Join us at The Broadlands Golf Club in August as we host the Annual District 27-A1 Lions Golf Outing. We look forward to hosting fellow Lions, Lioness and Leo members - and invite members of the public to attend and participate as well! Gather your friends and come join us!
Annual Oak Creek Lionsfest Runs from Friday – Aug. 31st thru Monday
- Sept. 3rd. Come on out
and enjoy the music, food, rides, fun & games for all ages.
Festival kicks off Friday Aug 31st with Senior’s Day.
Senior citizens are invited from 11AM until
3PM for food, games, prizes and dancing with lunch served from noon – 2:00 PM.
Polka and Dance music by the ever popular
Michael Schneider will be on the inside stage from Noon – 3:30 PM.
for this year will be a special Veteran’s Recognition and Appreciation Day on
Monday, Sept. 3rd , from Noon – 6 PM, with a free food voucher for
all Veterans showing a qualifying Veteran’s card.
Also new this year will be the appearance
of the KOHL’s WILD Theater during the Kids and Family event on Saturday from 11
AM – 3 PM.
entertainment on the Indoor & Outdoor stages will be available all weekend
long as more than 20 bands play your favorite music.
Kicking things off on Friday will be “The
Band that Milwaukee made Famous” – BAD BOY (www.badboyrock.com) on the outdoor stage at 3 PM followed
by “One of the midwest's best Southern Rock groups” - the Sociables (www.thesociables.com) as the headliner from 8 PM to
Midnight. Things keep rocking on Saturday, as “Wisconsin’s most acclaimed Band”
- The Toys (thetoysband.com) take the stage at 8PM.
Sunday night is Tribute Band night as the band Bad Medicine (http://www.badmedicinelive.net/) – Bon Jovi Tribute Band - takes the
stage at 7:30 PM followed by last year’s Oak Creek Lionsfest hit Dr. Love - the
Kiss Tribute Band (www.talentassoc.com/drlove/index.html) at 9:30 PM. Monday
begins with special Guest Kevin Brant and Mary Carlson (WKLH Radio – Milwaukee
Classic Rock) on the outdoor stage at Noon.
Then, the ever popular Pat McCurdy (www.patmccurdy.com) entertains the crowd at 3:30 PM. The Led Zeplin Tribute Band – Kashmir (http://kashmirchicago.com/) finishes things off on the outdoor
stage, from 7PM – 9PM. That’s just the
outdoor stage. There’s also a full
lineup of bands playing on the indoor stage all weekend as well and it all
concludes with the Lions festival favorite the Nashville Rejects from 7PM – 10
Fun & Games, Calkins Midway will be here once again with all of your
favorite carnival rides. Discounted ride
tickets for the midway are available for advanced purchase at the following Oak
Creek locations: Ace Hardware, the American Legion Post, the Butcher Block,
Gary’s Beer & Liquor, M&I – BMO Bank, North Shore Bank, the Oak Creek
Community Center, Piggly Wiggly and Walgreens.
Discounted ride tickets are also available at Muskies in South Milwaukee
and the Johnson Bank in Franklin. Advance,
Discounted ride tickets may also be purchased from any Oak Creek Lion
member. Don’t miss out, the Discounted
ride tickets sales, including the “wrist bands” for unlimited rides, end at 5
PM on Friday Aug. 311st. No
discounted tickets will be sold after that time. The
unlimited ride “wrist band” is valid from 1:00 PM until 11:00 PM on Saturday or
Sunday or from Noon to 8:00 PM on Monday.
