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NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB ANNUAL $5,000 RAFFLE NIGHT FUNDRAISER
WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016 7PM - 11PM, DOORS OPEN AT 6PM
WHERE: NEWBURYPORT ELKS LODGE HALL, 25 LOW ST, NEWBURYPORT, MA
COST: $50 EACH TICKET, ADMITS 2 GUESTS.
INCLUDES DJ FOR DANCING, FOOD, FUN. CASH BAR AVAILABLE.
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM CLUB MEMBERS OR MAIL A CHECK/MONEY ORDER TO
NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB, PO BOX 545, NEWBURYPORT, MA 01950
WILL YOU BE THE NEXT LUCKY WINNER?
BUY YOUR TICKET NOW!
MONEY RAISED FOR ALL OF OUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS GOES TO SUPPORT THE FIGHT TO END BLINDNESS AND EYE DISEASE, MASS LIONS EYE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, LCIF, MANY LOCAL CHARITIES. OUR MOTTO IS "WE SERVE"
STAY TUNED TO OUR UPCOMING EVENTS SUCH AS:
THE LIONS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE, EYE GLASS COLLECTIONS, VISION SCREENINGS, BLOOD DRIVES,
LIONS ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY DINNER
SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING
WINTER COAT DRIVE, TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE, $5000 RAFFLE NIGHT,
LIONS YH ROAD RACE QUILT RAFFLE
WANT TO GET INVOLVED? WE ACCEPT NEW MEMBERS BOTH MALE AND FEMALE OVER AGE 18 TO JOIN THE LIONS. FIND OUT HOW BY CONTACTING US.
CONGRATULATIONS NEWLY CHARTERED LIONS CLUB!
ESSEX COUNTY REGIONAL LIONS CLUB
SPONSORED BY THEIR FRIENDS THE NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB
(l to r) President Joe Gentlemen of Essex County Regional Lions and
President Frank Bertolino of Newburyport Lions.
Lions Yankee Homecoming 10 Mile and 5K road races: July 28, 2015
go to link for info and registration.
Lions Annual Bed Race, July 30, 2015 5PM,REGISTRATION & BED CHECK IN,
RACE STARTS AT 6PM Federal St., Newburyport.
start line is top of Federal St. finish line is at bottom of Federal St.
Newburyport Lions Club
2015 Bed Race Rules
- The vehicle must be a bed of sturdy construction and standard dimensions for its respective style (single, queen, king, canopy, crib, children’s, bunk, hospital, etc). Home made beds are acceptable, provided they are modeled after real beds. Some type of bed frame is necessary for all entries. Mattresses are not necessary but may be used (riders will appreciate the comfort, it’s a bumpy ride). All beds will be inspected by the race officials for safety. Beds may be disqualified if they appear too dangerous for participants and spectators.
- The bed must be propelled by human power only. No motorized or mechanical propulsion assistance is allowed.
- Wheels or castors should swivel to accommodate steering. The outside diameter of each wheel shall not be larger than (12”) inches in diameter.
- Bed crews are limited to a maximum (5) running members, typically three pushers and two pullers. Others may run in front, beside or behind the bed to enhance a theme as long as they are not aiding in moving the bed.
- Each bed must have at least (1) rider from start to finish; however, there is no limit to the number of riders in each bed. Riders are not allowed to assist in the propulsion of the bed, however, they may steer the bed.
- ALL REGISTERED RACE PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE FOR LIABILITY REASONS.
- The race route is down Federal Street in Newburyport. Total distance is approximately ¼ mile start to finish line. Race starts at 6:00p.m. Thursday, July 30th. Lite Rain or shine. (Severe weather will postpone the race until Friday, July 31st, 6pm. This will be a race time decision)
- Beds will race one at a time, order will be determined by race officials. Each bed will be timed individually by timekeepers.
- Each bed must display the team name or sponsor logo for immediate identification and spectator viewing.
- Please do NOT throw candy to kids...it only encourages them to come out into the street.
Entrants are encouraged to decorate the bed in a manner to provoke outlandish, silly or socially relevant themes. It is suggested that the participants also dress in costumes enhancing their theme. Imagination is the key and it needs to be family friendly.
The registration fee is $30.00 per bed. Proceeds benefit the Newburyport Lions Club local charities (eye exams / glasses for the needy, annual Thanksgiving dinner, visual aids for the blind, high school scholarships, local food pantries, etc.)
Contact Chad McDonald for more information at 978-314-9000 or firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for entry is 6pm on race day.
Thank-you to Bed Race sponsor Vision Source - Watts Eye Associates
NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB, PO BOX 545, NEWBUYPORT, MA 01950
Thursday July 30, 2015 @ 6:00p.m.
Federal Street, Newburyport
Team Name or Sponsoring Organization:______________________
Entry fee $30.00 Cash or Checks made payable to the Newburyport Lions Club.
