Darien Lions Club
2014-2015 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 06/14/15

Copyright 2000-2015
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Lion Jim Jankowski

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 2014-15 program year with links to important events.

4th of July Parade
Cass Ave. north of 75th St.
July 4, 2014
Audit & Budget Meeting
Jul. 31, 2014


Board Meeting
Aug. 14, 2014
Chairman Meeting (Jankowski)
Aug. 21, 2014
SE Zone Mtg.
Aug 27, 2014

Member Steak Fry
Business Meeting
Meyer Woods
Sept. 4, 2014
Darien Community Park

Sept. 5-7, 2014
Board Meeting-Past Presidents
Sept. 11
Business Meeting-Vest Night
Sept. 18,

Induction Dinner Mtg. w/Spouses
Oct. 9, 2014
Candy Day
Oct. 10-11, 2014
Board Meeting
Oct. 16, 2014
Business Meeting-Vest Night
Oct. 30, 2014
Halloween Party
Darien Sportsplex
Oct. 31, 2014

SE Zone Mtg.
(Bohemian Gardens)
Nov. 5, 2014
Business Mtng.- Chili Cook-Off
(Darien Swim Club)

Nov. 13, 2014
Board Meeting

Nov. 20,

Business Meeting-Vest Night
(Carriage Greens)

Dec. 4, 2014
Board Meeting
Dec. 11, 2014
Dinner Mtg. W/Spouses
(Carriage Greens)

Dec. 18, 2014
Food Baskets 
DPD Fairview
Dec. 19-20, 2014

Board Meeting
Jan. 8, 2015
Business Meeting-Vest Night
Jan. 15, 2015
District 1-J Bowling Tourney
(Brunswick Zone/Naperville)

Jan. 18, 2015
Ski For Sight
Jan. 23-25, 2015
Non-Smoker & Business Meeting (Fri.)
Darien Swim & Racquet Club
Jan. 30, 2015

SE Zone Meeting
Feb. 11, 2015
Dinner Mtg. W/Spouses
(LaNotte Due)

Feb. 12, 2015
Blood Drive
Lace School
4:00 - 8 pm
Feb. 17, 2015
Board Meeting
(Kiefer, Ron)
Feb. 19, 2015
Induction Business Meeting-Vest Night

Feb. 26, 2015

Dinner Meeting
Home Run Inn
Mar. 12, 2015
Board Meeting
Mar. 19, 2015
Pancake Breakfast
Mar. 22, 2015
Business Meeting-Vest Night
Mar. 26, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt
(Darien Park District)
Apr. 4, 2015
Dinner Meeting - Top Chef
(Darien Swim Club)
Apr. 9, 2015
District 1-J Convention
(Hilton Lisle)
Apr. 10-12, 2015
Board Meeting
Apr. 16, 2015
Business Meeting-Vest Night
April 23, 2015

Maywood Park
May 1, 2015
Tootsie Pop Day
May 1-2, 2015
Dinner Meeting

May 14, 2015
MD-1 State Convention
Hilton Lisle
May 15-17, 2015
Business Meeting-Vest Night
May 28, 2015

Golf Outing & Big
Raffle Drawing

Villiage Greens
June 4, 2015
Installation Dinner Mtg. W/Spouses
(Chuck's Southern Comforts)
June 11, 2015 (Thurs.)
Board Meeting
June 18, 2015
Business Meeting-Vest Night
June 25, 2015

4th of July Parade
Cass Ave. north of 75th St.
July 4, 2015
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.