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Lions (left to right) David Johnsen, Ernie Turcotte and Bob Lehman.

2014-2015 Governors

Governor Lion Chris Halsey, 1st VDG Lion Bob Fowler and 2nd VDG LionMaria Andrews

Pictured are Kathy Pawlak, Joe Pawlak, Susan Koldan, and Claudia Lake (seated).

Elgin Lions President Bill Klawitter sorting Eyeglasses at the Eyeglass Sorting Party

Lion Chris Halsey

District Governor - Elburn Lions





Upcoming Events


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Nov. 21            Crystal Lake Lions Club’s Fall Raffle at Park Place (the old American Legion) at Oak Street & Woodstock Streets beginning at 7 PM. This is a reverse raffle with the last ticket out getting the Grand Prize. Tickets will be available in October for $100 each. Chairman Lion Jim Lantz at 815-455-0437 will have more details.

Nov. 22            Waterman Lions’ Gobbler Gallop 5K Run/Walk. Race starts at 9:00 a.m. at Waterman Elementary School. Register on line at or come early to register on site.

Nov. 22            Dedication Ceremony for new SEASPAR Bus at Clarendon Hills Lions Park, 100 Bryd Court, Clarendon Hills, at 1 PM. All Southeast Region Lions, especially, are invited.

Nov. 23            Westmont Lions Club will host a Pancake Breakfast in conjunction with Holly Days Craft Bazaar and afternoon tree decorating at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Westmont. $7 for Adults; $5 for Seniors with $3 discounts for crafters; Children $5; Kids 3 & under eat FREE. Serving from 8 AM to 1 PM at the Senior Center, 55 E. Richmond St., Westmont.

Nov. 23            Lisle Lions will be staffing water stations at the Lisle Chambers’ Annual Turkey Trot Tune-Up 5K at 9 AM today at Lisle Sr. High School, 1800 Short Street, Lisle. Five age groups will compete.

Nov. 27            Naperville Noon Lions Club is hosting its 17th Annual 5K Turkey Trot Race on Thanksgiving morning. The race starts at 8 AM from Naperville Central High School Field House, 440 Aurora Avenue, Naperville. Adult registration is $35 until October 31 and $40 thereafter, Children ages 10-14 and children 9 & under are $25. On-line registration ONLY at There will be no registration on day of Race. Register early as this race has sold out in the three previous years. For more info, call 630-364-3922 or

Dec. 01            Postmark deadline for 1-J District Governor to send ONE winning PEACE POSTER Entry to
MD-1 Chairperson.

Dec. 04            Bloomingdale Lions Club’s Christmas Party at Spavone’s Ristorante on Lake Street.

Dec. 04            Villa Park Lions Club’s Annual Christmas Party at LaTosca Restaurant, 123 E. St. Charles Road — Family Style Buffet Dinner — $25/person.

Dec. 05            The South Elgin Lions Club’s “A Night Out at The Second City Dysfunctional Holiday Revue,”
tickets are $35/person. After the show, we will all go to The Round House for dinner. Come join us for a great night out!

Dec. 06            2014 Wheaton Lions Club Reindeer Run or Walk through downtown Wheaton in conjunction with Wheaton Park District starts at 8:30 AM. The run is a CARA Emerging Race. Money raised will help people with sight & hearing disabilities. $30 for singles and $25 each for a team of 4 through November 28th. Fee is $40 at Packet Pick-Up and Race Day; CARA Members get $3 discount.
Register by November 28 at

Dec. 06            Roselle Lions Club’s Annual Kids’ Christmas Party at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Dec. 06            Villa Park Lions Club will be lighting the Lions’ Christmas Tree located at the Prairie Path & Ardmore Avenue during The Joyful Traditions event.

Dec. 06            West Chicago Lions will be taking part in the Frosty Fest in town!

Dec. 07            SHOP WITH A COP in the Fox River Region from 6:30 – 10 AM. Volunteers may work at the Wal-Mart Store, 1205 S. Rte. 31 South, in Crystal Lake beginning at 6:30 AM or the D’Andrea Banquet Hall, Routes 14 & 31 in Crystal Lake at 7 AM. Check with Sun City-Huntley Lion Joan Graves for details.

Dec. 07            Crystal Lake Lions Club will be hosting its Toys for Tot again this year at The Cottage. Lions are needed to help load the truck at 4 PM. The event is done in conjunction with the Marine Corps League and all toys will remain in McHenry County for distribution.



Jan. 18             1-J BOWLING TOURNAMENT at new location – Brunswick Zone XL, 1515 Aurora Avenue, Naperville IL – Entries must be received by December 19, 2014. Gather up your teams for 9 AM or Noon bowling!

Jan/ 23-25        SKI FOR SIGHT — Lake Shabbona State Park — Details later!

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