Its that time again! Time to get busy building your boat for the races on Friday, July 4!

CARDBOARD BOAT RACES: JULY 4, 2014
Annual Laing Lake Lunatic Boat Race
First race 10:00 AM sharp.

RULES
Life jackets shall be worn by all participants.
There will be three divisions: 1) Community Service Competitive Class; 2) Exhibition Class; 3) Open Class.

1) COMMUNITY SERVICE COMPETITIVE CLASS
ENTRY
Boats must be human powered by oars or paddles. Participants shall represent an organization that performs community service. Organizations may be community service organizations, public or private entities, churches, political subdivisions, or businesses. Participants shall pay a $100 entry fee. The winner shall donate the prize to a recognized charity. The charity must be declared and approved by race officials prior to the race.
CONSTRUCTION
Boats shall be constructed of unwaxed cardboard, water soluble paint (latex - no oil based), water soluble glue (like Elmer's), and duct tape. Any type of duct tape is permissible, such as Gorilla tape. There shall be no metal, plastic, wood, nylon, ceramic, fiberglass, fabric, styrofoam, or polymers such as epoxy in the finished product. This includes any part thereof such as oar locks. There shall be no staples, nails, clamps, screws, bolts, rivets, etc. in the finished product. EXCEPTION: Boat decorations may be of any material but such decorations must not enhance the flotation, construction, hydrodynamics, viability, or give the boat any racing advantage whatsoever. ENFORCEMENT: Boat construction shall be judged by the other participants in the class. Consensus among participants must be reached prior to the race. If consensus about a particular boat cannot be reached then the participant shall be disqualified and the entry fee shall be refunded.
RACE
Boats may be manned by any number of personnel. Personnel may or may not be members of the organization sponsoring the boat. Participants may not touch or interfere with any other boat prior to or during the race. Participants may not interfere with any other participant prior to or during the race. Interference includes splashing, hazing, bumping, or causing another boat to alter course in order to gain an advantage. ENFORCEMENT: Participants shall reach consensus after the race to determine whether the boat with the best time did so without interfering with any other boat.
PRIZE
The purse shall consist of a check from the Alliance Lions Club equaling the total of all entry fees. The purse shall be donated to the charity declared by the entrant prior to the race. The winner shall receive a traveling trophy which shall be returned and presented for challenge on the next July 4.

2) EXHIBITION CLASS
ENTRY
Exhibition class is for sailors who do not wish to pay an entry fee and just want to show off a fine boat. Examples are children, novice boat builders, and entities which do not meet the requirements of Community Service Competitive. Construction rules are looser. Boats may be human powered by oars or paddles and may be assisted by water dogs whose breeding and training enable them to swim while pulling a load.
CONSTRUCTION
Boats should be constructed of unwaxed cardboard, water soluble paint, construction grade glues, and duct tape. Any type of duct tape is permissible, such as Gorilla tape. Creativity in boat building is encouraged and other materials and boat building methods are allowed to the extent that they serve an aesthetic or dynamic end.
RACE
Boats may be manned by any number of personnel and shall follow a course deemed appropriate by race officials.
PRIZE
The prize shall consist of a certificate.

3) OPEN CLASS
ENTRY
Open class is for sailors who do not wish to pay an entry fee and want use methods other than human powered oars or paddles to propel the boat. Examples include pedal power of some sort, paddle wheels, and propellers. Construction rules are looser and may include some wood and other materials but the boat hull still must be cardboard.
CONSTRUCTION
Boats should be constructed of unwaxed cardboard, water soluble paint, construction grade glues, and duct tape. Any type of duct tape is permissible, such as Gorilla tape. Creativity in boat building is encouraged and other materials and boat building methods are allowed to the extent that they serve an aesthetic or dynamic end. Propulsion should be of paddle wheels, propellers, or other methods. Propulsion may involve solar or wind power, but not internal combustion engines, steam engines, or electricity storage devices such as batteries. Rocket or jet power is prohibited.
RACE
Boats may be manned by any number of personnel and shall follow a course deemed appropriate by race officials.
PRIZE
The prize shall consist of a certificate.

