We're Growing Once Again

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 was a special evening for members of the Middletown Lions Club. We welcomed in our newest member James Beyer.

President Marty Knight did the honors of inducting Jim into our special community of Lions. Marty talked to Jim about the history of Lions Clubs International, the history of the Middletown Lions Club, and told Jim what was expected of a Lion.

The photo at the center is of President Martin Knight placing a Lions pin on the shirt of James Beyer.

Once Jim reseived his Lions pin and membership card from Marty, he was given a few minutes to tell the club about himself.

The photo at the center is of both new Lion Jim Beyer and President Marty holding their Certificates of Membership and Certificates of Sponsorship respectively.

Welcome abord Jim... enjoy the ride!

Is a Leo Club in the Cards?

On Tuesday evening, March 20, 2018 the MiddletownLions Club held its monthly dinner meeting. That evening we were honored to have as our special guest 2nd Vice District 23C Governor Diana Grise.

After we had gotten the numerous meeting elements out of the way it was time for our special guest to speak to us. President Martin Knight introduced 2nd VDG Diana to the club and she spoke to us about Leo Clubs.

The Photo above is of 2nd Vice District Governor,Diana Grise.

2nd VDG Diana told us about two types of Leo Clubs. The Alpha Club had student members with ages from 12 to 18, and the Omega Club which had members up in to their late 20's. She explained in many poorer countries members cannot afford to join a Lions Club until later on in life so they remain a Leo.

We were told about two types of local Leo Clubs. The first was a school-based club that was normally conducted during school hours and administered by school administrators or teachers. All funding for any event in that type of club needed to be approved by the school. In that type of club, members didn't have that much contact with Lions unless they were visited and told about what Lions are and what they do.

The second type of local Leo Club was a community-based club. It would be administered by a local Lions Club such as the Middletown Lions Club, and would have a number of mentors and liaisons from a club to assist them. Many Leos in this type of club grow up to join the Lions Club once they are of age.

At this time our club is in the process of deciding whether to sponsor a Leo Club in Middletown. Stay tuned..."

Ninety-Nine Fundraiser

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Members of the Middletown Lions Club hosted a fundraiser at the Ninety-Nine Restaurant in Cromwell, CTonnectucut. The event was from 11am until 9pm.

We had placed numerous radio and television announcements in the Public Service areas of their respective websites and on the air. Our club was lucky enough to be posted on television stations which included: WFSB - Channel 3 (CBS), WVIT - channel 30 (NBC), WTNH - channel 8 (ABC), and FOX61 (FOX). We were also able to advertize our event on the following radio stations: WWYZ - 92.5FM, WZMX - 93.7FM, WKSS - 95.7FM, WTIC - 96.5FM, WTIC - 1080AM, WRCH - 100.5FM, and WDRC - 102.9FM. These stations were all so wonderful to us and we thank them very much for advertizing our event.

The Ninety-Nine Restaurant produced a special voucher for this event. We were responsivle for getting these vouchers out to people who wished to "Dine for a Cause". The restaurant donated 15 percent of each guest check (provided the guest presented their server with the voucher).

a photo of President Marty Knight, 1st VP Ellie Paules, District 23-C Governor Hilary Kumnick, Treasurer Richard Pelletier, and Membership Chair Sandra Reynolds.

We were so happy to see everyone come out to support our club.

New Member Inducted

At our February 20, 2018 Monthly Dinner Meeting prospective member Tammy Hackstall became a Middletown Lion. President Martin Knight did the honors of inducting Tammy into the club as her proud sponsor 1st Vice President Ellie Paules stood by her side.

The photo in the center shows from left to right, President Martin Knight, New Member Tammy Hackstall, and her sponsor 1st VP Ellie Paules.

Tammy had come to a meeting a few months back when she was presented with a CCTV so she could read her written materials magnified. She also assisted with a number of events until the time she was inducted.

Horay for Tammy!

Meeting Place

655 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457

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