Hello Lions of 33Y:
The Summer is almost over and it‟s time to start thinking about Lionism again. I know what some of you
are going to say. “We never stopped thinking about Lions.” For those who ran projects during the Summer
months, I say “Good for you! Keep up the good work!” For those who take the Summer off, let‟s make our Fall
projects the best we have ever had. Although the economy has been dragging, all indications are that people are
still being generous to all the various charities. Most people know the good work we do as Lions and that the
money we earn goes back into the community, whether it be our local community or our world community.
Every time we pay for an eye exam, sponsor a youth sports team, support our fire and police departments, donate
to Massachusetts Lions Eye Research or to LCIF, someone notices those good deeds. However, we want more
than just “someone” to notice, we want everyone to notice. If you have a project coming soon or have donated
money for a local cause, please send all of the pertinent information to Lion Jim Horton, our Public Relations
Chair. Lion Jim will help you publicize the event by sending out press releases to the local newspapers. He is
eager to help, so please take advantage of his services. Lion Jim can be reached at 413-543-4174 or by email at
The International Convention in Denver, Colorado was a wonderful experience for both Lion Janet and
myself. The incoming District Governors were given five days of training before the convention started. The
LCI leadership training was very good, but the most enjoyable and valuable part of this training was meeting
District Governors from all over the world. Where else would I have the opportunity to meet DG‟s from Nigeria,
Nairobi and Zambia (all ladies), from Sweden, Finland and Norway, or from Germany, England and Australia?
Or to spend five days in a class room with six DG‟s from Thailand, eleven from Michigan, and four each from
Mississippi and Nebraska. Not to mention my four other fellow DG‟s from Massachusetts, who I will count as
very close friends for the rest of my life. Why am I telling you all of this? I want those who have never ventured
out into positions of leadership in the District to understand that, although being a Lions leader takes a lot of time
and effort, the benefits are immeasurable. With the help of our own Multiple District leadership training sessions,
learning to become a leader is much easier than you think. If I can do it, you can, too. Please give it some
thought, because we always need new leaders.
I suppose I should speak about my goals for the year. They are very simple. Beat the pants off IPDG
Jean in every category. Figuratively, of course. I know she would love to see that happen, just as I would love to
see VDG Greg surpass me next year. PDG Jean came very close to ending her year with an increase in
membership. With her help this year, I know we can finally get over the top. In the last eight years, we have had
only one year (97-98) with an increase in our District membership total. PDG Jean is more than willing to help
your Club put together a membership drive. Give her a call.
Just so no one falls asleep before finishing this (if you haven‟t already), I will close for now. I look
forward to visiting your Club this coming year and to enjoying the fellowship of Lionism with all of the Lions of
District 33Y. Remember this phrase, “It‟s a wonderful day!!” You will be hearing more about it at the Advisory
Meeting on September 29th. See you there.
33 Y LIONS ROAR ! VOLUME 53#4 IT’S SUMMER !!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! You‟ve gone and done it!!!!!! What have you
THE done, you ask??? You‟ve all worked very hard this past year, and you‟ve made
District 33Y a HUGE success!!!
At the beginning of my term I set several goals for the Lions of District 33Y in the
ASSOCIATION hopes that we would be successful in surpassing our best efforts in years past to make
this the best year ever for ourselves. Here is what you‟ve done:
OF LIONS CLUBS
300 22nd Street Public Relations: Since March „02 clubs in 33Y were successful in getting nine
Oak Brook IL 60523-8842 articles published in the International Lions Magazine (including Honorable Mention
for Agawam for their Friendship Banner) as well as approximately 100 articles in our
DISTRICT 33Y GOVERNOR local newspapers. PR Chair Jim Horton has not been as successful as he would have
JEAN W. MARTIN liked, but he was persistent enough so that several of his articles made it to press & on
172 Hope Street TV. This publicity will help us to get the word out about what we do, how we do it,
Greenfield MA 01301 and possibly encourage others to join us in the fun.
