Meetings

 

NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB MEETS AT THE

STARBOARD GALLEY RESTAURANT,

55 WATER ST. NEWBURYPORT,

NOTE NEW TIME 6:30PM, 2ND AND 4TH MONDAY OF THE MONTH.

DINNER MEETINGS HELD UPSTAIRS

FREE PARKING BEHIND THE BUILDING

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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SPONSORED OR PARTICIPATED IN OUR MANY 

FUNDRAISING EVENTS.

ALL WERE A HUGE SUCCESS!

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NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB

CURRENT EVENTS 

LIONS ANNUAL BEDRACE 2019

 

LIONS 2019 BEDRACE TSHIRTS ON SALE!

 

2019 BED RACE T-SHIRT DESIGN GOES TO

 

The Newburyport Lions are pleased to announce this year’s design winner for the Newburyport Lions YH Bed Race T-shirt.  Teigan Trach, is a senior at Newburyport High.  T-Shirt Chairman Lion Andy Perry approached the Newburyport High School art department to see if the art class students would be interested in designing the Logo for this year`s Bed Race t-shirts.  Art teacher Mary Rakoski was happy to report to Lion Perry that 12 students wanted to design and compete for this year’s logo. Lions T-shirt Chairman and sub-committee selected Teigan’s design as being the most original.  Perry said ”all the designs were so different and all showed a lot of creativity”. Teigan was presented with an Amazon gift card for her winning design at a Lions meeting on July 8th.

These t-shirts will be available for $10.00 each during this year`s Bed Race on Federal Street on Thursday August 1st at 6:00PM.   Lions and other accompaning volunteers will be walking up and down Federal street during the race selling T-shirts.  All proceeds from the sales of these T-shirts will go toward NBPT Lions supported local charities.

 

There is still time to enter a bed into this year`s race.  For details on the Bed Race and how to register go to the Bed Race website: www.info@wattseye.com .  Go to Patient Forms and look for Bed Race Forms and registration; or go to the Lions website.

PHOTO;  L/R NHS Art Teacher Mary Rakoski; NBPT Lions Club President Mindie Howard; Winner of this year’s T-shirt design Teigan Trach; and Lion Andy Perry.

 

 

 

 

 

LEOS NEWS

 

NEWBURYPORT LEOS CLUB OFFICERS 2019-2020

NEW LIONS PRESIDENT MINDIE HOWARD INSTALLS NEW LEOS

PRESIDENT LUCY GAGNON.

 

LIONS RECENT NEWS

 

PDG Frank Bertalino installs Lions President Mindie Howard for her term 2019-2020.

Immediate Past President Kathryn Kain awards Lion Bob LaFrance with Lion of the Year Award.

 

NEWBURYPORT – The Newburyport Lions Club and the Massachusetts Lions District Visual Aid Association were recently able to provide Bob Folsom, a World War II veteran from Newburyport, with a Merlin CCTV Visual Aid Magnifier.

This device was provided by the Lions Club at no charge. Folsom suffers from macular degeneration and is considered legally blind by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind.

 

With the Merlin Magnifier, Folsom is now able to gain some independence. With this renewed ability to read, he can read his mail, pay bills, read directions and complete other tasks.

Anyone who has a friend, neighbor or relative who has been classified as legally blind and who might benefit from a Merlin Magnifier can call Lion and club visual aid Chairman Bob LaFrance at 978-270-3951 for more information.

 

Anyone interested in learning more about the Lions Club can attend a monthly meeting, held on the second and fourth Mondays each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Starboard Galley, 55 Water St., Newburyport.

 

2019 Lions $5,000 grand prize winners TARA WATTS AND SARA GOULET

 

 

NEWBURYPORT LEOS CLUB CURRENT EVENTS

LEOS SPONSOR SALVATION ARMY THURSDAY NIGHT DINNERS. FREE TO ALL

11/08/2018, 12/06/2018, 01/10/2019, 02/07/2019, 04/04/2019

DINNERS ARE SERVED AT 5PM, SALVATION ARMY GYM, 40 WATER ST, NEWBURYPORT

 

THE WATER PROJECT

THE LEOS CLUB HAS A 2 YEAR ONGOING FUNDRAISER TO BUILD A WELL IN SUDAN, AFRICA. THE CLUB MEMBERS ARE VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE IN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD. WHILE STUDENTS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, OUR CLUB MEMBERS SUCCEEDED IN A SIMILIAR PROJECT. SO FAR, THROUGH THE MEMBERS EFFORTS, WE HAVE RAISED $1,500 FOR THE CAUSE. IT IS OUR INTENTION TO MEET THE GOAL BY THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR, WHICH ENDS JUNE 30, 2019. IF YOU WISH TO DONATE TO THE LEOS CLUB PROJECT PLEASE CONTACT LEOS CLUB ADVISOR

KATHY HEYWOOD, CALICHRISTMAS@GMAIL.COM

CHECKS CAN BE MAILED TO:

NEWBURYPORT LEOS CLUB

"THE WATER PROJECT"

NEWBURYPORT HIGH SCHOOL

241 HIGH ST. NEWBURYPORT, MA 01950

 

THIS PROJECT IS A 501 C - 3. TAX DEDUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE.

