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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

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.) 

Coming Events

 

Oct 26 • Halloween Parade • 4:30pm

Nov 5 • Holiday Fest. Meeting • 7pm

Nov 6 • Next Club Meeting • 6:30pm

Nov 8 • Rocker Clean-up • 8am

Nov 17 • Holiday Fest. Meeting • 7pm

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.

 

 

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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