Welcome to the Bloomingdale Lions Website 

Next meeting: Thursday, November 1, 2018

**Spaghetti Dinner November 9, 2018

**Snowman Crossing Tree Decorating November 29, 2018




Lion Notes:

Lion Tale October 2018 Newsletter



Lions District 1-J Journals 


 Illinois Bicentennial Honor 200 Award 

Congratulations to Lion Bill Wolff for being awarded the Illinois Bicentennial Honor Award.

Governor Rauner announced that Bill is one of the Honor 200 awardees. You can read it with your own eyes in the press release below: 
Bill will receive his award at a ceremony at the State of Illinois 200th Anniversary Celebration at the United Center on Dec. 3rd. 
For Lions who are new to the club and are unaware of Lion Bill's lifelong accomplishments as a veteran, firefighter, and volunteer, please click on the nominating letter that was submitted on Bill's behalf.    Bill Wolff Nominating Letter
                                             Honor 200 Press Release
We are all proud to be able to call Bill Wolff a Bloomingdale Lion!


 September Fest 2018 

September Fest was great fun.  The Bloomingdale's Lion Club was well represented!




Congratuations to Lion Stan on receiving Bloomingdale School District 13's most prestigious award~The Community Exemplar Award.  As Lion Bill so eloquently stated, "Exemplar can be found in the actions of an individual who acts in such a way as to put their own interests or needs aside in order to perform an act from which they themselves have nothing to gain in the immediate future to contribute to the greater good of others, community or society and you [Lion Stan] exmplify all that."  Congratulations to Lion Stan and thank you for your compassion, honesty, and dedication to the Lions Club and to the community.



   A Fond Farewell!   

Lions Julie and Tom King have resigned from the club and are moving to Minnesota!  Julie was our most recent LEO Coordinator and Tom was our webmaster.  We will miss them both and wish them joy and happiness on their new journey!



If you have taken the BASSET class and have a BASSET card or certificate, please share a copy with the club.  There is still time to take the BASSET class on-line before Septemberfest.  We hope to see everyone at Septemberfest on Saturday, September 8, 2018.  The parade steps off at 11 AM followed by a day of celebration in Bloomingdale's Olde Towne.


  June 2018 Installation and Awards Dinner  

The following Lions were honored at the 2018 Installation and Awards Dinner at the Bloomingdale Gold Club on June 7, 2018:

Melvin Jones Fellow Award:                    Lion Bob Reagan

Lion of the Year:                                         Lion Stan Poplonski

Citizen of the Year:                                     Lion Ben Hoyle

Rookie of the Year:                                     Lion Joanne Lees

Webmasters:                                               Lions Julie and Tom King

Club President 2017-2018:                         Lion Sam D'Amico

Long Time Service-Club Treasurere:        Lion Rob Pauling

Vidalia Onion Sales Champion:                 Lion Linda Argyrakis

President Appreciation Awards:                Lions Lucille, Karen, Sharyn, Cory, Kevin, and Walt


  Leader Dog Douglas  

Lion Marv and his wife had the opportunity to tour the new facilities for Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester Hills this June.  This organization breeds and trains dogs to partner with the blind. A few interesting facts about Leader Dogs include:

  • Local breeders provide dogs
  • Volunteers foster the dogs for about one year
  • Dogs are then sent to one of 13 prisons that participate in matching a dog to a prisoner.  The prisoner has the responsibility to train the dog.
  • Dogs receive four months of training
  • Clients work with the dog for one month before they can own the dog
  • The organization trains approximately 200 dogs a year

Mike Dengate, a Lion Engagement Specialist, is the person to contact if you are interested in visitng the facility.  Please contact Mike at  

Lion Marv indicated that the Bloomingdale Lions Club has donated a total of $26,750.00 of many years to Leader Dog.


       VISION WALK  June 2, 2018 

 VisionWalk is a signature fundraising event of the Foundation Fighting Blindness.  Over 10 Million Americans are affected by blinding retinal diseases including macular degeneration retinitis pigmentosa and Usher Syndrome.  The Foundation  Fighting Blindness is working to find treatments and cures for these devastating diseases.  


 American Cancer Society Relay For Life  June 2018 

Thanks to Lion Sue for coordinating the Relay for Life efforts and Lion Bob for being our Lion mascot.  We totalled about $2000 with our club donation and the luminary sales.  It was a heart moving event. 


  Bloomingdale Library Display Updated  

The Lions Club display in the lower level of the Bloomingdale Library has been updated.  Please stop by to check out the following:

  • Updated President's List
  • Melvin Jones Fellows List and the addition of Bob Reagan's picture int he gallery
  • Our newly acquired Future Leader Dog "Douglas"


The Bloomingdale Lions Club accepts glasses, hearing aids, keys, pull tabs, cell phones, ink cartridges and unwanted Christmas lights.  If you are interested in donating any of these items you can drop them off at one of our "drop sites": Hollywood Cleaners located at 160 S. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale or the Bloomingdale Public Library, 101 Fairfield Way (Fairfield & Bloomingdale Rd), Bloomingdale IL 60108. 




















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