Recent Donations

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

  • 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

  • AB Football sponsorship

  • AB Girls Soccer sponsorship

  • Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadershipf88

Upcoming Meetings:

  • September 19—Town Updates---Kelley’s Corner Infrastructure Project and Proposed New Public Works Building (Dean Charter); Main Street Campus--Betty McManus Senior Housing Development (Nancy Kolb), Senior Park (Steve Trimble) and Dog Park (Tom Gillespie); and Acton 250 Committee (Steve Trimble).
  • October 3---Dr. Nina Farivari, Lexington Eye Associates. Updates on the latest advances in diagnosis, treatment and cure for eye diseases.
  • October 17—Dr. Peter Girguis, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard. Understanding how marine organisms have adapted to their habitats and how they respond to a changing world.
  • November 7—Dr. Jeff Fuhrer, retired executive vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Discussion of Jeff’s new book “The Myth That Made Us: How False Beliefs about Racism and Meritocracy Broke Our Economy (and How to Fix It)”.
  • November 21—Lisa Gordon, executive director of the Acton Food Bank. Updates on the work and current challenges of the food bank.
  • December 5—Paul Swydan, proprietor of the Silver Unicorn bookstore in West Acton. Paul is a former baseball writer and the story of the Silver Unicorn.

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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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