Better days are on the way!  All the best to you in 2022!


            1939 - (Our 82nd year of Community Service) 2022

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:

       Awards Night was GRRReat! The police officers, firefighters and teachers were all deeply honored to be recognized for their outstanding work. The students were grateful for their scholarships. A good time was had by all. 
        Our last meeting of the year (until the fall) was our Installation Dinner on Friday, May 20, at the newly renovated Knights of Columbus in Lansing.  
Upcoming Lions meetings/events:
June 18 -- Mystery Trip (Railcats Baseball Game)
    In place of the Mystery Trip this year (our original plans fell through when the location went out of business) we will see the Railcats battle the Redhawks on Saturday, June 18. We are offering this trip free of charge to members and their +1. We are also extending this invitation to children and grandchildren of members (free of charge). In an effort to include as many Lions as possible we are asking to limit the kids/grandkids to two per member.  The bus will depart Lincoln at 2:30 p.m. and the first pitch is at 4 p.m.
Thank you,
Lion Andrew
And . . . the winners are . . ..
The annual $20,000 Raffle was held on Friday, May 6, at the VFW.
Those who were thrust into a higher tax bracket are:
#1 ($20,000) - No. 258 (sold by Lion Steve Drew)
#2 ($2,000) - No. 130 (sold by Lion Steve Drew)
#3 ($1,000) - No. 352 (sold by Lion Katie Keilman)
#4 ($500) - No. 65 (sold by Lion Steve Drew)
#5 ($250) - No. 391 (sold by Lion Steve Drew)
#6 ($250) - No. 213 (sold by Stella Torres)
#7 ($200) - No. 379 (sold by Lion Bob Block)
#8 ($200) - No. 383 (sold by Lion Mike Woolsey)
#9 ($200) - No. 9 (sold by Stella Torres)
#10 ($200) - No. 211 (sold by Lion Joe Stachulak)
All 500 tickets were sold, which will enable us to fully fund our commitments for the upcoming year. A GIANT THANK YOU to all who helped make this fund-raiser a "ROARING SUCCESS."
The winner of the Second Early Bird Drawing ($1,000) was ticket #007 sold by Lion Tim Gericke.  The First Early Bird winner ($250) was ticket  #88  sold by Lion Andrew Labahn. 
  New club leaders elected
        The Nominating Committee conducted the Second Reading of the proposed slate of officers and directors for 2022-23 at the April 12 General Meeting.  The new leaders were elected unanimously. They are:
President: Jackie Labahn
1st Vice: Robert Hubbird 
2nd Vice: Tamara Young
3rd Vice: Ashley Houlihan 
Treasurer: John Boehm
Secretary: Colleen Schutz
Lion Tamer: Brenda Morrison
Tail Twister: Maria Valencia
Member Retention: Krista TenClay
Directors: Denny Halloran, Katie Keilman, Larry Morrison, Bob Schneider  
Past President: Andrew Labahn
They were installed at the annual dinner on May 20 and will assume their duties on July 1. 
We're grateful to the Gov.
Many thanks to Dist. 1-A Gov. Gail Anton for joining us at our Joint Meeting with the Lansing Lions on April 12. A crowd of 33 Lions and guests were on hand as the governor brought us up-to-date on happenings around the district. Both clubs presented her with donations to her favorite cause - LCIF. It was an evening of good food, good friends, good fun.

We received the following note from the governor:

Dear Lion Dennis and the Calumet City Lions,

Please accept my sincere thanks for an absolutely wonderful evening.  Lion PCC Steve and I had a  GREAT  time. 

Lion Dennis, you were a great host and master of ceremonies.

I so enjoyed visiting with your clubs and catching up with old friends.

It's so nice to see your club staying active and viable in your community.

And last but not least, thank you for your generous donation to LCIF.

Kind regards,

Gail Anton

District 1-A Governor


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 . . .

       A giant  "ATTA BOY"  to Lion President Andrew Labahn on earning his Master's Degree!  Go to the head of the class!!!   
        Congratulations to Lion Cheryl Warshaw and PDG Allen Warshaw, who were recently inducted into the Park Forest IL Hall of Fame for their many years of community service through Lionism.  
     Best wishes to Lions Larry Morrison and Bob Schneider as they speed down the road to recovery following recent surgery.
   Congratulations to new Lion Marlon Medina (sponsored by Andrew Labahn). Be sure to make him feel welcome at the next club function. His contact information has been added to the online Club Directory.
   Condolences to the family of former Lady Lion Lou Hartnett, who passed away recently. Cards may be sent to her daughter: Anne Hartnett, 1844 W. Rice, Chicago IL. 60622.
   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               

May 20 -- Mike Myers

May 25 -- Kathy Schneider

May 30 -- Tom Schneider

June 22 --  Lionel Valencia

Happy Anniversary               
May 30 -- John/Jan Boehm
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 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: 

Recent book donations have been received from: Lions Krista Boehm, Katie Keilman, Larry Morrison, Jerry Hlinsky and Brenda Morrison.

      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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