For more information, contact Kevin Wilkinson, 308-763-8162 or Dr. Calvin Tolstedt, 308-760-7356.

 

 

IMAGES FROM LOTTERY 2013

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PEACE POSTERS 2012

Alliance Lions Club announce winners of the local competition in Lions International Peace Poster Contest. The Lions Club Peace Posters were selected for originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme, “Imagine Peace”. These students have taken the first step to ized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Alliance Lions Club. These student’s posters are among more than 350,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 25th annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions club international is sponsoring the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. The posters were selected for originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme, “Imagine Peace”.


Hemingford School winners were: First Place Jacobi Stumpff, Second Place: Mercedes Mazenec, Third Pace: Emily Knote. Honorable Mention winners are: Luke Cullan, Lauren Gasseling, Cade Payne, Mackenzie Glendy, Joe Mazanec, and Justin Davis.


St. Agnes winners are: First Place: Autumn Hoff, Second Place: Cherokee Purviance, Third Pace Tie Megan Oligmueller and Dylan Horton. Honorable Mention winners are: Bailey Johnson, Josie Otto and Chloe Herrera.


Alliance Lions club was impressed by the expression and creativity of the students at the various schools. It is obvious that these young people have strong ideas about what peace means to them. The Alliance Lions club is proud to be able to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions.


Each year's contest consists of an original theme incorporating peace. Twenty-four international finalists are selected each year, representing the work of more than 350,000 young participants worldwide. Posters are shared globally via the Internet, the media and exhibits around the world. Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme.


The first place posters will advance to face stiff competition through the district, multiple district and international rounds of competition if he/she is to be declared the international grand prize winner.
One international grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners will be selected. The grand prize includes a cash award of US $2,500, plus a trip for the winner and two family members to New York City, New York, USA for the awards ceremony at Lions Day with the United Nations. The 23 merit award winners will each receive a certificate and a cash award of US $500.


Past international grand prize winners can be viewed at www.lionsclubs.org. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with nearly 1.35 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.


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Left to right respectively: Hemingford photo winners First Place Jacobi Stumpff, Second Place: Mercedes Mazenec, Third Pace: Emily Knote. Back row: Lion Alan Danbom

 

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Left to right respectively:
In the St. Agnes photo winners are as follows:
Front row: First Place: Autumn Hoff, Second Place: Cherokee Purviance, Third Pace Tie Megan Oligmueller and Dylan Horton. Back row: Honorable Mention winners are: Josie Otto, Chloe Herrera and Bailey Johnson, St. Agnes Teacher Terri E. Burke and Lion Bill Graham.

 

 

CARDBOARD BOAT RACES: JULY 4, 2013

Annual Laing Lake Lunatic Boat Race

RULES

Life jackets shall be worn by all participants.

There will be three divisions: 1) Community Service Competitive Class; 2) Exhibition Class; 3) Open Class.

1) COMMUNITY SERVICE COMPETITIVE CLASS

ENTRY

Boats must be human powered by oars or paddles. Participants shall represent an organization that performs community service. Organizations may be community service organizations, public or private entities, churches, political subdivisions, or businesses. Participants shall pay a $100 entry fee. The winner shall donate the prize to a recognized charity. The charity must be declared and approved by race officials prior to the race.

CONSTRUCTION

Boats shall be constructed of unwaxed cardboard, water soluble paint (latex - no oil based), water soluble glue (like Elmer's), and duct tape. Any type of duct tape is permissible, such as Gorilla tape. There shall be no metal, plastic, wood, nylon, ceramic, fiberglass, fabric, styrofoam, or polymers such as epoxy in the finished product. There shall be no staples, nails, clamps, screws, bolts, rivets, etc. in the finished product. EXCEPTION: Boat decorations may be of any material but such decorations must not enhance the flotation, construction, hydrodynamics, viability, or give the boat any racing advantage whatsoever. ENFORCEMENT: Boat construction shall be judged by the other participants in the class. Consensus among participants must be reached prior to the race. If consensus about a particular boat cannot be reached then the participant shall be disqualified and the entry fee shall be refunded.

