In the News
On Saturday, September 10, 2016, Dr. Gregg Pusateri was presented with Illinois College of Optometry's Professional Achievement Award.
The awards ceremony took place at the InterContinental Hotel on Chicago's Magnificent Mile and honored those who have made a significant contribution to the profession of optometry.
Some Well Deserved Recognition
Three Wheaton Lion members received special recognition for their service years as Lions. A letter signed by the International President along with a service pin.
Lion Bill Davis - 50 Years
Lion Keith Carlson - 20 Years
Lioness Dr. Terri Lightbody - 10 Years
Congratulations to all of you and thank you for your service and dedication.
A Low Vision Camp Visit
A group of young people that The Wheaton Lions sponsored to go to the Spectrios Institute for Low Vision Camp joined us for lunch. It was a fun time for all.
Scholarship Given Out to our fourth Wheaton Student
Wheaton Lions Club Bill Davis introduced our latest scholarship winner Sarah Owen and her mother Laura. Sarah graduated from Wheaton North High School and will be going to Wisconsin-Milwaukee College to take a 4 year nursing course. Congratulations Sarah and best of luck to you in college.
Our fourth scholarship recipient of 2016, Sarah Owen.
Wheaton Lions in the 4th of July Parade
Once again the Wheaton Lions Club participated in the Wheaton 4th of July Parade. We gave out hundreds of postcards advertising our Reindeer Run and over 2,500 pieces of candy to the kids. It was a lovely day for the parade.
Scholarship Given Out to third Wheaton Student
Bill Davis of the Wheaton Lions Club presented a scholarship to Erica Engel, a student at Wheaton Warrenville High School South at our luncheon on May 17th,. Erica will be attending William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri next year. She will major in Communications. Congratulations Erica.
Our third scholarship recipient of 2016, Erica Engel.
Scholarship Given Out to Wheaton Student
Bill Davis of the Wheaton Lions Club gave out a scholarships to Emily Sexauer from Wheaton South High School at our April 19th Lions Club meeting. Emily will be attending the George Mason University, a large 33,000 enrolment college headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. While in high school Emily served an internship for Peter Roskam for Congress. She plans on majoring in Political Science. Congratulations Emily.
Our first scholarship recipient of 2016, Emily Sexauer.
The Wheaton Lions Club presented a scholarship to Valerie Westrich, a Senior Student at Wheaton Warrenville South high school. Valerie will be studying Medical Nursing at Winona State University in Minnesota. Her parents were also at our luncheon with her. Congratulations Valerie and best of luck to you.
Our second scholarship recipient of 2016, Valerie Westrich.
Lion Lynn Raske Golden Lion Award for Clip
District 1J Zone Chairman John Barsanti awarded the Lion Lynn Raske Golden Lion Award to Wheaton Lion Ogden (Clip) Kniffin at today's January 19 luncheon. This award is in recognition of superior efforts for our Club and District 1-J. Clip is a former President of the Wheaton Club and he started the Wheaton Lion's Annual Reindeer Run which has become a very popular 5K December run and a valuable fund raiser. Clip's wife Ellie joined us for lunch and John made a point of recognizing and thanking her for the way she's supported Clip and the Lions. Congratulations Clilp, you've done a great job for us.
Wheaton Lion Ogden (Clip) Kniffin receiving an award from John Barsanti.
Christmas Luncheon & Auction
On December 15th we were welcomed to lunch at the Arrowhead Golf Club by fellow Lion and Wheaton Park District Director Mike Benard. This annual event is a chance to welcome the Christmas holiday season in and raise money for people with sight and hearing disabilities.
Lion Keith Carlson chaired the luncheon and worked hard to bring in a number of auction items for us to bid on. He also asked each member to bring a nice raffle prize which we all did.
Lion (and Wheaton Mayor) Mike Gresk headed up the auction and raffle drawing.
Over 60 people attending the lunch and a great time was had by all.
Let the raffle and auction begin.
So many raffle items to choose from.
Another auction item to bid on.
Veterans Day Tribute
November 11, 2015 was a special Veterans Day in Wheaton. Wheaton Lion Rick Erickson chaired a committee who put together an evening at Wheaton College called Reflections Framed. 45 Veterans were honored. Each veteran or family member was given a framed picture which had a brief story of their service. The front had one or two photos from their service days. The committee included Dr. Tony Payne of Wheaton College, Wheaton Mayor Michael Gresk, Betsy Adamowski, Wheaton Library Director (All Wheaton Lion Club members) and a few others. Special thanks to Bob Greene, President of DuPage Framing who framed each picture with a beautiful frame. Proceeds from attendees and sponsors all went to help the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. Thanks for a great program Rick.
Over the last 5 months Wheaton Lion Ed Lambke has been picking up eyeglasses, Hearing aids, metal keys and cell phones. He recently brought a lot of things over to the Lions of Illinois Foundation in Sycamore, IL. They will work on the items and they will be given to people in need.
Ed’s packages included:
659 plastic frames with lens
986 metal frames with lens
100 pair of lenses
5 hearing aids
2 Blackbery and 1 AT&T Phone.
December 3, 2016
5th Annual Reindeer Run
<Click here for details and photos from the 2016 run>
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