MLER Fund: Our goal was $100,000 ($9,000 more than our all time high reached
email@example.com by PDG Pam Hodgkins in „02-„03). We began with our “Mooch” and by the end of
Midwinter we were $1,000 ahead of last year. We thought we might not reach our
om goal, however with the help of ZC John Shay, CT/Webmaster Dennis Waller, and
MLER Pres. Don Rivest we contacted many of our clubs in June, and they donated
VICE DISTRICT GOVERNOR over $30,000, including $4,100 from the Mooch-A-Thon, to reach a final total of
JAMES F. GRACIA more than $101,000.
99 Glendale Street Membership: This year‟s goal was to slow the loss of Lions in 33Y and end without
Easthampton MA 01027 a loss. We did lose 80+ Lions this year, 20+ as a result of death, however with all the
413-527-5290 new Lions this year, by the end of May we were only down by 38 Lions. In June 20+
Lions have been installed in 33Y, including 14 Lioness and spouses into the
firstname.lastname@example.org Huntington Lions. Based on this info it appears we may end on a positive note
m (because deaths & transfers don‟t count). However we won‟t know for sure until final
figures reach us in August.
Cabinet Secretary Thanks to Jay Oelrich & now DG Jim Gracia, we obtained an LCIF Grant of
$11,402 for the modernization of our Orthoptic Clinic. We reached an all time high
Christine A. Waller with seventeen Melvin Jones Fellowships (our goal was 15). PDG Art Thomas,
(Lion Dennis) PDG Pam Hodgkins, PCT Dave Gervais and the members of the EyeMobile
17 Main Road committee have successfully completed the Constitution and By Laws, they received
Charlemont MA 01302 approval as a corporation, and have applied for 501 (c) 3 Tax Exempt status now.
413-339-5357 Treas. Ed Holly of the Orthoptic Clinic and Emerg. Sight & Hearing Funds has
email@example.com retired from “active” duties, and has successfully turned over the books of these
committees to me, and the transition to new treasurers is underway. Outstanding
om membership reports to LCI is down to five, outstanding debts to LCI is less than
$800, and there was an increase in reporting of Monthly Activity reports. What a
Cabinet Treasurer great job by this year‟s Secretaries and Treasurers!!!
And Webmaster ZC Emmy Peters, Paul Deame, and many other Lions have helped a lot writing pieces
Dennis Waller & submitting info for our Website. With CT Dennis‟ diligence, we can be very
(Lion Christine) proud of the information available, and what our Website says to those who visit it.
17 Main Road Many of our Lions worked on the review of the MD33 State Constitution & By-
Charlemont MA 01302 Laws, review of the MD33 Policy Manual, and the updated financial procedure
413-339-5357 guidelines. Hopefully the final results of these will be seen in the near future by the
alligator@elevator- clubs, and on the MD 33 Website.
bbs.com You have welcomed Hope, my HUGS & KISS program, and my other crazy ideas
PAST DISTRICT GOVERNOR with open arms, and you are responsible for making this a very memorable year for
JEAN'S MESSAGE me. There are not enough words to say how I feel. I LOVE YOU ALL!!!! THANK
YOU for making me look soooooooo good!!!!
YIL, PDG Jean
75th Annual Massachusetts Lions Multiple District 33 State Convention
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 25, 26, 27 2003
The Sheraton Hyannis Resort Hotel in Hyannis, MA
Guest Speaker: International President Kay K. Fukushima and his wife, Denise
The Convention International President, Kay K. $1,000.00. The Eyemobile Board
Beverly Prentice, Bulletin Editor Fukushima gave a speech on dues adopted articles of Incorporation
and membership retention noting and Bylaws. It has achieved 501
This convention was my first as a that 60% of Lions are now computer (C) 3 status. Her goal is
Lion, and I was put to work right literate causing a demand for newer $100,000.00 for MLERF. The
away. Governor Jean Martin asked and better software. On the topic of Moochathon has netted $3,000.00,
me to take part as a Sergeant at membership, ID Fukushima advised and the funds are still coming in.
