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June 2014
Annual Banquet & Installation of Officers

The Wheaton Lions held their annual Installation Dinner of new officers at Cantigny Golf Club on June 22, 2014 Our outgoing President Scott Shorney welcomed everyone and got the evening started.

Below are a few photos from the evening.

Wheaton Lion Bob Haeger is swearing in the incoming Wheaton Lions President Ogden (Clip) Kniffin. Clips term will run from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

The new Wheaton Lions Club officers are being sworn in by Lion Bob Haeger. Their term will start on July 1, 2014 and end June 30, 2015.

Anna Lee and her trio who entertained us during and after dinner.



May 2014
Eyeglasses and hearing aid donations

On May 15th Lion Ed Lambke delivered the following glasses and hearing aids to the Lions of Illinois Foundation in Sycamore, IL.

1,111 metal eyeglass frames with lens
924 plastic eyeglass frames with lens
132 individual sets of lens
15 hearing aids

These will all be cleaned up and donated to people in need around the world.



April 2014
Bob Clavel wins the 2014 George Lazansky Award

On April 5th at the recent District 1-J convention at the Lisle Hilton Hotel, Wheaton Lion Bob Clavel was presented with the George Lazansky Distinguished Service Award.  The award is named after District 1-J’s first Governor.  The award is a special engraved medallion and a plaque.

To be considered for the award, the nominee must be a Lion in good standing and been a Lion for at least 10 years.  They must have made an outstanding contribution to Lionism at the club level.  Performed an outstanding Lionistic achievement at the International, State, District level and/or performed one for the Lions of Illinois Foundation. They must have performed an outstanding accomplishment within the community where the nominee lives, not related to Lionism.

Each club in the district can only nominate one individual.  Bob was unanimously nominated by our Board of Directors.  The nominee’s resumes are then studied by a district panel.  Those that meet all of the criteria are presented with the award once the committee approves them.

Congratulations to our Secretary and very likable, helpful and special Lion Bob Clavel.



April 2014
Wheaton Lions Club presents scholarship checks

On April 22, 2014 the Wheaton Lions Club presented a scholarship check to Wheaton Warrenville South High School Senior Danny Nguyen. Danny will be a Freshman at the College of DuPage starting next September.


On April 29, 2014 the Wheaton Lions Club presented a scholarship check to Wheaton North High School Senior Nicholas Wejtyna. Nick will be attending the University of Southern California and will major in Computer Science.

He has a special interest in computer games and hopes to head into a career in that field.



December 2013
Eyeglasses, hearing aids, cell phone donations

On December 17, 2013 the Wheaton Lions Club collected and donated the following items to the Lions of Illinois Foundation Recycling Program...

625 metal eyeglass frames with lens
469 plastic eyeglass frames with lens
14 hearing aids
31 cell phones
2 sets of contact lens
11 charging aids for cell phones
1 pound of metal keys.

Wheaton Lion Edward Lambke heads up this program. All of these items will be reused for people in need.



November 2013
November 19 Lions Club Luncheon

Lion Jim Atten received a recognition plaque sheet from our District Governor Lion Mario Gumino for his 50 years service as a Lion Club Member.

We were honored to have Lion John E. Barsanti, District 1-J Eastern Region Zone Chair and our District Governor Lion Mario Gumino join us for lunch. Lion Gumino spoke about what it means to be a Lion and what it has meant to him in the 33 years he has been one and also worked for the State Lions Foundation.


July 2013
Wheaton Lions Participate in Fourth of July Parade

This year’s 4th of July was a beautiful sunny day unlike last year’s storm day.  Once again our Wheaton Lions had a float with riders and walkers waving to the crowd, handing out candy and getting the message out about what Lions Clubs do for people. Lioness Dorothy Troyer made it special by opening Spectrios for parking, coffee, baked goodies and fellowship. Gregg Pusateri manned the entrance to make sure only Lions could park at the Spectrios Lot.

The crowd was huge this year.  The parade started off with our Lioness Terri Lightbody singing the National Anthem.  Terri and her husband Scott also manned the 3rd of July popcorn stand at the County Fair Grounds and Terri sang the Star Spangled Banner at that event right before the fireworks.  Their popcorn stand raised $600.00 for Wheaton Lions Charities.

Our float was about half way in the grouping of 100 entries.  Joining our float was: Conrad Stoll driving the truck and trailer lent to us by Lion Steve Lederman of Wheaton Nursery, along with his son Bryan.  Glenn Auble dressed in a lions costume had the folks laughing as he drove around on his ATV growling at everyone.  Martin Findling, John Tagye, Jim Borsch, John Sheahin, Rod Irey, George Bryson, Jim Jakubiec, Barry and Georgie Cobb, Dave McLinden and Carol and Jeff Kincaid rounded out the group.  We gave out hundreds of Reindeer Run postcards and about 500 pieces of candy.  It was a great event.





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Wheaton Lions Club Events

June 11, 2014
Annual Banquet & Installation of Officers
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August 27, 2014
Annual Golf Outing & Steak Fry
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December 6, 2014
Reindeer Run

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