Camp Abilities Brockport equips children with the skills necessary to shine

A whole new world of possibilities is opened for children who are visually impaired, blind, and deafblind when they descend on The College at Brockport, State University of New York, for Camp Abilities Brockport, a one-week sports camp for children with visual impairments. Campers ride bikes and horses, they play baseball and run track, and they perform archery and numerous other sports. These are all things that children with visual impairments often believe to be impossible for them to participate in. Camp Abilities Brockport proves otherwise.  The Lions Club of Chili helps by serving meals and encouraging the campers to have a great time.

Support for Girl Scout Robotic Team

The Hippie Pandas First Robotic Lego Team put on an amazing exhibition at one of our meetings.  First, they gave a demonstration of making beds out of lightweight concrete-like material for places like Haiti.  Then, they gave a demonstration of their Lego Robotics.  It was very interesting.  As always, there was not a matching sock to be found among the girls.  Lion Joy Koziol presented a check  to help finance their trip to St. Louis for the First Lego League World Festival .

Christmas Food Drive 

Our club sends out letters of solicitation to Chili businesses for donations and solicits names of families who might not be able to afford a special holiday meals. We set up "giving trees" in the community where someone can draw a child's name and basic information about that child.  The person can then shop for the child and buy a gift for him or her. Club members also solicit and buy food. Recipients are given the choice of receiving the "fixings" for a holiday meal, or a gift card for a local grocery store. We then assemble Christmas baskets of "goodies" and gifts, and then deliver them on the Saturday before Christmas.

Lions Dom Fantauzzo, Bob Foos, and Ron Tucker mixing work and pleasure.

The delivery peple are ready to brighten up some people who really need it around the holidays.


Ringing the Bell for the Salvation Army

It was a cold day and night, but the Lions Club of Chili were there to support the kettle.  Bill Foos, Otto Resch, Jim Keenan, and Bonnie Platt pictured above were part of a good turnout of Lions that made holiday bell ringing a fun event for a great cause.



Come join Chili Recreation and the Chili Senior Center as we officially kick off the holiday season in Chili. The festivities will include Christmas carols, hot chocolate, FREE horse drawn wagon rides with Santa, and the lighting of the Town Complex. There will also be free children’s activities inside the senior center including cookie decorating, crafts, and coloring. More information will be released as it becomes available.

When: Friday, December 6

Time: 6:00 pm Christmas carols

6:30 pm Santa arrives by horse drawn wagon

6:30 pm Christmas Lights turned on

6:30-8:30 pm FREE wagon rides

and FREE children’s activities in the Senior Center

Where: Chili Senior Center (3235 Chili Avenue)

*There will also be a donation drive to collect items for the Veterans Hospital. Look for a list of needed items in the event flyers and newpaper ads a few weeks before the event.

Location : Chili Senior Center
Contact : Chili Recreation, 889-4680



We will be ringing the bells at K Mart on December 17, 4PM to 8:30 PM for those who can use our help.


On the second Saturday of each month, the members of the Lions Club of Chili, NY gather at 8:30 at the Town & Country restaurant to share breakfast together.  This is a social meeting and rarely is any business conducted.  We believe this activity helps create a sense of community and connectivity among our Club members and increases the visibility of Lions.  We have so much fun there in our yellow vests that anyone who sees us probably wants to join us!


Our Club operates the largest Community Medical Loans Closet in the area.  This well-equipped Loans Closet serves residents from multiple counties when they need to borrow medical devices.




Lions Clubs International News
Connect with Us Online