In consideration for acceptance of this application, the bed race crew members and their sponsors acknowledge and accept that the Newburyport Lions Club, Yankee Homecoming Inc, the City of Newburyport, race officials and volunteers will not be held liable for personal injury to participants or spectators during the course of this event. This is to include any property damaged by beds before, during or after the race.
Proceeds from events above benefit Lions Club charity which includes eye research.
Newburyport Lions present plaque to "Diane's Fine Desserts", formerly Alden Merrell Cheesecake in Newburyport for their support and donations to Lions events over the years. Pictured left to right: Lions Secretary Paul Kolman, Diane's Fine Desserts owner Mike Knowles, Lion Bob Colomycki, and Lion President Mark Quinlan.
Thank you to all who attended and supported the Lions Rock 'n Roll Show!
A fun time and great success!
Thank you to all who supported our $5,000 raffle night on March 7th.
All tickets sold out! Congratulations to all winners.
Lions $5,000 Raffle 2015
Lions District 33N Midwinter Convention
The Bertalinos! Katherine and Frank at the Medevil themed Friday night party.
Lions bell ringing for local Salvation Army to help the needy. December 2014
NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY DINNER
A great success. Thank you to all who volunteered or donated.
Lions water stop at the Green Strides 1/2 marathon held in Newburyport, October 26, 2014.
Our Lions water stop team: Mark, Kathy and Bob. 4,000 runners were served Gatorade and water! A large donation is being made to the newburyport Lions from this event! Thanks to all who came out.
We support the Lions District 33n Eyemobile
free vision and hearing screenings, blood pressure checks.
Membership drive. Want to be a Lion or a Leo?
Just ask us how.
Lions open to adult men and women 18+
Leos open to boys and girls age 12-18
EYEGLASS RECYCLING GOING ON NOW!
Eye glass collection box now in front of public Library, 94 State St.
We collect used prescription eyeglasses & sunglasses, and regular sunglasses.
No broken glasses please!
Thank you to all who supported our recent fundraising events. Yankee Homecoming Road Races and Lions Bedrace. Both a hugh success! see you next year.
Lions Annual Bed Race
WINNER "fastest bed"
Old South Church, Whitefield Racers
WINNER "Best in Show"
The Actors Studio
WINNER "Best Original Theme"
MEET THE NEWBURYPORT LEOS CLUB 2014-2015
INSTALLATION HELD JUNE 10, 2014
LEOS AWARD MELVIN JONES FELLOWSHIP TO SCHOOL LIBRARIAN LYNN COTE!
PDG AND DISTRICT 33N LEOS ADVISOR JEANNINE GENTLEMAN INSTALLS NEW MEMBERS DURING THE CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY.
NEWBURYPORT LEOS VISIT "PRETTY POPPY" FOR A MEET & GREET, MARCH 28, 2014.
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL $5,000 RAFFLE NIGHT. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOLUNTEERED OR SUPPORTED THE EVENT!
WINNER GENE AND JOANNE CAMMETT
NEWBURYPORT LIONS DONATE $500 DOLLARS TO BOSTON MARATHON RUNNER
JULIE OGDEN OF BYFIELD. JULIE IS ON TEAM MASS EYE AND EAR.
MONDAY APRIL 21ST, 2014 IS THE ANNUAL BOSTON MARATHON.
GOOD LUCK JULIE!
NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB INSTALLS 3 NEW MEMBERS.
(L TO R) front row, President Steve Baran, new member Tammy Jennings, new member Brian Taylor,
back row, new member Tom Daniels, lions Bob Colomycki, Dave Chretien, Jonathan Pearson.
The Newburyport Lions honor Dr. Chad McDonald of Vision Source/Watts Eye Associates for their ongoing sponsorship of the Lions Annual bedrace.
Lions install new members.
l-r (seated) Diane Drinan, new member Heidi Holmes,
President Steve Baran, Judy Millikin, new member Nancy Lazdowski
LIONS DINNER MEETINGS, 2ND & 4TH MONDAY 7PM
STARBOARD GALLEY, 55 WATER ST, NEWBURYPORT
LEOS MEET AT NHS, ROOM 325 1ST & 3RD MONDAY 2:30PM
OPEN TO STUDENTS IN GRADES 7-12
LIONS THANKSGIVING DINNER A BIG SUCCESS. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO
VOLUTEERED DONATED OR DINED! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.
Newburyport Lions Club, PO Box 545, Newburyport, Ma 01950
PROCEEDS BENEFIT LIONS CLUB CHARITIES
NEWBURYPORT LEOS CLUB INSTALLATION NIGHT
APRIL 22ND, 2013
Lions Christmas Party, December 10, 2012 Starboard Galley Restaurant
Awards & Installation Night ~ Meet this year's club members!
