesy of SHHH.

State convention everyone attending committee meeting 6pm, Thursday, May 3 at American Legion club.

Convention dinner meeting for dress rehearsal for all members assisting at Paper Valley Hotel, 5pm, May 16.

Make every effort to attend. The success of the convention hinges on US!

VOL. 79 — No. 18, April 9, 2001

Monday, April 16 — A doubleheader. County Executive Toby Paltzer, "An Update" and Fox Cities Airport Manager Jeff Mulder, "New Things to Come". And a stable or lower tax rate???

Monday, April 23 — World traveler, photographer and attorney Don Herrhng will take us far from the snow with a trip to, "Indonesia".

Taking over as May Program Chairmen: Karl Blahnik and Dan Ferns. Greeter is Del Schuh.

Northeastern Wisconsin clubs sold 25,550 dozen. Our club ordered 590 dozen and we delivered 650 dozen in our area. Thanks to the leaders Karl Blahnik, James Cronmiller and Roger Sinkula. Members who delivered roses Friday and Saturday are:Ralph Acker, Tom Torkelson, Jim Smith, Bob Sawyers, Woody Weber, Rich Martin, Dick dark. Ken Lang, Otto Cox, Ebie Ebert, Bob Muck, Dude Hahn, John Jooss, Jim Jacobs, Tom Loveall, Rik Madisen, Joe Neton, Howard Pleuss,Fred Biesecker, Tom O'Heam, Del Schuh, Cal Sauter, Paul Shoberg, Elmer Tilque, Deb Matz. Please let Rik Madisen know if your name was missed and we'll put it in the next SNORT.

Everyone is welcome at the monthly Board meeting at 11 am, Wednesday, April 11 at the Columbus Club. Newer members can see how the club business is handled. Your opinions are welcome.

Chevrons and certificates awarded to members on the five year anniversary of when they joined: 10 years, Terry Dawson; 35 years, Herman Ripp; 45 years, Rik Madisen.

Last call to get your State Convention Registration and check for any activities over the $40 limit our club will pay in to Secretary Tom.

Bring a prospective member to a meeting, club pays for first lunch. Sell prospect on our club, Lionism, etc. Get an application from Secretary Tom and have it approved by the Board. Then ask your prospect to join.

Don't sit at the same table each Monday. Move around and meet our newer members and make them feel welcome.

VOL. 79 — No. 17, March 26, 2001

Monday, April 2— Our speaker will be Mark Ziemer from the Thompson Commu­nity Center who will speak on, "Services and Programs for Older Adults and Fami­lies".

Monday, April 9 — Our own Deb Matz of Dam Rauscher will discuss, "Who Needs Estate Planning".

Happy Birthday to Lions Celebrating in April: Archie Mauk, Rod Wolf, Dave Coo­per, Dan Ferris, Joe Ferris, Paul Gelbke, Bob Sawyers, Dan Piper, Herb Kreuger, Blaine Priebusch, Tom Torkelson, Rik Madisen, James Cronmiller. What a raffle!

Our thanks to Dick Swanson for hosting a look at the addition to The Heritage on March 26.

Thanks to all who sold and will deliver Friday and Saturday. Maps to the Budweiser Tri County Distributor building in the Northeast Industrial Park will be available at the meeting at The Heritage. If you can help deliver, bring a friend, child, grandchild, whoever along for company.

OUR SYMPATHY to the family of former member Ed Brietengross who passed away.

You need to mark what you want to attend on the registration blank you received with your last SNORT and hand it in to Secretary Tom. If you choose more than $40 v»'orth, attach your check for the balance due, made out to Appleton Noon Lions Club.

Note that the club will list names of all members in the ad in the convention program and we ask for a $3 donation from each member to pay for this.

Lunch at the Columbus Club will be $7 starting April 2, your Board has approved this.

Since we did not have one high school send a student to the World Affairs Seminar this summer (we already have a thank you from Madelyn Prahl at AHS-North), we are diverting that $300 to Erin Torkelson who will use it for an exchange to Japan (and we have a thank you from her also).

Anyone who wants to attend the International Convention at Indianapolis in July, confer with Secretary Tom.

