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Coventry Lions Club Donates $5,000 to KidSight - Virtually!

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Although the club's first meeting of 2011 was snowed out thanks to Mother Nature it did not stop the important business we do.  A motion was made via email that the club should consider a major donation to Vice District Governor Phil Shober's KidSight program.  KidSight is VDG Phil's special 2011-2012 project in which all of the Lions Clubs in Lions District 14P are donating their time and money to purchase four "kits" of special screening equipment to be used for testing pre-school children for eye and hearing imparements.  More specifically, the KidSight is designed to detect Amblyopia or "lazy eye", one of the most common causes of visual impairment in childhood. Amblyopia will lead to loss of sharp vision or blindness in one eye unless it is detected and treated in the preschool years.

The club met "virtually" and held a vote on providing a donation of $5,000 to this very worthy cause.  After a few hours of email exchanges, the "ayes" had it and it was so moved to donate to this worthy cause.  A check was forthcoming to a grateful Vice District Governor.  In Phil's word "this donation along with Coventry's previous $1,380 donation has put our project 'over the top.' I can't thank you enough."

As always, the Coventry Lions Club continues to assist the local community whenever and wherever we can because...

 

WE SERVE

Last Updated on Monday, 25 April 2011 18:53
 

Ray Bentley and Frank Conforti presented with Melvin Jones Fellowships

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The Coventry Lions Club held its yearly Christmas Dinner December 15th. In addition to the usual merriment that accompanies a Christmas dinner; two Lions were surprised with a presentation of the Melvin Jones Fellowship. 

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Pictured above holding their plaques are MJF honorees Ray Bentley and Frank Conforti.

They are flanked by presenters John Lapic and Barry Bentley

Created in 1973, the fellowship is named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones. The fellowship is the foundation's highest honor and represents humanitarian qualities such as generosity, compassion, and concern for the less fortunate.

 Our club uses Lions International’s Melvin Jones Fellowship program to recognize the outstanding work and commitment of club members to Lionism’s principles of service to the community, and to the health and well-being of our Lions Club. Ray Bentley and Frank Conforti, the recipients of the MJF are well known in the club for upholding the standard of excellence that the club hopes all members can attain.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 December 2010 13:24 Read more...
 

Lions Come to Aide of Injured Senior Citizen

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90 Year old John Runyan of East Coventry took a spill on the wet grass and tumbled down the hill. The result of the fall was a dislocated shoulder and fractured humerus.

Besides having to deal with this injury, John needed a way to help climb the steps from his basement/garage to his living area. A call was made to the Lions, and following the motto "We Serve", a new hand rail was installed the same day.

John Runyan trying out the newly installed hand rail. 

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 February 2011 14:21
 

Fourth Annual Co-Ed Relays Run at Wildcat Stadium

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The fourth annual Coventry Lions Club Co-Ed  Relay Invitational took place Tuesday, May 25th.  Over 150 athletes competed in sixteen different relay races and events.

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Photo by Lion Frank

The Co-Ed Relays is a rarity among Invitational Meets in that it allows male and female competitors to participate together, with one another, instead of the traditional separate events for boys and girls.  In the field events, a boy and a girl compete and add their scores together to determine place finishes.  In track events, two boys and two girls combine to create the traditional four person relay.  There is also a non-traditional relay where six competitors run 100 meters each in a crescendo relay.  Each weight class is represented by a boy and girl runner, and the race progresses with each weight class getting larger (read upper weight class) from 90 lb. to 120 lb.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 June 2010 12:19 Read more...
 

New Member Inductions

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This week we inducted two new members to our club: Chris Bober and Mike McCarty. PDG Carl Gundrum performed the ceremony, and fortunately we had a professional photographer present to record the event.

Chris and Mike's Induction

 

Chris and Mike's Induction

Welcome Chris and Mike!

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 April 2010 13:13
 


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2017-18 Good Works Crew Schedule

November 4th - Frank C., Beccie C., Keith B., Kevin B.

December 2nd - Bob W., Keith B., Ray B., Chad G., Frank C., Beccie C.

January 6th - Matt K.

Feb 3rd - Chris B.,Chuck K., Terry S.

March 3rd - Chris B., Terry S., Bob R.

April 7th -

May 5th -


2017-18 Officers

John Lapic
President

Barry Bentley
Secretary

Bob Rasmussen
Treasurer


Frank Conforti
First Vice President

Ray Bentley
2nd Vice President

Jake Bittner
3rd Vice President

Keith Bentley
Membership Director

Leah Kinzinger
Tail Twister

Kevin Botero
Lion Tamer

Board of Directors:
Chris Bober
Adam Cathers
Jeff Zieber