Freedom Lions and the LEO's work together to on two annual service projects:

Members of the Century High School Leo Club, Liberty High School Leo Club and the Freedom District Lions Club (FDLC) were busy, as usual, this holiday season with two of their annual community service projects.  First, on November 27, 2019, Leos and Lions gathered at Salerno’s Restaurant in Eldersburg to pick up and deliver a fully cooked Thanksgiving dinner to each of 27 families (consisting of 137 people) in the Sykesville/Eldersburg area.  The local restaurant prepares and packages the dinners each year at the request of the local service clubs.  Volunteers from the three service clubs assembled at the WalMart in Eldersburg on Saturday morning (December 14, 2019) and the Leos shopped for gifts for 64 children.  When the shopping was completed, the gifts were taken to Liberty High School where they were wrapped by Lions and Leos and bagged by family for afternoon pickup by the parents. 

In addition, Lion Michelle Sciacchitano and Roderick Brown donated coats for the children.  Lion Bob Bastress, Chairman of the FDLC Youth Outreach Committee coordinated both of these projects.

Childhood Cancer Support

On November 22nd, members of the Freedom District Lions Club delivered 306 toys to Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.  The service club does this regularly throughout the year for children receiving cancer treatment on an outpatient basis but this delivery also included same toys for the “Santa Shop” at the hospital.  Parents of a child in the hospital on Christmas day can select a toy from the “Santa Shop for their hospitalized child.  Pictured are:  Front row (l-r) Sinai Hospital child care employees Angela Finelli, Adina Levitan and Kelly Beck.  Back row (l-r) Freedom District Lions Don Champ, Ann Kramb, Barbara Brimigion, Diane Torockio, Gary Peltier and Viki Peltier.

Lifetime Membership Award

Joseph Wisniewski, a member of the Freedom District Lions Club since October 1979 was recognized by the club with a “Lifetime  Membership Award” for his 40 years of outstanding service during their 73rd Charter Night celebration held in Celebration Hall, Messiah Lutheran Church in Berrett on September 11, 2019.  Wisniewski has served 3 times as President of the local service club that is part of the world’s largest service organization in the world – Lions Clubs International.  In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors for several years and chaired many important committees, including the See More Support Group (comprised of Blind or sight-limited individuals who meet monthly to her resource information that assists them in living independent lives plus have social activities and the Pre-school Vision Screening Committee.  Pictured above:  Wisniewski (center) displays his “Lifetime Membership Award” and certificate he received from FDLC President Jim Moore (left) and FDLC Secretary Gary Buchman (right).



2019 Scholarship Winners...

Matt King, Chairman of the Educational Services Committee introduced this year’s winners of the club’s scholarships during their May 22, 2019 meeting held in Celebration Hall, Messiah Lutheran Church in Berrett. 

The club selects one graduating senior from Liberty High School and one from Century High School each year. 

June 2019 - Sinai Hospital Pediatric Outpatient Clinic

Members of the Freedom District Lions Club (FDLC) Childhood Cancer Committee took a large number of games, toys and stuffed animals to Sinai Hospital Pediatric Outpatient Clinic on June 7, 2019.  The service club donates these new items several times a year so the children have things to occupy their time while they attend the clinic for cancer treatment.  

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