Crawfordsville Lions Club Meets | Southeast Iowa Union

Ten Lions members and two guests, Lion Trustee, David Heitmann and Shirley Massey, gathered for dinner on Monday evening, November 14, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawfordsville Community Room. Lions President Gene Miller presided over the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Larry Love prayed.

After a delicious meal prepared and served by Alice Hochstetler, the meeting reconvened and Iowa Lions Foundation Trustee David Heitmann of Victor, IA spoke to the group about his role in the Foundation. He reported that their offices had been moved from Ames to Marshalltown. He also shared about the various things the foundation supports, such as the Iowa Lions’ cochlear implant, Kidsight, the Eye Bank, the Hearing Aid Bank, and eyeglass recycling. He reviewed the Lions Foundation’s 2022-23 budget and explained many of the budget items.

The Secretary’s report submitted by Lion Rose was approved as read. Treasurer Finke gave his report.

Old store:

The Christmas raffle was discussed and Lion Joel Greene distributed lists of contacts who would like to contribute items for the giveaway. A motion was made and accepted for the Lions to again offer a $100 grand prize. It takes place on Saturday 17th December at Crawfordsville. The local 4-H Club is offering a lunchtime bake sale at City Hall, followed by a performance by Santa at 12:30pm and the drawing at 1pm at the fire station. Numbered cards will be mailed to area residents for them to bring back to the raffle for a chance to win a prize.

New business:

It has been decided to put up the city’s Christmas decorations on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 9am

A motion was made, supported and approved to increase the club’s donation to the ILF and LCIF

Christmas dinner was discussed again and it was decided to go to Kalona and menu items were chosen.

As there were no further matters to attend to before the club, the meeting was adjourned.


Congratulations to the Steve and Pam Davis family for being voted the 2022 Washington County 4-H Family of the Year. This makes five generations in Pam’s family involved in Washington County 4-H. She has been a 4-H executive for 23 years, followed in her mother’s footsteps and Steve was a fair board member and her four children showed sheep and are still actively involved with sheep either at weigh-in, show day and auctions and still actively involved as 4-H grandparents.

Community Thanksgiving DINNER

A free Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner is held on Thanksgiving Day at WACO High School in Wayland. Serving time is 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Take away is available. Voluntary donation. Contact Pastor Greg Stacy, Wayland Ministries at 319-431-0576.


Throughout the month of November, the United Church of Crawfordsville collects canned, packaged foods, paper products and toiletries for the WACO Food Pantry.


Everyone is invited to come and decorate the church for Christmas on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26th. The first Sunday in Advent is November 27th.