Vision Screenings for 364 Children! - The Antrim Bennington Lions Club offered free vision screening for children in the towns of Antrim, Bennington, Francestown, Greenfield and Hancock the week of September 15, 2014. We tested children up to the fourth grade in these five schools along with children at The Grapevine. During Home and Harvest we also provided free eye screening at the Town Hall.
Candidates Nights - The Antrim-Bennington Lions Club will be hosting three Candidates Nights aimed at Antrim, Bennington, and Hillsborough voters who are interested in learning more about state House and Senate candidates. All sessions will take place on the second floor of the Antrim Town Hall and will begin with a “meet and greet between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. Then, between 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. Lions Club moderators will conduct a question and answer period with the candidates. During the Q+A, moderators will pose questions which attendees have written on 3”x5” cards.
While the Antrim-Bennington Lions Club has invited all the Democratic and Republican candidates, not all are able to attend. Therefore we have asked those who are unavailable to submit a document concerning their candidacies which the moderators will read during the event.
The first Candidates Night will by on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 with the Candidates:for Hillsborough County House District #3 (which includes Bennington)
David Bedard (R) - will not be able to attend
Jon Manley (D)
and Candidates for Hillsborough County House District #38 (which includes Antrim, and Hillsborough)
Frank Edelblut (R) - will not be able to attend
Steven Hahn (D)
Jim Kofalt (R)- will not be able to attend
Richard McNamara (D)
Thursday, October 30, 2014 Candidates: State Senate District #8 (which includes Antrim, Bennington, and Hillsborough)
The Antrim-Bennington Lions Club will provide tables at the Antrim Town Hall where candidates and party organizations can display literature and other paraphernalia. Throughout the evening the Lions Club will be offering refreshments.
There are no Lions meetings in October as the club will be busy conducting the three candidates' nights in October. The candidate nights are:
October 22 6:30-8:30 Antrim Town Hall
October 29 6:30-8:30 Antrim Town Hall
October 30 6:30-8:30 Antrim Town Hall
November 4 - Regular Business Meeting - Meeting place TBD
November 18 - Potluck Dinner/Speaker Meeting at Presbyterian Church.
The Antrim-Bennington Lions Club is a local, community service organization which is part of Lions Clubs International , the largest voluntary service organization in the world. Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 202 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.
Our club was created in 1981 and has been providing services to the international and local community since that time. Our two major fund raising efforts (Home and Harvest BBQ and selling Christmas trees) provide funds for local efforts such as Operation Santa, Bike Rode and providing glasses for those in need. In addition we volunteer for hosting Community Suppers, vision screening for 4 to 6 year old children, holding Election forums and many more. Periodically our club takes on a major service project such as the Antrim Bennington Outdoor Guide, a 60 page guide to the outdoor resources of our communities that we published in 2009 and 2013.
Following are the Lions providing hotdogs, food and drinks at an Antrim in the Evening concert.
Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide.
Why should I become a Lion?
As a Lions club member, you can:
- make a difference everyday in your community
- provide support locally or reach out internationally
- grow personally and professionally by participating in our programs, community service projects and events
- have an impact on local and international humanitarian issues
- develop relationships with both local and international community and business leaders