1939 - (Our 83rd year of Community Service) 2023

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.


We're Back --- in Person!!!
Our next General Meeting will be on Tuesday, March 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at JJ Kelley's, 2455 Bernice Rd., Lansing IL. It's a Joint Meeting with the Lansing Lions amd will feature a visit from the District 1-A Governor. See you then!
New club leaders nominated
The Nominating Committee held its first reading of Officers/Directors for 2023-24 at the General Meeting (Virtual) on Tuesday, February 28.
They are:
Co-Presidents - Ashley Houlihan/Katie Keilman
1st VP - Tamara Young
2nd VP - Robert Hubbird
3rd VP - Brenda Morrison
Secretary - Colleen Schutz 
Treasurer - John Boehm
Tail Twister - Maria Valencia
Lion Tamer - Marlon Medina
Membership - Krista TenClay
Directors - Dennis Halloran, Larry Morrison, Robert Schneider, Andrew Labahn
Past President - Jackie Labahn
The Second Reading will be conducted at the General Meeting on Tuesday, March 14, at which time nominations will be accepted from the floor and the election will be conducted.
Just wanted to remind everyone about the 54th Annual District 1-A Convention on March 24 - 26.  Located at the WESTIN Chicago Northwest Hotel in Itasca, Illinois.  Sign up on the Online Registration @
Our room decor is Mario Kart.  Feel free to wear any type of Super Mario or Mario Kart apparel.  If you have any questions, please let me know.
Lion Jackie
It's that time again!
Lion Andrew has distributed your annual raffle tickets so please be on the lookout for them. As in years past you will receive the stubs from the tickets you sold last year with the corresponding numbers for this year's tickets. You will also have a stamped and addressed envelope to return any money to our PO box for your convenience.  LET'S SELL 'EM ALL!!!
If you cannot sell any tickets please return them to Lion Andrew. If you trade tickets please just let him know what number tickets and to whom you gave them. 
Key dates:
1st Early Bird: March 28 
2nd Early Bird: April 25 
Grand Prize Drawing: May 12 at 8 p.m. at the VFW and live on our Facebook page 
Thanks for all your support!
Happy New Year,
Lion Jackie Labahn
Dues are due!!!
Please contact Treasurer Lion John Boehm if you haven't already done so.
Congratulations and many thanks to Lion Robert Hubbird for a terrific job organizing the Mystery Trip to the Museum of Science & Industry on March 4. A busload of Lions and guests enjoyed cocktails and dinner at the Labahn's home in Munster before traveling to the MSI and exploring its vast array of exhibits (both old and new) while sampling food and drink from a variety of vendors. A grr-eat trime was had by all. Atta Boy, Lion Robert!
  • The LARC Appreciation Dinner was held on Friday, Oct. 7, at The Serbian Social Center in Lansing.  The Calumet City Lions Club was recognized for its many years of support to LARC with the Ted Sailor Humanitarian Award for Dedicated Service.  Well done, fellow Lions!
  • Thanks to very generous donations, the Little Libraries are now fully stocked and looking good! If you're in the area, stop and take a look - and maybe a book!
  • Stay tuned for a service project we have in the works.  The Calumet City Lions Club Fitness Center by the outdoor track at TF North is in need of a touchup. We're working on getting materials to spruce it up a bit.  I'll keep you updated with the date and time as it is still in the planning process but wanted you all to be on the lookout for details coming soon.

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 . . .

     *** Congratulations to Lion Ray Mika and Lady Lion Jo Mika on becoming GRR-eat Grandparents with the recent birth of Carter Joseph Colbrese, who tipped the scales at 6 lb., 7-1/2 oz. The newest addition to the Mika clan and his proud parents, Alyssa and Dan, reside in Bettendorf, Iowa. A warm welcome to our world, Carter!
      *** And best wishes to Lion Krista TenClay and hubby Max as they anxiously await the arrival of a companion for son Will (due to debut in mid-May). Proud grandparents Lion John Boehm and Jan are busy getting ready to shower the new addition with lots of love and affection. How cool is that!
     ***  Reports are that a good time was had by all at the recent District 1-A Bowling Tourney. Lion Larry Morrison supposedly had four strikes in a row -- though two of them were not on his lane???
     ***  Best wishes to Lions Steve Sikorski, Bob Schneider and Dave Lewis as they speed down the road to recovery following recent surgeries. Get well soon, Lions! 
     ***  Congratulations to new Lions Marlon Medina (sponsored by Andrew Labahn) and Adam West (sponsored by Jackie Labahn). Be sure to make them feel welcome at the next club function. Their contact information has been added to the online Club Directory.
     ***  Calumet City Resources has officially moved to classrooms at the old St. Andrew's School. The longtime Wentworth Avenue facility is now CLOSED.
    ***  Best wishes to Lion Tim Gericke and family as they settle into their new home at 9242 Michigan Dr., Crown Point IN 46307. The club Online Directory has been updated to reflect the new address.
   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.

   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 TenClay, Katie Keilman, Larry Morrison, Jerry Hlinsky, Brenda Morrison, Bob & Brenda Block, Nyota Figgs, Bob Schneider, Tim O'Neill.

   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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