Welcome to the official website of the Tipton Lions!
Thanks for visiting - please check back often as it will be updated regularly.
The Lions motto is "We Serve" and we'd like to do just that. If you need our assistance, please contact any Lions member, or the President and Secretary listed in our Club Contacts.
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Anyone entering Tipton on Hwy 130 has a new sight to see - the Tipton Lions Club put up a signboard as a Christmas gift to the city for 2011. Plans for two more (on Hwy 38 north and south of town) are in the works. Look for them in 2012!
MANY thanks to Rodne Wendt, our fabricator, and Keith Whitlatch, Tom Fiegen, Alvin Wright, Raldo Horman, Teresa Reed, Dean Doerscher, Lois and Ron Salmonson, Dave Geinzer, Judy Archer, Randy Barclay, Don Drager, Cody Eliason, and the City of Tipton.
Congressman Dave Loebsack stopped by to visit with some hardworking Lions members on Saturday, January 21, 2012. He even fried some hamburgers for us to help with the food stand! (L-R: Wally Riedel, Rodne Wendt, Keith Whitlatch, Dave Geinzer, Congressman Loebsack, Bob Thys, and Tom Fiegen)
Congressman Loebsack was in Tipton to visit newly opened businesses including Mi Tierra, The Sicilian, Tipton Family Pets, and the Lonesome Prairie bookstore. What a great visit to a great town!
Flags Over Tipton
The Tipton Lions are looking forward to 2012 - another exciting year for getting the flags out around the City of Tipton! We've added even more homes and businesses for this year.
If you are interested in having a flag for your yard or business, please see a Lions Club member and we will help you!
When we receive your subscription, we contact Iowa OneCall, then install a receiver in your yard, flush to the ground. (This holds the flag pole) For five holidays per year - Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Veterans Day - we will install a large, beautiful American flag in your yard at dawn and retrieve it that evening. (The flags are occasionally left out longer for some holidays, if they fall on a weekend.)
This is a beautiful way to celebrate your patriotism! Join over 350 subscribers who show their pride!
We are proud to announce FIVE Melvin Jones Fellows and FIVE Warren Coleman recipients, awarded at our 60th Anniversary Celebration on January 16, 2010:
Melvin Jones Fellows, Front Row, L-R: Alvin Wright, Dale Edens, Teresa Reed, Raldo Horman, and Wallace Reidel, with District Governor Gary Glockhoff
Warren Coleman recipients, Back Row, L-R: Richard Timm, Jerry Elijah, Don McGlaughlin, David Geinzer, and Mike Boyle
Melvin Jones founded Lions in 1917; this Fellowship honors the recipient for his/her humanitarian efforts. It's the highest award presented by the Lions Clubs International.
Warren Coleman was a longtime Iowa Lions Foundation secretary, and this award honors the recipient for his/her service to others.
Each of these awards represents a $1,000 donation made by the Tipton Lions Club to either the Lions Clubs International Foundation or the Lions Clubs of Iowa Foundation. The Foundations then use this money for humanitarian and relief aid efforts around the world.
Tipton Lions also donated $1,000 to LCIF for relief efforts in Haiti, presented to PID David Stoufer the night of our banquet.
The recipients were chosen by club members via special ballot.