Darien Lions Club
2013-2014 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 12/31/13

Copyright 2000-2014
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Lion Jim Kiser

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 2013-14 program year with links to important events.

4th of July Parade & Picnic
Plainfield Rd. East
& West of Cass Ave.
July 4, 2013
Audit & Budget Meeting
Jul. 25, 2013


Board Meeting
Aug. 15, 2013
Chairman Meeting
Aug. 22, 2013
SE Zone Mtg.
Aug 28, 2013

Darien Community Park

Sept. 6-8, 2013
Member Steak Fry
Business Meeting
Meyer Woods
Sept. 12, 2013
Board Meeting-Past Presidents
Sept. 19,
Business Meeting-Vest Night
Sept. 26
, 2013

Induction Dinner Mtg. w/Spouses
Oct. 10, 2013
Candy Day
Oct. 11-12, 2013
Board Meeting
Oct. 17, 2013
Business Meeting-Vest Night
Oct. 24, 2013
Halloween Party
Darien Sportsplex
Oct. 31, 2013

SE Zone Mtg.
(Bohemian Gardens)
Nov. 6, 2013
Business Mtng.- Chili Cook-Off
(Darien Swim Club)

Nov. 14, 2013
Board Meeting

Nov. 21,

Business Meeting-Vest Night

Dec. 5, 2013
Board Meeting
Dec. 12, 2013
Dinner Mtg. W/Spouses

Dec. 19, 2013
Food Baskets 
DPD Fairview
Dec. 20-21, 2013

District 1-J Bowling Tourney

Jan. 4, 2014
Business Meeting-Vest Night
Jan. 9, 2014
Board Meeting
Jan. 16, 2014
Non-Smoker & Business Meeting (Fri.)
Darien Swim & Racquet Club
Jan. 24, 2014
Ski For Sight
Jan. 24-26, 2014

SE Zone Meeting
Feb. 12, 2014
Dinner Mtg. W/Spouses
(LaNotte Due)

Feb. 13, 2014
Board Meeting
Feb. 20, 2014
Blood Drive
Lace School
4:30 - 8 pm
Feb. 25, 2014
Induction Business Meeting-Vest Night

Feb. 27, 2014

Dinner Meeting
Home Run Inn
Mar. 13, 2014
Board Meeting
Mar. 20, 2014
Pancake Breakfast
Mar. 23, 2014
Business Meeting-Vest Night
Mar. 27, 2014

District 1-J Convention
(Hilton Lisle)
Apr. 4-6, 2014
Dinner Meeting - Top Chef
(Darien Swim Club)
Apr. 10, 2014
Board Meeting
Apr. 17, 2014
Business Meeting
April 24, 2014

Maywood Park
May 2, 2014
Dinner Meeting
(Bohemian Gardens)

May 8, 2014
Board Meeting
May 15, 2014
MD-1 State Convention
Hilton Lisle
May 16-18, 2014
Business Meeting-Vest Night
May 22, 2014

Golf Outing & Big
Raffle Drawing
Carriage Greens
June 5, 2014
Installation Dinner Mtg. W/Spouses
June 13, 2014 (Fri.)
Board Meeting
June 19, 2014
Business Meeting-Vest Night
June 26, 2014

4th of July Parade & Picnic
Plainfield Rd. East
& West of Cass Ave
July 4, 2014
Lions Int'l. Convention
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
July 4-7, 2014
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.