THE LOMBARD LION TIMES REPORT
DATE: November 15, 2004
Thanks to Lions Jerry Bimber and Ernie Turcotte for
their leadership role in helping us achieve another banner year
for Candy Days!!!
To all of you Lions who put out a little extra effort this year
we say THANKS and we also give a huge round of applause and a
BIG THANK YOU to our VOLUNTEERS!! Without them we would be
sorely lacking in donations.
Candy Day Appreciation Pasta Dinner:
We had a slightly smaller turn out for our spaghetti dinner this
year, but no small effort by a few Lions who put on a great show
of appreciation for our volunteers. Lions Jerry and Ernie did a
masterful job of thanking and rewarding our volunteers for a
great turn out on the streets once again this year. We had
volunteers from the Deicke Home, NEDSRA and RRAF, and MANY
individual local citizens (and their children) who give us their
precious time out there!
Thanks also to all of you Lions who attended and helped with the
cleanup and teardown of tables. Special thanks to Lion Sandy
Sarillo who did the majority of the cooking.
Community Vision & Hearing program
Lion Scott Tobey and I have nothing new to report this month,
but we are ready for anyone needing help who wishes to contact
us. If you know of anyone in the community who is in financial
need and they or their children need vision or hearing help,
please let me or Lion Scott Tobey know right away.
Where does it all go Department:
We did not expend any money for donations at last months board
meeting, but we will probably be spending some of our funds by
the next board meeting in December. There are a couple of
budgeted donations we make every year at this time. I will
report all monies donated by you as they occur.
Past Due members:
We are sending out letters to a couple of our members who have
not paid their bills in quite a while, and who have not
contacted us regarding those bills. They will have a specific
amount of time to pay or respond. If they do neither, we will
drop them from our roster. If you are one of these members and
you still want to remain a part of our valuable service
organization, please contact Lion Ross or Lion Ernie and they
will help you figure out a way to take care of your overdue
New Member Dept.:
We are losing a couple of our cherished members (I will explain
this later) and so, Lion Scott Tobey is once again asking you to
invite a friend to a meeting. Please ask someone you know who is
willing to work and enjoy the fellowship of some fine, community
minded people, to come to a meeting soon. Our club has
experienced a rejuvenation of people who want to work hard and
promote service in our community but we are also experiencing a
loss to our roster. Membership is the “life blood” of any
organization and ours is no different. Please keep in mind, we
want people who are willing to support us, working hard on
projects and volunteering to put in the time, or at least donate
the necessary funds we need to keep us going strong, and to help
us provide the community with the help that it needs in the
areas we support.
December is our Holiday program month and we have some annual
events to consider. We start out with our annual Christmas lunch
with Seniors Club of Lombard and the Special folks from The
Deicke Center in Lombard. This event will take place on Tuesday
December 7th at noon, and will be at the Lombard Community
Building at St. Charles & Grace Street. We need your help in
serving lunch and mingling with our guests, and of course, with
the clean up after the event is over. We also need some prizes
to raffle off at this function. Anything you can bring will
help. Deicke residents will receive free raffle tickets and the
Seniors will have to buy theirs. The Seniors’ lunch will be on
us this year.
Next is our Annual Christmas Dinner at Glen Oak Country Club.
Many thanks to Lion Bob Iorii and his wife Lisa, and also to
Lion Ross Caputo and his wife Sheila, for handling all the
details. You should have received an invitation by now (if not
call Lion Ross). Please plan on attending this fabulous affair.
The cost is $ 80.00 per couple ($ 40.00 per person) and the
dinner promises to be outstanding! You are also requested to
bring 1 Christmas ornament per couple, or person, if you attend
alone, for a game to be played the party. Cocktails are at 6pm
and dinner at 7pm.
Our loss, no ones gain.
I told you earlier that we are losing a couple of our members.
We received letters of resignation from Lions Sharon Mysliwiec
and Sandy Sarillo. Both expressed sorrow for leaving and both
gave reasons of too many other commitments and not enough time
to stay involved. We will miss them both. I know their hearts
are in the right place and that they leave reluctantly. I thank
them for their valuable efforts in the past and hope only for
their happiness in the future. I hope they will stay in touch
with us and perhaps resume their membership in the future. This
is no slight to Sharon but, we will sorely miss Sandy Sarillo.
Soon, we will notice all the things she did for us and how much
this club counted on her for things we took for granted. There
are a few members in this organization that I have had a hard
time saying “no” to because of their work ethic and commitment
to the Lombard Lions. Sandy was definitely one of them.
Lion Scott has asked me to let you know he will be adding a page
to the website regarding the guest speakers we have had or will
be having in the future. He, as well as I, 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 the club.
Calendar of Events:
We are now starting to gear up for Pancake Day (February 6th,
2005). Lions Dave Orr and Jeff Cholewa are chairing this event
and will need your help in selling tickets and flipping
flapjacks and such. More details will follow soon.
As always, the calendar of our activities and meetings is on our
www.lombardlions.org Please go there and check it out so,
you will have no excuse why you didn’t 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
See you at the next meeting, take care and God bless,
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