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June 2019
Benevolence Luncheon

The Wheaton Lions Club donated $70,000 to a number of recipients in DuPage County. Don Fischer presented several of them with checks during our annual Benevolence Luncheon.

Left: Hester Bury of the Illinois Food Bank. Right: Christina La Page of Peoples Resource Center.

Left: Vicki Watts of Markland. Right: Amy Van Polen of Bridge Communities.

Left: John Miller of the Clare Woods Academy. Right: Kara Kelly of Eversight.

Left: Lisa Drake and Beth Stremel of CASA of DuPage. Right: Mitzi of the College of DuPage Foundation.

Left: Joe Flynn of the Hadley School for the Blind. Right: Courtney Tedrick of the Wheaton Public Library.

Left: Leanne Vos of Donka. Right: Nancy Dorsman of the Humanitarian Service Project.

 

 

June 2019
Scholarship Awards

On June 4, The Wheaton and Warrenville Lions presented a scholarship to Hailey Flebbe-Eaves. Hailey is graduating from Wheaton-Warrenville South and will going to Northern Illinois University.

The Wheaton Lions Club also presented a scholarship to Kaitlyn Daeschler. Kaitlyn will be graduating from Wheaton North High School and will be attending Illinois State University.

On June 25, Keith Carlson presented a scholarship to Amy Myers a recent graduate of Wheaton North High School. She was at our luncheon with her mother,

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

Scholarship recipient Hailey Flebbe-Eaves.

Scholarship recipient Kaitlyn Daeschler.

Scholarship recipient Amy Myers.

 

 

June 2019
Annual Installation Dinner

The Wheaton Lions Club had its annual Installation Dinner at the Arrowhead Golf Club on June 19, 2019. We all enjoyed an excellent dinner and music.

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

Incoming Wheaton Lions President R.C. Crompton thanking outgoing President Don Fischer for the great job he has done in Fiscal year 2019.

Incoming President R.C. Crompton giving outgoing President Don Fischer a LION golf club cover gift along with some Wheaton Lions tees, and a golf bag LIONS tag.

The new Board of Directors was sworn in for our fiscal year which starts on July 1.

 

 

 

May 2019
Candy Days

We had a large group of volunteers covering many streets in Wheaton for our annual Candy Day.

 

 

 

April 2019
Northern Illinois Food Bank

Lion John Vires organized a much needed volunteer event to help the Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Pantry distribute food to about 157 individuals on Saturday, April 6th at Marian Park. Many of those served were seniors who can find it challenging to get to a food pantry. Food that was not distributed at the Mobile Pantry was taken to People’s Resource Center. Thank you to all Lions and their families for volunteering to make this happen!

 

 

 

December 2018
Christmas Luncheon

The Wheaton Lions Club held its annual Christmas Luncheon at the Arrowhead Golf Club. Sixty Wheaton Lions attended and enjoyed a fine luncheon, drinks and raffle ticket and auction prizes.

The fellow standing with the Santa Hat (center) is Michael Gresk. He handled the raffle and the auction.

The tables were filled with auction items.

 

 

August 2018
National Night Out

The Wheaton Lions had 8 volunteers helping out at the National Night Out in Wheaton at Memorial Park. This is an annual event which takes place all over the United States. It lets people get to know their police and firemen and also visit with other non-profit groups that help residents in the various towns. We helped out at the food tables and told visitors about our Reindeer Run and the various other things we do to help people with sight, hearing and diabetes problems. It was a fun evening.

 

 

July 2018
Another Scholarship Award

Wheaton Lion Keith Carlson presented a scholarship to Erica Engel. Erica will start her Junior year at William Wood University in Fulton, Missouri. She is studying with 2 majors: Business Management and Equine Management.

 

 

July 2018
July 4th Parade

We had 13 Wheaton Lions and 3 grandchildren to help give away over 2,000 lollipops to children viewing the 4th of July Parade in Wheaton. We also handed out hundreds of Reindeer Run Postcards to folks interested in our annual run. It was a nice sunny day with lots of people marching in the parade and thousands watching.

The Wheaton Lions that walked in the parade included Jeff & Carol Kincaid, John Tagye, Mike Leach, Jim Huck, Don Fischer, Jim Borsch, Bob Rutan, Dave McLinden, Conrad Stoll, John Sheahin, Jim Jakubiec, Brad Pyle and Tom Keiser.

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Wheaton Lions Club Events

August 6, 2019
National Night Out
Northside Park
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August 21, 2019
Annual Golf Outing
Cantigny Golf Club
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