September Newsletter

President’s Message
We had our first in-person meetings over the last five months, and they were awesome. The first was a chocolate-tasting event behind the “Lions Warehouse” – thank you Gary Kapner! What we tasted wasn’t just chocolate, but the friendship of fellow Lions. The meeting was also a success for Eversight, the eye bank of New Jersey. They raised over $12,000 that will be used to help restore the eyesight of folks in New Jersey. We also voted to be a contributing sponsor to Eversight and will donate $500 this year and the next two years. Eversight provides cornea transplants for NJ residents, including our own Pete DeSarno.

Lions Helping Others

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Linda Kale of the New Providence Lions Club presents Pattie Hatzelhofer, Treasurer of the Community Service Association with a symbolic check for $3,000. The Lions contributed to the CSA to assist their efforts to help those in need in New Providence in these trying times. The CSA is an independent, 501c3 organization founded in NP in 1954 to help our neighbors in need.

Local Resident Honored with the 2020 Melvin Jones Fellowship

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Ed Morgan was recently honored with the Melvin Jones Fellowship.

The Melvin Jones Fellowship is Lions Club International’s highest form of recognition to acknowledge an individual’s dedication to humanitarian service.

New Providence Lions Club Has ‘Sights’ on Post Pandemic Times; Hosts First In-person Meeting in a Year

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The New Providence Lions Club recently held their first in-person meeting since the onset of the pandemic in the back parking lot at CWI Designs on an unseasonably chilly April evening. After the formalities and business portion of the meeting, the members enjoyed time catching up while participating in a chocolate tasting that served as a fundraiser to benefit Eversight, one of the many philanthropic partnerships supported by the New Providence Lions