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Thrift Store: Remember the Thrift as you do spring cleaning.  Tell your friends about us!  Open Wed 10-2, Sat 9-3. Stop by and say hello! Call Harry Lynd @ 508-682-3103 for more details. Visit the Thrift Store page.

2015-16 Officers: View list here...

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Club Newsletters
Easton Lions May 2015
District 33S Newsletter Page

 

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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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. 

 

 

2015 Lions Scholarship Awards

The 2015 scholarship and toolship awards will go to Kevin Dias, Katherine Kudcey, Olivia Mileika, Emily Morgan, Lily Vinacoor from Oliver Ames and Madeline Blackburn and Nicole Morawski from Southeastern Regional Vocational-Technical High School.

Melvin Jones Fellows Nominated

In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed. After contacting similar groups around the United States...

Spreading the Word about the Thrift Store

Contacting Area Realtors: Avery Lee Williams is working to pull together a few good Lions who can help spread the word about the Easton Lions Thrift Store. The idea is to find avenues that can bring in good used items...

Eyes on the Web-Calendar

So what is the difference between Facebook "Likes" and "Shares"? Likes are a "nod of approval" while Shares are stronger, "You've really gotta check this out!" Help spread the word by "Sharing" our posts...

2 More Newsletter Sponsors Needed

Coming Events

 

Jun 24 • Year-End Cook-out/Awards •
held at Easton Rod & Gun Club at 5:30pm

Have a Safe Enjoyable Summer!!

Sep 9 • 1st Club Meeting 2015-16 • 6:30pm

Oct 5 • Golf Tournament • 10:00am

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

Winding down and looking ahead…  The DPW lot stands quiet now, and Larry Daulgren has put away his hammer and crow bar, as Recycle Day 2015 is in the books. Henry Narsasian is to be credited with another great effort, including arranging for great sunny weather. Three teams of "pick up crews" John Mallers, Jon Morgan and Ray Morrell, zipped around town,...

 

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