Helena Lions Club



Please contact us for our upcoming speaker schedule


--- 2017 Speakers ---

May 23rd: Caitlyn Blodget, MILP Blind Program

May 15: Board Meeting

May 9:

May 2:

April 25: Riley Relfe / Anna Kaznlerowski

April 17: Board Meeting

April 11: Liz Moore, MT Non-profit Association

April 4: David Smith: CEO, Helena YMCA

March 28: Annette Carter, MT Dept. of Corrections, speaking of re-entry program, AND Special Guest 11-year old Kaleb C. with a stand-up comedy routine

March 20: Board Meeting

March 14: Jim Smith, Mayor, City of Helena

March 7: Rick Hays, speaking of local school bond

February 28: MILP

February 20: Board Meeting

February 14: Valentine Luncheon

February 7: Lori Mullen, retirement counselor at Touchmark

--- 2016 Speakers ---

Tuesday, November 1: 1st Tuesday - EVENING MEETING - 6:00 @ Jorgenson's

Tuesday, October 25: 4th Tuesday - NOON MEETING @ Montana Club

Tuesday, October 18: 3rd Tuesday - NO General Meeting. Board Meeting 10/17

Tuesday, October 11: 2nd Tuesday - NOON MEETING @ Montana Club

Tuesday, October 4: 1st Tuesday - EVENING MEETING - 6:30 @ Jorgenson's

Tuesday, September 27: Jacob Kuntz, Re-Store

Tuesday, September 20: Russ Cargo, Helena Industries and Montana Club board

Tuesday, September 13: Nikki Anderson, Exploration Works

Tuesday, September 6: Kelly McBride, YWCA

Tuesday, August 30: Nick Zullo, Family Promise

Tuesday, August 23: Lion Dan

Tuesday, August 16: Lions Night at the Ballpark

Tuesday, August 9: Elaine Mercille, Helena Building Industry

Tuesday, August 2: Lion Teresa Allison

Tuesday, July 26: Dave Johnson speaker of "joiners", community service clubs and membership

Tuesday, July 19: Lions picnic/installations at Sunshine Camp

Tuesday, July 12:

Tuesday, July 5: Kent Barnes, Engineers without Borders

Tuesday, June 28: Allan R. Scott, Conductor, Helena Symphony

Tuesday, June 21: John Doran, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Tuesday, June 14: Open

Tuesday, June 7: Ann Waickman, Helena Area Community Foundation

Tuesday, May 31: Local High School National Speach Tournament competitors Ella, Michael and Josh

Tuesday, May 24: Open

Tuesday, May 17: Open

Tuesday, May 10: Helena Lions Club Commuity Service Scholarship winners

Tuesday, May 3: Dr. Tom Evans, president of Carroll College

Tuesday, April 26: Annie Needs, Home Visiting Group for Florence Crittenton Home & Services

Tuesday, April 19: Tom Vincent, sharing his hobby of geocaching

Tuesday, April 12: Lori Ladas, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Development Center

Tuesday, April 5: Clint Morrison, Summit Financial Group, recent Social Security changes and updates

Tuesday, March 22: Jevon Boudreau, Sight for Life

Tuesday, March 15: Lion Willis Wetstein, talking about an engineering project in Lesotho, Africa that he worked on 

Tuesday, March 8: John Shontz, speaking of historic orphan trains and the early railroads

Tuesday, March 1: Dr. Anne Perkins, Ph.D., Director of Anthrozoology at Carroll College, canine and equine training courses

Tuesday, February 23: Lion Theresa Allison, speaking of her experience at the Helen Keller School

Tuesday, February 16: Dave Hewett, Helena parking commission

Tuesday, February 9: VALENTINE'S LUNCHEON - Jefferson High School Chior

Tuesday, February 2: Theresa Ortega, Good Samaritan

Tuesday, January 26: Open

Tuesday, January 19: Erin Sweeter, Helena National Forest

Tuesday, January 12: Krystal Holmes, director, Myrna Loy speaking of project for hearing challenged individuals and movies

Tuesday, January 5: Open

---  2015 Speakers ---

Tuesday, December 29: NO NOON MEETING. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 22: Lion Jack Berry, Helena Lions Club Grapefruit & Oranges Sale

Tuesday, December 15: Lion Jim Brown, his recent trip to Europe

Tuesday, December 8: NO NOON MEETING. Christmas Party at Green Meadow Country Club @ 5:30

Tuesday, December 1: Nick Zulio, Director, Family Promise

Tuesday, November 24: Rick Ask, Administrator, MT Dept. of Justice, Gambling Control Div.

