In the News

June 2017
The Lions Club Thanks Local Donors

On June 19th our club welcomed several people who work for some of the non-profit businesses to whom we donate money. The included Marklan Day School, Spectrios Institute for Low Vision, CASA of DuPage, Donka and Clare Woods Academy. Each gave a little talk about their business and how they help people in need and we all enjoyed a nice meal and good fellowship.


June 2017
Scholarship Awards

On June 5, Lion Keith Carlson, who chairs our scholarship committee, presents a check and certificate to Morgan Tagye. Morgan just graduated from Wheaton North High School and will be attending the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Morgan was at our luncheon with her parents and all were happy that she won the check.

On June 19, Wheaton Lion Keith Carlson presented two more scholarships to two Wheaton High School graduates to help them with college expenses.

Danielle Spaid graduated from Wheaton North H.S. She will be attending ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY and will study to become a registered nurse.

Mark Sweeney graduated from Wheaton Warrenville South H.S. and he will be attending Valparaiso University and he will be studying Meteorology.

Our congratulations and best wishes go out to both of these students.

Lion Keith Carlson presents a check to Morgan Tagye.

Lion Keith Carlson presents checks to Danielle Spaid and Mark Sweeney.


May 2018
Annual Installation Dinner

The Wheaton Lions Club had its annual Installation Dinner at the Arrowhead Golf Club on May 16, 2018. We all enjoyed an excellent dinner and the music of Harpist Abbey Hughes.

Wheaton Lion and a former President Rick Erickson was the Master of Ceremonies. He recognized the fine work several officers and directors had done in 2017-2018 and introduced the new Board of Directors and our new President Don Fischer.

The current President Jim Huck and incoming President Don Fischer both gave nice remarks. The new board members were sworn in and the meeting closed. It was a loverly event.

Former President Rick Erickson, Master of Ceremonies, introduced our new President Don Fischer and new Board of Directors.

Current President Jim Huck introduced our new President, Don Fischer.


April 2018
The George Lazansky Award
Goes to Joe Morrissey

District 1-J had its annual Convention at the Chicago Marriott Naperville on April 6-8. The District consists of 68 Illinois Lions Club including Wheaton. One of our members Joe Morrissey was honored to be one of 4 Lions selected to receive the George Lazansky Award. Lion Lazansky was the District 1-J's first govenor and the award is presented to 10 Lions or less each year. Joe, a 42 year member of the Lions Club, met all the criteria and was at the convention with his wife. It was a nice evening.

Congratulations again Joe.

One of the things mentioned by the Lion speaker was that The International Lions Clubs agreed at the International Convention last year that in Fiscal 2017 -2018 we had a goal of servicing 100 Million people around the world. So far with about 2 months to go in the fiscal year, Lions have served 227 Million people.

Let’s keep up the good work.


March 2018
It's a Guinness Book Record

The Wheaton Lions Club is roaring to set a Guinness Book of World Records for the most umbrellas opened inside a building. We had 41 umbrellas open ☂ on March 14, 2018 in our Lions Den. Incoming Lions president (July 2018 - June 2019) Don Fischer up front under the light.


January 2018
Annual District 1-J Bowling Tournament

Below are several of the photos that show some of the 400+ Lions who bowled in the District 1-J Annual Bowling Tournament. It was held at Wheaton’s Fox Bowl and there were 2 starting times. 9:00 a.m. and 12: 00 noon. Our Wheaton teams consisted of a total of 10 bowlers.


October 2017
International Lions

Two Lions who were in Illinois for a Lions International training program wanted to attend a meeting while in the United States. Lion John Barsanti invited them to our Tuesday luncheon.
Next to the Lions flag is Paula Lang from Lions Club, Gordons Bay, Capetown, South Africa and next to her, in red, is Judith Bysouth from Lions Club, Horsham, Australia. They enjoyed the meeting and lunch and it was great meeting them.


July 2017
Fourth of July Parade

The Wheaton Lions Club marched in the 4th of July Wheaton Parade again this year. We handed out postcards covering our upcoming Golf Outing and our Reindeer Run in December and we passed out about 5,000 pieces of candy to children along the marching route. A beautiful sunny day with thousands of people cheering on the marchers.



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Wheaton Lions Club Events

July 4, 2018
July 4th Parade
Downtown Wheaton
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August 16, 2018
Annual Golf Outing
Cantigny Golf Club

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