April Events

Thanks to the effort and organizational skills of VP Mark Cotrupi, we completed two OKS vision screenings this month.  On Thursday, April 14, Mark, Don Trudeau, and Sally Sibulkin screened 97 third and fifth grade students at Pleasant Street Elementary School


and then on Tuesday, April 19 six Moultonborough Lions (Mark Cotrupi, Don Trudeau, Sally Sibulkin, Jeni Williams, Kathy Allen, and John Menken), two Wolfeboro Lions (John Adams and Brian Murphy), and Lois Smith from the Laconia/Gilford Lions Club screened 392 students at Laconia Middle School.  It was almost a day-long project and it was nice to collaborate with individuals from other Lions Clubs in the area.


That is almost 500 students screened in two days !!!!

Also coming up in April is the Route 25 roadside clean-up.  Look for more information from Kay Peranelli about this event that will take place on Saturday, April 30.  Come join us make five miles in Moultonborough something we can be proud of.  Call or e-mail Kay to sign up.

At the April dinner meeting, nominations for officers for the 2016-17 Lions year were presented and voted upon.  Following is the list of officers for the coming year:

  • *President: Mark Cotrupi
  • *1st Vice President: John Menken
  • *2nd Vice President: Peter Allen
  • *Secretary: Sally Sibulkin
  • *Treasurer: Joe Keegan
  • *Immediate Past President: Jenifer Williams
  • *Board of Directors: Jack Weinmann (2 years) Don Trudeau (2 years), Dawn Law (2 years), Marion Powers (1), Kay Peranelli (1), and Mike Lancor (1), Peter Strople (1)
  • Tail Twister: Anne Forts and Pat Keegan
  • *Lion Tamer: Pat Keegan
  • *Membership Committee Chairman: Joanne Lau

Coming up in May:  Business Meeting on Monday, May 2 ), and the monthly dinner meeting on May 16 (with a presentation about the Annie Up Fund Trust).

Also, we will be going to help clean up around Camp Pride on three weekend days in May — Sunday, May 15, Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22.  It’s not to late to sign up and join us….lots of things for photo ops!.


And what happened in March besides the earliest ice out ever????

IMG_1647Saint Patrick’s Day, of course, and other events.

Our speakers for the March dinner meeting were Camp Pride President Peter La Pointe and Camp Administrator Ted La Liberte.  They provided an update of all the recent improvements made to the camp that was established in 1989 by Lions District 44 – H.  Lions Camp Pride is a three season fully handicapped accessible facility for children and adults with special needs, located in New Durham, New Hampshire on scenic Merrimeeting Lake.


The work list for spring 2016 includes painting, raking water front, trimming around cabins, cleaning bunkhouses, screen repair and window and door trim replacement.

Camp Pride has set aside two Saturdays May 14, and 21st, and two Sundays May 15 and 22nd for friends and family of Moultonborough Lions Club to help with the clean-up starting at 9:00am each day. Camp Pride will provide a free lunch to all volunteers. You can make it a family affair. Bring your kids or grandchildren. All are thankfully welcome. Many hands make light work!  Let Jeni or Sally know.

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I don’t know who had more fun this week – the elementary school children or the members of the Moultonborough Lions Club. March is Reading Month and to celebrate, Carissa O’Gara, the reading specialist at Moultonborough Central School, set up a three-day schedule (March 22-24) for Lions to read in the Kindergarten, First and Second grade classrooms. Carissa chose wonderful books for us to read, and we tried hard to read as close to upside-down as we could in order to have the illustrations face the children. The young students were wonderful, predicting what might be next, helping with sound effects, and being totally engaged in the stories. The best thing is that we have been asked to come back and do this again.

January and February

It seems as though January was the month of meetings for Lions. On Thursday, January 28, John Menken, Jeni Williams, Pat Strickland, and Sally Sibulkin attended the Zone meeting in Wakefield. According to the Zone Chairperson, it was the best attended Zone meeting in a while. The next Zone meeting will be in Wolfeboro in March – the Green on Green meeting, corned beef and cabbage dinner, and bidding on items wrapped in green.

Then the weekend immediately following was the Multi-District Convention in Nashua. Jeni Williams and Sally Sibulkin attended and came back with some good information and contacts. By the way, we were one of only nine clubs to submit a Peace Poster. The committee framed a copy of our club winner’s poster which we will ask to have hung at MCS to help publicize the 2016 contest

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At the dinner, letters nominating Lions for the Lions Academy Awards of Recognition were read. Our club, as you can see from the page in the program, had two letters: one for John Menken for Lifeboat Lion and one for Joe and Pat Keegan for Best Supporting Lion. While neither one the trophy, we are proud to have them mentioned and honored. They were in excellent company.


Also in January, we had to cancel the dinner meeting because of weather.

February’s dinner will be Pot Luck (as Donna is away) with a Valentine decorations on Monday February 15.

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

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.

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 (sarlene98@roadrunner.com) 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 (erzewski@gmail.com) if you can help either date or both, or sign up at the Business Meeting.


Lions Club Beautification

Phase one of creating a new look inside the Lions Club got underway Friday afternoon (March 22).  Several members of the Women’s Club and four Lions took down curtains, hardware, and wall decorations in preparation for the wall cleaning, sanding and painting to begin this weekend.  Some initial cleaning was also attempted, but more needs to be done.  We will keep you posted on the progress.

preparing for the painter

preparing for the painter


Welcome to the NEW Lion’s club website. This site is powered by WordPress and GoDaddy.com but updated and maintained by a Lions’ Club member. We will be adding content to this site in the coming days and weeks so please check back often to see what has been added. A calendar has been added on the top of the main page and it will list events as they become available.

At the side is a quick slideshow that has a few Scout photos. The Lions Club is the charter organization of Pack 369 and Troop 142.