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Interested in becoming a member? Membership in a Lions Club is by invitation from a local club. If you are interested in membership contact your local Lions Club. Tell them you are considering membership and want to attend a meeting to learn more. Then, ask a member for a membership application. You can also click here to read more about Lions International or visit the Lions International website for information on how to become a member!

The Morris Lions Club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month (6:30 p.m.) at the Eagle’s Hall, Washington Street, Morris, Illinois. If you have [...]

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Upcoming Event

2014 Easter Egg Hunt

Lions Easter Egg Hunt Planned for April 19th

       Local young people are encouraged to bring their baskets and bags to gather Easter goodies.  The Morris Lions Club will again sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt for Morris children at Gould Park, east of Union Street (across from Morris High School) on Saturday, April 19, at 10:30 AM.  The park will be divided into sections with age groups marked with signs.  The 1-3 year old treasure hunters will be in the section nearest the pavilion.  The 4-5 year olds will search the area nearest the playground and tennis courts, while the sections for those ages 6-7 and 8-9-10 years will be located in the lower section of Gould Park.  Parents are encouraged to bring their children and to make certain youngsters have a bucket or bag to carry their Easter eggs home.  Also, since the entire hunt takes only about five minutes,  children will want to be there 15 minutes before 10:30 to make sure they are there for the starting signal.

Morris Lions Club members help the Easter bunny scatter thousands of  plastic Easter eggs filled with wrapped candies.  Children are also encouraged to keep a sharp look out for the gold and silver colored eggs and eggs marked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, which win the large Easter baskets given as prizes.   Bring the special eggs to the Lions Club worker with the baskets for that age group to claim the prize.  The Easter Bunny will also be there to visit with the youngsters, providing a photo opportunity for parents with cameras.  This event is free and planned by Morris Lions to add joy to the Easter holiday.  For additional information, please call Lion members Lori or Doug Linn at 815-942-8262.

 

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How We Give Back

How We Give Back

In 2012, we spent $5,396.95 to buy glasses for 49 people and $3,125.00 to buy hearing aids for people in our community who couldn’t afford them.

We also provided Christmas Baskets and Thanksgiving Baskets for local families, held a Halloween Costume Contest, Easter Egg Hunt, Morris High School Scholarships for Citizen of the Year, the Pete Muffler Scholarship for Grundy County High School students, sent 2 high school seniors to the World Affairs Seminar, made improvements to Morris City Lions Park, donated to seven local schools, helped the Morris Fire Department, supported We Care, Operation St. Nick, Morris Hospital, Morris Public Library, Morris Theater Guild, Illinois Eye Bank, Leader Dog, REACH, St. Vincent, provided food for Camp Lions and much more, for a grand total of over $57,000.

See the report below to see where money raised went…

2012 Car Show

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