2013 News (continued)
December 2, 2013 - Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce and
Wawuatosa Lions CLub Holiday party
Join us for Holiday After Hours
& Toy Drive this Wednesday night...All are welcome
October 16, 2013 - Speaker - Zoo Interchange The
meeting speaker is Timothy E. Anheuser from Kapur & Associates to talk
about the Zoo Interechange!
August 19, 2013 - Vote for Wauwatosa Lions Club on
Facebook... The Wauwatosa Lions helps many Wauwatosa Youth programs such
as Wauwatosa East and West Senior scholarships, Wauwatosa School Distirct PLTW
Club, Leo Club activities, scouts and other youth programs.
Wauwatosa Lions Club has been selected by Gross Automation, one of our Biz
Times Future50 Winners as the organization they'd like to support in their new
Future50 Most Social Company Contest.
The details of the contest are below
in a letter from our Publisher, Dan Meyer, but essentially our Future50 Winners
(the 50 fastest growing companies in the Milwaukee Metro area) are competing to
be named the 2013 Future50 Most Social Company. In addition to the title, the
big prize is what they can win for your organization.
Voting for the
Future50 Most Social Company will begin on Monday, Aug. 19 and remain open
until Friday, Sept. 13. Facebook users can vote once per day by visiting this
(VOTE FOR all 6
stars at once. It is dependent on where you put the curser when you click to
The company with the most votes at the end of the contest
will be named the 2013 Future50 Most Social Company, and will receive a $1,000
cash donation and a BizTimes Media advertising package valued at more than
$9,000 for a nonprofit organization of their choice.
June 27, 2013 - Helen Keller Birthday
Helen Keller's Birthday.
Keller Day is a commemorative holiday honoring Helen Keller as authorized
by President Jimmy Carter in the year 1980, her 100th birthday
July 4, 2013 - The Only Flag That Doesn't
Between the fields where the flag is planted, there are 9+ miles of
flower fields that go all the way to the ocean. The flowers are grown by seed
It's a beautiful place, close to Vandenberg AFB.
Check out the dimensions of the flag. The Floral Flag is 740 feet long
and 390 feet wide and maintains the proper Flag dimensions, as described in
Executive Order #10834. This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to
be planted with 5 pointed Stars, comprised of White Larkspur. Each Star is 24
feet in diameter; each Stripe is 30 feet wide.
This Flag is estimated
to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants, with 4-5 flower stems each, for a
total of more than 2 million flowers. For our soldiers....
6/21/2013 - Lions Clubs International New Member Recruiting
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6/21/2013 - Lions Clubs International Foundation
Click for current newsletter...
6/17/2013 - Member Not Attending Meeting Form addedClick here to let us know....
6/16/2013 - Added Current Service Opportunities for
Wauwatosa Lions Club MembersAdded Current Service Opportunities so
Wauwatosa Lions Club members can check what is available.
Click here for
Service Hour Opportunities..
6/3/2013 - June Lions Clubs NewsletterView Lions Club
International Newswireonline version here.
6/1/2013 - Annual Tail Twister Party and Golf Outing
Click on document to download
5/28/2013 - District Chair message Chair Karla Harris,
a member of the South Milwaukee Lions Club (District 27-A1) was elected at the
Wisconsin State Lions convention this past weekend as the State of Wisconsin
International Director candidate. Our congratulation to Council Chair Karla and
Also, District 27-A2 District Golf is Monday, June 24th
at the Mayville Golf Club. For a registration form, sponsor information and
other information please refer to our district website at
www.md27a2.org, click on
district and then golf. For questions, call Lion Tim Bachhuber at 920-387-3789.
District Governor Larry, District 27-A2
5/20/2013 - Memorial Day CeremonyThe City of Wauwatosa
Civic Celebration Committee in coordination with the City of Wauwatosa
announced plans for this year's Memorial Day Ceremony.
