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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

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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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Feb. 13        Bloomingdale Lions’ Spaghetti Dinner, serving from 5-8 PM at Bloomingdale Golf Club, Glen Ellyn Rd., Bloomingdale. $10 per person/Children 8 and under eat Free. Entertainment by Tony Spavone, cash & prize raffles. Contact kvitale6174! for more information.

Feb. 14        Island Lake Lions Club Ice Fishing Derby from 7 AM to 2 PM (Back-up date is Saturday, February 14.) Headquarters at Eastway Park — Adults $10 / Children 15 & under $5. Hourly prizes and 50/50 Raffles. Raffle & Prize Presentations will be at 3-D Bowl/Sideouts starting promptly at 3 PM.

Feb. 14        Lisle Lions Club Candlelight Bowl at Lisle Lanes, 4920 Lincoln Avenue (Rte. 53), Lisle. Registration begins at 6 PM / Bowling at 7 PM.  $20 per person gets you three games of bowling, plus shoes, pizza & pop. There will be raffles, too. Come out for a fun evening!

Feb. 17        Darien Lions Club Blood Drive iat Lace School, 7414 Cass Ave. today from 4:30 to 8:00 PM. We hope to see you there!

Feb. 21        A Bug’s Life — A History of Epidemics and Pandemics — Presented by Eddy Weiss, Fenton H.S. graduate and Founder & CEO of Disaster Preparedness Organization, Chasing4Life, at 1 PM at Bensenville Community Public Library, 200 S. Church Rd., Bensenville. For more info, email Lion Jeff Chowela at

Feb. 21        All-You-Can-Eat Hobo Dinner, hosted by Island Lake Lioness Club. Serving from 4—8 PM at the Island Lake Village Hall. Cost is $8 (under 5 Free). There will be raffle prizes and a 50/50 raffle.

Feb. 24        Sandwich Lions Club is hosting the Heartland Blood Bank at the Sandwich Medical Offfice Building from 1 — 5 PM today. The Medical Building is just north of Valley West Community Hospital.

Feb. 28        Huntley Lions Club’s Steak Fry — serving from 5-8 PM at the Legion Hall in Huntley.

Feb. 28        Bartlett Lions Club’s Candlelight Bowling for Diabetes at Stardust Bowl, 37 E. Lorraine Avenue, Addison iL.  Doors open at 8 PM, Buffet Dinner at 8:30 PM, Bowling at 10 PM. $40 per person. Live Auction of Collectible Sports Memorabilia. Contact Lion Ken Kusch at 630-546-2133 for more info.

Mar. 11       LIONS ROAR for VDG Lion Bob Fowler, an Elgin Lion, to help finance expenses associated with being a District Governor. Venue is the American Legion Hall, 820 N. Liberty Street, Elgin. $25 per person. Lionization at 6 PM/Dinner at 7 PM. Silent Auction / Grand prize being raffled off is a 50-inch TV. RSVP by March 1st — email or call 847-289-4206. 

Mar. 13       South Elgin Lions’ St. Patrick’s Day Party to raise funds for the improvement of the clubhouse. DJ, snacks, raffles, and cash bar. There will be a small charge at the door.

Mar. 15       South Elgin Lions’ Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner fundraiser for the club’s various social services.

Mar. 19       Last day to obtain $87, plus tax, per night rate for 1-J Convention Hotel. Make reservations with the Hilton Lisle/Naperville at 630-505-0900. Mention you’re with the District 1-J Lions and use Code CLOI.

Mar. 24       Culver’s in Huntley will be the site of a Sun City-Huntley Lions Club fundraiser from 4—8 PM today. Tell your friends to come over and have dinner that day and the club will get a portion of everyone’s food bill donated to the Lions Club.  Is there a Culver’s in your town where you can do this, too???

Mar. 28       Bloomingdale Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Mar. 28       Island Lake Area Lioness Club is hosting its Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, serving from 8 — 11:30 AM at the Island Lake Village Hall gym. Cost is $6 for age 3 & over; $3 for seniors, Free for age 2 & under. Egg Hunt at 10 AM sharp! Email for more info.

Apr. 1-3      Rose Day Fundraiser for Elgin Lions Club.

Apr. 05        Lisle Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt starts at 1 PM Sharp! It takes place at Lisle Jr. High, 5207 Center Street, Lisle. Out on the grass if the weather is suitable, indoors in the gym if not!

Apr. 08        Sun City-Huntley Lions Club’s Annual Flower Show at 7 PM at the Performing Arts Center in Huntley High School. Local florists will design arrangements to be given away as door prizes. Proceeds will go the the establishment of Scholarship Funds for Sight and/or Hearing-Impaired graduating high school senior from the Huntley area.

Apr. 09        Villa Park Lions Club Pasta Dinner at Willowbrook High School.

Apr. 10-12 DISTRICT 1-J CONVENTION at Lisle/Naperville Hilton, Warrenville Road.

Apr. 21        Last day to make reservations at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center for the MD-1 State Convention. Call 309-862-9000 to make your reservation. Guest room rate is $99 per night, plus 12% tax, and includes overnight self-parking in the hotel’s garage. Be sure to tell them you are with the Lions of Illinois to receive the discounted room rate.

Apr. 24        Bloomingdale Lions Club’s Senior Fair.

May 08        Bloomingdale Lions’ Steak Fry.

May 14-17  ILLINOIS STATE LIONS CONVENTION at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 201 Broadway St., Normal, IL.

May 16        “SOMEONE SPECIAL” at Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace — the play this year is “Little Mermaid.” Ask the Oakbrook Terrace Lions ( how you can help!  (See. P. 2)

May 24-25  South Elgin Lions’ Diabetic Day Fundraising from 8 AM to 5 PM. Volunteers needed at street corners and at the booth.

Jun. 06       LIONS OF IL FOUNDATION’S “Summer Scamper” Run/Walk will start at 8 AM at Elburn Lions Park. 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. Additional
details to come!

Jun. 26-30  98th LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION at Honolulu, Hawaii — Registration Form is available on 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.

Jul. 24-27   Lakefest/Carnival at Watertower Park.  Look for hard-working Island Lake Lions and Lionesses there!

Aug. 07       Huntley Lions Club Golf Outing at Pinecrest in Huntley.

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