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
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.
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
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.
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.
At the April dinner meeting, three new members of the Moultonborough Lions Club were inducted. They are Jenni Williams, Larry LaPoint, and Pat Eastman. Truly a great celebration for the Club.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) if you can help either date or both, or sign up at the Business Meeting.
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
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.