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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.



June 2018
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 2018
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 (right) 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.

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