1939  -   (Our 78th year of Community Service)  -  2018


 Roaring Cal

The Prez Sez:


   First, I want to wish you all warm tidings for this holiday season. I hope you all have the opportunity to spend time with your family and friends to celebrate all of your health and accomplishments this year. We, as a collective humanity, have seen some trying times in 2017, but I look to 2018 with the utmost optimism. I am sending good vibrations to you and yours as we prepare for the new year.

Second, I want to thank you for all of your kind words and support so far this year. A few of you have shared very sweet sentiments about how well this year is going, and I am very grateful for your encouragement. I wholeheartedly agree that this has been quite a successful year so far, and it is entirely due to the undying support of our membership in conjunction with the hard work put forth by our board. I specifically want to give shouts out to a few key players. First, Lion Katie for her continued dedication to her position as treasurer. She is always ahead of the curve and can answer any question you throw at her! Lion Krista has been a huge support for me, as well. She is always ready to tackle any task I ask of her, and does so with a smile. She will be a fantastic president next year! I would also like to point out Lion Denny and the other directors for giving me great advice as I navigate this position. Their council has been invaluable to me this year and I couldn't be more grateful.

Each of you are wonderful individuals that I truly enjoy spending my Tuesday nights with, and that is what makes this club so worthwhile. Your diverse personalities and your ambition to do good for your community make my heart full. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for all of your time, efforts, and love.


Lion Christa Kelley


Tis the season !!!

Kudos and many thanks to Lion Alyssa Keene and her band of hard-working elves, who helped make the Adult Christmas Party such a roaring success.

 A great time was had by all. It put everyone who attended in a festive mood and set the tone for the upcoming holiday season. Atta girl, Lion Alyssa!!!

Many thanks also to Lions Tim O'Neill and Colleen Schutz for a great job organizing the Children's Christmas Party at Sheffield's Restaurant in Dyer on Saturday, December 16. Thirteen kids accompanied by parents and grandparents enjoyed lots of Christmas cheer with Santa. Well done, Lions Tim and Colleen.  

      A warm welcome to our newest members, Lion Esther Rothstein (sponsored by Lion Cheryl Warshaw) and Lion Dave Lewis (sponsored by Lion Bob Schneider). Be sure to meet them, greet them and welcome them at the next General Meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the Lansing K of C.

             It's time to  ROAR !!!  

                 Participate!  Get involved!  You'll be glad you did!

      A "Tourney FORE Sight"

What a great day of fun in the sun. Lion Chuck's second annual "Tourney FORE Sight" was a huge success, thanks to lots of hard work and pre-planning and a host of volunteers. Sighted and visually-challenged golfers tackled a nine-hole layout at Lincoln Oaks on Sunday, Sept. 24, with varying degrees of success. They got to know each other a little better and learned how to ask for help and provide assistance. It was a win-win and we'll do it again next year. Be sure to join us; you'll be glad you did!

Check out this year's video by clicking on the link below:

  Oh,what a party!

       The 100th anniversary of Lionism was a roaring success!!!  And, right here in Chicago where it all began. Fifty thousand (50,000) Lions from around the world gathered in the Windy City from June 30-July 4 to celebrate a century of service. A giant parade! . . . concerts! . . . seminars! . . . Chicago truly was  a toddling town!!!  Congrats to Convention Chairman Bob Block and his committee for a great job.  Next year's convention will be in Las Vegas (hmm!)

 In other news . . . 

Want to learn more about Lionism?  Click on this link (and, don't blink). You may recognize some Cal City Lions at the bottom right in the opening scene at the Art Institute!   Go to --

Well done! Fellow Lions!

Because of YOU . . . we were able to: 
* Provide needed financial aid to: LARC; Guide Dog Foundation; Special Recreation Services; the Chicago Lighthouse; Hadley Institute for the Blind.
* Purchase an Apple I-Pad to help a visually-challenged student at Hoover School with her studies. 
*  Donate approximately 2,000 pairs of eyeglasses to Lions International to be reconditioned and given to those in need;
*  Collect more than 1,700 books that were distributed to area schools, senior centers, nursing homes and hospitals;
*  Provide necessary eye care for those with vision needs.
AND . . . that's what LIONISM is all about!!!

Used glasses collection locations

    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, Four Eyes, Lens Crafters, Midwest Eye Care, Our Lady of Knock, Sand Ridge Fitness Center, St. Andrew's, St. Victor's, Wittam Eyecare.
   If you have used glasses to donate or know of a potential drop-off location, contact Eyeglass Collection Chairman Steve Drew (Home: 708/868-8521; Cell: 708/218-6701)
Between the Lions . . .
* * *  Best wishes to Lion President Christa Kelley as she begins a new job with the Chicago Public Schools teaching students who are deaf and hard of hearing at Ray Elementary School in Hyde Park.
* * *  Condolences to Lions John and Krista Boehm and their family on the passing of Frederick "Fritz" Nietfeldt (John's father-in-law and Krista's grandfather). Please keep all of  them in your thoughts and prayers.  
* * *  Congrats and kudos to Lion Katie Keilman, who was recognized as Lion of the Year for  2017, an honor well-deserved. Atta, girl Lion Katie!!!

* * *  Many thanks to President Leo Valencia for a great job leading us through our 77th year of Community Service.

 Happy Birthday      

Jan. 2 -- Christa Kelley

Jan. 5 -- Pam Eggebrecht

Jan. 7 -- Bob Lake

Jan. 14 -- Paula Zelanik

Jan. 19 -- Ashley Houlihan     

Happy Anniversary
Jan. 6 -- Ashley/Nick Houlihan
The Lighter Side
*  Money talks ... but all mine ever says is: "Good-bye."
*  Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?
*  My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. Believe me, we're gonna see about that!
Fast Facts:
Did you know? -- Coca-Cola was originally green.
Did you know?  --  It is impossible to lick your elbow.
Did you know?  -- The only food that doesn't spoil is honey.
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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