RACE

Boats may be manned by any number of personnel. Personnel may or may not be members of the organization sponsoring the boat. Participants may not touch or interfere with any other boat prior to or during the race. Participants may not interfere with any other participant prior to or during the race. Interference includes splashing, hazing, bumping, or causing another boat to alter course in order to gain an advantage. ENFORCEMENT: Participants shall reach consensus after the race to determine whether the boat with the best time did so without interfering with any other boat.

PRIZE

The purse shall consist of a check from the Alliance Lions Club equaling the total of all entry fees. The purse shall be donated to the charity declared by the entrant prior to the race. The winner shall receive a traveling trophy which shall be returned and presented for challenge on the next July 4.

2) EXHIBITION CLASS

ENTRY

Exhibition class is for sailors who do not wish to pay an entry fee and just want to show off a fine boat. Examples are children, novice boat builders, and entities which do not meet the requirements of Community Service Competitive. Construction rules are looser. Boats may be human powered by oars or paddles and may be assisted by water dogs whose breeding and training enable them to swim while pulling a load.

CONSTRUCTION

Boats should be constructed of unwaxed cardboard, water soluble paint, construction grade glues, and duct tape. Any type of duct tape is permissible, such as Gorilla tape. Creativity in boat building is encouraged and other materials and boat building methods are allowed to the extent that they serve an aesthetic or dynamic end.

RACE

Boats may be manned by any number of personnel and shall follow a course deemed appropriate by race officials.

PRIZE

The prize shall consist of a certificate.

3) OPEN CLASS

ENTRY

Open class is for sailors who do not wish to pay an entry fee and want use methods other than human powered oars or paddles to propel the boat. Examples include pedal power of some sort, paddle wheels, and propellers. Construction rules are looser and may include some wood and other materials but the boat hull still must be cardboard.

CONSTRUCTION

Boats should be constructed of unwaxed cardboard, water soluble paint, construction grade glues, and duct tape. Any type of duct tape is permissible, such as Gorilla tape. Creativity in boat building is encouraged and other materials and boat building methods are allowed to the extent that they serve an aesthetic or dynamic end. Propulsion should be of paddle wheels, propellers, or other methods. Propulsion may involve solar or wind power, but not internal combustion engines, steam engines, or electricity storage devices such as batteries. Rocket or jet power is prohibited.

RACE

Boats may be manned by any number of personnel and shall follow a course deemed appropriate by race officials.

PRIZE

The prize shall consist of a certificate.


A big Thank You to Lions Iossi and Roller for representing us in the Box Butte County Fair Parade on Saturday, August 11, 2012.

 


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Alliance Lions Club hosted the Laing Lake Lunatic Cardboard Boat Race.


A huge thank you to Lion Wilma Schaffert who designed and comissioned our new banner! Our new pin is also shown. 2010



 

Lion Gloria gets initiated...

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Peace Posters 2013

Hemingford Peace Poster Winners, 2013

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Lion Alan Danbom presents, 1st place winner Carter Buchheit;

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2nd place Gregory Randolf ; 3rd place Jocelyn Ratzlaff

Honorable Mention: Kinsee Swanson & Wiley Rudolf

 

St. Agnes Peace Poster Winners

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1st: Madison Adam

2nd: Taylor Manion
3rd: Nolan Sughroue


Honorable Mentions

Lillie Otto
Jake Ackerman
Emerson Cyza
Erik Pollack

 

Shopping Spree 2013

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Lion Pres. Mary Lafler with Scott Lehl
Shopping spree winner Lion John Zochol

 

Lions Club Scholarship Applications are due March 25, 2015. Download the form here!


Lions Club Lottery funds requests are being accepted for 2015.

Application forms for the 2015 lottery may be downloaded here!

Please return completed applications before February 24th, 2015 to President John Zochol.

John Zochol

1409 Boise Ave.

Alliance, NE 69301