Arlington Lions Club..Joseph V. Candura, James C. Fischer, David B. Garrity, Robert K. Garrity, Paul F. Gillis, Lyman G. Judd Jr., Mildred J. Kletjian, Thomisina Ann Nolan, Peter J. O’Reilly, John L. Pappas, James M. Reardon, Ronald D. Ruggiero, Michael B. Shooshan*, Benton S. Warren*...Ashland Lions Club..Rocco A. Annesi, Igidio J. Assenco, John F. Blake, Marsha Bornestein, Vern Breault, Emelie A. Breault, Wally Brewer, Sidney R. Buma, Edward J. Camille, Paul J. Capobianco, James Cerutti, Paul J. Ciccolo, Charles Dancause, Richard E. Dunn, Margaret L. Dunn*, Richard James Fahey, Vincent Ferraro, Jack Fetig, Robert F. Gonfrade, William G. Greenwood, Sherrill Hart, Thomas H. Heguy, Judy L. Hyotte, Steven J. Leacu, Eileen MacKeil, Charles T. Maloney, Wayne MacIntosh, Patricia E. Miller, Anthony Mincucci***, Robert W. Morrison, Francis R. Notturno, Carl Phillipo*, Walter M. Piasecki, Albert Porter, Richard Preservati, Cal A. Pucci, Jr.*, Paul Santoro, Donald Shaw*, David E. Sistrand*, Joann Sistrand, Andy Talvy, Jens Thoresen, Anthony Tieuli, John Tomasz, Warren Wales, John C. Wilson....Bellingham Lions Club...Stephen Aleksandrowicz, G. Normand Benoit, Donald Burlingame, Herbert Chaplin*, Florent M. Dalpe, John W. Fisher, Gerald Marchand, Paul John Primavera, Norman A. Remillard, Bruno Santini...Belmont Lions Club..Joseph P. Barrell, Jr., Robert J. Barrett, Anthony P. Bonanno, Charles J. Bushman, Thomas J. Ferraro, James Ferreira, Felix J. Firenze, Vincent F. Gardner, Joseph G. Griffin, Thomas J. Hevey, John R. Ivester, Charles R. Johnson, Edward Jones, Robert Manning, Dr. James R. Roth*, Richard Vallon...Blackstone Lions Club..Donald Cox, G. Robert Levitre, Donald J. Martin, Mary Mullaley...Boston Chinatown Lions Club..Eugene Cheng, Hung Goon, Eddie Y. Lee, Kwok-Fai Lui, Theresa L. So, Henry H. Szeto, Theresa Tsoi, Rosemary Yee...Boston Host Lions Club..Thomas Albert, Mary A. DiMasi, Richard A. L’Europa, Roy A. Noble, Matthew L. Richardson*, Robert Ryall, Sarah Warren...Boston Parkway Lions Club..Robert Augusta, Robert Beeton, Richard W. Blaney, Alfred Brothers, Mario Calisi, Robert A. Cecca, Gerald A. Giorgio, Erling A. Hanson Jr., John F. Kelly, Paul Lymneos, Stewart A. MacKenzie, Harry Malagodi...Braintree Lions Club..Joseph J. Genevich, Elmer T. Loring, William D. Rosa, Joseph P. Vella...Brighton Allston Brookline Lions Club..Doreen Fitzgibbon....Canton Lions Club..Leonard K. Barnett, Brewster Gifford, Robert A. Lash, John J. McHugh*, Robert P. Moritz, Charles Penders, Richard Stein, Paul S. Tilley...Charlestown Lions Club..Philip Carr, Francis J. Coleman, Margaret T. Coleman, John Duffy, Maurice Gillen, Florence Johnson, Theresa McLaughlin, Thomas McLaughlin, Harold R. Nutt, Albert E. Sullivan, Michael F. Venezia, William C. Wood...Dedham Lions Club..Lester M. Blumenthal, Calvin Colwell, Joseph DeFilippo, Sr., Dominic DiStefano, Kenneth Dietzel, Paul A. Marino...Everett Lions Club..Nicholas A. Covino, Craig A. Maser******, Maria Maser, Sydney S. Rosen, Michael F. Russo Sr.******, Jarrett C. Russo, Salvatore A. Russo, Fred Tavano...Foxboro Lions Club..Frank Cook, Richard M. Davis, Joseph DeGirolamo, Fred Green, Robert Manning, John Michelmore, Joseph Mordini Jr., Robert E. Motta, William H. Nelson, John Pawlak, Robert Russell, Michael Stanton, Robert Turenne...Framingham Lions Club..Mary Friel, Peter Friel, Clare Friel, Alan F. Harrington, Cope McAllister, William H. McMahon, John J. Sullivan, John J. Sullivan*...Franklin Lions Club..Charles F. Oteri...Hingham Lions Club..Charles O. Hicks, Richard Lamb, Eugene D. Shaw...Greater