Wisconsin Lions Missions

Bill Taubman, WI Lions Mission Chair

   Every year, numerous Lions head to countries south of our boarders with used eyeglasses from our Eyeglass Recycling Center in Rosholt, donated fire trucks, ambulances and school busses gathered by Lions Clubs around the state, and medical and school supplies such as hospital beds and school desks.  These item are given freely to Lions Clubs in foreign lands that distribute them to needy schools, orphanages and cities.  While on a mission, thousands of used eyeglasses are given out to local residents who probably have never had a pair of glasses in their life.

   Materials taken come from donations accumulated throughout the state.  The used glasses are collected by Wisconsin Lions and processed through the Eyeglass Recycling Center located at the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt.

   Wisconsin Missions is also teaming up with the ALERT program.  Lions are willing to travel to help people who have experienced a disaster such as the recent hurricane in Texas.  If you would like to become a volunteer, you can find a link for the sign up form below.

ALERT application

Missions Spring Newsletter 2019



from Collette Sorgel, Three Lakes, WI

WHEN AND WHERE   The meeting is at the Three Lakes Center for the Arts (1760 Superior Street, Three Lakes, WI) and will begin at 9:43 AM on August 4th. Easy to find and a real treat as it is a restored movie theater in a World War II quonset hut! In the lobby is an art gallery. Remember that this meeting is for ALLpeople who are involved in our programs, not just people that go on eyeglass missions. If you have signed up for the emergency response team please consider coming. 

LUNCH  At 9:00 AM there will be coffee, juice, and goodies available. Following our meeting we will have a catered meal at the Reiter Center, 1858 S. Michigan St., Three Lakes, WI.   Cost for the morning treats and the meal will be $13.00.

SATURDAY NIGHT  Plan to come on Saturday evening around 5:30 pm and join us for an evening of food, drinks and socializing. This will be held at the Lions Shelter in Cy Williams Park (1704 Superior Street, Three Lakes, WI). Three Lakes Lions club will be cooking up world famous Trig’s brats and burgers, and you are invited to bring a dish to share. Iced Tea and water will be available, but if you have a favorite beverage (alcohol allowed), bring it. Picnic tables provided; bring along a lawn chair if you wish.

LODGING  Sadly, the only hotel in Three Lakes burned to the ground this winter! It is to be rebuilt, but not by August 3rd! So, Eagle River has Best Western, Days Inn, Super 8, Eagle River Inn and Resort, Traveler’s Inn, and more.  Additionally, there are numerous resorts (check the Three Lakes Chamber website for information.) Rhinelander is always a back up – 30 minutes away.

CAMPING  The Harbor Campground is just outside of Three Lakes, as are various state forest campgrounds. Eagle River has additional campgrounds.

WHAT TO DO Two special events are happening in Three Lakes that weekend. On Saturday, Aug. 3rd  the Three Lakes Petroleum Museum property (which is an interesting place to visit in and of itself) will host a Classic Cars, Boats, Tractors, and Motorcycles Show. The show will rum from 10:30 am until 2 pm. The museum is free, they just asks for donations. Enjoy the history of the petroleum industry as viewed through artifacts from the ages!

On Sunday, August 4th (after our meeting and lunch!), the Three Lakes Fireman’s Picnic will be in Cy Williams Park. You can expect music, crafters/flea market booths, games, and paddle sales, as well as beer, food, and ice cream sundaes. It is always a lot of fun!

REGISTER   We need to know who is planning to attend by July 27th!.  Please tell us if you will be here for the Saturday night festivities or just for the Sunday meeting/lunch. Contact Miriam Bredesen at mkbrede53@gmail.com or 715-617-0151 Questions? Give me a call.