Since the club’s chartering on March 18, 1959, its members have worked on a variety of projects in the local community, such as: building the pavilion at Lions Park, Lions Campaign SightFirst II, providing general eye assistance (exams and glasses) and hearing assistance (exams and hearing aids) to those in need, and have assisted the Winfield Junior Women’s Club Annual Snacks with Santa program. Proceeds from past fundraising events have gone to sponsor Boy Scout Troop 575, Winfield D.A.R.E., Winfield in Action and to support area organizations such as the Humanitarian Service Project, the DuPage Convalescent Center, St. Mary’s Food Pantry, Winfield Township General Assistance Fund and the Walter Schauer Scholarship Fund. The Club is hosting the Good Old Days Beer Garden September 9-12,2010.
According to Winfield Lions Club President Tim Janis, “We are proud of our club’s 50 years of service to the community. The Winfield Lions Club members would like to thank everyone who contributes to this important work. You are truly helping Lions make a difference in our community.”
The Winfield Lions Club has 31 members and meets on second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at John’s Restaurant and Tavern. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Winfield Lions Club, please contact the Winfield Lions Club at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with nearly 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at www.lionsclubs.org.