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Clubs Activities Brief – May 2014

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Middletown Lions Club 


On June 14 The Lion’s Club of Middletown is sponsoring its third annual RUN TO HEAR 5K Race/Walk in Thompson Park on Newman Springs Road in Lincroft.  There is a $1,000 scholarship RANDOM DRAWING for all high school and college students who finish the run/walk that morning! You don’t need to be first. You don’t need to be fast. You just need to be there and finished! One lucky winner will walk off with the prize. Other prizes for local restaurants will also be picked!

The RUN TO HEAR will take off at 9am. Check i n time starts at 8am. There is a $20 pre-registration fee which includes a free t-shirt!

Applications can be found on the web site.

The Middletown Lions Club Run to Hear 5k race/walk is dedicated to raise funds to purchase hearing aids for the needy. One of those who will benefit this year is a seven year old girl, Mary, whose family has reached out to our club for assistance. Mary has had a litany of medical problems which range from a need for special glasses to hearing aids. Still, she has remained a happy child with a warm smile. The Lion’s Club of Middletown is proud to sponsor this annual race and thankful to those who participate and contribute to this great cause!

If you have questions or want additional information, contact JOHN GIORDANO at 732-996-7495



At the May 20th meeting of the Lincoln Park Lions Club District 16 –E District Governor Nancy Jakubczyk inducted seven new members  into their club.   The induction ceremony was the culmination of a several months effort by Lions Kathy Bower, Ginny Kenny, Peter Kenny, and Wayne Arvidson.  The Lincoln Park Lions Club has had female members in the past but they always joined as individually and they did not remain in the club very long.   By bringing a group of female Lions into the Lincoln Park Lions Club the club members think we will have a better opportunity to maintain their membership in our club.


Above is a picture from the induction ceremony at the Lincoln Park Lions Club. From left to right in the front row is DG Nancy Jakubczyk of D16-E, new Lions Marion Semeraro, Janet Tayor, Linda Nazario, Kathy Bower, Carol Snack, Ginney Kenny, and Terry Matto,  and sponsor Lion Bob Brown.   From left to right in the back row are sponsors Lions Ron Nazario, Wayne Arvidson, and Peter Kenny. Seated with his back to the camera is Lion Donald Hom and seated to the right is Lion Wayne Odenbrett.  Missing is sponsor Lion Ralph  Semeraro.


Lions Club of Stafford


In April at L’Affaire Fine Catering, Mountainside, New Jersey the Lions Eye Bank of  New Jersey held their annual dinner in support of The Eye Bank Preservation and Restoration of Sight.  Lion Susan and Willy and  Lions Bob and Ruth Skrable attended the dinner.

Chairperson Lion Ruth Skrable mailed 21600 Stamps for the Wounded in Virginia and thanks to all who contributed this Lions Service project.

Arbor Day in Stafford was represented by King Lion Tom Struble

In May Lion Susan; Willy, Lions Bob and Ruth attended the New Jersey State Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Lion Peter Casamento has scheduled the White Cane Days May thru October ast Wal-Mart in Manahawkin and Bageleddies on LBI.

King Lion Tom Struble Chairperson for the Eye Screening reported spring eye screening is over and will resume in the fall

Lion Isabella and Lion Ed Sapanara has collected over 2400 used eye glasses to be taken to Whiting Eye Glass Recycling Center.  Lion Ros Armentano has a group that goes to Whiting for sorting and reading the glasses.

May 30th a group of Lions will be going to Concordia Learning Center at St. Joseph’s School for the Blind in Jersey City for a Walkathon and a tour of the facility, Lion Dave Skrivanek .chairperson

June 2nd Katsenback School Graduation Lions Bob and Ruth Skrable will represented our Club

June 5th Southern Regional High School will have presentation of scholarship Awards.  The club will give out 3 Scholarship Awards

Founders Day June 14th will be held at the Manahawkin Lake Park, Stafford. The Lions will be there to promote Lionism and Membership.

June 18th Our Installation Dinner will be at Callaway’s Restaurant Rt. 9 Stafford.  Lion Gladys Casamento, chairperson.

