Left to Right Thomas Kelly (ZC), Alvin Cox (DG), Frank Fresco (Club Tail Twister), Marguerite Simmons (Club President)

The South Orange Lions Club is proud to announce that Frank Fresco has received two awards. They are as follows, Centennial Membership Award and the Membership Key Award.

At our first 2019 meeting of the South Orange Lions Club our District Governor Alvin Cox presented Frank Fresco with his wards.

The South Orange Lions Club would like to thank District Governor Alvin Cox for attending our meeting.

The South Orange Lions Club thanks Frank Fresco for his outstanding work and contributions’ to our club.



Claudine Baptiste South Orange Lions Club Treasurer.

The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce held its Distinguished Service Award Dinner on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at The Maplewood Country Club. This year’s honorees are Claudine Baptiste and BCB Community Bank.

Throughout the years, Branch Manager and Business Development Officer Claudine Baptiste, and BCB Community Bank have supported local causes, events and organizations that have been vital to the growth, character and development of Maplewood. The business community and residents alike have greatly benefited from their generous contribution of time and resources.


Walk To Defeat ALS

For the seventh year in a row, South Orange Lion Elaine Marlowe and family members participated in the North Jersey Walk to Defeat ALS in Saddle Brook New Jersey sponsored by the ALS Association (  Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe.

Elaine’s team, Kall to Action, includes several of her family members who dedicated their walk to their mother, Elaine Kall Marlowe, who died from ALS at the young age of 58 and to their dear friend, Arthur Cohen who, before his death, founded PickALS as an ongoing fundraiser to battle ALS and to provide assistance to those afflicted with the disease. 

This year, as she has done in the past, Elaine also volunteered on the morning of the walk assisting with walker registration and check in.

Lion Elaine, current Membership Chair and past President who received the 2018 Melvin Jones award said “This is an exciting opportunity for us to work together to support those affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease and to spread awareness of the urgency to find treatments and a cure.  Being part of this event for the last 7 years is both rewarding and sorrowful. While I mourn for the special people with ALS I have come to love and lost, my hope is that someday we can eradicate the disease altogether.  That is why I walk.”

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