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The Illinois Lion, Lioness, Leo MD1 e-Magazine (Lite) Vol. 4 - Issue 3, September 2016

Algonquin Lions Team Which Raised $8,200 at their 7 th Annual Bean Bag Tournament

1 Batavia Lions Club Donates Batavia Fire Department Check To Buy Thermal Imaging Camera

another’s burdens; for there is NO man without his faults, NONE is wise in himself; therefore, we MUST support one another; comfort, help, teach, and advise one another.”

From MD1 Council Chair: Lions of Illinois, “Everywhere he feels his Heart because its vessels run to all his limbs” Ancient Egypt Book of Physician

And it is in this way that ALL the Lions of Illinois can EXCEL!!! Well we have had our first Council Meeting on home territory, and the Governors were hard at work for the Lions of Illinois. We are working to Excel! Be sure to keep up with your District’s Cabinet meetings as well as the MD-1 Council Meetings, as we are working for YOU, the Lions of Illinois. We are here to make you and your Club more effective for YOUR Community and Lions more effective for the World.

This quote makes me think of an organization and how it runs…..the hierarchy, the layers, all flowing inward and outward from the individual. Lions Clubs has its layers from Club President to District Governor to beyond. But at what layer is the organization most useful, most effective to a club and its members? I think the must useful (and often the most neglected) element of our organization is the Zone Chair. The Zone Chair has at once the ability to “Belong” to a club and be an educator, mentor, liaison (from Lions Clubs International) and best friend to the Club! They can assist the Club and its members in a way none of the rest of us can. They “Know” the Club, they are aware of problems within and communications from the club to the greater organization; they can put clubs in touch with the right Lion for a specific problem. They are connected to the club and its functions…..or should be.

Thank you for your time! Thank you for your Service! Thank you for being an Illinois Lion!!!! And remember “1917-It All Started Here”, in Illinois. Best Regards, Lion Mark Williams Lions of Illinois

Editorial: Annual Candy Day Jamborees In the Month of September in Illinois all Districts will hold their Annual Candy Day Jamboree events.

Yes, “should be”, and that is where the rest of the District Leadership and Lions International come in. Your District leadership DOES have access to excellent information and educational materials as well as dedicated Lions from around the State and should be having training for these most valued of our District leadership.

Candy Days started in Illinois more than 40 years ago and the event called “Jamboree” to create high spirit amongst Lions to cheer up and work hard in their communities during Candy Days – usually second week of October. This year’s Candy Days will be on October 14th and 15th. Some clubs start early on Thursdays and some also stay on Sundays too. It’s all depends on club members who volunteer to collect donations on street corners or in front of shops.

If you are a Zone Chair or looking to become one, look for these training opportunities……..some are even online and available to YOU! Working together, supporting one another, we can get a LOT done!!!

I have been attending Candy Day Jamborees more than 35 years in District 1A and still remember in olden days the guest speakers delivering their thundering speeches, encouraging and inspiring

As was Said by Thomas Kempis (1380-1471) “God has….ordered things that we may learn to bear one 2

Lions to do their best by shaking cans. Things have been changed in recent years as the spirit of Jamborees lost some thunder just the way our wedding anniversaries. It is quite natural; however, we must keep up our spirit and enthusiasm to set a higher goal than last year and reach this year’s our LIF Executive Director Mario Gumino’s goal of $430,000.

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP CORNER: Jama Wahl This is the third in a series of articles on the Lions Mentoring Program offered by Lions Clubs International. The first article provided a brief overview. The second article considered the Basic Mentoring Program. The following articles will examine the Advanced Mentoring Program.

Currently we have nearly 550 clubs in 10 Districts in Illinois with more than 15,450 members. If every lion in Illinois collect $28, we can easily reach this goal and donate LIF $432,600. Even though this math is so simple, this is not happening in Illinois as many lions are not participating in this fundraiser. If one Lion stands on the street corner or in front of a shop in a mall for one hour, he or she can easily collect donations worth more than $30. Can every lion in Illinois take this challenge this year and help our Foundation to raise more money? Yes, it is possible and for Lions – Nothing is Impossible!

