Welcome to the Belchertown Lions Club Website
Members of the largest service organization in the world.
Welcome 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
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 the annual Dave Barrett Memorial Golf Tournament in the 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.
Troop 57 Honors Its Two Newest Eagle Scouts
Both Jared Kozlik (center, left) and Wesley Lupa (center, right) recently earned the most prestigious Boy Scout rank of Eagle Scout. These achievements were celebrated
at the Court of Honor ceremony held recently at the Kozlik residence where each youth personally received letters of commendation from guests State Senator Eric Lesser
and State Representative Susannah Whipps Lee. Shown here are Eagle Scouts Kozlik and Lupa holding their custom-engraved Buck folding knives presented to them by members
from the Belchertown Lions Club which sponsors both Troop 57 and 507.
Belchertown Lions Club Officers for 2016 - 2017.
The 2016-'17 officers: Hank Lamoureux, 1st Vice President; George Cook, President; Larry Vanasse, 2nd Vice President; Tom McRae, 3rd Vice President.
2016 Installation of Officers and Awards Night.
Two Life Member Awards were presented at our 2016 installation dinner at the Villa Rose Restaurant on June 8th. Steve Barrett with his wife Brenda
and Treasurer Frank Cowdrey. And Fred Tilton (left) with Treasurer Frank Cowdrey.
Jack Hulmes is the recipient of the Progressive Melvin Jones Award for his many, many, many, years of service, with Debbie Woodard and
Past District Governor Bill White.
James "IKE" Hodgen receives the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.
James (Ike) Hodgen (left) received the prestigious International Melvin Jones Fellow Award from Past District 33-Y Governor Bill White (right) at the Belchertown Lions Club holiday dinner held on
December 11th at the Villa Rose Restaurant. Ike's recognition comes after his many years of meritorious humanitarian service to the local, national and international Lions Club's efforts.
Congratulations Lion Ike! Your service is appreciated by all.
Belchertown Lions Newest Members Inducted.
Brothers-in law Andrew Tsoumas (center-left) and Kevin McNeill (center-right) were recently installed as the Belchertown Lions Club's newest (and youngest!) members.
Presiding over the induction ceremony was father/father-in-law, and Club President, Themis Tsoumas (left) and Past District 33-Y Governor Bill White (right.)
Belchertown Lions Receive the Governors' Banner
Belchertown's King Lion Themis Tsoumas (left) receives the 2014-2015 Governors' Banner from District 33-Y governor Roger Jones.
The banner still retains the name of Belchertown's Tom Sullivan who passed away early in his term as District 33-Y Governor in 2014.
Lion Fred Tilton Receives Melvin Jones Award
Belchertown Lions Club's Past District 33-Y Governor Bill White (left) presents Fred Tilton with the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellow Award in
appreciative recognition for his many years of service to the Club which has provided support for hearing loss, disaster relief, and numerous local
educational and community services. The Award was made at the Club's annual Christmas Holiday Dinner held at the Villa Rose Restaurant on December 10th 2014.
Melvin Jones Awards at Belchertown Lions Installation Dinner
The Belchertown Lions Club welcomed incoming 2014-2015 president Themis Tsoumas (right) at our Installation of Officers ceremony dinner held at The Villa Rose Restaurant June 4th.
Mark Nute (left) and Mike Mathras (center) were each presented with the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. This award is the highest form of recognition and embodies
humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. The recipients of this award become models for their exemplary service for the club and to the community for
which they serve. Congratulations Mark and Mike!