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 Bornstein, Vern Breault, Emelie A. Breault, Wally Brewer, Sidney R. Buma, Edward J. Camille, Paul J. Capobianco, James Cerutti, Paul J. Ciccolo, Charles Dancause, Julian J. Doctor, Richard E. Dunn, Margaret L. Dunn*, Richard James Fahey, Vincent Ferraro, Jack Fetig, Frank F. Fortier, 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, Carl 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, Thomas J. Kenney, 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, Ada Shuk Ming Lam, 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, 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, Peter Bright, Brewster Gifford, Robert A. Lash, John J. McHugh*, Robert P. Moritz, Charles Penders, Nicholas Rockoff, 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..FFrank Cook, Richard M. Davis, Joseph DeGirolamo, James Freeman, Fred Green, Robert Manning, John Michelmore, Joseph Mordini Jr., Robert E. Motta, William H. Nelson, John Pawlak, Robert Russell, Michael Stanton, Robert Turenne, Nathan Weber...Framingham Lions Club..Mary Friel, Peter Friel, Clare Friel, Alan F. Harrington, Cope McAllister, William H. McMahon, Andrea L. Reine-Wales, 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*, Matthew J. Putvinski, 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, Erling A. Hanson Jr., 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*, Mark Gibbs, 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..Toby Burrell, John F. Carey, 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. Schoellkopf, 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**, Doris Porcella, Loucas Prodromou, Ellen J. Robbins, Susan Robinson, 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, Raymond J. Cisneros, Scott Dittrich, Donald M. Hanssen, William Hawkins III, Todd A. Lindmark, Esq., Edward J. Melanson, PE, Patti McCarty, 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, Michelle Lydon, Steven R. Mansfield, Francis X. McCauley, Edmund W. O’Leary, Charles J. Phelan, Jr., 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..Nancy M. Close, 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, 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, Richard M. Demilia, 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, Arthur Chamberlain, 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...Wellesley Centennial Lions Club..Ivette D. Mesmar..Westwood Lions Club..Eric A. Anderson*, William J. Carrabis*, Hubert C. Eaton, Herman A. Foster, Gerard P. Hogan, Daniel F. Lenzo, 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 Melvin Jones

New Member Induction Ceremony

 

Lions Clubs International® was founded by Melvin Jones in June of 1917 in Chicago IL when 27 business clubs united together for community service.  Lionism has grown to over 1.4 million members serving mankind in nearly 192 countries and geographic areas.

In 1927 Helen Keller challenged the Lions to be “Knights of the Blind”.  We accepted that challenge and many more such as drug awareness, diabetes education, and aid to the hearing impaired.  Your club has continued this tradition and, as you will find, is dedicated to community service.

Having indicated a desire to join our fellowship, having completed the formalities of applying, and having been duly approved by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, you stand before us prepared for induction into the (name) Lions Club and thereby into the wider world of International Lionism.

There are no secrets in Lionism, our symbols, goals, and purpose are out in the open for all to see.  Our name is symbolized in the noblest of beasts and states our concern for Liberty, Intelligence and Our Nations Safety.

Please take a look at our Club Banner.  In the center, you see a large “L”.  To us, the “L” stands for law, labor, liberty, loyalty, love, life, and most importantly to us, Lions.  You see the unbroken band of gold around the “L”.  This represents to us the unity of each member, and club with Lions Clubs International and with Lions all over the world.

You’ll see that this lies on a field of purple – purple being the traditional color of strength, courage, and a tireless devotion to a cause.

Around the exterior of the gold band, you see the heads of two Lions – one head looks back on our past accomplishments, reflecting, but not dwelling on them – the other looks forward to the future of Lionism, a future which you have indicated you wish to be a part of-a future that we’re ready to seize and face the challenges of service that lay ahead of us.

The motto of Lions is “We Serve”. Two short, simple words that say it all.  And, “Serve” we do.  Internationally, through our well known and highly visible efforts to aiding those with visual impairments, on the State and District levels through Massachusetts Lions Eye Research and other charities, and locally through countless numbers of projects, large and small, which benefit our communities and help those less fortunate than ourselves.  We serve as individuals, and as Lions, and most often, quietly and without fanfare, each day, evincing those qualities which makes us Lions – honesty, integrity, and concern for people, our community, and the world around us.

As you are welcomed to the (name) Lions Club you will see people from all walks of life, all vocations and avocations, and from all ends of the economic spectrum.  We bring together, a vast wealth of talent, skills, and enthusiasm which we channel into various paths, all leading to the same end, Community Service.

There are no barriers in Lionism, no levels, we are all equals.  This is best symbolized by our Lions Toast, “Not above you, not beneath you, but with you”.

Now, I will ask you to repeat after me:

In the presence of the (name) Lions Club, I hereby accept membership into the International Association of Lions Clubs, and the (name) Lions Club.

I understand that such membership obligates me, to help in the fundraising and community service projects of the (name) Club to the best of my ability.

I will to the best of my ability, abide by the Lions Code of Ethics, the Constitution & By Laws of Lions Clubs International and the (name) Lions Club.

To the best of my ability I will attend meetings regularly, accept such assignments that might be given to me, and contribute my time, support, and efforts to the programs of the (name) Lions Club, the District, and Lions Clubs International.

I now declare you duly inducted into the (name) Lions Club.

Having accepted the challenges of membership, let me be the first to welcome you to the (name) Lions Club.  Congratulations.