Sunday, June 30, 2013

Lorain Lions Participate in Lorain International Parade













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Photos and video shot by Lorain High School senior Jessica Carter traveling in the Lorain High Titans' band's support car. Jessica, shown below, was a great sport and we thank her.




Thursday, June 20, 2013

GOAL ACCOMPLISHED! LION KEN KAYLE PUTS THE LORAIN LIONS VISION CLINIC CAMPAIGN OVER THE TOP

Lion Bruce Meadows points to the completed fundraising thermometer that signified achieving the Lorain Lions goal of raising $18,000 through the individual contributions of our members.  In addition, Lorain Lion Harold Lee gave $3,500 by donating $10.00 for each hour of volunteer service given by a Lion, thus making our member contributions to the Vision Clinic total $21,500. The campaign has been shepherded to success over the past 15 months by Lion Meadows.  Lion Ken Kayle (above right) had the honor and privilege of giving the final donation at the June 20 business luncheon to top the club goal of $21,500.  The Lorain Lions can stand tall and proud for this very impressive accomplishment!  THANK YOU LORAIN LIONS!! WE SERVE!!

LORAIN HARBOR LIONS CELEBRATE 25 YEARS AND RE-DEDICATE THEMSELVES TO LIONS MISSION

The Lorain Harbor Lions celebrated their 25 years of service to the community at Tom's Country Place on June 18 with an impressive re-dedication ceremony and installation of officers for 2013-14. Lorain Lion Dorothy McGuire, a charter member of the Harbor Lions, and Lion Ken Cromer attended the event. PCC/PDG Stan Kopf (above 3rd from left) gave a very inspirational speech, reflecting on how one small ray of light can inspire hope and change a person and eventually the world.  He used the examples of Annie Sullivan and Mother Teresa and showed how Lions can be that same ray of hope.  Great message PCC/PDG Stan!

PCC/PDG Stan installs Lion Vivian Rutherford as the new president of the Lorain Harbor Lions.

In appreciation of Lion Stan's support and presentation, the Lorain Harbor Lions gave him a Grillmaster kit.   He's ready for the summer season!

A beautiful Kiedrowski's cake was served at the end of the dinner--delicious!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

PCC/PDG SHARON PARKER INSTALLS 2013-14 LORAIN LIONS OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

Farewell, Lion President Doug Kayle--Hail, Lion President-Elect Bruce Diso!

A wonderful meal was prepared and served by On The Avenue.

Lion Doug and Lion Bruce display the cake.

Lions Dan Smith, Nick Hutlock (left) and Lions Bruce Bevan and Bob Cool with their special guests!

Lion Ed Baker (center) sells 50/50 tickets to Lions Glenn Owen (left), Ken Kayle, John Mazze, Tim Lombardi and Joe Ksenich.

Lions Barry Buck, Glenn Owen, Ken Kayle, John Mazze and Tim Lombardi purchase raffle ticket from Lion Ed.

Lynn Krucinski (left) with husband Lion Doug Krucinski, Lion Rick Freda and Lion John Volak.

Lion Rich Foil (left), Membership Chair, with Lions Pete Castillo and Norm Herschelman.

Lion Secretary Mark Worden (left), Lion Frank Csubak, 1st VP Elect Lion Kim Worden with wife Sue, and Rosa Cromer, wife of Lion Ken Cromer.

Jane Meadows with Lion Bruce Meadows; Jane Norton with husband Lion Ben Norton.

Lion Bill Evenchik (left), and Lion Bob Kayle with wife Sue.

At the head table were outgoing president Lion Doug Kayle (left), PCC/PDG Sharon Parker, and incoming President Lion Bruce Diso.

Lions and guests enjoy conversation and fellowship along with a great meal.

Lion Barry Buck got to celebrate his June birthday and kicked in a buck in memory of Lion Randy Swaim, whose birthday was also in June.  Lion Barry shared the moment many times with our deceased friend and great Lion Randy.

Lion President Doug pins the president's pin on Lion Bruce.

Lion Bruce pins the Past President pin on Lion Doug.

PCC/PDG Sharon Parker congratulates Lion Bruce upon his installation.

Lion President Doug shares emotional farewell remarks as president and recalled the many accomplishments of the past year, including a very memorable 90th Anniversary celebration at last summer's International Festival with an award winning float, the Ohio School for the Blind Marching Band and a 90th anniversary Monarch night with a portrayal of Helen Keller by Lion Jackie Christensen of the Canal Winchester Lions in Franklin County.  It was a great year, saddened only by the loss of three dedicated Lions:  Paul Trimble, Vern Brown and Harold Lee.  CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS TO LION DOUG KAYLE FOR THE GREAT LEADERSHIP AND VISION HE PROVIDED THE LORAIN LIONS THIS PAST YEAR--THERE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN A BETTER PERSON TO LEAD US DURING OUR 90TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR!!!

Director of Black River Historical Society Addresses Lorain Lions

 Barb Piscopo, Director of the Black River Historical Society, discusses the plans of the Historical Society to acquire the old Carnegie Library on 10th Street to use as a new home and museum.
 Barb facilitated discussion of what story should be told about the history of Lorain in the proposed new museum.
Barb Piscopo, Director of Black River Historical Society, spoke to Lions at our May 30 luncheon meeting.

HEAD OF SECURITY FOR CLEVELAND CAVALIERS SPEAKS TO LIONS

Lion Gary Koepp (above right) arranged a fascinating program featuring Brian Herbert (above left), Director of Safety/Security for Quicken Loans Arena and other Cavaliers' business, for our May 23 luncheon meeting.