Arms. Not having the slightest idea that we need to reach younger Dennis Waller is doing a terrific job
what a Sergeant at Arms does, I members, women and different with the website. And, of course
said, “Yes.” It turned out to be a ethnicities. He said that there are she endowed us with two
very easy tour of duty and got me 9000 Lions in Massachusetts, and unforgettable slogans to live by:
into the thick of things. Thank you, the three main reasons that members HUGS—Helping You Give Service
(IP) Governor Jean. leave clubs are leadership, moving ( Later changed to Helping You
and time. He said farewell with Give Sight), and KISS—Keep It
many compliments and thanks to Short Sweetheart!
Convention Stats the “Super nice people of
The State Convention for 2003- Massachusetts who even
2004 will be held at the Hyannis pronounced my name right.” Mrs. The Speech Contest
Sheraton in Hyannis. The State Denise Fukushima bade us good-
Convention for 2004-2005 will be bye saying that “If Boston is the
held at the Sheraton in Nashua, New Rainbow, then You are the
Hampshire. The final count for treasure.”
attendees this year was: 853—632
pre-registered and 221 on-site. It
was the largest total in five years.
There were 366 people at the Friday
Bea Turner of Pittsfield Chaired the
night Banquet, 502 at the Saturday
Speech contest that included
Banquet and 400 people for lunch
contestants Christina Reardon from
on Sunday. Flags are now in the
Uxbridge, Elizabeth Travaris and
property of Henry and Rita Pierce.
Leah Aiello of Somerville. Nicholas
There are 130 flags, and the list can
Kaiser from Hatfield and Garret
be found on their website. They are
Kern of Hull. The winner was
$130.00 each. It was discovered
that a Lion in the audience had Nicholas Kaiser from
Governor Jean Martin gave her
sponsored 134 members. Hatfield!. Nicholas goes to
report Saturday morning. Her
Astounding. For our listening points were: the directory was
pleasure at the Saturday night distributed in August. Forty-one out
Banquet, piano music by Katie of 43 clubs, 3 Lioness clubs and 1
Patelli granddaughter of Council Leo club had been visited. For a
Chairman Doug and Vale Sime, full 150 days she attended Lions
carried us through dinner and functions, not taking into account
conversation. reading and writing reports, calls
and emails. The Colrain and
The Speeches Williamstown charters were
accepted—a loss of 16 members.
One Lioness club joined the local
Holyoke Catholic High School and
Lions Club in June (Huntington).
was sponsored by the Holyoke
In District 33Y, there are 1,238
Lions Club of District 33Y!
members including 40 new
Nicholas wants to go to Brown
members on World Wide Induction
University or Brandeis for Pre-Law
Day. The LCIF grant request for
or Pre-Med. He is a member of the
the Orthoptic Clinic was completed
National Honor Society, Varsity,
and submitted. The Orthoptic
Indoor track, Varsity Spring track,
treasurer is retiring. Eyemobile
Forensic Speech Team, Hospitality
Club donations totaled over
Corp., Habitat for Humanity, Peer Only 425 are given worldwide each The Band
Counselor and Peer Tutor. year.
The Awards The PDG Award:
My favorite award was a PDG 33Y George Tower who will
Testimonial of Appreciation hand be State Convention Chairman next
delivered by Dennis Waller in the year.
guise of “Fonzie” from “Happy The Best Leo Club of the State:
Days.” Mrs. Kostro had once
mentioned how much she liked the
Artistic Director Lion Paul Alberta
character, so…….someone took the
selected Dr. Don Vostarrac of
time to build a large cabinet to hide
Westfield State, Jazz Theory
the present, “Fonzie”, inside to pop
Educator, and recipient of two
out when Claire opened the box.
