April 2014 - New Hampshire Lions

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April 2014 - New Hampshire Lions
THE LIONS ROAR
THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF
DISTRICT 44N
VOL. 19
No. 10
April, 2014
Spring has Sprung! I hear the birds singing their love mate calls.
The beauty of creation and new growth is here!
Whatever your religious belief, God is Good!!!!
44N has a very exciting spring to celebrate. First is the very first MD Women and Family
Symposium on March 29, 8:30 to 1:00, at Manchester Community College. Join us and
bring a friend. Free and educational child care for children ages 4 to 12. For more
information contact Chair Cheryl at [email protected]
From April 12 to 17, we are privileged to have a LCI Extension person, Jim Canon, with us.
Jim will be spearheading the formation of new and re-formed clubs in our District. If you
want to be involved, contact anyone on the Leadership Team. All Lions are invited to be
part of this exciting week.
Then, the most fun event of the year, our Convention at the Snowy Owl in Waterville
Valley, the weekend of May 16 to 18. Registration Form is in this ROAR.
~~~Special treat is the appearance of a seanachie on Friday evening, the 16 th. What is a
seanachie you ask? Come and find out. Friday evening also features a contest for YOUR
favorite CD (instrumental/vocal/dance). Bring it along. All CD’s will be played (in part) and
everyone will judge on the best one. Stupendous gift for the winning person’s CD. How can
you resist? Fun, dancing, singing, frivolity. We have all worked hard for our communities
this year. This is the evening to have fun. Come dressed as your favorite musical
star/composer. The DG threatens to come dressed as Beethoven. No – I won’t make you
listen to my favorite Beethoven Symphony, the 7 th. But, I will have the CD there as an
entry for the winning CD.
~~~Saturday is filled with Memorial Service – Cabinet Meeting – Diabetes walk – Golf
Tournament – Ice Cream Social – and other games.
~~~Then, be at the banquet on Saturday evening to hear PID Stephen Glass’s inspirational
address. Stephen’s wife, Cindy, will be coming with him. Let’s give them a warm NH
welcome to our beautiful state.
Yours in Lionism,
DG 44N Sandra Hurd
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“JUST ASK”
NEWS FROM
FIRST VICE DISTRICT
CST CHARLIE
GOVERNOR
MELODY
Good Day Lions and friends,
DG Sandra Hurd has asked us to create menus so that
the visually challenged can order independently
without asking a sighted friend for assistance.
I must say, that I am one of those who have not done
just that. My personal challenge this month is to
complete this service project. I challenge all to do the
same. How difficult would this be to go to a
restaurant, tell them what you are doing, and go home
scribe their menu in large print with a font of 36 for
the words and price in 48 font with no overlaps or
graphics. When complete return with a printed menu
in a folder along with a sign that might read: “The
Hooksett Lions Club created a large print menu to
assist you. Just Ask.” (of course add contact info and
the Lions Club logo.)
Not only are you a “Knight of the Blind” but are
saying that there is a Lions Club near this restaurant
ready to serve.
Yours in Lions,
FVDG Melody
PS Hope to see you all on April 5th at New England
College in Henniker!
THE CLOSING PARAGRAPH OF Helen Keller’s
challenge to LCI in 1925:
The opportunity I bring to you, Lions, is this: To foster
and sponsor the work of the American Foundation for
the Blind. Will you not help me hasten the day when
there shall be no preventable blindness; no little deaf,
blind child untaught; no blind man or woman? I appeal
to you Lions, you who have your sight, your hearing,
you who are strong and brave and kind. Will you not
constitute yourselves Knights of the Blind in this
crusade against darkness?
I thank you. Helen Keller
Happy Spring Fellow Lions!
Here’s the latest on 44N from my seat.
PU-101’s: Instructions for submitting your club’s
incoming officer information online can be found at
https://extranet.lionsclubs.org/common/docs/Officer/Office
rFAQ_EN.pdf.
Lions Training: This year’s seminar includes training not
just for next year’s incoming King Lions, Secretaries, and
Treasurers, but Lions and Leos too. Also, there will be a
Guiding Lion Workshop from 12:30 to 2:30 PM in the
cafeteria.
DG Sandra’s Homecoming: The Merrimack Lions are
busy putting together what promises to be a most
entertaining evening at Florence’s Restaurant in Merrimack
on Sunday, April 27. If you plan to attend, please send the
registration form in this newsletter as soon as possible!
