Sunday, November 5, 2017

Lorain Lions Pancake Breakfast a Hit








Lorain High School Leo Club member Maya serves second helpings to Annette Bruno, wife of Lorain Lions 1st VP Tom Bruno.

Leo Club advisor Lori Pyers-Goodwin serves coffee to attendees.

Leo Club member Rafael prepares to clean and set up another table.

Lorain Lions Tammy Tansey (left) and Brittany Poley (right) are assisted by Sue Kayle, wife of Lion Bob Kayle.

Local author David Miraldi with MindFair Books' Sheri, publisher of David's new book, The Edge of Innocence.  


Leo Club member David getting orders from customers.

Leo Club president Alexis Sexton clearing tables.  The Leos have become a vital part of the Lorain Lions Pancake Breakfast.

Lion Jean Lee mans the Money Tree raffle table.

Lion Bob Cobos and Lion Dan Smith did a fantastic job selling money tree and 50/50 raffle tickets.

Pancake Breakfast chairman Lion Rich Foil kept an eye on operations and made adjustments to assure outstanding quality and service that is the hallmark of the Lorain Lions Club Pancake Breakfast.

Leo Club Advisor Lori (left) with Leos Trinity and Maya take orders for pancakes and sausage.

Muzik Brothers Auto Care owner John Muzik (center) with his family enjoying some great pancakes and sausages.

Leo Club member Molly working the "Second Helpings" cart.

Lions Bob Kayle (standing), Bruce Meadows, Ben Norton and Kim Worden welcome customers at the Main entrance.

Chargrilled sausages taste better with real charcoals.

Lion Ed Baker uses the auxiliary grill dedicated for second helpings.

Front entrance of the Italian American Veterans club was very busy on pancake breakfast day.

Leo Club member Evelyn working one of the two "Seconds" carts.

Andy Shworer(left) with his Mom and Dad enjoy breakfast before pitching in to help.

Lion Ken Kayle at the beverage bar checking coffee supply.

Lion Barry Buck (right) and son probably flipped four or five thousand pancakes in 5 hours.

Andy Shworer sets up a table for incoming customers.

Part of the Nieto family about to enjoy the breakfast.

Alec and Veronique Nieto with daughter have attended many of the Lions Club breakfasts.

Someone just discovered what good sausage tastes like!


Monday, October 23, 2017

East Side Block Watch Leaders Talk to Lions about Community

Lion Rich Foil (right) thanks J.R. Lee and his wife Nancy for speaking to Lions at our October 19 lunch meeting about their project to restore the Century Park Harbor House on the city's east side.  The Lee's head the East Side Block Watch group and have led many community improvement projects in addition to the Harbor House spruce up.  The Lorain Lions helped the group repaint the Harbor House on Saturday, October 21.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lorain Lions Volunteer for Oakwood Park Service Project

Lion Ken Kayle and Lion Barry Buck scraping and washing picnic tables at Oakwoood Park in South Lorain on Saturday, September 9 during a joint service project with the Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club. 

Lion Vivian Fallis, project organizer, explains to Lion Tim Lombardi the plans for Oakwood Park.


Lion Mitch Fallis (left) explains the plans for the improvements of Oakwood Park to Lion Tim Lombardi as Lion Vivian scrapes one of the Picnic Pavilion posts for painting.

Lion 2nd VP and Lion President Ralph O'Hara paint one of the tables.  The project continues on Saturday, September 16.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Academic Distress Commission Chair Addresses Lions

Tony Richardson (ABOVE LEFT), Chairman of the Lorain City Schools Academic Distress Commission, spoke to the Lorain Lions at their August 3 dinner meeting at the request of Club Program Chair, Lion Dan Smith (right).  Tony gave a very informative and passionate review of the crisis facing the school system from his very unique perspective as product of the school system who overcame severe handicaps to become a productive and highly educated leader in the community.  Tony's sincere concern and commitment to improve the schools came through strong and clear.  Thanks to Tony for his great work!

Lions Induct Rich and Lori Resendez as its Newest Members

At the August 3 evening meeting, Lion Rich Foil (above right) conducted an impressive induction ceremony of Rich and Lori Resendez (center) as their sponsor, Lion Vivian Fallis (above left) and Lion President Ralph O'Hara stand in support.

Lion Vivian and Lion Ralph pin the new members at our dinner at Rebman's On The Avenue.
Welcome Lions Rich and Lori!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Lions don aprons, hats volunteering at Second Harvest

Lorain Lions Club volunteers at Second Harvest Food Bank are now required to wear aprons and hats when they handle cans and food at the facility. These Lions like the new look.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lorain Lions Install New Officers and Honor 2 Members with Melvin Jones Fellow Awards

Lion Bruce Bevan receives the Melvin Jones Fellow Award from Lion President Tim Lombardi at the June 1 Installation Dinner.  This was awarded in particular for Lion Bruce's contribution to initiate the semi-annual Lions Pancake Breakfast, which has raised in the neighborhood of $150,000 to $200,000 since it's beginning.

Lion Bruce was moved and very emotional in his remarks lauding Lions and their mission and his gratefulness at receiving the Melvin Jones Fellow--the highest honor given to any Lion.

Lion Doug Kayle also received the Melvin Jones Fellow award, in particular for his leadership in organizing the 90th Anniversary events in 2012, which included bringing the Ohio School For The Blind Marching Band to participate in the Lorain International Parade, and providing a catered lunch to those band members following the parade.  There were many other events during the 90th Anniversary Year when Lion Doug served as club President, which are documented on this blog, for those interested in viewing those earlier blog postings.
We thank Lion Doug and Lion Bruce for their invaluable contributions to the Lorain Lions and congratulate them on a job well done!

Past Council Chair and PDG Sharon Parker installs Lion Rich Foil as membership chair.

PCC Sharon installs Lion Glenn Owen as Lion Tamer.

Lion Doug Kayle installed as Tail Twister.


Lions Vivian Fallis and Bruce McCartney were installed as Directors.

Lion Tammy Tansey and Lion Tom Bruno were installed (respectively) as 2nd Vice President and 1st Vice President

Lion Ken Kayle being installed as Treasurer.

Lion Barry Buck installed as Secretary.


PCC/PDG Sharon congratulates President Elect Ralph O'Hara on his installation and wishes him well.

This was a very nice dinner and installation and we thank all the incoming officers for their willingness to serve Lions and Lionism in Lorain.  It's a great way to serve our community and people in need around the world.

President Elect Ralph laid out his plans and challenges for the club for the coming year in an inspirational speech.  Congratulations Lion Ralph!