grants from the National
The whole audience was delighted
Endowment of the Arts to open the
by Mrs. Kostro‟s surprise and
Friday night banquet. Don
amused by how well Dennis played
The Hoosic Valley Leo Club of conducted classics like „That‟s All‟
the part. Here follows a listing of
33Y!!!!! and „Take Me Out to the Ballgame‟,
the awards given Friday and
The Best Lioness Club: and a modern piece which featured
Millbury Lioness Club our 33Y Mohawk Regional High
The Leo of the Year:
Best Small Lions Club: School musician par excellence,
Reading Lions Club Kelly, on the violin. Kelly brought a
Best Medium Lions Club: four piece band to IPDG Jean‟s
Dudley Lions Club Midwinter in January. The Concert
Best Large Lions Club: Band this year was led by Dr. Tom
Fitchburg Lions Club Everett, Director of the Harvard
Best Extra Large Lions Club: University Wind Ensemble and
The Acton Lions Club. Founder of the Harvard Jazz Band.
Tom was educated at the Ithaca
Conservatory and has played with
William Nylick, III, of Adams.
The Election the Bolshoi Ballet Orchestra, the
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Ray
33Y! William is a charter member
Charles, and Dizzy Gillespie. The
of his club which started with 52
big band played the „Massachusetts
members and now has 104. They‟re
Lions March‟ by Paul Alberta,
only problem is finding enough
„Shenandoah‟, „Syncopated Clock‟
projects to work. They were
by Leroy Anderson and conducted
sponsored by the Adams Lions
by Hannah, a Dance Suite of
Club. William hopes to attend
Offenbach, the „Worried Drummer‟
Rensealear Polytechnic Institute for
which featured Kelly again this time
On Sunday morning the momentous as a percussionist, and music from
Lioness of the Year:
decision to elect Lion Jim Gracia as the Man of La Mancha including an
Diane Coggins of the Millbury
incoming District Governor and impromptu vocal solo by a member
Lioness Club of District A.
Lion Greg Prentice as incoming of the band. As always the Jazz
Lion of the Year:
Vice District Governor (as well as Band plays during dinner for
Robert Asher of the Fitchburg—
CST) took place with two dancing on Friday night and leads
Lunenburg Club of District A.
unanimous votes. PDG Tom Kowal off Saturday afternoon. The
International Leadership Medals:
nominated both gentlemen. He also ensemble of twenty or so melds
gifted incoming First Lady Janet back into the Concert Band both
Gracia with a winged pig, stuffed of appearances to complete the
course. She had once made the concert. PDG Wayne Smith, now
remark that Jim would be Governor President, MLERF, acted as emcee.
when “Pigs fly.” Pigs flew that
morning. A Final Note
PDG Pamela Hodgkins, 33 Y On Friday evening, Betty Corti gave
“Little” Joe Lambert 33 A us the thought for the day:
PDG Betty Purvis 33 K. “Kindness is something the deaf can
Only 730 of these awards are given hear and the sightless can see.” I
annually worldwide. do believe that sums it up.
Doug Sime. 33S
Bob Meunier and Diane from Emergency Sight and Hearing in her
Where are you if there are District A, and President of Mass name from the Lanesboro Lions
crowds of people laughing, smiling, Lions Eye Research PDG Don Club. Phew!
hugging, kissing, talking, taking Rivest. The sitting Governors &
pictures, greeting, laughing, joking, their spouses, and most of the sitting Stan and Val Zewski
smooching, visiting, drinking, VDG‟s and their spouses were also presented DG Jean with two
eating, passing skillfully in narrow in attendance. MC PDG Tom scrapbooks, one for her year as
aisles patiently, spilling over and introduced the next group of VDG and one as DG. The President
around each other, sliding by tables dignitaries as coming under the of Mass. Lions Eye Research, PDG
and groups of guests into other headings of CS, CT, CSTs, BVDs, Don Rivest, presented her with a
rooms, other arms, other hugs, SUBs, or SOBs depending on your lovely pen and pencil set. Mark
shrugs, handshakes, and all for a pleasure. They were of course, the Menard, son of DG Menard of K
good cause? A Lions Function, no sitting Cabinet Secretary Treasurers. presented her with lizards? Yes,
doubt. And that‟s the way it was at Governor Jean‟s escort for the lizards. It‟s a private joke. She
the Testimonial for Governor Jean evening was Chuck Sokoloski, who received gummy lizards, a lizard
Martin. was also the lead vocalist for the key chain and a bobble head lizard.
group “Sliver” that played for Lizard, lizard, lizard.
everyone at the end of the evening.
