District 1-A   Region 9  Zone A


Meetings 1st  Thursday

September to June  6:30 P.M.


443 E. 157th Street

For Information:


Thanks to all for the support for the Blind at Lions Pancake Breakfast!

See you at the Chili Supper
4:30 to 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 2, 2017

at the Community Center

Thanks to our sponsors and vendors for helping the blind and our community

Use Lions Dollars to S
upport our South Holland Business Community


Lion "Red"


Sunday, September 24, 2017
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Smits DeYoung-Vroegh Chapel
649 E. 162nd St.
South Holland, Illinois 60473

Monday, September 25, 2017
12:30 PM

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
27034 S. Diagonal Road
Elwood, IL 60421
Funeral Service

Monday, September 25, 2017
10:00 AM

Smits DeYoung-Vroegh Chapel
649 E. 162nd St.
South Holland, Illinois 60473
Egbert “Red” Bolhuis, age 91, of South Holland, IL passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Jean Bolhuis. Dear father of William (Jan) Bolhuis and David (Ruben Hernandez) Bolhuis. Loving grandfather of Sarah (David) Schneider, Rebecca (Kevin) Kingma, Brian (Brittney) Bolhuis, and Michael (Liz) Bolhuis; cherished great-grandfather of Quinn, Landon, Aly, Jacob, Rita, Levi, Rory, and Leighton. Preceded in death by five sisters and one brother. Visitation Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home 649 E. 162nd St. (Rt.6/159th St.) South Holland, IL. Funeral Service Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with services conducted by Mr. Chuck Johnson. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery - Elwood, IL. Mr. Bolhuis was a WWII United States Marine Veteran, owner of Bolhuis Woodworking Co., a 60-year member of the South Holland Lions Club and a leader at Bible Fellowship Church for many years. Memorial contributions may be given to the South Holland Lions Club Humanitarian Fund. For further info, please contact 708-333-7000.
South Holland Lions was grateful to the support of our community as we were able to make a donation through  Lions International's to the fight against measles

  • 400 people still die every day because of measles, most of them children
  • Measles can cause severe complications, including brain damage, hearing loss and blindness
  • Lions fight measles by providing physical support through social mobilization and advocacy
  • LCIF and Lions have promised to raise US$30 million by 2017 in support of measles vaccination around the world. When we reach that goal, Gavi’s matching fund will provide an additional US$30 million, for a total of US$60 million!
  • The safe and effective measles vaccine costs only about US$1

The South Holland Lions club voted to make a donation of $2000 donation to the effort at our September meeting. An anonymous South Holland Lion matched the club's donation. Our total local donation was further matched by the Lion's International program making leveraging our club's donation to $8000. If you would like to donate to our effort contact a South Holland Lion or you may contribute through paypal using your paypal account or credit card at our donations page on the link below on this page of our website. Our anonymous South Holland Lion indicated he will match contributions as he is able. Gavi will match any donations that are made up to $30 million!

South Holland Lions also voted to make a donation to the Hurricane Harvey effort at our September meeting.

Again we are very thankful to our local community for your assistance in our humanitarian efforts.

Look for the "Lion Dollars Accepted Here" decals at participating vendors!

Our Sponsors support us in our mission  to help the blind and in our efforts to support
community projects. We are very grateful for their support.

Please donate to support the
South Holland Lions Club

Please donate to support the
South Holland Lions Club

South Holland Lions celebrated our 70th year of service. The Village of South Holland graciously acknowledged our clubs contributions to the community by placing our logo on the 2015/2016
outh Hollanvehicle sticker.

We are proud to have had the opportunity to serve our unique village.              

                                           Faith, Family & Future

South Holland Illinois Lions Club

Memorial Day May 30, 2017

South Holland Lions
participated in the

Memorial Day Parade in 2017
 Honoring our Veterans and those now serving
Thank you to all that Served!

443 E 157th Street, South Holland, Il 60473




The South Holland Lions Club was chartered October 16, 1946, by 31 South Holland residents with the Lansing Lions Club being the sponsoring club. We are a member of District 1-A, known as the "Mother" District because the Lions Inter­national Headquarters in Oak Brook is located within the boundaries of the District.


The focus of the South Holland Lions Club is to support the South Holland community foremost, as well as the projects of Lions Club International and our local District 1-A. We will maintain and publicly support the moral values upon which the South Holland community was founded, unite with our fellow Lions members to promote brotherhood through the sharing of ideas and services and promote the growth of the South Holland Lions Club.


American Legion Hall

South Holland Lions
appreciates the support of the

South Holland Business Community
Lions: Making a Difference Everyday, Everywhere
Foundation Video — The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
PSA- Leader Dogs for the Blind
Today, seven out of every ten blind adults are unemployed. For Deaf-Blind people, the unemployment number climbs to over 80% and for people with multiple disabilities over 90%. One-third of all blind people live in poverty.

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is among the largest employers of blind people and the foremost employer of Deaf-Blind people in the United States.

While our manufacturing operations, wages, and benefits are self-funded we face a funding gap in providing the mission-related costs crucial to giving blind individuals the support and skills to succeed.
Lions Club Rap Video "Rockin' the Vest"
Made in Chicago: Lighthouse Industries