July of a new Lion “Year”

What an unbelievably hot start to the month of July…temperatures in the 90’s !!!!  We were concerned that we might not have the amount of people at the annual Fourth of July bar-b-que because the walkers in the parade were to end their part of the town parade at the Fire Safety building.  But the crowds lined up, and the bus brought the walkers to the club house, and we served about 300 people IN ONE HOUR.  The day also kicked off our annual raffle sale.

Furthermore, not only are we starting the year with four new Lions Club members, we had the help of three friends to cook, serve, and clean up afterwards.  Thanks so much to the Town for providing the food and the Lions and friends for serving the community.

At the July dinner meeting we hosted some of the 10 Lions Club scholarship recipients and some of the the  10 Annie “Up Fund” scholarship recipients. Pictured below are Jake, Elizabeth and Connor from Moultonborough Academy

and Emily, Kelsey, and Kate who received Up Fund scholarships:

Doug Griffin from Youth Services District 44H spoke to the scholarship students, parents, and Lions about the importance of establishing Leo groups in schools.

July 2017

The annual Town of Moultonborough Fourth of July parade and “picnic” was held in perfect summer weather.  Once again, the Moultonborough Lions ordered, set up the hall, cooked hot dogs and hamburgers, served food, and cleaned up afterwards.  One of these years, we really need one of those clickers to find out how many people actually come through the line and get their free meal (the Town pays for the food and the Lions do the rest).  We tried a new line set-up and managed to fit many more people inside on the line, away from the heat.  Thanks to Mark, John, and Peter for the new traffic flow plan.

Special kudos for being jacks-of-all trades and tireless workers to: Peter and Kathy Allen, Dawn, Joanne, and Mark, and Mike and Kate Lancor from pre-start to finish moping !!!!! And to Jeni for not only coming back but for bringing such good-looking help. For our cooks Mike, Bob and Jack and our tireless runner Marion.  And of course, we would be lost without the Strople clean-up crew.  And thanks also to those with other, multiple responsibilities:  Sally, Sandy, Christine, Pat Strickland and Joe.  All in all 20 members of the Lions Club (plus some family and friends), put in a little over 55 hours to make this annual event a continued success.

Scholarship Dinner:  On Monday evening, July 17, the Moultonborough Lions invited all 14 of the scholarship winners and their parents plus the winners of the Annie Up Fund scholarships and their parents to the dinner meeting (delicious pork roast, mashed potatoes, stuffing, beets, green beans and gravy).  Afterwards, each of the nine Moultonborough Academy students who attended stood up and told us which college he/she would be attending and their possible college majors.  We had 54 people at the dinner..


Also at the meeting, Joe Keegan received a Treasurer’s Plaque for his years of dedication to keeping the Club finances straight

Roadside Trash Pick Up:  On Tuesday morning (July 18), after quite the thunder, lightening, and pouring rain of the night before, seven Moultonborough Lions (Mark and Sarah Cotrupi, Michelle Duddy, John Menken, Jenni Williams, Sally Sibulkin, and John Menken) cleared the section of Route 25 from the Center Harbor Town Line sign to the Moultonborough Town Line sign.

July 2016

At the July 11 Board and Business meeting, new President Mark Cotrupi took the reins.  Dues were established at $60 for each member or $95 for a couple.  There is no increase from last year.  All members are encouraged to pay their dues before the end of the month.

Hope you have been following us in the newspaper as well — Patricia Keegan has been very busy publicizing our happenings.

At the July 18 dinner meeting, four of the 10 scholarship recipients and some of their family members joined us for dinner.  Those students are pictured below with the names of the colleges they will attend in parentheses.   (from left to right): Jacob Baker (UNH), Emily Barton (Kenyon College), Eric Dubois (Brown U), and Gwenyth Fiefield (UNH).

2016 scholarship recipients

Future Events:

At the August 15 dinner meeting (the one to which nursing home residents are invited), all members are encourage to wear crazy hats (preferably self-designed), and by encouraged, I mean that fines will be involved should you not.

Boston College Concert on October 15 at the Moultonborough Academy Community Auditorium.  We can use volunteers for many things, both before and during this event.  Contact Joe Keegan if you would like to volunteer.  Tickets will be on sale soon at Aubuchon’s, Heath’s Supermarket, Bayswater Books, MVSB (Center Harbor and Moultonborough branches), and Cup and Crumb

More July Happenings

At the July dinner meeting, six of the 11 scholarship recipients, Sage Lincoln, Peter Baker, Kelsey Coppinger, Zachary Atwell, Elaine Velie and Veronica Diltz,  and their parents were present.  Each gave  information on which college they would be attending and what major they were considering.

scholarship recipients


Sutherland Park.  Since deciding to recommit to part of our original Adopt-a-Spot (the upper portion), things have been moving along quickly, thanks to the committee chairman, Peter Stropple.  We have the approval of the town and four of the committee met on July 21 to decide what work needed to be done.  Then on July 22, 25, and 27, five LIons (Pete, Sally, Dawn, Christine, and Joann) put in several hours weeding and getting rid of scrub trees.  I especially want to commend our two newest Lions — Joanne Lau and Christine Woodland for jumping into a service activity so quickly (this is their first month as a Lion!)



We forgot to take “before” photos.  But we will post some “after” photos soon.

One more July Event — The Ed Selek Memorial Golf Tournament.  The day was perfect for this fundraising and fun event.  And a few Lions got some sunburn.  We raised quite a bit of money, and everyone enjoyed the day.  I will gladly post photos if someone will send them to me.


Lion’s Club Scholarships -2014

The Moultonborough Lion’s Club is giving 12 scholarships to deserving high school seniors from the communities it represents.  Award ceremonies at Inter-Lakes High School and Kingwood Regional High School have not yet been held.  However, Tuesday evening, May 27, Moultonborough Academy held its annual Senior/Parent/Scholarship Banquet at Geneva Point.  Nine Moultonborough Academy students (pictured below) each received a $1,000 scholarship.  Two of scholarships were from the Bicentennial Scholarship Trust Fund; the other scholarships were funded by the annual Lion’s Club Raffle.

Moultonborough Academy Scholarship Recipients

Moultonborough Academy Scholarship Recipients