Dream Catcher Award Recipients

Lion Wanda Breimhorst of the Jordaness Lions was awarded a Dream Catcher Award on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at The Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan, MN by District Governor Marvin Grimm.

Sartell Lions 50th Club Anniversary. PID Brian Sheehan presented a Dream Catcher aware to lion Jack Paulson of the Sartell Lions. Pictured — PID Brian, Lion Jack P., DG Ted Peterson and club President Javier Nevares

The Bemidji Lions presented a Dream Catcher Award to Joy Johnson, CEO, an individual honor for her successful efforts in bringing a wound and hyperbaric treatment center to Bemidji.

The Bemidji Lions Club presented the staff of the Hyperbaric Treatment Center at Sanford a Dream Catcher Award for the special health services the treatment center provides to patients in the Bemidji region.

The Bemidji Lions Club presented Lion Ron Porter an individual honor in recognition of his community service, including volunteer work at Sanford Medical Center and coordination of special Lions Club meetings at Sanford Medical Center and a tour of the Hyperbaric Center. Ron is a two time president of the Bemidji Lions Club.

November 3rd at the annual District Governor’s Dinner that Cook Lions Club hosted, 5M10 District Governor, Bill Michl, presented a Dream Catcher Award from the Cook Lions Club to Lion Mark Eyre.

The Mankato Sunrise Lions Club presented the Dream Catcher Award to Lion Frank Smasal.
Pictured from left to right are: Dianne Smasal, Lion Frank Smasal, PDG Stephen Gurney, Lion club President Mark Dickey.

The Watkins Lions awarded a Dream Catcher to Lion Holly Geislinger at our November 10, 2015, meeting.
Along with Holly on the left is our current president Scott Piccerillo and on the right our 1st Vice President Brad Rosenow.

Lion Amy Leidenfrost presenting a Dream Catcher Award to Lion Randy Beinhorn of the Staples Host Lions at their awards night in May, 2015

Palisade Lions Inspiration Award Winner. Anders Kullhem was diagnosed in 1999 with Type 1 Diabetes. He participated in the Palisade Strides Walk.

Palisade Lions Inspiration Award Winner. Layton Carlson was diagnosed in 2008 with Type 1 Diabetes. He participated in the Palisade Strides Walk.

Palisade Lions giving award to member of their planning committee member Dave Carlson for their Strides Walk.

Palisade Lions giving award to member of their planning committee member Pamela Nordstrom for their Strides Walk.

Long Prairie Lions presented Dream Catcher Awards in June, 2015 for continued service to the club. Awards were presented by Joyrce Rosenow who has been a club member for more than 40 years.Awards winners were Joe Clasemann and Ev Bullert

Long Prairie Lions presented Dream Catcher Awards in June, 2015 for continued service to the club.
Awards were presented by Joyrce Rosenow who has been a club member for more than 40 years.
Awards winners were Joe Clasemann and Ev Bullert

White Bear Lake Lions Club of District 5M6 presented Lion Paul Loken a Dream Catcher award on March 5, 2016 for his efforts in diabetes education.

Prior Lake Lion Char Beerling presented by President Kelly Norris

A Dream Catcher Award was given to Lion Patti Anderson from the Duelm Area Lions Club. Lion Patti has been a charter member of the club since 2004.

Pierz Lion Merlin Bruns (right) was awarded the Club’s 2015 Dream Catcher Award for the Club’s support and service to the Minnesota Lions Diabetes Program. The award was presented at the Pierz Lions monthly meeting on September 16, 2015 by fellow Lion Gene Poser (left).

Lion Steve Strusinski was presented the Dream Catcher Award by the Wildwood Lions Club at their 60th Anniversary Celebration on June 20, 2016.

IPDG Gloria Anderson presented to Elizabeth Lion Sister Charlene Grossman the Dream Catcher Award for dedication and service to the diabetes programs of the MN Lions Diabetes Foundation, Inc.

At the October 19, 2015 Eden Prairie Lions meeting, MLDF Trustee Gary Stevens was proud to present a Dream Catcher award to Lion Bob Grootwassink from the Eden Prairie Lions.

On August 8th, 2016 Trustee Bernie Braegelmann (Left) and Trustee Gary Stevens (Right) awarded Lion Dean Cariveau (Left) and Lion Jim Bremer (Right) Dream Catcher Awards for their work on creating the new MN Lions Diabetes web site.

