District Doings

Deadline is Thursday by noon to send your information to DistrictDoings@ectlions.org.  Please include a brief paragraph (and/or text of flyer) that states the name of the event, date, time, cost, contact information and description.  Use of Lion Logos must be in accordance with  LCI Brand Guidelines.
Thank you to Old Saybrook Lion Sharon Tiezzi, our District Doings Editor.
Please Note:  You may notice changes in our format as we strive to make your information more accessible to all Lions. *PLEASE provide written details if you are submitting an jpg/scanned PDF of your flyer.  Thank you!


Veterans and Families vetfest July 27th, 9AM TO 1PM 

at the Waterford Community Center, 24 Rope Ferry Rd, Waterford, CT

   Do you have questions about the health care or compensation benefits you may be entitled to? We have the answers! The PACT Act expanded VA healthcare and benefits for millions of Veterans and their survivors.

   If you or your loved one served during the Vietnam War, Gulf War era, or post 9/11, your VA eligibility may have increased. All Veterans and their families are invited to learn more about what VA offers and how to access these earned resources. If you know other Veterans or survivors who may be eligible, please share with them!

   The VA Connecticut Healthcare System and the Hartford VA Regional Office cordially invite you to attend the Summer VetFest taking place on July 27th at the Waterford Community Center located at 24 Rope Ferry Rd, Waterford, CT 06385 from 9am – 1:00pm.   Flyer

District 23C RALLY 2024 Rev.docx

Saturday August 10, 2024 11am-3pm District 23C Rally

Hosted by District Governor Eileen Akers

 Getting to Know


Jane Perry Pavilion
Highland Lake Park
639 Shewville Road
Ledyard, Connecticut


We will have Games and more!
Also, we will serve burgers, hot dogs & water.
Please bring a side dish to share.

Send your RSVP to PCC Nanette Burdick, leadership@ectlions.org
Please title it “Rally Day 2024” and include the names of those who will be attending.

Thank you!

New England Lions Council.pdf

2024 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum.

New England Lions Council

Saturday, September 7, 2024

Breakfast Gathering 7:00-8:30 a.m.

Galt House - Sampson Room

Guest Speaker: J Frank Moore, III

New England Lions Council

Use QR code on flyer or: Or you can use the below link or QR Code (left) to

fill out a registration form, use the QR Code (to pay


Stand Down.docx

Friday, September 20th CT Veterans Stand Down, 9am to 2pm

In preparation for the Veterans Stand Down to be held in Norwich Easter Seals Veterans Rally Point, 24 Stott Ave, Norwich on September 20th, we are looking for donations of personal items for both men and women. If you get Amazon please consider donating some of the personal items.

The Veterans Outreach committee is also looking for volunteers to help setup, tear down and work the event.  Please sign up by contacting Darla Pigeon at veterans@ectlions.org

Please let me know what you wish to do or help with.

On behalf of the Veterans Committee, 

ZC Darla Pigeon

Plainfield Lions


Stafford Lions Cornhole tournament.pdf

July 20, 2024 Saturday 1:00 PM

Stafford Lions

Cornhole Tournament

Hosted by the American Legion Post 26

10 Monroe Rd, Stafford, CT

Registration begins at 1:00 PM

Tournament begins at 2:00 PM

Contact Paul Wentworth at PDUBS0015@gmail.com or 860-748-6302 with any questions or to pre-register

Walk Ups Welcome!!!

Sunday, July 21st 

5:00 PM

Haddam and Killingworth Lions

U.S Coast Guard Band Free Concert

Parmalee Farm, Killingworth

A free outdoor concert of stirring patriotic favorites, virtuosic concert band classics and swinging Dixieland Jazz

Friday, July 26 & Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28, 2024 Lebanon Fair Parking

The Lebanon annual country fair will take place on July 26, 27, and 28.  They are in need of people to park cars in our fields.  If any Lions organizations in the area are looking to raise money for their clubs, they would appreciate your support.  

The address is 122 Mack Road, Lebanon, CT 06249.  The hours are 3-11 (July 26). 9-11 (July 27), and 9-6 (July 28).  Work a few hours or work the entire weekend - completely up to you!  Any help is appreciated!

Do you want to earn money for your club?  Consider helping to park cars at the Lebanon Country Fair, July 26, 27, 28.  Please email President Nicole at nicolelovesjeeps@yahoo.com  or (860) 235-7231

 JULY 26 - 28, 2024
Friday 3 - 11,
Saturday 9 - 11, Sunday 9 - 6


122 Mack Road, Lebanon, CT 06249
Click here for more information.

Adults: $10
Senior Citizens (60+): $9
*Seniors are FREE from 3pm to 5pm on Friday
Children (12 & under): FREE
Active, Retired or Disabled Military with proper ID: FREE
Season Pass: $25 for all 3 days
Click here to buy your tickets online

Click here for more information on becoming a vendor

Saturday, August 3, 2024

Save the Date!

