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Lakeville Lions Club

Serving Lakeville, Indiana Since 1943

Mark Your Calendar
Tue Dec 117:00 pmBoard MeetingScout Hall
Thu Dec 139:00 amFood Basket PrepPalmer Comm Complex
Fri Dec 149:00 amToys for Tots PrepPalmer Comm Complex
Sat Dec 158:00 amToys for Tots & Food Basket DistributionPalmer Comm Complex
Tue Dec 186:00 pmChristmas PartyPalmer Comm Complex
Tue Jan 87:00 pmBoard MeetingScout Hall
Fri-Sat Jan 11-12Indiana Lions Mid-Winter ConferenceIndianapolis, IN
Sat Jan 19District MeetingUrbana, IN
Tue Jan 226:30 pmDinner MeetingPalmer Comm Complex

Nov 2018 - Students at LaVille Elementary School collected more than 3500 non-perishable food items to support our Christmas Food Basket project. 5th and 6th grade Student Council members, pictured here, sorted the food and helped load the food into trucks and vans to be transported to the Palmer Community Complex.

Oct 2018 - Boy Scout Troop 247, sponsored by the Lakeville Lions Club, built a miniature catapult using poles and lashings, and demonstrated it at the Lakeville Fall Festival.

Aug 2018 - The Lakeville Lions Club provided and served biscuits and gravy for the LaVille High School Lancer Booster Club Golf Outing on Saturday, August 4th. Lions Bob Feitz, Sharon Feitz, and Max Feitz represented the club at this event.

Aug 2018 - Several members of the Lakeville Lions Club worked for the Indiana Lions Foundation at the 2018 Indiana State Fair. Lion Mike Johnson and Lion Jim Foster are pictured here with Past Council Chair David Eisen of the Mishawaka Lions Club. The intrepid trio worked at Gate 12 on Opening Day.

Mar 2018 - Members of the Lakeville Lions Club spent a very cold Holy Saturday supervising the Easter Egg hunt sponsored by Newton Park. We all appreciated the free hot chocolate! Pictured here: Lion Max Feitz, Lion Rose Russell, Lion Jim Tillman, PDG Paul Russell, Lion Jennifer Gardner, and Lion Darcy Gardner. Photo by Lion Anne Weber.

Dec 2017 - Santa and a few of his helpers are ready for Toys for Tots & Food Basket Distribution Day. Approximately 30 Lions, family members, and community members distributed boxes of groceries to approximately 40 families and toys to approximately 80 children. At the end of the day, leftover food was donated to local food pantries and leftover toys were donated to a group that works with foster families.

Oct 2017 - 19 Lions representing 6 Lions Clubs in District 25-G provided eye exams and eyeglasses to more than 3200 adults and children during a Lions Eyeglass Mission in Huanimaro, Guanajuato, Mexico. PDG Paul Russell is pictured with a girl who received a pair of glasses. PDG Paul described her reaction: "I gave this girl a pair of glasses and watched her face light up with joy as she looked around the room and saw the world clearly for what was probably the first time in her life. It is moments like this that keep us going on these missions."

Aug 2017 - The Lakeville Lions Club was the #1 club in the state of Indiana in terms of the number of shifts worked for the Indiana Lions Foundation at the 2017 Indiana State Fair. Pictured here are a few of the 19 Lions and family members who worked 80 shifts on the gates and tractor shuttles at the fair.

Apr 2017 - At the 2017 Indiana Lions State Convention in Evansville, Council Chair Vic Fischer of the Lakeville Lions Club was the recipient of an International Leadership Medal, the third highest award our association presents to its members. CC Vic (center) is pictured here with International President Robert Corlew (left) and Past International President Wayne Madden (right). Congratulations, Lion Vic!

Jan 2017 - Lakeville Lions Club President Lion Bob Court presented a $2000 check to Lakeville Police Chief Patrick Howard to help pay for bullet-proof vests for the town's police officers.

