Darien Lions Club
2014-2015 Club Calendar

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on the 2nd and 4th
Thursday of each
Lionism begins at 6pm.

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Darien Lions Club

1702 Plainfield Rd.
Darien, IL  60561
This page last updated 7/16/14

Copyright 2000-2014
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Lion Jim Jankowski

Club President

The Darien Lions Club stage several events every year as a means of raising funds.  Last year the Club raised $25,000 on Candy Day, $18,000 from the Special Raffle, and $8,900 at the Pancake Breakfast.  All of these monies are returned to the community in the form of donations and services.  Click here for a more extensive list of donations the Darien Lions gave in past years.

Our Club calendar lists all of the events and activities for the 2014-15 program year with links to important events.

4th of July Parade & Picnic
Plainfield Rd. East
& West of Cass Ave.
July 4, 2014
Audit & Budget Meeting
Jul. 31, 2014


Board Meeting
Aug. 14, 2014
Chairman Meeting (Jankowski)
Aug. 21, 2014
SE Zone Mtg.
Aug 27, 2014

Darien Community Park

Sept. 5-7, 2014
Member Steak Fry
Business Meeting
Meyer Woods
Sept. 4, 2014
Board Meeting-Past Presidents
Sept. 18
Business Meeting-Vest Night
Sept. 25,

Induction Dinner Mtg. w/Spouses
Oct. 9, 2014
Candy Day
Oct. 10-11, 2014
Board Meeting
Oct. 16, 2014
Business Meeting-Vest Night
Oct. 23, 2014
Halloween Party
Darien Sportsplex
Oct. 31, 2014

SE Zone Mtg.
(Bohemian Gardens)
Nov. 5, 2014
Business Mtng.- Chili Cook-Off
(Darien Swim Club)

Nov. 13, 2014
Board Meeting

Nov. 20,

Business Meeting-Vest Night

Dec. 4, 2014
Board Meeting
Dec. 11, 2014
Dinner Mtg. W/Spouses
(Carriage Greens)

Dec. 18, 2014
Food Baskets 
DPD Fairview
Dec. 19-20, 2014

Board Meeting
Jan. 8, 2015
Business Meeting-Vest Night
Jan. 15, 2015
District 1-J Bowling Tourney
(Brunswick Zone/Naperville)

Jan. 18, 2015
Ski For Sight
Jan. 24-26, 2015
Non-Smoker & Business Meeting (Fri.)
Darien Swim & Racquet Club
Jan. 30, 2015

SE Zone Meeting
Feb. 11, 2015
Dinner Mtg. W/Spouses
(LaNotte Due)

Feb. 12, 2015
Board Meeting
(Kiefer, Ron)
Feb. 19, 2015
Blood Drive
Lace School
4:30 - 8 pm
Feb. TBD, 2015
Induction Business Meeting-Vest Night

Feb. 26, 2015

Dinner Meeting
Home Run Inn
Mar. 12, 2015
Board Meeting
Mar. 19, 2015
Pancake Breakfast
Mar. 22, 2015
Business Meeting-Vest Night
Mar. 26, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt
(Darien Park District)
Apr. 4, 2015
Dinner Meeting - Top Chef
(Darien Swim Club)
Apr. 9, 2015
District 1-J Convention
(Hilton Lisle)
Apr. 10-12, 2015
Board Meeting
Apr. 16, 2015
Business Meeting
April 23, 2015

Maywood Park
May 1, 2015
Tootsie Pop Day
May 1-2, 2015
Dinner Meeting
May 14, 2015
MD-1 State Convention
Hilton Lisle
May 15-17, 2015
Business Meeting-Vest Night
May 28, 2015

Golf Outing & Big
Raffle Drawing
Carriage Greens
June 4, 2015
Installation Dinner Mtg. W/Spouses
June 12, 2015 (Fri.)
Board Meeting
June 18, 2015
Business Meeting-Vest Night
June 25, 2015

4th of July Parade & Picnic
Plainfield Rd. East
& West of Cass Ave
July 4, 2015
Lions Int'l. Convention
Board Meetings:
Held monthly (August-June) at individual Board members' homes.  The agenda includes recommendations on Club affairs which will be presented to the membership at the general meetings.
Steak Fry:
This traditional meeting at Meyer Woods in Darien kicks off our general business meetings for the year.  Club business is usually kept to a minimum as the main point of interest for the night is catching up with others, meeting new member prospects and enjoying a terrific steak dinner.  
Induction Dinner: 
Held twice each program year in October and February, new Club members are sworn in and introduced to the membership. 
Social Event/Dinner/Business Meeting held at the Darien Swim & Racquet Club. An evening of socializing for members and guests.  Event was previously referred to as 'Smoker'.
District 1-J Convention:
Annual meeting for all Lions Clubs in District 1-J in Illinois.  The agenda includes forums, workshops, educational sessions, guest speakers, and socializing continuing thru Sunday. 
Golf Outing:
Usually held on the first Thursday in June.  This event has been attended by as many as 140 golfers in past years.   A family style dinner is provided and the evening is topped off with the drawing for the Club's annual "Big  Raffle" for which first prize is $10,000.
State Convention:
Annual convention for all Illinois Lions Clubs and a tune-up for the International Convention.  The Darien Lions typically send representatives to this event, and individual members also may attend.
International Convention:
Every year Lions Clubs from around the world convene for meetings, workshops, and a seemingly endless parade with nations from around the globe participating in their native attire.  The Darien Lions typically send representatives to this event.