It’s Raffle Time Again!

As you all know, the annual raffle is the main fundraiser of the Moultonborough Lions Club and the source of the majority of the community scholarships given by the Club.

The dates for selling tickets at E.M. Heath’s are as follows:

  • Thursday, July 3.  Two shifts:  noon – 2:30 and 2:30 – 5:00
  • Saturday, July 19.  Two shifts:  9:30 – noon and noon to 2:30
  • Saturday, August 9.  Two shifts: 9:30 – noon and noon to 2:30
  • Saturday, August 30.  Two shifts: 9:30 – noon and noon to 2:30
  • Saturday, September 13.  Two shifts: 9:30 – noon and noon to 2:30
  • Saturday, October 11.  Two shifts: 9:30 – noon and noon to 2:30

Pat Strickland has already volunteered to sell tickets at the 4th of July Cookout at the Lions Club.

And we will need four people to volunteer ago sell on Saturday, December 6 at the Moultonborough Holiday Fair at MCS.

  Do the math; if we can get 24 people, each would only spend two and 1/2 hours on this project.  Remember to sign up at the dinner meeting, business meeting, or by contact Eileen Zewski

We will also need volunteers to stamp return addresses and put stamps (and perhaps address labels) in advance of the “Stuffing Party”  which will be held on Friday, October 24 when we put together all the envelopes for mailing, followed by a pizza lunch.  Signs up for this will happen in September and October.


Other May Happenings

Memorial Day Weekend

Remember this Memorial Day weekend is also White Cane weekend.  Lion’s Club members and members of the Moultonborough Scout group will be collecting money at both Heath’s Supermarket and Heath’s Hardware.  Stop by from nine to three on Saturday  and contribute to this worthy cause.

Hope Auction

Saturday, May 31 brings the Annual Hope Auction, the benefits of which go to area food pantries.  As always there will be plenty of good items in both the regular and the silent auctions.  Early viewing of the items offered begins at 4:30.

Raffle Drawing and Winner

On Saturday afternoon, December 7, at the Moultonborough Central School, the winning raffle ticket was drawn from the drum.

drawing of the winning ticketThe winner was Joyce Egge from Danbury, NH, shown below receiving her $5,000 check from Eileen Zewski, chairman of the raffle committee.

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Merry Christmas to all those who worked on the raffle and all those who purchased raffle tickets to make this a very successful fund-raising year.


November Happenings

The business meeting was held on Monday, November 4 at 7 pm.

The monthly diner will be help Monday, November 18th.  Social hour from 6-7, with Roast Chicken dinner  ($12) beginning at 7 pm.

The annual Moultonborough United Methodist Church HOPE AUCTION will be held at the Lion’s Club on Saturday, November 9, 2013.  The Silent Auction and Food Concession begin at 4:30 pm, and the Live Auction commences at 6:00 Saturday evening.  In addition to many items of furniture, wall hangings, and some antiques items, there is a special auction of a V-6 Ford Taurus 1999 SE station wagon.  Gift certificates/cards and new merchandise has been provided by over 70 businesses.  Come to the Lion’s Club for great buys and a fun evening!

Raffle Ticket Stuffing

Between Friday, October 17 and Friday, October 25 Lions Club members stamped, affixed labels and postage stamps, and stuffed over 6,000 envelopes containing raffle tickets and an explanatory letter.  Several people who could not attend either event, stamped envelopes at home and others attended both AND stamped at home.  I believe there were 14 or 15 Lions on the first day for over 2,000 envelopes and 12 lions the second Friday for over 4,000 envelopes!  Let’s hope that all this effort is rewarded by a fantastic return so that the Club can continue to  give scholarships and donations.  Also, a great BIG THANKS to all the people who helped and to those we hope will answer the letters with a contribution.

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October 2013 Happenings

This OCTOBER is a special month for the Moultonborough Lions Club; it is the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of the club.  We will be celebrating with a special dinner on Saturday October, 26.  The dinner will be catered by Curt’s Caterers, with a sit-down, plated diner of either Baked Stuffed Shrimp  or Prime Rib.  President Naomi Strickland will be sending out invitations and reservations forms or you can sign up at the October business meeting.  The social hour will begin at 6 pm, followed by dinner at 7:00.  Hope to see everyone there!  If anyone has any photos I can use to develop a pictorial history of the club, please let me know ( and/or e-mail any digital photos.

The Business Meeting will be held on Monday, October 7  and will begin at 7:00.

On Friday, October 4 the Lions Club will be host to the Red Cross Blood Drive.  Lions are needed to assist and can volunteer by getting in touch with secretary Pat Strickland.  The hours of the Blood Drive are from one to six in the afternoon, and while appointments are not necessary, they are recommended.

This year we will have two dates for getting the Raffle letters ready for mailing — otherwise know as the stuffing party.”  The first will be on Friday, October 18th from 9:00 – 11:00 am and the second will be the following Friday, October 25th, from 10:00 – noon.  The more people who volunteer to help, the more fun and the quicker we can accomplish the task.  Contact Eileen Zewski ( if you can help either date or both, or sign up at the Business Meeting.


It’s Raffle Time !!!! $$$$

The Lions Club Raffle Committee, under the excellent leadership of Eileen Zewski, has already been planning and ordering tickets.  Dates when we are going to need Lions to sell tickets are as follows:  Thursday, July 4 at the Town Picnic; all the rest of the dates will be at E.M. Heath’s Supermarket: Sunday, July 7 ; Saturday, July 20 ; Saturday, August 17, Saturday, August, 31, Saturday, September 21; Saturday, October 21.

Volunteer early for the date that best fits your schedule.  We already have two people signed up for September 21.  The shifts for each two volunteers are from 9:30 – 12:00 or 12:00 – 2:30, except on Saturday, August 21 when the shifts will be from noon – 2:00 and 2:00 – 4:00.  Sign-ups sheets will be available at the business and dinner meetings; however, why not e-mail the Zewskis ( or me ( ahead of time.  It would be great to have all the sign-ups complete by mid-July !!!!!!!!

We plan to have two different mailing dates.  More about that after we have determined the specific dates.

Saturday’s Dog Walk (5/17/13)

It was a sunny morning, perfect for walking your dog to raise money for the Fidelco Guide Foundation, Dogs for Sight Project.  Although there were only four walkers and six dogs, over $300 was raised, and the dogs won prizes and ate home-baked dog biscuits.  Think about signing up, getting pledges, and walking your dog at this event next spring.  Just think how much more we might raise.

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Lions Raffle

Every summer and into the fall, you will find smiling members of the Lions club offering you a chance to win $5,000.  They will be wearing yellow aprons and are happy to speak to you at EM Heath’s or Aubuchon’s.  The winning ticket is drawn at the annual Moultonborough Christmas Fair on the first Saturday in December.

The money earned (over the prize money) goes into the scholarship fund for local high school seniors.  A little over $10,000 has been awarded in the past few years.

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Below is a photo of the 2012 winner:


We will be looking for members to sign up to sell the lucky tickets come summer.  You will be able to sign up for dates and times here when we get closer to the summer.