At the French King
Restaurant, on May 13th, 2003, 131 CS Floran Rozzelle and
Lions, Lioness, guests and staff CT Don Ethier from District S
stuffed themselves with food, drink presented Chris and Dennis Waller
and merry in honor of Governor with two lovely red jackets that
Jean. In Stan Zewski‟s blessing, he might have fit into a legal sized
mentioned “Her enthusiasm has envelope as a nod to how late
inspired all of us to work harder.” supplies can be. The Wallers, in turn
She has also inspired us to play gave Hope two gift certificates to
harder and more passionately while the Holyoke Mall and to Jean a
we‟re working, as well. A very apt Friendly‟s gift coupon for a Kid‟s
Fact of the Day was given by PDG Gift Sundae to make up for all the
Bill Rathbun, “It is easy to sit in presentations. First up was Council desserts that they had to take away
your seat and figure out what needs Chairman Doug Sime with a gift for from her during the year.
to be done; it‟s harder to get up and Hope and a Friendship Banner. He DG Betty Corti presented
do it.” I‟m sure he was referring to presented DG Jean with a to DG Jean, on behalf of the sitting
the example Governor Jean always distinguished clock signed by the DG‟s, a camera, a bottle of “clear”
showed us. Council and a Friendship Banner. water, two real plates, chocolate
pudding, brownies, a picture of a
PDG Tom Kowal shirtless hunk to hang in her office,
presided as Master of Ceremonies a picture taken of Jean and Betty,
complete with agenda that was and a picture of all the Governors.
sometimes actually followed. He
began with having DG Jean District gifts.
introduce her family. She really One of the most memorable gifts of
does have an identical twin, Joyce. the evening was a gift from the
She also introduced close friends CSTs. At one of the many dinners
and the man who was responsible that DG Jean had to attend, she was
for her becoming a Lion, Russell served Possum. Yes, you read right.
Hudson. Russ was a member of the So…..Dennis and Chris decided to
Northfield Lions. His Club CS present her with some more. It was
sponsored the Northfield Lioness Chris Waller and CT Dennis Waller too good to pass up, so here is how
Club of which DG Jean was a read a Proclamation from the House it was presented by CS Chris
Charter Member 25 years ago. of Representatives; a Citation from Waller: “Possum, a product of
the State Senate; a Letter from State Henderson Company, Possum
Some of the dignitaries Senator Stanley Rosenberg; a letter Bluff, Crossroads, Tennessee.
attending were: Past International from the House of Representatives Serving suggestions: spread on
Director from District N, Chuck signed by Congressman John Olver; crackers, best with RC Cola and a
Kostro and his wife, Lion Claire, a Certificate of Appreciation from Moon Pie. This was canned on I-40
Council Chairman PDG Doug Sime the Greenfield Board of Selectmen, between Nashville and Memphis at
and wife Vale from District S, a Certificate from the one of our many roadside facilities.
Council Treasurer PDG Art Thomas Commonwealth of Massachusetts Contents: Possum parts, possibly
and wife Lion/Lioness Judi from Town of Deerfield Board of some persimmons, no more than
District Y, Council Secretary PDG Selectmen and a donation to the 20% of unknown plant or animal
matter. Canned under the authority background that Jean had admired. that Kim Blanchard of the
of the Highway Department, Road They remembered Hope with a Charlemont Club had been using the
Crew #21.” It was a tough act to snow globe. camera all evening taking pictures
follow, but she was presented with of the celebration. As she handed
the following memorabilia from It was another teary the camera to DG Jean, Dennis
each Midwinter--N followed up moment when Russell Hudson of deadpanned, “The batteries are
with hearts, A with string (you had the former Northfield Lions Club dead.”
to be there), K with flowers and S gifted DG Jean with his Extension
with Baked Beans. After all of this Award Pin that he received for PID Chuck Kostro
tomfoolery she was given the real starting two Clubs, the Leyden presented a Friendship Banner from
District Gift which was a Digital Lions Club and the Northfield International President Kay K.
