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2015-2016 Officers

 

President:                                 Limey Nargelenus

Immediate Past President:       Chris Walcher

1st Vice President:                   Larry Bunting

2nd Vice President:                  Marne Fauser 

Secretary:                                 Tom Gallagher

Treasurer:                                Joe Brockamp

 

If you have any questions for the Springfield Noon Lions Club, please call Tom Gallagher at 217-321-3417.
 
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Tail Twisters:                Larry Werline

Lion Tamer:                  Dale Diamond

Director, One Year:      Dale Diamond

Director, One Year:      Craig Drone

Director, One Year:      Rita Werline

Director, Two Years:    Marne Fauser

Director, Two Years:    Mitch Murdock

Director, Two Years:    Ron Wenger

Membership Chair:      Paul Anthony

Bulletin Editor:             Ron Wenger

 
 
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Who are the Springfield Noon Lions?
 •  We are men and women in the Springfield area who have volunteered our time and resources to help our communities since 1919.
•  We are members of the largest service organization in the world.
•  We are your friends and neighbors.
 
 
What does the Springfield Noon Lions Club do?
In 1925 Helen Keller challenged Lions to be the Knights of the Blind.  Since then Lions around the world have helped the blind, visually impaired, and deaf communities.
 
Locally, the Springfield Noon Lions Club has been a proud supporter of
•  Mary Bryant Home for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Springfield,
•  Heartland Lions Eye Bank, 
•  St. Clare's Health Clinic, and
•  Camp Lions for Blind and Deaf Youth.
 
But that's not all!  The Springfield Noon Lions Club has provided thousands of dollars in local scholarships, helped local residents with special vision needs, assisted local visually impaired persons obtain service animals, collected thousands of old eye glasses for reuse, and hosted the Lions of Illinois Foundation vision and hearing screening buses.
 
If you want to help your community, join us in our efforts supporting these and other causes.  Call Paul Anthony at 217-725-4542.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Feb. 9  –  Meeting – Golden Corral

Feb. 16 – Meeting – Golden Corral

Feb. 23 – Meeting – Golden Corral

Feb. 26 – Board Meeting - Hunan Restaurant (note that the meeting is on Friday)

May 18 – Senior Celebration – Orr Building

May 20-22 – Lions State Convention - Springfield

June 15-19 – Sangamon Co. Fair – work gates

June 21 – SNL Golf outing – Piper Glen 
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2016 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
Deadline: April 1, 2016
 
For graduating high school seniors:
 
For students to returning to college:
 
 
 
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE LOCAL INSTALLMENT OF
LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL 2015 PEACE POSTER CONTEST
 
Of the entries from Benjamin Franklin Middle School Art Club students, the poster by Mackenzie Farley won first place.  Hannah Markey and Allorah Garner won second and third place, respectively.  Mackenzie's poster will proceed to the next level in the contest.  The prizes for first, second, and third place are $100, $50, and $25, respectively.  

   
Poster by Mackenzie Farley
 
Poster by Hannah Markey
 
  
Poster by Allorah Garner
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2016 Lions Golf Outing

 

Please join us on June 21, 2016 at Piper Glen Golf Course for the
Ken Parker Memorial Lions Golf Outing
as a player and/or sponsor.
  
For more information, contact Dan Yuhas at 217-787-7825.

 

 

 
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Did you know .....
 
that from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, the Springfield Noon Lions Club gave over $8,000 to St. Clare's Health Clinic to provide eye glasses to 128 local adults and children who otherwise would have done without.
 
$50 provides a pair of glasses and $60 provides a pair of bifocals.
 
Help us help our community -- Support the Springfield Noon Lions Club
 
 
Learn more about St. Clare's Health Clinic at http://www.cc.dio.org/programs.htm#stclare 
 
 
 
 
  
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 2016 LIONS CALENDAR FUNDRAISER
WINNERS
Each month of 2016, the Springfield Noon Lions Club will draw from the names of all those who purchased a calendar a winner for each day of that month. Bonus prizes will also be awarded each month.  Winners will receive their check in the mail and need not take any action to claim their prize.
  
JANUARY

          Prize             #            Name                                                                   City

     $100.00            4599       Tom Risse                                                        Springfield

         25.00            4016       Kevin Turner                                                     Springfield

         25.00            4106       Dawn Walker                                                   Springfield

         25.00            4110       Teresa Martin                                                   Chatham

         25.00            4162       Laura Rollet                                                      Chatham

         25.00            4184       Michael Lelys                                                   Springfield

         25.00            4229       Jason David                                                      Springfield

         25.00            4259       Kelly Bonavita                                                  Austin, TX

         25.00            4271       Baylor Williams                                                Alabaster, AL

         25.00            4336       Shelly Pridemore                                             Springfield

         25.00            4360       Jim Hazzard                                                      Loami

         25.00            4367       Rob Miller                                                          Peoria

         25.00            4372       Charles Schiedel                                             Springfield

         25.00            4455       Leo Willard                                                        Springfield

         25.00            4463       Laura Cossey                                                   Springfield         

         25.00            4471       Gary Brinker                                                      Waterloo, IA

         25.00            4497       Winnie Blake                                                     Cedar Falls, IA

         25.00            4510       Tanya Blood                                                      Beloit, WI

         25.00            4541       Ron Libs                                                             Dardenne Prairie, MO

         25.00            4588       Dan Yuhas                                                         Springfield

         25.00            4621       Karen Munoz                                                     Springfield

         25.00            4674       Jerry Boster                                                        Springfield

         25.00            4682       Chris Banse                                                       Springfield

