Darien Lions Club
2015-2016 Club Calendar

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on the 2nd and 4th
Thursday of each
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Darien Lions Club

1702 Plainfield Rd.
Darien, IL  60561
This page last updated 08/14/15

Copyright 2000-2015
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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 2015-16 program year with links to important events.

4th of July Parade
Cass Ave. north of 75th St.
July 4, 2015
Audit & Budget Meeting

Jul. 23, 2015


Board Meeting

Aug. 13, 2015
Chairman Meeting (Miskatonic)

Aug. 20, 2015
SE Zone Mtg.

Aug 26, 2015

Member Steak Fry
Business Meeting
Meyer Woods
Sept. 10, 2015
Darien Community Park

Sept. 11-13, 2015
Board Meeting-Past Presidents

Sept. 17,
Business Meeting-Vest Night
Sept. 24,

Induction Dinner Mtg.
Oct. 8, 2015
Candy Day

Oct. 9-10, 2015
Board Meeting

Oct. 15, 2015
Business Meeting-Vest Night (Chuck's)
Oct. 22, 2015
Halloween Party
Darien Sportsplex
Oct. 31, 2015

SE Zone Mtg.
(Bohemian Gardens)
Nov. 4, 2015
Business Mtng.- Top Chef
(Darien Swim Club)

Nov. 5, 2015
Board Meeting

Nov. 12,
Business Meeting-Vest Night
Nov. 19, 2015

Board Meeting

Dec. 3, 2015
Dinner Mtg. W/Spouses

Dec. 10, 2015
Food Baskets 
DPD Fairview

Dec. 18-19, 2015

Board Meeting
(Kiefer R.)

Jan. 14, 2016
District 1-J Bowling Tourney
(Brunswick Zone/Naperville)

Jan. 17, 2016
Business Meeting-Vest Night
Jan. 21, 2016
Non-Smoker & Business Mtng. (Fri.)
Darien Swim & Rec. Club
Jan. 29, 2016

Blood Drive
Lace School
5:00 - 8 pm
Feb. 9, 2016
SE Zone Mtg.

Feb. 10, 2016
Dinner Mtg.
(LaNotte Due)

Feb. 11, 2016
Board Meeting

Feb. 18, 2016
Business Meeting-Vest Night

Feb. 25, 2016

Dinner Meeting
Home Run Inn

Mar. 10, 2016
Board Meeting

Mar. 17, 2016
Pancake Breakfast
Mar. 20, 2016
Business Meeting-Vest Night
Mar. 24, 2016
Easter Egg Hunt
(Darien Park District)
Mar. 26, 2016

District 1-J Convention
(Itasca Westin)
Apr. 8-10, 2016
Dinner Meeting
(Darien Swim Club)

Apr. 14, 2016
Board Meeting

Apr. 21, 2016
Induction -Business Mtng-Vest Night
April 28, 2016

Tootsie Pop Days

May 6-7, 2016
Dinner Meeting
Bohemian Gardens)

May 12, 2016
Maywood Park

May 14, 2016
Board Meeting
May 19, 2016
State Convention
May 20-22, 2016
Business Meeting-Vest Night

May 26, 2016

Golf Outing & Big
Raffle Drawing

Villiage Greens
June 2, 2016
Installation Dinner Mtg. W/Spouses
(Chuck's), Thurs.

June 10, 2016
Board Meeting

June 16, 2016
Business Meeting-Vest Night
June 23, 2016

4th of July Parade
Cass Ave. Eastward on 71st
July 4, 2016
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.