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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Blood Drive 
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Governor Breakfast Awards


Our Harwinton Outstanding Lion, Roland Perreault and Harwinton Rose Amanda Freeman Award winner Eric Van Leer were honored at the District Governor breakfast. 

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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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