The Monadnock Lions Club was chartered on April 14th, 1960, with 23  members. Our charter night was May 20th, 1960.Our sponsoring club was the Keene Lions Club. LCI president was Clearance L. Sturm and the District Govenor was Albert A. Taggart



The first president was Irvin H. Gordon. In the 60 years since our club was chartered. There have been many presidents who have served more than one term. Our current president Kristin Readel is in her first term. Lion John Fletcher was the longest serving president of 10 years. Linda Piekarski was our first woman President serving from 2013-215


Our current membership is 30 members with 9 woman and 21 men

The membership has gone up and done with a low of 11 and a high of 36.


Ruby adopted as our official guide dog 2010.

First Woman President - Linda Piskarski 2011

First Newsletter February 2014 – First Ruby Report April 2014

Website went live 2014 -

Facebook page 2014

Club pin 2014

Club aprons for Fair 2014

YouTube channel 2015

Safety walking vests 2019

NexTrex Plastic Recycling Program 2019

New Website through Lions Club International -

Community Events

Over the years the club has done many community events from pancake breakfast, penny socials, selling light bulbs, children’s shows and many more. Currently we start the beginning of the year with doing free community meal in February, then Roast Beef Supper in March, March in Memorial Day Parade in May. Chesterfield Lions charity golf in July, Cheshire Fair in August, Mad Dash with American Legion Post 24 in September, Veteran’s Day Observance November 11th, Christmas tree sales in November/December,Santa’s Visit and  CommunityTree lighting in early December .

Service projects

Sight and Hearing

Vision Screening for Elemntary school children

Plastic Recycling Project

Community Hunger - Kidz cupboard, Marlborough Food Pantry

Homestead Thrift Shop support

Youth programs

Sand for Seniors

Changing Batteres in smoke detectors for Seniors




1923 New Hampshire joins Maine and Masschuset as District 33

1928 Maine becomes District 41

1939 Massachusett splits into 4 district 33A,33B,33C, and 33D

1945 New Hampshire and Vermont becomes District 44

1953 New Hampshire become 44A and Vermont 44B

1953 New Hampshire become 44 and Vvermont 45

1960 New Hampshire become two districts 44N and 44H

Lions Club International:


Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones in Chicago

1925: Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan honored as the “First Lady of Lionism” and “Second Lady of Lionism” respectively.

1975: The Lioness Program began

1987: Women were approved for Lions membership

2018: First woman International President Gudrun B. Yngvadottir – Gardabaer, Iceland

               LCI was the first service club organization to admit women

            Today Lions Club International is the largest service organization in the world.


Mission statement of Lions club international

“To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs”


Vison Statement of LCI:

“To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.”


Objective of LCI:

TO CREATE and foster a spirit of understanding among the people of the world.

TO PROMOTE the principles of good government and good citizenship.

TO TAKE an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community

TO UNITE the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship, and mutual understanding

TO PROVIDE a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provide, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members

TO ENCOURAGE service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.





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