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

         (The Calumet City Lions Club was chartered in October of 1939 and has served those less fortunate in the community ever since.

              The 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.)

Roarin' Cal        


Let's get this Covid over and done

And have a ton of fun in '21!!! 

Hello, Lions,

I am happy to announce Lion Leo will be inducting 4 new members at our next meeting on Tuesday, March 9. We are thrilled to be joined by soon-to-be-Lions Brenda Dulaney-Morrison, Felicia Houston, Marilyn Barnes and Otis Taylor!! We are encouraging everyone to create a congratulation sign as a special welcome to the club.

   We will also have a presentation by Mary Lockton with Camp Quality - a terrific organization we have been supporting for many years. Please see the Zoom link below.

Topic: Lions General Meeting 3/9

Time: Mar 9, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 924 9944 7716

Passcode: M2fz36

 Lion Andrew     

    Many thanks to guest speakers Marlene and Tom Hill with Calumet City Resources, who brought us up-to-date on their organization during our general membership meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23.  The Calumet City Lions contributed $1,000 to help CCR continue providing food and services to those in need in the community. NEXT GENERAL MEETING -- Tuesday, March 9  (Zoom).

    Raffle Update Chairman Andrew Labahn reports that 168 tickets have been sold to date.  The first Early Bird ($250) is Tuesday, March 23. Let's sell 'em all!!!   Because of YOU, we can keep supporting many worthwhile community causes.  Because of YOU, we can provide much-needed assistance to those less fortunate.  Because of YOU, we can continue to serve!

    Last year's winning ticket numbers are posted on the Club Events page (click on link at upper left).

     MANY THANKS to guest speaker Ernie Gonzalez, executive director of LARC, who brought us up-to-date at our recent General Membership meeting on the organization's operations and the challenges they face. The Calumet City Lions presented LARC with a $4,000 check to help them continue their great work!  

     Lion President Maria is getting stronger every day. The doctors expect she will fully recover in the next 4-6 weeks. Thank you for all the prayers and continued support. It is wonderful to be a Lion. 

  Well done! Fellow Lions!

     Because of you, Lions . . . we were recently able to: 
* Provide needed financial aid to: LARC; 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 . . .

 *** Good luck to Lion Chuck and Lady Lion Pam Eggebrecht on their new home. Enjoy many years of happiness in your new digs at 9145 Settlers Ridge, St. John IN  46373.  
   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       

March 22 -- Jerry Hlinsky

March 25 -- Dave Kacanowski

March 28 -- Xochitl Munoz

Happy Anniversary

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.

      NOTE: Maria Valencia's e:mail  --

   Ashley Houlihan (new address) -- 8435 Jackson Ct., Munster IN  46321

   Andrew/Jackie Labahn (new address) --  8833 Jackson Ct., Munster IN  46321

    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: 

      Congratulations and a warm welcome to: 

     New Lions Regina Huston; Xochitl Munoz; Anita Rice; and Tamara Young. All four new Lions were sponsored by Lion Maria Valencia!!!  Their contact information has been added to the club Online Directory. 

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! 

Point to Ponder:   

    ***   I hate this snow.  No, wait . . . I love this snow.

Signed:  A Bi-Polar Bear

    ***  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!

       ***   Wow!  People are making apocalypse jokes like there's no tomorrow.

            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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