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Friday, January 27, 2017


Lion Joe Serafini has been the club secretary for Freeport IL Lions Club for many years, and always captures the flavor and fun of the club's two regular meetings and one board of directors meeting each month. With the exception of an occasional club golf outing (Joe's favorite sport) and a couple of hunting days, much that happens at these meetings would be forgotten if not for "Joe's Minutes".

To all Freeport Lions & our dignitaries:

Attached find our Newsletter/minutes from Tuesday's meeting's.  The Board was quite busy with requests and there was a lot on our agenda.

Zone Meeting is 1/30 - Forreston, and we have eight members planning to attend.  Great turnout!

Reaching out for Chairman and Co-Chairman for Diabetes Awareness - mid April for our club.

Also, for Diabetic Retinopathy Van Screening - need to schedule a date between 10/2 & 10/21.

May 6 is our 4th Annual "Cruisin' for a Cause" Car Show - Flyers/posters are ready and committee will meet week of 2/6.  50/50 Raffle (sales) net will go towards (District) Governor Pam Graney's project: : "Eversight"

Need your support for LIF (Lions of IL Foundation) & District 1D:

  • LIF - Sight & Sound Tickets are here, see Lion Dave Snyders to get your tickets ($10.00 for book of 4 tickets or $4.00 for individual tickets.
  • District 1D "Twenty for Plenty" Raffle tickets - $20.00 for a ticket, gets you a number for 156 chances to win plus additional drawing at District & State Meetings.  See Lion Joe Serafini - tickets numbers left to select for winner: 713; 714; 716; 719; 720; 721; 723; and 725. 


Lion Joe Serafini

Friday, January 13, 2017



Print $1,000 Scholarship Application below

Complete Application

Postmark / email by April 8, 2016


Scholarship must only be used at Highland Community College.



Lion Dr. Nick Wells introduced his guest speaker, Kelly Reynolds, from Sterling Hearing Aid Center in Sterling IL.  Kelly gave a very informative presentation on the need for better hearing regardless of age, and some of the costs associated with improving one's hearing.

Kelly also spoke about the only USA company, Starkey Technologies in Minneapolis, MN, that makes hearing aids and helps hearing impaired people in the U.S. and in 3rd world countries. You can "LIKE" Starkey on Facebook: 

Many thanks to Kelly Reynolds for giving her time and valuable information unselfishly to our club, and to Dr. Nick Wells for arranging this event.


We had a terrific turnout for the January 10, 2017, meeting with 17 Club Members and 2 guests! 

Members were sad to learn that Past Club President Lion Bert Kersten and his wife Linda are moving very soon to Crossville, Tennessee, at the end of this month! Bert said they were surprised that they sold their Freeport home in 10 days! We members appreciate all that Lion Bert has done for our club. He was presented a 100% President Award Certificate for his 2015-2016 efforts as Club President by a special guest at our meeting, Past District Governor, Gary Meyers. We all, even Lion snowbirds and at-large members, wish Lion Bert and his wife, Linda, the best in their new life chapter!


If you missed the January 10th meeting and want to attend the Zone Meeting on January 30th Forreston IL, please notify 2016-2017 Club President, Brian Burke, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Lion Brian needs a headcount to advise our Zone Chairman.


A Club Scrapbook of history and accomplishments is currently being worked on by Lion Joe Serafini. He will bring his project bring to future meetings, so arrive early during “social time” to review this work in progress.


FYI – If any member has any questions or comments on the newsletter, minutes, our online blog or Facebook postings, if you'd like to see more, less or in a different format, let Lion Joe Serafini know your thoughts. All suggestions and ideas are welcome.

Don't forget to share our information with friends and invite them to come to meetings or simply "Like" us on Facebook.