As noted on page 5 of The Lions Mentoring Program Basic Mentoring Guide “The Lions Advanced Mentoring Program involves the mentee actively serving in Lions leadership roles. Mentees focus on achieving results and developing more Lion leaders. The Advanced Mentoring Program should be completed by all Lions who hope to serve as leaders at the district level or above. The Advanced Mentoring Program is completed in two levels:

Lions of Illinois Foundation is involved in several programs – Camp Lions for Children; Camp Lions for Adults; Lions Low Vision Clinics – Chicago Light House for the Blind, College of Optometry and Spectrios Institute; Diabetic Eye Center; Mobile Diabetic Eye Clinic; Mobile Hearing Services Unit; Infant Hearing Screenings; Cochlear Implant Program; Used Hearing Aid Bank; Used Eyeglasses & Hearing Aid Collection; Social Services and Referral and Lions of Illinois Funds for Emergency (L.I.F.E.) These are the diamonds shining on LIF cap.

1. Level One: Results This level helps mentees develop leadership and managerial skills. The mentee will have an excellent understanding of what, how and why to successfully conduct a service activity. Completion of this level provides a stepping-stone for accepting a leadership role within the club. 2. Level Two: Replication

All clubs should hit easy targets to collect donations in their communities and these targets are businesses. Every club in MD1 received a wonderful package on Candy Day fundraiser. Let us send these appeals to our community businesses and ask them to pitch in their share of contribution. This will itself raise more funds for Candy Days. Send donation request letters to businesses in your communities and you will be surprised to their positive response.

This level concentrates on the mentee’s role in developing others for leadership in the association and for humanitarian service. It ensures long-range growth and can serve as a basis for leadership within the district structure. This phase can be augmented with additional training at district level and at area forums. More information about the Advanced Mentoring Program can be found in the Advanced Mentoring Guide (MTR-12).”

-PDG Austin D’Souza, Your e-Magazine Editor

Essentially, during the advanced mentoring efforts, a Lion is given the opportunity to lead a club ser3

vice project, yet still has the support of his/her mentor for guidance. There is a seasoned Lion available for questions and suggestions. The mentee has the chance to put his/her leadership skills into practice.

If so, consider being an Exhibitor at the MD1 Fall Rally on October 22, 2016 at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria. There is no fee for the table, but participants are asked to register for the MD1 Fall Rally. Tables will be available on a first come first served basis by contacting

For our clubs, districts, and association to continue to grow and develop strong leaders and partners in our communities, we need Lions to participate in the advanced mentoring program. Lions who aspire to district leadership are strong candidates for the advanced mentoring program. Jama Wahl, MD1 GLT Coordinator 815-822-3014

Don’t miss this chance to tell the world what is happening in your club or district. Give other Lions a chance to hear about your great successes and opportunities.


Exhibitors Needed: -------------------------------------------------------------------

Does your club or district -provide a service project that is successful in meeting the needs of your community? -have an unusual money-maker that other clubs might try? -host a fundraising event that rakes in the cash? -want to brag about an event or activity?






COME, CELEBRATE IN CHICAGO - 2017 The stage is being set and the plans are being finalized for the Lions of the World to come to Chicago for the Centennial Convention in 2017. Over the years, the MD1 Host Committee along with Lions Clubs International have been preparing for this great event. And now, we are less than 10 months away from the start of the celebration. If you have never been to an International Convention, then you should plan on attending this one. Not only being the Centennial Convention for our organization, this convention is also in our back yard. It will be as easy as going downtown Chicago for a day or more. As you know there is plenty to do in Chicago at any time, but during the convention there are some added attractions that you don’t want to miss. On Saturday, July 1st at 9:00 am, the Parade of nations will step off at State and Lake Street. The parade will march south to Van Buren Street. There are more than 200 marching units that will include marching bands and floats. The biggest attraction are the different delegations from throughout the world that will march in their native dress. This is something unique to watch as more than 20,000 Lions parade down State Street. If that is not enough, then stay for the day, so you can go to the International Show that evening. The show is part of the International Convention activities that are offered. The show will be at McCormick Place. The entertainment that night is scheduled to be the Beach Boys and Chicago. Each band will perform individually and at the end are scheduled to perform together. What a show and You are invited to attend. When you register for the convention, your ticket for the International Show is included in that fee. The fee is $130.00 per person. Where else can you get a concert ticket for that price to see two world renown bands. Also, during the show, you will be able to visit the Centennial Exhibit in the main exhibit hall. This exhibit will tell the story of our organization in the growth of service areas throughout the world, as well as how its service differs per those geographical areas. What a day to spend your first time at an international convention. So as we get closer, please think about attending and being part of this history. This is a once in a life time experience for us to be an active part of our association’s history. We will be celebrating the 100 th Anniversary, but let’s take the time to renew our commitment to the motto “We Serve” and for the centennial “Where there is a need, there is a LION”. This commitment will help us achieve our goals for our Centennial Celebration and carry us forward into our second hundred years of Service. So plan to COME and CELEBRATE this milestone in the history of LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL ……. We will see you soon in Chicago. Lion Robert Block, PDG 2017 MD-1 Host Committee, Chair 9






