SMLC had its 9th Anniversary Celebration and Installation of Officers last Sept. 18, 2016 in Bridgewater Manor, Bridgewater NJ. The new  officers for 2016-2017 were installed by District Governor 16J Dave Shaffer.  Outgoing President, Meriam Canares, thanked all members and friends who have contributed to the projects undergone by the Club, especially in the areas of hunger, vision, youth, and environment. Incoming President, Rogel Bautista (2nd term as president since 2010) talked about the continuing commitment of members to the Lions mission of service and responding to the Centennial Challenge.


SMLC continues to be involved with projects and activities involving the  pillars of LIonism - VISION, HUNGER, YOUTH, and ENVIRONMENT.  Members are also actively involved with community activities to promote awareness on who Lions are and what they can do to help especially the less fortunate members of the community.


SMLC Holds Booth in Somerville Fall Street Fair

Last Oct. 6, 2013, SMLC participated in the Somerville Fall Street Fair by putting up a booth as part of a community awareness campaign to showcase who we are as Lions and what we do as a service organization and also the activities of the Club.  Posters were put up and fliers and some giveaways were given .  The activity also geared towards inviting new members.               


SMLC Membership is Tops in Zone 2, Region 2

With  41 members as of midyear 2013, SMLC ranks first in Zone 2, Region 2 and is one of the fastest growing Lions Clubs in the region.  With the Club's increasing number and scope of projects, current members are actively recruiting new members to join the fold.


SMLC Holds Inaugural 5K Run/Walk

The Somerville Metro Lions Club held its first ever 5K Run/Walk event last Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, New Jersey.  The purpose of this year's inaugural event, titled as 5K Run/Walk To Curb Hunger, is to raise funds for the hungry in the Somerset County area and to spread awareness on the plight of the hungry, not only in our local communities but in the world as a whole.  This year's beneficiary is SHIP (Samaritan Homeless Interim Program).  More than 200 participants from New Jersey and other states braved the summer heat to take part in the club's cause.  Trophies and medals were given to the top finishers of the race.

SMLC would like to thank all the race participants, volunteers, sponsors, and donors for their help and support in making the event a huge success.


SMLC Participates in John Basilone Parade

For the first time, SMLC participated in a local parade last Sept. 26, 2010.  And what better event than the John Basilone Parade to honor Raritan's local war hero!  Some members of the Club joined forces with those of 'twin club' Bridgewater Lions Club to show the Lion force at the parade, augmented by the inspiring presence of the Lion Eyemobile.


SMLC Acquires 7 New Members!

2010 is a banner year for SMLC.  We are happy to note that we have added the following 7 new members to our roster:  Reynaldo Angeles, Gemma Bibera Cruz, Jacqueline Fuchs, Robert Kaplan, Marissa Santos, Gary Spratt, and Mithi Spratt. 

These new members were inducted by District 16D Governor Michael Hsing last September 18, 2010.


SMLC Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

Last September 18, 2010, SMLC celebrated its 3rd anniversary with a dinner dance at the Martinsville Inn in Martinsville, NJ.  The highlight of the celebration was the Induction of the 7 new members and the Installation of officers for 2010-2011.  Outgoing President Rogel Bautista talked about the club's accomplishments of the previous year and, in echoing this year's LCI theme A BEACON OF HOPE, encouraged all members to remain true to their mission of service.  Incoming President Gloria Hermoso also emphasized the same theme and noted 'our challenge to expand our service projects in all four areas - youth, blindness, hunger, and environment...'

District 16D Governor Michael Hsing was the guest speaker of the event, in addition to inducting the new members and installing the new officers of the club.  PDG Ben Yashinski gave an inspirational message.

In accordance with its yearly tradition, some members and officers of SMLC entertained the guests with a lovely Filipino folk dance entitled Cariñosa.

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