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West Seneca Lions Chicken Bar-B-Que

Join us for a delicious Chicken Dinner. The Chicken is being provided by Weidner BBQ of Eden NY.

When: Thursday April 28, 2022

from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm or Sold Out

Where: WNY Federal Credit Union

1937 Union Rd West Seneca NY

Cost: $13.00


Still helping others, 60 years later
by ERIC KEPPELER
Editor
Many things have changed since Jimmy Reidy first joined the West Seneca Lions Club in 1963 – but the club’s mandate of community service is still as strong as ever. Reidy has held almost every position in the club and has had a hand in its many projects and programs, and he was honored earlier this month for his 60 years of service to the organization.
“If you have time and you want to help people, this is a good way to do it,” Reidy said. Reidy received a congratulatory letter from Lions Club International President Douglas Alexander, at the club’s March 15 meeting and was treated to a standing ovation from the rest of the members.
 

A bricklayer by trade with his own company, he joined the Lions Cub on March 5, 1963, and has lived in West Seneca since 1965. He was also a volunteer fireman who loved musicals – and while participating in one such show, he fell in with a couple of Lions Club members who convinced him to join. The rest is history. He was deeply involved in building the West Seneca Band Shell behind the community center and library on Union Road. “They got someone to do the blueprints for it and then they were looking for someone to build it,” Reidy said. “That was me.” There’s storage space in the band shell for items in the club’s medical equipment loan closet, which Reidy ran for 36 years; the loan closet itself is located at 30 South Ave. “Hospital beds, wheelchairs, crutches, canes – whatever people needed, they could come and pick it up or I’d deliver it,” Reidy said.
 

The mission of Lions Club International, according to its website, is to empower Lions clubs, volunteers and partners to improve health and well-being, strengthen communities and support those in need through services and grants that impact lives. Among the West Seneca club’s many efforts are support for area eye banks, vision and hearing aids, Christmas food baskets, a Christmas party for the handicapped, clothing drives, the Variety Club Telethon and Habitat for Humanity, among others. “We’d go out the week before Christmas with baskets of donated food items, and we’d deliver them to people that needed them,” Reidy said. “And those people always appreciated it.” Reidy says he doesn’t have any plans to slow down, and that’s good news for the community. “I still go to all the meetings and I help whenever I can,” Reidy said. “That’s the way it should be.”


 

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PO Box 752 Click here to goto PayPal @WestSeneca-LionClub
West Seneca NY 14224    

 

 

 

 


Loan Closet Donation Wish List

We are looking for the following items that are in high demand and short supply:

  • Wheelchairs (Manual)

  • Transport Chairs

  • Wheelchair Ramps (Aluminum)

  • Knee Scooters

  • Rollator (Seated) Walkers

The loan closet is located at 30 South Ave in West Seneca NY

Loan Closet Contact Information

eMail:     Click here to send an email to the Loan Closet Committee

Phone:   716-608-5364


2021 - 2022 Officers
Chartered 1953
President Lion Mike Smith
Chairman Lion Brian Hirsch
First Vice President Lion Dave Rybak
Second Vice President Lion Don Bray 
Secretary Lion Al Carroccia
Treasurer Lion Bob Brown
Lion Tamer Lion Bob Boyce
Tail Twister Lion Gary Ersing
Membership Chair Lion Dr. David Clifford
Senior Directors Lion Tim Wroblewski Lion Barry Scott Lion Dan Dunn
One Yr Directors Lion Larry Fuoco Lion Dan Reedy Lion NIck Trautmann
Two Yr Directors Lion Brian Sall Lion Frank Zawislak Lion Steve Walter

If you would like to send a memorial or a donation to our Lions Club it may be mailed to:

West Seneca Lions Club
P.O. Box 752
West Seneca, NY  14224

Contact Information: 716-241-8570 or WestSenecaLions@gmail.com


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