POUND RIDGE LIONS CLUB         

                    Service Projects


Lions Park

This project, in conjunction with Town Board, Boy Scouts, and other groups, established a community space for Lions and other public activities to be conducted in professionally designed and developed area.  Lions Pumpkin Patch, Community Gardens,  and park benches  have been placed and utilized for public use and enjoyment.

Lions Ambulance Building

After forming and incorporating the Pound Ridge Lions Ambulance Corps in April 1966, the Pound Ridge Lions Club began the construction of an emergency medical facility  as an ambulance garage as well as a medical resources,  training, and meeting place for the ambulance corps equipment and supplies.   The building program began in the mid-1970’s and was completed in 1977 with a dedication of the building to the corps in 1981.  Photo

Lions Zone Nursing Scholarships

This Zone 5 project provides an annual award to a deserving student for their continuing education in Nursing.  Pound Ridge Lions Club is a partner with other Zone 5 clubs of District 20R-1 in supporting the youth of our communities in their pursuit of important healthcare skills and capabilities.

Lions Zone Ophthalmologic Microscope for NW Hospital

This Zone 5 project was supported the purchase of a surgerical opitical microscope by matching a grant from NY MD-20 Uplinger Fund.  Pound Ridge Lions Club was a partner with other Zone 5 clubs in joining this successful community service project.

Talking Books & Low-Vision Products for Library

This project provides funding to the Pound Ridge Library to purchase talking books and other assistive products in honor of Edith Waters. She was the first recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award.

Hearing Loops for Public Venue

The objective of this project is to provide hearing loops or other assistive technology and products for the hearing impaired.  The initial project placed a hearing loop in the town house court, board, and public meeting room.  Additional projects may include library, Conant Hall, and other public venues in the community.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Vacation Camp for the Blind


Scouting in Community Service

This project provided some funding of scouting events related to community service activities and Eagle Scout projects

Recycling of Eye Glasses

For more than 25 years, Eyeglasses, sunglasses, cases, and sometimes hearing aids are collected and sent to a nearby Lions Recycling Center.  Collection boxes are located at market, library, and other frequently visited shops in this area.   After recycling for repairs and grading and cleaning, these glasses and accessories are sent to developing countries for distribution to those in need.   Photo

Benches for Walking Paths

Seating benches were installed along the walking/biking path from Town Park to Scott Corners area which placed a bench along the path from the park to the town house, another at the bridge near Fancher Road, and another at the walking path and Lower Shad Road.  These benches were dedicated to Lions MJF Robert Fioretti, Charlie George, and Tom Rizzo.

Int'l Student Exchange Program

Sponsors annual student exchange program for 9th grade students between Melbourne, Australia and Horace Greeley High School.  During 2016 visit, Exchange Students completed a service project by collecting 209 pairs of eyeglasses for Lions Recycle Program.  Club will be sponsoring this program for 2017.



                     Special Projects


Volunteer of the Year – Holiday Luncheon

An annual holiday event celebrating the charter of Pound Ridge Lions Club and recognizing a dedicated and deserving person for their significant volunteer service to the Pound Ridge community.   Event Program 2016 & Photos in Photo Gallery

Student Community Service Awards

Since the late 1970’s each year, cash awards have been given to Pound Ridge graduating seniors from area high schools who have provided distinguished and noteworthy voluntary charitable service to their community.  The award amounts are determined by an objective and quantitative assessment of their service projects to local, area, and national/international communities.  The awards are presented to each recipient in honor of a deceased Lion of our club.   Event program here and here.   2017 Application Form   Event Photos

25th Anniversary – Canyon Club

The 25th Anniversary was held at the Canyon Club in Armonk and was chaired by Lion Tommy Rizzo.  A club brochure on the history of the Pound Ridge Lions Club was published and distributed at the event.

50th Anniversary – Le Chateau

The 50th Anniversary was held at Le Chateau in South Salem and was dedicated to the 50 years of service to the Pound Ridge community.  The event was the kickoff of a Community Service Projects which included the installation of a hearing loop at the Pound Ridge Town House.  Other hearing projects in public areas will be planned and pursued throughout the upcoming year.  News here and here.

Lion Thomas A. Rizzo Memorial

A memorial service was held at Lions Park on during the 2014 Pumpkin Patch to honor Lion Past President Thomas A. Rizzo for his distinguished service to Lionism.  Two dogwood trees and a plaque were dedicated in rememberance of his love of greeting everyone with a big bear hug.   Event Program here and here.

     Lions KidSight USA


 a nationwide program to safeguard the vision of children aged 6 months through 6 years.   National Project Details


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