Sunday, December 17, 2017

International Tree and Model Train Display Leaders Speak to Lions

Gail Bonsor (left), coordinator of the annual International Christmas Tree and Model Train Exhibit at the Black River Transportation Center in Downtown Lorain presented an overview of this year's displays at the Lions' December 14 lunch meeting.  Gary Schaefer (right) a Trustee of the Northeast Ohio division of the National Model Railroad Association, explained some of the background and activities of the Model Railroad exhibits at the Black River event. One of the central train displays this year is a railroad set up in a steel mill.  This is a colorful, exciting and fun event every year, and this year is especially interesting.  The display is open to the public free of charge on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. during the month of December through December 30.  The exhibit will be close Sunday, December 24.

Lions Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army on December 16

Left to Right (above): Lions Ben Norton, Bruce Bevan and Tim Lombardi.

Lion Rich Marcucci (left), Leo Club member Maya (center) and Lion Barry Buck (right).

Lions Dan Asensio, Ken Cromer, Ken Kayle and Glenn Owen.

Lions Ken Krol and Bruce McCartney with Bruce's nephew Nick (right)

Thanks again to Lion Dave Burns (above) who has done a fantastic job coordinating the Salvation Army Holiday Kettle Service project for 27 years!

Lions' Monthly Commitment to Second Harvest

Lorain Lions (above) were joined by ten members of the Lorain High School Leo Club to pack food boxes for seniors at Second Harvest Food Bank on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.  This is a monthly volunteer commitment to the Food Bank.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Lorain Lions Pancake Breakfast a Hit

Lorain High School Leo Club member Maya serves second helpings to Annette Bruno, wife of Lorain Lions 1st VP Tom Bruno.

Leo Club advisor Lori Pyers-Goodwin serves coffee to attendees.

Leo Club member Rafael prepares to clean and set up another table.

Lorain Lions Tammy Tansey (left) and Brittany Poley (right) are assisted by Sue Kayle, wife of Lion Bob Kayle.

Local author David Miraldi with MindFair Books' Sheri, publisher of David's new book, The Edge of Innocence.  

Leo Club member David getting orders from customers.

Leo Club president Alexis Sexton clearing tables.  The Leos have become a vital part of the Lorain Lions Pancake Breakfast.

Lion Jean Lee mans the Money Tree raffle table.

Lion Bob Cobos and Lion Dan Smith did a fantastic job selling money tree and 50/50 raffle tickets.

Pancake Breakfast chairman Lion Rich Foil kept an eye on operations and made adjustments to assure outstanding quality and service that is the hallmark of the Lorain Lions Club Pancake Breakfast.

Leo Club Advisor Lori (left) with Leos Trinity and Maya take orders for pancakes and sausage.

Muzik Brothers Auto Care owner John Muzik (center) with his family enjoying some great pancakes and sausages.

Leo Club member Molly working the "Second Helpings" cart.

Lions Bob Kayle (standing), Bruce Meadows, Ben Norton and Kim Worden welcome customers at the Main entrance.

Chargrilled sausages taste better with real charcoals.

Lion Ed Baker uses the auxiliary grill dedicated for second helpings.

Front entrance of the Italian American Veterans club was very busy on pancake breakfast day.

Leo Club member Evelyn working one of the two "Seconds" carts.

Andy Shworer(left) with his Mom and Dad enjoy breakfast before pitching in to help.

Lion Ken Kayle at the beverage bar checking coffee supply.

Lion Barry Buck (right) and son probably flipped four or five thousand pancakes in 5 hours.

Andy Shworer sets up a table for incoming customers.

Part of the Nieto family about to enjoy the breakfast.

Alec and Veronique Nieto with daughter have attended many of the Lions Club breakfasts.

Someone just discovered what good sausage tastes like!

Monday, October 23, 2017

East Side Block Watch Leaders Talk to Lions about Community

Lion Rich Foil (right) thanks J.R. Lee and his wife Nancy for speaking to Lions at our October 19 lunch meeting about their project to restore the Century Park Harbor House on the city's east side.  The Lee's head the East Side Block Watch group and have led many community improvement projects in addition to the Harbor House spruce up.  The Lorain Lions helped the group repaint the Harbor House on Saturday, October 21.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lorain Lions Volunteer for Oakwood Park Service Project

Lion Ken Kayle and Lion Barry Buck scraping and washing picnic tables at Oakwoood Park in South Lorain on Saturday, September 9 during a joint service project with the Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club. 

Lion Vivian Fallis, project organizer, explains to Lion Tim Lombardi the plans for Oakwood Park.

Lion Mitch Fallis (left) explains the plans for the improvements of Oakwood Park to Lion Tim Lombardi as Lion Vivian scrapes one of the Picnic Pavilion posts for painting.

Lion 2nd VP and Lion President Ralph O'Hara paint one of the tables.  The project continues on Saturday, September 16.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Academic Distress Commission Chair Addresses Lions

Tony Richardson (ABOVE LEFT), Chairman of the Lorain City Schools Academic Distress Commission, spoke to the Lorain Lions at their August 3 dinner meeting at the request of Club Program Chair, Lion Dan Smith (right).  Tony gave a very informative and passionate review of the crisis facing the school system from his very unique perspective as product of the school system who overcame severe handicaps to become a productive and highly educated leader in the community.  Tony's sincere concern and commitment to improve the schools came through strong and clear.  Thanks to Tony for his great work!