Let's get this Covid . . . over said and done . . . and have a ton of fun in '21!!!



            1939 - (Our 81st year of Community Service) 2021

We were chartered in October of 1939 and have provided help and served those in need in the community ever since. Our club is part of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service organization, with more than 1.4 million members in hundreds of countries and geographical areas. The proceeds from our fund-raisers are used to provide aid for the blind, visually-handicapped, deaf and hearing-impaired as well as many other worthwhile causes. Current members of the Calumet City Lions Club represent more than 1,000 years of community service through Lionism.


  The Prez Sez

Hello Fellow Lions,
    Congratulations to all the winners at our annual Pancake Olympics held during the General Meeting on Tuesday, October 12.  Talk about fun and games!!!  Oh, yeah!  The events included: the UTENSIL DROP; the  SAUSAGE SLING; and the  STYRO STACK.  We attracted 21 members and guests who enjoyed an evening of good food, good friends, good fun. The noise in the room and the smiles on the faces said it all!
   I am excited to announce we will have a very special guest at our next meeting. Chris Jones, who famously hypnotized Howie Mandel on America's Got Talent, will be bringing his talents to perform at our next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Since this is a special event I would like to encourage all members to invite a guest and/or bring their spouse. Please RSVP any guests so that I can coordinate with the caterer. Check out this Howie Mandel/America's Got Talent link: 
Lion Andrew
  Many thanks to our Sept. 28 guest speaker Ernie Gonzalez, the executive director of LARC, who brought us up-to-speed on the fine work his organization is doing during these challenging times.  LARC + LIONS = A GREAT TEAM!
Our first in-person meeting on Sept. 14 at the Calumet City VFW in their newly remodeled main hall was a "roaring" success!  Those in attendance had a "dog-gone" good time as they rooted for their favorite entries and collected their winnings after each race. 
Ribs?  Meatloaf?  Chicken?  Fish?
LARC has the answer.!!!
    Order ahead online and pick up your food at Glenwood Oaks from Oct. 14-16  during the organization's Fall Feast Fund-Raiser. 
Check out the full menu and further details at:
A Warm Welcome  - - - 

     We are thrilled to welcome new Lions Brenda Dulaney-Morrison, Felicia Houston, Marilyn Barnes and Otis Taylor!!  Their contact information has been added to the on-line Club Directory.  Why not send some congrats and best wishes their way?

 The following note was sent to our PO Box:


Dear Calumet City Lions -                                             

There are no words that can properly express our family's thanks to you for the beautiful tribute you gave to Lion Lou on Friday night. I am sure he was with us that evening enjoying and listening to all the memories shared with us. As I mentioned, the Calumet City Lions were special to him and he always remembered and appreciated everything the club did for him as District 1-A Governor.

I know a lot of hard work went into making the evening so special and Lion Leo's slide show was fantastic! We appreciate the brick which will be placed at the Leader Dogs for the Blind site and the Club's donation to LARC in Lion Lou's name. These are treasured memories.

Thank you and all our love from the Torres family.


All 500 sold!!!


I wanted to thank each and every one of you for your herculean efforts this year. In the face of a global pandemic, economic uncertainty and no in-person meetings, you were able to sell all of the tickets before the night of the raffle. 

      Because of YOU, we can continue supporting many worthwhile community causes.  

       Because of YOU, we can continue providing much-needed assistance to those less fortunate.  

         Because of YOU, we can continue to serve! 

Yours in Lionism,

Lion Andrew

  Well done, Fellow Lions! - - -

     Because of you, Lions . . . we were recently able to: 
* Provide needed financial aid to: LARC; Camp Quality; Calumet City Resources; Guide Dog Foundation; Hadley Institute for the Blind, the Chicago Lighthouse and Second Sense.
*  Donate approximately 1,000 pairs of eyeglasses to Lions International to be reconditioned and given to those in need;
*  Provide necessary eye care for those with vision needs.
AND . . . that's what LIONISM is all about!!!

    * * *   Be sure to proudly display your yard sign so all can see and BE KIND!!!  Need another sign?  Contact Lion Jackie Labahn.

Between the Lions . . .

*** Congratulations to Lion Chuck and Lady Lion Pam Eggebrecht on the marriage of their son Peter and his bride Katie. The new couple, who tied the knot on Sept 4 at Cantigny Park in Wheaton IL, will make their home in Chicago. Best wishes as they begin a new life together!
*** There are smiles all around the Boehm family as they welcome the newest addition to their clan -- Heidi Rose (7 lb., 14 oz. , 20.5 in.). Proud grandparents Lion John (Jan) Boehm and new aunt Lion Krista TenClay report that baby and her mom Katie are doing fine.
***  Best wishes to Lion Bob Lake as he rumbles down the road to recovery following recent surgery. Get well soon!
   Do you have some news to share with the club? An interesting vacation? New addition to the family? Sports achievements, awards? Special memory? A favorite recipe? Items to sell/trade? Contact Lion Denny and let's get the word out on the website.
Happy Birthday               

October 13 -- Terri Morrison

October 22 -- Dave Lewis

October 23 -- Katie Keilman

Happy Anniversary        

October 17 -- Ray/Jo Mika

October  18 --  Jerry/Nancyrose Hlinsky

Please take a moment to check your information and make any changes (new phone, e:mail, address, etc.) so we can update the Online Directory and keep in touch during these challenging times.

   We now have three little libraries in use at Pulaski Park (across from City Hall), Memorial Park and Downey Park. When you're out and about, check them out. To view the ribbon-cutting ceremony and many other club activities click on this link: 

      Used eyeglasses?  Bring them here!
    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, Lens Crafters, Midwest Eye Care, Our Lady of Knock, Sand Ridge Fitness Center, St. Andrew's, Wittam Eyecare.
   If you have used glasses to donate or know of a potential drop-off location, contact Eyeglass Collection Chairman Katie Keilman (708/868-1026).
The Lighter Side

Tough times!  Time to smile! 

    ***   A pessimist is just an optimist -- returning from the Casino!

    ***  I don't always go the extra mile, but when I do it's usually because I missed my exit!

     ***   Crushing pop cans is . . . soda - pressing!

       ***   Men have three hair styles:  parted, unparted and departed.

            Just Wondering?:

 --  How do you get off a non-stop flight?
 --  How come noses run and feet smell?
 --  Why is it called a TV set when there's only one?
 --  Why do we put cups in the dishwasher and dishes in the cupboard?
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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