Ashland Lions Club..Barbara L. Camille, Sally Eldredge, Nadine Heaps, Rosalie Porter*, Barbara F. Thoresen, Eleanor E. Torelli ******...Holliston Lions Club..Linda Ahronian, Mark Ahronian, Steven M. Apesos, Peter R. Barbieri, Douglas W. Bloomquist, Herbert E. Brockert, William S. Drowne, Weston W. Eames, Richard L. Goguen, Betty J. Harris, Steven R. Hedrick, James A. Holland, Louise J. Kirkpatrick, Kenneth E. Lake, Alan Markovsky, Doreen Martel**, Gordon Maxfield, Thomas W. Merritt*, Daniel A. Miley, Dennis W. Murphy, Kevin L. O’Brien, George J. Pacitti, John J. Paltrineri*, Andrew M. Porter, Roger M. Rogers, Kenneth H. Rooney, Walter A. Rossini, John D. Shannahan, Henry T. Tamagno*, Walter D. Todd, Michael Tyman*, Patricia Woodworth...Hopkinton Lions Club..James J. Dumas, Leo P. Lavoie*, Charlotte Marquedant, Joseph Marquedant, Joseph M. Sullivan...Hull Lions Club..George J. Apostolu, Frederick Blesdell, Kathleen Conte, Joseph V. Elish, Barbara A. Lawlor, John A. Silva, James A. Yacobucci...Hyde Park Lions Club..Frank Bisceglia, Gerald G. Brolin, Elizabeth M. Hanson, Lawrence Kenney Sr., Louis D. Marotta, Margaret R. Menard, Charles R. Menard, Sr.*, Carol A. Shribnik, Seymour Shribnik**...Malden Lions Club..Jeffery A. Abber, Robert Louis Berman, Theresa Bigglestone, James H. Black, Francis K. Brown, William W. Cunha, James D. Fortenbacher, Ralph F. Greer, Robert M. Hayes, Ralph W. Kenty, Richard L. Knobloch, George Laskey, Philip F. Vacaro...Marlborough Lions Club..Robert P. Bird, William Fiske*, Frank F. Fortier, Marlene B. King, Charles F. Kulevich, George G. Neilsen, Ralph A. O’Coin, John “Dick” Oldham, Robert Page, Charles Painton, Richard P. Robinson, Elizabeth Ruane, Randall Scott, John W. Usinas, John A. Valerio Jr....Medfield Lions Club..Scott Colwell, Robert J. Dennehy, Clifford G. Doucette, John A. Fernandes, Russell J. Hallisey, John E. Hand, Donald H. Harding, Kenneth C. Heavey, Paul E. Hinkley, Richard D. Jordan, Thomas R. Kerr*, Steven E. Kramer, Barbara Lindelof, Edward J. MacDonald, Robert K. McCarthy, Paul D. McKechnie, Michael Medina, Jr., Harry T. Mitchell, James T. Moynihan, Thomas G. Scecina, Steven Small, Leo J. Surette, Thomas V. Sweeney Jr., Paul Viano, Jr.*********, William A. Wilson, Earl Wilson...Medford Lions Club..James V. Gaffey, Adolph Herrmann...Medway Lions Club..Peter Alconada, Peter Ciolek, Dennis P. Crowley, Diana Faust, Foster Grant Jr., Margaret H. Grant, Patricia A. Kalicki, James A. Lorenzen, Judith A. Manning, Ken Masterson, Linda Reynolds, Chris Russo, Sr., James A. Tremble...Millis Lions Club..Donald F. Ackerman, Daniel Adler, Albert J. Baima, E. Peter Bosse, Robert T. Braman, Mary E. Braman, Mark Chotkowski*, Michael Flaherty, Keith A. Gagne, Douglas Hindmarsh*, Stephen C. Joseph, Jeffrey S. Kinne, Roger McCann, Thomas F. McDonough, David W. Noon, Raymond C. Normandin, Michael P. O’Shaughnessy, Raymond Otis, John C. Pedalino, Edwin L. Perry, Dr. Dorman Picklesimer, Jr., Claudette M. Picklesimer, Edward J. Quinlan, Earl Rhyne, William R. Schollkopf, Charles J. Shepard, Richard Tarara, Frank Wallace, Robert Waters, Paul D. Winslow...Millville Lions Club..John Mullaly...Natick Lions Club..George H. Ames, Arthur W. Claridge, Rosemary Fandel, Deborah Hastings, Marjorie Hastings, John Jennings Jr., Donald P. Lunsford, Richard McPherson*, Rita G. Pierce**, Loucas Prodromou, Ellen J. Robbins, William H. Shepard, Jr....Needham Lions Club..Bernard F. Barrett, Foster S. Crook, Josephine J. Dube, Salvatore J. Esposito, Julio J. Farulla, Daniel W. Fitzgerald, Christian H. Fredericks, William