Facebook is at it again! If you feel like you’re just not seeing our posts like you used to, you’re probably right!
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Hover your mouse over that “Like” button and a drop down menu will appear. Click where it says “Get Notifications.” A check mark will appear. Do the same for “Following.”
Once “Get Notifications” and “Following” are checked, you will see all of the updates made to the page right in your own Newsfeed. It’s that easy!
The Chester Lions Club is deeply saddened by the passing of lifetime member, Joe Youngman. Joe was a kind and generous spirit who touched so many lives within our community, and he will be missed greatly.
Joe’s family and friends will be celebrating his life this Sunday (11/16) from 3:00-6:00 PM at William J. Leber Funeral Home in Chester, NJ. The burial service will be at Our Lady of the Mountain Church in Schooley’s Mountain, NJ on Monday (11/17) at 10:30 AM. In lieu of sending flowers, we ask that you make a donation to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association in his memory.
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The Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest 2014 was the most successful in the last 16 years. The community enjoyed the festivities that have morphed into a tradition that brings families together . The Chester Lions Club gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following sponsors of our Oktoberfest. WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU.
In early September, the Chester Lions Club, on behalf of the Lions Eye/Earmobile Foundation of New Jersey, helped to coordinate vision screenings for a number of urban schools, operated by the “Leaguers, Inc.” The Leaguers provide free pre-school/ Head Start programs for local families in Newark and Irvington, New Jersey.
The screenings, which were conducted by the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI), began on September 9th and were completed on September 23, 2014. Over the course of 6 sessions, 355 children were screened, most of whom were in the 3 to 4 year old range. Additionally, it is important to note that no costs were incurred by either the Leaguers or the Lions. The CBVI does the work gratis as a state agency, and encourages organizations to contact them for such screenings.
Both the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Leaguers were very pleased with the outcome of the screenings and send their thanks to the Chester Lions Club and the Eye/ Earmobile Foundation.
The Chester Lions Club would like to thank member Lions Jaime Goodrich, Harry Gorman, Jack Wolfe, Arline Rossi, and Dennis Rossi for volunteering their time. And a big thank you to Stan Pukash for working with the Leagures and the CBVI to not only organize the visits but for attending all the sessions and making sure the experience went smoothly.
Lions clubs or schools looking to get involved by setting up screenings are encouraged to contact the Lions Eye/Earmobile Foundation of New Jersey or contacting the Chester Lions Club.
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 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.