44N Spring Convention: The convention will be held the
weekend of May 16-18 at the Snowy Owl Inn, Waterville.
Get your reservations into Forest!
Reinstatement of District 44N’s 501 (c) (4): The check
for the addition application fee has been sent. We’re still
awaiting final approval.
2nd Half Year District Dues: If your club is one of the 5
that haven’t paid yet, please promptly send your payment
to me at the address below.
Gone but not Forgotten: PID Larry Emerton, PDG Don
Mossman, Lion Dolores Biron, and Lion Clifford Coy of
the Goffstown, Plymouth, Monadnock, and New London
Lions Clubs, respectively. May fond memories of these
Lions comfort their family, the members of their clubs, and
the Lions in our district!
Best Regards,
CST Charlie Fuller
7 Craig Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054
[email protected]
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From the desk of
NOTES FROM
2nd VDG
MCC TOM GENO
Dr. Bruce J. Trivellini
My fellow Lions: As I sit here looking out my window, I realize
the ground hog lied to all of us. There’s still plenty of snow for all.
The conventions are only a few weeks away, and all should be
getting their reservations in while there are still rooms available.
These conventions are a FUN and educational time for all. A chance
to make new friends, and renew friendships, SO JOIN US! You’ll
be glad you did.
Coming up quickly is the FORUM to be held at NE College on Sat
Morning, April 5th. This program is two-fold and not just for
training Lion’s leaders. This year we are offering new Lions, and
old, the opportunity to be fully informed as to what Lions do in their
communities, their state, and in the world. In addition there are
courses being offered in how to be a PRESIDENT, SECRETARY,
TREASURER, ZONE CHAIR or even DISTRICT GOVERNOR!
There are multiple scheduling so you may be able to take more than
one course, so you can understand the importance of each and how
you can help your club in being an officer. There’s even a course in
being a project chair. All these courses are short and sweet, you
won’t be bored! An introduction to the new SPOT CAMERA will
also be held, and everyone will get a chance to handle this new
technology and see how easy it is to operate. I personally couldn’t
use the old Suresight camera because I could not hear the beep to
shoot. I learned to use this new camera in 5 minutes. If I can, you
can! The Health Service Board recently purchased 2 of these
cameras one club does have their own, and a few Zones are
considering purchasing their own also. These cameras will all be
under a system of reporting to HSB, so further reports can be made
to International. The interest these cameras have generated is
overwhelming and that is great! We are now able to screen almost
everyone from 6 mos. to 106 years, easily. Something the old
cameras would not do. The HSB will need to purchase more
as the usage grows. The old Suresights are still available and
offer excellent results, so request them also.
Separate from the FORUM, is a course in being a GUIDING LION.
Both Districts are welcome to attend. MD44 is in desperate need of
Guiding Lions, and we hope those in attendance will take this 2
hour offering. Guiding Lions help other clubs, or your own club, to
be more successful and help the leadership succeed.
Don’t forget the “Ride the Mounty” on the Mount Washington
Winnepesaukee cruise coming in June. This FUN event takes the
place of the annual “EYEBALL” FUNdraiser usually held in
February. The Lions Sight and Hearing Board needs your help in
supporting their many projects. Bet you thought you missed it!
Well you didn’t ..yet!
Come join us in these FUN events, and really get in that ol’ Lions
Spirit!
“Have FUN helping others!”
MCC Tom
Spring is here! I think…what I do know is that the
district is moving like a juggernaut as it heads into the
final quarter of our service year. The number of service
hours all of you are logging has to be a record setter!
Thank you for your service.
I have just come back from the Advanced Lions
Leadership Institute (ALLI) at LCI in Chicago and was
overwhelmed by the knowledge I came home with.
I would love to have an opportunity to pass along all that
I have learned to all of you…so our district can keep on
improving the service we provide to our communities.
Please contact me at [email protected] so we can
set a date for me to come and speak to your club about
the new and exciting programs that LCI has to offer.
Dates to remember:

April 5, 2014; Lions Forum @ New England
College, Henniker, NH

COME SEE THE SPOT VISION CAMERA
April 25-27; Vision 2014 Weekend @ Marriot
Courtyard, Nashua, NH
Please contact PDG Terri McGrew
[email protected]

May 3, 2014; Lions Open House at Fidelco
Guide Dog Foundation @ 1 Vision Way,
Bloomfield, CT.
