Altoona Lions Club "The Spin Art Lions"
Altoona Lions Spin Art Booth At Iowa State Fair
Welcome to our Altoona Lions web site. We are called "The Spin Art Lions" because we earn most of our revenue by running a Spin Art booth. Please see the description of our Spin Art project below.
Each year our club performs a variety of community service activities. Some involve donating money to other organizations or projects, some involve Lions Labor, and some are just for fun.
We meet twice a month, and always either have a speaker or go on a short “trip” to an area business or function organization.
We would welcome your involvement in our Lions Group. We have lots of fun while doing rewarding community service. If you are interested in becoming a Lion, or interested in just talking with a current Lion about the group, please contact any of our club officers.
Again, thanks for visiting our web site. Please check regularly, since we will add photos, activities, and news regularly.
The above photo shows the Altoona Lions Spin Art booth at the Iowa State Fair. We have run this booth for 48 years (as of 2012). Kids love it, because it is fun. Parents love it because it is the best bargain at the Fair.
It requires over 100 people, Lions members and Lions friends, to run the stand for the 11 days of the Fair each year.
The State Fair booth, plus running the booth at other places such as Prairie Meadows and the Des Moines Art Fair, have generated over $250,000 over the years. The Lions have donated those Spin Art revenues to hundreds of community service projects.
Altoona Lions Officers For 2013 and 2014
The Altoona Lions business year starts July 1 and ends June 30.
The officers for July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 are shown above. Shown are:
Roger Mahnke, Treasurer, Don Townsend, Tail Twister, Jerry Carr, 1st VP, Lance Hudson, President, Bill Pollard, Secretary, Bob Hall, 2YR Director, Carolyn Wilkens, 1YR Director, Jim Wilkens, Lion Tamer, TJ Guzzi, 2nd VP, Helen Phillips, Recorder, Kit McDowall, Web Master. Missing is Dale Hartgraves, 1YR Director.