1939  -   (Our 78th year of Community Service)  -  2017


 Roaring Cal

Welcome Back!

      It's time to  ROAR !!!  

      President Christa Kelley and the Board of Directors have been busy during the summer making plans for the upcoming year. Now, it's your turn! Make plans to join us as we begin our 78th year of Community Service.                    Participate!  Get involved!  You'll be glad you did!

      What a great start! A record crowd of 25 Lions packed the room at the first General Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12, to enjoy an evening of great food, great friends, great fun. That scenario was followed by more fun and games at the Tuesday, Sept. 26., get-together.

        Next general meeting: Tuesday, October 10.

What a GRRRRRR. . .eat time!

    Congratulations, kudos and many thanks to Lion Steve Sikorski and a crew of hard-working Lions and volunteers who helped make our 64th annual Pancake Breakfast a "roaring" success. A record crowd filled the TF North High School cafeteria on Sunday, October 8, to enjoy a delicious meal -- and each other's company. They arrived early and stayed late. We haven't seen that many guests in many years. Truly, a marvelous sight and a very special occasion. Our club is definitely on a roll. Let's keep it going!

A "Tourney FORE Sight"

What a great day of fun in the sun. Lion Chuck's second annual "Tourney FORE Sight" was a huge success, thanks to lots of hard work and pre-planning and a host of volunteers. Sighted and visually-challenged golfers tackled a nine-hole layout at Lincoln Oaks on Sunday, Sept. 24, with varying degrees of success. They got to know each other a little better and learned how to ask for help and provide assistance. It was a win-win and we'll do it again next year. Be sure to join us; you'll be glad you did!

Check out this year's video by clicking on the link below:

1. . .2. . .3  Lions join the ranks

     Three new members have come on board!  They were inducted during the Installation Dinner on June 16. Please be sure to meet them, greet them and make them feel welcome.

   ***   JOHN BOEHM  (sponsor:: Krista Boehm)  

   ***   ALYSSA KEENE  (sponsor:: Maria Valencia)

   ***   COLLEEN SCHUTZ  (sponsor:: Ashley Houlihan)

Oh,what a party!

       The 100th anniversary of Lionism was a roaring success!!!  And, right here in Chicago where it all began. Fifty thousand (50,000) Lions from around the world gathered in the Windy City from June 30-July 4 to celebrate a century of service. A giant parade! . . . concerts! . . . seminars! . . . Chicago truly was  a toddling town!!!  Congrats to Convention Chairman Bob Block and his committee for a great job.  Next year's convention will be in Las Vegas (hmm!)

 In other news . . . 

Want to learn more about Lionism?  Click on this link (and, don't blink). You may recognize some Cal City Lions at the bottom right in the opening scene at the Art Institute!   Go to --

Well done! Fellow Lions!

Because of YOU . . . we were able to: 
* Provide needed financial aid to: LARC; Guide Dog Foundation; Special Recreation Services; the Chicago Lighthouse; Hadley Institute for the Blind.
* Purchase an Apple I-Pad to help a visually-challenged student at Hoover School with her studies. 
*  Donate approximately 2,000 pairs of eyeglasses to Lions International to be reconditioned and given to those in need;
*  Collect more than 1,000 books that will be distributed to area schools, senior centers, nursing homes and hospitals;
*  Provide necessary eye care for those with vision needs.
AND . . . that's what LIONISM is all about!!!

Used glasses collection locations

    The Calumet City Lions collect used eyeglasses, which are reconditioned and then used to help those less fortunate.
   Local drop-off locations include: America's Best, Bernadin Manor, Calumet City Hall, Calumet City Library, Four Eyes, Lens Crafters, Midwest Eye Care, Our Lady of Knock, Sand Ridge Fitness Center, St. Andrew's, St. Victor's, Wittam Eyecare.
   If you have used glasses to donate or know of a potential drop-off location, contact Eyeglass Collection Chairman Steve Drew (Home: 708/868-8521; Cell: 708/218-6701)
Between the Lions . . .
* * *  Best wishes to Lion President Christa Kelley as she begins a new job with the Chicago Public Schools teaching students who are deaf and hard of hearing at Ray Elementary School in Hyde Park.
* * *  Condolences to Lions John and Krista Boehm and their family on the passing of Frederick "Fritz" Nietfeldt (John's father-in-law and Krista's grandfather). Please keep all of  them in your thoughts and prayers.  
* * *  Congrats and kudos to Lion Katie Keilman, who was recognized as Lion of the Year for  2017, an honor well-deserved. Atta, girl Lion Katie!!!

* * *  Many thanks to President Leo Valencia for a great job leading us through our 77th year of Community Service.

 Happy Birthday      

Oct. 13 -- Terri Morrison

Oct. 23 -- Katie Keilman       

Happy Anniversary
Oct. 17 -- Ray/Jo Mika
Oct. 19-- Lou/Stella Torres
The Lighter Side
*  Too many couples marry for better or for worse, but not for good!
*  On anniversaries, a wise husband always forgets the past, but not the present.
*  Many girls like to marry a military man. He can cook, sew, make beds, etc. AND, he's already used to taking orders!
Fast Facts:
Did you know? -- There is no word that rhymes with "month."
Did you know?  --  Moles can dig more than 300 feet in a single night.
Did you know?  -- In Utah, it's against the law to fish from the back of a horse.
Hi, Fellow Lions -- 

Welcome to YOUR very own club website where you can keep up-to-date on the latest club functions, view photos of recent events, make comments, share stories, etc. The link is --

 Just ciick on the menu in the upper left-hand corner to accesss information.

The site will be updated after every club function. It's where you need to go to find out what's happening and how you can help. It's your link to our club, our District and Lions Clubs International. Add it to you Bookmarks. Make it a part of your daily routine. And, above all,   ENJOY!!!

Lion Denny

 Questions?   Comments?   Compliments?   Complaints?   News to share? 
Lion Denny Halloran  (708/862-4874 or e:mail -


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