Friday, February 17, 2017

United Way's Bill Harper Updates Lions

Bill Harper, Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Lorain County, explained the mission and vision of UW and the many partnerships that go far deeper and broader than the traditional role of fundraising and allocation.  This was a very interesting and informative presentation.  Bill also talked about the new location that UW just firmed up in the purchase of the former Tivoli Theater site in downtown Lorain.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ohio Lions District 13 OH-2 Vice District Governor Addresses Lions

1st Vice District Governor Greg Hess attended the Lions February 9 luncheon meeting and talked about the PlusOptix screening equipment the District acquired and can lend to local clubs at no cost for vision screenings for pre-schoolers and elementary stundents.  It was great to have VDG Greg with us!

Tom Brown Speaks to Lions on Fire Department and Port Authority

Tom Brown, retiring Lorain Fire Chief and newly appointed Executive Director of the Lorain Port Authority, spoke to Lions at our February 2 dinner meeting and gave his insights on his accomplishments at the fire department and the challenges of developing the Lorain waterfronts.  Certainly, the passage of the fire levy in November 2016 was a transformative event for the future of the fire department.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Frank Sipkovsky, chairman of Lorain Lighthouse Foundation, spoke to Lorain Lions on Jan. 26 on plans for the year-round celebration of the centennial anniversary of the lighthouse, affectionately known as the Jewel of the Port of Lorain. Frank is holding a Lorain Lions Lighthouse Pin and a brochure on the centennial. To learn more go to

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Lions Bid Farewell to Lion Bill Evenchik

Above (left to right):  Lions Bruce Bevan, Ken Cromer, Bob Kayle and Dan Smith attended the funeral service for Lion Bill Evenchik at Boyer & Cool Home for Funerals on Wednesday, January 25.  Lion Bill was a loyal member for 31 years, joining in Ocober, 1985 and sponsored by Lion Wayne Conn.  Lion Bill was the driving force behind the Lions booth at the Lorain International Festival, organizing and encouraging our sales of American favorites:  hot dogs and cotton candy.  Lion will be missed.

Lorain Palace Operations Manager Speaks to Lions

Chris Pataky (above), new operations manager for the Palace Theater, spoke on what's happening at Lorain's historic theater at our January 12 meeting.

New Members Inducted into Lorain Lions

Above:  At our January 5 dinner meeting, Lion Membership Chair (right) conducted an impressive induction ceremony of new members Dr. Katherine Kern (2nd from left) and Nicole Shinsky (center) as sponsors Lion Charlie Neff (left) and Lion Dan Smith listen.

Lion Nicole Shinsky, Northwest Savings Bank, Lorain, is pinned by Lion Dan Smith.

Lion Charlie Neff pins Lion Katherine Kern, Associate Director/Executive Director Designate of the Lorain County Board of Mental Health.