Funds raised at this event will support many of the Mishawaka Lions Club community projects:
- Annual Scholarships for Mishawaka HS, Marian HS & PHM HS
- Dictionaries for every 3rd grader in Mishawaka
- Pre-School & Grade School Vision Screening
- Mishawaka Education Foundation
- Merrifield Park Picnic Shelter
- Twin Branch Park Picnic Shelter

Pre-sale tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults, $6 for children. Tickets can be purchased from any Mishawaka Lions Club member. Due to recent rebuilding of our website, the PayPal option is not available this year. Print up the Fish Fry page and still get the pre-sale ticket rate at the door!

The delicious menu will include Jonah’s fish, homemade coleslaw, green beans with bacon, onion and small red potatoes, roll & butter, and mini-muffin brownies for dessert, along with coffee, lemonade or water. If you walk away hungry from THIS meal, it’s your own fault! The drive-thru service will offer fish, applesauce, green beans with bacon, onion and small red potatoes, and mini-muffin brownies.
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59th Annual Jonah Fish Fry - Mishawaka Lions

September 29, 2017, 3:00pm - September 29, 2017, 7:00pm

Funds raised at this event will support many of the Mishawaka Lions Club community projects: - Annual Scholarships for Mishawaka HS, Marian HS & PHM HS - Dictionaries for every 3rd grader in Mishawaka - Pre-School & Grade School Vision Screening - Mishawaka Education Foundation - Merrifield Park Picnic Shelter - Twin Branch Park Picnic Shelter Pre-sale tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults, $6 for children. Tickets can be purchased from any Mishawaka Lions Club member. Due to recent rebuilding of our website, the PayPal option is not available this year. Print up the Fish Fry page and still get the pre-sale ticket rate at the door! The delicious menu will include Jonah’s fish, homemade coleslaw, green beans with bacon, onion and small red potatoes, roll & butter, and mini-muffin brownies for dessert, along with coffee, lemonade or water. If you walk away hungry from THIS meal, it’s your own fault! The drive-thru service will offer fish, applesauce, green beans with bacon, onion and small red potatoes, and mini-muffin brownies.

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The Mishawaka Lions Club had so much fun flipping pancakes during the Mishawaka Independence Fest that we are back again! As part of the IMEA Lineworkers Rodeo we will be hosting a pancake and sausage breakfast at Central Park on Saturday, September 16th from 7am-9am with a cost of $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

“Thank a Police Officer Day” has been recognized on the 3rd Saturday in September since 2012. With the Mishawaka Lions Club pancake breakfast falling on this date, we will be providing a free pancake and sausage breakfast to any active or retired officer in our community. Please visit us at the large pavilion in Central Park from 7am-9am on Saturday, September 16th.

The Mishawaka Lions Club is dedicated to helping our community through service and charitable giving. By providing vision screenings, we ensure children from all walks of life are given the opportunity to learn how to read. Purchasing and distributing dictionaries to every 3rd grade student in Mishawaka, regardless of their attendance in public, private, or religious schools, enriches their reading abilities. Our efforts have led to the construction of several shelter houses and structures in our city parks and community amenities such as The Res. Through cooperation with the Leader Dogs program, we provide trained guide dogs to blind individuals granting them greater independence. By making significant donations to the Mishawaka Food Pantry, we offer relief to the hungry. Our statewide programs aid speech and hearing, cancer research, eye tissue donations and surgical repair, and the Indiana School for the Blind. There are so many needs the Mishawaka Lions Club fills that our motto is simply “We Serve.”
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Mishawaka Lions Pancake Breakfast

September 16, 2017, 7:00am - September 16, 2017, 9:00am

The Mishawaka Lions Club had so much fun flipping pancakes during the Mishawaka Independence Fest that we are back again! As part of the IMEA Lineworkers Rodeo we will be hosting a pancake and sausage breakfast at Central Park on Saturday, September 16th from 7am-9am with a cost of $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12. “Thank a Police Officer Day” has been recognized on the 3rd Saturday in September since 2012. With the Mishawaka Lions Club pancake breakfast falling on this date, we will be providing a free pancake and sausage breakfast to any active or retired officer in our community. Please visit us at the large pavilion in Central Park from 7am-9am on Saturday, September 16th. The Mishawaka Lions Club is dedicated to helping our community through service and charitable giving. By providing vision screenings, we ensure children from all walks of life are given the opportunity to learn how to read. Purchasing and distributing dictionaries to every 3rd grade student in Mishawaka, regardless of their attendance in public, private, or religious schools, enriches their reading abilities. Our efforts have led to the construction of several shelter houses and structures in our city parks and community amenities such as The Res. Through cooperation with the Leader Dogs program, we provide trained guide dogs to blind individuals granting them greater independence. By making significant donations to the Mishawaka Food Pantry, we offer relief to the hungry. Our statewide programs aid speech and hearing, cancer research, eye tissue donations and surgical repair, and the Indiana School for the Blind. There are so many needs the Mishawaka Lions Club fills that our motto is simply “We Serve.”

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A recent digital issue of the LION magazine profiled Kathy Nimmer. If you've not heard of Kathy, she won Indiana Teacher of the Year in 2015 and was among the top four finalists for National Teacher of the Year.

