Guest Luncheon Speakers

December 5, 2017

Wheaton Lion Bill Davis introduced our luncheon speaker Kathleen Yosko, the President and CEO of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. Located on Roosevelt Rd. in Wheaton the hospital was founded in 1972 by the Franciscan Sisters. Wheaton Lion Bruce Schurmann was its first President. Kathleen joined the hospital in 1998 and became President & CEO after Bruce retired.

She presented a slide show and explained the various things that the hospital does. They help people who have had strokes, have Orthopedic brain injury, Spinal Cord injury and also pediatrics. The hospital has 140 impatient beds, 500 skilled nursery beds. Treatment is handled by 24 Board Specialized Therapists and 2 Pediatric Physiatrists. They also train 18 therapists/Physiatrists a year.

The aim of the hospital is to make patients more independent. One of the newer things happening is the purchase of very modern hi-tech equipment which help patients walk, learn to use their arms and hands, etc. The hospital also donates $70,000 a year to injured patients in financial need. They recently started a new program called “Go Baby Go” dedicated to children in the hospital.

For more information go to marianjoy.org.


December 12, 2017

Our annual pre-Christmas luncheon was held at the Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. Close to 60 members attended a wonderful lunch which was followed by an auction of some speciall items and a raffle. Our Lion Mayor Mike Gresk was the auctioneer and Lion Keith Carlson assisted him. Each member brought a raffle item and bought raffle tickets. Many people won a raffle prize.

Lions Terri Lightbody and Ruth Carlson helped to kick off the luncheon with Christmas Carols. We all joined in with them.

Lions looking over the raffle table. Lots of good gifts were brought in.

Everyone liked the nicely decorated dining area.

Close to 60 Lions came to our end of the year luncheon at the Arrowhead Golf Course. Excellent food, lots of hospitality and raffles and a fun auction.





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