District 1-M Convention Information PDG Ken, or 217-8632074 as we will need a head count for the meal. We will meet in the hospitality room at 6:15 pm. and car pool out to the Beach house. Saturday: Registration and Certification will open 7:45 am & silent auction will open at 8:00 am. Governor Mo will call the first plenary session to order at 8:30am. PDG, GLT Lion Mary Truitt has a great line up of seminars starting at 8:35am: with our Illinois Foundation Trustees. Our second seminar back by request is Pam Duda. Pam works with the sight impaired and also with the Lions for our low vision screening. She will talk about what the Lions have done the past 25 years and what Lions can do for children, for the next 25 years. And our third seminar, PDG Jim Weiss has a very good program about Leo’s “our future.” Your attendance at all of the seminars will help you, your club and your community. We would like to have members from all of our clubs attend. First Lady, Lion Ruthie has planned a program starting at 9:30 am in the hospitality room. There will be other activities throughout the day.

Our Centennial Year Friday & Saturday September 23 &24, 2016. We welcome you to the District 1-M Convention. We also want to extend our welcome to International Director Bruce Beck and his wife Lion Erin from Palisade, Minnesota. It’s an exciting time to be a Lion! Our Centennial Celebration brings Lions together to celebrate 100 years of life-changing humanitarian service. Lions in clubs around the world will join in the celebration by expanding community projects and inspiring others to join us in service.

PDG, GLT Lion Mary Truitt and her committee will be having training sessions for Club Presidents (8:30 am), Secretary (9:30 am) and Treasurer (10:30 am).

The District Convention is the only place where Lions from many different clubs gather together. It is a great time to renew old acquaintances and make new ones. Our Theme will be Centennial Celebration. Where There’s A Need, There’s A Lion.

At 11:30am, we will break for a 12:00 Lunch. The 2nd plenary session will start after lunch with Entertainment, Necrology Service and elections, followed by comments from International Director Bruce Beck. We will have a short break and then we will have a district zone meeting, everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting. After the zone meeting we have a seminar that you will not want to miss. Cheryl Mitchell “Irlen Syndrome“- “Light sensitive” Irlen Syndrome impacts the entire body. With 20/20 vision words can look blurry it is the brain that is not processing visual information

Friday evening (casual dress) will kick off the convention with a meet and greet in the hospitality room opening at 6:00pm.This will give you time to make new friends and visit with long time friends. If you would like to have dinner (6:30 pm) with International Director Bruce & his wife Lion Erin, Governor Mo & his wife Lion Ruthie & other guests, please call before September 12 or e-mail 15

properly. You can have perfectly normal vision and have Irlen syndrome. Irlen syndrome is caused by defects in one of the visual pathways that carry messages from the eye to the brain. Attend this seminar and learn how the Lions can help. At 4:45pm we will take a break; you can visit the silent auction and hospitality room. Seating will begin at 5:45 pm, call to order at 6:00 pm, dinner at 6:10 pm, after the meal we’ll have the cutting of the Centennial Cake. And then we will have reports on the silent auction, convention report, tail twisting & 50/50 drawing. International Director Beck will give his formal speech. Hospitality room opens at the close of the convention. Whether you are coming to the Convention or not, please consider donating an item for the silent auction. Our district has a reputation for donating lots of eye-catching items. Let’s maintain our excellent reputation.

Global Leaders in Service

You can bring all of your Foundation Recyclables. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY. Plan to come and celebrate the Lions 100th Anniversary. “Where there’s is a need, There’s is a Lion” As you return home, I know you will want to recommit yourself to our motto “WE SERVE”. You will want to step forward to become one of our future leaders and share our visions with your friends, family and co-workers and invite them to join us. I extend my thanks and gratitude to you for your commitment to Lionism and to serving others. Please come and enjoy the convention.