VOL. 79 — No. 16, March 12, 2001

Monday, March 19 — Charles Hoslet, Senior Special Assistant to the Chancellor for State Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will speak on "UW-Madi-son in the New Century: Targeting Tomorrow".

Monday, March 26 —Dick Swanson looks forward to showing you Peabody Manor and you can also tour Heritage and Heritage Woods Assisted Living if you wish. To get to the main entrance, come down Valley Road which runs west from Oneida St. (where the old Piggly Wiggly was). Do not come behind Valley Fair Mall. Come to the head end of the parking lot and enter the front door to Heritage there. You will see the Peabody and assisted living buildings to the right of the entrance. Lunch will be $6, please have the right change.

Our thanks to Jim and Judy Jacobs for the fascinating report on their stay on an island for a month. April Program Chairmen are Dude Hahn and Chez Hoeft. Greeter is Del Schuh.

All the order cards are out and at the meeting March 5 we were approaching the halfway point to the 600 dozen goal. Please sign up to deliver roses Saturday March 31. You can pick up roses at the Budweiser Distributor in the Northeast Industrial Park. Directions to it will be provided at the meeting.

Plamann Park concession is closed unless there is a good snow storm.

Del Newton delivered 885 pair of used eyeglasses to the Lions Camp recycling cen­ter bringing his total to 44,144 since he started as chairman.

As part of our work with youth, we are sending four high school students to the World Affairs Seminar this summer in Whitewater at a cost of $1140.

Dooley Balliet is at home and we singed a card for him. Keep him in your thoughts.

Tom O'Hearn wants to know who ordered a Lions jacket and shirt which were sent to his home. Size is XXL. Please let him know if you dun' it.

With your last SNORT you had a reservation form for State Convention functions, meals, registration, etc. You need to fill this in and return it to Tom O'Heam March 26 or sooner. Our club will pay for up to $40 worth of convention functions. The convention is May 17-19 at the Paper Valley.

VOL. 79 — No. 15, February 26, 2001

Monday, March 5 —Our speaker will be Jim Hoyer. He is an Aid Association for Lutherans representative.

Monday, March 12 — Jennifer Barber-Uhri will look at investments from her per­spective as Bank One Securities Senior Investment Representative.

NOTE: March 26 meeting will be at The Heritage with lunch.

Our club will sponsor two golf holes for the Convention Tournament at a cost of $100. We also donated $50 to the Appleton West Chorus NYC trip after they sang for our meeting.

With three other area clubs, we are buying a Video Eye Machine for an Appleton resident with macular degeneration. The clubs will own the machine and pass it to another user in the future.

Super O'Heam bowled a 300 game! Top that if you can.

Members with March birthdays are: Mike Ferns, Ebie Ebert, Ken Lang, Tom O'Heam, Paul Shoberg, Lee Logan, Deb Matz and Milt Kaufman. Many happy returns and a really good raffle coming up!

ROSE SALE IS IN HIGHEST GEAR An excellent value, a dozen roses to be delivered March 31 for only $13. Get order slips at meetings and turn in money to Karl Blahnik or James Cronmiller each week.

Plamann Park Help Needed
Contact Ebie Ebert or Tom Torkelson, co-chairmen, if you can work Saturday or Sunday 11-4 at the Plamann Park concession stand. It is inside and you sell drinks and snacks to skiers, sleders, tobogganers, etc.

Look over the May 17-19 State Lions Convention events in WISCONSIN LION MAGAZINE. Our club will pay for registration and an amount for various meals for our members who want to attend (you pay for your own golf). We need to let Secretary Tom know before April 1. We also hope all members can help at the convention.

VOL. 79 — No. 14, February 12, 2001

Monday, February 19 — Our program will be the seven member Appleton West Cho­rus.

Monday, February 26 — Our own member Jim Jacobs will be our speaker. Jim and his wife Judy spent a month "lighthouse keeping" on Loggerhead Key Dry Tortugas National Park late last year.

Last year our club sold 600 dozen roses. We have a profit of about 50% of the $13.00 per dozen sales price. Get posters and order cards at the meeting. Turn in money to Karl Blahnik along with your order forms. This major project makes it possible for what we do for the less fortunate with our contributions. Delivery date is March 31.

March Program Chairmen are John Vander Zanden and Dan Piper. Greeters are Tom O'Hearn and Dobbie Robertson.

