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SADDLE RIVER VALLEY LIONS CLUB

 P.O. Box 333, Saddle River, NJ 07458, or

Eugene (Gene) Baskayan 201-540-8840 or

emailSRVLionsClub@gmail.com

Serving the communities of: Mahwah, Ramsey, Allendale, Saddle River and Upper Saddle River. 

 


The Saddle River Valley Lions Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14th Annual S.R.V. Lions Bodensiek Gold Classic Announced

'Save the Date!' was the message to golfers from all around Bergen County and beyond as the Saddle River Valley Lions Club announced that it will hold the 14th Annual Herb Bodensiek Golf Classic on Monday, September 23, 2019. Golfers will tee off at the Ramsey Golf & Country Club in Ramsey, New Jersey, with registration and breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. A 'Shotgun Start' is slated for 9:00 a.m.

The Golf Classic is an all-inclusive evet giving golfers real value for their registration fee. At only $150 per person, tickets include all green fees, use of a golf cart, breakfast, barbeque lunch, beer, and beerages.

                   Please click here to read entire announcement.

Please click the picture below (Left) to print the Regisration Form

Please click the picture below (Right) to print Sponsorship package.

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Installation of Officers Opens Saddle River Valley Lions' 62nd Year

The Saddle River Valley Lions recently began another chapter in its long and storied history as the club celebrated the start of its sixty-second year with the installation of the club's 2019-2020 officers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newly installed Saddle River Valley Lions Club President, Gene Baskayan (4th from left), standing with his fellow 2019-2020 club officers.

Chartered by Lions Clubs International on December 3, 1957, the club serves the people of the Saddle River Valley, which includes the communities of Allendale, Mahwah, Ramsey, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, and the surrounding area. In addition to its many service projects in these communities, the club supports the international organization's primary focus of serving the blind and visually impaired. To this end, the Club has to date raised and given away over two and a half million dollars to its supported charities. This figure presents 100% of the net proceeds of their fundraising efforts as the local Lions pay their own administrative expenses. These funds raised help to support a wide variety of local social service organizations and youth groups as well as scholarships given annually to local students.

                     Please click here to read entire article.

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Local Schools and Students Honored by Sadddle River Valley Lions

Students, faculty, and building administrators from three area schools were recently honored by the Saddle River Valley Lions Club for their support of their school's Leo Club and its extensive program of community service activities.

Leo Clubs are school-based service organizations modeled after and chartered by Lions International. Established in 1967, the Leo program now constitutes an international network of over 6,500 clubs in over 140 countries. The 'LEO' name is an acronym for its motto: Leadership, Equality and Opportunity. The Saddle River Valley Lions Club is the sponsor of three very active local Leo Clubs.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shown above are the2019 Leos of the Year, their faculty advisors, and Lion sponsors.

S.R.V. Liosn Club also presented "2019 Community Partner Awards" to Northern HIghland Principal Joseph Occhino, Cavallini Middle School Principal James McCusker, and Mahwah High School Principal John Pascale. 

(Above Left) 2019 Community Partner Award presented to Joseph Occino, principal of Northern Highlands Regional High School.

(Above Right) 2019 Community Partner Award recipient James McCusker, principal of the Cavallini Middle School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shown above is the recipient of 2019 Community Partner Award, John Pascale, principal of Mahwah High School.

The Community Partner Award is given to an organization, company, or group that goes over and above in helping this Lions Club achieve its goal of service to others. The award is the highest the club gives to non-Lions, is not given every year and, is made only by vote of the full Lions' membership

                         Please click here to read entire article.

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S.R.V. Lions 2019 Car Raffle Winner Announced

When her old family car recently began over heating, Marilyn Adair told her husband, George, that it was probably the time to replace the vehicle. What she did not realize was that a new car, in this case a brand new 2019 Ford Mustang worth $28,710, would be coming their way and very much sooner than she could have ever expected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Top) Shown here left to right are S.R.V. Lions Car Raffle committee chairman, Lions Club President David Verducci, and Upper Saddle River resident Julia Sendroff, and Town Councilman Vincent Durante as the car raffle winning ticket is drawn.

(Bottom: left to right) George and his wife, Lions' car raffle winner Marilyn Adair, receives the keys to their new 2019 Ford Mustand from Lions Club member Gene Leporiere as raffle committee chairman James Murphy looks on.

On the weekend that her winning ticket in the Saddle River Valley Lions annual car raffle was drawn, the 36 year Upper Saddle River resident were in Saratoga Springs, New York, where Marilyn was attending the sixty year class reunion of Skidmore College. The Adairs only learned of their good fortune the next day when upon their return home they listened to a voice mail from a representative of the Saddle River Valley Lions Club.

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S.R.V. Lions Celebrate Annual Night of Giving

The mood was one of celebration as the Saddle River Valley Lions Club recently held its annual Night of Giving. The event is the venue at which the club distributed its 2019 charitable grants to dozens of community organizations dedicated to helping to helping those in need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the course of the evening, checks were presented to representatives of local charitable and civic organizations which and were the culmination of the club's fundrasing efforts for the prior twelve months. More than $72,000 was given away, bringing the lifetime grand total of charitable donations made by the local lions to over two and half million dollars.

                     Please click here to read entire article.

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Here's NJ Lions Newsletter!

Click on the images below to read all pages of the NJ Lions Newsletter. To read Part 1, click on the leftside image, and the rightside image for Part 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2019 Annual Egg Hunt !!

