October Business Meeting

The next meeting will be held at Brother’s Family Restaurant ( on Wednesday October 8 at 6:30 pm.  There are many activities coming up and this is where YOU give your input and approval to new projects and budget changes.  Please join us as often as possible!

October Social Meeting

The next Social meeting will be held at Brother’s Family Restaurant ( on Wednesday October 22 at 6:30 pm.  The calendar has this as our White Elephant.  We are looking for different White Elephant gifts – wrap them pretty make them so people want to bid, help our administrative funds and have an enjoyable evening with friends.

Friends of the Peoria Library

We have many activities coming up in support of the Peoria Libraries.  We are sponsors of the November book sale at the Sunrise Mountain branch.  We will match up to $250 in donations.  We also have the opportunity to help at the Main library on October 4 from 9:15 – 12:30.  The program is outside with the Saquaro Skippers, Peoria’s own Jump Rope Team.  We will assist with crowd control and handing out jump ropes.  A minimum of 4 Lions are needed that morning.  Thank you Lions Joe & Joyce Lavin for volunteering!  Lion Dick Robinson and Lion Gwen will be there for sure.  Any other guests (potential Lions) would be very welcome!

On October 25 there are three (3) different Halloween activities that they would like 3 Lions at each time.  The morning is “Decorate Your Own Pumpkin” 9:30 – noon. We will put out supplies and tables, cleanup, hand out plastic pumpkins and take pictures. The afternoon is “How to paint your face for Halloween” from 1 pm – 2pm and 3pm – 4pm.  To assist in the afternoon we will hand out tickets take pictures, help kids during class and help cleanup.  Please sign up at the meeting or send an email to

Quilt Collection with Theatre Works

Do you know someone that makes quilts and will donate one or more for the Veterans homes in Phoenix and Prescott?  We will be collecting them in conjunction with Theatre Work's production of "The Quiltmakers Gift".  Performance Dec 6 – 21.  We will be requesting donations from the local quilting clubs.

Christmas for the Troops

This is our signature program.  We will present it to the Peoria City Council on October 7, 7pm.  Please contact Lion Gwen or Rachelle if you would like to join us.  Please wear your new Peoria Sunset Lion’s shirt that should be available by then.  After approval we will be disbursing the boxes to the city and a few other locations.  Please watch the Facebook page for updates on this project.

Tentative schedule is to END collections on November 13 to give us enough time to get the donations picked up and packaged to mail. 

Peace Poster

We are fortunate to have Lion Rachelle the district Peace Poster chair in our club!  Lion Rachelle and her committee have distributed the package to Montessori Kingdom of Learning.  This is the school that has participated from the beginning.  The judging will be on Friday, October 24.  Our winner will be submitted at Mid-Year conference November 8 and the District judging is tentatively scheduled for November 12 before our business meeting and the official visit of District Governor Bob Jones.

Schwan’s Cares Fundraising

Our campaign started September 24. We will run our fundraising campaign to replace the money lost by many of us not working PIR this November.  This is a great opportunity for our club, but will only work if we all participate.  So far we have raised $58 toward our goal of $2000!  Please participate!  Post on your Facebook and email to friends! Here is the link is what we need to know/do:

  • Encourage everyone to purchase a $25 e-certificate.  The club will earn $10 off each $25 e-certificate and you are only allowed to purchase one (1).
  • Order through the 45 day campaign.  The club will earn 20% off all purchases of product (not gift certificates) from September 24 through November 8.  After November 8 the club will receive 5% of all orders until Sept 23, 2015.



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