Camera. We think it was her sister Lioness Club. Fukushima and his own personal
Joyce, but someone from the PDG Bill Rathbun and Banner. Claire Kostro presented
audience shouted out, “Don‟t give it wife, Lion Phyllis, gave her a Dennis “Fonzie” Waller with
to her, she‟ll break it.” wooden bird house to hang; her combs, mirror, Brilcreem, a picture
family gave her a gift certificate for of Fonzie and a motorcycle. No, not
DG Fred Harkins was whatever she decides she wants to a real one, a model.
kind enough to send a Friendship do, take guitar lessons or whatever.
Banner all the way from Bonita As Governor Jean rose for
Springs Lions Club in Florida. Some welcome laughter a final word and thank you, she was
followed Dave Gervais of West greeted with a standing ovation. She
Springfield as he presented her with introduced and thanked Dorman
a jar of change that he‟d saved to Picklesheimer from K for being her
donate to the MLERF. He said, “I HERO, and for inspiring her;
didn‟t count it last year; I‟m not acknowledged “Patty Ann”, “Mom”
counting it this year.” Kowal and presented her with a
book entitled The Other Woman
VDG Greg Prentice, and announced that the other
The two WOW!s of the woman ( Jean ) was back. She
evening came when the Deerfield wearing the yellow Lions jacket
held aloft three bags of shredded presented her own gifts to her
Club named Governor Jean Martin a family—a weekend at a hotel that
Lifetime Member. Tears were paper denoting the remnants of
drafts of the Long Range Planning she had won to her eldest daughter,
flowing as they pinned the pin to Laura, a music box with an angel
her collar. As if that wasn‟t enough, Manual, Eyemobile Constitution
and Bylaws, and the invitation for that reminded her of Hope as a little
IPDG Pamela Hodgkins and the girl, saying, “A little Hope lights the
Deerfield Lions Club showered her the 44th MidWinter and District 33Y
newsletters. Governor Jean has a way.” She gave her sister, Joyce, a
with feathers, hung a pink feather flower centerpiece because, “She
boa around her neck and handed her penchant for concise editing.
likes flowers that die,” and another
a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award centerpieces to her sister Marsha,
all her own. President of the Governor Jean applauded and her Aunt Doris.
Deerfield Lions Club, Bonita Pat Kowal, Chris Waller and Dennis
Conlon belatedly presented DG Jean Waller for all of the wonderful work
with the President of Deerfield they had done putting the Everyone held hands and
Lions Club plaque. VDG Jim Gracia Testimonial together. Just when you sang God Bless America and though
told some pretty funny jokes that think the evening‟s over, it gets a the room cleared out, there were
can‟t really be repeated here, second wind. Chris and Dennis enough people to fill the dance floor
especially if children are reading Waller announced that the Digital and celebrate a great night.
over your shoulder. John and Marie Camera that she had been given
Ingals gave a PDG license plate and earlier in the evening was not in the
a picture of a silver Lion on a black box she‟d received. He explained
The Cummington Lions awed by the Eyemobile itself and
serving also Savoy, Goshen, and were very glad to wait the 20
Plainfield for Lions District 33Y minutes or so to go through and be
and Lions Clubs International tested. We received many Thank
sponsored free vision and hearing you‟s and kudos for bringing the
screenings August 23rd at the Eyemobile to the Fair. I went
Cummington Fair by the Lions through to experience the tests for
District 33N Eyemobile. Seventy myself and found out that I have a
persons were screened for blood David Shields of the Charlemont spot on the back of my left eye.
