Amboy Lions selling roses for Rose Day, get ready for Easter Egg Hunt


AMBOY — At the March meeting of the Amboy Lions Club, Dr. Kelly Klein of the KSB Eye Care Clinic of Dixon presented an outstanding lecture on eye diseases and the effects of medications on eye health. The Lion members wish to thank Dr. Klein for giving this very interesting presentation.

A reminder goes out to Amboy High School seniors that the Amboy Lions Club Scholarships forms are available at AHS.  Completed applications must be back to AHS Guidance Counselor Rob Wissinger by 3:30 p.m., on Friday, April 5. Lion Travi will pick up the apps from Mr. Wissinger at that time. No applications will be accepted after 3:30 p.m., on April 5.

Amboy Lion President Roger Wittenauer, Lion Secretary Dennis Marsili, and Lion Jim Travi attended the District 1-D Convention in Freeport on March 9. The conference’s main focus was diabetes education. The Amboy Club plans to bring more awareness of this medical issue to the community through presentations that will be given at future club meetings. The public will be invited to sit in on these presentations.  

On March 21, the three members also attended the 1-D Zone meeting held in Paw Paw. Past District Governor Duane Shaw gave a talk on The Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) Mission. LCIF’s mission is to support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in servicing communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants. 

Rose Day is coming. This is one of the major fund raisers which enables the Lions to support community projects throughout the year. If you have not ordered yet and would like to do so, contact a Lion member by Saturday, April 6. The cost is still only $15 per dozen. Roses will be delivered on Saturday, April 13.

In other upcoming events, the Amboy Lions and Leo Club members will prepare and serve breakfast to the Mabley Center residents and their families on Sunday, April 14. 

The Club is also busy organizing the annual Cliff Walter Easter Egg Hunt. This will be held at 2 p.m., on April 20, at the Amboy City Park. The festivities will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the opportunity to take pictures with the Easter Bunny and the egg hunt for the various age groups will begin at 2 p.m. In case of inclement weather, it will be held on Sunday, April 21. 

This is one of the many community events that the Club organizes and sponsors each year. Amboy Food and Liquor will donate the eggs again this year.

In other news, the Amboy Lions Club donated money to sponsor a possible candidate to the Lions Camp for the Visually and Hearing Impaired.  

They also recently donated to the Sublette Toy Show, and the AYSO Soccer Club.

The Amboy Lions welcome new members, Perry Braida, Mark Grossman and Jeff Hanson. Lions 1-D District Governor Barbara Stewart will be at the Club’s meeting on April 8 for the induction/recognition ceremony of the new members. 

Lion Dave Kemp was recently awarded the Diamond Centennial pin at the March 11 meeting. Lion Kemp received this award for his work and dedication toward growing our Club and establishing a Leo Club at AHS.  Congratulations, Lion Kemp.

For more information about the Amboy Lions Club, check us out on Facebook page and the Amboy Lions website.

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