Athens Lions Collection Day 2016

The Athens Lions Club collection day for Toys for Angels was held on Saturday, December 3. It was perfect weather for the day. The Lions collected over $2700 and a pick up load of toys in the 4 hour time. Because of the generosity of the Athens Community, 113 children, ages birth to 12, will be able to have toys for Christmas. Thank you all for your donations and kindness.

Lions Amy Baughman and Paula Rider with Santa (Lion Larry Buhr) collecting money and toys.

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Lion Bill Rider, Coltin Ratliff, Lions Bill Meisner, Deanna Clark, Bill Armitage, Amy Baughman, Penny Irwin, Del Haschemeyer, Larry Baughman, not pictured, Paula Rider and Don Porter

Children Help Angels in Athens

Two groups of children in Athens decided to do what they can to help the Toys for Angels program, sponsored by the Athens Lions Club. Deanna Clark, who has the Lights for Angels, was pleasantly surprised Sunday afternoon when Amber and Ashley Nicholson delivered 34 toys for angels to her home. The twins asked friends, that they invited to their birthday party, to bring Toys for Angels instead of gifts for themselves on their 8th birthday. Thank You Amber and Ashley and Thank You to all the children that brought the toys. This indeed is a special gift of love for others.
Also, for the second year in a row, the Athens Cub Scout Pack 52 has made two warm and fuzzy blankets for the Athens Lions Club Toys for Angels. Many hands were involved in tying knots to create the unique blankets. A special drawing will be held at the toy distribution and 2 lucky Angels will receive the blankets on Christmas morning. THANK YOU Cub Scout Pack 52 for making Christmas special for 2 Angels.

Toys for Angels- Athens Lions

Lions that helped on pick-up day
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Lions Don Porter, Tricia Laager, Ted Simms, Bill Rider, Del Haschemeyer, Larry Baughman, Deanna Clark, Paula Rider, Larry Credille, Carolyn Conover, Bill Meisner, Amy Baughman, Penny Irwin, Terry Brown
not pictured Lions Bill Armitage, Richard Dennis and Steve Hamilton

Toys and clothing waiting for pick-up

Mattoon Lions

Peace Poster Winners 2016

Riddle Elementary  winners
Riddle Elementary 

Williams Elementary
Williams Elementary

St. John’s Elementary
St. John’s Elementary

 St. Mary’s Elementary
St. Mary’s Elementary

Canday Day 2016

Jenny Weber, principal,  Lion Michael Stopka, project chairman, Jan Bullock, Carly Shonk, Shelley Smock, Lions Elmer Voudrie and Jim Arnholt. Collected $3,984. In two days
Jenny Weber, principal, Lion Michael Stopka, project chairman, Jan Bullock, Carly Shonk, Shelley Smock, Lions Elmer Voudrie and Jim Arnholt. Collected $3,984. In two days.

Mattoon Food Bank Donations

Donates $2,638.00 August Sweet Corn Sales plus 2000 lbs sweet corn for clients
Donates $2,638.00 August Sweet Corn Sales plus 2000 lbs sweet corn for clients

Mattoon Lions News October 2016

President’s Msg:  Greetings….

As I walked down the basement steps this morning, Wintergreen fillled the stairway.  It is time to move those Mints!  Work Candy Day Oct. 7th & 8th.  I implore you to work at least 3 hours or more during this event.  This is a AHOD event!  Be there or be FINED.

Later in October, let your Lions Mane down (hair) at our Hotdog Roast on the evening of Oct. 29th, 5-8 p.m.  The tail twister will provide drinks, hotdogs, buns and marshmallows for roasting.  I encourage you to bring a tasty covered dish to share.  Come enjoy sitting around the campfire.

Once again, Mattoon Light works is approaching.  Our week this year to spread Holiday cheer is Nov. 21st – Nov. 27th.  Sign up to enjoy a 2 hour shift.  You will be blessed by the visitors and the bright lights!

I will leave with this:  Well done is better than well said.      “We Serve Better Together”  

                     Lion John Doty, President

SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES:

Aug – Oct. – Lions Peace Poster Contest

Oct. 7th-8th – Candy Day Sales – AHOD

Oct 22nd – MD1 Fall Rally-East Peoria, IL

Oct. 29th– Club Fall Cook Out @  Doty Ranch

Nov. 7th – Zone 5 meeting @ Kansas, KCC

BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSAR CELEBRATIONS:

Oct. – Khin Laij, Larry Bales, Leann Brackney, Kathy Cavitt, Nancy Ross, Myrna Voudrie; Mac & Sharon Fox, Steve & Marianna Hayes

