Draw for Sight Bicycle Poker Run – April 29, 2018


The Chestertown Lions Club welcomes cyclists to Draw For Sight Bicycle Poker Run Ride. The tour consists of a 36 or 60 mile rolling to flat course.  The route takes in the scenery of the heartland of Upper Kent County in Maryland including farmlands, old country homes, quaint towns, and great country stores. The ride goes through historic Chestertown.

Route starts and ends at Betterton Volunteer Fire Company, 2 Howell Point Road, Betterton, MD 21610.

Time:
Registration Hours;
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Rides start at 8:30 am
Drawing stations close at 1:00 pm
Ride ends promptly at 2:00 pm.
Last sweep 2:00 pm
All score cards must be turned in by 2:00 pm.

Cost:
$25 until March 31, 2018
$30 April 1 until April 28, 2018
$40 Day of Ride
– Blind riders ride for FREE
– No Refunds
– Fee includes map, marked route, sag wagon and five food stops
All score cards must be turned in by 2:00 pm.

Make checks payable to Chestertown Lions Charities, Inc.
Proceeds go to Lions Club projects.

Register online:

active_com

Register By Mail:

Click here for a mail-in registration.

Walk-in Registration:
Walk-in registration will be available on the morning of the ride. To speed up the registration process, print a mail-in registration form and have it completed with payment in-hand at the time of registration.

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Bay to Bay Ride – June 24, 2018

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 26 and 102 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 26 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.

Time:
Registration Hours:
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

Cost:
$25 until May 15, 2018
$30 May 16 until June 23, 2018
$40 Day of Ride
– Blind riders ride for FREE
– No Refunds
– Fee includes map, marked route, sag wagon
and five food stops
– Gift for the first 450 registered riders

Make checks payable to Chestertown Lions Charities, Inc.

Register online:

  active_com

Register By Mail:

Click here for a mail-in registration form.

Walk-in Registration:
Walk-in registration will be available on the morning of the ride. To speed up the registration process, print a mail-in registration form and have it completed with payment in-hand at the time of registration.

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Valentines Dinner Update

Greetings Fellow Lions,
There have been some requests for fish due to our Valentines Dinner falling on Ash Wednesday. If you prefer fish instead of chicken, I need to know ASAP. The club is willing to prepare Salmon for those opting to eat fish, however they need to know in advance. I will be forwarding the names of persons requesting Salmon and only they will be served Salmon that night.

Thanks,
Lion Glenn Owens, Secretary
Chestertown Lions Club

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Annual Valentines Dinner

Greetings Fellow Lions,

Our next dinner meeting will be our Annual Valentines Dinner which will be on Valentines Day WED, FEB 14, 2018 SOCIAL 5:30 / DINNER 6:30. We invited members from the Chestertown Rotary to join us for dinner. Bring your spouse or a friend and enjoy dinner with fellow Lions and our friends from the Rotary. Everyone should have a wonderful time.

Dinner Menu: House Salad, Chicken Piccata, double stuffed potato, broccoli, rolls & butter, cherry cobbler

PLEASE RSVP BY MONDAY, FEB 12th

Also attached is the 22B Newsletter for January, 2018

Thanks,
Lion Glenn M. Owens, Secretary
Chestertown Lions Club

District 22B News Letter Jan 2018
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January 24th Meeting

Greetings Fellow Lions,

Our next dinner meeting will be on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Social 5:30 / Dinner 6:30 at Chester River Yacht & Country Club. This meeting will be quite different from our previous dinner meetings at the club. We are having pizza from Procolino’s Pizza and there will be 20 or 30 Washington College students from the Kappa Alpha Fraternity attending. This is in appreciation for their help with our Chicken BBQ. We will also have 7 members from the Cecilton Lions Club visiting. Sounds like an exciting night. Hope to see everyone at the meeting.

Also attached to the email you received are invitations / notices for:

– The District Social in Easton, Md. honoring DG Jeff Beever which will be in March.
– Multi District Lions Convention in Ocean City which will be in May.
– Lions Leadership Training in Canada which will be in May.

