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Our Motto - "We Serve"

 

 

MAY AND JUNE ARE BUSY MONTHS FOR OUR ACTIVE CLUB!  READ ABOUT OUR ACTIVITIES BELOW AND JOIN US WHILE WE SERVE THE COMMUNITY AND HAVE FUN AT THE SAME TIME!

May 18th -- Bowl to Strike out Diabetes sponsored by the New Fairfield Lions.  Teams of Brookfield Lions will join together to help defeat diabetes as well as our neighboring club!   Brookfield Lanes will host this event.

May 19th -- Town Thank You to our first responders.  Celebrate the incredible work and dedication of our town's first responders at the Bandshell at Town Hall.  More details will follow as they are released.

May 25th -- Shred Day at Town Hall.  Once again, the Brookfield LIons will be holding our annual shred day so you have the opportunity to securely get rid of all those papers that have a way of piling up (everywhere!)  $5 per box (Staples size paper box) at Town Hall -- 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine.   Your donations help provide the funds that we donate to many charitable organizations in the area.   Gather your boxes of paper and we will see you on the 25th!

May 26th -- Memorial Day Parade.  The Brookfield Lions have been sponsoring the Memorial Day Parade for as long as everyone can remember.  And this year is no different!  We will be having a float and marching from the High School to Center School, welcoming all of Brookfield along the way.  Come out and enjoy the family fun!   If you would like to participate in the parade, please contact Marie at marieyap65@gmail.com.  We would love to have you!

May 31st -- Yankee/Red Sox game at Yankee Stadium.  Lions from all over our area will be traveling to Yankee Stadium to cheer on our favorite team (we leave that choice up to you!)   A good time will be had by all regardless of the outcome -- as Lions are such a fun group of people!  

June 9th -- Strides to Cure Diabetes 5 Mile Road Race sponsored by the Brookfield Lions and JDRF.  This event promotes diabetes awareness and research.  Details on how to sign up, where it is being run (it's a flat 5 miles on Candlewood Lake, how much it costs, and prize categories can be found here.   We are also looking for sponsors for this valuable event.  Details on how to be a sponsor can be found here.   And Lions -- we need your help to make this a successful, safe event.  Sign up sheets will be available at the regular meetings.  And if you can't attend a meeting, you can always reach out to a member of the Board to get your name on the volunteer list.  Let's make this another successful fundraiser!


2019 Community Garden Information

The 2019 gardening season is almost here and the application for a coveted Gurski Homestead Property plot and the 2019 Guidelines and Rules can be found here

Dates to note:

  • March 15th -- last date for receipt of renewal applications
  • April 1st -- last date for new applications -- assignments begin until full
  • Mid April -- Community Garden Preparation Event
  • May 31st -- Plot Abandonment Assessment
  • Late October -- Final Garden Clean-Up Event

Instructions for application submission are included in the linked information.


 

32nd Annual Run For Sight

Thank you to all the 195 runners and numerous volunteers who participated in our 32nd Annual Run for Sight on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.  This was our most successful Run for Sight to date and the proceeds of the race will go to the Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation and other locally supported charities. 

Congratulations to John Raneri, the overall winner who set a new course record of 19:05 breaking the old record of 19:27 set two years ago, and to Marissa Jambor, the Overall Women's winner.

 


36th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

A huge Thank You to all the sponsors, golfers and volunteers who helped make our 36th Annual Charity Golf Tournament a big success!   This event is our largest fundraiser, and the many charities that the Brookfield Lions Club supports will benefit from your generosity.  

We will be hosting our 37th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in August 2019.   As details on the date and location are finalized, we will be reaching out to our sponsors and golfers.   

We look forward to seeing you again next year!

 


Congratulations to newly elected International Director Mark Lyon! 

 

We are so very proud and honored to have one of our very own elected to such a prestigious, high position within the Lions Clubs International organization. 

 


Brookfield Lions Club Shred Day

Saturday, June 23rd

Thank you to all who came out to support the Brookfield Lions Charities by shredding your papers and files!   We will be back again so keep saving those shreddables!


Brookfield Lions - JDRF Strides to Cure Diabetes 5-Miler 

Sunday, June 10th

Thank you to all the runners and the Brookfield Lions for supporting this annual Lions-JDRF event to promote diabetes awareness and research.  


Brookfield Lions and KidSight USA

The Brookfield Lions are proud to be leading participants in Lions KidSight USA, pediatric vision screening for children aged 6 months through 6 years. In Connecticut, KidSight is a program of the Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation through its Lions Eye Health Program.

According to educational experts, 80% of learning is visual. If children can’t see well, it is much more difficult for them to learn efficiently.  That’s why Lions KidSight USA was established.

Using a sophisticated camera, KidSight can identify six eye problems which often afflict young people. Vision problems undetected by the age of 7 can become permanent. The WelchAllyn SPOT camera will identify:

  • Astigmatism: irregularly shaped corneas or lenses
  • Myopia: nearsightedness
  • Hyperopia: farsightedness
  • Strabismus: misalignment of the eyes
  • Anisometropia: unequal refractive power
  • Anisocoria: pupil size anomalies

During the 2016-2017 school year, the Brookfield Lions conducted vision screenings at 19 venues (mostly preschools and elementary schools) for almost 1500 students.  The Lions referred about 200 to see a doctor for a complete eye checkup.  Throughout western Connecticut, Lions screened over 12,000 and referred almost 2,000.  Statewide and nationally the numbers are even larger.  That is thousands of children who have been set on a course of better vision and hopefully more academic achievement.  

Lions are happy to have KidSight to help fulfill our commitment to Helen Keller to be “Soldiers in the Fight Against Darkness”.

 

35th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

The Brookfield Lions Club extends a huge thank you to the 68 golfers and all of the sponsors for another successful golf outing at Fairview Farm Golf Course in Harwinton, CT.   The weather was perfect, the atmosphere was fun, and all enjoyed a day of lunch, golf, dinner and raffle prizes.  

Thanks also go out to the Golf Committee and all the volunteers who helped make this fundraiser a success.

The beneficiaries of this event are the Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation (supporting eye research projects at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the University of Connecticut Medical Center), Lions Low Vision Centers, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and related eye care, vision and health associations throughout the state. Our club also supports many organizations and groups in our local community, namely Regional Hospice, Ability Beyond, Senior Center, Youth Outreach, Drug Awareness, Community Garden and many others.

 

 

 

Where there's a need, there's a Lion!

Every year, the Brookfield Lions Club provides much needed goods and monetary donations to many organizations that benefit our local community.  We live and work in Brookfield and we give back to Brookfield.  We are proud to be a valuable resource to those in need.    Below is a thank you letter from the Town of Brookfield Department of Social Services, only one of many organizations to benefit from our Club's donations.

 

 

 

 

 

50th Anniversary Party Photos