Tuesday, November 17: Bruce Day, Helena Food Share

Tuesday, November 10: Fred Thompson, Crew Chief, U.S. Forest Service Hot Shots

Tuesday, November 3: Kyle Baker, Interim Athletic Director Carroll College

Tuesday, October 27: Jim Seeley, Pure View Medical Clinic

Tuesday, October 20: Penny Vincelli, Little Children’s Home

Tuesday, October 13: Representative of the Helena Lions Swim Team

Tuesday, October 6: Eric Griffin, Development Director, Lewis & Clark County, county’s roads and bridges

Tuesday, September 29: Arlene Flynn, Westmont

Tuesday, September 22: Lion District Governor, Lion Richard Gessling

Tuesday, September 15: Lewis & Clark County Public Safety Facility. Commissioner Susan Good-Giese, Sgt. Claire Swain, and CAO Eric Bryson

Tuesday, September 8: Dan Ellison, Helena City Commissiion

Tuesday, September 1: Keith Hatch, Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds

Tuesday, August 25: Lion President Dan Sturdevant, update on upcoming Lions convention

Tuesday, August 18: Florence Crittenton Home

Tuesday, August 11: NO NOON MEETING - Lions night at ballpark

Tuesday, August 4: 2015 Lions Community Service Memorial Scholarship winners

Tuesday, July 28:

Tuesday, July 21:

Tuesday, July 14:

Tuesday, July 7:


Tuesday, June 23: NO NOON MEETING, Installation Dinner at Sunshine Camp

Tuesday, June 16: Helena Lions Club business matters

Tuesday, June 9: OPEN

Tuesday, June 2: OPEN

Tuesday, May 26: OPEN

Tuesday, May 19: Ona Lepard, Assistant Director of programs for Helena Industries 

Tuesday, May 12: Greg Upham, Asst. Superintendent, Helena School Dist. #1 (current bond issue) 

Tuesday, May 5: Jacob Kuntz, Habitat for Humanity

Tuesday April 28: PDG Lion Dan Sturdevant: History of Lions of Montana and MD37

Tuesday, April 21: Laura Bianco, Camp Make-A-Dream

Tuesday, April 14: Carrie from Florence Critten Home

Tuesday, April 7: General Jim Duffy speaking of Montana Military Museum

Tuesday, March 31: Kent Kultgen, Supt. of Schools, Helena School District

Tuesday, March 24: Ann Wickman, Helena Food Share

Tuesday, March 17: Saint Patrick's Day / Kelly, YWCA

Tuesday, March 10: Colleen Smith, Youth Connections


Tuesday, February 24: Erika Kostal, manager, Helena Costco Wholesale

Tuesday, February 17: Kelly Cline, professor at Carroll College

Tuesday, February 10: VALENTINE'S LUNCHEON

Tuesday, February 3: David Smith, executive director of Helena YMCA

Tuesday, January 27: Leo Dutton, sheriff, L&C County

Tuesday, January 20: Paul Spangler, DES coordinator, L&C County

Tuesday, January 13: Jacob Bryne, head coach, Helena Lions swim team

Tuesday, January 6: Sheila Keller, Rocky Mountain Development Center

--- 2014 Speakers ---

Tuesday, December 30: NO NOON MEETING. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 23: Coach Nick Miller & players from Helena Lions Club Small Fry football team

Tuesday, December 16: Colleen Brady, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Tuesday, December 9: NO NOON MEETING. Club Christmas Party

