Menomonie Lions Club
The Menomonie Lions Club proudly hosts the exceptional racers of IWA Watercross for a 2-day weekend of awesome racing action each summer! This is a family fun event that includes; food and beverages, vendor opportunities, a great park location to find other things to do while here and a community full of shopping, restaurants, fun and history to explore!
Hotels are close and camping is just outside of town. Saturday night we will feature live music right on the beach! Don’t forget the exciting racing action that you will be able to watch, as well as purchase a pit pass to see the pits and an autograph area to get the racers autographs.
International Watercross Association
The International Watercross Association is a member owned and operated nonprofit organization founded in 1988. The mission of the IWA is to provide a safe, uniform environment for the sanctioning and promotion of the sport of Snowmobile Watercross Racing.
The IWA was formed during what most would consider the “adolescence” of the sport. Beginning (for all practical purposes) in the summer of 1977 with the first event held in Grantsburg, WI, the sport grew quickly during the first 10 years. During the World Championship Watercross in 1987, a group of pioneers of the sport put their heads together and decided to form the IWA in an effort to make a uniform set of rules and procedures with which the events could operate for the sake of fair and safe competition. Much of the original format, primarily the brainchild of original IWA President Mark Maki, remains intact to this day, 25 years later.
While the times have progressed and technology has grown, the IWA has remained committed to keeping the level of competition consistent, the rules fair for all participants, and to ensuring the safety of all attendees at IWA events.
The IWA has also been an active participant and supporter of International Snowmobile Racing (ISR), a service organization established to provide for the needs of individual clubs and organizations that conduct snowmobile races in an organized and safe manner. ISR has been developed over the past 30 years, working with both racing organizations and Manufacturers to develop technical specifications for safe and fair competition and continues to provide access to the most comprehensive insurance package available; something that is imperative to the interests of both racers and organizers alike. ISR is continually striving to provide the safest venues in all of racing and that is always the top priority of any world class racing organization.
Your Event Hosts: MENOMONIE LIONS CLUB
The Menomonie Lions Club hosted the first annual Lake Menomin WaterX event at the Wakanda Park beach during a hugely successful inaugural event in 2017.
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with over 1.35 million men and women members in over 206 countries around the world. The Menomonie Lions Club was founded/chartered on October 16, 1946. The Menomonie Lions are always working on a new project or event and their success in their mission is in large part due to more than 100 members and their ability to consistently provide capable leadership and organization.
Menomonie Lions Club Supports Locally:
- Lions Game Park
- Nature Trail
- Eyeglasses recycling collection
- Eye examination and glasses
- Hearing Aids
- Eye screening for local youth
- Diabetes Programs
- Roadside Clean-up
- Senior Center
- Food pantry
- Community Emergencies
- Community Center
- Christmas Call in Santa
- Easter Egg Hunt
- Youth Three-on-Three basketball tournament
- Relay for Life/Cancer Walk
Local Lions’ Fund Raisers:
- Lake Menomin Watercross
- Car on the Ice
- Checkered Flag Banquet
- 40 Gun Rafﬂe
Lions Club State of Wisconsin & Lions Clubs International Supports:
- Diabetes Association
- Wisconsin Council for the Blind
- Wisconsin Lions Camp
- Wisconsin Lions Foundation
- Lions Eye Bank
- Leader Dogs For the Blind
- Lions Club International Foundation
Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief—to serve their community. Lions help, where help is needed—in our own communities and around the world. We are friends, neighbors and leaders ready to help our communities grow and thrive.
For more information about the Menomonie Lions Club, go to menomonielions.org.