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DATE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT
01/05/2011 Tabitha at the Veterans Assistance Center gave a very interesting talk on the "return home" for veterans and their families.
01/12/2011 Mayor Dave Larson of Bemidji, MN
01/19/2011 Deb Strowbridge will speak on ASL
01/26/2011 Rebecca Hoffman  Village of Hope Director
02/02/2011 Peggy from Mississippi Headwaters Blood Bank
02/09/2011 Lion John Winter on the Beltrami County Trail and Recreation System
02/16/2011 Eagle Scout Austin Anderson told the Bemidji Lions on how he earned Eagle Scout. Also at the meeting was Voyageurs Boy Scouts District Executive Ben Mahlke. The Scouts were presented with $500 from the Bemidji Lions Club.
02/23/2011 Lion Jim Gorman, 5M-10 representative on the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank. 
The Bemidji Lions make an annual contribution of $500 to the Minnesota Eye Bank at the 5M-10 midwinter convention
03/02/2011 John R. Eggers. Mr. Eggers is from Bemidji and is a former principal and university professor. He writes a regular weekly column for the Bemidji Pioneer.
03/09/2011 Dr. Bob Melchior, BSU Professor Emeritus of Geology presented a very interesting talk on glaciers in North Central Minnesota.
03/16/2011 Commissioner Lion Jack Frost and County Administrator Tony Murphy on issues affecting Beltrami County.
03/23/2011 Michael Torgerson (originally from International Falls) is an intern with the Beltrami County Historical Society. Michael gave a very interesting program on the early days of logging in Beltrami County and added information about "Lumberjack Queens." Michael is a BSU Senior, majoring in Social Studies and History. He is working on a Masters in Eruopean War History. Michael accepted a check for $300 for the History Center from the Bemidji Lions Club.
03/30/2011 Christy Booth from Minnesota Public Radio will present.
04/06/2011 Paul Ericsson of the Bemidji Public Library will present.
04/13/2011 Randy McKain of the Bemidji Area Food Shelf spoke. A $300 donation was presented.
04/20/2011 Marcia Larson, Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Bemidji, spoke about the new North Country Park Project. The Bemidji Lions Club will be the lead community organization for this project. This is the new signature project, in which the Lions Club will lead the effort to secure funds needed to build the Inclusive Playground with the Aeroglider. Lion Mel Melander will be the chairperson.
04/27/2011 Bev Labraaten of the Cass Lake Lions and District 5M-9 will present a report on the Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation. The Lions Clubs are leaders in raising funds for diabetes cure research projects at the Schulze Diabetes Institute and Spring Point Project. Bev will tell us about our club's role.
05/04/2011 Moe Webb on Bemidji Baseball
05/11/2011 Pat Mason - Bemidji Chorale
05/18/2011 Steve Hanson - Timber Bay
05/25/2011 Sanford Home Care and Hospice - Laurie Sundbom and Tracy Johanns
06/01/2011 Lions International Programs - PDG Dick Labraaten
06/08/2011 Make-a Wish
06/15/2011 Fishing Has No Boundaries - Lion Vance Balstad and Mike Zimmerman
06/22/2011 Lions International Leader Dog - Lion Dick Kimball from the Park Rapids Lions and 5M    
06/29/2011 Installation of Officers and Induction of New Members. Last meeting of the 2010-11 Lions Year
07/06/2011 Bemidji Leads - Dr. Jim Benson
07/13/2011 Sanford Foundation - Penny Echternach
07/20/2011 Bemidji Area of Commerce - Georgette Bloom
07/27/2011 4-H and the Beltrami County Fair - Ann Marie Ward
09/07/2011 Geri Hickerson & Alicia Rengel, Habitat for Humanity
09/14/2011 Wes Hegna, Bemidji Youth Football
09/21/2011 Marcia Larson, Recreation & Parks, City of Bemidji
09/28/2011 Laddie Elwell and Kitura Main, Headwaters Science Center
10/05/2011 Andy Wells, Wells Technology
10/12/2011 Coach Jeff Tesch, BSU Football
10/19/2011 TBA
10/26/2011 Joy Johnston, Sanford Health
11/02/2011 Brice Volbrecht, DNR C.O., Deer Hunting Season
11/09/2011 Kjell Thonpson, RSVP
11/16/2011 Harold VanLeewan, Beltrami-Bemidji Airport
11/23/2011 Carol Lauderbaugh, Salvation Army
11/30/2011 Beverly Everett, Bemidji Symphony
12/07/2011 Lenore Potter & Andrea Ohnstad, Boys and Girls Club of Bemidji
12/14/2011 Chris Fettig and The Bemidji High School Choirs
12/21/2011 Hugh O'Brien Youth Seminar Program Participants

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