Official Home of the Lions of District 33Y
Last Updated Nov. 15, 2015
Welcome to the Massachusetts Lions District 33Y website!
District 33Y Lions is one of five “sub districts” of Massachusetts Lions Multiple District 33. Combined with the four other sub
districts A, N, K, and S, we are appropriately called YANKS, a proud tradition of history in New England.
Our district is comprised of 39 clubs throughout the four Western Massachusetts counties of Berkshire, Hampshire,
Hampden, and Franklin, including one Lioness Club, the Agawam Lioness Club. We have three active Leo clubs: Hoosac
Valley, Amherst Pelham Regional, and South Haldey. We are home to two campus Lions Clubs: the University of
Massachusetts Amherst Lions Club, the eighth largest campus club of the over 80 campus clubs in the Lions International
North America constitutional area and American International College, our first district campus club.
District 33Y supports the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund (MLERF) which primary function is to fund research for
prevention and cure of eye related diseases. We also contribute to Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), the
humanitarian arm of Lions Clubs International and provide hearing aids and eye glasses through our District 33Y
Emergency Sight and Hearing Foundation. We also support the newly founded Diabetes Awareness Foundation to provide
education on diabetes, camp scholarships for children, and medical equipment.
Our youth programs continue to grow with new enthusiastic participants. Lions Youth Exchange, Peace Poster Contest, and
Youth Speech Contest have all seen increases in participation. The District 33Y EyeMobile travels to all of our communities
to provide eye screening and hearing services.
Enjoy learning about our district through the links on the website and feel free to contact us. We are "United by Service to
Make a Difference."