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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 Nancy Sullivan

Lions at Work Around the World

Whether Lions work with partners or locally in communities, we do a world of good. Our International Foundation recently approved (August 2014) almost US $10 million in Sight First and Lions Quest grants for projects around the world. In addition to these grants, LCIF (Lions Club International Foundation) continues to support humanitarian projects and disaster relief efforts.

As reported in the International Foundation’s Monthly letter (8/28/14) by Chairperson, Lion Barry J. Palmer: "Just a few weeks ago, China was hit with a terrible earthquake.  More than 600 people died because of the disaster and a large number of people were injured.  What made the situation even worse was that more than 40,000 homes were damaged or destroyed! That means that more than 40,000 families are in need of help.  I am proud that Lions are there to help them."

"LCIF immediately issued a $250,000 Major Catastrophe Grant through the Disaster Relief Fund, allowing Lions to provide food, water, blankets, medicine and other necessities to people in need.  With clubs in more than 200 countries, LCIF is ready to help whenever Lions or their communities are in need, regardless of their location.  The road to recovery can be a long one, but Lions will be there for as long as needed while homes are rebuilt and communities put back together in China."

The Sight First Advisory Committee also met in August 2014 and awarded 26 grants totaling $US $8,063,304.00.  As part of the grants awarded, Sight First will continue working with the (Jimmy) Carter Center to control trachoma and river blindness in Ethiopia, Mali, Niger and northern Uganda; provide cataract surgeries in Nepal and Sri Lanka; conduct further blindness prevention research; support a diabetic retinopathy program in the United States and more.

Our Club touches the lives of people in need around the world through our donations to LCIF. Because our Club has given to the Disaster Relief Fund, we accrued enough credits to be able to sponsor an additional Melvin Jones Fellow this past year. 

(View the full list of grants awarded online at Lions Club International Foundation.) 

 

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