         25.00            4700       Don Oliver                                                          Springfield

         25.00            4713       William Becker                                                  New Berlin

         25.00            4735       Eric Schlaf                                                          Springfield

         25.00            4826       Tim Jones Dental                                              Springfield

         25.00            4837       David Appelbaum                                             Chicago               

         25.00            4845       Joe Burton                                                          Taylorville

         25.00            4853       Robert Moore                                                    Springfield

         25.00            4928       Jill Miller                                                              Rochester

         25.00            4944       Karen Witham                                                   Springfield

 
 FEBRUARY

          Prize            #               Name                                                                   City

     $100.00            4562       Jim Auth                                                             Sherman

         25.00            4009       Steve Butler                                                       Springfield

         25.00            4017       Jim Herron                                                         Springfield

         25.00            4066       George Kemp                                                    Chatham

         25.00            4100       Mark Dimarzo                                                    Rochester

         25.00            4141       Betty Wade                                                        Pleasant Plains

         25.00            4175       Vaughn Renfro                                                 Loami

         25.00            4188       Trent Brown                                                       Byron

         25.00            4248       David Bloodworth                                            Springfield

         25.00            4250       Norman Bietsch                                                Springfield

         25.00            4256       Michael Fesi                                                      Plainfield

         25.00            4347       Scott Segerstrom                                             Champaign

         25.00            4363       Mike Funk                                                          Quincy

         25.00            4373       Steven Spearie                                                 Clayton, MO

         25.00            4414       Jane Flint                                                            Petersburg

         25.00            4436       Brian Stenko                                                      Chatham

         25.00            4538       Caitlin Yuhas                                                     Brooklyn, NY

         25.00            4595       Pete Burge                                                         Springfield

         25.00            4625       Ben Yuhas                                                          Evanston

         25.00            4643       Marilyn Yuhas                                                    Springfield

         25.00            4650       Dan Yuhas                                                         Springfield

         25.00            4702       Anna Mulch                                                        Springfield

         25.00            4785       Rick Carlson                                                      Springfield

         25.00            4824       Mariann Kendrick                                              Springfield

         25.00            4881       Eric Clark                                                            Taylorville           

         25.00            4892       Jennifer Stice                                                     Ashland               

         25.00            4901       Gina Lascody                                                     Springfield

         25.00            4952       Paul & Mary Lou Breanan                               Springfield

         25.00            4967       Don Smith                                                           Springfield

         25.00            4979       Michael Ingles                                                   Pontiac
 
 MARCH
 
 APRIL
 
MAY
 
JUNE
 
 JULY
 

AUGUST

 

 SEPTEMBER

 

 OCTOBER

 
NOVEMBER
 
 DECEMBER
 

 

  THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT A 2016 CALENDAR! 

 Click below for lists of prior Winners:
 
 
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 USED EYEGLASS RECYCLING LOCATIONS
  
  1. All About Eyes – 2806 Plaza Dr.
  2. American’s Best – Contacts & Eyeglasses – 3207 Veterans Parkway
  3. Bergh-White Opticians, Inc. – 2351 W. Monroe St.
  4. Bisch & Son Funeral Home – 505 E. Allen St.
  5. Bisch Funeral Home – 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd.    
  6. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - 524 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, IL    
  7. Cozy Dog Drive In – 2935 S. 6th St.
  8. Curry Funeral Home – 407 Carroll St., Pawnee,  IL
  9. Dr. Barnes Eyemart Express – 3427 Freedom Dr.
  10. Elf Shelf – 413 E. Adams   
  11. Friar Tuck Beverage – 2930 Constitution Dr.
  12. Gailey Eye Clinic - 1401 S. Koke Mill Rd.
  13. JC Penny Optical – 1201 S. Dirksen Parkway
  14. Lake Shore Learning Center – 6100 S. 6th St.
  15. LensCrafters – 2765 S. Veterans Parkway
  16. Lutheran High School – 3600 W. Washington St.    
  17. Mary Bryant Home for the Blind – 2960 Stanton St.
  18. Memorial Medical Center – Human Resource Service Center – 200 W. Dodge St.
  19. Murphy Rug Cleaners – 2121 S. 9th St.
  20. Persian Rug Center – 2121 S. 9th St., Springfield, IL
  21. Sam's Club - 2300 White Oaks Dr.
  22. Security Bank – 510 E. Monroe St.    
  23.        “          “     -  3001 Chatham Rd.
  24.        “          “     -  2500 Stevenson Dr.
  25.        “          “     -  300 S. Grand Ave. West
  26. Sentinel Pest Control – 1001 S. 9th St.    
  27. Springfield Public Schools Administration Office – 1900 W. Monroe St.
  28. Staab Funeral Home – 1109 S. 5th St.      
  29. Vision Care Associates – 121 N. Grand  & 2741 Prairie Crossing Dr. 
  30. Williamsville Public Library
 

 

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Our Meetings

 We meet every Tuesday at Noon at Golden Corral. All are welcome to come and visit! 

Feel free to contact us at springfieldnoonlionsclub@gmail.com

 

 

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Our History

 

The Springfield Noon Lions Club was born on October 2nd, 1919. At a meeting held on that date in the Leland Hotel under the Leadership of H.B. Hill, who served as president until June of 1921, the first beginnings of our club were recorded.

 

Simple Installation ceremonies and the exhibit of the charter for the first time took place at an evening meeting at the Leland Hotel on November 4, 1919. Secretary General Melvin Jones presented the charter and Field Secretaries Ira Quinby and A.P. Shaw of the International were present.

 

The orginal charter was dated October 31, 1919 and contained 26 names.