District Governor - Elburn Lions
May 22-24 Westmont Lions Club sponsors the Red, White and Bar-B-Q over Memorial Day Weekend at Ty Warner Park, 700 Blackhawk Drive, Westmont (N of Ogden Avenue/E of Cass Avenue). This is a Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned event. Free admission, cooking demos, professional BBQ competition and amateur BBQ competition, craft & commercial vendors, three days of Free Live music and, and an all ages Carnival.
May 24-25 South Elgin Lions’ Diabetic Day Fundraising from 8 AM to 5 PM. Volunteers needed at street corners and at the booth.
May 30 LIONS OF IL FOUNDATION OFFICE will have a Sorting Party at our new office building at 2254 Oakland Drive, Sycamore. Anyone that can spare a few hours to assist is welcome. Hours will probably be from 9 am till sometime around 2 PM. Reportedly, breakfast snacks and a noon lunch will be available for those sorting.
Jun. 01 The Naperville Noon Lions Club’s Annual Summer Raffle begins today and runs through Labor Day. Buy a ticket from any Naperville Noon Lion.
Jun. 04 Bartlett Lions Club 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. 06 LIONS OF IL FOUNDATION’S “Summer Scamper” 5K Walk/FunRun will start at 8 AM at Elburn Lions Park. Day of Race Registration starts at 7 AM. 1 mile Walk/Fun Run—$15. 5K—$30 through May 16th, then $35. Registration after May 16th may not include a T-Shirt. Email for info: district1JK5K@gmail.com / Facebook: www.facebook.com/district1J5K. Advance Registration: www.signmeup.com. This race will raise funds for Diabetes Awareness and Visually-Impaired activities. Let 1-J Trustees Lion Jim Addington or Lion Ron Wigton if you’d like to help this committee.
Jun. 07 10th Annual VisionWalk sponsored by the Foundation Fighting Blindness at Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village, IL. Registration begins at 9 AM. Stage Presentation at 10 AM. Walk begins at 10:30 AM. For more info, contact Michele DiVincenzo at 847-680-0100 or MDiVincenzo@fightBlindness.org.
Jun. 12-14 14th Annual Bolingbrook Beep Baseball Bash at Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Center, 200 Lindsey Lane, Bolingbrook. Details later!
Jun. 21 LIONS DAY WITH THE WHITE SOX at U.S. Cellular Field. Tickets are $13 each in right field lower level seats (Sec. 106). $3 per ticket goes to fund LIF program & services. RSVP to LIF Executive Director Lion Mario Gumino at MJG@LIFnd.org or call 1-815-756-5633, x1. Make ticket/money order payable to: Lions of Illinois Foundation.
Jun. 26-30 98th LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION at Honolulu, Hawaii — Registration Form is available on www.lionsclubs.org. Regular Registration (between Jan. 10 and Mar. 31, 2015) is $150 per adult / Late Registration after April 1, 2015 is to be done on-site at the Convention at a cost of $170 per adult.
July 02-05 Naperville Noon Lions will be selling funnel cakes at the annual Naperville's Rib Fest located at Knock Park in Naperville
Jul. 09-11 Itasca Lions Itasca Fest — food, fun, and music!
Jul. 24-27 Lakefest/Carnival at Watertower Park. Look for hard-working Island Lake Lions and Lionesses there!
Aug. 01 LIONS OF ILLINOIS FOUNDATION LOW VISION PROGRAM 22nd Annual Golf Classic at Railside golf Club, Gibson City, IL. Registration from 10 to 11:30 AM. Lunch at 11 AM. Shotgun Start at 12 Noon. $80 per golfer / 4 golfers per team. An LIF Logo Lob Wedge will be given to each registered golfer. Many prizes and give-aways.
Aug. 07 Huntley Lions Club Golf Outing at Pinecrest in Huntley.
Sep. 07 Winning tickets will be drawn today at Naperville's Last Fling Celebration. Raffle tickets can be purchased from any Naperville Noon Lion or several sales locations in Naperville.
Sep. 17-19 USA/CANADA LIONS LEADERSHIP FORUM at Grand Rapids Michigan. Early Bird Fees are $277 through June 1; Summer Fees are $288 from June 2 through July 20; Last Minute Fees are $310 from July 21 until the Forum starts.
Nov. 26 Naperville Noon Lions Club’s 18th Annual 5K Turkey Trot starts at 8 AM at Naperville Central High School, 440 Aurora Avenue, Naperville. Adult registration fee is $35 until October 31st and $40 thereafter. Fee for children ages 10-14 is $30 and $25 for children age 9 & under. Online registration only at www.napervilleturkeytrot.com. There will be no Race Day Registration. Both runners & walkers are welcome. The race is limited to the first 7,500 runners and has sold out the past four years. For more information visit www.napervillenoonlions.org.