Contact KL Linda Piekarski @
[email protected]
 May 16-18; Spring Convention @
Snowy Owl Resort, Waterville Valley
Lions…shaping the future…by working
together.
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Club Activities - - Zone 1A :
Chair: Dick St. Jean 603 623 1035 rbstjean#juno.com
Goffstown: March 2014 will be remembered primarily as the time we lost our most long standing
Lion and our most accomplished member, Lion Larry Emerton, who passed away on March 9. Larry
was not only a member of Lions for 55 years, he was a PID and former club president, whose
enthusiasm, good nature and sense of humor was well known throughout the Lions organization.
Larry lived a life of service to his community, to his family and to Lions. With his wife Lion Elaine
Emerton, Larry was a constant reminder and inspiration that the Lions motto 'We Serve' holds both
responsibility and opportunity for each of us.
Hooksett: One resident, in need of cataract surgery, has been awarded a grant by the NH S&H
Foundation. Contributed $100 to purchase one brick in support of 6th and 7th grade student effort to
institute an outdoor learning environment and classroom. 1 Lion worked 8 hours at the local Food
Pantry. 7 Lions and one guest attended the Hooksett Lions New Member Orientation where 4 new
members were treated to an excellent review of Lions International and State history, Lions
Organization and various aspects of local community service and fundraising. Upcoming events:
Train Show (April 27), Truck Show(Sep 07) and the Lions Hooksett Citizen of the Year (May).
Manchester: Manchester Lions Fundraising breakfast was a success… thank you for your support;
volunteered at Kids Café, our Tastefully Simple Fundraiser raised $50 and a great time (and food)
was had by all. An eye clinic is planned for April.
Pinardville: 12 lbs. can tabs to the Shriners. 311 pairs of glasses to Lenscrafters. 66 items of
clothing to Lancaster and Enfield clothing drive. Sponsored ice cream social at Hillborough nursing
home. Hosted peace poster winner and family at awards dinner
Weare: We are planning our annual breakfast with the Easter Bunny for April 12. We have also
welcomed (2) new members to the club! Since December we have added total of (3).
Zone 1B :
Chair: Eric Lindberg 603 673 1461 [email protected]
Amherst:
Bedford: 200 glasses collected and turned into Lens Crafters. Donations made of $100 to support
NH raised puppies, and $100 to Stand by Me, Middle school program for Bedford Students. One of
our own Lions chosen as one of 20 Outstanding Women of NH for her services in the community.
Other than her volunteer hours to the Bedford Lions community, Lion Shirley also volunteers with
the Alzheimer families and organization.
Brookline: Manned the town food pantry for 2 Saturdays.
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Merrimack: The Lions and Leos hosted a St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Party at Rosehaven, an assisted
living facility in town, on Sunday March 2nd. A committee met this month to begin planning Our
Annual Golf Tournament, which will be held on Monday July 21st at the Amherst Country Club. A
committee is busy planning for our District Governor’s Homecoming on April 27th at Florence’s
Restaurant at 4 pm. A date has been set for our annual Carnival for May 8th through May 11th at the
Commons. The club provided an eye exam and glasses for a needy Merrimack resident.
Milford: Provided $800 of partial funding for eyeglasses and exams for ten individuals from July to
February. Held free community spaghetti supper for 88 people. Purchased $90 ad in LTSSA program.
Wilton:
Zone 2A :
Chair: Linda Piekarski 603 355 3859 [email protected]
Gap Mountain: Gap Mtn. members made and sold refreshments at Troy’s annual town meeting.
Again, this is not a big fundraiser, but it is great PR for our club. We’re planning an eye screening
for April and we have 2 members who will be working the whole of Vision 2014 Weekend.
Monadnock:
Souhegan: Donated 127 used glasses to Lenscrafters and $100 to Fidelco Dog Sight to honor the life
of Linda's guide dog Ruby. We are working with leadership on the formation of a new club for
Jaffrey/Rindge. Visitation to the Milford Club on March 18th. Eye exam and glasses provided to
young Jaffrey woman. Gave out chevrons for service of 10 to 40 years to 5 different members. Our
annual Chip Chase 5K road race attracted a record of 211 registrants this year. We also conducted a
raffle and awarded prizes at the Chip Chase. We're sponsoring a team of walkers from our club to
walk in the NHAB Walk for the Blind in June.
