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May 12 Sandwich Lions Club’s Annual Lou Brady Draw Down Raffle will be held at the Fox Valley Older Adults facility. Proceeds will provide two scholarships for graduating Sandwich High School seniors. The Grand Prize is $1,000 and you do not have to be present to win. Tickets are $30.00 each and includes a dinner from The Upper Crust with a cash bar. Raffle starts at approximately 6:30 PM with the meal around 7 PM.
May 12 South Elgin Lions Club will hold a Meat Spin fundraiser for a local resident in need of a kidney transplant. Doors open at 6 PM, 1st spin at 7 PM.
May 12-13 Hampshire Lions’ Rose Day Sales from 8 AM -4 PM on Friday, and 8 AM to Noon on Saturday at the Hampshire Township Building. $17.00 for a dozen multi-colored roses.
May 12-13 Bloomingdale Lions Club’s Vidalia Onion Sale. Pick-up at Starck Berkshire Hathaway Realty.
May 13 Itasca Lions’ Famous Pancake Breakfast at St. Luke Gymnasium, 410 S. Rush. Serving from 6:30—11 AM.
May 13 Batavia Lions Club Annual Plant Sale from 8 AM to 2 PM at downtown Batavia locations and in several Batavia neighborhoods.
May 13 Glen Ellyn Lions Club’s Annual Pasta Dinner.
May 19 “FRIDAY NIGHT FOLLIES” at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield IL. Come dressed in 1920s attire! Sing along with the “Happy Keenager Kitchen Band,” see an unforgettable magic act, and enjoy the “Speakeasy-Style Hospitality rooms, all on the 2nd floor, with Lions from all around the State!
May 19-21 MD-1 STATE LIONS CONVENTION at Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E. Adams Street, Springfield IL. Check out the MD1 Website for further information and registration. Reservations for the hotel must be made by April 25, 2017
May 20 Note Change of Date — Someone Special Program at Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace. Details later.
May 20 West Chicago Lions Club’s BloomingFest from 9 AM to 3 PM downtown West Chicago. Lions will be providing Diabetes Awareness information and distributing seedlings to all visitors.
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. Contact Lion John Sias for more info.
Jun. 05 Crystal Lake Lions Club’s Golf Outing.
Jun. 07 Batavia Lions and Batavia Park District Super Savvy Senior Expo from 9 AM to Noon at the East Side Community Center. Fifty local resources in the field of healthcare, travel, and entertainment.
Jun. 09 33rd Charter Anniversary Night of the Glendale Heights Barangay Lions Club at Bloomingdale Golf Club, 181 Glen Ellyn Road, Bloomingdale. Cost is $50 per person. RSVP to Lion Christine Tiojanco at 630-965-1883 or Lion Edwin Cachola at 630-781-6019.
Jun. 10 SAVE THE DATE! Free Seminar (with Lunch) on Growth & Goals and Where Your Donations Go For Your Foundation to be held at the Elburn Lions Community Park Building. 10 AM to 2 PM. Details to follow.
Jun. 16 Hampshire Lions Club’s 26th Annual Golf Outing at Randall Oaks Golf Club & Banquets, 4101 Binnie Road, West Dundee. Shotgun Start at 12 Noon with Registration beginning at 10 AM, Entry Fee is $110 per person, includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, a riding cart, prime rib dinner and registration gift.
Jun. 16 Sandwich Lions Club will be holding four Cruise nights this summer. Display of cars is on Railroad Street in Sandwich, normally starting at Main Street at 5 PM and lasting until approximately 8 PM. Contact Lion Leo at 815 786-7380 for additional information.
Jun. 17 Batavia Lions Club’s Golf Outing at Hughes Creek Golf Course in Elburn. Registration & Check-In at 8:15 AM with Tee Times starting at 9 AM. Golf Fee is $100 per golfer and includes: 18 holes of golf with cart, Steak or Pork Chop Buffet and Golf Gifts/ Prizes and Raffles, too. Registration and check must be received by May 26, 2017. Contact Lion Dave Rutter at 630-450-0218 for questions.
Jun. 17 Glendale Heights Barangay Lions Club is volunteering at Feed My Starving Children today. Lions will help pack healthy meals for the hungry children of the world from 2-4 PM at 1072 National Parkway, Schaumburg, IL.
Jun. 24 Poker Night held by Elgin Lions Club. Details later!
Jun. 24 The Elburn Lions Club & the Elburn Leo Club are hosting a fundraiser at Elburn Lions Park for a 13-year-old Kaneville boy who is in need of a multi-purpose service dog to manage his autism and help him socialize. and feel safe in all types of situations. Doors open at 8 PM and dinner will be served from 4:30—6:30 PM. Tickets are $15 for Adults/Children (4-13) $10/Children 1-3 Free. For more information, call 630-365-6315 or visit www.elburnlions.com.
Jun. 30-Jul. 04 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION in CHICAGO IL — Check out the LCICon website at www.lions2017chicago.org or the Facebook location at www.fb.com/lions2017chicago.
Jul. 02 Bartlett Lions Club’s 4th of July Parade. Go to bartlettparade@yahoo.com for a Parade Application and email to Bartlett Lions at bartlettparade@yahoo.com. Lion Joanne Watson is the contact for the event.
Jul. 10 Wheaton Lions Club will host Vision Screening at the Wheaton Library.
Jul. 13-16 Itasca Lions Club’s Itasca Fest 2017.
Jul. 14 Wheaton Lions Club will host Vision Screening at the Wheaton Library.
Jul. 21 Sandwich Lions Club’s 3rd Cruise night this summer. Display of cars is on Railroad Street in Sandwich, normally starting at Main Street at 5 PM and lasting until approximately 8 PM. Contact Lion Leo at 815 786-7380 for additional information.
Jul. 22 Pre-Vision Screening being done by the Elmhurst Lions from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Elmhurst Public Library.
Jul. 27 DISTRICT 1-J LIONS GOLF OUTING at Hughes Creek Golf Club, 1749 Spring Valley Drive, Elburn. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Lion Lori Chassee at 630-231-8909 or ljchassee@gmail.com.
Jul. 28 Malta Lions Club’s Annual Golf Outing — details later!
Aug. 02-06 1st USA/Canada LEO Leadership Forum in New York City. As a supporter of the LEO movement the USA LEO LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION (USALLF) is asking for donations from Lions Clubs, of $50 to $1,000, mailed to USA LEO LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION, P.O. Box 266, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520 to obtain motivational speakers and Youth Development professionals for Lions attending to learn more about working with our youth. All donors will receive a Club Patch as a token of our appreciation for support of our LEOs.
Aug. 18 Sandwich Lions Club’s 3rd Cruise night of the summer. Display of cars is on Railroad Street in Sandwich, normally starting at Main Street at 5 PM and lasting until approximately 8 PM. Contact Lion Leo at 815 786-7380 for additional information.
Nov. 17 Crystal Lake Lions Club’s Fall Raffle — details later!
2018
Apr. 06-08 DISTRICT 1-J CONVENTION at the Chicago Marriott Naperville, 1801 Naper Boulevard, Naperville, Illinois.