Tuesday, December 2: OPEN

Tuesday, November 25: Mark Simonich, Helena Association of Realtors

Tuesday, November 18: Linda Reed, the Friendship Center

Tuesday, November 11: Chris Shove, Montana Business Assistance Connection

Tuesday, November 4: Brian Johnson, United Way

Tuesday, October 28: Open

Tuesday, October 21: Wayne Gardella, MT Dist. Director, Small Business Administration (SBA)

Tuesday, October 14: Bob Henkel, Old Glory Landmark

Tuesday, October 7: Tracie Reich, Downtown Helena

Tuesday, September 30: Lion Wayne Hintz, review attendance of Lions International Convention

Tuesday, September 23; Lion Pete Aspinwall, NAMI Walk

Tuesday, September 16: Chelsea Mcquire, Director of Communications, Better Business Bureau

Tuesday, September 9: Kathy Burwell, Helena Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, September 2:

Tuesday, August 26: Carroll College Foundation

Tuesday, August 19: NO NOON MEETING, Lions night at the ballpark 8/18

Tuesday, August 12:

Tuesday, August 5: Olivia Blood speaking about Special Olympics

Tuesday, July 29: Open 

Tuesday, July 22: Wayne "O" giving award winning Toastmasters speach

Tuesday, July 15: Open

Tuesday, July 8: Laura Brown discussing NODA (No One Dies Alone) Volunteer Program at St. Pete's

Tuesday, July 1: No regular Tuesday noon meeting (Montana Club closed for holiday)

Tuesday, June 24: Open

Tuesday, June 17: Lions Bonnie & Ian Steel, trip to The Holy Land

Tuesday, June 10: Matt Sprecht, Boy Scouts of America

Tuesday, June 3: Lion Gowen, Lions motto of "We Serve"

Tuesday, May 27: TJ Eyer, Administrator: Career, Technical & Adult Ed., MT Office of Public Education (OPI) 

Tuesday, May 20: Brandon Orr, Regional Director, Small Business & Development Center

Tuesday, May 13: Lona Carter-Scanlon, Principal, Jefferson Elementary School

Tuesadya, May 6: Janet Olson, President, Helena Art Center

Tuesday, April 29: Lisa Newman & Jasyn Harrington, Career Training Institute, Youth Build program

Tuesday, April 22: Lexi Hampson, Community Advocate, Life Center Northwest organ donor program

Tuesday, April 15: Jake Johnson, Student Engineer, Carroll College Engineers Without Borders

Tuesday, April 8: Open

Tuesday, April 1: Open (April Fool's Day)

Tuesday, March 25: Open

Tuesday, March 18: Bob Drake, Chief, Tri-Lakes Volunteer Fire Department

Tuesday, March 11: Caleb Fey, Executive Director, Holter Museum

Tuesday, March 4: Susan Giese, Commisioner, Lewis & Clark County

Tuesday, February 25: Carroll College, Engineers Without Borders

Tuesday, February 18: Tim Fox, Attorney General, State of Montana

Tuesday, February 11: Lions Valentine's Luncheon

Tuesday, February 4: Abby Chermack, Executive Director, Family Promise

Tuesday, January 28: Open

Tuesday, January 21: Scott Lockwood, Helena Youth Soccer Program

Tuesday, January 14: Lion Dr. Bruce Coen, Glaucoma awareness month

Tuesday, January 7: Jeff Wadekamper, Asst. Director, Helena Regional Airport MEETING @ AIRPORT OPERATIONS CENTER

--- 2013 Speakers ---

Tuesday, December 31: NO NOON MEETING ~New Year's Eve

Tuesday, December 24: NO NOON MEETING ~ Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 17: Ann Waickman, Helena Food Share

Tuesday, December 10: Joe Wojton, Manager, God's Love Shelter

Tuesday, December 3: NO NOON MEETING ~ Helena Lions Club Christmas Party

Tuesday, November 26:

