Knights Kronicles 08/23

Knights Kronicles

A Publication of District 33K Lions

District Governor’s Message

Dear Lions and Leos:

Our Lions year is well on its way!

Thank you to all that attended our First Cabinet meeting on August 7, we had great representation from the clubs in our district.  It was great to see you in person and to share some of our goals for this year.

Shout out to CST Debbie and the Regions and Zone Chairs for the great collaboration  in making our 1st Cabinet a success.

We hit the ground running with our “100K for K” LCIF campaign for this year, I know it is  an ambitious goal yet doable. Now more than ever the world and our fellow  brothers and sisters need us.

Lion Noreen and Lion Tim filled the bucket for MLERF.  On behalf of those we help … Thank you for your generosity!

We had the opportunity to hear from our GAT committee chairs in regards to our goals  for Service, Leadership and Membership.

This year we are launching an initiative dedicated to providing assistance to our clubs for the purpose of community involvement. We want to hear from you in regards to club  activities and community or service events. Our Community events and Parade

committee is here to help with representation. If you are interested on being part of the  “K” Crew, please sign up and let us know your availability.

Lion Andrea gave us a preview of what is to come at the US Canada Forum this  September in Reno,  Nevada.

1VDG Diana, VDG Anthony, CST Debbie and I have been busy out in the district supporting your club events and serving together.

I can’t wait to get together again at our 1st Advisory coming up on Sunday September 10  at the Malden Moose. Until then keep up the wonderful work you are doing in your  communities and thank you for all you do.

We Serve!

Yours in Service,

DG Ivette

Be a Speech Sponsor!

Lions District 33K Youth Speech Competition

2023-2024 Topic

With Which Historical Figure Would You Most Like to Speak?

Youth Speech is looking for individuals, Lions Clubs, business owners and other organizations to help support this valuable program for high school students. All sponsorships will be recognized in the District 33K Mid-Winter program book and on a banner displayed at the Youth Speech Competition.

Sponsorship Levels:

  • Spokesperson – $50.00
  • Motivator – $100.00
  • Keynoter – $150.00
  • Orator – $200.00

To become a sponsor, please complete the information below and send it along with your payment to Steve Small, 15 Arnold Drive, Medfield, MA   02052. All checks should be made payable to DISTRICT 33K SPEECH CONTEST .  


Phone #_______________

Sponsorship Amount $_______.

Please indicate how you would like your name to appear in the Mid-Winter program book and on the banner.


Environmental Photo Contest

District 33K Environmental Photo Contest Rules:

1. Open to all Lions, pictures should be original, no people in the photos.

Categories:  Urban/Natural Landscape, Plant Life, Weather Phenomenon, Sea Life, and  Animals

2. Please send photos digitally – Deadline is December 15th, 2023

Send to PDG Pat Kalicki, 

(**Pictures need to be able to be printed at 8×10 in size**)

(send an email or call 508-533-2618 with any questions.)

3. Your name, email, phone number and club name need to be included in the email

4. District Voting will take place on line prior to Midwinter, winning photographs will be announced at Midwinter. 

5. Prizes:   $100 first prize,     $50 second prize

Club Officers Makeup Session

Because of some conflicts in scheduling we’re going to have to move our Officers makeup session to September 16. Thanks to the popularity of the Zoom session we held earlier this month, we’re going to repeat the session via zoom for those who were unable to attend.

The date is September 16, the registration form can be found by following this link

Please register no later than September 14 so we can get the Zoom link to everyone who plans to attend!

Peace Poster Contest

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For questions or additional information please contact Peace Poster Chair: 

Alison Traverso


Cell Phone: 857-373-9366

District 33K Website Facelift

There was a great deal of confusion about the menu we were using on the 33K website and we had several people inquire about how to find things because they were unfamiliar with the layout.

This month, we’ve been busy “remodeling” the site to hopefully make it more useful as well as more user friendly.

The only part of the site which now has a dropdown piece in the menu is resources — under there you will find lots of useful information including the old ” Club Tool Kit  ( ” which contains numerous files in Word, PDF, and even video files.  This section of the resources contains useful information regarding membership and retention as well as other important information which can help your club! Don’t be afraid to use them, that’s what they are there for.

