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Upcoming Events







The Columbia Leo Club

7th Annual Variety Show


Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Columbia Town Hall, 323 Route 87

$10 per person, tickets available at door


Local talent of all ages!

Door Prizes, Raffles, and More!


All proceeds will benefit

Camp Rising Sun

Cancer Camp for Kids


The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life

Relay For Life


If you’re interested in performing, or if you would like more information, contact Leo President Emily Nassiff at






Recent Events

Columbia Lions Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Serving Line

The Serving Line


Making Pancakes

Making Pancakes


Food Prep

Preparing the Food


Customers Dining

Customers Dining


KidSite Screening

Leo doing KidSight Eye Screening



Columbia Lions Volunteer to Judge the Local Pine Wood Derby

Car setup on track

In the pole position ....


Cars ready to race

Drivers start your engines...


Cars cross the finish line

And the winner is .....

Lions have judged the cars...




Lion President Display Case Project

Display Case

Henery Beck SR. Palque




Co-Sponsor of New Flagpoles On the Columbia Town Green

New Flagpoles




Lighting Project for the Senior Center Flagpole

Flagpole Lighting Project


Gazebo Lighting and Choral Sing

Gazebo Lighting


Gazebo Lighting - CFD ATV With Holiday Lights

CFD ATV With Holiday Lights


Hot Chocolate and Activities - Santa Takes Requests

Santa Takes Requests


Columbia Lions and Leos



College Scholarships Information


The Columbia Lions Club offers three college scholarships in the amount of $1200 each to Columbia residents who graduate from any accredited public, private or parochial high school and who plan to study at an accredited post-secondary institution.

One of these scholarships is the Myron Berkowitz Scholarship named in honor of  the late Myron Berkowitz, a charter member of the Columbia Lions.


Applications are evaluated by a scholarship committee appointed by the Superintendent and winners are notified by that office.

Applications are available at the Columbia Superintendent’s Office or at the Saxton B. Little Library.  Applications may also be downloaded  here.



2018 Scholarship Winners


  The Columbia Lions 2018 Scholarship winners were selected by the Superintendent's selection committee. The winners were:

Samantha Schatz - E. O.Smith High School

Irene Swenson - Bolton HS

Sarah Lawton - E. O.Smith High School




Columbia Lions Peace Poster Contest


This year at a H. W. Porter School assembly, winner Angelika Kingo and runner-up Liana Hughes were present checks from the Columbia lions Club.

Each year, Lions Clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For 32 years, more than four million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest. The theme of this year’s poster contest is "Kindness Matters". The images represented in the artwork reflect the artist’s view of kindness.

The winning posters will be on display at Saxton B. Little Library during the month of January. All H. W. Porter School posters will be available for viewing at the Columbia Beckish Senior Center during February.

The Columbia Lions would like to thank the H. W. Porter School Administration, Enrichment Teacher, Sandy Rijs, and especially Art Teacher, Katherine MacDonald, for her artistic guidance with the students. Their continuing efforts make this annual contest a success.

  Winning Image


Angelika Kingo 8th grade





Liana Hughes 7th Grade




The Columbia Leo Club meets on the 1st and 3rd   Monday of each month, at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Horace Porter School in the band room. Young people, ages 12-18 who would like more information about the Columbia Leo Club can contact:

Leo President: Emily Nassiff at

Leo School Liaison: Sandy Rijs at
Leo Advisor Jim Blair at
or 860-428-2916.





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