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Celebrating Our Local, District 33A, and State

Peace Poster Winner Erica Sato at the

District 33A Mid-Winter Conference in Southbridge

Saturday, February 18th, 2023

The Sato Family with Erica, King Lion Burton Christensen, CT Tony Ash,

33A Peace Poster Co-Chair Diane Seely, Zone Chair Sue Ash,

Past Presidents Guido Lonardo and Zone Chair Angelo Cavaliere


Westborough Lions Tony and Sue Ash

Named Melvin Jones Fellows at

District 33A Mid-Winter Conference

Saturday, February 18, 2023

MLERF VP John Riemer, 33A DG Marianna Riemer, Zone Chair Sue Ash,

CT Tony Ash, Lion Brenda Block, PID Bob Block from IL


It's the Best Time of the Year!

2023 Rubber Duck Derby: Saturday, April 15th

Adopt Your Ducks for the Race Today:

All proceeds fund a $1,000 College Scholarship for a Westborough Student & Support Our Other Charitable Causes


2023 College Scholarship Application

Now Available on Club Projects Page


Westborough Lions

Holiday Celebration at Sachi Japanese Steakhouse

December 14, 2022

Back: Secretary: Dr. Khuong Nguyen, Angelo Cavaliere, Sue Ash, Tony Ash

Front: Guido Lonardo, King Lion Burton Christensen, Ron Pallisco, Treasurer: Wayne Teres


Erica Sato Wins MD 33 State Peace Poster Contest!

GMS Student Moves On to International Contest in February!

Erica and Her Poster Depicting Lead with Compassion


Congrats to Our 2022

Youth Speech Contest Winner:

Ananya Vel from WHS!

L to R: Past President & Zone 2 Chair: Angelo Cavaliere, Ananya Vel, King Lion Burton Christensen

Congrats to All Participants in This Year's Contest:

These WHS Students are the Best!


Congrats to our 2022-23

Peace Poster Winners:

1st Place: Erica Sato Gibbons Middle School

L to R: Lion Susan Ash, Erica Sato, King Lion Burton Christensen

2nd Place: Abhi Ayodhya Gibbons Middle School

L to R: Lion Susan Ash, Abhi Ayodhya, King Lion Burton Christensen

3rd Place: Simran Kumar Mill Pond School

Best of Luck Erica as Your Poster Now Competes

 Against 45 Other Clubs in District 33A on Nov. 30th!



Westborough Lions at Westborough Lives Event

September 11, 2022 at Westborough High School

'We Serve'

L to R: Past President Ron Pallisco, District 33A Zone 2 Chair: Angelo Cavaliere, 

King Lion Burton Christensen, Seated, District 33A Cabinet Treasurer: Tony Ash


Westborough July 4th Block Party 

Lions Dunk Tank

June 24, 2022

Police Chief Jeff Lourie Takes a Turn in the Tank!

While Terri the Bear and a Fan Look On!

Great Town-Wide Celebration!

Happy Birthday America! 


Memorial Day Parade: May 30, 2022

District 33A Cabinet Secretary: Sue Ash, Zone 2 Chair: Angelo Cavaliere, Treasurer: Wayne Teres, King Lion: Burton Christensen, Secretary-Elect: Dr. Khuong Nguyen, District 33A Cabinet Treasurer: Tony Ash


Congrats Riya Parikh!

2022 Recipient of the Westborough Lions Club

Post-Secondary Education Scholarship!

L to R: King Lion: Burton Christensen, Riya Parikh,

District 33A Cabinet Secretary & Scholarship Committee Chair: Susan Ash

Thanks to Everyone Who Supported our Rubber Duck Derby in April

And Made this Scholarship Happen!


Congratulations to our Rubber Duck Derby Winners!

Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 11 a.m. at The Mill Pond Spillway

1st Place: Karen Henderson (Duck #1790)                   $500

2nd Place: Carole Smith of Naples, FL (Duck #1739)  $250 

3rd Place: Shelby Marshall (Golfer Duck)                    $100

Thanks to everyone who supported our 2022 Rubber Duck Derby! Because of your generosity, we will be able to fund a $1,000 scholarship this year for a graduating, Westborough senior and support many of our other charitable causes including eye research through the MA Lions Eye Research Foundation.

Watch a short video of the race created by Jeff Poole at Westborough TV:


District 33A Region 1 Youth Speech Contest

January 5, 2022 at Doubletree by Hilton in Westborough

Cecilia Juliano from The Bromfield School in Harvard Takes 1st Place!

WHS's Vaibhav Vaddi is Runner-Up!

Congrats Vaibhav!

L to R: Vaibhav Vaddi-Westborough; Yara Alomar-Mendon BVT; 

Isabelle Piel-Northbridge; Cecilia Juliano-Bromfield School, Harvard


Happy Holidays from the Westborough Lions!

December 15, 2021

Sachi Japanese Steakhouse, Westborough

L to R: Past President: Ron Pallisco, Past President: Guido Lonardo,

Past Secretary: Dr. Khuong Nguyen, President: Burton Christensen,

Club Treasurer: Wayne Teres,

Lion Tara Kiany, 33A Cabinet Secretary: Susan Ash,

Club Secretary: Jason Gagnon, 33A Cabinet Treasurer: Tony Ash


Westborough Lions Keep On Growing!

