- Published: 12 December 2018 12 December 2018
- Published: 12 December 2018 12 December 2018
XMAS CHEER TRADITION FOR 70 YEARS
On December 11th, the Bennington Lions hosted our annual Christmas Party for the Sight and Hearing Impaired, at the Mount Anthony Country Club. Residents from local nursing homes and other guests enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner. Music was supplied by the Aladdin's, and Henry Sympatico's ukulele group. Santa made an appearance and handed out gifts to attendees. The Bennington Club has been hosting the Christmas party for 70 years. We all had a great time, and are looking forward to next years party. A big shout out to Lion Pat Babcock and her helpers for organizing the event.
- Published: 11 December 2018 11 December 2018
Granville Lions Donate Building for Food Shelf
PHOTO: (L-R) - Granville Lions President Bob Tardie and Granville Lions Foundation Treasurer Phil Weaver present a check for $52,000 to Granville Area Food Pantry Board President Jerry McKinney and Food Pantry Director Syndy Anoe. The food pantry’s new building is in the background.
The Granville Lions Club Foundation, Inc. has donated funding to the Granville Area Food Pantry and Community Service, Inc. so that it may have its own building in the village of Granville. The club’s foundation gave the Food Pantry $52,000 to purchase a former church building located on Morrison Avenue in Granville. Transfer of the deed to the property from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany to the Food Pantry took place on Nov. 29.
“This will better enable us to help serve the food insecure in the Granville area,” said Syndy Anoe, director of the Granville Area Food Pantry.
Purchase of the building for the Food Pantry by the Lions Club has been in the works for almost two years. The Lions Club heard that the Food Pantry was losing its space at St. Mary’s Church. Shortly afterward, Granville Lion Ron Barrett learned that St. Mary’s Church would be selling the former church building next to Veterans Park, and brought that information to the club’s board of directors.
The board of directors of the Granville Lions Club began discussions about the feasibility of purchasing the building for the Food Pantry. They decided to pursue it as a Lions “Centennial Project” to celebrate 100 years of Lions International. After many meetings with the Food Pantry and diocesan officials, terms were agreed upon and the process began to complete the sale.
The legal requirements of transferring church property to a non-religious organization were substantial and took many months, including several months awaiting approval from the New York court system. But patience on the part of all parties paid off, and the Granville Area Food Pantry now has a permanent home.
"The Granville Lions Club is extremely happy to finally see this project come to a favorable conclusion,” said club President Bob Tardie. “This has been yet another opportunity for our club to contribute to the welfare of our community, which is what Lionism is all about."
The donation was made by the Granville Lions Club Foundation, a not-for-profit formed in April 2016 as the charitable arm of the Granville Lions Club. As a 501(c)3 corporation, the foundation can accept tax-deductible bequeaths and donations. It also distributes all of the club’s donations to local and regional beneficiaries. The Granville Lions Club raises funds for its donations through its annual patio furniture sale that takes place every May through August. For more information about the Granville Lions Club, contact club President Bob Tardie at 802-345-0480.
- Published: 05 September 2018 05 September 2018
Lions and Rotarians join forces to paint The Gathering Place
Whitingham, VT – Recently, members of the Whitingham-Halifax Lions Club and the Rotary Club of the Deerfield Valley joined together for a three-day volunteer painting project at The Gathering Place adult day care center in West Dover. Alison Ferris coordinated the effort from the Lions’ end, while Lions Steve Betit, Jeanette Felton and Mark Hanna provided equipment. The Gathering Place is a community resource for seniors and others who who need special care. It provides meals, activities, socialization and even showers for special needs clients.
Here’s a link to a short, fun video Lion Patience Merriman made featuring Whitingham-Halifax Lions as they worked on this big project. You can see how fantastic the spirit was — and how grateful The Gathering Place is to have their building looking so bright and new! Hope you enjoy it!
- Published: 22 August 2017 22 August 2017
District 45 recycling zone
Glasses are again being collected for the 2018-2019 Lions year. Drop off at any Cabinet Meeting. As of the fall cabinet meeting we have ollected a district total of 15,641 glasses. Label your boxes!!! Don't drop off in bags. We are still waiting to hear from many clubs to update the district’s Eyeglass & Hearing Aid Recycling Drop Box locator so that visitors can locate a drop box nearest to them. Please check out the list and email updates to Lion Randy. We are on track to have a record year!
- Published: 20 September 2017 20 September 2017
2018-2019 Travel Season has points on the board! The District Lion "Lucky" was captured by the Brandon-Forestdale Lions. In region 1 "Tucky" has relocated to Jericho-Underhill. In Region 2 the "General" has traveled to Vergennes. In Region 3 "Sir Charles" is in Springfield. In Region 4 "Bucky" is in Derby.
Have fun and learn what our fellow Lions are doing. Please contact me with capture information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-759-2448. Thanks. PDG Larry Simino