Congratulations new president, Bob LaFrance
Past President Steve Baran passes the bell and gavel to incoming President Bob LaFrance
NEWBURYPORT LIONS RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS AT THE FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL
IN DOWNTOWN NEWBURYPORT OCTOBER 7 & 8, 2012
L-R Kathy Heywood, Bob LaFrance, Judy Millikin, Mark Quinlan, Paul Kolman, Jonathan Pearson
Lions membership drive
Lions membership drive
Lions membership drive
Lion Kathy Heywood at the Lions membership drive (grrrr)
King Lion President Bob LaFrance and Lion Judy Millikin at the membership drive
TRIVIA CHALLENGE IS BACK! TRIVIA CHALLENGE IS BACK! TRIVIA CHALLENGE IS BACK!
TRIVIA TRIVIA TRIVIA TRIVIA TRIVIA TRIVIA
LIONS TRIVIA WINNERS 2012
VOLUNTEERS FOR LIONS THANKSGIVING DINNER 2011
(L-R) TONY MAZZAGLIA, LION FRANK VENTURA, JACK TWOOMEY
ANNUAL $5,000 RAFFLE HELD MARCH 10, 2012
RAFFLE WINNER DR. BECKY BOYER!!!
PRESIDENT STEVE BARAN, WINNER DR. BECKY BOYER, LION BOB LAFRANCE
LIONS BOB COLOMYCKI AND LION BOB LAFRANCE
100% TICKETS SOLD THIS YEAR! GREAT JOB! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME!
PROCEEDS BENEFIT LIONS CLUB CHARITIES.
A tribute to our past club president,
Vil Zikmanis who passed away in December 2010.
Below is an American flag, purchased in his honor, at the
Greater Newburyport Exchange Club's
September 11, 2011 event.
American Flag display honoring those who have passed.
We shall never forget.
September 11, 2001 - 2011 10 years
Newburyport Lions Club Annual Yankee Homecoming 10 Mile & 5K Road Race
another great year! Thanks for supporting our efforts to fight eye disease.
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT MASS LIONS EYE RESEARCH
AND NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB CHARITIES.
Other recent events
Newburyport Leos Club founding members joined the Christmas Party dinner, and came to sign the original 2006 charter. All members are now graduating seniors at Newburyport High School. l-r Lion Kathy Heywood, Leos advisor, Nelson Barker, Elena Robidoux, Briana Mousley.
Lions Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner 2010
Lion Kathy & volunteer Georgia
VISIT FROM DG JEANINNE GENTLEMEN
DOROTHY AKA DAVE CHRETIEN Halloween 2010
YES, JOE KASPRZAK IS BACK IN NEWBURYPORT!
PICTURED L - R JOE K AND JONATHAN PEARSON
Donn Kelly, Nick, Dave Chretien, Mark Quinlan on Halloween 2010
proceeds from Lions fundraisers go to Mass Lions Eye research and Lions Club charities.
THE LIONS HELP LOCAL CLIENTS TO SEE WITH THE USE OF MAGNIFYING MACHINES
Connie Christuk and Lion Kathy Heywood check out the new "Magnisight Journey" Visual Aids machine. Connie is now able to read his mail, write checks to pay his bills, read his prescriptions, look at photos and do all the things people with normal vision often take for granted. This is all thanks to the Lions Clubs and the Lions Visual Aids Foundation.
NEWBURYPORT LIONS HELP LOCAL CLIENT RECEIVE VISUAL AIDS MACHINE.
PICTURED -GERALDINE KOULOURAS OF NEWBURYPORT AND LION BOB LAFRANCE CHECKING OUT THE MERLIN VISUAL AIDS MAGNIFIER. NOW GERRI IS ABLE TO WRITE CHECKS, READ PRESCRIPTIONS AND DO HER CROSSWORD PUZZLES, THANKS TO THE LIONS AND THE LIONS VISUAL AIDS FOUNDATION.
Client Mary Johnson and Lion Kathy Heywood checking out her new magnifier, thanks to the Lions.
Newburyport Lions welcome newly installed members and guests. (l-r) front row: President Donn Kelly, new member Don Pollard, Lion Kathy Heywood, Zone Chair Joni Baptiste, back row: District 33N Governor Lion Dave O'Brien, new members Nick and (father) John Streil, District 33N Secretary Lion Bob Sinclair
YANKEE HOMECOMING ROAD RACE 2011
for info on our road race go to
NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB PO BOX 545 NEWBURYPORT, MA 01950
EYEGLASS COLLECTIONS ARE STILL GOING ON! drop off at our various locations in Newburyport, including Newburyport Bank branches, Dr. Blair, Newburyport Public Library,
Watts Eye Associates, Appleton Eye Associates, Pak Mail, the Grog.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM LIONS FUNDRAISING EVENTS GO TO LIONS CLUB CHARITIES AND EYE RESEARCH.
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