Celebration of the Century

On Saturday, May 5, 2018 members of the Middletown Lions Club participated in the District 23C Centennial held at the Red Lion Inn in Cromwell, Connecticut. This was actually three events in one.

The first, the District Leadership Institute. This was from 9:30am until 11:30am. The D.L.I. was a group of training seminars for incoming Presidents, Secretaries, Treasurers, and Membership Chars for the next lions year.

Secretary/President-Elect, Howard Geltman, President, Martin Knight, and Secretary-Elect Terri Geltman attended the Presidents Training. Treasurer, Richard Pelletier attended the Treasurers Training, and Membership Chair-Elect, Ellie Paules attended the Membership Chair Traininsg.

The second event of the day was the District Governor's Awards Banquet at noon. At this even officers and members of many clubs received Certificates of Appreciation for their leadership in this lions year.

The photo above shows (from left to right): District Governor Hilary Kumnick, President Martin Knight, 1st Vice President Ellie Paules, Secretary Howard Geltman, Treasurer Richard Pelletier, and Zone Chair Allen Guiot. Our club officers were proudly holding their Certificated of Appreciation. Our 1st Vice President received a special Member Service Award for all of her work on collecting eyeglasses for the Eyeglass Extravaganza which was held in April.

That final event of the day was held that evening. This was the Governor's Gala which included a wonderful dinner and dancing. President Martin Knight and Treasurer Richard Pelletier attended this event.

Eyeglass Extravaganza

On Saturday, April 21, 2018 the District 23C Eyeglass Extravaganza was held in Willimantic, Connecticut.

Many lions clubs within the district had collected eyeglasses to be recycled. The Middletown Lions Club was a proud participant.

The photo above shows lion Terri Geltman andanother lion helping to sort pairs of eyeglasses.

The sorted eyeglasses will then be packaged and sent to the Lions Eyeglasses Recycling Center in New Jersey. From there they will be cleaned and sent to countries that are in need of them.

The photo below shows Treasurer Richard Pelletier, Secretary Howard Geltman, and President Martin Knight ready to sell candy to assist in our clubs fundraiser.

Approximately 27,000 pairs of eyeglasses were recycled. Contratulations to all clubs for their wonderful work!

Meeting Place

Denny's
655 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
(860)346-2763

Meeting Time

3rd Tuesday of the month
Meeting starts at 6:30pm.
Members should arrive by 6:20pm
to place their meal orders.

Together Serving the Middletown Community

Image of the Denny's yellow and red outdoor sign along with the Gold and dark blue Lions Logo