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 July 2014 thru June 2015
The Altoona Lions business year starts July 1 and ends June 30.
The officers for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 are shown above. Shown are:
Roger Mahnke, Treasurer
Jim Wilkins, Lion Tamer
Carolyn Wilkins, 2nd VP
Bob Hall, 1 YR Director
TJ Guzzi, 1st VP
Richard Layman, 1 YR Director
Jerry Carr, President
Helen Phillips, Recorder
Dennis Crabtree, administered the oath for the new officers
Michelle Hudson, 2 YR Director
Lance Hudson, Immediate past President and Director
Missing from Photo:
Bill Pollard, Secretary, and current Lions District President
Sue Faupel, 2 YR Director
Altoona Lions Members
Richard Green Jr
Michael W Horton
Jay N Rosenberger
Karr Van Nordstrand