President: Chris Walcher
Immediate Past President: Phil Brooks
1st Vice President: Limey Nargelenus
2nd Vice President: Larry Bunting
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: Mark Cullen and Jim Grohne
Lion Tamer: Dale Diamond
Director, One Year: John Albers
Director, One Year: Dave Moreland
Director, One Year: Larry Werline
Director, Two Years: Marne Fauser
Director, Two Years: Mitch Murdock
Director, Two Years: Ron Wenger
Membership Chair: Paul Anthony
Bulletin Editor: Ron Wenger
Who is the Springfield Noon Lions Club?
• 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.
2015 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
Deadline: April 1, 2015
For graduating high school seniors:
For students returning to college:
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE LOCAL INSTALLMENT OF
LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL 2014 PEACE POSTER CONTEST
Of 56 entries from Benjamin Franklin Middle School, the poster by Allorah Garner won first place. Trent Minder and Saylor Tidball won second and third place, respectively. Allorah'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.
The Springfield Noon Lions Club also extends its thanks to the Hoogland Center for the Arts for hosting the posters and voting.
Poster by Allorah Garner
Poster by Trent Minder
Poster by Saylor Tidball
Congratulations to our 2014 Scholarship winners!
Hannah Norris of Springfield, pictured below, won our 2014 Springfield Noon Lions Club Scholarship
Our 2014 Gordon Thomas Memorial Scholarship winner is Emily Evans of Chatham.
We wish them the best in all of their future endeavors!
Scholarship applications for 2015 will be available on our website early next year.
Help us extend a warm welcome to our newest members, inducted on May 14, 2014.
2015 Lions Golf Outing
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED MAKE OUR 2014
GOLF OUTING A SUCCES !!!
Please join us on June 16, 2015 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.
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
Lions serving meals at the 2013 Star Party
Congratulations to Lion Dave Milner on completing his hike of the Appalachian Trail!
Dave and his son Ty hold the Lions banner atop Mount Jasper.
2015 LIONS CALENDAR FUNDRAISER
Each month of 2015, 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.
Prize # Name City
$100.00 3809 Kim Maisch Springfield
25.00 3024 Paul Loutzenhiser Springfield
25.00 3029 Michael Niehaus Springfield
25.00 3041 Larry Bunting New Berlin
25.00 3058 Patty Trader New Berlin
25.00 3101 Raegan Blankenship Springfield
25.00 3148 Kris Glintborg Riverton
25.00 3153 Luella Buske Litchfield
25.00 3218 Rachel Wakelin Springfield
25.00 3321 Ashley Ryker Litchfield
25.00 3337 Bryon Wenger Smyrna, TN
25.00 3353 Chris Walcher Springfield
25.00 3422 Tami Schlueter Athens
25.00 3429 Warren Atherton Springfield
25.00 3451 Emmet Fairfield Chatham
25.00 3480 Donna Hickerson Springfield
25.00 3533 Karen Munoz Springfield
25.00 3570 Gabe Urbance Springfield
25.00 3646 Carla Bolt Springfield
25.00 3661 Lois Schmitt Jesup, IA
25.00 3672 Phyllis Modlin Grundy Center, IA
25.00 3766 Patrick Hellner Springfield
25.00 3768 Jill Miller Rochester
25.00 3783 Edward Warner Ocala, FL
25.00 3797 Doug Brown Taylorville
25.00 3825 Karen Appelbaum Springfield
25.00 3879 Raegen Paisley Chatham
25.00 3918 Mary Bryant Home Springfield
25.00 3934 Al & Bev Hall Springfield
25.00 3940 Greg Thoele Springfield
25.00 3976 Gloria Hoehn Springfield
25.00 3995 Lauren Ferry Springfield
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT A 2015 CALENDAR!
Click below for lists of prior Winners:
USED EYEGLASS RECYCLING LOCATIONS
- All About Eyes – 2806 Plaza Dr.
- American’s Best – Contacts & Eyeglasses – 3207 Veterans Parkway
- Bergh-White Opticians, Inc. – 2351 W. Monroe St.
- Bisch & Son Funeral Home – 505 E. Allen St.
- Bisch Funeral Home – 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd.
- Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - 524 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, IL
- Cozy Dog Drive In – 2935 S. 6th St.
- Curry Funeral Home – 407 Carroll St., Pawnee, IL
- Dr. Barnes Eyemart Express – 3427 Freedom Dr.
- Elf Shelf – 413 E. Adams
Friar Tuck Beverage – 2930 Constitution Dr.
- Gailey Eye Clinic - 1401 S. Koke Mill Rd.
- JC Penny Optical – 1201 S. Dirksen Parkway
- Lake Shore Learning Center – 6100 S. 6th St.
- LensCrafters – 2765 S. Veterans Parkway
- Lutheran High School – 3600 W. Washington St.
- Mary Bryant Home for the Blind – 2960 Stanton St.
- Memorial Medical Center – Human Resource Service Center – 200 W. Dodge St.
- Murphy Rug Cleaners – 2121 S. 9th St.
- Persian Rug Center – 2121 S. 9th St., Springfield, IL
- Sam's Club - 2300 White Oaks Dr.
- Security Bank – 510 E. Monroe St.
- “ “ - 3001 Chatham Rd.
- “ “ - 2500 Stevenson Dr.
- “ “ - 300 S. Grand Ave. West
- Sentinel Pest Control – 1001 S. 9th St.
- Springfield Public Schools Administration Office – 1900 W. Monroe St.
- Staab Funeral Home – 1109 S. 5th St.
- Vision Care Associates – 121 N. Grand & 2741 Prairie Crossing Dr.
- Williamsville Public Library
We meet every Tuesday at Noon at Golden Corral. All are welcome to come and visit!
Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.