We proudly support Boy Scout Troop 21 and award newly attained Eagle Scouts with the Lion James Wilson Eagle Scout Scholarship:

Indy Aderinto, Robert BillingsPatrick Dowell, Carter FernAaron GinsburgMatt HarkeyPaul LaisEvan LindquistLuke LosinskiThomas ParrishSam Peplinski, Ryan RobinsonSean Tierney

Canine Companions honors Lion Curt Pulkrabek

Congratulations to Lion Curt for being recognized with a Life Membership in the Lions Project for Canine Companions. Lion Curt is a passionate supporter of this program which helps provide independence to indviduals with disabilities through companion dogs. Please read this letter for how the program has helped so many -- Canine Companions Letter

In Memory of Lion Gary Peterson

We recently lost a very beloved and active member of the community. Lion Gary was a passionate supporter of the club in every aspect. He will be dearly missed. The Barrington Lions Club has made a donation in his name to the American Lung Assocation. Our thoughts and sincerest condolences to the Peterson family.

​Candy Days, Camp Lions and Leader Dogs

Candy Day is the premiere fundraiser for the services and programs provided to the hearing & visually impaired in Illinois. Over 50% of the funds required to operate the 14 programs and services to the hearing & visually impaired directed by our Lions of Illinois Foundation (LIF) are funded through this single campaign and the Barrington Lions are happy to support them. Through the hard labor and dedication of Lions in Illinois the LIF now serves not only the visually impaired, but the hearing impaired, and provides Camp Lions, a summer residential camp, especially designed for children with sight and hearing loss, Camp Helen Keller for Adults with vision and hearing loss, and Illinois and Leader Dogs for the Blind.

For more information, visit the Foundation’s website:



We support the Barrington Township Food Pantry

Presenting a check to Patrice Miller of the Barrington Township Food Pantry are Barrington Lions Brian Cecola, John Loomis and Kevin Adler. When the Lions were at the Barrington Hills Are Alive festival, visitors made donations and the Barrington Lions Club matched them and in turn donated them to the food pantry as soon as hearing there was a critical need.

Lion Glenn delivers 2,322 eyeglasses!

Here is Lion Glenn Engelhardt, chair of the Barrington Lions Club Sight & Sound Committee.
Throughout the year, he organizes the collection of used eyeglasses and delivers them to the Lions of Illinois Foundation. The glasses are then sent to a Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (LERC) where volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package them.
Recycled glasses are then distributed to people in need in lower-income countries. Doctors of optometry, vision technicians and volunteers screen individuals to determine the eyewear they need.

Thank you to Chessie's Restaurant

Here is Jim Nelson (left), owner of the Barrington Ice House - how fortunate it was to gather at his Ice House Chessies’s restaurant for our Lions meetings all these years! Director Curt Pulkrabek (right) thanks him with a Barrington Lions desk trophy, a Certificate of Service, and a Lions Hug for Jim’s commitment to our club. The Nelsons have helped so many organizations in our town with their contributions to charity. We thank them very much.

2021 Village of Barrington Hills "Hills are Alive":

Thank you to Lions Thyfault, Lingner, Kudla, Johnson, Pogar and Cecola (not pictured) for setting up/tearing down and manning the beverage tent.

2021 Barrington Family Expo:

Thank you to Lions Cecola, Dockery, Finley, Johnson, Lingner, Thyfault and Quist for setting up and manning the tent.

2021 Back-to-School Giving Day:

link to Barrington Giving Day

Thank you Lions Lingner, Quist and Thompson for generously offering your time at the ninth Back-to-School Barrington Giving Day event. It was truly a successful event in which we helped equip 226 area families prepare for the start of the school year. It certainly could not have happened without you, and for that we are so appreciative.

Here are a few of the thank you letters we received in 2020:

Our Lions members in action!



Thanks for all your help...

I appreciate all you have help me with. My glasses are beautiful and I thank you very much for your assistance.

Your Kindness has made all the difference.


Dear Lion Glenn and Lions Club Members,

Thank you so much!!! for your kindness and generosity in helping me and others who need glasses. I do appreciate it and know others appreciate it as well.

Thank you for the donation box of glasses too!  I donated a pair of my Dads glasses, It helped him alot! He just passed away. He went home to be with our Loard and Savior May 25, 2018. 

Thank you!  Thank you! for your generosity and Kindness.

Thank you for all you Do.

                                            L.K.     - Barrington





​The Brat Tent is so popular it is on Google Earth! Well set up is.

2017 Barrington Brat Fest runs from June 30 to July 4th. See band and events tab on left.






You may know us from popular fundraisers like:

  • Lions Candy Days every October
  • 4th of July Brat Tent
  • Annual Golf Tournament Each May 
  • Texas Holdem Poker Tournaments

These and many more fundraising events help us support many National and local causes like:

  • Lions Sight and Sound Programs Including sponsoring  local mobile hearing screening for anyone free of charge.
  • Diabetes prevention programs
  • Funding for landscaping around the new Welcome to Barrington signs.
  • Supporting Camp Lions, a summer camp for hearing and sight impaired kids.
  • Provide scholarships for local Eagle scouts and deserving graduating seniors from BHS.
  • Support and sponsor Boy Scout troop 21 in Barrington for 75 years.
  • Involved in Highway 59 clean-up.
  • Donate monies and time to Barrington Giving days every year.
  • Collect used eye glasses to be recycled at our foundation in Sycamore, IL.


Camp Lions prepare to celebrate Diamond Jubilee! 

Camp Lions opened it's doors in the Chicago area sixty years ago in 1957. This award-winning Camp Program is still one of kind, combining both blind/ partially sighted & deaf/hard of hearing youth campers under one banner - inclusion!

Camp Lions for Youth has never been about differences, but about the similarities of campers. They all need inspiration, positive guidance, and enough challenging opportunities to explore their full potentials. Camp Lions has always been about the dream of growing through fun & friendship, and will never stop being so.

Watch us as we celebrate 60 years of youthful excellence in 2017! Camp Lions is free for campers to attend due to the generosity and hard work of our Illinois Lions, Lioness, Leo Clubs. Plus the support of friends of Camp Lions of Illinois for Blind and/or Deaf Youth!

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