Tuesday, November 19: Lion Vicki Curtiss, Helena Lions Sunshine Camp

Tuesday, November 12: Steve Johnson, Green Meadow Country Club

Tuesday, November 5: Steph Kinsley, Great Divide Ski Area

Tuesday, October 29: Curt Chisholm, Director Rocky Mountain Development Council 

Tuesday, October 22: Dennis Flynn, Valley Farms

Tuesday, October 15: Jacob Byrne, Head Coach, Helena Lions Swim Team

Tuesday, October 8: Dr. Caron Cunningham, Men’s Basketball Coach, Carroll College

Tuesday, October 1: Tom Siderian, Director of the Montana Children’s Foundation at Shodair Hospital

Tuesday, September 24: Larry Simkins, CEO, Washington Corporation, Missoula, MT

Tuesday, September 17: Mike McGrath, Chief Justice, Montana Supreme Court

Tuesday, September 10: Heather DeGeest, Acting Director, Helena National Forest

Tuesday, September 3: The Honorable Steve Bullock, Governor of the Great State of Montana

Tuesday, August 27: Lion Scott Cromwell, Helena Lions Club Optics eye exam machine

Tuesday, August 20: Olivia Le Telier, Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry

Tuesday, August 13: NO NOON MEETING- Helena Lions Night At The Ballpark (Brewers v Orem Owls 6:00)

Tuesday, August 6: Heather Lieberg, Marathon Runner from Helena

Tuesday, July 30: open

Tuesday, July 23: Colonel Jeff Ireland, Chief of Staff, Montana National Guard

Tuesday, July 16: The Honorable John Walsh, Lieutenant Governor of Montana

Tuesday, July 9: Levi Dawes, 2013 recipient of Helena Lions Club Memorial Scholarship

Tuesday, July 2: NO NOON MEETING, (Montana Club closed)

Tuesday, June 25: NO NOON MEETING, Annual picnic at Helena Lions Sunshine Camp (and installation of officers)

Tuesday, June 18: The Honorable Jim Smith, Mayor, Helena

Tuesday, June 11: Josh Lafromboise, Helena Housing Authority

Tuesday, June 4: Mike Murray, Lewis & Clark County Commissioner   

Tuesday, May 28: Ray Read, Montana Military Museum

Tuesday, May 21: Sarah Buchanan, Hospital Development Coordinator, Life Net Health speaking on tissue donation

Tuesday, May 14: Cindy Palmer, Investor Education, Montana Office of the Commissioner of Securities & Insurance

Tuesday, May 7: Louise Rock, speaking on her journey with her succesful lung transplant in 2012

Tuesday, April 30: Jeff Wadekamper, Helena Regional Airport

Tuesday, April 23: Joe McClure, Montana Business Assistance Connection (MBAC)

Tuesday, April 16: Nate Olson, CEO, St. Peter's Hospital

Tuesday, April 9: 

Tuesday, April 2:

Tuesday, March 26: Joe Wojton, God's Love

Tuesday, March 19: Mike VanDiest, Head Football Coach, Carroll College

Tuesday, March 12: Bob Crants, Helena Elks Lodge

Tuesday, March 5: Curt Synness, sports writter, Helena Independent Record

Tuesday, February 26: Jayden Peterson, Eagle Scout, Discussing Eagle Project Completed at Helena Lions Sunshine Camp

Tuesday, February 19: Roy Barkley, Helena National Forest

Tuesday, February 12: Helena Lions Club Sweatheart Luncheon

Tuesday, February 5: Lion Aric Curtiss, Web-Master Helena Lions Club Web Sites @ www.helenalions.org

Tuesday, January 29: Lionism

Tuesday, January 22: Camp Director, K-M Boy Scout Camp near Hilger, MT

Tuesday, January 15: Jake Byrne, Coach, Helena Lions Swim Team

Tuesday, January 8: Lion Dan Studevant

Tuesday, January 1: NO NOON MEETING, Happy New Year!

--- 2012 Speakers ---

Tuesday, December 25: NO NOON MEETING, Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18: Colleen Smith, Better Business Bureau

Tuesday, December 11: NO NOON MEETING. Helena Lions Club Christmas Party 5:00 at Montana Club

Tuesday, December 4: Brian Michelotti, Montana High School Association

Tuesday, November 27: Dr. Evens, Carroll College

Tuesday, November 20: Eric Schindler, CEO, M.U.S.T.

