Monday, June 27, 2016

Lorain Lions take part in 50th Lorain International Parade

Lorain Lions Club participates in 50th Lorain International parade on June 26. Thanks to Lions Dan Asensio, Bruce Bevan and his grandson, Gary Fischer and his musical locomotive, Edward J. BakerTimothy LombardiKen Cromer, Ralph O'Hara, Walter Frey and Dan Smith.


Monday, June 20, 2016

Speaker at Lorain International Festival Breakfast

 Lion Dan Smith represented the Lorain Lions Club at the Lorain International Festival Breakfast on June 20. Alec D. Van Ryan talked about how legendary Journal Editor Irving (Leibo) Leibowitz created the International Festival 50 years ago. Alec was the reporter at the paper chosen by the editor to write about the festival's beginnings. A scrapbook of his articles are on display at the Lorain Historical Society's Carnegie Center. Also pictured is Marilyn Zeidner, daughter of the late Journal editor.  Dan presented Alec with one of Lorain Lions lighthouse pins. Lorain Lions and Lorain High School Leos plans to march and hand out candy at the International Parade on Sunday, June 26.


Friday, June 3, 2016

Lions Install President Tim Lombardi and Officers


ABOVE (left) Lion Tim Lombardi accepts the gavel as the incoming president of the Lorain Lions Club from outgoing president Lion Dan Smith at the club's installation dinner at Rebman's On The Avenue on Thursday, June 2, officiated by Past Council Chair and Past District Governor Sharon Parker.
ABOVE (right) PCC/PDG Lion Sharon Parker swears in Lion Tim as club president for 2016-2017.

ABOVE (left to right):  Lion Tom Bruno, incoming 3rd VP, PCC/PDG Sharon Parker, incoming 1st VP Lion Ralph O'Hara, and incoming 2nd VP Lion Barry Buck.







Lion Ken Kayle takes the oath of officer as the incoming club Treasurer.
ABOVE (right) Lion Rich Foil accepts his continuing role as Membership Chair.








ABOVE:  New Lorain High School Leo Club advisor, and prospective club member, Lori Pyers-Goodwin, speaks briefly about looking forward to the coming year working with Leos and Lions.


Lion Mark Worden (above left) takes oath to continue as club secretary for 2016-2017.

Lion Barry Buck celebrated for his June birthday and, as has been his custom, he paid the dollar for deceased Lion Randy Swaim, whose birthday was also in June.

From left, Lori Pyles-Goodwin, PCC Sharon Parker, and Kevin Goodwin. Lori was recently chosen by Lorain City Schools at the advisor for the Lorain High School Leo Club. Lori and Kevin are planning to join the Lorain Lions Club.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Lions meet advisor for new Lorain High School Leo Club

From left, Lion Marianne Parker of Elyria Evening Lions and District 13B chairperson for Leo Clubs, Lori Pyers-Goodwin, Lorain High teacher who will serve as advisor to the new Lorain High Leo Club, and Steve Sturgill, assistant superintendent of Lorain City Schools. Lorain Lions got a chance to meet Lori at the Thursday, May 26, noon meeting. Sturgill spoke of the school system desire to work with community service organizations like the Lorain Lions Club. Lion Marianne will be helping Lori adapt to her new post. Leo Clubs are a youth organization of Lions Clubs International. The word L E O stands for Leadership, Experience, Opportunity. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Thanks to Lions for sprucing up Elmwood Cemetery




Because of wet conditions at Lorain's Elmwood Cemetery on Pride Day, May 21, Lorain Lions spruced up the historic city cemetery on Monday, May 23. They were feted for their efforts by Lion Tony Freda. Thanks to Lions who participated. Good work!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Ron Jantz shows photos, videos of Avon Lake eagles' nest

Ron Jantz, Digital Media Consultant at Lorain County Community College and a former Lorain Lions, dazzled the Lorain Lions audience at the May 5 evening meeting with photos and videos of the eagles' nest at Redwood School in Avon Lake. The nest can be viewed live on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZnb3jQ2YZo.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

International Princesses Grace Successful Lions Pancake Breakfast

The Grillmasters preparing those wonderful sausages.

Lion Tony Freda taming the coals with a little bit of lighting fluid.

The kitchen crew preparing to make the mornings 5,000+ pancakes and serve almost 900 breakfasts.

Getting the serving window organized.

Lion Bruce Meadows (right) thanking former Lion Jean Maxwell (center) and her son, whose volunteer hours serving were much needed and appreciated .

Lion Kim Worden (right) getting ready at 8:00 o'clock start time.

Sue Worden, (sitting left) and Donna Pastor price and organize the bake sale items.

Coffee and juice service requires good planning and organization too.

Thanks to the IAV for lending us there great facility.

Ally Kelling, Hungarian Princess. A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE 23 LORAIN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL PRINCESSES WHO JOINED US FOR THE BREAKFAST.  THEY ADDED A GREAT COMMUNITY FEELING TO THE EVENT.

Victoria Massa, Puerto Rican Princess.

Sirimany Sengroravong, Laotian Princess.

Taylor Williams, African American Princess.

Enjoying a nap is Frank Marshall Janik (left) great grandson of our beloved Lion Marshall Dimacchia, who passed away last year.  Thanks to Nikki Janik, her husband, Mom and all the Dimacchias for their great support of Lions!

Lion Gary Koepp's family enjoying the pancake breakfast.

Lauren Salkiewicz, Slovak Princess.

Lions Kim Worden, Bruce Meadows, and Bob Kayle.

Bonnie Csubak (above left), wife of Lion Frank Csubak checks out the great selection of baked goods.

Lion Ralph O'Hara and Sue Kayle, wife of Lion Bob Kayle, selling hanging baskets.

Sarah Kozma, Hungarian Princess

Lion Frank Csubak selling Money Tree raffle tickets

Wall to wall people from about 10 a.m. to noon.

Lion President Dan Smith selling 50/50 raffle tickets.

Kyla Babics, Polish Princess


The servers.

Alicia Cruz, El Salvadoran Princess.

Lion Jean Lee selling Money Tree raffle tickets.

Lion Dorothy McGuire, manning the bake sale table.

Vesna Ristofski, Macedonian Princess; Erica Benton, Native American Princess; and Rachel Elwer, German Princess.

Kerey Babinsky, Italian Princess.

Chloe Mieras, Dutch Princess.

Amelia Balzer, German Princess

Tia Deshuk, Puerto Rican Princess; Carys Trubach, Serbian Princess; Erica Dobin, Italian Princess

Cecelia Henderson, African American Princess

Arilyne Stanziano, Italian Princess.

Marecciea Rivera, Puerto Rican Princess

Taylor Cartmill, Croatian Princess

Chloe Ewing-Tomaszewski, Polish Princess

Avianna Velez, Puerto Rican Princess.

Kitchen crew.

Lion Ken Kayle always does whatever is needed

Lion Club volunteer Nate was the lucky winner of the $349 50/50 raffle and receive his winnings from Pancake Breakfast Chairman, Lion Rich Foil.