SMLC celebrated its 11th anniversary last October 14, 2018 at Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, NJ. The highlight of the celebration was the induction of 3 new members and the installation of the club officers for 2018-2019.  As part of its celebration and as a fundraising activity, the club published its 11th souvenir journal whose cover is shown above, designed by Lion Rogel Bautista, the club's 11th and 3-time president.  According to Lion Rogel, the design, showing a picture of Denali National Park that he took during his visit there last summer, is "our club’s representation of this year’s Lions Clubs International (LCI) theme that focuses on serving beyond the horizon. There‘s the picture of SMLC Lions marching toward the horizon, a march that faces challenges but very rewarding – this speaks much about our Lion journey.  To quote the LCI President Gudrun Yngvadottir:


SMLC members serve at the SHIP lunch for the homeless/needy community members every 2nd Thursday of the month.

SMLC donated to the PhillippinesFor the holidays, the Somerville Metro Lions Club donated to a rural area in the northern Phillippines. We helped them have their Christmas feeding program, which happened last Dec. 22, and they served around 100 kids.  The program included food, games & prizes and giveaways to the kids.


SMLC officers attend the 2nd District 16J cabinet meeting held in Roselle Park, NJ.


SMLC joins 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Somerville, NJ


Somerville Metro Lions Club had its year-end get together, a joint event with the Highland Park Phil-Am Lions Club, last Dec. 11, 2016 at Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater NJ.  It is the 2nd time that the two Clubs collaborated on an event.  The event aimed to foster camaraderie among Lions in the two Clubs, celebrate the past year of service and look forward to another year of making a difference in the lives of others through service.  The highlight of the event was the induction of 3 members, two from SMLC - Alvin Caballero and Andrew Villafranca.



SMLC @ the 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade, Main St., Somerville, NJ           



Lions emblems were installed in two locations in Somerville, NJ last June 27, 2012.  This picture shows the one installed at E. Main St. (by N. Auten Ave.), the other one is at N. Gaston Ave. (by Route 22 E).




The Somerville Metro Lions Club (SMLC) is a service organization composed of dedicated citizens in the Somerville area and its neighboring towns.  Beyond fostering camaraderie among its members, the club aims to be of service to the community, in line with the Lions Clubs International's motto 'WE SERVE'.

SMLC was chartered with 26 members on June 26, 2007 under the umbrella of District 16D of New Jersey Lions. To date, the club has grown to more than 30 members, representing various towns in and around the Somerville area.



Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

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