Meetings

NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB MEETS AT THE

STARBOARD GALLEY RESTAURANT,

55 WATER ST. NEWBURYPORT,

NOTE NEW TIME 6:30PM, 2ND AND 4TH MONDAY OF THE MONTH.

DINNER MEETINGS DOWNSTAIRS, HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE.

FREE PARKING BEHIND THE BUILDING

 

CURRENT EVENTS

 

NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB ROAD RACE QUILT RAFFLE

 

The Newburyport Lions Club is holding a fundraiser for their club charities.  A quilt has been created to commemorate the Lions Club Yankee Homecoming Road Race. The quilt was designed and created by Newburyport Lions member and artist Mary Lou Cook who resides in Florida. The quilt features a variety of road race t-shirt logos from past years. 2016 is currently the 57th year of the traditional Yankee Homecoming Festival event. MaryLou Cook has been a quilter for many years. She creates these incredible works of art to be donated to a charity. Tickets can be purchased at Rick Bayco’s retail store

“The Yankee Runner” located on Pleasant St. in Newburyport. The price is $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00. The quilt is currently being displayed at the Yankee Runner. The drawing is planned for August 2nd on road race day. Tickets will be available for purchase at the road race registration tables after 7am. The road race is being held at Newburyport High School.  For more information or to purchase a ticket please contact Lion Frank Bertolino at 978-255-2941.

Newburyport Lions Club, PO Box 545, Newburyport, MA 01950

 

PICTURED ABOVE IS MRS. MARYLOU COOK, QUILT ARTIST WITH HER CREATION

LIONS CLUB COMMEMORATIVE ROAD RACE QUILT

THE NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB WOULD LIKE TO THANK MARYLOU COOK FOR

HER HARD WORK IN CREATING THIS BEAUTIFUL WORK OF ART WHICH IS

BEING RAFFLED OFF FOR OUR CLUB CHARITIES.

 

 

57TH ANNUAL YANKEE HOMECOMING 10 MILE AND 5K ROAD RACE

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2ND, 2016

START AND FINISH LINE AT NEWBURYPORT HIGH SCHOOL,

241 HIGH ST. NEWBURYPORT, MA

INFO AT www.yankeerace.com

 

ROAD RACE 2010 DIRECTOR JONATHAN PEARSON

road race director Jonathan Pearson 

 

Newburyport lions club annual bed race

Thursday August 4, 2016 6PM

 

BED INSPECTION 5PM, TOP OF FEDERAL STREET

start and finish lines on Federal St. Newburyport, MA

Newburyport Lions Club 2016 Bed Race Rules

1) 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. Sometype 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.

2) The bed must be propelled by human power only.  No motorized or mechanical propulsion assistance is allowed.

3) Wheels or castors should swivel to accommodate steering. The outside diameter of each wheel shall not be larger than (12”) inches in diameter.

4) 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.

5) 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.

6)  ALL REGISTERED RACE PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE FOR LIABILITY REASONS.

 7) 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, August 4th.  Lite Rain or shine.    (Severe weather will postpone the race until Friday, August 5th, 6pm. This will be a race time decision)

8) Beds will race one at a time, order will be determined by race officials.  Each bed will be timed individually by timekeepers.  

9) Each bed must display the team name or sponsor logo for immediate identification and spectator viewing.

10)  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 chadmcdonald@verizon.net  The deadline for entry is 6pm on race day.Thank-you to Bed Race sponsor Vision Source - Watts Eye Associates

ENTRY CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE OUT TO NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB.

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  Newburyport Lions Club

P.O. Box 545

Newburyport, MA.  01950

 

 

BED RACE REGISTRATION

 

Thursday August 4, 2016 @ 6:00p.m.

Federal Street, Newburyport

 

Team Name or Sponsoring Organization:______________________

 

 

 

Group Leader:________________________________________________

 

Address______________________________________________________

Phone:_______________________________________________________

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Signed:_______________________________________________________

 

 

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Newburyport Leos Club wins Best Leos Club in State of Massachusetts! 2016

Lions Multiple District 33

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIONS ANNUAL $5,000 RAFFLE  WILL YOU BE THE NEXT LUCKY WINNER?

Congratulations to 2016 winners the staff at Watts Eye Associates in Newburyport.

 

 

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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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Thank you to all who attended and supported the Lions  Rock 'n Roll Show!

A fun time and great success!

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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.

 

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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.

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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

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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"

Ray Beam

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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.

THANK YOU

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

JOIN US?

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

 

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Lions Christmas Party, December 10, 2012 Starboard Galley Restaurant    

 

 

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Awards & Installation Night ~ Meet this year's club members!

Lions club 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

NEXT EVENTS

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

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ANNUAL $5,000 RAFFLE HELD MARCH 10, 2012

RAFFLE WINNER DR. BECKY BOYER!!!

PICTURE L-R

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.

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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.

 

 

Lions bedrace.

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

 

 

                                      apple peelers

   

       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.

 

 

Lions help local client receive a visual aids machine

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

www.yankeerace.com

 

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.

 

 
Are you interested in joining the Lions? call our president or come to a meeting.
2nd & 4th Monday of the month.
Starboard Galley Restaurant , 55 Water St. Newburyport
 
President BOB LAFRANCE - 978-462-8562
r.lafrance@comcast.net
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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