Lions extend invitation

To the Editor:

For more than 45 years, we, the members of the Caledonia Lions Club, have been proud to serve our community and are committed to continuing this tradition for many more years. In recent years, however, this commitment has become more challenging as our membership has decreased from a high of 60 persons in the late 1990s to our current 35 members. It is due to this decrease in member retention that we are writing today.

In order to fulfill our pledge and continue on with our time-honored tradition to serve the needs of our community, we need to not only retain our current membership, but also recruit new quality individuals.

We are very pleased to invite members of the community to an informational club meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of Good Times. The meeting will feature a PowerPoint presentation that will illustrate  the responsibilities, rewards, enjoyment and pride of being a Caledonia Lion and active community volunteer. Pizza and soda will be served, and a cash bar will be available.

As a community service organization, we rely on volunteer work to raise funds so that we can assist with local and national causes. The following are examples of the causes we support and volunteer services we have provided:

• Camp Winnebago

• Diabetes Foundation

• Vision Foundation

• Hearing Foundation

• Peace Poster Contest

• Friendship Wagon Train

• Breakfast with Santa

• Highway cleanup program

• Community birthday calendar

• Merchants Bank corn and brat feed

• Trivia Night, supporting the pool project

• Bartending at the Houston County Fair

• Literacy project (supplies, books and tutoring

• Four scholarships

• Ticket sales at Caledonia High School sporting events

With everyone’s busy schedules we understand if you, a prospective member, are hesitant to get involved with this commitment to the community. We firmly believe, however, that it is time well spent, and that you will experience enjoyment and take pride in serving your community. As the old cliché states, “Many hands make for light work,” and leaves more time for fun!

Please RSVP to either Randy Weibel at 507-725-3344 or email [email protected] or Rosine Macomber at 507-725-5301.

We hope to see you at the meeting. Sincerely,


Terry Nelson

Caledonia Lions Club President

Caledonia, MN