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Lions Club

1957

05 31       At Monday night’s meeting of the Lions Club which was held at the Green Bowl, the following were elected to office:  President, Paul Negus; first vice president, Erving Miller; second vice president, Gary W. Ponath; third vice president, Harold Mantey; secretary, Glenn Rieder; treasurer, Charles Abel; lion tamer, Webb Mullen; tail twister, Art Christenson. Members of board of directors for two years, Leonard Kramp, Phil Bossert.  Members of board of directors for one year, Edgar Buelow, Father W.E. Krueger, William Guyer. William Guyer served as president for the past year.  WDT

 

06 28       Father William E. Krueger, who recently was appointed Deputy District Governor of Zone 27 A of the Lions Club, performed his first duty of his new office Monday evening by installing the newly elected officers of the Watertown Club at a meeting held at the Green Bowl.  The new officers were presented and their duties explained.  Following are the officers for the coming year: President, Paul Negus; first vice president, Erving Miller; second vice president, Gary W. Ponath; third vice president, Harold Mantey; secretary, Glenn Rieder; treasurer, Charles Abel; lion tamer, Webb Mullen; tail twister, Art Christenson.  Members of board of directors for two years, Leonard Kramp, Phil Bossert.  Members of board of directors for one year, Edgar Buelow, Father W. E. Krueger, William Guyer.   WDT

 

1958

06 14       At Monday night's meeting of the Lions Club, which was held at the Green Bowl, the newly elected officers of the club were installed.  Father William E. Krueger, who is deputy district governor of 27 A, was the installing officer.  Following are the officers of the club who will perform their duties for the ensuing year:  President Erving Miller, first vice president, Gary W. Ponath; second vice president, Art Christenson; third vice president, Martin Uttech; secretary, Glenn Rieder; treasurer, Charles Abel; Lion tamer, Al Linde; tail twister, Cr. C. L. Bergmann.  Directors are Gene Rooney, Len Kramp, Father W. E. Krueger and Paul Negus.   WDT

 

1959

05 28       Gary W. Ponath was elected president of the Watertown Lions Club at its meeting Monday evening at the Legion Green Bowl.  Other officers elected were: Arthur Christensen, first vice president; Martin Uttech, second vice president; Gene Rooney, third vice president; Glenn Rieder, secretary; Charles Abel, treasurer; David Parish, tail twister; Al Linde, Lion tamer; Vince Beschta, director, two years; Wes Thorsen, director, one year, and Leonard Kramp, director, one year, to replace Gene Rooney.

 

1961

05 18       At Monday evening’s meeting of the Lions Club held at the Legion Green Bowl, the nominating committee’s slate of officers for the ensuing years was accepted. President is Eugene Rooney. Other officers are: First vice-president, Vince Beschta; second vice-president, William Neis; third vice-president, Dave Parish; secretary, Clarence Albrecht; treasurer, Martin Uttech; Lion tamer, Robert Rausch; tail twister, Donald Schmutzler; immediate past president, Arthur Christensen, and chaplain, Father William E. Krueger. Directors are Gary Ponath and Robert Steinbach (two years) and Leonard Kramp and Robert Hargraves, one year.   WDT

 

1989

01 21       Melvin Wagner of the Watertown Lions Club was honored at Monday night’s meeting of the club for receiving the 100 Percent President’s Award for 1987-88 by the International Association of Lions Clubs.  He was given the award for his leadership throughout his term as president of the club.  In another award presentation, Dr. Harold E. Magnan Jr., secretary of the club, was honored for receiving the 100 Percent Secretaries Award from District 27A2 which includes Watertown. He was given the award for his excellent record keeping during the years he has served as the club’s secretary.   WDT

 

