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

History of Lions Clubs International

In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, told members 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, an organizational meeting was held on June 7, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The new group took the name of one of the invited groups, the "Association of Lions Clubs," and a national convention was held in Dallas, Texas, USA in October of that year. A constitution, by-laws, objects and a code of ethics were approved.

Within three years, Lions became an international organization. Since then, we've earned high marks for both integrity and transparency. We're a well-run organization with a steady vision, a clear mission, and a long – and proud – history.

Read more at Lions Clubs International: Click here

History of Lionism in New England

The oldest existing club in New England is the Bridgeport, CT club, organized February 28, 1921. The first Lions Club in Massachusetts was organized in Boston on December 31, 1920, but cancelled in 1942. The second club was in Springfield on May 16, 1922 with 50 Charter members. Worcester (Host) remains the oldest active club and celebrated its 80th anniversary on July 13, 2002. Later in 1922, clubs were organized in Pittsfield, Holyoke and Lynn. At that time, all of New England was considered a part of District 23 and included Connecticut and Rhode Island.

In 1923, New England formed District 33, which contained seven clubs in Massachusetts, one in Maine, and none in Vermont or New Hampshire. The membership of eight clubs was 422. In 1928, Maine became separated from the other states in District 33 and became District 41. In 1939-1940, District 33 became Multiple District 33 composed of Sub-Districts 33-A, 33-B, 33-C and 33-D with 83 clubs and 2,619 members. The clubs in 'D' were located in New Hampshire or Vermont, whereas the clubs in A, B, and C were in Massachusetts. At the 1945 District Convention, Sub-District 33-D became separated from Multiple District 33 and became District 44.

At the 1949 convention, held at Magnolia, Massachusetts, June 17-19, a resolution proposing the division of District 33 into five sub-districts, to be known as 33 Y-A-N-K-S was adopted.