July 15th Donate Life NJ is a life-saving partnership between Gift o Life Donor Program (southern NJ) and NJ Sharing Network (northern and central NJ). Together these two nonprofits coordinate the organ and tissue transplants for all New Jersey residents Stafford Lion members will greet people in front of the NJ Motor Vehicle, Manahawkin. The Lions Eye Bsnk of New Jersey provided us with handoutrs and Literature and helped me make the arrangements Chairperson Lion susan Mueller.Chairperson Lion Susan Mueller.

The Club will be having a River Lady Dinner Cruise on August 27th.  Lion Bob Skrable will have more information on this event.

Sept 6th Pirates Day in Barnegat, Lion Susan Mueller chairperson.  This event is to make people aware of what Lions do.

In October the Club will be celebrating our 65th Anniversary. Plans are being made by Lion Dave Skrivanek.

We cannot forget our Middle School Leo Club they are doing great and we are proud of them.  The Leo Club had Lion Don Bray install 27 new members this past fall.  This Club has been very active.  Lions Don Bray and Bob Titus delivered Coats to the Leo Club. The Leo Club then distributed them to the Churches for people in the area.

They support the Pediatric Unit of Southern Ocean Medical Center.  Collected 50 pairs of flip flops and donated them to victims of the typhoon.  A company in northern NJ shipped them free of  charge.  They are now looking for a candidate for an exchange student, There is also a student working on the 2014-15 Peace Poster.


The Eatontown Lions Club will host their 16th Annual Phil Wellington Memorial Golf Outing on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at the Jumping Brook Country Club, Neptune, NJ.  There will be awards, dinner and prizes.  Fee for golf and dinner is $185 per golfer.  Scramble format will be used.  Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.  Register by mail, phone or on line.  Registration form can be found on-line at  To register by phone call John Xenakis at (908) 675-6229 or Toby Stark at (732) 389-4313 or register on line with or  Registration on site is possible the day of the outing beginning at 11:30 a.m.  The proceeds from this event go to The Captain James M. Gurbisz Foundation for Children at Risk, the Fisher House Foundation, a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers, and Lions sight related projects and charities.  For more information call (908) 675-6229 or visit or be a fan of us on Facebook. Eatontown Lions Club.



The Fair Lawn Lions Club and the Fair Lawn Rotary recently had their annual joint Brotherhood meeting at the Fair Lawn Athletic Club. The guest speaker at the event was Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino.


The Fair Lawn Lions are currently celebrating their 64th anniversary.


For further info, contact Ed Gruber at 201-791-3734 or

Rockaway Township Lions Club:


On April 27th, the Leos of Morris Hills HS, Morris Knolls HS and Copeland Middle School with help from the Rockaway Lions, hosted the third annual Special Olympics at Morris Knolls HS. Over 100 members of sports teams and clubs from the three schools joined in to help run the event along with Lions and friends of the Lions.  50 participants were present to actively partake in the activities. Each participant was hosted by two students to help them navigate the events. Included was a bounce mat for all to have fun on. Every one present were treated with hamburgers and hot dogs cooked by the PAL members. Special guests were members of the Morris Hills regional management that permitted us to use the facilities of Morris Knolls HS. The overall event was planned by Lion Barbara Guerra, Lion President and her committee of Leos and Lions. Lion Bruce Levy was instrumental in gathering the food and other equipment needed that was not available at the school. Special thanks to everyone not mentioned who helped make this event very special for the participants.





Dear Fellow Lions and Friends of the Avalon Lions:


We are pleased to invite you to the Sixth Annual Avalon Lions Charity Golf Classic on Sunday, June 22, 2014.  This year the golf outing is an even better value.  For your $135 per golfer ticket price you will receive all of the following:


18 Holes of Golf

Golf Cart

Greg Norman Quarter Zip Rain Pullover ($65 value)

BBQ Lunch

Awards Dinner


Golfer Goody Bag


Click Here to Sign up and Reserve Your Spot Today


Please see below for further details.

Mike Sowers,

Charity Golf Classic Chairman