Four officers attended the Candy Day Jamboree on August 30. The group picked up six boxes of candies for the annual Candy Day street campaign on October 12-13. Attendees were Pres. Jun Fajardo, 2nd VP Marilyn Liwanag, Treasurer Efren Santos and Jake Retuta.
22 Lions and Leos marched at the annual Glendale Heights Village Parade on August 25. A Sebring convertible headlined the Barangay Lions Club contingent, driven by volunteer driver Eastern Region II chairperson, Lion Perry Knutson.
The annual Picnic in the Park held at Spring Creek in Bloomingdale, IL, on August 11, 2007, was a rollicking success. Special thanks to 3rd VP Rusty Pineda who made sure the barbecue pit was loaded and sizzling with mouth-watering slices of marinated pork, to Susan Galvez picnic chair, who planned, shopped for supplies and provided games and entertainment and made sure expenses did not go overboard, to Bobby Tolentino for bringing the sweetest bushels of corn, the reddest and sweetest watermelons from the Farmers Market, to Joe and Diana Reyes who ordered the menu of appetizing Filipino dishes, to Jake Retuta, Henry and Christine Kare who provided extra helping hands at the barbecue pit and at the chow line.
Nine officers and members attended the first Eastern Region II meeting on August 9, 2007 at the Bloomingdale Golf Club. The Barangay delegation liked the new format of the zone meeting and is looking forward to the next meeting.
Club secretary Jess Galvez, who joined Gov. Ron Fangusaro’s cabinet as Camp Lions Coordinator for District 1J, attended the first LIF Directors Meeting in Bloomington, IL on August 5. Lion Jess participated in PDG Dick Sellers’ State Coordinators’ Committee plan next year’s Open House at the three Camp Lions – Camp Dubois, East Bay Camp and Reynoldswood Camp.
PP Joe Reyes and Sec. Jess Galvez attended the Open House at Camp Lions Reynoldswood in Dixon, IL last August 3, 2007. They joined the camp tours conducted by camp counsellors and met with District Gov. Ron Ron Fangusaro and Lady Elizabeth who enjoyed the activities and festivities presented by the campers.