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1939  -   (Our 79th year of Community Service)  -  2019

                   APRIL

 Roarin' Cal

The Prez Sez:

   A quick glance at the Calendar of Events reveals a busy schedule in the coming months. I encourage you to be active! Participate! Get involved! You'll be glad you did!  Many thanks to Chairman Robert Hubbird and Lucy for a great job organizing the Mystery Trip. A great time was had by all at Tommy Gun's Garage on da South Side of Chicago. Well done, Lion Dude!

       A very warm welcome to our newest members, Lions Socorro Evans and Mike Myers, who recently joined our ranks. Be sure to make them feel right at home at the next club event!!  Yes, we're really on a roll! 

Important upcoming events you don't want to miss:     

(1)  Annual $20,000 Raffle 

   The winner of the First Early Bird Drawing (Ticket #416) was sold by Lion Paul KruegerThe Second Early Bird is scheduled for April 23 ($1,000). Do you have extra unsold tickets? Contact Chairman Steve Drew. Let's sell 'em all! To date, 427 tickets have been sold. 

New club leaders elected 

     The second reading of nominations for the 2019-20 Board of Directors was held  at the General Meeting on April 9. The proposed slate was accepted by a unanimous voice vote. The new officers are:

President - Katie Keilman; 1st Vice President - Maria Valencia; 2nd Vice President - Ashley Houlihan; Secretary - Colleen Schutz; Treasurer - Robert Hubbird; Tail Twister - Socorro Evans; Lion Tamer - John Boehm; Directors - Steve Drew, Dennis Halloran; Larry Morrison; Steve Sikorski; Past President - Krista Boehm. They will be formally installed at the annual banquet in June.

    WE SERVE 

    Such simple words, but together they function as the core motive of the Calumet City Lions Club. While we celebrate our success during the 2017-2018 year, let's look forward to this New Year with enthusiasm and purpose as we continue to serve the needs of the people in our community and to improve the lives of those around us. Last year I had the privilege of participating in several of the service events our club offers and saw firsthand the impact that the Calumet City Lions Club has on the community in which it serves. One of the best things I have done is accept an invitation by my friend, Lion Christa Kelly, to join this organization. There is no greater, fun-loving group of people out there and I am grateful to be a part of the Calumet City Lions Club!

     Lion Krista Boehm

      President

Food for Thought

  The next Community Meal at St. Victor's is scheduled for Sunday, April 21 (Easter). If you can spare a few hours (2-4 p.m.) to help feed some very needy folks in the community, give President Krista Boehm a call. It's a very heart-warming and rewarding experience.

            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 with varying degrees of success. They got to know each other a little better and learned how to ask for help and how to provide assist-ance. It was a win-win! Check out the video by clicking on the link below:

https://www.magisto.com/video/K1VFOQcXQDUxRAZpYw?c=o&l=vsm&o=a

 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 --  http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/news-media/videos/centennial.php

Well done! Fellow Lions!

Because of YOU . . . we were able to: 
*  Furnish complete Thanksgiving dinners (turkey and all the trimmings) to 54 area families through Victor Care.
* 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 1,700 books that were 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 Katie Keilman (708/868-1026).
Between the Lions . . .
     Do you have some news to share with the club? An interesting vacation? New addition to the family? Sports achievements, awards? Special memory? A favorite recipe? Items to sell/trade? Contact Lion Denny and let's get the word out on the website.
Happy Birthday       

April 1 -- John Kasperek

April 3 -- Joyce Jezeer

April 6  -- Barb Kacanowski

April 13 -- Steve Sikorski

April 20 -- Robert Hubbird

April 28 -- Bob Block

Happy Anniversary

The Lighter Side

*  Gasp!  The Easter bunny has disappeared!  Police have looked everywhere!  Apparently, he's neither "hare" nor there!
*  As the kangaroo said to the frog, HOPPY Easter!
*  I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.
*  Past, Present and Future walked into a bar. Boy, it was tense.
I'm Curious:
Just wondering? -- What disease did cured ham actually have to begin with?
Just wondering?  --  Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
Just wondering?  -- Is there ever a day when mattresses are NOT on sale?
 
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 --  

http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/calumet_city/index.php

 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 - denhalloran@gmail.com).

 

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