One of the most dramatic changes we have made is Club Flyers for events  ( . You will now find these listed here (Lions News) along with past issues of the District Bulletin and the Eyecatcher. 

Keep in mind, if you do not put an event on the calendar ( using this link  ( ) we cannot include it in the bulletin. Unfortunately, there are too many clubs to handle these any differently!

If you see errors or have suggestions for other changes please do not hesitate to let us know — the more feedback we have, the more improvements we can make to the site!

Lions Clubs International Foundation

It must feel like we always have our hand out asking you to support various causes. However, a simple look at the news tells you why it is so important to continue our support for our Foundation.

This year, more than many years in the past, we have been confronted with numerous disaster grant requests than ever. Floods, wildfires, earthquakes, tornados, and hurricanes have all devastated communities from Florida to Hawaii, from Haiti to Washington.

Our fundraising goal for 2023 – 2024 Lions year is 100% club participation and raising $100,000. While this may seem like a lofty goal, we know this is something we can all do together.

Maybe your club can consider running a separate fundraiser for the sole purpose of helping LCIF raise much needed funds for disaster relief. Remember, all donations, no matter the size can help.

Thank you for your continued and ongoing support. Onward to 100K! 

PDG Andy Porter

Upcoming Events

Boston Host

NameofEvent FALL EVENT

DateofEvent 09-Sep-2023

Time of event 6 PM

DescriptionofEvent Fall event includes music bingo and dinner. There will be raffle of gift baskets as well.  Please save the date. Fliers and tickets will be available soon

Contact Person Name FELIX PADIAL

Contact Person Email

Contact person Phone 781-724-4169

Event Location DEDHAM VFW


NameofEvent Golf Ball Drop

DateofEvent 09-Sep-2023

Time of event 2:00PM

DescriptionofEvent Annual Golf Ball Drop at Wrentham Day.   Purchase golf balls to support the various Lions  charities.  Discounts will be given to those that purchase multiple golf balls 

Contact Person Name Michelle Kammerer

Contact Person Email

Event Location Wrentham Town Common


NameofEvent Ashland Lions 15th Annual Golf Tournament

DateofEvent 18-Sep-2023

Time of event 8am to 6pm

DescriptionofEvent Ashland Lions 15th Annual Golf Tournament.  

Charity Golf Tournament our Past President’s Cup. Best Ball Scrabble

Contact Person Name Paul Ciccolo or Tom Heguy

Contact Person Email

Contact person Phone 5083266230

Event Location Highfields Country Club Grafton,MA


NameofEvent Porketta Dinner

DateofEvent 22-Sep-2023

Time of event 5:00PM

DescriptionofEvent Porketta Dinner, also serving Pasta and Meatballs. 

Beer & Wine also

Contact Person Name Lois Lawson

Contact Person Email

Contact person Phone 781-789-9222

Event Location St. Thomas Hall, 974 Main St., Millis


NameofEvent Celebrate Holliston

DateofEvent 23-Sep-2023

Time of event 10 a.m. – 3 p.m

DescriptionofEvent We’ll be offering free raffles, information on membership and information on Organ Donation! join us for a fun-filled day!

Contact Person Name Doreen Martel

Contact Person Email

Event Location Downtown Holliston

District 33K Leadership

We have had a busy summer submitting grants for training on the MD, preparing materials for Club Officers training, and finding the best presenters available to make sure the training is valuable to each person attending.

This year, we are looking forward to being able to offer more “mini” training sessions on topics like Diversity, Problem Solving, and Conflict Resolution. We’re also working on a series of training for IT functions including basic information including setting up and using Gmail (for free), setting up your Club website using WordPress, using Cognito forms to track club attendance and events, and using GDrive to keep track of your club’s important events and minutes.

We hope to be able to start rolling these out in October and we’ll likely do most of these via Zoom — not only does this allow you to participate from home, but it gives us all a lot more flexibility in setting up convenient times.

Please, at any time during the year if your club (or Zone or Region) would like to have a member of the Leadership team present a specific topic, please feel free to reach out to us — we’re here to serve every Lion across our District.

I want to again thank our team, PDG Paul Calnan, Lion Holly Dono, Lion Steven Levy, and Lion Jim Tremble for their capable assistance. We are all looking forward to seeing you at a training session soon!

PDG Doreen – GLT Chair

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