1939  -   (Our 79th year of Community Service)  -  2019


 Roarin' Cal

Welcome Back! Welcome Back!  Welcome Back!

     And welcome to another great year of Lionism. We'll kick off our 79th/80th year of Community Service at the first General Meeting on TUESDAY, SEPT. 10  at the Lansing K of C beginning at 6:30 p.m. Make plans to join President Katie Keilman and the gang for an evening of great food, great friends, great fun!   

      ***  We'll need lots of helping hands to make our 66th annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 6, a "roaring" success. Can we count on YOU?

      ***  Congrats to newly elected Lions International Director  BOB BLOCK.

Way to go!   Awesome!   Fantastic!    Neat!   Cool!    Dy-no-mite!

And The Winners Are:

   The annual $20,000 Raffle was held at the Lansing K of C on Friday, May 10. Congrats and many thanks to Chairman Steve Drew and all Lions who helped make our major fund-raiser another "roaring" success. All 500 tickets were sold  - ensuring that we have the funds available to help those in need during the upcoming year.

   Those who are being thrust into a higher tax bracket are:

(1)   $20,000 - Ticket #86 (sold by Lion Tim O'Neill)

(2)     $2,000 - Ticket #258 (sold by Lion Steve Drew)

(3)     $1,000 - Ticket #45 (sold by Lion Lou Torres)

(4)        $500 - Ticket #317 (sold by Lion Steve Drew)

(5)        $250 - Ticket #39 (sold by Lion Bob Schneider)

(6)         $250 - Ticket #17 (sold by Lion Lou Torres)

(7)         $200 - Ticket #351 (sold by Lion Tim O'Neill)

(8)         $200 - Ticket #46 (sold by Lion Paul Krueger)

(9)          $200 - Ticket #498 (sold by Lion Steve Drew)

(10)        $200 - Ticket #61 (sold by Lion John Kasperek)

  The winner of the First Early Bird Drawing (Ticket #416) was sold by Lion Paul KruegerThe Second Early Bird winner ($1,000) was ticket #495 sold by Lion Steve Drew.  

Club leaders installed 

     The club's new leaders were formally installed during the annual dinner at Flossmoor Station. The new officers are:

President - Katie Keilman; 1st Vice President - Maria Valencia; 2nd Vice President - Ashley Houlihan; Secretary - Colleen Schutz; Treasurer - Robert Hubbird; Tail Twister - Socorro Evans; Lion Tamer - John Boehm; Directors - Steve Drew, Dennis Halloran; Larry Morrison; Steve Sikorski; Past President - Krista Boehm

   Congratulations to all who were recognized during our Awards Night on Tuesday, May 14, at the K of C.  Annual scholarships were presented to deserving students and local educators and community servants were thanked for all their efforts to help make the community a better place to be. It was a very special evening for all in attendance. 

        A very warm welcome to our newest members, Lions Jackie Labahn and John Link, who recently joined our ranks. Be sure to make them feel right at home at the next club event!!  Yes, we're really on a roll! 


    Such simple words, but together they function as the core motive of the Calumet City Lions Club. Last year I had the privilege of participating in several of the service events our club offers and saw firsthand the impact that the Calumet City Lions Club has on the community in which it serves. One of the best things I have done is accept an invitation by my friend, Lion Christa Kelly, to join this organization. There is no greater, fun-loving group of people out there and I am grateful to be a part of the Calumet City Lions Club!

     Lion Krista Boehm

      Past President

Food for Thought

  The third Community Meal at St. Victor's was held on Sunday, April 21. Lions served a delicious Easter dinner and helped make the holiday a happy one for many deserving hungry area residents. It was a very heart-warming and rewarding experience.

            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! Check out the video by clicking on the link below:

 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: 
*  Furnish complete Thanksgiving dinners (turkey and all the trimmings) to 54 area families through Victor Care.
* 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 Katie Keilman (708/868-1026).
Between the Lions . . .
       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       

Sept. 8 -- Charles Antonietti

Sept. 16 -- Chuck Eggebrecht

Sept. 20 -- Ray Mika

Sept. 22 -- Dave Zahn

Sept. 24 -- Tom Blankley

Sept. 25 -- John Boehm

Sept. 26 -- Steve Smith

Happy Anniversary

*  Sept. 7 -- Denny/Kathy Halloran

*  Sept. 12 -- Christa/Matt Kelley

*  Sept. 16 -- Bob/Karen Lake

*  Sept. 19 -- Chuck/Pam Eggebrecht

The Lighter Side

*  If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?
*  The police arrested a guy who stole some helium balloons. They held him for a while, then let him go.
*  Why do croutons come in airtight packages? Aren't they just stale bread to begin with?
*  It's so hot that hell has NOT frozen over!!!
I'm Curious:
Just wondering? -- Do Lipton Tea employees take coffee breaks?
Just wondering?  --  If it's true that we're here to help others, then what are the others here for?
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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