Sunday, October 12, 2014

FIGHTING HUNGER IN NORTH CENTRAL OHIO

ABOVE: Julie Chase-Morefield, Executive Director of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, spoke at the Lorain Lions luncheon meeting on October 9.  She explained the exploding growth in its food distribution operations to meet the need to combat hunger in our region.  The organization has raised over $4 million to enable the building of a new food distribution facility on Baumhart Road and still needs $750,000 to complete the project.  For more information and to help, go to moreimpactlesshunger.org.

Julie Chase-Morefield (above left), Second Harvest Executive Director, and Susan Bartosch (above right), External Affairs Manager at Second Harvest, presented a compelling story of meeting the challenges of feeding those without the means to get adequate food.  The new facility, now under construction, will make it possible to provide more fresh foods with better refrigeration capacity and more space for volunteers to repack foods.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

CHEF IZZO PREPARES FOOD AND EVENTS AT METRO PARKS

Chef Mario Izzo spoke to Lions on September 25 about the opportunities and challenges of preparing food at the Metro Parks restaurants, the Rose Cafe at Lakeview Park and  the Orchid Cafe at the Miller Nature Preserve. 

RESEARCH BENEFITS OBERLIN COLLEGE

At our September 18 Luncheon meeting, Ross Peacock, Director of Institutional Research at Oberlin College, talked about how such research benefits Oberlin College.  Thanks to Lion Gary Koepp for securing this fascinating program.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SUICIDE IS PREVENTABLE

ABOVE:  At our September 11 luncheon meeting Lion President Kim Worden (left) welcomed Kathleen Kern (center) of the Lorain County Board of Mental Health, who spoke about the signs of depression that could lead to suicide and how to engage persons contemplating suicide and refer them to the programs available in Lorain County to get the help they need.  Lion Charlie Neff (above right), Executive Director of the Board of Mental Health, also spoke about the Board's renewal levy that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot and explained its critical importance to sustain programs such as Suicide Prevention.  Excellent and informative program!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

PROPOSED CHARTER GOVERNMENT EXPLAINED TO LORAIN LIONS

ABOVE, Dan Gross (left) and Jack Baird (right) joined the Lorain Lions for the September 4 dinner meeting and gave a thorough and informative presentation about the proposed charter form of government for Lorain County that the group hopes to have on the November, 2015 general election ballot.  For more information about the proposal, visit the group's website:  www.7districts.com

LORAIN COUNTY METROPARKS DIRECTOR REVIEWS PARK'S PAST SUCCESSES, FUTURE PLANS

James Ziemnik, Executive Director, Lorain County Metropark system, attended the Lions August 31 luncheon meeting and reviewed the accomplishments of the past 10 years in setting up new parks and facilities in the county.  It was very impressive, with the prospect of more wonderful projects ahead as they continue to develop the park system for recreation and enjoyment of the people of Lorain County and beyond.


Friday, August 22, 2014

LIONS LEARN ABOUT SHIPBUILDING IN LORAIN DURING WORLD WAR I

Local History and Great Lakes history expert Matt Weisman (above) presented a fascinating story of shipbuilding at the Lorain docks during WWI at our August 21 noon meeting.

Matt Weisman is involved in several local historical societies and has published a book on shipbuilding from its inception in the early 1800's until Amship closed in the mid 1980's.