Friday, March 27, 2015

SUPERINDENTANT TOM TUCKER SPEAKS TO LIONS

ABOVE:  Lion President Kim Worden presents Lorain City Schools Superintendant Tom Tucker with the club's Lorain Lighthouse pin after his luncheon presentation to Lions on March 26.  Tucker presented a brief update on the schools progress in recent years and gave a slide program showing the new Lorain High School building. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

MAYOR CHASE RITENAUER SPEAKS TO LIONS

ABOVE:  City of Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer re-capped his State of the City address and fielded questions at the March 12 Lions luncheon 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

LORAIN LIONS AND HEALTH & DENTISTRY VISION CLINIC RECOGNIZED AT CONVENTION

ABOVE: Kembra Smith, Lions Clubs International Director, from Atlanta, Georgia, was the keynote speaker at the Ohio Lions District 13B annual convention, held  at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron on March 13-15, 2015.  
ABOVE:  International Director Kembra Smith (left), Lorain County Health & Dentistry Optometrist, Joyce Ramsue-Thompson (center) and Past Council Chair of Ohio Lions, Forrest Conrad (right), during Ms. Smith's site visit to the Vision Clinic at LCH&D on Friday, March 13.  The state-of-the-art equipment at the Vision Clinic was partly funded with a $75,000 grant from Lions Clubs International Foundation, Chicago, Illinois.  Another $175,000 needed to equip the Vision Clinic was raised through the efforts of the Lorain Lions Club and the 56 clubs of Lions District 13B.
ABOVE:  Officers of Ohio Lions District 13B accompanied International Director Kembra Smith on a site visit to the Vision Clinic on Friday, March 13. 
ABOVE:  Past Council Chair Forrest Conrad (left), Past District Governor and current District Cabinet Secretary Myron Amstutz from Ashland, Ohio (center) listen to Stephanie Wiersma, President & CEO of Lorain County Health & Dentistry (right) review the background of LCH&D and the collaboration with local Lions Clubs that enabled the establishment of the Vision Clinic.
ABOVE:  Kembra Smith, Dr. Joyce Ramsue-Thompson, PCC/PDG Forrest Conrad and Stephanie Wiersma discuss the needs and challenges of  providing health care and vision services through the efforts of non-profit organizations such as LCIF and LCH&D.
ABOVE:  Lorain Lions Club 1st Vice President Frank Csubak, President Kim Worden and Lion Dan Smith, show off some of the awards received by the Lorain Lions at the District Convention March 13-15.
ABOVE: Lion Dan Smith (left), received the Dick Bryan Fellow Award for his efforts in Diabetes education from District Governor Jeff Hillis at the Ohio Lions District 13B Convention at Sawmill Creek, Huron, Ohio on March 14, 2015


Saturday, March 7, 2015

"ROCKIN' ON THE RIVER" AND HOW IT CAME TO LORAIN, WHAT IT WILL MEAN TO THE CITY

ABOVE:  Organizers Bob Earley and his wife Sandy attended the March 5 dinner meeting of the Lions on March 5, 2015 and talked about the “Rockin’ On the River” concerts this summer at Black River Landing. The concerts were a huge success in Cuyahoga Falls and are expected to draw huge crowds to downtown Lorain. This was a very entertaining and informative program that left us all excited about the activity on the riverfront and downtown area this year.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

MERCY THRIFT SHOP MANAGER SPEAKS TO LIONS

Linda Booth, manager of the Mercy Thrift Shop on W. 21st Street, spoke to the Lorain Lions at the February 26 luncheon about the origins, purpose and work of the shop, which is run completely by volunteers of the hospital auxiliary.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lions learn about LCCC's many courses and new Lorain Learning Center

Dina Ferrer, coordinator of Lorain County Community Colleges Lorain Learning Center, brought Lorain Lions up to date at the Thursday, Feb. 12 noon meeting concerning what is available for residents at the newly opened Center located at Cityview Center across from Lorain City Hall.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lorain Lions and friends enjoy District 13B Bowling Tourney

Three teams made up of Lorain Lions, family and friends took part in the Feb. 8 District 13B Bowling Tourney at Rebman Recreation Lanes in Lorain. A collection was held at the event where $314 was raised for the Eyes for Andy project Lorain Lions have been and are supporting to allow a Firelands High School student, blind since birth, to regain some sight through a new procedure using his own stem cells. Below are photos of those attending, along with PCC Sharon Parker and members of the Lorain Harbor Lions who hosted the event. A total of 18 four-person teams participated, including three teams from the District's newest club, Gibsonburg Lions Club. The bottom photo show Lorain Lion Robert Kerecz and his grandson, Bobby Jr., who is visually impaired. Everyone had a great time!