P. O. Box 365, Avalon, NJ 08202

November 2023


  • Upcoming meetings
  • Recap of the month's activities
  • Recap of month's Board Meeting and General Meeting


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Hope you had a wonderful day

December Meetings

The Avalon Lions Executive Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December, 6, 2023, at 5:00 pm at the Senior Center in Avalon. Please note: All members are welcome to attend. It is at these meetings that the planning and decisions are formed. Your input is valuable. If you have any interest in helping to drive our club, please feel free to attend.

The General Membership meeting of the Avalon Lions Club will take place on Friday, December 15, 2023, starting at 6:00 pm, at Bobby Dee's Rock 'n Chair in Avalon. Spouses and friends are invited to join us at this festive event. The cost of the dinner is fifty dollars ($50) per person.

Christmas Dinner and General Meeting

House Salad

Dinner Rolls


Main course (choice of)

Pistachio Salmon with Rice and a Vegetable

Prime Rib with Mashed Potatoes and a Vegetable

Penne Alfredo with Broccoli and Grilled Chicken



Key Lime Pie


*The meal includes coffee, tea or soda. Cash Bar will be at Happy Hour prices.

Please contact Jim Hunsicker by email ( text or phone (215-990-7111) with your dinner choice by Friday, December 8th. We need to give the restaurant a count on that day!

2023-2024 (Fiscal Year) Meetings
Board Meetings:

Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Unless otherwise noted, the meetings start at 5:00 pm. Members are welcome to attend. Please watch for announcements about the dates and times of meetings. Generally, there is not a meeting in January. But, meetings can be held if there is a need.

General Membership Meetings

General Membership meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. Unless otherwise noted, social time starts at 6:00 and the meeting and dinner are generally started at 6:30 pm. Please watch for announcements of meetings. The club does not usually meeting in January and February.

Calendar Year 2023 and 2024 


As you plan your time in Avalon for 2023, please keep in mind the need for volunteers to help with organizing and participating in our fundraising and service events. A calendar has been created to help you plan ahead. Please click the button below to see a copy of the calendar for 2023. This calendar of events is also available on the website. 
2023 Calendar

The calendar for 2024 is not yet fully developed. As soon as it is completed, it will be available to all members. 


If you have an interest in helping with or have any questions about a specific event, please contact the event Chairperson or anyone on the Executive Board.


Turkey/Chicken Drive

For another year, we have had a successful drive to buy turkeys and chickens for the food bank. From the generous donations of $20 per turkey/chicken, we were able to supply two hundred fifty (250) turkeys and chickens to the Holy Redeemer Food Bank. Thank you to everyone who donated! And, thank you to West Side meats for obtaining the turkeys and chickens for us at a good price!

White Cane 


Joe Canal's 

in Rio Grande

On Wednesday, November 22, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Avalon Lions volunteered to collect donations at Joe Canal's liquor store in Rio Grande. It was a great day and the collection generated $1,650 dollars! All monies collected will be donated to a Cape May County veteran's organization. 


Thank you to Joe Canal's for allowing us to stand outside their entrance for our collectioin! And thank you to the Lions who volunteered an hour of their time to man the collection buckets.

50/50 Raffle

A second event took place on Wednesday, November 22 - the drawing for the 50/50 Raffle! The drawing was held at the Whitebrier Restaurant. A crowd of Avalon Lions and others showed up to watch the event, which started at 5:00 pm. Appetizers were provided by John Tracy of the Whitebrier to those who came out to watch.


The raffle is an "elimination" raffle. Prizes are awarded for the first (1st), fiftieth (50th), one hundredth (100th), one hundred fiftieth (150th), two hundred fiftieth (250th), two hundred ninety-ninth (299th) and three hundredth (300th) balls drawn. Before the last two balls were drawn, the owners of those tickets were notified and asked if they would like to split the total of the last two prizes - $12,000. They both agreed to this and collected $6,000 each.

Congratulations to all of the winners! Thank you to John Tracy at the Whitebrier for hosting us for the evening and supplying delicious food! Thank you to everyone who purchased and/or sold tickets. And, thank you to those Avalon Lions, especially chairperson Kelly McHugh, for the work to make the event a success. 

Our emcee, Robin Mackintosh, who announced a majority of the balls.

John Tracy of the Whitebrier with Avalon Lions Loretta Finnegan and Ramona Sanabria.

2023 Diller Home Turkey Trot

On Friday, November 24th - the day after Thanksgiving - xx Lions helped out with the Diller Home Turkey Trot. Lions were in place at the assigned intersections by 9:45 and the run and walk started at 10:00 am. People of all ages participated!

Thank you everyone who helped out!

November Board Meeting


The November meeting of the Executive Board of the Avalon Lions was held on November 1, 2023, at the Senior Center in Avalon. The meeting was called to order at 5:02 pm; twelve Board members, chairpersons and member were in attendance.

The minutes of the November Executive Board meeting are available by clicking on the button. 


REMEMBER: Members are invited to attend the scheduled Board meetings at any time.

November Board Minutes

November General Meeting

The November General Meeting was held at the Princeton in Avalon. There were thirty-one members and two inductees in attendance. The business meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm. The meeting was over at 7:15 pm.

The minutes of the November meeting are available by clicking on the button. Please send any updates to Carol Hunsicker (

November Minutes


At the November meeting, two new members were inducted into the Avalon Lions Club - Matthew (middle) and Nedra (right) Adelizzi. They were sponsored by member Susan Houser Winant (on the left).

Welcome to the club, Matt and Nedra!

Donation Presentations

Habitat for Humanity

Avalon Lions Club donated $6,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Cape May County. (Front row LtoR) Lions Second Vice President, Dr. Loretta Finnegan, Sarah Matthews, Habitat Customer Service Specialist, Sharon Beres.(second row) Habitat Board President, Dave Hammond, Lions members Pam and Dan Donohoe and Kathleen Dooley. 

At the November General meeting, the Lions presented a check for $2,000 to Kevin Mallon of Toys for Tots. Joining him at the presentation are from, left to right, Lions Charlie Lawrence, Pat Lawrence, Loretta Finnegan and Ramona Sanabria.

Toys for Tots

Every year we collect toys for Toys for Tots. This year was a banner year!

Middle Township High School

Interact Club

   If you think High school students care more about their cell phones than just about anything else, think again. 

    Middle Township High School is home to the Interact Club. Club members raise money and work to provide much needed toiletries to classmates and their families. They distribute gift bags and operate a pantry with personal hygiene items that can be used by students who can’t afford them. 

    Avalon Lions were early supporters of the club that now helps seniors and veterans throughout Cape May County.

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