Draw for Sight Bicycle Poker Run – April 26, 2015

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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
Rides end promptly at 1:00 pm.
Last Sweep 1:00 pm
All score cards must be turned in by 1:00 pm.

Cost:
$25 until March 31, 2015
$30 April 1 until April 25, 2015
$35 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 1:00 pm.

Register online:

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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 from the link above and have it completed with payment in-hand at the time of registration.

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Our Shotgun Raffle Winner

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Bay to Bay Ride – June 28, 2015

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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.

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, 2015
$30 May 16 until June 27, 2015
$35 Day of Ride
– Blind riders ride for FREE
– No Refunds
– Fee includes map, marked route, sag wagon
and five food stops
– Sport Rally Towel for the first 450 registered riders

Register online:

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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 from the link above and have it completed with payment in-hand at the time of registration.

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Horse Racing returns to Betterton, MD !

 Horse Racing returns to Betterton, MD !

Please contact me by Friday, February 6, 2015 to reserve your Horse.

Don’t be left at the starting gate !

 

Betterton/Still Pond Lions club will have its Spring Video horse race on

Sat., March 7, 2015 

at Betterton Fire Hall.  The doors will open @ 5:30 and the races will start @ 6:30.  It’s a fun evening of food, refreshments, and, of course, horse races !

Please help us raise money by being a sponsor or horse owner.

Sponsors    –  $ 35.00 donation

You can have all of the thrills of owning a horse, with none of the hassles ( training,

boarding, vet bills, or manure ).  !

As a Sponsor, you’ll receive :

– a 2” x 5” AD in the program,  ( larger sized ads are available, too )

– a horse in one of the races that you’ll get to name

– listed as an sponsor in the program

– admission for 2 people,

– free food & refreshments ( beer, too ) all evening.

– our undying gratitude

WHAT A BARGAIN !

 

Horse Owners   –   $ 20.00 Donation

For a $ 20.00 donation, you’ll be listed a Horse owner.  Horse Owners will get all of the privileges of a SPONSOR as listed above, but  without an ad.

SUCH A DEAL !

 

Sponsors and Horse Owners will receive $ 50.00 when their horse wins a race !

 

You can also place bets during the evening.

 

For those of you who procrastinate, a limited number of admission tickets will available at the door @ $ 10.00/person.

 

Since its inception, Lions Clubs have supported local, community, national & international projects. As always, 100% of the money we raise is

returned to the community.

We appreciate your support.

Charlie Gloyd

Vice President

Betterton/Still Pond Lions

 

 

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Lion Dan Hunt

Captain Daniel Hunt, 94, U. S. Navy Retired, husband, father, WWII veteran, golfer, sailor, with a life-long public service career, passed away peacefully at home on January 11 surrounded by family and caregivers, of natural causes. Dan spoke fondly of his 25 year marriage with Shirley Hampton Hunt and of his many children and step-children at his home in Chestertown, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He was a loving person and consummate gentleman, who always met family and friends with a cheerful greeting. Dan was active and engaged in the community as a volunteer at the hospital in Chestertown, Lions Club, and Wall Street Wizards. Dan enjoyed his walks to Scottie’s to pick up his daily newspaper and banter in Tagalog with his friend Bob Bennett. He was fond of Luisa’s Restaurant and chocolate shakes from the Freeze. Dan’s public service included participated in the N.I.H. Longitudinal Study of Aging, and he continued to be interested and curious with new technology. Dan was born in San Francisco on November 17th, 1920, the son of Rear Admiral Daniel Hunt, M.D. and Dorothy Chandler Hunt. Although Dan wanted to be a doctor like his father, he attended the Naval Academy in 1940 during WWII, and he followed an accelerated course of study in engineering, graduating in only three years, so he could join the forces in the Pacific Campaign. He was stationed as an officer aboard the U.S.S. Saratoga (CV3) within the Pacific Theater of Operations. After operations in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean, on February 1945 five “Kamikaze” suicide planes struck the Saratoga off Iwo Jima. 123 of her crew were dead or missing as a result of the attacks. The carrier survived the attack and returned to later service. After his time at sea, Dan went on to earn his Master’s Degree in metallurgy engineering at Carnegie in 1955. He continued with military duty with the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships in Washington DC leading the Metals Fabrication Branch for submarines. He retired from the Navy in 1965 and became the National Science Foundation’s Project Manager for the construction of the Mayall 4-meter telescope building in Kitt Peak, AZ, participating in the construction of the radiotelescope observatory in Puerto Rico. As Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation, Dan supervised the Deep Sea Drilling Project to reach the Moholrovicic (“Moho”) Discontinuity, which is the border between the brittle earth’s outer crust and the hotter softer mantle. Dan shared his long life with wives: Patricia Ann; Muriel Simpson; Eleanor Clark. In 1989 he married and is survived by his loving wife Shirley Hampton. The couple’s many children and step-children were very close to him and had a loving relationship. He is survived by his Children: Alexandra Hunt of Center Sandwich, NH Christopher Hunt of Northfield, NH Holland Hunt of Avon Lake, OH Daniel Braine of Easton, CT And his Step-children: Elaine Clark of Bradenton, FL, Guy Leavitt, Jr. of Ijamsville, MD Stephanie Gosman of Chestertown, MD Winnie Carpenter of Ellicott City, MD Larimore Hampton of New York City, NY Jennifer Engel of Baltimore, MD, Wade Wilson of Baltimore, MD, And Grandchildren: Jairus McQuaid-Hunt of Charlottesville, VA, Amelia Craven (nee McQuaid Hunt) of Hermon, ME Noah Reveley-Hunt of Antioch College, OH, Jay Clark of Los Angeles, CA, Sarah Clark of Bradenton, FL. Golf was Dan’s passion. The Naval Academy was the birth place of his perfect swing, but he continued to enjoy the game throughout his life. Dan rose from the Captain of the U.S. Naval Academy golf team, photographed in the presence of pro golfers Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen in 1942, to winning the club championships at the Army Navy Country Club and Chester River Yacht and Country Club. Dan had vitality for life, like no other, and his smile lit up a room. He was a kind and generous man and a wonderful husband and father. Please join Shirley and Dan’s family on Saturday, January 17 from noon to 3 P.M. to celebrate Dan’s life at Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home at 130 Speer Road, Chestertown, Maryland 21620. Food and drink will be provided. A private interment will occur on Sunday for Dan’s family. In lieu of flowers, you may make a charitable gift in the memory of Daniel Hunt, Class of 1943, to the Naval Academy Annual Fund, 291 Wood Road, Annapolis, MD 21402 or www.usna.com.

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A Reminder To Our Members

Members:

Please remember to RSVP for each dinner meeting you plan to attend.

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Lion Doug Smith Honored as Adkins Arboretum’s 2014 Volunteer of the Year

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