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.

ZONE 4 LIONS NIGHT AT THE LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS

Immediate Past Zone Chair Brent Parker displays the Lake Erie Crushers baseball, signed by the team, that was raffled off during the August 19 Lions Night game at All Pro Freight Stadium.  PDG Lion Dick Temple of the Firelands Lions won it at the early drawing, during the 3rd inning of the game, which was rained out.

Lorain Lion Tom Bruno (right) buys chances on the Crushers baseball Lion Brent, as Tom's wife Annette looks on.

Some Lorain Lions watching the game with family and friends.

More Lorain Lions.

Zone 1 Chair Jim Pickering of Bellevue enjoys the game.

Lion Brent Parker using his persuasive powers to sell raffle tickets.

PDG Dick Temple and PCC/PDG Sharon Parker watch the game.

Lorain Harbor Lions Nadya Cole, Vivian Rutherford and her husband and sister snack and monitor the weather.

Elyria Evening Lion Past President Steve Krucinski (right) and father-in-law relax before the game.

Elyria Evening Lion Marianne Parker (right) with her kids (that's Lily with her tongue out and eyes crossed), Lion Kerry Parker (center) and friends.

North Ridgeville Lions Past President Dan White (left) and Lion Danny.

North Ridgeville Lions David Bogner (center) and John McNulty (right) with family.

More North Ridgeville Lions and family.

Lorain Lion Mark Worden (left) and friend, North Ridgeville Lion Bob Franks and friend and Lion Nancy Franks (right) enjoying the night.

Lorain Lion Dick Comer and wife Donna.

Lorain Harbor Lions Past President Tony Shaw (left) and Tracy Brunetto.

Lorain Lion Tom Bruno and wife Annette (left) with friends waiting for their food order to arrive.  This was the last picture taken by the Lions photographer who soon was running as fast as he could to the car to get out of the storm that came up very fast. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Lion Ben Norton is a winner in many ways

After more than a year, and going down to seven cards left in the deck, Lion Ben Norton successfully chose the Joker to win the club's 33-33-33 Jackpot at the Aug. 14 meeting. Lion Ben donated 90 percent of his winnings -- about $300 -- back to the club's Administrative Fund. Lion Ben's generosity is much appreciated and should serve as an example to all Lorain Lions. Thank you, Lion Ben! Pictured with Lion Ben is President Kim Worden. The new three-way raffle begins Aug. 21 with a new deck of cards.

District Governor Jeff asks Lorain Lions for help

District 13B Governor Jeff Hillis visited the Lorain Lions Club at the Aug. 14 noon meeting to seek help from our club to take the lead in helping to create a new Lions Club in the district Columbia Township, which borders Cuyahoga and Medina counties. Gov. Jeff is pictured with Zone 4 Chairperson and Lorain Lion Ken Cromer and Past President Doug Kayle, who has agreed to do preliminary work on the project. Gov. Jeff is returning on Oct. 30 to Lorain to make is formal Governor's Visit to our club. Ken and Doug will keep us informed on the project.