Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Lions Holiday Tradition--Ringing the Salvation Army Bells

Lions Gary Koepp (left) and Lion Dave Burns, Kettle Chairman
start the day off at the South Door of K-Mart on Saturday,
December 15.  Thanks to Lion Dave for another awesome job
organizing and overseeing this great tradition--for the 21st year!

Lions Bob Kayle and Bruce Meadows (hey Lion Bruce, you're
supposed to hold the bell at the other end!)

Lions Barry Buck and Rich Marcucci.

Lions Dorothy McGuire and Dick Comer.

Lions Pete Castillo, John Volak and Tom Bruno.  Thanks to all 26 Lions
and family members who helped spread holiday cheer while
raising money for the Salvation Army

Lion Robert Fowler Presents Downtown Lorain Holiday Projects

Our newest Lion, Robert Fowler, is Safety-Service Director
for the City of Lorain.  Lion Robert spoke at our December 13
luncheon meeting about the successful pop-up stores
program in downtown Lorain, and of the efforts underway
to make the downtown area more attractive for businesses
considering locating to Lorain.  Robert has transferred his
Lion membership from the Wooster, Ohio Lions Club to
the Lorain Lions Club.  Welcome aboard, Lion Robert! 
And thank you for a very informative program!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lorain Lions and Lenscrafters Host Hometown Days

Lion Volunteers at Lenscrafters Hometown Days (left to right):  Rich Foil, John Volak, Barry Buck, Bruce Diso, Bob Kayle and Doug Kayle.

Lions found the Lions, of course!

Lion Bruce Bevan wanted to see if that Lion was real!

We just can't stay away from Lions!

Lenscrafters Licensed Optician, Ronda Mitchell uses the latest technology for fitting eyeglasses.

Lenscrafters General Manager Michelle Pernz fits the new eyeglasses for another Lorain High School student.

Dr. Krystal Long, OD, with Optometric Techs Brittany Davis and Megan Hohman.

Optometric Techs Jennifer Hall and Megan Hohman.

General Manager Michelle (left) and Optician Ronda (right) were busy as the 22 Lorain City Schools students received eye exams and then came over for new eyeglasses.  One of the students went in to the kitchen at the Church in the Mall Social Center across from Lenscrafters with his new glasses and looked down at the pizza.  "Oh," he said, "is that what Marco's pizza looks like!"

Thanks to Pastor Tom of The Gathering Place Church in the Mall for offering the church's social center, Island Safari, right across from Lenscrafters, as a relaxing and restful area for the 22 students and 8 Lion Volunteers to wait.  There couldn't have been a more perfect place and location for such an area.  The Lions and Lenscrafters are truly grateful for the church's generosity.

The "Movie Room" at Island Safari.

The Island Safari social room.

It even had a kitchen!

Lions by the pizza and donuts, of course.

Another view of the social room.

2012 Lions Christmas Party

Lion Kim Worden with wife Sue chat before dinner.

Lion Frank Csubak (right) and wife Bonnie.

Lion Ken Kayle (right) and friend Debbie.

Kathleen Clark (wife of Lion Jack Clark) visits with Helen Woodward (center), wife of deceased 50 year Lion Bob Woodward, and with Lois Meredith, wife of deceased Lion Dale Meredith, a 34 year Lion.

Lion Doug Krucinski (right) and wife Lynn).

Lion Jack Clark and wife Kathleen.

Lion Ken Krol and wife Carolyn.

Lion Bruce McCartney and wife Kathy.

Lions Dan Asensio, Tim Lombardi and Dave Burns.

Lions Mark Worden, Dave (Joe) Burgess and Velda Reynolds.

Lions Dorothy McGuire, John Volak and Rich Foil.

Lions Glenn Owen and Mark Worden.

Left to right:  Lions Ben Norton and Bob Kayle, Jane Norton and Sue Kayle.

Lion Bruce Meadows with wife Jane.

Lion President Doug Kayle (left) and Lion First Vice President Bruce Diso.

It was a great night of visiting and catching up with Lions and their spouses.

On behalf of the Lorain Lions Bowling Team, Lion Dan Asensio accepted the trophy for finishing second at the District Bowling tournament last year.

Lion Doug Kayle presented our wonderful Rebman's On The Avenue servers with the tip money collected over the past year.  Boy do they deserve it!

Ohio Pilot Dogs Visits Lorain Lions

At our November 29 luncheon meeting, Steve Hoyt of Ohio Pilot Dogs came from Columbus with pilot dog Jasper (above) and talked about how Pilot Dogs prepares recipients, trains dogs, gets funded, as well as the important role Lions play in their funding.  What a unique and priceless program!

Lions at Second Harvest November 27, 2012

Two Lorain High Leo Club members (left) work with Lions Glenn Owen, Ken Kayle and Bruce Bevan inspecting and sorting food on Tuesday, November 27 at Second Harvest Food Bank

Lion Bob Kayle working hard to keep up with sorters.

Lion Barry Buck manages the boxes--there are a lot of them!

Lions Joe Ksenich (right) and Mark Worden (left) weigh packed boxes to assure the proper amount of food is distributed.

Lion President Doug Kayle in the middle of it all!

Great work, Lions and Leos!  Thanks for your service to our community!

Enterprise Car Rental Donates to Lions Vision Clinic

At our November 15 luncheon meeting, Lion Bruce Meadows accepts a check for $2,500 for the Vision Clinic from Christina Lograsso, Business Rental Sales Manager for Northern Ohio Enterprise Car Rental. This is the highest amount that Enterprise Holdings Foundation does for first-time grants.  Many Thanks, Enterprise!!