Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Raffle Winners

The drawing for the Kingston Lions Raffle was held and the $2,500 first place winner is Ann Moul from Red Hook. Second place winner is Miles Bowie from Kingston for $500. Congratulations to the winners!
The Lions celebrated the Holidays with song and a visit from Santa at their Christmas Luncheon.
 Winner Ann Moul(center) receives her check for $2,500 from Ticket Chair Dolores Fredericks and club President Dan Terpening. After receiving her check Ms. Moul donated $300 back to the club.

 Second place winner Miles Bowie receives a check for $500 from Dolores.
 The winner for the raffle is chosen by Els Johnson's guest Abby
 while ticket chair Dolores Fredericks looks on.
Santa shakes Walt Maxwell's hand while visiting the Lions Luncheon. Yes, that is club president Dan Terpening with wife Mitzi on the left.
Dinner/Luncheon chair Hildy with husband Hans with Laurie and Joe Thurin.
Kevin and Dolores ham it up.
Lions members Jack McCauley, Dorry Dabney, Janet Dabney and CeCe Mcauley.
Our leaders in song and cheer Tom and Cece Keehn

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Lions Annual Dinner for Less Fortunate

Over 200 people enjoyed a dinner put on by the Kingston Lions Club on Tuesday, November 26, at St. Mary's Hall. Many volunteers from Rondout Savings Bank and Ulster Savings Bank help Lions members with setup, cooking, serving and take down. This annual dinner has been part of the club's major activity for over 40 years. Dinner consisted of fruit cup, cole slaw, roast beef with green beans and mashed potatoes. Ice cream finished off the event for the diners.
 Lions Band Director Tom Keehn(l) leads the Lions club band.
 Members of the 17 member Lions Band serenade dinner attendees.
 Members of the kitchen crew take a break before the serving takes place.
 Cheryl and MaryRose, dinner organizers, go over tasks with volunteers.
 Another picture of diners enjoying themselves.
 Lion John assists a Rondout Savings volunteer.
 Lions members Cheryl, Laurence and Kevin get ready to serve dinner.

 Lions Hosts John and Janet go over with volunteer seating arrangements.
 Rondout Savings volunteers get ready to serve guests.
 Dinner volunteers get last minute instructions on serving guests.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Club Donates $1,000 to WGHQ Happy Christmas Fund

During the Fund's radio-thon on Nov 7 the club donated $1,000 for toys and clothes to area children during the upcoming Holiday Season. The radio-thon raised over $32,000 for needy families. Club members Kevin Gilfeather, John Burlingham and Tom Keehn hosted a half hour of the radio-thon asking listeners to support the Christmas Fund.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Foundation supports HealthAlliance for $1,200

Kingston Lions Foundation President Kevin Gilfeather(l) presents a check for $1,200 to members of the Benedictine Health Foundation for a glider/rocking chair for Mental Health Services. Pictured next to Kevin is Bernadette Rexford, members of the Mental Heath Services team and Barbara Klassen(r) director of the Benedictine Foundation.

Foundation supports Junior League of Kingston

Melissa Reilly and Beth Hannigan from the Junior League accept a check for $2,500  from the Kingston Lions Foundation President Kevin Gilfeather for the construction of Kinderland II at Forsyth Park.

Town of Esopus Yard Sale

President Dan Terpening and Dorry Dabney "man" the Lions booth in raising money at the Town Yard Sale. Also, a good opportunity to sell raffle tickets.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

O+ Festival

The Kingston Lions Club participated in the 4th Annual O+ Festival where artists receive free medical screenings and in some cases treatment. The Kingston Club provided free Diabetes screening not only for artists but the public as well. The club provided the diabetes screenings as well as a donation of $500 to the festival to help offset some of their setup costs for their medical program. Lions members pictured above(l-r) are President Dan Terpening, John Burlingham and Steve Trast.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

July's Club Activity Report

175 eyeglasses recycled and 2 hearing aids.

Thanks to committee members for this effort.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Installation Dinner

On Tuesday Evening , June 18, 2013, 35 Lions members from the Rondout Valley and Kingston Lions clubs installed new officers for the coming year at the Hillside Manor Restaurant. District Governor Wilfred Roehe presided over the event. The Installation Dinner each year gives Lions an opportunity to celebrate the successes from the past year an offers new challenges for the newly elected officers.
 District Gov. Wilfred Roehe swears in Directors for Kingston & Rondout Valley Lions Clubs

Kingston Lions Pres. Dan Terpening received the Robert Uplinger Award for his outstanding leadership during this past year. The Kingston Lion of the Year, Robert Teetsel Award, was presented to Kingston Lion member Cheryl Bowers. Unfortunately Ms. Bowers was out of town on business and was unable to accept the award at the dinner. Additional awards were presented to Lions members for years of service in Lionism.

Presidents for the Kingston and Rondout Valley Lions Club are swarn in by Dist. Gov. Wilfred Roehe

Tom Keehn, wife CeCe and Jim Sweeney perform for the attendees of the Installation Dinner.