Kathy is blind, but she does not teach only the blind. She teaches in an integrated high school in the Lafayette area. Indiana-based Lions have played an integral role in enabling Kathy to accomplish what she has.

Mishawaka Lions, Kane Brolin, who is also blind, has heard Kathy Nimmer speak live. It was an amazing experience. He has shared this story with our members, which we wanted to share publicly.

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In 1925, Helen Keller called on Lions to be "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." Yet now, some of the blind are leading others - even normal sighted children - into the light through their own strength.
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"The Lions Club Pin"
By Past District Governor Bill Willis, 25-E

I wear on my lapel a bright little pin
And others who wear it are much like kin.

It's not very big and it's purple and gold;
It shows a warm heart when the temperature is cold.

More than a million wear this device,
Giving time and money, not just advice.

Hoosiers who wear it from State 25,
Show by that pin they're really alive.

Some folks focus on what they think they deserve,
But the pin folks are focused on the motto "We Serve."

Helping the blind and visually impaired,
Providing new glasses, getting others repaired.

Raising funds for projects, like Leader Dog,
Each one of the wearers is an important cog.

Cancer Control and the Lions Eye Bank,
And Speech and Hearing are all first rank.

The pin is associated with our clubs eight objects,
And also known for other state projects.

The pin's easily recognized, like the stars in Orion,
It identifies the wearer as a human Lion.
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An idea which is in its infancy is an orientation program for members. Did you know that our club has 21 members who have joined within the past 3 years? With such a large percentage of our membership being relatively new, there is great value in giving these Lions a deep dive into our history, major impacts, structure of the overall association, and how they can get involved in a more meaningful way. The vision is that this orientation will be open to all members, but emphasized for Lions who are relatively new to the club. A handful of experienced Lions will be requested to present on specific aspects of service and club involvement. There are no hard and set plans yet, so if you have any input, please reach out to our 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents who will be coordinating this effort over the coming months.

Don't forget to bring in your aluminum pop tabs leading up to our meeting this week with our speaker from Ronald McDonald House Charities.

August 24th Meeting Info:
Program: Kelly Montgomrey - Ronald McDonald House Charities
Greeters: Harold Brown and Matt Carroll
Mary's Meal: Spaghetti and meatballs, parmesan garlic bread, antipasto platter, and seasonal sides

Upcoming Events:
August 26th - District 25-G Meeting, 9am at LaFontaine Lions building (RSVP for served breakfast)
September 10th - JDRF Walk for Juvenile Diabetes at Central Park

Upcoming Speaker Chairs:
September - Cindy Hill & Don Mann
October - Eric Mims & Don Crawford
November - Ron Barker & Bryan Tanner

In fellowship,

Lion Bryan
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Lions have collected used eyeglasses for years, but did you know there is always a need for children's eyeglasses, too? Click the link below for a map to donation box locations around our community. We accept adult and children's eyeglasses, as well as hearing aids.

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Mishawaka Lions shared Member of Lions25f's post. ...

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53 children had their vision screened by Mishawaka Lions this weekend at the Living Stones Church back to school event. Thanks to the Lakeville Lions who also helped out!

Here's a photo of Mishawaka Lion Dee Kemper hard at work!
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If you read your LIONS magazine which was delivered last week, you learned a little about our new International President, Naresh Aggarwal. He has a very impressive resume, which includes several decades of service dedicated to Lions. His motto this year is "The Power of We" and I think it is indicative of why membership in Lions Clubs is so powerful. As individuals we can only accomplish so much, but as a collective group we amplify each others efforts - "the whole is greater than the sum of our parts" as they say.

If you are looking to serve, there is no shortage of opportunities. This Wednesday, August 9th, we will be sorting donated eyeglasses at Lion Marcia Well's business - Goethels & Wells Funeral Home on East 3rd Street - starting at 7pm, which will also include some updated instructions from Past District Governor Marty Juel on proper sorting of eyeglasses. While our club collects and sorts glasses, there is also an opportunity to help wash them in preparation for measuring and documenting their prescription strength. You can help with washing on Friday, August 11th from 9-11:30am at the Fairview Grange building on C.R. 45 in Dunlap. Remember, this is a districtwide effort to support our annual mission trips to Mexico, and we are encouraged to participate in service opportunities such as this.

Don't forget to bring in your aluminum pop tabs leading up to our August 24th meeting with our speaker from Ronal McDonald House Charities.

August 10th Meeting Info:
Program: Tom Neff, Architect with Schmidt & Associates - School City Bond Referendum
Greeters: Deb Barker & Ron Barker
Mary's Meal: Beef Bourguignone over buttered noodles, fresh seasonal dishes and blueberry or beach bread from the Farmer's Market with pecan tarts for dessert!

Upcoming Events:
Wednesday, August 9th - Eyeglass sorting @ Goethels & Wells Funeral Home from 7pm-8pm
Friday, August 11th - Eyeglass washing @ Fairview Grange on C.R. 45 in Dunlap 9am-11:30am
August 4th - August 20th - Indiana State Fair, Volunteers Needed for Ticket Booths

Upcoming Speaker Chairs:
September - Cindy Hill & Don Mann
October - Eric Mims & Don Crawford
November - Ron Barker & Bryan Tanner

In fellowship,

Lion Bryan
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"I finally found myself - when I lost myself - in the service of others." Maharaja Gandhi ...

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