Thursday, July 14, 2016

Port Authority director speaks to Lorain Lions

Rick Novak, executive director of the Lorain Port Authority, spoke to Lorain Lions on July 14 on a number of issues, including the opening of first SCORE office in Lorain County in the coming weeks inside the Port Authority headquarters at Black River Landing. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small business get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship from 11,000+ volunteers.  Novak also spoke about Brownfield loans available to those wishing to rehabilitate buildings in Lorain. He also described the overwhelming success of the port authority's Jet Express trip to downtown Cleveland with 275 passengers.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Polish Fisherman's Club and Lorain Rotary Present Pier Project to Lions

ABOVE:  At the July 7 dinner meeting of the Lions, Rob Levitt (left), of Lorain Rotary Club, and Tom Saltis, Polish Fisherman's Club, presented the two clubs' project to build an 800 foot long pier off the west end of Lakeview Park Beach in Lorain.  Approvals from the ODNR, City of Lorain, Lorain County Metroparks are pending and support from state and federal elected officials for this $10.5 million project is lining up.  The pier would be family friendly, a great spot for fishing and appropriate for large community events such as art and crafts shows.  Grants will be sought from state and federal sources, as well as charitable contributions, which will be administered at the Community Foundation of Lorain County.  Hopefully in 3-5 years we will all be enjoying this added feature, which will be sure to draw thousands of visitors to Lorain.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Library Demos New Magnifying Equipment Purchased with Lions Donation

ABOVE: Valerie Smith (left), Manager of Adult Services, and Joanne Eldridge, Director of Lorain Public Library System, attended the Lions lunch meeting on June 30 to demonstrate the capabilities of the new magnifying equipment purchased with funds donated by the Lorain Lions.  These are state-of-the-art pieces that are for use in the library by persons who need magnification and persons who are searching for the magnification device that best suits them.

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.

Click here to listen to part of Alec's speech.

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.