Friday, December 31, 2010

And a Happy New Year!

Looking for a New Year's resolution that matters? A way to help others? Look no further, Vermilion Lions Club wants you! We are a group of volunteers that participate in many activities from making and selling French fries and perch at festivals, to community bingo or ringing the Salvation Army bell all of which helps raise funds for those in need; and those are just a few of the things we do.

We participate in various community projects and partner with other community fund raising from Vermilion Food Pantry, to Athletic and Band Boosters, we are here to serve others. We also meet twice a month as guest speakers inform the club on a wide array of topics from doctors, fireman, sailors to arborists. You never know who is going to speak and what interesting topic will be shared.

There are many other opportunities to serve your community as a member of Vermilion Lions Club, a project to fit every schedule, all with a sense of community and camaraderie.

So this year resolve to get involved. Contact us to learn how you can serve yourself by serving others.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas from your local Lions!


From the many great volunteers here at Vermilion Lions Club we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We sure have enjoyed great support and generosity this holiday season as we have manned the Salvation Army Kettles at various location throughout the town.
Thank you so much for your help!
This past week we gathered for our final meeting of 2010, which included a Christmas Party and gift auction to raise money for various causes in Vermilion.

Santa and Janet Ruh

Members and their wifes, friends, and other guests bid on wrapped gifts site unseen. We even had a visit from Santa! He wanted all the kids to know he was just about ready.

We would also like to thank outgoing President Joe McDonald on a heck of a job in guiding the club, and also congratulate Chuck Sooy who won the Melvin Jones award for excellent service to his community.
President Joe McDonald

We wish everyone a safe and prosperous 2011! See you next year!
Chuck and Linda Sooy
Doc Decker with a head scratcher!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Our November Student of the Month - Michelle Wendt

In recognizing hard work, community involvement, and high academic standards Vermilion Lions Club is proud to announce its Student of the Month for November, Michelle Wendt.

Of course no student would be where they are without great parents, it is our pleasure to also introduce and congratulate Jill's parents April and Todd Wendt for their great effort.

Academic Honors: 3.7 GPA
• Placed 3rd among 100 + students at the History Day program.
• Completed Independent Art Studies
• Received two gold keys in Scholastic Art Competition
• Designed the Agenda book cover given to every student in the high school.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Season is the Season of Giving

Despite tough economic times Vermilion Lions Club has been blessed with both great volunteers and great support from the community. It is because of these generous folks that we are very pleased to announce donations from Vermilion Lions Club to the Salvation Army and to the Vermilion Food Pantry of $1000 each.

Also, Vermilion Lions Club was able to donate 578 pairs of glasses, plus 63 packs of lenses so far this year.

Sales from the French Fries also helped generate $200 to Vermilion Band Boosters and $1200 to the Vermilion Athletic Boosters in support of those programs.

State programs receiving VLC funding in November are as follows.
  • $400 to sight and hearing
  • $300 to eye/sight research 
  • $50 to Diabetes awareness 
  • $50 international relations
  • $50 Ohio Lion Foundation
  • $1000 to Melvin Jones L.C.I.F 
None of this would be possible without the ongoing support of our great volunteers and from the giving people of our great community. We thank you all!