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.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Lions Elmwood Cemetery Flower Bed Project ThrivesI

In May, the Lorain Lions prepared these beds and planted annuals at Elmwood Cemetery as part of the Club's Lorain County Pride Day service project.  Thanks to Lion Barry Buck, who has had to go every two days to water them this summer, the flowers are thriving!  That's quite a service project!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Milan Melon Festival queen speaks to Lions

Jordan Davis, 2015-16 Milan Melon Festival Queen, and her mother Robin, spoke to the Lorain Lions Club at Rebman's On the Avenue at the July 28 noon meeting. The Milan Melon Festival will be held in Milan, Sept. 2-5.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Port Authority director speaks to Lorain Lions

Rick Novak, executive director of the Lorain Port Authority, spoke to Lorain Lions on July 14 on a number of issues, including the opening of first SCORE office in Lorain County in the coming weeks inside the Port Authority headquarters at Black River Landing. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small business get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship from 11,000+ volunteers.  Novak also spoke about Brownfield loans available to those wishing to rehabilitate buildings in Lorain. He also described the overwhelming success of the port authority's Jet Express trip to downtown Cleveland with 275 passengers.