Lions form a dual opportunity for residents

By on February 27, 2009

Like virtually every person, family and business, nonprofit community organizations are suffering financial woes due to the general economy’s struggles.

The reason is simple: People have less, and therefore can donate less.

Elburn is not immune, and the Elburn Lions Club is offering a way for residents to give while getting more engaged in how their community is run.

On Sunday, March 1, from noon to 2 p.m., the Lions are offering a spaghetti dinner and Meet the Candidates event that will give attendees an opportunity to hear from the candidates running for Elburn village president and trustee in the April 7 election. The cost is $6 per person.

Rather than follow a debate or panel discussion format, each candidate will be given five minutes to speak to those in attendance. The Lions also said they will allow for a question-and-answer session after each candidate speaks.

There are a total of nine candidates seeking four positions—Elburn village president and three open trustee positions. This will be one of the best, and likely only, ways to get all—or at least a significant majority—of the candidates in the same place and at the same time to discuss their plans for the community.

For $6, not only can attendees learn about those who will directly impact the future of their community, they get an opportunity to have a dinner and help an organization dedicated to helping others.

Sounds like a win-win-win to us. The candidates win by having a forum to share their views, the public wins by having a chance to interact with those who will impact their communities, and the Lions win by helping facilitate the politician/ public interaction while raising some funds at the same time.

To make a reservation, call (630) 365-6315.