Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Lorain Lions and District 13 OH2 Welcome Lions Clubs International President Corlew to Lorain

Members of Lions Club International pose for a photo in front of the Lions tour bus and Lorain County Health & Dentistry on Sept. 21, 2016. Lions Club International President Chancellor Bob Corlew visited the agency to see the vision clinic with equipment paid for by donations of Lions Clubs of north central Ohio. Richard Payerchin — The Morning Journal

Stephanie Wiersma, President & CEO of Lorain County Health & Dentistry, welcomes Past Council Chair/Past District Governor Jeff Hillis (2nd from right) and 2nd VDG Keith Kaufman (right) to the LCH&D Headquarters in downtown Lorain on September 21 as Rick Payerchin of The Morning Journal gathers information about the visit of International President Bob Corlew.  President Corlew came to see first hand the Vision Clinic that the Lions of District 13 OH-2 provided with state of the art equipment through a fundraising effort that garnered over $257,000, inncluding a $75,000 grant from Lions Clubs International Foundation in 2013.

The IP's bus arrives about 1:50 p.m.

Lorain Lions Club President Tim Lombardi presented IP Corlew with the Lorain Lions Lighthouse Pin.

Lorain Lion Bob Kayle (above left) was recognized by IP Corlew (center) for his 55 years in Lion.  Vision Clinic optometrist Dr. Joyce Ramsue-Thompson (above right) gave a brief description of the great work of the Vision Clinic and also led a tour of the clinic.

Lorain Lions above from left to right are Ralph O'Hara, Rich Foil, Tim Lombardi, newest member Brittany Fide, Tammy Tansey and Ed Baker.  Here they are waiting for the induction ceremony conducted by IP Corlew following their lunch at LCH&D.

Lions Clubs International President Bob Corlew makes brief remarks to the three inductees and their sponsors from District 13 OH2.

IP Corlew leads the swearing in of Lions Clubs International's "newest members."

IP Corlew congratulates Lorain Lion Brittany Fide

What a great honor it was to have our International President visit Lorain!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Firefish Festival Director James Levin Presents 2016 Festival Highlights to Lions

Lorain native James Levin, director of the Lorain Firefish Festival, attended the Lions Club's September 8 luncheon meeting and spoke of the exciting lineup of artistic presentations and performances for this year's festival in downtown Lorain on Saturday, September 17 from 2:00 to 11:00 p.m. Levin is noted for his public arts projects in Cleveland, such as the Ingenuity Festival and Gordon Square arts projects.

Second Vice District Governor Visits Lorain Lions Club

Ohio Lions District OH-2 Second Vice District Governor, Lion Keith Kaufman (above left, with his wife, Connie) attended the Lorain Lions Club September 8 luncheon meeting and spoke briefly about upcoming events and activities related to Lions Clubs International Centennial celebration that culminates next year in June at the International Convention in Chicago.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Doctor explains remarkable stem cell treatment

Dr. Mark Foglietti (right) and his daughter, Dr. Alanna Fostyk at the Thursday, Sept. 1, Lorain Lions meeting. Dr. Foglietti spoke of the remarkable treatment for Firelands High School student Andy Schworer that is allowing him to regain his sight. The treatment involves using Andy's own stem cells. Dr. Foglietti is associated with the Ohio Stem Cell Treatment Center in Beachwood. Lorain Lions have donated thousands of dollars to all Andy to receive these treatments. For more information go to Dr. Foglietti's website: and

Thursday, August 25, 2016

New LCCC President Marcia Ballinger speaks to Lions

Dr. Marcia Ballinger, president of Lorain County Community College, with Lorain Lions president Tim Lombardi. Dr. Ballinger spoke to a well attended Lions noon meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25. She spoke on the new LCCC facilities serving the city of Lorain at the new Lorain High School. She also spoke about Lorain was instrumental in creating Ohio's first community college, LCCC, a half-century ago.

Friday, August 12, 2016

New Lorain High School Principal Robin M. Hopkins Addresses Lions

Robin M. Hopkins, new principal of Lorain High, spoke to the Lions at the August 11 dinner meeting about her excitement and plans for making LHS THE school to be attending for a great education and experience.  Robin joined the Lorain Schools just two weeks ago and comes from Euclid City Schools where she served for 22 years and rose to principal of the Euclid High School.  She said she had no intention of leaving Euclid, but Lorain City Schools Superintendent Jeff Graham approached her and showed her what a perfect fit she was for LHS and how great an opportunity she had to make difference with kids and a community in Lorain.  Welcome Principal Hopkins!

Lions Induct Lori and Kevin Goodwin as Newest Members

ABOVE:  Lion First Vice President Ralph O'Hara (left), Kevin Goodwin, Lori Pyers-Goodwin, Lion Barry Buck and Lion Bruce Meadows pose for the induction ceremony of the Goodwins at the August 11 dinner meeting.  Lions Kevin and Lori are teachers at Lorain High School and Lori is the new advisor for the Lorain High Leos Club, sponsored by the Lorain Lions.

ABOVE:  Lion Bruce Meadows conducts an impressive induction ceremony as the Goodwin's sponsor, Lion Barry Buck, looks on.