The 29th Annual Lions 2016-2017 International Peace Poster Contest theme is "A Celebration of Peace.” Annually Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. Millions of children from over 100 countries have taken part over the past 29 years. The contest is open to students ages 11-14 and encourages young people worldwide to express their vision of the theme. The Hudson Lions Club winners from Memorial School were presented certificates and cash awards by the Hudson Lions Club in the amount of $100.00, $50.00 and $25.00. One winning poster from each participating NH Lions Clubs will be entered in the District competition. The winning District poster will be submitted to Lions Clubs International Headquarters for the final judging. Entries are judged at all levels of originality, artistic merit and portrayal of theme. During the final judging, 23 international merit award winners will receive $500.00 each and the grand prize winner will receive a cash award of US $5,000.



L_R: Hudson Lions Club President, PCC Celeste Ricupero, Chief Robert Buxton

Hudson Lions Board Members PDG Gary Rodgers and PCC Deedee Lee LaTulippe

In 2017 Lions Clubs International will celebrate 100 years of service and the Hudson Lions will be part of this special moment in history by celebrating 70 years of service to the Hudson Community, the District and Lions International. Some of the ways that the Hudson Lions Club assists the Hudson Community are free vision and hearing screening in the schools and at events, collecting and recycling of eyeglasses and hearing aids for the needy, road clean up, blood drives for the American Red Cross, the Military Coupon Redemption Program, contributing $6,000 annually to the food pantry, $6,000 in Scholarships for Hudson students, $2,000 annually to the Ann-Marie House, $5,000 to the Rodgers Memorial Library outdoor reading area, tree planting at the Hill House, Lions Little League Field, assistance for fire victims, supporting sports programs and Boy Scout Troop 20 and Holiday Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army. An upcoming community event is Santa’s Arrival on November 25 at which the Hudson Lions Club provides community activities for children at the Hudson Community Center with free vision screening for children from 3:30 to 6:00PM. 

The Hudson fire department is currently having the central station renovated.  Due to several issues, the cost of the renovation went up not leaving enough funds to purchase cooking appliances.  The Hudson Lions Club has donated $5000 toward the purchase of some of the necessary equipment.

The Hudson Central Station was built in 1952 and was an all call firefighter department. Many changes have since taken place.  In 1975 the town hired their 1st Fulltime Firefighters who worked from 6am until midnight.  Over the next 3 years, more Fulltime help were hired and coverage became 24 hours a day.  The upstairs originally had a pool hall, a meeting room and a kitchen.  There were also 2 offices in the front. The pool hall was change to bedrooms, the meeting hall was considerably shrunk and offices were added.  The kitchen remained the same but will have some new necessary appliances with the donation from the Hudson Lions Club.






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