 

 

 

Members of the  Newburyport Leos Club serve dinner at the local Salvation Army for the needy in

their community. They are also raising $15,000 to fund the construction of a water well in Sudan, Africa.

 

Lions Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army

Join us in December as the tradition continues.

We ring to help raise money for those in need.

Funds raised help local citizens.

 

We support other non-profits and charitable organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                       Our guest "Chucky Rosa" from the Chucky's Fight Foundation

                                                            and President Kathryn Kain.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS NEW MEMBERS!

LIONS HOLD A SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE FOR THE BRESNEHAN SCHOOL.

NEWBURYPORT LEOS CLUB HOLD A BAKE SALE DURING THE NOVEMBER 2018 ELECTIONS TO FUND THEIR CHARITABLE WORK.

EYE GLASS RECYCLING AT THE NEWBURYPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY

ALZHEIMERS WALK, TEAM JOANNE'S JOURNEY

SEPTEMBER 2017 AT GILLETTE STADIUM

WE RAISED OVER $10,000

THANK YOU LIONS WHO JOINED US AND SUPPORTED THE CAUSE!

INFO: www.yankeerace.com

ROAD RACE 2010 DIRECTOR JONATHAN PEARSON

road race director Jonathan Pearson 

 

 

Newburyport Leos Club wins Best Leos Club in State of Massachusetts! 2016

Lions Multiple District 33

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIONS ANNUAL $5,000 RAFFLE  WILL YOU BE THE NEXT LUCKY WINNER?

Congratulations to 2016 winners the staff at Watts Eye Associates in Newburyport.

 

 

MONEY RAISED FOR ALL OF OUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS GOES TO SUPPORT THE FIGHT TO END BLINDNESS AND EYE DISEASE, MASS LIONS EYE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, LCIF, MANY LOCAL CHARITIES.  OUR MOTTO IS "WE SERVE"

STAY TUNED TO OUR UPCOMING EVENTS SUCH AS:

THE LIONS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE, EYE GLASS COLLECTIONS, VISION SCREENINGS, BLOOD DRIVES,

LIONS ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY DINNER

SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING

WINTER COAT DRIVE, TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE, $5000 RAFFLE NIGHT,

LIONS YH ROAD RACE QUILT RAFFLE

WANT TO GET INVOLVED? WE ACCEPT NEW MEMBERS BOTH MALE AND FEMALE OVER AGE 18 TO JOIN THE LIONS. FIND OUT HOW BY CONTACTING US.

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CONGRATULATIONS NEWLY CHARTERED LIONS CLUB!

ESSEX COUNTY REGIONAL LIONS CLUB

SPONSORED BY THEIR FRIENDS THE NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB

 

 

 

(l to r) President Joe Gentlemen of Essex County Regional Lions and

President Frank Bertolino of Newburyport Lions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Newburyport Lions present plaque to "Diane's Fine Desserts", formerly Alden Merrell Cheesecake in Newburyport for their support and donations to Lions events over the years.  Pictured left to right: Lions Secretary Paul Kolman, Diane's Fine Desserts owner Mike Knowles, Lion Bob Colomycki, and Lion President Mark Quinlan.

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Thank you to all who attended and supported the Lions  Rock 'n Roll Show!

A fun time and great success!

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Thank you to all who supported our $5,000 raffle night on March 7th.

All tickets sold out! Congratulations to all winners.

 

Lions $5,000 Raffle 2015

 

Lions District 33N Midwinter Convention

The Bertalinos! Katherine and Frank at the Medevil themed Friday night party.

 

Lions bell ringing for local Salvation Army to help the needy. December 2014

 

NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY DINNER

A great success. Thank you to all who volunteered or donated.

 

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Lions water stop at the Green Strides 1/2 marathon held in Newburyport, October 26, 2014.

