THE LOMBARD LION TIMES REPORT
DATE: December 16, 2004
Community Vision & Hearing program:
Lion Scott Tobey and I are reporting to you this month that we
helped 3 individual students in Lombard get a vision screening
and glasses (with the help of Lenscrafters). All 3 go to school
in Lombard and range in age from 6 to 10 years old. This new
program is really starting to pay off for us. We are able to
help 3 or 4 people for less than what it previously cost us for
1 person. At the time of this printing two more requests for
glasses and exams have been received for young students in the
Lombard School System. If time permits they should also have a
Merrier Christmas because of the Lombard Lions Club.
Where does it all go Department:
Donations scheduled during this months board meeting include, $
200.00 to the Glenbard East HS Music Dept., $ 500.00 for the
Christmas luncheon that we provided to the Deicke Home in
Lombard & The Senior Men’s club. We will be sending $ 2,000.00
to RRAF for some much needed equipment in January. We will be
sending money to NEDSRA in the near future (probably March). I
will let you know how much after the next board meeting in
January. The board also agreed to purchase some vision screening
equipment for the Lombard School District 44 at a cost of $
2,450.00. The HOTV vision screener for the ever-increasing
preschool population and the Titmus vision screener for the
older children are used for mass vision screenings throughout
the district during the school year.
Past Due members:
If you are one of these members and you have not responded to
our request for past due payment, then your time is just about
up. All it takes is a phone call to Lion Ross, Lion Ernie or
myself and we will make arrangements to assist you in taking
care of your bill. Should we not hear from you by this time next
month, you will be dropped from our roster.
The club does have an Associate member status (You would still
be required to help us out on projects through manpower, but you
would not be billed for any project’s tickets or dues). We would
be glad to add your name to that Associates list, but you MUST
pay off the balance you currently owe. If you are one of the
above mentioned members and you still want to remain a part of
our valuable service organization, please contact Lion Ross or
Lion Ernie or me and we will help you figure out a way to take
care of your overdue bill.
New Member Department:
If you read the above paragraph, you know we are in need of new
members. We want people who will be committed to our
organization and who are willing to work on projects while
enjoying the fellowship of some fine, community minded people.
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. If you know of a person in the community who fits
our motto, “WE SERVE”, then invite them to a meeting.
Many thanks to Lions Scott Tobey, Paul Friederichs and Ross
Caputo for taking care of the arrangements for our Annual
Christmas lunch with Deicke and & the Senior Mens’ club. It is a
lot of work organizing and getting food and raffle gifts for
those involved. Next was 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. The food was delicious, the surroundings were
top notch and the company was fun and enjoyable. You should come
next year and be a part of this terrific affair.
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 is our Annual Pancake Day at the Community
Building on Grace & St. Charles, Lion Dave Orr has asked me to
remind you that we will be needing your help for this project. I
will have the tickets printed shortly and Lion Dave will have
them available to you for sale. Please remember to ask for extra
tickets for all your friends and neighbors!
From The Prez:
As this year draws to a close and we anticipate the next year on
the horizon. My thanks to the Lions of Lombard and spouses who
made "2004" memorable by their dedication to service. As you
celebrate the miracle of this season know that you
have achieved as no other club has in our history. This
small battalion of Lions has given a full measure to
service and we have answered the call to participate, so that
small frail children and vulnerable adults' lives will be richer
and burdened a little less by the conditions of visual and
hearing impairments. I would want to serve with none other at my
side. My thanks and best wishes.
"KEEP IT ALIVE IN 2005"
Lion Doc"candyman can"
Calendar of Events:
We 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
Angelo’s in Elmhurst. If you would like to attend, please notify
We DO have a regular scheduled meeting on December 21st at Old
Country Buffet. Please attend! We don’t promise that Santa
will make an appearance, but come share some Christmas Spirit.
Annual Bowling Tournament:
Sunday January 16th is the Annual Bowling Tournament at the
Stardust Lanes in Addison. The Event Chairperson is Lion Steve
Wilk Sr. Anyone who would like to bowl on our team call Steve at
620-4800 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
With the holidays approaching please do
this ASAP so we have an idea for reservations.
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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