Governor, Maurice “Mo” Wimbley PDG Ken Horn, Convention Chairperson 16

Lions Around the World

MD1 PAST DISTRICT GOVERNORS: PDG Austin D’Souza, Ph.D. President, PDG Tom Senger Vice President, PCC Terry Knollenbert Sec/Treasurer Dear PDG Lion, Thanks! Lion Terry L. Knollenberg, PCC Secretary-Treasurer MD-1 Past District Governor’s Association

The Past District Governors of Illinois Association would like to invite you to join our social group. We are often asked, ‘what does this organization do and why should I join’?. Well, the Past District Governors of Illinois Association is a social group which holds one official annual meeting each year currently in conjunction with the annual MD-1 Forum each fall. We have other meetings as they are deemed necessary. At our annual dinner meeting we induct new members and discuss any business items that may arise; suggestions for donations to worthy causes, the election of association officers and other items. We also host a hospitality room for our members during our social gathering and meeting.

PS: Due to the unique nature of our MD-1 Forum this year our annual meeting will be short and our hospitality room may not occur.

Throughout the year we update our members via e-mail as to the well being of our members such as health issues or deaths as we learn of them. We attempt to be a source of communications for our members allowing the members to keep in touch. We provide the members a confidential membership list with addresses and emails. Beyond that we just stand back and help the Multiple District when asked. We have a loose knit set of articles which are included with this letter. These articles may help you understand what we are all about. The articles explain the duties of the officers, the membership donations (currently at $10/yr), and the election of our officers. The annual hospitality room is sponsored by each District on a rotational basis. The rotation for the assignment for the running of the annual hospitality room at the annual meeting is also covered in the articles. We will be looking forward to your decision in regard to this invitation. 17

ject supports the Centennial Service Challenge for Youth.

COVER PHOTO The Algonquin Lions Club held its 7th Annual Charity Bean Bag Tournament on Saturday, August 20th 2016 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Algonquin, IL. The event raised more than $8,200 which will be used to fund the Ted Spella Education Award and Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Food Pantry with $4,000 budgeted to the food pantry donation and the balance to be used in the education fund disbursements. Shown in the picture is staff of Buffalo Wild Wings, the members of the 3 winning teams who collected prize money in the tournament, and many of the members of the club who helped run the event on that day. Photo courtesy of Lion Don Purn.

Lions Cindy Muren, Pamela Muren Streigel, PDG Mo Ritzel and Barbara Taylor at their Free Eye Screening event in MD1.

Richland County’s 175th celebration where Olney Lions took part in their squirrels’ race.

School supplies were delivered to Northlawn Junior High School by Streator Hardscrabble Lion members, Karyn Dzurison, Donna Mikolajczyk, and Pat Sopko shown with Principal Keri Jancek. This pro-

At a recent Sycamore Lions Board Meeting, a donation of $1000 was approved to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Pictured holding the check are 18

Sycamore Lions Board members (from left) John Polichnowski, Pete Springmire, Tom Fewell, Jerry Schultz, Ryan Genz, President Josh Kruis, Barb Schultz and Brian Bickner. "The Foundation funds research to find a cure for blindness from retinal degenerative disease such as macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. The gift will help support this research and the more than 20 human clinical trials currently ongoing. The Club has supported The Foundation's research for several years and remains committed to Helen Keller's charge to Lions to be the 'Knights of the Blind.'"

New Lenox Lions Club recently completed our 15th Annual Special Needs Day to benefit those folks with both physical and mental handicaps. The day included lunch, dancing, and carnival rides.

Sycamore Lions Past President Ryan Genz congratulates Jacob Bjork, recipient of the Sycamore Lions & Lioness Clubs $1000 Selected Career Scholarship. Also wishing Ryan well are Lions Bud Wallace and Scholarship Chair John Toles. In addition to the above noted scholarship, four additional $500 Volunteer Service Scholarships were awarded to Parker Majerus, Spencer Siebeck, Jennifer Kuo and Rebekah Salowitz. In the past 20 years the Sycamore Lions Club has awarded over $50,000 in scholarships to Sycamore High School graduates.

