Tuesday, November 13, 2012

In Memoriam - Lion Paul Trimble

Lion Paul Trimble, 1983-2012
Lion Paul joined the Lorain Lions Club
in February, 2011 and showed his commitment
to serving the community right away by helping
every month at Second Harvest Foodbank.  He
volunteered to coordinate that monthly service
starting in July, 2011 and until his passing.
Lion Paul will be missed.

Lorain Lions gather at Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral Home on
November 12, 2012 for their Memorial service for
Lion Paul Trimble. A very good turnout of our members
 listened to a solemn and uplifting eulogy of Lion Paul's
dedication to service by club Chaplain Lion Bruce Meadows.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Lions Pancake Breakfast a Huge Success!

Ron Sauer was the 50/50 raffle winner at the Lions' November 4 Pancake Breakfast.  Congratulations Ron!
Lion Kim Worden readies the sausage.

Lions Norm Herschelman and Gary Koepp set up the breakfast trays to serve.

Lion Rich Foil looks over the bake sale items that Lions Tammy Tansey and
 Velda Reynolds organized. The bake sale was a phenomenal success!

Coffee crew Lions Bob Pastor, Dave (Joe) Burgess, and
Tom Bruno must have made 100 gallons of coffee!

Master Grillers Lions Tony Freda and Ed Chavez
work hard to keep up with the demand.

The crowd peaked as usual from about 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Lions Walter Frey and Bob Kerecz demonstrate the
superb service given to our customer supporters.

Lion Gary Koepp welcomes his family to the breakfast.
A lot of Lions take a break to join their families for breakfast.

Lion Bruce Diso grills the "extras" that are
served to customers who ask for seconds.

Lion Joe Ksenich put out some awesome pancakes on the big grill!

A view from inside the kitchen with Lion Tim Lombardi
assembling the plates, Lion Kim Worden supplying the sausages
 and the serving team preparing the trays for table servers.

Lions Bruce Bevan and Ralph O'Hara sell 50/50 tickets.
This has been another great money-maker,
along with the new "Money Tree" that Lion Jean Lee set up (not shown).
Lions Dave Burns, Ralph O'Hara, Tim Lombardi and
Bruce Bevan grab a quick breakfast before opening.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Lions Enjoying Monarch Night

Lorain Lions 90th Monarch Night

Lorain Lions celebrated their 90th Anniversary Monarch night on November 1 with a meaningful and inspiring banquet and ceremony.  ABOVE (standing): District Governor Forrest "Woody" Conrad, Zone Chairman Brent Parker, Lorain Lions President Doug Kayle.  Seated are Lion Jackie Christensen, the featured speaker, with her husband PDG Lion Bill Christensen, of the Canal Winchester Lions Club in Franklin County.  Lion Jackie has talked about and performed Helen Keller's famous speech to Lions Clubs International 1925 Convention at Cedar Point where she urged Lions world wide to take up the cause of the blind and visually impaired by becoming "Knights of the Blind."  Jackie received a standing ovation from the nearly 70 guests who attended the event at DeLuca's Place in the Park.
Here are the Lorain Lions honored this year for their years of service to the Lions: 

5 years:  Dave Burgess, Jack Clark, Tim Howard, Elizabeth Smith, John Smith, Tammy Tansey, Mark Worden;
10 years: Ed Chavez, David Macgregor
15 years:  Marshall Dimacchia
20 years:  Ed Baker, Dan Bihary, Gary Fischer, Doug Kayle
25 years: Barry Buck; Tim Lombardi, Dorothy McGuire, Terry Todhunter.
Also honored by Governor Forrest were last year Monarchs, Lion Bruce McCartney for 35 years and Lion Walter Frey for 15 years.
Here are the Lions receiving Monarchs Gov. Conrad who attended the Nov. 1  90th Monarch banquet:
Lion Bruce McCartney, 35 years.
Lion Walter Frey, 15 years
Lion Dave (Joe) Burgess, Lion Jack Clark, Lion Mark Worden, 5 years

Lion David MacGregor and Lion Ed Chavez, 10 years

Lion Marshall Dimacchia, 15 years
Lion Ed Baker, 20 years.
Lion Doug Kayle, 20 years.

Lions Tim Lombardi, Dorothy McGuire and Barry Buck,
25 years. Lion Dorothy was also honored as
 a charter member of the Lorain Harbor Lions.