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Rev Wally Paige (left), President 2016-17 receives the gavel from outgoing Don Crowley
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Don Crowley (Right), President 2015-16 receives the gavel from outgoing Garland Schossow
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Garland Schossow (Right), President 2014-15 receives the gavel from outgoing Ken Main   (Click on photo to enlarge).


2015 The Flower Bed at Riverview Park has matured and is looking very nice. There are many more beds to see and it is well worth a trip.  (Click on photo to enlarge).

Garland Schossow has received the Iowa Lions Foundation's Warren Coleman Honorary Award in recognition for his commitment to serving Lionism.  The plaque and a lapel pin acknowledging his humanitarian service were awarded by Lions Past District Governor, Melvin Dostal (left). (Click on photo to enlarge).
Ken Main, President 2013-14 receives the gavel from outgoing Carol Krantman (Right).
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6/24/13 A special meeting on the fourth Monday of the month was to induct the new officers for the 20132014 year. The new officers present were from left to right: Rev. Greg Ellcey (Dir.2nd Yr.), Doris Langenbau (Lion Tamer), Rev. Walden Paige (Tail Twister), Mel Dostal (Dir.1st Yr.), Ken Main (President), Roger Hackman (Treasurer), Rev. Allan Thoreson (1st VP), and Ken Niehouse (Dir.2nd Yr.). Absent from the photo was Garland Schossow (2nd VP), Carol Krantman (Membership), John Winters (Secretary) and Chuck Wood (Dir. 1st Yr.).
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Carol Krantman, President 2012-13 receives the gavel from outgoing Don Crowley (Right).
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Don Crowley, President 2011-12 receives the gavel from outgoing John Winters (Left).
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Recognition of Service to Rhoda Bender for 30 years as originator and 1st Director of the Iowa Lions hearing Aid Bank. Plaque presented by Iowa Lions Foundation President, Duane Eldred at the State Convention June 3, 2011.
John Winters, President 2010-11 receives the gavel from outgoing Rev. Scott Lothe (right).
In 2010, Noon Lions member Jim Bagnall (left) recalls the first radio Auction 53 years ago to Mike Lindell, host of the KFJB Central Iowa Today show. The 2010 auction has over $13,000 in merchandise and services donated by 180 local businesses to be sold to the highest bidder. The auction takes place Monday through Thursday nights on 1230 KFJB radio.
Rev. Scott Lothe, President 2009-10 receives the gavel from outgoing Leonard Stubbs (left).
Leonard Stubbs (left), President 2008-09 receives the gavel from outgoing Rhoda Bender.
 
Rhoda Bender, President 2007-08,  receives the gavel from Bev Collins.
Bev Collins, President 2006-07,  receives the gavel from Jeff Vance.
Jeff Vance (right), President 2005-06,  receives the gavel from outgoing 9x8 District Governor Don Jones.
 
On behalf of the Lions Clubs International Foundation, President Jeff Vance (right) presented the Melvin Jones Fellow Award to Phil Collins (left).  The award was made at the July 18, 2005 Lions Recognition Banquet.
On behalf of the Lions Clubs International Foundation, President Jeff Vance (right) presented the Melvin Jones Fellow Award to Hjalmar Hellberg (left).  The award was made at the July 18, 2005 Lions Recognition Banquet.
On behalf of the Lions Clubs International Foundation, President Jeff Vance (right) presented the Melvin Jones Fellow Award to Max Landon (left).  The award was made at the July 18, 2005 Lions Recognition Banquet.
On behalf of the Lions Clubs International Foundation, President Jeff Vance (right) presented the Melvin Jones Fellow Award to Les Wolter (left).  The award was made at the July 18, 2005 Lions Recognition Banquet.
Five members were recognized by Lions Clubs International for 40-plus years of Lions Club membership.  Receiving Certificates of Appreciation for those years were Ralph Wilson (68 years, pictured in center), Ed Adams (59), Hjalmar Hellberg (58 years pictured to left), Dr. Dave Twedt (58), Dr. Ed Jacobs (49), Max Buck (42), and Dr. Phil Collins (41years, pictured to right).  The awards were made at the July 18, 2005 Lions Recognition Banquet.
Max V. Clements has received the Iowa Lions Foundation's Warren Coleman Honorary Award in recognition for his commitment to serving Lionism.  The plaque and a lapel pin acknowledging his humanitarian service were awarded by Lions Past District Governors, Rhoda and Ralph Bender.
9x8 District Governor Don Jones visited the Club on August 9, 2004 and presented a rose along with his personal pin to Lion Doris Langenbau in appreciation for her service by playing the piano for club meetings.

