President’s Message – May 2017

"Hey Matt, How can I help?"

Matthew Cioffi, Easton Lions President 2016-2017 at Holiday Festival (width 150)

Thank you all for sharing your six-word stories.  Keep sending them in, there’s plenty of room for more. If you’re on Twitter, check out our Twitter feed.  Andrew’s been tweeting them out and they’re some of our most popular impressions!  You’ll also see more in our upcoming newsletters.  Here is one more I’d like to add:

“Hey Matt, How can I help?”

For me, this says it all!  It brought welcoming music to my ears time and time again.  It enabled us to succeed with integrity and humility.  So many of you have walked the talk and did what you said you would do.  It’s made for an outstanding Lions’ year.  Thank you!!

As a runner, after months of building -up the miles, there’s nothing more satisfying than completing a marathon.  As Lions, we’ve done our training (i.e., Fundraising) and will cross the finish-line strong for our final three community events.

This Saturday, May 13th, is our first annual Fishing Derby. This is FREE to all kids 12 and under, and we’ll be serving drinks and hotdogs, maybe some donuts and coffee too down at Shovel Shop Pond from 8 am-11 am.    Ed Hands and Henry Narsasian helped bring our 2nd new event in two years to fruition, and they too will need your help.

On Saturday, May 20th, is our second annual Lions Pride Math Challenge at Immaculate Conception Church.  There are over 60 students this year!!  Check in with Partima Penumarthy and ask her how you can help during and after the event.  Thank you Pratima, Ram, Nancy S., and Pattie S. for making this event grow!

Everyone can help someone quoteFinally, on Sunday, June 25th, the Lions will be helping at the Easton Legacy Arts, Music, Food, Fun Festival.  This too is a FREE event.  Jim Howarth and Jeanne Ebert are helping organize the Lions volunteers for the day and will have more details at our May meetings.  This is a major town event and we will also have the Lions Eyemobile there, and possibly a Peace Poster display.  There’s lots of ways to help here!  Many thanks to John Mallers for getting 100 chairs from Stonehill.  The event needs 5 more canoes, so if you have one, talk with Jim, Jeanne or me.  This is a magnificent event to end our 85th year of service mixing and mingling with our community we serve!

Cheers,
Matthew Cioffi