Holmen Lions Welcome
New Members!

The Holmen Lions Club welcomed two new members at our March 17 meeting, Rolf Hanson and Jim Kapella.

Rolf Hanson (above) was sponsored by Tony Krueger.

Jim Kapella (above) was sponsored by Bill Freier.

Welcome To The Online Home Of The Holmen Lions Club!

The Holmen Lions are a dedicated group of community leaders helping the Holmen area through local projects and international goals set by Lions International. From our annual Spaghetti Dinner to the Kornfest Parade and Car Show to ringing the Salvation Army's kettle bells at the Holidays, you're sure to find a Lions Club Member nearby ready to pitch in and give their time and energy to Holmen!

About Lions International And Our Goals

The Lions organization was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1917 by Melvin Jones.   At the present time there are over 1,500,000 members in more than 44,500 clubs in over 186 countries and geographical areas. Lions Clubs International serves people throughout the world. Globally, Lions clubs are known for their commitment to blindness prevention. They support  Leader Dogs for the blind in Rochester, Michigan. This program provides guide dogs to visually impaired people, FREE OF CHARGE!  Second only to the Lions' devotion to aiding the blind and visually impaired is a dedication to serving young people. The Lions-Quest program teaches Skills for Adolescence and targets character development, alcohol and drug prevention, service-learning, academic achievement, violence prevention, and much more. ALL MONIES raised by Lions Clubs goes back into the communities to support international and local programs.   Locally, the biggest fund raising project of the Holmen Lions Club is their Car Show and Parade in August. This is run in conjunction with Corn Fest. Not One Dime of any money raised goes into administration expenses, it is all given back to worthy causes.

 

Lions Briefed On Community Center

As the plans are coming together for a new Community Center to be built adjacent to Holmen High School, the Holmen Lions were briefed on the project by Lion Len Beranek and guest Ruth Scholze. The Center is the collaboration of the School District of Holmen, the Village of Holmen and the towns of Holland and Onalaska. Lion Len and Ruth spoke about the timeline of the project and displayed conceptual drawings. More information can be found at www.collaborativecommunitycenter.org