Lions Heritage Fest 5K Run & Walk
The Elgin Lions and the Dundee Township Lions co-hosted a successful 5K run and walk again this year on Saturday, September 15 at 8 am.  The event has a website that can be viewed at  


Lions Hearing Bus

The Elgin Lions Club hosted the Lions Hearing Bus on May 7, 2018, at the Borden Library in Elgin.  Pictured above (l to r): Lions Bill Klawitter, Gary Hearn (chairperson), Wes Tredup, and Mary Merrell.

Northern Illinois Food Bank
The Elgin Lions Club participated in a food distribution in Elgin, see the home page.

Food Collection Drive 
The food collection bins have been placed again this fall in several Elgin elementary schools, please contact Lion Ed Bates with any ideas for additional locations.  

Lions Eyeglasses Program
We continue to assist visually challenged students in school district U46 that cannot afford needed glasses. We provide a free pair of single vision glasses to these students to help ensure that they will be successful in school. Glasses are also provided to other needy adults in the Elgin area.

Charity Poker Tournament
The Elgin Lions will be sponsoring more Charity Poker events this year; the next one is scheduled for October 21.  There will be multiple table tournaments, cash tables, and sit n go.  This event is open to the public, but players must be at least 18 years old.  Additional information at:  or contact Lion Bill Klawitter.

Annual Rose Day Sales
According to Lion Ed Bates, the roses are growing!  The delivery dates for this event will be April 17, 18, &19, 2019
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