Peterborough: Donations: $500 to Luxotica for eyeglasses coupon book, $1000 to LCIF for a Melvin
Jones fellowship, $500 for a Granite State Fellowship and $500 to Monadnock At Home.
Zone 2B : Chair: Christine Greenwood 603 762 4124 [email protected]
Chesterfield: Chesterfield Lions have a new member this month. Our president has been busy
helping to form a new Lions club in Brattleboro. Work continues on our July 8th golf tournament.
We voted to take on a flag project, placing American flags in three different areas of our town, and
some members have been gathering the necessary information.
Hinsdale:
Keene: YTD the Keene Lions have assisted twenty six individuals with eye exams and glasses and
four individual with hearing aids. One Lion spent time reading to a classroom of first graders for their
Read Around America Celebration. We made a $300 donation to the Boy Scouts and a $1000
donation to Camp Mayhew. The plans are well under way for our yearly Duck Race. This year's race
is our 25th anniversary of dumping the ducks in the river. We are always happy to be able to have
other area clubs participate in this yearly fundraiser alongside of us.
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Swanzey : Collected 8 pairs of eyeglasses for recycling. One Lion apx. 2 hours
Westmoreland: On Town Hall voting day we staffed a display with club information, as well as
selling town themed tee shirts and tote bags. 4 Lions put in a total of 8 hours, raising $55. Set up
tables and chairs at the Westmoreland Town Hall for the March “Friendly Meals” dinner, as well as
assembling a food basket door prize. 2 Lions, 2 hours, $25 cost. Provided Lions Luncheons, for 7
Westmoreland School students at the February gathering for students performing an outstanding act
of courtesy, kindness, citizenship, or scholastic improvement. 1 Lion, 3 hours, $79. Contributed a
$200 player sponsorship for the Lions All Star Soccer Games. Donated $50 to Keene High School
Project Graduation and placed a $50 ad in their program book.
Zone 3A : Chair: Barbara Hayes, 603 464 2692 [email protected]
Antrim/Bennington:
Concord: Dr. Benoit did 7 comprehensive eye and vision exams and prescribed 7 pair of glasses at
the NH HSB Lions Clinic in Concord
Henniker: We recycled 3 dozen eye glasses. We are in the planning phase for our annual Kite Day,
which will be the last Sunday in April. Twenty-Five year service chevrons were presented to two of
our Lions. We have also have a 30-year chevron yet to be presented.
Hillsboro: Donated $200 to Hillsboro Area Food Pantry, $100 to Vision 2014, $120 for 3 eye
exams, $116 for Hillsboro Seniors lunch and $1203 to purchase books for our Reading is
Fundamental project. Conducted our Reading is Fundamental project with over 550 students
participating. They each received a free book from the Lions Club. Earned $1700 on our 1 night
Harlem Wizards basketball game. 9 Lions worked on this project, 32 hours.
Hopkinton:
Zone 3B : Chair: Joyce Egge 603 768 5543 [email protected]
Andover: We have been selling rose orders for delivery to our customers on 21 March. We continue
to operate and support the Andover Food pantry and have a committee working on guidelines to
operate it more efficiently. 3 of our members screened 33 preschoolers and have roughly 20 more to
do, with the OKS camera.
Claremont: The Claremont Lions Club is working on making Large-Print Menus for The Pleasant
Street Restaurant and Out of the Ordinary Restaurant. We held our election and the new Claremont
Club officers for 2014/2015 will be: President: Jeff Brode, Secretary: Dorée Russell, Treasurer:
Mary Giveen and Membership Chair: Tammy Brode.
Fall Mountain:
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Franklin: Continue our monthly activities of working, reading for an hour at the Peabody Home,
working the Bread and Roses for Franklin residents and reading to the kids at the after school
program. On-going collection of warm clothing with local distribution. Participating in the “Reading
Across the Nation Day” with members reading in different locations. Collecting bags for the food
pantry’s use, in a couple locations. Saving the Food Pantry from having to buy bags. We had a St.