Welcome to new member Daniel Rorabeck sponsored by Otto Cox.

This issue of the SNORT has the updated information on the reverse. Please check that your information is correct. If not, let Tom O'Hearn know.

A number of members have asked about getting a new vest before the state conven­tion in May. Tom O'Heam will order a vest for you if you are interested. Cost is just $10.00, half the original cost since the club pays the balance.

An ongoing project is Lions Mints which brings in a steady income for our charity account. If you have a high traffic location, can keep the mints supplied and collect money frequently, let Karl Blahnik put you into the mint business.

Plamann Park concession brought in $100.00 the first weekend in February. If you can work 11 -4 Saturday or Sunday let Ebie Evert or Tom Torkelson know. The stand is inside the heated pavilion.

Bring a prospect for membership to a meeting and the club will pay for the lunch the first visit. Tell the person about our club and Lionism. Emphasize that we are not a luncheon club, but expect members to participate in our projects so that we may serve others. Check with Secretary Tom for an application and the prorated dues cost. Now is the time to recruit an active new member.

VOL. 79 — No. 13, January 29, 2001

Monday, February 5 — Our speaker will be Nancy Vanderloop. She is Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinator for the Appleton School District. She will speak about the Lions Quest Program and Appleton schools.

Monday, February 12 —As many of you know, Lenscrafters works with our club to provide glasses at a discount. Their employees also go to Lions Camp to sort and pack used eyeglasses. Angi Roloff, Assistant Retail Manager at Lenscrafters will speak about their team effort,

Many happy returns to Father Doerfler, Dick dark and Dooley Balliet.

The club received a thank you from Friends of the Appleton Library for our help in providing early childhood books for low income families. FOAL distributed 1-650 books. James Cronmiller was managing our effort.

Help is needed weekends. Shifts are 11 to 4 Saturday and Sunday. Everything will be ready for you to start selling hot chocolate, snacks, hot dogs, etc. Contact Ebie or Tom Torkelson if you can help.

Deb Matz has been appointed to the city study committee on parking. ROSES

Roses for Spring sale is coming up fast. Karl Blahnik will provide details at meet­ings. Everyone should be prepared to sell many dozens of roses as this is a major fundraiser for the club.


Invite a prospect to visit the club. Bring the prospect to a meeting and the club buys lunch for the prospect the first time — just ask for a guest ticket. Provide information on how WE SERVE (members are expected to work on projects, not just have lunch Mondays. Submit the application which you get from the Secretary to the Board for approval. Invite the prospect to join. As a sponsor you should spend six months or so helping the new member to participate, meet other members, etc.

VOL. 79 — No. 12, January 15, 2001

Monday, January 22 — Our speaker will be from the African-American Heritage Group.

Monday, January 29 — Most of you know our speaker Ron Olm. He is President of the Convention Corporation. He will talk about the preparation needed to set up the state Lions convention coming in May.

February Program Chairmen are Tom Torkelson and Jim Jacobs. Greeter is Rich Martin.

In addition to the donated items for King, we collected $222 in cash for veterans needs.

James Cronmiller collected about $50 and purchased 20 children's books for the Appleton Public Library project.

The Egg Nog party netted $68 after we presented a gift to Columbus club staff.

OUR NEW MELVIN JONES FELLOWS Congratulations to Dude Hahn, Bob Sawyers and Blaine Priebusch on this honor.

WELCOME NEW MEMBER Daniel Rorabeck sponsored by Otto Cox. Remember only YOU can ask a person to join Lions. Start the year off right by recruiting some­one who would make a good active member. Club pays for lunch for the prospect the first visit to the club.

Chris Wales-Ragner and Ron Dunlap were named to Performing Arts Center com­mittees. Congratulations!

SNORT printed portion will be updated. If you have a change on your information on the reverse, let Tom O'Hearn know as soon as possible.

Can you work at Plamann Park's concession stand, inside, 11 to 4 on a Saturday of Sunday? Everything will be ready for you. Let Ebert or Torkelson know.

Tailtwister Woody deserves a hand for his fun and fines - good job!

Can you place Lions Mints in a high traffic location and restock and collect money? Let Karl Blahnik know. This is a continuing moneymaker for the club.

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