Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Lions SERVE during Covid-19 Pandemic

Adel Lions Club partners with local charities during the current pandemic crisis.
Adel Lions Club members recently discussed that they have been saving money for a legacy project. But that this is a once in a lifetime pandemic and that the citizens that contributed this money are going to be in need now. It would be better to spend the money on our needy citizens now. We can replace the funds when this is over. The Club decided to focus on charities that already serve our citizens and provide them with much needed funding. They chose to work with the Adel Ministerial Association Emergency Fund and the Good Samaritan Food Pantry.
Kandi Beaman of the Adel Ministerial Association (AMA) explained their mission to the Club: “The AMA is made up of all the Adel churches and it does the best it can to help those who are experiencing financial crisis. We partner with county agencies and other generous businesses to offer relief to those who are most vulnerable in our community. The AMA has provided stranded persons bus tickets home to their loved ones. We have helped people with their fuel expense, to get to doctor appointments and jobs. We have helped with rental assistance, energy bill assistance, water bills, and medical emergencies. With your continued consideration we can keep assisting our friends and neighbors in the A-D-M school district with their basic, necessary obligations.” For more information or to donate contact: Kandi at the Adel United Methodist Church, 115 S. 10th St., Adel, Ia. 50003 Phone: 515-993-3791 (You do not need to be a member of any church to qualify for help from them.)
The food pantry is well known in our community and with the increase in the number of people laid off or having a reduction of hours worked, the needs are expected to go up dramatically. The food pantry can no longer accept any food items from the public and thus can only take cash donations now and most likely for the foreseeable future. Contact them at:
The Lions Club has decided to donate $5,000 to the AMA and $10,000 to the Food Pantry. They encourage others to help both organizations through cash contributions. The Club also thanks the community for participating in the Holiday Flags Program and dropping off cans and bottles in the collection point on the east side of the square after it can be reopened once the danger of the pandemic has passed.

Photos: Lion President Rohret presents $5,000 check to Pastor Julie Higgs of Grace Lutheran Church
Lion President Rohret and Lion Treasurer Bill Shields present $10,000 check to Celia McCollum, Manager of the Food Pantry

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Jordan Chapman presents Eagle Scout Project

Boy Scout Troop 152 member Jordan Chapman presented his Eagle Scout project to the Adel Lions Club at their recent meeting. Jordan plans to build playground equipment purchased from Rainbow in the area of the Adel Little League fields near the Adel dam. The total cost of the project is estimated to be around $3,100. The Adel LIons Club voted to contribute $500.
He plans to start working on building the project in July and finish in early August. Other scouts from Troop 152 will participate as will adult volunteers. Anyone wishing to help can contact Jordan to volunteer. Looks like a great project for the kids of Adel! Step up and lend a hand.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Can Bin Milestone

Recently the Adel Lions Club announced they had reached another milestone in their continuing collection of cans and bottles.
At the end of October, 2015 the Club announced they had collected 1 million cans and bottles since the projected had started many years earlier. Now, thanks to the increased participation by community citizens the Club has passed the 2 million mark in just over 4 more years! That’s yet another $50,000 raised for community projects!
The Club thanks our community for their strong support. This would not be possible without folks dropping off their refundable bottles and cans in the collection building on the east side of the square.
How long will it take to reach 3 million?
Photo: Lions Tom Waltz, left and Tom Bice, right.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Flag Project Proceeds handed out at February meeting

At their recent meeting the Adel Lions Club invited organizations who assisted them with their Holiday Flag Project. Over 1300 flags were put out last year in the cities of Adel and DeSoto. Lion President Rohret presented three groups representing their respective organizations with a portion of the funds raised, based on the amount of their participation. He and the Club thanked each organization for their assistance. Without them the project could not be as successful as it is.
The Boy Scouts have helped on each Holiday for several years. Joining them part way through last year were the Girl Scouts. In DeSoto, The Friends of DeSoto-Betterment Committee asked if they could participate in their city. The Adel Lions were eager to work with them to extend the Holiday Flag program to their city as well.
The Lions are preparing for another successful year in 2020. They welcome both Scouts organizations to a full year of participation as well as the Friends of DeSoto. Lions thanks everyone in both communities for their participation. Our communities look great with over 1300 flags flying to honor our nation!
Sign-up sheets for 2020 are available in several locations, from any Lions Club member, as well as on the Adel Lions Club website:
Photo captions:
$1,000 to Friends of DeSoto; Marie Hansen, President Rohret, and Carol Lee
$6300 to Adel boy scouts Troup 152; President Rohret, Ty Landphar, Jordan Chapman, Hunter Landphar, and Lion Bob Davis scout leader
$900 to Adel Girl Scouts Troup 508; Breanna Young, President Rohret, and Piper Giles

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Piper Giles shares her Girl Scout Gold Award project

Adel Lions Club welcomed Piper Giles to our meeting. She is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award project. She is making school kits for the public schools on the Camiguin Island in the Philippines. She will also be teaching "STEAM" (Science, Technology, Engineering Art, and Math) while delivering the school kits this summer. Awesome project, Piper! We wish you all the best! Thank you for sharing!!!!

Coach Hunt

ADM boys track coach Jesse Hunt visits with the Adel Lions Cllub about the upcoming track and field season. Sounds like we're in for a good one! GOOD LUCK, TIGERS!

Reisetter awarded 25 year pin

Lion President Pat Rohret presents Lion Wayne Reisetter with an award for his 25 years as a Lion. Congratulations, Lion Reisetter!

Monday, January 13, 2020

7th Graders participate in International Peace Poster contest

Adel Middle School 7th Grade Students Participate
In Adel Lions International Peace Poster Contest
Adel Middle School 7th Graders submitted 75 posters, among the more than 700,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 32nd annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. The Adel Lions Club sponsored the local contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to Adel’s young people.
The Adel Lions selected three posters for their originality, artistic merit, and portrayal of the contest theme, “Journey of Peace”. The Lions were impressed by the expression and creativity of the Adel Middle School 7th Grade students. It is obvious that these young people have strong ideas what world peace means to them. The Lions are proud that we were able to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions.
Locally, Addison Herrick (1st), Olivia Gehring (2nd), and Jada Grove (3rd), were honored for their participation by the Adel Lions Club on January 10th during a 7th Grade assembly. The Adel Lions would like to thank the Adel Middle School 7th grade students and art teacher Mrs. Carisa Silverio for their outstanding support of the peace poster program.
Group photo- left to right-Addison Herrick (1st place poster), Olivia Gehring (2nd place poster), and Jada Grove (3rd place poster)

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Stay Warm!

Lion Del Buchman with DeSoto school nurse Angie Storck displays mittens donated by our club to the
DeSoto Elemantary school. 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

25 Year Award

Lion President Rohret presents a 25 year award to Lion Jim Westfall. Congratulations!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Shams Knani

Honored to have Shams Knani, a foreign exchange student from Palestine, give our club a presentation at our last meeting. She did an excellent job providing background on herself and her country. Thank you, Jackie Giles, for bringing her to our attention and arranging for her to join us that evening.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Past President Award

Lion District Governor Allen Zobel presents Lion Jim Loynachan with a Past President Award at our most recent meeting.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

ADM Booster Donations

ADM's AD Reece Satre updated our Club on what's going on with the ADM activities. We presented him with checks of $1000 to the ADM fine arts boosters and $1000 to the athletic booster club. Mr. Satre thanked the Lions club for their help in the last year by helping on the following activities : Helping with the football and soccer games both in the announcers booth and as line judges on the field. By helping to park cars at the home football games and cross country games. Helping park cars for the prom. And helping to raise money for the FFA program.