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       Brookfield Lions Club - Brookfield, CT  

The Brookfield CT Lions Club is a part of the world’s largest international service organization, Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF)

  • Our club has over 70 men and women of all ages who take pride in making Brookfield a community that all can enjoy.
  • We promote health and wellness by leading projects like children's eye screening, diabetes screening, and blood drives.
  • We lead youth outreach programs, sponsor a community garden, and help keep Brookfield's roadsides clean - and lend our support to a host of local charities and organizations.

100% of funds raised by the Brookfield Lions Club are used to benefit the charities and local community programs we support.

Read our brochure HERE,

To learn more about joining us, contact Amy Diezemann, 203-733-7929 or diezemann@sbcglobal.net

See us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/www.brookfieldctlionsclub.org


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Please visit our Club Projects and the Brookfield Lions in the News! pages to see what we've been doing lately!


Here are our upcoming events!


The 39th Brookfield Lions Club Annual Charity Golf Tournament

  • This is our largest fundraiser!
  • The tournament will be held on Friday, August 26, 2022 at The Fairview Farm Golf Course, 300 Hill Road, Harwinton, CT 06791.
  • The entry fee ($185 if paid in advance/$195 if paid the day of the tournament) includes golf, cart, lunch, on-course refreshments, dinner and contest prizes.
  • Check-in and registration begin at 11:00 a.m. with a buffet lunch and a 12:30 p.m. shotgun-style/scramble format start. Please come out and support this great event!

CLICK HERE for the 2022 Golf Brochure - Registration Form & Sponsorship Opportunities

CLICK HERE for 2022 Golf Raffle Prize Donation Letter

CLICK HERE for 2022 Special Discount for League Golfers Letter

CLICK HERE for our 2022 Golf Event Flyer


Wednesday, August 10th Blood Drive

  • Our next Blood Drive is Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 1:30-6:30 pm at the Congregational Church of Brookfield.
  • Please join Jackie and her team in this wonderful service!
  • Contact Jackie Kettunen:  jkettunen604@gmail.com
  • Cathy Nielsen will be running the August 10 Blood Drive for Jackie.
  • If you have any questions about this upcoming drive, please contact Cathy at:  cathynielsen@earthlink.net

Click Here to sign up and volunteer for the August 10 Blood Drive

Click Here to view August 10 Blood Drive flyer


Thursday August 18, 2022 Club Dinner Meeting

  • Our next dinner meeting is on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Twins BBQ.
  • Please check your email for the form to fill out to let us know if you're attending or not and if you are attending, if you'll be eating or not.
  • We have provided a link below to the Twins BBQ menu choices that you can use as a reference when you fill out the meeting form.
  • Networking begins at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:00 pm. Dinner will be served shortly after the meeting starts.

Click here for the Twins BBQ Menu


Read below to see what we've been doing!


June 15th Blood Drive

  • Jackie Kettunen, our Blood Drive leader, reported that our normal blood drives run 1:30-6:30 pm but we were asked to take on a second drive starting at 10:00 am and running to 6:30 pm. Unfortunately, due to a critical staffing issue, the Red Cross had to cancel the normal afternoon blood drive.
  • We originally had 69 donors signed up for the day but our goal was lowered to 20 and we achieved that goal with 23 donors.
  • We had two first time donors and due to the unforeseen changes the Red Cross called it a “tremendous effort,” with the ability to help 60 people.
  • Thank you to the Lions who helped out: Sue Mortifoglio, Karl Noivadhana, Louise Johnson, Lori Peck, Sue Slater, Lyn Lyon, David Moissonnier, Sally, Markiewicz, and Mark Kettunen. 
  • A special thank you to our donors who changed their appointments so they could donate in the morning: Sue Mortifoglio, Jim Diezemann, Don Winkley, and Nelly Mendez, and those Lions who were signed up to donate but were unable to make a change and those who signed up to help in the afternoon.
  • Our next Blood Drive is August 10 from 1:30-6:30 pm at the Congregational Church of Brookfield.
  • Please join Jackie and her team in this wonderful service!
  • Contact Jackie Kettunen:  jkettunen604@gmail.com
  • See the results of all of our recent Blood Drive events on our Club Projects page!

 


2022 Brookfield High School Grad Party

  • Each year, our club supports the efforts of the Brookfield High School Grad Party, which provides the graduates one last safe night together having fun.
  • The Grad Party throws the graduates an all night party at the high school, which is transformed and decorated to portray the theme for that party.
  • At the party, the seniors get to be together having fun in a safe environment. They get to play a variety of games, dance, eat and win prizes. 
  • The Brookfield Lions Club donates both money and prizes for the seniors. Our prizes are usually things like dorm size refrigerators, microwaves, fans, printers and other small appliances. Then, at the early hour of 5 am, members go to the high school to assist in the cleanup.
  • Many thanks to Lion Lori who did a great job with the prize budget and bought some great gifts. 
  • Thanks are also due to the New Milford Home Depot for their support.

Gifts for Brookfield High School Graduates - Thank you Lion Lori!

(Note: The Dog was not included; it was hired as security to guard the gifts) :-)


15th Annual Brookfield Lions Strides to Cure Diabetes 5‐Miler 

► Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Cadigan Park, Candlewood Lake Road Brookfield, CT 06804

  • The Brookfield Lions Club once again sponsored this event to promote diabetes awareness and research.
  • We had a beautiful day and a great group of enthusiastic runners who participated in this flat, fast and scenic 5‐mile run, generously supporting this charitable fundraising event.
  • Alan Peck reported there was a new women's record set for the event!
  • As always, a BIG THANK YOU to all our volunteers.


