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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. 22        Sandwich Lions Club’s 1st Cruise Night in downtown Sandwich.

Jul. 22-24   Island Lake Lionesses will be selling burgers and brats at  Island Lake’s Lakefest — look for Island Lake Lions serving beverages to go with as the Lions will be running the Beer Tent all three days of the Fest.

Jul. 23        Eyeglass Recycling Party at Lions of IL Foundation Office, 2254 Oakland Drive, Sycamore, from 9 AM to Noon. RSVP to Lion Rick at 815-756-5633 x239 as soon as possible.

Jul. 23        Bloomingdale Lions Club’s Eyeglass sorting.

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!

Jul. 28        Bloomingdale Lions Club’s Annual Charity Golf Challenge, Bloomingdale Golf Club, $125 per person includes Greens Fee, Golf Cart, Beverage, Cart, Lunch & Dinner; 11:30 am Lunch, 1:00 pm Shotgun Start, Hole Prizes and Raffle Prizes, contact Stan Poplonski, Cell – 630-461-1283, email –

Jul. 18        Bloomingdale Lions’ Golf Outing at Bloomingdale Golf Club.

Aug. 02       South Elgin Lions Club’s National Night Out Against Crime, please come support your club at this event at Jim Hansen Park. It’s a great opportunity to wear your vests or Lions shirts and show your Lions’ pride to the community

Aug. 04       Bartlett Lions Club’s National Night Out, the Lions will be serving hot dogs (time and place?) Ask a Bartlett Lion!

Aug. 5-7      Taste of Roselle — Roselle Lions will only pour and sell beer in four-hour segments at the event. It’s a major fundraiser for them, but an easy one, too. Lions will be rotating with the local Chamber of Commerce at the Beer Tent.

Aug. 06       LIONS OF ILLINOIS FOUNDATION Golf at Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club, 658 East US Highway 6, LaSalle IL. (Note the change of venue.) Money raised is designated to support LIF’s Low Vision Screening Program. Registration is from 10 AM to 12:30 PM with lunch at 12 Noon. Shotgun Start is at 1 PM. $80 per Golfer with 4 Golfers per team. Contact PDG Lion Mario Gumino at the Sycamore office — 800-955-5466, x 224 or check out LIF’s website and click “forms” tab.

Aug. 11-14  South Elgin Lions’ Riverfest, Lion Doug is in charge, call him to volunteer, he needs all the support he can get- (847-338-3616) to make this the biggest event ever. Lion Molly is in charge of the beer tent, she needs help pouring beer, selling tickets and checking IDs, call Lion Molly at:  224-577-5668.

Aug. 12       Huntley Lions Club Golf Outing at Pinecrest Golf Club, Huntley. $80 per person includes 18 holes, plus a cart, Buffet Dinner and prize raffles. Mail payments or call David Boyer, 457 Mary Lane, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 by August 2nd. For more information, call Lion Dave at 815-354-4269 or email

Aug. 19       Elmhurst Lions Club’s Reverse Raffle from 5-7 PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Tickets are $50 each.

Aug. 19       Sandwich Lions Club is sponsoring a Downtown Cruise Night tonight.

Aug. 20       Algonquin Lions Club is hosting its 7th Annual Bags Tournament at Buffalo Wild Wings today starting at 11 AM.

Aug. 27-28  Glen Ellyn Lions’ Art Fest, with 90 juried artists in a variety of media, music throughout and food and beverages on a Saturday and Sunday at beautiful Lake Ellyn Park.

Aug. 29       LIONS OF IL FOUNDATION CANDY DAY JAMBOREE at Elburn Lions Park. Candy will be available at this meeting with orders submitted to the 1-J LIF Trustees.

Sep. 10       Aurora Evening Lions Club’s 5th Annual Night Golf Outing fundraiser at Phillips Park Golf Course, 1001 Hill Avenue in Aurora. The public is invited, but the event is limited to 72 golfers. Registration is at 6:15 PM. At 6:45 PM there will be chipping & putting contests, raffles, and a silent auction. Shotgun start at 7:30 PM. Fees are $50 for individuals; $200 for foursomes. Call Lion Lynn Miller at 630-6896213 or email for registration or information.

Sep. 11       Bartlett Lions Club’s 2016 Bartlett Lions Day Dash, 8:00 AM at the Bartlett Town Center, Main Street and Railroad Ave.

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. Get ready to share the “Paw.” Register online at

Sep. 28       Sandwich Lions Club  is hosting a Downtown Cruise Night — Taste of Sandwich is on tonight, too.

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. 24       Naperville Noon Lions Club’s 19th Annual 5K Turkey Trot starting at 8 AM. Go to to register. Only online registration is accepted and race day registrations will not be accepted. See story on p. ___

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