In the News

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.


June 2017
Spectrios Institute for Low Vision Gala 2017

Wheaton Lion Jeff Kincaid presented a substantial donation check from the Wheaton Lions to Sarah Lichenwalter, Grant Writer, Development Dept. for PEOPLE’S RESOURCE CENTER. Jeff is a food pantry volunteer who has worked there for 6 years.

PRC is a DuPage non-profit that helps people in need with a large food pantry in its 2 locations, Computer Training for people who don’t know how to use a computer, English as a second language, Art classes, Job Training and job placement, Clothing pantry for males and females all at no charge to people in need. Our donation was greatly appreciated.

Lion Jeff Kincaid presents check to Sarah Lichenwalter at the People's Resource Center.


May 2017
Annual Installation Dinner

Almost 60 Wheaton Lions and spouses came to Arrowhead Golf Club for our Annual Installation Dinner on May 17, 2017. The evening included a wonderful dinner, some great music from 2 Wheaton College Students and the big thank you to those members of the Board of Directors who had served their time on our board, Officers and some members who had served as leaders of various committees.

Incoming Wheaton Lions President Jim Huck gave a nice acceptance speech after being sworn in. Jim’s term starts July 1, 2017 and is a one year term.

Two students from Wheaton College playing drums and vibes supplied some lovely music throughout the dinner.

Our Lions Eastern Region Zone Chair John Barsanti swore in our new Board Members and Officers for their term which starts July 1, 2017 and runs for 1 year.


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.


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Wheaton Lions Club Events

December 12, 2017
Annual Christmas Luncheon
Arrowhead Golf Club
Click here for details and photos.

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Spectrios Institute for Low Vision Gala 2017


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See the organizations to whom the Lions made donations.