Saddle River Valley Lions Club held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 13th. Please click on the screen below to view the video of the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SRV Lions 'Leo Night VI' Showcases Students' Community Service

The community service activities of students at three area schools were showcased recently at the Saddle River Valley Lions Club's sixth annual 'Leo Night.' Presenting information about their service projects were student leaders of Leo Clubs from the Northern Highlands Regional High School in Allendale, the Cavallini Middle School in Upper Saddle River, and Mahwah High School. Leo Clubs are school and community-based service organizarions modeled after and chartered by Lions International since 1967. Now constituting an international network of over 7,000 clubs in over 145 countries, the 'Leo' name is an acronym for its motto: Leadership, Experience and Opportunity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Leo Night program, originally created to give Lions a chance to meet and interact with the Leo Club members and their faculty advisors, has become an annual Lions Club tradition. Many wearing tee-shirts bearing the official Leo lub logo, student representatives from each school addressed the Lions mambership using PowerPoint presentations. In addition to giving information about their current and completed projects, students also shared their plans for the coming months. Examples of projects understaken by the Leo Clubsincluded eyeglass collection drives in support of the Lions' own efforts as well as fundraising efforts on behalf of various causes relating to health and vision.

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'Join and Make a Differnce'

Saddle River Valley Lions Invite Community Members!

The Saddle River Valley Lions Club is seeking civic-minded men and women to join them in making a difference in our local communities.

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs across more than 210 countires and geographical areas around the world. Founded in 1917, the organization is best known for fighting blindness and was dubbed by Helen Keller in 1920's as her "knights of the blind."

Locally, the Saddle River Valley Lions Club was chartered in 1958 and has since been an integral part of the communities of which it is a part. Members of the club are drawn from Allendale, Mahwah, Ramsey, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, and some areas beyond. Membership is by invitation and open to men and women of legal majority and good reputation within the community.

"We want to share the great things we're doing in the community, and to let others know how they can help," said Lion Dennis Schubert, the club's membership chairman. "The Lions' Motto," Schubert explained, "is We Serve."

And for the past sixty years the Saddle River Valley Lions Club has certainly lived up to that motto.

Classified as a 501C(3) non-profit entity, the Saddle River Valley Lions Club has raised and distributed almost $2.5 million dollars since its inception. 100% of its net proceeds go directly to the charities that the Club supports with none of the funds raised being used to meet administrative expenses.

According to club president, Lion David Verducci, "the Lions' volunteer service goes well beyond assisting those who help the blind. Today's Lions Club is also very involved in supporting Juvenile Diabetes research efforts, caring for the environment, feeding the hungry, and aiding seniros and the disabled."

Verducci explained that "a high priority of the club is supporting local youth through various educational and scholarship activities, particularly its Leo Club program." Leo clubs are Lions-sponsored, student-run community service organization. With more than 7600 Leo groups worldwide, the local Lions sponsor four of Leo Clubs now oerating in area middle and high schools.

Do you have what it takes to be a Lions? Find out by emailing the club at SRVLions@gmail.com for details about Lions membership opportunities. For those who desire more information about the Saddle River Valley Lions' many community activities and service projects or to see a video-slideshow describing its six decade histroy, visit Club's Facebook at your leisure.

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S.R.V. Lions Installation of Officers Opens Club's 61st Year

The Saddle River Valley Lions recently wrote another chapter of its long history as it celebrated the start of its sixty-first year with the installation of the club's 2018-2019 officers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photos from top left to right) 

- NJ Lions Council Chairman John Romano (L) congratulates Dr. David C. Verducci (R) on being installed for his second term as the president of the S.R.V. Lions Club.

- S.R.V. Lion cpmmittee chairman Lion Gene Baskayan (L) looks on as NOrthern HIghlands Leo Club facalty advisor Kim Kender (R) speaks about the school's Leo of the Year awardee, senior Olivia Coviello.

- Shown here (L to R) are S.R.V. Lion committee chairman Lion Gene Baskayan looks on as Cavallini Leo Club faculty advisor MIke Alberta speaks about the school's Leo of the Year awardee, eith grader Elyse Choi.

- Shown here (L to R) are Mahwah High School Leo Club faculty advisor Stacey Mandel, Leo of the Year awardee Brianna Stoohs, and S.R.V. Lion Robert May

Chartered byLions International on December 3, 1957, the club's primary focus is serving the people of the Saddle River Valley which includes the communities of Allendale, Mahwah, Ramsey, Saddle River, and Upper Saddle River. In addition to its many local service projects, to date the Club has raised and given away over two and a half million dollars. As Lions pay their own administrative expenses, this represents 100% of the net proceeds of their fundraising efforts. These funds help to support a wide variety of local social service organizations and youth groups as well as scholarships given annually to local students.

                      Please click here to read entire article.

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Local Lions Recognized for Distingushed Service

Upper Saddle River resident Christopher Reichert has been named the winner of the presitigious Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for 2018 by the Saddle River Valley Lions Club. Established in 1973 by Lions International, the Melvin Jones Fellowship was created in honor of the organization's founder and is the highest honor the club can bestow upon one of its members.

The same evening Lions James Murphy, III, and Robert May were also recognized for their distinguished service. The two each received The 'President's Award,' citations which are given to individuals who, according to Verducci, "exemplify the meaning of the Lions' motto, 'I Serve'."

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- Lion Christopher Reichert (L) receiving his Melvin JOnes Fellowship plague from S.R.V. Lions president (R) Dr. David C. Verducci.

- Shown here is S.R.V. Lions president (L) Dr. David C. Verducci presenting the 'President's Award' to Join James Murphy, III (R).

- Shown here is S.R.V. Lions president presenting the 'President's Award' to Lion Robert May (R).

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