We had lots of help from our community to do this including the Firemen and CERT not to mention St. Joseph Hospital; other Lions helped out as well.

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Seventeen golfers took part in our second annual mini-golf tournament held at the Marino Mini-Golf 19

Course right here in Elk Grove Village.This year’s tournament was called the Wayne Deasy MemorialTournament in honor of our late Lion’s Club President who also happened to be the first place champion in last year’s inaugural tourney of Elk Grove Village Lions Club event.

As several members of the council are also members of the Red Bud Lions Club, the Lions purchased $50 gift certificates to DiCarlo’s Pizza and Pasta for each of the officers. Lowry presented these certificates on behalf of the Lions and city. On Friday, August 5, 2016, many members of the Lions Districts of 1-G, 1-CN and 1-CS went to Camp Manitowa for their annual open house. Not only were they treated to time spent with the campers but also refreshments and a (friendly) game of Gaga…Camp Manitowa style!

Chicago Filipino American Lions Club held an event to feed the children in memory of Pals Family. Chicago Filipino American Lions Club, Chicago Bayanihan/Sampaguita Lions Club, Chicago Fil-USA Lions Club, Chicago Magnificent Lions Club and several friends and family members took part in this event.

Started with Refreshment Time.

The Red Bud Police Department was recognized at Monday’s city council meeting for their continued service to the community. Pictured are: Officers Luke Horrell, Ted Stellhorn, Carl Williams, Chief John Brittingham, Chris Hewitt and Josh Wirth. City council recognized Red Bud police officers Red Bud’s police officers were acknowledged and thanked for their service at the city council’s meeting Monday night. Mayor Tim Lowry noted that the city council wanted to show their gratitude for the officers for continuing to provide us all a safe place to live. 20

Salem, Lisa Lamb and sponsor Lion Ed Black Lion President Mike Chairman, Lion Rita Donley sponsor of Anthony Purcell Lion Nancy Wesling sponsor of Bud Wesling.


Oregon Lion Mary Joe Moser serve AMO Cruisers Members of the Oregon Lions Club were present at Butitta Brothers Automotive on Pines Road in Oregon on August 28th. They served lunch to the American Motor Owners who were participating in the international convention that was being held in Rockford that week. Their day trip along the Rock River included a stop in Oregon.

Four new members were installed at a recent August Salem Lions Club meeting. Pictured Left to right: Lion Leon Chapman sponsor of Sandie Philips Installation Chairman Lion Rex Barbee, Mayor of

Harlan Holm Speaks to Lions Harlan Holm was at the Oregon Lions' Club Meeting on August 28th to promote the Ogle County Fair that will take place 21

at the Ogle County Fairgrounds on Lime Kiln Road west of Oregon. Photo: Lions Club President Dr. Seth Anderson, Harlan Holm and Lion Rob Arneson.

board members of the Linda Limestall Benefit Fund, and the Lions Regional Eye Care Committee to pay for the child's treatments. The House of Neighborly Service will work with the family and assist them with their future needs. Pictured from left, Pastor Thelma BurgonioWatson, director of House of Neighborly Service (HNS), Mark Altadonna, HNS and Linda Limestall Benefit Fund trustee, Bob Hoffmann, Linda Limestall Benefit Fund trustee, Sue Sweet, Waterloo Lions Club president, Ken Jackson, Lions Regional Eye Care Committee chairman, and Michael Young, Lions Regional Eye Care Committee administrator. Jackson said "Monroe Co. is blessed to have so many outstanding service organizations that are willing to work together to help those in need whether it be spiritual, medical, or financial." He said the motto for all service clubs should be "we serve and we care for our community." (Kermit Constatine photo)

Erika Waldsmith, a 2015 Oregon Lions Scholarship recipient, spoke at the Oregon Lions' Meeting on August 28th. She just completed her freshman year at the University of Kentucky where she hopes to complete the 6 year pharmacy program by 2023. Photo: Lions Club President Dr. Seth Anderson, Erika Waldsmith and Lion Rob Arneson.

Waterloo Lions Luanne Ragland, Marge Francois and Sue Sweet attended Camp Lions open house at Camp Manitowa in Benton, IL. There were twentyeight campers with hearing disabilities enjoying an activity filled week. These campers were sponsored by local lions clubs. The Waterloo Lions sponsored two campers.

