Norfolk, Massachusetts Lions Club

Santa Parade 2006

Haunted Train Ride 2006

Community Day 2005

Community Day 2005

Community Involvement

Mission Statement: To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people
for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through
community involvement and international cooperation.

The Norfolk Lions Club would like to thank all of the individuals and businesses who have contributed to their fundraising efforts during the past years. Without your assistance, the Club would not be able to help as many local groups and other Lions Charities as they do.

Some of our donations were used to support the following organizations:

Norfolk Library - Children’s Museum Pass
Norfolk Library – Books on Tape
Norfolk Cooperative Preschool
Norfolk DARE
King Philip DECA
King Philip Leos
Stony Brook Braille Trail
The Santa Foundation
YMCA Reach out for Youth
Lions All State Band
Joslin Diabetes Center
The Lazarus Fund
Lions Eye Research
NEADS Dog Training Center
Mass Eye & Ear
Campaign Sight First II.

Sensory Trail Dedication at Stonybrook Wildlife Sanctuary

In addition, the Club provided four scholarships to local High School graduates,
supported a mission trip for Katrina Victims, and a hike for Leukemia.

To accomplish all of this, the Norfolk Lions Club holds the following fundraising events on an annual basis:

September: DARE Road Race sponsored by Dunkin Donuts
October: Haunted Train Ride
Nov – Dec: Christmas Tree Sale
June: Community Day
June: Ridin’ for the Blind Motorcycle Ride

The Club also sponsors the Santa Parade each year,
cooks hot dogs for the Library book sale, and provides manpower for the Stony Brook fall fair.

The Norfolk Lions Club has a current membership of over 50 men and women who are dedicated to the Lions cause: to serve as Knights of the Blind. Their motto, simply “We Serve”, exemplifies the shared belief in community service. Club members are active in Town government, sports organizations, religious organizations, social events, etc. In just about every aspect of community life you will probably run into a member of the Norfolk Lions Club!

The Club is also very willing to show their appreciation. In the past, the Norfolk Lions Club honored two local businessmen with the coveted Melvin Jones Award. This award, named for the founder of the International Lions Club, was given to both Richard Holmes and Frank Barounis. The awards were presented as a ‘thank you’ for the continuous support received from these two individuals. As many of you are aware, both Community Day and the Haunted Train Ride are held on the Holmes property each year. Mr. Holmes has been supporting Lions events for over 15 years. The Christmas Tree Sale takes place on the lot next to Dunkin Donuts, which is also the site of the DARE Road Race. In addition to land use, Mr. Barounis, owner of Dunkin Donuts, also provides financial support for the Race. Without the assistance and generosity of these local businessmen, the Club would not be able to provide the activities that everyone has come to expect (and enjoy!).

The Club is always interested in new ideas, and in talking to potential new members. If you would like to know more about Lions Clubs, Lions International, or are interested in membership, please click on the contact us button, and a Lion will be right in touch with you.

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