Patrick’s Day Celebration with members of the Hooksett Club and the Canaan Club visiting, We had
an Irish Swap, Received the Traveling Lion from Hooksett and passed it on to Canaan,
Sold Roses with Orford Lions. Collected and delivered roses on March 21st
New London:
Newport: 5 exams with glasses donated. 88 pairs to Teddy tee's
Sunapee:
Zone 4A : Chair: John Babiarz 603 523 8315 [email protected]
Bristol:
Canaan: Provided 28 pair of eye glasses to local residents at a total cost of $253.00. The Health
Closet handled 74 units for 67 individuals, 5 Lions, 17 hours, 260 miles. Received a $50 donation
for delivering medical equipment to a local resident and a donation of $500 from the Grafton
Trustees of the Trust Funds from the Kilton Fund. Held a Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Mary’s
Church in Canaan. There were 32 participants who donated 29 usable units of blood. Held our
Annual Kids Ice Fishing Derby for children under 16. 118 kids participated. 50 dozen shiners were
provided for bait. A total of 40 trophies were presented because of ties. 7 Lions worked 60 service
hours and provided 325 hot dogs, 70# of french fries, 15 gallons of hot chocolate and 5 gallons of hot
coffee. Delivered 73 items that had been collected at the March Cabinet meeting to David’s House
in Lebanon, NH. 53 meals were cooked and served at the monthly Listen Community Dinner by 5
Lions (13 hours). Ran a Rose Sale to benefit the local high school Project Graduation 2
Enfield/Mascoma:
Hanover:
Orford: Completed our Fishing Derby March 1-2 with over 150 attending including 65+ children.
Net profit about $1375. Rose Sale deliveries were March 21. Hosted a Z0ne 4A meeting March 24.
With 20+ attendees.
Plymouth:
Zone 4B: Chair David Ash 603 444 2652 [email protected]
Cohase/Woodsville:
Lafayette:
Lancaster: Chuck McLure, Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors VP, spoke at a recent meeting.
We are looking forward to volunteering with Habitat this spring when they build a second home in
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Lancaster. A donation of $500 was made to Habitat. Thanks to the generosity of the Lions Club of
Amherst we were able to distribute clothing to elementary school students in our area. Two of our
members, who winter in Florida, are active with the Lions Club in their area taking part in
fundraising, attending Cabinet Meetings, and visiting The Eye Institute in Tampa.
Lisbon Upcoming events: Senior dinner for Lisbon, Lyman, Landaff residents. Saturday April 12th
at noon at the Lisbon School. May 17th Golf tournament (see poster attached).
Littleton: We are collecting glasses from Woodsville Guaranty Bank, Littleton Eye Care and now
also Littleton Regional Healthcare. Donations to: Second Chance Animal Rescue $100,Bancroft
House $100, Norris Cotton Cancer Center in St Johnsbury VT $500,Littleton Regional Healthcare
new oncology wing $250,Boys and Girls Club of the North Country $150,Copper Canon Camp $800
to sponsor 2 campers,$200 for Twin State Soccer tickets to give to the high school athletic
department, Brain, Injury Association Walk by the Sea $100,Littleton Historical Society $30 as
contributing sponsor, All Saints Episcopal Church Food Pantry $500,Littleton Area Senior Center
March for Meals walkathon event $500.
Whitefield:
Terry Goodman and Don Jalbert celebrated their
common birthday at Milford’s St. Patrick’s Day
Trophies ready for Orford’s Fishing Derby
Milford’s Community Dinner
A 5+ lb. Northern Pike – Orford Fishing Derby
Membership count per reports filed with LCI
as of Mar. 31, 2014 @8:15pm. June 30
numbers adjusted per reported July “start.”
Monthly changes wil be reported as last year.
MEMBERSHIP STATUS
Ju
CLUB
30
Amherst
55
Andover
29
24
Antrim/Bennington
Bedford
25
Bristol
23
Brookline
32
Canaan
49
Chesterfield
33
Claremont
7
Cohase/Woods.