Tuesday, November 13: Dan Buck, Helena FairTrade

Tuesday, November 6: Lion Vicki Curtiss, Helena Lions Sunshine Camp

Tuesday, October 30: Theresa Schlauch, Director, Good Samaritan Services

Tuesday, October 23: Moe Wosepka, Executive Director, MT Catholic Conference, Diocese of Helena & Gt. Falls

Tuesday, October 16: Paul Szczepaniak, Program Manager for Rift Management, MT Law Enforcement Academy

Tuesday, October 9: Jodi Bard, Field Office Director, US Dept of Homeland Security, US Citizenship & Immigration Service

Tuesday, October 2: Thomas Daumeister, Supervisor, Montana Wild, MT FWP

Tuesday, September 25: Lion Scott Cromwell, Lionism

Tuesday, September 18: Alan Branham, Geoplogist with American Inovative Minerals, speaking of Compassion Tanzania (Drilling water wells)

Tuesday, September 11: Pete Aspinwall, NAMI Walk

Tuesday, September 4: Lions 37N District Governor Laura Dickerson from Kalispell

Tuesday, August 28: Mike VanDiest, head football coach at Carroll College

Tuesday, August 21: Pat Murphy, head football coach, Capitol High School

Tuesday, August 14: Tony Arntson, head football coach, Helena High School

Tuesday, August 7: Joanne Austin, Associate Director, Montana High School Association (Title IX in it's 40th year)

Tuesday, July 31: Mark Beckman, Executive Director, Montana High School Association

Tuesday, July 24: Lions Past District Governor Bill Pfeifer, Bozeman, new visual equipment

Tuesday, July 17: Jennifer Knight, Sight Life fdrom Seattle

Tuesdday, July 10: Lion Dan Sturdevant, Montana Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation

Tuesady, July 3: NO NOON MEETING - Happy Independence Day

Tuesday, June 26: NO NOON MEETING- Helena Lions Club's 79th Annual Installation Dinner 6:00pm @ Montana Club

Tuesday, June 19: Claudia Davis, Prickly Pear Land Trust AND Makayla Schlieman, Recipient, Helena Lions Club Memorial/Service Scholarship ($1,000)

Tuesday, June 12: Bob Fusie, L&C Fairgrounds Foundation

Tuesday, June 5: Darryl James, Gallatin Public Affairs, Re: Drumlummon Mine

Tuesday, May 29: Judy Hart, Director, Lewis & Clark County Library

Tuesday, May 22: Howard Skjerven, Northwestern Energy

Tuesday, May 15: Bruce Wittenburg, Director, Montana Historical Society

Tuesday, May 8: Tim Gazy, Business Development for The Montana Television Network

Tuesday, May 1: Paula Black, Family Outreach

Tuesday, April 24:

Tuesday, April 17: Mary Ann Adams, Theater Director, Grandstreet Theater

Tuesday, April 10: Lion Harry Reinig on the 10th Montana Division

Tuesday, April 3: Paul Feltz, Helena Brewers Baseball / Scott Longenecker, PGA Golf Pro, Bill Roberts Golf Course

Tuesday, March 27:

Tuesday, March 20:

Tuesday, March 13: Mike O'Conner, National President, Ancient Order of Hibernians

Tuesday, March 6: Bob Drake, Chief, Tri-Lake Volunteer Fire Department

Tuesday, February 28:

Tuesday, February 21:

Tuesday, February 14:

Tuesday, February 7:

Tuesday, January 31: Joe McClure, Director, Small Business Administration (SBA) for Montana

Tuesday, January 24: Julie Delsiaglo, Director, EPA Office in Montana

Tuesday, January 17: Steve Larsen, former Chief HFD, current Transportation Director, City of Helena