Memorial Day Parade

  • Many thanks to Lions Lori Peck, Sue Slater, and Robin Montgomery for organizing the Brookfield Memorial Day Parade. And many thanks to all the Lions volunteers who contributed to make the event a big success!
  • Lion Lori reports that we had a large turnout of marchers and viewers.
  • Our club was well represented with our crew! Our float looked very patriotic.
  • The parade would not have been as successful without all of you.
  • The candy was a huge hit with both children and adults, so thank you for all of those that contributed!
  • If anyone has any feedback on what we could do differently next year, please let Lions Sue, Robin and Lori know, so we are ready for next year's parade!

 


Brookfield Lions hold their 1st LIONS DAY event!

  • On Saturday, May 21, our club partnered with Brookfield Parks and Recreation to combine:
    • Our Shred Day/Non-perishable Food Drive event from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Food Truck Rally from 12:00 - 4:00 pm.
    • Live Music on the Bandstand in the afternoon from 12:00 - 4:00 pm.
  • There was a steady flow of traffic during the day. This is an event we plan to hold in upcoming years and we hope it becomes a special day and event for the Brookfield and surrounding communities.
  • A BIG THANK YOU to all the Brookfield Lions!


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Fundraiser Saturday, May 21, 2022

  • JDRF held their ONE NIGHT IN CASABLANCA fundraiser to benefit TYPE 1 DIABETES.
  • The annual Promise Ball to raise funds for JDRF OF CT & Western MA was held on May 21 at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks.
  • The theme was AN EVENING IN CASABLANCA and over 425 guests attended. There were 18 Lions from all over CT who volunteered at the Gala to work as Ballroom Ushers.
  • The guests dined at food stations arranged under the wings of vintage aircraft.
  • The silent and live auctions raised over $1 Million for Type 1 Diabetes Research.
  • Candy, Alan Smith and Louise Johnson supported this event from our club.

 


2022 Brookfield Lions Club Community Garden Clean-up!

  • Lions Kathi Hlavac and Dorie Cundari led a tremendous Community Garden Clean-up event on Saturday, April 30.
  • The event was led off by a presentation by two Master Gardeners discussing best strategies and do and don'ts for the community gardeners.
  • Lions Kathi, Dorie, Robin Montgomery, Louise Johnson, Dan Melillo, Sue Slater, Jim Diezemann, Jeff Tanz, John Mackiewicz, and Jim Ondak joined together with a good number of Community Gardeners to do a great job getting the garden ready for the upcoming growing season.
  • We did an incredible amount of weed paper placing, garden path mulching, tree trimming, bush pruning, raking, weed pulling, and brush hauling to get the garden's 106 plots in great shape.
  • We were nourished with donuts, cookies, and an ample supply of water. The only thing missing was ibruprofen!  wink

Please go to our Club Projects page and our Photo Gallery page to follow everything the Community Garden committee is doing and also see the 2022 Community Garden application, rules and regulations.

 
Questions? Email: BrkfldLionsGarden@gmail.com
 

Earth Day 2022 Event results! - Saturday, April 23
  • A big Earth Day Thank You to Earth Day leader Karl Noivadhana and his team of volunteers who cleaned up Cadigan Park, Brookfield High School, and the Still River Greenway area.
  • Many thanks to volunteers Pam Tanz, Jeff Tanz, Lori Peck, Alan Peck, Sally Markiewicz, Linda McCaffrey, Bob Symington, Cathy Iannone, JoEllen Reynolds, Louise Johnson, Jim Ondak, Dorie Cundari, Barbara Moissonnier, and David Moissonnier for all their hard work!

 


Our 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast was a GREAT SUCCESS!


 

KidSight - Upcoming Screenings

  • The KidSight eye screening program has completed all of our scheduled sessions for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Between November 2021 and the end of June 2022, the Brookfield Lions KidSight team screened 3,207 students. This is a wonderful piece of work!

KIDSIGHT UPDATES

  • The Kidsight program has been actively ramping up in recent months
  • Please go to our Club Projects page to see what we've been doing!

Interested in helping?

Contacts:

klausnielsen@earthlink.net

cathynielsen@earthlink.net


DONATIONS

To donate to the Brookfield Lions, please click HERE and you will be transferred to a secure site.  Once there, you can either select the "Donate Now" button or scroll down to the event listing and select "See details".  After you have completed your credit card transaction  you'll receive an email confirming your payment.  


The Lions Club is the world’s largest international service organization. Members have been working tirelessly since the early part of the 20th century to help restore and improve sight and hearing to millions of people. Here in Brookfield, our members are very active in programs that increase access to eye care and hearing services for those in need.

We collect used eyeglasses, help raise guide dog puppies, and organize vision screenings. Our presence in the community is widespread - you'll find us leading youth outreach programs, organizing road races and blood drives, and championing the town's annual Memorial Day parade.  

100% of funds raised by the Brookfield Lions Club are used to benefit charities and local community programs. No overhead is ever deducted. The generosity of our friends and neighbors makes these donations and other service programs possible, and we are grateful for their support.

Please explore the links on this page to learn more about our club. Contact us to find out how to attend a local meeting or become a member. We welcome men and women who want to help their community while enjoying the fellowship of a great organization.  "We Serve" - and so can you!

 


 

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Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

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