1939  -   (Our 78th year of Community Service)  -  2018


 Roarin' Cal

The Prez Sez:


    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!

     We've got a busy schedule ahead. Be active! Participate! Get involved! You'll be glad you did!  See you soon!

Lion Krista Boehm


P.S. Hope to see everyone at the General Meeting on Tuesday, November 13, at the K of C at 6:30 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast

October 7, 2018

 Congratulations to Lion Steve Sikorski and his group of dedicated Lions and friends whose hard work helped make our 65th annual Pancake Breakfast a "roaring" success. Despite gloomy skies we had our best turnout in years. Great food, great friends, great fun - you can't beat that combination. And, congratulations to the Harvey Centennial Lions who won the Split the Pot raffle. Be sure to give Lion Steve an "atta boy" at the next meeting on Tuesday, October 23. AND, we'll induct a new member, Socorro Evans, that night. See you then.

     The dates have been selected for our Community Meals at St. Victor's. They are: Sunday, February 3 (Super Bowl); Sunday, March 3; and, 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.

*  Best wishes to Lion Leo Valencia and Lion Ray Mika as they race down the road to recovery following recent surgery. Cards, phone calls are welcome.

Congratulations to Chairman Steve Drew for another outstanding effort running the annual $20,000 Raffle. Once again, we sold 'em all and now are fully funded for the 2018-19 year. Because of Lion Steve and all the club members who got the job done, many deserving individuals will receive much-needed help in the coming year. The winners and ticket sellers are:

(1)  $20,000  #431  (Tom Stefaniak)     (2)  $2,000  #178   (Steve Drew)

(3)  $1,000   #87   (Larry Morrison)      (4)   $500   #465   (Jim Gigliotti)

(5)  $250   #110   (Paul Krueger)      (6)   $250   #248   (Tom Stefaniak)

(7)  $200   #257   (Andrew Labahn)    (8)   $200   #200    (Lou Torres)

(9)  $200   #33   (Tim O'Neill)     (10)   $200  #227  (Mike Giglio)

      New club leaders elected

     The Second Reading of Nominations and Election of the 2018-19 Board of Directors was conducted at the April 10 General Meeting. The club's new leaders are:

President -- Krista Boehm        Secretary -- Colleen Schutz

1st Vice -- Katie Keilman         2nd Vice -- Maria Valencia

Treasurer -- Robert Hubbird     Past. Pres. -- Christa Kelley

Tail Twister -- Ashley Houlihan    Lion Tamer -- Dave Lewis

Directors:  Steve Drew, Dennis Halloran, Larry Morrison, Steve Sikorski

      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:

 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 1,700 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 Steve Drew (Home: 708/868-8521; Cell: 708/218-6701)
Between the Lions . . .
        A very warm welcome aboard to our newest members, Lion Nyota Figgs, Lion Esther Rothstein and Lion Dave Lewis. Be sure to meet them, greet them and welcome them at the next meeting.
Happy Birthday       

Nov. 16 -- Don Shuton

Nov. 19 -- Jim Gigliotti

Nov. 27 -- Steve Drew

Happy Anniversary

The Lighter Side

*  What do you get when you cross a turkey with an octopus?  Enough drumsticks for EVERYBODY!!!
*  Why did the turkey answer the cell phone?  It went, "WING, WING"!
*  Velcro -- what a  rip-off!
*  Don't worry about old age; it doesn't last!
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 --

 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 -


Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

Lions Clubs International News
Connect with Us Online