Corn and Brat Drive-Thru Fundraiser

The Walworth County Fair for 2020 has been canceled due to concerns for public health and safety because of COVID-19.  The Delavan Lions Club is working with local businesses to raise money through different venues in order to continue funding the charities and organizations that we have supported in the past.  The club greatly appreciates the support from Riga-Tony’s Delicatezzi Italiano and Lake Geneva Cannery  during the upcoming Corn and Brat Drive-Thru events.  Please stop out, say “Hi,” and grab a great summer meal – all while supporting our community.  Remember, at the Delavan Lions Club….. WE SERVE.Lions Club Corn and Brat full page

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Delavan Lions Club Fundraiser – Saturday, Feb. 29th at Panera!

Come out to the Delavan Panera this Saturday, February 29, 2019, from 4 pm – 8 pm. 20% of all sales with an accompanying flyer will be donated to the Delavan Lions Club. 100% of funds raised by the Delavan Lions Club are used to benefit our local community and the global causes of Lions Club International: Diabetes, Vision, Hunger, Environment, and Childhood Cancer. Please bring a printout or electronic copy of this flyer to have your purchases count toward our fundraiser. Thank you very much for your support!

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2020 Delavan Grocery Games!!

The Delavan Lions Club is excited to announce our second annual Grocery Games. This event draws awareness to the year-round need for food donations to local food pantries. And the Grocery Games put a fun spin on the event. Please see our official rules and flyer below for more information. Thank you for supporting the Delavan Lions Club’s efforts to assist our community!

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Delavan Lions Celebrate 80 Years of Service

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Current and former Delavan Lions Club members celebrated 80 years of service to the community Sunday, May 20 at Lake Lawn Resort. Lake Lawn was also the site for the Club’s 40th anniversary celebration in 1957.  Continue reading


2018 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

2018 Easter BrekafastDelavan-area kids and families will not want to miss the Delavan Lions Club Breakfast with the Easter Bunny!

The breakfast buffet event is scheduled for 8 a.m. until noon, Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Delavan United Methodist Church, 213 S. Second St., Delavan.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, juice, milk and coffee.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children 5-10, and free for kids 4 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly. Parents can take pictures of their kids with the Easter Bunny.

Many great raffle prizes will also be available!

Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics of Walworth County.

For more information call Lion Diane Morrison at 262-745-2164.

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Helping our local food pantry

IMAGE: HELPING OUR FOOD PANTRY: Delavan Lions Club President Ryan Schroeder presented a check to the Delavan Food Pantry for 1,200 dollars on behalf of the club. Pictured with Schroeder are volunteers from the Delavan Food Pantry. From left to right are Terry Bailey, Jean Getka, Eva Godina, Elma Morales, and Dela Reece.

Delavan Lions Club President Ryan Schroeder presented a check to the Delavan Food Pantry for 1,200 dollars on behalf of the club.

Pictured with Schroeder are volunteers from the Delavan Food Pantry. From left to right are Terry Bailey, Jean Getka, Eva Godina, Elma Morales, and Dela Reece.

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Lions select local 8th grader as Peace Poster Contest Winner

IMAGE: Lion Marilyn Carlson, Faith Allen and Phoenix Principal Hank Schmelz show off Allen's winning Peace Poster.

Lion Marilyn Carlson, Faith Allen and Phoenix Principal Hank Schmelz show off Allen’s winning Peace Poster.

DELAVAN – Phoenix Middle School eighth grader Faith Allen has taken the first step to becoming an internationally-recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Delavan Lions Club.

Allen’s poster is among more than 600,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 30th annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the contest to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.

“Peace means everyone comes together no matter where you’re from. We’re all accepted and we help each other out,” the 13 year-old from Delavan said.

The poster was selected by several Delavan Lions Club members for its originality artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme, “The Future of Peace.”

Delavan Lions Club President Ryan Schroeder said he was impressed by the expression and creativity of the students at Phoenix Middle School.

“It is obvious that these young people have strong ideas about what peace means to them,” Schroeder said. “I’m so proud that we were able to provide them with the opportunity to share their vision.”

Posters from the other students who participated in the contest will be put on display at Phoenix Middle School, said Principal Hank Schmelz.

Allen’s poster will advance to face stiff competition through the district, multiple district, and international rounds of competition if she is to be declared the international grand prize winner.

One grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners will be selected in the international contest. The grand prize includes a cash award of $5,000, plus a trip for the winner and two family members to an award ceremony. The 23 merit award winners will each receive a certificate and a cash award of $500.

“Our club is cheering for Faith as her poster advances in the competition, and we hope that her vision will ultimately be shared with others around the world,” Schroeder said.

View international grand prize and merit award winners at

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.4 million members in more than 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographic areas. In addition to its efforts toward conquering blindness, the organization has made a strong commitment to community service and helping youth throughout the world.

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Lions support Aram Public Library Renovations, Expansion

IMAGE: A check presentation by Lions Club President to the Aram Public Library Foundation

The Delavan Lions Club is proud to provide a sizable donation of seed money for the Aram Public Library Building Expansion and Improvement Project.

The club donated a $1,000 check the the Aram Public Library Foundation, which is leading the effort to renovate and improve the inside of the library, while also expanding the building’s footprint.

Aram Library Director Anita O’Brien said the hope is to have the project complete by 2021 or 2022.

In addition to overall updating and remodeling, preliminary plans call for improved and expanded meeting spaces, a new space for teens and improvements to the children’s area of the library.


Front row, from left: Anita O’Brien, Aram Public Library Director ; Anna Seaver, Library Foundation Board Member; Terri Yanke, Library Foundation Board Member; back row: John Boland, Library Foundation Secretary; Wayne Osborn, Library Foundation President; John Grober, Library Foundation Treasurer; Lion Ryan Schroeder, Delavan Lions Club President; Bob Betzer, Library Foundation Board Member; and Lion Karen Heine, Delavan Lions Club Board Member.

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Lions set 2017-18 Board

2017-18 Lions Club Board of Officers

Seated from left: Deb Schwaan, Ryan Schroeder, Diane Morrison; standing from left: Greg Pryor, Mike Heine, Karen Heine, Alex Beauchamp, Kathy Springhorn, Christine Gulifoyle, Rick Heine, Marilyn Carlson, Steve Carlson, Steve Cass; not pictured: Brian Bickle.

Lions Club International celebrated 100 years of existence, having been formed in Chicago on June 7, 2017.

Lions 100 Years LogoDuring the week that Lions Club International celebrated its century of service and making communities better, the Delavan Lions Club installed its 2017-18 Board members.

Installing the board at a special meeting at Greenie’s Clubhouse Restaurant Monday, June 5, was Past District 27-A1 Governor Greg Pryor.

The Delavan Lions Club officers serving for this Lionistic year are:

  • Ryan Schroeder, President
  • Christine Gulifoyle, 1st Vice President
  • Marilyn Carlson, 2nd Vice President
  • Deb Schwaan, Secretary
  • Kathy Springhorn, Treasurer
  • Steve Carlson, Tail Twister
  • Mike Heine, Lion Tamer
  • Steve Cass, Director
  • Brian Bickle, Director
  • Karen Heine, Director
  • Alex Beauchamp, Director
  • Rick Heine, Membership Chair
  • Diane Morrison, Past President

We look forward to another year of continuing to serve the Delavan community, surrounding areas and state of Wisconsin!

For more information about joining the club, visit or call 262-728-1978.

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Lions support middle school pillow case project

IMAGE: Phoenix Seventh graders with their pillow cases for Ryan's Case for SmilesPhoenix Middle School seventh graders in Ms. Terri Brown’s Family and Consumer Sciences classes sewed 310 standard-size pillow cases for sick children in Wisconsin hospitals.

The cases were donated to “Ryan’s Cases For Smiles,” a non-profit dedicated to helping make long-term hospital stays for children as best they can be.


The brightly-colored pillow cases were funded by a gift from the Delavan Lions Club.

The seventh graders learned how to measure and cut fabric and use a sewing machine in their Family and Consumer Science class in order to make the 300-plus. Using an assembly line format, the students began to sew. Along the way they also created and donated special cases for Phoenix students and staff who had family members dealing with cancer.

“The students were very proud of their accomplishments,” Brown said. The students invited Joleen Adkins from Ryan’s Cases For Smiles to Phoenix to receive the cases. The students told Atkins about what they learned on sewing and the importance of giving back to the community.

This community service project has been a favorite of Phoenix students for the past five years, with the Lions Club supporting it annually.

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