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Wayne Lions' Mission

“We are a group of service-minded people who take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of our community.  We wish to work together to serve our community without thought of personal financial reward. With this common purpose in mind, we also create and strengthen the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding of our members. Finally, we aspire to the highest ethical standards both within our group and as we conduct our daily business.”


 

Wayne Lions' 25th Annual Charity Golf Outing

 

Wayne Lions' 25th Annual Charity Golf Outing is scheduled for Monday, October 1, 2018 at the Preakness Valley Golf Club in Wayne, NJ.  This event benefits Wayne Foundation for the Handicapped, Camp Marcella for the Blind, St. Joseph's School for the Blind, Wayne Handicapped Foundation, Wayne Student Scholarships and Wayne Food Bank.  Click here to download the form you will need to complete in order to register for this event.  You can register a foursome or request to be placed into a foursome.  Come have fun and remember.........THERE......WILL........BE........PRIZES!!!


 

UPDATE My First Tough Mudder UPDATE

Nature decided to grant our whole region its very own Tough Mudder that same weekend forcing cancellation of the Woodland Park Tough Mudder  You may recall scenes of automobiles floating away caused by a downpour of almost 5 inches of rain in 30 minutes.

If you purchased tickets to the Woodland Park event, you can use them at other Tough Mudders.  Click this link to see a schedule of events: https://www.yourfirstmudrun.com/family-mud-run-events/

 

 


Our Newest Officers Installed at our June Ceremony!

Congratulations to Dave Belgard who is our new King Lion!  He was inducted as President by Lion Elspeth Moore 

Dave Belgard

Our New First Vice President and Our Newest Member

Lion Ken Gorski being inducted as 1st Vice President by Lion Elspeth Moore and his wife, our newest Lion, Judy Gorski joining our club 

 

Lion Joe Csensits being inducted as Treasurer and Lion Jim Sandford as Assistant Treasurer by Lion Elspeth Moore

Lion Joe Balzarotti being recognized for for his 25 years of service as Secretary and being inducted as Assistant Secretary

Lion Carol (L) being inducted as Lion Tamer by Lion Elspeth Moore

 

Lion Paul being inducted as Secretary by Lion Elspeth Moore


Selected Past Events


Meet Our Newest Member!  

Clancy the Seeing-Eye Puppy

Wayne Lions Club is participating in the Pennies for Puppies Program, and is now the sponsor of Clancy, a loveable Chocolate Lab.  Clancy will spend 12 to 14 months living with a family as part of The Seeing Eye's Puppy Raising Program.  Then, he will return to The Seeing Eye for formal training as a seeing eye dog.  If he completes the program successfully, he will be matched with a person who is blind, and they will train to work as partners.

"Surely you will find kind people everywhere ready to help you when they know that you...bring help to people who wait in darkness for a friend to guide their feet into pathways of usefulness."

- Helen Keller

 

Clancy, Seeing Eye Dog sponsored by Wayne Lions

 


 

Wayne Lions Sponsors Service Dog

The Wayne Lions Club has committed to $5,000 to sponsor a Service Dog with the Seeing Eye Foundation, Morristown NJ. The first installment donation was made on January 23rd to Don MacGowan from The Seeing Eye by King Lion Marty Bookman. Don came to our meeting with George, his Ambassador Dog. http://www.seeingeye.org/

 


Annual Peace Poster Prizes

Given to Two Wayne Middle School Students

King Lion Marty Bookman from the Wayne Lions presented $50 Peace Poster prizes to each of the winners of their respective Wayne middle schools. This worldwide art contest for young people encourages them to express their vision of Peace. This year's theme  is: The Future of Peace. Astrid McGraw (L), 8th grade at George Washington Middle School won first place for her school and was also the 3rd place winner for the NJ Lions District 16N. Jodi Kim (R) 7th grade at Anthony Wayne Middle School won first place for her school.


Wayne Lions Peace Poster Prize

 

Wayne Health Fair - October 21, 2017

 

There was a great turnout at the Wayne Township Health Fair on Saturday, October 21.  We used our Welch Allen Spot Camera to check the ophthalmic health of many Wayne Residents!

 


VideoEye Machine Donated to Wayne Public Library

On November 15, the Wayne Lions Club presented the Wayne Public Library with the donation of a VideoEye Machine. This machine relays the image of any item (book, small objtect, etc.) to an LCD screen.  This enables people with visual impairments the ability to view the image with greater ease, representing an improvement in quality of life.The device was made available to the Wayne Lions by Wayne resident Ms.Fran Juchniewicz.  Her late husband Leon used the device to help him read.

Wayne Lions Donate a VideoEye Machine to Wayne Public Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Lions Make a Donation to

St. Joseph's School for the Blind

 

Dave Feinhals, St. Josephs School for the Blind, Paul Ciavarella Wayne Lions President

 

The Wayne Lions presented Saint Joseph's School for the Blind with a $1,500 donation. The funds will be used to support specialized services to individuals with visual impairments across New Jersey. Pictured left to right below are David Feinhals, Executive Director, Saint Joseph's School for the Blind and Wayne Lions President, Paul Ciavarella.

Find out more about St Joseph's here: http://schoolfortheblind.org


 

Lions Donate Golf Carts to Laurelwood Arboretum

Wayne Lions and Lions District 16N donate Golf Carts to Laurelwood

The Wayne Lions and Lions District 16N recently had a dedication for the carts that they donated to Laurelwood Arboretum, Wayne Nj. The carts allow people to enjoy a tour of the 34 acres that are meticulously maintained mostly by dedicated volunteers. The newer cart was named "Francis" because the Lions purchased it from Pope Francis after his US tour. Pictured from left to right are Wayne Lions , Paul Ciavarella, Lions Rich Chitum, Mario Rosellini, Laurelwood Gardens VP Jim McQue, Lion Joe Csentsits, Lions District Govenor Jack Romano, Lions Dennis Brubaker and Joe Hallock.


 

 

 

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