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


 Roarin' Cal


Fellow Lions,

   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!!!

We've got a full slate of activities coming up in the next few months and we'll need lots of helping hands to make sure we accomplish our goals. Check out the schedule, roll up your sleeves. It's time to  ROAR !!!  

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

Tuesday, April 10 -- General Meeting @ K of C, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 17 -- Board Meeting @ K of C, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18 -- Region Meeting @ K of C, 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 21 -- Mystery Trip @ Lincoln School, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24 -- General Meeting @ K of C, 6:30 p.m. (Second Early Bird Drawing for $1,000)

Lion Christa Kelley


Show him the money!!!

     Chairman Steve Drew reports that 381 tickets have been sold for the annual Raffle. The winner of the First Early Bird Drawing ($250) was #20 sold by Lion MariaValencia. The Second Early Bird Drawing ($1,000) will be held at the General Meeting on Tuesday, April 24.

New club leaders proposed

     The First Reading of Nominations for the 2018-19 Board of Directors was conducted at the March 27 General Meeting at LARC. The slate includes:

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

A Second Reading will be held at the General Meeting on Tuesday, April 10, at which time nominations from the floor will be entertained and the election will be conducted.

      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 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, April 10, at the K of C.
Happy Birthday       

April 1 -- John Kasperek

April 3 -- Joyce Jezeer

April 13 -- Stephen B. Sikorski

April 20 -- Robert Hubbird

April 28 -- Bob Block   

Happy Anniversary
April 22 -- Alyssa & Christopher Keene
The Lighter Side
*  Gasp! The Easter Bunny is missing! The police have looked everywhere and can't find him. Apparently, he's neither "hare" nor there.
*  What happens when you drop an uncooked egg on your shoe? The "yolk" is on you!
*  As the rabbit said to the frog, "HOPPY" Easter!
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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