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Please help the Acton Lions collect warm winter coats for the Caring Partners' Coats for Kids Drive!

We are participating in the 2020 Coats for Kids Drive, and collecting adults and children's warm winter coats for anyone who needs one.

To sign up, visit and click “register today”. To donate, bring gently used warm winter coats to the Acton Lions Club (email for details).  You can also drop it at any Anton's Cleaners, Enterprise Bank, or Jordan's Furniture location.

Coats for Kids accepts warm winter coats that are gently used, good quality, and all sizes (especially XL adults and infant/pre-K sizes). The drive does not accept coats with rips, tears, broken zippers, or permanent stains, nor can we accept sweatshirts, vests, and spring coats.You can get more information from the article in the Beacon at




A life well lived. Your life well lived. 

Life is about what we do while we are alive. There is no higher calling than to lessen the pain of others. This is what the Acton Lions Club and Lions International does.

If you don't have a way to be deeply connected to the happenings of your town and if you are living a life where something may be missing, consider spending some time with the Lions to understand what we do. Hang out at events, we will buy you a dinner at one of our meetings at Rapscallions and there will NEVER be any pressure to join. You have to want to be a Lion. Once you do, it will improve the meaningfulness of your life.  

While we spend time with with our friends we made in the name of service, we make a difference in the lives of others in a way that helps us make great personal connections with key members of our town. 


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), but with the current restrictions, we periodically meet on line.  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 65th 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.


2020-2021 Acton Lions Officers

65th President: Bill Ryan

1st Vice President: Kris Ellicks

2nd Vice President: Cathy Griffin

3rd Vice President: Andy Heiniluoma

Secretary: Lee Daniels

Treasurer:  Dan Busse

Financial Secretary: Mike Kaminski

Tail Twister:  Joe Galetta

Lion Tamer: Mickey McGurl

Program Chairperson: Dick O'Brien

Bulletin Editor: Lee Daniel

Publicity Chairperson:  Frances Anderton

Membership Chairperson:  IPP Peter Grant; Committee members;  
Dan Busse and Dean Charter  


One Year:                           Two Year:

Jean Fletcher                       John Benson  

Dick O'Brien                        Geoff Hadley

Kris Ellicks                           John Testa            



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