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


 Roarin' Cal


Fellow Lions,

We will be having our Installation Dinner on Friday, June 22, at Balagio's in Homewood. Cost is $25/person.  Please RSVP to me by email or phone before Friday June 15.

Congratulations to Chairman Steve Drew for another outstanding effort running the annual $20,000 Raffle. Once again, we sold 'em all and now are fully funded for the 2018-19 year. Because of Lion Steve and all the club members who got the job done, many deserving individuals will receive much-needed help in the coming year. The winners and ticket sellers are:

(1)  $20,000  #431  (Tom Stefaniak)     (2)  $2,000  #178   (Steve Drew)

(3)  $1,000   #87   (Larry Morrison)      (4)   $500   #465   (Jim Gigliotti)

(5)  $250   #110   (Paul Krueger)      (6)   $250   #248   (Tom Stefaniak)

(7)  $200   #257   (Andrew Labahn)    (8)   $200   #200    (Lou Torres)

(9)  $200   #33   (Tim O'Neill)     (10)   $200  #227  (Mike Giglio)

    Congratulations to Chairmen John Boehm and Chuck Eggebrecht for producing an awesome Pride Night on Tuesday, May 8. Forty-five Lions and guests were treated to an evening of great food, great friends, great fun. Well done!

    Many thanks to Chairman Robert Hubbird for an outstanding  job organizing the recent Mystery Trip to Hawthorne Racecourse. You can bet that a great time was had by all!!!  Atta boy, Lion Robert.

    Congratulations to PDG Bob Block on winning the District 1-A endorsement for the office of International Director. It was a hard-fought battle, but thanks to the efforts of many hard-working Cal City Lions, we prevailed. Now, it's ON TO STATE!!!

Check out the schedule below, roll up your sleeves. It's time to  ROAR !!!  

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

Tuesday, June 12 -- General Meeting @ K of C  

Wednesday, June 20 -- Board Meeting in Blue Island, 7 p.m.

Friday, June 22 -- Installation Banquet @ Bellagio's, 6 p.m.

Lion Christa Kelley


New club leaders elected

     The Second Reading of Nominations and Election of the 2018-19 Board of Directors was conducted at the April 10 General Meeting. The club's new leaders are:

President -- Krista Boehm        Secretary -- Colleen Schutz

1st Vice -- Katie Keilman         2nd Vice -- Maria Valencia

Treasurer -- Robert Hubbird     Past. Pres. -- Christa Kelley

Tail Twister -- Ashley Houlihan    Lion Tamer -- Dave Lewis

Directors:  Steve Drew, Dennis Halloran, Larry Morrison, Steve Sikorski

They will be formally installed at the annual banquet on Friday, June 22.

      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 with varying degrees of success. They got to know each other a little better and learned how to ask for help and how to provide assist-ance. It was a win-win and we'll do it again this year. Be sure to join us; you'll be glad you did!

Check out the 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 . . .
  A memorial luncheon was held for Lion Dick Hartnett on Friday, March 9, at Tiebel's Restaurant. More than 20 club members/spouses attended in person and many others sent condolences, tributes, remembrances, memories, etc., via text or e:mail. What a fitting farewell to a great Lion and a great guy. May he rest in peace.
      A very warm welcome aboard to our newest members, Lion Nyota Figgs, Lion Esther Rothstein and Lion Dave Lewis. Be sure to meet them, greet them and welcome them at the Awards Night on Tuesday, May 22, at the K of C.
Happy Birthday       

June 5-- Mollie Schneider

June 18 -- Nancy Mika

June 22 -- Leo Valencia

Happy Anniversary

The Lighter Side
*  A priest, a rabbi and a minister walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Hey, what is this -- some kind of a joke?"
*  You know you're having a bad day when you call the emergency suicide number -- and they put you on hold!!!
*  I used to be indecisive; now, I'm not so sure.
I'm Curious:
Just wondering? -- What disease did cured ham actually have to begin with?
Just wondering?  --  Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
Just wondering?  -- Is there ever a day when mattresses are NOT on sale?
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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