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Eastern Region ZC Lion John Barsanti receives the Lions International Leadership award (3rd Highest award in Lions) from PIP Jimmy Ross at the 2014 Lions State Convention.

2013-2014 Governors

Governor Lion Mario Gumino, 1st VDG Lions Chris Halsey and 2nd VDG Lion Bob Fowler

Burlington Lioness Deb Twenhafel (right) accepting the certificate for "Burlington Citizen of the Year". It is presented by Cheryl McClure (future Lioness) and President of the Burlington Business Council. 

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

Lion Chris Halsey

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Upcoming Events

 

Send notices of your Club’s Activities to Lion Sandy at newsletter@district1jlions.org
to be posted on our Calendar!
 


 

 

Jul. 15        Addison Lions Club will be earning funds for its club projects by hosting Casino Nights at the Pyramid Club, 236 W. Lake Street, Addison. Hours of play are from 2 PM until midnight. There will be Texas Hold ‘Em Tournaments and live games. There is a full menu, full bar, and waitress service.

Jul. 17        1-J FISHING DERBY at Lake Shabbona State Park.

Jul. 19        Waterman Lions Club’s Summer Fest and Antique Tractor and Truck Show with Tractor Pull, 6:00 AM. to 11:30 PM, Lion Park Waterman.

Jul. 19        LAST DAY to reply to Elburn Lions Club 85th Anniversary Celebration. For details, see article on p. 3 of July 2014 Journal.

Jul. 21        Applications are due today for EMERGING LIONS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE, Lions Clubs International, Oak Brook IL to be held on October 4-6. (Forms are available at www.lionsclubs.org — search for Emerging Lions Leadership). Send application by email or fax to Kathryn Ryan, Manager of Institutes & Seminars, email:  institutes@lionsclubs.org or fax:  630-706-9010. (This session is intended for Lions who have not yet held the office of President in their clubs.)

Jul. 21-22   Kids Safety Camp will be hosted by the Elburn Leo Club and the Elburn Lions Club. The two-day camp will be held from 8:30 AM until 4 PM, both days.

Jul. 23        NEW OFFICER’S TRAINING at Elburn Lions Club. Dinner for $8 at 6 PM — training to start at 6:30 PM. For those who can’t make this — Lions Clubs International has Club Officer Individual Training for Club Presidents, Secretaries, and Treasurers online at www.lionsclubs.org.

Jul. 24        LIONS DISTRICT 1-J ANNUAL GOLF OUTING at Bliss Creek Golf Course, (formerly Prestbury off Hankes Road), 1 Golfview Lane, Sugar Grove (note new location) Shotgun start at 10 AM with scramble format. Cost of $80 includes cart & golf on a great course, lunch, and steak dinner. There will be prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and more!! Hole sponsorships are available. Reservations are REQUIRED. Mail foursome names, addresses, phone and payment to Lion Kevin Poust, 5N263 Fabris Road, Maple Park IL 60151. For questions, call Co-Chair Lion Lara Poust at 630-918-8288 and leave a message.

Jul. 26        Island Lake Lions & Lionesses are hosting Lakefest today — go out and have a good time!

Jul. 27        Glendale Heights Barangay Lions Annual Picnic in the Park at Bierman’s Park at Woodlake Street, Carol Stream — fun, food, games & friendship!

Aug. 02       LIONS OF IL FOUNDATION LOW VISION PROGRAM 21st Annual Golf Classic at Railside Golf Club, Gibson City IL. Registration at 10AM to 11:30 AM. Lunch @ 11 AM/Shotgun Start @ 12 Noon. $80 per Golfer/4 Golfers per Team. Every entry will be receiving an LIF logo wedge (a $75 value).

Aug. 04       LIONS OF IL FOUNDATION CANDY DAY JAMBOREE Details later!

Aug. 05       Bartlett Lions participating in National Night Out in Bartlett, 5-9 PM at the Bartlett Park, Oak & North Avenue, Bartlett.

