Thursday, August 29, 2013


Elaine Betting (above left), Manager of Youth Services for Lorain Public Library System, and Meagan Hayes, Marketing & Communications Director of LPLS, presented some of the latest services and programs offered at the largest public library system in the county.  What a reminder of the value and power of a public library user's card!  Now you can have about 100 magazines delivered to your home computer or mobile device, or sign up for a program while you're browsing the library's website, or be emailed a list of the new books being ordered so you can place a hold on that new book you've heard about.  These are just a few examples of the new things offered. I think I'll be signing my grandson and I up for the Library's "Just For Guys SuperHero Party" at the Rose Cafe!


Our August 22 luncheon featured Paul Biber, Marketing & Sponsorship Chair of "Follow the Fish Art and Adventure Trails." Paul brought some of the superb examples of the artwork prepared for this unique program that uses the power of art to promote business development and tourism in Lorain County.

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Neil Brennan, of Nova, Ohio, is CEO of 3D Bakery, a high tech business that utilizes the latest in 3D printing technology to produce unique pieces.  Neil explained the technology and the future of the 3D printing business at the Lorain Lions August 15 luncheon meeting.  Great to see a young entrepreneur carving out the cutting edge of a new business!


Lion Kim Worden (ABOVE, LEFT) arranged for wife Sue Worden's very informative presentation about Alzheimer's disease at our August 8 luncheon meeting.  Thanks for a great program Sue!

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Lion Ralph O'Hara opens a selection of specialty beers available at O'Hara's Beverage on Leavitt Rd. for the Lion beer aficionados to taste.

Lion Ralph comments on the Shock Top Lemon Shandy and how it differs from Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy--"not quite as sweet and with more of a beer taste than lemonade taste"

Go ahead, try some!  There's Koko Brown, Barktober Fest, Canoe Paddle, Lemon Shandy, Wild Blue and Straw-ber-Rita. Now this was a real treat for the beer lovers! 

Lion Jack Clark gets the beer tour.

Lion Norm Herschelman and wife Karen check in with Lion Ed Baker while Lion Walt Frey lines up to pay the incredible low price of $10.00 for the picnic feast.

Bev O'Hara and Sue Kayle catch up on news and family.

Lion Ben Norton and Lion Rich Foil chat while Rich's wife Karyn enjoys the lake view.

We had a pleasant surprise with the arrival of Lion Jean Lee and her daughter Dawn Bodnar, who are just to the left of Lion Kim Worden and wife Sue.

What is that out there?

Oh my gosh!  Those are the islands.  First time it has been so clear to see them.

Obviously, the prime view of Lake Erie was the favorite for seat locations here.

Back to the beers.  Thanks Lion Ralph for providing this beer tasting event.

Lion Ben and Lion Doug Krucinski chat near the grill.

Sue Lombardi, Jane Meadows, Sue Kayle, Kathleen Clark in the foreground.

Jane Norton, Norm, Karen Herschelman and Walt Frey.

It sure was great to see Jean Lee, sitting here with Lynn Krucinski and Jean's daughter Dawn.

The Bakers cool off at the shoreline.

The water was crystal clear and the temperature a balmy 75.  Can't beat that!

Now we know why birds love to sit on a high wire.  Great view, nice breeze, good conversation...

Lion Mark Worden signs up cornhole tournament teams.

Brats and burgers on the grill.

Lion Bruce Meadows and Lion Tim Lombardi.

That sun was bright, but not too warm.

Lion Jean and daughter Dawn move to the shade.

Lion Ed Baker's wife Celeste checks out the swing set.

The grounds at the Norton's are beautiful.

View of the dining tent and grilling pavilion in the distance.

Daisies in full bloom provide a delightfully happy accent for the day.  There were also echinacea and blackeyed susans in abundance around the house.  Thanks so much Ben and Jane for sharing this with us!

The line for food went quickly.

Those sirloin and angus burgers were awesome, not to mention the brats!

The spread.

Everyone's feeling a little full after lunch, as evident in this and following photos.

Whoa, whoa!  The second and third helpings of peanut butter cake, chocolate cake and blueberry ??

Look at that competitive determination!

Lynn Krucinski tosses the first cornhole bag.

The teams face off.

Lion Norm launches one.

Lion Tim says, YESS! A two pointer!
The tournament field was full.

Lion Tim and Lion Bruce Meadows ("The Hairless Heros"?) vs. Lion Norm and Lion Ralph in the championship round.

Corn Hole Tournament Official Lion Rich Foil (great job Rich!) presents the champion team of Norm Herschelman and Ralph O'Hara with the $100,000 (er, chance for $100,000, that is) prize in certified envelopes. Great job and thank you Lion IPP Doug Kayle, for your hard work and to your committee helpers--and to all the attending Lions for your participation.  A very special thanks to Lion Ben and wife Jane for sharing their summer home with Lions for our annual picnic!


ABOVE:  PDG Stan Kopp (left), the new president of the Ohio Lions Foundation, and IPDG Woody Conrad (right) stop by the Lions Vision Clinic information table at the Crushers game on Thursday night.

Lion Dan Smith (left) selling 50/50 raffle tickets with booth workers Rosa Cromer (center, Lion Ken's wife) and past Zone 4 Chair Carol Shaffer of the North Ridgeville Lions.

In the foreground is Lorain Lions Club 2nd VP Frank Csubak with wife Bonnie, and 1st VP Lion Kim Worden and wife Sue.

Lions Barry Buck, Bruce McCartney and Joe Ksenich with their best friends at their sides.

Lion Treasurer Charlie Neff with wife Rebecca and family.

Lions from all around Zone 4 and District 13B can be seen in this photo.

Lions Bob Kayle, Bruce Meadows, Ben Norton with spouses and friends.

Lions Bob Kayle, wife Sue, Lion Bruce Meadows and Jane in the foreground with Lion Ed Baker and wife Celeste in the row behind them.

PP Lion Walt Frey and 1st VP Lion Kim.

Lion Bruce McCartney and wife Kathy.

Helen Woodward, wife of 50+year deceased Lion Bob Woodward looks around to say hi/

Lion Doc John Smith sells 50/50 raffle tickets in the stadium.

Zone 4 Chair Lion Brent Parker horsing around with IPDG Woody.

PDG Dick Temple enjoying the game.

ABOVE (left to right):  Linda Spiegel, wife of PDG Terry Spiegel next, followed by PCC/PDG Jeff Hillis (now going back up the chairs as 1st Vice District Governor) and PCC/PDG Sharon Parker.

Lion Doc Smith and Rosa Cromer (wife of Lion Ken) counting the 50/50 pot.  A total of $938.00 in tickets were sold, with the winner getting $469 and the Vision Clinic getting $469.  With the sale of 300 game tickets that brought in $3.00 each, the total funds raised for the Vision Clinic was almost $1,400!  And that will be matched by the Nord Family Foundation Challenge grant!! Thanks Lions for your wonderful support!

And the lucky winner is . . . Lion Dale DiGirolamo of the Elyria Evening Lions Club.