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2016-2017 Club Calendar

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Darien Lions Club

1702 Plainfield Rd.
Darien, IL  60561
 
This page last updated 01/11/16
 

Copyright 2000-2016
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Lion Doug Barnes 

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 2016-17 program year with links to important events.


July
2016
4th of July Parade
Cass Ave. north of 75th St.
July 4, 2016
Audit & Budget Meeting
(Kiser)

Jul. 28, 2016
     

August
2016

Board Meeting
(Falco)

Aug. 18, 2016
Chairman Meeting
(Chicken Basket)

Aug. 25, 2016
SE Zone Mtg.


TBD
   

September
2016
Member Steak Fry
Business Meeting
Meyer Woods
Sept. 8, 2016
DarienFest
Darien Community Park


Sept. 9-11, 2016
Board Meeting-Past Presidents
(Barnes)

Sept. 15,
2016
Business Meeting-Vest Night
(Chuck's)

Sept. 22,
2016
 

October
2016
Candy Day Rally
(DSRC)

Oct. 6, 2016
Board Meeting
(Wernecke)

Oct. 13, 2016
Candy Day


Oct. 14-15, 2016
Induction -Bears Tailgate
With Spouses

(DSRC)
Oct. 20, 2016

Business Meeting-Vest Night (Chuck's)

Oct. 27, 2016
Halloween Party
Darien Sportsplex

Oct. 31, 2016

November
2016

SE Zone Mtg.
TBD

Business Mtng.- Top Chef
(DSRC)

Nov. 3, 2016
Board Meeting
(Brunsen)


Nov. 10,
2016
Business Meeting-Vest Night
(Chuck's)
Nov. 17, 2016
 

December
2016
Board Meeting
(Kiser)

Dec. 1, 2016
Family Holiday Party
(TBD)


Dec. 9, 2016
Food Baskets 
DPD Fairview

Dec. 16-17, 2016
   

January
2017
Board Meeting
(Porzel.)

Jan. 12, 2017
District 1-J Bowling Tourney
TBD
Business Meeting-Vest Night
(Chuck's)
Jan. 19, 2017
Non-Smoker & Business Mtng. (Fri.)
DSRC
Jan. 27, 2017
 

February
2017
SE Zone Mtg.


TBD
Dinner Mtg.
(Clara's)


Feb. 9, 2017
Blood Drive
Lace School
TBD
Board Meeting
(Benaitis)

Feb. 16, 2017
Business Meeting-Vest Night
(Chuck's)

Feb. 23, 2017

March
2017
Dinner Meeting
Home Run Inn

Mar. 9, 2017
Board Meeting
(Fleming)

Mar. 16, 2017
Business Meeting-Vest Night
(Chuck's)
Mar. 23, 2017

Pancake Breakfast
EJHS
Mar. 26, 2017

 

April
2017
Easter Egg Hunt
(Darien Park District)
TBD
Surprise Dinner Meeting
(Darien Swim Club)

Apr. 13, 2017
Board Meeting
(Kohnke)

Apr. 20, 2017
Induction -Business Mtng-Vest Night
(Chuck's)
April 27, 2017
 

May
2017
Tootsie Pop Days

May 6-7, 2017
Dinner Meeting
(Mi Hacienda)

May 11, 2017
Board Meeting
(Breier)
May 18, 2017
State Convention
May 19-20, 2017
Business Meeting-Vest Night
(Chuck's)

May 25, 2017

June
2017
Golf Outing & Big
Raffle Drawing

Villiage Greens
June 1, 2017
Installation Dinner Mtg. W/Spouses
(Chuck's)

June 9, 2017
Board Meeting
(Breier)


June 15, 2017
Business Meeting-Vest Night
(Chuck's)
June 22, 2017
 

July
2017
4th of July Parade
Cass Ave. Eastward on 71st
July 4, 2017

Lions Int'l. Convention
June 30-July 4 2017

Audit & Budget Meeting
(Kiser)

Jul. 20, 2017
   
           
                                                              Explanation
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. 
Non-Smoker:
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.