J. Irwin, Kenneth B. Lorey, Norman C. Sabbey, George M. Shannon, Jr., Robert S. Winthrop...Newton Lions Club..Margie Carney*, Jack A. Cohen, John T. Evans, John N. Fraser, Norman Hartstone, Richard M. Oshry, Robert M. Schroder...Norfolk Lions Club..Paul W. Calnan*, George A. Carr, Scott Dittrich, Donald M. Hanssen, William Hawkins III, Todd A. Lindmark, Esq., Edward J. Melanson, PE, Frank N. Pelleteri, Russell J. Quist, Al Rao, Barbara M. Snead, Girard L. St. Amand, Paul H. Terrio, Jim Tomaszewski, John R. Wason, Frank Zolli...Norwood Lions Club..Paul Alberta*, Merrill S. Hohman, Cornelius J. Mahoney, Arthur Pfaelzer, Maurice C. Weiner...Plainville Lions Club..Milton Babbitt, Michael Czarnowski, Edwin Harrop, Donna Marie Merrick, Edward M. Merrick, Jr.**, Paul C. Nevins, Jr., Everett W. Skinner, Donald C. Soule...Quincy Lions Club..John F. Capavella, Ernest E. Falbo, Roger C. Hamel, Joyce M. Hogan*, Thomas Hogan, Jean Kenney, Steven R. Mansfield, Francis X. McCauley, Edmund W. O’Leary, David R. Sawyer, David H. Smith, Donald P. Uvanitte, James Will, Thomas Williams, Thomas Zukauskas...Randolph Lions Club..Gino I. Angelone, Margaret D. Cahill, Thomas J. Fisher, Bruce I. Fleischmann, Henry J. Rota, Donald Stewart, Jeannette C. Travaline...Sharon Lions Club..Jon Aliber, Evan Banks, Holly Dono, Norman Mayer, Susan Saunders, Steve Simons...Sherborn Lions Club..Paul Hirsch II, Eduard C. Huppi, Richard C. Husselbee, Elizabeth M. Itse, Glenn Kantoski, Barclay H. Morse, William Onorato, Shahid Uh And Sarah Qureshi, Alvin O. Ramsley, Faith Tiberio, Joseph M. Tiberio...Somerville Lions Club...Aram H. Boyadjian, Maurice F. Breen, Eugene Brune, Paul Carroll, Edward Ciampa, Charles D’Angelo, Ralph C. DeVitto, Anthony N. Fantasia, Martin A. Henry, John Henry, Virgil Iannacone, Edmund F. Lynch, Thomas F. Murphy, Thomas F. Murphy, John T. Netto, Timothy O’Malley, John J. Sullivan, Jr., Harold N. Zide...Stoughton Lions Club..Richard L. Batchelder, Richard C. Lindelof, John Pires...Stow Lions Club..Richard V. Bonetti*, Edward A. Brown, Roy A. Dudley, Jon French, Arnold Johnson, Jeanette Potter, Edmund C. Tarnuzzer, Jr....Walpole Lions Club..Duncan Campbell, Gene Cavallero, Jay Delaney, John Michael Fay, Tom Fisher, Robert J. Foote, Edward Forsberg, Charles E. Hobbs, Donald G. Irving, David J. Murphy, Alan Rockwood...Waltham Lions Club..Ronald Arsenault, Justin M. Barrett, Jr., Conrad Beaudoin, Paul Benjamin, David A. Bergeron, Wayne Brasco, Leonard J. Doucet, George Flemming, Charles F. Graceffa, Tom Hietsch, Otho Kerr, Joseph C. Lazaro, Lee Lerner, Robert Malone, James C. Martorilli, John Martorilli, A. Richard Monahan, Gary R. Parella, George D. Parello, Richard Pizzi, Robert F. Postizzi, James E. Regan, Ronald Romard, Michael Scichilone, James P. Silva, Stanley J. Zablocki...Westwood Lions Club..Eric A. Anderson*, William J. Carrabis*, Hubert C. Eaton, Herman A. Foster, Gerard P. Hogan, Daniel F. Lenzo, Robert T. Murphy, Robert J. Murphy, Robert E. Poirier, Austin W. Poirier, Walter L. Poirier, Louis J. Raffio, Marguerite A. Raffio, Paul J. Sheehan, Robert Smith...Weymouth Lions Club..William P. Donnellan*, Maureen F. Murphy, Diane M. Oliverio, Salvatore E. Tollo...Wrentham Lions Club..Eugene F. Brooks, Jr., Woodrow W. Brown, Wayne E. Burt, Samuel J. Carchidi, James V. Damato, Paul E. Gianetti, Jeffrey C. Hall, William E. Healey Jr., Thomas E. Ketchum, Keith Gordon Langer, Edward J. Lechak, Ross Palioca, Sam Petrosian, Eric Podolsky, Charles Rice, Everett W. Skinner Jr., Gregory Telsbow Stahl, Paul Strittmatter, Michael Wilbanks, Robert L. Wyler*

