Important Reminders:

  • Feb 8th, Business Meeting, Nomination Committee Set up
  • Feb 14,  BOD Meeting at Tia’s
  • Feb. 22, Social Meeting, Governor’s Visitation & Homeless Bag Filling Project.
  • Feb 28 & Mar 1, S&D and Pasta Supper
  • March 8, Business Meeting, Nominations from the Floor & Committee
  • March 14, BOD Meeting Location TBD
  • March 22, Social Meeting
  • April 4&5, S&D and Pasta Supper
  • April 12, Business Meeting, Election of Officers
  • April 18, BOD Meeting
  • April 26, Social Meeting

•    Make sure you don't miss our monthly Pasta Supper on the First Thursday of Every Month (EXCEPT JULY) from 4:30-6:30pm at Knights of Columbus Hall in Taftville Still only $5.00 (advance sale price) or $6.00 at the door all you can eat: includes salad, bread & butter, and beverage! We can always use help for this event. If you can't work, please Bake something for the dessert table or just come on down & enjoy a cheap night out. If you would like to help in any capacity, contact Lions Nancy or Charlie Miclette or any Taftville member. Pasta supper HELP needed on the Wednesday night prior to the Thursday Night Pasta Supper, for setting up the hall & vegetable prep. Please help us if you can. We meet at 6 PM at the K of C hall.
•     The Current Officers for the 2017-2018 year are as follows: President: John Quercia, 1st VP: Charlie Miclette, 2nd VP: Nancy Miclette, Secretary: Bill Rizzuto, Treasurer: Jack Browne, Lion Tamer: Danielle Uterstaedt, Lion Tale Twister: Ric Tetrault, Membership: Rose Fratoni, LCIF Coordinator: Tia Bettencourt, 4 BOD Members:Diane Rizzuto, John Harris, Shirley Browne, Henry Daigneault, and Immediate Past President Heather Harris.
•    REMINDER: Dues Are Due! Your Dues of $60.00 per member are due June 1st for 2017-2018. You should be receiving a notice by mail regarding your dues. PLEASE>>>Remit dues or send any dues questions to Taftville Lions, Attn. Jack Browne, PO Box 315, Taftville, CT 06380 or contact any Taftville Lions Officer.


Our Lion of the Year this year is Heather Harris!

We gave 3 other Awards at our June Meeting to some well deserving members:

  • Knight of the Blind Award to: Shirley Browne
  • Ambassador of Sight Award to: Charles Miclette
  • A Melvin Jones Fellow awarded to: Jack Browne

Congratulations to you ALL from the Taftville Lions!!

We are trying to save money so, the newsletter will be sent via E-Mail to whoever has an email address. PLEASE send me an email at: so that I can add your name to our newsletter list. ALSO, the website is updated on a regular basis with all of our functions, meetings and general information!
Another very successful year was proven once again. We distributed thousands of fundraiser dollars that we collected throughout the year, to Local groups, State Charities and Local Organizations. Funds that came from the monthly Pasta Suppers, Plant Sales, a Walk-A-Thon, T-Shirt Sales, Misc. Raffles, Donations, Used Clothing Sales, and Lions Placemat Sales, all supported the Gifts that were given out. Thanks to all of the dedicated Lions and Patrons who participated throughout the year to help raise these funds.

Miscellaneous Information:
The Browne's have designed a tee shirts which will re-enforce the claim that we in Taftville are the center of the universe. All proceeds from these tee shirts will be donated to CLERF. They will be available at all of our functions & meetings. They also have Hats available for purchase. See Jack or Shirley!
Our on-going major project is the Merchants Avenue "Taftville Firemans Memorial Park" renovation. Keep in touch for dates & times for work details. We have several projects planned. If you can spare some time please contact Any Taftville Lion Member to see when we might need help with park up keep.

We have many new Projects coming up and are in need of help. Please join us at one of our meetings to see what you can do to help to make the Taftville Lions the Center of the Universe!!
If anyone has old used glasses, please drop them off at any event or give them to any active member. Jack Browne is still in charge of collecting & shipping out the used glasses. Thanks, Jack for a job well done!
Know of anyone who would be an asset to our club?  See any member for information on how to approach them for membership into our club!



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