Krueger addresses Lion's Club President Barbara Campbell opened the Dec. 2, Thursday night meeting, and presented all Lions at the meeting with a handout listing the Vermillion Lions Club/officers and committees for 2004-2005. Lyle Wagner introduced his guest, Dr. Yewmum Wip, who is an assistant professor at the USD School of Business.
Gloria Christopherson mentioned that the Lions Cookbooks are still available, and as chair of the Social Committee again circulated a sign-up sheet for those Lions planning to attend the Dec. 16 Christmas Party.
Campbell listed those Vermillion Lions planning to attends the 50th anniversary of the Beresford Lions Club on Saturday, Dec. 4 and noted that the Vermillion Lions Club will make a donation in the name of the Beresford Club to the South Dakota Lions Eye Bank. Roy Jorgenson was welcomed back to the meeting after a period of absence due to an illness.
The speaker for the evening, Paul Krueger, assistant director, University of South Dakota Alumni Association (USDAA), was introduced by Lion Jack Doyle. Krueger started his position as assistant director on Nov. 1, and prior to that was involved in alumni relations at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, for seven years, (four years as director, three years as associate director).
Krueger stated that an audit recently completed by The Miller Group found the USDAA in need of additional resources to improve the overall effectiveness of the association. A handout providing information on a five-year strategic plan formulated by the association was given to members present and was carefully reviewed by Krueger.
It definitely appears that the association is in good hands and will continue to be a successful organization in the future.