74
Concord
31
41
Enfield/Mascoma
Fall Mountain
9
Franklin
29
Gap Mountain
11
Goffstown
40
Hanover
42
Henniker
16
Hillsboro
39
Hinsdale
27
Hooksett
23
Hopkinton
26
Keene
76
Lafayette
15
Lancaster
24
Lisbon
30
Littleton
16
Manchester
30
Merrimack
25
Milford
44
Monadnock
33
New London
15
Newport
16
Orford
35
Peterborough
40
Pinardville
23
Plymouth
13
Souhegan
39
Sunapee
22
Swanzey
9
Weare
9
Westmoreland
10
Whitefield
19
Wilton
28
TOTAL
1256
28Feb DELTA
55
26
-3
29
5
25
20
-3
31
-1
45
-4
36
3
7
81
7
28
-3
41
9
25
-4
9
-2
43
3
43
1
18
2
39
24
-3
25
2
25
-1
79
3
18
3
28
4
29
-1
17
1
32
2
28
3
44
29
-4
14
-1
18
2
35
40
23
10
-3
36
-3
21
-1
9
12
3
12
2
18
-1
29
1
1265
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10
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SPRING CONVENTION GUEST SPEAKER
STEPHEN M. GLASS INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Stephen M. Glass, from Bridgeport, West Virginia, USA, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director
of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association’s 95th International Convention, held in
Busan, Korea June 22-26, 2012.
Director Glass is an attorney and retired FBI management and program analyst. A member of the
Clarksburg Lions Club since 1981, he has held many offices within the association, including club president,
zone chair, council chair, district governor, LEO chair, LCIF chair, GMT and Certified Guiding Lion. He has
also chaired the West Virginia State Convention, and presented at several West Virginia Lions Leadership
Schools.
In recognition of his service to the association, he has received numerous awards including the Presidential
Excellence Award, 100% District Governor’s Award, Grand Master Key, International President’s Leadership
Medal, Evan Hugus Award from the WVU Eye Institute and six International President’s Certificates of
Appreciation. He is also a Melvin Jones Fellow.
In addition to his Lions activities, Director Glass is active in numerous professional and community
organizations, including formerly serving as president of the Bridgeport High School Academic Boosters,
chairperson of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church Administrative Board, Clarksburg Housing Authority
and commissioner of Harrison County Deputy Sheriffs Civil Service Commission. Director Glass and his
wife, Cindy, also a Lion and Melvin Jones Fellow, have a daughter
Lions Family and Friends Month in April!
Invite family and friends to learn, serve and celebrate with your Lions club in April. Organize a service project, plan
an open house or host a lunch or picnic—you decide how to introduce your family and friends to the club you love!
Special Event!
Join the Lions World Lunch Relay on April 4 th!
The Lions World Lunch Relay is a 24-hour international event that brings families and friends of
Lions together in their local communities with families and friends of Lions around the world.
Start planning your lunch event today! P
Here are some great ways to make your Family and Friends Month a success:
Plan an Open House. Invite family and friends to learn more about your club and the difference you are making in
the community.
Go Green in Your Community. Plan an April service project to showcase the Protecting Our Environment campaign
so everyone can feel the satisfaction of improving the community. Consider planting trees, recycling or cleaning up a
park for your campaign.
Share the Gift of Literacy. Organize a fundraiser or service project that promotes the power of reading to children in
your community. Learn more about the LCI Reading Action Program and find literacy project ideas and
resources for your club.
Sponsor a Leo club. April is also Leo Awareness Month, so it’s a great time for your club to get involved
and support youth development in your community. Learn more about the Leo Club Program in the Leo
Zone.
Host a Picnic or Barbecue. Celebrate with family and friends after your successful service project or
fundraiser.
Family Members Receive a Special Membership Discount
Encourage family members to join your club! They’ll receive a special discount on membership dues
when they join the same club through our Family Membership Program.
Download the Family and Friends Month Flyer, and get the word out about your Lion club. Share
the day, share the fun and share the dream of serving with family and friends in April!
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Goffstown Middle School Peace Poster winner:
Left to right..KL Georgia Sausa, winner Ceralene
Lizotte, teachers Mr. Kilmister & Mrs. Cote
Look who is at St Pat's breakfast at Jutras Post
With Lion Mattie from Pinardville bringing luck to
the incoming flights
Lion Mattie of the Pinardville Lions gives the shirt off
her back at a Pease Greeters ceremony
NH SPECIAL OLYMPICS OPENING EYES VISION SCREENING ON MAY 31 2014 NEED LION
VOLUNTEERS
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT UNH IN DURHAM DURING THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS SUMMER GAMES
BETWEEN 9:00AM AND 4:00PM
This will be the 13th year of the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program here in N.H.. Last year at UNH 120
athletes were screened and 53 athletes received prescription eye glasses including sports glasses at no charge.