Festival grounds open to the general public on Friday August 31st @ 3PM
and we’ll be serving our Fish Fry promptly at 4 PM.
morning will be a craft fair in the upper parking lot (9AM – 3PM) and the kids
and family featured tent activities begin at 11 AM with Clowns, magic, coloring
and the Kohl’s WILD Theater. Saturday’s
Meal special will be the Steak Sandwich.
the grounds open @ 10AM with a Car show on the Upper Legion baseball
diamond/field until 3PM. Also Sunday
morning is our revered Polka Mass, starting @ 10:30 AM – Inside the Lower
Legion. Our famous beef or pork BBQ
sandwiches, brought to you by the Butcher Block of Oak Creek, with all the fix’ins
will be served Sunday and Monday from Noon until 5:30 PM or while supplies
cash prizes, Brewers Tickets and a Ron Dayne Autographed Helmet highlight this
year’s Oak Creek Lions raffle drawing, which will be held Monday evening @ 7PM,
inside the Lower Legion building. You
do not have to be present to win.
don’t forget – Friday Aug. 31st thru Monday Sept. 3rd, the 52nd
Annual Oak Creek Lionsfest. 9327 S. Shepard Avenue – approximately 2 Miles east of I-94.
From I-94, take Ryan Road
East to Shepard
Avenue, then Left ½ mile and look for the Ferris
wheel. You may also arrive at the
festival grounds from the North by heading South on Shepard Avenue off of Puetz Avenue.
Thank you and hope to see you there!
MEET YOUR OAK CREEK LIONS CLUB
“WE SERVE” is our motto
Thursday June 21th 5pm-7:30pm
Cash Bar available
Oak Creek Community Center
8580 So Howell Avenue Oak Creek WI 53154
Some of the events supported or run by The Oak Creek Lions Club and
The Oak Creek Lions Club Community Foundation
- Quarterly Blood Drives
- Leader Dog
- Eye Care for the Needy, collection box at the Center
- Eye Tissue Transport
- Christmas Singing at Senior Housing
- Oak Creek Police Dept. Bike Rodeo
- St. Patti’s Dinner
- Golf Outing
- Lions Fest
- Breakfast with Santa
- Trick or Treating for Special Needs Kids
Lois M. Arsand
Visit Guest Book
Arsand, Lois M. Formerly of Racine, WI. Lois passed away, surrounded by
her family on Monday, November 14, 2011. Reunited with her parents:
Marie and Godfrey Nelson, husband: Marvin and daughter: Gail. Survivors
include her daughter: Patti (Jim) Holzman; brother:
Robert (Arline) Nelson; grandchildren: Kelly Voss, Nathan, Dustin and
Johanna Holzman; great-grandchildren: Tristan Stieber Voss and Aubrey
Holzman; dear friend: Al Cobbs; cousins and many dear friends. A
long-time resident of Oak Creek, Lois was a very active
charter member of All Saints Lutheran Church, the Oak Creek Lionettes
(received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award for dedication to service),
A.S.W.A., Cudahy B.P.W. and the Oak Creek and Caledonia Historical
Societies. She gave generously of her time and resources.
Lois was an avid golfer, bicyclist and hiker who completed many
sections of the Appalachian Trail. She enjoyed attending Wisconsin
Badger football games. Visitation Saturday 11AM-1:00PM at ALL SAINTS
LUTHERAN CHURCH (9131 S Howell Av, Oak Creek) with Memorial
Service 1:00PM. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials to All
Saints Lutheran Church appreciated.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
5:30pm - 7:30pm.
Oak Creek Lions will once again be participating in the Halloween
Trick-or-Treat for Special Needs Kids held annually at the Country Inn
and Suites Milwaukee Airport. The event is being held this year on
Thursday, October 27th with the Trick-or-Treat starting about 5:30PM.
Along with handing out candy to the special needs participants, the
Oak Creek Lions decorate the room and have a wonderful time interacting
with the kids and adults. Special guest Milfred McGillicutte is regular
at the event and loved by all. Halloween event coordinator (Lion Clark
Smith) has received confirmation from an annonomous source that says she
"spoke to Milfred several days ago, and Milfred promised to be at the party again this year. Milfred is now 263 years old, but still can come out of the cemetery for this special party".
Wisconsin Lions Foundation representative Dave Hemple will also be
at the event to talk about and distribute flyers on the Wisconsin Lions
Please share this information with any and all special needs kids and their families and invite them out to this year's event.
