Vermont Lions Clubs District 45

Foundation 50th

On Saturday night, November 3rd, approximately 145 Lions, Leos, family, friends and guests gathered at the Hampton Inn, Colchester for the 2018 version of the District 45 LCIF Super Raffle.

Over $12,000.00 cash and prizes were up for capture to the 110 ticket holders, with the grand prize being $1,500.

The evening started off with some lively entertainment from Peter MacFarlane. Thanks to PDG Betsy MaGee for lining up this ‘special treat’ for attendees. Saw some interesting ‘dancing’ and ‘jigging’. Some good food was on hand along with some friendly ‘chit-chat’ amongst those in attendance.

After an hour and a half of Lion Carmelita Belisle’s ‘magic fingers’ picking the numbers out of ‘bag’, it came down to three numbers: Lion Gary Russell of the Vergennes Lions Club, Laberge Insurance Agency (friends of Middlebury Lions) and Stephen and Connie Weston (friends of Jericho-Underhill Lions Club) to determine how the last 3 prizes will be distributed. After an agony piece of time (actually about 30 seconds), the last 3 entrants decided to split the cash winnings. Each won $780.00.

So on behalf of the LCIF Super Raffle committee, we would like to say ‘thank you’ to all those who purchased tickets, but more importantly all the business and individuals who donated prizes (see list). Please support those business’s who support Lions.

See all in 2019!!!!!

2018 District 45 LCIF Super Raffle Co-Chairs:

VDG Ken Emery – 802-578-7483 –

PDG Betsy MaGee – 802-578-5188 -

Committee Members: PID Tom Broughton (Middlebury), PDG Joe Wilson (Springfield), PDG Tommy Walz (Barre),

Lion Carmelita Belisle (Colchester),  Lion David LaRose (Essex Jct.), Lion Jay Niles (Granville), Lion Phylis Porio (NorShaft).


To all Lions Club and individual Lions who purchased tickets to the LCIF Super Raffle.

For each ticket that a club or individual Lion purchase, they may make a nomination for a Melvin Jones Fellow.

Nominations may be a Lion of their own club, a Lion from another club OR

an individual (non-Lion) from their local community.

Nominations (must be in writing – emails acceptable) to a member of the LCIF Super Raffle Committee.

DEADLINE: January 31, 2019

Donations from: Donations from: Donations from:
5 Guys Grand Buffet PDG Betsy MaGee
5 Olde Tavern Granville Lions Club PDG Clem and Tish Cardinal
99 Restaurant Green Peppers PDG Ken Emery
Adams Farm Market Hampton Inn PDG Mel and Lion Sue Coburn
Andy's Dandy's Dog Treat  Heartland Lions Club Peter MacFarlane
Basin Harbor Golf Club Hilton - Lebanon NH PID Tom Broughton
Beverage Warehouse Inn at Essex Pizza Putt
Bolton Valley J & L Hardware Ramuntos
Burke Mountain Jay Peak Waterpark Rimanchik of Montreal
Champlain Valley Fair Jef Gates Rosies
Chili's Jericho Underhill Lions Club Scatcher Pottery
Clark's Trucking K & R Garage Shaws
Comfort Inn & Suites - Williston Karen's Kloset Shelburne Museum
Comfort Suites - Shelburne Road Kinney Drugs Smart Suites - Shelb.Rd. 
Commodor Inn Lake Champlain Ferries Starbucks
Connie St. George LaQuinta Suites - Dorset St Tanglewood Motel/Cottages
Danforth Pewter Lion Carmelita Belisle The Lighthouse Restaurant
Dave McWilliams Lion Ron Bingham The Lighting House
DG Liz Fenwick Londonderry Tri-Mountain Lions Club Timberlane Dental
Doubletree Inn Longhorn Towne Place Suites
Dr. Dorothy Brodman Marriott - Middlebury Tradewinds
ECHO Massage Envoy Troy and Area Lions Club
Eden Iced Cider Co Mt. Snow Grand Summit Village Peddlar - Monte's
Essex Jct. Lions Club Norshaft Lions Club Village Pedlar - McNulty
Eyecare of VT Orvis Vt Lake Monsters
Friendly's PCS Cindy Berg Wendell's Furniture
Global Pathways PCT Loreen Teer Woody Jackson