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November 2014 Newsletter


Sat, Dec 27, 8-2pm: Skate Swap at Yardley Wood Rink

Help will be needed from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm for the skate swap and preparing the rink for the winter season. Please call John Mallers, 781-706-4154, if you can help.


Sat, Jan 10, 8:00am: Holiday Festival Clean-up

Many hands will make short work Saturday morning as we load up the houses and decorations to be ready for next season.


Next General Meeting

Wed, Jan 14, 6:30pm


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 !!!!

 

Bourne's Auto Donates Car to Auction
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.

November 2014 Newsletter •

Coming Events

 

Dec 27 • Skate Swap Y-W Rink • 8-2pm

Jan 9-11 • District 33-Y Mid-Winter Conf.

Jan 10 • Holiday Fest Clean-up • 8:00am

Jan 14 • General Club Meeting • 6:30pm

Jan 28 • Board Meeting • 5:30pm

Jan 28 • General Club Meeting • 6:30pm

Feb 8 • Charity Auction • 2-8pm

 

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