Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Serving Second Harvest after Thanksgiving

 Above: Volunteers who worked at Second Harvest Food Bank on November 29 were (kneeling) Alex Bevan, Pres. Dave Burgess; (standing left to right) Ben Norton with wife Jane, Glenn Owen, Bruce Bevan, Ken Kayle, Paul Trimble, Mark Worden, Bob Kayle, Ken Cromer.
 Lions Bob Kayle, Ken Kayle and Mark Worden packing the distribution boxes.
 Lion Ben getting a box to clean, check the expiration date and line up for boxing.
 Jane Norton helping Lion Mark Worden weigh one of the distribution boxes.
Lion Ken Kayle moving a weighed box to the distribution pallet.
 The work began with washing off corn syrup that had spilled and dried on a large box of foods and kitchen supplies.
Once in full swing, the flow of material went quickly.  Several large pallets were loaded.  Fantastic job Lions!

Monday, November 14, 2011

In Memorium: Lion Dale Meredith

Dale H. Meredith
Our 33-year member and dedicated fellow Lion, Dale Meredith, passed away Saturday, November 12.  The Lorain Lions will conduct a memorial service Tuesday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m. during the visitation that will be held at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 715 Reid Ave., in downtown Lorain.  Lion Bruce Meadows, our club chaplain and sponsor of Lion Dale in Lions, will conduct the memorial service.  Lions should arrive no later than 7:15 p.m. and, if possible, wear a red Lions shirt, vest or jacket.  We hope as many Lions as possible will attend this meaningful ceremony to honor the many years of service and good cheer that Lion Dale gave to us and to his family and community.  He has been missed these past few months and will be missed more so now.  Our prayers are with Lion Dale’s family in their loss.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lorain Mayor-elect Chase Ritenauer addresses Lorain Lions

VIDEO:  Mayor-elect Chase Ritenauer speaks to Lorain Lions Club Thursday, Nov. 10.
VIDEO:  Ritenauer outlines plans for transition.
 VIDEO: Getting off to a quick start.
VIDEO: Dealing with city's budget.
VIDEO: Housing and safety are interconnected.
VIDEO:  Making Lorain competitive for jobs.
VIDEO:  Improving Lorain streets.

VIDEO:  The need to change the culture of Lorain.

Lorain Lions noon meeting, Thursday, Nov. 10

VIDEO:  Opening song of the Lions at the Thursday, November 10 lunch meeting.
 Lion Vern Brown received his 40-year chevron and certificate of service from Lion Bruce Meadows, who recognized Vern for his service as president, as well as his sales of fruitcakes and other contributions over the years.
 Mayor-Elect Chase Ritenauer enjoys lunch with Lion President Dave (Joe) Burgess (left) and Lion First VP Doug Kayle prior to speaking to the Lions.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Pancake Breakfast Day, November 6, 2011

VIDEO: Lion Pancake Chairman, Bruce Bevan, wants to thank all who supported the Lions through ticket purchases, table sponsorships or placemat ads.
 Lions Kim Worden, Marshall Dimacchia and Terry Todhunter man the ticket table at the entrance of the IAV Sunday morning.
Lorain High Leo Club advisor Mary Jo Ferguson serves coffee.  The Leo Club is a junior version of Lions that encourages community service and leadership among high school students.
 Lion Dave Burns sells 50-50 raffle tickets to early arrivals.
The crowd started with a rush just after 8 a.m. and didn't let up until almost noon.  Over 700 breakfasts were served, including more than 3300 pancakes and 175 pounds of sausage.
 Kitchen crew Lions Bruce Diso, Charlie Neff, Joe Ksenich and Tim Lombardi
Lions Ed Baker and Tony Freda have a beautiful day to grill sausages outside--patrons of the breakfast raved about these delicious, chargrilled links.
Lions Joe Ksenich and Bruce Diso cooked over 3300 pancakes!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lorain Lions Club Celebrates its 89th Anniversary

The Lorain Lions Club celebrated its 89th Anniversary on Thursday, November 3, 2011, at the Rosebud Party Center in Lorain.  The dinner was attended by 48 Lions and guests and provided the appropriate opportunity to recognize several Lions for their years of service to the club and to Lionism.  Featured speakers for the evening were Lion Ralph O’Hara, Chief Master Sergeant in the Air National Guard and his granddaughter, Airman 1st Class Kaitlyn O’Hara, who completed her basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, in February of this year. 

Lorain Lions 89th Anniversary Dinner Attendees

Lions Rich Foil, Tony Freda, Bruce McCartney and wife Kathy, Joe Ksenich, Dan Asensio and Ken Krol enjoy chatting after dinner at the Lorain Lions "Monarch" anniversary night.
Lion Jean Lee put together a Money Tree raffle and a silent auction for a basket and carved wooden horse from China. Her efforts raised almost $400 for the club's administrative account. Thank you Lion Jean!
Lion Ralph O'Hara and wife Bev with granddaughter, Airman 1st Class Kaitlyn O'Hara, who spoke after the dinner about her experiences going through basic training.

Years of Service Awards

Lion Bruce McCartney (left) received a 35-year service award from Lion Bruce Meadows and Lion President Dave Burgess.
 Lion Jim Czarney received a 30-year service award.
 Lion Tony Freda is congratulated for his 25 years of service in the Lions.
 Lion Walter Frey holds his 15-year service certificate and chevron.
15-year Lion Dave Meadows gets a proud handshake from his father, Lion Bruce Meadows.
Not able to attend the dinner were Lion Vern Brown, who has served the Lorain Lions for 40 years, and Lion Bill Neely, who has completed five years with the club.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pancake Breakfast

Lorain High Leo Club President Chelsea Greenfield serves all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage at the May, 2011 breakfast. The Lorain Lions Pancake Breakfast is coming up Sunday, November 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the IAV Hall at 4569 Oberlin Ave. Lorain. This is a tremendous bargain at $5.00 per person (kids 4 and under eat free)!

Lions Serve at Second Harvest

Lions Paul Trimble (front) and Barry Buck inspect, sort and pack food at Second Harvest Foodbank on October 25.  Thanks Lions for your service!