Wisconsin Lions News

Recently the Darlington Lions Club held their annual community Walk for Sight campaign. Four hundred and eighty pre-school through sixth grade kids walked and were given a free T-shirt and snacks. Later in the afternoon/evening, adults participated in the walk and were provided T-shirts and treated to a buffet supper. The event along with sponsorships raised approximately $5,600 which will be used in the support of the Club's Eye Sight Programs and Diabetes awareness along with other community projects.

Columbus Lions volunteer to give gift of sight
Sauk Prairie Eagle - How it works is when a donation occurs, local Lions Clubs are called upon to transport the corneal tissue to the Lion Eye Bank of Wisconsin via a relay ...

100-year-old car hits the road for Wisconsin Lions Camp
WEAU - Members said they're celebrating the 100th year of Lions International, but are also using their journey as a way to fundraise for the Wisconsin Lions ...

Vintage car to drive Yellowstone Trail to celebrate 100 years of Lions Clubs
Fond du Lac Reporter - The Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt provides camping experiences for children with disabilities which include the blind and visually impaired, the ...

Lion magazine honors 'Spectacles'
Republican Eagle - While there is no doubt that the 300,000 pairs of eyeglasses collected by Wisconsin Lions to serve the vision needy is what Lions is all about, the Red ...

On September 17th, the Beloit Evening Lions Club had a successful 41st Annual Beloit Autorama. A total of 907 show vehicles in the classes of Street Rod, Custom, Corvette, Antique, Classic, Truck, 55-64 Chevy, High Performance 1949-1970, High Performance 1971- Present and Import were on display, 71 vehicles for sale in the car corral, 161 swap meet vendor spaces were sold and about 5,000 spectators attended the show. The net proceeds came to $35,000 which the Lions Club donates to LCIF, Wisconsin Lions Club Foundation, projects to aid the visually handicapped and hearing impaired and many local charitable organizations. Members from the local Coachmen Street Rod Club, Blue Ribbon Classic Chevy Club, and Cranked Inc Car club work with the Lions Club in presenting the Beloit Autorama at the Town of Beloit Preservation Park. The show, which is always presented on the third Sunday in September, has become one of the largest one day car shows in the Midwest. A total of $830,000 from the 40 Autoramas has been donated by the Beloit Evening Lions Club to worthwhile organizations. Special hand crafted clock trophies are the highlight of the show and presented to all car classes. These works of art are not seen at any other car shows and are prized possessions of the show car people. A value of many thousands of dollars would have to be put on the trophies if they were to be purchased. For information on the show, go to www.beloitautorama.com.

Ruth Rupnow, Past President of the Lancaster Lions Club presents a $200 donation from the Lions Club to Brian Straka, owner of Elite Fitness. The donation is for the Clean for Kids playground equipment project that Elite Fitness is conducting. In 2016, $4000 was raised to begin a playground at Memorial Park by the ball diamonds. This year, the goal is to raise $5000 to complete this playground. Elite Fitness is donating funds and labor to the project and also seeking support from the community.

The Lancaster Lions made 2133 pasties at their pasty sale on September 16, 2017. The helping organization was the Merry Mixers 4-H Club. Jenna Muench and Leah Muench of the 4-H club are accepting a $1000 check from Lion Lynn Knutson, co-chair of the Pasty Committee, for the 4-H club's participation in the pasty sale. The next pasty bake is December 9, 2017.

Van Dyne Lions Club plans to collect deer hides
Fond du Lac Reporter - All proceeds from the deer hides will be used for the Wisconsin Lions Camp to serve the needs of others. RELATED: Van Dyne Small Town USA Day ...

Beloit Noon Lions recently did a community project, refurbishing tables and chairs for the new cafe at the Beloit Library.

There will be a Vision Screening Certification class at the Edgerton Hospital, on November 4, 2017, at 10:00am. Please contact Lion Bonnie Jorstad (bonniejorstad@gmail.com) by November 1 if clubs have members to attend.

The Cobb Lions Club constructed a picnic table/shelter for one of the village's parks this summer. This was the second picnic table/shelter constructed by the club.

Unique rides roll into town for Autorama
Beloit Daily News - The annual event is hosted by the Beloit Evening Lions Club, Coachmen Street ... Some of the beneficiaries include the Wisconsin Lions Camp, which ...

