Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lorain Lions Volunteer for Oakwood Park Service Project

Lion Ken Kayle and Lion Barry Buck scraping and washing picnic tables at Oakwoood Park in South Lorain on Saturday, September 9 during a joint service project with the Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club. 

Lion Vivian Fallis, project organizer, explains to Lion Tim Lombardi the plans for Oakwood Park.


Lion Mitch Fallis (left) explains the plans for the improvements of Oakwood Park to Lion Tim Lombardi as Lion Vivian scrapes one of the Picnic Pavilion posts for painting.

Lion 2nd VP and Lion President Ralph O'Hara paint one of the tables.  The project continues on Saturday, September 16.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Academic Distress Commission Chair Addresses Lions

Tony Richardson (ABOVE LEFT), Chairman of the Lorain City Schools Academic Distress Commission, spoke to the Lorain Lions at their August 3 dinner meeting at the request of Club Program Chair, Lion Dan Smith (right).  Tony gave a very informative and passionate review of the crisis facing the school system from his very unique perspective as product of the school system who overcame severe handicaps to become a productive and highly educated leader in the community.  Tony's sincere concern and commitment to improve the schools came through strong and clear.  Thanks to Tony for his great work!

Lions Induct Rich and Lori Resendez as its Newest Members

At the August 3 evening meeting, Lion Rich Foil (above right) conducted an impressive induction ceremony of Rich and Lori Resendez (center) as their sponsor, Lion Vivian Fallis (above left) and Lion President Ralph O'Hara stand in support.

Lion Vivian and Lion Ralph pin the new members at our dinner at Rebman's On The Avenue.
Welcome Lions Rich and Lori!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Lions don aprons, hats volunteering at Second Harvest

Lorain Lions Club volunteers at Second Harvest Food Bank are now required to wear aprons and hats when they handle cans and food at the facility. These Lions like the new look.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lorain Lions Install New Officers and Honor 2 Members with Melvin Jones Fellow Awards

Lion Bruce Bevan receives the Melvin Jones Fellow Award from Lion President Tim Lombardi at the June 1 Installation Dinner.  This was awarded in particular for Lion Bruce's contribution to initiate the semi-annual Lions Pancake Breakfast, which has raised in the neighborhood of $150,000 to $200,000 since it's beginning.

Lion Bruce was moved and very emotional in his remarks lauding Lions and their mission and his gratefulness at receiving the Melvin Jones Fellow--the highest honor given to any Lion.

Lion Doug Kayle also received the Melvin Jones Fellow award, in particular for his leadership in organizing the 90th Anniversary events in 2012, which included bringing the Ohio School For The Blind Marching Band to participate in the Lorain International Parade, and providing a catered lunch to those band members following the parade.  There were many other events during the 90th Anniversary Year when Lion Doug served as club President, which are documented on this blog, for those interested in viewing those earlier blog postings.
We thank Lion Doug and Lion Bruce for their invaluable contributions to the Lorain Lions and congratulate them on a job well done!

Past Council Chair and PDG Sharon Parker installs Lion Rich Foil as membership chair.

PCC Sharon installs Lion Glenn Owen as Lion Tamer.

Lion Doug Kayle installed as Tail Twister.


Lions Vivian Fallis and Bruce McCartney were installed as Directors.

Lion Tammy Tansey and Lion Tom Bruno were installed (respectively) as 2nd Vice President and 1st Vice President

Lion Ken Kayle being installed as Treasurer.

Lion Barry Buck installed as Secretary.


PCC/PDG Sharon congratulates President Elect Ralph O'Hara on his installation and wishes him well.

This was a very nice dinner and installation and we thank all the incoming officers for their willingness to serve Lions and Lionism in Lorain.  It's a great way to serve our community and people in need around the world.

President Elect Ralph laid out his plans and challenges for the club for the coming year in an inspirational speech.  Congratulations Lion Ralph!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Lions Tour Bricklayers-Allied Craftworkers New Facility in South Amherst

ABOVE:  Jason Linkous (center) is inducted into the Lorain Lions Club by Membership Chair Lion Rich Foil (left) while sponsor Lion Bruce Bevin congratulates and welcomes Jason.

Lion Tammy Tansey (left) explains some of the features of the new Bricklayers/Allied Craftworkers facility to visiting Lions.



Great meeting room with acoustic brick walls and an adjacent kitchen.

Lion Brittany Fide and Lion Tammy Tansey did a fantastic job organizing this very informative and enjoyable event.  The food was great too, catered by Spectrum School.



Lorain Lions informed about Black River Cleanup

Stephanie and Rob Koscho speak to Lorain Lions Club on April 27 about the Black River Cleanup on May 6 and 7. Some Lions plan to participate in the effort.