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These Bloomingdale Lions braved the chilly temps to hand out bags of Vidalia Onions at our annual onion fundraiser on Saturday, May 12.  A spcial thanks to Lions' Walt and Bob for organizing the event and to all the Lions that helped!  

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THE BLOOMINGDALE LIONS WE SERVE RAFFLE

Thanks to everyone's participation we sold all 200 tickets.
Nice job Lions, especially Lion Stan! 

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From Lion Marv:
 
Congratulations to Lion Ben Hoyle on receiving a Character Counts Award this past Saturday.  Here are Bloomingdale Lions that have received this award recently.
 
2004 - Marv Roehlke
2011 - Sue Crosson-Knutson
2014 - Ron Fangusaro
2014 - Stan Poplonski
2014 - Jim King
2015 - John Vertnik
2017 - Bob Reagan
2018 - Ben Hoyle
 
I think it is great that members of our club are also recognized for 
other contributions to the village.
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A group of Bloomingdale Lions attended the Brody Swan Fundraiser on April 7th  at the Elk Grove bowling alley .  Brody is 6 year old Bloomingdale child who has terminal leukemia. Our club gave a cash donation to the Brody Swan Fund.

Lions Stan, Sharyn and Karen seen here with Brody's father.

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A happy group of Bloomingdale Lions serving as bartenders at the District

1-J Convention in Naperville on April 6.

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2018 Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Bloomingdale Lion's Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24 was well attended in spite of the chilly temps.  We set out 4,442 plastic eggs, used 100 lbs of candy and they all disappeared in under a minute! 
The Bloomingdale Lion, played by Lion Bob, was a big hit with the kids 
Thank you to all again Cory and everyone who helped!
   
A group of chilly Lions with warm hearts at the annual Bloomingdale Lions Easter Egg Hunt
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From President Lion Sam:

Thanks to everyone that worked so hard on the Spaghetti Dinner on Friday February 9. We served 127 people and while it wasn’t our busiest dinner, it was excellent for the amount of snow that we got.  Special thanks to Lion Karen who chaired the event and Lion Stan for being MC and to all that donated toward the gift baskets and all that helped in serving and cleaning up. 

We really have a great club!!

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From Lion Sam...we had a wonderful day for the Ski for Sight and the participants had a great time!  There was no snow so we took them hiking on the trails and there also a hayride.

Special thanks to Lion Karen and Mike for the transportation.This is my 20th year and it’s always on the last Saturday of January, for the first 15 years we always had snow that weekend, last 5years, not so much??

Lion Sam

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The Lion's Bowling Event on Saturday January 20 was well attended and everyone had a great time!

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On Saturday, December 9, we had 28 Lions shoppers and 7 guest shoppers for the Annual Christmas Basket Drive to help needy families in Bloomingdale.  We spent $1,000 on groceries, $3,000 in gift cards and made donations of $500 each to the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry and to the DuPage Family Shelter Service.  Also, Meijer donated $500 to us cover some of our expenses. All in all, our club spent over $4,500, including the generous Meijer donation for groceries, gift cards and the two $500 donations.   

Once again Christmas Baskets was a huge success.  Thanks to all of you who shopped for our 11 families that we helped this year and thanks to Lions Jerry & Jim for chairing this event.

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The Bloomingdale Lions' Holiday Party on December 7, 2017 at  Spavones was well attended and lots of fun!  A special thanks to Lion's Sharyn, Karen and Stan for all their hard work in making this years' Christmas party a huge success!

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From Lion Sam:

We had a nice event to close out the year thanks to Lion Jerry and his family (softball team) we had a successful event ( over 29,000 meals packed for children ).
It’s been a great year, the Bloomingdale Lions have already donated over $15,000 to various charities and sight-impaired groups this year.
I want to thank everyone for making our club a success and for giving from the heart.
Looking forward to 2018 and the bowling event and Ski for Light in January.

 

God Bless and Happy New Year!!
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Trunk and Treat Event from Lion Sue
Our Cub Scouts celebrated the Trunk and Treat event that was held on October 20 at Erickson School.  The kids had a great time.  Thanks Lion Sue!

Trunk-or-treat is the newest craze for churches, youth groups, and Scout troops. The kids walked from car-to-car in a parking lot and trick-or-treat. To add to the fun, people decorated their car trunks. Some even dressed up to complement their car theme as well. As the Scouts walked around the parking lot, they received candy from each car owner. 

It's a safer form of trick-or-treating since only Scout parents and Lions were parked in the parking lot.  This was for the Cub Scout pack that we sponsor.
 
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Lion Bill Wolff was honored with a Bloomingdale School District 13 Community Exemplar Award at the September 25 meeting of the Board of Education for the school district.  The Community Exemplar Award is intended to recognize a citizen of the greater learning community of Bloomingdale School District 13 who makes an outstanding contribution to positively impact both the school district and Bloomingdale.  As you are aware, Lion Bill consistently volunteers to serve in many ways, and it was a well deserved honor.

Congratulations Lion Bill! 

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Septemberfest
Lion Stan extends his greatest appreciation for all of the Lions that helped during SeptemberFest. Your hard work and sometimes long hours is a testimony of why this club is such a pleasure in which to be a member.

The figures have not been finalized yet but right now we have an approximate net profit of about $7,000. We even were able to sell 8 raffle tickets. None of this could have happened without your cooperation, dedication and unbelievable effort. I am really proud of our club and its members. Thank you all and God bless.
 
Thanks for all your hard work setting up the Lion's Beer/Wine space at Septemberfest, Lion Stan!

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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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