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Northampton Lions Club
Last Updated Nov. 19, 2015
Clubs of
Massachusetts Lions
District 33Y
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Club Officers
2015- 2016
President
Meghan McCormick
Secretary
Helen Payne
Treasurer
Mark Moggio
Chartered: April 9, 1936 Sponsored by Holyoke Lions Club
Sponsor of the Amherst Lions Club, Hatfield Lions Club, UMass Lions Club
Meeting: Board Meeting: 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 PM, Regular Meeting 4th Tuesday, 6:30 PM: Union Station, 125A
Pleasant St., Northampton, MA.
No regular meeting during July and August
Club Events

* Eyeglass recycling: We have boxes for recycling eyeglasses at
- - - Balin Eyecare, 269 Locust St., Northampton
- - - Dostal Eye Care, 250 Northampton St., Easthampton
- - - Edwards Church of Northampton, 297 Main St. Northampton
- - - Everything Optical, 104 Main St., Northampton
- - - Florence Optician, 78 Maple St., Florence
- - - Greenfield Savings Bank, 325 King St., Northampton
- - - Ken's Eye Wear, 152 N. King St., Northampton
- - - Northampton Eye Physicians, 51 Locust St., Northampton
- - - Northampton Recycle Center (Locust Street Transfer Station) 125 Locust St., Northampton
- - - St. John's Episcopal Church, 48 Elm St., Northampton
- - - The Hospice Shop, 18 Bridge St., Northampton
- - - Valley Optical, 70 Main St., Florence
- - - Vision Associates of Northampton, 78 Main St., #203, Northampton
- - - World War II Club, 50 Conz St., Northampton

*
Adopt-A-Highway . Lion Teams clean a stretch of Rt. 5 in Northampton for each month from April through November.
The program is under the auspices of the Mass Highway Department.

*
Parades!!!! In addition to the ones listed below, we also participate in parades when asked to by other communities.
We bring our Lions Antique Fire Truck with Lions, children and grandchildren of Lions on board. We toss candy to children
watching the parade (when it is allowed by the Parade Committee).
- - - Memorial Day Parade
- - - 4th of July
- - - Thanksgiving Day

*
Ski & Skate Sale: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Smith Vociational School in Northampton. Featuring new and
used
equipment. We receive used equipment from donors and on consignment: skis, skates, snow boards, snowshoes and ski
suits. We work with a select merchant who brings new equipment for sale at reduced prices. Our club shares a percentage
of sales, both private and merchant equipment. Some people donate equipment.
Consignment and donation items can be
brought the evening before, on
Friday, December 4. (Items cannot be accepted on Saturday.)

* $100 Raffle: Sales from January to March 2016. On the night of our March meeting we draw the winning numbers. We
invite those who purchased a ticket to come to our meeting and enjoy dessert with us. First Prize: $5000, second prize
$1000, plus thirty other cash prizes.

* Febraury 2016 Calendar of Prizes: Prizes, mostly gift cards to local establishments, valued at $50 are awarded each
day of February 2016. When (if) your ticket is pulled you win the prize for that day and your ticket is is placed back into the
pool to be drawn again. Tickets on sale from the middle of November through January. You can get more details at this link.


Club Awards

* Outstanding Service Club Award, presented
by the Northampton Chamber of Commerce -
1980

*
TRIAD Certificate of Appreciation for
Assistance to Senior Citizens of
Northampton
- 1999

*
Crusade Speech Plaque - Awarded by
Clarke School for the Deaf

*
Mass Lions Eye Research Certificate of
Appreciation for Outstanding Donation
o 1998 - 1999
o 1999 - 2000
o 2012 - 2013
o 2013 - 2014
o 2014 - 2015

*
Orthoptic Clinic Award for Outstanding
Donations
o 1986 - 1987
o 1989 - 1990
o 1998 - 1999

*
Best Large Club in the State
o 2014 - 2015

*
Best Large Club, District 33Y
o First Place
+ 2000 - 2001
+ 2002 - 2003
+ 2003 - 2004
+ 2004 - 2005
+ 2005 - 2006
+ 2007 - 2008
+ 2009 - 2010
+ 2012 - 2013
+ 2014 - 2015

o
Second Place
+ 1995 - 1996
+ 2008 - 2009
+ 2010 - 2011
+ 2011 - 2012

o
Third Place
+ 1994 - 1995

*
District Governor Community Involvement
Award
o 1994 - 1995

*
Franklin/Hampshire Walk-a-thon
o Top Money Earner - Hampshire Region
+ 1997
o
Top Club Participation - Hampshire Region
+ 1997
+ 1998

*
Best District 33Y Newsletter
o First Place
+ 1996 - 1997
+ 2013-2014
o
Second Place
+2010 - 2011

District Positions held by members of
our club

* District Governor
o Jean W. Martin
+ 2002 - 2003 (3)
+ 2005 - 2006 (4)

*1st Vice District Governor
o Todd Cromack
+ 2012-2013

* Vice District Governor
o Jean W. Martin
+ 2000-2001 (3)
+ 2004 - 2005 (4)

* Cabinet Secretary-Treasurer
o Todd Cromack
+ 2009 - 2010
+ 2010 - 2011

* Cabinet Secretary
o Jean W. Martin
+ 2001 - 2002 (3)
o Christine Waller
+ 2002 - 2003 (1)

* Cabinet Treasurer
o Dennis Waller
+ 2002 - 2003 (1)

* Region Chairperson
o Dennis Waller
+ 1997 - 1998 (1)
+ 2001 - 2002 (1)
o Stan Zewski
+ 2000 - 2002
o Jean W. Martin
+ 2000 - 2001 (3)
+ 2006 - 2007 (4)
o Christine Waller
+ 2004 - 2005