pressure, blood oxygen, visual Lions. Each person screened I‟ve been going to the same
acuity, glaucoma, retinal received a copy of their results. The optometrist for four or five years
photography, and audio sensitivity retina pictures will be reviewed by and nothing like this was
in about six hours. the staff at Massachusetts Eye and mentioned. Perhaps I should
The Eyemobile was Ear Infirmary for referral to change doctors. At least now I
driven here by 33N Eyemobile professionals for any recommended know to watch it. Governor Jim
President Peter McDonald of the care. The retinal photography Gracia and his wife, Janet also came
Middleton Lions, who taught these technique was pioneered by the staff and helped out. The Governor spent
Lions how to use the screening of the Joslin Diabetes Clinic using time at each testing station learning
equipment: Lion President Alice funds provided by the how to use the equipment and
Liebenow, Lion Secretary Beverly Massachusetts Lions Eye Research administer tests. First Lady Janet
Prentice, 33Y Vice District Fund, Inc. District 33Y (Western helped out with the registering and
Governor Greg Prentice of the Massachusetts) is now soliciting tax giving blood pressure tests. Past
Cummington Lions, Immediate Past deductible donations for the purpose District Governor Jean Martin also
District 33Y Governor Jean Martin of purchasing our own Eyemobile. came and worked very hard the
of the Deerfield Lions, District 33Y It was a remarkable day and very entire day. It proved to this Lion
Governor Jim Gracia of the satisfying that we were able to see how worthwhile it will be when we
Easthampton Lions, ESH Director so many people. Though a few get our own Eyemobile.
and President of the Hinsdale Lions people disagreed with our results,
Jim Worden, and Past President more people were astonished and
IPDG Jean receiving Orthoptic check from DG Jim
Governor Pam Hodgkins, and audio sensitivity in about six
The Deerfield Lions sponsored
Immediate Past District hours. Each person screened
the free vision and hearing
Governor Jean Martin and her received a copy of their results.
screenings provided by the 33N
daughter Hope from the The retina pictures will be
Eyemobile August 24 at their
Deerfield Lions, Past President reviewed by the staff at
10th Annual Antique Auto Show.
David Shields of the Charlemont Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Massachusetts Lions Council
Lions, and 33Y Vice District Infirmary for referral to
Chairman and Past District
Governor Greg Prentice of the professionals for any
Governor Art Thomas of the
Cummington Lions. Fifty-one recommended care. The retinal
Hampden Lions welcomed 33N
persons took advantage of the photography technique was
Eyemobile President Peter
opportunity to be screened for pioneered by the staff of the
McDonald of the Middleton
blood pressure, blood oxygen, Joslin Diabetes Clinic using
Lions He taught these Lions
visual acuity, glaucoma, retinal funds provided by the
how to use the equipment: Past
photography, Massachusetts Lions Eye
Research Fund, Inc.
Lions, Lions and Lions, Oh My!
Pigs are flying all over the place!
IDCandidate IPCouncil Chairman Doug Sime IPDG Jean and friend!
DG Jim getting fitted by DG Jackie Millette
33Y Lions Orthoptic Clinic 33Y EyeMobile Project 86 INTERNATIONAL
CONVENTION Report &
Great news! The At the First Cabinet FIRST CABINET
application for a matching Meeting at the MEETING
grant of $11,402 was Easthampton Community
approved and the District Center August 9 the DG Jim Gracia said that
received and deposited Board of Directors was International President
the check from LCIF. The sworn in by DG Jim Tae Sup “ T. S. “ Lee’s
funds were transferred to Gracia. We now have a theme was “Innovation-
the Clinic account from the Corporation. Gateway to Our Future”.
District account in late We were lucky to have T.
