Thursday, October 8, 2015

American Legion Honor Guard Thanks Lorain Lions For Donation

ABOVE:  Clark Bruner (left) and Dick Bogardi (right) of the American Legion Honor Guard spoke to the Lorain Lions at the Thursday, October 8 lunch meeting about the work performed by the 26 members of the Honor Guard group who offer their services at no charge for the funerals of deceased veterans.  The group is working to raise $39,000 to purchase a new 13 passenger van to replace the year 2000 van that no longer can serve their needs.  The Lorain Lions contributed $1,000 toward their fundraising effort, which is only $10,000 short of the goal.  Thanks to these great veterans for their ongoing service to our veterans!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Lions District Governor Recognizes Lorain Lions With Years of Service Awards

District Governor Carolyn Brook presents Lion Ben Norton with a 45 year membership pin and certificate at the October 1, 2015 dinner meeting of the Lorain Lions

Lion Dan Smith receives a 35 year pin.
Lion Bill Evenchik receives a 30 year pin.
Lion Dan Asensio received a 25 year membership pin and certificate.

Lion Bruce Diso received a 25 year pin.

Lion Mitch Fallis receives a 10 year pin.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

FireFish Festival Planner James Levin Speaks to Lions

ABOVE:  James Levin, founder of Cleveland Public Theatre, organizer of Cleveland's Ingenuity Fest  and One World Festival at Rockefeller Park on MLK Blvd., explained the potential benefits to Downtown Lorain and the Lorain Waterfront of events such as the FireFish Festival he is guiding and that takes place this Saturday, September 26 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Downtown Lorain.  This is definitely an event to visit and envision the future of Lorain.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Superintendent Graham Speaks to Lions about Lorain City Schools Challenges

At the Lions' August 27 luncheon meeting, Dr. Jeffrey Graham, Lorain City Schools Superintendent, on the job about a month, gave a very informative overview of the current status of the school system and the challenges ahead to avoid a state take over of the system in 2017.  

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Lions learn of tourism appeal of Lorain County

Michele VanWormer, membership and sales manager for Visit Lorain County, spoke to Lorain Lions on July 23 about the tourism appeal of Lorain County, particularly its waterfront, shopping, concerts and arts.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Brickbats and Bouquets: Morning Journal lauds sons of Lion Ben and Jane Norton

Published Thursday, July 16, in the The Morning Journal opinion column, Brickbats and Bouquets

BOUQUETS: To the three sons of Lorain community leaders Ben and Jane Norton, who successfully completed a grueling Ironman competition in scorching temperatures June 28 in Cour d’alene, Idaho, on a rugged, ruthless course totaling 140.6 miles.
What an accomplishment for the trio. Ben Norton Jr., 50, of Lorain, challenged his two brothers, Brad, 47, of Westlake, and Brent, 43, of Seattle, to join him in the 13th annual competition which took place on Ben Norton’s 50th birthday.
The demanding event began with a 2.4-mile swim in Lake Coeur d’Alene, followed by a 112-mile bike run and climaxing with a 26.2-mile marathon. Each brother finished all three legs of the competition within a 17-hour time frame. Brent finished first among his brothers, followed by Ben Jr. who was second and Brad was third. Jane Norton said the competition was a once-in-a-lifetime achievement for her family.
We stand with the Nortons to say we’re also proud of their accomplishments. They represented the International City very well at the competition.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Destination Cleveland Leader Updates Lions on RNC 2016 Plans

ABOVE: Mike Mulhall (left), Vice President of Partnerships for Destination Cleveland, presented a very informative and exciting overview of the plans underway for hosting the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July, 2016 at the Lions July 2 dinner meeting.  Lion President Frank Csubak (above right) welcomed our guest speaker and conducted his first meeting as the new president of the Lorain Lions Club, 2015-2016.