Colchester Lions' 75th Anniversary

@St. Joseph Polish Club

Lobster Bake poster.pdf

Saturday, August 3rd, 2:30 p.m. Essex Lions 40th Annual Lobster Bake

Will be held on August 3rd, Essex Town Park  Main St, starting at 2:30. Music. Raffle, shrimp, chowder, clams and a day of fun for all. Download flyer and email to lionsevents@bluewatermillworks.com

We look forward to seeing you there.

Essex Lions 

Saturday, August 10
from 4 pm to 9 pm

Lebanon Lions Club First Annual



122 Mack Road Lebanon CT 02649

$25 admission (Youth 13 and younger are free)
add $10 for 5 food tastings

Stafford Lions Moonli0ght Paddle.pdf

August 16, 2024

14th Annual Stafford Lions Club

Moonlight Paddle

Staffordville Lake, Route 19

Stafford, CT (Behind Staffordville School)

For more information, please visit our website at www.staffordlionsclub.org or contact Paul Wentworth at pdubs0015@gmail.com or 860-748-6302

Free Hotdogs and Snacks

Saturday, August 17th, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 Sunday, August 18th, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Salem Lions Tag Sale

232 Hartford Rd, Salem, Ct

For information contact Salem Lions

Saturday, August 17, 2024 6:30-9:30 pm Putnam Lions Club Line Dancing Night $15.

Valley Springs Sportsman's Club 65 Valley Rd, No. Grosvenordale, CT. For more information/ticket purchases find us on Facebook.  

Columbia Lions Ad.docx

Sunday, August 18, 2024

12:00 Noon to 3:00 pm

Columbia Lions

Annual Chicken

Recreation Park, Hennequin Rd

Columbia, CT

For Tickets and Information Contact:

Bob Fowler - 860-336-9298

Mike DeRaimo - 860- 228-8241

Thursday, September 12th 

4:00-6:00 PM

 Waterford Regional Lions 

Annual Pasta Dinner

Filomena's Restaurant 

262 Boston Post Road, Waterford

WRLC Bingo.pdf

Wednesday, September 18th

NOT your grandma’s BINGO

Filomena’s Restaurant

Doors open at 6:00 pm &

games begin at 7:00 pm

10 regular games * bonus games

door prizes

Tickets $15

All proceeds raised by the Waterford Regional Lions Club will be donated to community service projects


Niantic Lion’s Club 75th Anniversary

September 21, 2024, 12 noon at Langley’s Restaurant @ Great Neck Golf Course in Waterford, Ct.

Price will be $36-$38 for a fabulous lunch.

Details coming later with final details.

Please respond to Edie or Marie @ ralatourette@aol.com. 

Misgivings Flyer.pdf

September 22, 2024 2:00pm Old Saybrook Lions MisGivings 

Benefit for Camp Rising Sun

An Afternoon of Comedy at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

To Advertise or for more information:
See Flyer

September 29, 2024, Putnam Lions 75th Anniversary.

The Putnam Lions Club invites you and a guest to help us celebrate 75 years of service.

The event will take place at noon on Sunday, September 29th, 2024 at the Black Dog Bar and Grill located in Putnam, CT.

This will be a brunch buffet, and the cost is $40 per person. The invitation is attached to this email.

Please RSVP no later than July 1st to debbiebarbour@yahoo.com.

Payment can be sent to the Putnam Lions Club at P.O. Box 535, Putnam, CT 06260.



LEDYARD LIONS CLUB BINGO:  Join us for our weekly Bingo, at the Gales Ferry Fire House, Rte. 12, Gales Ferry, CT
19 games, 2 winner-take all, 2 progressives, $8 minimum package, 1 card for every game $14.00, Prizes $1,200 to $4,000.
See us on Facebook .https://www.facebook.com/LedyardLionsBingo/  Doors open @ 4pm, Paper sold at 6 pm, Kitchen closes at 7 pm, First number called at 7 pm, ALL PROCEEDS USED FOR COMMUNITY CHARITIES.



Join The Taftville Lions for a Pasta Supper at the Taftville Knights of Columbus Hall,  47 S. 2nd Ave Taftville. CT. Ticket Price is $8.00.  Dinner includes Pasta, Salad,  Bread, Desserts and drinks,  We have Gluten Free pasta upon request. Take outs available.

THIRD FRIDAY OF EVERY Month  3:45 pm – 6:30 pm

New London Lions Club serve the people in the community at the New London Community Meal Center, 12 Montauk Ave, New London, CT 06320.  Everyone is welcome to come and hang out with us.  The Center is looking for volunteers for the holidays. https://www.newlondoncommunitymealcenter.org/


The Putnam Lions Trivia Challenge is at the Crossings Restaurant and Brew Pub, 45 Main St., Putnam Ct. There is a different designated charity each month.