Dec 2016 - Our Toys for Tots & Christmas Food Basket projects provided food for 44 families and toys for 118 children in Lakeville and Lapaz. Pictured here are Lion Santa and some of his helpers from the Lakeville Lions Club, Lapaz Lions Club, LaVille Schools, Lakeville Police Department, and Marine Corps Reserve.

Dec 2016 - Pictures with Santa at the Lakeville Library has become a Lakeville tradition. This year, Santa's youngest visitor was just 2 weeks old, and his oldest was 84 years young, proving that you're never told young or too old to have your picture taken with Santa. Our Operation KidSight vision team also provided free vision screenings. Pictured here are: Lion Marsha Omans, Do Foster, Lion Dee Milzarek, Lion Terry Rensberger, Lion Santa, Lion Howard Heines, and Lion Don Milzarek. Lion Rose Russell also participated but is not pictured here.

Oct 2016 - Area Lions Clubs participated in the Lakeville Fall Festival Parade. Lion Jennifer Gardner and Lion Bob Court carried the Lakeville Lions Club banner. Lion John Krzyzanowski of the Clay-Granger Lions Club drove his Indiana Racing Lions race car. Lion Daniel Robledo and Lion Susan Robledo carried a second banner. Lion Keith Shearer of the Greene Township Lions Club drove the Greene Township Lions Club train, which carried Lions, family members, and friends along the parade route.

Sep 2016 - Lion Dee Milzarek and PDG Paul Russell were members of a Lions eyeglass mission team that served 3,863 men, women, and children in San Felipe, GTO, Mexico. The mission team was comprised of 22 Lions from 8 Lions Clubs in District 25-G. This photo was taken shortly before 5:30 a.m. on the last day of the mission as the team members waited for the bus that would take them on the first leg of their journey home.

Apr 2016 - At the 2016 Indiana Lions State Convention, Lion Rose Russell was the recipient of a Presidential Medal, the second highest award our association presents to its members. She is pictured here with International President Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada, Past International President Wayne Madden, and District Governor Vic Fischer.

Lion Howard Heines was 1 of only 25 Lions from throughout the state of Indiana who was nominated for the Distinguished Lion Award.

Mar 2016 - Congresswoman Jackie Walorski has been a member of the Lakeville Lions Club for more than 10 years. She stopped by our annual Good Friday Fish Fry to enjoy some fish, and to greet friends and constituents. She is pictured here with Lion Jim Foster and Lion Jim Tillman.

Dec 2015 - Students in Miss Sara Gurtner's 2nd grade class at LaVille Elementary School were treated to a pizza party by the Lakeville Lions Club after they collected 2,900 food items during the school's annual food drive. The students are pictured here with (l. to r.) Miss Gurtner, Lion Rose Russell, Assistant Principal Will Grove, Principal Ken Shirley, and PDG Dave Court.

Eyeglass Mission to Mexico Sep 2015 - 23 Lions and family members representing 9 Lions Clubs travelled to Irapuato, GTO, Mexico for a Lions Eyeglass Mission. PDG Paul Russell is pictured here with one of the 3700 men, women, and children who received eye exams and eyeglasses from the mission team.

MD-25 Council of Governors, 2015-2016 Jun 2015 - Lion Vic Fischer of the Lakeville Lions Club was installed as District Governor of District 25-G at the close of the 98th Lions International Convention, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 26-30, 2015. He is pictured here with the other members of the MD-25 (Indiana) Council of Governors for the 2015-2016 Lions year.

Operation SchoolSight Training Mar 2015 - The Lakeville Lions Club hosted the district's first training session for school-age visual acuity testing at the Newton Center in Lakeville on Saturday, March 28th. 36 Lions and spouses from 10 district clubs attended the training session. PDG Charles Short from the Lafayette Lions Club in District 25-C provided an interesting and informative introduction to what he called "Operation SchoolSight".

