Richfield Lions Club
Proudly Serving the Village of Richfield Wisconsin Since 1950
October 2017 Issue
Hustle S'More for Lions Camp
Lion John Hoffman (Green Bay), Lion Ron Zwieg, Lion Bill Schmitt
On August 19 th , Ron Zwieg and Bill Schmitt finished first and second, in the over 70 age division for the 15 mile bike ride, respectively. Lion Zwieg is 190 miles away from completing 2000 miles during 2017!

The event has grown since its beginning in 2010. Join us August 18, 2018, for our annual Hustle S'more for Lions Camp. All proceeds support our Summer Camp Program that provides a free camp experience for Wisconsin youth and adults with 
Melvin Jones Fellows Named
Melvin Jones Fellows named for demonstrating commitment to humanitarian service. Participating in the progressive program reaffirms dedication to the foundation’s humanitarian objectives. The growth of the fellowship program ensures that the Lions Club can meet humanitarian needs in communities worldwide.  
Lion John Kohl

Lions Ron Zwieg & Ray Tweedale
Birch-Sturm Memorial Fund
Kelly Neuman earned the honor of Birch-Sturm Memorial Fund. She was bestowed this honor for fellowship to dedication, and service and commitment to Lionism. Fellowship provides continuous support to the Wisconsin Lions Foundation.  
Richfield Days!
Lions Touchstone Stories
Lions Quest
Lions Quest is helping these Turkish middle-school students cope with conflicts and bullying.

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Lions Quest began as one teenager’s passion to find a better way to prepare young people to handle life’s challenges. Today, it is one of the most widely used social and emotional learning programs in the world.

In 1975, 19-year-old Rick Little of Findlay, Ohio, suffered severe back injuries in an auto accident. Immobilized for six months, Little found himself with a lot of time to contemplate why schools were doing so little to help youth develop the life skills and strength of character needed to succeed as adults. When his injuries healed, Little set out on a nationwide pursuit for answers, interviewing teenagers, teachers and experts in child and adolescent development.

After a struggle to find initial funding, Little established Quest International in 1977 with the help of a US$130,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to design and develop values-based curricula and drug-use prevention programs. Little went to work creating teaching tools easy to adapt across different cultures and educational systems.     

The Lions got involved in 1984 when the Lions Clubs International Foundation made its first grant to Quest International, a grant that funded additional program development and expansion. Later that year, Lions Clubs International formed a working partnership with Quest International to launch a major drug prevention initiative called Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence, targeting middle-school grades 6 through 8. Lions clubs partnered with local school systems to implement the program at the community level.

Over the next 18 years, Lion’s partnership with Little’s organization grew in scope and impact. Lions introduced programs to serve students at all grade levels, from kindergarten through high school. Independent researchers gave the programs high marks for promoting positive behaviors and boosting academic performance.

In 2002, LCIF acquired formal ownership of the curriculum materials. Lions Quest soon became Lions’ signature youth development program worldwide. By 2015, Lions Quest had grown to include 36 languages in 85 countries reaching more than 13 million students.

Lions clubs around the world have been key to the success and expansion of Lions Quest, supporting the program through local funding, coordinating teacher training, co-hosting parent meetings, speaking to youth and undertaking joint service projects with students.

Lions Quest goes beyond academics to teach students how to make responsible decisions, set goals, be accountable for their actions, develop healthy relationships, resist peer pressure and engage in community service.

Teaching materials are continually updated to meet new challenges.

In Turkey, for example, public and private school teachers are using Lions Quest to confront bullying. Mine Guven, a professor of early childhood education at Bosphorus University in Istanbul, is conducting an evaluation of the effort.

“I got involved in the program because the training was so impressive to me,” Guven said. “The challenges are the same all around the world. By using Lions Quest we manage to have peaceful classrooms.”
Lionswear Available
Contact Lion Ray Tweedale about purchasing club hats. 

Hats are available for the low price of $4! 
Lions Give Back
We donated $300 to the Washington-Ozaukee County Public Health Depart to purchase two car seats and two toddler seats for the child car seat program.

JDRF – Diabetes Foundation – Thanked us for the donation of $200

The Richfield Days Parade Committee and volunteers thanked our club for the donation of $3000

Our club received Leader Dog thank you and patch for the Leader Dog Founders Tribute gold level contribution of $2500

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society sent thanks for the $200 donation.

Way to make an impact on our community Lions!
Opportunities for Involvement
Christmas is for Kids!
It's that time of year again...

Daryl Grier will be collecting presents for kids at our October and November meetings.

Bring your unwrapped gifts to our upcoming meetings-- Daryl will take care of the rest!

Thanks in advance for your help, and for being sure to make kids happy this holiday season.
Cash Raffle Time!
Cash Raffle Tickets have been handed out. Please contact Lion Secretary Ray to get yours if you did not receive them. Per Wisconsin Gaming Laws we are NOT allowed to mail them. There is also a sign-up sheet for selling at the Historical Society’s Thresheree in September.
100 Year Project
Our club will be doing a Legacy Project to commemorate 100 years of Lions Clubs. If you are interested in joining Lion Ray and Lion Paul Craig in the planning of this project, please contact them. 
Next Business Meeting
October 17, 2017

Steak Fry
October 10, 2017
Chicken Roast
October 15, 2017

Planning Meeting
Oct. 2 nd @ 7:00 p.m. at Bill’s house

Don't forget:
  • Bring 2 desserts for the Chicken Roast (The committee will cut them up/portion them out.)
  • Sell Your Tickets
  • Work 2 shifts
  • Family Style Fun Pack is available.

Christmas in Richfield
December 2, 2017

Planning Meeting
Tuesday Sept. 26 th at Lion Diane Kohl’s House

Wisconsin Lions Camp Visit
Our club will visit Wisconsin Lions Camp on Sunday, October 1. We will meet and carpool from the Richfield Firehall,  2008 HWY 175  at 8am arriving at camp around 10:15. We will tour the camp and the Eyeglass recycling center and have a lunch in nearby Rosholt. This is a great way to truly understand why we do what we do as Lions. New members are especially encouraged to attend and all Lions, LEOs or friends who wish to visit the camp are welcome.  Please contact Lion Ray if you wish to attend. 628-2299 or
October 4 – Region Zone Meeting in Theresa

Brian Frank, Zone Chairman visited the club on September 19th.

Social Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

at Theresa Town Hall (HWY 175 and HWY P)

Open to all!

Other clubs in our Zone: Richfield, Hustisford, Kettle Moraine, Iron Ridge, Neosho-Rubicon, Hartford
Leos Outing
October 8 th @ 3:00
Logger’s Park
Mini Golf and Pizza

All Lions welcome.
Sobelman's Fundraising
Stay tuned!

November and December – Tuesdays – Fundraiser at Sobelman’s... it's as easy as stopping in and eating dinner!
Boston Store Fundraising
Mayfair Boston Store

Please sign-up for a shift… or two!

We make $5/booklet sold.
Got news to share?
Please send me (Lion Tara Villalobos) your photos and a brief description of your event status/news so that I can include them in the next newsletter. Please include any details you would like to share with our club! All information can be sent to , or if you prefer, send me a photo text and brief description to 262.682.3554.