Monday, September 7, 2020

Lion of the Year

President Lion Bice presents Lion Josh Shull with the Lion of the Year award for his work in organizing and modernizing our Holiday Flag Project. The project includes hundreds of flags and is organized into 23 routes across our city. Congratulations and thank you, Lion Shull, for doing such a terrific job!

Monday, August 17, 2020

7 New Members

(L-R) Chris Cundiff and Matt Dorwart

(L-R) Jason Leinen and Noah Johnson

(L-R) Troy Thorton, Mike Sutter, and Scott Stumbo

Club welcomes 7 new members at our last meeting Thanks to Lions Hemphill and Shull for their sponsorship.

Lions Club presents ADM Schools a check for $2,000

Lion President Tom Bice recently presented Rod Wiebers, ADM’s new Activities Director, with a check for $2,000. The check represents the Lions Club’s donation of $1,000 each to the ADM Athletic Boosters and the ADM Fine Arts Boosters.
Director Wiebers was the featured speaker at the Club’s meeting. He came to ADM after 17 year at Johnston. He chose Adel because he believes the ADM opportunity is one of the top jobs in the state. His primary goal is to recruit, retain, and develop students, coaches, and members of the community.
After starting at ADM July 1, he was immediately involved in dealing with the challenges presented by Covid-19. Fall sports programs had to be immediately addressed with direction from the Iowa High School Athletic Association. The original football schedule included 9 games. That had to be shortened to 7 with 4 home games and 3 away games. Plans for accommodating fans is still under way so the school can abide by “social distancing” rules. ADM has a strong fan base and continuing to serve them is a priority. Plans will be announced as soon as they are finalized.


Saturday, May 23, 2020

Adel Lions Club
, along with local scouts, have been busy putting up flags for Memorial Day. Keep watching for more on the flag program at and in the May 28 paper.

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