 

District 33K Melvin Jones Fellowships: Each* represents a progressive

Opening a Lions Club Meeting

 

First verse of America

My country tis of thee

Sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing

Land where my father's died

Land of thy pilgrim's pride

From every mountainside, let freedom ring!

 

Salute to the flag

I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stand, one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

 

Invocation (see below)

 

Thought of the day (see below)

 

Lions toast with water (or hands)

Not above you, not beneath you, but with you.

 

Fun fact: The Lions toast was written by the spouse of a Lynn, Massachusetts Lion in 1923.

 

Invocations

 

Lord of Lions, teach us to care for others, not only for the needs of those in want, but for our fellow Lions as well. Guide us in paths so that we may reveal to all the caring heart of Lionism. Strengthen us that we may belss and humble us that we may serve. Amen

 

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Lord, as we Lions gather here, we pause to offer up this prayer. Bless this food that we partake and every effort that we make to build the community in which we live and place in our hearts the passion for worthy causes. Bless all who serve and all that which we do to serve humanity. Be with us always and bless our hands, homes and those we serve. Amen

 

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With our friends beside us and no person beneath us, with the bonds of Lionism between us, and our worries behind us, with our goals before us and no task beyond us, with a thirst for knowledge and a deam of a world free of darkness, we are thankful for our Lions friends and the meal we are about to share. Amen

 

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In our communion together, may we open our minds to understnading; open our hearts to compassion and dedicate our hands to the service of humanity. May we share the blessings of service with those we love and may we be worthy of the nobility of our cause. Let us show gratitude for the ability to be a light in the world. By all that is loving and just. Amen

 

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Thank you for the fellowship we have shared and for the renewal of our vision. Protect us now as we go our ways and grant us strength for the days and work ahead. Give us the means for meaningful service, and the words to comfort others. Amen

 

Thoughts of the Day

 

Be kind, be open. Be curious, Be strong. Be generous, be sincere. Be loyal, be honest. Be a Lion. Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada

 

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You can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else. Melvin Jones

 

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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller

 

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Do something wonderful and people may imitiate it. Albert Schweitzer

 

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I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail. Woodrow Wilson

 

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If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. John D. Rockefeller

 

 

Benedictions

BOW YOUR HEADS:

AS WE GO FORWARD IN THIS LIONISTIC YEAR,

LET US BE VIGILANT TO OUR GOALS AND

CONSCIOUS OF OUR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES.

FATHER, GIVE US THE FORTITUDE TO BRING THIS

GREAT MULTIPLE DISTRICT TO A LEVEL OF LIONISM

THAT WILL MAKE US PROUD OF OUR MOTTO:  WE SERVE -  AMEN

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LORD, GRANT US:

…THE HINDSIGHT TO LOOK AT OUR PAST WITH HONESTY

TO IDENTIFY OUR SHORTCOMINGS;

…THE FORSIGHT TO LOOK FORWARD TO OUR FUTURE

AND ESTABLISH REALISTIC GOALS;

…AND THE ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND OURSELVES AND OUR

OBJECTIVES AND NOT LOSE SIGHT OF OUR COMMITMENT

TO SERVE OUR FELLOW MAN.  -  AMEN

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WE SHALL PASS THROUGH THIS WORLD BUT ONCE.

IF THEREFORE THERE BE ANY KINDNESS WE CAN SHOW, OR ANY GOOD DEED WE CAN DO, LET US DO IT NOW.

LET US NOT DEFER IT OR NEGLECT IT, FOR WE SHALL NOT PASS THIS WAY AGAIN. -  AMEN