August so that the President and PDG Pam S. at our 74 State
renovations and the new Hodgkins was pleased to Convention last year.
equipment could begin to announce that not only DG Jim also reported that
be purchased by the Grant had the proper papers the dues increases and all
Administratrix.,IPDG Jean. been filed with the State, other Amendments were
but that 501 (c) 3 status voted favorably. These
At the Board Meeting in had been approved as actions mean that Clubs
July, IPDG and Acting well. Now the Board will need to review their dues
Treasurer Jean raised begin the process of filing structures to make certain
many issues about how grant requests of District that their Administrative
we should run the 33Y entities who may well Accounts balance. This
operation in the future. endow the project tax free. July the dues increase
One item resolved was a The goal is to raise at least means that each Lions
salary increase for the $75,000 this year so that dues now total $36.75
Orthoptist, Shelley Klein by year’s end we may (including the $2 dues for
Weiss. Other items such apply for a matching grant MD33 and the $6.50 for
as the duties of a part-time from LCIF, buy the vehicle 33Y); next year the cost
assistant and farming out and equipment and begin will be $41.70, and finally
the payroll to professionals to do the work of Lionism in 2005, $47.50.
were discussed. in 33Y more effectively. DG Jim also said that the
------------------------------------ election of VT PDG Jules
Directory correction #2: Cote as Director means
33Y EMERGENCY SIGHT EyeMobile Clerk is PDG that MD33 will begin to
AND HEARING FUND Bill Rathbun, not PCST elect an International
Steve Karch as printed. Director at the District level
On August 3 at the Directory additions: as soon as November with
Hinsdale Community PDG Pam is PDGPTH@ the final election in April
Center, IPDG Jean swore hotmail.com 2004 at Hyannis. These
in the new Officers and ------------------------------------ events should insure a lot
Directors. PEACE POSTER Report more hospitality suites at
PDG Charlie DeAngelus the Midwinters and at the
reviewed the many cases Chairwoman Lion/Lioness State Convention. There
pending, most of which Barbara Thomas reported are many fine candidates,
were approved for funding. at the First Cabinet and some campaigns have
A few cases needed more Meeting that this year’s already begun.
information, and so are theme is “Create a
tabled. ESH is now Brighter Tomorrow” and all Other information of note
approaching 1100 cases. ten of the kits given to her from the First Cabinet
by IPDG Jean were in use, Meeting:
Potluck lunch was enjoyed so if any more are wanted ---pigs can fly;
by all. please let her know. ---Directories were handed
------------------------------------ ------------------------------------ out , beating IPDG Jean
Directory correction #1: Directory Addition: by a few days and PDG
Chris and Dennis Waller’s ZC Richard Laing is Tom by a whole bunch.
phone is 533-0196 RLaing@BCN.net ---Directories were mailed
to all Clubs, August 22 .
33Y LIONS ROAR
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Cummington MA 01026-9501
33Y LIONS IN MEMORIAM SINCE SEPTEMBER 8, 2002
Peter Demoracski East Longmeadow Lions Mikkol Kroll Northampton Lions
Rene Tetrault Cummington Lions Edward DeGere Adams Lions
PDG Clifford Zundell Longmeadow Lions Simon Santos, Sr. Ludlow Lions
Rosalie Franklin Northfield Lioness Daniel P. Barry Hatfield Lions
Sebastian Ruggieri Greenfield Lions John Grosz Adams Lions
Auburn Weaver Pelham Lions Carl Liebenow Cummington Lions
Betty DeAngelus Hinsdale Lions Eileen F. Eagan Agawam Lioness
Robert McNamara East Longmeadow Lions Alden L. Johnson Pelham Lions
Anthony Crisafulli Belchertown Lions Corliss Wright East Longmeadow Lions
Wayne Dorsett South Hadley Lions Porter Burns South Hadley Lions
Hanlon Hanson Granville-Tolland Lions William Alamed Southwick Lions
PDG Don Cornwall Hinsdale Lions John R. Walker Pelham Lions
US Army Sgt. Gregory Belanger
Son of Lions Kathy & Ed Belanger Deerfield Lions
As read at the New England Lions Council Necrology Service at Cathedral in the Pines, Ringe, New Hampshire
on Sunday, September 7, 2003 by District Governor James Gracia