Due to the COVID-19 Corona Virus Outbreak, Meetings and Functiions are temporarily suspended until the Government lifts the bans.

Important Meeting Reminders: 

Due to Covid-19 Temporary MEETING CHANGES:

We are NOT having Social Meetings until Further Notice

We WILL have ONE Business Meeting a Month, the 2nd Thursday, at Godere Funeral Home

We will be having ZOOM BOD Meetings Until Further Notice

  • March 11  Business Meeting (nominations) 7:00pm
  • March 17  BOD Zoom Meeting 6:30pm
  • April 8 Business Meeting ELECTIONS if needed at 7:00pm
  • April 14 BOD Zoom Meeting 6:30pm
  • May 13 Business Meeting 7:00pm
  • May 19  BOD Zoom Meeting 6:30pm


  • Our Current Officers for 2020-2021 Fiscal Year will remain the same for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic decided by an email vote and are as follows:
  • President: Nancy Miclette; 1st Vice President: Heather Harris; 2nd Vice President: Diane Rizzuto; Treasurer: Tia Bettencourt; Secretary: Bill Rizzuto; Lion Tamer: Melissa Godere; Tail Twister: Paul Lussier; Membership Chair: Melissa Godere; Board of Directors: 4 Directors: 2-yearJack Browne, 2-year Shirley Browne, 1-year Rose Fratoni, 1-year John Harris. Immediate Past President and LCIF Coordinator: Charles Miclette.
  • Suppers are TEMPORARILY CANCELLED due to COVID19 outbreak! Make sure you don't miss our monthly Pasta Supper on the First Thursday of Every Month (EXCEPT JULY) from 4:30-6:30pm at Knights of Columbus Hall in Taftville Still only $5.00 (advance sale price) or $6.00 at the door all you can eat: includes salad, bread & butter, and beverage! We can always use help for this event. If you can't work, please Bake something for the dessert table or just come on down & enjoy a cheap night out. If you would like to help in any capacity, contact Lions Nancy or Charlie Miclette or any Taftville member. Pasta supper HELP needed on the Wednesday night prior to the Thursday Night Pasta Supper, for setting up the hall & vegetable prep. Please help us if you can. We meet at 6 PM at the K of C hall.

Our Lion of the year 2019-2020 is: William Rizzuto! Congratulations!

•    REMINDER: Dues Are Due! Your Dues of $60.00 per member are due June 1st for 2020-2021. You should be receiving a notice by mail regarding your dues. PLEASE>>>Remit dues or send any dues questions to Taftville Lions, Attn. Tia Bettencourt, PO Box 315, Taftville, CT 06380 or contact any Taftville Lions Officer.


We are trying to save money so, the newsletter will be sent via E-Mail to whoever has an email address. PLEASE send me an email at: so that I can add your name to our newsletter list. ALSO, the website is updated on a regular basis with all of our functions, meetings and general information!

Another very successful year was proven once again. We distributed thousands of fundraiser dollars that we collected throughout the year, to Local groups, State Charities and Local Organizations. Funds that came from the monthly Pasta Suppers, Plant Sales, a Walk-A-Thon, T-Shirt Sales, Misc. Raffles, Donations, Used Clothing Sales, and Lions Placemat Sales, all supported the Gifts that were given out. Thanks to all of the dedicated Lions and Patrons who participated throughout the year to help raise these funds.

Miscellaneous Information:

The Browne's have designed a tee shirts which will re-enforce the claim that we in Taftville are the center of the universe. All proceeds from these tee shirts will be donated to CLERF. They will be available at all of our functions & meetings. They also have Hats available for purchase. See Jack or Shirley!

Our on-going major project is the Merchants Avenue "Taftville Firemans Memorial Park" renovation. Keep in touch for dates & times for work details. We have several projects planned. If you can spare some time please contact Any Taftville Lion Member to see when we might need help with park up keep.

We have many new Projects coming up and are in need of help. Please join us at one of our meetings to see what you can do to help to make the Taftville Lions the Center of the Universe!!

If anyone has old used glasses, please drop them off at any event or give them to any active member. Jack Browne is still in charge of collecting & shipping out the used glasses. Thanks, Jack for a job well done!

Know of anyone who would be an asset to our club?  See any member for information on how to approach them for membership into our club!



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