THE LOMBARD LION TIMES REPORT
DATE: February 11, 2005
I have to apologize right up front because, I lost my notes from
the last board meeting and Iím playing this by remote memory.
Community Vision & Hearing program:
We have given assistance to 2 more residents since my last
report. This brings us to a total of 9 residents (adults &
children) that we have helped this year alone. I also spoke with
Robert McBride who is the Assistant Principal for Education at
Glenbard East High School, and he has told me of some students
at East who are in desperate need of our assistance in getting
eye exams and possibly glasses. Lion Scott Tobey has, once
again, generously donated his talents to putting a new
application together for us to give to all the schools so that
we can better assist them. So far we have spent $450.00 on this
budget and we are requesting another book of ten vouchers from
Lenscrafters. The books cost $ 500.00 each. If we go through the
next ten vouchers by the end of the fiscal year in June, we will
have spent $ 1,000.00. If we were still using the old system,
helping 20 residents would have cost us between $ 5,000.00 and $
6,000.00. Quite a savings!!!
Past Due members:
All past due members, who have not paid their dues or have not
responded to our continuing request for payment, will be dropped
from our roster.
New Member Department:
We are really in need of some new members in this club. Every
few of years we undergo a weeding out of those who donít live up
to our membership pledge. This was one of those years.
Obviously, when an organization loses members, it needs to
replace them with quality people who will give new life to it.
We are definitely no exception. Okay, here is your chance to get
something back from the club. We are offering a contest to all
existing members. The contest will run until June 30, 2005 (the
end of our fiscal year). Anyone who brings in a new member is
eligible to win. The Lion who brings in the most members will
win a 1st prize, second prize or third prize. The member you
bring in must still be in the club 1 year from now and he/she
will have to have a current account with us and he/she will have
had to work at least 2 (i.e. Candy Day, Pancake Day, Lilac Day
Hot Dog stand etc.) of our major projects over their first year.
This is quite an incentive and Iím sure someone in our club will
be up to the task. Good luck to all of you!!!
(This is worth repeating)
Please check out our website. Lion Scott Tobey has done a
remarkable job of creating and maintaining this site. He has
some great links and photos from all of our projects and
meetings. You should get into the habit of visiting the site at
least once a month (right after you read the newsletter :O)).
Lion Scott has asked me to let you know he still would like
input from anyone in the club regarding the website or
newsletter. We welcome all comments or suggestions in our
commitment to provide you with the knowledge of what happens in
Sunday February 6th we held our Annual Pancake Day at the
Community Building on Grace & St. Charles, and Lion Dave Orr did
a bang up job of masterminding this project once again. This
year we had help from the Lombard Cub Scout Pack 40. They came
in and helped set up and tear down all the tables. During the
entire morning, they continually cleaned up after people and
made sure all tables were supplied with syrup and whatever
condiments that were needed. Thanks to Lion Jeff Cholewa for
getting the boys involved. Although the final report is not in
yet, Lion Dave says we should net over $ 1,000.00. Thanks to all
Lions who gave of their time and energy to this project. Thanks
also to Maxfields Restaurant on Roosevelt Road for donating the
pancake mix and also to Lion Ross Caputoís neighbor (sorry I
donít know his name) for allowing the use of that massive grill.
Lion Prez Ernie has gotten overwhelming support this year from
the school health nurses who have been instrumental in placing
The Key Recycling Boxes and Eyeglasses collection Boxes into
many of the District 44 Schools for the first time. The
Principals and the P.T.A. are currently putting together an
incentive plan for the school that collects the largest number
of keys by weight by the end of the school year. The proceeds of
the project will go to fund Camp Lions for the Visually &
Hearing Impaired in Illinois.
It's a great way to let the children know how they can help
their fellow citizens and an important lesson in recycling
Some of our Lions attended the District 1J annual bowling
tournament in January and put on a pretty good show. Lion Eric
Raymond came in with the best overall series of 587
(165-221-201). I donít believe we won anything but all of us had
a really fun time. I had a pretty decent series myself but, was
even happier that I took a couple of dollars from Lion John
Liberti of the Elmhurst Evening club!! Last year he cleaned me
Calendar of Events:
We still need a Chairperson for the Diabetes awareness project
in March. If you are interested in helping on this program,
please contact Lion Ernie.
The District 1J Zone meeting is schedule for Feb. 16th at
Angeloís in Elmhurst. If you would like to attend, please notify
As always, the calendar of our activities and meetings is on our
website. www.lombardlions.org Please go there and check it out
so you will have no excuse why you didnít know what was going
on, or when it was going on. Please call or write me anytime you
have a gripe or a suggestion for the newsletter. It is your
club. Get involved!
See you at the next meeting, take care and God bless,
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