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Jan. 13                    LAST DAY to lock in the best 5-day Lions Clubs International Centennial Registration Fee of $130 to guarantee your hotel reservation at specially-discounted Lions’ rates. These hotel rates are available only to Lions Convention attendees and are sure to sell out quickly. Keep up-to-date on the LCICon website!

Jan. 14                    Poker Night held by Elgin Lions Club. Ask an Elgin Lion for details!

Jan. 15                    DISTRICT 1-J BOWLING TOURNAMENT at Fox Bowl, 1101 Butterfield Road, Wheaton.

Jan. 21                    Elburn Lions Club’s Lions’ Appreciation Dinner. Hors d’oeuvres will be served around 6 PM and dinner at 7 PM.

Jan. 27-29             SKI FOR SIGHT WEEKEND — Be a Guide (need not know how to ski, just tell the unsighted skiers which way to go) send registration forms to Lion Jerome Perez, P.O. Box 304, Sycamore IL 60178. Skier sponsorships are $200 each this year and should be mailed to Lion Kevin Brint, 1177 Arneita St., Sycamore IL 60178. All information is on the District 1-J website under “Info/Docs.”

Jan. 28                   The Bloomingdale Lions donated $500 to the Lions’ Ski for Sight at Shabbona Lake State Park and are volunteering as well. The group will meet at Bentley’s at 7:30 AM and car pool to Shabbona State Park. Contact Lion Sam Damico if you want to be part of the group going out that day.

Feb. 01                   Deadline for 2016-2017 Lazansky Award Nominations of outstanding Lions from clubs in District 1-J. All nominations must be mailed and received today by Lion Mario J. Gumino, PDG, 8708 S. Rood Road, Kingston, IL 60145 or emailed to MJG@LIFND.ORG on this date. Forward all questions to PDG Lion Mario at his email or call 815-501-0057.

Feb. 03                  Bloomingdale Lions Club’s Spaghetti Dinner at the Bloomingdale Golf Club.

Feb. 04                  Island Lake Lions Club’s Ice Fishing Derby. Details later!

Feb. 04                  18th Annual Crystal Lake Lions Club Steak Fry at D’Andreas Banquet, Crystal Lake. $40 per person (must be 21), dinner from 6-9 PM, DJ from 9 PM to Midnight with dancing and raffles all night. We supply the 16 oz. steak and you grill it! All proceeds will be re-invested in its community. Contact Lion Randy Funk at 815-455-83854 or for tickets or info.

Feb. 25                   Bartlett Lions Club’s Diabetes Bowling, Bowlway Lanes, 810 Villa St., Elgin, IL. Registration 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM. Bowling to follow, Prizes, Raffles, DJ, Fun for all.

Feb. 25                   The Elmhurst Lions’ Pizza Party — details later!

Mar. 11                   40 Year Anniversary for Horizons for the Blind from 6-10 PM at Boulder Ridge Country Club, 350 Boulder Drive, Lake in the Hills, IL. $50 per person; RSVP by February 17, 2017 to Lisa Dahlke at 815-444-8800 or with the number of guests. Make checks payable to Horizons for the Blind, Inc.

Mar. 17-19             DISTRICT 1-J CONVENTION at the Westin Hotel, 400 Park Blvd., (just off 290 at Thorndale Avenue) in Itasca. (Same place as last year’s Convention.) Registration form is on the District 1-J website.

Apr. 01                   Future Poker Night held by Elgin Lions Club. Details later!

Apr. 02                   Bartlett Lions Club’s Spring Pancake Breakfast & Police Open House at the Bartlett Fire Barn, 8 AM to 1:30 PM.

April 8                    Bloomingdale Lions’ Easter Egg Hunt.

Apr. 15                    Bartlett Lions’ Easter Egg Hunt, 1:30 PM at the Bartlett Community Center — 5,500 eggs for the children to find.

Apr. 21                   Senior Fair, sponsored by Bloomingdale Lions Club.

Apr. 29                   Someone Special Program at Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace. Details later.

May 05                   Bloomingdale Lions Club’s Steak Fry at Bloomingdale Golf Club.

May 12-13              Bloomingdale Lions Club’s Videlia Onion Sale. Pick-up at Starck Berkshire Hathaway Realty.

Jun. 01                   Bartlett Lions Club’s Golf Outing at Bartlett Hills Golf Club; check in at 10 AM, Shotgun start at 11 AM, $100 per person, includes lunch and steak dinner, raffles, betting holes, and a chance to play Pebble Beach.

Jun. 24                   Future Poker Night held by Elgin Lions Club. Details later!

Jun. 30-Jul. 04     LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION in CHICAGO IL — Check out the LCICon website at or the Facebook location at

Jul. 02                    Bartlett Lions Club’s 4th of July Parade. Go to for a Parade Application and email to Bartlett Lions at .

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