P. O. Box 365, Avalon, NJ 08202
March 2023
  • Upcoming events and meetings
  • Opportunities for Members
  • Future events planning
  • Recap of March Board Meeting and General Meeting
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Happy St. Patrick's Day
April Meetings
The Avalon Lions Executive Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at 5:00 pm at the Senior Center in Avalon. All members are welcome to attend.
The General Membership meeting of the Avalon Lions Club will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2023, starting at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Links on Rout 9 at the Avalon Golf Course. More information may be found in the meeting article later in this newsletter.
Remaining 2022-2023 (Fiscal Year) Meetings
Board Meetings:
Wednesday, May 3, at 5:00 pm
Avalon Senior Center
Wednesday, June 7, at 5:00 pm
Avalon Senior Center
General Membership Meetings
Thursday, May 18, starting at 6:00 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm
The Whitebrier Restaurant
June: Charter Night
Thursday, June 15, starting at 6:00 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm
The Rock n' Chair
Election for 2023-2024 Fiscal Year
The slate of officers was distrinuted at the March Meeting. The slate is as follows:
President: Bruce Loversidge
1st Vice President: Barbara Stout
2nd Vice President: Loretta Finnegan
3rd Vice President: OPEN
Secretary: Carol Hunsicker
Administrative Treasurer: Jim Hunsicker
Charity Treasurer: OPEN
1st Year Board of Directors: Linda Lutz, Claudia Monahan, Michael Monahan
Please note that there are two positions with no candidates listed. Members are asked to consider putting their name in as a nominee for these two positions. If you are interested in these positions, please contact either Eileen Donovan (, 610-656-6161) or Bruce Loversidge (, 215-287-2013).
No other nominees have come forward. Therefore, the slate, as shown above will be voted on by the membership at the General Meeting in A. Voting then takes place and the officers and board members are voted on in April.
Additionally, if you are interested in perhaps taking a position after the 2023-2024 year, there will be openings for Secretary and Administrative Treasurer in the future. The opportunity provided gives a year for ramping up to turnover.
On Saturday, April 8th, AHLOA will be holding their annual Community Connections event at the Avalon Community Center. The doors will open to the public at 8:30 am. The Avalon Lions will have a table at the event to provide information to the community about our mission. Robin Mackintosh, Marketing and Communications Director, as well as other Lions volunteers will be at the table. If you attend, please stop by and say hello to your fellow Lions.
Avalon Annual
Dune Grass
Avalon will be holding its annual Spring Volunteer Dune Grass Planting on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Volunteers will meet at Avalon Community Halll (30th Street and Avalon Avenue) at 8:30 am, at which time a brief planting demonstration will be given. After the Dune Grass planting, there will be a bagged light lunch outside Community Hall.
If you are interested in joining, please call Sue Keen at 609-967-5924 or Chuck McDonnell at 609-967-3066 no later than April 11th to sign up. They need a head count to have an accurate number for lunch.
2023 All Avalon Yard Sale
Saturday, May 13, 2023
(Chair: Dan Donohoe/Pam Donohoe)
Are you working on your Spring Cleaning?  Are you finding items that you no longer use or need?  What better way to get rid of them then to donate them to the Avalon Lions for the Yard Sale on May 13th!
7 Mile Island Pickleball Classic
to benefit the Avalon Lions Charities
(Chair: Gina Bates)
The 2nd Annual 7 Mile Island Pickleball Classic supporting Avalon Lions Charities will take place May 19th -21. We are thrilled to have Kerr Charities return this year as the title sponsor of our event. The event planning committee welcomes new members as we prepare for a great event. Please feel free to reach out to Gina Bates if you are interested in assisting prior to the event. In April, look for a SignUp notice on-site Lions support during the tournament. 
Memorial Day White Cane Collection
May 27th
More information will be available in the April newsletter in addition to a link to signup.
Memorial Day
The Memorial Day Parade in Avalon will take place on Monday, May 29th. The Avalon Lions will be participating in the parade that day. Members are encouraged to join the parade. Further information will be provided at a later date.
(Chair: Jim Lutz)
Saturday, June 18
8:00 am to 11:00 am
Pancakes! Sausage! Bacon! All prepared and served by the Avalon Lions!.
A reminder: Volunteers will be needed on the day of the even to help with setting up, preparing the sausage and bacon, flipping pancakes, serving our guests and cleaning up. More information will be sent out as we get closer to the event.
Avalon Lions Club
Golf Outing
The ALCF Golf Outing is June 25 at Avalon Golf Club. This is our biggest fundraiser. We need volunteers to work on the day of the event and to help solicit sponsorships and auction items. If you own a business or know local business owners, make a donation or ask for one. We also need golfers so put together a foursome or just come out yourself and we will pair you up with other golfers.
This is a fun day for players and volunteers but to make it work we need ALL our members to participate so please let me know how you want to help.

Bruce Loversidge ( or 215-287-2013)
Calendar Year 2023
As you plan your time in Avalon for 2023, please keep in mind the need for volunteers to help with organizing and participating in our fundraising and service events. A calendar has been created to help you plan ahead. Please click the button below to see a copy of the calendar for 2023. This calendar of events is also available on the website.
If you have an interest in helping with or have any questions about a specific event, please contact the event Chairperson or anyone on the Executive Board.
February Donations
For more than forty years Cape Assist has helped untold thousands to fight drug, alcohol and substance abuse in Cape May County with prevention and treatment programs. The Avalon Lions Club has been a long time supporter with donations to the non profit.
After the newsletter was sent out in February, the presentation of our donation to Cape Assist took place We were donated $6,000 to them on February 27th. Mike Hickey and photographer Robin Mackintosh met with Cape Assist representativesTisa Magalogo-Fitisemaun, Communications Director, and Katie Faldetta, Executive Director.
March Donations
The Blind Center of the Jersey Cape helps blind and visually impaired people expand their world with programs, trips, entertainment and education. The center has meeting facilities located in the Avalon United Methodist Church located at 33rd and Dune Drive. Participants come from all over Cape May County using county operated vans to attend meetings and enjoy field trips.
Second Vice President, Loretta Finnegan, presented a check for $2,000 to Phill Harrison, President of the Blind Center, Carole Fiore and Jack MacVeigh, Photographer Robin Mackintosh joined them and took the photograph.
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