Congressman Bill Foster – Wednesday evening, November 6th, 2013

Updated November 14th, 2013 – Thanks to Congressman Bill Foster for taking time from his schedule to visit our club and give us some insight into his back-story.  The club enjoyed meeting him.

Original post – The Kiwanis Club of Lisle is pleased to announce its upcoming program of Congressman Bill Foster at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evening, November 6, 2013, at the Lisle/Naperville Hilton located on Warrenville Road in Lisle.  Congressman Foster, who represents the 11th District including Lisle,  will provide a Legislative Update on the current events in Washington DC.

Educated with a PhD as a physicist, Congressman Foster spent 22 years at Fermilab with the Department of Energy.  Representative Foster took the oath of office as Congressman on March 11, 2013 and is currently serving the Committee on Financial Services and is active on the subcommittees of Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises plus the Monetary Policy and Trade.

Article written by Gary Shafer, Secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Lisle.

Operation Support Our Troops Illinois

Today we have 30 volunteers donating their time and items to Operation Support Our Troops Illinois located in Lisle.  We will be helping put together care packages to be sent over seas to our active duty troops. Thanks in advance for all of our members.  I will post pictures after the event.  Here is their website if you want to donate to them.  They said donation have been low this year so lets try to help out.

Wheaton/DuPage Sensory Garden & Ale Fest

We volunteered for one of the physical work days to help clear brush for the sensory gardens groundbreaking.  The professionals handled the chain saws and the volunteers pulled the cut up trees to the wood chipper.  It was a rough day but it felt like we made a difference.  If you want to see & read more about the DuPage Sensory Garden click here.

We also had 12 people volunteer to help the Lisle Chamber of Commerces first Ale Fest.  Our volunteers helped pour beers for all the vendors tents.  It was fun and we were able to try out some new brews.

Thanks to everyone that volunteered!  We appreciate your support.


Lisle French Market

This past Saturday a few of our members were at the Lisle French Market.  We were able to meet with some of our community members and explain our role as a service organization within Lisle.  We will be there again on August 3rd & October 12th.  Next time we will bring out our popcorn machine…

Call for volunteers on behalf of Lisle Kiwanis for Eyes to the Skies

We need to recruit volunteers for the Lisle Eyes to the Skies Festival.  If you are interested in volunteering contact Gary at

We need at least 6 people for each shift from 3:00-5:30 & 5:30 to 8PM on Friday 7/5 to volunteer at the Children’s tent.  They would be helping with face painting, tattoos and the bounce house.

We also need volunteers to man a beer tent on each of the following two days from 12-11PM on Wednesday 7/3 and Saturday 7/6.

Relief Fund Info

Kiwanis Club of Lisle Kiwanis Club of Lisle – Relief Fund

Helping others in times of need.

Relief Fund donations should be made out to:  Kiwanis Club of Lisle – Relief Fund

Donations can be mailed to Kiwanis Club of Lisle, P.O. Box 396, Lisle, IL, 60532

For additional information or questions regarding donations please contact – Fred Haber at 630-310-4905.

The “Relief Fund” has been set up to assist families financially in offsetting the cost of necessities during this tragedy such as, housing, food and clothing.

Applications for assistance can be obtained from any Lisle Kiwanis member or by downloading the PDFs below:

PDF – Coalition OverviewPDF –  Coalition Flood Relief Application
PDF – Kiwanis Club of Lisle Overview
PDF – Kiwanis Flood Relief Application