2017-18 Officers:
Board of Directors:
Minot Magic City Lions
PO box 782
Minot, North Dakota
Contact Lion President Gary Thuner for more information or requests
Magic City Lions  charter banquet was October 11, 1969.  There were 30 members
in  the original Magic City Lions.  We currently have 40 members. One  of the
original members (Lion Jim Keller) is still in the Club.  See the orginal roster by
The Magic City Lions meets on Tuesdays at 7:30 am at the Parker Center, 21 1st
Ave SE, Minot, North Dakota.  The Club does not meet on Tuesdays following a
Monday holiday or the two weeks between Christmas & New Years.  Our business
meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
MISSION STATEMENT: To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for
humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services though community involvement and
international  cooperation.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Magic City Cross Country Meet Host
Relay for Life Survivors  Host
Zoofollies at Minot Zoo
Thanksgiving gift baskets
Texas Hold'em Tournament
Eye Tissue Transport
Lion's Mint Sales
Sponsor youth T Ball
Lion's All Star Basketball Game
Broadway Flower Boxes
Pancake Breakfast
German BeirFest
Purses for a Purpose
Jay Owenhouse Magic Show
Sight4Kidz vision screening
Coming Events
Magic City Lions Community
*North Dakota Leadership Seminar
*Lion's Foundation
*Great Plains Assistance Dogs
*Leader Dogs for the Blind
*ND Eye Bank
*Service Dogs of America
*Relay for Life
*Magic City Lion's Cross Country Meet
*Optimist Club
*Minot Boys Scouts
*Minot CVB
*Minot Girl Scouts
*Special Olympics
*Salvation Army
*After Prom party
*After Graduation Party
*Minot Recreation Program
*Garlic & Grape Fesitval
Lion Sarah Burckhard
Lion Ann Olson
Lion Tricia Nechodom
Lion Susanne Hoskin
Lion Josh Ressler
Gary Thuner
1st Vice President
Fred Beuchler
2nd Vice President
Kianna Parisien
3rd Vice President
Kevin Cross
Darlene Johnson
Lion Tamer
Irene Gousheh
Tail Twister
Change Monthly
LeAnn Tennyson
Club Activities:
The Lions Creed

They achieve success, who lives
well,laughs often and loves much.
Who gains the respect of intelligent
people and the love  of little children
Who fills their niche and
accomplishes  their task.
Who leaves the world better than
they found it, whether by an
improved poppy, a perfect poem or a
rescued soul.
Who never lacks appreciation of
earth's beauty, nor fails to express it.
Who always sees the best in others
and gives the best they have.
Whose life is an inspiration and
whose memory is a benediction.

They are Lions!
Lion Jim Keller
The Magic City Lions joined with Young Professionals and the
Surrey Lions to buy and deliver 16 complete Thanksgiving dinners
on November 21.
                      click here for pictures and story
Relay for Life Survivors Banquet
4:00 pm    June 3
Volunteer schedule click here
Kayla Goetz baby shower
June 5
Dr Erik Anderson with Lion Kerry Hansen at
our Feb 6 meeting. Dr Anderson spoke on
the Community Rocks event on Feb 17 to
benefit the YWCA.  Erik also played his cello
for the group. It was a fabulous performance!
On Feb 8, the Magic City Lions gave out
seven checks to worthy organizations.  
We are presenting Dakota Hope Clinic
with their check.
     click here for all the pictures
We had several Lions work at the YWCA Community Rocks
project on Feb 17 at the Grand Hotel.  Great job, Magic City
Lion Marita Hoffart was our speaker at our Feb 20 meeting. Lion
Marita spoke about her trip the Lions International Convention in
Chicago in July. Lion Marita brought back pins for our club.  
Thanks for speaking, Lion Marita
The Magic City Lions lost a great Lion on
Feb 18
! You will be missed a great deal.
RIP Lion Gary.....
Lion President Gary Thuner presents Lion
Susanne Hoskin the Key Award pin for bringing a
new member into our club!
These Magic City Lions worked at the Special Olympic
Basketball tournament at the MSU Dome on March 9 &
10. Always a fun event for our group to be a part of each
Lion Marita Hoffart with Susan Burkhart at our
March 20 meeting.  Susan spoke on the effects
and causes of
Diabetes!  Thanks for speaking to our club,
The Magic City Lions particpated in our annual Pancake
Breakfast at Badlands. We had a record attendance. Great
work, Lions!
We had a good time at our Spring Bake Sale fundraiser
on March 27. Thanks to all the Lions that brought baked
goods and all who bid on them. It was a very successful
fund raiser again this year!
Faith Quintana, Hannah Schaefer with
Lion Lisa Thuner at April 3 meeting. They
represent HOSA from Central and Magic
City Campus.  HOSA is for students going
into health related fields in the future.
We had a very successful Germanfest on April 7. We had a sold crowd of
over 300.  Fun time was had by all. Hope you can make it next year!
 click here for many more pictures
These Magic City Lions and several not pictured worked the Big One Craft
Show on April 13-14.  We worked taking tickets as a fund raiser for our club!  
Great job to all the Lions that participated in this project!
Dan Daffinrud from SkySkopes.Inc was our speaker on April 17.
Dan spoke on how his company does data processing from their
drones.  Thanks for a very interesting presentation, Dan!
Lion Sarah Burckhard and Lion Josh
Ressler are presented the Key Award for
bringing new members into the club. Lion
President Gary Thuner was very happy
to give them the pins.  4-24
Lion Sharon Palmer with Jordan Lakoduk. Jordan was our
speaker at our April 24 meeting. Jordan is developing an
app  for the Audio Description Project at the Scandinavian
Park in Minot. The app will help the sight impaired hear the
descriptive narrative at the park.
Shaun Sipma with Lion Bob Nyre at our May 1 meeting.  Shaun is
running for mayor of Minot. He expressed his views on the future
of the Magic City. Thanks for speaking to our club, Shaun!
Lion Nicole Swartwout was presented a pin
for bringing new members into our club. She
is with Lion Gary Thuner!  5-01