August - There will be a Businees Meeting during August as we need to work on our plans for the September eye screening we will be doing in the local Elementary Schools, Election Forums in October and preparing for Home and Harvest.
September 12 - 14 - Home and Harvest. Our Lions will be doing the Chicken BBQ at Tenney Farm from 5:00 PM to 7:30PM on Saturday, just prior to the fireworks display.
On July 15 our Annual Cookout was held at the Loveland’s on Franklin Pierce Lake. Our special guest was our new District Governor Melody Whitcher who updated us on plans for our District this coming year.
On April 20 we had a social meeting which included a potluck dinner. The meeting was hosted by Ken and Imogene Drabble and their grandson Cliff. Following is a picture of the great food that was served.
Ther Antrim Bennington Lions Club offered free vision screening for children in the towns of Antrim, Bennington, Francestown and Hancock the weeks of February 10 and 17. The screening used a Welch Allyn® SureSight™ Vision Screener that automatically screens for common vision problems, including near and farsightedness (myopia/hyperopia), astigmatism (asymmetrical focus), anisometropia (unequal power between the eyes). Over 40 children ages four to six were screened during this two week period.
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