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Saturday, December 3, 2016

THANKS 2016 POSTER CONTESTANTS


Peace Poster Participants Appreciated

Lion Roland Caruso visited classrooms at Freeport IL middle schools to personally thank the children who participated in the 2016 Peace Poster Contest by submitting artwork.



Congratulations, Rosa Solis, Carl Sandburg Middle School, 2016 Freeport Lions Club Peace Poster Contest Winner.

Other contest artist contestants were issued a certificate of appreciation and colored pencils.


Winners selected locally advance to district, state, national and finally worldwide competition until one winner is chosen by Lions Clubs International.

For more than 25 years, millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.


Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme.

At the international level, judges from the art, peace, youth, education and media communities select one grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners.




Peace Poster Contest Awards

International winners will be notified on or before February 1.
One international grand prize winner will receive US$5,000 and a trip to a special award ceremony.
Each of the 23 merit award winners will receive a cash award of US$500 and a certificate of achievement.



    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    FINAL UPDATE: FHN EYEGLASS COLLECTION PROJECT


    Kimberly Wichman hands over 77 Pairs of glasses, two loose lenses and $47.00 in cash to Lion Roland Caruso. A grand effort! 


    KUDOS! to the FHN employees and medical staff at FHN Memorial Hospital, Family Healthcare Centers on Burchard Hills Drive and Highland View Drive, and the FHN Family Counseling Center on West Exchange street in downtown Freeport IL.

    The Freeport Lions Club blog on October 19, 2016, reported that our club initiated a used eyeglass collection project at four Freeport Health Network locations with drop-off bins available from Monday October 17th through Friday, October 28th.

    FHN Human Resources Department, who monitored the event, rewarded used eyeglass donors with a “DENIM DAY” sticker that allowed them to “dress down” on October 28th and wear blue jeans to work.
    Results: 77 pairs of glasses, 2 loose lenses, $47 in cash donations.

    Kimberly Wichman and Len Carter, FHN HR Dept., said they are looking forward to doing this project again in 2017.

    A big “Thank You” to all FHN employees who participated in this event.
    Lions clean and sort used eyeglasses by prescription, and then distribute them internationally to those who need but cannot afford/do not have access to prescription eyewear.
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    Monday, October 31, 2016

    2016 PEACE POSTER CONTEST WINNER





    Rosa Solis, seventh grader from Carl Sandburg Middle School, Freeport IL is the Freeport Lions Club 2016 Peace Poster Contest Winner.


    The theme of the 2016-17 Peace Poster Contest is "A Celebration of Peace."


    Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.


    As our club has done in the past, we approached Freeport middle schools and The Boys and Girls Club earlier this year to encourage participation in this annual, worldwide competition.

    Winners selected locally advance to district, state, national and finally worldwide competition until one winner is chosen by Lions Clubs International.

    For more than 25 years, millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.


    Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme.

    At the international level, judges from the art, peace, youth, education and media communities select one grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners.




    Peace Poster Contest Awards

    International winners will be notified on or before February 1.
    • One international grand prize winner will receive US$5,000 and a trip to a special award ceremony.
    • Each of the 23 merit award winners will receive a cash award of US$500 and a certificate of achievement.
    We wish Rosa Solis the best of luck! Her favorite peace quote: "Peace is happiness and the world should live in that happiness". 12-year old Rosa is the child of Esteban Solis, and her teacher is Ms. Sommers.  


    CELEBRATE PEACE!


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    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    PROJECT: FHN EYEGLASS COLLECTION








    Freeport Lions Club initiated an eleven-day eyeglass collection project with Freeport Health Network (FHN).

    Club project chairperson, Lion Roland Caruso, together with Kimberly Wichman and Len Carter from FHN’s Human Resources Department, are hoping for great results.

     

    FHN’s HR department sent the following message to all staff on Thursday, October 13th.




    FHN Value Support Team

    Lions Club Collection

    Monday, October 17th - Friday, October 28th

     

    Denim Day

    Friday, October 28th

     

    The Value Support Team is sponsoring a collection of eye glasses and hearing aids to support the Lions Club. The Lions Club turned in approximately 800 pairs of glasses last month alone. The glasses are sorted by prescription and then distributed internationally to those who cannot afford and/or who do not have access to but who are in need of eyewear.  So please donate to help this wonderful organization within our community help others around the world.

     

    There will be bins at the following locations for easy drop off:

     

    1)FHN Memorial Hospital Staff Entrance

    2)Burchard Hills

    3)Family Counseling Center

    4)Highland View Drive

     

    Off-site locations may send their supplies to Human Resources via FHN Messenger Services/Courier.

     

    If you donate items and/or make a monetary donation you will then be able to wear your “JEANS” to work on Denim Day Friday, October 28th. Stickers must be worn on Denim Day with your jeans. You may pick up your sticker at the drop off location based on the honor system. If you are located at an off-site location, contact Human Resources for your sticker.

     

    Thanks for your support!

    The Value Support Team

     

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    Check back at this blog for an update on the success of this project.

    2016 CANDY DAY WRAPPERS


    2016 Candy Days

    The Freeport Lions Club designated Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 as Candy Days to collect donations to help fund the many programs of the Lions of Illinois Foundation. 


    Lions Andy Skinner and Terry Anderson 2016 Candy Days co-chairpersons, thank everyone for volunteering and having another successful Candy Days; and a big "THANKS" to local businesses who graciously gave up  space for our club.


    Thank you to the following Freeport High School Student Council volunteers who collected donations for this worthy cause on Saturday, October 1st: Adam Acevedo, Nadia DeCastris, Cassidy Grunewald, Jordan Kerr, Carly McAuliffe, Ella Redmore, Dan Rials, Montana Stewart, Carter Shockey, Payton Shockey and Kelly Van.
    All volunteers worked a minimum 2-hour shift for an 8-hour day at 4 different business locations: Cub Foods, Shopko, Save-a-Lot Grocery, and Sullivan's Foods. Some Lions Club volunteers worked a shift of both Friday and Saturday, as noted: Terry Anderson (FS), Keith Brown, Brian Burke, Pat Davis, Gary Hutmacher, Sandy Janicke, Bert Kersten (FS), David Marcum, Rich Montgomery (FS), Paul Rampenthal, Joe Serafini (FS), Rebecca Shriver, Andy Skinner (FS), Duane Smith, Darla Van Buskirk, Nick Wells, Brian Wheelock and Dennis Zimmerman (FS).

     
    Collecting donations at Cub Foods were Freeport High School Student Council members and brothers Carter Shockey and Payton Shockey. Our photographer just happened to stop by when their mother, Sara Shockey, was leaving the store with her groceries. She showed just how proud she is of her two sons for volunteering.


    
    Happy to volunteer and collect donations for Lions in front of Sullivan’s Foods were Freeport High School student Council members Kelly Van and Adam Acevedo


     
    Club President Brian Burke





    
    Co-Chair Andy Skinner

    Terry and Darla looking for donors at Cub Foods
    A smiling Sandi Janicke greeted donors at Shopko
    Dennis Zimmerman greeted Save-a-Lot shoppers
    Rich Montgomery thanks the Save-a-Lot donors
    Joe Serafini met Cub Foods shoppers with a smile
    An anonymous donor gives $ to Andy Skinner
    
    Co-Chair Terry Anderson helps Darla VanBuskirk don vest