Thanks,
Lion Glenn Owens, Secretary
Chestertown Lions Club

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No January Board Meeting

Greetings Fellow Lions,

There will be NO BOARD MEETING on January 17, 2017.

Thanks
Lion Glenn Owens, Secretary
Chestertown Lions Club

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Shotgun Raffle Drawing!

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January 10th Meeting

Happy New Year, Fellow Lions!

Due to the Country Club being closed until mid-January…. we are doing things a little differently at our next meeting.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6 p.m. at the Blue Bird Tavern on Washington Avenue. The folks at the Blue Bird help us sell shotgun raffles every year and the board thought there would be no better place to have our meeting and have the drawing for the shotgun raffle. This has been advertised inviting the general public to witness the drawing. This will not be a dinner meeting, however, the Blue Bird does sell some very good food if you wish to get something to eat while you are there. The Blue Bird is having a dinner special that night. The special will be Meatloaf with sides, etc. The Shotgun Raffle drawing will be right at 6 p.m. Lion Fred Sherriff has put a lot of hard work into this event. Please come out and join us – dress will be casual.
NO NEED TO RSVP.

Thanks,
Lion Glenn Owens, Secretary
Chestertown Lions Club

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Christmas Basket Preparation!

PHOTO BY KEVIN HEMSTOCK — Robyn Moore, program director for the annual Kent County Christmas gift basket program, gives instructions for loading boxes to Lions Club members, from left, Jason Felllows of the Millington Lions, to her left, Joe Irr of the Galena Lions, and at right, Glenn Owens of the Chestertown Lions. The “baskets” include boxes of food as well as toys for the children,. They were loaded on Monday Dec. 18 and then distributed to needy families in the county.

PHOTO BY KEVIN HEMSTOCK — Members of the local Lions Clubs, students and other volunteers, helped fill gift baskets, Monday, at the Kent County Community Center at Worton. The baskets were distributed to local needy families.

PHOTO BY KEVIN HEMSTOCK — Volunteers label Christmas gift baskets at the Kent County Community Center, Worton.

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Fenton Lee Martin, Jr.

Fenton Lee Martin, Jr. passed away peacefully in Chestertown, Maryland on November 15, with his wife at his side. He was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on October 20, 1928, the only child of Fenton Lee Martin, Sr. and Marcia Penelope Martin nee Ferebee.

He attended public schools in Portsmouth, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of William and Mary in 1949. He went on to graduate from the Marshall Wythe Law School at W and M with the equivalent of today’s Doctor of Jurisprudence. During his studies, he served as the assistant to the dean of the law school. He then went on to earn a Master of Laws Degree from Harvard Law School in 1952, before entering the United States Air Force to serve as a First Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General Corps during the Korean War.
After leaving the Air Force, Fenton served as a law clerk to the chief judge of the US District Court in Baltimore, Maryland and stayed there to practice law for nearly fifty years. He began as an associate with a six-man firm, and, after several mergers, he retired as a partner in Whiteford, Taylor, and Preston, a firm of over 100 lawyers.
Early in his career, Fenton argued a case before the Supreme Court of the United States, and he loved to show off his white quill pen, a traditional souvenir given newly admitted lawyers to the Court.
In 1964, Fenton married Jane Ann Garrette, and they raised two children, Roderick Lee Martin and Elizabeth Ann Vallarino nee Martin, living in the Roland Park area, but spending weekends, summers, and holidays first in Betterton and then in Chestertown to where they moved full-time after retirement.
Playing golf was Fenton’s favorite pastime along with spending time with friends and family.
Fenton is survived by his wife; their son and his wife, Beth; their daughter, called Lisa, and her husband Juan Carlos as well as six grandchildren: Lucas, Mateo, and Jack Vallarino and Tori, Ben, and Emily Martin.
A memorial service will be observed on Saturday, December 30th at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s Church, Kent County. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Good Neighbor Fund of Kent County c/o First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 227, Chestertown, MD 21620, or to the charity of your choice.

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