District 1-CS Illinois United States
|Club Address: P.O. Box 174, Carbondale, Illinois 62903 |
This Page address: http://Carbondaleil.lionwap.org
When:Friday at Noon for Lunch - $9.00
|Name||Office Tel||Home Tel|
|1st Vice President||Ed Phillips|
|Secretary||Larry Meyer-Cheryl Bryant|
|Membership Chairman||Gary Metro|
LIONS MEET Every Friday at Noon AT THE ELKS LODGE ON 220 W. JACKSON STREET. There is parking on the street in front on Jackson or in the lot in the rear of the building. The lot in the rear is accessible by going north on Illinois Avenue to the stoplight at Oak street. Turn left on Oak for approximately 3/4 blocks then left into the lot.
Jan. 17: Host: Ed Phillips. Miriam Link Mullison, Jackson County Health Department.
Jan. 24: Business Meeting. Student of the Month Awards, Mort Levine will recognize two CCHS students and three middle school students.
Jan. 31: Host: Ed Phillips. Gary Schafer, Southern Illinois Airport.
Feb. 7: Barb Smith. Dr. Mike Dreith, John A. Logan College president.
Feb. 14: Host: Ed Phillips. Jim Dooley, Vacation in Norway.
Feb. 21: Host: Cliff Phillips. Tom Grant, Organic farming in Carbondale.
Feb. 28: Business Meeting. Student of the Month Awards, Mort Levine will recognize one CCHS students and two middle school students.
The Carbondale Lions Club was founded on July 15,1921, with 52 charter members. At this moment there are 73 members. Civic projects came early. In 1925 the club spearheaded the establishment of the first Mosquito Abatement District in the State. In the 1930's the club funded and installed street signs in the city and continued the project until the late 50's. Since the 1930's the club has provided eye glasses for needy children and has collected over 70,000 pair to date and traditionally has raised money for the Hadley School and for leader dogs for the blind. Throughout the years the club has funded and participated in too many service projects to mention here. Some of the major annual events: PANCAKE DAYS, held in the Fall and Spring, is the major fund raiser for the service activities of the Club sporting the world's largest pancake rotisere; Diabetes Awareness Day is held every year in support of The American Diabetes Association recognizing the relationship of Diabetes and sight related illnesses; OUTSTANDING STUDENT CITIZEN AWARDS are Presented Monthly at Middle School and High School levels followed by a scholarship award to an outstanding high school senior at the end of the school year; THE DAVID KENNEY SERVICE AWARD This award is given to a resident of Southern Illinois who best exemplifies a spirit of patriotism, dedication, and service toward making our country, our state and our community a better place to live, work and enjoy. It is limited to individuals who live in Southern Illinois, south of Interstate Route 64 and are not a member of the Carbondale Lions Club. In the words of David Kenney for whom the award is named, "The Carbondale Lions Club is not merely a meet and lunch bunch. They participate; they work and work. In all their projects they have made a small contribution to the community and the public good, and have a pardonable pride in what they have done".
THE LIONS OF CARBONDALE FOUNDATION
The Carbondale Lions Club has established The Lions of Carbondale Foundation whose purpose is to fund charitable activities, especially the traditional ones of the Lions Club. Individuals or corporations desiring to aid the charitable projects of the Lions Club may now deduct the contribution on their income tax forms.
Anyone can contribute by making a tax-deductible gift to the Foundation or by providing for a Posthumous gift via a trust, will or insurance policy.
For a colorful brochure outlining club activities and additional foundation details, please contact the Carbondale Lions Club, P.O. Box 174, Carbondale, Illinois 62903 .
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Page created at 2001-10-19 and Last updated at 2014-01-12.