Chartered March 24, 1949

Serving Chatham-Kent for 67 years!

Chatham Lions Club -  April 2018

Left to Right, Back Row: Aldo Gonzalez, Andy Stockdill, Stu Patterson,, Phil Piggott, Seppo  Kuokkanen, Robert Shaw, Robin McCracken, John Spears, Bob Book, Joe Simpson,John Dawson, Bill Finlay

Front Row: Markus McCracken, Michaelaanne Kerrigan, Curtis Marwood

President’s message: Lion Michaelanne Kerrigan


The Lions year is just beginning and we are “roaring” already! We have three new “cubs” and are well on our way to a great year. We might be a small club and we might not get a huge write-up in the paper like other service clubs; but we help individual people in our community every day. We help people see, we help them hear and we help fill bellies. It might not be a glamorous job that makes headlines; but is very important none the less. I am very proud to be a Lion, and as we sell raffle tickets leading up to our Grocery Run in December, I want to encourage all of you to sell lots of tickets so we can assist the Chatham Outreach for Hunger in feeding Chatham-Kent.

Pet Valu Dog Walk

The 2018 Chatham Dog Walk for Lions Foundation oif Canada, hosted by Pet Valu, was held at the Lioins Park in Chatham on May 27, 2018. More photos.


See Newsletter for more photos of activities


 District A1 2018 Effective Speaking Contestants

District A1 2018 Effective Speaking Contestants

The 2018 contest for the Lions District A1 Effective Speaking program was organized and hosted by the Chatham Lions Club at the Actve LifeStyle Centre in Chatham on March 4.  The first place winners will compete in the Multiple District A (Ontario) contest on May 4 in St. Catherines.

For more photos, go to Photo Gallery.

District Effective Speaking Report
      Chatham Lions Club Newsltter - Special edition - Photo report

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Welcome to New Members

Sponsor Lion Phil with Lions Robin, Markus & Brandon, 

Chatham Lions support Chatham-Kent Hike for Hospice in 2018

From the left: Curtis Marwood, John Dawson, Michaelanne Kerrigan, Seppo Kuokkanen, Bob Book, Aldo Gonzalez, Markus McCraken, Phil Piggott, Andy Stockdill.


Chatham Lions Club sponsors Hike for Hopsice Event 2017

Members of the Chatham Lions Club are pleased to announce their sponsorship of the first Hike for Hospice in support of the Chatham-Kent Hospice. 

Shown Here: Members of the Chatham Lions Club –(From the left)-Andy Stockdill, Aldo Gonzalez, Club President Robert Shaw, Curtis Marwood, & Seppo Kuokkanen present their sponsorship cheque to Jodi Maroney Executive Director Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation.

Over 350 participants came out to walk the Mud Creek Trail on Sunday, April 23rd raising $58,500 to support the ongoing operational needs of Chatham-Kent Hospice. (see more)

Posted 2017-04-26

Chatham Lions Support the Chatham-Kent Hospice

The Chatham Lions Club recently presented a cheque for $2,000 to the Chatham-Kent Hospice to go towards the purchase of furniture and equipment for the new facility.

The donation to Chatham-Kent Hospice is part of a larger service project supported by eight Lions Clubs in the area. The Clubs in Zone 2 of District A1 have agreed to contribute to the two new hospices in their zone; the Erie Shores Hospice in Leamington and the Chatham-Kent Hospice.

Shown here is Jodi Maroney, Director of Development for Chatham-Kent Hospice receiving the cheque from Robert Shaw – Lions Club President, John Spears, Curtis Marwood and Seppo Kuokkanen.

Posted: 2016-04-11

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization.

Chatham Lions Club is one of over 45,000 Lions clubs around the world and 49 clubs in District A1 in southern Ontario.  Our Motto is "We Serve".

Members of the Chatham Lions Club are proud to serve the local community, District A1  and international programs of Lions Clubs International. 

Chatham Lions work  with the blind and vision-impaired.  We also support Outreach for Hunger, and help youth and seniors with special needs.  We support Diabetes Awareness and collect eye glasses for recycling.  

Some ways we have served the communiy include:

  • Installing Braille signs on the rest room doors at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance hopsitlas in Chtaham and Wallaceburg
  • Collecting food for Outreach For Hunger - Food Bank 
  • Support for Alley-Oops Blind Bowling
  • Providing eyeglasses for people who cannot afford them
  • Student Scholarship
  • Sponsoring Effective Speaking competition between students from the Chatham schools
  • Youth Exchange program

See the Projects page for other Lions Projects supported by the Chatham Lions Club.

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See our Events Calendar or go to the Calendar on this site.





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