Chestertown Lions – Live Raffle Drawing

Live Drawing
Posted in News | Comments Off on Chestertown Lions – Live Raffle Drawing

Chestertown Lions Club Christmas Dinner Update

Fellow Lions,

Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday night at our Club’s Christmas Dinner party. I trust you and your spouse or significant other will enjoy the holiday music to be performed as well as our dinner selections.

As an update to my earlier dinner announcement: When you arrive at the Club for the Social Hour, please come directly to the Ballroom. CRY&CC will be providing us with a fully stocked bar this year in the Ballroom so we can enjoy Lion JohnPaoella’s holiday music during the entire Social Hour. This will be a “CASH BAR OR CRY&CC MEMBERS CAN CHARGE DRINKS TO THEIR CLUB ACCOUNT.

Thanks.

Lion Dave

Posted in News | Comments Off on Chestertown Lions Club Christmas Dinner Update

Details of Chestertown Lions Club Drive for Sight Program

Fellow Lions,

One of the major challenges of Kent County is the lack of adequate public transportation.  To help alleviate this problem, the Chestertown Lions Club implemented a service project several years ago to support local residents in need of transportation to their eye doctor.  The program provides free transportation to and from the eye doctor.  This project has been very successful thanks to Chairman Henry Hart and his committee for distributing information about the program and responding to calls for transportation.

In an effort to make this free transportation service available to more Kent County residents, Chairman Hart has documented the program in detail to show all of the Club members how easy it is to become a driver and hopes to involve other Lions Clubs.
Please take a look at details attached of the Drive for Sight Program and the Need a Free Ride To And From Your Eye Doctor Appointment Form.  If you would like to become a driver please let Chairman Hart or me know.
When there is a need, Lions are there.  Thanks, Lion Henry Hart!!
KL Rick
Posted in News | Comments Off on Details of Chestertown Lions Club Drive for Sight Program

Chestertown Lions Club’s Newest Member

Washington College President Kurt Landgraf is the newest member of the Chestertown Lions Club and was inducted by District Governor John Lawrence at a regular dinner meeting the evening of November 20, 2019. Congratulations and welcome Kurt!

Pictured below (left to right) DG John Lawrence, Lion Kurt Landgraf, and sponsor VDG Wayne Benjamin.

Posted in News | Comments Off on Chestertown Lions Club’s Newest Member

Kent County Christmas Basket Committee, Inc.

Fellow Lions,

Please consider an individual donation to the Kent Country Christmas Basket Committee, Inc.; the committee is a tax-exempt organization. As you know the Lions Club supports this program by way of a substantial budgeted donation, and our members are active in preparing boxes of food, and delivery of boxes of food and toys which provide a nicer holiday for many families and individuals that are less fortunate.

Please see the official request from Robyn C. Moore, Executive Director of the Kent County Christmas Basket Committee, Inc.

KL Rick

Christmas Baskets
Posted in News | Comments Off on Kent County Christmas Basket Committee, Inc.

Chestertown Lions Club Christmas Dinner Meeting

CHESTERTOWN LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS DINNER

CHESTER RIVER YACHT AND COUNTRY CLUB

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Social Hour with music by Lion John Paolella 5:30-6:30 PM

Dinner 6:30 pm

Entertainment by Hot Pink Quartet

Fellow Lions,
The Chestertown Lions Club Christmas Dinner will be held at the Chester River Yacht and Country Club, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The Social Hour will be 5:30 – 6:30 PM with holiday music by Lion John Paolella. Dinner will begin at 6:30 PM. During dinner, we will be serenaded by the Hot Pink Quartet who will also perform a melody of holiday songs later after dinner (note: there will be no Meeting speaker at this meeting). Please respond by email to me at dbdunham [at] aol [dot] com or by phone (410-810-3059) if you plan to attend and how many will be attending. I would like your response by Friday, November 29, 2019, since the country club needs an attendance number by the end of the month. Wives or significant others are encouraged to attend this special holiday event.
The dinner menu this year includes:
MENU
Salad
Mixed greens, Mandarin oranges, mango, dried cranberries, goat cheese, candied pecans, raspberry vinaigrette
Entrée
Steak au poivre topped with two shrimp
Gorgonzola mashed potatoes
Asparagus
Rolls & butter
Dessert
Decadent chocolate
Beverage
Coffee, decaf coffee, iced tea, lemonade
Price: $29.75
If you cannot attend, I would appreciate an email to let me know which will save me a lot of time making phone calls. If you need an alternate entrée selection due to a food allergy or for any other reason, please let me know.
Hope to see you at this very special Holiday event.
Thanks.
Lion Dave Dunham
Posted in News | Comments Off on Chestertown Lions Club Christmas Dinner Meeting

Annual Fall Shotgun Raffle

Fellow Lions,

Under the leadership of Chair Fred Sherriff, the Annual Shotgun Raffle is one of the Lions Club major fundraisers.  This year, we added 500 tickets for a total of 5,000.  To sell all of these tickets we need everyone to serve multiple times, and remember you have to ask for the order, not wait for them to come to you.  Chair Fred does a great job of organizing and coordinating 5 sales teams which sell most weekends starting in September and ending in December.
Most weekends, Lions can be seen selling tickets at Molly’s, JBK’s, The Mill in Kingstown, and the Farmers Market.  We will have to work hard to make this year’s target.  If you could help again let Chair Fred know.
Photos from the sales team at Molly’s and JBK.
Thanks for all you do.
KL Rick
Posted in News | Comments Off on Annual Fall Shotgun Raffle

CHESTERTOWN LIONS CLUB MAKES DONATION TO COMMUNITY TABLE AT FIRST UMC

Community Table at FUMC
Posted in News | Comments Off on CHESTERTOWN LIONS CLUB MAKES DONATION TO COMMUNITY TABLE AT FIRST UMC

Chestertown Lions Fight Diabetes

Fellow Lions,

Saturday morning, November 9, 2019, the Chestertown Lions Club was joined by Chrissy Nelson, Diabetes Nurse Educator with UM Shore Regional Health, at the Farmers Market to increase diabetes awareness. Information about diabetes was available as well as a diabetes risk self-assessment questionnaire. The Lions Club was well represented by Lion Bill Low, John Paolella, Larry Lyons, Glenn Owens, and KL Rick Coffman.

Lions International has identified diabetes as one of Lions Five Global Causes.

Lions can be seen each week at the Farmers Market selling raffle tickets for our annual Shotgun Raffle to raise funds to support the many services provided to the community.

I wish to thank Chrissy Nelson and all of the Lions that participated to make this event a success.

KL Rick

Posted in News | Comments Off on Chestertown Lions Fight Diabetes

Chestertown Lions Support the Betterton-Still Pond Lions Club

Fellow Lions,

Chestertown Lions supported the Betterton Still Pond Lions Club by selling 50/50 tickets at their fall Horse Races on November 2, 2019. Lions Glen Owens, Matt Kempel, Mark Mumford, and Rick Coffman participated.

Lion Mark called the Races and the other Lions sold 50/50 tickets. The event was well attended and fun was had by all.

KL Rick

Posted in News | Comments Off on Chestertown Lions Support the Betterton-Still Pond Lions Club

Poker Tournament

Posted in News | Comments Off on Poker Tournament

Chestertown Lions Supports Lions Vision Research Foundation (LVRF)

Fellow Lions,

The Chestertown Lions Club supports the LVRF and attended the District 22-B Fifteenth Annual Lions Vision Research Foundation Banquet held Friday, November 1, 2019, at the Greensboro VDF Community Hall. The program was inspiring; we heard from Dr. Robert Chun regarding the activities within the Low Vision Division of the Wilmer Eye Institue and Dwayne H. Adams, Sr. a patient which shared his story of how the Wilmer Eye Institute changed his life after a terrible accident left him completely blind in the left eye and with only partial vision in the right, as well as no sense of smell.

The Chestertown Lions Club was represented by KL Rick Coffman, 1stVDG Wayne Benjamin, Lions James Sanders, Fred Sherriff, and Matt Kempel. A check for $500 was presented to PDG Wayne Cole by KL Rick Coffman.

KL Rick

Posted in News | Comments Off on Chestertown Lions Supports Lions Vision Research Foundation (LVRF)

Farmers Market

In Chestertown, diabetes nurse educator Chrissy Nelson will join the Lions Club in a booth at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, November 9, with the theme, “Lions Raising Awareness of Diabetes.”

Posted in News | Comments Off on Farmers Market

Service Project – Church Hill PTA

Fellow Lions,

In search of a new fundraiser for the Chestertown Lions Club which required little up front cost and limited number of volunteers, Service Chair Fred Sherriff and Director Ken Roderick organized an event in partnership with the Church Hill PTA and a food vendor out of Easton, Md. The Church Hill PTA was raising money for an additional White Board.

The event was held Friday evening October 25, 2019 at the Church Hill Elementary School. The Chestertown Lions Club was represented by Lions Herb Wilkinson, Lee Hunley and Henry Hart. A big thanks goes to the Lions participating.

Our Lions Club benefited from this community project by the service we provided to make it happen and the experience we gained by first hand observation of food and the vendor from Easton. Based upon what we learned we may be able to duplicate this type of fundraiser in the future at other venues.

Again, thanks to Fred and Ken for spearheading this event.

KL Rick

Posted in News | Comments Off on Service Project – Church Hill PTA

Chestertown Lions Supports LOVRNET

The Chestertown Lions Club supports the Low Vision Rehabilitation Network (Lions Lovrnet) which is a community based healthcare program that addresses the current shortage and distribution of low vision rehabilitation services.

Pictured left is President Rick Coffman and District Governor John Lawrence.

Posted in News | Comments Off on Chestertown Lions Supports LOVRNET

Speaker District Governor John Lawrence

The Governor of District 22B, John Lawrence spoke to the Chestertown Lions Club on October 23, 2019 to discuss the joy of service.
Pictured left is District Governor John Lawrence and President Rick Coffman.

Posted in News | Comments Off on Speaker District Governor John Lawrence

Farmer’s Market Saturday, November 9th

Fellow Lions,

See the following article in the Chestertown Spy:

Free Events Set for Easton, Chestertown to Mark National Diabetes Awareness Month

In Chestertown, diabetes nurse educator Chrissy Nelson will join the Lions Club in a booth at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, November 9, with the theme, “Lions Raising Awareness of Diabetes.”

Rick KL

Posted in News | Comments Off on Farmer’s Market Saturday, November 9th

Larry Lyons Awarded Melvin Jones Fellowship Award

Lion Larry Lyons was recognized by the Chestertown Lions Club for his tremendous contribution to humanity & service as Chair of the Membership Committee. He was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award at a regular meeting held October 23, 2019. The Lions Club International recognizes outstanding individuals by bestowing on them an award that is named for its founder, Melvin Jones.
Pictured left to right is Larry Lyons and District Governor John Lawrence.

KL Rick

Posted in News | Comments Off on Larry Lyons Awarded Melvin Jones Fellowship Award

Lions Road Clean Up Team – Photos

Fellow Lions,

I wish to thank Chair Lion Matt Kempel, Lions Henry Hart, Herb Wilkinson, Bob Knapp, and Wayne Benjamin for coming out Thursday to pick up trash on Route 213 between Fey Road and Sprackel Pool. Working together we can make a difference in our community.

Thanks again.

Rick KL

Posted in News | Comments Off on Lions Road Clean Up Team – Photos

Homeports Health & Wellness Expo

Fellow Lions,

A big thank you goes to Lion Fred Sherriff and a team of Chestertown Lions that worked at the Homeports Health & Wellness Expo held at the Kent County High School on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

The Lions served coffee and manned a table promoting Health-related services provided the community by the Chestertown Lions Club including the collection of eyeglasses, eye screening of young children, transportation to eye doctors, and diabetes awareness. It was a fun day of Lionism, and both District Governor John Lawrence and 1st Vice District Governor Wayne Benjamin stopped in for a visit.

Thanks again for another great day of service.

KL Rick

Posted in News | Comments Off on Homeports Health & Wellness Expo

Photos From 2019

Posted in News | Comments Off on Photos From 2019

2020 Ride Dates

Hope to see you all in 2020!  Here are the dates to mark your calendars.

Draw for Sight Poker ride   April 26

Bay to Bay ride   June 28

Thank you for supporting Chestertown Lions Charities!

Kitty Neff

Cycling Events Coordinator

Posted in News | Comments Off on 2020 Ride Dates

Melvin Jones Breakfast

District 22D is having a Melvin Jones breakfast and we are invited to join with 22D.  Make sure to follow the letter.

2019 Melvin Jones Breakfast Flyer
2019 Melvin Jones with Letter Head
Posted in News | Comments Off on Melvin Jones Breakfast

Convention Positions Help Wanted Ad

Attached is a partial list of the positions we need to fill for the MD-22 Convention in May in Ocean City.

Thanks,
John

DG John A. Lawrence
105 Acorn Dr
Chestertown, MD 21620
lions [at] johnlawrence [dot] name
410-725-0150

MD-22 Convention Positions to Fill 22-B

 

Posted in News | Comments Off on Convention Positions Help Wanted Ad