Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lions Sort Potatoes at Second Harvest

 ABOVE (left to right):  Lions Bruce McCartney, Barry Buck, Glenn Owen, Doug Kayle and Kim Worden work on one of the bins of 42,000 pounds of potatoes.
 ABOVE (left to right):  Lions Doug Kayle, Dan Rohrbacher, Ken Kayle and Bruce Diso weed out the bad potatoes and bag the good ones. 
ABOVE (left to right):  Thanks to all 11 Lions who came to volunteer on Tuesday, October 30 at Second Harvest:  Lions Dan Rohrbacher, Glenn Owen, Doug Kayle, Ralph O'Hara (seated), Ken Kayle, Velda Reynolds, Bruce McCartney, Barry Buck, and Bruce Diso. (Not shown are Lions Kim Worden and Ken Cromer).

Cleveland Eye Bank Executive Director Speaks to Lions

ABOVE:  Cleveland Eye Bank Executive Director Debbie Mae Johnson (left) and Eye Bank Education Director Dee Beacham (right) gave a very informative presentation about the services of the Cleveland Eye Bank to about 30 Lions at the October 25 luncheon meeting.  Thanks to Lion President Doug Kayle for arranging this excellent program, so relevant to the Lions' mission.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Lions District 13B Governor Visits Lorain Lions

ABOVE:  District Governor Forrest "Woody" Conrad, a member of the Ashland Evening Lion Club since 1992, visited the Lorain Lions for our Thursday, October 18 luncheon meeting.  DG Conrad mentioned he has a two and half to three hour drive to the furthest club in the district.  He didn't complain about that after he met a fellow Canadian DG at the USA-Canada Forum last month--that Governor's most distant club is 1700 miles away and can only be reached 10 months out of the year!

Lions Hear from Mayor Ritenauer and Mental Health Director Neff

ABOVE:  At our October 11 luncheon meeting, Mayor Chase Ritenauer (left) spoke about Issue 13 and detailed the need for the new income tax levy to fix our roads and re-open our parks department to make our city more attractive for businesses looking for a good location.  At the same meeting, Lion Charlie Neff (above right), Executive Director of the Lorain County Board of Mental Health, spoke about Issue 49, a renewal levy, which supports 18 local agencies that provide critical services for children, youth and adults with a variety of mental health needs.  Both are key issues for us to consider among the many on this November 6 ballot.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Lions Get Inside View of Magnate Don Brown Mansion

 ABOVE:  Terri Pabon, private secretary to millionaire inventor Don Brown, presented a fascinating program and slide presentation about the magnate and his incredible mansion on the lakefront west of Vermilion known as Waterwood Estate.  Forty-four Lions and guests were intrigued by the story and views of this unique property.  Many thanks to Lion Ben Norton for arranging this spectacular program!
 ABOVE:  Lions and guests listen to announcements from Lion President Doug Kayle prior to the program about Waterwood Estate and Don Brown.
 ABOVE:  Lions Bob Kayle (left) and Ben Norton, share a delightful converstion with Terri Pabon and her husband Joe (third and fourth from left), and with guests Nancy Stark (sister-in-law of Lion Bob Kayle), Carm Januzzi (widow of Lion Al Januzzi) and Helen Woodward (widow of Lion Bob Woodward).
 ABOVE:   Lion Tom Bruno reports on the World Service Day project at the Moore House where several Lions are scraping and painting the house for the Black River Historical Society.  The project began last Saturday with nine Lions volunteering and two more again on Monday.  We will try to finish the project on Saturday, October 6 starting at 10 a.m. (depending on the weather) or continue next week.  Thanks to Lions Tom and Barry Buck (seated above right) for putting together this great project.  EVERY HOUR volunteered will earn $10.00 in a contribution to the Vision Clinic Project from Lion Harold Lee!  Thanks Lion Harold!
 ABOVE (left to right):  Lions Joe Ksenich, Dan Asensio and Glenn Owen are recognized (and fined!) for their October birthdays.
ABOVE:  Lion First VP Bruce Diso (center standing) announces the Lorain Lions 90th Anniversary Monarch Night on Thursday, November 1 at DeLuca's Place in the Park.  In addition to recognizing Lions with years of service awards, the evening will have a brief message from our Zone 4 Chair Lion Brent Parker, and feature a special re-enactment of Helen Keller's famous speech at the Lions Clubs International Convention at Cedar Point in 1925 when she challenged Lions to become "Knights of the Blind".