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.


Hello Lions!

Welcome back!  We are excited to kick off another year of serving the needs of our community with a great group of members!  Our first meeting of the year took place Sept. 12 at the VFW.  We started the year in a great way by welcoming a new member, Jennifer Pozdzal.  Please congratulate Lion Jen on her induction and welcome her to the club!  

We wanted to share a main point of communication last night in regards to our meeting structure.  We have decided to move general meetings to once a month rather than twice.  We will now hold a general meeting on the second Tuesday of each month.  Board meetings will remain on the third Tuesday of the month.  This change will take place in an effort to keep our dues the same while still providing a quality meal as food costs rise.  We also hope the change will encourage you to block your calendars for that second Tuesday and join us!  In addition to our once a month meeting, we will hold four quarterly gatherings.  These gatherings will be a tad different in structure than our normal meeting format but will be aimed at bringing club members together for fun and camaraderie.  Please save the date of our first quarterly gathering on October 22nd.  More details to come! We also wanted to invite you to attend the LARC Annual Appreciation Dinner on Friday, October 6, at the Serbian Social Center in Lansing.  As many of you know, our club supports this wonderful organization that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The cost to attend is $65 per person.  If you are interested, please let Lion Katie or myself know by 9/17 so that we can send an RSVP to LARC.  It would be great to have our club represented at this event. Lastly, Lion Katie and I will continue to send information via email, but please be sure to follow the Calumet City Lions on the club website and Facebook page for photos and updates as well.  Also, be on the lookout for emails asking for RSVPs for volunteer events and meetings.  We are looking forward to a great year in Lionism! We will see you at our next general meeting on Tuesday, October 10!

Lion Ashley Houlihan and Lion Katie Keilman

Happy Birthday_________
September 8 -- Charles Antonietti
September 10 -- Brenda Morrison
September 16 -- Chuck Eggebrecht
September 20 -- Ray Mika
September 22 -- Dave Zahn
September 24 -- Tom Blankley
September 25 -- John Boehm
September 26 -- Steve Smith
September 30 -- Marilyn Barnes
October 13 -- Terri Morrison
October 22-- Dave Lewis
October 22 -- Katie Keilman
Happy Anniversary_________

September 7 -- Denny/KeKe Halloran (55th)

September 16 -- Bob/Karen Lake

September 19 -- Chuck/Pam Eggebrecht

October 17 -- Ray/Jo Mika

October 18 -- Jerry/Nancyrose Hlinsky

October 23 -- Brenda/Ryan Morrison

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 new leaders began their duties on July 1.

And . . . the winners are

Well done,fellow Lions!

AND . . . that's what LIONISM is all about!!!

* * * 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.
* * * Condolences to Lion Bob Block on the loss of his mother Rosemary . Funeral services were held on Sept. 11, at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Dyer, IN. More info at: Please keep her and the Block family in your thoughts and prayers.. 

Recent book donations have been received from: Lions Katie Keilman, Bob & Brenda Block, and Cheryl Warshaw. Have any slightly used books or magazines? Lion Denny can take them off your hands!

   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..
   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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