Aug. 07       Bloomingdale Lions Club’s Annual Charity Golf Outing at Bloomingdale Golf Club $125 per golfer includes Lunch, Golf, & Dinner. Contact Lion Stan Poplonski, 254 Cunningham Lane, Bloomingdale IL 60108 or call 630-461-1283.

Aug. 08       Huntley Lions Club Golf Outing is today at Pinehurst in Huntley. Ask a Huntley Lion for details.

Aug. 08       Villa Park Lions Club is participating in the Villa Park Village “Centennial Celebration Parade” with a 6-vehicle motorcade.

Aug. 08       Last of three “Downtown Sandwich Cruise Nights”, hosted by the Sandwich Lions Club, during the summer of 2014. Takes place on Railroad Street — as many as 100 vehicles are expected to vie for awards. There will be a 50/50 raffle and food will be available.

Aug. 08       Itasca Lions Club’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life — 4—10 PM.

Aug. 14-17  South Elgin Lions Club’s Riverfest Express with food & beer tents, volunteers needed to serve food & drinks.

Aug. 15-17  85th Elburn Days, hosted by the Elburn Lions Club. Come out & enjoy hometown fun!!

Aug. 23       Glendale Heights Barangay Lions’ 23rd Charity Golf Outing at Glendale Lakes Golf Club, 1550 President Street, Glendale Heights. Registration:  8:30 AM, Tee-Off:  9:30 AM, $75 Greens Fee, includes 18 holes of golf, cart and refreshments after the game. Call Mark Villafania 847-890-1143, Bobby Tolentino 630-306-0085, Ed Tolentino 630-788-6497, or Dee Javier 630-624-8925.

Aug. 23-25  Festival of The Arts, hosted by the Glen Ellyn Lions Club. Enjoy a two-day fine arts festival showcasing the work of numerous fine artists offering their art in various mediums. The annual art festival will feature watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery metal, wood and much more. There will also be children's activities, food vendors as well as open air musical performances including: Jazzy Steel Drums, Barbershop Quartet, Mariachi, Afro Cuban Jazz, Big Band, Bagpiper, Traditional Bluegrass and more.

Aug. 27       Addison Lions Club will be earning funds for its club projects by hosting Casino Nights at the Pyramid Club, 236 W. Lake Street, Addison. Hours of play are from 2 PM until midnight. There will be Texas Hold ‘Em Tournaments and live games. There is a full menu, full bar, and waitress service.

Sep. 01       Bartlett Lions’ 9th Annual Labor Day Dash — 5K, 10K, Kids & Family Dash — 8 AM at the Bartlett Town Center, Railroad Avenue & Main Street, Bartlett.

Sep. 01       Naperville Noon Lions Club’s Summer Raffle with drawing today at The Last Fling.

Sep. 06       Bloomingdale Lions’ Septemberfest at the Old Town Park.

Sep. 13       Bensenville Lions Club is sponsoring the LIF Hearing Bus at the Bensenville Be-Well Rebmond Park from Noon to 5 PM.

Sep. 16       Addison Lions Club will be earning funds for its club projects by hosting Casino Nights at the Pyramid Club, 236 W. Lake Street, Addison. Hours of play are from 2 PM until midnight. There will be Texas Hold ‘Em Tournaments and live games. There is a full menu, full bar, and waitress service.

Oct. 21        Addison Lions Club will be earning funds for its club projects by hosting Casino Nights at the Pyramid Club, 236 W. Lake Street, Addison. Hours of play are from 2 PM until midnight. There will be Texas Hold ‘Em Tournaments and live games. There is a full menu, full bar, and waitress service.

Nov. 07-08  MD-1 FORUM to be held at the Parke Regency in Bloomington IL.  Details later !

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 www.napervilleturkeytrot.com. 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 www.napervillenoonlions.org.

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