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


 Roaring Cal

The Prez Sez:


It is with great heartache that I should bear the news that our beloved Lion Dick Hartnett passed away early this morning, February 17.

As of right now, his family has arranged for private funeral services. In the upcoming weeks, they will be holding a memorial luncheon where we will be able to pay our respects to our dear friend. Details will be shared as soon as the information for the memorial become available.

Please keep Lion Dick's family in your thoughts today. I also ask that you take a moment to think of and write down some of the great contributions Lion Dick has made to the Calumet City Lions. Share these memories, if you can, so that we may celebrate Lion Dick's life in the upcoming days.

Yours in Lionism,

Christa Kelley


Twas the season !!!

Kudos and many thanks to Lion Alyssa Keene and her band of hard-working elves, who helped make the Adult Christmas Party such a roaring success.

 A great time was had by all. It put everyone who attended in a festive mood and set the tone for the upcoming holiday season. Atta girl, Lion Alyssa!!!

Many thanks also to Lions Tim O'Neill and Colleen Schutz for a great job organizing the Children's Christmas Party at Sheffield's Restaurant in Dyer on Saturday, December 16. Thirteen kids accompanied by parents and grandparents enjoyed lots of Christmas cheer with Santa. Well done, Lions Tim and Colleen.  

      A warm welcome to our newest members, Lion Esther Rothstein (sponsored by Lion Cheryl Warshaw) and Lion Dave Lewis (sponsored by Lion Bob Schneider). Be sure to meet them, greet them and welcome them at the next General Meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the Lansing K of C.

             It's time to  ROAR !!!  

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

      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:

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 . . .
   Happy Birthday      

Feb. 2 -- Alyssa Keene

Feb. 7 -- Andrew Labahn

Feb. 10 -- Mike Giglio

Feb. 11 -- Bob Schneider

Feb. 22 -- StellaTorres

Feb. 24 -- Cheryl Warshaw

Feb. 26 -- Tim Gericke

Feb. 28 -- Jo Mika     

Happy Anniversary
The Lighter Side
*  Money talks ... but all mine ever says is: "Good-bye."
*  Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?
*  My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. Believe me, we're gonna see about that!
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

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


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