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April 2017
Spectrios Institute for Low Vision Gala 2017

The Wheaton Lions Club was the Premiere Partner at the 2017 Spectrios Institute for Low Vision Gala held at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville Hotel. Our generous donation will help them with the wonderful work they do with people who have low vision. Shown are our Wheaton Lions who attended. Two of the Wheaton Lions are Dr.Tracy Williams, O.D.,F.A.AO. who is the Executive Director & Low Vision Rehabilitation Doctor at Spectrios and Dr. Gregg Pusateri, O.D., M.Div. Director, Access Technology at Spectrios.

It was a great evening with delicious food, very moving stories from some vision patients, recognition of 2 Partner of Vision people and a Volunteer of the Year and a very successful Silent and Live auctions of all sorts of things. The crowd of attendees was really into making sure the evening was a winner.


Attending Wheaton Lions Club members.

 

February 2017
Donated Glasses, Hearing Aids and Keys

We counted glasses, hearing aids, lenses and keys which were donated to us by folks and the counts were:

2,000 glasses with metal frames
960 glasses with plastic frames
14 hearing aids
2 pounds of metal keys
A box of glasses lenses.

Rod Irey and Jeff Kincaid stand among the many boxes of donations.

 

February 2017
District 1-J Quarterly Meeting

The Wheaton Lions hosted a quarterly meeting of the District 1-J Lions Clubs at Cantigny on February 20th. There were 35 Lions in attendance and a great deal of material was covered by members during the meeting. This picture shows the Wheaton Lions President Rick Erickson addressing the crowd. Topics covered included Candy Day, membership growth, various service jobs, new ways to raise money for charity, etc.

 

January 2017
Annual District 1-J Bowling Tournament

Five Wheaton Lions bowled at the Annual District 1-J Bowling Tournament. There were 2 different starting times at Fox Bowl in Wheaton. The first was at 9:00 and there were 103 Bowlers. The second (which our club bowled in) was at 12;00 and had 116 bowlers.

From left to right our bowlers were Brian Morrow, Mike Bernard, Scott Shorney, Steve Lederman and Brett Mathieson.

Over 100 Lions from many cities in Illinois were at Fox Bowl for the District 1-J Bowling Tournament.

Brett Mathieson threw one of several strikes. Yeah!

 

September 2016
Professional Achievement

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.

 

July 2016
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.

 

July 2016
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.

 

June 2016
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.

 

June 2016
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.

 

May 2016
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.

 

April 2016
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.

 

 

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Wheaton Lions Club Events

May 5 & 6, 2017
Candy Days
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May 17, 2017
Wheaton Lions Club Installation Dinner
Arrowhead Golf Club
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.May 17, 2017


July 4, 2017
July 4th Parade
Downtown Wheaton

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