Have a Great Day
Lion Clark Smith
See the attached flyer for full details
The new Lions International Video and TV commercials are finished, approved and set for International release!
Lions of our District have been working with LCI on this project for 6 months and now it is ready for a public premiere!
are not your ordinary "bees knees, cat's pajamas, far out, take a nap
in your chair during training" Lions productions... these are "fresh,
jammin, rockin" ads that are going "viral" on YouTube, and will
hopefully open the eyes of the X generation to the wonderful things that
Lions do. Most important, the spots are filmed with dozens of Lions you know and love from right here in our District!! Due to our Districts hard work and dedication, LCI has approved our exclusive Premiere Party.
are invited to walk the red carpet and attend the Lions Club
International Video Premiere Party on Friday, September 30th to
celebrate the launch of the LCI advertizing campaign. Please join us
to preview these terrific ads and meet the professionals (writers,
producers, editors, etc) and local Lions who volunteered their time to
produce these great membership tools for use by Lions around the world.
The party will be held at the Oak Creek American Legion Hall at 9327
South Shepard Avenue, Oak Creek 53154, in the Lower Hall. The fun starts
at 7:00 pm. At 8pm, there will be a brief program with introductions
of LCI and production staff volunteers and the premiere viewing. The
party and viewings will continue until 11pm. Please feel free to
bring your family and guests. Food and beverages will be available and
dress is casual.
We look forward to seeing you at
this unique and fun event. We understand this is short notice, however
the premiere needed to coincide with LCI approvals,
schedules and several local events. We hope that the timing of the
party activities will allow you to attend and enjoy all the events in
IPDG Karla and The Yellow Vest Posse
Lion Karla Nimphius Harris
27 A1 Immediate Past District Governor
| Prize #
| Sam Koenig
| Jose Zuniga
|| Bucks Package
| Greg Hajek
|| Oak Creek
|| Packers Package
|| JoAnn Zaborski
|| Bob Wanta
| Kathy Kuzma
|| Oak Creek
Congratulations to all our raffle winners!
One of the city's biggest events of the year is almost here.
You've probably the seen the signs around town for the 52nd-annual
Oak Creek Lionsfest, which will be held Sept. 2 through Sept. 5 at American Legion Park, 9327 S. Shepard Ave., and features great performers and activities for all ages.
Though the event lasts only four days out of the year, the Oak Creek
Lions Club spends a lot more time bringing the festival to life.
"The organizing of the festival never ends," Lions President Nancy
Finch said. "Once the festival has ended for the current year, we begin
planning for next year. We spend countless hours planning and
organizing to make the event the best it can be."
So what are the fruits of their labors? This year, more than 20 bands
are playing on indoor and outdoor stages, including favorites like The
Britins and The Toys. Local funnyman Pat McCurdy will also make an
appearance at 2 p.m. Monday.
All of your favorite festival rides will be there again, along with raffles, a car show and the much-loved Polka Mass.
Finch promises much more in the way of family-friendly events this
year, including an arts-and-craft show and a special children's area -
free of charge.
"We want the community to know that 'family comes first,'" Finch said.
Known for their charitable pursuits, the Oak Creek Lions will put the
proceeds from the festival to good use. With money raised at the event,
the club is able to assist with many deserving community projects and
families needing help in tough times.
The festival grounds are open to the public starting at 3 p.m.
Friday. Discounted carnival ride tickets can be purchased at the
Legion, Ace Hardware, Butcher Block, Gary’s Beer & Liquor, North Shore Bank, the Oak Creek Community Center, Walgreens and M&I Bank.
Click here for more on Lionsfest and a detailed schedule of activities.
Thursday September 1, 2011
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Oak Creek Community Center
8580 S. Howel Ave.
Appointments encourages. walk-ins welcome.
To make an appointment go to:
Or contact Lions Peter Hillringhouse: