THE LOMBARD LION TIMES REPORT
DATE: October 14, 2004
CANDY DAYS REPORT
Give yourselves a pat on the back. Plaque for Highest
per capita donations received for Candy Days in 2003 was awarded
to us at the last District 1J Zone meeting!
Please let our Chairman Lion Jerry Bimber or Lion President
Ernie Turcotte know if you have any more contributions for Candy
Days. There is still time to get some corporate underwriting
letters out, if you havenít already done them. Lion Dave
Hulseberg will once again be doing the auction for dinner gift
certificates, via email, soon and you can donate and eat great
at the same time! Remember, part of our goal this year, is to
collect so much money during Candy Days that there wonít be a
need to run any raffles later this year. Please do your part!
Kudos to Kudulis!!!!!!!!!
Wag your tails at Lion Steve Kudulis for an outstanding effort
this year that surpasses the great performance he accomplished
last year. Way to go Steve!!
Also, we have a couple of other stand out Lions who, as usual,
do a masterful job at this Candy Day stuff. Lions Jerry Bimber
(our illustrious chairman) and Lion George Rentz have brought in
some big numbers once again this year. I donít have the final
totals yet but, they will be posted in next months final report.
Nice going guys and thank you for the time, labor and effort!!!
Candy Day Appreciation Pasta Dinner:
Friday October 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Please come to this worthwhile event and say ďHi and ThanksĒ to
all of our volunteers for Candy Day. You cannot believe what a
tremendous job our volunteers do for us during Candy Days. They
are out on the street and dodging cars, collecting, just like
the rest of us and the amount of donations they bring in is
phenomenal! We have volunteers from the Deicke Home, NEDSRA and
RRAF, just to name a few. At this time it is too close to call
but, it looks like team 2 will be serving you your dinner.
Community Vision & Hearing program:
Lion Scott Tobey and I have assisted you in helping one more
needful member of our community to get a pair of eyeglasses,
through our new program with Lenscrafters of America. They sell
us $ 50.00 vouchers (good to purchase any glasses in the store
worth up to $ 90.00.) We will keep you informed whenever we
assist someone in our community.
Hearing Screening Bus:
Many thanks to Lion Dave Hulseberg for setting up the Lions
International Hearing screening bus to be at The Carlisle in
Lombard. Because of this Lions foresight and work ethic we gave
Hearing screening and Diabetic Retinopathy screening, at this
event, to more people than at any time in the past. We gave 50
Hearing screenings and 80 Visual screenings. Many thanks also to
all Lion members who gave an hour or two the help out on this
program. Special thanks to Lisa Iorii (Lion Bob Ioriiís wife)
for showing up early and helping me get things organized and
then staying and helping out with the screenings.
Many thanks to Lion Sandy Sarillo for putting in over 10 hours
of duty at the September Recycling extravaganza at Yorktown
Mall. Lion Sandy was the chairperson for this event and she also
headed up the set up crew and the clean up crew and, oh yeah,
she was the entire work crew too!! Thanks Sandy
Where does it all go Department:
The executive director Bruce Thompson of the Deicke Home in
Lombard was our guest speaker on September 21st and gave his
insight on the needs of that community and their goals and plans
for the future. They have a wish list of things needed in the
home and one of the things on the list was a gas barbeque grill.
At this months Board meeting, we decided to help out The Deicke
Home with the purchase of a gas barbeque grill for approximately
$ 200.00. We also had a guest speaker Ray Campbell from the
Center for Independent Living on October 5th . Ray stated that
their services included advocacy for transportation, peer
counseling and independent skills training for those with
physical disabilities. He stated that Ĺ of all blind adults have
macular degeneration of some kind.
Dead Beat Dept.:
Last month I told you about the problem we are experiencing with
some of our members who are very behind in the paying of their
account. Letters are being sent out to those members this week
and they will have until November to take care of the bills or
contact us for discussion. Any member who has been delinquent
for 90 days or more and has paid nothing toward his/her past due
account will be dropped from the clubs roster. Any member who
has a problem with their billing should contact Lion Ross or
President Ernie and discuss it right away.
New Member Dept.:
Lion Scott Tobey is, once again, asking you to invite a friend
to a meeting. October is, traditionally, membership month
(November would be okay too!) and we would like to be in on the
bandwagon of finding a person who is willing to give back to the
community. 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. Tuesday October 19th our District 1J
zone chairman will be here to give an insight as to whatís
happening in the district. It would be nice if we not only had a
lot of members there but, also bring in a potential member
(remember a potential member gets a free lunch!)
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 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
See you at the next meeting, take care and God bless,
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