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The Lions Club of Harwinton was founded in 1962.  The Club usually meets twice a month. Business Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Harwinton Library on Bentley Drive, Harwinton.  Dinner Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month from January - May,  September and October. In June we have our Installation of Officers, and in December we celebrate at our annual Holiday party.

We are involved in many community events including:

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Harwinton Fair Food Booth

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2022 Harwinton Lions District

Governor Breakfast awards

                                              

Our Harwinton Outstanding Lion, Harry Schuh was honored honored at the District Governor breakfast. 

  

Our Harwinton Freeman Award winner Dennis Baerny was honored at the District Governor breakfast.

 

                                                                                                     Harwinton Lions Club 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Leroy "Bronc" Callahan Scholarship 

 Emily Misluk
The Harwinton Lions' scholarship committee has awarded the Bronc Callahan Scholarship to Emily Misluk, who will attend the University of Connecticut in the fall, majoring in elementary education. Emily has been an active member of many clubs and organizations at Lewis Mills. She served as secretary of the National Honor Society, was a member of the National Foreign Language Honor Society, and a founding member of the Spanish Club at LSM as well as a participant in Mills Club, a community service group. Emily is active in the community, volunteering with her church, Harwinton Parks and Recreation Department, and for the last two years, participating in the Farmington Valley Relay for Life fundraising event. A member of the Girl Scouts since kindergarten, Emily recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award for developing a project that consisted of creating a large pollinator garden at the DEEP Fish Hatchery in Burlington. “I planted native plants in the garden to attract pollinators and provide them with a food source. I also put up a bee house to provide shelter, as well as an educational sign for visitors,” she explained. “I created a brochure with a QR code that links to my research paper about the different types of pollinators, the challenges facing them, their population decline, and what we can do to help save the pollinator species.”

Hurlbut G. Clark Scholarship

Noah Dube

Noah Dube received the Hurlbut G. Clark Scholarship award. President of the Lewis Mills National Honor Society, Noah is also the treasurer of his class, and the Class of 2022’s Valedictorian. Noah participates in many clubs and activities, including Debate, Politics, and the National Foreign Language Honor Society. He also enjoys interning for the Town of Harwinton, as well as umpiring Little League games. Noah will major in Actuarial Finance at the University of Connecticut, where he hopes to find new experiences and opportunities. “I’d like to thank the Harwinton Lions for offering their scholarship," said Noah in his application, "as their help is an investment into the future of the world.”

 

Donation to the Harwinton Library

The family of Harwinton Lion Laura Samolis, who died suddenly in January, 2020, requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent in her name to the Harwinton Lions. This week, Club President and Treasurer Roland and Donna Perreault brought the donation to the Harwinton Library, which will be used to purchase large-print books containing book plates in Laura’s memory. The Club also donated funds for a coding program the library will offer to Harwinton youth. In this photo Harwinton Public Library Director Alice Freiler accepts the donation from Donna Perreault.

Last December, when the COVID-19 pandemic was surging throughout the country for a second time, the Lions Club of Harwinton heard from club president Eric Van Leer about a plan to support the Harwinton Library’s purchase of outdoor furniture. Thomaston Savings Bank (TSB) had given the club a grant, and club members agreed that this project was a great way to use the funds. “Adding outdoor seating to the Library has been on our wish list for some time,” says Library Director Alice Freiler. To be quite honest, when we first began discussing a Lions gift to the Library this year, outdoor furniture was not our first priority. But priorities changed quickly in response to the pandemic; this was the right project at the right time.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    
Some of the Harwinton Library’s new outdoor furniture with (L to R) Cheryl Lindstrom, Community Outreach Officer at Thomaston Savings Bank; Eric Van Leer, Harwinton Lions President; and Alice Freiler, Director of the Harwinton Library

Harwinton Lions Day Project

 


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Blood Drive 
Harwinton Town Hall

 

 

 

 

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