4th grade pizza party Dec 2014 - Students in Mrs. Dent's 4th grade class at LaVille Elementary School enjoyed a pizza party sponsored by the Lakeville Lions Club as a reward for collecting the most food during the school's recent food drive for the Lions Club's Christmas Food Basket project. Project co-chairman PDG Dave Court joined Mrs. Dent and her students for this picture

Lion Santa at vision screening Dec 2014 - Santa lent a hand with the open vision screening that we held in conjunction with our Pictures With Santa event at the Lakeville Library. Here, Lion Santa waits for Do Foster, wife of Lion Jim Foster, to finishing entering data into the PlusOptix S09 unit. We also held an open vision screening in conjunction with a Pictures With Santa event at the Centre Township Library.

Lion Max Feitz at Indiana State Fair Aug 2014 - Lion Max Feitz worked as a ticket seller at the 2014 Indiana State Fair to help raise funds for the Indiana Lions Foundation. Other club members who worked for the Foundation at the Fair were: Bob Feitz, Sharon Feitz, Vic Fischer, Jim Foster, Paul Russell, Rose Russell, Jim Tillman, and Anne Weber. The Indiana Lions Foundation uses the money raised by this project to provide grants to Lions Clubs hroughout the state of Indiana to support their local service projects.

New member inducted at 4-H Fair food booth Jul 2014 - Our newest member, Lion Katherine Krzesinski, was inducted into the Lakeville Lions Club during a breakfast shift at our food booth at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair. Pictured here are: Immediate Past President Max Feitz, Lion Robin Vater, Lion Dianne Fischer, Lion Dema Vater, Lion Katherine Krzesinski, President Vic Fischer, Lion Jim Tillman, PDG Dave Court, and Lion Howard Heines.

Nick Rynearson, Scholarship Recipient Jun 2014 - Nick Rynearson, a 2014 graduate of LaVille High School and the son of Lion Jeff and Shirley Rynearson of Lakeville, is the recipient of this year's Lakeville Lions Club scholarship. Nick plans to attend Purdue University to study engineering. Congratulations, Nick!

Lion Heines with ID Weiler Mar 2014 - At the 2014 District Convention, District Dictionary Project Chairman Lion Howard Heines presented a Student Dictionary to keynote speaker International Director H. Hauser Weiler. Lion Howard received an International President's Certificate of Appreciation for his work on this project.

Club Excellence Awards Mar 2014 - At the 2014 District Convention, the Lakeville Lions Club was one of ten clubs that received a Club Excellence Award for the 2012-2013 Lions year. Immediate Past President Lion Sharon Feitz is pictured here with representatives from several of the clubs that were recognized.

Food Drive Contest Winners Dec 2013 - Mrs. Downs' 4th grade class at LaVille Elementary School enjoyed a pizza party sponsored by the Lakeville Lions Club as a reward for collecting the most food during the school's recent food drive for the Lions Club's Christmas Food Basket project. Lion Max Feitz, PDG Dave Court, and Lion Howard Heines joined Mrs. Downs and her students for this photo.

Photo Contest Winner Nov 2013 - Lion Terry Rensberger's photo of baby hummingbirds in the nest was the winner of the Lakeville Lions Club Environmental Photo Contest. Attendees at the November 2013 dinner meeting selected the winner from a dozen entries.

Lion Howard Heines and Lion Rose Russell Apr 2013 - Congratulations to Lion Howard Heines and Lion Rose Russell, who were honored by International President Wayne Madden at the 2013 Indiana Lions State Convention. Lion Howard received a Presidential Medal, the 2nd highest honor our association gives to its members. Lion Rose received a Leadership Medal, the 3rd highest honor our association gives to its members.

Lion Max Feitz with IP Wayne Madden Jan 2013 - The Lakeville Lions Club was one of three Lions Clubs in Indiana which were recognized for their contributions to Lions Club International Foundation over the past decade. 1st Vice President Lion Max Feitz accepted a Certificate of Appreciation from Lions Club International President Wayne Madden.

Tree Planting Award Sep 2012 - Thanks to the generosity of Lions Bob and Sharon Feitz, the Lakeville Lions Club planted more than 22,700 trees during the 2011-2012 Lions Year, putting our club in the Top 100 Clubs in Lions Constitutional Area 1 (USA, its affiliates, Bermuda, & the Bahamas).

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