Posts by Matthew Cioffi

2020 Holiday Festival Cancelled

Easton, MA Main Street picture with holiday lights on buildings, posts and trees. Includes clock on street with light snow cover.

Dear Holiday Festival Friends, On behalf of the Easton Lions Club, I want to let you know there is another change to Easton’s Holiday Festival and Main Street Stroll.  The circumstances surrounding Covid 19 has changed the way we work, live and interact. Because of the many “unknowns” we have cancelled all indoor and outdoor…

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Update for Bottle and Can Drive Campaign

Pile of soda cans ready for deposit return.

by Andrew Parker – First Vice President Recently you may have read a fund-raising update from former International President Gudrun Yngvadottir which read in part, “this past year Lions started more than 300 Facebook fundraisers bringing in US$64,277.”  This works out to $215 per Facebook fundraiser. The Easton Lions did not hold a Facebook fundraiser.…

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Remembering Gus Arns

Arns Gus with bird Member Photo

by Matthew Cioffi (Aug 5, 2020) August “Gus” Arns Jr. (age 86) our friend and long-time leader of the Lions Reindog parade at the Holiday Festival passed away on July 31, 2020. Gus joined the Easton Lions in 2004 with his wife Nancy. In 2017 Gus was selected as the Easton Lion Member of the…

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Upcoming Events July-Dec 2020

Easton Lions Club, We Serve

This post highlights a few upcoming events and planning meetings in the near term.  As dates firm up, they will be posted on our club Events pages, eastonlions.org/events/. A lot is still in flux due to the Massachusetts pandemic restrictions that impact how we may be able, or not, host events and meetings.  Meeting indoors…

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Summer Bottle and Can Drive

Pile of soda cans ready for deposit return.

I remember it like it was 2019.   President Lori Maver described bringing her recyclable cans and bottles to the Brockton Area Arc’s Shoe City Redemption Center, and getting $100 credit for the Easton Lions Club. Matt Soeldner quickly calculated that in order to get $100 Lori would have had to bring in 2,000 cans –…

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2020 Melvin Jones Fellows Recognized

Melvins Jones Picture with Lions Logo.

by Jon Morgan – Melvin Jones Fellowship Chair Even a pandemic cannot stop the Easton Lions from honoring our own!  On Friday, July 3, a caravan of Lions visited the homes of the three recently honored members being recognized for their contributions to the Club and our community.   Melvin Jones Fellowship members and Board of…

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Officer Nominations 2020-2021

Crowd of 3d people holding up nominee on platform

For Immediate Release: June 23, 2020 Due to the COVID-19 restrictions since March we have paused our current election process since we cannot  physically meet anytime soon. In accordance with Article VII of the Easton Lions Club Bylaws, the Nominating Committee Chair and Immediate Past President, Ram Penumarthy presented the slate of officers for the…

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Thrift Store Closed Until Further Notice

Easton Lions Thrift Store, 192 Washington Street, Easton, MA 02356

The Easton Lions Thrift Store will continue to remain closed per the advice of The Select Board of Easton and Governor Bakers’ emergency declaration at least until Wednesday, May 6th at this time. We appreciate your support and look forward to opening for business when the risk has passed in our area per our elected…

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Easton Food Pantry Contactless Food Drive March 23rd

Easton Food Pantry.

Monday, March 23, 2020, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Moreau Hall Elementary School, 360 Washington Street (Rt 138) It’s easy: Load your donation of non-perishables in your trunk. Drive through the bus loop at Moreau Hall during times noted above. Pop your trunk and Mr. Higgins and staff will take out your donation! Help support…

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Donations Needed – 1 Week to Go!!!

 Auction Starts Feb 29! Our Auction starts a week from Saturday.  We only started collecting donations last week,  but, PLEASE, do not delay and get your donations to Ken Love by February 29th. Everything needs to be up online ASAP. It can take 24-48 hours for your donation to be posted online.  Call Jon at…

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