Thursday, February 11, 2016

Lions see new Veterans Honor Guard vehicle

Dick Bogady (top) and Clark (bottom) of the Amherst Veterans Military Honor Guard show off the 14-passenger vehicle the group was able to purchase to transport honor guards to military funerals in the greater Lorain area and to the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. The vehicle, valued at $39,000 was purchased for $26,500 through donations, including $1,000 from the Lorain Lions Club, through the Tesco Co. in Oregon, Ohio. The vehicle was brought to the Feb. 10 noon Lions meeting at Rebman's On the Avenue.

Dirk Bogardy inside the van with Lions Glenn Owen, Bruce Bevan and Rich Foil.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lions learn of International Women's Air & Space Museum

Toni Mullee of Bay Village gave an informative PowerPoint presentation to Lorain Lions and guests at the Thursday, Feb. 3, evening meeting on the International Women's Air & Space Museum at Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland. The IWASM is home to the only collection of its kind in the world, being uniquely dedicated to the preservation of the history of women in all aspects of aviation and aerospace. The museum's website is

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lion Marshall Dimacchia Honored by Lions in New Pilot Dogs, Inc. Facility

ABOVE: Carmen Januzzi (center), sister of deceased Lion Marshall Dimacchia, was invited to the January 28 Lions luncheon to  participate in the presentation of a $1,000.00 donation by the Lorain Lions Club President Lion Dan Smith (right) to Ohio Pilot Dogs, Inc. Executive Director Jay Gray (above left).,  The donation is part of the efforts of the Lions Clubs of Ohio to raise funds to build a new facility for Pilot Dogs, Inc. at their main campus in Columbus, Ohio that will help the organization improve and streamline their work of training dogs to assist the visually impaired.  Lion Marshall will be memorialized on the Wall of Honor in the Lions Den room at the new facility.  Lion Marshall was sponsored as new member of the Lorain Lions Club by Carmen's husband, Lion Al Januzzi, in May, 1998,  and greatly enjoyed and valued his years as a member of the Lions.  Marshall passed away on November, 2015.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Bascule Brewery Owner Discusses Promising Future in Downtown Lorain

Chris Kambouris, owner of the new Bascule Brewery and Public House in the former Eagles Building in downtown Lorain, spoke to the Lorain Lions at our January 14 luncheon meeting.  Chris, who is partnering with Fred Lozano to open the new microbrewery in a few months, spoke about the great opportunity the riverfront location offers.  The description of the craft beers is tantalizing and we'll be looking forward to enjoying them!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Second Vice District Governor Visits Lorain Lions

Second Vice District Governor Greg Hess with Lion President Dan Smith at the Thursday, Jan. 7,  Lorain Lions Club meeting at Rebman's On the Avenue. A good time had by all!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Lions top Rotary in Lorain Salvation Army Kettle Challenge

The Lorain Rotary Club and Lorain Lions Club competed for the benefit of the Salvation Army this season with each club ringing the bells at Walmart in Lorain during December, Rotary on Dec. 5 and Lions on Dec. 19. The final tally = Lorain Lions $1,216.03 and Lorain Rotary $1,208.98. Pictured from left to right at the Nov. 5 Rotary Club meeting when the challenge began , are Lt. Jimmy Susa, of the Salvation Army in Lorain, Jim Wilson, former president of Lorain Rotary Club; Carolyn Huston, president of Lorain Rotary; Dan Smith, president of Lorain Lions Club; Ken Cromer, past president of Lorain Lions, and Lt. Melissa Susa, of the Salvation Army.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Kettle Challenge: Lions ring bells for Salvation Army at Lorain Walmart.

Lorain Lions and friends took up the Salvation Army Kettle Challenge by turning out to collect money for the needy at the Lorain Walmart Store on Saturday, Dec. 19. Lorain Lions are in competition with Lorain Rotary Club to see who wins the Championship Trophy for most money collected. Rotary rang bells on Dec. 5 at Walmart.

While Lions Bruce Bevan and Tim Lombardi were manning the West/Market doors for the 11:30 a.m. shift, the Lorain Fire Department responded to a faulty heater call inside Walmart. From left to right:  Dennis Smith, Mike Janosic, Lions Bruce and Tim, and Dan McBennett. Thanks to to our Lorain Firefighters!

5:30 P.M. SHIFTS

Lions Dan Smith and Ed Baker at the East/Home doors.

From left to right, Lions Dr. John Smith and Bob Pastor at the West/Market doors.


Lion Bob Kerecz and his grandson Bobby Kerecz at the East/Home doors.

From left to right, Doug and Ken Kayle at the West/Market doors.

2:30 P.M. SHIFTS

Lions Frank Csubak and Kim Worden at the West/Market doors.

Lions Dr. Rich Marcucci and Barry Buck at the East/Home doors.

From left, Lion Bruce McCartney, with his niece, Natalie Keron, ring the bells at the East/Home doors with Lion Ken Krol.

Lions Dan Asensio and Joe Ksenich are bundled up manning the Lorain Lions Club kettle at the West/Market doors.

11:30 A.M. SHIFTS

Lion Bruce Bevan's stepson, Mark Sellers Jr., his wife, Audra, and their daughters, Sammy and Addison (Bruce's granddaughters), pose for a photo with Bruce and Tim Lombardi at the West/Market doors.

Lions Ken Cromer and Doug Krucinski at the East/Home doors.

First shift volunteers  Lions Bob Kayle and Bruce Meadows at the West/Food doors.

Lions Mitchell Fallis and Glenn Owen at the East/Market doors.