Meetings

 

 

The Dennis Harwich Lions met in person for the first time in more than a year for their annual dinner meeting on June 23, 2021.  It was held at the Mooncusser Tavern Inn and Restaurant, Sisson Rd., Harwich Port, MA .  The following is the slate of new officers for the next fiscal year:

 
Immediate Past President: Thomas Osborn
President: Richard White
Vice President: John Padgett
Treasurer: Phyllis Villemaire
Secretary: Sandra Fife
Membership Director: Richard White
Tail Twister: Michael O’Halloran
Lion Tamer: Brian Kennedy
One-Year Directors: Michael O’Halloran, Richard Boudreau, Floran Rozzelle
Two-Year Director: Brian Kennedy (First Year)
Two-Year Director: Thomas Osborn (Second Year)
Club Historian: Janet Boudreau
 

Lion Rick White is the Membership Chair.  He can be contacted at rwdhlmamc2020@comcast.net. .

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The Lions Craft Fair was held August 28-29, 2021.

The Michael Brennan Memorial Closest to the Pin Contest was held September 18, 2021. .

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In 2017, the Dennis Harwich Lions Club celebrated 50 years of service to the Cape Cod community and beyond.  We were charted December 13, 1967 by then President John A. MacNaught, Jr. and 50 other men from Harwich and Dennis.  Since then we have sponsored other Lions Clubs in Chatham, Falmouth, and Sandwich.  We are always looking for new members!

We are well-known for our local service and fundraisers throughout the year.  100% of our donations are returned to the community both locally and internationally including:

  • Sight loss education and prevention
  • Collecting used eyewear and hearing aids which are sent worldwide
  • Diabetes education and research
  • Supporting Massachusetts Lions Eye Research 
  • Worldwide Disaster Relief
  • Offer use of Vitrectomy Chair for use after certain eye surgery
  • Support local charities (Salvation Army, Food Pantries, Youth Recreation)

We support our youth by:

  • Sponsoring $2,000 individual college scholarships for students living in Dennis or Harwich.    
  • Holding an annual High School Speech Contest where winners may compete at the State Level.
  • Collecting used sporting equipment for those in need.
  • Holding a free "Breakfast with Santa" event with free photos.
  • Providing eye screening in local schools.

Our goal is to "Help Cure Preventable Blindness."  Our fundraising activities include sponsoring the Michael Brennan Closest to the Pin, and hosting an annual craft fair at the Brooks Park in Harwich.   We have placed donation canisters in our local businesses to assist with our Local Charity Program.

 If you would like to make a tax deductable donation, you can make the check out to the Lions Club of Dennis Harwich Foundation, and mail to our Post Office Box 41, Dennisport,MA 02639.

We are a  501 (C) (3) organization.

Thank you for your Support.

 

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