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2015-2016 Governors

Governor Lion Bob Fowler, 1st VDG Lion Maria Andrews, 2nd VDG Lion John Hilliard

These are the Vision Screening devices the district is trying to purchase - encourage your club to send in $21.00 / member to Lion Jim Graves.  You Zone Chairs can explain the program.

Lion Bob Fowler

District Governor - Elgin Lions Club





Upcoming Events


Send notices of your Club’s Activities to Lion Sandy at
to be posted on our Calendar!

Jan. 17       NOTE Change of Venue — DISTRICT 1-J BOWLING at the Fox Bowl, 1101 Butterfield Road, Wheaton (just east of Wheaton/Naperville Road). The 9 AM shift is nearly full, but there are still openings for the Noon shift— contact Lion Kim Geske at 224-629-0192 or

Jan. 27       Eastern Region Meeting at Holiday Inn Itasca, 860 W. Irving Park. Lionization at 6:30 PM; Call to Order at 7 PM. Cost is $20 per person. RSVP by January 22nd to ZC Lion Susan Galvez at 847-691-8856 or ZC Lion John Barsanti at 630-980-7381.

Jan. 29       LAST DAY to register for 38th Lions Day at the UN (LDUN) to be held on March 12, 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. LDUN participants will also have the option of attending the Lions-UN Luncheon with invited ambassadors, LCI Executive Officers, fellow attendees, and staff.  The Grand Hyatt New York is the official hotel for LDUN and you may make reservations online when you register through LCI’s website:

Jan. 29-31  SKI FOR SIGHT, hosted by the Southwest Region Lions Clubs. Shabbona Lake State Park. To register, either as a guide or blind participant contact Lion Jerome Perez, Registration Chairman, PO Box 304, Sycamore, IL 60178. All skier sponsorships can go to Lion Kevin Brint, 1177 Arneita, Sycamore, IL 60178. Contact PDG Lion Dave Stryker at 815-970-1792 if you would like to help out with this event.

Feb. 03        Southwest Region Meeting at Cortland Park Lion’s Den, 72 S. Llanos St., Cortland IL. 6 PM Lionization; 6:45 PM Call to Order. Hosted by Waterman Lions Club at the Cortland Lions Den. Cost is $15 per person. RSVP by January 27th to ZC Lion Jerome Perez at 815-501-0101 or ZC Lion Pam Kelley at 815-758-6706.

Feb. 05        Bloomingdale Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner at Bloomingdale Golf Club, 181 Glen Ellyn Rd, Bloomingdale, IL Ask a Bloomingdale Lion for the other details.

Feb. 06        EYEGLASS RECYCLING PARTY at Lions of IL Foundation Office, 2254 Oakland Drive, Sycamore IL, from 8 AM to Noon. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Rick at 8125-756-5633, x 239 or Steve at 815-739-7879.

Feb. 17        Southeast Region Meeting hosted by Lisle Lions Club – please note change of date as Feb. 10 is Ash Wednesday.  Your invitation will be sent soon!!

Feb. 26        Bartlett Lions Club Candlelight Bowl for Diabetes at the Bowlway Lanes, 810 Villa St., Elgin IL — Registration at 6 PM with dinner at 6:30 PM and bowling at 8 PM. Raffle, prizes, DJ, and fun for all! RSVP by February 22nd to Lion Ken Kusch at 630-546-2133.

Feb. 26        South Elgin Lions selling tickets for STOMP, the international Off-Broadway sensation that blends dance, music, percussion and theatricals into one gigantic rhythm, back in Aurora at 8 PM. Tickets are $37 per person. Call Lion Gary Deihs at 847-695-9599 to make your reservation.

Mar. 01       Addison Lions Club Texas Hold ‘Em Casino Event at The Pyramid Club, 236 W. Lake St., Addison from 2 PM to Midnight. Single & Multi-Table Games. Excellent food and Waitress Staff.

Mar. 26       Bartlett Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt at the Bartlett Community Center — 11,000 eggs for the children to find!

Apr. 05        Addison Lions Club Texas Hold ‘Em Casino Event at The Pyramid Club, 236 W. Lake St., Addison from 2 PM to Midnight. Single & Multi-Table Games. Excellent food and Waitress Staff.

Apr. 08–10  DISTRICT 1-J CONVENTION at a new venue this year — the Westin Hotel, 400 Park Blvd., (just off 290 at Thorndale Avenue) in Itasca. The theme this year is taken from the movie “Back to the Future.” Come on
Friday and make it a fun weekend!

May 20-22  IL STATE LIONS CONVENTION held at the Abe Lincoln Hotel, 701 E Adams Street, Springfield IL.  Come early or stay after the Convention and enjoy all Springfield has to offer!  Sign up online at: 

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