Gt. Barrington Lions Club is branching out

To the editor:

The Great Barrington Lions Club was chartered on Nov. 8, 1951. Founded in the U.S. on June 7, 1917, Lions Clubs International, a service membership organization of over 1.4 million members worldwide (as of April 2015) is the world's largest service club organization.

After almost 65 years of serving our community, the Great Barrington Lions Club is branching out. Our common bond and shared passion for service has led our club to form a branch club. This specialty Lions Club would support area veterans and their families, and to provide support to local VFW posts and American Legion posts with continued devotion to fellow service members and veterans. The Lions club would perform valuable services in the community, but would place a special focus on serving veterans.

An informational meeting for this specialty Lions Club will be held on Thursday (May 26) at 7 p.m. at the James A. Modolo VFW Post 8348, 800 S. Main St., Great Barrington. This meeting is open to anyone in the tri-state area interested in joining the Lions Club and in helping our local veterans.

As a Lions Club member, you'll join a local group of service-minded men and women who volunteer to support your community every day. Joining a Lions Club provides you with the opportunity to make new friends and professional connections, and lead projects that make your community a better place to live. And best of all, you'll have fun doing it!


Please join us Thursday! For more information you can contact the club at or me at P.O. Box 682, Sheffield, MA 01257.

Denise Rueger, Sheffield The writer is president, Great Barrington Lions Club.