OUR HISTORY

 

The East Windsor Lions Club was chartered in April 1953 with 23 members: Kenneth Arnold Jr., Sidney Balf, John Barnes, Bruce Bayley, Robert Bronson, Leon Burr, William Chapman, Walter Colton (President), Henry Deronck, Francis Fay, David Fuller, Alex Gudzunas, Nelson Koehler, August Maffasoli, William Montgomery (Secretary), Anthony Muska, James Nilsson, Albert Nowak, Roger Owens (Treasurer), Dr. Anthony Scavato, Frank Shonosky, Burton Wadsworth, Edward Wisniewski.

 

                                               WHAT WE DO

Since our founding the East Windsor Lions Club's major efforts have been to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health and eye care throughout the East Windsor community and beyond with our support of and/or sponsorship of

 

  • Lions Low Vision Centers

  • Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation (CLERF)

  • Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

  • CRIS Radio (which provides radio programming for those with limited or no sight)

  • American School for the Deaf – West Hartford, CT

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

  • Collecting used eye glasses to be given to those in need  - our eyeglass collection centers are

    • Warehouse Point Library - 107 Main St. - Warehouse Point

    • Warehouse Point Post Office - Geissler's Plaza - Warehouse Point

    • Geissler's Supermarket - 110 Bridge St. - Warehouse Point

    • East Windsor Town Hall - 11 Rye St. - Broad Brook

    • Broad Brook Post Office - Main St. - Broad Brook

 

In addition, East Windsor Lions Club Charities annually provides financial support locally for

 

  • Scholarships to deserving East Windsor High School seniors

  • East Windsor High School "Close-Up" Foundation

  • Five Corner Food Shelf at First Congregational Church

  • East Windsor Visiting Nurses Association

  • Books for the large print book section of Warehouse Point Library

  • East Windsor Little League

  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts      

 

The Club also sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of service projects and community activities, such as

 

  • Vision screenings for pre-schoolers at Broad Brook Elementary School and local day care centers

  • Delivering Christmas cookies to elderly residents of East Windsor and Broad Brook

  • the LEO Club at East Windsor High School

 

To support all of the above, the Club annually runs the following fund-raising activities to support its charitable arm, East Windsor Lions Charities, LLC:

 

As you can see, the East Windsor Lions Club lives up to the Lions’ motto ......... "We Serve."

 

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To learn more about CT Lionism, visit the Warehouse Point Library and check out

"The History of Lionism in Connecticut."

   We meet at 6:45 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday, Sept thru June at:

          28 Abbe Road (SCOUT HALL)  East Windsor, CT    06088