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

To chamber link....

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.

The 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 link


(VOTE FOR all 6 stars at once. It is dependent on where you put the curser when you click to vote!)

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

Today is Helen Keller's Birthday. Helen 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 Fly

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 companies.

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 Guide

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6/21/2013 - Lions Clubs International Foundation Newsletter

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6/17/2013 - Member Not Attending Meeting Form added

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6/16/2013 - Added Current Service Opportunities for Wauwatosa Lions Club Members

Added Current Service Opportunities so Wauwatosa Lions Club members can check what is available.
Click here for Current Service Hour Opportunities..

6/3/2013 - June Lions Clubs Newsletter

View Lions Club International Newswireonline version here.

6/1/2013 - Annual Tail Twister Party and Golf Outing

Wauwatosa Lions Club Annual Tail Twister Party
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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 Lion Clarence.

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 Ceremony

The City of Wauwatosa Civic Celebration Committee in coordination with the City of Wauwatosa announced plans for this year's Memorial Day Ceremony.

The 2013 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.

The Wauwatosa Community Band will perform during this year's Memorial Ceremony.

The 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: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/160683286

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 Children’s Vision Screening Training

Why do children need vision screenings?
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, children’s vision problems can lead to:
  • Permanent vision loss
  • Learning difficulties
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.

The Children’s 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 include:
  • Vision Screening Procedures
  • Referral Criteria – established by Prevent Blindness America – the nation’s leading authority on vision screening
  • Information about common vision problems seen in children
  • A training manual and handouts
By participating in the training, you will become certified by Prevent Blindness America in children’s vision screening for a three-year period. If you have not been trained or recertified in the last three years, you should attend.

A2 Lions District Training
May 14, 2013
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

N58 W39877 State Road 16
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Register me!

If you have any questions, please contact Tami Radwill.

5/3/2013 - June Lions Clubs Newsletter

View Lions Club International Newswireonline version here.

4/10/2013 - Wauwatosa Lions Club celebrating 75 years

After 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 members' minds....

4/7/2013 - Letters and proclamations for the Wauwatosa Lions Club 75th Anniversary

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Letter from County Executive Chris Aberle

4/3/2013 - 2013/2014 New Officer Training

The 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 7:00 PM
Hustisford Jr/Sr High School
845 South Lake Street
Hustisford, WI 53034

April 10, 2013 7:00 PM
Wauwatosa Lion Club House
7336 St. James Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

April 24, 2013 7:00 PM
St. Matthews Lutheran School
308 Herman Street Iron
Ridge, WI 53035

Aptil 30, 2013 7:00 PM
Silverbrook School
120 North Silverbrook Drive
West Bend, WI 53095

A lite lunch will be served prior to the meetings. (Subs)

2/6/2013 - 1st Annual Soup Competition

The 1st place winner of the "Leaky Ladle" is...Harlow!
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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.

The good 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.

At 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 the church.

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—
In 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 “Leaky” Keistermeister.

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1/28/2013 - 2013 "Night at the Races" Fundraiser

Thank you all that participated!
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