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


 Roaring Cal

Tis the season !!!

Saturday, December 9 -- CC Lions Christmas Party 

Balagio's in Homewood (Contact Chairman Alyssa Keene at 708/704-1985)

Sunday, December 10 -- Lady Lions Christmas Party

Briar Ridge Country Club (Contact Barb Kacanowski at 708/474-7194)

Saturday, December 16 -- Children's Christmas Party

Sheffield's Restaurant, 1027 Sheffield, Dyer IN, from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Lunch (chicken fingers, hot dogs, mac/cheese) followed by a visit from you know who! Call Chairman Tim O'Neill at 708/712-2477 for more info or to reserve a spot!      

 A warm welcome to our newest member, Lion Esther Rothstein (sponsored by Lion Cheryl Warshaw). Be sure to meet her, greet her and welcome her at the next General Meeting on Tuesday, December 12, WHEN WE'LL INDUCT yet another new member, Dave Lewis (sponsored by Lion Bob Schneider). 

             It's time to  ROAR !!!  

                 Participate!  Get involved!  You'll be glad you did!

      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 1,700 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 . . .
* * *  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      

Dec. 3 -- Larry Morrison

Dec. 5 -- Joe Stachulak

Dec.7 -- Tim O'Neill

Dec. 7 -- Maria Valencia

Dec. 7 -- Judy Wisniewski

Dec. 14 -- Brenda Block

Dec. 14 -- Colleen Schutz

Dec. 16 -- Darryl Taylor

Dec. 19 -- Lou Torres 

Dec. 27 -- Titus Weijma     

Happy Anniversary
The Lighter Side
*  When Santa's kids grow up and move out on their own, will they be known as independent clauses?
*  What do you say to a sheep that doesn't like Christmas?
Baaaaaah humbug!
*  What do you call a kid who doesn't believe in Santa?  
     A rebel without a Claus!
Fast Facts:
Did you know? -- Coca-Cola was originally green.
Did you know?  --  It is impossible to lick your elbow.
Did you know?  -- The only food that doesn't spoil is honey.
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

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Lion Denny Halloran  (708/862-4874 or e:mail -


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