December 2013 - Elburn Lions Club


December 2013 - Elburn Lions Club
Elburn Lions Club Newsletter—December 2013
President’s Note
Where have those crisp, fall evenings
gone? Every year, it seems as though
the fall colors come and go quicker and
2013-14 Leadership Team
Lion Dave Broz
1st VP
Lion Bob Thomas
2nd VP
Lion Kevin Poust
3rd VP
Lion Maranda Schenk
Lion Chuck Galauner
Lion Bill Brauer
Lion Tamer
Lion Stacy Groesch
Tail Twister
Lion Lara Poust
Lion Kristen Damolaris
Lion Phil Gladd
Lion Chris Halsey
Lion Dave Judd
Lion Scott Karas
Lion Ted Masinick
Lion Mike Schramer
Lion Hank Theis
Past President
Lion Pam Hall
I hope you all had the opportunity to
take in the gifts that fall has given us—
brilliant trees, the first frost, warm
apple cider and a little bundling up. It’s a
great time to reflect as another year
comes to a close.
If you missed the November meeting,
please know that your Elburn Lions Club
added some comfort to those in need.
We approved a donation to the Elburn
Friday Night Bingo
November saw a continuation of
our great attendance at Friday
night bingo. December 27th bingo
will also include our second annual
ugly holiday sweater contest. Come
on down!
Food Pantry. We also approved the
purchase of a Reading Machine for a
local resident, and paid for two local
children to get eye exams and glasses.
For those less fortunate than us in the
Philippines, we are sending you money.
To a couple of Lions who have served
us for so many years, we will be saying
thank you soon with Life Memberships.
And for the senior members in our
club, we will begin offering discounted
memberships in 2014.
Thank you to all who have served—
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
- Lion President Dave Broz
Free Community Pasta
Dinner—Dec. 17th
Stop down for a great meal and
camaraderie on December 17th.
Doors open at 5:00pm. Donations
welcome but not required. We hope
to see you there!
Tornado Relief Fund
On November 17th, thousands of families right here in Illinois lost everything to the
tornadoes and storms that ripped through Central Illinois. They lost their homes,
their cars, all of their personal possessions, and some lost their lives. The town of
Washington, IL is a rural town just like our Elburn, and it was completely devastated.
Our Lions Club District has asked
all fellow Lions to pitch in and
help these people. They are
asking for monetary donations at
this time. Our goal is to raise
$5,000 by December 8th.
Please consider making a donation to this cause. Checks can be
made out to Elburn Lions Club
and sent to the park, marked
“Tornado Relied Fund.”
For more information, contact
Lions Linda Callaghan, Kristen
Damolaris, or Cindy Halsey.
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Holiday Meat Raffle
We had great turnout at our annual
Holiday Meat Raffle. We would like
to thank the following organizations
for their donations:
Advanced Physical Medicine, Amazing Grace Antiques, Costco, Dairy
Queen—Wasco, Eddie Gaedel’s Pub
and Grill, Elburn Lions Club, Focas
Hair Salon, Dr. Krauspe, The Lodge,
Lumes Pancake House,
Paisano’s Pizza, Pamper Nails, and
Shady Hill Gardens.
December Meeting
Do you have a holiday sweater that
would make Kris Kringle cringe?
We’d love to see it at the December
Lions Club meeting, Tuesday, December 10th.
The meeting starts at 7:00pm,
however, holiday-themed attire is
required! Wear a holiday-themed
article of clothing, or be prepared
to make a donation to Lion Tamer
Lara Poust. Lion Lara will emcee an
Ugly Holiday sweater contest, with
a prize going to the sweater that
makes Comet vomit.
Dec. 19th — Family
Friendly Potluck Dinner
Looking for something to do on a
Thursday night? Come down to the
Club with a dish to pass and your
holiday spirit. This is a familyfriendly event—friends and neighbors are invited, too.
Elburn Lions Club Newsletter—December 2013
November down at the Elburn Lions Club
Clockwise from the top right: 300 raffle (successful as always!) and
decorating the club for Christmas. Opposite page: renovations to the
playground are almost complete. Look for more updates in the spring.
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