Chester Lions Give Major Gift at Installation Night

The Chester Lions Club installed its new slate of officers at the Madison Hotel, Madison Avenue, Convent Station on June 9th, 2016.
For his second year, Warren Weinstein was installed as president of the Chester Lions Club.stretcher donation

A resident of Randolph, Warren plans to continue the edict of Lionism, to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding . He pledges to live by the Lions Slogan, “Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation’s Safety”.
Jointed on the executive committee by Secretary Richard Lucy of Plainsboro and Elizabeth Anger of Chester, the Lions in attendance roared their approval for the new officers.

In addition to the Installation of Officers, the Chester Lions welcomed Cassie Kline of the Chester First Aid Squad in order to present her with a $25,000 towards the purchase of a Stryker power lift stretcher for the squad’s new ambulance.

The Chester Lions is proud to continue our support of this squad.  In 1987, the squad became independent of the Chester Fire Company and became the Chester First Aid Squad Inc. As a new organization starting at financial ground level, the Chester Lions Club generously donated a new $65,000 ambulance.

Local Students Collect 100+ Pairs of Glasses

Students at Gill St. Bernard’s School in Gladstone, NJ collected over 100 pairs of glasses for their “Save the World” Unit program. GSB glasses donationA Spring Unit course is taken by all Upper School students each year. The class meets as a group for two weeks, intensively studying a topic and learning cooperatively. The “Save the World” Unit focused on various recycling initiatives. When the school reached out to the club to make the donation, Lion Jaime took the opportunity to not only pick up the glasses, but to share a bit about the history and mission of Lions International with the students.

If you have glasses or hearing aides to donate, click here for a list of locations with donation boxes.

First Vision Screening of the Year a Success!

Vision Screenings by the Chester Lions ClubEarlier this week, the Eye/Ear Foundation and the Chester Lions coordinated the first vision screening event for calendar year 2016. A total of 47 children were screened by a representative of the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired at a Budd Lake preschool free of charge. Last year, 703 individuals were screened through this program.

If you are interested in a screening for your school or organization, please contact us!