Students of the Month - November 2017

The Janesville Noon Lions Club is proud to present its Students of the Month for November 2017.

During their month, the students attend our bi-monthly meetings and learn more about the Lions Club and our community service projects. Each student receives a certificate signed by the Lions Club president in honor of being selected as a Student of the Month.

The following information has been provided by the students and is presented using their words:

Gisela Sarabia-SandovalGisela Sarabia-Sandoval

Senior, Parker High School

Clubs/extracurricular activities: Stakeholder Committee, Spanish National Honor Society (Senator), Science National Honor Society, Sign Language Club, Global Scholars Program, Sisters Inspiring Sisters (Committee Member), Student Leadership Council, and Culture Club.

My interests include: Hiking, the study of cultures and languages, Chinese language, international humanitarian issues, community service, soccer, basketball, and classic and contemporary orchestra.

Post-graduation plans: I plan to attend a two or four year college for a liberal arts program. I am interested in majoring in International Studies and have and undecided minor. I also plan to study abroad during college. I am wishing to go to Japan.

Additional comments: I am honored to be appointed this recognition, and also to be a proud representative of Parker High School. Go West Side! #Vikings.


Max Henry KistingMax Kisting

Senior, Parker High School

Clubs/extracurricular activities: Robotics Club (President), Science National Honor Society (President), National Honor Society (Member), DECA (Member), Varsity football (Captain, Most dedicated, Academic All-State), Varsity Swim (Captain), Varsity Tennis (MVP, Most Dedicated), Computer Club (Member).

My interests include: I love camping and spending time with my family. Sports and Robotics have also played a big role in my life.

Post-graduation plans: After graduation, I plan to attend UW-Platteville for mechanical engineering or accounting.

Additional comments: I have used a growth mindset in everything that I do. I have put my all into everything that I do, and I believe that this speaks to the accomplishments that I have made.


Elizabeth PetruzzelloElizabeth Petruzzello

Senior, Craig High School

Clubs/extracurricular activities: National Honor Society, Science Honor Society, French Honor Society, Sierra Club, PALS, JSOL Guides, HOSA.

My interests include: Medicine and helping others.

Post-graduation plans: Attend college and eventually become a doctor.


Lions Beach shelters painted for Lions centennial

Lion Blaine paints a Lions Beach shelter as part of the Club's Centennial Community Legacy Project.

Lion Blaine paints a Lions Beach shelter as part of the Club’s Centennial Community Legacy Project.

Club members have been busy over the past couple weeks, dodging raindrops while re-painting the three beach shelters at Lions Beach. This effort is part of the club’s Centennial Community Legacy Project in honor of the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International.

Students of the Month - October 2017

The Janesville Noon Lions Club is proud to present its Students of the Month for October 2017.

During their month, the students attend our bi-monthly meetings and learn more about the Lions Club and our community service projects. Each student receives a certificate signed by the Lions Club president in honor of being selected as a Student of the Month.

The following information has been provided by the students and is presented using their words:

Michelle Chung, Oct. 2017 Student of the Month

Michelle Chung

Senior, Craig High School

Clubs/extracurricular activities: Sierra Club (President), International Club (board member), National Honors Society (Secretary), Science National Honors Society (Vice President), French National Honors Society, Art National Honors Society, Tri – M/Music National Honors Society, Craig Spotlighters, Youth2Youth 4 Change, and the JPAC Teen Advisory Board.

My interests include: Drawing, hiking, swimming, musical theater, and spending time with my friends and family.

Post-graduation plans: Go to college with hopes of creating solutions to environmental problems — from saving wildlife to finding new sources of alternative energy.

Additional comments: I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to Craig High School and would like to thank the Lions Club for allowing me to do so!


Noelle Buggs, Oct. 2017 Student of the Month

Noelle Buggs

Senior, Craig High School

Clubs/extracurricular activities: National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Link Crew, HOSA, Student Council, Adventure Club, Homecoming Committee, & Golf.