* Zone Chairperson
o Steve Moos
+ 1992 - 1993
o Dennis Waller
+ 1995 - 1997 (1)
o Jean W. Martin
+ 1997 - 1998 (3)
+ 1999 - 2000 (3)
+ 2008 - 2009 (4)
o Stan Zewski
+ 1998 - 2000
+ 2007 - 2008
o Helen Payne
+ 2004 - 2005
+ 2006 - 2007
o Maryann Bankman
+ 2013-2016

* MD 33 Membership Chairperson
o Jean W. Martin
+ 2006 - 2009 (4)

*District 33Y Membership Chairperson
o Jean W. Martin
+ 2003 - 2004 (3)
+ 2004 - 2009 (4)

* State Pin Committee
o Steve Moos
+ 1997 - 1998
o Christine Waller
+ 2002 - 2003 (1)
+ 2003 - 2006

District 33Y LCIF Chairperson
o Jean W. Martin
+ 2003 - 2004 (3)

District 33Y Mooch-a-thon Chairperson
o Jean W. Martin
+ 2003 - 2004 (3)

* Lions Orthoptic Clinic
o Larry Whalen, Past President
+ Board of Directors
# 2000 - 2009
o Paul Canton, Past President
+ Board of Directors
# 2000 - 2002

* 33Y Midwinter Decorating Committee
o Stan Zewski
+ 2003 - 2014
o Val Zewski
+ 2003 - 2003
o Christine Waller
+ 2003 - 2015
o Dennis Waller
+ 2006 - 2015

* District Governor Scrapbook
o Stan Zewski
+ 2002 - 2005
o Val Zewski
+ 2002 - 2005

* Women's Membership and Participation
o Christine Waller
+ 2003 - 2011

* District Webmaster
o Dennis Waller
+ 2002 - 2003 (1)
+ 2003 - 2016

* MD33 Youth Speech Competition Committee
o Jean W. Martin, Chrm MD 33 1998
+ 1993 - 1998 (3)

* District 33Y Speech Competition Committee
o Jean W. Martin (3)
o Dennis Waller
+ 2001 - 2002 (1)

* VINAS Committee (Visual Needs
Assessment/Sight Awareness)
o Christine Waller
+ 2001 - 2003 (1)

* District 33Y Testimonial
o Christine Waller
+ 2002 - 2003 (1)
o Dennis Waller
+ 2002 - 2003 (1)

* Healthy Club Initiative
o Dennis Waller
+ 2004 - 2006

* District 33Y Photographer
o Dennis Waller
+ 2004 - 2005
+ 2007 - 2010

* District 33Y Tail Twister
o Todd Cromack
+ 2006 - 2008

*District Chaplin
o Duane Cromack
+ 2010 - 2013

* Leadership and Development Committee
o Jean W. Martin
+2001 - 2002 (3)
+ 2004 - 2005 (4)

Individual Member Awards

* Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowships
o Dennis Waller - 2001 (1)
o Stanley Zewski - 2003
o Richard R. Rescia - 2014

* Melvin Jones Fellowships
o Kenneth A. Parent - 1985
o Paul J. Canton, Jr. - 1986
o Stanley V. Zewski - 1987
o Brian R. Elliott - 1988
o Stephen E. Moos - 1989
o Arnold Remaldy - 1990
o John C. Rhoades - 1991
o Larry Whalen - 1992
o Dennis Waller - 1992 (1)
o Richard Guisto- 1993
o Michael Kittredge - 1993
o Richard R. Rescia - 1994
o Enace J. Lococo, Sr. - 1995
o Mikkel C. Kroll - 2001
o Christine A. Waller - 2003 (1)
o Jean W. Martin - 2003 (3)
o Charles W. Dragon - 2005
o Leonard Bergeron - 2006
o Velia Orsini Zewski - 2006
o Robbie "Robbie" Lococo - 2007
o Helen Payne - 2009
o Mark Moggio - 2009
o Todd A. Cromack - 2011
o Rodney Kunath - 2011
o Michael T. Cahillane - 2012
o Joseph E. Kielec - 2012
o Peter A. Payne - 2012
o Joseph A Wilhelm - 2012
o Hope E. Martin - 2013 (4)
o Judy Raphael - 2013 (4)
o Maryann Bankman - 2014
o Diane Gonyea-Fleming - 2014
o Lee Tonet - 2014

* Charles DeAngelus Awards
o Robert Lococo
o Richard Giusto
o Charles Dragon
o Richard R. Rescia
o Dennis Waller - 2003 (1)

* Koch Award (Orthoptic Clinic)
o Paul Canton - 2002
o Larry Whalen - 2002

* President Excellence Award
o Ron Cooper 2002 - 2003

* District 33Y Lion of the Year
o Dennis Waller 2001-2002 (1)
o Christine A. Waller 2004 - 2005
o Stan Zewski 2005 - 2006

* 33Y President of the Year
o Steven Moos 2000 - 2001
o Todd Cromack 2007 - 2008

* 33Y Secretary of the Year
o Dennis Waller 2002 - 2003 (1)
o Velia Zewski 2003 - 2004
o Richard Rescia 2005 - 2006

* International President's Certificate of
Appreciation
o Dennis Waller (1)
o Christine Waller - 2003 (1)

*
Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Award
o Dennis Waller - 1997 (1)
o Dennis Waller - 2011

*
District Governor Appreciation Award
o Dennis Waller (1)
o Christine Waller - 2003 (1)

*
Northampton Lions Club Lion of the Year
o Ella Smolenski - 2007 - 2008

*
Val Zewski Award
o Stan Zewski
o Mark Moggio

(1) A member of the Charlemont Lions Club at this time.
(2)
(3) A member of the Deerfield Lions Club at this time.
(4) A member of the Greenfield Lions Club at this time.