A child in Monroe Co. was diagnosed with ocular motor deficiencies. This condition makes it impossible for the child to move his eyes accurately from word to word as he reads. Midwest Vision Care in Columbia is providing the treatment. The parent of the child found the needed assistance to pay for the costly treatments through to the Waterloo Lions Club. The Lions Club worked together with 22

Mattoon Lions Sweet Corn Project - August 2016 Total Profit = $ 2,183.00 Pulling at Bill Graham field

A big load at the Doty home field..

R.Ross, J. Arnholt, B. Kious, E. Voudrie

J. Doty, R. Ross, J. Arnholt, Rex Colgrove

Serving Together is better

Cleaning, sacking and selling..

Shift change – L. Bales, B. Kious & Lori, K. Arcure, E. Voudrie, J. Greathouse, J. Nelson

Cleaning/sacking: L. Bales (selling), J. Greathouse, G. Marquis, K. Arcure

Pulling at one of John Doty’s field

Brandon Saunders making a delivery

B. Saunders making a 2 bag delivery 23

Bob Kious cleaning up area…

4 sales before we get completely set up with our tent, signs, etc. We advertised (face book, email, etc.) that we start selling at 10 a.m… using two hour shifts of volunteers (lions and family friends).. and sell until we are sold out. What isn’t sold by 4 p.m. we transport to the MCFC and store in their walk-in cooler for their use at the next day. If the weather condition is favorable we pull corn in the evening and make arrangements with the food center to store the load of corn in their air conditioned warehouse until the next morning. -------------------------------------------------------------------

B. Kious & wife Lori cleaning up area after cleaning/sacking a load After a GOOD day of selling…

Morrison Lions Installation of Officers held August 9, 2016. Front row - left to right PDG Ruth Lyle, installing officer, Lions Jim Blakemore, Treasurer, Lion Tracy Muur, President, and Lion Ken Jansma, Lion Tamer. Back row - left to right - Lion Darlene Smith, First Vice President, Lion Robert Countryman, Secretary, Lion Bart Smith and Lion Keith Hamstra, Board Members. -------------------------------------------------------------------

T. Ervin telling J. Greathouse how to make a sale… J. Nelson, B. Saunders and wife Michelle discussing a sale (a bag of 15 ears or box of 5 bags)…

Morrison Lions Club participated in the Morrison Chamber of Commerce Second Annual Back to School Bash. A snack bag, filled with healthy snacks, was presented to the winners whose names were drawn at the close of the event. Darlene Smith is shown with the winning girl, Nelly Gil and with the winning (and very excited preschooler) Mason Bearsley. Thanks to Bob Countryman, photographer and Keith Hamstra for helping with the event. (Photograph Next Column.)

*Sell by bag of 15 ears for $5.00 or box of 5 bags for $20.00. Report on Mattoon Lions Sweet Corn sales with all receipts going to the Mattoon Community Food Center. We started this project in 1996-97. We pull a trailer load of sweet corn and move to our favorite selling spot (Presbyterian Church parking lot) and set up with our signs, volunteers and begin selling. We usually have 3 or 24


Lion Sue Sarver sipping iced tea to quench thirst.


Host committee Chairman PDG Bob Block thanking all the volunteers for their cooperation and support



Orland Park Lions Club held their Queen of Hearts fundraiser in August.

Several zone chairpersons, 1st Vice District Governor Steve Boetttger and several Lions at the District 1D Golf Outing hosted by Lena Lions.

Chicago Ridge Lions and VOICES held vision screening for kids in August.

Second place finishers Freeport Lions L-R Joe Serafini, Terry Anderson, Pat Davis and not pictured Andy Skinner.

Orland Park Lions Club Vision testing at the Orland Township with the help of VOICES – District 1A charitable wing.


1st place winners L-R Lions Tom English, Glen Welp, Joe Welp and Tom VanGelder. --------------------------------------------------------------------

1A Governor Ernie Lapid with Miss CPLC 2016 and friends at the Drury Lane on August 20th. Beauty pageants at the Chicago Magnificent Lions Dance fundraiser on August 20th at the Hyatt Regency, O’Hare.

