1939 - (Our 84th year of Community Service) - 2024

We were chartered in November 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.


 And. . .the winners are?

      Our annual $20,000 Raffle drawing was held at the VFW on Friday, May 10, 2024, at 8 p.m. All 500 tickets were sold -- enabling us to fully fund our donations and financial obligations for the coming year. Thanks to many Lion ticket sellers and a host of loyal ticket buyers, we will be able to continue our mission of helping those in need during our 85th year of Community Service.

A giant "ATTA  BOY"  to all who helped!!!

(1)  $20,000  -  #074  (Sold by Lion Steve Drew)

(2)  $2,000  -  #119  (Sold by Lion Steve Drew)

(3)  $1,000  -  #120  (Sold by Lion Mike Woolsey)

(4)  $500  -  #360  (Sold by Lion Denny Halloran)

(5)  $250  -  #426  (Sold by Lion Steve Drew)

(6)  $250  -  #013 (Sold by Lion Brian Rucinski)

(7)  $200  -  #403  (Sold by Lion Andrew Labahn)

(8)  $200  -  #392  (Sold by Lion Steve Drew)

(9)  $200  -  #009  (Sold by Lion Andrew Labahn)

(10)  $200  -  #131  (Sold by Paul Krueger)

Congratulations to the honorees and all who helped make our annual Awards Night on May 14 such a great event. The special evening began with a delicious meal catered by JJ Kelley's followed by the program recognizing outstanding educators, public servants, community volunteers and scholarship recipients who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and commitment in their respective roles. Those recognized are:

Police: Jeff McBrayer.            Fire:  "GOLD" Shift
Dist. 154.5:  Brittany Barajas
Dist. 155:  Terri Fielding (Wilson).       Kristine Cochrane (Wentworth)
Dist 156:  Paul Puchalski
Dist: 157:  Latoya Haynes
Dist. 215:  Jennifer Gillespie (TF North)     Jorge Navarette (Tech Center)
Scholarship winners:
Michael Hernandez; Alexis Thomas; Miguel Gonzalez; Damiola Olagoke; Aracely Nicasio
Sister Alban Award:        Delia Diaz           Martha Vargas-Gutierrez
Happy Birthday_________
May 3 - Socorro Evans
May 10 - John Link
May 13 - Judy Radzinski
May 18 Dwayne Evans
May 25 - Kathy Schneider
May 30 - Tom Schneider
Happy Anniversary_________
May 1 Bob & Brenda Block
* * Congratulations and many thanks to Chairman Robert Hubbird for an outstanding job organizing the Mystery Trip on April 27. Great food, great friends, great fun. Everyone had a rockin' good time!  And . . . the beat goes on!!!
Atta boy, Lion Robert.
*  *  Congrats!     Kudos!     Best Wishes!  And a very warm . . . "WELCOME ABOARD" to our newest members sponsored by Lion Bob Schneider.


They were inducted by Past Interntional Director Bob Block durimg the general  membership meeting at the VFW on March 12. Be sure to meet and greet them at the next club event. 

* * Best wishes to Lion Dave Zahn as he deals with some serious health issues down in Florida. On a positive note, two of his grandsons are state champions in football -- Class 2-A in Florida and Class 8-A with Loyola Academy in Illinois). Please keep Lion Dave in your thoughts and prayers.

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
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Lion Denny Halloran  (708/862-4874 or e:mail -


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