Welcome to the Belchertown Lions Club Website
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imageWelcome to the Belchertown Lions Club website where you will uncover information regarding our mission--a commitment to the community unrivaled by any other service organization in the world.

Through fundraising events the Belchertown Lions Club raises money to assist the less fortunate –focusing on those with sight and hearing disabilities. We provide for eye exams and corrective eyewear for those in need and also offer free screenings which may reveal the early onset of hearing, blood pressure, glaucoma and optic nerve disorders through the Lions Club’s District 33-Y EyeMobile.

Additionally, the Belchertown Lions Club financially supports our local church-sponsored food banks, Boy Scout Troop 507, the Teen Center’s “Night-after-the-Prom”, high school scholarships (BHS and Pathfinder Regional) and the annual Rag-Shag Parade where our town’s families have enjoyed safe and secure Halloween entertainment for over 50 years!

Fund Raising Events

image The Lions Club Raises money by holding events like our Super Raffle where you buy a raffle ticket for $100 and you could win $10,000! We give away a total of $20,000 on the night of the drawing.

You will also find us at The Belchertown Fair every year selling sausage and meatball grinders along with french fries and soda. We've been told that our grinders are "the best on the common" for many years.

We also have our annual "Memorial Golf Tournament"  in the late summer or early fall, held at one of the 2 Golf Courses here in Belchertwon.

For a complete list of events, please check out our calendar page.

Belchertown Lions Welcome Newest Member Josh Dufresnes

The Belchertown Lions Club welcomed its newest member, Josh Dufresnes (2nd from left) at its recent meeting held at the Villa Rose Restaurant. Josh's sponsor, Lion Steve Connors (left), Past District Governor Bill White (2nd from right) and long time member Mark Nute assisted with the ceremony.

Belchertown Lions Welcome Member Ryan Cook

The Belchertown Lions Club welcomed its new member, Ryan Cook (left), at its recent January meeting. As a youngster, Ryan would often be seen helping out at the Lions Club Food Booth at the Belchertown Fair under the auspices of his dad, Past President George Cook (right) who presented him with his membership pin at the induction ceremony. Ryan becomes the third generation of the Cook Family to join the ranks of the Belchertown Lions Club and we are honored to have benefited from the decades of community service contributed by these men!

Belchertown Lions Welcome Member Sharon Lamoureux

The Belchertown Lions Club installed Sharon Lamoureux as a member, at its first meeting of 2018 at the Villa Rose Restaurant in Ludlow. Presiding over the installation was King Lion Hank Lamoureux. If you're thinking there MAY be a familial connection here, let's just say this was the first time we ever saw the King Lion give our newest member a kiss after being "pinned!

Belchertown Lions Sponsor 64th Rag Shage Parade

Darth Vader (Matthew Harrington) and Harry Potter (William Verrochi) get their handouts from King Lion Hank Lamoureux at the Annual Rag Shag Parade held at Chestnut Hill Community School on October 31st. The Belchertown Lions are pleased to have been sponsoring this event for 64 years-- providing a safe trick-or-treat experience for our town's residents.

Lion Mark Nute Shows his Colors

Belchertown Lion Mark Nute helping out at the Lions 64th Rag Shag Parade

Gary Charpentier Receives Lifetime Membership Award

The Belchertown Lions Club respectfully presented Gary Charpentier (left) with its Lifetime Membership Award in appreciation for his many years of dedicated service to the club and the community. Gary has been active in all aspects of Lions' activities from holding office to fund-raising to even the "dirty work" of the food wagon clean-up after the Belchertown Fair. Current King Lion Hank Lamoureux (right) joins the entire club in its gratitude for Lion Charpentier's involvement.

Ken Kozlik receives Melvin Jones Fellow Award

The Belchertown Lions Club recently honored Lion Ken Kozlik with its prestigious Melvin Jones Fellow award. This award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. Lion Ken's high standards that he sets for himself in life are greatly appreciated as they are noticeably carried over into all of his Club duties and involvements.

Belchertown Lions Welcome Vincent Calvanese

The Belchertown Lions Club welcomes its newest member, Vincent Calvanese, to its ranks! Lion Calvanese is shown here front and center, flanked by his sponsor Ike Hodgen (left) and Past District Governor Bill White who presided over the induction ceremonies.

Belchertown Lions Support Sgt. Bouchard Fundraiser

The Belchertown Lions Club has has made a Donation of two $50.00 Gift Cards to the Villa Rose Restaurant in Ludlow. These Gift Cards will be a part of the Raffles that will be drawn at the Fundraising event on February 17th at the Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke. Please come to the event and help Sgt. Bouchard rebuild his home which was destroyed by fire last month.

Belchertown Lions Increase Scholarships

The Belchertown Lions Club has increased it's Annual Scholarships from $1,000.00 each to $1,500.00 each. We have also changed the requirements for Application from a "2 or 4 year Accredited College" to "Open to all students that attend a School for Advancing Skills". So students that plan on attending a Trade School or a School for the Arts will now be considered for our Scholarships! Please Click Here to download our Application.

PDG Bill White Receives Progressive Melvin Jones Award

The Belchertown Lions Club proudly presented Past District Governor, Bill White, with the Progressive Melvin Jones Award for his many years of meritorious service to the Lions Club International Foundation at their recent holiday banquet held at the Villa Rose Restaurant. Lion Steve Barrett is shown here affixing the commemorative pin to Lion Bill's lapel."

Lions Clubs International

The Belchertown Lions Club is just one of thousands of clubs all around the world. Use the link on the sidebar or click
here to see what Lionism is all about.

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