Friday, May 5, 2017

Lions Tour Bricklayers-Allied Craftworkers New Facility in South Amherst

ABOVE:  Jason Linkous (center) is inducted into the Lorain Lions Club by Membership Chair Lion Rich Foil (left) while sponsor Lion Bruce Bevin congratulates and welcomes Jason.

Lion Tammy Tansey (left) explains some of the features of the new Bricklayers/Allied Craftworkers facility to visiting Lions.

Great meeting room with acoustic brick walls and an adjacent kitchen.

Lion Brittany Fide and Lion Tammy Tansey did a fantastic job organizing this very informative and enjoyable event.  The food was great too, catered by Spectrum School.

Lorain Lions informed about Black River Cleanup

Stephanie and Rob Koscho speak to Lorain Lions Club on April 27 about the Black River Cleanup on May 6 and 7. Some Lions plan to participate in the effort.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Jennifer Judkins of Murray Ridge Educates Lions

Jennifer Judkins, Community Education/Volunteer Director at Murray Ridge Center (Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities) presented a very informative program to Lions at the Club's evening meeting on Thursday, April 6.  It is amazing how many different programs and services this organization provides to individuals and families who need a lot of support.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mental Health Board Director Designate Speaks to Lions about Crisis Text Line

Lion Kathleen Kern, Associate Director and Director Designate of the Lorain County Board of Mental Health, explained the importance of facilitating access to mental health care and the value of the new Crisis Text Line. The Crisis Text Line is designed to get a person through an intense or emotional period of time, but it is not there to serve as counseling or therapy..Any person may need help in coping with a stressful situation. Reach out by text to communicate with someone trained to listen and respond in a method that is private, secure and confidential.  Just text "4HOPE" to 741 741 to access this service, provided by Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Thanks Lion Kathleen for this very informative program!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Another Lions Night Out -- At Second Harvest

Special assignment:  Pack boxes of food for seniors.

Lions Barry Buck and Bruce Bevan demonstrate the finer points of building boxes.

Always time for goofing off.

A look down the assembly line, with Leo Club member at the beginning.

Back in the big packing area.

Lions celebrate another productive evening of community service at Second Harvest Food Bank on Tuesday, March 28

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Lion Bill Evenchik Recognized at District Memorial Service

Lion Dan Smith (above left) stands solemnly with Zone 4 Chair Kerry Parker (2nd from left), and District Governor Steve Cochie as 1st Vice District Governor Greg Hess (at the podium) reads the memoriam for Lion Bill Evenchik and 2nd Vice District Governor Keith Kaufmann strikes a bell.  This impressive ceremony and non-denominational religious service is conducted each year at the Ohio Lions District OH-2 annual convention to remember district Lions who have passed away in the previous 12 months.  Thirty-four Lions were honored this year on Sunday, March 26, at the convention in Sandusky at the Castaway Bay Water Resort.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sgt. Soto explains why Lorain Police want to volunteer for Project Lifesaver

Sgt. Rick Soto of the Lorain Police Department with Lorain Lions Club's 2nd Vice President Tom Bruno. The sergeant spoke at the club's March 16 noon meeting at Rebman's On the Avenue on the Lorain department's involvement with Project Lifesaver, a project supported by Lion across northern Ohio that has people young and old, who have a propensity to wander, to me found in a short amount of time thinks to state-of-the-art tracking equipment that can detect at-risk people under 24-hour care in their home thanks to special wristbands that send out signals unique to each person. Sgt. Soto spoke of how his late mother suffered from Alzheimer's when he and his sister were young and they would have to go out and look for her. He said all the Lorain officers involved the Project Lifesaver volunteered for this duty because they care for people.