Monday, May 4, 2015

LORAIN LIONS SPRING PANCAKE BREAKFAST RAISES FUNDS FOR SIGHT

ABOVE:  Lion helper Nathanial presents the $400.00 50/50 raffle prize to winner Paul Muzik of Amherst.
ABOVE:  Darryl Tucker, Editor of The Morning Journal (left) and Joanne Eldridge, Director of the Lorain Public Library System, get ready to enjoy some awesome pancakes and sausage.
Lion Bruce Bevan serves some early birds at the opening on Sunday morning.  Lion Bruce started the Lions Pancake Breakfast over 20 years ago--little did he know how it would grow!

Lion Mark Worden (left) and Bruce Diso (right) work hard to keep up with "second helping" orders of pancakes and sausage.
The coffee, juice, milk, tea and what have you team:  Left to right:  Lions Glenn Owen, Tom Bruno and Bob Pastor.



From left to right:  Lions Gary Koepp, Tom Sigman, Tim Lombardi and Rich Marcucci.


Our all-star grill masters prepare perfect sausages, a highly sought after item on the breakfast menu.




Lion Jean Lee (sitting) sells raffle tickets for the "Money Tree", always a popular raffle at the breakfast, while Breakfast Chairman Lion Rich  Foil assists.

Lion Dorothy McGuire works at the bake sale table, another popular part of the breakfast.

Lion Ralph O'Hara, co-chair of the spring flower sale, shows off some of the beautiful hanging baskets that only cost $16.00 each--and the proceeds support the Lorain Lions Club's eye exams and eyeglasses for the needy project!

Lion Tom Sigman (left) and Lion Gary Koepp (center) have a fine-tuned system to put out tray orders in rapid fashion.

Lion Mark Worden (center) with two friends attending the breakfast.


Lion Tammy Tansey at the bake sale tables.

Lion President Kim Worden (center) and Lion 1st VP Frank Csubak guide a Lions supporter into the IAV hall for an unforgettable breakfast.

Can't beat the aroma of those grilling sausages.

Lion Ed Baker assists Lion John Smith unloading the bags of charcoal used by the two immense grills that are needed to keep the sausages coming for the crowds of attendees.





ABOVE:  50/50 Raffle Winner Paul Muzik (left) with Lorain Lions Pancake Breakfast Committee Chairman, Rich Foil.
ABOVE:  Lion Tammy Tansey presents the Money Tree winnings to Kathy Turner.  Thanks again to all who supported the Lorain Lions Pancake Breakfast!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

LORAIN HOUSING DIRECTOR LEON MASON ADDRESSES LIONS

ABOVE:  Leon Mason, Director of Building, Housing and Planning for the City of Lorain, spoke to the Lorain Lions on April 23.  He shared a very informative report on the condition of housing in the city, including the poor condition of some of the hotels in town.

REV. BILL SEITH BRINGS LAUGHS TO LORAIN LIONS

ABOVE: Rev. Bill Seith entertained Lions at our lunch meeting on April 30 with his jokes and play on words that he uses to convey his philosophy that "laugh and the world laughs with you---cry and you cry alone".

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

LORAIN LIONS VOLUNTEER AT SECOND HARVEST

Lorain Lions assembled more than 330 "backpacks" of food for distribution at two area schools on Tuesday, April 28 at Second Harvest Food Bank.  This was the last time the Lions will be working at the "old" Second Harvest site-- we will resume our volunteer service in June at the new facility on Baumhart Road.






Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Deadline nears for Lorain Lions breakfast ad and table specials

There is still time to sponsor a table or a placemat ad in the Lorain Lions Club's May 3 pancake breakfast at the Lorain Italian American Veterans Post. 1.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dave Smith explains how residents can protect their homes

Dave Smith, a former U.S. Marine and an officer with the Amherst Sportsman Club and the Lorain Senior Fellowship Club, spoke to Lorain Lions on April 9 about precautions people can take to make their homes safe from intruders. His advice was much appreciated.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Lions hear from two special speakers

Two interesting speakers addressed the Lorain Lions Club's night meeting of April 9. They were Herb de la Porte (left), founder and operator of Lifecare Ambulance in Lorain County, and Lions District 13B Second Vice District Gov. Steve Cochie (right) of Tiffin. Herb spoke of his family's immigration from the Netherlands to Lorain County and how they created the successful ambulance company. He also demonstrated with the help of a rubberized dummy how to apply CPR and apply shock treatment from a defibrillator on a heart attack victim. Lion Steve, a veteran of the Afghanistan conflict, as well as a rising official in the Lions organization, came to Lorain to thank the Lorain Lions Club for all they do for their community.