Thursday, January 27, 2011

Join Vermilion Lions Club to celebrate 60 years of service!

Vermilion Lions Club invites you to join us in celebrating 60 years of serving the Vermilion Community and beyond. The celebration will take place March 12th at Amvets Post 22, 26971 State Route 60, Vermilion.

The speaker will be past International Director Steve Sherer

Appetizers will be served at 6pm, with a social hour until 7pm, when dinner will be served.
The meal will be buffet style; salad, your choices of three meats, potatoes, vegetables, rolls, butter, coffee and tea. Dessert will also be served. Cost of the dinner is $20 per person.

For reservations please mail your payment to:
Vermilion Lions Club
Attn Chuck Sooy
P.O. Box 94
Vermilion, Ohio 44089

Reservations may also be made to

Lion Joe McDonald

Reverse Raffle is a roaring good time!

Vermilion Lions Club invites you to our Reverse Raffle with a chance to win $1500. Wouldn't that make your year!

Saturday, March 19, 2011
From 5:30pm-11pm
Germans Villa
330 Liberty Ave
Vermilion, Oh 44089

For your generous donation of $75 per couple, you get a steak dinner, Spirits, Dancing with DJ John Showalter of The Beat! What a great night out.

We will also have additional sideboards:
$3 paying $300
$5 paying $500
$10 paying $1000
Only 200 tickets will be sold, so get yours early for a chance to win the "early bird" drawing of $100, drawn on February 15th. All paid tickets will be in the drawing.
Join the fun with a very friendly crowd, causal attire, all for a great night out with a chance to win big. The best part is proceeds go toward helping those less fortunate in the community, so everyone wins when you participate.

See any Vermilion Lions Club member for tickets or call 440-967-6317 to get in on the fun!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Grace's Kitchen is whats cooking at January 18th Lions Club

Lisa Nahm of Grace's Kitchen was the guest speaker at the Vermilion Lions Club meeting of January 18th. Informing the club on the various aspects of the community kitchen, where many families and elderly in need of a good hot meal are provided for year round.

Lisa explained that there is a great unseen need in the community as tough economic times have burdened families in our town. That same set of circumstances has increased the need for volunteers and aid to help the kitchen provide hot meals.

If you would like to help with either time or a financial contribution please contact Grace Methodist Church, or

Trinity Luthern Church
3747 Liberty Avenue
Vermilion, OH 44089
(440) 967-4225
Also visting with us was 2nd VDG Forrest (Woody) Conrad, speaking of behalf of Lions International Ohio District 13b. Woody shared some of the events taking place for Lions Club members as well as the many informative workshop opportunities available for personal growth, education, and fellowship.

If you are interesting in hearing about great events with exceptional guest speakers contact us for membership opportunities. It's great way to serve your community and have fun at the same time!

Our January Student of the Month - Alyssa O'Bryon

In recognizing hard work, community involvement, and high academic standards Vermilion Lions Club is proud to announce its Student of the Month for January, Alyssa O'Bryon.

Of course no student would be where they are without great parents, it is our pleasure to also introduce and congratulate Alyssa's parents Alanna and William O'Bryon for their great effort.

3.7 GPA and a member of the National Spanish Honors Society (3 years)
• Department Student of the Year for (Math/Science/PE)
• Member of the Math Honors Society (1 year)
• Completed the National Spanish Exam

Extra Curricular Activities:
• Basketball and Softball ( 4 Years)- Received an award for placement on the Honor Roll while participating in a winter and spring sport
• Concert Band (1 year)
• Youth Group (Captain of Bible Quizzing Team) (4 Years) Finished 1st and 3rd at Tri-State

Community Service:
• Soup Kitchen
• Mill Manor-
• Kingston-Christmas Carols
• YMCA Basketball Coach
• Nursing Home activities include baking cookies and craft projects.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Guest Speakers from Berea Childrens Home and Family Services Share News about Job Training

At the Tuesday, January 4th meeting of Vermilion Lions Club, club members were informed of job training efforts to help the unemployed and underemployed gain skills and hopefully good paying jobs.

Guest speakers from the Berea Children's Home and Family Services included:
  • Debby Zanglin (Board member), 
  • Kiersten Watkins (Director of Work Force Programs) 
  • and Joanna Dioia (LISW-S, Supervisor, Lorain County Mental Health Programs).  
All three speakers detailed program efforts to help Lorain county residents earn GED's and Ohio Nurse Training Assistant certification (NEO-NAT), as well as job placement in the medical field. As this program is part of Federal Stimulus Spending and job creation, applications to the program are open to anyone.  For more information on how you can get free education/training and potential job placement in a rewarding career call, 440-260-8383 or visit from more details.

Tuesday evening also saw Del Orwig receive the distinguished Monarch Award for Vermilion Lions Club service for fifty years! 

Congratulations Del on a half century of giving to your community!

Our December Student of the Month - Addam Kitchen

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

Of course no student would be where they are without great parents, it is our pleasure to also introduce and congratulate Addam's parents Denise and Terry Kitchen for their great effort.

Academic Honors: 4.0 GPA
• Finished 2nd Science Fair as a freshman .
• Twice placed on the National Spanish Exam at the State level receiving two medallions for his expertise in translation and fluency
• Received a Certificate of Achievement by the Vermilion Athletic dept for achieving honor roll while participating in both spring and fall sports programs.