Our Lions water stop team:  Mark, Kathy and Bob. 4,000 runners were served Gatorade and water! A large donation is being made to the newburyport Lions from this event! Thanks to all who came out.

 

We support the Lions District 33n Eyemobile

free vision and hearing screenings, blood pressure checks.

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Membership drive. Want to be a Lion or a Leo?

Just ask us how.

Lions open to adult men and women 18+

Leos open to boys and girls age 12-18

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EYEGLASS RECYCLING GOING ON NOW!

Eye glass collection box now in front of public Library, 94 State St.

We collect used prescription eyeglasses & sunglasses, and regular sunglasses.

No broken glasses please!

Thank you to all who supported our recent fundraising events. Yankee Homecoming Road Races and Lions Bedrace. Both a hugh success! see you next year.

Lions Annual Bed Race

WINNER "fastest bed"

Old South Church, Whitefield Racers

WINNER "Best in Show"

The Actors Studio

WINNER "Best Original Theme"

Ray Beam

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MEET THE NEWBURYPORT LEOS CLUB 2014-2015

INSTALLATION HELD JUNE 10, 2014

LEOS AWARD MELVIN JONES FELLOWSHIP TO SCHOOL LIBRARIAN LYNN COTE!

 

PDG AND DISTRICT 33N LEOS ADVISOR JEANNINE GENTLEMAN INSTALLS NEW MEMBERS DURING THE CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY.

 

 

NEWBURYPORT LEOS VISIT "PRETTY POPPY" FOR A MEET & GREET, MARCH 28, 2014.

 

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL $5,000 RAFFLE NIGHT. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOLUNTEERED OR SUPPORTED THE EVENT!

WINNER GENE AND JOANNE CAMMETT

NEWBURYPORT LIONS DONATE $500 DOLLARS TO BOSTON MARATHON RUNNER

JULIE OGDEN OF BYFIELD. JULIE IS ON TEAM MASS EYE AND EAR.

MONDAY APRIL 21ST, 2014 IS THE ANNUAL BOSTON MARATHON.

GOOD LUCK JULIE!

NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB INSTALLS 3 NEW MEMBERS.

(L TO R) front row, President Steve Baran, new member Tammy Jennings, new member Brian Taylor,

back row, new member Tom Daniels, lions Bob Colomycki, Dave Chretien, Jonathan Pearson.

The Newburyport Lions honor Dr. Chad McDonald of Vision Source/Watts Eye Associates for their ongoing sponsorship of the Lions Annual bedrace.

THANK YOU

Lions install new members.

l-r (seated) Diane Drinan, new member Heidi Holmes,

President Steve Baran, Judy Millikin, new member Nancy Lazdowski

 

 

LIONS DINNER MEETINGS, 2ND & 4TH MONDAY 7PM

STARBOARD GALLEY, 55 WATER ST, NEWBURYPORT

JOIN US?

LEOS MEET AT NHS, ROOM 325 1ST & 3RD MONDAY 2:30PM

OPEN TO STUDENTS IN GRADES 7-12

LIONS THANKSGIVING DINNER A BIG SUCCESS. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO

VOLUTEERED DONATED OR DINED! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.

 

Newburyport Lions Club, PO Box 545, Newburyport, Ma 01950

PROCEEDS BENEFIT LIONS CLUB CHARITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWBURYPORT LEOS CLUB INSTALLATION NIGHT

APRIL 22ND, 2013

 

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Lions Christmas Party, December 10, 2012 Starboard Galley Restaurant    

 

 

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Awards & Installation Night ~ Meet this year's club members!

Lions club 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations new president, Bob LaFrance

 

Past President Steve Baran passes the bell and gavel to incoming President Bob LaFrance

 

NEWBURYPORT LIONS RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS AT THE FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL

IN DOWNTOWN NEWBURYPORT OCTOBER 7 & 8, 2012

L-R Kathy Heywood, Bob LaFrance, Judy Millikin, Mark Quinlan, Paul Kolman, Jonathan Pearson

Lions membership drive

Lions membership drive

Lions membership drive

Lion  Kathy Heywood at the Lions membership drive (grrrr)

King Lion President Bob LaFrance and Lion Judy Millikin at the membership drive

NEXT EVENTS

TRIVIA CHALLENGE IS BACK!  TRIVIA CHALLENGE IS BACK!  TRIVIA CHALLENGE IS BACK!

TRIVIA TRIVIA TRIVIA TRIVIA TRIVIA TRIVIA

LIONS TRIVIA WINNERS 2012

 

VOLUNTEERS FOR LIONS THANKSGIVING DINNER 2011

(L-R) TONY MAZZAGLIA, LION FRANK VENTURA, JACK TWOOMEY

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ANNUAL $5,000 RAFFLE HELD MARCH 10, 2012

RAFFLE WINNER DR. BECKY BOYER!!!

