- Published: 14 October 2017 14 October 2017
Oktoberfest Fun with Norshaft Lions
It was Oktoberfest today in Bennington hosted by the Norshaft Lions. What a blast for the whole family! Colgate Park was beautiful and the fall foliage on the mountains, with the Bennington Battle Monument in the background, was absolutely stunning. Norshaft Lions completely transformed the venue into a family friendly playground for all ages. Upon entering the park there were over 40 vendors displaying all manner of Vermont crafts. Kids were enjoying face and pumpkin painting, hula hoop, wagon rides, Baggo, and football toss. Families and kids were everywhere, enjoying the day and in particular the aircraft flybys as they dropped stuffed lions onto the raffle field to see who won. Then a lederhosen clad parachutist jumped form the aircraft and nailed his landing in the center of the field. Of course there was plenty of excellent German food, music, dancing, and even beer. Hats off to Oktoberfest chair Lion Bert Savoia and the Norshaft Lions Club. You folks know how to bring out the community for fun!
- Published: 10 October 2017 10 October 2017
Lions donate $25K to Elderly Services
(Story by Addison Independent) -The Lions Club of Middlebury on Oct 2 presented Elderly Services Inc. with a $25,000 check dedicated to completion of the Eldercare Excellence Major Gifts Campaign of 2015-2017.
Club President Dave Morse presented the check to ESI Executive Director Joanne Corbett, recalling that, "We pledged this gift to Elderly Services back in 2015 when they embarked on a $1 million capital campaign and said we would donate $25,000 when they raised the balance of their $1 million. That brings us to today and our wish to congratulate them on a wonderful success."
Elderly Services operates Project Independence Adult Day Center six days a week at its Exchange Street headquarters in Middlebury. The agency also offers lifelong learning classes for older adults through their ESI College Program. ESI's Geriatric Social Work Practice provides counseling and problem solving to elderly people and to their families.
"Our Eldercare Excellence Campaign marked the 35th Anniversary of Elderly Services and the 10th year in our new building," explains Joanne Corbett. "We quietly asked for help from our major donors as we needed special funding to address the upkeep needed for our buildings, our grounds, and our furniture and equipment. Maintaining a beautiful and smoothly functioning facility is critical to our quality of care."
- Published: 06 October 2017 06 October 2017
Taking the lead on our fight against cancer
Orleans Lions held a dance on September 9th to raise money for the Mary E Wright Halo Foundation. Orleans Lions raised $1,950.00 that was donated directly to the Foundation. The MEW Halo Foundation is a non-profit organization started in 2011 by Mary Wright's family who recognized a need to assist people who had been diagnosed with cancer. 100% of all donations are used to assist cancer patients in Orleans County. The event was held in Lion Dan Malure's barn in Barton, VT.
- Published: 05 October 2017 05 October 2017
Lions Assist WomenSafe
WomenSafe, a Middlebury-based nonprofit that helps area victims of domestic abuse, is pictured receiving a $15,000 donation from the Middlebury Lions club, presented by PID Tom Broughton on October 1st. The donation was featured at a kick-off event to raise $1.2 million to purchase and fix its new headquarters, create two transitional apartments for clients and expand its acclaimed violence-prevention programs throughout Addison County Schools. (Photo courtesy of the Addison Independent)
- Published: 04 October 2017 04 October 2017
Fall Cabinet Meeting Service Project
I am writing to ask your club for a donation toward a service project to be held at the Fall Cabinet Meeting November 4th. Attendees, working in partnership with The Outreach Program will produce 10,000 meals which attendees can then donate to their local food shelves or the Vermont Food Bank. The project will take about 2 hours, still giving you a few hours to relax before the LCIF Super Raffle. It’s going to be a lot of fun and will support hunger relief at home and abroad! Here's how it works...
The cost of this project is $2,500. Therefore, I am asking each club to consider donating $75 (or more) toward the cost of this project. Please make your checks payable to Vermont District 45 Lions and send to me directly at: CS Lion Carol Greene, PO Box 92, S Royalton, VT 05068. Please let me know no later than October 14, if your club would like to donate to this District 45 project.
- Published: 25 September 2017 25 September 2017
Oodles of Onions
The Jericho Lions were hard at work selling onion rings at the Underhill Harvest Market on 9/23 & 24.- Essex Junction Lions joined in the fun!
- Published: 23 September 2017 23 September 2017
Castleton Lions Legacy Project
The Castleton Lions gathered August 16th to celebrate the Lions Centennial by presenting the public with a new pavilion at Crystal Beach.