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2016 State Convention 

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Upcoming Events


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May 12                   Villa Park Lions Club 14th Annual Spring Pasta Dinner at Willowbrook High School, 1200 S. Ardmore, Villa Park. Serving from 5—7 PM. Adults—$8.00; Seniors—$6.00; Children 12—5 — $5.00; Under 5 — Free. Tickets available at the door.

May 13-14              Bartlett Lions Club Diabetes Day Collection from 3-7 PM on May 13th; from 8 AM to Noon on May 14th.

May 14                   SOMEONE SPECIAL at Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The play this year is “Charlotte’s Web.” Ask Oakbrook Terrace Lion Paul Zubinski how you can help!

May 14                   Glendale Heights Barangay Lions Club’s 32nd Charter Anniversary Celebration at Alta Villa Banquets, 430 N. Addison Road. Dinner, awards, dance and entertainment — $50 per person.

May 15                   REMINDER TO CLUB SECRETARIES: Deadline for filing Officer Reporting Form online or the PU-101.

May 17-19              Bartlett Lions Club Flag Day Presentations to First Graders. Volunteers needed to help at the local schools.

May 20                   The South Elgin Lions’ Meat Spin, doors open at 5 pm, meat spin starts at 7 pm, meat is provided by Ream’s Elburn
Market, full cash bar, 50/50 raffle, open to the public.

May 20-22              MD-1 STATE LIONS CONVENTION at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E Adams Street, Springfield IL.. Featuring “Meet the Corlews” Continental Breakfast on Saturday morning, May 21. Register online at Come early or stay after the Convention and enjoy all Springfield has to offer! Sign up online at:

May 20                   Sun City Huntley Lions Club is bringing back its Fabulous Pasta Dinner! Serving from 5 – 7 PM at the Huntley High School Cafeteria, 13719 Harmony Road, Huntley. Cost is $8.00 for Adults and Children aged 10 & under is $5.00. Plenty of parking – enter at the Main Entrance (Door #1) of the Bus Lot by the front door (Door #27). Pasta with meatballs, salad, garlic bread, ice cream cup, chocolate chip cookie, milk, lemonade or coffee.

May 21                   Oakbrook Terrace Lions Club will hold its 28th Annual Pasta Dinner at the Salvation Army, Summit Avenue, Oakbrook
Terrace. Serving from 4:30 – 7 PM. A portion of the proceeds will go to help a Villa Park school teacher Elise Boni with some extraordinary medical expenses.

May 27-29              Westmont Lions Club is hosting the Annual Red, White and BBQ at Ty Warner Park, 700 Blackhawk Drive, Westmont (north off of Ogden and east of Cass). Visit for more information. Consider helping out the Westmont Lions for a few hours – contact Club Secretary Lion Debra Richey,, for days & times you would be able to do so.

Jun. 01                   Helen Keller Day

Jun. 02                   Bartlett Lions’ 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. 10                   Bloomingdale Lions Club ACS Relay for Life at Lake Park High School, East Campus.

Jun. 11-12             15th Annual Bolingbrook Lions Beep Baseball Bash for Blind and Visually-Impaired Athletes. Games begin at 8:30 AM, 11 AM and 2:30 PM on Saturday and 8 AM on Sunday, June 12 at Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Center, Lindsey Ln. and Lily Cache Ln., Bolingbrook IL. If your club would like to help sponsor this event, of just attend to watch or help out, contact Lion Joe Vineyard at:

Jun. 12                   11th ANNUAL CHICAGO VISIONWALK will take place at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village IL. Details later!

Jun. 17                   Hampshire Lions Club will host its 25th Annual Golf Outing at Randall Oaks Golf Club, West Dundee. Opening at 10 AM with a Shotgun Start at Noon. $110 includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, a cart, and a prime rib buffet dinner. Betting holes and chance for a car! Raffle prizes and a Vacation Raffle for a 7-night stay in Maui, Lake Tahoe, Silver lake Resort in Orlando, or Sedona Resort in Arizona.

Jun. 24-28             Lions Clubs International Convention at Fukuoka, Japan. March 31st was the last day to register for $180 per person.

Jun. 25                   South Elgin Lions’ 3rd Annual United Civic Association Poker Run and Club Crawl — 12 Noon to 6 PM / $35 per person. Contact Lion Gary Deihs at 847-695-9599 to register.

Jul. 03                    Bartlett Lions Club’s 4th of July Parade will kick off today at 1 PM. The theme is “The Village of Bartlett — Celebrating 125 Years.”

Jul. 15                    REMINDER TO CLUB SECRETARIES: Final deadline for filing Lions Clubs Activity Reports for Lion Year 2015-2016!

Jul. 16                    1st Annual Charity Softball Tournament hosted by Elmhurst Leo Club with support from the Elmhurst Lions Club from 9 AM to 4 PM. Food, fun, and 16” football at Plunkett Park, S. West Avenue, Elmhurst. 10-12 Person Team—16 inch balls – No Mitts -- Cost is $60 per team. For more information, contact Lion Ron Hallberg at, especially if you can be an underwriter or sponsor. Proceeds will support Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Jul. 16                    Waterman Lions Club Summerfest and Antique Tractor Show and Tractor Pull — all day at Waterman Lions Park.

Jul. 21                    1-J FISHING DERBY at Lake Shabbona State Park. For the 38th time, the SW Region Lions will be hosting a Special Day in the Park, with all events being accessible. Boat rides, canoe rides, lunch, fishing, a petting zoo and a whole bunch of fun! 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information contact: PDG Lion Ed Carter at 630-330-1341 or

Jul. 28                    DISTRICT 1-J GOLF OUTING at Hughes Creek Golf Course, 1749 Spring Valley Drive, Elburn IL. A great place to invite local business members and anyone else that can enjoy the day with us and get some exposure to Lions. Cost is $90.00 which includes your round of golf, cart, lunch on the course, and a tremendous Steak Dinner. Dinner only is a cost of $30 per person. There will be Hole Contests, as well as fun opportunities for the “less serious” competitor. Shotgun Start at 10 AM, Scramble Format. Mail entry forms to Lion Lori Chassee, 841 E. Lawrence Avenue, West Chicago, IL 60185 no later than July 1, 2016.

Sep. 14-17             USA/CANADA LIONS LEADERSHIP FORUM at Lincoln, Nebraska – Targeting Young Lions this year with four seminar sessions presented by young Lions, but attendance is open to Lions of all ages. Lion Jay Blake will have his “Follow A Dream” Alcohol Funny Car in the Exhibit Hall during the whole Forum. Jay is the only blind crew chief in the sport of auto racing; he is the main mechanic and heads the Super Drag Racing Team. Register online at

Oct. 22                   McHenry Lions Club is celebrating its 50th Anniversary tonight at Route 31 North. The club was sponsored by the Island Lake Lions Club. More details later!

Nov. 26            Island Lake Lions Club 60th Charter Night Celebration at Westridge Banquet Hall.  Details later!

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