My interests include: I enjoy volunteering my time to help my school and community, outdoor activities such as hiking, rollerblading, and golfing, and spending time with my family.

Post-graduation plans: Attend a four year college and major in either Nursing or Biology. I then plan to further my education and receive my Master’s degree.

Additional comments: I am honored to be chosen for this achievement and representing Craig High School as student of the month.


Garrett Leach, Oct. 2017 Student of the MonthGarrett Leach

Senior, Parker High School

Clubs/extracurricular activities: FIRST Robotics Club(President), Men’s Swim Team, Men’s Cross-Country Team, National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, South Central Swim Team.

My interests include: Engineering and Swimming

Post-graduation plans: Attend UW-Platteville with an interest in engineering.


Emily Feirer, Oct. 2017 Student of the MonthEmily Feirer

Senior, Parker High School

Clubs/extracurricular activities: French Club, French National Honor Society, National Honor Society, Key Club, Link Crew and DECA.

My interests include: Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, distance running and reading.

Post-graduation plans: Attend UW-Madison (pending acceptance) with a major in biochemistry and an undecided minor.

Additional comments: I try to be outgoing with my faith while maintaining a healthy balance of being respectful of others’ beliefs/viewpoints. Although I’ve often been awarded throughout my high school career, the people and community that I’ve been able to impact are what I will always primarily cherish. Thank you so much for this opportunity — I truly appreciate it!

Lions District Gov. addresses All-City Service Club Meeting

Lions District Governor Dick Schwedersky addresses the Janesville All-City Service Club Meeting on Dec. 3, 2016 at the Pontiac Convention Center.

Lions District Governor Dick Schwedrsky addresses the Janesville All-City Service Club Meeting on Dec. 3, 2016 at the Pontiac Convention Center.

Annual meeting celebrates, recognizes and promotes all service organizations

Lions Club District 27-D1 Governor Dick Schwedrsky attended the Janesville’s 2015 All-City Service Club meeting on Dec. 3, 2015 at the Pontiac Convention Center and addressed those in attendance about the Lions’ mission as well as updates and information about the local club.

Nearly 100 local service-club members and their guests attended the luncheon, representing local Lions, Rotarians, Kiwanians and members of the local American Business Women’s Association. They heard updates from each of the clubs about who they are, what they do, a bit about their members as well as their activities over the past year.

The group also heard from Mark Finnegan, co-founder of Vets Roll, about his organization which annually takes U.S. military veterans and “Rosie The Riveters” on a four-day trip from Beloit to Washington, D.C. and back to visit the war memorials and honor them for their service to our country.

Mr. Finnegan showed a 19-minute video from the 2014 Vets Roll trip, which can be viewed below:

Thanks for supporting our 2015 Rose and Carnation sale!

Thanks to everyone who placed an order to support our annual Rose & Carnation sale fundraiser! All proceeds directly benefit our Club’s community projects and services.

All orders will be delivered to business addresses on Friday, April 17; all deliveries will be made to home addresses on Saturday, April 18.

If you selected to pick up your flowers at the Traxler Park Warming House (600 N. Main St., Janesville), you can do so during these times:

  • Friday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

January 2015 Programs

The following programs are scheduled for January.

  • January 6th  John Beckord- President of Forward Janesville will continue the discussion on downtown redevelopment and the power of 10 expanding on the Joint Service Club meeting program.
  • January 20th  Rick DeLuge will provide the program focused on the eye bank (no pun intended)!
  • January 13th Board meeting at noon at Fagan Automotive  It is free test drive Tuesday for the first 5 Lions who appear.

Visit the Club Calendar page to view dates and times for upcoming programs and events.

Welcome to our new website!

Thanks for visiting the brand-new Janesville Noon Lions Club website! Please see our About page to learn more about our local club. Don’t hesitate to Contact us with any questions or if you’re interested in becoming a member.