Wauwatosa Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at 10:30 am on Monday, May 28th and
last approximately one hour. It will be held in the auditorium at Longfellow
Middle School. Longfellow Middles School's address is 7600 W North Ave,
Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (NW corner of 76th and North).
The theme of the
2013 Wauwatosa Memorial Day Ceremony is "United We Stand". It is with deep
respect that Wauwatosa pays tribute to our country's men and women who have
fallen in the line of duty - citizens of this great nation who gave their lives
to preserve the liberties upon which America was founded.
Community Band will perform during this year's Memorial Ceremony.
guest speaker for this years event is Eugene G. Schulz. Mr. Schulz is a WWII
combat veteran and author of "The Ghost in General Patton's Third Army. This
book is a poignant memoir of the published history of the XX Corps of the
United States Army in World War II that gives details of his daily duties and
life with the XX Corps Headquarters during the three years that he served with
the unit. Schulz was an eyewitness to the first Nazi concentration camp that
was discovered in Germany by American troops, the horrors of which are told in
his emotional story in this book. Schulz's experiences and daily activities as
an army soldier from this unit were recorded, kept in his diary and are now
included in this book.
May 22, 2013 - Lions World Diabetes Day Webinar Lions
- Get Ready for World Diabetes Day 2013!
Join us for a Webinar on May
22 Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
World Diabetes Day (WDD), led by the International Diabetes Federation
(IDF), is celebrated every year on November 14 to engage millions of people in
diabetes awareness and advocacy. This webinar is for Diabetes, Sight and Lions
Services for Children chairpersons and other interested Lions who want to get
involved with WDD projects. The webinar will highlight an extensive range of
activities, as well as resources for planning a diabetes project. IDF
presenters will discuss the growing diabetes epidemic and ways you can impact
your community. Get ready for World Diabetes Day ... and keep diabetes firmly
in the public spotlight.
International Lions Club Online Announcement
May 14, 2013 - Prevent Blindness Wisconsin Presents
Childrens Vision Screening Training Why do children need vision
Young children with vision problems often do not know that the
way they see the world is not the way everyone sees it. Yet vision problems
affect 1 in 20 preschoolers. They also affect 1 in 4 school-age children.
Without early detection and treatment, childrens vision problems can lead
While only an eye doctor can diagnose and treat a vision
problem, vision screenings help discover children who should be seen by an eye
care professional for a complete eye exam.
- Permanent vision loss
- Learning difficulties
The Childrens Vision
Screening Training is designed to aid public health professionals, school
nurses, pediatric/family practitioner staff, and volunteers to conduct
preschool or school vision screening programs.
The training will
By participating in the training, you will become
certified by Prevent Blindness America in childrens vision screening for
a three-year period. If you have not been trained or recertified in the last
three years, you should attend.
- Vision Screening Procedures
- Referral Criteria established by Prevent Blindness
America the nations leading authority on vision screening
- Information about common vision problems seen in children
- A training manual and handouts
A2 Lions District Training
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
N58 W39877 State Road
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
If you have any questions, please contact
5/3/2013 - June Lions Clubs NewsletterView Lions Club
International Newswireonline version here.
4/10/2013 - Wauwatosa Lions Club celebrating 75
yearsAfter 75 years, Tosa Lions Club remains dedicated to service
The club celebrated its 75th anniversary Sunday
(4/7/2013). In its 75 years, it's gone from men-only to offering memberships
for women, given money to numerous local groups and assisted those with vision
problems in a plethora of ways. Although the nonprofit has seen a recent
decline in membership, its message of "we serve" is still firmly rooted in
4/7/2013 - Letters and proclamations for the Wauwatosa
Lions Club 75th AnniversaryClick on
documents below to larger version
Letter from County Executive Chris Aberle
4/3/2013 - 2013/2014 New Officer TrainingThe 2013/2014
New Officer Training Schedule is set. It's very important that your new
officers for the next Lions Calendar year attend one of these training
sessions. A lot of things are changing, and even if you have been an officer
before, make it a point to attend one of these sessions.
April 3, 2013
Hustisford Jr/Sr High School
845 South Lake Street
Hustisford, WI 53034
April 10, 2013 7:00 PM
Wauwatosa Lion Club
7336 St. James Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
April 24, 2013
St. Matthews Lutheran School
308 Herman Street Iron
Aptil 30, 2013 7:00 PM
West Bend, WI 53095
A lite lunch will be served
prior to the meetings. (Subs)
2/6/2013 - 1st Annual Soup CompetitionThe 1st place
winner of the "Leaky Ladle" is...Harlow!
The Wauwatosa Lions Coveted Leaky Ladle Award
History of the Ladle
It is told that back in the day, the
Gemunde Lutheran Church, which was the early owner of the current Wauwatosa
Lions Clubhouse, held regular social functions at the church.
ladies of the church sponsored regular pot-luck dinners at which there was
friendly but spirited competition among the ladies as each offered her own
special recipe for soup, stew, or other delicacy. This competition was overseen
by the Reverend Ludwig Keistermeister, beloved pastor of the church.
one of these events, Reverend Pastor was sampling the chili concoction of
Sister Helga Schmitz. Her invention is thought to be the precursor of modern
day fire-house chili proclaimed to be identical to that served by the devil
himself to those banished to Hades. In fact, it was so spicy that it caused
Reverend Pastor to leak some of it onto his newly acquired tweed pants, burning
a hole therein.
Reverend Pastor accused Sister Helga of purposefully
tainting her recipe as revenge for her second place finish in the Kuchen
competition earlier in the month causing him to shake violently and spill the
chili. Sister Helga rejected this claim referring the matter to the church
elders who found that the ladle was defective and that it, not Reverend Pastor
nor Sister Helga was to blame. Nevertheless, Reverend Pastor was thereafter
referred to as Leaky Ludwig.
It is said that Pastor
Leaky was enraged over the embarrassment of the incident and so
humiliated by his new nickname, that he placed a 100 year curse upon the
offending ladle banishing it to being sequestered in a secret location within
Discovery of the Ladle
It was early in the
year 2013 when the ladle was found quite by accident, though some may say it
was divine providence.
While the crew of Lions members were putting
away the boxes of decorations from the recently concluded Christmas holiday
activities in the storage shelves of the Clubhouse emergency exit foyer of the
main hall, the ceiling collapsed.
In the rubble of plaster was found a
carefully wrapped utensil which was the cursed ladle. However, since the ladle
had revealed itself some 100 years after its sequestering, it is concluded that
the curse had run its course and was satisfied. But it was not always thus.
Legend has it that the Curse of Leaky is very secret and
personal, applying only upon the individual who has covertly removed the ladle
from its sacred location of repose using it to validate the existence of the
curse. It is said that the influence of the curse lives on and has, to some
degree, contaminated other implements in the vicinity such as the famous
dribble glass which even today is the cause of many stained
blouses, shirts and neck ties.
Award of the Ladle
recent years, at one of its General Membership Meetings, Wauwatosa Lions Club
members have sponsored a Soup Night, which is eerily similar to the
pot-luck dinners of the Gemunde Lutheran Church ladies. It is in this context
that the Lions Soup Night is a competitive event at which each
entry is judged by those present.
To acknowledge the popularity of one
entry as voted upon by the members present, the historic ladle, hereafter
designated the Coveted Leaky Ladle, is awarded to the successful
chef to be carefully protected, displayed, and retained by him or her until
earned by the next future awardee. Furthermore, this Wauwatosa Club member may
be referred to as Leaky Lion for the duration of his or her term of
honor without fear of ridicule as perceived by Reverend Pastor Ludwig
For more photos...click here!
1/28/2013 - 2013 "Night at the Races" FundraiserThank
you all that participated!
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