Please support our annual shotgun raffle. All proceeds benefit local charities.
The drawing will be held January 11, 2017.
A package of information to introduce potential members to the Chestertown Lions Club has been added to our website. You can find it here or by clicking on the “New Member Package” option under the “Becoming a Lion” tab in the navigation menu.
We hope you find it of interest and encourage you to contact any Club member for more information.
Thanks to Lion Bob Knapp for preparing this. Lion Bob is a Melvin Jones Award recipient and past president of the Chestertown Lions Club.
On the fourth Sunday of June each year, the Chestertown Lions Club welcomes cyclists to its summer bicycling challenge, the Bay to Bay ride. The tour consists of five routes between 27 and 104 miles in length. The flat loop routes take in the scenery of the heartland of the Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware including farmlands, old country homes, quaint towns, and great country stores. The 27 mile ride goes through historic Chestertown for those who want a less challenging ride.
Spend the day touring the town, then return to join your friends just up the hill from Betterton Beach. Temperatures of mid-June lend themselves to a pleasant swim in the Chesapeake Bay at the end of the ride.
6:30 am to 9:00 am
Rides start at 7:00 am
(Special tandem starts at 8:00 am)
Ride ends promptly at 6:00 pm
Last sweep 5:00 pm
$25 until May 15, 2016
$30 May 16 until June 25, 2016
$40 Day of Ride
– Blind riders ride for FREE
– No Refunds
– Fee includes map, marked route, sag wagon
and five food stops
– Screwdriver set for the first 450 registered riders
Register By Mail:
Click here for a mail-in registration form.
Walk-in registration will be available on the morning of the ride. To speed up the registration process, print a mail-in registration form from the link above and have it completed with payment in-hand at the time of registration.
Here are the winners of our Draw For Sight Ride, and our heartfelt thanks to all who participated:
Richard Carl Pagella, Sr. of Chestertown, MD, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016 at his home. He was 73.
The Chestertown Lions Club is pleased to offer scholarships for deserving high school students in our area. You can find the application here or by clicking on the tab underneath the “Our Work” option in the navigation bar at the top of the page.
Edward Stevens Gillespie of Chestertown, MD, died on March 14, 2016 at his home. He was 85.
Born on December 8, 1930 in Sudlersville, MD, he was the son of the late Victor Power and Juliet Stevens Gillespie. Mr. Gillespie graduated from Charlotte Hall Military Academy and attended University of Maryland, College Park and was a member of Phi Delta Theta faternity. He served with the Maryland National Guard for over 20 years and was company commander of Chestertown, Denton and Easton. In 1952, he married Jane McCauley, they were married for 14 years. He later married Jean Brown in 1969, who predeceased him in March of 2014.
Mr. Gillespie joined his father and grandfather in their family concrete company, Gillespie & Son, Inc in Sudlersville, MD after World War II. The business prospered over the years under his ownership and the company moved to Chestertown. Today, sons, Jim and Todd, and grandson, Andrew are continuing the 94 year old family tradition.
Over the years, Mr. Gillespie served on the Board of Directors of Sudlersville Bank of MD and Chestertown Bank of MD. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Kent School and Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital. He was a life long member of the Chestertown Lions Club.
Mr. Gillespie and his wife, Jean, had a passion for traveling, seeing many parts of the world and especially enjoyed their winters in Barbados and Florida.
He is survived by his children: Deborah Gillespie Gazzerro and her husband John of Warwick, MD; Stevens Victor Gillespie and his wife Patricia of Charlotte, NC; James Edward Gillespie and his wife Erin of Chestertown, MD; Todd Stevens Gillespie and his wife Julie of Chestertown, MD, and Mary Elizabeth Evans and her husband Leonard of Chestertown, MD; a sister, Margaret Gillespie Albertsen of Chestertown, MD; along with fifteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A son, Richard Baxter Phillips, Jr., predeceased him.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Andrew’s Chapel, PO Box 38, Church Hill, MD 21623 or Chestertown Lions Club, PO Box 265, Chestertown, MD 21620.