Meetings

Lions Dinner Speakers—Winter/Spring 2024

Meetings occur the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at Rapscallion Table & Tap 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

February 6th  

Acton’s new Police Chief, Jim Cogan, and new Fire Chief, Anita Arnum, will discuss developments and new initiatives in their respective departments.

February 20th  

Dr. Mary Brolin, former Boxborough School Committeewoman and chair of the Building Committee for the new Gates/Douglas Twin School will discuss the building’s design and construction and triple net zero for energy, waste and water efficiency.

March 5th  

Andy Richardt and Mark Scheier will discuss the the history, planning and construction of Miracle Field and the weekend leagues using the field.

March 19th  

Founder Nate will share with us the story of Pony Shack Cider.

April 2nd

Public Historian and Acton resident Mary Fuhrer will speak on life in Acton in the early 1770’s.

April 16th  

Joe Mullin, who is affiliated with the Cardinal Spellman Philatelic Museum in Weston, will discuss postal issues and stamps, particularly how stamps tell stories and reflect the history of the postal service.

May 7th  

Eric Haartz will share with us the story of the Haartz Corporation founded in 1907.

May 21st  

Acton resident and Chief Global Strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management will discuss the economy and the financial markets.

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Recent Donations

“We raise money, so we can give it away!” And, we have been keeping up that community connection:

  • Acton Recreation Summer Concert Series at NARA

  • Lions Club International Disaster Relief 

  • Virginia Thurston Healing Garden

  • Pan-Mass Challenge

  • AccessSport America

  • Barton Center for Diabetes Education

  • The Carroll Center

  • Acton Commission on Disabilities

  • Project Graduation

  • Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadershipf88

 

Acton Lions Club History

The Acton Lions Club, chartered in 1955, currently has 72 members who give their time freely to help those in need and the less fortunate. We normally meet each month for a 6:30 pm dinner meeting on the first and third Tuesday of the month at Rapscallion Table and Tap (5 Strawberry Hill Rd, Acton).  An elected Board of Directors governs the Club, which meets monthly.
We are one of over 45,000 clubs that comprises Lions Clubs International, the largest service organization in the world with over 1.5 million members in 185 countries. Lions are known worldwide for eye research and their service to the blind.
Since 1955 the Acton Lions, now in their 67th year, have contributed over $580,000 to the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, which is #2 among all Lions clubs in the State.  
In addition to eye research, the Acton Lions provide support to many local charitable organizations and community efforts. We also award several $1,500 scholarships to graduating ABRHS seniors each year. 
Membership in the Acton Lions Club is open to all without regard to race, gender, religious beliefs or national origin. Click on the "Contact us" link at the top left of the page for more information about joining the Lions or contact any active club member.

2023-2024 Action Lions Club Officers

President: Bill Mullin
First Vice President: Mike Kaminski
Second Vice President: Gary Kappel
Secretary Lee Daniel:
Assistant Secretary: Peter Grant
Treasurer: Dan Busse
Financial Secretary: Mike Kaminski
Tail Twister: Kurt Karkane
Lion Tamer: Mickey McGurl
Program Chair: Jon Benson
Bulletin Editor: Lee Daniel
Social Media: Steve Trimble and Gary Kappel
Membership: Andy Heiniluoma, Kris Ellicks, Bill Ryan
Directors 1: Year Xuan Kong, Gary Kappel, Peter Grant
Directors 2: Year Brian Lentrichia, Steve Trimble and Rich Langin

 

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