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November 2011 (2) MD16 Clubs/Projects Brief

Laurel Springs Lions Club

Laurel Springs Lions Jim McBride, Barbara Bassett, Cheryl Lucier-President, Greg Papa and Wayne Bommer present a check for $500. To the Food Bank of South Jersey. The check will be matched dollar for dollar by the District 16 C Lions Charitable Foundation.

Eatontown Lions Club open for Business their 51st year

Monmouth Mall Eatontown – The Eatontown Lions just received their first delivery of trees on Saturday November 26th. They are now open for business. This is the clubs 51st year in business around the holidays.  The proceeds of their Christmas tree sales going to projects and local improvements around the area.

Lindenwold Lions Club

The Food Bank of South Jersey was the recipient of $1000.00 for the local food bank at Our Lady of Guadalupe by the Lindenwold Lions Club. In addition their donation was matched by an additional $1000.00 through a Holiday Matching Grant sponsored by the Lions District 16-C charitable Foundation. President of the Lindenwold Lions Club Jean Young presented a check to Tom  Miller, Chairperson of the South Jersey Food Bank as Lions District 16-C District Governor Dayl Baile looks on.

Chester Lions Club

The foundation of Lionism is eyesight preservation. Helen Keller, the great advocate for the blind challenged the Lions to be “Knights for the Blind”. Today, many years later, the Chester Lions Club continues to support any and all eyesight projects. One of the most important aspects of eyesight conservation is collecting used eyeglasses to help those in need.

Numerous collection boxes have been installed at strategic locations in Chester and Long Valley. Used glasses and hearing aids may be recycled at the following locations:

  • The Chester Post Office, Sentry Lane, Chester
  • The Long Valley Library, 37 E Springtown Road, Long Valley
  • The Chester Library, 280 W. Main Street, Chester
  • Peapack Gladstone Bank, Route 24, Chester
  • Wachovia Bank, Mansfield/Long Valley border – Route 57
  • Guisseppe’s Restaurant, 191 Route 206, Chester Springs SC, Chester
  • Optical Concepts, Chester Springs SC, Chester
  • The Health Shop, Chester Springs SC, Chester
  • Eye Dox, Mansfield – Route 57
  • Pearl Vision, Mansfield – Route 57
  • West Jersey Eye MD’s, 408 Main Street , Chester
  • American Legion Hall, Collection Box, Route 24, Chester

Please deposit your old eyeglasses and hearing aids at the locations indicated. Your donation will help improve someone’s quality of life.

For further information on eyeglass recycling and on Lionism please contact Phil Savell at 908 879 6543 or visit our website at


Berlin Lions Club

President Nancy Sapper of the Berlin Lions Club presents a check to Michael Chang, a manager of the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and Food Pantry. The funds are to be used to help stock the very very very low
inventory in the food pantry. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the parent organization of the many thrift
stores which are located nationwide. The Berlin location happens to also have a food pantry.

Berlin Lions President, Nancy Sapper presenting a check to Jon Hundertmark, VP of God’s Interfaith Food Table, for the G.I.F.T. pantry, located in the Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Berlin. Club VP Lois Kelly looks on (pictured on right). GIFT Inc. is supported by four Berlin Protestant Churches: Holy Communion Lutheran, Centenary Methodist, Berlin Baptist and the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.



NJ Foundation for the Blind

NJ Foundation for the Blind is now conducting Health & Wellness Programs for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Morris, Essex and Bergen Counties. The Program is attracting individuals from all over northern New Jersey who want to enjoy Yoga, T’ai Chi, Drumming, and more. Want to experience the fun of a Community Drum Circle? Come to NJFFB’s family-friendly North Jersey Drum and Dance event at 230 Diamond Spring Road, Denville, on Saturday, Nov. 26, 8 – 11 pm. $12 per person. For information, contact Kathy Caviston, NJFFB at