Beacon Lions Club in the Works

Informational session set for Jan. 16

Organizers in Beacon who hope to launch a chapter of the service organization Lions Clubs International have put out a call for civic-minded men and women who would like to be charter members. Since 1917, Lions clubs around the globe have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects.

A one-hour information session is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Howland Public Library, 313 Main St. Lion leaders will also be visiting local business owners and community leaders to invite them to join the new club.

“Lions are people who want to help, who want to make a difference, and who want to have fun while doing it,” said District Governor Bill Shembeda. “Lions give a lot to their communities, but they get back something that’s even more valuable — the satisfaction that comes from changing lives.”

For more information, call Rose Aleandre at 845-234-9525. For more about the work of Lions Clubs International, visit

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