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Who We Are

The Falcon Heights–Lauderdale Lions Club is a community-based service organization serving the Falcon Heights and Lauderdale Minnesota area. The club was chartered in May 1986 under The International Association of Lions Clubs as part of Minnesota District 5M-6.

We hold meetings at Falcon Heights Community Park on the second and fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

We Serve

The Falcon Heights–Lauderdale Lions Club serves the local community:

  • We fund school and park projects
  • We provide scholarships
  • We support food shelves
  • We help fund senior programs
  • We buy dictionaries and thesauruses for local students
  • We support our local library
  • We’re a member of the Suburban Ramsey Emergency Coalition.

The Falcon Heights–Lauderdale Lions Club serves the wider community:

  • We support summer camps for children with health or developmental problems
  • We contribute to youth outreach and exchange programs
  • We support programs for prevention of blindness
  • We support research for sight, hearing, and diabetes
  • We help provide service dogs to those with sight or hearing disabilities
  • We support disaster victims

Local Goals

The Falcon Heights–Lauderdale Lions Club has three primary goals:

  1. To serve the needs of our local communities and support the service projects of the district and international organizations
  2. To establish a positive, helpful and responsible dialog with the community as we plan fund-raising activities and return profits to the community
  3. To have fun and meet new friends


The Falcon Heights–Lauderdale Lions Club has two annual fundraisers:

  • We run a parking lot during the State Fair each year on weekends and weekday evenings.
  • We sell 500 Christmas trees each year from a lot set up in Falcon Heights Community Park. Sales start the day after Thanksgiving and finish a week before Christmas.  We enjoy fellowship and the holiday spirit while we raise money for the community.

You can find a more detailed description of our club’s activities here

Past Presidents

Howard Smeby   1986/1987
Dennis Wall   1987/1988
Ray Frauenshuh   1988/1989
Don Leier   1989/1990
Sam Jacobs   1990/1991
Steven Tenney   1991/1992
Steven Tenney   1992/1993
Terry Iverson   1993/1994
Terry Iverson   1994/1995
Ken Wielinski   1995/1996
John Brynildson   1996/1997
Chuck Cermak   1997/1998
Tim Carbonneau   1998/1999
Paul Kuettel   1999/2000
Mark Krug   2000/2001
Reid Grano   2001/2002
Joe Barrett   2002/2003
Jon Anderson   2003/2004
Peter Lindstrom   2004/2005
Michelle Krug   2005/2006
Jerry Doherty   2006/2007
Rollie Gates   2007/2008
Gary Langer   2008/2009
Kent Furois   2009/2010
Michelle Seamen   2010/2011
Jerry Doherty 2011/2012
John Schmittdiel 2012/2013
Gary Langer   2013/2014
Rollie Gates   2014/2015
John Brynildson   2015/2016
Kent Furois   2016/2017
Tom Prather   
Sue Gehrz   2018/2019
Paul Ciernia   2019/2020
Matt Smith   2020/2021
John Schmittdiel   2021/2022


International Lions Objectives

TO CREATE and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.

TO PROMOTE the principles of good government and good citizenship.

TO UNITE the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship, and mutual understanding.

TO PROVIDE a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.

TO ENCOURAGE service–minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works, and private endeavors.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

We welcome anyone with the desire to serve the community to visit us or contact Secretary Ken Crea at FHL_Lions@q.com or 651-633-3271.

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