2017-18 Officers:
Board of Directors:
Minot Magic City Lions
PO box 782
Minot, North Dakota
Contact Lion President Gary Thuner for more information or requests
Magic City Lions  charter banquet was October 11, 1969.  There were 30 members
in  the original Magic City Lions.  We currently have 40 members. One  of the
original members (Lion Jim Keller) is still in the Club.  See the orginal roster by
The Magic City Lions meets on Tuesdays at 7:30 am at the Parker Center, 21 1st
Ave SE, Minot, North Dakota.  The Club does not meet on Tuesdays following a
Monday holiday or the two weeks between Christmas & New Years.  Our business
meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
MISSION STATEMENT: To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for
humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services though community involvement and
international  cooperation.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Magic City Cross Country Meet Host
Relay for Life Survivors  Host
Zoofollies at Minot Zoo
Thanksgiving gift baskets
Texas Hold'em Tournament
Eye Tissue Transport
Lion's Mint Sales
Sponsor youth T Ball
Lion's All Star Basketball Game
Broadway Flower Boxes
Pancake Breakfast
German BeirFest
Purses for a Purpose
Jay Owenhouse Magic Show
Sight4Kidz vision screening
Coming Events
Magic City Lions Community
*North Dakota Leadership Seminar
*Lion's Foundation
*Great Plains Assistance Dogs
*Leader Dogs for the Blind
*ND Eye Bank
*Service Dogs of America
*Relay for Life
*Magic City Lion's Cross Country Meet
*Optimist Club
*Minot Boys Scouts
*Minot CVB
*Minot Girl Scouts
*Special Olympics
*Salvation Army
*After Prom party
*After Graduation Party
*Minot Recreation Program
*Garlic & Grape Fesitval
Lion Sarah Burckhard
Lion Ann Olson
Lion Tricia Nechodom
Lion Susanne Hoskin
Lion Josh Ressler
Gary Thuner
1st Vice President
Fred Beuchler
2nd Vice President
Kianna Parisien
3rd Vice President
Kevin Cross
Darlene Johnson
Lion Tamer
Irene Gousheh
Tail Twister
Change Monthly
LeAnn Tennyson
Club Activities:
The Lions Creed

They achieve success, who lives
well,laughs often and loves much.
Who gains the respect of intelligent
people and the love  of little children
Who fills their niche and
accomplishes  their task.
Who leaves the world better than
they found it, whether by an
improved poppy, a perfect poem or a
rescued soul.
Who never lacks appreciation of
earth's beauty, nor fails to express it.
Who always sees the best in others
and gives the best they have.
Whose life is an inspiration and
whose memory is a benediction.

They are Lions!
Lion Jim Keller
Lion Ann Olson            
2017 Melvin Jones Fellow
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The Magic City Lions had a enjoyable and productive time at the
State Lions Convention in Bismarck on November 3- 4
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The banquet is always a highlite of the convention.  Lion Jim Keller
has his white suit as past district governor.  Lion Jim is also a Hall
of Fame member.  We are so lucky to have him in our club!
The Magic City Lions joined with Young Professionals and the Surrey
Lions to buy and deliver 16 complete Thanksgiving dinners on
November 21.
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We welcomed Lion Kayla Goetz
into the Magic City Lions on Dec
19. Lion Sarah Burckhard is her
We held our annual Christmas Bake Sale fundraiser to help our operating fund on
Dec 19.  Thanks to the helping spirit of our great Lions club, we raised over $2900.
Just outstanding!!
Special Olympic Basketball Tournament
MSU Dome
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March 9-10  
Pancake Breakfast at Badlands
March 17
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Lions Spring Rally in Stanley, ND
April 7
Vegas Hotel  April 7
Big One Craft Show
April 13-14
Relay for Life Survivors Banquet
June 3
Elly DesLauriers spoke at our club on
Jan 9 about the upcoming
"Winterfest" in Minot on Feb 9, 10
and 11.
Becky DeWitz with Lion Josh Ressler at our
Jan 16. Becky is the Director of the Minot
Zoo. She spoke to our club about the capital
campaign to improve exhibits for the Lions
and Tigers.  Thanks for speaking, Becky!
We had a baby shower for Lion Lisa Thuner and Emersyn on
January 23.  Lion Gary Thuner is a proud grandpa!
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Dr Erik Anderson with Lion Kerry Hansen at
our Feb 6 meeting. Dr Anderson spoke on
the Community Rocks event on Feb 17 to
benefit the YWCA.  Erik also played his cello
for the group. It was a fabulous performance!
On Jan 31,  Laurie Dannewitz, Veronica Michael, Anna Schraeder, and
Lexi Bahl spoke to our club about Giving Hearts Day that takes place on
Feb 8. Thanks for coming, ladies!
On Feb 8, the Magic City Lions gave out seven
checks to worthy organizations.  We are presenting
Dakota Hope Clinic with their check.
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We had several Lions work at the YWCA Community Rocks project
on Feb 17 at the Grand Hotel.  Great job, Magic City Lions!
Lion Marita Hoffart was our speaker at our Feb 20 meeting. Lion
Marita spoke about her trip the Lions International Convention in
Chicago in July. Lion Marita brought back pins for our club.  
Thanks for speaking, Lion Marita
The Magic City Lions lost a great Lion on
Feb 18
! You will be missed a great deal.
RIP Lion Gary.....
Lion President Gary Thuner presents Lion Susanne
Hoskin the Key Award pin for bringing a new
member into our club!
These Magic City Lions worked at the Special Olympic Basketball
tournament at the MSU Dome on March 9 & 10. Always a fun event
for our group to be a part of each year!