Meetings

CARILLON AURORA LIONS NEWSLETTER

JANUARY 2021‚Äč

MEETINGS ARE 2nd AND 4th TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

DISTRICT 1J

NEW BEGINNINGS

The newly formed Carillon Lions began operation with 22 members. Formed from

the Aurora Noon Club, the Carillon Club now has begun officially as a  full member of District 1J.  District Governor John Barsanti and Guiding Lion Joanne Barsanti attended the January 12 meeting and provided insight on Club activities.

 

SERVICE PROJECTS

The Carillon Lions Club had as one of its first service projects an effort to provide funding and

gift cards to the local homeless shelter HESED HOUSE. Through support of the local Carillon Community $1000 was raised. Pictured- Vanessa Liveris, Director of Hesed House Joe Jackson, Bruce Metzdorf, & Susan Koepke.

 
Three Lions members worked at FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN helping with the creation of 40 boxes containing 1280 meals around the world.  Our table supported efforts in Haiti. Pictured- Susan Koepke, Phil Pogue, Vanessa Liveris.

 

 

The WAYSIDE CROSS clothing drive led to 1200 items being collected & distributed.  In addition 4 members provided 16 hours to the Interfaith Food Pantry.

 

 

All Club members are encouraged to document Lions service project hours to Susan Koepke. Examples include work done on Wayside Cross clothing drive, Hesed House project, Holiday tags, and Interfaith Pantry.

 

SOCIAL EVENT

• During December the Club Sponsored the “Holiday Movies Music Show” via Zoom which was enjoyed my many.  It was also offered to Sunnymere Senior Living Facility at no charge. 

 

• LIONS HISTORY

1917 is credited as being the start of Lions through the efforts of Melvin Jones and 22 businessmen from Chicago. One hundred four years later we find that Lions is the largest service club in the world with 1.4 million members, in 47,000 clubs found in 200+ countries.  Helen Keller addressed Lions in 1925 and Knight of the Blind was born. In 1957, Leo Clubs serving youth was created. The International Office is found in Oak Brook, Illinois motto, “WE SERVE”.

 

TREASURER REPORT

Activity (charity) Fund $ 100, Administrative Fund $ 275

 

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Super Bowl Pool (entries by Feb. 6). Tickets $5 each square.  Put check in separate envelope in clubhouse mailboxes.  

 

“Movie Music Romance Show” via Zoom, Saturday February 13th, at 6:00 pm..  $10 per link.  Email Koepkesj@Gmail.com for more information.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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