The Lions volunteers have helped to make this event a success over the past 12 years and Special Olympics
and Opening Eyes thank all the Lion Volunteers.
The Lions volunteers help with registration and taking histories, visual acuities, stereo test, color vision,
refractions and help the athletes to find the different stations. Lions also help with set up and tear down and
whatever else needs to be done.
To volunteer or for more information contact: Lion John Deschenes,
[email protected] or 603-888-3911
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TO ALL LIONS WORLDWIDE
The family of Past International Director Lawrence A. (Larry) Emerton
wishes to thank all for the cards and phone calls received at Larry’s passing
(March 9, 2014). They were very comforting and greatly appreciated.
From Lion Elaine Emerton…”It is a wonderful feeling that LIONS all over the
world can make one feel the warmth and love of a large family.”
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The “New” Lions Training
Forum
When is it? This year’s Forum will be held on
Saturday April 5th 2014
Where?
This year the Forum will be held at
New England College in Henniker
What time? Classes run from 8:45 am to 12:30
pm
What courses will be given?
courses to appeal to all Lions !
Some examples of courses:
There will be
Public Speaking
Meeting Management
Membership
Committee Training
Conflict Resolution
Mentoring
Club Officers
In addition: Everything you want to know about
NH Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation
Everything you want to know about
the Health Service equipment
In addition, 15 minute topics to be covered
throughout the morning include:
Vision 2014
Leo Advisors
Publicity
Camp Pride
Camp Allen
Twin State Soccer
And many more topics will be covered. Please
save the date and plan to join us to learn some
great information and enjoy the camaraderie with
your fellow Lions throughout NH.
It’s Not Too Late!
The Fidelco Guide Dog Open House and Lions
Appreciation Day is on Saturday, May 3rd this year
from 10 am to 2 pm. Tour the campus, meet the
puppies, see K9 demonstrations, take a blindfold
walk with a Fidelco Guide Dog, enjoy the Lions
Hospitality Suite. This year, Lions are even doing
vision screenings with the new SPOT camera. The
DogSight Project will be presenting a check to
Fidelco at the Lions Parade of Checks in the
Hospitality Suite at noon – it’s not too late to have
your club’s donation included!!!
My wonderful new guide dog was bred, raised and
trained at a cost of $45,000. Fidelco is one of the
most financially efficient guide dog schools in the
country. They certainly produce the finest quality
guide dogs! Please be generous in donating to The
DogSight Project and New England’s only guide
dog school. Donations may be sent to DSP Chair
Linda Piekarski, 15 Edgewood Ave, Keene, NH
03431. Please make checks payable to LSHF with
DSP in the memo line. The independence a guide
dog brings to a blind person is priceless. Your
contribution gives that gift many times over. Thank
you!
Respectfully submitted,
Linda Piekarski
Chair, the DogSight Project
[email protected]
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The Plaistow Lions Club
Announces
The Homecoming "Roast" of
District Governor Jim Robinson
You are cordially invited to attend on
Saturday April 19th, 2014
Please click on the link below regarding information
about District Governor Jim Robinson Homecoming 4-19-14
DG Jim Robinson Homecoming
Flyer & Registration Form
At
The Atkinson Country Club
In the Brookside Stateroom
85 Country Club Drive
Atkinson NH, 03811
603-362-8700
www.atkinsonresort.com
6:00 pm Social and Cocktail Hour
7:00 pm Dinner
Followed immediately by lots of laughs and the roasting of our District Governor
Tickets are $35.00 per person with a cash bar, a generous and sure to be delicious buffet style dinner
including multiple entrée choices, desert and coffee.
Deadline for reservations is April 7th, 2014.
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Everyone knows
someone with diabetes.
Participate in a Lions
diabetes project for them.
Join us for the Diabetes Awareness Walk
at the Spring Convention, our Strides
project. Walk or run around the scenic
Snowy Owl grounds on Saturday May 17
leading into the ice cream social. A
donation is requested.
Read more about Strides: Lions for
Diabetes Awareness at
http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/membercenter/planningprojects/diabetes/programs-diabstrides-walk.php.