District Governor Don Jones Visited the Club on August 9, 2004 and inducted new member Rev. Scott Lothe.


July 26, 2004 The Flower Bed at Riverview Park has matured and is looking very nice. There are many more beds to see and it is well worth a trip.  The area is located close to the old Apgar Pool parking lot.

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May 15, 2004 
Noon Lions members planted a Flower Bed at Riverview Park.

Left to Right, Ralph Bender, Rhoda Bender, Phil Collins, Ken Johnson, Allan Thoreson.

MaxLandonAward.jpg (43609 bytes)Max Landon (left) receives a Lions Membership Award from District Governor Joel Ebert for sponsoring 15 new Lions members. 

Thanks Max for setting such an outstanding example.
dscn8336.jpg (39240 bytes)Doug Husak, Doris Langenbau, and John Blake were selected by fellow club members to receive the Warren Coleman Honorary Award from the Iowa Lions Foundation.  Presentation was made at the December 2003 Christmas Party.
Lazy_River_Overview.jpg (130315 bytes)Marshalltown New Aquatic Center Opened June 27, 2003.  Lazy River Overview.  

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sign.jpg (47942 bytes)The new Marshall County Mobile Band Shell was a community project organized by the Rotary Foundation and funded by many individuals and organizations including the Marshalltown Noon Lions Club.

Click on the logo at left for more coverage of the Band Shell.

State_Conv_Trophies.jpg (78065 bytes)The Iowa Lions State Convention was held in Marshalltown May 30 - June 1.  Ralph & Rhoda spear headed the host planning which featured food & entertainment at a Friday night celebration theme "The Western Trail to Denver {International Convention} Starts at Marshalltown".  There were contests for best bolo tie, hat, boots and belt buckle.  These are the handsome trophies which were awarded.  They were carved by Phil Collins and constructed by Mel Dostal and Ralph Bender.
Vilsack-Blake.jpg (49774 bytes)Iowa's First Lady Christie Vilsack spoke to the Club April 7, 2003.  VP Lion John Blake extended the invitation to his former student.  Mrs. Vilsack, then Christie Bell, was a  student in John Blake's Geometry class at Mt. Pleasant High School. She spoke about her program to encourage high school students to prepare themselves for future jobs in Iowa by getting a higher education at community colleges or universities.
Abby.jpg (67735 bytes)Abby-Ray.jpg (70439 bytes)The January 6, 2003 speaker was Ray Halterman, Plant Operations Mgr at NCCF with 8 month old golden lab, Abby. Ray told about the "Leader Puppy" program at the North Central Iowa Correctional Facility, Rockwell City, IA working in conjunction with the Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, MI. Read article in 1/7/03 Times-Republican.
Coleman_Awards_12-9-02.jpg (95671 bytes)William Sievers, Edward W. Adams, and Rev. Allan Thoreson were selected by fellow club members to receive the Warren Coleman Honorary Award from the Iowa Lions Foundation.  Presentation was made at the December 2002 Christmas Party.
Jones_Award_12-9-02.jpg (67057 bytes)On behalf of the Lions Clubs International Foundation, President Doug Husak (left) presented the Melvin Jones Fellow Award to Club Treasurer, Kenneth Johnson (right).  The award was made at the December 2002 Christmas Party.
Oktemberfest_2002.jpg (55675 bytes)The famous Noon Lions' gold Lion was back in the Oktemberfest Parade on September 28, 2002 as it passed the Marshall County Courthouse in Marshalltown.
Bulb_Sale_2002.JPG (90329 bytes)Light Bulb Sale Fund Raising Project of the Marshalltown Noon Lions Club was a success in September 2002!  Some of the Lions calling door-to-door, left to right were: George Hill, Judy Hill, Doris Langenbau, Max Landon, Jim Macmillan, President Doug Husak, and Bill Sievers.  

We will be back with more next year.