Tuesday, January 10: Stacey Summer, Helena's Playable Playground at the YMCA

Tuesday, January 3: OFF SITE MEETING, Tour UM Helena COT Airport Campus

--2011 Speakers --

Tuesday, December 27: NO MEETING

Tuesday, December 20: No Noon Meeting- Helena Lions Club Christmas Party (evening)

Tuesday, December 13: Paul Hicks, Captain, Baxendale Volunteer Fire Department

Tuesday, December 6: Mike Korn, Asst. Chief, Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks Enforcement Division

Tuesday, November 29: Brian Johnson, Executive Director, Family Promise

Tuesday, November 22: Brian Zins, Ham Radio Operator

Tuesday, November 15: Keith Myers, Acting Superintendant, Helena School District

Tuesday, November 8: Andy Hunthausen, County Commissioner, Lewis & Clark County

Tuesday, November 1: Dan Bingham, UM Helena College of Technology

Tuesday, October 25: Jim Stanger, Helena Motors

Tuesday, October 18: Tom Harlen, Attorney, discussing wills

Tuesday, October 11: Tom Moore, Moore Appraisals

Tuesday, October 4: Installation of New Member of Helena Lions Club

Tuesday, September 27:

Tuesday, September 20: Chick Rolling, Small Business Administration SCORE Program

Tuesday, September 13: Kirk Emels, Head Coach, Helena Lions Swim Team

Tuesday, September 6: Dan Trost, Investment Officer, DA Davidson

Tuesday, August 30:

Tuesday, August 23: Cathy Burwell, CEO & Executive Director, Helena Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, August 16: NO NOON MEETING- Helena Lions Night at Helena Brewers

Tuesday, August 9: Paul Spangler, Coordinator, Disaster Services, Lewis & Clark County

Tuesday, August 2: Jim Opitz, Athletic Director, Helena Public Schools

Tuesday, July 5: NO MEETING in honor of Independance Day

Tuesday, July 12: Pete Aspinwall talking about NAMI

Tuesday, July 19: Dave Smith ex-director Helena YMCA

Tuesday, July 26:

Tuesday, June 28th: No noon meeting. Installation of club officers jointly with Helena Goldrush Lions Club at 6:00pm at Chili's restaraunt
Tuesday, June 21st: Ellen Bacca, Channel 12 KTVH weather forcaster.

Tuesday, June 14th: Becky Baraby, Case Manager for the Cooperative Health Center who works with the Lions Club on the Diabetic Eye Exam program.

Tuesday, June 7th: Kirbey Lambert, with the Montana Historical Society, (speaking on the Charles M. Russell painting "The Land Belongs To God" featured at the Montana Club)

Tuesday, May 31st: Amy Teegarden, Helena Parks & Recreation Director Tuesday, May 24th: Alex Rincon, Owner Four-O-Six store & Montana Entrepreneur of the year
Tuesday, May 17th: Jake Troyer, MT Wilderness Association on Sleeping Giant Wilderness Proposal
Tuesday, May 10th: Fred Lubke, Lewis & Clark County Search & Rescue
Tuesday, May 3rd (Helena Lions Club's 78th Anniversary of Chartering): Lions District Governor Christine Lank from Pincher Creek, Alberta
Tuesday April 26th: Mickey Nelson, Lewis and Clark County Corner.
Tuesday, April 19th: Josh LaFromboise, director of the Helena Housing Authority.
Tuesday, April 12th: Seph Knisley, Helena School District coordinator of the volunteer and community outreach activities.
Tuesday, March 29: Coleen Smith - Better Business Bureau.
Tuesday, March 22: Gina Weist from Lewis & Clark Humane Society re-expansion.
Tuesday, March 15: Barb Burkland from EPA speaking on the central Montana water project.
Tuesday, March 8: LeAnn Powell - Special Olympics Tuesday, March 1: Mike Cooney, interim director of the Montana Historical Society.
*The schedule of speakers is always subject to change.

Lions Notes


General Meetings:

2nd & 4th Tuesdays


Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

(1803 Cedar Street)


Board Meeting:

Monday before 3rd Tuesday


Red Atlas

(400 Euclid Avenue)

All Members Welcome