Marilyn Borgendale, 44N Diabetes Awareness
Chair, [email protected]
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LIONS TWIN STATE
SOCCER ASSOCIATION, INC
68 JACK WELLS ROAD, DANBURY, NH 03230
Dear Lion,
Six years ago we accepted the challenge to change by Lions International, and we did. Our
Calendar Raffle has proven to be successful, but we need to have even greater participation
by the Lions in New Hampshire and Vermont. We are mailing two calendar raffle tickets
to each Lion in the two states, and we are hopeful that you will support us again this year;
and we thank you for doing so.
Your response to the Calendar Raffle has been gratifying and we hope this year will even
be greater. If every Lion in the two states bought the two tickets, each state would realize
$25,000 or more, to help those individuals in our communities that need visual aids,
cataract surgery, hearing aids, and provide camperships for children at a camp for the
hearing impaired. These are the things that would improve their quality of life, enable them
to seek employment, help gain independence.
The cost per raffle ticket is only $10 and the raffle is for the month of July 2014. The
drawings will take place on Game Day, July 19, 2014 at Castleton College in Castleton, VT.
The association hopes that all the Lions across each state will purchase the raffle tickets.
You have 31 chances to win and that’s multiple times. If your ticket is drawn, it is
returned to the ticket barrel before the next day’s drawing is done. There will be one
$400.00 winner, one $350.00 winner, one $200.00 winner, four $150.00 winners, eight
$100.00 winners and sixteen $50.00 winners.
The proceeds of this raffle go to the designated charities that support our cause as
“Knights of the Blind” and gives help to those in need and less fortunate. New Hampshire’s
half of the proceeds supports The Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation of New Hampshire,
Inc. and Vermont’s share supports the Austine Green Mountain Lions Camp for the Hearing
Impaired. The kids from the camp are bused in, if possible, to attend the games. What an
inspiring sight it is to see the players and the campers mix and mingle. That’s when you
say, “I’m glad to be a Lion”.
We hope you will favorably respond with your ticket stubs and a check for $20 mailed to
your District Chairperson listed below. Your check should be made out to:
LTSSA – Calendar Raffle
Thank you from the LTSSA – Calendar Raffle Committee
Chair District 44N
Chair District 44H
Cheryl Powers,
Marilyn Vaccaro,
68 Jack Wells Road
74 Chase Road
Danbury, NH 03230
Londonderry, NH 03053
Yours in Lion Spirit,
Cheryl Powers, Director
Chairperson District 45
PDG William Moulton
PO Box 301
Danville, VT 05828-0301
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Greetings Fellow Knights of the Blind,
There is still time to volunteer at the NH Lions Recreational Weekend for the Blind and Visually
Impaired in Nashua on Friday April 25th and Saturday April 26th.
We need the most help at check-in on Friday April 25th at 1:00 pm. And we would love to have you
join us for dinner and cards on Friday evening.
Saturday morning April 26th we still need volunteer personal shoppers to take our guests out and
about the Nashua area for a morning of shopping, and we still need volunteers at the bowling alley.
Or you can spend the afternoon at the hotel playing cards and visiting with our guests. Or you can
join us at the Up Reach Therapeutic Horse Arena for a fun afternoon with our guests, fellow Lions,
and plenty of horses.
Make a difference and have fun ~ Volunteer at Vision Weekend 2014 !
Contact Terri McGrew at 673-2322 or [email protected] if you can help.
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New Hampshire Lions
District 44-N
U. S.
Sandra Hurd, District Governor
166 Turkey Hill Road
Postage
Merrimack, New Hampshire 03054
Here
Affiliated with Lions Clubs International
300 West 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL 60523-8890
Where to get in touch - - DG: Sandra Hurd
166 Turkey Hill Rd.
Merrimack, NH 03054
Res: 603 424-8922
E: [email protected]
1stVDG: Melody Whitcher
30 Appleton St.
Manchester, NH 03104
Res: 603 491-0676
E: [email protected]
2ndVDG Bruce Trivellini
25 Dolly Rd
Contoocook, NH 03229
Bus: 603 746-3900
E: [email protected]
CST Charles Fuller
7 Craig Dr.
Merrimack, NH 03054
Cell: 603 930-0844
E: [email protected]
Lions ROAR Editor:
Paul Dalton
91 River Rd.
Orford, NH 03777
Res: 603-353-9844
E: [email protected]

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