5M-9 IPDG Jay Norby presenting Fergus Falls Riverside Lion Ginny Paulson a Dream Catcher at the 5M-9 Mini Forum on October 9.

5M-9 IPDG Jay Norby presenting Brainerd Leo's Club Charter President and current Secretary Leo Emily Johanson a Dream Catcher at the 5M-9 Mini Forum October 9th.

Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation Trustee Gary Stevens presents the Dream Catcher Award to Eden Prairie Lion Don Opheim at the Eden Prairie Lions Award Ceremony - November, 2016.

The Princeton Lions awarded a Dream Catcher to Lion Carol Breitkreutz, wife of our Acting District Governor, Jack Breitkreutz. The award was presented by Lion Arnold Alferness of the Princeton Lions Club at their Awards Banquet held 12/5/16 at the Princeton Golf Club.  Lion Carol received this honor for her hard work and dedication to Lion projects that, among others, include Diabetes as a primary focus.

Lion Leo Pouliot receiving the Dream Catcher Award at the annual Hamburg Lions Christmas Party – December, 2016.

The Crookston Lions presented Lion Tom Jorgens a Dream Catcher Award at their club meeting on December 19th, 2016.   The photo shows 1st Vice President Shauna Reitmeier with Lion Tom Jorgens.

Milroy Lions awarded Dream Catcher at 2016 Mid-Winter Convention.

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Tracy Lions awarded Dream Catcher at the 2017 Mid-Winter Convention .

Gary Lions LeAnn and Randy Moen were presented with the Dream Catcher Award for their contribution to the MN Lions Diabetes Foundation. The award was presented by Lions 5M11 District Governor Mike Janssen and Lion Kim Peters and Gary Lions President Gene Hanson at the Gary Lions Governor’s Night on March 20.  LeAnn and Randy were instrumental in conducting a Diabetes Day in Gary and setting up an information table at the Norman County East Health Fair. From left to right, Randy Moen, LeAnn Moen, Kim Peters, Mike Janssen and Gene Hanson.

Lion Greg “Chip” Menke was presented with a Dream Catcher Award for his ongoing service to the Shakopee Lions and District 5M2 by Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation Trustee Wanda Breimhorst. Chip was nominated for the honor by his club to recognize his service as the current president of the Shakopee Lions, his involvement in all of the club projects, his service as a member of the 2017 District 5M2 Convention Committee and his commitment to making his community and the world a better place to live through Lionism.

Lion Scott Thelen was presented the Dream Catcher Award at the City Hall in New Munich during their meeting on March 20th, 2017  Lion President Chuck Uphoff presented the Dream Catcher Award to Lion Scott.

Tracy Lions Club  from 5M3 was honored with Dream Catcher Award for their contributions to MLDF.

Thomas Johansen awarded Dream Catcher for his
participation in MLDF Video.

Lion Bonnie Schirlinger awarded Dream Catcher for her participation in MLDF Video.

The Lions Club of New Ulm from 5M3 presented 6 MN Lions Diabetes Foundation "Dream Catcher" Awards at their club's April 11, 2017 meeting. Pictured L-R are Lion Bob Schirlinger, PDG LeRoy Levorson, Lion Annette Haynes; New Ulm President, Wil Burdorf; Lion John Micheel and PDG Dar Raddatz.

Past President Dick Kentzelman and President Vickie Parks present Jan Cariveau from Maple Grove Lions with a Dream Catcher Award – May, 2017.

The Thief River Falls Lions presented a Dream Catcher Award to Mike Reishus. Presentation done by club president John Wollenzien on May 10th, 2017.

The Little Falls Minnesota Lions Club, awarded the Dream Catcher Award to  Mark Verkuilen during the annual Awards Night presentations held on May 22, 2017.  Pictured left to right are Little Falls Lions awards presenter Keith Olson and Mark Verkuilen.

President Vickie Parks presented Brian Kuhnley from Maple Grove Lions with a Dream Catcher Award – June, 2017.

Outgoing Duluth Lions Club President Lion Brian Thompson presenting a Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation Dream Catcher Award to Duluth Lions Club President-Elect Lion Barb Oswell on Officer Induction Night.