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Geneva Lions
Regular Club Activities

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  • Luncheon meetings - We welcome you to join us for lunch every Monday between Noon and 1 the beautiful Riverside Receptions in Geneva, IL 35 North River Lane, Geneva, IL 60134 (located at the N.E. corner of River Lane and Rt. 38). The Club conducts business meetings after lunch and often has guest speakers on non-business meeting days. Each luncheon begins with a prayer and before the business portion starts, we pledge allegiance to the flag. Please come in and ask for a board member and tell them you would like to join us for lunch. We'd be delighted to have you!
  • New Eyeglasses and Eye Exams

  • The Geneva Lions Club conducts a program to pay for eye exams and/or new eyeglasses for needy persons living in Geneva or Saint Charles that have been referred to us by social service agencies or school nurses.

    The social service agency or school nurse screens the applicant, both for vision need and financial need. Individuals seeking such assistance should not contact our club directly, but rather contact a social service agency, such as the Salvation Army, Lazarus House, Carroll Towers, the St. Vincent De Paul Society, or Tri-City Health Partners, all of Saint Charles. For Students, contact the school nurse in the Geneva or Saint Charles school system. For questions about this program, call
    901-218-8114 or send an email to Lion Bill Minderman
  • Diabetes Awareness Day in April. Club members solicit donations from the public at various locations around the community. They also distribute information about diabetes and blindness associated with this disease.

  • Candy Days 
    will be October 4th & 5th 2012. Members solicit donations at various locations around the community (mostly the same locations as Diabetes Awareness Day). Candy is offered to anyone making a donation.
  • Sight and Sound Sweepstakes in May is a raffle. Members sell tickets and the proceeds go to benefit persons with vision and hearing disabilities.

  • Free Hearing Screening  
    The Illinois Lions Foundation Hearing Screening bus will be in Geneva on Tuesday October 21st, at the corner of James and Third Streets (between the Post Office and the Courthouse). The bus is sponsored by the Geneva Lions Club as part of our year round community service in sight and sound projects. Click here to see where the Bus is appearing this month.

    The bus is staffed by an audiology technician and will be available to the public for hearing screening from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No advance sign up is required and all persons interested in screening are urged to take advantage of this program. The test takes approximately 20 minutes and is free of charge to all who are interested. Anyone with questions is urged to contact Lion Brad Arnold at 630-653-2439.

  • Eyeglass Recycling
    The Geneva Lions Club collects unwanted eyeglasses to be recycled for use by needy persons in third-world countries.    The donated eyeglasses are cleaned, sorted by prescription and prepared for distribution by the Illinois Lions Foundation and other groups.    In most third-world countries, eye care is either unaffordable or inaccessible.   Poor eyesight that is left uncorrected can lead to unemployment for adults and a child's inability to attend school.

    We have placed recycling collection boxes in numerous convenient drop-off locations in Geneva and St. Charles.    Hearing aids may also be dropped off in those boxes for recycling.   

    Click here to view the names and locations of the establishments where those boxes are located.    For questions, contact Lion Bill Minderman at 901-218-8114.

  • Hearing Aid Recycling
    Hearing aids collected in the community are sent to the Illinois Lions Foundation which refurbishes them in conjunction with an audiologist. Persons with hearing aids to donate may drop them off in any of the Lions Club eyeglass recycling boxes located in Geneva and St. Charles.  For location of a convenient box click here

  • 30 Men vs. 30 Women Who Cook (no longer held)
    On April 19th, 2013 the Geneva Chamber of Commerce will host 30 Men vs 30 Women Who Cook. This year, as in years past, the event will include 60 local celebrities cooking off for charity. The 60 persons who cook event is done to benefit  the Geneva History Center, the Geneva Rotary, and the Geneva Lions Club. Attendees will sample various dishes including hors d’oeuvres, main dishes, side dishes & desserts made by people you know and then vote for your favorite. The benefit takes place at the Prairie Event Center at the Kane County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5:30pm and samplings start at 6pm. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Geneva History Center, State Street Jewelers or Paper Merchant.  Additionally, tickets can be purchased through the Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s website.

    Pictures from the 2012 event

    Video from the 2012 event

  • Bratwurst Stand and Shaved Ice Booth in June during Geneva's annual Swedish Days Festival. This is the Club's largest single fund raising activity. Members volunteer to cook and serve food and drinks at the stand. We enjoy working with each other and serving the public while providing funding for worthy causes.

  • The Geneva Lions Club Lucky 15 Raffle will be held October 2nd, 2015. Club members are selling raffle tickets to raise money to benefit persons with sight and hearing impairments.
    The first place prize is $5,000. Second place prize is $1,000. 15 prizes in all.
    The drawing takes place on Friday evening during Geneva's Homecoming Football game.

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  • Flower Planting - The Geneva Lions Club maintains the flower beds in front of the Geneva Post Office on 3rd St.

    From Lion Clyde Jones;
    Here are some pictures taken the morning of April 6th, 2013. There were three Lions and Joan was substituting for her husband (who will be fined). We also had the help of Joel Sisto who works with Lion Linda Burton who has been recruiting him to join the Club. It was a cold morning (35 degrees) but the soil was easy to turn and the hardy pansies will survive.

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