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Sock Hop! Dec 6

Come join the fun with DJ Emelita, the most requested female Disc Jockey in New England, for a classic 50's Sock Hop dance with Santa during the Holiday Festival Saturday December 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm in historic Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in North Easton, MA. The night includes pictures with Santa, prizes for best costume, refreshments and cash bar.  Click here to get more information or register below.

Dance Ticket Prices


Red Sox Trophy Dec 7

The Easton Lions Club will have the Red Sox 2013 MLB World Series Trophy at this year's Holiday Festival!. The trophy will be on display at the Ames Shovel Works Apartments on Sunday December 7, 2014, from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. Bring your family and friends and get a picture with the trophy.  Ames Shovel Works is located at 50 Main Street across from the Library near the parade route end.  It is handicap accessible.  The Lions will gratefully accept donations to raise funds for local scholarships and community organizations.

 

November 2014 Newsletter


Manpower Sign-ups needed for Holiday Festival
We are in critical need of people to sign-up to help out during the holiday festival on Dec 6 & 7. Please contact Tia Famularo, 508-269-0030 or email demi001@msn.com.


Call for Holiday Parade Participants
Contact Anne Martin for more information or see the Holiday Parade page for details

Next General Meeting
THURSDAY Dec 4, 6:30pm
Board of Directors: Dec 18


Health & Welfare Updates

 

by Tina Souza

A person who performs or offers to perform a service voluntarily.

There are those individuals who enjoy volunteering. They enjoy the pride they feel when performing a voluntary service. They like to do for others and their reward is personal. There are those individuals who do not enjoy volunteering. They do not wish to participate in a volunteer capacity. They do not see a reward or even see the benefits.

In any large organization, with all walks of life, there will be those individuals who volunteer for most needs, others who pick and choose, and still others who will back into the shadows and avoid it at all costs.

Let's talk about those who will not volunteer at all......

Is it due to time? Work obligations? Family obligations? Could it be because details are scarce? Heard horror stories and refuse to be the next "one"? Not enough understanding of the job or situation? No ride to and from? Afraid you will get "stuck" there all day or longer than planned because back up didn't show?

There are a million reasons why people do not volunteer, and yet we continue to need, they continue to avoid.... And we go on. But does anyone ask the reason for not wanting to volunteer? 

And that one question alone can open the door to a new level of understanding. It gives us the opportunity to be proactive and fine tune volunteering and bring us to a point of "fixing what is broken", and hopefully watch as new volunteers start approaching old needs.

Those who do volunteer put personal commitments aside and give freely of their time. Those individuals enjoy helping and assisting and continue to do so. They are often the same individual or group. But in time, that also takes a toll.... Because those who volunteer freely and often end up being "expected". 

And after a time, this now becomes a chore for that individual, and volunteering loses its appeal.  They may start to resent, and soon they too will hide in the shadows.  

It's a fine line when asking and committing volunteers to do whatever it is that needs to be done because it gets very easy to assume and count on the same individuals. 

We all have stuff, other commitments, families and lives, but i believe that a better understanding of why people won't or can't volunteer will help us to, in time, change their minds. 

 

 

November 2014 Newsletter •

Red Sox Wld Srs Trophy at Festival
Rockery Clean-up Wrap-up
Nominee-3rd Vice President

The Club’s nominating committee announced Debbie Lynd as the nominee to become the Club’s 3rd Vice President for 2014-15. On November 20th, the Board recommended this nominee go before all club members for approval.

Walk Along Photos

(taken by Tony Cabral)

Rockery Clean-up Nov 8th
LCIF Awards Humanitarian Grants

Coming Events

 

Dec 2 • Holiday Fest. Meeting • 7pm

Dec 3 • Auction Tech. Group • 6:00pm

Dec 4 • General Club Meeting • 6:30pm

Dec 5 • Holiday Festival Set-up • TBD

Dec 6 & 7 • Holiday Festival

Dec 18 • Board Meeting • 5:30pm

Dec 18 • Holiday Club Meeting • 6:30pm

 

We work with many local organizations to help support our mission and events. If you would like to become a sponsor, please e-mail our president, Dennis Gutman.

 

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Our Mission

We are dedicated to serving the Easton community, to stimulate community spirit, encourage personal development, to provide financial and material resources to benefit our community and the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund's goal to fund research related to the prevention and cure of eye-related diseases.

 

 

President's Message

We Serve! That’s our motto. There are opportunities aplenty as we have the Holiday Fest (12/5/6/7) (Jon Morgan), and the auction 2/8 (Nancy Sullivan) coming up rapidly. I expect each of you to do your part as your schedule and stamina can provide. A Lion in "good standing" is a Lion who actively engages. Please contact Tia Famularo (resource coordinator) with a generous block of time (2-4 hours), especially on Sunday 12/7. The arrival of the Red Sox World Series Trophy ...

 

How to Become a Member

If you’re interested in volunteering, leading projects, networking and having fun – you can do all of this and more as a Lions club member. As a Lion, you’ll perform volunteer work to improve your community. For additional information you can e-mail one of our our Membership Committee leaders.

Thrift Store

The Easton Lions Club Thrift Store is located in the Grange Hall at the junction of Route 138 and Elm Street in North Easton. The store is a fantastic place to pick up items for your home or college dorm room.

New items arrive weekly, open year-round:

  • Sat 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-2:00pm