In the News

September 2019
The Wheaton Lions Terrace

RC Crompton, President of the Wheaton Lions announced a finalized agreement with the Wheaton Park District to build the “Lions Terrace” area adjacent to the Mary Lubko Center at Memorial Park. Lions Terrace is coming to Memorial Park Summer of 2020! Built in part through the generosity of the Wheaton Lions Club the Wheaton Lions In recognition of the Wheaton Lions serving our community for over 95 years, a permanent bronze recognition plaque will be permanently mounted in the Terrace Area that will display the Lions logo and will describe the six Pillars of Service that the Wheaton Lions Club provides to the community: Sight, Hearing, Diabetes, Hunger, Environment and Pediatric Cancer.

In August 2019, the Wheaton Lions participated in the Wheaton Park District Groundbreaking event for Memorial Park. The Lions are proud to partner with the Park District in the renovation of Memorial Park and as a collaborative and strategic partner in the building of the Lions Terrace. The Lions Terrace and the entire Memorial Park renovation is scheduled for completion by the end of May 2020.



August 2019
Serving the Community

A number of Wheaton Lions volunteered to help serve food to people in need. At the Mobile Pantry food distribution at Marian Park in Wheaton. We served 144 households benefitting at least 400 individuals. They received meat, milk, eggs, potatoes, carrots, pears, tomatoes, pasta, cereal and a selection of non-perishable items. Hester Bury the Director of Foundation & Grants for the Northern Illinois Food Bank supervised the event. The Northern Illinois Food Bank located in Geneva, IL supplied all of the items. Wheaton Lions” Ruth Carlson headed up the Lions volunteers.



August 2019
National Night Out

The Wheaton Lions had several volunteers come to the event and assist the Wheaton Police Department hand out Pizza slices, hot dogs and drinks to the hundreds of people that attended.

We had a table and discussed our club’s activities with people and handed out brochures on the work our club does and also the work Lions Clubs International does to support the fight against Diabetes. It was a fun event and gave the Wheaton residents a chance to intermingle with the police.



August 2019
Memorial Park Revitalization Project

Wheaton Mayor Phil Suess introduced the Wheaton Board of Directors, members of the Wheaton Municipal Band, Park Dept. employees and many Wheaton Lions Club members at the Groundbreaking event at Wheaton’s oldest park Monday August 19, 2019.

The Lions Club is making a large endowment to cover the expenses of the brand new Patio, one of the many new projects. Also coming will be a much larger pavilion which will have an outreach roof that will help protect the viewers from rain. The pavilion will have new rest rooms, changing rooms and more. There will be a new office structure, new benches, tables, and many old trees will have to be removed but new trees will be planted.

Work on the Revitalization will start shortly and the goal is to have it open before the Taste of Wheaton in late May 2020.



August 2019
Another Scholarship Awarded

Wheaton Lion Keith Carlson presented a scholarship check to Bridgette Garnache. A student of Wheaton Warrenville High
School, she will going to Emory University in Atlanta Georgia. She’ll be studying Pre-Med. Have a great time Brigette.



July 2018
Another Scholarship Award

On July 23, Wheaton Lion Keith Carlson presented a scholarship check from our Lions Club to Ellery Fahey who will be attending the University of Dayton in Dayton Ohio.



July 2019
Lions International Guests

On July 16, Wheaton Lions President, RC Crompton welcomed guests from Lions International!



July 2019
Visit From the Former District Governor

Lion Susan Galvez, the former District Governor of District 1-J attended our luncheon on July 23 and presented some Lion awards to some of our members.  Rick Erickson was given a plaque thanking him for putting together a on-line Registration System for the District.  She gave a plaque to John Tagye for his Sight & Sound work.

Former District Governor, Susan Galvez presenting John Tagye his award.



July 2019
July 4th Community Parade

The Wheaton Lions Club was asked to be this years Grand Marshal of the Wheaton Independence Day Parade.



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.

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Wheaton Lions Club Events

October 21 & 25, 2019
Vision Screenings
Wheaton Public Library
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November 19, 2019
Lunch at Wheaton College
Wheaton College
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November 29, 2019
Dickens Parade
Downtown Wheaton
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December 7, 2019
8th Annual Reindeer Run
Downtown Wheaton
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You Should Know

Lions Terrace Update
Coming to Memorial Park
Summer 2020

You Should Know