PICTURE L-R

PRESIDENT STEVE BARAN, WINNER DR. BECKY BOYER, LION BOB LAFRANCE

    

 

LIONS BOB COLOMYCKI AND LION BOB LAFRANCE

100% TICKETS SOLD THIS YEAR!  GREAT JOB!  THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME!

 

 

PROCEEDS BENEFIT LIONS CLUB CHARITIES.

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A tribute to our past club president,

Vil Zikmanis who passed away in December 2010.

Below is an American flag, purchased in his honor, at the

Greater Newburyport Exchange Club's

September 11, 2011 event.

 

American Flag display honoring those who have passed.

We shall never forget.

September 11, 2001 - 2011 10 years

 

 

 

Newburyport Lions Club Annual Yankee Homecoming 10 Mile & 5K Road Race

another great year! Thanks for supporting our efforts to fight eye disease.

 

 

Lions bedrace.

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT MASS LIONS EYE RESEARCH

AND NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB CHARITIES.

 

 

Other recent events

 

Newburyport Leos Club founding members joined the Christmas Party dinner, and came to sign the original 2006 charter. All members are now graduating seniors at Newburyport High School. l-r Lion Kathy Heywood, Leos advisor, Nelson Barker, Elena Robidoux, Briana Mousley.

 

Lions Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner 2010


Lion Kathy & volunteer Georgia

 

 

                                      apple peelers

   

       VISIT FROM DG JEANINNE GENTLEMEN

                                                                                                    

                           

DOROTHY AKA DAVE CHRETIEN Halloween 2010

 

 

YES, JOE KASPRZAK IS BACK IN NEWBURYPORT!

PICTURED  L - R   JOE K  AND JONATHAN PEARSON

Donn Kelly, Nick, Dave Chretien, Mark Quinlan on Halloween 2010

proceeds from Lions fundraisers go to Mass Lions Eye research and Lions Club charities.

THE LIONS HELP LOCAL CLIENTS TO SEE WITH THE USE OF MAGNIFYING MACHINES

 

Connie Christuk and Lion Kathy Heywood check out the new  "Magnisight Journey" Visual Aids machine. Connie is now able to read his mail, write checks to pay his bills, read his prescriptions, look at photos and do all the things people with normal vision often take for granted. This is all thanks to the Lions Clubs and the Lions Visual Aids Foundation.

 

 

Lions help local client receive a visual aids machine

NEWBURYPORT LIONS HELP LOCAL CLIENT RECEIVE VISUAL AIDS MACHINE.

PICTURED -GERALDINE KOULOURAS OF NEWBURYPORT AND LION BOB LAFRANCE CHECKING OUT THE MERLIN VISUAL AIDS MAGNIFIER. NOW GERRI IS ABLE TO WRITE CHECKS, READ PRESCRIPTIONS AND DO HER CROSSWORD PUZZLES, THANKS TO THE LIONS AND THE LIONS VISUAL AIDS FOUNDATION.

 

 Client Mary Johnson and Lion Kathy Heywood checking out her new magnifier, thanks to the Lions.

 

 

Newburyport Lions welcome newly installed members and guests.         (l-r) front row: President Donn Kelly, new member Don Pollard, Lion Kathy Heywood, Zone Chair Joni Baptiste, back row: District 33N Governor Lion Dave O'Brien, new members Nick and (father) John Streil, District 33N Secretary Lion Bob Sinclair

 

YANKEE HOMECOMING ROAD RACE 2011

for info on our road race go to

www.yankeerace.com

 

NEWBURYPORT LIONS CLUB PO BOX 545 NEWBURYPORT, MA 01950

 

EYEGLASS COLLECTIONS ARE STILL GOING ON! drop off at our various locations in Newburyport, including Newburyport Bank branches, Dr. Blair, Newburyport Public Library,
Watts Eye Associates, Appleton Eye Associates, Pak Mail, the Grog.
 ALL PROCEEDS FROM LIONS FUNDRAISING EVENTS GO TO LIONS CLUB CHARITIES AND EYE RESEARCH.

 

 
Are you interested in joining the Lions? call our president or come to a meeting.
2nd & 4th Monday of the month.
Starboard Galley Restaurant , 55 Water St. Newburyport
 
President BOB LAFRANCE - 978-462-8562
r.lafrance@comcast.net
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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