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Feb. 16                   SOUTHWEST REGION MEETING at Cortland Park Lions’ Den. 72 S. Llanos St., Cortland. Lionization at 6 PM with Call to Order at 6:45 PM. Hosted by the Sycamore Lions Club. Cost of the meal is $15. RSVP by February 10 to ZC Lion Jerome Perez at 815-501-0101.

Feb. 20                  Eastern Region Meeting at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton. The meeting will be held in the Welcome Center starting at 6:30 PM. Hosted by the Wheaton Lions Club. Cost of the meal is $21.00 per person. RSVP to ZC Lion John Barsanti at-630-980-7381 or jebarsanti@yahoo.com / ZC Lion Jeff Cholewa at 630-777-0048 or lionjeffc@gmail.com

Feb. 21                   FOX RIVER REGION MEETING at Golf Club of Illinois, 1575 Edgewood Drive, Algonquin. Lionism at 6 PM with Call to Order at 6:45 PM. Hosted by the Algonquin Lions Club. Cost of the meal is $23. RSVP by February 17th to ZC Lion Jim Worden at 630-327-5642 or jim@wordenvs.com.

Feb. 22                  Vision Screening at Kingswood Academy, 133 Plainfield Road, Darien. ZC Lion Renee Reeder is looking for a few Lions to help with the screening that day. For details, contact dr.reneereeder@gmail.com.

Feb. 23                  CENTRAL REGION MEETING at American Legion Post 300, 123 Main Street, West Chicago (additional parking lot & entrance on north side of building. Lionism at 6 PM with Call to Order at 6:45 PM. Cost for the meal is $15. Hosted by the Winfield Lions Club. RSVP by February 18 to ZC Lion Lori Chassee at 630-231-8709 or ljchassee@gmail.com OR ZC Lion Tim Janis at 630-501-4447 or tejanis@sbcglobal.net.

Apr. 23                   LIONS DAY WITH THE WHITE SOX at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago – game starts at 1:10 PM. $10 for parking. Tickets are $15 for lower level Outfield/$5 from each ticket price goes back to LIF. Make checks payable to Lions of Illinois Foundation. RSVP to Kirsten Kotlarchik at KMK@LIFnd.ORG or call 815-517-9337 OR call Chris

Feb. 25                   Bartlett Lions Club’s Diabetes Bowling, Bowlway Lanes, 810 Villa St., Elgin, IL. Registration 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM. Bowling to follow, Prizes, Raffles, DJ, Fun for all.

Feb. 25                   The Elmhurst Lions’ 31st Annual Pizza Party Fundraiser at Sandburg Middle School, 345 E. St. Charles Rd., Elmhurst from 5-7 PM. Tickets are $8 each or a Family Price (5 or more) of $35 /. Children 6 & under — free. Contact Lion John Wartinbee at 630-279-5010 for tickets or more information. There will be a 50/50 Cash Raffle, plus children’s & adult raffles with over 100 prizes.

Feb. 28                  Come celebrate Fat Tuesday at the All You Can Eat Pizza and Pasta Night Fundraiser, sponsored by the Aurora Noon Lions Club. Serving from 5—7:30 PM at Luigi’s Pizza & Fun Center, 732 Prairie St, Aurora. Adults $7/Children 4-12 $5 / Children 3 & Under Free. Tickets available at the door.

Feb. 28                  Elburn Lions Club Community Spaghetti Dinner from 5—7 PM at the Lions’ Clubhouse.

Mar. 11                   40 Year Anniversary for Horizons for the Blind from 6-10 PM at Boulder Ridge Country Club, 350 Boulder Drive, Lake in the Hills, IL. $50 per person; RSVP by February 17, 2017 to Lisa Dahlke at 815-444-8800 or Lisa.Dahlke@horizons-blind.org with the number of guests. Make checks payable to Horizons for the Blind, Inc.

