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             1939 - (Our 84th 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.

DECEMBER

Hello Lions!

In case you missed it, I wanted to share some club news from our recent meeting. I am happy to share that our club presented a check for $500 to the Calumet City FOP to help with their upcoming Santa Toy Run.  The Santa Toy Run is a community-wide effort that is led by Santa as he provides food and gifts to families in need. There are two opportunities to volunteer for this event in December.  If you are interested, please see details below.  I also wanted to share that our little libraries are now fully stocked!  Thank you to the many members who quickly rallied to provide books to Lion Denny, most notably Lion Steve Drew.  
We have an extremely busy month ahead of us!  I have outlined the upcoming December events that are in addition to our monthly meetings.    
ADULT CHRISTMAS PARTY
Friday, December 8th at Little Italy in Dyer, IN
Lion Xochitl reserved a private room at Little Italy in Dyer, IN.  In addition, the price per guest will be $40.00 which includes dinner, games, and some jolly good fun!  Payment can either be cash or check and will be collected that night.  A cash bar will be available. We will also be collecting new unwrapped presents for Toys for Tots at the party.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lion Xochitl at 708-514-4342.  Thank you and let the countdown begin!
Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 29th by clicking on this link: Holiday Dinner 2023
KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY
Sunday, December 10th at Kacey's Restaurant (11 am)
Please contact Lions Leo and Maria Valencia if you plan on attending the party.  Please include the name of the child you will be bringing along with their age, gender, and interest or hobby.  RSVP by 12/1 to lionel_valencia@yahoo.com or 708-932-0195. 
FOP GIFT WRAPPING
Thursday, December 14th at Calumet City Training Center- 24 State St.
Gift wrapping will take place from 6-9PM.  Pizza, pop, and snacks will be provided.  Please let Lion Ashley Houlihan know if you are interested in volunteering. 
FOP SANTA RUN
Saturday, December 16th at Calumet City Training Center- 24 State St. 
Santa Run will meet at 9AM to load the sleigh and depart at 10AM.  Please let Lion Ashley Houlihan know if you are interested in volunteering. 
The last piece of information that I would like to share is that the Lincoln School Leo Club is hosting a winter clothing drive to collect new winter hats, gloves, and socks between November 1- December 8, 2023.    If you are interested in donating please contact me so that we can arrange a pick up.   Lion Brenda Morrison has offered to deliver the items to Lincoln School. 
Feel free to reach out with any questions! I will be sure to send reminders for all of our upcoming events as we would love to see as many of you as possible in the month of December. 
Thank you for all that you do!
Lion Ashley Houlihan 

Kudos, congratulations and many thanks to Lions Ashley Houlihan and Katie Keilman for organizing our first quarterly Special Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 22, at White Rhino in Dyer. The Presidential Pair pulled off a party to remember. It was an afternoon full of great food, great friends, great fun . . . AND . . . a Bears victory! The Dynamic Duo are already busy planning their next special meeting. Watch for the date and don't be late. It's 'gonna be great!!!

Thank you to those members who attended the LARC Appreciation Dinner. We were well-represented while presenting a check of $1,500 to LARC that night.   
Happy Birthday_________
December 3 - Larry Morrison
December 7 - Tim O'Neill
December 7 - Maria Valencia
December 8 - Anita Rice
December 14 - Brenda Block
December 14 - Colleen Schutz
December 24 - Jackie Labahn
* * Best wishes to Lion Chuck Eggebrecht as he recovers from recent health issues. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. And, best wishes to Lion Tim Gericke as he speeds down the road to recovery following recent surgery.
Anything new in your world?   Share it with the Lions. 
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 --  
http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/calumet_city/index.php 
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 - denhalloran@gmail.com).

 

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