This Week at the Thrift… June 25th

Lots of red, white and blue at the Thrift Store this Saturday The Easton Lions Thrift Store is open every Saturday from 10am-2pm (generous donations accepted until 1pm.)  This week we are featuring some patriotic items to get you in the mood for the 4th of July as well as some beachy items to welcome […]

Brand New Lions

Induction of new Lions:  Wallace Lueders, Michelle McGee, Tom Cullinane, Joe Ferguson, Liam Grant, Karen Grant, Rebecca Donahue, Claire Abate, Kyle Cottam, Tom, Cottam, Jennifer Fraone   This year has been a unique one for new Lions.  Three years ago, in 2019, thirteen new Lions joined the Easton Lions Club.  In the spring of 2019 […]

Melvin Jones Fellowship

Melvin Jones

Written by Jon Morgan In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38 year-old Chicago business leader told embers of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world.  Jones’ group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed.  After contacting similar groups around the United States, and organizational […]

Club History: Early Club Memories from Avery Lee Williams

I was 45 years old in September of 1979 when I joined the Easton Lions Club. I just finished 40 years of membership. Only Charlie Hammond and Jerry Deneault are longer term members than I. I had been asked to join our club many times before, but the timing was just not right for me. […]

Easton Lions 1950-2015

Easton Lions Club History Logo, since 1931.

Born in the Great Depression and forged by the challenges of World War II, the Easton Lions Club entered the Post-War era with seventy-two members in a town of just over 6,000. Over the next sixty years while the membership ebbed and flowed, the needs of the community would only grow. In 1951 you could still get a fried chicken dinner for under a dollar at Topsy’s Chicken Coop, one of the many restaurants where the Lions have met over the years. In that year the Lions hosted an Annual Child Welfare Night benefit. The club called in the assistance of the Brockton DeMolay and Rainbows to produce a musical featuring familiar tunes like…

Club History: What Makes the Easton Lions Club Great

Hellen Keller and Melvin Jones honors at Lion's Meet

By Marion Wingfield, Librarian & Development Manger at Ames Free Public Library Feb 10, 2017 Full confession:  I write as a relatively recent member of the Easton Lions Club, where I serve as a liaison between it and the Ames Free Library.  I can in no way be held to standards of objectivity because I […]

The Early Years 1931-1945

Rationing so they'll have enough during WWII.

By Ed Hands, Historian Sep 28, 2016 In 1917 America was just beginning its involvement in World War I, but a 38 year old Chicago businessman named Melvin Jones was thinking about more than the war when he challenged his local business group to “reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities […]

Club History: Easton Lions Serving a Changing World

Oldtime picture of golfers drawing.

By Duke Duhamel, Historian September 2001, revised 2011 It has been over 80 years since Bill Fenwick, Easton Lions first “King Lion”, shared his vision with 20 other service-minded men of Easton.  That vision was a dream of humanitarianism that is kept alive today by more than 150 women and men – The Easton Lions […]