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

Oct.  Program Coordinator: Lion Sid Guill

Oct. 6th – Lion Steve Ferguson, MD1 –

                         Goodwill Ambassador

Oct. 20th Mrs. Janet Clark, Exec Dir, MCFC

Nov.  Program Coordinator: Jim Arnholt

 

Eyeglass/Hearing Aids Committee: 

Lions Arnholt & M. Fox reported the following:

Apps Rec   Appr.  Pend.                           Collected

                                                                        Glasses       H.Aids

July            2       2          0                 155         4

Aug.          4        2         2                  154        6

Sept.          3       3          0                  208       2

 YTD Tot.     9        7            0                        517        12

 

LINKS and WEB page information:

Information provided by Lion Brad Cash

Lions clubs International:  www.lionsclubs.org

Lions of Illinois MD1:  www.illinoislionsmd1.org

Lions of Illinois Foundation:                           www.lionsofillinoisfoundation.org

Dist. 1M Editor is Lion Crystal Trotter, Paris   lionsroar1m@gmail.com

District 1M Facebook is: 1M LIONS

Zone 5 Chairperson: Leann Brackney Mattoon

Lion.leann.b@gmail.com

 

Zone 5 Meeting:  Mattoon Lions received a Centennial Service Challenge award with  4 diamonds.  Congratulations Lions.

     

Zone chairman Leann Brackney provided information on the following: 1. Lions Centennial Service Challenge 2. MD1 Fall Rally and 2017 Convention 3. Membership and Leadership Development Resource Guide 4. LCI Centennial Convention @ Chicago, 2017 5. Club Excellence Awards
Zone chairman Leann Brackney provided information on the following:
1. Lions Centennial Service Challenge
2. MD1 Fall Rally and 2017 Convention
3. Membership and Leadership Development Resource Guide
4. LCI Centennial Convention @ Chicago, 2017
5. Club Excellence Awards

Jenne Weber is principal of the Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education Diagnostic and Developmental Center at Franklin Elementary School in Mattoon. The center serves special needs students ages 3-21 from 28 school districts. They have a staff of 9 special education teachers and 33 aides who have received special training in working with their students.
Jenne Weber is principal of the Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education Diagnostic and Developmental Center at Franklin Elementary School in Mattoon. The center serves special needs students ages 3-21 from 28 school districts. They have a staff of 9 special education teachers and 33 aides who have received special training in working with their students.

Dist. 1M., Zone 5 Chairman Lion Leann Brackney, Mattoon, working her 1st meeting as chairman 9-19-2016 at Oakland, Ill.

Lion Bob Kious (l) introduced his speaker, Mr. Cory King, volunteer fireman from Cooks Mill fire department and Mattoon President Lion John Doty
Lion Bob Kious (l) introduced his speaker, Mr. Cory King, volunteer fireman from Cooks Mill fire department and Mattoon President Lion John Doty

     

Athens Lions Club

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The Athens Lions Club participated in the Labor Day parade in Greenview on September 3, 2016 and Petersburg Harvestfest on September 17, 2016 and the Athens Fall Festival on October 1,2016 to raise awareness for the need to recycle eye glasses.The Lions collect used or new eyeglasses so that others may have the opportunity for corrected vision and be able to see with clear vision. Eyeglasses may be donated at any Menard County bank or funeral home. In the last six months the Athens Lions collected over 1500 pairs of eyeglasses. The Loins thank you.

L-R Lions Bill Rider, Penny Irwin, Larry Buhr, Joe Gill, Ron Williams, Larry Baughman, Terry Brown Not pictured, Don Porter The Athens Lions Club has taken on the job of cleaning up the Athens Sports Complex after each of the 2016 varsity football games.
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Lions Bill Rider, Penny Irwin, Larry Buhr, Joe Gill, Ron Williams, Larry Baughman, Terry Brown
Not pictured, Don Porter
The Athens Lions Club has taken on the job of cleaning up the Athens Sports Complex after each of the 2016 varsity football games.

L-R Lions Paula Rider, Patti Gentry, Amy Baughman, Bill Meisner, Del Haschemeyer
L-R Lions Paula Rider, Patti Gentry, Amy Baughman, Bill Meisner, Del Haschemeyer

Pictured :ions Larry Buhr, Bill Siders, Ron Williams, Richard Dennis, Tony Doellman Not Pictured, Lions Larry Baughman, Lois Peterson, Bill Rider, Larry Credille, Don Porter
Pictured :Lions Larry Buhr, Bill Siders, Ron Williams, Richard Dennis, Tony Doellman
Not Pictured, Lions Larry Baughman, Lois Peterson, Bill Rider, Larry Credille, Don Porter

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Front Row Lions Bill Rider, Del Haschemeyer, Larry Baughman, Paula Rider Back Row Aaron and Zach Eisenmann, Lion Bill Armitage

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