Welcome! to the Martisco Lions Club website where you'll find ongoing information about our group and the areas that we serve.
The local Martisco Lions chapter was founded in 1973 serving the areas protected by the fire departments of the towns of Amber, Borodino, Marcellus, Otisco, Navarino and Spafford.
Our primary focus is sight and diabetes. We help those in need of vision exams and eye glasses, and collect eye glasses to be sorted and distributed in underserved areas, with collection boxes at the Marcellus, NY, pharmacy and the Marcellus, NY, Public Library.
We help local fire and accident victims, provide scholarships for Marcellus High School graduates, and maintain an athletic field for Marcellus Youth Lacrosse.
We donate money to the Golisano Childrens Hospital at Upstate Medical Center and University, and to our local fire departments and food pantries.
Our two primary fundraisers include our annual "Duck Derby" in Marcellus Park on the 3rd Sunday in August and our annual "Ham and Turkey Raffle" at the Marcellus Fire Department on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
In the three years from 2008-2011 we've donated over $33,000 to our local community - all with your help!
We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at our athletic field/clubhouse on Otisco Valley Road and at members homes during the colder months. We always welcome visitors and new members!
"Thank you" to all of those that have helped us meet our goals and to all the local businesses that have been there for us!
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