Can Tabs for Kids

On Friday, July 30, Middletown Lions Club President, Ellie Paules, Tail Twister, Sandra Reynolds and Ellie’s son, Hal Yost (who was the driver) took 47 pounds of aluminum can tabs down to the Ronald McDonald House in New Haven CT.

During the year the Middletown Lions Club conducted this aluminum can tab collection drive. We thank all of the various lions clubs that donated to our project from all three lions districts in the state: 23-A (New Haven and Fairfield counties), 23-B (Litchfield and Hartford counties), and 23-C (Middlesex, Tolland, windham, and New London counties).

The photo above is of lions Sandra Reynolds and Ellie Paules holding just a couple of the many containers of aluminum can tabs they had with them in the reception area inside Ronald McDonald House.

Due to COVID-19 precautions in the facility they could not meet in person with facility officials.They were not permitted to pour the contents of all of the containers they brought with aluminum can tabs into the large receptacles inside the building.

The photo above is of lions Sandra Reynolds and Ellie Paules standing behind the large Ronald McDonald House sign outside the building.

We thank all of the lions clubs in Connecticut who helped us reach such a wonderful goal this past year.


the image above is of the Lions Recycle for Sight color logo

Recycle Unwanted Eyeglasses

The Middletown Lions Club maintains a number of eyeglasses collection containers where you can donate unwanted used eyeglasses to be recycled. They are:


Connecticut Eye Physicians, PC
Dr. Thomas Beggins, MD
535 Saybrook Road
Middletown, CT 06457

Palmer Eyecare Center, LLC
Dr. Jeffrey M. Palmer, OD
240 Middletown Avenue
Chatham Corner Building
East Hampton, CT 06424
860-346-2020 or 860-267-2222

Tax Collectors Office
Municipal Building (City Hall)
245 Dekoven Drive
Middletown, CT 06457

Heritage Commons Retirement Community
38 Boston Road
Middletown, CT 06457

Senior Center
61 Durant Terrace
Middletown, CT 06457

We thank you for your kind donations.


Meeting Place

Athenian Diner Restaurant
864 Washington St. (Rt. 66)
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.