Lyon4VP apparel

New for 2024 is out MD23 Winter Fleece Lined Jacket with embroidered logo.  It will be winter in Australia this June and we have to keep everyone warm while they are down under!  Order deadline is April 15th and delivery will be in late May. You can prepay today, or upon pickup.  To order Jacket or Shirts use the Order Form 


SUPPORT THE LYON PRIDE CAMPAIGN BY PURCHASING THIS 5-INCH CHARTER OAK TREE ORNAMENT.  These ornaments are hand carved by Lion Joe Walters of the East Hampton Lions Club.  100% of the $10. price goes towards the campaign. Please call Lion Joe at 860-930-5388 or by email at Lionsann-joe@sbcglobal.net

Click the following link to see the tree ornament: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A31-J_9cFqzDLapfZLiZNqUTxRGQJ079/view?usp=sharing

NexTrex plastic film recycling program runs for any 12 month period that you select. NOW is a perfect time to start collecting these materials. Many clubs have collected the necessary 1,000 lbs and received a FREE bench to donate to their community. Please consider partnering with other organizations For more information visit the:

Trex Program: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:b021e387-0c10-3e1c-bf5b-43ef336f060b

Trex Recycling's Poster: https://nextrex.com/jsfapp/cdocs/w493_q2_sp21_0_trex-recycling-posterpdf.pdf


Do you have a car, motorcycle, truck, van, camper, or boat that you want to get rid of? What about donating it to the Hebron Lions /Hebron Lions Charities Clunkers for Charities program? This is a way to allow the profits from the vehicle to stay with charities in Eastern CT. Based on the IRS laws this donation maybe tax deductible. Click on the Flyer.drive.google.com/file/d/1f3HOS25lvd4InxiPEiDTAhP4XqjzWLW2/view?usp=drive_link
Call 888-652-7199 for more details. Thanks in advance for your support.


New for this year’s JFS walk !!! 

Cool sport polos! Royal Blue with our distinctive logo over your heart.
We have a limited supply ready NOW!

Cost: $20 each.

Available in Men’s (3 button) sizes M, L, XL, ( 2X, 3XL can be ordered)

or Women’s (2 Button) S, M, L, XL, (2XL, 3XL can be ordered)

Please contact Lion Lisa Klein directly if you would like to reserve one (or more!) for the event.

email: cromwellctlionsclub@gmail.com or text/ call @ (760) 258-7131.

We will also have assorted merch available at the event, short & long sleeve Tee shirts, hoodies, and assorted surprises. 

If you have a special request, please feel free to ASK!

Don’t worry. We will take orders if items sell out quickly … these items make great gifts & raffle prizes !! 


Individuals and businesses are invited to sponsor the creation of a bench and/or picnic table, with engraved recognition upon it. See flyer:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fV3R89aDObYFXL0a2xCFivLgi9fpDmfB/view?usp=drive_link

NEW SHORELINE LEO PROJECT to benefit Camp Rising Sun and Care & Share of East Lyme 
See flyer: drive.google.com/file/d/129RsLwBXJciOslcP1RYvqNr-EEMpj7i9/view?usp=drive_link 


Vernon-Rockville has 225 Lion's Club cotton tote/gift bags for sale for $9.99 each.  Great quality and eco-friendly with multiple uses.  Super welcome-gift idea for new members who join or for club member use.  Please reach out to Nisha Bhattachara at 860-930-7775 or via email at nisha_patel_001@yahoo.com  to arrange for payment and delivery options.

See flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OLtpUb4Nxo2f1srK4JKsGp9QT1TAhEbO/view?usp=drive_link


Party Tents ranging in size from 20’ x 20’ and up available. Tables and chairs rented as well. Lions deliver, set up and take down

rentals. Rental fees based on size of tent and are all-inclusive for a one-day or weekend rental period. 

Contact Allison Warren at 860-726-8633 to reserve for your party needs – weddings, graduations, picnics, birthdays and anniversaries.



Many clubs support this important organization.  Executive Director Wendy Lusk has provided a "wish list" (linked below) of items they need on a regular basis. If you, or your club, would like to help with any of the items, please contact Board Member, PCC Nanette Burdick, lionnanette@yahoo.com

Wish List: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13lSXLxu9a6UW4e7w0A_5oB9BezvBRB7F/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=113987224481834633196&rtpof=true&sd=true


Bags of Hope provides monogrammed duffle bags filld with comfort items to children in local foster care. Many children in foster care carry their belongs in a trash bag. 

Each $25 donation will replace a trashbag with a personalized duffle bag.

Eastern CT Virtual Lions
Steve Perry 860-617-7724|
Kathie Perry 860-207-1202