New Lion Tara Kiani Inducted on October 20, 2021

L to R: District Governor Cindy Mainini, Lion Tara Kiani,

Past President and Zone 2 Chair Angelo Cavaliere, and King Lion Burton Christensen

Congratulations Tara!


Westborough Lions Club Makes a Big Splash

At the Town Block Party with their Ever Popular Dunk Tank

On Friday, August 27, 2021

L to R: Zone 2 Chair Angelo Cavaliere, Seated: Treasurer Wayne Teres, Past President Ron Pallisco, Prospective Member Tara Kaiany, Seated: President Burton Christiansen, Past President Guido Lonardo



Westborough Lions Club Receives 

Beyond the Horizon

District Governor's Award!

June 29,2021

District Governor Denise Andrews Presents Club's Award to Westborough Lions Sue Ash


Westborough Lions Club 2021 Charity Tennis Tournament

Saturday, June 19th, at Westborough High School

Women's Division

Women's Division Winner: Emily Karlin

Pictured with Lion Sue Ash, Tournament Co-Chair

Men's Division

Men's Division Winner: Vikram Koganti

Great Balls of Fire Target Contest Winners:   

Women: Debbi Molinaro 


Men: Hal Whitehouse

Raffle Winner: Carolyn Carbonneau of Rutland, MA

Pictured with her husband, Lionel

Watch a Short Video of the Tournament at this Link:


Westborough Lions Welcome Its Newest Member:

Jason Gagnon

May 25, 2021

King Lion: Ron Pallisco Pins Lions Pin onto Lion Jason

While Past-President and Zone 2 Chair: Angelo Cavaliere Looks On

Special Guest and the Westborough Lions

Celebrate the Club's Newest Member!


Special Holiday Highlight Video

Westborough Lions In Action!


King Lion Ron with Lions Sue and Tony at

Aging Comfortably in a Connected Westborough Event 

at Westborough High School on November 3, 2019


Westborough Lions Club Celebrating 25 Years

April 29,1994 - April 29,2019


Westborough Lions Celebrating Their 25th at Arturo's Ristorante!

Joining the Celebration are 1st VDG Colleen Oncay, PDG Babe Mainini,

Region 1 Chair Cindy Mainini, and Global Leadership Chair Marianna Riemer


You Can Make A​ Difference

Since 1917, local Lions clubs have offered people just like you the opportunity to give something back to their community. Today, with over 1.35 million members in over 206 countries and geographic areas, Lions have expanded their focus to help meet the ever increasing needs of our society.

As a member of The Westborough Lions, you become aware of the needs of our coummunity and have the advantage to effectively make a difference. Our District provides volunteers with project management assistance, leadership training, personal development opportunities and organized fundraising programs. Being a Lion empowers you to help in a way that no one person could alone.

Now more than ever, people with vision problems, the environment, our senior community, our youth, and the disadvantaged locally and around the world need your help. By participating in the Westborough Lions Club, you can help meet pressing needs in our community and around the world.

Local and District Lions Charities include:

  • Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund - Supports Research in Boston & Worcester
  • Sight and Hearing Fund- Provides grants for eye and hearing related needs
  • Lions Club International Fund-Supports projects for blindness, clinics, & natural disasters
  • Barton Center for Diabetes Education-camping and educational programs for children with diabetes 
  • NEADS-Training cener for Assistance Dogs in Princeton, MA
  • Lazarus Program-Organ and tissue donor program

​The Westborough Lions Club was re-established in 1994 by citizens with a sense of commitment to the community and the desire to make a difference. Since then, with a small but dedicated membership, the Club has raised and donated back to the Town and various Lions causes, tens of thousands of dollars in cash, goods, and services.

The Westborough Lions have provided or supported:

  • Local Boy Scout Troops
  • Barton Center for Diabetes Education Campership Scholarships
  • Medical Equipment to the Westborough Senior Center
  • Service Dogs for Local Citizens in Need 
  • Reading Machine for the Library
  • Free eye examinations, eyeglasses, and hearing aids for local residents
  • Eyeglass Recycling, over 2000 pairs donated to Volunteer Optometry Students for Humanity (VOSH). 
  • Middle School Peace Poster Contest
  • Statewide Youth Speech Contest for High School Students
  • The Town Fourth of July Celebration (Dunk Tank)
  • Peabody Essex Museum Pass at Westborough Library
  • Free Vision Screening
  • Hurricane Harvey Relief
  • The Bridge
  • Hope Unending

The Westborough Lions have donated over $11,000 to the Mass Lions Eye Research fund since 2000. See how this amazing fund has prevented and cured eye-related diseases. To learn more, please visit

  Recycle Your Old Eyeglasses, Sunglasses, and Readers!        

 We have donation boxes located at:

  • The Westborough Spectacle Shoppe
  • The Westborough Library
  • Reliant Medical at Bay State Commons
  • Westborough Senior Center
  • Westborough Eye Care in the Rotary

LET US HELP YOU! If your organization has a special need, or you know of someone who does, email any member. We wil consider any reasonable request.




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