The Deerfield Valley Lions Club would like to give a BIG SHOUT-OUT to all those first responders, medical professionals and other essential workers that are putting themselves in harm’s way on our behalf!  THANK YOU! THANK YOU! And a thank you too, to those Lions that are serving as part of our “Neighbors Connect Program”, GREAT JOB!yes
To all, please remember that the Lions’ COVID-19 related efforts are currently restricted to calling and referring members of our communities to the resources that other organizations are able to provide to them.  Please stay safe and healthy!

The Lions Club is encouraging everyone to participate in our "Thank You Art Project"! Show your graditude to the people that are giving of themselves to make things better for others! No one is too young or old to participate! Click here for more info and to download the content!

Neighbors Connect Program

Lions' COVID-19 Wellness Committee

Captain: Lion Meg Staloff.  380-9417 or

The community is encouraged to reach out to the Lions for assistance, for yourself or someone you know that may need it. We'll try to point you in the right direction so you get the help you need. We can even just check in with you by phone or e-mail, if you'd like! Click here to see the flyer!

Here's the Southeastern Vermont COVID-19 Resources for Individuals Guide as well as a list of some local resources.

Click here to submit a request for assistance!

If you'd like to volunteer your assistance in various organizations' efforts across the Deerfield Valley, please sign-up here.

For the Communities we Serve!

Links to information about COVID-19

Vermont Department of Health
Vermont COVID-19 Dashboard
Vermont 211
Brattleboro Memorial's COVID-19 Dashboard
World Health Organization
Center for Disease Control

Click here to see Vermont's Department of Public Safety / Vermont Emergency Management's suggestion for protecting yourself and those you serve.

Grocery Delivery

Did you know you can request delivery of groceries from Shaw's in Wilmington through InstaCart?

Click here to go to InstaCart.

 Additional Information On Vermont's COVID-19 Efforts and How You Can Help! 

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): As we are now requiring all staff to wear masks, the reusable cloth masks produced and handmade by the community have allowed us to conserve masks used for clinical and patient care. The staff is enjoying these masks and we want to continue to encourage these donations. If you would like to learn more about making masks or gowns, click here for more details.

Notice to Club Members - Online Meeting Information!

Online meetings are the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month @ 7:00 PM.

Use the GoToMeeting app on your smartphone or computer to connect to the meeting.

Meeting ID: 906-843-125 Dial-in phone #:  877-309-2073

Alternatively connect using your browser (if you've already installed the application it will automatically use it) by clicking here.

If you're new to GoToMeeting, you should prepare for the meeting ahead of time, by installing the GoToMeeting app on your smartphone or install the App on your computer from: GoToMeeting

We Serve the Deerfield Valley!

The Deerfield Valley Lions Club is one of the most active service clubs in Vermont, with members from Wilmington, Dover, Whitingham, Halifax and Searsburg.

Our projects & programs include:

Our annual Holiday Baskets program, which supplies tons of nutritious food to hundreds of people at risk of hunger across the Deerfield Valley.

• Our Eyesight Program provides free vision screening to all children in local schools. We also collect and recycle eyeglasses for those in need.

• Our community grant program assists local nonprofits with funding for worthwhile projects (Preference is given to programs aligned with Lions charitable focus areas).

• Community Halloween Party for local children and families

• Our Green-Up Day crews help clean local roadways each spring.

• In 2018, we partnered with Rotary Club of Deerfield Valley to paint The Gathering Place Adult Care

From the Vermont Department of Public Safety / Vermont Emergency Management

Neighborly best practices for helping during COVID-19

19 March 2020

While Vermonters are staying home as much as possible to slow the spread of COVID-19, some are stepping up to ensure their neighbors have what they need. This type of community support is crucial, but we need to make sure our helpers and volunteers are still using social distancing practices to protect our most vulnerable Vermonters.

The Vermont Department of Health recommends any volunteers bringing items to those who need to stay home:

  • Keep a distance of six feet away.
  • Avoid entering the recipient’s home.
  • Wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face and cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • If you feel sick or learn that you have had contact with someone who is sick, stop doing community support work immediately.
  • Keep a list of anyone you come into close contact with in case contact tracing is required.
  • Wear clean gloves when handling items that may be given to people with a weaker immune system, and when you are close to someone who may be sick.

Common sense practices can go a long way while Vermonters take care of each other.

We deliver food staples and poinsettias for approx. 500 members of the greater community during the Holidays -- one of our many community support programs. 

We serve!!

Our Lions club welcomes those from all over the Deerfield Valley who would be interested in joining us.  Please contact us for details and how you can become a part of building a better community, while enjoying the camaraderie of being a Lion.

Dave and Terrie Dumaine host our meetings at:

The Dumaine House

Click here for Directions to Dumaine's in Jacksonville VT.

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