Who We Are

The Chicago Windy City Lions Club is a group of dedicated men and women who want to serve their community and the world. Comprised of approximately 40 club members, we have diverse backgrounds but share a common commitment to helping those in need.

We are a part of a global network of 1.4 million dedicated volunteers in 207 countries and regions around the world. We share a common bond to addressing local and global needs through humanitarian service and international cooperation.


Chicago Windy City Lions Club

2019-20 Calendar of Events   


July 31: 1st All Member Meeting & Officer Induction(Bemis Woods South Pavillion)


August 11: District White Sox Game benefiting

August 24: Gardening with PCC Austin Urban Farms - Lead: Lion Eric


September 22: Lions Run for Hope - Lead: Lion Richard

$25 if we have a team of 5, our team name is "Chicago Windy City Lions Club"

September 23: Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary's Chicago - 7PM - Lead Lion Elvis


October 12 or 19: PCC Austin Urban Farms - Spinach Planting Party Lead Lion Eric 

October 26: Primo Center Halloween Party - Englewood - Lead: Lion Melissa N.

Early November: All Member Meeting Downtown (West Loop)

November TBD: Peace Poster Competition - Lead: Melissa N.

November TBD: Thanksgiving Food Drive - Lead: We need a Lead!

December 7 or 14: Drinks with Santa - Leads:  Lions Elvis & Kristopher

January TBD: Night Ministry Hunger Project - Lead: We need a Lead!

February TBD: Childhood Cancer Photo Shoot - Lead: Lion Carole
February 3: Simone’s Loteria Fundraiser - Chicago - Pilsen @8pm (to benefit Safe Haven) - Lead: Lion Melissa R.

March TBD: Period Party - Lead: We need a Lead!

April TBD: Clean Up River - Lead: Lion Amber

May TBD: 3rd All Member Meeting

June TBD: Pet Parade March - Lead: Lion Carole

Congrats to our 2019-2020 Club Officers: 

Club President: Melissa Nadeau

Club First Vice President & Leadership Chair: Melissa Reyes

Club Secretary: Amber Shumard

Club Treasurer & Fundraising Chair: Elvis García

Club Membership Chairperson: TBD

Club LCIF Coordinator & Foundation Chair: Carole Burke-Hallberg

Club Service Chairperson: Richard Castillo

Club Marketing Communications Chairperson: Grisell Barraza

Our Mission

We are locally-minded and globally-driven. The Chicago Windy City Lions Club identifies needs within the Chicagoland community as well as around the world, then works collectively to address those needs through hands-on service projects. Our efforts are helping countless people near and far to live happier, healthier lives. 

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Please consider a donation to our Windy City Lions Club Foundation to fund our service projects. Donations are accepted via Venmo @WindyCityLions and they're tax deductible. Thank you!


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