Vice President of Specialty Care and Wellness at VNA Health Care in Aurora, Ann Cheverton (l) details a new VNA Vision Clinic in Aurora for Aurora Noon Lions Joe Beary (c) and Arvid Meyer (r). The partnership of VNA, northern IL Lions Clubs, and Spectrios Institute in Wheaton enables the VNA clinic to offer glasses and eye exams at a discount or an able-to-pay basis.

All these beauties are the members of Chicago Magnificent Lions Club!

Beautiful Chicago Philippine Lions Club members on their Governors Night held at Drury Lane on August 20th.


Naperville Noon Lions recently gathered at Knoch Knolls Nature Center in Naperville for a picnic lunch and tour of the Center. The club provided signs to

Carpentersville. Unfortunately, they had to turn down the Confederate money offered to pay for hot dogs. (l to r) Lions Jim McClung (l) and Terry Seifert (r) welcome “Abe Lincoln” to the grounds.

provided signs to assist low-vision and hearingimpaired-visitors to the Nature Center. An audio narrative makes the visual features of the park accessible to those who are blind or have low-vision. The audio features also explain the contents of seven signs along the park’s trails. All features were installed using the Naperville Noon Lions Club’s donation.

Aurora Noon Lions Club President Lion Michele Needham (r) presents a $500 scholarship to Samantha West. She will major in American Sign Language and minor in deaf culture at Waubonsee Community College. Kindred Hospital in Sycamore IL and Pay-It-Forward House, a non-profit, recently requested help from the Sycamore Lions Club. Some of the patients find they have come to these facilities in a hurry and without their reading glasses. Sycamore Lions Club, through the Used Eyeglass Recycle Program, was able to provide a supply of reading glasses for both facilities. (l to r) Joyce Mathey, Pay-It-Forward House Executive Director, Sycamore Lions Tom & Sharon Foster. Below: Dundee Township Lions had a great time selling hot dogs at the Civil War reenactment in


Elburn Lions Club members installed two new zip lines at the Lions Park playground. Looks like fun!! ---------------------------------------------------------------The Philip Rock Center for the Deaf & Blind was in dire need of a new computer for the kids, so the Roselle Lions Club decided to donate a new HP Pavilion computer to the facility. Lions Jenny and Sandy delivered it to the Center, as well as gift cards from McDonald’s. This facility is a state-supported school for kids who are both deaf & blind. Most are wards of the State that have been just could .

not handle the care necessary for these youngsters. In past years, Roselle Lions Club has given school clothing, gift cards, school supplies, and other items. Many Lions Clubs in District

PDG Lion John Landon (c) inducts Island Lake Lions’ newest member, Lion Tony Sciarrone, and Sponsor Lion Wayne Schnell (l) puts on his vest.

1-J still support the Center.

At the June Meeting, District Governor Lion Bob Fowler presented Elgin Lion Bill Klawitter with the George Lazansky Award.

Crystal Lake Lion Doug Lomen (l) receives a Melvin Jones Fellowship recognition from Club President Glenn Bereiter. .

Elburn Lion Joe Kryszak and his wife Sharon recently traveled to Prague in the Czech Republic. While there, they visited one the 25 Lions Clubs in the city. Like many of ours, they have two meetings per month.

Algonquin Lions Club carries the U.S. Flag in the Founders Day Parade. 30

Katie Fenstermaker, and ZC Lion Jerome Perez. -------------------------------------------------------------------

Waterman Lions Club giving community kids a special train ride to be remembered for their life time.

Crystal Lake Lion Norm Vinton (l) accepts a Lions of IL Foundation Fellow recognition from Club President Glenn Bereiter.

COVER PHOTO: This year, Batavia Lions Club’s research revealed its Fire Department was in need of a Thermal Imaging Camera to assist in locating people and/or pets in a burning house filled with smoke. It also would allow them to use the equipment on a search-andrescue operation in dense woods, tall grass and during night-time hours. 2016 is the 150th Anniversary of the Batavia Fire Department and the Lions felt that providing this camera would keep its legacy of providing useful tools to be a benefit to the citizens of its community. Malta Lion President Lion Matt Feuerborn, new Lion Dave Fenstermaker, Sponsor and spouse Lion

Getting ready for the Catholic Charities Back to School Fair — Melissa and John Joseph Honiotes. .

Bolingbrook Lions Club held their Free Vision Screening to help the needy people in their community. Picture shows some wonderful volunteers.

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