2017 Senior Citizen Picnic
The Avoca-Blue River-Muscoda Lions with help from their local Leo club sponsored their annual Senior Citizen Picnic in Muscoda. More than 100 people participated in the long standing event. A threat of rain held off long enough to allow the crowd to enjoy an evening of card playing and visiting which was capped off with a cookout. The Lions provided the entire meal for the evening. Besides the usual burger & dogs, an assortment of desserts were enjoyed by all. The annual project is a favorite of the club as it allows the Lion's to give back to their community.

Lions clubs seek vendors for flea market
Fond du Lac Reporter - This donation to the Lions and Lioness goes to support local children who attend the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt. Statewide, close to 1,500 ...

Labor Day Weekend 2017: Oak Creek Lions Fest Guide
Oak Creek Patch - OAK CREEK, WI — There's plenty to do in Oak Creek over Labor Day weekend 2017 as Lions Fest offers four full days of fun for the whole family.

DeForest Lions Club Sportsman Raffle
$20 per ticket or 6 tickets for $100
Drawing for 10 Prizes
Maximum 500 Raffle Tickets Sold
All proceeds raised will benefit charitable community organizations.

For tickets, contact Max Sesing at (608) 846-2600, or email deforestlions@gmail.com to arrange for the purchase of raffle tickets.

Prizes and Notification
Brands include Browning, Glock, Parker, Sig Sauer, Ruger, Benelli, Remmington. Winners will be notified by phone or USPS immediately following the drawing. Winners collect their prize(s) at Cabelas's Sun Prairie or arrange to have it shipped to another Cabela's. Winners may apply their prize (in gift card value) towards any purchase at Cabela's instead of collecting their prize drawn.

Drawing Held:
October 9, 2017, 6 pm
Comfort Inn & Suites, DeForest

Need not be present to win. Buyers must be 21 years old or older.

In 1982 Lancaster businesses, organizations and individuals generously donated to the Lancaster Lions Club project of constructing a par exercise course in Schreiner Park. All of the donations were very much appreciated. For many years the par exercise course served the community well.

After 35 years, the par exercise course has fallen in disrepair and such courses are not utilized today as they were in the past. With the help of the city, the stations on the course have been removed, and the course has been converted to a walking path. New chips have been placed on the path, and a new, updated sign has been placed in the park. The new sign reads “David Schreiner Memorial Nature Trail, A Project of the Lancaster Lions Club & The City of Lancaster, 2017”.

The Lancaster Lions Club wants to thank everyone for their past donations and support of our 1982 project which benefited many people over many years.

We encourage everyone to visit the park to view the new sign and new chips, and perhaps take a stroll on the nature trail enjoying the beauty of Schreiner Park.

Following is a list of the 1982 Schreiner Memorial Par Course Contributors: Brittingham & Hixon Lumber Co., Case Power & Equipment, Coast to Coast, City of Lancaster, Eastman Cartwright Lumber Co., Gasser True Value, Grant Community Clinic, Grant County Farmco, Mark Hoskins, Sr., Mrs. Margaret Kinney, Lancaster Concrete Inc., Lancaster Jaycees, Lancaster Jaycettes, Lancaster Lioness, Lancaster State Bank, Lowell Plumbing & Heating, Mid-American Nursing Homes, Dr. Maurice Pascoe, Dr. Robert Railey, Seippel Bros. Lumber Co., Mrs. Charlotte Spohn, Union Bank & Trust, Mr. & Mrs. Bud Vesperman, Webb Plumbing & Heating, Wisconsin Power & Light

At the Lancaster Lions August meeting, Director David Walker was installed by current President Stacy Martin.

The Lancaster Lions Club recently presented a $500.00 donation to the Grant County K-9 Program. Lion Beverly Doll presented the donation to Sgt. Brian Bierman.

The Darlington Lions Club will host it's Annual Walk for Sight on Wednesday, September 27th, starting at 4:30p.m. at Annie's Bar and Grill, 300 Washington Street, and the city Riverside Campsite. Walkers can take part in a challenge game and then stay for supper at Annie's.

Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin, in Madison, sues Milwaukee County medical examiner
Wisconsin State Journal - Madison-based Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin is suing Dr. Brian Peterson, Milwaukee County's medical examiner, alleging he has excluded the eye ...

District Fun Facts
In 2016-17, the average Lion in 27-D1 benefited 245 people (up from 174 the prior year)! Our Lions reported:
  • 3,148 activities
  • 89,267 Lion hours
  • 556,739 total people served.
We also won the Statewide Centennial Eyeglass Challenge by collecting over 65,505 pairs of eyeglasses and averaging 28.98 pairs/member! We will be celebrating this win at the 2018 District Convention March 10-11 at the Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells.