Avalon Lions Partner with Habitat for Humanity to help construct homes in their local community.

Avalon Lions HH Group


During September the Avalon Lions participated in the construction of a home for a family of five people in Whitesboro, NJ.


Most of the work was putting up vinyl siding on the home. The day was an opportunity for our chapter to get to know more about Habitat for Humanity and the great work this organization does to help people in Cape May County, NJ. All of the Lions who participated, agreed that the aches and pains felt the following day were worth it and wanted to return to see the house completed, a work second date is being arranged.  The Lions met with the new owner, a single mother with five children.

Clubs Activities Brief - September/October 2014


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Avalon Lions welcome 4 new members!


The Avalon Lions inducted 4 new members during their October Meeting.  The 4 new members bring the total number of new members to 11 for the first 4 months of fiscal year 2014-2015. Increased public relations, member involvement and new fundraiser events such as the summer concert have contributed to the increase in new membership.


Left to Right: new members Joseph Fehrle, Roger Fehrle, Lion sponsor Ron Griffin, Jim Collins President, new member Romona Sanagria, Lion sponsor Loretta Finnegan, new member M. Eileen Donovan, Mike Sowers, Membership Chair.




Stone Harbor Lions pancake breakfast Saturday October 18th uncle bills pancake house 96th street in stone harbor donation $10.00 call lion Jerry Adamczyk at 465-7951 or Lion Ted Roman at 465-1936.


50/50 chances $5.00 drawing November 6th. contact Lion Carol Fiore 465-1602


Celebrate World Sight day with the Stone Harbor Lions October 9th 6:00 - 7:30 at the Women's Civic Club 96th and Beach. Free health screening and sight screening. Call President Cynthia Harrison at 390- 0637.



Milltown Lions Club Annual Spaghetti Dinner


Salad, Bread, Dessert

All you can eat!


Friday, September 26th 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m

Milltown Senior Citizens Center, Violet Terrace


Advance tickets $8.00  Door  Adults $ 9.00 

Cash Bar Beer & Wine

Tickets at Door

Stop at Milltown Ice Cream Depot  for tickets


Door Prizes



Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends


This year the Berlin Lions Club has teamed with Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends.


The shopping pass is $5.00.  With this pass you will receive 25% off your purchases.  The pass may be used at all Boscov’s on Tuesday, October 21st from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. (Start your Christmas Shopping).


Free refreshments and you can register to win prizes.  Including 3 $500.00 shopping sprees.  Buy a pass for yourself and also ask your friends.


Thank You-Jean Poper 856-753-3389 or


Mail check to 14 Brookview Drive, Voorhees, N.J. 08043 made out to the Berlin Lions Club and I will mail the passes to you.





lions club scooter1The Deptford Township and Westville Lions Clubs partnered to present a three wheel assisted mobility cart to a S.J. Vietman Vet.  


Pictured from L-R are 2nd Vice Gov. Lion Bob Freidel,  King Lion Jim Bernardo ( Deptford ) P.D.G. Lion Don Gill,  Dianna ( Mancuso) DiMarco and her husband Peter, and King Lion Bryan Miller ( Westille ). 


The Estate of Vince Mancuso made the donation of the three wheeler to the Deptford Lions Club.  When King Lion Jim received it the batteries were dead.  These batteries are expensive, so Lion Jim contacted Lion Don Gill and asked if his Club would go halves on the cost of replacing the batteries.  Answer, bet.  They were purchased and installed and it was thought all was well.  The batteries worked but the scooter didn't.  After a few weeks of adjustments and repairs they got it to functions perfectly.  Lions Logos were added, a Lions safety flag was installed and the three wheeler was deliver to the S.J. Veitman Vets  Assn. at the Deptford Abilities Solutions Cntr. on Rt 41 in Deptford.


PDG Don Gill who is also a S.J. Vietman Veteran Advocate had someone in mind for it even before it was delivered.  " We did a good thing here tonight " 2nd VG Bobo Freidel was quoted as saying, " it just feels right to assist one of our heros " Lion Don said.  Lions Bryan was a little more reserved his was "" ain't this cool "  This is the second time our Clubs have joined hands to perform and out of the box thinking project Jim said, we do it well together and we will do it again when the need arrives.  WE SERVE is our motto and we do it well. 


LIONS stands for Loving Indivuals Offering Neighbors Service.  Both clubs are always ready to welcome new people  into their ranks with the same attitude they have,  WE SERVE. 


If interested in joining, contact King Lion Bryan Miller of Westville on Facebook or King Lion Jim Bernardo on Facebook @ Deptford Township Lions.


Remember, when you see them out collecting give what you can, 100% of what Lions collect goes back into the community.


9th Annual S.R.V. Lions Herb Bodensiek Golf Classic ‘Largest Ever’

1 - 2014 SRV Lions Golf Outing - Event Chairman Lion Roger Barr  Lion Paula TurrinWarm temperatures and sunny skies set the stage for making the Saddle River Valley Lions Club’s 9th  Annual SRV Lions Herb Bodensiek Golf Classic it’s most successful yet. S.R.V. Lion and event chairperson, Roger Barr, declared a “huge success” with a record number of golfers participating in what has developed into one of the club’s biggest fundraisers.


Named to honor Upper Saddle River resident and longtime S.R.V. Lion Herb Bodensiek, the yearly golf outing was begun in 2005 and has continually grown in popularity since then. More than one hundred individuals participated in the event with the number of women taking part doubling over last year.  Held for the third year in a row the event took place at the Spook Rock Golf Club in Suffern, New York, with a record number of businesses and organizations giving support to the annual outing.


Golfers participating in the all-inclusive event received the use of a motorized golf cart, a continental breakfast, barbeque lunch, beer & beverages, and fully paid greens’ fees, and were also able to enjoy the company of special guest, famed sportscaster Spencer Ross. Over lunch, Ross treated golfers to humorous stories about his experiences calling the ‘play-by-play’ for New York area sports teams including baseball’s Yankees, basketball’s Nets and Knicks, football’s Jets and Giants, and hockey’s Rangers.


Numerous prizes were awarded and golfers gave the event rave reviews. Lady luck favored Al DiPopolo of Montvale who won a 60” HD color television set donated by Sharp, Corporation while the foursome led by 4 - 2014 SRV Lions Golf Outing - USR Police Chief RotellaVic Heineman garnered the top prize for their performance on the golf course. For achieving the ‘Lowest Team Net Score,’ each member of the Heineman quartet was awarded a specially designed trophy donated by Trophy King of Ramsey.

According to chairman Barr, “in addition to raising money for charity, the event was also designed to bring people together for fun and fellowship.” The club’s president, Chris Reichert, agreed and added that the “significant increase in turnout as a major factor in increasing the total funds we were able to raise for charity. Monies raised are used to support school programs as well as local charities and civic organizations which assist the blind and the visually impaired.”


The Saddle River Valley Lions Club is a regional club supporting the communities of Mahwah, Ramsey, Upper Saddle River, and Allendale. Classified as a 501C(3) non-profit entity, the Saddle River Valley Lions Club has raised and distributed more than $2,000,000 during its fifty year history. 100% of its net proceeds go directly to the charities that the Club supports with none of the funds raised being used to meet administrative expenses, a cost borne by the Lions themselves.


For more information about membership in or any of the many other activities and events sponsored by the Saddle River Valley Lions Club, visit .

Camp Marcella Annual Harvest Luncheon & Award Presentation

campmarcellalogoDear Friend and Supporter of Camp Marcella:


On Sunday, October 19, 2014 the Trustees and Advisors of New Jersey Camp for Blind Children, Inc. –“Camp Marcella” will be hosting their Annual Harvest Luncheon and Awards Presentation.  The Harvest Luncheon is one of our primary fundraising activities.


NJCFBCI is totally managed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees, with 100% of all proceeds from our activities being used for improvements to and maintenance of the camp. With a rise in the cost of maintaining our facility and grounds and a decrease in donations, any   support given is greatly appreciated. 


You can help by purchasing a ticket, a journal ad or making a donation-appropriate forms are enclosed.  Perhaps you would consider being an Event or Table Sponsor.  Please contact for additional information.


This year we will be honoring Trish Morris-Yamba, Past Executive  Director Newark Day Center/ Newark Fresh Air Fund and “Friend of Camp Marcella”.  She will be the recipient of the Walter Margetts Award, presented to a volunteer.  not a Trustee or Advisor,  for their continuous and dedicated support that is provided to Camp Marcella.


Also being honored this year is Michael Pacala, President Camp Marcella Board Of Trustees.  He will be the recipient of the Nathan Rogoff Award presented to a Camp Trustee or Advisor   for their ongoing support and dedication to Camp Marcella.


Any support that you provide will be greatly appreciated by our Trustees and Advisors but most-importantly by the blind and visually impaired and multiply-disabled campers who attend Camp Marcella each summer!


We thank you for your support.






Paula M. Tarantino, VP-Program Development

Chair-Annual Harvest Luncheon


To download the forms, CLICK HERE!

District 16B Charitable Foundation Masquerade Costume Charity Ball

Dear Fellow Lions: 


Yes, MD-16 has been redistricted. And the 16-B Foundation continues to function as new Foundation(s) are established within the state. Your Trustees have kept our Foundation viable until successor organizations get on their feet. Following this year's ball, the Trustees will distribute the 16-B Foundation funds into the newly formed 16L and 16J Foundations. 


The 16B Foundation is nearly 50 years old and has helped fund many projects and programs Lions can be proud of. We helped Lions Clubs make a difference. In the next year, if your club needs an interest free loan or grant to help fund a larger project, please download and send an application from our web site: 


The District 16B Charitable Foundation Board of Trustees is proud to announce that this year's Masquerade Costume Charity Ball is schedule for Friday October 24 and is being held at La Bove Grand in Lakehurst New Jersey. There will be a best dressed contest and Disc Jockey for music and dancing. All Lions are welcome! 


We will have a gift auction, great food, dancing and visiting with fellow Lions. 


This is the major annual fund raiser for the District 16B Charitable Foundation. 


Please mark your calendars for the Charity Ball, 6pm Friday October 24. 


Lions and clubs can participate by attending the ball, buying stars and advertisements in the ball journal, or by making patron donations. Club officers, members and their guests are encouraged to attend and participate in this event. 


Please join us for a night of fun! 


Yours in Lionism, 


Paul Cousineau 


To download forms, CLICK HERE!

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