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Lions Club learns about Safe Shelter

Lions Club learns about Safe Shelter

At the Jan. 22 Lions Club meeting, Randy Lebahn introduced Lynne Tally, executive director of Safe Shelter, as guest speaker.  

Tally has been with Safe Shelter since 1981. In 1981, there were 15 victims of domestic violence who sought assistance from Safe Shelter. In 2018, 128 victims were served.

In September 2018, Safe Shelter moved into a new building, called Mary’s Place, named in honor of Mary Newman, who provided a significant contribution for the purpose of building this new facility. Along with offices, the building has one two-bedroom and two one-bedroom apartments for victims. The total cost of the building was $1.2 million, which was raised from donations before construction started. This could not have happened without the help of individuals, community groups, churches and businesses.  

For more information on Safe Shelter, including a list of every day needs, call 252-2300 or toll free 1-888-353-SAFE(7233) or go to  

In other business, Mitzi Hager presided over the meeting and led with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Ed Anderson gave the table prayer.

The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Harold Newman Arena Arena Booster Club Room. The guest speaker will be Jeff Romsdal, one of the organizers of North Dakota Hockey Day. Prospective members and guests are welcome. For information on membership, contact Lebahn, 320-1678.