THE LOMBARD LION TIMES REPORT
DATE: January 12, 2005
I hope you and your families had a safe & happy holiday season.
Please accept my best wishes for success and happiness in 2005!
Community Vision & Hearing program:
We have not receive any requests for assistance since our last
Where does it all go Department:
Donations scheduled during this months board meeting include, $
1,000.00 to DONKA. They were our guest speaker at the last
meeting. This organization does a lot of good work to help
people with little or no vision get into the work force. They
train and help place people who, because of their disabilities,
would not have the opportunity to get an education on computers.
We are giving $ 3,000.00 to N.E.D.S.R.A. This extremely
worthwhile organization helps about 400 Lombard residents with
disabilities get the assistance they need to enjoy recreation
and education. They work very closely with the Lombard Park
District, and is one of the organizations we help that help us
back on Candy Day. The money we donate will help in their
We are donating $ 500.00 to Lombard Cub Scout Pack #40 for their
50th annual Blue & Gold awards night. This is where they honor
all the boys for their efforts throughout the year. If you
recall, we are the local sponsor for this group.
We are donating $ 200.00 to a group called the Venturing Crew
1776. This is a Lombard organization teaching responsibility and
history to high school boys and girls through reenactment
(mostly Civil war and Revolutionary war reenactments). Venture
is a program of the Boy Scouts of America and they meet at the
Lombard Historical Society.
We are pledging $ 500.00 to The American Cancer Society through
their Cancer Walk in June. Anyone interested in actually walking
in this event, please contact Lion Bob Goldin.
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 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. Since we have not heard from you, we are dropping you from
our roster as an official member. 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. As of this date, we have members in arrears to the tune of
about $ 1,000.00. We really do not want to lose you, but your
bill is your responsibility, and the club needs to stand firm.
New Member Department:
(I wrote this last month but, felt it needed to be repeated.) 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 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.
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 is our Annual Pancake Day at the Community
Building on Grace & St. Charles and Lion Dave Orr has asked me
to remind you that we will be needing your help for this
project. Tickets have been printed and distributed to all of our
members. Please remember to ask for extra tickets for all your
friends and neighbors!
We working with School District 44 in putting our key boxes and
eyeglass boxes into all of the schools. It’s a great way to let
children know how they can help their fellow citizens and it
will also give them a sense of accomplishment.
Calendar of Events:
NEDSRA is presenting a program at our lunch Meeting on Jan 18.We
appreciate your attendance to show support for our speakers
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
Angelos’ in Elmhurst. If you would like to attend, please notify
Sunday January 16th is the Annual Bowling Tournament at Stardust
Lanes in Addison. Lion Steve Wilk is Chairperson for this event
and has lined up 2 teams to bring us home a trophy.
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 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 involved!
See you at the next meeting, take care and God bless,
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