Meetings
Members
Annual Burrillville Clean Up - Held for over 17 years -  Over 150 people register each year to participate in the Clean Up.  We pick up tires, miscellaneous car parts, bicycles, and over two tons of litter each year.  Thanks go to all those who participate.
Our Scholarship Breakfast is the longest running fund raiser.  Funds from the breakfast and donations to the Scholarship Fund enabled us to provide three to four $500.00 scholarships each year to graduating seniors from Burrillville.
 
Swim Program:  The Burrillville Lions Club has sponsored the annual swim program since inception of the Club (over 65 years ago).  Hundreds of local children have learned to swim at the Town Recreation Facility under this program.  It is held each year at the Town Beach.

Annual Candy Sales:  Sales of candy begin in September, and all Lions are encouraged to participate.  Lion Tom Tatro has chaired the program for the past few years.  Funds are raised for the Club’s charitable projects.

Peace Poster Contest:  The Peace Poster Contest is an event sponsored by the Club in conjunction with Lions Clubs International.  Local school children participate by creating posters using the year’s chosen theme, and prizes are awarded to the top three entries.  Winners go on to compete in the District and/or State, then the International competition.

White Cane Day:  White Cane Day was initiated by Past District Governor Lion Arthur Covese to raise funds for sight prevention and restoration.  Lion Members participate by standing at various merchant locations soliciting funds from local residents.

Adopt-a-Family:  The Club annually adopts a family in need.  Funds are raised, gifts are purchased, and the family receives needed items for Christmas.

Casino Bus Trip:  Lions and their friends are invited to participate in a bus trip to a local casino.  Funds raised are used for our charitable activities.  This also provides a social activity for our Lions and friends.

Food Basket:  Non-perishable items (or a $1.00 gift in lieu of) are collected at all regular meetings.  Proceeds are donated to the RI Community Food Bank and/or to a local Church Food Bank.  During the fall, non-perishable items are collected from the public for donations to needy families during the Holidays.

Aluminum Tab and Can Collection:  All Lions receive aluminum tabs and aluminum cans for sale to raise funds for the Sight Foundation.  Hundreds of pounds are collected annually, and all are encouraged to participate.

Eyeglass Collection:  Lion Dana Gould collects eyeglasses from donation boxes hosted at various businesses in town.  Funds collected from the sale of the glasses are used for our Sight Foundation activities.

Relay For Life:  The Burrillville Lions Club has participated for the past few years in the Annual Burrillville/Glocester RI Relay For Life program.  A team of Lions meets at the track and walks for up to two days to raise funds for cancer awareness and prevention.

Club Survey:  The Club condusts surveys of itself.  The "Club Meeting Survey" is designed to make the meetings more meaningful and successful for its members.

Motorcycle Run: The Annual Burrillville Lions Club Motorcycle Run is held each spring/summer.  Funds raised support our Children's Cancer Fund, the Sight Foundation, and other Lions Projects.

 

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