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A great start to the new year!

The new year is here, and we kicked it off in a big way with two donations and a partnership.

On Monday, January 16th, two of our Lions, Stephanie Coleman and Benjamin Swiggett, presented a check for $5,000 to the Morris Hospital Diabetes Program as part of our Centennial Project. This project is to celebrate the founding of the first Lions Club in Chicago in 1917. Along with the donation we are also partnering with the Morris Hospital to setup an informational display in the Morris Library. The display will be located just inside the front entrance to the library, and it will have information on Diabetes and the Morris Hospital Diabetes Program. The display will be set up in the coming weeks. We also would like to send our thanks to the Morris library for the use of one of their rotating display racks.

Our second donation was made by Dr. Larry Johnson to Phil Jass Administrator of the Grundy County Health Department. The major focus of this $5,000 donation is to be able to help people who cannot afford their medication. Helping them be able to receive it in a timely fashion will prevent them from having to be off medication and subsequently suffer setbacks and problems. In many cases being off their medicines make them end up in the emergency room, jail, or even worse the coroner’s office. If we can help them stay on their medicines, they will be able to have a much better lifestyle and also be less of a liability to the county in general.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for more photos and updates on all of our projects in 2017.

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Monthly Update 1: February 2017

Welcome to the first monthly update post for the Morris Lions Club. These posts are here to keep our community informed on what we have been doing for each month.

Updates for February

On February 2, district 1-BK Governor, Pat Gaffny, came to update us on the happenings around our district. She also, updated us on the 1-BK convention, being held on March 11, in Bowling brook. We were encouraged to attend and volunteer at the Centennial convention, held at the end of June, in Chicago. She emphasized that this is the closest international convention Morris Lions will ever see. We finished our meeting with the usual round of updates and committee reports.

On February 16Th, we started our meeting a little earlier than usual, we met at 6:00 for dinner, and we followed dinner with a short meeting. At 7:00 we headed over to The Morris Theatre Guild To see a production of “Harvey”. It was a fun, silly play, that involved a family, a sanitarium, and a rabbit. Also, said rabbit was six foot tall and invisible. Everyone had a wonderful time, and a thank you goes out to our very own Lion Judy Miller, director of the wonderful play, for putting on a great performance.

Updates On Projects

On February 20Th, Lions Benjamin Swiggett and Stephanie Coleman finished setting up the kiosk inside the Morris Library for the Centennial Legacy Project. This display is located just inside the library entrance, and it has information on Diabetes. As well as, information on the Morris Hospital Diabetes Program. Special thanks to the Morris Library for the use of one of their display racks.

Coming in March and April

Up next, we have a meeting March 2nd at the Coal City Lions Club to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. We are having a nice [...]

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