10 21       The Watertown Lions Club honored members with perfect attendance awards Monday night at the Watertown Country Club.  Special honors were given to Gary Ponath for 36 years and Harold Niedfeldt for 28 years.  Del Hintzmann was honored for 19 years and Jerry Rabbach for 14 years.  Other awards were given to Wilmer Altreuter, 13 years; Merle Zastrow, Dr. Harold Magnan and Ron Larson, 12 years; William Schultz, 11 years; Mel Wagner and A1 Anderson, 10 years; Steve Raue and Rich Nienow, nine years; Les Huber, William Brown and Charles Bruce, eight years; Charles Nienow, seven years; Mike Oleson, six years; George Rather, five years; John Wanke, Charles Robert, Pete Miller, James Kukla, George Hintz and Russ Bentheimer, four years; Dale Ninmann and William Neis, three years; Tom Wooley and Richard Johns, two years; and Paul Smebak, Ulrich Schneider, Floyd Clemans, Mike Chandler and George Kuckkan, one year.   WDT

 

1990

05 09       New officers were elected at the Watertown Lions Club meeting Monday night at the Watertown Country Club. New members were also installed. Elected as president for the upcoming year is Chuck Roberts with Merle Zastrow as first vice president. Third vice president is Michael Chandler, Dr. Harold Magnan was re-elected secretary. Current President Michael Olesen will serve as past president. John Wanke was elected tail twister and Ray Vick was named as Lion tamer. Jerry Alfheim and George Kuckkan were elected as members of the board. Dale Hintzmann was elected as a voting member to the new board position of membership chairman. Les Huber and Gary Bergman were elected to news position on the membership committee.   WDT              (names not indexed)

 

1991

06 07       Robert Steinhorst was named Lion of the Year at the Watertown Lions Club annual awards night held at the Watertown Country Club Monday.  George Raether was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.  Merle Zastrow was installed as president of the club.  He was handed the gavel by Chuck Roberts, who has served as president for the past year.

 

2003

05 20       Watertown Lions Club member Dolly Laatsch has received one of the highest awards available from Lions Club International.  She was presented with the International Presidents Leadership Award by past international director Rick Myers of Nebraska at the Wisconsin State Lions Convention recently held in Oconomowoc.  Laatsch is past president of the Watertown Lions Club, received the Presidents Excellence Award for her efforts, and has been active in many Lions activities.  She has served as district hearing chairwoman for 52 clubs and as zone chairwoman for seven clubs.  WDT

 

2006

05 18       The Watertown Lions Club presented awards to several members on Monday night at the Watertown Country Club where members cooked their own steaks for dinner.  New officers were also installed.  Terry Zastrow received two major awards, the Bruce Schlueter Lion of the Year Award and the Birch-Sturm Award.  Sue Jaramillo was recipient of the distinguished service award.  Nancy Dishneau received the Melvin Jones Award and Daryl Arnold was recipient of the Wisconsin Lions Eye Bank Knight of Sight Award which was given to a club member for the first time.   WDT

 

2015

06 03       The Watertown Lions Club presented numerous awards to members at its annual awards dinner on Monday at Turner Hall. Officers for 2015-16 were also installed. Master of ceremonies for the event was Mark Hintzmann, Lions member and past international director.  Top awards were given to Bill Schmidt, Leader Dog Founders Tribute Award; Mary Braunschweig, Distinguished Service Award; Marlene Raether, Birch Sturm Fellowship Award; and Jason Jones, Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. 

 

Other recipients were Ben Hoppenrath, Golf Award; Jane Hintzmann, Top C

hef Award; and Edwin Wolf III, Key Award. Perfect attendance awards were given to Larry and Mary Braunschweig, Nancy Dishneau, Louis Hady, Mark and Jayne Hintzmann, Jason Jones, Don and Dolly Laatsch, Jerry Rabbach, Bill Schultz, Ray Vick, Edwin Wolf III and Fred Zastrow.

 

Jason Jones was installed as president. Immediate past president is Ray Vick. Other officers are Louis Hady, first vice president; Edwin Wolf III, second vice president; James Raabe, third vice president; Dolly Laatsch, secretary; Jayne Hintzmann, treasurer; Don Laatsch, lion tamer; and Mark Hintzmann, tail twister. Directors are Don Laatsch and Nancy Dishneau, one year; and Cindy Schuhmacher and John Wanke, two years.

 

Dave Quamme and John Schuhmacher were installed as new members.   WDT             (names not indexed)

 

 

 

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