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Looking Back Over 50 years (May 2011)

November 6, 1975 Board Meeting Minutes – Lion Mehring reported on the metal letters that will be attached to the three new village entrance signs. The cost of the lettering will be $727.84 and they were approved for purchase. A work session will be held on Saturday to install the wire mesh on the sign and volunteers are needed.

November 6, 1975 Board Meeting Minutes – Lion Beck indicated he will proceed to make arrangements for the 15th Anniversary to be held on January 31st at the Linden Terrace in East Troy.

January 8, 1976 Board Meeting Minutes – Lion Seidel reported the village sign on Highway 20 had been struck by a motorist and the bricks will need to be replaced at a cost of $100. The frame did not seem to be sprung. However, the footings may need to be replaced. There is a meeting scheduled with the driver to discuss payment of the repairs.

March 11, 1976 Board Meeting Minutes – Lion Shecterle moved and Lion Herb Gauger seconded a motion to send $50 to LIF earmarked for the Guatemala Earthquake Fund, Motion passed. It was also decided to send $50 to CARE since it was already in the budget.

June 3, 1976 Board Meeting Minutes – Lion Dennis Gauger reported on the Chicken BBQ. 103 Cases of Pabst can beer have been purchased for $5.20 a case and it will be sold for $.50 a can.

June 3, 1976 Board Meeting Minutes – It was moved by Lion Shecterle and seconded by Lion Herb Gauger that Lion Young be appointed as chairman of the Ray Seidel District Governor Campaign Committee, motion passed.

Lion Gary Tilleros

President’s Message (May 2011)

Congratulations To Lion Scott Gunderson: On April 14, Lion Scott Gunderson was recognized by Lions International and the local Waterford club for 25 Years of membership in Lions. Lion Gunderson has served as chairperson for the Lions July 4th Parade since the club got involved in sponsoring the parade and we thank him for his years of service to the club. Lion Gunderson reported that Lion Ken Chiodo had sponsored his membership.

Congratulations to our New Officers: The traditional Lions’ assistance for the community and the larger Lions organization will continue in good hands. The club has selected the following officers for next year and they include:
President: Lion Bob Brandow
1st VP: Lion Mike Ciezke
2nd VP: Lion Ken Morgan
3rd VP: Lion Tim Raasch
Secretary: Lion Cindy Lotzer
Treasurer: Lion Don Schrack
Tail Twister: Lion Dale Rogahn
Lion Tamer: Lion Judy Bergersen
One Year Directors: Lions Bob O’Connell and Ken Miller
Two Year Directors: Lions Carl Henrichs and Ted Cain
Past President: Lion Gary Tilleros

Congratulations to New Members: On April 14th Roy Kenast and Nathan Libbey received membership in the Lions Club of Waterford. Lion Tal Janowitz, Region 3 Chair, conducted the ceremony.Congratulations to these new members. They will be important to the continued success of our club.

Skate Activity: Thanks to Lions Carr, O’Connell, Kossow and J.Lotzer for supervising the Lions Skate Party on March 26th for the K-8 Waterford area Students. These Lions reported that over 200 students participated and 8 crates of food were collected for LOVE INC.

Lions State Bowling Tournament: Thanks to Lions J. Lotzer, C. Lotzer, Lanting, Bergersen, Schrack, Raasch, Brandow, O’Connell, and Johnson for representing the club in the Lions State Bowling Tournament in Shawano on April 2nd & 3rd. Lion Bruce Kubitz from the Wind Lake Lions also joined them.

July 4th Parade and Raffle Ticket Sales: Club members will receive their allotment of raffle tickets soon. As in the past, this is one of our primary fundraisers and although we sell on the parade route on the 4th, it helps to get some tickets sold in advance. Lion Schrack reports that we have already secured as many poster advertisers as last year and that is good news. The run is scheduled at 8:00 a.m. starting at Whitford Park and we can use some early morning assistance at the park with traffic control and parking.

Joint Region 3 Meeting: Our club hosted the Joint Region 3 Meeting on Tuesday, April 26th at Waterford Senior Living . Region 3 Chair, Lion Tal Janowitz, presided over the meeting. DG Karla Harris, Vice DG Rick Steinberg and Foundation Director Dave Hempel PDG were also among the forty Lions attending. Thanks to Lion C. Lotzer for arranging the meeting site and personally preparing a great lasagna dinner. In addition to Lion C. Lotzer’s efforts, Lions Hinrichs, Schrack, Raasch, Kossow, Cain, J. Lotzer, Ludtke, Carr and myself were also present at the meeting to represent our club.

Show and Sales/Swap: This event, scheduled for July 16th in conjunction with the Chamber’s Waterford Balloon Festival, is being widely advertised thanks to Lion Mike Hobach’s work on our website and Lion C. Lotzer’s printing press. We will also have links on the Chamber’s website soon. Any club members needing flyers should contact me.

Lion Gary Tilleros