President Jun Fajardo, Secretary Jess Galvez and Treasurer Efren Santos attended the Eastern Region II Training Session conducted by Chairpersons Mario Gumino and Perry Knutson at Roselle, IL, July 25, 2007
More than 50 imaginative and artistic entries from Glenside and Marquardt Middle Schools in Glendale Heights, IL, were entered in the annual Peace Poster Contest sponsored by The Glendale Heights Barangay Lions Club on a timely theme ‘Peace Around The World’. Vice District 1J Governor Nancy Rex was the guest speaker. Cash prizes were awarded to the two first prize winners, Samreen Hasan from Marquardt Middle School and Maria Zigas of Glenside Middle School.
Parents, students, school teachers and principals, School Direct 15 Superintendent Dr. Loren May and School District 16 Superintendent Dr. James White attended the awards program. Peace Poster Committee Chairperson Lilia Narciso and First VP Marilyn Liwanag staged the successful Peace Poster Awards Day.
Domino’s Pizza franchise owner, Nicholas Christoforakis donated pizzas for the reception after the program. Mr. Christoforakis has been a sponsor of the Peace Poster Contest for the last two years.
The club held the second fundraising casino trip to Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana on Saturday, November 15. More than 20 Lions and friends joined the bus ride to Horseshoe. The casino provided free round trip tourist bus ride, the club collected funds by charging $15/person
Besides the free bus ride, the casino provided a $7.00 coupon to each passenger which was used to purchase a hearty buffet lunch worth $19.00. The club served coffee and donuts on the way to Indiana, complimentary wine on the ride back to Glendale Heights. In 4-5 hours, the club netted $500-$600 in funds.
The Glendale Heights Barangay Lions Club fielded two teams at the annual District Bowling held Sunday, January 18 at the Stardust Bowl in Addison. Third VP Susan Galvez chaired the club’s participation in the tournament. The following Lions participated in the tournement: Pres. Marilyn Liwanag, First VP Bobby Tolentino, Third VP Susan Galvez, Lilia Narciso, Cora Ramos, IPP Jun Fajardo, Efren Santos, Jay Cadiz, Orly Liwanag, Ed Tolentino, Rudy Samson and Jess Galvez.
The Glendale Heights Barangay Lions Club celebrated its 26th charter anniversary at the Medinah Shriner’s Center on May 8, 2010. District 1J Governor George Endean was the guest speaker who awarded a Melvin Jones Fellow to incoming president Susan Galvez and a Lion of the Year award to Gary Estacio.
On November 7, 2009 the Glendale Heights Barangay Lions Club held their eighth Peace Poster Contest at the Marquardt District 15 Administration Center, on Glen Ellyn Road, Glendale Heights.
Students from three area schools — Glenside Middle School, Marquardt Middle School and St. Matthew Parochial School — submitted 147 colorful entries on Lions Clubs International theme of ‘The Power of Peace’.
First place winners from the three schools were picked by the art teachers and school staff and awarded cash prizes by the Glendale Heights Barangay Lions Club. The winners were: Tony Morales from Glenside Middle School, Carlie Marquez from Marquardt Middle School and Katie Steininger from St. Matthews.
Lion Pam Kelley, District 1J Peace Poster chairperson, praised the artistic works of the students and the rich ideas depicted in the colorful posters. District 1J Governor George Endean and Lady Sharon presented the awards and congratulated the students for their impressive art work.
The awards ceremony was attended by students and parents, art teachers and school administration. The club thanked Dr. Loren May, Superintendent, Marquardt School District 15 for the use of the beautiful, high-tech District 15 Center.
The Glendale Heights Barangay Lions Club held a fundraising caroling during the first three weeks of December. They caroled 18 homes and caroled at the annual District 1J Holiday Party at Villa Olivia December 13. The group grossed more than $4,000 in donations. Through the partnership with LensCrafters of Stratford Mall, the club provided free eye exam and prescription glasses to Barry Gram of Carol Stream, Rheizelle Bonsol of Glendale Heights and hearing aids to Andrew Gloeckle of Glendale Heights.
on November 7, 2009 The Glendale Heights Barangay Lions Club held their second Hospitality Entertainment at the annual District 1J Convention on Friday, April 9 at the Hilton Lisle-Naperville with karaoke singing, DJ dancing and the guest appearance of Lion Tony ‘Elvis’ Pineda. The club participated in the first Lions Talent Show with a song and dance skit that provided lots of laughter and fun.