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Spring Cleaning?

Remember the Thrift Store: As you clean out your house, garage, and attic this spring, keep the Thrift Store in mind.  We have just the place for all those good usable items. Best drop off times: Sat: 8:30-9:30am or Wed: 9:30-10:30am. Call Harry Lynd @ 215-407-6936 for more details.

Junk Day Apr 25 at DPW:  For large items like mattresses, scrap metal, televisions, computers, and more, stop by the Annual Easton Lions Junk Day and Easton DPW Hazardous Waste Clean-up day on Saturday, April 25th from 8:00am-12:00pm. Call Henry Narsasian @ 508-238-9409 for more details.

2015-16 Proposed Officers: The proposed slate of officers for 2015-16 were first announced at the Club's general meeting, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Final vote will occur at next general Club meeting. View list here...


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Easton Lions March 2015
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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. 

 

Coming Events

 

Apr 8 • Recognition Night • 6pm @ Easton Country Club

Apr 22 • BOD Meeting • 5:30pm

Apr 22 • General Club Meeting • 6:30pm

Apr 25 • Junk Day/DPW • 8-Noon

May 1-3 • State Convention-Mansfield

May 13 • Induction Night/Meeting • 6:30pm

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

As the robins arrive and the snow recedes (hopefully by June) , the Easton Lions can take great satisfaction and pride in the results of the Auction Fundraiser and in the continued outstanding performance of the Thrift store team.  The Auction, under the overall Project leadership of Nancy Sullivan, coordination of  all the functional "Captains",...

 

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