New Hampshire Budget
The Antrim Bennington Lions Club hosted an informational meeting Tuesday April 14th at the First Presbyterian Church, Main Street in Antrim. Jeff McLynch of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute gave the audience an overview of the state budget process for about 30 minutes. Then each of our state legislators in attendance added their comments on the status of the budget process. We were fortunate to have Senator Gerald Little and Representatives Jon Manley, Richard McNamara, Marjorie Porter, Gilman Shattuck and Frank Edleblut be able to attend. The meeting ended with questions and answers from the audience.
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.
May 5, 2015: This meeting in will be a dinner/speaker meeting with Lt. John Walsh from the NH Fish and Game.
May 19, 2015: This will be a business meetng starting at 7pm with social time from 6:30pm to 7pm at the Presbyterian Church.
June 9, 2015: This will be a dinner meeting for installation of new officers for the new Lions year starting July 1, 2015. Location is under discussion.
Our meeting on Tuesday, April 7th at the First Presbyterian Church in Antrim.was a potluck dinner with guest speakers, Diane Kendall, Hancock's Town Administrator and Donna Hanson, Antrim's Towm Administrator. This was a great discussion on the roles these individuals provide for our towns.
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