On behalf of the NJ Eye Ear Foundation, the Chester Lions Club, NJ visited the Leaguers.Inc Preschool in Newark. With the help of the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 84 children had vision screenings today. Over the next few days, the Chester Lions Club will assist with 4 more screenings in Newark and Irvington at the Leaguers Inc. preschools. #LionsClub #WeServe
This year the Chester Lions are proud to be serving:
Don’t forget to mark your calendars! Sept. 27 & 28 noon to 8pm. Rain or Shine!
This wonderful performance will take place on Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 PM. Join us at the Black River Playhouse,on Grove Street in beautiful Chester, NJ.
Tickets are $18. Refreshments Will Be Served. Call the Chester Lions to reserve your tickets today!! 908-879-6591
*Please note, this performance is open to the general public, however only adults will be admitted.*
Community Hope, founded almost 30 years ago by Carmela Lunt and Eileen Griffith, has created a brighter future for those in our communities disabled by mental illness.
In support of their effort, the Chester Lions Club has donated $3,500 to subsidize Community Hope’s Annual Getaway for the disabled in several Morris County residences. The three day trip is the only opportunity for many of them to experience a holiday.
The organization creates a bright future for individuals recovering from mental illness and substance abuse by providing housing and services in a dignified, respectful and person-centered way. Emphasizing wellness and recovery, the programs focus on helping individuals set goals and strive to meet them. Residents attend rehabilitation programs, volunteer their time or secure employment.
For more information on Community Hope, please visit their website: http://www.communityhope-nj.org/
The Chester Lions Club is excited to contribute $1,000 towards a unique fund raiser supporting Roxbury Social Services.
The 13th Annual Children’s Carnival will take place at Horseshoe Lake this year, 72 Eyland Avenue, Roxbury, NJ, 07876 on Sunday August 3rd, 2014, 3:00pm to 6:30pm. Proceeds are used to purchase gift cards that are then distributed by Roxbury Social Services to financially needy families. The event was started by the Stellingwerf family of Chester. According to Brian Stellingwerf who was instrumental in starting the carnival when he was 11, “in the past twelve years alone, we have successfully donated over $21,000″ making a difference in the lives of less fortunate children.
Join the Chester Lions Club in donating any amount to provide vital services to needy families. Gift cards will be purchased from the Ledgewood Wal-mart with the proceeds. Roxbury Social Services distributes the cards in conjunction with Operation Backpack.
This year the new president of the club is John LeFand, a life member of the club who has received numerous awards of excellence including the highly prized Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for outstanding service.
A resident of Chester, John has been a member of the club for many years. He plans to continue the mission of Lionism, to serve the community, fostering a spirit of understanding among all people through community involvement and cooperation.
He will be joined on the executive committee by Secretary Richard Lucy of Plainsboro and Treasurer Elizabeth Anger of Chester.
During his administration, Mr. LeFand will participate in the Lions Club Oktoberfest, which will take place on September 27 and 28 this year at Chubb Park. The event allows the club to donate funds to individuals, and local, national and international organizations in need. In previous years, the club has donated to local Fire Departments, First Aid Squads, Churches and Synagogues, Police Departments and numerous charitable organizations.
Every year the Chester Lions Club offers numerous $1,000 scholarships to High School Seniors residing in Chester, Mendham and Washington Township in Morris County. The awards are based on academic success, school and community service and leadership skills. Extenuating circumstances are also considered. Continue reading “2014 Scholarships Awarded”