Mar. 13                   Oakbrook Terrace Lions Club is celebrating its 30th Anniversary at Alpine Banquet House, 11141 Roosevelt Road, Westchester. 6:30 PM Cash Bar/7:30 PM Dinner. Cost per person is $30 each. RSVP by March 1st to Lion Rodney Durham at rodney.durham@perkinelmer or Lion Dean Jarog at deanjarog@gmail.com; also, congratulations, messages, or donations would be appreciated.

Mar. 17-19             DISTRICT 1-J CONVENTION at the Westin Hotel, 400 Park Blvd., (just off 290 at Thorndale Avenue) in Itasca. (Same place as last year’s Convention.) Registration form is on the District 1-J website.

Mar. 23                  Tomorrow is the DEADLINE to be a CLUB SPONSOR for the Lions of IL Foundation T-Shirts. Your club’s name will be printed on the back of these T-shirts. Checks may be for $50 or $100 made out to Lions of Illinois Foundation.

Mar. 24                  South Elgin Lions are planning a Friday Fun Night on March 24th. There will be food, a cash bar, entertainment by Wild Bill and Kylee. $10 donation per person. Lions, friends, neighbors, EVERYONE is welcome to attend. Proceeds will go to the South Elgin Lions Club Building Account.

Apr. 01                   Future Poker Night held by Elgin Lions Club. Details later!

Apr. 02                   Bartlett Lions Club’s Spring Pancake Breakfast & Police Open House at the Bartlett Fire Barn, 8 AM to Noon. Adults—$6/ Children 6 to 12 — $4/ Up to three children age 5 & under — Free with each paid adult.

Apr. 08                   Island Lake Lioness’ Annual Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and the Al Schmidt Easter Egg Hunt is today!

April 08                  Bloomingdale Lions’ Easter Egg Hunt.

Apr. 15                    Bartlett Lions’ Easter Egg Hunt, 1:30 PM at the Bartlett Community Center — 5,500 eggs for the children to find.

Apr. 21                   Senior Fair, sponsored by Bloomingdale Lions Club at the Medinah Shrine Center.

Apr. 22                   Elgin Lions Club & Dundee Township Lions Club joint project — Raceway Woods 5K — details later!

Apr. 23                   LIONS DAY WITH THE WHITE SOX at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago – game starts at 1:10 PM. $10 for parking. Tickets are $15 for lower level Outfield/$5 from each ticket price goes back to LIF. Make checks payable to Lions of Illinois Foundation. RSVP to Kirsten Kotlarchik at KMK@LIFnd.ORG or call 815-517-9337 OR call Chris Coleman at 708785-5726.

Apr. 29                   Bloomingdale Lions’ Prairie Path Clean-Up

May 05                   Bloomingdale Lions Club’s Steak Fry at Bloomingdale Golf Club.

May 06                   Oakbrook Terrace Lions Club’ Annual Pasta Dinner tonight — details later!

May 12-13              Bloomingdale Lions Club’s Videlia Onion Sale. Pick-up at Starck Berkshire Hathaway Realty.

May 19-21              MD-1 STATE CONVENTION at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield IL. Reserve your room

May 20                   Note Change of Date — Someone Special Program at Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace. Details later.

May 19-21              MD-1 State Lions Convention at Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E. Adams Street, Springfield IL. Check out the MD1 Website for further information and registration. Reservations for the hotel must be made by April 25, 2017 — Guest room rate is $99/per night — call 866-788-1860.

Jun. 01                   Bartlett Lions Club’s 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. 24                   Future Poker Night held by Elgin Lions Club. Details later!

Jun. 30-Jul. 04     LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION in CHICAGO IL — Check out the LCICon website at www.lions2017chicago.org or the Facebook location at www.fb.com/lions2017chicago.

Jul. 02                    Bartlett Lions Club’s 4th of July Parade. Go to bartlettparade@yahoo.com for a Parade Application and email to Bartlett Lions at bartlettparade@yahoo.com .