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October 2014 Newsletter


Next General Meeting
THURSDAY Nov 6, 7:00pm


Help needed for Rockery Clean-up
Saturday  Nov 8, 8:00am


Holiday Festival Sponsors needed! 

Call or e-mail
Jon Morgan 508-982-0990,
Matt Cioffi 508-897-9771,
Veronica Lamb 508-238-7110.

Details on Festival Sponsor pages.


Health & Welfare Updates

by Nancy Sullivan

What do we do every year?

The accomplishments of our Club that support our community’s service needs, and funding research for the prevention and cure of blindness make our Club continue to be an OUTSTANDING Club. Once again, Easton’s Lions Club, and our District are "NUMBER ONE" in the state in multiple clubs total donations.  The records are kept such that the accurate tally of donations is for the previous year to assure that all donations are “in” for the fiscal year before the reporting.  So, in 2012-2013 alone, the YANKS donated $1,003,306.77. Our District’s (S) raised $311,108.26 of that amount  in donations for eye research.  Easton’s portion of that is over $27,000.00.  We are grateful to not only our members who volunteer to make this possible, but also to our community who support our work. 

Our State’s Lions Clubs contributed  $1,029,625.70 in 2013-2014 to Massachusetts Lions Eye Research, and presentation of Research Grant Awards to various research hospitals and laboratories in Boston. The list of major Grants awarded for 2013-2014 (this past fiscal year) include:

  • B.U. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE $169,000.
  • SCHEPENS EYE INSTITUTE $169,000
  • MASS EYE & EAR INFIRMARY $169,000 (which represents part of the total $5 million dollars that the Mass. Eye & Ear Institute has received in grants from the Massachusetts Lions)
  • TUFTS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE $90,000.
  • CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL $110,000
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER $169,000

Total for Major Grants = $876,000.00!!

The Easton Lions Goal for 2013-2014 was to raise at least another $27,000 for eye research, while also raising another $50,000 to support community service work here in Easton.  We accomplished that goal.

In 2013-2014 we exceeded our goal. Our Club donated $29,590.00 and were recognized for our accomplishments on August 16, 2014 at the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund Awards Ceremonies and Banquet held at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, MA.  Representing our Club at this event were Matt Soeldner, our Club Secretary, Nancy Sullivan, Board Member, and Joyce Tardito, member.  It was a wonderful evening of celebration.  Our Club was recognized for our total donations within District 33S.

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!

TO OUR CLUB

We did it again !!!!

Coming Events

 

Nov 5 • Holiday Fest. Meeting • 7pm

Nov 6 • Next Club Meeting • 6:30pm

Nov 8 • Rockery Clean-up • 8am

Nov 17 • Holiday Fest. Meeting • 7pm

Nov 22 • Holiday Fest. Set-up • 8am

Dec 6 & 7 • Holiday Festival

 

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

This has been an incredible period of activity for the Club starting with a Candy Drive (9/20, Tom Hedrick –Senior dinner 10/1, District Canal Walk 10/5, Golf Tournament 10/6, a Scare Crow Day (10/18) and of course continued management of the Thrift Store. The Lion’s District Speech contest, chaired by Ed Hands is a very intriguing and exciting ...

 

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