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Good times had by all at Convention - Hula dancing at Banquet

2014-2015 Governors

Governor Lion Chris Halsey, 1st VDG Lion Bob Fowler and 2nd VDG LionMaria Andrews

ZC Jerome Perez awarded Jim and Joyce Davis Lifetime Service Award

Wheaton Lions Tracy Williams wins the George Lazansky Award

Lion Chris Halsey

District Governor - Elburn Lions





Upcoming Events


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Apr. 16             Algonquin Lions Club is hosting a Golf Outing today at RedTail Golf Club, 7900 Redtail Drive, Lakewood, IL. Individual foursomes, play scramble, best ball or individual scoring. $45 per person. Register at the RedTail Pro Shop ASAP at 815-477-0055 to reserve your tee time from 2—4:30 PM. Be sure to mention you are reserving a tee time for the Lions Golf Outing.

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 for a reservation.  Tell them you’re with the Lions! 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             South Elgin Lions Club 6th Annual Smelt Fry at the clubhouse on Fulton Street — this one’s in honor of Lion Joe Groth. All You Can Eat $10/ Draft Beer $1.00 / Hot Dog & Fries $2.00. Carry outs available. For tickets call Lion Gary Deihs at 847-695-9599 or any South Elgin Lion.

Apr. 24             Order Deadline for Algonquin Lions Club’s Annual 2015 Spring Flower Sale of annuals, vegetables, and hanging baskets. Email joetdobbb@gmail for an order form. Pickup date for orders is May 6th at 1 Brindlewood Ct., Algonquin.

Apr. 24             Bloomingdale Lions Club’s Senior Fair.

Apr. 24-25        Diabetic Day Fundraising in South Elgin. Look for South Elgin Lions on the street corners & some stores between 8 AM and 5:30 PM.

Apr. 25             Open House at LIONS OF IL FOUNDATION Office at 2254 Oakland Drive, Sycamore, from 10 AM until 2 PM. Everyone is invited! We’re just around the corner from the “old” office and across the street from Hy-Vee Grocery Store.

Apr. 25             11th Annual Bloomingdale Lions Club’s Vidalia Onion Sale. Orders and money are to be made to Bloomindale Lions Club, P.O. Box 318, Bloomingdale IL 60108 by today’s date. For more info, contact Lion Lion Walt Cropper at 708-436-4120 or

Apr. 25             Bensenville Lions Club 6th Annual All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at Zion Lutheran Church, 865 S. Church Rd., Bensenville. Cost $8 per person, Kids 5 & Under Free. Free Pre-Eye Screening with the Spot Vision Screening Camera for 6 Months & older.

May 01             Registration opens for the Naperville Noon Lions 5K Turkey Trot. In 2014 this event sold out one week in advance, so register early. The race takes place on November 26, 2015, Thanksgiving morning, starting at 8:00 a.m. from Naperville Central High School. On-line registration only accepted at For more information call 630-364-3922.

May 01             Glendale Hts. Barangay Lions Club’s 31st Charter Anniversary celebration at the Glendale Lakes Golf Club. A special souvenir program will be printed commemorating the club’s activities and accomplishments. Tickets are $50 per person. Contact Lion Lila Narciso for more information at 847-352-0308.

May 02             Huntley Lions Club Raffle — details later!

May 02             2nd Annual United Civics Association (South Elgin Lions Club is a part of this group) Poker Run & Club Crawl in early May. The bus will pick up players at The Riverside Club from Noon until 1 PM. The best poker hand wins $400. Cost for Crawl, Poker Run & Survivor’s Dinner is $35 per person. Sign-up payment due by April 18, 2015.  to reserve your spot, call 947-695-9599.

May 02             Oakbrook Terrace Lions Club’s 27th Annual Pasta Dinner at Salvation Army Hall, 1S415 Summit, Oakbrook Terrace (between Butterfield Road and Roosevelt Road. Serving from 4:30 - 7 PM. Adults $7.00; Children 5-12 $4.00; Under 5 years Free. Prize Give-Aways. For tickets contact Lion Frank at 708-805-2095 or any Oakbrook Terrace Lion. Tickets also available at the door.

May 08             Sandwich Lions Club Annual Lou Brady Drawdown and Silent Auction will start at 6:30 PM at the Fox Valley Older Adults Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. Dinner will be served at 7 PM. This event will provide scholarships for two graduating high school seniors. Tickets for the Drawdown & meal are $30 per individual and may be purchased from Lion Leo Sondergoth at Leo’s Trophies at 815-786-7380. Winners do not need to be present.

May 08             Bloomingdale Lions’ Steak Fry.

May 09             Itasca Lions Club Pancake Breakfast. Check with an Itasca Lion for location.

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!

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: / Facebook:  Advance Registration: 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

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 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 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 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

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